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  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 10:40 PM

    Old NASA satellite falling to Earth, risk of danger ‘low’

    An old NASA satellite is expected to fall to Earth this week, but experts tracking the spacecraft say chances are low it will pose any danger, AP reported.

    The defunct science satellite known as Rhessi will plummet through the atmosphere Wednesday night, according to NASA and the Defense Department.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 10:22 PM

    Watch: Cow inaugurates a restaurant in UP’s Lucknow

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 10:00 PM

    Google wins appeal of $20 million US patent verdict over Chrome technology

    Alphabet’s Google LLC on Tuesday convinced a U.S. appeals court to cancel three anti-malware patents at the heart of a Texas jury’s $20 million infringement verdict against the company, Reuters reported.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 09:43 PM

    Deal corruption with iron hand: Supreme Court tells HCs

    The Supreme Court in a recent judgment said that corruption poses a serious threat to society and must be dealt with iron hands while setting aside an anticipatory bail order granted by the Gujarat high court to a senior Income Tax official accused of receiving a bribe of 30 lakh.

    In an order passed on Monday, a bench of justices Surya Kant and JK Maheshwari said, “Corruption poses a serious threat to our society and must be dealt with iron hands. It not only lead to abysmal loss to the public exchequer but also tramples good governance.”

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 09:42 PM

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says world is running on basis of Sanatan Dharma, India will become Vishwaguru

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said the entire world is running on basis of Sanatan Dharma and that is the reason for traditions of the world being safe in India.


    “Sanatan culture connects everyone. The whole world is running on the basis of Sanatan Dharma. Only India tells others that all are one. For this reason, traditions from every corner of the world consider themselves safe in India. Our Hindu, Sanatan Dharma, has got the feeling of universal welfare,” he said at a function organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of Adya Jagadguru Ramanandacharya in Jabalpur.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 09:15 PM

    Guj HC issues notice to state govt on plea seeking steps to prevent deaths of sanitation workers

    The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the state government over a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking steps to prevent deaths of sanitation workers and compensation to the families of those who had died while cleaning drainage lines and septic tanks.

    The division bench of acting Chief Justice A J Desai and Justice Biren Vaishnav issued a notice returnable on May 1, 2023 over a plea filed by NGO Manav Garima.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 09:08 PM

    SC grants bail to Assam MLA in anti-CAA protests case

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi facing charges under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for participating in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) even as it upheld a Gauhati high court order which set aside a lower court’s decision of July 2021 discharging him in the case.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 08:27 PM

    INX Media case: ED attached four properties belonging to Karti Chidambaram and others in Coorg, Karnataka

    ED attaches 4 properties (three movable and one immovable property located at Coorg District, Karnataka) valued at 11.04 Crore belonging to Karti Chidambaram and others in the INX Media case.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 08:13 PM

    SC seeks Centre response over gaps in MGNREGA payments

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought Centre’s response to allegations that workers under the rural employment guarantee scheme of MGNREGA are not being paid wages due to shortage of funds by Centre and technical interventions introduced by Centre for marking attendance and receiving payments.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 07:42 PM

    Delhi HC rejects plea by Mumbai train blast convict for info on terror outfit Indian Mujahideen

    The Delhi high court on Tuesday rejected a plea by a death row convict in the 2006 Mumbai train blast case seeking disclosure of information pertaining to the ban imposed on terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 07:36 PM

    EU proposes $1.2 billion plan to counter growing cybersecurity threats

    The European Commission on Tuesday announced a 1.1-billion-euro ($1.2 billion) plan to counter growing cybersecurity threats, underscoring mounting concerns about a series of high-profile hacking incidents, reported Reuters.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 07:00 PM

    Zelensky meets troops and commanders in eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited troops on Tuesday in the small eastern city of Avdiivka and was briefed by commanders on the battlefield situation, his office said.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 06:32 PM

    Four migrant laborers killed, 20 injured as roof of a labour quarter collapse at Taraori of Karnal

    Four migrant labourers were killed and 20 others sustained injuries after a three-storey labour quarter at a rice mill collapsed in Taraori town of Karnal district on Tuesday, police said.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 06:23 PM

    “Horrendous”: Bilkis Bano case can’t be compared with single murder, says SC

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that “unequals can’t be treated equally” while stating that the plight of Bilkis Bano, who was gangraped and her family members were murdered during the 2002 Godhra riots, can’t be compared to the murder of single person.

    A bench of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna observed that the way the offence was committed is “horrendous”.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 06:17 PM

    Patna HC refuses to stay Bihar caste survey

    The Patna high court Tuesday refused to stay the ongoing Bihar caste-based survey, fixing the next hearing at the admission stage on May 4.

    This comes as a shot in the arm to the state government, led by the Grand Alliance, comprising seven political parties, including the Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, Hindustani Awami Morcha (Secular) and the Left parties, which has been demanding a national caste census.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 06:08 PM

    NHRC issues notice to Uttar Pradesh Police over Atiq-Ashraf Ahmad killings

    NHRC issues notice to Uttar Pradesh Police over Atiq-Ashraf Ahmad killings, PTI reports

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 06:07 PM

    Centre, Gujarat government may file plea to seek review of its order on orginal files of Bilkis Bano convicts

    The Centre and the Gujarat government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that they may file a plea seeking a review of its March 27 order asking them to be ready with original files on the grant of remission to the convicts in the Bilkis Bano case.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 05:53 PM

    Delhi Lt Governor orders to conduct a special audit of DISCOMs over electricity subsidy 

    Delhi Lt Governor gives directions to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission to conduct a Special Audit of Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) with respect to Electricity Subsidy released by the Govt of Delhi to DISCOMs for FYs 2016-17 to 2021-22, through CAG empanelled external auditor, to ensure that the subsidies reach the targeted beneficiaries in the most transparent and efficient way.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 05:18 PM

    Lumpy skin disease: HC asks MCD to file report on burial of cattle in city

    The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to file a status report on burial of cattle in the national capital.

    The high court was hearing a plea seeking constitution of a team of veterinary doctors in each zone to deal with cases of lumpy skin disease in cattle and to set up isolation wards for treatment of the infected animals.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 05:05 PM

    Maoist killed in encounter; 2 held : Chhattisgarh police

    Chhattisgarh police claimed to have gunned down a Maoist in a gun battle with security personnel in a forest in Bastar’s Bijapur district on Tuesday.

    Police said that two other Maoists, one of them injured, were also apprehended following the encounter and identification of the Maoists is in process.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 04:58 PM

    UP: SIT to recreate crime scene in Atiq, Ashraf murder case

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the murder of Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf will soon recreate the crime scene as part of its ongoing investigation, revealed sources.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 04:57 PM

    UN says leaving Afghanistan would be ‘heartbreaking’

    The United Nations is ready to take the “heartbreaking” decision to pull out of Afghanistan in May if it can’t persuade the Taliban to let local women work for the organization, AP reported citing the head of the UN Development Program.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 04:28 PM

    NIA takes over Kerala train arson case

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took over the probe into Kerala train fire incident that left three people dead earlier this month after the union home ministry issued a notification, said a senior official. He said Kochi unit of the agency will investigate the case and all details will be collected from the special investigation team (SIT) of the Kerala police.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 04:27 PM

    Crude bomb explosion reported in Katra area of Prayagraj

    Crude bomb explosion reported in Katra area of Prayagraj, PTI reports.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 03:54 PM

    Centre and Gujarat Government on granting remission to Bilkis Bano gangrape convicts

    Centre and Gujarat Government claim privilege over the files relating to the grant of remission to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, adding they are likely to seek review of the court order.

    SC questions their reservations, asking what’s there to hide if a legal decision was taken.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 03:51 PM

    Supreme Court fixes the next hearing of Bilkis Bano case on May 2 

    Supreme Court fixes the next hearing on May 2 but emphasises that the crime in question was “horrendous” and it’s imperative for the Gujarat Govt to show application of mind in allowing pre-mature release of the 11 loge convicts. Read more

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 03:24 PM

    Delhi court reserves order on the bail plea of Manish Sisodia in ED case

    Delhi: Rouse Avenue Court reserves order on the bail plea of Delhi’s former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in an ED case related to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped excise policy. Pronouncement of order on April 26 at 4pm, ANI reported. 

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 03:09 PM

    Maharashtra BJP chief on Ajit Pawar row

    “We have not received any proposal regarding Ajit Pawar,” says state BJP chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 02:38 PM

    UK regulator reprimands police for secretly recording phone calls

    Britain’s information regulator has issued a reprimand to two police departments for recording more than 200,000 phone calls without people’s knowledge, the watchdog said in a statement on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 02:20 PM

    Ajit Pawar slams govt over death of 13 people due to sunstroke at the Maharashtra Bhushan ceremony

    Ajit Pawar slams Maharashtra government over death of 13 people due to sunstroke at the Maharashtra Bhushan ceremony organised at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. 

    “This was not a natural but man made calamity. The government is responsible for the incident”, he said in a statement. 

    He has demanded that the persons responsible should be booked and the incident should be probed by a retired judge.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 02:18 PM

    ‘I am with NCP’: Ajit Pawar

    “I am with NCP, not going anywhere. Nobody taken signatures of any MLAs. These are all baseless speculations,” says Ajit Pawar.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 02:12 PM

    Ajit Pawar denies he is moving to BJP amid reports of rift with NCP’s Sharad Pawar

    No truth in the rumours spread about me, says Ajit Pawar, LoP Maharashtra Assembly & NCP leader dismisses rumours about his leaving NCP.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 01:50 PM

    Internet services resume in Prayagraj after two days since Atiq-Ashraf killings on Apr 15

    Internet services resumed in Prayagraj today after remaining suspended for two days after the killings of gangster Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf on April 15.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 01:22 PM

    Odisha Police detains Union minister Bishweswar Tudu after denying him entry to violence-hit Sambalpur city

    Odisha police Tuesday detained Union minister Bishweswar Tudu after denying him entry to violence-hit Sambalpur city: Official

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 01:03 PM

    NCP chief harad Pawar dismisses speculation about Ajit Pawar’s political move: ‘No meeting of MLAs called’

    Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar dismisses speculation about his nephew and senior party leader Ajit Pawar’s next political move, saying no meeting of NCP MLAs has been called by anyone.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:25 PM

    Chivas Regal, Absolut vodka makers denied liquor sale licence in Delhi: Report

    The decision was reached after reviewing Pernod’s licence application along with “considerable documents” received from investigating agencies. Read more.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 11:58 AM

    TMC leader Mukul Roy traced after family claimed he was ‘missing’

    TMC leader Mukul Roy said he has reached New Delhi for some personal work, hours after his family claimed he was “untraceable” since late Monday evening. Roy told reporters that he has reached the national capital but has “no specific agenda”.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 10:57 AM

    SC adjourns OBC quota challenge in Karnataka to April 25; state won’t make fresh appointments

    On a request by the Karnataka Govt, Supreme Court adjourns to April 25 the batch of petitions challenging scrapping of 4% OBC quota for Muslims in the state. The state won’t make fresh appointments or admissions based on the impugned decision till the next date, SG Tushar Mehta assures SC.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 10:51 AM

    SC affirms revival of UAPA case against Akhil Gogoi over violence during anti-CAA protests

    The Supreme Court Tuesday affirmed the revival of UAPA case against Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi over violence during anti-CAA protests.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 10:34 AM

    30-year-old man dies after being hit by bus in Delhi’s RK Puram area

    A 30-year-old man died after being hit by a bus in Delhi’s RK Puram area. The deceased was crossing the road when he was hit by a DTC bus. He was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, reported ANI.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 10:13 AM

    India records 7,633 new Covid infections in a day: Data

    India recorded 7,633 new Covid infections in a day; active cases increase to 61,233, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 09:40 AM

    2.5-year-old child dies after falling into pit dug to install water pipeline in Bengaluru

    A 2.5-year-old child dies after falling into a pit dug up to install a water pipeline by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) in Magadi. An FIR  was registered against BWSSB engineer and contractor, reported ANI.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 08:48 AM

    4 dead after rice mill collapses in Haryana, several feared trapped

    Several rice mill workers were feared trapped under debris after a three-storeyed rice mill building collapsed at Karnal.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 08:31 AM

    Himanta Sarma ‘thanks’ Punjab CM for Amritpal Singh crackdown, takes dig at Arvind Kejriwal

    Himanta Biswa Sarma has lauded Bhagwant Mann for the action against fugitive pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh and his outfit ‘Waris Punjab De’.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 07:54 AM

    Macron says he is aware of anger over raising retirement age: ‘It was needed’

    French President Emmanuel Macron says he heard people’s anger over raising retirement age, but insisted it was needed, reported AP.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 07:16 AM

    EU ambassador in Sudan assaulted at residence amid clashes

    “A few hours ago, the EU Ambassador in Sudan was assaulted in his own residency,” top EU diplomat Josep Borrell wrote on Twitter, without detailing any injuries to the envoy.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 06:59 AM

    Supreme Court to hear pleas on validation of same-sex marriages

    The Supreme Court will begin hearing a batch of petitions on the legalisation of same-sex marriage from Tuesday.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 06:30 AM

    Top Kremlin critic sentenced to 25 years in prison for denouncing Ukraine war

    A Russian court on Monday convicted top opposition figure Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. of treason for publicly denouncing Moscow’s war in Ukraine and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

  • Tue, 18 Apr 2023 05:49 AM

    Brazil rejects US criticism on Ukraine war views, defends ties with Russia

    Brazil defended ties with Russia while rejecting US criticism Tuesday after Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made recent comments suggesting the West had been “encouraging” war by arming Ukraine.

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