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  • newProposed amendment to IAS cadre rules 'against spirit of cooperative federalism': Mamata tells Modi
    New Delhi: Terming the proposed amendment to the IAS cadre rule 1954 "against the spirit of cooperative federalism" and stating that "it upsets harmonious arrangement between Centre and States in the matter of posting of IAS and IPS officers", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to withdraw/not give effect to the same. The letter written by Banerjee read, "I express my strong reservations to the approach followed by the Central…
    - 37 mins ago 19 Jan 22, 6:54am -
  • newUS 5G rollout plan will have devastating impact on aviation, says United Airlines
    Washington: United Airlines said that the US governments current 5G rollout plan will have a devastating impact on aviation as it can interfere with the key safety equipment that pilots rely on to take off and land in inclement weather. "When deployed next to runways, the 5G signals could interfere with the key safety equipment that pilots rely on to take off and land in inclement weather," read United Airlines statement on 5G implementation. "The radio altimeters on certain aircraft, which pr…
    - 41 mins ago 19 Jan 22, 6:50am -
  • newGadkari calls for cooperation between Central, State Govts for infrastructure development
    New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday called for cooperation between Central and State Governments for infrastructure development of the country. He said that infrastructure development will play an important role in fulfilling the vision of India in becoming USD 5 trillion economy. While inaugurating a Conference on "PM-Gati Shakti" for the South Zone, organized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Gadkari said cooperation and communi…
    - 48 mins ago 19 Jan 22, 6:43am -
  • newRapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Kerala could be due to Omicron, says KGMOA
    Thiruvananthapuram: The rising cases of COVID-19 in Kerala could be due to the presence of the Omicron variant of the virus, said Dr GS Vijayakrishnan, the President of Kerala Government Medical Officers Association on Tuesday. He also said that the state has a limited facility for RT-PCR tests and it is shifting to antigen testing. "Rapid growth in COVID-19 cases could be due to the presence of the Omicron variant. Cases are increasing in an exponential manner. Within 15 days, our test positi…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Jan 22, 6:26am -
  • newMofiya Parveen suicide: Husband Suhail named as first accused in charge sheet
    Aluva: The probe team has submitted the charge sheet for the suicide of law student Mofiya Parveen here on Tuesday. Mofiya's husband Muhammad Suhail (27) is named as the first accused in the case. Suhail's father Yusuf (63) and mother Rukhiya (55) are named as the second and third accused in the charge sheet. The charge sheet reported that Mofiya was subjected to domestic violence over dowry. A team of the Rural District Crime Branch who carried out the probe into the case submitted the charge…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:50pm -
  • new3 Navy personnel killed in explosion onboard INS Ranvir at Mumbai dockyard
    New Delhi: Three Navy personnel were killed in an explosion onboard the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Ranvir at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday, an official statement said. "In an unfortunate incident today at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, three naval personnel succumbed to injuries caused by an explosion in an internal compartment onboardINSRanvir," the Indian Navys statement noted. The ships crew responded immediately and quickly brought the situation under control, it mentioned. No major materi…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:44pm -
  • newShan Babu murder case: 5 accused in custody, SP dismisses allegations against police
    Kottayam: Police nabbed five of the accused in the murder of Shan Babu here on Tuesday. Addressing the media here, Kottayam district police chief D Shilpa ruled out the allegations against police in connection with the murder. “Baseless allegations are raised against the police over the case. Police have taken timely action after receiving the complaint,” said the SP. On the other day, Shan Babus mother alleged that though she lodged a complaint with police after Shan went missing, no acti…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 9:23pm -
  • newGovernment will use SC verdict to fight Devas 'fraud' internationally: Nirmala Sitharaman
    New Delhi: Finance Minister NirmalaSitharamanon Tuesday said the Government of India will use the Supreme Courts verdict to fight against Devas in Antrix deal "fraud" internationally. Addressing a press conference a day after the Supreme Court of Indias ordered winding up of Devas Multimedia,Sitharamansaid the government would soon appoint an arbitrator in Antrix-Devas case and fight it in every court internationally to save Indian taxpayers money. She said the satellite deal between ISROs com…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 8:53pm -
  • newGovt to consider closure of colleges, decision likely on Thursday: Minister R Bindhu
    Thiruvananthapuram: Higher Education minister Dr R Bindhu has hinted at plans to close all higher educational institutions amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. The minister informed the matter through a press release on Tuesday. The department is planning to switch classes online. A final decision regarding this will be taken as per the recommendation in the COVID review meeting on Thursday. If Covid cluster forms in any college, the principal must take action to close the college fo…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 8:20pm -
  • newK-Fon project to offer free internet connection to 100 BPL families by May: CM
    Thiruvananthapuram:Keralagovernments ambitious public centric project, K-FON, for providing high speed internet for free to the poor and at affordable rates to others is "progressing quickly," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday. He said free internet connection will be provided to 100 BPL families in every assembly constituency by May this year. "Of the current 2600 km of optical ground wire installation, 2045 km has been completed," the Chief Minister said in a tweet. The KFON…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 7:57pm -
  • newCentre asks states, UTs to increase COVID tests
    New Delhi: Flagging a decline in the number ofCOVID-19 tests in many states and union territories, theCentreon Monday asked them to enhance testing so that an effective track of the spread of the pandemic can be kept and immediate citizen-centric action can be initiated. In a letter to states and UTs, Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Arti Ahuja advised them to pay attention to this aspect immediately and increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of ca…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 6:54pm -
  • newUP court rejects bail plea of SP MLA Nahid Hasan
    Muzaffarnagar: A special court in Kairana inUttarPradeshon Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hasan, arrested last week in a case under the stringent Gangsters Act. Hasan, who was arrested on January 15, has filed his nomination from the Kairana assembly constituency on a Samajwadi Party ticket for the February 10 election. MP/MLA special court judge Subodh Singh said there was no case for bail and rejected Hasans plea. Hasans lawyer said they would move the high cour…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 6:48pm -
  • newKerala logs 28,481 new Covid cases, TPR climbs to 35.27 pc
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 28,481 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. Triggering panic, the test positivity rate was jumped to 35.27 per cent. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram- 6,911, Ernakulam-4,013, Kozhikode-2,967, Thrissur-2,622, Kottayam-1,758, Kollam-1,604, Palakkad-1,546, Malappuram-1,375, Pathanamthitta-1,328, Kannur-1,170, Alappuzha-1,087, Idukki-969, Kasaragod-606 and Wayanad-525. A total of 80,7…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 6:05pm -
  • newKerala police give clean chit to ‘Churuli’, declare nothing offensive in dialogues
    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala police have given a clean chit to Lijo Jose Pellissery's 'Churuli' over the alleged offensive content in dialogues. A committee headed by ADGP B Padmakumar examined that the movie only carried the dialogues which are apt for the plot. The committee submitted a report regarding this after watching the movie. A writ petition filed before the High Court alleged that the movie released on an OTT platform contain abusive and obscene dialogues. After hearing the plea, t…
    - 14 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 5:38pm -
  • newCBI dramatically arrests Idamalayar ivory case accused Aji Bright
    Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials here on Tuesday arrested Aji Bright, who was the accused in an ivory case. The accused had made headlines earlier as avictim of custodial torture in Coimbatore. The Chennai unit of CBI nabbed Aji from Petta in Thiruvananthapuram as part of the probe into an ivory case registered in Coimbatore in 2016. However, Aji's brother responded that they have not received any notice from the Tamil Nadu forest department or CBI. He add…
    - 14 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 5:13pm -
  • newNo revision of decision on exclusion of Kerala, TN, WB tableaux on R-Day: Defence ministry
    New Delhi:The decision to not include the tableaux ofKerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu at the Republic Day parade will not be revised, senior officials of the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday and noted that a total of 12 states have been selected to display their models. The remarks by the defence ministry officials came amidst ongoing controversy over the tableaux exclusion, prompting West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin to seek Prime Minister Na…
    - 14 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 5:12pm -
  • newHC directs state police chief to probe Dileep's plea over alleged media trial in actress attack case
    Kochi:KeralaHigh Court directed the State Police Chief to probe and file a report onactor Dileeps plea seeking an order restraining media from reporting the matters related to the 2017 Actor Assault Case till the conclusion of the trial. Single Bench of Justice Kauser Edappagath ordered to file the report within three weeks. The court will hear the plea after three weeks. The court ordered that "the offence alleged is under 327(3) CrPC. The court ordered an in-camera trial which is going on. W…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 4:42pm -
  • newPunjab CM says ED raids an attempt to put pressure, target him & his ministers in poll season
    Chandigarh: PunjabChief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that there was an attempt to put pressure and target him and his ministers as the polling day drew near, hours after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday raided multiple locations in the state as part of a money laundering probe against the "sand mafia" and companies linked to alleged illegal sand mining. Premises linked to a person, identified as Bhupinder Singh alias Honey, are also being covered under the ED raids. He is sta…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 4:01pm -
  • newKejriwal attacks Channi over illegal sand mining following ED raids
    Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked hisPunjabcounterpart Charanjit Singh Channi over illegal sand mining following ED raids at several places, including the premises of a person said to be a relative of the chief minister. “It is sad that a relative of chief minister is being raided for (illegal) sand mining,” said Kejriwal after landing at the airport here. He said AAP leader Raghav Chadha had even shown how illegal sand mining was taking place in Channis…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 3:57pm -
  • newBhagwant Mann is AAP's CM face for Punjab assembly polls
    Chandigarh: Bhagwant Mann will be the Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) chief ministerial face for thePunjabAssembly polls, party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday. The 48-year-old two-time Sangrur MPs name was announced at a public event where Kejriwal declared the result of the AAPs Janta Chunegi Apna CM drive in which it had asked the people ofPunjabas to who should be the partys chief ministerial candidate. Mann is the partys state unit chief. The party had received 21.59 lakh responses und…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 3:44pm -

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