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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) launched a coordinated search operation at over 10 locations in multiple cities on Saturday in connection with the NSE co-location scam case, officials said. The search operation will cover brokers at more than 12 premises in Mumbai, Gandhinagar, Delhi, Noida, Gurugram and Kolkata, among other cities, they added.
Thousands of Covid-negative Beijing residents were forcibly relocated to quarantine hotels overnight due to a handful of infections, as the capital begins to take more extreme control measures resembling virus-hit Shanghai. China's strategy to achieve zero Covid cases includes strict border closures, lengthy quarantines, mass testing and rapid, targeted lockdowns.
One of the most successful sides in the IPL, the four-times champions Chennai Super Kings ended their IPL 2022 campaign at the penultimate spot, managing just four wins in 14 games.
Dominica has dropped charged of illegal entry against fugitive Indian diamantaire Mehul Choksi. Choksi is wanted in India in the over Rs 13,000 crore PNB scam. In a letter addressed to the magistrate of court district 'E,' dated May 17, the country's director of public prosecutions writes that the proceedings against Choksi for illegally entering the country on May 24, 2021 are discontinued.
Democracy in India is a global public good and a central anchor for the planet and if that cracks, it is going to cause a problem for the planet, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has warned as he attacked the NDA government, asserting that there are two different designs of governance at play in India, one that stifles voices and the other that listens.
Ashwin claimed 1/28 with the ball as he helped Rajasthan claw their way back into the game after Chennai Super Kings had blasted 75/1 in powerplay. Ashwin then came back to contribute with the bat as well, scoring crucial unbeaten 40 runs off 23 balls.
With 2,323 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 4,31,34,145, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday. The active cases, on the other hand, decreased to 14,996.
A top European health official warned Friday that cases of the rare monkeypox virus could accelerate in the coming months, as the virus spreads across Europe. The virus, which causes distinctive pustules but is rarely fatal, has previously been seen in central and west Africa. But over recent weeks cases have been detected in European countries including Portugal and Sweden as well as US, Canada and Australia.
Two US Secret Service agents who were working on Joe Biden's trip to Asia are being sent home after one was accused of drunkenly assaulting a South Korean the day before the president arrived in Seoul, officials said. A US official disputed that the individual was detained or arrested, saying only that he was "investigated" by South Korean officials.
This means the technical expert committee comprising Naveen Chaudhary, Prabaharan P and Anil A Gumaste would have to complete forensic examination of the submitted devices and give their findings, including whether military-grade Israeli spyware Pegasus was used and by whom for snooping purposes, by June 20 to the Oversight Committee headed by Justice Raveendran.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, Surya Kant and P S Narasimha said whether Hindus can be allowed to worship at Gyanvapi mosque involved complex and sensitive issues that needed to be dealt with a seasoned judicial hand and ordered the Varanasi district judge to decide on priority the plea.
Among the sectors, manufacturing saw a 76% jump with inflows during 2021-22 estimated at $21. 3 billion,‘Computer software and hardware’ was the most attractive sector cornering around a quarter of the pie, followed by services and automobiles (12% each).
Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege. Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin the "complete liberation" of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol and the city as a whole, spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
The latest surge was led by sensex heavyweight Reliance Industries that closed over 6% higher. Other top contributors to the index’s gain were HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC, BSE data showed.
Four-time champions CSK finished the season in ninth place, having suffered 10 defeats while managing to win only four times over the last couple of months, the last being a five-wicket defeat to Rajasthan Royals on Friday.
The four accused in the case were killed in an encounter by police on the outskirts of Chatanpally village in Ranga Reddy district on December 6, 2019. In its 387-page report, the commission also concluded that three of the four accused were, contrary to the Telangana government’s claim, minors.
Searches were conducted at 16 locations in Delhi, Patna and Gopalganj on Friday for obtaining “pecuniary advantages in the form of transfer of landed property in the name of Lalu's family members in lieu of appointment of substitutes in group-D post in different zones of railways”.
In order to retain BJP’s pre-eminence for the next 25 years, PM Modi asked party workers to take a pledge to ensure that every citizen avails the benefits of the welfare schemes, PM Modi floated the slogan of “Har Ghar Bhajpa, Har Garib Ka Kalyan”
The RBI has also taken a hit on its foreign investment as the value of debt securities fell due to the rise in interest rates. It has also had to spend over $40 billion of its reserves to stem volatility in the market and will need to set aside more money to replenish reserves.
“Accused Nawab Malik in connivance with D-Company members i.e. Hasina Parkar, Salim Patel and Sardar Khan, hatched a criminal conspiracy for usurping the prime property belonging to Mrs Munira Plumber,” special judge Rahul R Rokade said.
The CEC and election commissioners are entitled to a monthly sumptuary allowance of Rs 34,000 on which no income tax is payable. On Friday, the Commission, feeling the need to observe austerity in personal entitlements, decided that CEC and election commissioners will not take the income tax benefits presently available to them.
The MEA said it had made it clear on several occasions that the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral part of India and that other countries are expected to respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
At the jail gate, Azam was met by his sons Abdullah and Adeeb, apart from two sitting SP MLAs Ashu Malik and Mohd Faheem. SP president Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter to welcome him. Azam’s motorcade then headed for the residence of former SP MLA Anup Gupta. Half an hour later, he started for Rampur by road.
The SC said the May 16 interim order of the civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar directing protection of purported shivling area would be “subsumed” by the apex court’s interim May 17 order giving similar direction in addition to specifying that Muslims would have free access to the mosque for namaz purposes.
PM used the occasion to speak indirectly about the recent controversies over language issues, saying, “Prioritising local languages in the new National Education Policy reflects our commitment to each regional language. BJP considers Indian languages to be the soul of Indianness."
Jet Airways is all set to become the first Indian carrier to revive operations under India's bankruptcy law by this September. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday granted the airline operating permit (AOP, or licence) to Jet 2.0 under its new promoters, the Jalan-Kalrock consortium, and a new management team.
Amid Monkeypox cases being reported from some countries, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has directed the National Centre for Disease Control and the ICMR to keep a close watch on the situation. The Union health ministry has also directed airport and port health officers to be vigilant. Monkeypox have been reported from the UK, the USA, Portugal, Spain, and some other European countries.
Coal-fired electricity generation has registered a sharp increase this month, preventing large-scale blackouts as the the power, coal and railway ministries made a concerted bid to improve fuel supply to power stations from domestic sources and imports.
Seizing Russian state assets to help finance the rebuilding of war-torn Ukraine remains a possibility, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said on Friday, but he added that no decision on the matter was taken at a G7 meeting. Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters the G7 discussed "at some length" the idea of seizing Russian assets and using them to help pay for the reconstruction of Ukraine.
Responding to reports of a second bridge being constructed across Pangong Lake — spanning eastern Ladakh and West Tibet — by China, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Friday said the concerned structure, alongside an earlier one, is in areas that have continued to be under the illegal occupation of the neighbouring country since the 1960s.
The Supreme Court on Friday observed that "ascertainment" of religious character is not barred under Section 3 of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.
Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Friday predicted electoral rout for Congress in Gujarat and Himachal. He was commenting on the outcome of the grand old party's Chintan Shivir which was recently held in Udaipur. According to Kishor, the brainstorming session only helped give some time to the Congress leadership, at least till the impending electoral rout in Gujarat and HP.
India has recorded the "highest ever" annual FDI (foreign direct investment) inflow of $83.57 billion in 2021-22, the commerce and industry ministry said on Friday. In 2020-21, the inflow stood at $81.97 billion, it added.
Equity indices rebounded sharply on Friday amid broad-based buying across all sectors, a day after crashing to nearly 2 month low. The 30-share BSE index jumped 1,534 points or 2.91 per cent to close at 54,326. While, the broader NSE Nifty settled 457 points or 2.89 per cent higher at 16,266.
As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in the West.Cases of the smallpox-related disease haven't previously been seen among people with no links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, US, Sweden and Canada all reported infections, mostly in young men who hadn't previously traveled to Africa.
The package includes almost $15 billion for defense operations and maintenance, which includes $6 billion for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative and $8.7 billion to replenish stocks of US equipment sent to Ukraine.
More than 1,700 defenders of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol have surrendered since Monday, Russian authorities said, in what appeared to be final stage in the nearly three-month siege of the now- pulverized port city. 12 people were killed and 60 houses destroyed when Russia shelled the neighboring cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
A number of SpiceJet flights were not allowed to operate on Friday from Delhi Airport due to the airline — which has been put on cash-and-carry by Airports Authority of India (AAI) — not making the required payments a day earlier.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday flagged concerns about possible cartelisation in markets and stressed on the need to look into the causes of short supply of commodities.
The closely held rocket launch company, of which Musk is founder and chief executive officer, made the payment in 2018 to an unidentified flight attendant who worked as a contract employee on a SpaceX corporate jet, the online news provider Insider said, citing interviews and documents.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's lawyer senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought a weeks' time for his client to surrender citing some "medical conditions".
India had beaten heavyweights Malaysia in the Thomas Cup quarterfinals, followed by Denmark in the semis, and the duo of Satwik-Chirag scripted crucial wins in both the matches, before completing the 'giant-killing' hat-trick against Indonesia as India won their maiden title.
Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost productivity. A decision in April last year by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ban all chemical fertilisers drastically cut yields and although the government has reversed the ban, no substantial imports have yet taken place.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged party workers and leaders to extend all possible assistance to people who are affected by severe flooding in Assam.
With 2,259 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 4,31,29,563 while the active cases decreased to 15,044, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. According to the Union health ministry data updated at 9 am, the death toll rose to 5,24,323 with 20 more fatalities.
Vijaya Gadde, Twitters top lawyer and head of policy, told workers at an all-hands meeting that there is "no such thing as a deal being on hold," according to people who attended the meeting. Twitter stock jumped about 2% on the news of the meeting, which was first reported by Bloomberg.
Gujarat Titans batter Matthew Wade was reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct during their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. "Mr. Wade admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction," the IPL said in a statement.
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a review petition filed by Shapoorji Pallonji Group companies seeking review of apex court's March 2021 judgment validating the sacking of Cyrus Mistry from Executive Chairman post of Tata Sons.
Two types of powerful anti-ship missiles, the Harpoon made by Boeing and the Naval Strike Missile made by Kongsberg and Raytheon Technologies were in active consideration for either direct shipment to Ukraine, or through a transfer from a European ally that has the missiles.
RCB came into the contest with the sole aim of a win while Kohli walked in to bat to exorcise the demons of a lean patch. He did it in style with a fine 54-ball 73 (8x4; 2x6), his highest score of the season. Chasing 169 for victory, RCB overhauled the target with eight balls to spare with Glenn Maxwell finishing the job with an unbeaten 40 (18b, 5x4, 2x6).
NCP leaders including Pawar, Amol Mitkari and Chhagan Bhujbal have drawn the Brahmin community’s ire over recent remarks they made in connection with Chhatrapati Shivaji and on priests. At the meeting, Pawar will attempt to clear the air, party leaders said.
PNB scam accused was released on bail on medical grounds in July last year
While there were a few raised eyebrows given the tension in ties between Azam and the SP leadership, particularly chief Akhilesh Yadav, old-timers said this gesture by the veteran – who has the state watching his every move – was purely personal.
"The searches are being conducted at the premises associated with some stock brokers who manipulated the co-location facility provided by the NSE in connivance with its officials," a CBI officer said.
As per an order issued by the JEPC to all DEOs, the walls of the school buildings will be painted in swan, angora or coconut white, while frosted green or mehndi green will be used for borders and projections of the walls.
Clarifying his earlier comment, Rahul Gandhi said the Congress is in no way “superior” to the other opposition parties, but added that the “ideological battle” is between “the national vision of the RSS and the national vision of the Congress.”
On May 21, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.
The 62-year-old Anil Hegde, a long-term aide of late socialist stalwart George Fernandes, is all set to get elected to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar after being nominated for its bypoll by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led JD(U).
BJP national general secretary Vinod Tawde told reporters that the party will celebrate eight years of the Narendra Modi government on the theme of “sewa, sushasan aur garib kalyan".
The decision was taken after CEC Rajiv Kumar held his first meeting on Friday along with fellow EC Anup Chandra Pandey.
We have a very clear stand on the matter. Once the Places of Worship Act came into being in 1991, there is simply no space for controversy regarding any place of worship: AIMPLB Executive Member Qasim Rasool Ilyas
The sample from Chennai was from early May and belonged to a young woman, as per sources.
The principal of the school in Champawat district, Prem Singh, said Friday that around 7-8 students have again refused to eat the food cooked by Sunita Devi — who had been sacked in the aftermath of the row in December
Speaking at the farewell function of Justice Rao organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association, Justice Ramana said he has played a vital role in expounding the law and interpreting the constitution.
The bench agreed with the opinion of the court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) that “the demand/supply and price of iron ore are best left to be determined by the market forces”.
Top health ministry officials told the Indian Express the public health officials have been directed to isolate symptomatic international travellers arriving from Africa —— and that the samples should be sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune.
The poll panel gave a notice to Hemant Soren seeking his stand on the charge that he issued a mining lease in the state in his favour, after it had received a representation from the state governor.
Nana Patole threatens to approach court, says parties have restructured corporation as per convenience.
A section of the Congress leaders believe that the party should have demanded a review of the GST mechanism or repeal of the GST Act in its Udaipur chintan shivir declaration and that it lost an opportunity by not doing so.
Addressing the inaugural session of India Ideas Conclave, organised in Bengaluru by the RSS-backed India Foundation, Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran also says ‘technology can be the icing on the cake’.
Mevar Kumar Jamatia, who served as the IPFT general secretary, was NC Debbarma's protege and was included in the Biplab Deb cabinet as the forest and tribal affairs minister.
The agency said it launched an operation after gathering intelligence over several months that indicated that two Indian boats would sail from the Tamil Nadu coast and receive narcotics in large quantities somewhere in the Arabian Sea.
The video, shared by the opposition CPM, showed a woman washing Badharghat legislator Mimi Majumder's feet with soap and water and then drying them with a towel, after the MLA had completed an inspection of the locality.
Reading the straws in the wind — Will Hardik join BJP or AAP? Will Naresh finally say yes to the Congress? Questions swirl over the two Patidar leaders and their next course of action