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Let govt take decision, SC on plea seeking reopening of schools

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea by a Class 12 student from Delhi seeking directions to Centre and States to take a time-bound decision in connection with the physical re-opening of schools and conduct of offline teaching.

Partially cloudy sky but no rainfall in Delhi : IMD

The sky will remain partially cloudy in Delhi on Monday but without the possibility of rain, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

For Monday, the IMD has predicted the maximum temperature at 35 degree Celsius and the minimum at 27 degree Celsius.

SC seeks Centre's reply on PIL seeking door-to-door vax for disabled persons

The Supreme Court on Monday sought Centre's response on a PIL seeking door-to-door vaccination of persons with disability.

A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud issued notice to the Union of India while hearing a plea by Evara Foundation, a disability rights organisation, seeking priority Covid-19 vaccination for the

Kerala aiming for 15,000 startups by 2026: Vijayan

Kerala is working towards a four-fold increase in the number of startups by aiming to take their total to 15,000 in the next five years, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday.

He said this after inaugurating a pioneering digital hub by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM).

Deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linkage extended till March 2022

Centre has extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN by six more months, till March 2022.

The earlier deadline was till September 30.

Accordingly, the decision came as a relief measure for tax players during pandemic era.

IT sniffs out financial irregularities of Rs 250-cr by Sonu Sood

In a shocking revelation, the Income Tax Department has accused Bollywood actor Sonu Sood of alleged financial irregularities worth around Rs 250 crore by way of unutilized charitable funds, bogus contracts and circular transactions all over India, officials said.

Parul wins steeplechase with personal best in National Open athletics

Parul Chaudhary of Railways overcame a tough challenge from Maharashtra's Komal Chandrakant Jagdale to win the women's 3000m Steeplechase in the 60th National Open Athletics Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda here on Thursday.

Punjab Government decides to conduct entrance examination for Meritorious Schools on October 3, 2021

90 Mumbai Police stations to get Nirbhaya Squads

Around 90 police stations in the city will soon get a trained 'Nirbhaya Squad' and a 'women's safety cell' as a plan to beef up policing after the heinous rape, brutalisation and murder of a 32-year-old woman in Sakinaka on September 10, police said.

Nifty hits new high, Sensex up 260 points

The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Wednesday morning with the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange scaling a new high. It touched a fresh record high of 17,458.80 points.

Sputnik's single-dose vax gets DCGI nod for Phase-III trials in India

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission for the conducting of the Phase III bridging trials of Sputnik Light on the Indian population. The Sputnik Light is a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine of the Russian vaccine Sputnik.

Tewari seeks clarification from govt on US asking India for use of airbase

Congress MP Manish Tewari on Wednesday sought clarification from the government after reports surfaced that the United States has approached India to allow use of airbases situated at North West frontiers.

Petrol, diesel prices static for 10 consecutive days

Auto fuel prices in the country have maintained stability amid the volatility in global oil prices over rise in demand and concerns on production.

The oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Wednesday kept pump prices of auto fuels -- petrol and diesel

At 27,176 new cases, India's daily tally below 30K in last 4 days

India witnessed a marginal spike in new Covid cases on Wednesday after a few days of continued decline in daily cases. In the last 24 hours, India registered 27,176 cases, pushing the total Covid-19 cases so far in the country to 3,33,16,755.

Moderate to heavy rain likely in Delhi-NCR

Delhi woke up to a clear sky on Wednesday, but there would be moderate to heavy rain by evening across the national capital region, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted.

Clinical trial of Umifenovir proves successful in treating Covid

The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has claimed that the clinical trials of antiviral drug, Umifenovir, in treatment of Covid-19, have been a successful exercise.

The trial of Umifenovir on 132 Covid patients showed that, if proper dose is given twice daily for five days, the drug can effectively reduce viral load to zero in mild or moderate symptomatic and

Tript Bajwa demands special financial package for Punjab to establish Centre of Excellence for Buffaloes

The Punjab Government sought a special financial package to establish Centre of Excellence for research and breed improvement of Buffaloes to further boost dairy sector in the state. This demand was raised by Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister during his meeting with Mr. Purshotam Rupala, 

NDRF deploys 20 teams in Gujarat after heavy rainfall

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday said that it has deployed 20 teams across Gujarat to tackle flooding due to heavy rainfall in many parts of the state.

Owner held in Delhi building collapse case

Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested the owner of the ill-fated building in North Delhi that collapsed on Monday, killing two siblings and injuring an elderly man.

According to the police, the accused Mohak Arora resident of Panjabi Basti, Subji Mandi, was arrested in the building collapse case under sections 288, 304, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

Thousands pay tributes to departed Congress leader Oscar Fernandes

Thousands of supporters and fans paid their last respects to the mortal remains of Congress veteran leader Oscar Fernandes at the Udupi District Congress Bhavan on Tuesday.

SC junks plea seeking Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased lawyers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a PIL seeking direction to the Centre and others to pay Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia to kin of advocates, who died before the age of 60 whether due to Covid-19 or other reasons.

Congress leader KP Anil Kumar quits party, joins CPI-M

Top Congress leader K.P. Anil Kumar on Tuesday quit the Congress party which he worked closely for the past 43 years, and announced he will remain in public domain and will work closely with the CPI-M.

Govt booster for strategic disinvestment, no gift tax on transfer of shares in PSUs

The government has decided to exempt investors picking up state's equity shares under strategic disinvestment programme from the provisions of gift tax.

Third threat email arrives at Cochin Shipyard in 4 weeks

The Cochin Shipyard where the indigenous aircraft carrier -- INS Vikrant was built and is undergoing sea trials, received a threat email again on Tuesday which warns of a bomb blast.

Ford India yet to spell out plans for workers affected by closure

The management of Ford India Private Ltd is yet to come out with their plans for the workers who will be affected by the closure of its three plants -- two in Chennai and one in Sanand, Gujarat, said a union official.

Nifty hits record high, Sensex up 200 points

The Indian stock market opened on a positive note on Tuesday with the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) touching a record high.

Nifty hit a fresh high of 17,438.55 points.

Petrol, diesel prices unchanged on Tuesday

Auto fuel prices in the country have maintained stability amidst volatility in global oil prices over rise in demand and concerns on production.

The oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Tuesday kept pump prices of petrol and diesel unchanged, marking ninth consecutive day of no revision, and decided to wait and watch the global oil situation

Light showers likely to continue in Delhi

The sky will remain cloudy and light spells of rain will continue in the national capital on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted.

The city has been witnessing light to moderate rain for the last four days.

India moving away from coal slowly, considerable progress by states : Study

India alone is home to 7 per cent (21GW) of the global coal project pipeline, which is 56 per cent of South Asia's total, a study showed on Tuesday, with the country moving slowly away from coal at a national level, however considerable progress is being made at the state level.

Delhi building collapse incident: 9 structures in same street are 'dangerous'

The four-storey building that collapsed on Monday, killing two children in North Delhi, was around 50 to 60 years old and was not declared dangerous, while nine other buildings of similar vintage in the same street were categorised as dangerous.

SC collegium approves 3 names as permanent judges of Gauhati HC

The Supreme Court Collegium headed by chief justice N.V. Ramana has approved a proposal for appointment of three additional judges as permanent judges in the Gauhati High Court.

Building collapses in Delhi, no causality reported

After continuous rains for days, a residential building collapsed in the national capital on Monday, Delhi fire department said.

Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for over a week

Auto fuel prices in the country have maintained stability amidst softening of global oil prices over rise in production and concerns on demand.

The oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Monday kept pump prices of auto fuels petrol and diesel unchanged, the eighth consecutive day of no revision, and decided to wait and watch the global oil

India records 27,254 new Covid cases

India witnessed a slight dip in new Covid cases yet again as in the last 24 hours 27,254 fresh cases were registered, the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Monday.

Kin of govt doctors who succumbed to Covid yet to get compensation

The Covid-19 pandemic which created havoc across the globe also claimed the lives of several health professionals. According to information received from the state chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) around 100 doctors died due to the virus in Tamil Nadu.

RBI extends curbs on UP-based People's Co-operative Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended restrictions on People's Co-operative Bank Limited, Kanpur, for a further period of three months from September 11 to December 10.

Heavy rain paralyzes Delhi traffic

Incessant heavy rainfall on Saturday morning caused waterlogging in several areas in the national capital and its nearby regions, affecting daily commuters and causing traffic disruptions.

Sakinaka rape victim succumbs

The 30-year-old woman, who was raped and brutalized with rod, succumbed to her injuries following excessive bleeding at a civic hospital a short while ago, an official said.

Flight ops continue at IGIA despite rain, waterlogging

Heavy rains waterlogged several areas of the national capital including some parts of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Saturday morning.

NCW takes cognizance of Sakinaka rape case

A 30-year-old woman, who was raped and brutalized with rods, remain unconscious and critical in a civic hospital. As the incident sparked outrage all over the state, the National Commission for Women took note of it here on Saturday.

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