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SC puts aside Delhi HC stay on Sahara investigation, allows SFIO to go ahead with probe

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court relief to the Sahara Group ended on Thursday, with the Supreme Court setting aside the HC stay. The Apex Court has allowed the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to go ahead with its probe into nine companies connected with the group. In December 2021, the HC had stayed all...

2020 witnessed 18.4% drop in road accidents: Report

Number of deaths lower by 12.84% compared to 2019 New Delhi: Road accidents parameters registered a significant decline in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a report prepared by the road transport ministry. The total number of accidents decreased on an average by 18.46 per cent, the number of persons killed decreased by 12.84 per...

Vinai Kumar Saxena takes oath as Delhi’s Lt Governor

New Delhi: Vinai Kumar Saxena, former chairperson of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), took oath as the new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on Thursday. He succeeds Anil Baijal who resigned last week. Baijal had cited personal reasons behind his decision to step down. His resignation was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind who then...

Imran Khan gives 6-day deadline to Pakistan government to announce fresh elections

Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given a deadline to the government to announce fresh elections within next six days, failing which he will take out another march to Islamabad. The former cricketer-turned-politician took out a rally early on Thursday morning with hundreds of supporters in tow. He had given a call for...

PM to inaugurate India’s biggest drone festival on Friday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s biggest Drone Festival, Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, on Friday, May 27, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The event will take place at 10 am. The two-day Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022 will culminate on May 28. Over 1,600 delegates, comprising government officials, foreign diplomats, armed forces,...

Covid-19: India records 2,628 new cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country witnessed a rise in daily tally of Covid-19 cases, with 2,628 persons testing positive for the infection in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday morning. A total of 18 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.58 per cent, while the...

JKLF leader Yasin Malik sentenced to life in jail

New Delhi: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik was sentenced to life in jail by the NIA court in a terror funding case on Wednesday. The sentencing includes two life imprisonments, 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in 10 offences and Rs 10 lakh penalty. All the sentences will run concurrently, the special NIA...

Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files nomination for Rajya Sabha with SP support

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal is the latest to jump off the Congress ship. Backed by the Samajwadi Party, he filed the nomination as an independent candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Kapil Sibal said he had tendered his resignation from the Congress on May 16 itself. According...

Encounter in Kashmir’s Baramulla; 3 militants killed, cop martyred

Srinagar: At least three suspected Pakistani terrorists were killed in an encounter between the militants and security personnel in Baramulla in North Kashmir on Wednesday. According to police, a personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir police was martyred in the operation. The development was confirmed by Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar. Incriminating material, including arms and...

India restricts sugar export, caps it at 100 LMT for next few months

New Delhi: In view of the “unprecedented growth in exports of sugar, the Centre has decided to “regulate” its export for the next few months, capping it at 100 LMT (lakh metric tonne) over the next few months to ensure price stability in the domestic market. The rising retail inflation has had the government worried....

Texas teen goes on shooting rampage in school, kills 19 kids, teacher

Texas: In what has emerged as the deadliest school shooting in the United States of America in years, a teenager opened fire in an elementary school in Texas, killing at least 19 children and a teacher. He was later killed by the security personnel responding to the attack. The gunman had fired at his own...

Covid-19: India records 2,124 new cases, 17 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in India once again rose above the mark of 2,000. In last 23 hours, the country recorded 2,124 new cases of the infection, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday morning. A total of 17 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate...