Terrorists making desperate attempt to disrupt DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir, says Army chief | India News

Terrorists making desperate attempt to disrupt DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir, says Army chief | India News

KANNUR: Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said terrorists were making desperate attempts to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt the District Development Council (DDC) polls there. He also said terrorism emanating from across the border continues to be a serious threat and that it was not abating despite all the efforts being … Read more

Almost 52% vote in Phase 1 of J&K’s first poll as UT | India News

How info-warriors in rural India are busting fake news | India News

SRINAGAR: In biting cold, and with the chilling thought of past terrorist disruptions cloaked in a security blanket, the first phase of J&K’s inaugural electoral exercise as a Union Territory on Saturday saw a 51.7% voter turnout in 43 newly delimited District Development Council (DDC) constituencies spread across 14 districts. North Kashmir’s terrorist-infested Bandipora district … Read more

BSF constable spying for Pakistan held | India News

How info-warriors in rural India are busting fake news | India News

AMRITSAR: A border security force (BSF) constable fell for Pakistan Intelligence Operative’s (PIO) honey trap and was reportedly exchanging vital information with his female handlers operating from across the border for the past almost five months. The constable whose identity has been withheld reportedly hails from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra and was posted at BSF’s headquarters at … Read more

12 arrested for duping aspiring Delhi police constables: Uttar Pradesh STF | Lucknow News

12 arrested for duping aspiring Delhi police constables: Uttar Pradesh STF | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force has arrested 12 persons for taking money from aspiring Delhi police constables, promising their selection in the entrance examination to be held shortly by the central area’s Staff Selection Commission. “Twelve persons including the racket kingpin Mahendra Singh have been arrested by the STF from Gorakhpur on Friday,” … Read more

Put everything else aside, address farmers’ issues personally: SAD to PM | India News

Put everything else aside, address farmers' issues personally: SAD to PM | India News

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally address all “genuine” issues of agitating farmers after putting aside all his other engagements. The Prime Minister should resolve the issues of agitating ‘annadatas’ on a “top national priority” basis, the SAD said in a statement here. When the Centre … Read more

Government ready for talks with protesting farmers anytime: Narendra Singh Tomar | India News

Government ready for talks with protesting farmers anytime: Narendra Singh Tomar | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid massive protests for the third consecutive day by farmers heading to the national capital, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said the Centre is ready for talks with them anytime as he appealed to farmers to call off their agitation and come for discussion. While a meeting with 32 protesting farmer … Read more

Uttar Pradesh: Delhi woman, daughter killed, 3 family members injured in accident on Yamuna Expressway | Agra News

Uttar Pradesh: Delhi woman, daughter killed, 3 family members injured in accident on Yamuna Expressway | Agra News

AGRA: A Delhi-based woman and her 25-year-old daughter were killed while her husband and two teenaged sons were injured when the car in which they were travelling in hit a road divider and turned turtle on Yamuna Expressway near Milestone 88 in Surir area in Mathura on Saturday evening. Five members of the family were … Read more

AG declines consent to initiate contempt against Prashant Bhushan, says he expressed regret for tweets on CJI | India News

AG declines consent to initiate contempt against Prashant Bhushan, says he expressed regret for tweets on CJI | India News

NEW DELHI: Attorney General KK Venugopal has declined consent for initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against Prashant Bhushan for his tweets in which he was critical of Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde being provided a special helicopter by the Madhya Pradesh government, saying the activist-lawyer later expressed regret. On October 21, Bhushan … Read more

Thousands of farmers camp at Delhi borders as protests enter third day: Top developments | India News

Thousands of farmers camp at Delhi borders as protests enter third day: Top developments | India News

NEW DELHI: Thousands of farmers have gathered in the national capital amid heavy security presence, in response to the “Delhi Chalo” call against the agri-marketing laws enacted at the Centre in September. The key demand is the withdrawal of the three laws which deregulate the sale of their crops. They are also pressing for the … Read more

‘Why not?’: Yogi on renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar | India News

'Why not?': Yogi on renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar | India News

HYDERABAD: Amid campaigning for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday pitched for renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. “Some people were asking me if Hyderabad can be renamed as Bhagyanagar. I said, ‘Why not?’ I told them that we renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya and Allahabad as Prayagraj after BJP … Read more

PM Modi to inaugurate widened NH stretch, attend Dev Deepawali in Varanasi on Monday | India News

PM Modi to inaugurate widened NH stretch, attend Dev Deepawali in Varanasi on Monday | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Monday to inaugurate a six-lane stretch of the national highway between the city and Prayagraj, and will also attend Dev Deepawali there. A PMO statement said on Saturday that PM Modi will also undertake a site visit of Kashi Vishwanath temple corridor … Read more

Won’t talk to Khattar until he apologises for ‘inflicting brutality’ on farmers: Amarinder | India News

Won't talk to Khattar until he apologises for 'inflicting brutality' on farmers: Amarinder | India News

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he will not speak to his Haryana counter Manohar Lal Khattar until he seeks an apology for “inflicting brutality” on farmers marching to Delhi. The Punjab chief minister also junked the allegations that he did not speak to Khattar over the farmers’ issue despite repeated attempts … Read more

Madhya Pradesh: Man kills three people, crushed bodies under tractor and surrenders | India News

Madhya Pradesh: Man kills three people, crushed bodies under tractor and surrenders | India News

BHOPAL: A man murdered three people of a family including a 11-year-old boy and crushed their bodies under the wheels of a tractor trolley and surrendered before the police in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Incident was reported from Seoni Malwa area of the district which was later converted into a police chawni to prevent … Read more

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu bats for developing cycling ecosystem in cities in post-Covid era | India News

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu bats for developing cycling ecosystem in cities in post-Covid era | India News

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for promoting cycling culture and creating exclusive tracks in cities. He observed that cycling is a healthy, low-cost exercise and provides several benefits, including zero pollution. Delivering the key-note address at an international webinar on ‘Cycling in the post-Covid world’ via video link, Naidu said … Read more

In process of applying for emergency use of ‘Covishield’ in next 2 weeks, Serum CEO says | India News

In process of applying for emergency use of ‘Covishield’ in next 2 weeks, Serum CEO says | India News

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India is in the process of applying for emergency use authorisation of Covishield in the next two weeks, CEO Adar Poonawalla said. After holding a review meeting on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Poonawalla said, “Worldwide everybody is now dependent and is looking forward to the vaccines coming out … Read more

52% turnout in J&K in first round of DDC polls | India News

52% turnout in J&K in first round of DDC polls | India News

SRINAGAR: Nearly 52 percent turnout was recorded on Saturday in the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls, the first electoral exercise in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370. The first round of polling on Saturday in the eight-phase DDC election passed off peacefully, except for a minor incident of stone-pelting in Kulgam. … Read more

BJP ‘captures’ 3 party offices in Suvendu Adhikari’s home turf: TMC | India News

BJP 'captures' 3 party offices in Suvendu Adhikari's home turf: TMC | India News

KOLKATA: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday accused the BJP of “capturing” three of its party offices in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district following the resignation of senior minister Suvendu Adhikari from the Mamata Banerjee cabinet. The saffron party, however, denied the allegations and claimed none of their activists were involved in such incidents. The … Read more

Centre ready to deliberate on all demands, urge farmers to move to designated site: Amit Shah | India News

Centre ready to deliberate on all demands, urge farmers to move to designated site: Amit Shah | India News

NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Centre will hear the concerns and demands of the agitating farmers and urged them to move to the designated protest site in north Delhi. Shah’s appeal comes amid thousands of farmers gathering at various border points in Delhi to join the protest against … Read more

Two groups clash over land dispute at Uttar Pradesh’s Para, four injured | Lucknow News

Two groups clash over land dispute at Uttar Pradesh's Para, four injured | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Four persons sustained serious injuries after a clash broke out between two groups over a land dispute in Para on Friday afternoon. Police force was deployed and the injured were admitted to the KGMU trauma centre. Cross-FIRs were lodged by the two sides. According to the police, Umesh along with his father Jagannath Rawat, … Read more