LIVE: Delhi budget stalled by Centre, claims CM Arvind Kejriwal
Mar 20, 2023 09:24 PM IST
Delhi lashed with heavy rains, strong winds
Mar 20, 2023 08:40 PM IST
Delhi budget stalled by Centre on presentation eve: CM Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claims Centre has put on hold budget of Delhi govt scheduled to be tabled in Assembly on Tuesday
Mar 20, 2023 08:24 PM IST
Three prisoners escape from Haryana’s Kurukshetra district jail, one caught
Three prisoners escaped from Haryana’s Kurukshetra district jail, one caught, PTI reported citing police on Monday.
Mar 20, 2023 08:09 PM IST
Putin welcomes China’s plan to settle ‘acute crisis’ in Ukraine
Putin welcomes China’s plan to settle ‘acute crisis’ in Ukraine at start of talks with Xi Jinping at the Kremlin, reports AP.
Mar 20, 2023 07:48 PM IST
MHA recommends CBI inquiry against Harsh Mander’s NGO for FCRA ‘violation’
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has recommended CBI inquiry against IAS-turned-social activist Harsh Mander’s Aman Biradari NGO for alleged FCRA violations, reported news agencies citing government sources.
Mar 20, 2023 07:25 PM IST
At Delhi airport, 10 flights diverted due to bad weather conditions
Due to weather conditions in Delhi, total of 10 flights diverted to another airport – 7 to Jaipur and 3 to Lucknow, ANI reported.
Mar 20, 2023 07:04 PM IST
Three peddlers held in Mumbai’s Bandra with drugs worth ₹10 crore
Mumbai Anti Narcotics Cell Worli unit arrested 3 drug peddlers from the Bandra area on Monday. They recovered 5 kg MD drugs from peddlers worth ₹10.38 crores in the international market and registered a case under NDPS Act against them, reported ANI.
Mar 20, 2023 06:40 PM IST
PM Modi gifts Sandalwood Buddha Statue from Karnataka to Japanese counterpart
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a Sandalwood Buddha Statue from Karnataka in Kadamwood Jali Box to Japanese PM Fumio Kishida.
Mar 20, 2023 06:13 PM IST
‘Nitish doesn’t want to become PM’: Tejashwi in Bihar Assembly
“Neither Nitish wants to become PM, nor do I want to become CM, “Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav said in assembly on Monday.
Mar 20, 2023 05:37 PM IST
Maha govt employees protesting to re-instate for old pension scheme have called off week-long strike: Union
Maharashtra government employees agitating for old pension scheme have called off week-long strike, reported PTI citing union.
Mar 20, 2023 05:20 PM IST
In pics: PM Modi, Japanese counterpart Kishida visit Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi
Mar 20, 2023 05:04 PM IST
Sikhs protest outside British High Commission in Delhi over Tricolour’ incident
Sikhs protested outside British High Commission in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri to protest pro-Khalistan elements pulling down the tricolour at the Indian High Commission in London.
Mar 20, 2023 04:47 PM IST
SC clubs FIRs against Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera for his remark against PM Modi
Supreme Court clubs all FIRs against Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera at Hazratganj police station in UP, Lucknow for his remark made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a Congress press conference. The top court directed the FIRs registered against him at Assam and Varanasi to be clubbed and tried together with the FIR at Hazratganj registered on February 20.
Mar 20, 2023 04:13 PM IST
‘Parliament logjam can end with Rahul Gandhi’s apology’: Puri on ‘UK comments’ row
Parliament logjam can end with Rahul Gandhi’s unambiguous apology for his remarks in UK, union minister Hardeep Puri said Monday.
Mar 20, 2023 04:02 PM IST
Arun Pillai, accused in Delhi liquor policy ‘scam’, sent to judicial custody till Apr 3
Delhi Rouse Avenue Court sent Arun Pillai, another accused in the money laundering case related to the irregularities in framing and implementation of Delhi Liquor Excise Policy, to judicial custody till 3rd April.
Mar 20, 2023 03:36 PM IST
Punjab police updates about four detainees held in Assam in Amritpal Singh crackdown
“Four detainees were sent to Dibrugarh, Assam after custody. They are Daljeet Kalsi, Basant Singh, Gurmeet Singh Bhukhanwala and Bhagwant Singh. One more detainee, Harjeet Singh – the uncle of Amritpal Singh is en route Dibrugarh. He is being taken there,” Punjab IGP said Monday. “NSA (National Security Act) has been invoked against the five people (being sent to Dibrugarh) who were arrested,” he added.
Mar 20, 2023 03:07 PM IST
SC directs all states, UTs and HCs across to set up online RTI portals within 3 months
Supreme Court has directed all states, UTs and high courts across the country to set up online RTI portals within 3 months.
Mar 20, 2023 02:49 PM IST
Manish Sisodia’s judicial custody extended till Apr 3 in excise policy case
Former Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s judicial custody has been extended till April 3 in the excise policy case. Read Manish Sisodia’s message for Delhi’s school children from jail.
Mar 20, 2023 02:29 PM IST
Omar Abdullah attacks Centre over conman Kiran Patel
“How can we expect a govt that doesn’t know the difference between an actual officer at the PMO and an imposter, to resolve our actual issues?” National Conference leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah in Jammu said Monday.
Mar 20, 2023 02:08 PM IST
Thai PM dissolves parliament, calls election
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has dissolved the country’s parliament on Monday, setting up a general election in May, according to news agency AFP reports citing official announcement.
Mar 20, 2023 02:05 PM IST
Over 24 million passengers took domestic airlines during Jan-Feb 2023: DGCA
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced on Monday that the number of passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-February 2023 was 246.11 lakhs, up from 141.04 lakhs during the same period the previous year, representing an annual increase of 74.50% and a monthly increase of 56.82%.
Mar 20, 2023 01:37 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, Kharge arrives in Belagavi to attend ‘Yuva Dhwani’
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi along with party president Mallikarjun Kharge arrived in Karnataka’s Belagavi to attend the ‘Yuva Dhwani’ public meeting.
Mar 20, 2023 01:09 PM IST
‘Will inform if Amritpal is arrested’: Punjab minister Balbir Singh
Punjab minister Balbir Singh said on Monday that if pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh is arrested, the DGP will notify. He also praised Punjab police for their efforts and urged people to keep the peace.
Mar 20, 2023 12:42 PM IST
Japanese PM formally invites Modi to G7 Hiroshima Summit
Japan prime minister Fumion Kishida formally invited prime minister Narendra Modi to G7 Hiroshima Summit. “On the spot my invitation was immediately accepted.” Fumion Kishida said in Delhi.
Mar 20, 2023 12:31 PM IST
Supreme Court junks PIL seeking direction to Centre to register live-in couples, says ‘no basis in law’
The Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking a directive to the Centre to register live-in couples on Monday, as the CJI said there is ‘no basis in law’. The petitioner claimed that the idea was to provide ocial security to such couples.
Mar 20, 2023 12:03 PM IST
Karnataka Police detains protesting auto drivers
Karnataka police detain auto drivers who were protesting against the bike taxi service in Bengaluru. (ANI)
Mar 20, 2023 11:48 AM IST
PM Modi, Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida hold delegation-level talk
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida hold delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House in Delhi. (ANI)
Mar 20, 2023 11:30 AM IST
Kerala high court cances assembly election held for state’s Devikulam seat
Kerala HC cancels the assembly election held at Devikulam constituency in Idukki.
This comes on a plea by UDF candidate, D Kumar. He approached the HC demanding cancellation of election result of LDF MLA A Raja. D Kumar said in his petition that Raja is a Christian & doesn’t belong to any Scheduled Caste. Court admitted this argument. (ANI)
Mar 20, 2023 11:27 AM IST
Ban on mobile internet, SMS service in Punjab extended till Tuesday noon, manhunt for Amritpal Singh still on
Punjab government has extended the ban on mobile internet and SMS service till Tuesday noon as the manhunt for radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh is still going on.
Mar 20, 2023 11:03 AM IST
Japanese PM pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi. (ANI)
Mar 20, 2023 10:53 AM IST
Police tightens security outside Salman Khan’s residence after he received death threats
Security tightened outside actor Salman Khan’s residence in Mumbai after he received threats by email.
Bandra Police yesterday registered an FIR under sections 506(2),120(b) & 34 of IPC. (ANI)
Mar 20, 2023 10:39 AM IST
K Kavitha reaches ED office for second round of questioning over Delhi’s excise policy case
Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC K Kavitha has appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the second round of questioning on Delhi’s liquor policy case after she skipped the earlier summon citing her petition challenging ED notice pending for hearing in the Supreme Court. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 10:22 AM IST
India records 918 fresh Covid-19 cases, active cases stand at 6,350
India saw a single-day rise of 918 fresh coronavirus cases, while the active cases rose to 6,350, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday.
The country’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 5,30,806, with four latest fatalities — two reported by Rajasthan, one by Karnataka and one death reconciled by Kerala.
According to the data updated at 8 am, the daily positivity was recorded at 2.08 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 0.86 per cent.
The infection tally stands at 4.46 crore (4,46,96,338). (PTI)
Mar 20, 2023 09:00 AM IST
Security personnel deployed in front of Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao
Security deployed outside the residence of Telangana CM and BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao
CM’s daughter and party MLC K Kavitha is scheduled to appear before ED today in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. (ANI)
Mar 20, 2023 08:32 AM IST
Japanese PM arrives in Delhi for India-Japan Summit
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has arrived in New Delhi today to attend the annual India-Japan Summit and will hold a meeting with his counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read more
Mar 20, 2023 08:03 AM IST
Delhi Traffic Police releases advisory ahead of Kisaan Rally
According to Delhi traffic police, restrictions is likely to be imposed from 9 am.
Mar 20, 2023 07:43 AM IST
Security personnel deployed in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan ahead of ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ today
Security personnel deployed at Ramlila Maidan in view of ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ today
Mar 20, 2023 06:39 AM IST
‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh’s uncle surrenders
Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh’s uncle Harjit Singh and his driver Harpreet Singh have surrendered before Punjab Police in Jalandhar’s Shahkot area. Police have also recovered a Mercedez car in which they escaped during interception by Punjab Police at Mehatpur Police station on Saturday.
Mar 20, 2023 06:21 AM IST
Elephant dies in Odisha due to electrocution
An elephant died when his trunk touched the low-tension electricity supply line while trying to eat branches of trees. Further action to be taken accordingly, according to an official. (ANI)
Mar 20, 2023 05:51 AM IST
Japanese PM likely to convince India for broader stance against Russia
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to seek India’s assistance to forge a broader and stronger coalition to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine when he meets Narendra Modi on Monday, adding pressure on New Delhi to choose between major world democracies and a key supplier of energy and weapons.
“As leaders of the G-7 and G-20, I want us to communicate closely in an effort to strengthen cooperation,” Kishida said March 10 when announcing the trip. He is keen to understand India’s position, especially from the viewpoint of developing countries, said a senior Japanese official asking not to be identified as the discussions are private. (Bloomberg)
Mar 20, 2023 05:35 AM IST
Russian President makes surprise visit to Ukrainian city
President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to occupied Mariupol, the Ukrainian city largely destroyed in a months-long Russian siege, according to a Kremlin statement and video released on state television.
The highly classified visit was Putin’s first to one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia claimed in September to have annexed as part of its invasion launched in February 2022. Ukrainian officials decried Putin’s visit, made under the cover of darkness. (Bloomberg)
Mar 20, 2023 05:33 AM IST
Japanese PM Fumio Kishida to arrive in India today
Kishida is set to arrive in India on March 20. PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart will make press statements after the meeting, the Ministry of External Affairs said in the media advisory.
In a tweet, the Japanese PM stressed that he would like to discuss the role that the two nations should play in tackling international challenges and strengthening India-Japan’s “Special Strategic Global Partnership.” He noted that India holds the G20 Presidency and Japan holds the presidency of the Group of Seven nations (G7).
He tweeted, “I will visit #India and meet with Prime Minister Modi ( @narendramodi). This year, Japan will chair the G7 and India will chair the G20. I would like to exchange views on the role that our two countries should play in resolving the mountain of international challenges, and to further strengthen our “Special Strategic Global Partnership.” (ANI)