Category: City

Three killed, over 40 injured in fire at IOC refinery in West Bengal

At least three people were killed and 44 injured after a massive fire broke out at the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) refinery at Haldia in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district on Tuesday afternoon. Sources said that they had seen a flash which might have started the fire. Authorities have started a probe to ascertain the […]

Govt committed to give Rs 50k to farmers who repay loans regularly: Ajit Pawar

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is committed to providing an incentive of Rs 50,000 to farmers who repay crop loans regularly under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Loan Waiver Scheme, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said in the state Assembly Friday. He was responding to a question by Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Abitkar on […]

Delhi reports 496 new Covid-19 cases, one death; positivity rate jumps up to 0.89%

Delhi reported 496 fresh Covid-19 cases and one death on Tuesday. The positivity rate has now gone up to 0.89%. Following genome sequencing, 23 more Omicron cases have been detected in the city. With the sudden rise in cases over the past week, the number of active cases in the city has gone up to […]

DSGMC gets first BJP president as Sirsa withdraws resignation

The politically influential Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee for the first time got a BJP leader as its president as Manjinder Singh Sirsa Friday withdrew his resignation, 29 days after he quit the top post before switching over to the saffron party from the Shiromani Akali Dal. Sirsa withdrew his resignation from the top post, […]

Punjab has per capita debt of Rs 1 lakh: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday accused the previous Akali-BJP and current Congress government of plunging Punjab in debt. “The Congress and Badal governments have made Punjab a debtor of Rs 3 lakh crores in the last 50 years. With the population of 3 crore, today every individual in Punjab has a debt of Rs […]

AP gives a try to subject-wise teachers for primary schools

The education department in Andhra Pradesh is experimenting with a new system of appointing subject-wise teachers in government-run primary schools. In the existing set up, students of one primary class take lessons in all subjects from just one or two teachers. The new system of having subject-wise teachers, officials said, is in line with the […]

TN political parties barring BJP to put up unified struggle to abolish NEET

Political parties in Tamil Nadu, except the BJP, on Saturday resolved to wage a unified legal battle to completely abolish National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges in the State. A decision to this effect was taken at an all political party leaders meeting chaired by Chief Minister M K Stalin at the […]

Mangaluru cop chases down mobile thief, viral video wins him Rs 10,000 award

A Mangaluru assistant sub-inspector won both internet fame and Rs 10,000 cash felicitation after he chased down a mobile phone thief and the incident was caught on camera. The episode took place on Wednesday but came to light when the video went viral. The police officer in the video is Varun Alva, an assistant sub-inspector […]

Foreign investors in Devas Multimedia set sights on Air India assets in US, cite Canada court order

A January 8 order of a Superior Court in the Quebec region of Canada – identifying India’s public aircraft carrier Air India as an alter ego of the government of India – has been cited by investors in the startup firm Devas Multimedia to seek seizures of Air India assets in the United States to […]

‘Lift weekend curfew’: Karnataka tourism body writes to CM

The Karnataka Tourism Society (KTS) Wednesday wrote a letter to the state government asking it to lift the weekend curfew to help the sector operate as usual. In the letter, addressed to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, K Shyam Raju, the president of the society, also asked the government to revise the night curfew timings. The […]