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EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

01 Dec 2020

EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

The Election Commission is willing to extend the option of postal ballot voting to non-resident Indians (NRIs) and has approached the government for the same, Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

BCCI asks Cricket Australia to relax quarantine for Rohit, Ishant

25 Nov 2020

BCCI asks Cricket Australia to relax quarantine for Rohit, Ishant

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked Australia (CA) to relax the quarantine rules of senior Indian players Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma.

No foreign funding in "love jihad" cases: SIT

24 Nov 2020

No foreign funding in "love jihad" cases: SIT

Amid a huge furor over "love jihad," a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Uttar Pradesh probing the matter has found no conspiracy or foreign funding in 14 cases that it examined.

First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers

24 Nov 2020

First doses of coronavirus vaccine for one crore healthcare workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of eight states, where a large chunk of coronavirus cases are being reported from.

BCCI earned Rs. 4,000 crore by conducting IPL 2020

23 Nov 2020

BCCI earned Rs. 4,000 crore by conducting IPL 2020

The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League concluded successfully in the first half of November with Mumbai Indians securing a record fifth title.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

Kerala's new law: Three-year jail for 'offensive' social media posts

22 Nov 2020

Kerala's new law: Three-year jail for 'offensive' social media posts

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has signed the controversial Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance amid widespread criticism.

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

21 Nov 2020

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission over a recent encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota, where four terrorists were killed.

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

18 Nov 2020

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

16 Nov 2020

Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

Following the Congress's abysmal performance in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly Elections and bypolls in the country, senior party leader Kapil Sibal said people don't see the Congress as an "effective alternative" anymore.

Four years after demonetization, cash in system at all-time high

09 Nov 2020

Four years after demonetization, cash in system at all-time high

Four years after the demonetization move was announced, not much has changed in terms of cash available in the Indian system. On the fortnight ending October 23, 2020, notes worth a staggering Rs. 26.19 lakh crore remained with the public, despite the government pushing for digital transactions.

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

08 Nov 2020

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.

Scholarship scam: How corrupt middlemen are cheating poor students

05 Nov 2020

Scholarship scam: How corrupt middlemen are cheating poor students

Money meant for poor minority students, under a Centrally-funded scholarship scheme, never reached them but was siphoned off by corrupt middlemen in Jharkhand, an investigation by Indian Express has found.

BJP's vaccine promise in Bihar doesn't violate election code: EC

31 Oct 2020

BJP's vaccine promise in Bihar doesn't violate election code: EC

The Bharatiya Janata Party's promise of free COVID-19 vaccines in Bihar ahead of the state polls does not violate the election code, the Election Commission has held.

Rohit needs two-three weeks of rest ahead of Australia tour

28 Oct 2020

Rohit needs two-three weeks of rest ahead of Australia tour

There has been a lot of focus on Rohit Sharma after the senior cricketer was left out of the Indian cricket team squad for their tour of Australia.

Munger: Police clashes with Durga worshippers; 1 killed, many injured

27 Oct 2020

Munger: Police clashes with Durga worshippers; 1 killed, many injured

A man was killed while several others were injured amid clashes during the immersion of Goddess Durga's idol in Bihar's Munger on Monday.

Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

24 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech is expecting to launch its coronavirus vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, by June next year.

Delhi: 57% COVID-19 deaths aged below 40 had no co-morbidities

22 Oct 2020

Delhi: 57% COVID-19 deaths aged below 40 had no co-morbidities

Over half the people who died due to COVID-19 in Delhi and were under the age of 40 years had no co-morbidities, the response to an RTI (Right to Information) query filed by The Indian Express has found.

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

19 Oct 2020

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.

Major reforms proposed for Indian Army, including forgoing ceremonies

18 Oct 2020

Major reforms proposed for Indian Army, including forgoing ceremonies

A slew of major reforms has been proposed for the Indian Army with an aim to facilitate better utilization of manpower as well as financial and other resources.

India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official

17 Oct 2020

India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official

India may get a vaccine for COVID-19 by March 2021, the Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India (SII) has said.

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

11 Oct 2020

Tripura BJP MLAs camp in Delhi; demand CM's removal

At least seven MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura have camped in Delhi and are demanding the removal of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

BJP workers marching to West Bengal secretariat clash with police

08 Oct 2020

BJP workers marching to West Bengal secretariat clash with police

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party's march to the state secretariat, Nabanna, turned violent on Thursday as BJP workers clashed with cops in Kolkata.

Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition laws

07 Oct 2020

Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition laws

A Kerala journalist and three others, who were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on their way to Hathras, have been charged under the anti-terror and sedition law.

Top UP officials served summons over Hathras gang-rape, hurried cremation

02 Oct 2020

Top UP officials served summons over Hathras gang-rape, hurried cremation

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned senior officials of the Uttar Pradesh administration and high-ranked police officers in connection to the Hathras gang-rape incident and the hurried cremation of the 19-year-old Dalit victim.

After Hathras, another Dalit woman gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh, dies

01 Oct 2020

After Hathras, another Dalit woman gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh, dies

Just as the atrocities meted on the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras shocked India, another rape was reported from the same state — Uttar Pradesh.

What happened inside Rajya Sabha last Sunday? Footage reveals details

27 Sep 2020

What happened inside Rajya Sabha last Sunday? Footage reveals details

The conduct of the government, opposition, and Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh inside the Rajya Sabha last Sunday garnered much attention.

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

24 Sep 2020

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the February riots in the city.

Indore: Rodents attack COVID-19 victim's body, probe ordered

22 Sep 2020

Indore: Rodents attack COVID-19 victim's body, probe ordered

A family in Indore, who lost a member to the coronavirus, was given another shock when they saw that his body was seemingly eaten by rodents.

FinCEN files: All you need to know about the leak

21 Sep 2020

FinCEN files: All you need to know about the leak

Several Indian banks helped facilitate transactions red-flagged by the United States Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for suspected money laundering, terrorism, drug dealing, and financial fraud, a major leak of top-secret documents has revealed.

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

19 Sep 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

The Monsoon Session, being held in the shadow of coronavirus, may be cut short as there's a palpable fear about a rise in infections.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

18 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 5 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Friday, adding that online classes shall continue till the aforementioned date.

'Kaun Banega Crorepati 12' to premiere on September 28

18 Sep 2020

'Kaun Banega Crorepati 12' to premiere on September 28

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to return to the small screen with the beloved game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

17 Sep 2020

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report

15 Sep 2020

CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report

A Chinese firm is reportedly keeping a close watch on 30 Indian judges, including the Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde.

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

14 Sep 2020

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

A businessman from Uttar Pradesh, who accused an IPS officer of corruption, died at a hospital in Kanpur on Sunday, days after he was found with a bullet injury inside his Audi car.

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

12 Sep 2020

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

A group of six Shiv Sena party workers, who were arrested in connection with an assault on a retired Navy officer in Maharashtra's Mumbai, were granted bail on Saturday.

Telugu TV actor dies by suicide; man booked for abetment

09 Sep 2020

Telugu TV actor dies by suicide; man booked for abetment

Prominent Telugu TV actor Sravani Kondapalli died by suicide late on Tuesday. The actor, who was 26, is best known for the TV series Manasu Mamata and Mounaragam.