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Highlights: Diplomatic advisor to French President calls on PM Modi in Delhi

  • Jul 06, 2023 10:54 PM IST

    Iran and Sudan look to restore diplomatic ties

    Iran and Sudan said on Thursday they were planning to restore ties after the Iranian foreign minister met his acting Sudanese counterpart for the first time since diplomatic relations between the two countries were severed seven years ago, reported Reuters. 

    Sudan’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the meeting, on the sidelines of a Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, had discussed restoring relations “as soon as possible”.

  • Jul 06, 2023 08:51 PM IST

    Parts of Rajasthan to receive light to moderate rainfall in next 4-5 days: MeT

    Due to the active progress of monsoon in Rajasthan, the meteorological (MeT) department has predicted light to moderate rains in most of the state’s eastern part along with its Bikaner and Jodhpur divisions in the next four to five days, reported PTI. 

    There is a strong possibility of heavy rains at some places and very heavy rains at one or two places, it said.

  • Jul 06, 2023 07:43 PM IST

    Diplomatic advisor to French President calls on PM Modi in Delhi

    Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic advisor to French President called on PM Modi in Delhi on Thursday. He also met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and held wide-ranging talks with a focus on PM’s visit to Paris next week.

  • Jul 06, 2023 07:38 PM IST

    US companies add nearly half a million jobs, most in over a year

    US companies added almost half a million jobs in June, the most in over a year and underscoring the ongoing strength of the labor market, reported Bloomberg. 

    Private payrolls increased by 497,000 last month, marking the biggest advance since February 2022, according to figures published Thursday by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Stanford Digital Economy Lab. It

  • Highlights: Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro ineligible to run for office until 2030 after decision by judges panel

  • Jun 30, 2023 10:51 PM IST

    UN votes to immediately end its peacekeeping operation in Mali after a demand from military junta

    The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to immediately end its peacekeeping operation in Mali as demanded by the country’s military junta, which has brought in mercenaries from Russia’s Wagner Group to help fight an Islamic insurgency.

  • Jun 30, 2023 10:28 PM IST

    Biden calls Supreme Court student loan ruling disappointing and wrong

    President Joe Biden on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked his plan to cancel $430 billion in student loan debt disappointing and wrong, and said he would work to find other ways to provide relief to American families.

  • Jun 30, 2023 09:25 PM IST

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ineligible to run for office until 2030

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is ineligible to run for office until 2030 after a panel of judges concluded he abused his power and cast unfounded doubts on the country’s electronic voting system.

  • Jun 30, 2023 09:18 PM IST

    Update: Two dead, five injured in Indian pharma factory fire

    Five people were injured, while two people were killed in the fire at a pharma factory in Andhra Pradesh

  • Jun 30, 2023 08:58 PM IST

    Amit Shah approves release of 6,194 crore disaster relief fund to 19 states

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday approved the release of 6,194.40 crore to 19 states under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

    The amount includes 1,209.60 crore as central share of the State Disaster Response Fund to four states — Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh — for 2022-23, according to an official statement.

    The statement added that 4,984.80 crore will also be given to 15 states — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,

  • Highlights: 2 killed in tanker-container truck collision in UP’s Ayodhya

  • Jun 17, 2023 11:01 PM IST

    UN chief condemns ‘appalling’ deadly attack on Uganda school

    UN chief condemns ‘appalling’ deadly attack on Uganda school, reports AFP. 

  • Jun 17, 2023 10:23 PM IST

    Union ministers to take part in Yoga Day celebrations at different places

    As a part of International Yoga Day celebrations, many Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in programs at different places.

    The International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Yoga Day celebrations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, America, while Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister will be in the country.

  • Jun 17, 2023 10:19 PM IST

    Putin says Ukrainian grain exports are not solving global food crisis

    Exports of Ukrainian grain under a deal ensuring its safe passage through the Black Sea are not helping to resolve Africa’s problems with high global food prices as only 3% have gone to the poorest countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin told African leaders on Saturday, reported Reuters.

  • Jun 17, 2023 09:42 PM IST

    Father stabs son over mobile app delay in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar

    A man in Madhu Vihar here on Saturday allegedly stabbed his 23-year-old son when he intervened in a fight between him and his wife which began over downloading of a mobile app, police said.

    Ashok Singh, 64, had retired from Engineers India Limited as senior manager in 2019, and lives in IP Extension with wife and son Aditya Singh, a computer engineer in Gurugram, a senior police officer said.

  • Jun 17, 2023 09:27 PM IST

    Thunderstorms, light intensity rainfall likely to occur in parts of Delhi NCR

    Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) on Saturday predicted thunderstorms with light-intensity rain in Delhi-NCR.

    “Thunderstorm with light intensity

  • Highlights: Monkeypox no longer a global health emergency, declares WHO

  • May 11, 2023 10:38 PM IST

    UN human rights body passes resolution on human rights abuses in Sudan

    The United Nation’s top human rights body adopted a resolution Thursday that drew attention to mounting civilian deaths and rights abuses in Sudan.

  • May 11, 2023 09:56 PM IST

    S Jaishankar calls on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

    EAM Dr S Jaishankar calls on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Conveyed personal greetings and warm regards of PM Narendra Modi. The guidance and vision of our leaders continues to strengthen India-Bangladesh Maitri,” Jaishankar tweeted.

  • May 11, 2023 09:39 PM IST

    Assam govt constitutes committee to examine legislative competence to enact law to end polygamy

    Assam Government constitutes a 4-member expert committee to examine the legislative competence of state legislature to enact a law to end polygamy. The committee has been given a deadline of 60 days to submit its report.

  • May 11, 2023 08:43 PM IST

    Delhi reports 43 new Covid cases; active caseload at 441

    Delhi reports 43 new Covid-19 cases, 143 recoveries, and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • May 11, 2023 08:32 PM IST

    Over 90 jail officials from Tihar jail transferred days after stabbing incident

    More than 90 jail officials here were transferred on Thursday, days after gangster Tillu Tajpuriya was killed inside Tihar Jail allegedly by members of a rival gang.

  • May 11, 2023 08:05 PM IST

    Monkeypox no longer a global health emergency

    Monkeypox no longer a global health emergency, declares WHO.

  • May 11, 2023 07:31 PM IST

    Railways offers reservation, age relaxation, exemption from physical tests for Agniveers

    The Railways will provide a cumulative reservation of 15 per cent in non-gazetted posts to Agniveers in direct recruitment under its various departments, and also offer them age relaxation and exemption from fitness tests, sources said Thursday.


  • Highlights: Delhi records 509 new Covid cases; positivity rate rises to 27%

  • Apr 05, 2023 09:32 PM IST

    Delhi records 509 new Covid cases; positivity rate rises to 27%

    Delhi Wednesday recorded 509 Covid-19 cases at a positivity rate of 26.54 per cent.

  • Apr 05, 2023 08:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports slight dip in Covid cases; 569 new infections in 24 hours

    Maharashtra on Wednesday reported slight dip in Covid cases with 569 infections in 24 hours. The tally is less than yesterday’s total of 711 infections in a single day. Two new deaths were reported today, the state government data reported.

  • Apr 05, 2023 07:40 PM IST

    Prakash Raj ‘shocked and hurt’ by Kichcha Sudeep’s statement

    Actor-politician Prakash Raj on Wednesday expressed shock over leading Kannada actor Kichcha Sudeep extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. Sudeep Sanjeev, popularly known as Kichcha Sudeep, announced that he will campaign for chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and the names suggested by him, giving “star power” to the ruling BJP’s campaign for the May 10 Assembly elections.

  • Apr 05, 2023 06:46 PM IST

    Abdul Kavi, accused in BSP MLA Raju Pal murder, surrenders in CBI court

    Abdul Kavi, accused in BSP MLA Raju Pal murder, surrenders in the CBI court . He was absconding for the past 18 years.

  • Apr 05, 2023 06:17 PM IST

    President Murmu presents Padma awards for 2023 at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    President Droupadi Murmu conferred the Padma Awards for the year 2023 at the second Civil Investiture Ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Apr 05, 2023 05:41 PM IST

    Zelenskyy visits Poland to thank ally and meet Ukrainians

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife were welcomed with military honours, tributes and praise in Poland on Wednesday at the start of a state visit meant as a gesture of thanks by Kyiv to its neighbour

  • Highlights: Navjot Singh Sidhu walks out of Patiala jail after serving 10 months’ term

  • Apr 01, 2023 11:09 PM IST

    Senior BJP leader, ex-Punjab minister Swarna Ram passes away at 83

    Senior BJP leader and former Punjab minister Chaudhary Swarna Ram passed away here on Saturday evening, PTI reported citing his family.

    He was 83.

    A prominent Dalit face of the party in the state, Ram was living with his son Mohan Lal Banga, a former MLA.

  • Apr 01, 2023 10:16 PM IST

    ‘Savarkar isn’t national issue…’: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that the progressive things by Savarkar should be considered. “There is no need to discuss any topic about those who are not here. Savarkar is not a national issue,” Pawar said.

  • Apr 01, 2023 09:26 PM IST

    Criminal wanted in 2020 attack on Suresh Raina’s relatives gunned down in Muzaffarnagar

    Officials on Saturday stated that criminal wanted in 2020 attack on cricketer Suresh Raina’s relatives gunned down by police in shoot-out in Muzaffarnagar, PTI reported.

  • Apr 01, 2023 08:49 PM IST

    Naxalite neutralised during encouter with Gadchiroli police in Maharashtra

    One naxalist neutralised during an encounter between Gadchiroli police and naxalites in Maharashtra, news agency ANI reported. There was input that a large congregation of naxals is present near Todgatta to intimidate villagers, and they were planning large-scale ambushes and attacks on police parties.

  • Apr 01, 2023 07:08 PM IST

    Fake doctor held for carrying out abortions in Gurugram

    A 46-year-old fake doctor was arrested for allegedly carrying out abortions and selling pregnancy termination kits, police said.

    Ramendra Nath Biswas, a class 12 pass-out, was running Rajlaxmi Clinic on Teekli road in Badshahpur for the last five years. He was treating pregnant women without any valid degree and also selling medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) kits to them, they said, reported PTI. 

  • Apr 01, 2023 05:56

  • Highlights: Delhi Police nabs peon of MCD school for raping 10-yr-old girl

  • Mar 23, 2023 09:26 PM IST

    Class 5 student of MCD-run school gang-raped by 4, 54-yr-old peon held

    A class 5 student was allegedly gang-raped by a 54-year-old peon working in her MCD-run school and his three accomplices after sedating her, PTI reported. 

  • Mar 23, 2023 08:07 PM IST

    Pakistan for settling ‘core issue’ of Kashmir in line with UN resolutions

    Pakistan wants peaceful ties with all neighbours, including India, and the “core issue” of Jammu and Kashmir must be settled in line with UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people, Pakistani chargé d’affaires Salman Sharif said on Thursday.

  • Mar 23, 2023 07:36 PM IST

    2019 Jamia violence: HC reserves order on police plea challenging discharge of 11 people

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea by Delhi Police challenging a trial court order discharging JNU student Sharjeel Imam and student activists Asif Iqbal Tanha and Safoora Zargar in a 2019 Jamia Nagar violence case.

  • Mar 23, 2023 07:36 PM IST

    Earthquake tremors in Manipur

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter Scale hit 60km ESE of Moirang, Manipur today at 6:51 pm IST: National Centre for Seismology.

  • Mar 23, 2023 06:25 PM IST

    Hindenburg shorts Jack Dorsey’s payments firm Block

    Hindenburg Research said on Thursday it held short positions in Jack Dorsey-led payments firm Block Inc.

  • Mar 23, 2023 05:07 PM IST

    Fresh countrywide mock drills at hospitals soon to test Covid preparedness: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

    Amid the spike in influenza cases in the country and the uptick in Covid-19 cases over the past couple of weeks, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday said a mock drill will be done soon in all the states and Union Territories to assess their preparedness to meet the twin

  • New snack startup highlights South American bean

    Food Entrepreneur SAN DIEGO — Chocho, a nutritious, regenerative crop, is a primary component in a line of puffed treats created by Brutal Foods, a San Diego startup with Ecuadorian roots.

    Also known as Andean lupin, the bean offers far more protein for every serving than salmon, tofu or chickpeas, with fiber, calcium and the nine crucial amino acids, and is cultivated at superior altitudes, in accordance to the brand name, which debuted at Natural Products Expo West, held March 8-11 in Anaheim, Calif.

    Additional elements contain rice flour, avocado oil, cassava starch and seasonings this kind of as onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt. The churro-impressed puffs are sweetened with allulose and stevia extract. Cheeky Cheeze is a vegan choose on white cheddar taste, and Créme de la Bitter functions the brand’s spin on bitter product.

    Brutal Foods was launched by married food items business veterans and indigenous Ecuadorians Juan Illingworth and Gaby Macias, who previously marketed and distributed bulk foodstuff elements. All through the pandemic, the pair started brainstorming new company strategies.

    “Gaby generally craved junk/convenience meals, but in the previous six several years she’s been hunting how to equilibrium it in a more healthy way,” Mr. Illingworth explained. “We each needed to make something unique and to make it a lot easier to make improved options for everybody.

    “Other beans and nuts by now had their second for a long time. It is chocho’s time to get the spot it deserves… So, we have been building these baked crunchy puffs and brand for nearly two several years and concentrated on the true things that we look at important devoid of sacrificing the pleasure of indulging.”

    In addition to its dietary positive aspects, Mr. Illingworth said chocho is “a fundamental part of our historic and existing agriculture as a

    Highlights: Centre hikes DA by 4% to 42% for central govt employees

  • Mar 24, 2023 09:23 PM IST

    Centre hikes DA by 4% to 42% for central govt employees

    Union minister Anurag Thakur on Friday announced that the government has extended subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana for another year. The government has also decided to increase the MSP for jute by 300.

  • Mar 24, 2023 08:08 PM IST

    Centre has extended ‘disturbed area’ status under AFSPA in parts of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh

    The Union home ministry on Friday extended for six months the “disturbed area” status in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. Read more

  • Mar 24, 2023 07:37 PM IST

    MEA says it would like to see ‘action’ on vandalism of Indian missions

    India would like to see action, more than just assurance, the Ministry of External Affairs said on the vandalism of Indian missions in various countries by Khalistanis, adding that he hoped that foreign governments will act against and prosecute those involved. Read more

  • Mar 24, 2023 05:55 PM IST

    Thousands evacuated as fire hits warehouse in crowded Hong Kong district

    About 3,600 people were evacuated from buildings in Hong Kong’s crowded Kowloon district on Friday as firefighters battled a blaze in a warehouse, Reuters reported.

  • Mar 24, 2023 05:01 PM IST

    SC to hear on March 27 pleas challenging remission granted to 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano case

    A new Supreme Court bench will hear on March 27 a clutch of petitions against the remission granted to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case.

  • Mar 24, 2023 03:34 PM IST

    NIA files chargesheet against notorious gangsters, Lawrence Bishnoi & Goldy Brar

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against notorious gangster criminals, Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar, alongwith 12 others having links with the

  • Highlights: UK bans TikTok on govt devices due to security reasons, third to do so after US, EU

  • Mar 16, 2023 10:40 PM IST

    Four workers injured after under-construction bridge collapses in Assam

    Four workers were injured after an under-construction bridge collapsed in Kampur area of Nagaon district in Assam, reported ANI.

  • Mar 16, 2023 10:14 PM IST

    ‘Congress today’s Mughals…need to rewrite history’: Assam CM in Karnataka

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Thursday that Congress party is the new era Mughals, alleging that it works to weaken India.

  • Mar 16, 2023 09:06 PM IST

    Telangana: Huge fire breaks out in Secundrabad complex; fire engine rushed to spot

    A huge fire has broken out in Swapnalok Complex in Secundrabad and fire engine rushed to the spot, reported news agency ANI.

  • Mar 16, 2023 08:23 PM IST

    Moderate rain spells expected in parts of Maharashtra around midnight

    Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and light to moderate spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 30-40 kmph are very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar, Satara, Solapur, Nanded, Dhule during next 3-4 hours, said IMD.

  • Mar 16, 2023 07:50 PM IST

    ‘Gen Bipin Rawat was an operational man’: CDS on his 65th birth anniversary

    Gen Bipin Rawat was an operational man. His biggest contribution was to change the narrative of counter-insurgency & counter-terror operations in J&K. Whatever relative peace we enjoy in J&K today is fall out of what he did as COAS: CDS on the 65th birth anniversary of Late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat.

  • Mar 16, 2023 07:16 PM IST

    Mumbai police arrests designer Aniksha after Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta’s complaint

    The Mumbai police has arrested the designer Aniksha following a complaint by Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis. Police is searching for the second accused (Anil Jaisinghani), it said. Read the whole story here.

  • Mar 16, 2023 06:44