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Jailed gangster Mukhtar Ansari dies after being admitted to hospital

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari passed away on Thursday night. Ansari was admitted to Banda Medical College earlier today after he was found lying unconscious in his barrack. The jail officials immediately spotted him and took him to the district hospital, said a TOI report. S

IndiGo, Air India Flights Graze On Kolkata Airport Runway, Avoid Mishap

Two airplanes had a close encounter when they grazed against each other on the runway in Kolkata on Wednesday morning posing a significant risk to the hundreds of passengers onboard. An IndiGo aircraft heading towards Darbhanga collided with a stationary Air India Express flight at Kolkata Airpor

HDK set to contest as NDA candidate from Mandya, Prajwal Revanna from Hassan

Hassan, Mar 27 (IANS): Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda has announced that his son, former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will contest from state's Mandya parliamentary seat as NDA candidate. Deve Gowda told reporters on Tuesday that the decision to fiel

In Message From Jail, Arvind Kejriwal Mentions "Brothers And Sisters" From BJP

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal's wife and a former IRS officer, Sunita Kejriwal, today read out a message from the Delhi Chief Minister who has been arrested in a corruption case linked to the Delhi liquor policy. In the message, Mr Kejriwal urged everyone to continue working for the society and not

Lok Sabha elections to be held from Apr 19 in 7 phases, result on Jun 4

New Delhi, Mar 16: The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the schedule for the 543 parliamentary constituencies for 18th Lok Sabha elections, the biggest democratic exercise in the world involving 96.8 crore voters, including 21.5 crore young voters between age 18 to 29 years ol

Petrol, diesel prices cut by Rs 2 across India ahead of LS polls

New Delhi, Mar 14 (IANS): Petrol and diesel across India will be cheaper by around Rs 2 per litre from early on Friday as the oil marketing companies have revised prices, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry announced on Thursday. "Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have informed that the

Will PM take action against BJP MP Hegde to demonstrate commitment to Constitution, asks Congress

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh hit out at the prime minister who is on a visit to Gujarat and Rajasthan and posed five questions to Modi. "The prime minister is in Ahmedabad for the Sabarmati Ashram Memorial Project. While the prime minister is embracing the Mahatma for his political

SC dismisses SBI's application, orders bank to disclose data on electoral bonds by Mar 12

New Delhi, Mar 11 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the application filed by the State Bank of India (SBI) seeking an extension of time, until June 30, for making details of the encashed Electoral Bonds public. Rejecting the application, a Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Just

Election commissioner Arun Goel steps down weeks before Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Mar 9 (IANS): Weeks before the Lok Sabha elections, election commissioner Arun Goel, resigned from his post on Saturday. According to the officials in the know of things, Goel's resignation has been accepted by President Droupadi Murmu. "In pursuance of Clause (1) of Sectio

Bengaluru Water Crisis: Schools, Educational Institutions Closed; Students Asked To Attend Online Classes

New Delhi: Bengaluru has been in the news for quite some time and the reason, unfortunately, is not very pleasant. A severe water crisis has struck the Karnataka capital and it has been a few days, that the people of Bengaluru have been facing it. Amid the ongoing crisis, several schools and coachin

SC quashes ED case on money laundering against DyCM D K Shivakumar

New Delhi, Mar 5 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed a money laundering probe initiated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar. A Bench presided over by Justice Surya Kant was hearing a special leave petition filed by the Congress

BJP Lok Sabha 2024 list: PM Modi, Shah to contest from same seats; shake-up in Delhi

  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list includes 34 ministers at the central and state levels, and two being former chief ministers. 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi for th

BJP Lok Sabha 2024 list: PM Modi, Shah to contest from same seats; shake-up in Delhi

  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list includes 34 ministers at the central and state levels, and two being former chief ministers. 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi for th

Retired judge who passed Gyanvapi order to allow puja appointed as Lokpal in Uttar Pradesh university

Retired District Judge Ajaya Krishna Vishvesha of the Varanasi court, who passed an order recently to allow Hindus to carry out prayers at the basement of the Gyanvapi mosque complex, has been appointed as the Lokpal of the government-run Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University in Luc

Vijay Shekhar Sharma resigns as chairman of Paytm Payments Bank; board reconstituted

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has resigned as part-time non-executive Chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) ahead of the March 15 deadline to wind down its business. PPBL has also reconstituted its Board of Directors with the appointment of Ex-Central Bank of India Chairman Srinivas

Freight train runs 80 km from J&K to Punjab ‘without driver’, probe ordered

The Railways on February 25 ordered a probe after a freight train travelled more than 80 km from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua to Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district without drivers. An official said the 53-wagon diesel locomotive freight drove away from the Kathua station without a driver. &ld

Centre notifies three new criminal laws; to come into force from July 1

New Delhi: Three new criminal laws – Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) and Bharatiya Saksha Adhiniyam (BSA) – which seek to replace the colonial era Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and the Indian Evidence act, will come i

Child rights body seeks FIR against Deoband's Darul Uloom over Ghazwa-e-Hind fatwa

The fatwa in question discusses the concept of 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' and allegedly glorifies "martyrdom in the context of India's invasion". The apex child rights body NCPCR has issued directive to the Uttar Pradesh government to register an FIR and take legal action against Darul U