Monday, March 08, 2021

Uttarakhand CM summoned to Delhi by BJP leadership

DEHRADUN: The BJP high command on Monday called Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to New Delhi in the face of the serious discontent within a section of the state party MLAs and MPs who are bitterly opposed to his style of functioning, top party sources said here.

Delhi police acknowledge the women power on Women's Day!

NEW DELHI: On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Delhi police pledged again to keep Delhi safe, secure and vigilant against all forms of discrimination and abuse. Various programmes are being organised to emphasise the women power and acknowledge their efforts on duty in police force.

Telangana's Covid tally crosses 3 lakh-mark

HYDERABAD: Telangana's Covid-19 tally crossed the 3 lakh mark on Monday with the state reporting 111 new cases during the last 24 hours.

India reports over 18K cases for 3rd straight day

NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported 18,599 new coronavirus cases, the third consecutive day the single-day tally remained over the 18,000 mark, pushing the overall total to 1,12,29,398, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry.

UP Home Guard official found dead in forest

KANPUR: The body of an assistant company commander (Home Guard) who had gone missing from Malasa area, has been found in the jungles of Vijayipur in the Musanagar area here.

UP man held for faking his own abduction

PRAYAGRAJ: A 30-year-old man, steeped in debt, staged his own abduction and demanded Rs 30 lakh ransom from his family.

Haryana farmer commits suicide at Delhi border

CHANDIGARH: A 55-year-old farmer from Haryana committed suicide at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border on Sunday, police said.

Suvendu confident to defeat Mamata, urges people to have faith

KOLKATA: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that he would defeat the Trinamool Congress supremo in East Midnapore's Nandigram in the Assembly elections.

Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP rally in Kolkata

 KOLKATA: National Award winning Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s mega show at Kolkata's iconic brigade parade ground.

India orders Assam Rifles to prevent influx from Myanmar

KOLKATA: The Union Home Ministry has asked the paramilitary Assam Rifles to prevent any Myanmar national from crossing into Indian territory and push back any found attempting to cross over.

Indian Bullet train will be slightly modified to suit climatic conditions

NEW DELHI: The Indian version of the High-Speed Rail or the Bullet train will be slightly modified to suit the country's climatic conditions with a stronger air conditioning system, as well as, different filtering system keeping in view of the high temperatures and dusty conditions in the country, as compared to the one operating in Japan, officials said on Sunday.

AAP accuses BJP-run MCD of financial irregularities in flyover project

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday accused the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) being ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of financial irregularities in the construction of the Rani Jhansi flyover.

Pak asks India not to shy away from talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reiterated its offer for dialogue and table talks to India, asking it not to shy away from negotiations on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Former Trinamool Congress MP and Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Trivedi was welcomed to the BJP by party chief JP Nadda in the presence of Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan.

Delhi: Senior citizens dominated vaccination drive

NEW DELHI: Senior citizens dominated the vaccination drive in the national capital on Friday as out of 27,057 people who recived vaccine shots, 14,874 were above the age of 60 years, the health and family welfare department said.

Bihar govt committed to promote industrial farming: Shahnawaz Hussain

PATNA:Bihar Industry Minister Shahnawaz Hussain during the budget speech said that his department is making every effort to promote industry based farming to enhance the source of earning of farmers.

Shah to launch door-to-door campaign in TN on Sunday

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala once again.

No such group as G-23, all united under Sonia: Cong leaders

NEW DELHI:Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily has rejected any group called G-23, saying the party is united under Sonia Gandhi's leadership.

SC seeks Centre's reply on 81-year-old mom's plea seeking son's return from Pak jail

NEW DELHI: Last 23 years have been traumatic for a mother, who is fighting an endless battle to have one sight of her son, an Indian Army man who she believes is languishing in a Pakistani jail after he had gone missing from the India-Pakistan border at the Rann of Kutchh in Gujarat.

Rhea instrumental in procuring, financing drugs: NCB in SSR case

MUMBAI: The first charge sheet filed in the drugs case probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has mentioned briefly about the role of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty for being instrumental in procuring and financing the drugs

Women to lead protests at Singhu border on March 8

NEW DELHI: The scenario at the site of protest against the newly passed Central farm laws on the Singhu border is going to be different on March 8 on the occasion of International Women's Day, as the women protesters will occupy the driver's that day to steer the demonstrations against the contentious legislations.

Kovind to reach MP for 2-day visit on March 6

BHOPAL: President Ram Nath Kovind is set to embark on a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh in which he would be participating in events organised in Jabalpur and Damoh districts. The preparations by the state administration for the President's arrival are going on in full swing.

Free power to farmers,subsidized power to industry will continue ,says capt Amrinder

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that free power to farmers and subsidized power to the industry will continue, as will the 200 free units of power to SC/BPL/BC households and freedom fighters in the state

Punjab farmers are not anit-nationals,they are patriots & are same people who gave their lives in galwan',says CAPT Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:Launching a frontal attack against BJP leaders over their reprehensible statements against the farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday asserted that the famers and farm workers of Punjab are not anti-nationals but are the same patriotic and nationalistic people who gave their lives for the country in Galwan valley last year to protect India’s integrity and sovereignty.

Probe ordered into Agriculture Extension Officer exam in MP

BHOPAL:The exam held recently for the recruitment of Agriculture Extension Officers and Senior Agriculture Officers in Madhya Pradesh has become mired in controversy. This is because the marks secured by the 10 toppers in this exam are nearly the same. Following this, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an inquiry into it.

1,500 CCTV cameras in place for PM's Kolkata rally

KOLKATA: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s West Bengal unit is gearing up for the upcoming mega show of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's brigade parade ground on Sunday, the City of Joy has been virtually covered with a tight security blanket by the police and security agencies coming from the Centre.

14 UP cities to be developed with new master plan

LUCKNOW:In view of the growing urban requirements, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to further develop 14 big cities, including Lucknow

Foul Delhi air likely to improve 'sharply' by Sat

NEW DELHI: The air quality of the national capital deteriorated to 'poor' category on Friday, but will improve sharply by Saturday as heavy surface wind is expected, according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Ex-MP Dhananjay Singh surrenders in Prayagraj

PRAYAGRAJ: Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh surrendered in the MP/MLA court in Prayagraj on Friday.

Modi stresses on lesser govt intervention in business

NEW DELHI: Stressing on the need for lesser government intervention and ease of doing business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Centre was of the view that the government interventions into businesses tend to create more problems rather than bring solutions.

Sasikala may reenter politics if AIADMk bites dust

CHENNAI: V.K. Sasikala, the former state general secretary of AIADMK and once closest aide of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who had earlier decided to stay away from politics, in a dramatic statement said she may stage a comeback if the ruling party in the state bites the dust

No entry in Kashi Vishwanath's sanctum sanctorum on Shivratri

VARANASI:Shiva devotees will not be allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Kashi Vishwanath temple this year on Shivaratri which will be held on March 11.

Police firing at Indo-Nepal border kills 1

PILIBHIT: An Indian national was killed in police firing along the Indo-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district.

More dairy farmers stop milk supply in UP dist

AMROHA: Dairy farmers of six more villages in Amroha district have stopped supply of milk to the cooperative societies to express their solidarity with the farmers movement.

US again condemns terrorists seeking to infiltrate LoC

NEW YORK: The US has reiterated its condemnation of terrorists infiltrating the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that it was "very closely" following the developments there.

What makes Yogi Adityanath a superstar campaigner in Bengal

NEW DELHI: In the poll-bound state of West Bengal, when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lays out the tenets of his party's "cultural nationalism", his thoughts connect with centuries old 'Nath' sect which has its roots in Kamrup (Assam) and Bengal. The 48-year-old Yogi Adityanath, who is also the head priest of sacred Gorakhnath math seat of the Nath sect, has lakhs of followers spread across different parts of Bengal and Assam.

Rakesh Tikait to visit WB 14 days ahead of polls

NEW DELHI: The farmers protesting against the three Central laws at Delhi borders are also making strategies for future. They have announced series of Mahapanchayats to be held across the country including poll bound states as one of the strategies to spread awareness about the protest.

Sub-inspector shoots self outside UP Vidhan Sabha

LUCKNOW: A sub-inspector committed suicide near the parking stand of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on Thursday, shooting himself with his service revolver.

Bihar police arrest two liquor smugglers from Jharkhand

PATNA: The liquor prohibition department of Bihar arrested two inter-state liquor smugglers from Jharkhand's Kodarma district, a senior official said.

Jasmine ensures medal in 1st international boxing meet 

CASTELLON: Haryana's Jasmine made a dazzling start to her senior international career and sent star USA boxer Andrea Medina packing 5-0 to enter the 57-kg semi-finals on the second day at the Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain.

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