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After heatwave spells, Southwest Monsoon likely to reach Kerala by May 31, predicts IMD

India's monsoon rains, essential for the country's economy, are expected to hit the Kerala coast in the southwest on May 31, IMD said in a statement. "This year, the southwest monsoon is likely to set in over Kerala on May 31 with a model error of ± 4 days," said the weat

First set of citizenship certificates handed over to 14 persons under CAA

Two months after the notification of Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024, the Centre on Wednesday handed over the first set of citizenship certificates to 14 persons who escaped from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to India due to persecution. The handing over of citizenships comes in the mi

Supreme Court orders release of NewsClick editor in UAPA case

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of NewsClick founder and editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha, who was arrested by the Delhi Police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act over allegations that the media outlet received money to spread pro-China

Death toll rises to 14 in Mumbai billboard collapse, NDRF says rescue operation may continue until evening

The death toll in the Ghatkopar billboard collapse in Mumbai rose to 14 on Tuesday morning. The rescue operation led by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been going on for more than 18 hours and may continue until Tuesday evening. “Since the accident happened in a petrol pump

Air India Express cabin crew go on mass sick leave, 78 flights cancelled

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS): Air India Express faced major disruption in services as 78 flights were cancelled and many were delayed after cabin crew called in mass ‘sick leave’ to mark their protest against the ongoing transition in the airline. In 2023, the Directorate General of C

Congress files complaint against JP Nadda, Amit Malviya over alleged intimidation of SC, ST voters in Karnataka

Congress on May 5 filed a complaint against BJP chief JP Nadda, BJP state president BY Vijayendra and the party’s social media in-charge Amit Malviya over a video posted by the saffron party’s Karnataka wing on their social media. “For allegedly intimidating members of Schedule

Delegates from 23 countries arrive to watch Lok Sabha elections in India

The Election Commission of India has invited 75 international visitors from election management bodies (EMBs) of 23 countries to watch the world's largest elections unfold. The poll commission said that this exercise is a first in terms of scale and magnitude of participation. The invited del

Congress, JMM, and RJD want to rob reservation of tribals, backward classes: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Saturday that Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) aim to snatch reservation from tribals, backward classes, and Dalits and give it to Muslims, adding that he won't allow even a shred of reservation based on religion. Ad

AstraZeneca admits its Covishield vaccine may lead to rare side effect

AstraZeneca has admitted for the first time in court documents that its Covid-19 vaccine, sold globally under the brand names Covishield and Vaxzevria among others, may lead to a rare side-effect. According to media reports, the admission was made in a legal document submitted to the UK High Court i

Priyanka attacks PM - Why did you allow 'sex scandal' accused Prajwal to leave country?

Bengaluru, Apr 30: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi criticized Prime Minister Modi for his recent speech in Karnataka, where he addressed an election rally and asserted that women are not safe under the Karnataka government. PM Modi had urged the people of Karnataka to vote for the BJP to ensure

SC dismisses pleas seeking mandatory EVM-VVPAT tally

New Delhi, Apr 26 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a batch of petitions seeking mandatory cross-verification of the votes cast in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) with Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips. However, a bench headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna asked the E

Penalty to be levied on failure to install HSRP number plates by May 31

Bengaluru, Apr 24: The transport department had previously extended the deadline for the implementation of High Security Number Plates (HSRP) in November and February of last year. However, the deadline was not met for various reasons. Consequently, the department has now ordered strict enforce

DRI seizes valuables of  10.48 cr after busting gold smuggling syndicate in Mumbai; 4 held

Mumbai, The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has busted a gold smuggling syndicate in Mumbai and seized the precious metal, cash and other valuables of ₹10.48 crore, a DRI official said on Wednesday. The DRI had received an input that gold smuggled from Africa through the Mumbai international

EVMs have microcontrollers housed in secured modules, ECI tells SC

New Delhi, Apr 24 (IANS): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday apprised the Supreme Court that all three units (i.e. ballot unit, control unit and VVPAT) of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have their own microcontroller. “These microcontrollers are housed in secure

Karnataka: Muslims included in list of OBCs for reservation in employment, educational institutions

The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on Wednesday confirmed citing the data from Karnataka government, all castes and communities of Muslims of Karnataka have been included in the list of other backward classes for granting reservation in employment and educational institutions under

BJP To Win Surat As Congress Candidate Disqualified, Independents Pull Out

New Delhi: BJP's Mukesh Dalal is set to be elected unopposed from the Surat Lok Sabha seat after all other candidates withdrew from the contest, the party's Gujarat unit chief CR Paatil said today. Today was the deadline for withdrawing nominations. The nominations of the Congress party'

India's Congress seeks action against Modi for comments about Muslims

NEW DELHI, April 22 (Reuters) - India's main opposition Congress party petitioned the Election Commission on Monday to act against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making what it said were "deeply objectionable" comments about Muslims that violated election laws. Modi, who is seeking

Lok Sabha polls: Repoll in 11 booths in Manipur on April 22 after firing, clashes

After the conclusion of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the Manipur Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) announced that re-polling would be conducted at the ll polling booths of the inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat. Voting will be held again at these stations on April 22, according to Manipur Ch