Need to standardise pandemic best practices: PM to vaccine cos
Two days after India crossed the landmark of 100-crore Covid jabs, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday met local vaccine manufacturers and exhorted the need to institutionalise the best practises learnt during the past one and a half years and also asked them to take ‘Brand India’ to the next level globally.
Fresh rain alert sparks fear in Uttarakhand
Fresh rainfall and snow alert in Uttarakhand over the next 24 hours issued on Saturday has sparked concerns in the state which is still grappling with the damage caused by rain-triggered disasters this week. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast of light rainfall and snowfall in the higher reaches of Uttarakhand in the next 24 hours.
NCB official’s charge of spying untrue: Mumbai cops
A probe conducted by Mumbai police has revealed there is no truth in the complaint lodged by NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede that he was being spied upon by sleuths from the Oshiwara police station. Wankhede, who is probing the cruise liner drugs seizure case, had on October 11 called on director general of police Sanjay Pandey, saying his movements were being monitored by Oshiwara police during his daily visits to a cemetery where his mother has been buried.
Indo-Bangla ties deeper than any strategic alliance: Shringla
Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Saturday said the ties between India and Bangladesh were deeper than any other strategic partnership, and that it was a role model for nations that share borders. “India-Bangladesh relations have matured over the years and the two pillars of Indian diplomacy — ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East’ — find expression in our vibrant ties with Bangladesh,” he said.
SIT arrests 3 more in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case
A special investigation team (SIT) on Saturday made three more arrests in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that took place on October 3, in which four farmers, one journalist, and three BJP workers lost their lives, while nearly a dozen were hurt.
Soon, unborn child can be insured for birth defects
In a move that is expected to reduce out of pocket expenditure for new parents, at least one major insurance company has agreed to insure the unborn child for birth defects and surgical problems during infancy. Around 1.7 million children are born with birth defects every year.
Rising cases in Bengal, Assam, hint at post-festive Covid spike
At least three states in the country, led by Bengal, have started showing signs of a spike in Covid-19 infections after Durga Puja/Dussehra celebrations last week, although in absolute terms the numbers are not big so far. Bengal reported 974 fresh cases of the virus on Saturday, the highest single-day count in the state in over three months since July 10 this year.
Plan to split Pakistan began in 1965: Senior Navy officer
Vice-Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, flag officer commanding-in-chief, Southern Naval Command, said here on Saturday that India had begun thinking of separating East Pakistan from West Pakistan from 1965 though it actually happened in 1971.
Good judicial infra has always been an afterthought: CJI
Holding that financial autonomy and adequate infrastructure for the judiciary are essential to make the system more effective, Chief Justice N V Ramana on Saturday urged the Centre to clear his proposal to set up a National Judicial Infrastructure Authority, a statutory body that will take care of the needs of the judiciary.
Join fight against terror, Amit Shah urges J&K youth
Home minister Amit Shah reached out to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, asking them to join the fight against terrorism and take advantage of the opportunities that have opened up because of the Modi government’s development push.
Cruise drug case: 'Transactions of accused under scanner'
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is scrutinizing the financial transactions of all the arrested accused including actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan in the cruise ship drugs seizure case, an official said on Saturday.
Centre issues Covid advisory ahead of festive season
The government on Saturday issued Covid advisory to states and Union territories and urged people to shop online and avoid travel during the festive season. Noting that there has been unregulated public movement without abbiding by the Covid protocols, particularly during festivals, the government said that it remains extremely "crucial to not let our guards down".
Rust film crew voiced safety complaints before fatal shooting of cinematographer
News/World: The gun used in a fatal shooting on a movie set in New Mexico earlier this week had been declared safe to use by a crew member just before it was discharged, court records show. The shooting happened hours after some workers walked off the job to protest safety conditions on set.
ജാവേദ് അക്തറിന്റെ മാനനഷ്ടക്കേസ്: കങ്കണയുടെ വദങ്ങളെ തള്ളി കോടതി, ആരോടും പ്രത്യേക താല്പര്യമില്ല
മുംബൈ: നടി കങ്കണ റനാവത്തും ജാവേദ് അക്തറും തമ്മിലുള്ള മാനനഷ്ടക്കേസ് അവസാനിക്കുന്നില്ല. കേസില് പങ്കപാതപരമായി പെരുമാറുന്നുവെന്ന വാദങ്ങളെ അന്ധേരി മെട്രോപൊളിറ്റന് കോടതി തള്ളി. നിയമപരമായി മാത്രമായിട്ടാണ് പ്രവര്ത്തിച്ചതെന്നും, കങ്കണയോട് പ്രത്യേക താല്പര്യം കാണിച്ചിട്ടില്ലെന്നും മെട്രോപൊളിറ്റന് മജിസ്ട്രേറ്റ് പറഞ്ഞു. നിയമസംവിധാനവും നടപടികളും നിങ്ങള്ക്കെതിരാണെന്ന് കരുതി, കോടതി നടപടികള് ഹര്ജി നല്കിയ വ്യക്തിക്കെതിരാണെന്ന് പറയാനാവില്ലെന്ന് അഡീഷണല് ചീഫ് മെട്രോപൊളിറ്റന് മജിസ്ട്രേറ്റ്
Cruise drugs case: 'Financial transactions of Aryan, Ananya being probed'
In the ongoing cruise drugs case, the NCB has been investigating actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan’s bank account, as according to a new portal, there have been sources which state that the agency is trying to look into the financial details to find out if the money was being spent on drugs.
Happy Karwa Chauth 2021: Wishes, Messages, Quotes
A celebration of love and the beautiful bond shared by husband and wife, Karwa Chauth is all this and much more. It is an Indian festival which is celebrated by married women, praying for the long and healthy lives of their partner. On this auspicious day, following the traditions, married women observe a day-long fast wherein they don't consume any food or even water.