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Night curfew in Rajasthan withdrawn, more relaxations to come: CM Gehlot
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday announced that state government has decided to withdraw night curfew that was imposed as part of measures to control COVID-19 spread in the state. A few more relaxations will also be introduced in a phased manner, he said. "It'll be important to adopt health protocols otherwise infections can grow again," said Gehlot.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:30 pm on 18 Jan
Delhi High Court judge Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva on Monday told a petitioner who had filed a plea challenging WhatsApp's new privacy policy, "Don't join it...It's a voluntary thing...If you feel WhatsApp will compromise data, delete WhatsApp." The petitioner accused WhatsApp and Facebook of analysing the behaviour of users. Justice Sachdeva said, "Not only WhatsApp, all applications do that."
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:18 pm on 18 Jan
Stones pelted at BJP workers during party's roadshow in Kolkata
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Stones were hurled at Bharatiya Janata Party workers during a roadshow in Kolkata on Monday. The workers were part of a rally attended by Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. "These tactics won't work because people of West Bengal are with us and they want a change," Adhikari said after the incident.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 06:26 pm on 18 Jan
PM Modi's poster seen at pro-independence rally in Pak's Sindh
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
A pro-independence rally in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Sunday witnessed posters of several world leaders, including Indian PM Narendra Modi. "Sindh wants freedom from Pakistan," the posters read. The rally was held to mark the birth anniversary of GM Syed, a vocal proponent of Sindhudesh or a separate country for the province.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:35 pm on 18 Jan
8 cows killed, 6 injured after Rajdhani Express hits them in UP
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Eight cows were killed and six were injured after a Rajdhani Express train hit them in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah, officials said on Monday. The incident took place late on Sunday evening between Jaswantnagar and Balrai railway stations due to dense fog. The injured animals were shifted to a nearby gaushala for treatment, said Jaswantnagar SDM.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:45 pm on 18 Jan
Online presentations for MPs by Padma Awardees from today: LS Speaker
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies of Lok Sabha Secretariat is organising 'Presentations by Eminent Social Workers for the benefit of MPs' from January 18 to January 22. Twenty Padma Awardees will make presentations online in their field of expertise. Every day four will make a presentation of 45 minutes each.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 06:04 pm on 18 Jan
RK Jenamani, a scientist at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Monday said the cold wave warning in north India has been extended till January 22. "Dense fog spread across northern plains (Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand) will begin lifting from tomorrow," he added. "While day temperature will rise, night temperature will further drop," Jenamani further said.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 05:06 pm on 18 Jan
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Monday condemned Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's remarks on "incorporating Marathi-speaking areas in Karnataka" into Maharashtra. "Belagavi is an integral part of Karnataka. Don't try to instigate us by bringing up the issue which is already resolved...You're not just a Shiv Sena activist. Don't forget that you're also a responsible CM," he told Thackeray.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:11 pm on 18 Jan
UP Police obtains production warrant for comedian Munawar Faruqui
short by Bulbul Sharma / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
The Uttar Pradesh Police have obtained and submitted a production warrant at Indore district jail for stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who is accused of making objectionable remarks against Hindu deities. "On January 7, we served the production warrant at Indore jail and submitted another copy at a court in Indore," said investigating officer Inspector Dhakeshwar Singh.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 05:13 pm on 18 Jan
India is well-positioned to take the lead in the Asia Pacific region's efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in coming months, along with China, according to a Moody's Analytics report. India is the largest producer of vaccines, with 60% of the global share, the report said. India's advancement towards inoculations is crucial as it's the world's second most-impacted country, it added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:43 pm on 18 Jan
The Bombay High Court directed the Union Ministry of Health, the National Medical Commission (NMC) and the Maharashtra government to respond to allegations of discrimination made in a petition by a disabled female student. The girl, Anita Shinde, was reportedly denied admission in a medical course because of her amputated upper limb. She had scored 60.64% marks in NEET 2020.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 04:27 pm on 18 Jan
Lalu criticises Nitish government over increasing crime rate in Bihar
short by Anindya Tripathi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Citing a report, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav criticised CM Nitish Kumar's government over rising crime rate in Bihar. "A total of 1,15,216 cases of crime were reported in the last year of RJD government in 2004, while under Nitish Kumar's government in 2019, crime figures increased to 2,69,096, more than double," Lalu tweeted.
short by Anindya Tripathi / 05:22 pm on 18 Jan
Cannot afford our voter base to shrink: Mumbai Cong President
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Mumbai Congress President Ashok Arjunrao Jagtap said that their 'My Mumbai, My Congress' campaign aims at reaching out to "people and party workers" to understand their issues. Talking to The Indian Express, he further said Congress "can't afford" their north Indian voter base to "shrink". "There are other reasons also why we need to connect better with [them]," Jagtap added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 04:28 pm on 18 Jan
Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) has announced that its members are free to join any other political party of their choice after tendering a resignation. The statement came after three district secretaries of the party joined Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday. "They shouldn't forget they are always Rajinikanth fans even if they join other parties," RMM leader VM Sudhakar said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:17 pm on 18 Jan
Not a day goes by without remembering him: Rohith Vemula's mother
short by Bulbul Sharma / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Radhika Vemula, mother of Hyderabad Central University's PhD scholar Rohith Vemula who killed himself five years back, said, "Not a single day has gone by without remembering him." She further said, "A change has come...which is why the movement is still continuing." Rohith took his life on January 17, 2016, alleging caste discrimination in the university.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 04:45 pm on 18 Jan
32-yr-old man held for killing brother over property dispute in Mumbai
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
A 32-year-old man was held for allegedly killing his brother over property dispute and other matters in Mumbai. The incident occurred on Saturday when a scuffle broke out between the accused and his brother. Police said the victim suffered head injuries after he fell from being pushed by accused. Although victim was taken to hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:22 pm on 18 Jan
Health Min inaugurates Burn & Plastic Surgery Block at AIIMS Delhi
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday inaugurated the Burn and Plastic Surgery Block at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). "It is a matter of joy for AIIMS family as a golden chapter has been added to its development," Vardhan said. "All facilities related to burns and plastic surgeries are available here," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:29 pm on 18 Jan
5 tourists drown after boat capsizes in a lake in Gujarat
short by Sumit Josh / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Three children and two adults drowned in a lake in Gujarat's Navsari district after their boat capsized due to overcrowding on Sunday. "Due to the rush of tourists, the boat capsized when people tried to get on to it at the same time when others were disembarking," said a police official. Around 15 others were also injured in the incident.
short by Sumit Josh / 05:17 pm on 18 Jan
MCG to set up Haryana's first dog sterilisation centre in Gurugram
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to set up Haryana's first dog sterilisation centre at Begumpur Khatola in Gurugram. The centre will have an operation theatre, vaccination area, separate dog sheds and a ground for dogs to play, officials added. "We will be floating a tender to finalise a contractor next month," MCG Joint Commissioner Hariom Attri said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:34 pm on 18 Jan
Need to save lives: Gadkari as he inaugurates 'Road Safety Month'
short by Anindya Tripathi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated 'Road Safety Month' to create awareness "among general public and specially amongst the youth to improve safety on roads". Saying that 70% of road accident-related deaths are in the age group of 18-45 years, Gadkari added that activities like displaying banners and walkathons will be conducted to create awareness.
short by Anindya Tripathi / 04:40 pm on 18 Jan
Delhi district courts resume physical hearing on alternate days
short by Sumit Josh / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
All district courts of Delhi resumed physical hearing on an alternate day basis from Monday. Apart from this, the court will also continue to take matter via video-conferencing on non-physical days. Lawyers at district courts said they were happy with the resumption of physical hearing since many of them are not technology-friendly and were unable to argue in virtual hearings.
short by Sumit Josh / 05:00 pm on 18 Jan
DDA seeks suggestions from public for Master Plan for Delhi 2041
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has sought suggestions from the public for the city's new vision document, Master Plan for Delhi 2041. "People can give their suggestions and share their ideas about what kind of the city they want Delhi to be. The idea behind this exercise is to get maximum participation," a senior DDA official said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:34 pm on 18 Jan
Noida Authority sanctions ₹32cr for projects to address civic issues
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
The Noida Authority on Sunday said that it has sanctioned ₹32 crore for several projects in various areas, including sectors 72 to 79, to address civic issues. According to officials, the funds will be spent on constructing drain walls along internal roads, construction of drainage network, development of green belt and beautification of footpaths, among other projects.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:26 pm on 18 Jan
Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has filed 19 fraud cases in one and a half years against city's builders and promoters, who duped citizens into investing in various schemes using Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) land pooling policy. "They raised huge amounts for advance bookings in the name of registration and allotment," Joint commissioner of police (EOW) OP Mishra said.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 04:55 pm on 18 Jan
Gurugram Police on Sunday booked three men for allegedly snatching ₹97,400 from a trader, while he was returning to Nuh from Delhi. Police said the victim, who delivers paneer to a Delhi market, alleged the men punched him in face before taking the money from his pick-up van. Statements of two witnesses who were present with victim were also recorded.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:14 pm on 18 Jan
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