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COAI seeks ban on illegal mobile signal boosters

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked the Department of Telecommunications to ensure a complete ban on sale of illegal repeaters and boosters, offline or online, through e-commerce websites.It has also asked the DoT to take up the issue with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to prohibit […]

B’desh to facilitate return of overseas workers to Gulf, Singapore

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 16 (IANS) Bangladesh will operate special flights to five countries — Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore — to help its stranded expatriate workers rejoin their workplaces there. “We don’t want to see our expatriates face any difficulty… that is why the Bangladesh government has made coordinated […]

UK Home Secretary nod to extradition of Nirav Modi to India (Ld)

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a major boost to the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) probe into the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, sources said on Friday. “The UK Home Secretary has approved the extradition request […]

Yevgeniy Prigozhin: ‘Putin’s chef’ with a Karachi proxy

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi/Washington, April 16 (IANS) Yevgeniy Prigozhin is the Russian financier of the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Russian troll farm that the US Treasury sanctioned for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Karachi-based Pakistan nationals and companies are now part of US sanctions for helping IRA activities and acting as proxies. While […]

Meghalaya parties resume stir to keep state out of CAA purview

Shillong, April 16 (IANS) An apex body of over 17 organisations, which have been agitating to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) across Meghalaya, on Friday organised a demonstration in front of the civil secretariat in Shillong over the delay in implementing the regulatory system. The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (CoMSO), an umbrella body […]

State

Andhra logs 7k more Covid cases, active tally breaches 40k

Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 7,224 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the overall tally over 9.55 lakh, while the state’s active cases breached the 40,000-mark to reach 40,469, the health officials said on Saturday. From registering more than 2,000 cases a day for some days, new infections have now […]

J&K logs 1,145 new cases as Covid surge continues

Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Covid surge continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as 1,145 new cases and three deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. Officials said with 1,145 new cases of which 503 were from Jammu division and 642 were from Kashmir the total tally reached 145,166 while 852 patients were discharged […]

Four held in Gurugram for betting on IPL matches (Ld)

Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested four persons for allegedly betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in two separate instances, the police said on Friday . In the first instance, two accused were identified as Ashish Gupta of 12-Biswa Amanpura and Nikhil Kalra of Gurugram. The accused were arrested […]

3 hours waiting time in cremation grounds of Patna

Patna, April 16 (IANS) Keeping in view the number of deaths in Bihar, family members of the deceased are waiting two to three hours in cremation grounds to perform the last rites of their loved ones. Moreover, the employees at the cremation grounds are allegedly extorting Rs 2000 to Rs 4000 for ambulance service and […]

Bypoll to Mizoram Assembly seat on Saturday

Aizawl, April 16 (IANS) The by-elections to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram would be held on Saturday and the Election Commission has extended the voting period by two hours in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and a holiday for a section of Christians. According to election officials, in all six candidates, including an Independent, […]