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Paper leak: Chairman of Assam police recruitment board resigns
Guwahati, Sep 27 (IANS) The chairman of Assam State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB) Pradeep Kumar quit the post on Sunday citing moral responsibility for the recruitment test paper leak that resulted in the cancellation of the written exam on September 20, even as a probe into the Sub-Inspector recruitment scam is underway.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Woman shot, dumped on road by Delhi cop; saved by another cop
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) A woman was shot allegedly by a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector and dumped on the road in Alipur area in the city's northern outskirts on Sunday. The injured woman was, however, found by another Sub-Inspector and taken to hospital where her condition is said to be stable.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Committed to raise health spending to 2.5% of GDP: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday reiterated the the Narendra Modi government's commitment to increase the expenditure on public health to 2.5 per cent of India's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Study to explore hyperloop from B'luru airport to city
Bengaluru, Sep 27 (IANS) Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) and the US-based hyperloop technology leader Virgin Hyperloop would jointly conduct a feasibility study to build a hyperloop corridor for high-speed transport between the airport and the city centre, a top official said on Sunday.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Espionage case: Freelance journalist, two others sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) A Delhi court on Sunday sent freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, Chinese woman Qing Shi and Nepalese citizen Sher Singh to judicial custody in connection with the espionage case against them.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Khattar meets Shah, discusses farm bills among other issues
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his official residence here and discussed various matters, while also apprising him of feedback from the state's farmers on the three recently-passed contentious farms bills that have received the President's assent.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'...Derek tried to snatch papers', Harivansh's blow by blow retort
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh has given a blow by blow account, presenting a chronological order of the day when two agri bills were passed in the Upper House amid disorder and shouting. The Opposition alleged that their request for division of vote was not entertained.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Herd immunity still far off, don't get complacent: Health Min
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday cautioned that the ICMR's Sero survey report should not create a sense of complacency in people, as the Indian population is not even close to achieving herd immunity.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FIP seeks temporary suspension of breath analyser test
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Pilots (FIP) has written to the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) seeking temporary suspension of the breath analyser test (BAT) due to fears around the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Three lesser-known faces in Nadda's team and why they made it?
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Much has been said about high-profile leaders like Uma Bharti or Ram Madhav who have been dropped from their key posts in the BJP organisation as per the new list of office-bearers, while the inclusion of younger leaders like Tejasvi Surya or D. Purandeswari has also been widely analysed.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra begins new chariot construction for Antarvedi temple
Antarvedi (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 27 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government started the new chariot construction work for the Antarvedi Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple on Sunday, deputing ministers and officials for the rituals.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
ITBP dog 'Sophia' foils IED blast in Chhattisgarh, saves lives
Rajnandgaon, Sep 27 (IANS) A specially-trained sniffer dog engaged in the bomb disposal squad of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) saved many lives on Sunday by successfully detecting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by suspected Maoists on an under-construction road in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Defence/Security
Assam flood deteriorates, affects 2.25 lakh people in 9 districts
Guwahati, Sep 27 (IANS) The ongoing third wave of floods in Assam further deteriorated on Sunday with 2.25 lakh people affected in nine districts, officials said.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka braces for shutdown on Monday by farmers
Bengaluru, Sep 27 (IANS) Karnataka is bracing up for a day-long shutdown on Monday by thousands of farmers and others across the southern state in protest against the controversial farmers' bills passed by the Centre and the state government last week.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
As BJP's new team unveiled, all eyes now on Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) After announcement of a new team to run the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there is eager anticipation of an upcoming Cabinet expansion in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Travellers from Dubai, UK main Covid sources to India: IIT Study
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Travellers from Dubai and Britain played a crucial role in spreading Covid-19 in the early phase and were the primary sources of the importations of the disease into India, said a study by the researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi (IIT-Mandi).
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shopian encounter: 3 'informers' depose before Army's court of inquiry
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Three locals working as informers with the Indian Army have deposed before the Army's court of inquiry probing the July 18 Amshipora (Shopian) encounter in which three labourers from Rajouri district were killed as 'terrorists'.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Covid: After highs of 5 days, Maha deaths decline
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) After five days, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths dropped below the 400-mark, though fresh cases continued to remain on the high, health officials said here on Sunday.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Cos adapting biz models to align with Aatmanirbhar Bharat reality
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) With the pitch for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat along with the compulsions of a pandemic-stricken economy becoming a reality, many companies are adapting and re-aligning business models.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NCB chief Asthana in Mumbai, apprised of developments in case
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) With the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) questioning several top Bollywood divas as part of its investigation into the drug angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the drug law enforcement agency's chief Rakesh Asthana arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to take stock of the probe.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Oil minister calls for total shift to clean fuels in prime tourist cities
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday called for the prime tourist cities in the country to completely switch to clean fuels.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Exploring options to protect farmers' interests: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Terming President Ram Nath Kovind's assent to the farm Bills as "unfortunate and distressing", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said his government is exploring all options, including possible amendments to the state laws, to protect the interests of the farmers.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'SAATHI' to assist hospitality industry to boost tourism
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) To assist the hospitality industry in their preparedness to continue operations safely and mitigate risks arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism has partnered with the Quality Council of India (QCI) to assist the industry through an initiative called SAATHI.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fully functional board, comfortable liquidity status: LVB
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) As the Lakshmi Vilas Bank shareholders' vote against the reappointment of seven directors to the board raised concerns about its governance and management, the bank has tried to allay the fears, saying that it has a "fully functional" board, including three independent directors.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra Covid-19 recoveries cross 6 lakh mark
Amaravati, Sep 27 (IANS) Covid-19 recoveries in Andhra Pradesh have crossed the 6 lakh mark to reach 6,05,090 with 7,796 more recoveries on Sunday.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Engineering student bags global research internship offers amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) At a time when the whole world is grappling with the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, 20-year-old Abhishek Agrahari, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student at TIET, Patiala has bagged multiple international research internship offers from various prestigious universities across the globe.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Ex-Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey joins JD-U
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) Bihar's former Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey on Sunday joined the state's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U).
2020-09-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Extremely unfortunate', says Sukhbir on Prez assent to farm Bills
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) A day after deciding to quit the 23-year-old alliance with the BJP-led NDA, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Sunday described the Presidential assent to the three controversial farm sector Bills for which farmers are protesting in Punjab as "sad, disappointing and extremely unfortunate".
2020-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Two terrorists have been killed in the ongoing encounter with security forces at Samboora area of Awantipore in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday, officials said.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Riddhima starts birthday countdown for brother Ranbir
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor's sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni on Sunday started a countdown for the former's birthday.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhavesh Kumar wants to explore different mediums
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Actor Bhavesh Kumar, who made his Bollywood debut with the 2019 film 'P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar', says he does not want to restrict himself and is ready to work on TV and web too.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NCDC sanctions Rs 19,444 cr to states as first tranche for MSP operations
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), the apex financing organisation of the Union Agriculture Ministry, has sanctioned as first tranche, funds amounting to Rs 19,444 crore to the states of Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Telangana for kharif paddy procurement in 2020-21 under Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations, said the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Sunday in a statement.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ghaziabad residents dare authorities to take a walk at night on streets with dark stretches!
Ghaziabad, Sep 27 (IANS) The absence of street lights on various stretches of Ghaziabad has been such a menace that many residents took to Twitter to register their resentment over no working lights and dark stretches that often make driving difficult and also provide a safe haven for criminals.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Happy that Akali Dal has quit NDA: Shiv Sena, NCP
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies, the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party, on Sunday welcomed the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) decision to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
J&K court sentences rape accused to 7 yrs in jail
Jammu, Sep 27 (IANS) A court in Jammu & Kashmir has handed down a seven-year jail sentence to a rape accused. The accused Surinder Singh, a resident of Kotli Jija, Udhampur, was facing trial for rape of a girl.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayushmann on screening of 'Bala' at Indo-German Film Week
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is extremely happy as his film "Bala" is a part of the ongoing Indo-German Film Week.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
J&K: 1,141 more test Covid positive; tally crosses 72,000
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Another 1,141 people tested Covid-19 positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, taking the total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus beyond 72,000 in the Union Territory.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
President gives assent to all three agricultural bills
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the three contentious agricultural Bills that were passed in the Parliament amid protests by opposition parties.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK to hold Executive Committee meeting on Monday
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu will hold a meeting of its Executive Committee on Monday morning here.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India's Aug crude steel output falls 4%, China logs 8% rise
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Production of crude steel in India in August declined 4.4 per cent on a year-on-year basis to 8.48 million tonne (Mt), according to data from the World Steel Association.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TN BJP says Periyar statue desecration may have been 'planned'
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) Condemning the desecration of the statue of E.V. Ramasamy - popularly known as Periyar - in Trichy, Tamil Nadu BJP President L. Murugan on Sunday said there is a suspicion that the act could be part of a plot.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
When Rhea Kapoor cried after seeing her pet's ill-health
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Producer Rhea Kapoor on Sunday took to her Instagram to introduce her new pet, a dog called Russell Crowe Kapoor.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
50 years of YRF: Aditya Chopra unveils new logo
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Aditya Chopra has unveiled a new logo of Yash Raj Films that marks the beginning of the 50-year celebrations of the production house.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Printing 'Best before date' on sweets must from Oct 1
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) While buying sweets, you must now check the 'Best before date' as it has been made compulsory for the sweetmakers to mention it on the product. The new norm will be in force from October 1.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RPF seize Chinese electronic items worth Rs 2.15 lakh
Guwahati, Sep 27 (IANS) Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel have seized Chinese electronic goods worth Rs 2.15 lakh at New Coochbehar in West Bengal, officials said on Sunday.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three smuggling gold in rectums nabbed at Chennai airport
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) Three persons coming from Dubai have been arrested for trying to smuggle in gold paste concealed in their rectums, Customs officials said on Sunday.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN leaders condole Jaswant Singh's death
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) Political leaders in Tamil Nadu on Sunday condoled the death of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gajendra Verma gets into action mode for new music video
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Singer Gajendra Verma says he had fun throwing punches and performing air kicks for his new music video.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bihar Grand Alliance: Picture still unclear on seat sharing
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) After the announcement of Bihar election, the Grand Alliance is racing against time to seal the seat sharing deal this month as the smaller partners are looking for a larger share.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal appeals to RWAs to join anti-dengue campaign
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday appealed to all Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) to come forward and make the residents in their localities aware of the measures to be taken to prevent dengue.
2020-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics