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  • Mar 29, 2023 10:25 PM IST

    Imran Khan files plea against non-bailable warrants issued in judge threat case

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a plea in the sessions court against non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him in the female judge threatening case.

  • Mar 29, 2023 09:31 PM IST

    Delhi reports 300 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in 24 hours

    Delhi recorded 300 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Wednesday, according to a bulletin issued by the Delhi Health department.

  • Mar 29, 2023 08:48 PM IST

    ‘Trying for deal on Russia-held nuclear plant’: IAEA chief

    The chief of the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday he was working on a compromise security plan for the Moscow-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and warned of increased military activity around it, reported AFP.

  • Mar 29, 2023 08:09 PM IST

    9 flights diverted from Delhi to Jaipur 

    In view of the poor weather conditions in Delhi-NCR, nine flights have been diverted to Jaipur airport.

  • Mar 29, 2023 07:22 PM IST

    Rajasthan HC acquits all accused in deadly 2008 Jaipur blasts

    The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday acquitted four men who were given the death sentence by a lower court for the 2008 serial Jaipur blasts that killed 71 people and slammed the investigating agencies over their "shoddy investigation".

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:44 PM IST

    Students' protest in front of VC's office over TSPSC paper leak

    Students' protest in front of VC's office over Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) paper leak at Kakatiya University in Warangal.

  • Mar 29, 2023 05:48 PM IST

    Britain’s King Charles and his wife Camilla arrive in Germany

    Britain’s King Charles and his wife Camilla arrive at Berlin airport for a three-day state visit to Germany. Charles and Camilla were received with military honours by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender at Berlin’s landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, reported Reuters.

  • Mar 29, 2023 03:49 PM IST

    ‘Several thousands’ to lose job at Disney in April

    Entertainment giant Disney, which announced in February it will lay off as many as 7,000 employees, will do so in three rounds, according to an internal memo sent by CEO Bob Iger that got leaked, with the second phase, scheduled for April, set to be ‘larger’ than the other two. Read more

  • Mar 29, 2023 03:12 PM IST

    ‘Siyaya’, 3-yr-old cheetah brought from Namibia, gives birth to 4 cubs

    The three-year-old female Cheetah 'Siyaya' translocated to India from Namibia on 17th September 2022 gave birth to four cubs around five days ago. The cubs are safe in a pre-release enclosure. (ANI)

  • Mar 29, 2023 02:19 PM IST

    Pune Lok Sabha MP Girish Bapat passes away; tributes pour in

    Pune member of Parliament in Lok Sabha Girish Bapat (74) passed away on Wednesday afternoon, city BJP unit chief Jagdish Mulik said. Read more

  • Mar 29, 2023 01:05 PM IST

    Pioneering artist Vivan Sundaram dies at 79

    Vivan Sundaram, one of India's pioneering multidisciplinary artists, breathed his last on Wednesday morning. He was 79.

    "Vivan Sundaram passed away this morning at 9.20 am. Further details of the cremation as decided will be communicated to you shortly," read a note issued by Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT), of which Sundaram was a founding trustee.

  • Mar 29, 2023 10:54 AM IST

    NCP leader Mohammed Faizal's Lok Sabha membership restored ahead of SC hearing

    Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on a petition by NCP MP Mohammed Faizal, the Lok Sabha Secretariat revokes its order on his disqualification.

  • Mar 29, 2023 10:14 AM IST

    India reports 2,151 fresh Covid-19 cases, highest since October last year

    India on Wednesday reported 2,151 fresh Covid-19 cases, highest since October last year.

  • Mar 29, 2023 10:11 AM IST

    Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhu meets Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann at the latter's residence in Chandigarh

  • Mar 29, 2023 09:14 AM IST

    Mathura admin makes e-rickshaw registration mandatory from April 1 for benefit of pilgrims

    The district administration in the temple town of Mathura has made the registration of e-rickshaws mandatory in a bid to prevent exploitation and harassment of pilgrims by operators, PTI reported.

  • Mar 29, 2023 08:01 AM IST

    Election Commission to announce Karnataka assembly election schedule at 11.30am

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) will today announce the schedule of the Karnataka assembly election due in May this year. The poll panel has issued an invite to announce the election schedule at 11.30 am.

  • Mar 29, 2023 07:58 AM IST

    In Hoshiarpur, Amritpal Singh, Papalpreet Singh escape Punjab Police again

    Pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh and his mentor Papalpreet Singh reportedly once again dodged the Punjab Police after a massive search operation was launched in a Hoshiarpur village late on Tuesday night to arrest them. 

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:40 AM IST

    Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts Afghanistan's capital Kabul 

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter Scale hit 85km East of Kabul, Afghanistan today at 5:49 am IST: National Centre for Seismology

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:25 AM IST

    Mass leave announced by doctors in Rajasthan; medical services to be affected

    Medical services are likely to be seriously affected in Rajasthan on Wednesday with the government doctors and faculty members of medical colleges announcing to go on one-day mass leave in solidarity with private doctors agitating against the Right to Health Bill.

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:17 AM IST

    ‘I will be killed in…’: Atiq Ahmed's brother allegedly threatened by 'officer'

    Khalid Azim alias Ashraf Ahmed, the brother of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and one of the seven persons who have been acquitted in the 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case, claimed he has been threatened by an officer that he will be killed in two weeks. Read more

  • Mar 29, 2023 05:57 AM IST

    Pakistan, China to join SCO security officials’ meeting on March 29 virtually

    China and Pakistan will participate virtually in a meeting of national security advisers (NSA) and top security officials of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be hosted by India on March 29, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.


Wrestlers’ arrest shows Sengol bent on inaugural day: TN CM

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:37 AM IST

The DMK-led secular progressive alliance in Tamil Nadu is among the 19 parties across India that boycotted the new Parliament building’s inauguration

Indian wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat (L), and Vinesh Phogat (C) during a protest , in New Delhi. (AFP)
By, Chennai

Taxman to scan sharp spike in 2,000 notes’ deposits

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:37 AM IST

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed the exchange of ₹2,000 banknotes into smaller denominations up to ₹20,000 per transaction

An employee checks <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2000 currency notes given by customers at a petrol pump in Gurugram. (PTI)
ByRajeev Jayaswal

Opposition parties may meet in Patna on June 12 to chart LS polls plan

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:34 AM IST

The grand alliance leaders familiar with development said more than 18 like-minded Opposition parties will attend the Patna meeting

Nitish Kumar has been negotiating with different political parties ever since he severed ties with the BJP in August last year

Raids on TN min: I-T dept terms attack on officials ‘deliberate’

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:34 AM IST

The raids against minister Senthil Balaji have been ongoing for three consecutive days, with searches taking place in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Karur districts.

Director of Income Tax Sivasankaran said the attack on the officials during raids related to Senthil Balaji was a “deliberate” act. (PTI)
By, Chennai

Mann Ki Baat: Savarkar could not stand mindset of slavery, says PM Modi

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, saying his personality exuded strength and his fearless nature could not tolerate the mindset of slavery.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
By, New Delhi:

Cop among 5 killed, 12 injured as fresh clashes rock Manipur

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:28 AM IST

The development came on a day when the Manipur government said that at least 40 Kuki armed militants have been killed by security forces in the last four days

Indian Army jawans repaired the Wainem Bridge after unidentified miscreants damaged and dislocated its three panels. (ANI)

Parliament inauguration matter of pride and joy for all Indians: President

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:17 AM IST

President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday welcomed the inauguration of the Parliament building and said that she was happy that the prime minister, who is the symbol of Parliament’s trust, unveiled the new structure.

President Droupadi Murmu expressed satisfaction that the Parliament inauguration was done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

Over half of all cultivated land now has irrigation access for first time

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:36 AM IST

In 2022-23, of the 141 million hectares of gross sown area in the country, nearly 73 million hectares, or 52%, had irrigation access

The increase in irrigation cover, especially in dryland agricultural zones of states, such as Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, will help mitigate the increasing impacts of drier summers and patchy monsoons that are partly linked to the climate crisis, analysts say. (File photo for representation)

Modi treated Parliament inauguration like his coronation: Opposition

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Opposition parties on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inaugurating the new Parliament building, and accused him of “snatching the right” from the President.

The new Parliament building was inaugurated on Sunday. (AFP)
By, New Delhi

Heart of democracy beats in a new home

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:11 AM IST

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a new Parliament building on Sunday, with increased seating and state-of-the-art facilities. The ceremony, which included multi-faith prayers and the installation of a ceremonial sceptre, was boycotted by 22 opposition parties who had demanded that the President, rather than the Prime Minister, should have presided over the event. The new building, which cost ?971 crore ($130 million) to build, will replace the iconic circular building that was inaugurated in 1927.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks after the inauguration of the new Parliament building in New Delhi on Sunday. (AP)
By, New Delhi

Modi felicitates workers who built Parliament

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated 11 workers involved in the construction of the new Parliament building, gifting them traditional shawls and mementos. Modi also interacted with the workers. The construction of the complex provided employment to 60,000 workers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitates workers in New Delhi on Sunday. (PIB)
BySaptarshi Das, New Delhi

Fresh clashes rock Manipur; 40 ‘terrorists’ killed, says CM

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:10 AM IST

At least 40 Kuki militants have been killed in a security operation in Manipur's Imphal valley. The state has been hit by ethnic violence since the Manipur high court directed on April 27 that the Meities, the dominant community in the state, should be included in the Scheduled Tribes list. The violence has left 74 dead, over 200 injured and more than 1,000 homes burnt. Internet services have been shut for the past 25 days. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is due to visit Manipur on Monday to hold talks with stakeholders to restore calm.

Smoke billows from a fire that broke out amid clashes between armed groups and security forces in Manipur on Sunday. (PTI)
By, , Guwahati/ Kolkata

Modi meets CMs of BJP-governed states

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:06 AM IST

PM Modi met with BJP chief ministers of various states to take stock of governance and administrative issues, and preparations for the next year's general election.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda during the 'Mukhyamantri Parishad' meeting at party headquarters, in New Delhi on Sunday. (BJP)
By, New Delhi

IPEF members agree on supply chain deal to cut China reliance

Updated on May 29, 2023 12:03 AM IST

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) has reached a deal on supply chain resilience and diversification, with 14 participant countries, including the US and India, agreeing to information-sharing and coordinated crisis response. The group will establish an IPEF supply chain council, supply chain crisis response network, and labour rights advisory network. The deal aims to increase the resilience, efficiency, productivity, sustainability, transparency, diversification, security, fairness, and inclusivity of supply chains. The agreement is subject to domestic approval processes and translation into a final text.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) event, in Tokyo. (ANI)
By, Washington

'Sengol' installation to PM Modi's address: Highlights of new parliament launch

Published on May 28, 2023 11:03 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday inaugurated the new Parliament building.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi carrying the Sengol, a Tamil sceptre during the inauguration ceremony of the new parliament building in New Delhi.(AFP)
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