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Congress on Pratigya Yatra in Uttar Pradesh, promises smart phones, 2-wheelers, farm loan waiver ahead of polls

Congress announces 7 pre-poll pledges as part of its Pratigya Yatra in Uttar Pradesh Barabanki: The Congress is bracing up for Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh next year. On Saturday, Congress general secretary flagged off the pary’s ‘Pratigya Yatra’ from Barabanki which will culminate at Bundelkhand. Two other such yatras will be taken out from...

Faizabad railway station to be renamed as Ayodhya Cantt

CM Yogi Adityanath makes announcement, three years after renaming Faizabad as Ayodhya Lucknow: Nearly three years after renaming Faizabad district as Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced that the district’s railway station will be known as Ayodhya Cantt. The announcement was made by the Chief Minister’s Office via Twitter on Saturday. The tweet in...

Home Minister Amit Shah reaches Srinagar on 3-day J&K tour

This is Amit Shah’s first visit to J&K after abrogation of Article 370 in 2019   Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Srinagar on Saturday morning, kicking off his three-day tour of the Jammu and Kashmir. Amit Shah will review the security situation in the Union Territory. The visit assumes significance as it is...

Covid-19 deaths surge in India; 666 succumb to infection; 16,326 new cases in 24 hours

New Delhi: The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the country surged in last 24 hours. A total of 666 patients lost their lives to the infection. Alongside, a total of 16,326 persons tested positive for the infection, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country is...

Congress-RJD alliance in Bihar collapses; Congress to fight on all LS seats in 2024

Development comes after RJD’s decision to contest on Kusheswar Asthan in Bihar bypolls on October 30 Patna: In a major development in Bihar, the alliance between Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has ended. The reason for this fallout is said to be RJD’s decision to field its candidate from Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly seat in...

‘Never had drugs’, Ananya Panday tells NCB

Ananya Panday was summoned once again on Friday for questioning over her WhatsApp chats with Aryan Khan   Mumbai: Bollywood actress Ananya Panday was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) once again on Friday in connection with the drugs case in which superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been arrested. This was the...

Fire breaks out at 60-storey building in Mumbai

19th floor of Avighna Park on Curry Road in flames Mumbai: A major fire was reported at a multi-storeyed residential building on Curry Road in Mumbai at around noon on Friday. No casualties have been reported so far. According to available reports, flames erupted from the 19th floor of the 60-storeyed Avighna Park tower. At...

39 of 71 women Army officers eligible for permanent commission: Government tells SC

New Delhi: A total of 39 women Army officers, of the 71 who had moved an application in the Supreme Court, are eligible for permanent commission, the government told the Supreme Court on Friday. The 71 women had approached the court after they were denied permanent commission. The eligible 39 women officers will now be...

Covid-19: India reports 15,786 cases, 231 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country reported 15,786 fresh cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 231 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country stands at 1,75,745, which is 0.51 per cent of the total cases. It is...

With 100 crore vaccine doses, India has left the world speechless: PM Modi in address to nation

Urging people to be cautious, PM Modi pointed out that weapons are never laid down until the war ends New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Friday, a day after India crossed the milestone of having administered 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Talking about the nationwide vaccination campaign, PM Modi said...

Cabinet clears hike in DA, DR for central government employees, pensioners

New Delhi: Central government employees and pensioners have got a reason to cheer ahead of Diwali. The Union Cabinet has approved the release of an additional installment of dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR). The decision was announced at the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Accordingly, an additional installment...

Farmers may protest, but can’t block roads indefinitely: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has once again expressed concern over the blocking of road by farmers protesting against farm laws. On Thursday, the Apex Court noted that while they have the right to protest, roads cannot be blocked indefinitely. Noida resident Monicca Agarwal had filed a petition seeking removal of protesters from the roads...