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Gen Rawat served nation with utmost devotion: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday expressed his condolences over the demise of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, who along with his wife was among the 13 persons who were killed after an IAF chopper they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Talks won't be meaningful under AFSPA shadow: NSCN-IM
Kohima, Dec 8 (IANS) The NSCN-IM on Wednesday while criticising Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his recent statement after the December 4 killing of 14 civilians by the security forces in Nagaland said no political talks will be meaningful under the shadow of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
2021-12-08
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Vigilance raid on Bihar liquor prohibition official
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) Bihar's Special Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday conducted simultaneous raids at the multiple houses of a Superintendent of Police-rank officer of the Liquor Prohibition Department and seized assets worth Rs 94 lakh.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High performance computing systems backbone of IMD's monsoon research
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is continuously working on improving operational forecasting models for various weather and climate extreme events to help farmers and others, the Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Two held for cheating elderly people with ATM cards in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Delhi Police said on Wednesday that they have arrested two persons who were involved in cheating elderly people by swapping their ATM cards.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farmers' stir on Delhi borders to be 'postponed' for now
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of the farmers protesting along the borders of the national capital over agricultural issues, have agreed to the draft proposal prepared by the Central government, and is expected make a "major announcement" on Thursday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mundra drug seizure case being investigated by NIA: Govt
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The drug seizure at Gujarat's Mundra port on September 17, 2021 is being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ken-Betwa rivers interlinking project gets cabinet nod
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the funding and implementation of the project for interlinking of rivers Ken and Betwa at a cost of Rs 44,605 crore, a move criticised by experts as the approval came without the statutory clearances.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
K'taka Legislative Council polls: Parties keep fingers crossed
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) The major political parties in Karnataka, including the ruling BJP, Congress and JD(S), are keeping their fingers crossed ahead of the elections to 25 seats of the 75-strong Legislative Council, also known as the Upper House of the state Assembly, scheduled on December 10.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Soldier from Andhra among victims of chopper crash
Amaravati, Dec 8 (IANS) A soldier from Andhra Pradesh was among those who were killed with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat in the helicopter crash at Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Man passing himself as IB officer held in Bihar's Begusarai
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) A person posing as an IPS officer in the Intelligence Bureau was arrested in Bihar's Begusarai district on Wednesday, police said.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian team leaves for World Para-Taekwondo Championship
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) The India Taekwondo team on Wednesday left for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the 2021 World Para-Taekwondo Championship (G14), starting from December 8-13.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
New Consul General of France meets K'taka Higher Education Minister
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) The government of France is keen to set up an Indo-French Campus Institute in Karnataka, C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
I-T raids at SAGE Group premises in Bhopal, Indore
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) department on Wednesday carried out searches on residential and office premises of the directors of SAGE Group in Bhopal and Indore for alleged tax evasion.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan security personnel arrest 18 insurgents in Nangarhar province
Jalalabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Security personnel have arrested 18 suspected insurgents from Surkhrod district of the eastern Nangarhar province, a provincial administration official said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sonia asks party workers not to celebrate her birthday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress' interim President Sonia Gandhi has decided not to celebrate her birthday on December 9 and asked the party workers not to organise any celebration, the party said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gen Rawat had good academic connection with TN
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat (63), who along with his wife Madhulika Rawat was among the 13 persons who were killed after an IAF chopper they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, had a strong academic connection with Tamil Nadu.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra mourns death of CDS Bipin Rawat, others
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Maharashtra grieved the death of Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and other army officers in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday afternoon.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Goa BJP MLA refers to state Cong president as 'hijra'
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) An MLA in Goa of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- Dayanand Sopte, on Wednesday referred to state Congress president Girish Chodankar as 'hijra', hours after the latter accused Sopte of demanding Rs 44 lakh as 'donation' from a businessman.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ISL: Hyderabad FC register 1-0 win against Bengaluru FC
Goa, Dec 8 (IANS) Hyderabad FC rode on Bartholomew Ogbeche's first-half strike to down Bengaluru FC 1-0 in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
NABARD pegs Assam's priority sector credit potential at Rs 36,292 cr
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has projected a credit potential of Rs 36,292 crore for Assam for financial year 2022-23, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
India's Nov YoY retail sales dip on supply shortages: FADA
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Lack of supply due to semiconductor shortages as well as incessant rains dipped India's November overall vehicle retail sales on a year-on-year basis.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Asian Youth Para Games: Indian contingent return home with 41 medals
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian contingent returned home on Wednesday with 41 medals which include 12 gold, 15 silver, and 14 bronze medals after successfully competing at the Asian Youth Para Games in Bahrain.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Shaurya Chakra awardee survivor can throw light on IAF chopper crash
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Group Captain Varun Singh, the Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, Tamil Nadu, and the lone survivor of the ill-fated Mi-17V5 helicopter that crashed near Coonoor on Wednesday, killing 13 persons on board, can share details of the flight once he recovers.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'I should have not been on that bench': Ex-CJI Gogoi on sexual harassment allegation
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said the woman who had made sexual harassment allegations against him was reinstated in service during his tenure, and that he should not have been on the bench, which heard the suo moto case registered by the apex court against the backdrop of allegations against him.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gen Rawat was due to visit MP in Jan for Sainik School inauguration
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) India's Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, who along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others, died when an IAF helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, was supposed to visit Madhya Pradesh in January 2022, as per his relative.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Guests savour Rajasthani, Gujarati delicacies at KatVic wedding
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) The guests attending the celebrity wedding of Bollywood stars Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif at the Six Senses Fort Barwara hotel in Sawai Madhopur district are savouring Rajasthani and Gujarati delicacies prepared by a local sweet shop.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi Police condoles Gen Rawat's demise
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Wednesday condoled the tragic demise of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: We aim to inspire with our performance and style of play, says Punjab FC coach Westwood
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Punjab FC head coach Ashley Westwood on Wednesday said that his team will aim to inspire young people with their performances and style of play in the forthcoming I-League 2021-22 season, beginning December 26.
2021-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Two killed in Gurugram road accident
Gurugram, Dec 8 (IANS) Two law students were killed after their speeding Honda City car collided with a roadside wall here in DLF Phase-1 on Tuesday night, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harith Noah to represent India in Dakar 2022
Bengaluru Dec 8 (IANS) TVS Racing team's star challenger Harith Noah will represent India in the Dakar 2022, scheduled to be held in Saudi Arabia from January 1 to 14.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Growth Oriented: RBI keeps lending rates intact, remains accommodative (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) To support a durable as well as lasting economic recovery amid concerns over the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday retained its key lending rates along with the growth-oriented accommodative stance during the penultimate monetary policy review of FY22.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
National Car Racing championship from December 10
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) After a break of close to three months, the Indian National Car Racing Championship 2021 will resume with COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the MMRT here on December 10, with a 12-race programme scheduled for the weekend and some 100 entrants in the fray across various categories.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
RBI to develop UPI for feature phones to boost digital payments
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) With an aim to increase the penetration of digital payments, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to develop the UPI platform for feature phones.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Mamata Banerjee cannot be anti-Hindu; she is a Brahmin'
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa for constantly referring to West Bengal Chief Minister and the party's founder Mamata Banerjee as "anti-Hindu".
2021-12-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ED summons Jacqueline Fernandez again on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate again on Thursday for questioning in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case lodged against multimillionaire conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When Super Hercules crash killed 2 Wing Commanders in 2014
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The tragic chopper crash on Wednesday, which killed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other military personnel near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu, brings back memories of 2014 when senior officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed after the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft they were travelling in crashed near the Gwalior air base.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TSRTC offers free lifetime bus travel for two girls born onboard
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) In a unique gesture, Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has announced free bus travel for life to two girls born on its buses recently.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Gen Rawat was visionary who initiated far-reaching reforms: Army Chief
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Wednesday that General Bipin Rawat, India's first Chief of Defence STaff, was a visionary who initiated far-reaching reforms in the military's higher defence organisation.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KCR urges PM to stop auction of Singareni coal blocks
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop auctioning of four coal blocks of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) as proposed by the Union Coal Ministry.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'India at 75: Commemorating the Republic of Letters' central theme of upcoming KLF
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Kalinga Literary Festival is back with its 8th edition and will witness around 300 prominent personalities from the fields of literature, cinema, media and politics, who will deliberate on the theme 'India at 75: Commemorating the Republic of Letters', in Bhubaneswar, from December 10 to 12.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jaipur logs 25 out of Rajasthan's 40 new Covid cases
Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) A total of 25 new Covid cases have been registered in Jaipur in the last 24 hours - the highest in the last five months, and taking the total tally of active cases to 119.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Workers, investors of Sahara stage protest against SEBI
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The workers and investors of Sahara together staged a protest against SEBI at the Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Key meeting on Naga peace talks on Thursday
Kohima, Dec 8 (IANS) The all-important meeting of the Core Committee on the Naga political issue will be held here on Thursday, sources in the know of things said on Wednesday, adding Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will attend the meeting.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Defence Minister visits CDS Gen Rawat's residence in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the residence of General Bipin Rawat, to express condolences to the family after an IAF chopper carrying India's first Chief of Defence Staff, his wife and 12 others on Wednesday crashed near Coonor in Tamil Nadu this afternoon, killing 13 aboard.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Lakhmehar takes two-shot lead in 14th Leg of Women's Pro Golf Tour
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Lakhmehar Pardesi, who scored her maiden win on the Women's Pro Golf Tour earlier this year, was at the top of the leader board at the end of the first round of the 14th Leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club.
2021-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
3-day Bengali literary festival to commence on Dec 10
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first Bengali literary festival, Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav (ABSU) curated by Oxford Bookstores is all set to commence from December 10.
2021-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
3-day Bengali literary festival to commence on Dec 10
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) India's first Bengali literary festival, Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav (ABSU) curated by Oxford Bookstores is all set to commence from December 10.
2021-12-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
All India Police Hockey: Karnataka beat Jharkhand 1-0 to storm into semis
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Karnataka State Police registered a scintillating win against Jharkhand Police in a tense quarterfinal match in the 70th All India Police Hockey Championships at the Bangalore Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
37 polling stations for Telangana Legislative Council polls
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Authorities have set up 37 polling stations for elections to six seats of the Telangana Legislative Council from local authorities' constituencies, scheduled to be held on Friday.
2021-12-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics