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Mamata Banerjee Gets Election Commission Notice For Appealing To Muslims In Bengal

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday evening issued a notice to Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over comments “openly demanding votes on communal grounds” that were made while campaigning in Tarakeshwar in Hooghly district on April 3, ahead of the third phase of elections. Ms Banerjee, 66,, has...

Apr 7 · >

Health Minister After Maharashtra Vaccine Stocks SOS

New Delhi: After Maharashtra’s SOS on vaccines, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today slammed what he called “deplorable attempts by some state governments to distract attention from their failures and spread panic among the people”. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said this morning that the state may run out...

Apr 7 · >

Bengaluru police bans use of swimming pools, gyms, party halls in residential complexes as coronavirus cases rise

Overall, Karnataka is the third worst-hit state in the country till now, behind Maharashtra and Kerala. The Bengaluru police today banned the use of swimming pools, gyms, party halls, and other such amenities in apartment buildings within the city limits amid a worrying rise in cases of infection in...

Apr 7 · >

UP After Gangster-MLA Mukhtar Ansari’s Brother’s Charge

Mukhtar Ansari was lodged in Rupnagar jail in January 2019 in connection with an extortion case Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s brother has alleged inhuman treatment being given to the jailed MLA while being transferred to Uttar Pradesh’s Banda jail from Punjab, saying it could have been better...

Apr 7 · >

Night Curfew In Punjab, Ban On Political Gatherings

Punjab has declared a series of restrictions including night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am till April 30 to deal with the spike in Covid infection. It has also declared a ban on political gatherings.  Anyone violating this rule will face action under the DMA and Epidemics Act....

Apr 7 · >

England Cricketers Rally Behind Moeen Ali After Taslima Nasreen’s Controversial Tweet

England cricketers like Jofra Archer and Sam Billings have come to Moeen Ali’s defence after he was targeted by Taslima Nasreen in a widely-condemned tweet in which she wrote: “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS”. Taslima Nasreen later...

Apr 7 · >

Mask Must Even If Driving Alone, Car A “Public Place”: Delhi High Court

Mask is compulsory even if a person is driving alone in a car, Delhi High Court ruled (Representational) New Delhi: A mask is compulsory even if a person is driving alone in a car, the Delhi High Court said today, terming the car a “public place”. The mask is...

Apr 7 · >

How Saudi Arabia Can Thrive In A Post-Oil World: David Fickling

On the face of it, no country has more to lose from the transition away from fossil fuels than Saudi Arabia. Before the discovery of oil, it barely existed as a nation. Its founding monarch Ibn Saud’s 1933 oil concession to Standard Oil Co. of California came just months...

Apr 6 · >

Russia, India Non-Committal On S-400 Missile System Delivery

S Jaishankar said the S-400s would be discussed at a meeting of defense ministers later in the year. India and Russia’s top diplomats sidestepped questions on the pending delivery of Moscow’s controversial S-400 weapons system to India and vowed to deepen military-technical cooperation following a meeting in Delhi on...

Apr 6 · >

All Americans Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine, US President Joe Biden To Announce Today

If the target is met, this would mean an end to restrictions by age, health issues or other categories. Washington: US President Joe Biden will announce Tuesday that all adults across the United States will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccines by April 19 — well ahead of the already...

Apr 6 · >