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Congress Chintan Shivir failed to achieve anything meaningful: Prashant Kishor

Predicts impending rout for Congress in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections later this year New Delhi: Master poll strategist Prashant Kishor does not have anything encouraging to say about the recently concluded Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir of Congress in Udaipur. According to Prashant Kishor, the brainstorming programme “failed to achieve anything meaningful...

Day after SC order, Navjyot Singh Sidhu seeks time to surrender

The SC had set aside the earlier relief given to him and awarded him 1-year rigorous imprisonment   New Delhi: Former cricketer-turned-politician Navjyot Singh Sidhu has sought time to surrender before court to serve his sentence, a day after the Supreme Court ordered him to undergo one year of rigorous imprisonment. The punishment was in...

Elon Musk rubbishes allegation of sexual harassment

Texas: Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to refute allegations of sexual harassment against him. He called the claims by a news report that he had sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016 as “utterly untrue”. According to reports, a female attendant of a private...

Covid-19: India records 2,259 new cases, 20 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 2,259 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 20 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.5 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.53 per cent. Around 4.51 lakh samples...

Former Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar joins BJP

Chandigarh: Days after resigning from Congress, former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar joined the BJP on Thursday. He was inducted into the Saffron party in presence of BJP national president JP Nadda. Sunil Jakhar had announced his resignation from the party via Facebook Live on Saturday. “Three generations of my family served the Congress party...

Navjyot Singh Sidhu awarded 1-year jail for 1988 road rage case

He and his associated were accused of hitting a man over parking spot, leading to his death   New Delhi: Congress leader and former cricketer Navjyot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a road rage case of 1988. Sidhu and his associate Rupinder Singh Sandhu had allegedly got...

Supreme Court rejects petition to review verdict on Cyrus Mistry’s removal from Tata Sons

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by the Shapoorji Pallonji group seeking review of an order upholding removal of Cyrus Mistry from Tata Sons. Cyrus Mistry had succeeded Rata Tata as the executive chairman of Tata Sons. However, in October 2016, he was removed from the post. In December the same...

Gyanvapi Masjid survey report submitted; SC asks Varanasi court not to pass order

Varanasi: The Supreme Court has instructed the Varanasi court hearing the Gyanvapi Masjid case not to pass any order on Thursday as it will hear a petition related to the matter on Friday. The report of the three-day videography of Gyanvapi Masjid, which was concluded on Monday, has been submitted to the Varanasi court. However,...

Domestic LPG price raised by Rs 3.5 per cylinder

Cost of 1 cylinder crosses 1,000 in Delhi   New Delhi: Domestic LPG prices were once again revised on Thursday by Rs 3.5 per cylinder, the second hike in less than a month. The increase has pushed the price to over Rs 1,000. A 14.2-kg cylinder of domestic LPG will now cost Rs 1,003 in...

Covid-19 cases in India rise again; 2,364 test positive in 24 hours

10 more patients succumb to Covid-19 in the country   New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in the country increased in last 24 hours ending Thursday morning. India recorded 2,364 new cases, the Union Health Ministry said. Ten patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.5 per...

No government grant for new madrassas in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has accepted a proposal by the state Cabinet to not allow government grants for new madrassas in the state. The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet had taken its decision on May 17. A day later, the CM gave his approval to it. Last week, the UP government had made the...

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan gets SC relief, to walk free after 31 years

New Delhi: AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts serving life term in the case of assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, will finally walk free after 31 years in prison. His release order on Wednesday came after the bench led by Justice LN Nageswara Rao invoked special powers of the...