- EC: No by-elections yet for 7 vacant Assembly seats(8 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided not to announce by-elections to seven Assembly seats in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal owing to "difficulties in conduct of elections".
- Punjab Youth Cong chief detained in Delhi's tractor-burning case(16 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A day after a group of Indian Youth Congress activists set afire a tractor in Delhi to register their protest against the three new agriculture-related laws, Delhi Police on Tuesday said it had detained Punjab Youth Congress chief Brinder Dhillon in the case.
- Shiv Sena to decide soon on contesting Bihar polls(16 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena will soon take a decision on contesting the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, party MP and Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said here on Tuesday.
- 843 vehicles with illegal mining material seized in Haryana(16 minutes ago)
Gurugram, Sep 29 (IANS) In a major crackdown on illegal mining, a special enforcement team of the Haryana police has confiscated 843 vehicles being used in illegal mining activities across 12 districts of the state over the last eight months.
- Covid-hit EAMCET candidates get another chance in Andhra(27 minutes ago)
Amaravati, Sep 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government is offering another opportunity to the Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) candidates who missed the entrance exam because of being quarantined due to Coronavirus.
- Will fight against farm laws on all fronts: Punjab CM(29 minutes ago)
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) Extending his government's full support to the agitating farmers in these "dark and difficult times", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured of all possible legal and other steps to fight what he called the "draconian" new farm laws.
- Gujarat boat owners SoS PM on safety of fishermen(15:17)
Ahmedabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Leading boat owners associations in Gujarat on Tuesday highlighted the challenges to their lives and livelihoods. The fisheries sector and fishing communities in the state and around the country are challenged by the lack of access to modern digital connectivity at sea.
- Javadekar says 5 states to meet on Thursday over pollution(15:08)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that a state environment ministers meeting will take place this Thursday over the issue of pollution while asserting that various measures have already been taken in order to curb it. He added that it needs to be understood that pollution stays for 2-3 months and it also has a "geographic" reason for it.
- Landslide closes Srinagar-Leh highway(14:45)
Srinagar, Sep 29 (IANS) A massive landslide has closed the Srinagar-Leh highway as scores of vehicles are stranded on the two sides of the Zojila Pass.
- Delhi hospital doctors halt OPD services to protest assault(14:37)
By Ashish Srivastava
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Barring emergency cases, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of Delhi government's Maharishi Valmiki Hospital on Tuesday announced all essential and non-essential services provided by its members had been withdrawn to protest against an assault on a doctor.
- Hathras gang rape: Cong says law and order has collapsed in UP(14:26)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The opposition Congress alleged that law and order had collapsed in Uttar Pradesh as the Yogi Adityanath government had "failed to protect women" in the state. The statement came after a Dalit gang rape victim from Hathras passed away in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday.
- Serum Institute to manufacture 200mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine(14:21)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A further collaboration among the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, Gavi and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will accelerate the manufacture and delivery of up to 100 million doses of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines for India and low-and middle income countries.
- Write to me directly, not via media: Andhra DGP to Chandrababu(14:17)
Amaravati, Sep 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police D. Gautam Sawang has appealed to former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu to refrain from posting letters to the media addressed to him as the missives may have unverified details.
- Karnataka minister Madhuswamy tests corona positive(13:58)
Bengaluru, Sep 29 (IANS) Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J.C. Madhuswamy tested coronavirus positive and has been admitted in a private hospital for treatment, an official said on Tuesday.
- DMDK's Vijayakant stable, wife tests corona positive(13:50)
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Actor turned politician and DMDK founder A Vijayakant was asymptomatic to coronavirus infection and stable even as his wife V Premalatha was admitted on Tuesday in hospital a day after testing positive, MIOT International said.
- New farm laws a dagger through farmers' hearts: Rahul(13:45)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Continuing to voice opposition to the new agricultural laws brought forth by the central government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that these legislations tantamounted to "a dagger through the hearts of farmers" and "breaking their back".
- Oppn insulting farmers by burning farm equipment: Modi(13:04)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) In the wake of protests by farmers and various opposition parties against three new agriculture-related laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that those burning farm equipment to show their anger were "insulting farmers".