• 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.

  • Highlighting India’s commitment to women’s rights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday one-stop centres had been set up in over 700 districts, where they can get medical aid, police assistance, mental health counselling, legal help, and temporary shelter.

  • MS Dhoni rolled back the years and produced a vintage MSD special, as he knocked off 13 required off the last over against Delhi Capitals and took Chennai Super Kings into the final. Dhoni had the trademark calm, cool and composed look on his face even as the match headed went down to the final over.

  • A government officer in Madhya Pradesh received an angry note from a burglar, who couldn't find enough cash at his home. The incident took place in Dewas, about 150 kilometres from state capital Bhopal.

  • The India-China senior military commanders' marathon dialogue on Sunday did not yield any result with the Chinese Army not willing to address de-escalation in three remaining friction points on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in East Ladakh. 

  • Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, will have to remain in the Arthur Road jail for few more days as a special court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in Mumbai said on Monday his bail plea will be heard on Wednesday. 

  • A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Friday appeared to rule out a CBI enquiry into the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in Uttar Pradesh. It said a CBI enquiry is not a solution due to the people involved in the case.

  • India and Japan held its fifth edition of JIMEX (India-Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise), that was conducted in the Arabian Sea from October 6 to 8 with focus on maritime security cooperation.

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  • A Mumbai court has rejected Aryan Khan's bail plea in connection with the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.

  • Manish Bhanushali, the purported BJP worker who was caught on video escorting Aryan Khan’s friend Arbaaz Merchantt after the Narcotics Control Bureau busted a ‘drug party’, will take legal action again NCP leader Nawab Malik for ‘defaming’ him.

  • Are you retired but can't get used to the 'unemployed life'? Don't worry as senior citizens can now apply for jobs through a dedicated government portal.

  • The recent targeted killing of civilians, particularly members of the Kashmir Valley's minority communities, by militants is aimed at creating an atmosphere of fear and damaging communal harmony, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said on Thursday.

  • Watch Aryan Khan and other accused in the Mumbai cruise drug bust case leave NCB office for court.

  • The NCB will be seeking an extension of Aryan Khan's custody till Oct 11.

  • The violence at Lakhimpur Kheri has several political implications. Many see the Lakhimpur Kheri incident as a major poll plank in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

  • The Bombay high court will be hearing dismissed Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze's plea next week where he is seeking house custody instead of being kept in jail for post operative care. The high court directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to file an affidavit in response to the plea.

  • Trinamool Congress leader Babul Supriya performs in front of Mamata Banerjee in Mahalaya. This was the Trinamool leader's first performance after joining TMC.

  • Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) DG Gyaneshwar Singh on Wednesday said the agency followed all procedures during raids and the action taken was as per rule of law.

  • Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan spoke to his son Aryan Khan after his arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Mumbai cruise drugs bust case.

  • Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi was seen sweeping the floors of the guest house in Sitapur where she has been put up after being detained on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri in UP. Priyanka Gandhi and a group of Congress leaders were detained early Monday morning when they were on their way to Lakhimpur Kheri where 8 people died on Sunday.

  • On October 2, the NCB busted a rave party on the Cordelia cruise ship and detained 8 persons. Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan is among those being questioned in the Mumbai cruise drug bust case.

  • The Narcotics Control Bureau is conducting raids on the Coredelia cruise, and narcotics have been recovered. The agency investigators alleged that they had seized 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA (ecstasy) and Rs 1.33 lakh in cash from the accused. Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was one of the accused arrested by the agency

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) had investigated Allegro Capital over insider trading. The markets regulator asked the company and its Director and major shareholder Kunal Ashok Kashyap to pay Rs 24,68,751 and also imposed additional penalties in an order passed on July 8.

  • Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi on Friday. This is the first meeting between the two leaders after Channi took oath as the chief minister of Punjab.

  • An FIR has been registered against the principal of a government school in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi for alleged caste discrimination against Dalit students. According to sources, Kusum Soni, Principal of a primary school in Gaderi in the Sangrampur area formed a separate queue of Dalit children while serving them midday meals.

  • India and the US will set up a joint working group that will facilitate exchange of classified information between the defence industries of both the countries and bring about more synergy in critical defence technologies.

  • A mid tension with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern Ladakh region, India is moving fast to build and expand mobile phone and internet connectivity there.Reliance Jio is expected to provide network coverage in eastern Ladakh’s Demchok, near the LAC,

  • The gap in medical education and delivery of health services is being reduced, the prime minister said in a virtual ceremony to mark the foundation stone laying of four medical colleges and inauguration of the Institute of Petrochemicals Technology in Rajasthan.

  • Breastfeeding mother and the suckling child are the concurrent rights protected under right to life guaranteed under the fundamental rights, mentioned in the Indian Constitution, the court noted.

  • The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain, the ministry said.

  • The kit comprises a syrup made up of basil, giloy, cinnamon, liquorice and dry grapes, which have amazing medicinal qualities, apart from Annu oil, Sitopaladi and Chyawanprash whose regular consumption increase the immunity level of children, officials said.

  • A one-year-old severely injured tiger cub was rescued from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore by forest officials after it strayed near human settlements. Forest officials were informed on Tuesday that a panther was roaming near the tea estate near Valparai.

  • Congress MP Manish Tewari on Wednesday said that the people who are happy with the current situation in Punjab is the "deep state of Pakistan", as they think they can get an opportunity to fish in troubled waters.

  • In a first such official communication between the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and India, the outfit has written to the government for resumption of flights between the two countries. India Today is in possession of the letter that the new regime in The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has written to India.

  • A day after heavy water discharge from the Manjara dam caused flooding in some places of Maharashtra's Marathwada region, an IAF team on Wednesday rescued three people stranded at an inundated village in Latur with the help of a helicopter, a district administration official said.

  • A 70-year-old building collapsed in Karnataka's Bengaluru on Monday. No casualties were reported in the incident. The fire department was present at the spot of the incident and timely evacuation took place before the collapse of the three-storey building.

  • A cyclone flooded parts of India's eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday.

  • Normal life was hit in Punjab and Haryana -- the epicentre of the farm protests -- where the farmers caused long jams on traffic on many roads and held up several trains during the bandh which was called from 6am to 4pm to mark a year of protests against the contentious laws.

  • Agitating farmers on Monday blocked national highways and squatted on railway tracks and roads in many parts of the country as part of their Bharat Bandh called against the Centre's agricultural laws.

  • During his ongoing US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Vice President Kamala Harris and presented her with a bunch of unique gifts from India.PM Modi presented Kamala Harris with a copy of old notifications related to her grandfather, PV Gopalan, in a wooden handicraft frame. PV Gopalan was a respected government officer who served in various positions in India.

  • The ministry said 16 aircraft would be delivered in a flyaway condition by the Airbus Defence and Space within 48 months of signing the contract. The remaining 40 planes will be manufactured in India by a consortium of the Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) within 10 years of signing the contract.

  • As the battle for Bhawanipur gets roaring, both TMC and BJP have upped their campaign for the by-poll. A day after BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar and candidate Priyanka Tibrewal protested with the dead body of a BJP worker from Mograghat near CM Mamata Banerjee's residence, a police case has been registered against them.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for his much-awaited visit to the United States on Wednesday morning. He will hold several bilateral meetings besides attending the Quad Leaders summit and addressing a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debate during his September 22-25 visit.

  • In an important development, the Allahabad High Court has denied bail to station in-charge KK Sharma and station officer Vinay Tiwari who were arrested for leaking information to slain gangster Vikas Dubey.

  • Actress Gehana Vasisth should not be arrested on the basis of the third FIR filed against her in the porn racket case, the Supreme Court said in its latest order. The Supreme Court, however, said Gehana Vasisth must join the investigation as and when required.

  • In Kursauli village in Kanpur Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, thirteen people died over the last 25 days. Of these, eleven deaths occurred in a span of fifteen days. The deaths are suspected to be due to dengue and neither the young nor the old have been spared.

  • Questioning the slow pace of lane widening of Mumbai-Goa highway, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to review the ongoing construction work by December and complete the project at the earliest.

  • As a neighbour of Afghanistan, India is naturally concerned about the recent changes in that country and their implications for the region, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday.

  • All Indian students are safe and Indian Embassy in Moscow is in touch with authorities following a shootout that killed at least eight people at a university in the Russian city of Perm.

  • A Rs 40-crore transit camp will be constructed for accommodation of 336 Kashmiri Pandit migrant families here as part of efforts to rehabilitate them in the Kashmir Valley, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Friday.

  • The Income Tax Department has widened its tax evasion probe against actor Sonu Sood as it raided multiple premises in Mumbai, Nagpur and Jaipur on Friday

  • Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana has told the Delhi High Court that there is a sustained social media campaign against him and the legal challenge to his appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner was an abuse of process of law, arising from vendetta.

  • The row over premature retirement of former NCLAT Chairperson Justice Ashok Iqbal Singh Cheema ended in the Supreme Court on Thursday after the Centre conceded, permitting him to continue in office till September 20 to pronounce verdicts.

  • Mystery fever' grips certain parts of North India. Several people including children affected. Seven children died during the past fortnight at Chilli village in Haryana's Palwal district 

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  • The Andhra Pradesh government has constituted a 'jumbo' 81-member Board for the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, nominating 52 'special invitees' on an unprecedented scale along with 24 regular and four ex-officio members, besides the Chairman.

  • The Bombay High Court on Thursday held as non-maintainable a petition filed by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, seeking to quash the two preliminary inquiries initiated against him by the Maharashtra government.

  • A father-son duo in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh has built a 14-feet statue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi made completely using scrap material. The statue will be installed in a park in Karnataka's Bengaluru by BJP corporator Mohan Raju on September 16.

  • The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP and Chirag Paswan's cousin Prince Raj Paswan for allegedly raping a girl.The victim had filed a complaint about three months back at the Connaught Place police station, and subsequently, the Delhi Police filed an FIR on September 9 against Prince Raj Paswan on directions of a Delhi court.

  • Indian Army chief General MM Naravane on Monday met major business houses in Mumbai involved in the defence sector for the manufacture and supply of state of the art equipment for defence forces.

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  • Delhi Police has launched a probe against former AIMIM leader Riyazuddin for trying to have his ex-wife perform halala with his friend so that he could marry her again. An FIR has been lodged in the case at the Jamia Nagar police station in Delhi.

  • The Supreme Court reserved its judgement on a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the alleged surveillance of certain people using the Pegasus spyware. The Centre told the Supreme Court it would not file a detailed affidavit on petitions seeking inquiry into the alleged use of the Pegasus spyware.

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) replaced Vijay Rupani, considered close to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, with Bhupendra Patel, an Anandiben Patel-loyalist, as the Gujarat chief minister. 

  • The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national secretary Pankaj Gupta in a money laundering case. Pankaj Gupta will be questioned in connection with a case in which Punjab MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira is being investigated by the ED

  • Inderjeet Singh, the grandson of former President Giani Zail Singh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri handed over the party membership to Inderjeet Singh at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

  • Shiv Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, on Monday hit out at BJP and said the Saki Naka rape case cannot be compared with the Hathras incident in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Another round of talks between district officials and farmers protesting over a police lathicharge in Karnal last month had failed on Wednesday after which the protesters said they will continue their sit-in "indefinitely" at the district headquarters.

  • Leaders of BRICS countries will meet virtually today and the meetings will be chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Counter-terrorism, Afghanistan crisis, COVID action plan, vaccination, trade, space cooperation are likely to be the major points of discussion during the meeting.

  • After hearing the petition on Wednesday, Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma had directed Facebook India Head, central and state governments to file replies within three weeks. Uttarakhand HC has sent notices to Facebook, Centre on a PIL filed by an advocate alleging cyber blackmail.

  • Uttar Pradesh now has only 214 active Covid cases left in the state and 31 of the total 75 districts are Covid free. This is lower than the count recorded at the onset of the first wave. As per the latest Covid bulletin, 37 per cent of the total active cases were in just four districts, namely Prayagraj (24), Gautam Buddha Nagar (20), Lucknow (18) and Jalaun (17).

  • After 12 cases of dengue reported in East Delhi, the administration is vigilant and taking all the necessary precautions to prevent the larval growth. While talking to ANI, Shyam Sunder Aggarwal, East Delhi Mayor said ...

  • The apex court stated this while granting protection for two months to three journalists of ‘The Wire' who had approached it seeking quashing of three FIRs lodged against them in Uttar Pradesh.

  • A judgment should be coherent, systematic and logically organised. It should enable the reader to trace the fact to a logical conclusion on the basis of legal principles. It is pertinent to examine the important elements in a judgment 

  • India reported 37,875 new COVID-19 cases and 369 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The new fatalities pushed the COVID death toll in the country to 4,41,411. 39,114 got recovered in the same duration. India has 3,91,256 active cases of COVID as of today

  • Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti claimed on Tuesday that she has been put under house arrest. In a tweet, Mufti said that the administration has told her that situation is far from normal in Kashmir.

  • More than a dozen cases of dengue have been reported from Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district, after as many as 51 people, including at least 36 children, died in western Uttar Pradesh over the past two weeks,

  • In a resolution passed at the end of the two-day conclave that was led by IYC national president Y Srinivas and in-charge Krishna Allavaru, the youth outfit said that the Gandhi scion is “the only leader who is boldly raising the issues of [the] Indian people.”

  • In a resolution passed at the end of the two-day conclave that was led by IYC national president Y Srinivas and in-charge Krishna Allavaru, the youth outfit said that the Gandhi scion is “the only leader who is boldly raising the issues of [the] Indian people.”

  • The Indian Air Force will get a new emergency airstrip developed on the national highway in Rajasthan's Barmer which will be activated on Wednesday with the landing of defence planes. “Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari would be visiting Barmer along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for the activation of the first airstrip

  • Andhra Pradesh BJP chief Somu Veeraju, and state general secretary Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Satya Kumar were detained by the police along with other party leaders while they were protesting the state government's curbs on public celebrations of the Ganesh Chaturthi festiva

  • A head of the protest call given by farmers’ unions for September 7, the administration in Haryana’s Karnal on Monday issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the district banning large gatherings. The farmers’ unions have planned a rally in Karnal to protest the August 28 lathicharge on farmers.

  • A total of 24 wild animals have been reported dead in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve due to floods and other reasons.

  • Abhishek Banerjee, Lok Sabha MP and national general secretary of the All India Trinamool Congress, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday morning for questioning in a coal smuggling case.

  • The Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last night, an official said on Friday. "Last night, there was an infiltration attempt along the LoC in Poonch. The infiltration bid has been foiled by effective fire by own troops on own side of the LoC," said a Defence spokesperson.

  • Gopal Mandal was travelling from Patna to New Delhi on the Tejas Rajdhani Express when he was seen in bare minimum clothing in a train compartment. When co-passengers objected to his behaviour, Mandal allegedly created a ruckus, abused them and also threatened to shoot them.

  • An eight-year-old boy has taken to driving an electric auto to feed his visually impaired parents in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor. Gopal Krishna's mother and father sell vegetables and groceries in Chandragiri town of Chittoor. However, it is not enough to feed the family. Being the eldest sibling in his family, Gopal said he had been driving the e-auto to make ends meet. 

  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel condemned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Daggubati Purandeswari for her controversial "spit" remark against him and said he never expected that her "mental state would stoop down to this level" after join the BJP.

  • Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the summons issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money-laundering and corruption case.

  • Out of the total 19.06 lakh people who were left out in the final draft, around 1.08 lakh are D-voters (doubtful voters). According to the NRC authority, D-voters can apply for inclusion of their names in the updated NRC.

  • Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pratap Simha from Mysore-Kodagu has written to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai requesting him to rename the Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarhole) National Park and Tiger Reserve as FM KM Cariappa (Nagarhole) National Park and Tiger Reserve

  • “Either Taliban is a terror organisation or not, please clarify to us how you see them. If they are a terror group, why are you talking to them? If not then will you (Centre) move to United Nations and have it delisted as a terror organisation? Make up your mind,” Omar Abdullah said.

  • While large-scale flooding displaced thousands of people in Assam, Bihar and some parts of West Bengal, landslides triggered by heavy rain continued to wreak havoc in parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh

  • The ruling Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) in Bihar, which has put its alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a spot by seeking a probe into the Pegasus case and teaming up with rival Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

  • As part of the ongoing Mission SAGAR, INS Airavat arrived at Ho Chi Minh City Port in Vietnam with Covid-19 relief material requested by the government of Vietnam to fight the ongoing pandemic.

  • Five people, including three children, died and two others went missing after heavy rains lashed Dharchula sub-division of the district in Uttarakhand, resulting in the collapsing of houses in a village, an official said on Monday.

  • Two terrorists were neutralised by the Indian Army after the troops foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch on Monday, said a defence spokesperson.

  • The Defence Acquisition Council, led by defence minister Rajnath Singh, is expected to make orders for two regiments of Akash missiles for the army's air defence and 25 ALH helicopters for the army's aviation wing, defence sources told India Today.

  • At least two people were killed and five were buried under debris due to a landslide in Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Monday.

  • India's daily new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) stayed above the 40,000-mark for a fifth straight day, as 42,909 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) 

  • Unidentified persons allegedly beat up a 25-year-old pastor and his family over charges of forced conversion in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday.

  • Delhi is likely to witness light rain on Monday as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. On Sunday too, the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered representative of the capital’s weather, did not receive any rain till 5.30pm despite the forecast for light and scattered rain.

  • An international flight made a medical emergency landing at Nagpur airport after the health condition of the pilot deteriorated mid-air. The Biman Bangladesh flight was going to Dhaka from Muscat, carrying 126 passengers on board.

  • Giving a major setback to former Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday, the Madras High Court said that the police can further investigate the Kodanad heist-cum-murder case. The AIADMK leader had been alleging that the DMK was trying to falsely implicate him in the case.

  • Uthra, a 26-year-old woman, was allegedly murdered by her husband Sooraj on May 7, 2020, in the Kollam district of Kerala. The accused allegedly gave her sleeping pills before planting the Indian cobra that bit her.

  • On July 10, 2016, a resident of Kasaragod in the South Indian state of Kerala approached the state police saying that his 30-year-old son Abdul Rashid along with his wife Ayisha, also known as Sonia Sebastian, and their child were missing for over a month after they left for Mumbai.

  • Five peacocks were found dead in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. The birds were found dead on a farm on Thursday morning.

  • More than a decade after it was decided that the Indian Navy would procure four Landing Platform Docks (LPDs) that can carry military assets like tanks, vessels and aircraft, the Ministry of Defence has once again revived the project that was scrapped last year.

  • The Union Health Ministry said that over 400 evacuees have been brought from Afghanistan to India so far and that some of them have tested positive for Covid-19.

  • The Congress has formed a committee of 12 members to prepare a report on the Mysuru gang rape incident. The committee will submit its report to the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president.

  • Uttar Pradesh received an investment of ₹1,154 crore in Greater Noida by five Korean firms who have acquired land to set up their factories in the city, the state government said in a release. The companies will provide employment to 8,706 youths, the release further said.

  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave Centre a month’s time to respond to a petition filed by the Maharashtra government seeking Census data on other backward classes (OBC) in the state with a view to reserving seats for these communities in the state local bodies.

  • Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday approved a higher state agreed price (SAP) for sugarcane crop - a key demand made by the state's farmers who have been protesting since Friday. The decision was taken after Singh held a meeting with the farmer leaders.

  • Nadda’s criticism of the Congress comes amid Sidhu’s newly appointed advisors Malvinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg making comments on Kashmir and Pakistan respectively.

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party has drawn flak from the opposition for allegedly ‘disrespecting the national flag’ when its leaders including party president JP Nadda and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathered to pay tributes to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh who passed away after a prolonged illness yesterday.