Asaram Bapu Found Guilty Of Raping Disciple

January 30, 2023 6:54 pm

A Gandhinagar court found the self-styled godman Asaram Bapu guilty in a woman disciple rape case registered against him in 2013.  Sessions Court Judge DK Soni reserved its order on the quantum of sentence for Tuesday (January 31).  Due to a lack of evidence, the court acquitted six other accused, including Asaram’s wife.  As per […]

Top Cops Point At CAA, NRC For Pushing Bangladesh To Engage With China

January 30, 2023 12:46 pm

The recently concluded annual conference of DGPs and IGPs organised by the Intelligence Bureau at Delhi studies emerging security challenges and opportunities along with experts, field functionaries and academia. This year, papers presented by top cops underlined the immediate attention that must be put into harnessing China and its “grip in the region.” More than […]

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das Shot Dead By Police Officer

January 30, 2023 11:36 am

Senior BJD leader and Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kisore Das died in hospital Sunday evening, hours after he was shot at from point-blank range by a police officer at Brajrajnagar in Jharsuguda district. According to police sources, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Gopal Das opened fire at Naba Das at Gandhi Chowk near Brajrajnagar […]

Ahmedabad Police Issues Circular on Noise Pollution

January 28, 2023 1:27 pm

A police circular issued on January 20 prohibits the use of microphone systems and instruments in public spaces, and permission is needed to play music and use public address systems. The circular permits the use of the microphone systems on certain conditions. For religious places, it says, “In temples, churches and mosques, the sound of […]

“India Burning” Docu Producer Angad Singh Blacklisted; Denied Entry To India

January 28, 2023 12:52 pm

American journalist Angad Singh has been blacklisted despite being an OCI card holder “for misrepresenting facts in his application for obtaining a journalistic visa” and violating certain norms.  Justice Prathiba M Singh, Friday, granted time to the Centre’s counsel to obtain instructions and file an affidavit confirming whether any proceedings have commenced against Angad Singh, […]

Never Take Shortcut, Says Modi To Students During ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’

January 27, 2023 8:38 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that parents should not pressure children due to social status, and asked students to focus on their work to come out of any such burden of expectations. In response to students’ questions during the sixth edition of ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha,’ an annual interaction he has with students about […]

Air India Pee-Gate: Court Adjourns Shankar Mishra’s Bail Plea To Jan 30

January 27, 2023 5:31 pm

A Delhi court on Friday adjourned Shankar Mishra’s petition seeking bail to January 30.  Mishra, who is accused of urinating on a woman co-passenger onboard a flight in November last year had filed a fresh bail application seeking regular bail. The court adjourned the matter after noting the investigating officer was not present. Further, the […]

India To Get 12 More Cheetahs In Feb

January 27, 2023 8:21 pm

India has signed an agreement with South Africa to translocate 12 cheetahs to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, a senior official in the Union Environment Ministry said on Friday. Last week, the pact was signed and seven male and five female cheetahs are expected to reach Kuno by February 15, the official said.   […]

Ashok Gehlot Takes Credit For 2018 Rajasthan Win; Confident Of Encore

January 27, 2023 2:42 pm

In an apparent rebuttal to his former deputy, Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said the Congress returned to power in 2018 because of the work done by him in his previous dispensation. He was speaking at a media brief after the Republic Day function at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Thursday.  As he said this, […]

Indus Water Treaty: India Issues Notice To Pak

January 27, 2023 2:16 pm

India issued a notice to Pakistan for modification of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) of September 1960. The notice was conveyed on January 25 through the respective Commissioners for Indus Waters as per Article XII (3) of IWT. In 2015, Pakistan requested for appointment of a neutral expert to examine its technical objections to India’s […]

Rajasthan Aspires To Be Next IT Hub

January 27, 2023 2:20 pm

The Rajasthan government began the construction of ‘Rajiv Gandhi Knowledge Service and Innovation Hubs’ in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kota on January 25, worth Rs 600 crore. The ambitious project, which  is aimed at empowering the youth. A senior official said that “The three hubs are expected to be completed this year. “Rajiv Gandhi as the […]

ISRO’s Latest Rocket Set For Launch

January 27, 2023 2:05 pm

Isro’s latest rocket, Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), is all set for launch with the space agency aiming for an early February launch carrying three payloads. While the main payload will be an Earth observation satellite – the EOS-7 – the mission is also expected to launch Janus-1 from US firm Antaris and a third […]

Indian Cricketer Axar Patel Weds Meha

January 27, 2023 10:54 am

Axar Patel, an Indian cricketer, married his girlfriend, Meha Patel, on January 26, 2023, in Vadodara, Gujarat. It was a traditional Gujarati wedding that saw the closest members of the two families in attendance. After KL Rahul’s marriage with Bollywood veteran Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty, Axar was next in line. Both the players skipped […]

Captain Amarinder Singh To Be New Maharashtra Governor

January 27, 2023 10:36 am

The former Punjab chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, is likely to be appointed as the new governor of Maharashtra after incumbent governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, a former MLA, tendered his resignation. Captain Amarinder Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on September 19, 2022, and also merged his party, the Punjab Lok Congress (PLC), with […]

Bharat Biotech Rolls Out Covid Intranasal Vaccine

January 26, 2023 4:47 pm

The first COVID-19 intranasal vaccination, iNCOVACC, was introduced today by Ministers of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh and Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya. The vaccine, created by Indian company Bharat Biotech, will cost the government Rs 325 per dosage while private hospitals will have to pay Rs 800. The primary 2-dose schedule and the […]

Security Beefs Up In View Of India’s Republic Day Celebrations

January 26, 2023 12:11 pm

To ensure a safe celebration of India’s 74th Republic Day on Thursday, security has been stepped up throughout the national capital. This also follows earlier this month’s arrest of two terrorists in Delhi who, according to earlier reports from the police, were in contact with overseas terrorist organisations. Flying of unorthodox and aerial platforms in […]

Indian-American From Gujarat Shot Dead In US

January 25, 2023 6:21 pm

Three masked men shot and killed a 52-year-old Indian-American man in his driveway in Georgia, inflicting injuries on his wife and daughter in what authorities described as the country’s second such incident involving Indians in a week. The event happened on Thoroughbred Lane close to Hartley Bridge Road in Georgia on January 20. Pinal Patel […]

Vegan Ghee and Butter? Nothing Like That Exists, Says FSSAI

January 25, 2023 3:38 pm

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), in a letter written to all the Commissioners of Food Safety and the Regional Directors of FSSAI on 23 January 2023, has said that certain food business operators (FBOs) are selling non-dairy products by using dairy terms such as “vegan ghee” and “vegan butter” in violation of […]

Outreach Or Thaw? EAM Jaishankar Invites Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilwal

January 25, 2023 3:04 pm

Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that his country has learnt its lesson from three wars and wants to live in peace with India, New Delhi reached out to Islamabad with an invitation to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) foreign ministers’ meeting in Goa. The invitation from External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar […]

India to Roll Out its Own 5G & 4G Tech

January 24, 2023 4:14 pm

Indigenously-developed 5G and 4G telecom technology stack will be rolled out in the country this year and the platform will be offered to the world from next year, Union telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Monday. Vaishnaw said that only five countries in the world have end-to-end 4G-5G telecom technology stack but now with the […]