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Friday, September 17, 2021

‘Pressure’ from MLAs: urgent Congress Legislative Party meet today

September 18, 2021 3:03:20 am

This comes two days after several MLAs wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, making it clear that the government cannot move ahead in this fashion, a senior All India Congress Committee (AICC) leader told The Indian Express.

Islamic State trying to spread its tentacles in India, 168 arrests made so far: NIA

September 17, 2021 9:19:43 pm

NIA said charge sheets have been filed in 31 of the cases, the most recent of which was registered in June, and that 27 accused have been convicted after trial.

Inter-state river disputes: Tamil Nadu, Kerala hold third round of talks

September 17, 2021 9:02:33 pm

An official release from the Tamil Nadu government said that separate panels were established earlier to discuss the Parambikulam-Aliyar and Pandiyaru-Punnambuzha issues and two meetings had held earlier in 2019 and 2020.

If there is no new variant, 3rd Covid wave will not be as devastating as 2nd, says Gagandeep Kang

September 17, 2021 8:54:39 pm

Gagandeep Kang, a professor with Christian Medical College, Vellore, was speaking virtually at the CII Lifesciences Conclave.

India sets record on PM Modi’s birthday, administers over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses

September 17, 2021 8:18:54 pm

According to data shared on the Co-WIN portal, the total number of shots administered on Friday till 7.40 pm was 22,231,319.

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Pushkar Singh Dhami will be Uttarakhand CM again: Pralhad Joshi

September 17, 2021 7:53:46 pm

Union Minister and BJP’s in-charge for the Uttarakhand Assembly polls Pralhad Joshi claimed the party would win more than 60 seats.

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Policeman killed by militants in J-K’s Kulgam

September 17, 2021 7:47:08 pm

The officials said Banto Sharma was shifted to a hospital but succumbed to injuries.

SC miffed over 78 adjournments by Dehradun court, orders completion of trial in 6 months

September 17, 2021 6:38:49 pm

Noting that the trial court has not moved an inch despite having taken cognisance of case almost seven years back, a bench ordered that witnesses are made available on the scheduled dates before the trial court.

At e-auction of PM’s mementos, sports gear of Olympians get highest bids

September 17, 2021 8:26:44 pm

The gloves, with a base price of Rs 80 lakh, received a bid of Rs 1.92 crore. Chopra’s javelin, which had a base price of Rs 1 crore, received a bid of Rs 1.5 crore.

Quick diagnosis of mucormycosis, early medical intervention key in improving chances of survival, says study

September 17, 2021 6:20:02 pm

While diabetes and steroid use are clear risk factors for the disease, the study said there is a need to explore other causes, including the direct role played by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Amid ‘narcotic & love jihad’ row, ruling CPI(M) cautions against luring educated women to terrorism

September 17, 2021 4:19:45 pm

Stating that extremist forces were infiltrating mainstream Muslim outfits and trying to create issues in the southern state, it also said the actions of Sangh Parivar forces had instilled a sense of insecurity among the minority groups.

Justice Akil Kureshi of Tripura High Court to be moved to Rajasthan

September 17, 2021 3:34:43 pm

Sources said that the decision to transfer him to a “bigger high court” was one of the several decisions taken by the collegium meeting Thursday evening.

Kerala: Congress withdraws suspension of former MLA Sivadasan Nair

September 17, 2021 2:59:59 pm

Announcing the decision to withdraw his suspension, KPCC chief K Sudhakaran said the explanation given by Nair was satisfactory and his service was required for giving strength to the party.

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Marathwada residents once fought injustice of Nizam, now handling pandemic well: Maharashtra CM

September 17, 2021 1:10:48 pm

Speaking on the occasion of the Marathwada Mukti Sangram Din (Marathwada Liberation Day), he said the real development of the region would begin now, and announced a government medical college in Parbhani district and a turmeric processing unit in Hingoli district.

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PM Modi at SCO summit: Change of power in Afghanistan not inclusive, happened without negotiation

September 17, 2021 7:45:20 pm

Modi said the recent developments in Afghanistan will have the greatest impact on neighbouring countries like India and added that there was a need for regional focus and cooperation on the situation in the country.

Jaishankar, Wang Yi meet in Dushanbe, discuss border disengagement and Afghanistan developments

September 17, 2021 12:51:38 pm

At a meeting on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe, the two foreign ministers exchanged views on global developments.

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Calcutta High Court acting Chief Justice set to be moved to Allahabad

September 17, 2021 12:13:11 pm

Sources told The Indian Express that this significant move was one of the decisions taken by the Supreme Court collegium Thursday evening.

In remote village, teacher turns walls into blackboards to close school gap

September 17, 2021 10:18:39 am

Deep Narayan Nayak, 34, a teacher in the tribal village of Joba Attpara in Paschim Bardhaman district of the eastern state of West Bengal, has painted blackboards on the walls of houses and taught children on the streets for the past year.

Highlights: On PM Modi’s birthday, India administers over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses

September 17, 2021 10:27:21 pm

According to data shared on the Co-WIN portal, the total number of shots administered on Friday till 7.40 pm was 22,231,319.

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Adults have a right to choose their partner, irrespective of religion: Allahabad HC

September 17, 2021 9:04:36 am

The Division Bench said, "As the present petition is a joint petition by two individuals who claim to be in love with each other and are major, therefore, in our considered opinion, nobody, not even their parents, could object to their relationship."

NITI Aayog ties up with BYJU’S to provide study material to schools

September 17, 2021 4:18:17 am

Under the initiative, BYJU’S will also provide “free” coaching classes to over 3,000 “meritorious” students of Classes 11 and 12, offered by Aakash Institute, for engineering and medical entrance examinations.

Will take strict action against those behind ‘toxic campaign’: Pinarayi Vijayan

September 17, 2021 5:07:30 am

The statement had triggered protests and has led to polarisation of opinion in Kerala.

Savarkar, like the RSS, refused to accept the Tricolour (at that time there used to be a charkha or spinning wheel in the middle of it) as the national flag or flag of the freedom struggle.

Kannur University won’t include works of Savarkar, Golwalkar in syllabus

September 17, 2021 4:08:24 am

The decision followed the recommendation of a two-member committee appointed by the university to review the syllabus.

‘Mental poverty’ when only development work carried out in forest: Jharkhand HC

September 17, 2021 5:33:39 am

The court made the observation when the issue of steps taken to reclaim fauna in Jharkhand’s forests came up while it was hearing a suo motu case on the death of two elephant calves in forests of Latehar district.

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Madras HC stays key clause: ‘May rob media of its independence’

September 17, 2021 7:21:23 am

This is the second instance of a High Court citing the right to freedom of speech while staying the same provision in the IT Rules. On August 14, the Bombay High Court had stayed Rule 9(1) and 9(3), saying they are “manifestly unreasonable and go beyond the IT Act, its aims and provisions.”