Friday, March 31, 2023

ED probing source of funds meeting Anubrata Mondal's legal expenses

KOLKATA: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the multicore cattle-smuggling scam in West Bengal has now started zeroing in on the source of funds for meeting the huge expenses behind the multiple legal battles in various courts of the country by Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal.

Lt. Gen. Manish Erry assumes command of Gajraj Corps in Assam

Guwahati: Lt. General Manish Erry has assumed command of Assam's

Sharmila detained during protest at TSPSC office in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Police detained YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) leader Y.S. Sharmila and other party leaders and workers when they tried to lay siege to the office of Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) in Hyderabad on Friday.

Odisha govt not to open new liquor shops in rural areas

Bhubaneswar:Following protests by women in different parts of rural Odisha, the state government has decided not to grant new liquor shop licences in these areas during the year 2023-24.

B'luru logs 143 Covid cases in last 24 hours, overall K'taka caseload reaches 288

Bengaluru: Bengaluru reported 143 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, increasing Karnataka's overall caseload to 288, according to the latest figures released by the state health department.

Do not step in shoes of Manik Bhattacharya: Calcutta HC judge tells WBBPE chief

KOLKATA:Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the Calcutta High Court on Friday advised the current president of West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE), Gautam Paul not to step in the shoes of his predecessor Manik Bhattacharya.

Relief for Kerala CM as case against him sent to full bench of Kerala Lok Ayukta

Thiruvananthapuram:In a brief relief to Pinarayi Vijayan, the Kerala Lok Ayukta on Friday referred the case pertaining to misuse of Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) by the previous government, also led by him, to a full bench in the wake of a split verdict by a two-judge bench.

Indore temple tragedy could have been averted had authorities acted sternly

BHOPAL: Rescue operation in Indore temple tragedy in which 35 lives were lost continued on Friday with some people still reported to be missing. Sources have said the tragedy could have been averted had the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) acted upon the illegal constructions (covering of old stepwell) in January this year.

Fire erupts in Delhi factory

NEW DELHI: A fire erupted at a factory at Delhi's Wazipur Industrial area on Friday, a fire department official said, adding there were no reports of any casualties or injuries.

PM Modi to visit Bandipur Tiger Reserve on April 9

Chamarajanagar (Karnataka):Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on a safari trip in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve during his visit to the poll-bound Karnataka on April 9, sources confirmed on Friday.

Repo rate: To hike or not by 25bps, RBI's MPC to deliberate

CHENNAI: Mixed views were expressed by experts on what the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) would decide at its April meeting -- hike the repo rate or hit the pause button.

Clashes erupt in Mumbai during Ram Navami procession, 25 detained

MUMBAI:After Jalgaon and Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, two groups clashed in the minority-dominated Malvani area of Malad west suburb during a Ram Navami procession, police said.

PM Modi calls uniform tariff for gas pipeline as noteworthy reform

NEW DELHI: Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday described the implementation of a uniform tariff by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) as a noteworthy reform in the energy and natural gas sector.

Man arrested for 'objectionable' social media posts against Andhra CM

Amaravati:Andhra Pradesh Police have arrested a man for objectionable social media posts against Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and other leaders of the ruling party.

Kumaraswamy slams FSSAI's 'dahi' order, says K'taka is not 'colony' of Gujarat

Bengaluru:Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has slammed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the BJP government for the direction to the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) to label curd packets with Hindi word 'dahi' prominently and use related Kannada word 'mosaru' in brackets.

Delhi CM calls meeting amidst Covid-19 surge in city

NEW DELHI: Amid surge in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting on Friday to review the situation even as the government said it is "on alert".

Bombay HC quashes criminal plea against Salman Khan

MUMBAI: Bombay High Court Justice Bharati Dange on Thursday quashed proceedings against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in a complaint filed by a journalist alleging criminal intimidation in 2019.

Was important to get the two wins under our belt, says Sunil Chhetri on India's Tri-nation triumph

Imphal:Two all-round performances by the Blue Tigers rounded off a successful March FIFA international window for Sunil Chhetri and his men, as they lifted the Tri-nation international football tournament trophy at the Khuman Lampak Stadium, here.

CMs, Governors of Telugu states greet people on Ram Navami

Hyderabad/Amaravati:Chief Ministers and Governors of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday greeted people on the occasion of Ram Navami.

Rioting shatters Ramzan peace in Chh. Sambhajinagar, calm now 

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar:Violent clashes between two groups shattered the Ramzan peace on the eve of Ram Navami in the minority-dominated Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (formerly, Aurangaad) city, here on Wednesday-Thursday night, officials said.

Narrow escape for passengers as TSRTC bus catches fire

HYDERABAD:Passengers of a TSRTC bus from Hyderabad to Vijayawada had a narrow escape when it caught fire after hitting a two-wheeler in Telangana's Suryapet district on Thursday.

Defamation case: Patna court summons Rahul Gandhi on April 12

PATNA: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been summoned by Patna MP-MLA court on April 12 to record his statement on a petition filed by BJP senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi over his "Modi surname" remark.

Kuntal Ghosh accuses central agencies of 'forcing' him to name Trinamool leaders

KOLKATA: Expelled youth Trinamool Congress leader Kuntal Ghosh, arrested in connection with the multi-crore scam in recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in state-run schools of West Bengal, on Thursday made a serious allegation that the sleuths of central agencies were putting pressure on him to name top Trinamool Congress leaders in the scam.

Ram Navami procession in Delhi's Jahangirpuri despite police denial

NEW DELHI: A procession marking the occasion of Ram Navami is being taken out in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area on Thursday defying a police order.

Digvijaya Singh thanks Germany for 'taking note' of Rahul case

NEW DELHI: In yet another controversial statement, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday thanked the German foreign minister for remarks on Rahul Gandhi's sentencing and subsequent disqualification from Parliament.

PM to visit Bhopal on April 1

NEW DELHI: Prime minister Narendra Modi will reach Bhopal on April 1 on a day-long visit, where he is scheduled to attend the combined commanders' conference 2023.

`IRDAI's new commission rules to affect PSU insurers, legalises actions of private players'

CHENNAI: What was being done in a clandestine manner by the industry players, the the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has legalised the same with the new norms, said a senior industry official.

Panchayat polls: Suvendu Adhikari approaches SC against Calcutta HC order

KOLKATA: The leader of the opposition in the West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday approached the Supreme Court challenging an earlier order from a division bench of the Calcutta High Court.

K'taka HC disqualifies JD(S) MLA, gives relief for appeal

Bengaluru:The Karnataka High Court on Thursday disqualified Janata Dal(S) MLA B.C. Gowrishankar and also imposed a ban on contesting elections for six years in connection with indulging in election illegalities.

CMs, Governors of Telugu states greet people on Ram Navami

HYDERABAD: Chief Ministers and Governors of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday greeted people on the occasion of Ram Navami.

Madras HC appoints one member judicial commission to probe human excreta in water tank

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has appointed a single-member judicial commission of retired Justice M. Satyanarayanan to probe the presence of human excreta in an overhead water tank supplying water to the Dalit colony in Vengavayil in Pudukottai district.

EC in no hurry for Wayanad, announces bypolls to 1 LS, 4 Assembly seats

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the date for the by-election to fill vacancies in one Parliamentary constituency of Punjab and four Assembly constituencies in Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Teachers' scam: ED conducts raids at 2 residences of WBSSC employee

KOLKATA: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths probing the multi- crore scam in recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in state-run schools on Wednesday conducted raid and search operations at two residences of a West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) employee.

Assam govt announces Rs 50L reward for boxer Lovlina

Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who won the Gold medal on March 26 in the Women's World Boxing Championship.

HC questions J'khand govt over vacant posts in constitutional institutions

Ranchi:The Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday sought answers from the state government on vacancies of chairpersons and members in about 12 constitutional institutions including the Children's Commission, Information Commission, Human Rights Commission, Police Complaint Authority and Lokayukta.

Ruckus at IP College fest: DCW issues notice to police and college

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to the Delhi Police and the IP college principal a day after reports of sexual harassment of students surfaced during the fest organised in the college.

To avoid harassment, tourist vehicles entering Goa to be given unique stickers: CM

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that tourists entering the state will be given unique stickers to fix on their vehicles, so they are not harassed (by police) while moving across the coastal state.

Vinod Chandran takes oath as Patna HC Chief Justice

PATNA: Justice K. Vinod Chandran on Wednesday took oath as the 44th Chief Justice of Patna High Court.

Lok Sabha membership of Mohammed Faizal restored

NEW DELHI:The Lok Sabha membership of NCP leader P.P. Mohammed Faizal was restored by the Lok Sabha secretariat on Wednesday, on the basis of a stay order by the Kerala High Court on an earlier conviction in a criminal case.

'Convenor of corrupt alliance', Kharge hits back at Modi

NEW DELHI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Opposition saying that all the "corrupt elements" have joined hands, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday hit back accusing him of attempting an "image makeover".

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