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Arrested Pakistan-trained terrorists were planning attacks similar to 1993 Mumbai blasts

The two terrorists nabbed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police for running a terror module for Pakistan’s ISI were planning explosions on bridges and railway tracks and large gatherings in India. Notably, 1.5 kg RDX was recovered from them at the time of arrest—an amount sufficient to cause wide-scale destruction. The two terrorists—...

Virat Kohli to step down as T2OI captain after T20 World Cup in UAE

Virat Kohli on Thursday announced that he will step down as India’s T20I captain after the T20 World Cup scheduled in the UAE in October-November. Kohli, however, will continue to lead India in the Test and One-Day cricket. Virat Kohli has led India in 45 T20I internationals since taking over from MS Dhoni in 2017....

Actor Dilip Kumar’s Twitter account to be closed

Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of late actor Dilip Kumar, has revealed that the late actor’s Twitter account will be deactivated. The decision has been taken in this regard with the consent of Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu, Farooqui said in a tweet. “After much discussion and deliberation and with the consent of Saira Banu...

80 murders, 77 rapes registered daily in India in 2020

The latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reveals that an average of 77 rapes and 80 murders have been recorded daily in 2020. Notably, 29,193 people were murdered in the country last year, with Uttar Pradesh topping the charts among states registering 3,779 murders followed by Bihar’s 3,150 murder cases and Maharashtra’s...

School students expecting money for uniform under govt scheme get over Rs 900 cr

In a major goof-up, two schoolchildren in Bihar’s Katihar discovered that their account has been credited crores of rupees overnight. Notably, the school students were expecting money under a government scheme for school uniforms and related expenses. Following the development, a long queue of residents was witnessed outside banks and ATMs in the area hoping...

PM Modi slams critics of Central Vista project—Here’s what you need to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed the critics of the Union government’s ambitious Central Vista project being executed at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore. The project comprises a new Parliament building, government offices and a refurbished North and South Blocks. PM Modi, while inaugurating two new multi-storey swanky office complexes at Kasturba...

Fans counter hate campaign against Shahrukh Khan on Twitter

Start #WeLoveShahrukhKhan in response to Haryana BJP leader-led #BoycottShahrukKhan on Twitter Mumbai: If Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has followed Twitter trends on Thursday morning, he must be smiling. His name is part of the two highest trending hashtags—one against and another countering the first one. #BoycottShahrukhKhan began trending on Twitter in the morning....

Hyderabad rape and murder accused found dead on railway track after minister’s “encounter” threat

A man accused of rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Hyderabad has been found dead on railway tracks on Thursday morning. The accused was trying to run away when he jumped in front of a train, the police said. Earlier, a photo of the accused Pallakonda Raju was released by the police along...

Income tax team reaches Sonu Sood’s house after raids at office

I-T team had carried out searches at 6 locations, including at Sonu Sood’s office in Mumbai, on Wednesday in a case of alleged tax evasion   New Delhi: The Income Tax department’s investigation into a property deal involving actor Sonu Sood continued on Thursday, with officials reaching his house in the morning. The taxmen’s visit...

India reports 30,570 COVID-19 cases, 431 deaths in a day

The health ministry on Thursday informed that 30,570 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 3.33 crore. The ministry also informed that over 76.57 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over...

I-T department surveys premises linked to Sonu Sood in Mumbai, Lucknow

The Income Tax (I-T) Department is carrying out surveys at premises linked to actor and Good Samaritan Sonu Sood in Mumbai. I-T officials are also conducting a survey in a company premises linked to the actor in Lucknow, according to media reports. The surveys are being carried out in connection with an alleged tax evasion...

Centre approves major relief package for telecom sector, 100% FDI allowed

In a major relief for the stressed telecom sector, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a relief package which comprises several relaxations for telecom companies, including allowing 100 per cent FDI and rationalising the definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) by excluding non-telecom revenue of telcos from payment of statutory levies. The relief package is...