A curfew was enforced in Guwahati, the principal city in Assam, where the army was called in on Wednesday night after tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, or CAB, clashing with the police and paramilitary troopers, as protests raged in the northeast
The five-storey building in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi that caught fire on December 8, leaving 43 workers dead, was not just an illegal factory without requisite clearances; a series of violations made the establishment a dangerous fire hazard, according to the initial findings of the Delhi Police crime branch.
The Centre on Wednesday airdropped over 5,000 paramilitary personnel to north-eastern states, including Assam, in the wake of violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by the Lok Sabha on Monday and the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, a senior ministry of home affairs official said.
Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill granting citizenship to religious minorities from three Muslim-majority countries in India’s neighbourhood, as the government rushed troops to the North-east to contain protesters who went on a rampage against the controversial legislation that opposition parties called divisive and unconstitutional.
The Punjab Government has so far treated more than 82,150 patients under the Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (AB-SSBY) at a cost of ?90 crore. Punjab health and family welfare minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday shared this information while addressing the press on Wednesday.
The audience at the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Saturday gave a standing ovation to 70-year-old Prabhavati Amma and lined up to click selfies with her.
Bigg Boss 13 day 66 written update episode 66 December 11: Paras makes captaincy task funny as housemates dance to his tunes, Shehnaaz ends up crying
Wednesdays episode on Bigg Boss 13 got interesting when Paras Chhabra decided to turn it all funny after being given the powers to make housemates dance to his tunes and also decide the captain of the house.
Prison officers in Delhi’s Tihar jail have begun arrangements to execute the four men convicted of the December 16, 2012 gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in the national capital, according to officials aware of the preparations.
A senior IPS officer and Inspector General of Police posted to the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission, Abdur Rahman, resigned from service, minutes after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed in the Rajya Sabha.
After promising that the government would stay the ongoing construction work of the Metro-3 car shed at Aarey Milk Colony following his swearing-in as chief minister (CM), Uddhav Thackeray has appointed a committee to explore an alternative location for the shed. The CM has also asked for a probe into whether the felling of the 2,141 trees was per procedure. The committee has been directed to submit its report in two weeks.
A total of 2,936 school vehicles have been found violating the guidelines mandated by the state transport department for the safety of children. Of these, around 487 vehicles including school cabs, autos, and buses were recently confiscated according to data available with the state’s transport department.
Onion prices fell again on Wednesday after a dropping sharply by almost 50% at the wholesale Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market in Vashi a day earlier. The reduction is expected to reflect in retail market prices from Thursday.
Varsha Bhanushali, 43, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator in the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), was on Wednesday sentenced by an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court in Thane to five years in jail and also fined her ?5 lakh for accepting a bribe of ?50,000 from an industrialist.
Big tech companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, long seen as some of the world’s most desirable workplaces offering countless perks and employee benefits, are losing some of their shine.
If setting a target is work in progress for India, they progressed some distance on Wednesday. Virat Kohli’s side displayed a ruthless approach, piling up 240 for three batting first and then disrupting West Indies’ chase with early wickets to seal a 67-run victory in the final T20 tie and take the three-match series 2-1. In a one-sided affair at the Wankhede Stadium, India recorded their third highest T20 total, and three of their batsmen together clobbered 16 sixes and 19 fours. Rohit Sharma entered the record books by going past 400 sixes across formats in international cricket, while also bringing up the highest stand for any wicket in India-West Indies contests, with KL Rahul.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday lowered India’s economic growth forecast for FY2019 to 5.1 per cent on slowing job prospects, rural distress exacerbated by poor harvest and credit crunch.
New Delhi The internet shutdown in Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Assam amid spiraling protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Northeast is the latest in a series of such shutdowns across India, which topped the list of countries that resorted to such measures in 2018.
India captain Virat Kohli hammered 70 runs in 29 balls as he helped his side to a comfortable 67-run win in the 3rd T20I against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With the win, the hosts clinched the series 2-1. Kohli, who was named the man of the series for his performance, described it as one of his best innings after the match, and said that now he feels motivated for the upcoming T20I World Cup next year.