Maid found dead in Gurugram

Gurugram, Jan 24 (IANS) A 21-year-old maid was found dead at her hutment near the Sector-52 area in Gurugram, police said on Sunday. According to the police, the deceased was identified as Nisha who is a native of Madhya Pradesh and used to work as a maid. She lived with her family in a slum […]

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Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park reopens

Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district reopened on Sunday after the conclusion of the annual census of estuarine crocodiles. The national park was closed for tourists and visitors from January 15 to January 23 to facilitate the annual crocodile census, said a forest official. Bhitarkanika is said to have 70 […]

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I wish Lalu Prasad a speedy recovery: Nitish

Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday wished opposition RJD supremo Lalu Prasad a speedy recovery after the latter’s health deteriorated and he was shifted to New Delhi’s AIIMS. Nitish Kumar said he wants Lalu to get healthy soon and wished him well. After attending the birth anniversary celebrations of former […]

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Telangana’s Covid count drops below 200

Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Telangana’s daily Covid count dropped below 200 while the state continued to report more recoveries than new positive cases, health officials said on Sunday. The state logged 197 new cases and reported one death during the last 24 hours. The state’s cumulative tally rose to 2,93,253 while the death toll moved […]

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Instant loan apps scam, the Chinese link

By Mohammed ShafeeqHyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) A month after the Telangana Police began the crackdown on illegal instant loan apps following suicide by five persons, the investigation showed a deeper Chinese link to the scam. After taking at least four Chinese nationals into custody for running the illegal apps, the police is now probing the […]

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Panic buttons at road intersections in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Lucknow Police Commissionerate will soon install panic buttons at several intersections in the Uttar Pradesh capital city to assist people in case of any emergency. These buttons will also be installed near pink toilets being constructed under the Safe City Mission. The project has already been implemented in Agra and […]

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B’luru police bust question paper leak racket, KPSC postpones FDA exam

Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police busting the question paper leak racket on Saturday night, Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has cancelled competitive examinations for First Division Assistant scheduled on Sunday. The Bengaluru Joint Police Commissioner, (Crime), Sandeep Patil said in his tweet that the question paper of – First […]

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Amit Shah pays tribute to Netaji in Guwahati

Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary in Guwahati. Paying floral tributes at the portrait of Bose in Guwahati, the Home Minister said that Netaji was a brilliant student, born patriot, skilled administrator and organiser and a leader with […]

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After Sasikala, her cellmate also tests Covid positive

Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s close aide V. K. Sasikala’s prison cellmate and sister-in-law, J. Ilavarasi has also tested Covid-19 positive. She has been admitted to Victoria Hospital, the prison authorities said here on Saturday. Ilavarasi is undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru, where Sasikala has been admitted […]

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Andhra govt employees threaten to boycott panchayat polls

Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) Hours after the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Saturday issued a notification for the four-phase panchayat polls, the state government employees associations representatives threatened to boycott the elections because of the pandemic. The employees representatives said they would see how many employees the SEC terminates. “Government […]

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BJP, RSS ‘destroying’ democracy: Raj CM Gehlot

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has said that the BJP-RSS combine is “destroying” Indian democracy through wrong policies and administrative measures. Gehlot was addressing Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee office bearers at the party’s state headquarters here at Indira Bhawan. Gehlot came down heavily against the central agencies […]

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Don’t understand ‘Parakram Diwas’, we call it ‘Deshnayak Diwas’: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday paid a surprise visit to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s ancestral residence at Kolkata’s Elgin Road where she criticised the Centre’s decision to announce January 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’. “I don’t understand the meaning of ‘Parakram Diwas’. We celebrate the day as ‘Deshnayak Diwas’,” […]

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Odisha pays tributes to Netaji, Veer Surendra Sai

Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Odisha on Saturday paid rich tributes to legendary freedom fighters Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary and Veer Surendra Sai on his 213th birth anniversary. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid floral tribute to Netaji at his statue in Cuttack, the birthplace of the legendary leader. Several paintings depicting […]

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Snow in valley, rain in Jammu

Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Mimimum temperatures improved across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as snow occurred in the valley and rain lashed the plains of Jammu division. Most people in the valley preferred to remain indoors in the morning due to the snow and slippery road conditions. The weather office has forecast more […]

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Free diagnostic services to urban poor in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) In another move to provide free healthcare facilities to poor in urban areas, the Telangana government on Friday launched eight Telangana Diagnostics mini hubs in Greater Hyderabad. Officials said Telangana Diagnostics is a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide quality diagnostic and imaging services free of cost to the public. Municipal Administration and […]

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Tejashwi flays Nitish for circular against anti-government social media posts

Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has criticised a new circular released by the Nitish Kumar government which directs the law enforcement authorities to take action against derogatory remarks on social media against government officials and public representatives. Yadav said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has forgotten that Bihar is […]

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2.28 lakh people vaccinated on Day 7, 267 adverse events reported

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Friday inoculated as many as 2,28,563 healthcare and frontline workers, taking the toll of total beneficiaries who have been vaccinated to 12,72,097. “The Covid-19 vaccination programme was conducted successfully on the seventh day of the countrywide massive exercise. The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated has surpassed 12.7 […]

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Four die in illegal mining in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) Four persons engaged in illegal mining died on Friday morning as mica mines caved in Jharkhand’s Koderma district. The incident occurred at the Foolwariya jungle, following which two bodies have been recovered from the mine this afternoon, the police said. According to police, a rescue operation is underway to extract the […]

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Nadda unveils Lord Ram’s statue in party office

Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president J.P. Nadda on Friday unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Lord Ram in the party’s state headquarters here. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya and state party president Swatantra Dev Singh were present on the occasion. A party functionary said […]

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Gujarat govt to abolish police RR Cell

Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday announced that the Rapid Response (RR) Cell of the state police will be abolished. Active since 1995, the RR Cell’s chief task was to keep a tab on the functionings of organised crime in the state. “We have decided to abolish the RR cell […]

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Hasina thanks Modi for Covid-19 vaccine

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending 20 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to assist the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus. “I’m thanking Prime Minister Modi for sending the vaccine as a gift, I do expect that Bangladesh […]

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Andhra colleges warned not to collect excess fees

Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) In wake of some students and parents complaining about excess fees being collected by private intermediate colleges in Andhra Pradesh, state regulatory body, the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), on Thursday warned their managements to refrain and reduce fees by 30 per cent as ordered earlier. “All the private unaided junior […]

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Minor cabinet reshuffle brews resentment in K’taka

Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) At least four allegedly disgruntled ministers — K. Sudhakar, J.C. Madhuswamy, K. Gopalaiah and M.T.B. Nagaraj — reportedly skipped the first cabinet meeting convened by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday after effecting minor cabinet reshuffle and allocating portfolios to seven newly inducted legislators into his team. It came as […]

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Jammu-Srinagar Highway to remain closed on Friday

Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar Highway will remain closed on Friday for maintenance operations, an official statement said. “Tomorrow on 22-01-2021, no vehicular movement shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in view of maintenance/repairing of the road,” traffic police said in a statement. After remaining closed for a week due to the collapse […]

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7 labourers killed in Telangana road accident

Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) At least seven people, including six women, were killed and 13 others injured when an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling was crushed under a truck in Telangana’s Nalgonda district on Thursday. The accident occurred at at Angandipet Stage of P.A. Pally mandal when the auto-rickshaw, while trying to prevent hitting […]

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YSRCP’s Pothula Suneetha elected MLC sans contest

Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSRCP candidate Pothula Suneetha was elected, without any contest, to the Legislative Council on Thursday to fill up a casual vacancy. “The returning officer and Deputy Secretary to the state legislature has declared Pothula Suneetha, YSRCP as duly elected uncontested,” said a statement from the chief electoral officer’s […]

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Odisha reports two serious AEFI cases

Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Two cases of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in Odisha as two healthcare workers were hospitalised after administration of Covid-19 vaccine, the state Health Department said on Thursday. Both the healthcare workers are now stable. A 27-year-old staff nurse in Bargarh district had taken the vaccine on January […]

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Researcher shares Netaji’s Great Escape route

By Soudhriti BhabaniKolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) In 1941, 44-year-old Subhas Chandra Bose was under house arrest with the police guarding the entire area outside his Elgin Road residence in south Kolkata. According to noted Netaji researcher Jayanta Chowdhury, the black German Wanderer sedan which Bose rode for his great escape on January 16, 1941 rolled […]

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Australian envoy calls on Punjab, Haryana CMs

Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Australia’s High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell on Thursday called on Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana here to explore cooperation in agriculture, water and education. “Valuable insights from Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-ji on his key priorities for Haryana and opportunities for greater Australia-Haryana cooperation in agribusiness, water and education,” […]

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Seers back Covid vaccination drive in MP

Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) In an effort to make the Covid-19 vaccination drive a huge success in Madhya Pradesh, several religious leaders and eminent personalities across the state have launched a ‘Jan Jagriti Abhiyan’ to raise awareness for maximum participation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 launched India’s coronavirus vaccination drive via video conference. […]

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Nadda arrives to a warm welcome in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) BJP president J.P. Nadda was given a warm welcome at Lucknow airport when he arrived here on a two-day visit. Nadda’s visit was re-scheduled and he arrived about six hours late on Thursday evening. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, along with over a […]

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49.35 kg banned stimulant drug seized by NCB, two held

Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) In a joint operation with its counterparts in Chennai zone, Narcotics Control Bureau’s Bengaluru Zone officials on Thursday busted a drugs racket by arresting two persons and seizing 49.5 kg banned stimulant chemical Ephedrine. The contraband was concealed in electric commercial sandwich-makers and other electrical accessories, a statement by Bengaluru NCB […]

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Congress to distribute Priyanka calendar in UP

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Congress is preparing to distribute nearly 10 lakh calendars of party’s General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, across every village and city of the state. According to the party sources, the 12-page table top calendar has a photograph of Priyanka on every page. It encapsulates her journey since she […]

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Priest bludgeoned to death in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) An 85-year-old priest of a Shiva temple was brutally bludgeoned to death in Shivpur village on the outskirts of the Uttar Pradesh capital. The blood-soaked body of the priest, Fakire Das, was found inside his hut on the temple premises on Wednesday. His assailants appeared to have used a brick to […]

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Start work on multimodal logistics hub: Chautala

Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday gave directions to start construction of northern India’s largest integrated multimodal logistics hub, to be constructed in the state’s Mahendragarh district. Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Industries and Commerce Department, took stock of the proposed construction work to be undertaken. With […]

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6,815 more test corona positive in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) As many as 6,815 new coronavirus cases were detected in Kerala on Wednesday after tests on 61,532 samples, with the state’s test positivity rate touching 11.08 per cent. In all, 7,364 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals across Kerala on Wednesday. A total of 69,691 persons are still under treatment […]

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Another Trinamool legislator jumps ship to BJP in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress legislator from the Shantipur Assembly constituency in Nadia district, Arindam Bhattacharya, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. He joined the saffron brigade at the party’s headquarters in Delhi after holding a meeting with BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. “Our dream is to create […]

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Centre urged to set up vax testing lab in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Telangana’s Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao has urged Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to establish a vaccine testing and certification laboratory and government medical store depot in Hyderabad. In a letter to the Union minister, Rama Rao demanded establishment of a vaccine testing and certification laboratory on the lines of Central […]

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