• Amid the political row over the Punjab police arresting Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, a tweet of Delhi AAP spokesperson Ghanendra Bhardwaj 'threatening' Kapil Mishra has gone viral. As Kapil Mishra tweeted, "Why so much fear of a true Sardar?' following Tajinder Singh Bagga's arrest, AAP spokesperson Ghanendra Bhardwaj told him that his number may come next.

  • In view of the scorching heatwave, the West Bengal government has asked all private schools in the state to stop offline classes from Saturday and switch to the online mode of classes. The principal secretary to the school education department asked the private schools to hold online classes “if they do not wish to advance the vacation time from May 2", reported PTI.

  • A social media user's angry tweet on egg water being used to bake dosa has created a storm on Twitter, exposing the fault lines between veg-non veg, south Indian and north Indian cuisines. 

  • A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was found hanging inside an abandoned building ‘under mysterious circumstances’, sparking tensions in Kashipur area of north Kolkata in West Bengal Friday morning. Union home minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, is expected to visit the BJP worker's residence today afternoon.

  • Amid Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s attempt to stitch an anti-BJP front, Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy has accused the TRS chief of conspiring to help Prime Minister Narendra Modi by breaking the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the preparations for DefExpo 2022, Asia's largest exhibition on land, naval and homeland security systems to be held in Gujarat's Gandhinagar in March. The event is expected to be one of the largest international defence exhibitions in the world.

  • The head priest of the Dasna temple, Yati Narasinghanand, arrested last month in connection with the hate speeches against Muslims at the Haridwar Dharma Sansad and other cases, has been released. He was granted bail on Tuesday by a local court. Narsinghanand was charged under the Indian Penal Code for making objectionable remarks against women and abusing a journalist.

  • The Karnataka government on Friday contended before the High Court that the hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and preventing its use did not violate Article 25 of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees religious freedom.

  • Karnataka government has issued a circular saying the high court proposal of no religious garments in educational institutions is applicable to minority institutions as well. Hijab is part of the official uniform in some minority institutions.

  • Amid Russia-Ukraine tensions, India is considering increasing the number of flights between India and Ukraine even as parents of some Indian students in Ukraine expressed concerns over the current situation in the country.

  • An eyewitness has come forward in the death case of Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu, who was killed in a road accident on Tuesday. According to the eyewitness, Deep Sidhu was alive and conscious when he was pulled out of the car. The car was going over 100 km/hour when it crashed into the truck, the eyewitness added.

  • Karnataka education minister BC Nagesh said students did not want to gherao the burqa-clad girl whose video has gone viral on social media amid the ongoing hijab row. 

  • In this terrorist strike, hospitals were targeted for the first time in the country. In a blast that took place at the Civil Hospital, 37 people lost their lives. They included some who had rushed to the hospital to donate blood to the injured victims who were brought to the hospital for treatment.

  • The High Court was hearing a petition filed by two girl students from Udupi’s pre-university government college against the state government’s directive prohibiting them to attend classes wearing a hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in the Rajya Sabha today in the ongoing Budget Session of the Parliament. In his address, he trained his guns on Congress on several fronts -- from holding the Congress responsible for several ills confronting the country, to an all-out attack on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi mounted a blistering attack on the Opposition, especially the Congress, in the Rajya Sabha. He took potshots at former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as well. He said: “People accuse us of changing history. But we are merely going further back in history than the Congress wants is comfortable with. History for some people is limited to a particular family.”

  • Avideo of a policewoman in Tamil Nadu taking care of an abandoned baby has gone viral. The four-month-old baby was handed over to the police station after a man gave it to a couple on a bus and he got off without taking the baby back.

  • The Kerala High Court on Monday, February 7, granted anticipatory bail to actor Dileep and the other accused in the case alleging conspiracy by them to eliminate officers probing the 2017 Kerala actress assault case.

  • Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday, February 7, in his obituary reference, said that the death of singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has marked the end of an era in the music industry.

  • The Jinnah tower located in Mahatma Gandhi Road in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur got a coat of tricolour on Tuesday, February 1. The effort was organised by YSRCP MLA Mohammad Mustafa.

  • Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter on Tuesday night to hit out at Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman after she described an answer as "UP type" during a press briefing after the presentation of the Union Budget 2022 on February 1. This comes only days before the state will begin voting in the Assembly election.

  • Two men riding a motorcycle allegedly opened fire at a car near the sub-registrar's office in Telangana’s Siddipet district on Monday afternoon. The miscreants fled with Rs 43.50 lakh cash.

  • The Tamil Nadu police rescued a one-month-old baby, which was kidnapped by a couple, in three hours. The Kelambakkam police nabbed the couple from MGR Central railway station on Monday, January 31, when they were waiting to board a train to Bengaluru.

  • The Sri Lankan navy has arrested 21 Tamil fishermen and apprehended two fishing boats for reportedly crossing the maritime border. The fishermen belonged to Nagapattinam and had left with a party of 400 boats carrying nearly a thousand fishermen on January 31.

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested IAS officer Paramjit Singh, who is posted as director of Punjab roadways in Chandigarh, in a bribery case, officials said.

  • India reported 2,09,918 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 959 related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data updated at 8am on Monday. This took the overall Covid-19 caseload of the country to 4,10,92,522 while the death toll climbed to 4,95,050.

  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a gathering on Monday to mark the 30th foundation day of the National Commission for Women (NCW).

  • President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday expressed grief on the death of those in the Kanpur bus accident, and wished a “speedy recovery” to the injured individuals.

  • India registered 2,51,209 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the nation's overall caseload to 4,06,22,709. The daily spike reported on Friday was 12.3 per cent lower than that recorded a day ago -- on Thursday -- when 2,86,384 cases were reported.

  • Arunkumar M Nair, an Operating Theatre (OT) technician from Kerala who was fighting Covid as a frontline worker in Abu Dhabi contracted Coronavirus in July 2021. He was working as part of Covid 19 task force at LLH Hospital, Abu Dhabi during that period. He had been a staff at the hospital for 13 years then.

  • Chief ministers of Kerala and Tamil Nadu Pinarayi Vijayan and M K Stalin have added their voices to the chorus from non-Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states against the proposed changes to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Cadre Rules to allow the central government to summon any official for central deputation without the consent of the state governments.

  • Wary of the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) reluctance to give a respectable share of seats, the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) is gearing up to field its candidates on all 24 local bodies seats of the state legislative council, the elections to which is scheduled to be held in February-March this year.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday virtually interact with the recepients of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP). According to an official statement, the event will start at 11.30 am.

  • As Maharashtra orders reopening its schools, state cabinet minister Aditya Thackrey said that the move is meant only for few districts. He added that the decision rests squarely on parents whether they want to send their children to schools or not.

  • The Dindoshi session court in Mumbai has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of advocate Inderpal Singh, who represented former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in various cases. Along with Singh, three other businessmen had approached the court for pre-arrest bail protection in a case filed by an NCP leader.

  • The use of cannabis is not completely banned in the country as its medical and scientific use is allowed under the law, the Centre has told the Delhi High Court which, on Monday refused to advance the date of hearing of the plea seeking to legalise its use on various grounds including medicinal purposes.

  • At least five students are feared drowned in Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh on Monday evening. A search operation is underway to trace the bodies. The 12-year-old students went missing near Munneru rivulet when the students were bathing. The children hailed from Yeturu village and were studying in class 7 in a government school.

  • Covid-19 vaccines have been stolen from an Urban Public Health Centre (UPHC) in Hyderabad’s Old City neighbourhood. Burglars broke into the UPHC in Jambagh on Monday, January 10 and swindled 24 vials of Covishield and 17 vials of Covaxin.

  • Ravi Shastri has revealed an interesting story from 2017 during his tenure as India head coach, where his backing of a star batter paid off despite resistance shown by captain Virat Kohli. Shortly after the Champions Trophy 2017, India had toured Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series with the BCCI-named squad set to get involved in the thick of things.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent 100 pairs of jute footwear for those working at the Kashi Vishwanath Dham, people aware of the developments said. The redeveloped project worth ₹339 crore in Varanasi was inaugurated by PM Modi on December 13 last year. He represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha.

  • A professor of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, said on Monday that coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in India will peak by the end of January and are likely to cross the number of cases seen during the second wave last year. However, by March, the peak will be almost over.

  • Goa minister Michael Lobo on Monday quit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of his expected entry into the Opposition Congress, saying he was upset with the functioning of the party, especially the manner in which the grassroots level workers were treated.

  • The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Friday a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding judicial cognizance of what it called a “serious and deliberate lapse” on the part of the Punjab government concerning the security and the movement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Identifying Neeraj Bishnoi as a second-year B.Tech student in Computer Science Engineering from the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Bhopal, the police official added that the 21-year-old is also the main Twitter account holder of ‘Bulli Bai’.

  • India reported 90,928 new daily Covid-19 cases on Thursday, up nearly four-fold since the start of the year, mostly from cities where health officials say the Omicron variant has overtaken Delta.

  • According to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the projects cover diverse sectors in the poll-bound northeastern state, including road infrastructure, drinking water supply, housing, skill development, urban development and health, among others.

  • The bullet was allegedly fired on December 30 last year during Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Tamil Nadu police’s training at the shooting range, which is about one km away from the boy’s house.

  • The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi recorded a value of 369 on Tuesday morning, indicating ‘very poor’ air quality, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.

  • Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief is isolating at home.

  • Joint teams of police, army, and the Central Reserve Police Force launched the operations at Mirhama in Kulgam and Dooru in the neighbouring Anantnag district

  • Kalicharan Maharaj allegedly used abusive words against Mahatma Gandhi and asked people to elect a staunch Hindu leader as the head of the government in order to protect the religion.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kanpur today and inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project and the Bina-Panki multi-product pipeline project. He will also be addressing the 54th convocation ceremony of IIT-Kanpur. The entire length of the Kanpur Metro Rail project is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

  • Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. In a Twitter post, Derek O'Brien said he has moderate symptoms and has isolated at home. He also said he was always 'ultra-careful'.

  • Two minor siblings, aged 13 and nine, died in Kerala’s Walayar in 2017 after they were allegedly sexually abused for over a year. The police said they died by suicide. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet reiterating that the girls died by suicide following sexual abuse. The CBI has named five persons, including a minor, for abetting suicide.

  • Delhi on Monday recorded 331 covid-19 cases, the highest single-day tally recorded in the national capital in over six months. One death has been recorded as the positivity rate in Delhi touched 0.68 per cent.

  • In one of the biggest seizures in history, the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) seized over Rs 195 crore in cash, 23 kilograms of gold and sandalwood oil worth Rs 6 crore after conducting searches at several premises linked to Uttar Pradesh businessman Piyush Jain in Kanpur and Ujjain.

  • Actor Kangana Ranaut finally turned up to the police station in Mumbai's Khar on Thursday morning. She was supposed to appear before the police on Wednesday in connection with an FIR registered against her for a post that allegedly linked farmers' protests to a separatist group, but failed to do so.

  • Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma feels that it is "extremely necessary" for the Indian Test captain to score big runs in the upcoming three-match Test series in South Africa which begins from December 26 onwards to hit back at his critics following the controversy that has erupted after his fiery press conference earlier this month.

  • Farmer unions, part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), have over the past four days put up demonstrations across multiple protest sites in Punjab, demanding a complete waiver of farm loans and compensation to the kin of those who died during the anti-farm laws stir.

  • At least two people were dead in an explosion reported from a district court complex of Ludhiana, located near the police commissionerate office, while five were injured. The explosion took place in the washroom on the second floor at around 12.22pm.

  • Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka was hit by two 3.0 magnitude earthquakes on Wednesday, December 22. Chikkaballapura district is located approximately 61 kilometers away from Bengaluru. The National Center for Seismology put up a tweet to detail the occurrence.

  • Actor Nora Fatehi will be the Enforcement Directorate's witness in connection with the Rs 200-crore extortion case filed against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.

  • The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned sine die on Wednesday. Marking the end of this Parliament Winter Session, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said the performance of the Upper House this time was below expectations.

  • The Karnataka police are all geared up to open the doors of opportunities for transgenders by inviting applications in the ongoing recruitment to appoint special reserve subinspectors and Scene Of Crime Officers (SOCOs).

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit out at the Congress over its objection to the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill that the Lok Sabha passed on Monday. BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla called it “hypocrisy” of the Congress.

  • In a strong bid to woo the women voters of Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, December 21, transferred Rs 1,000 crore into the bank accounts of various self-help groups. Nearly 16 lakh women will benefit from the scheme.

  • The Border Security Force (BSF) thwarted an infiltration bid by a drone along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Gurdaspur on Sunday night. The drone was flown from the Pakistan side of the Kasowal border outpost in Gurdaspur sector. Alert BSF personnel spotted the drone and shot at it, firing 5 rounds. After this, the drone returned to the Pakistan side of the border.

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been summoned to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in the Panama Papers case. She had sought adjournments on two occasions earlier. The plea of adjournment was made to the special investigation team probing the Panama Papers case.

  • India registered 7,447 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 6.6 per cent lower than the tally released on Thursday. With these fresh cases, the overall coronavirus tally in the country has mounted to 3,47,26,049.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the highest civilian honour of Bhutan, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo, the Bhutanese government said in a statement." Overjoyed to hear His Majesty pronounce Your Excellency Modiji’s Narendra Modi name for the highest civilian decoration, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo," a tweet from Prime Minister of Bhutan read.

  • The government’s ‘Make in India’ scheme seems to hold immense potential for the country’s warehousing industry. This was highlighted at the India Warehousing Show in Delhi where Made-in-India technology dominated the event’s first day.

  • A 29-year-old Dalit man has claimed that he was beaten up on Monday for using a public road connecting a newly constructed temple in a village in Karnataka’s Mysuru district. He alleged that the assaulters were from the Lingayat community. The victim has been identified as Mahesh, belonging to the Adi Karnataka community.

  • Tamil Nadu police have arrested six people in a Thanjavur village for forcibly organising a child marriage. A minor boy and girl were forced to marry after a group of villagers ‘discovered them to be lovers’.

  • A drunken policeman who was engaged in a brawl with local residents near a liquor outlet in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu was arrested on Wednesday. The Grade-I constable of Kadayanallur police station was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while he created ruckus near a Tasmac liquor outlet in Puliyangudi.

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  • Sheena Bora case has been full of twists and turns for almost a decade. For the Mumbai Police and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), it is a murder case discovered accidentally when a police team was probing an illegal arms case

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with several Union ministers, paid tribute to India’s first home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on his 71st death anniversary on Wednesday.

  • The ongoing Winter Session of Parliament grew stormier on Wednesday as Opposition members shot off notices over the latest developments in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, too, moved an adjournment notice in Lok Sabha demanding the removal of Minster of State for Home Ajay Misra, whose son is an accused in the case.

  • Karnataka MLC Election Results 2021: The results for the 25 legislative council seats that went to the polls on December 10 was declared today. The ruling BJP has won 11 seats while the opposition Congress has bagged 11 seats. The JD(S) has won two seats while one seat went to the others. 

  • The Parliament is set to witness yet another day of less business and more disruptions as the Opposition plans to step up the attack on the government over the suspension of the 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. The Centre has said that it is ready to revoke the suspension if the MPs apologise to the House.

  • The BJP has won 12 seats in the Karnataka MLC polls while the Congress secured victory in 11. JDS won one seat in the polls. An independent candidate also won a seat.

  • Six people have been taken into custody in Pothencode Trivandrum, a day after a youth was murdered by a rival gang.

  • In a bizarre incident, a loader from the Mumbai airport was found asleep in the cargo hold area of an IndiGo flight after it landed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

  • Varanasi is Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, but he shares a deeper connection with the holy city. Find out in the video.

  • Actor-model Harnaaz Sandhu made history on Monday as she was crowned Miss Universe 2021 -- beating contestants from 80 countries -- 21 years after India last brought home the title.

  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday termed a Class 10 CBSE English question paper "downright disgusting" and called it "typical RSS-BJP ploy to crush the morale and future of the youth."

  • On the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers paid tribute to security personnel who died in the attack on December 13, 2001.

  • After touching down in Varanasi for the inauguration of the Kashi Vishwanath corridor, Prime Minister first had a stopover at the famous Kal Bhairava temple. At the ancient temple, PM Modi was seen performing aarti, while accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Watch the video.

  • Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli recently became a victim of cyber fraud. A fraudster impersonated a private bank’s executive on phone and withdrew Rs 1.14 lakh from his account on the pretext of updating his know your customer (KYC) details.

  • The wife and daughter of Brigadier Lakhwinder Singh Lidder, who lost his life in the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, paid their last respects to him at the Brar Square Crematorium in Delhi.

  • The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 other personnel arrived in Delhi from Sulur Air Force Station. The mortal remains were brought in C-130J Super Hercules which landed at Palam Airport. 

  • India has registered 8,503 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 9.7 per cent lower than yesterday. It brings the total caseload to 3,46,74,744.The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 4,169 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 789 cases, Tamil Nadu with 698 cases, West Bengal with 567 cases and Karnataka with 373 cases.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to India's first Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika, Brig LS Lidder and 10 more defence personnel at Delhi's Palam air base.

  • Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that those who know Bengali would be preferred over those who don’t when applying for state government jobs.

  • On Thursday, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said that Opposition Members of Parliament were not allowed by the chairperson to pay tribute to late General Bipin Rawat and others who lost their lives in the Coonoor chopper crash.

  • An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said here.Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in Chack-i-Cholan village of Shopian following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

  • An Army helicopter with four people on board crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday. Three people have been rescued so far while a search is on for the fourth individual.

  • After a 24-year-old patient alleged that she was sexually harassed by a doctor at Government Rajaji Hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, the hospital created an internal committee to investigate the case.

  • India has revoked a patent for a potato variety grown exclusively for PepsiCo Inc's popular Lay's potato chips, according to an order issued on Friday by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights (PPVFR) Authority.

  • Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Maharashtra government was trying to protect Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey while it was going "hammer and tongs" against him by filing multiple cases.

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will be chairing a meeting with experts, senior Ministers and officials on Friday in the wake of two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in the state, during which a new guidelines aimed at controlling its spread is likely to be formulated.

  • Police in Maharashtra's Thane district have filed a chargesheet against all 33 accused, including four minors, in the Dombivli gang-rape case, in which a 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted multiple times over a period of eight months earlier this year.

  • An Agra-based lawyer has filed a petition in the court of chief judicial magistrate seeking legal action against actor Kangana Ranaut over her 'bheekh remark made recently. The court will hear petitioner Ramashankar Sharma's case on December 15.

  • The Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Shiv Sena leader and former Member of Parliament Anandrao Adsul in a money laundering case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

  • The Bombay High Court on Wednesday, December 1, granted default bail to lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case. The trial court will decide on the default bail conditions on December 8.

  • AIADMK co-coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday questioned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin for giving promotion to a Public Works Department (PWD) officer whose properties came under a Department of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption raid.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government is ready to answer all questions of the Opposition and urged them to maintain peace in the House. He said, " The Opposition can be vocal about the government, but must not disrespect the House."

  • Speaking before the commencement of the Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that everyone must be alert in light of the new coronavirus variant 'Omicron'.

  • Schools in Delhi reopened for all classes on Monday after remaining closed for 19 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Students were seen streaming into Delhi schools early this morning, but not before they were thermal screened and their hands spritzed with sanitisers.

  • Union Minister for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh has launched a drone-driven aerial delivery facility to transport Covid-19 vaccines and emergency medicines to inaccessible and difficult areas in a short span of time in Jammu.

  • On a day when the farmers' protest completed its one-year anniversary, with demands for minimum support price (MSP) still finding prominence, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture had to be adjourned.

  • Nepotism has taken centre stage in Karnataka ahead of the December 10 election for 25 Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) seats. The Congress has fielded seven candidates who are related to top party leaders. The BJP has three such candidates, while the JDS has one.

  • BJP MP and former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir approached Delhi Police on Tuesday night alleging he had received death threats from ‘ISIS Kashmir’, police officials said. DCP Central Shweta Chauhan said police have swung into action and an investigation is underway in the matter.

  • A Sanjith, an RSS worker was hacked to death in front of his wife in Mambaram in Palakkad district on November 15. The BJP and Sangh Parivar organisations have alleged that the activists of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI)

  • Twenty-six years after a case was registered against a man under the Arms Act, a court in Uttar Pradesh has acquitted him. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Manoj Kumar Jatave, on Tuesday, acquitted Salahuddin, saying the prosecution has failed to prove its case and provide any witness.

  • The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the central government’s proposal to repeal the three contentious farm laws, sources said.The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was taken up by the Union Cabinet at a meeting earlier in the day and given the stamp of approval.

  • Agra-based lawyer Ramashankar Sharma moved a local court seeking registration of a sedition case against actor Kangana Ranaut over her comment that what India gained in 1947 was not Independence but ‘bheekh’ (alms).

  • A bedridden US citizen was found locked in a room of a private hotel near Kovalam beach in Kerala's capital, Thiruvananthapuram. His bed was covered with ants and he developed sores on his body owing to the unsanitary living conditions.

  • Congress MP Manish Tewari's book, in which he says India should have acted against Pakistan after 26/11, when his party was in power, has triggered a political storm. On Tuesday, BJP leaders slammed the Congress over the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's response to the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

  • Aimed at fighting future wars with synergy among forces, the Indian Army is conducting a theatre-level exercise with 30,000 soldiers in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Multi-domain operations will be rehearsed at the joint drills.

  • The YS Jagan-led Andhra Pradesh government on Monday, November 22, decided to repeal the three-capital bill. The state will have only one capital, said the government. The Jagan Mohan Reddy government had brought in the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020

  • The All India Trinamool Congress on Monday, November 22, staged a protest outside the Ministry of Home Affairs over the alleged violence against its members in Tripura on Sunday.  Trinamool Youth Congress president Saayoni Ghosh was arrested on Sunday and charged under sections of attempt to murder by the Tripura Police

  • The Supreme Court has granted former Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh protection from arrest in an alleged extortion case. While granting the same, the court directed Param Bir Singh to join the investigation.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Sydney Dialogue via video conference on Thursday. He spoke on India's digital revolution and the country's efforts in becoming one of the "leading nations in artificial intelligence and machine learning".

  • The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday, November 18, shared two school certificates that purportedly belong to Sameer Wankhede, which mentioned his middle name as ‘Dawood’.

  • "Turning the other cheek requires more courage than Gandhi-haters can fathom," said Tushar Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson, in reply to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut who recently mocked Bapu's mantra of ahimsa.

  • Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha ordered a magisterial probe into the Hyderpora encounter that resulted in the death of four people earlier this week. He took to Twitter to inform about the development and said he will ensure that there is no justice in the case.

  • A Supreme Court bench, while hearing the matter of Delhi air pollution on Wednesday, November 17, said that people in Delhi sit in 5- and 7-star hotels and blame farmers for pollution. The Supreme Court said what it is seeing is the plight of farmers.

  • Two CRPF personnel and four civilians were injured after suspected militants lobbed a grenade at security forces in Palhalan chowk area in North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday. A senior police officer told India Today TV that militants allegedly hurled a grenade at CRPR personnel, causing minor injuries to two officials and four civilians.

  • The Maharashtra government is planning to seek Bollywood star Salman Khan's help to encourage the Muslim community to take Covid-19 vaccine shots. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope hinted at the move while mentioning that many people in the Muslim-dominated areas are hesitant towards taking Covid-19 vaccine doses.

  • Astatue of Nathuram Godse, installed by the Hindu Sena, was vandalised by Jamnagar Congress president Digubha Jadeja and his associates on Tuesday. The Congress leader reached the site on Tuesday morning and demolished the statue. The party workers put a saffron strap around the statue of Nathuram Godse while breaking it.

  • The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) recovered 120 kg of heroin worth crores from Zinzuda village in Morbi. Further investigation is on in this case. Three people were arrested in Zinzuda village, located near the Navlakhi port which is in the Gulf of Kutch, in an operation carried out by the ATS along with local police.

  • The mortal remains of Rifleman Suman Swargiary, who was killed in an ambush by militants in Manipur’s Singhat on Saturday, reached the Guwahati airport on Monday, November 15. The body will now be taken to his native place in Assam's Baksa district.

  • All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at actor Kangana Ranut for describing India’s independence in 1947 as “bheek” or alms and the government for not taking action against her. In a video circulating online

  • National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday, November 10, said that the eight-nation regional security dialogue on Afghanistan will have important implications not only for the people of Afghanistan but also for its neighbours and the region.

  • SRK’s Manager Pooja Dadlani is yet to appear before the Special Enquiry Team (SET) of Mumbai police to record her statement on the allegations of extortion. A Mumbai police official said that without Dadlani’s statement, it would be difficult to register a case.

  • The Congress on Tuesday accused the Modi government of conducting an operation to "cover-up" corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal and asked why it did not initiate an investigation into the role of a middleman despite recovering incriminating documents from him.

  • As travelling via the Kartarpur corridor remains suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the issue of its reopening is being used as a tool by politicians to woo voters ahead of Punjab Assembly Polls 2022.

  • Following heavy rains in several parts of Tamil Nadu, the state government declared a holiday for schools in 20 districts on Wednesday. Schools in Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Ranipet, Trichy, Ariyalur, Namakkal Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Vellore, and Karur will be closed today.

  • Pakistan has declined the use of its airspace for flights from J&K's Srinagar to Sharjah. The move will affect the people of Jammu and Kashmir the most. Due to the decision, the flight from Srinagar to Sharjah will be more than an hour longer as planes will have to fly via Udaipur, Ahmedabad, and Oman. The flight will also be more expensive.

  • The Samajwadi Party has asked all its workers and allies to observe 'Lakhimpur Kisan Smriti Diwas' on the third of every month to remind people about the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence and the "brutality of the BJP".

  • The infighting in Punjab Congress seemed far from over as Navjot Singh Sidhu launched a fresh attack against Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. 

  • The Income Tax department has provisionally attached properties worth over Rs 1,000 crore in Maharashtra, Goa and Delhi allegedly linked to close aides of Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar, sources said on Tuesday.

  • Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer Sameer Wankhede has claimed that attempts were being made to trap his family through a drug peddler. Sameer Wankhede is supervising the alleged drug bust case involving Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Haryana on the formation day of their state.

  • Hours after Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik tweeted a photo of alleged drug peddler Jaydeep Rana and Devendra Fadnavis, the former Maharashtra chief minister denied any links with him.The photo tweeted by Malik was apparently taken during the recording of Amruta Fadnavis' river anthem project in 2018.

  • Sameer Wankhede, zonal director of the Mumbai unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), is set to meet National Commission Schedule Caste chairman Vijay Sampla in Delhi on Monday (November 1).

  • In the run up to the 2021 assembly elections in West Bengal, several Trinamool Congress heavyweights had joined the BJP. TMC leaders like Sabyasachi Dutta, former ministers Rajib Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari, Dinesh Trivedi and Arjun Singh had flocked to the saffron brigade.

  • Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar passed away at the age of 46. The Karnataka government reportedly alerted district commissioners and the police department to tighten security after Puneeth Rajkumar was hospitalised following a heart attack this morning in Bengaluru.

  • A special court convicted nine of the 10 accused in the 2013 Patna serial blasts case on Wednesday. One accused, named Fakruddin, was acquitted. The quantum of sentence for the accused will be announced on November 1.

  • A teenage girl from a village under Haldi police station limits in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a 20-year-old youth, police said on Wednesday. The accused was arrested on Tuesday, police said.

  • Sameer Wankhede will face an NCB vigilance team in Mumbai on Wednesday. The NCB had ordered a vigilance probe against zonal director Sameer Wankhede after a witness accused him of asking for a Rs 25 crore bribe.

  • The Supreme Court, which appointed an expert committee to inquire into Pegasus snooping row, Wednesday said its effort is to uphold the Constitutional aspirations and rule of law without being consumed in the "political rhetoric" even as it observed that the petitions filed in the matter raised Orwellian concern.

  • NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede's wife Kranti Redkar Wankhede came out in defense of her husband and said both of them are born Hindus and have never converted to any other religion.

  • Mocking the ban on firecrackers during Diwali after citizens were allegedly seen bursting crackers to celebrate Pakistan's victory over India in the T20 World Cup match, cricketer Virender Sehwag asked 'What was the harm in fireworks on Diwali?'

  • More than 700 petrol pumps have gone on indefinite strike in Rajasthan's Bikaner division in protest against the rise in prices of petrol and diesel. The fuel stations have gone on strike in Bikaner division which has various districts including Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Bikaner in Rajasthan.

  • The districts of Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur were under an orange alert as per the lastest update of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducted aerial survey of rain-affected areas in Uttarakhand on October 21. Incessant rains have wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand.

  • India reported 18,454 new COVID-19 cases on October 21. 160 people died due to coronavirus. Death toll stood at 4,52,811. Active caseload stands at 1,78,831. 

  • A huge quantity of explosive materials was recovered from West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Thursday.

  • Two unidentified terrorists were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with a joint team of police and security forces in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the police said.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, which will help link at least eight Buddhist sites in India.

  • A minor died and at least 40 others including children were hospitalised due to suspected case of food poisoning at a shradh function in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Tuesday evening.

  • In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the counter intelligence wing of Punjab Police recovered a cache of arms and ammunition along the barbed wire fence on the Indo-Pak border near Khemkaran village in Tarn Taran district on Wednesday.

  • Pakistan on Tuesday issued a press statement claiming that it "detected" an Indian naval submarine in its territorial waters. However, the video released by Pakistan's ISPR is yet to be verified.

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  • The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) held a meeting in Kolkata’s Rani Rashmoni Avenue on Tuesday to protest the recent attacks on Hindu minorities in Bangladesh.

  • Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez is likely to skip ED questioning again on Monday in connection with Rs 200 crore extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Sources say, the Bollywood diva told that investigators that due to some personal reasons

  • The Madhya Pradesh government will organise a general knowledge competition based on the Hindu epic 'Ramayana' at national and international levels, an official statement said. The winners of the competition will get a chance to travel to Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya by air, state's Tourism, Culture and Spirituality Minister Usha Thakur said

  • A high alert has been sounded in Kashmir following intelligence inputs that a new terrorist group, Harkat 313, has been tasked to launch attacks on government infrastructure, including hydel power plants of Uri-I and Uri-II.

  • Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has claimed that the party’s youth wing leader Mithun Ghosh was gunned down by assailants in Itahar of Uttar Dinajpur.

  • The Bombay high court on Thursday extended till October 28 the temporary bail granted to poet P Varavara Rao, 80, who was among those arrested for alleged inflammatory speeches at the Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune in December 2017. It granted Rao bail for six months on health grounds in February.

  • Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday his government welcomed the Centre’s decision to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the state amid loud protests from states like Punjab and West Bengal.


Farmers blame black marketing, hoarding of fertilizer as MP govt preps to invoke NSA

  • Farmers looted bags of DAP (diammonium phosphate) fertilizer from a warehouse in the third such incident in Chambal division of Madhya Pradesh in the last five days, police said. There is an acute shortage of urea, especially in the northern parts of the state just before the winter crop sowing season and farmers are becoming desperate, they added.

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  • In a warning to Islamabad, Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said there was a time when there used to be talks when India's border came under attack. But now, India gives a befitting reply to terrorist attacks, the home minister said in Goa as he remembered 2016's surgical strike.

  • After an eight day gap, a tiger, which has so far killed four people and 20 heads of cattle, was spotted at Ombetta area in Tamil Nadu's Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, following which Forest department personnel and a medical team rushed to the area, officials said.

  • Mumbai cruise drugs case October 13: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will file its reply on Aryan Khan's bail plea by 11 am on Wednesday and a special court decided to hear the matter later in the day around 2:45.

  • A senior minister in the government said that several factors led to a shortfall in coal stocks but the “worst is over”. Attacking several opposition-ruled states, he said,

  • Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Biological E has sought permission from India's drug regulator to conduct the phase-3 clinical trial for its Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax as a single booster dose for those who have been fully vaccinated with Covishield or Covaxin.

  • A 40-year-old financier in Karnataka's Bengaluru was arrested allegedly for stabbing his wife to death over suspicion of infidelity. The accused was identified as BR Kantharaju.

  • A Pakistani terrorist was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on Tuesday in the Laxmi Nagar area of the national capital. He was living with a fake identity on forged documents. An AK-47 and a hand grenade have been recovered.

  • A terrorist, who was responsible for the killing of a street hawker, was among the three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists gunned down in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday.