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Saturday, June 25, 2022

G7 summit: Talks on key issues on Modi’s Germany itinerary

June 25, 2022 11:53:13 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Schloss Elmau in southern Germany on June 26 and 27 for the summit of the G7, a grouping of the world's seven richest nations.

Teesta’s arrest: Cautious Congress hopes for due process, Left calls for her release

June 25, 2022 10:32:09 pm

Abhishek Manu Singhvi says that as a political party, the Cong can’t comment on a case with which it has no connection, but warns the BJP against ‘reading unconnected clean chits into the Supreme Court verdict’ that was followed by the arrests.

Sonia Gandhi, Cong ‘driving force’ behind Teesta Setalvad’s campaign against Modi on riots: BJP

June 25, 2022 10:18:30 pm

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra noted that the apex court had named Teesta Setalvad while blasting those responsible for keeping the "pot boiling" for their ulterior designs on the riots.

Your Daily Wrap: Activist Teesta Setalvad arrested, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai amid political turmoil; and more

June 25, 2022 8:35:00 pm

From the arrests of activist Teesta Setalvad and retired DGP RB Sreekumar to the Mumbai police imposing Section 144 banning unlawful assembly in the city, here are the top stories of today.

Rare plant species found in western Himalayan region for first time

June 25, 2022 9:07:52 pm

The discovery was part of a project study of insectivorous plants in Uttarakhand.

Non-availability of ambulance: NHRC takes note of Express report, issues notice to Sukma collector, health dept

June 25, 2022 3:44:17 pm

On June 20, Kankerlanka residents Karma and Gangi were left stranded at a health centre 18 km from their village after losing their newborn baby

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Finance ministry extends GST compensation cess levy till March 2026

June 25, 2022 1:41:15 pm

The GST Council had last year in September decided to continue compensation cess levy only for repayment of borrowed amounts beyond June 2022. "That (compensation to states) ends with five years. The five-year (period) ends in July 2022.

Shah: SC has exposed how our topmost leader was victimised; accusers must seek forgiveness

June 25, 2022 6:00:56 pm

A day after the apex court upheld the clean chit to PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah says the court has held that a police officer, an NGO and some political elements together had spread falsehoods and that the post-Godhra riots were not well planned but ‘self-inflicted’ .

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Tuna export scam: Lakshadweep MP, his nephew under CBI scanner

June 25, 2022 7:21:05 am

A CBI team of about 25 officials and the Lakshadweep administration's vigilance officials have been engaged in conducting a 'joint surprise check' exercise on different departments of the Lakshadweep administration.

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India takes up delay in student visas with US, UK, Canada, other countries

June 25, 2022 7:38:39 am

Sources told The Indian Express that the MEA officials —joint secretaries dealing with these countries — “strongly raised the issue of student visas” with the ambassadors and deputy chiefs of missions of these eight countries.

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26/11 planner Sajid Mir is in Pak custody, years after it claimed he died

June 25, 2022 8:12:40 am

Nikkei Asia reported Friday that Pakistan had arrested Mir to get off the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force, the international anti-terror finance watchdog. Indian agencies have held Mir to be more dangerous than Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed.

2 arrested for ‘conspiring to derail train’ in Morbi

June 25, 2022 2:33:05 am

The accused, arrested by the Rajkot Railway police, were identified as Akbar Miyana, a resident of Wankaner town, and Laxman Koli, a resident of Chandrapur village in Wankaner taluka.

Missing easterly winds leave Northwest rain deficit, Northeast deluged: IMD

June 25, 2022 7:38:20 am

While all-India rainfall was 18 per cent short of normal, Assam and Meghalaya were submerged in record rainfall last week.

Minor’s rape-murder: Supreme Court upholds death penalty

June 24, 2022 11:59:42 pm

The court said the convict, Manoj Pratap Singh, “has a family with wife and minor daughter and aged father and the crime was committed when he was only 28 years of age”.

How MVA govt plunged into a crisis: A timeline

June 24, 2022 11:44:07 pm

Here is a timeline of the ongoing political crisis that began from the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

A first: norms to protect rights of kids working on OTT platforms

June 25, 2022 7:29:38 am

The commission has further included stringent penal provisions for violating the guidelines, including imprisonment, and has mandated that child artists and children being used in entertainment need to be registered with District Magistrates.

Chidambaram terms US abortion ruling ‘deeply disappointing’

June 24, 2022 11:41:49 pm

Hitting out at the US justice system, the senior Congress leader said, "When a nation is hopelessly divided, non-elected judges can impose their prejudiced opinions on the people and get away."

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No pressure from G-7 to stop buying oil from Russia: Foreign Secretary

June 24, 2022 11:19:12 pm

Kwatra said it is purely determined, governed and motivated by India's energy security considerations, noting that it is one of the key aspects in terms of the country's national economic interests.

Maharashtra political crisis: A look at floor tests and outcomes in other states since 2019

June 24, 2022 11:04:34 pm

As the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in Maharashtra teeters on the brink of collapse, we take a quick recap of floor tests that happened in state assemblies since 2019. 

Will pitch for 25-yr exemption at WTO from subsidy cuts for nations not into distant water fishing: Official

June 24, 2022 9:34:38 pm

Fishing beyond 200 nautical miles (370 km) from the seashores of a country is called distant water or high sea fishing.

Your Daily Wrap: Uddhav digs heels in amid MVA crisis, US Supreme Court overturns landmark abortion ruling; and more

June 24, 2022 8:53:39 pm

From attack on Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad office to Parameswaran Iyer's appointment as Niti Aayog CEO, here is today's top news.

Who is Parameswaran Iyer, the next Niti Aayog CEO?

June 24, 2022 7:30:04 pm

Parameswaran Iyer is also the brains behind the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a campaign to eradicate open defecation by constructing over 90 million toilets in rural India.

Twitter withholds columnist C J Werleman’s account on govt’s request

June 24, 2022 6:23:29 pm

An official said C J Werleman's account has been withheld following a request from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for comments spreading "anti-India propaganda".

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Disgruntled officers of Gujarat govt need to be in dock for making false revelations on 2002 riots: SC

June 24, 2022 6:09:03 pm

The Supreme Court on Friday said that the disgruntled officers of the Gujarat government need to be in the dock and proceeded with,  in accordance with law, for creating a sensation by making false revelations on the 2002 riots.

IUML censures party MLA P K Basheer for racist slur against CPI(M) leader M M Mani

June 24, 2022 4:59:37 pm

IUML state president Panakkad Syed Sadiqali Shihab Thangal said racist slurs directed at fellow humans cannot be accepted.