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Goa court summons Arvind Kejriwal in code of conduct violation case

A court in Goa on Tuesday issued a summons to AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal in an alleged case of violation of the model code of conduct, asking him to remain present on November 29. The local unit of the Aam Aadmi Party said it had received the summons but was not aware of the details of t

Don’t temple aartis cause noise pollution: Gujarat HC rejects plea for loudspeaker ban during azaan

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a public interest litigation seeking to ban the use of loudspeakers during azaan, the Muslim call to prayer that rings out from mosques five times a day, Bar and Bench reported. The court was hearing a clutch of petitions related to the iss

At least 6 States on Alert as India 'Closely Monitors' China Respiratory Infections | Check Health Briefs

Amid the rise in respiratory illness among children in China, at least six states in India are on alert mode. This comes after Centre’s directive to review readiness in view of the surge abroad. Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Tamil Nadu have reportedly asked hospitals

Karnataka govt has no authority to conduct caste census: Union min Prahlad Joshi

Hubballi, Nov 24 (IANS): Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi on Friday stated that the Karnataka government does not have any authority to conduct caste census. Speaking to reporters here, Joshi said that the task of conducting caste census rests with the ce

New regulation to tackle deep fakes soon; Vaishnaw meets social media platforms

Terming deepfakes as a new threat to democracy, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday said that the government will come up with new regulations soon to tackle deepfakes. The minister, who met social media platforms on the deepfake issue on Thursday, said that companies have agreed on the need

Giriraj Singh Urges Bihar CM Nitish Kumar To Ban Halal-Certified Products, Calls It ‘Jihad’

Days after the Uttar Pradesh government imposed a ban on halal-certified products, Union Minister Giriraj Singh wrote a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with a similar demand. Giriraj Singh also requested the Bihar CM to take strong action against “divisive and conspiratorial elemen

Akbaruddin Owaisi booked for threatening police inspector during rally in Hyderabad

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi faced controversy as he openly threatened a police inspector during a rally in Hyderabad, raising concerns about potential violations of the Model Code of Conduct ahead of the November 30 assembly election in Telangana. In a vid

2 Rafale Jets Were Dispatched After Reports Of UFOs Near Imphal Airport

The Indian Air Force (IAF), soon after receiving information about the sighting of an unidentified flying object near the Imphal airport on Sunday, scrambled its Rafale fighter aircraft to search for them. The Unidentified Flying Object was sighted over the Imphal airport around 2:30 pm yesterday a

'Halal' Certification To Become 'Haram' In UP; Yogi Govt Mulling Ban

Lucknow: The Yogi Government in Uttar Pradesh is mulling a ban on the sale of Halal certified products in the state. Taking note of the sale of Halal-certified vegetarian products such as oil, soap, and toothpaste in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to take action. An

Your UPI ID will be deactivated after December 31 if you...

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has introduced new guidelines regarding the deactivation of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) IDs. Under these guidelines, UPI IDs that have seen no transactions for over a year will be deactivated by banks and third-party apps such as Google Pay and

Muslim vendor arrested for ‘selling eggs’ in Haridwar

Local police in the Har Ki Pauri area of Haridwar arrested Nizamuddin, a resident of Muradabad, for allegedly selling eggs in violation of the law. The arrest was made after some people reported the vendor to the authorities, claiming to have caught him with 5 cartons of eggs and a sack. Accordin

Massive fire breaks out in Mathura firecracker market, several injured

At least 12 people were injured, and 26 shops were burnt to ashes after a massive fire broke out at a firecracker market in the Gopalbagh area of Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district on Sunday. Upon information, fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The people who suffered severe b

Rat 'arrested' in MP for 'guzzling down' booze at police station

Bhopal, Nov 7 (IANS): Do rats drink alcohol? Well, it seems so, at least in Madhya Pradesh, where a rodent has been 'arrested' for emptying liquor bottles at a police station, and will now be produced before the court as proof! This bizzare incident was reported from a police station

Directions on bursting firecrackers applicable to all states: SC clarifies

The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified that the directions issued by it against bursting of firecrackers were not just for Delhi-NCR but for also all states. This petitioner had filed the plea for the state of Rajasthan seeking orders from the top court to direct implementat

Person in mob need not assault to be convicted: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has reiterated that it is not necessary that a person who is part of an unlawful mob must have actually assaulted someone for being convicted for the offence, a point of law that was settled way back in 1964. In the 'Masalti vs State of UP' case in 1964, a const

Strong Tremors In Delhi After 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake In Nepal

Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and nearby cities on Monday afternoon as a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal again, its second quake in three days. Last week, a powerful 6.4 earthquake hit Nepal Friday night. Nepal lies in one of the world's most active tectonic zones which makes it ext

BJP conspiring to arrest all opposition leaders before '24 polls: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit out at the BJP-led central government, alleging that it was conspiring to arrest all opposition leaders before the next year's Lok Sabhapolls and cast votes for themselves in an "empty country". Delhi Chief Minister A

SC issues notice to Centre on Umar Khalid's plea challenging validity of UAPA

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a plea filed by student activist Umar Khalid challenging the provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi called for response