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Arrest Kashyap or face protest: Union Minister to Mumbai Police
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said his party RPI(A) will stage a protest if filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is not arrested by police in a week in connection with the rape charges levelled against him. An FIR was filed against Kashyap over a complaint by actor Payal Ghosh. Athawale met Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police along with Ghosh on Monday.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:54 pm on 28 Sep
Public events during Durga Puja scrapped in UP amid COVID-19
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that public events related to Durga Puja will not be permitted to take place in the state this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. No roadside celebrations will be allowed across UP. Furthermore, not more than 100 people will be allowed to watch Ramlila at a time, Adityanath added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:16 pm on 28 Sep
A 41-year-old COVID-19 patient, who was getting treatment at Karaikal Government General Hospital, suffered minor injuries after pieces of the ceiling fell on him. "I was fast asleep when pieces of the ceiling fell on me. I was shocked and so were everyone in the room," the patient said. All the patients were shifted to another building later.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:05 pm on 28 Sep
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has assured restaurant owners in the state that opening of dine-in service will be permitted from the first week of October, Pune Restaurant and Hoteliers' Association President said after a meeting with him. Apart from representatives of Pune restaurant owners association, those from Mumbai and Nagpur too participated in the meet.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:25 pm on 28 Sep
PD Vaghela appointed as TRAI's new Chairman
short by Hiral Goyal / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet appointed PD Vaghela, Secretary of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, as the Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday. A 1986-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, Vaghela will be TRAI Chairman for three years or till he attains the age of 65. He succeeds RS Sharma who retires on September 30.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:51 pm on 28 Sep
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Monday said it will resume operations at IGI Airport's Terminal 2 (T2) from October 1, after six months of closure due to the pandemic. "The resumption of operations at T2 will be with 96 air traffic movements per day," the airport authorities said. "This will increase progressively up to 180 by October-end," it added.
short by Jigyasu / 05:12 pm on 28 Sep
Police complaint against BJP leader over 'COVID hug' remark on Mamata
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
TMC has filed a police complaint against BJP's new national secretary from West Bengal Anupam Hazra for saying that he would hug CM Mamata Banerjee if he gets infected with coronavirus. The complaint was filed at Siliguri police station in Darjeeling. BJP national Vice-President Mukul Roy reacted to Hazra's remarks by saying leaders must be "careful about what they speak."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:13 pm on 28 Sep
Pappu Yadav, Chandrashekhar Azad form alliance to fight Bihar polls
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Party and Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan's Azad Samaj Party on Monday joined hands to form the Progressive Democratic Alliance to contest the Bihar Assembly polls. Calling the coalition "humanitarian", Yadav said, "We will announce the face of the coalition in the coming days." He added, "We will welcome everyone who wants to save Bihar."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:19 pm on 28 Sep
Bring laws to overrule Centre's farm laws: Sonia to Cong-ruled states
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked Congress-ruled states to consider bringing laws to overrule Centre's new farm laws. This was announced by senior Congress leader KC Venugopal on Twitter. Sonia has asked states to explore the possibilities to pass laws under Article 254(2) of the Constitution to "negate the unacceptable anti-farmers' provisions" in the three new laws, said Venugopal.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:49 pm on 28 Sep
PM Modi holds virtual meet with Denmark PM, invites her to India
short by Apaar Sharma / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen held a virtual summit on Monday wherein they agreed to establish Green Strategic Partnership. During the meeting, PM Modi congratulated Denmark's PM Frederiksen on her wedding and invited her along with her family to India after the coronavirus situation improves. Frederiksen said her family would love to visit India again.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:36 pm on 28 Sep
Assam's only woman CM Syeda Anwara Taimur dies aged 84 in Australia
short by Apaar Sharma / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Syeda Anwara Taimur, the only woman to have become the Chief Minister of Assam till now, passed away at the age of 84 in Australia on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Condolences to the family and well-wishers of former Assam CM, Syeda Anwara Taimur Ji. Her contributions towards Assam's development will be remembered. May her soul rest in peace."
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:47 pm on 28 Sep
Kerala MP moves SC against farm law, Punjab govt to follow suit
short by Apaar Sharma / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Congress MP from Kerala TN Prathapan has moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of new farm law. He alleged that the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 is violative of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said his government would also approach the apex court.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:56 pm on 28 Sep
Scientists at the ICMR have found that the Cat Que Virus (CQV), largely reported in China and Vietnam, has the potential to cause disease in India. Found in pigs and culex mosquitoes, CQV can cause febrile illnesses, meningitis and paediatric encephalitis in humans. Antibodies for the virus were found in two of the 883 human serum samples tested in India.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:10 pm on 28 Sep
7 J'khand tribals beaten, tonsured on charges of cow slaughter, 4 held
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Seven tribals were allegedly beaten up and forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram" on suspicion of slaughtering a cow in Jharkhand's Simdega district. The incident took place on September 16 when a group of at least 60 people attacked the tribals with sticks and tonsured them. A case has been registered and police have arrested four persons.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:01 pm on 28 Sep
Farmer angry over continuous barking shoots dog dead in MP; arrested
short by Pragya Swastik / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
A farmer was arrested on Monday in Madhya Pradesh's Indore for allegedly shooting a dog dead after getting enraged over its continuous barking, police said. The farmer, Pankaj Shukla, claimed that the dog used to bark near his home and had also bitten several people. Shukla used his licenced gun to shoot the animal on Saturday.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:15 pm on 28 Sep
300 detained amid farmers' protest near Bengaluru's Town Hall
short by Apaar Sharma / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Thousands of protesters gathered at the Town Hall in Bengaluru to protest against the amendments to the Land Reforms and the APMC Acts. The police detained about 300 people for blocking roads. According to the police, areas surrounding Town Hall, Freedom Park, Mysore Bank Circle, Sumanahalli, Magadi Road, KR Puram were affected as the protests caused bottlenecks for vehicle movement.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:05 pm on 28 Sep
Kerala Police has registered a case against dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and trans activist Diya Sana for attacking a man who posted an abusive, derogatory video about feminists in Kerala. Bhagyalakshmi and Sana had confronted the man and poured black oil on him and slapped him for posting the video. The duo made him apologise on camera for his video.
short by Jigyasu / 04:50 pm on 28 Sep
Family dispute, not a crime: MP ADG seen beating wife in video
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Additional Director General (ADG) of police in MP Purushottam Sharma who was caught on camera assaulting his wife has said, "This is a family dispute, not a crime." He added, "I am neither a violent person nor a criminal. It is unfortunate that I have to go through this. My wife stalks me and has put cameras in the house."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:13 pm on 28 Sep
A junior scientist at a government agency was rescued from a hotel in Noida's Sector 41 on Sunday following his kidnapping after a honey-trap on Saturday, police said on Monday. The family of the scientist approached the police after getting a ransom call for ₹10 lakh from the kidnappers. Three people, including a woman, have been arrested, the police added.
short by Shailesh / 09:43 pm on 28 Sep
A woman doctor at a COVID-19 facility in Pune accused two of her male colleagues of molesting her on several occasions in the last few days, police said. "We have registered a case and our investigation is on," an official said. The two accused were hired by an agency which is managing the facility, a Pune Municipal Corporation official said.
short by Shailesh / 09:22 pm on 28 Sep
Kerala pregnant woman denied treatment by 4 hospitals, loses twins
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
A pregnant woman from Kerala's Malappuram lost her twin babies after she was allegedly denied treatment by at least four hospitals citing COVID-19 protocols. The woman, who recently recovered from COVID-19, was admitted to a government hospital in Kozhikode after being denied treatment by others but doctors couldn't save the babies. State government has ordered a probe into the incident.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:59 pm on 28 Sep
The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to ensure that no public servant continues to occupy the residential accommodation allotted to them for long after their retirement from the service. The court told the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs that it expects the government to vacate illegally-occupied accommodations and also recover dues for the period of illegal occupation.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:40 pm on 28 Sep
Mumbai Police arrested a 28-year-old television actress and her husband in connection with a case of cheating registered in Punjab. Sapna Ralhan and her husband Puneet had allegedly defrauded a man of ₹3.5 crore after promising to get him appointed as an IPS officer. They allegedly gave fake appointment letters of Defence Ministry and National Police Academy to the victim.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:12 pm on 28 Sep
Police in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut have said the alleged gangrape of a 35-year-old woman didn't take place on a moving bus, as claimed in FIR, but at an accused's flat. They said she had contacted the bus driver, who took her to his flat and invited the conductor. They all consumed alcohol, following which the accused gangraped her, police added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:06 pm on 28 Sep
Run public movement to make people follow COVID-19 norms: Raj CM
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 28 Sep 2020,Monday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has directed state officials to formulate a large-scale action plan to run public movement to make people aware of following COVID-19 protocols. Chairing a review meeting, he asked officials to involve social activists, NGOs, among others, in the exercise. "It must be ensured no one is without a mask in public," a statement quoting him said.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:37 pm on 28 Sep
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