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Tripura CM Biplab Deb resigns, new CM to be named by evening

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb said on Saturday that he has submitted his resignation to Governor SN Arya. Biplab Deb’s resignation comes a day after his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and less than a year before the Assembly elections in Tripura. After announcing his resignation, he said, “The party wants me...

Kerala: Former teacher arrested under POCSO for allegedly molesting school girls over 30 years

Alleged abuse by Sasi Kumar, also a 3-time CPIM councillor, came to light when former students mentioned it in response to his retirement post on Facebook    Kozhikode: A three-time CPIM councillor of Malappuram municipality in Kerala and former school teacher was arrested under the POCSO Act after complaints against him of molesting students for...

Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar announces resignation as party brainstorms in Udaipur

Chandigarh: Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar announced his resignation from the party on Facebook on Saturday. He did a Facebook live to announce his decision, ending it with “Good luck and Goodbye, Congress”. His resignation comes on the second day of the party’s Nav Sankalp Chintan Shibir. Hours earlier, he had taken off all...

Videography of Gyanvapi Masjid begins amid heavy police deployment

Varanasi: Videography inside the Gyanvapi Masjid complex in Varanasi began on Saturday amid heavy police deployment in the area. According to Varanasi police commissioner A Satish Ganesh, the process was conducted peacefully and would continue on Sunday. He was quoted by ANI as saying, “The entire process is going on quite smoothly. It’s the court’s...

Covid-19: India records 2,858 new cases, 11 deaths

    New Delhi: The country recorded 2,858 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. Eleven patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.59 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.66 per cent. Around 4.86 lakh samples were...

India bans wheat export as food inflation surges

Centre cites food security risk amid rising high inflation rates   New Delhi: In the wake of high retail inflation, the Centre has banned wheat export with immediate effect. The decision was announced a day after the retail inflation surged to an eight-year high of 7.79 per cent. The retail food inflation was even higher...

Congress considers ‘one family, one ticket’ formula; conditions apply

Senior leaders, including the Gandhis, may be exempted from the rule that is being discussed at the ongoing Chintan Shibir in Udaipur   Udaipur: The Congress party is considering implementing the “one family, one ticket” for elections in the future. This discussion, as well as other matters, are on the agenda of the ongoing Nav...

Manish Sisodia claims BJP planning to bulldoze 63 lakh houses in Delhi slums

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has claimed that the municipal corporation has plans to raze around 63 lakh houses in the national capital. Sisodia has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, urging him to put a stop on the “destruction” on account of the anti-encroachment drive. “BJP’s controversy of recovery using...

Elon Musk says Twitter deal on hold ‘temporarily’

San Francisco: Tesla CEO Elon Musk who had recently finalised a deal to acquire 100 per cent stakes in social media company Twitter has said that the deal has been put on hold temporarily. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” he...

NEET PG 2022 will not be postponed: SC

New Delhi: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET PPG 2022) is all set to be held as per schedule on May 21. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to postpone the entrance exam for admission to post-graduate medical course. Rejecting the petition filed by a few doctors, the Apex Court observed that any...

Covid-19: India records 2,841 new cases, 9 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 2,841 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. Nine patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.58 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.69 per cent. Around 4.86 lakh samples were tested for...

Retail inflation surges to 8-year-high of 7.79%

New Delhi: The Consumer Price Index (CPI), India’s retail inflation, rose to an eight-year-high of 7.79 per cent in April, as per data from the government released on Thursday. The previous high was of 8.33 per cent in May 2014. The retail inflation for the month of March was 6.95 per cent, while it was...