First-time voter shot dead; 15.85 pc polling till 9 am in phase 4 of Bengal assembly elections

Cooch Behar (WB): A first-time voter was allegedly shot dead on Saturday in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, where 15.85 per cent polling was recorded till 9 am…

3 rhino calves rescued during 2019 Assam floods to be released into wild

Golaghat (Assam): Three rhino calves, including two females, rescued during the 2019 Assam floods will soon be released into the wild. The rhinos, rescued near the Kaziranga National Park, will be…

Mumbai: Two Russians held for performing stunts at sea link

Mumbai: Two Russian nationals were arrested for allegedly performing stunts at the Bandra-Worli Sea Link here, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Wednesday evening and the Russian nationals…

After diesel, fertilisers to take toll on farmers; IFFCO hikes prices by 45-58%

NEW DELHI: In the midst of Assembly elections in West Bengal and ongoing protests against the Centre’s farm laws, the country’s largest fertilizer seller – Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)…

CBI arrests 2 for demanding bribe for disposing complaint in Zirakupur DSP’s office

Zirakpur: The CBI has arrested two persons for allegedly demanding Rs 50 lakhs from a fantasy sports company for helping in disposing of a complaint against it in the office…

India, China to hold 11th round of talks for disengagement on Friday

NEW DELHI: India and China will hold 11th round of Corps Commander talks on Friday at Chushul to iron out differences for the next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.…

India turned the pandemic into opportunity: Pokhriyal

Pune: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday said India has turned the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity, unlike other nations. He said the government wanted to create “human beings and…

PM urges people to vote in large numbers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to vote in large numbers in the assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Polling is…

Kerala records 16.07 percent till 9.30 am

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 16.07 per cent voting in the first two hours across 140 constituencies during the assembly election on Tuesday. Serpentine queues were seen at several booths across the state…

‘Smooth’ polling underway in TN amid tight security

Chennai: Polling is underway in Tamil Nadu with top leaders including AIADMK’s O Panneerselvam, DMK chief M K Stalin and celebrities like Rajinikanth exercising their franchise early on Tuesday. Chief Electoral…

PM’s ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021’ interaction planned for Wednesday

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with students, teachers, and parents all over the world in the fourth edition of the “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021” discussion on examinations…

Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM seeking nod for mass vaccination in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to allow a mass vaccination drive in the national capital, officials related to…

Decomposed carcass of rhino found in Chilapata forest

Alipurduar (WB): The decomposed carcass of a full-grown rhinoceros was found in the Chilapata forest range in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district, officials said on Monday. The carcass with the horn…

EC reduces Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma’s campaign ban to 24 hours

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Saturday reduced the period of debarment from campaigning for senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from 48 hours to 24 hours…

President Kovind’s health improving: Rashtrapati Bhavan

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind’s health condition is improving, and he has been shifted from ICU to a special room in AIIMS, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Saturday. Kovind,…

BJP has captured India’s entire institutional framework: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed that the ruling BJP has made a “wholesale capture” of the entire “institutional framework” of the country, and this was preventing…

Waze procured explosives found in SUV near Ambani’s house: NIA

Mumbai: The gelatin sticks found in a SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai last month were procured by suspended police officer Sachin Waze, NIA sources claimed on Wednesday.…

WEF’s gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 countries

New Delhi:  India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, becoming the third-worst performer in South Asia.…

Ex-MP calls Rahul “unmarried trouble-maker”, courts controversy in Kerala

Idukki(Ker): As campaigning for the assembly polls reached feverish pitch in Kerala, former MP Joyce George courted controversy by making alleged derogatory remarks against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in connection with…

Nanded gurdwara violence: 14 arrested for attack on policemen

Mumbai: Police have arrested 14 people in connection with an attack on policemen by a mob of sword-wielding Sikhs in Nanded after they were denied permission to hold a public…