Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thackeray seeks 'national vaccine distribution policy'

MUMBAI:Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday urged the Centre to formulate a 'national vaccine distribution policy' to combat the Covid-19 pandemic more systematically.

Yogi cabinet approves draft ordinance on religious conversions

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday approved the draft ordinance dealing with forced religious conversions, also known as 'love jihad'.

Old practice of feni-making will continue, no changes: Goa CM

PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday denied any efforts to alter the process of auctioning of cashew plantations in the state, which the Opposition as well as feni distillers had alleged as a conspiracy to corporatise and facilitate mass production of Goa's heritage drink.

SC seeks information on mechanism to preserve CCTV footage

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday contemplated a mechanism to preserve CCTV footage for more than 45 days and the integration of audio in it, as it reserved its orders in a matter pertaining to the installation of CCTVs in police stations across the country.

Avalanche warning issued in J&K and Ladakh UTs

JAMMU: After two days of inclement weather, authorities on Monday issued avalanche warning for higher reaches of different districts in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh UTs.

PLA's morale extremely low, China sets up recreation centres

NEW DELHI: The morale of Chinese's People Liberation Army (PLA) troops deployed along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh under harsh weather and terrain conditions is extremely low, top intelligence agencies said.

Jolt to MVA: ED raids top Sena leader, detains son 

MUMBAI: In a rude jolt to the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi ahead of its first anniversary on November 28, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) with a huge posse of CRPF troopers raided the home and around nine other premises of senior Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik, before detaining his son Vihang, here on Tuesday.

Sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging Modi's election from Varanasi in 2019 dismissed

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by sacked Border Security Force jawan, Tej Bahadur, challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lok Sabha in 2019 from Varanasi constituency.

Prez arrives in Tirupati, to offer prayers at Tirumala temple

TIRUPATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan received President Ram Nath Kovind at the Renigunta airport on Tuesday morning.

UP: Groom's friend injured in celebratory firing

AMROHA(UTTAR PRADESH):A close friend of the groom received a bullet injury in the stomach during celebratory firing at the wedding in Amroha.

Season's 1st snowfall lashes plains of Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: Chilly winds lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as the plains in Kashmir division received season's first snowfall.

PLA's new tactic: Military storage bunkers spotted in Chinese village near Doklam

NEW DELHI:China's new villages close to the Line of Actual Control, meant ostensibly for settling civilians from far-flung areas close to the border, are part of strategy to enhance its military infrastructure in the area, top sources said.

India an auto-manufacturing hub in 5 years? That's Gadkari's 'dream'

NEW DELHI: Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday that the centre is working to make India an automobile manufacturing hub in the coming 5 years.

MP govt to set up plant for clean fuel from stubble burning

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government has proposed a plan to set up an industrial unit producing fuel from stubble burnt by the farmers in the state, said Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel. This would help save the environment, putting an end to the air pollution caused by stubble burning.

 Trees are lungs, 315 fell when AQI & Covid at its worst: Plea in HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the AAP government and others over a petition against an order for felling of of 315 trees for redevelopment of Ayur Vigyan Nagar in the national capital.

ED to attach Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's house

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to attach former CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's house here. The ED has send the notice to the Registration IG.

Goa BJP steers clear of cow slaughter ban controversy in Karnataka

PANAJI: State BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade steered clear of queries related to an impending ban on cow slaughter in Karnataka and its impact on beef availability in Goa, which imports nearly all its slaughtered beef from the Southern state.

Drunk man rams car into Delhi's Safdarjung tomb complex, damages gate

NEW DELHI:A drunken man on Monday rammed his car into the iron gate of the Safdarjung tomb complex causing damage to the gate and the adjoining stone signage. The man received injuries and was rushed to the RML hospital for treatment.

Is lockdown only solution: Delhi HC amid Covid surge

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking imposition of lockdown in the national capital despite growing number of Covid-19 cases, and even questioned whether "locking down" "is the only solution".

Period Leaves: Decide in time-bound manner: HC tells authorities

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the authorities to treat as representation -- a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to the Centre and the Delhi government for granting paid leaves to women employees during the menstruation time.

Odisha Guv's wife dies of post Covid complications

BHUBANESWAR: Sushila Devi, the First Lady of the State and wife of Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, has passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Bihar Assembly session commences, newly-elected MLAs sworn-in

PATNA:The newly-elected MLAs of the Bihar Assembly took oath on Monday as the first day of the five-day Bihar Assembly session began amid strict Covid-19 protocols.

NDA has rolled out many projects waiting in queue for years, says PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a multi-storeyed residential complex for Members of Parliament, the complex has been built after demolishing eight bungalows, which will now be replaced by 76 flats.

SC grants one-week parole to Rajiv assassination convict Perarivalan

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday extended the parole of A.G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case.

Whistle blower slams Pinarayi Vijayan, wants Central agency probe

THIRUVANANATHAPURAM: Biju Ramesh, a whistle blower bar owner whose revelation in 2015 rocked the Oommen Chandy government and saw the resignation of the then Finance Minister K.M. Mani, slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday. Ramesh alleged that the Vijayan government was backtracking on the probe.

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea challenging E-Commerce Rules

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice over a petition challenging the certain sections of the E-Commerce Rules which mandates e-commerce entities to incorporate as a company.

Ex-Karnataka Congress minister arrested in ponzi scam

BENGALURU: The CBI reportedly arrested former Karnataka Congress minister Roshan Baig for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore IMA ponzi scam in the state, a source said on Sunday.

Congress dissenters now push for organisational elections

NEW DELHI: With the Congress' internal crisis deepening since the Bihar rout, the dissenters group is pushing for early elections in the party, even as its Central Election Authority is preparing for the list of the electoral college.

Nadda to kick off 120-days India tour from Uttarakhand in Dec

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party made it official on Sunday that BJP President J.P. Nadda will be on a nationwide tour where he will visit each and every state of India, something IANS reporter earlier. The tour will be worked for nationwide organisation building effort, with an eye on the 2024 general elections, which is still 3.5 years away.

 At minus 3 degrees, Srinagar records coldest night of season

SRINAGAR: Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday as the mercury fell to minus 3 degrees Celsius.

Student leader Gulfisha Fatima gets bail in Delhi riots case

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Court on Saturday granted bail to student leader Gulfisha Fatima, who was arrested in connection with the riots that broke out in north-east Delhi in February this year.

After Bharti Singh, NCB also nabs her husband Harsh in drugs case

MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested television comedian Harsh Limbachiya early on Sunday, for alleged possession and consumption of a banned drug, Marijuana, a top official said.

India says it will take action against Pakistan's terrorism

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday slammed Pakistan for cross-border terrorism, warning that it will take every possible action to safeguard its national security.

Giriraj urges Bihar govt to implement law against love jihad

Giriraj urges Bihar govt to implement law against love jihad

Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Chennai

CHENNAI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday afternoon arrived in the Tamil Nadu capital here and was received by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam and other ministers.

'LVB-DBS Bank India amalgamation fishy scheme'

CHENNAI: Concerned citizens, shareholders and a major union in the banking sector are of the view that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mooted amalgamation scheme for Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India, a subsidiary of the DBS Bank, Singapore is fishy.

Capital needed for banking licence may be doubled if RBI accepts recommendations

NEW DELHI: To ensure that entities seeking private banks licence remained adequately capitalised to meet any eventuality, a Reserve Bank of India internal committee has recommended nearly doubling of the initial capital and net worth requirements to be eligible for getting a banking licence.

DMK's ex-MP Ramalingam joins BJP as Shah reaches TN

CHENNAI: On the day when Union Home Minister Amit Shah is visiting Tamil Nadu, DMK's former Member of Parliament K.P. Ramalingam joined Tamil Nadu BJP.

Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt over spurious liquor deaths

LUCKNOW: Congress General Secretary and Uttar Pradesh unit in-charge Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Yogi Adityanath-led state government over the deaths due to consumption of spurious liquor. She said the Yogi government has been failed to take action against the liquor mafia in the state.

India working to reduce carbon footprint by 30-35%: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is trying to reduce its carbon footprint by 30-35 per cent and working to double its oil refining capacity in the next 5 years.

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