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India reports 26,964 new COVID-19 cases, daily deaths rise to 383
short by Apaar Sharma / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
India has reported 26,964 new COVID-19 cases and 383 deaths in the last 24 hours with Kerala reporting 15,768 cases and 214 deaths on Tuesday. This comes a day after the country reported 26,115 cases and 252 deaths. However, India's active caseload stood at 3,01,989, the lowest in 186 days. The COVID-19 death toll in the country reached 4,45,768.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:30 am on 22 Sep
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has initiated a money laundering probe into the seizure of 3,000 kg heroin from Afghanistan estimated to be worth ₹21,000 crore from Gujarat's Mundra Port, reports said on Tuesday. ED is reportedly studying details of the case related to what's being touted as the single largest heroin seizure in India, and proceeding as per PMLA provisions.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:37 pm on 21 Sep
Delhi woman, her 12-yr-old son drown while taking selfies in Manali
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
A 37-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son from Delhi drowned in Beas at Bhang village in Manali after they fell into the river while allegedly clicking selfies on a rock. Their bodies were retrieved from the river 4km downstream. According to reports, a hotel employee, who saw the duo drowning, tried to save them but failed and sustained injuries.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:12 am on 22 Sep
IAS, IPS officers can keep gifts given by foreign dignitaries: Govt
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Amending over a 50-year-old rule, Centre has allowed IAS, IPS and IFoS officers to retain gifts received from foreign dignitaries while being members of the Indian delegation. As per the existing rules, officers can accept gifts from their relatives or friends having no official dealings with them. However, if value of such gifts exceeds ₹25,000, it has to be notified.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 11:20 pm on 21 Sep
Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport seized 293.620 grams of gold worth ₹13,88,823 from a male passenger. Sharing pictures of the gold hidden between lawyers of a blanket, the customs department said it was seized from a Kerala resident who was returning from Dubai. A case has been filed in connection to the seizure of the 24-carat gold.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:00 am on 22 Sep
Zee Entertainment to merge with Sony India; Sony to invest $1.57 billion
short by Apaar Sharma / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
The Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd on Wednesday said its board has given in-principle approval for its merger with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). As part of the merger, Sony will invest $1.57 billion and will be the majority shareholder with 52.93% stake while ZEEL shareholders will hold 47.07% stake. Punit Goenka will be the MD and CEO of merged entity.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:50 am on 22 Sep
2 foreign women held at Mumbai airport for smuggling heroin worth ₹25 cr
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
Two foreigners, a mother and her daughter, were arrested by the Mumbai airport customs for smuggling at least 4.95 kg of heroin worth ₹25 crore into the country. This is one of the biggest seizures of drugs smuggled through the airport by individuals. Officials said typically passengers trying to smuggle drugs do not carry over two kilograms at a time.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 09:08 am on 22 Sep
Adani Group on Tuesday said its "role is limited to running the port" after 3,000 kilograms of heroin from Afghanistan, worth around ₹20,000 crore, was seized at Gujarat's Mundra Port. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd operates the port. "We have no policing authority over the containers or millions of tonnes of cargo that pass through Mundra," Adani added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:15 pm on 21 Sep
Orange alert issued in Delhi, extremely bad weather expected tomorrow
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'Orange' alert in Delhi for Wednesday. An ‘Orange’ alert is issued as a warning for extremely bad weather with a possibility of waterlogging and traffic disruption. The IMD has predicted a generally cloudy sky for Wednesday with the possibility of light rain or thundershowers.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 10:41 pm on 21 Sep
Driver of state-run bus in Maharashtra dies by suicide inside bus
short by Shalini Ojha / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
A driver of the Maharashtra State Transport (ST) bus died by alleged suicide inside the bus in the Sangamner depot on Tuesday, officials said. The deceased, identified as Subhash Telore, was found hanging inside the bus by his colleagues. An official said the exact reason couldn't be ascertained but it seems he ended his life due to some personal reasons.
short by Shalini Ojha / 10:44 pm on 21 Sep
Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad chief Narendra Giri, who died on Monday, in his alleged suicide note claimed his disciple Anand Giri planned to leak edited pictures of him with a woman. Narendra said he wanted to die by suicide on September 13. "I'm [dying by] suicide...it's because of Anand Giri, Prabha Tiwari and his son Sandeep Tiwari," the note reads.
short by Shalini Ojha / 11:11 pm on 21 Sep
Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have topped the list of large states in State Food Safety Index 2020-21, released by FSSAI. It ranks states on five parameters- human resources and institutional data, compliance, food testing (infrastructure and surveillance), training and capacity building, and consumer empowerment. Among small states, Goa came first followed by Meghalaya and Manipur.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:13 pm on 21 Sep
Curse of COVID victims' families forced Rupani to quit: Hardik Patel
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Congress leader Hardik Patel said that Vijay Rupani-led Gujarat government had to step down due to "curse of COVID-19 victims'" family members. He claimed that more than two lakh people died due to COVID-19 in the state due to the "negligence of the state government". "People are all prepared to throw you (BJP government) out of power," he added.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:00 pm on 21 Sep
YSR Telangana Party chief Sharmila detained for staging protest
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Rachakonda Police on Tuesday detained YSR Telangana Party chief YS Sharmila and her supporters when they tried to stage a demonstration against unemployment in the state. Sharmila's supporters blocked traffic on the National Highway connecting Hyderabad and Warangal to stage the protest. "The National Highway is under repair and there was a possibility of traffic congestion," the police said.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:26 pm on 21 Sep
Judge recuses to hear anticipatory bail plea of LJP MP in rape case
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Special Judge MK Nagpal of Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Tuesday recused himself from further hearing the anticipatory bail plea of Lok Janshakti Party MP Prince Raj Paswan in an alleged rape case. Paswan's lawyer submitted that this is the case of "honey trap and extortion". The victim has alleged that she was raped and molested while she was unconscious.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 10:15 pm on 21 Sep
Congress destroyed MP during 15-month tenure: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state witnessed destruction during Congress' tenure. Chouhan said, "Kamal Nath was the CM [of MP] for 15 months. His government [Congress] destroyed the state for those 15 months. Development works...were halted." "[BJP] government works for farmers. But the previous [Congress] government could not even provide water to farmers," he added.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 10:22 pm on 21 Sep
Guj MLA Mevani lends support to workers protesting Ford Motors exit
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani extended support to workers' protest against the decision of Ford Motors to exit India and met around 800 staff outside the state's Sanand plant on Tuesday. The independent MLA said, "I will stand with you and fight for you till a favourable outcome emerges...I can guarantee you my full support."
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:23 pm on 21 Sep
Union Minister Sonowal files nomination for RS bypoll from Assam
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday filed his nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypolls from Assam. He was accompanied by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. "I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and National General Secretary of BJP BL Santhosh, among others," Sonowal said.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:41 pm on 21 Sep
Absconding SDPI member arrested in 2020 Bengaluru riots case: NIA
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
The NIA has arrested an absconding charge-sheeted accused in the August 2020 Bengaluru riots case. Tabrez, a member of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), was "involved in hatching the conspiracy to attack...DJ Halli police station and had instigated several others in WhatsApp groups. He was also involved in burning vehicles and damaging public and private properties", NIA stated.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 08:50 am on 22 Sep
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates 'Vanijya Utsav'
short by Navashree Nandini / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the two-day 'Vanijya Utsav' (commerce fest) in the capital city of Raipur on Tuesday and stressed the need for an air cargo facility in the state. He emphasised that Chhattisgarh can play its part better in the country's exports of $700 billion with the availability of air cargo service.
short by Navashree Nandini / 10:44 pm on 21 Sep
Woman tonsured, paraded in Odisha for allegedly cheating locals
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
A 40-year-old woman was allegedly tonsured and paraded on a street with her face blackened in Odisha by a group of locals, mostly women, for allegedly cheating them by promising to get their loans sanctioned by a bank. The victim has lodged a complaint in the matter and claimed the mob forcibly took ₹25,000 and some ornaments from her.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 10:43 pm on 21 Sep
Couple, 2 children found dead at their home in Maharashtra
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
A man, his wife and their two children were found dead at their home in Maharashtra's Gondia district on Tuesday, police said. The 51-year-old man was found hanging from the ceiling of their bedroom, while his wife, 20-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son were lying in a pool of blood, the police added. The man's 90-year-old mother was found alive.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 10:31 pm on 21 Sep
Man found with ammunition at Pune airport, says 'wife packed it by mistake'
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has seized 12 live rounds of 0.32 calibre from a 45-year-old man at the Pune airport. The cartridges were found while the baggage was being scanned at the airport. The man, who runs a security agency, told police that "his wife had erroneously packed...cartridges in the bag during the rush of packing the luggage".
short by Athira Sasidharan / 09:14 am on 22 Sep
Man posing as electricity dept official cheats Hyd resident of ₹5 lakh
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 22 Sep 2021,Wednesday
A retired bank manager in Hyderabad was cheated of over ₹5 lakh by a man posing as an electricity department executive. The victim, who paid his electricity bill online, received a call from fraudster saying the payment was not updated and suggested downloading an app. After downloading it, victim entered his debit card details and within half-an-hour lost his money.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 09:58 am on 22 Sep
A 42-year-old registered medical practitioner (RMP), who allegedly used to steal gadgets for easy money, was arrested by the police in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Officials recovered 16 laptops, five mobile phones, two power banks and other materials worth ₹5 lakh from his possession. According to the police, the accused mostly stole laptops and other gadgets from passengers travelling in buses.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 09:17 am on 22 Sep
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