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Mar 31, 2022 07:36 PM IST
Nepal PM to visit India for three days on April 1
Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba to visit India from April 1 to April 3, reports ANI.
Mar 31, 2022 07:30 PM IST
Gender X to appear on U.S. passport applications
US citizens will be able to select an ‘X’ as their gender marker on their US passport application from April 11, and the option will become available for other forms of documentation next year: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Mar 31, 2022 07:11 PM IST
Imran Khan’s address to the nation to be telecast at 7:15 pm (local time)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the nation will be telecast at 7:15 pm (local time), tweets Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
Mar 31, 2022 06:26 PM IST
Delhi government to stop imposing fines for not wearing masks
Delhi government to stop imposing fines for not wearing masks in the national capital.
Mar 31, 2022 06:09 PM IST
Pak Parliament adjourned till Sunday, no debate on no-confidence motion
National Assembly session to debate the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, which resumed after a three-day recess on Thursday, was adjourned minutes after it began.
Mar 31, 2022 05:59 PM IST
Pak PM Imran Khan to address nation amid no-confidence debate
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan will address the nation tonight, his information and broadcasting minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.
Mar 31, 2022 05:39 PM IST
GoI aand UNWFP sign 2nd agreement to donate next batch of wheat to Afghanistan
Govt of India & United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) signed the second ‘In-kind Contribution Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and WFP for the donation of next batch of 10,000 MTs of wheat to People of Afghanistan’.
Mar 31, 2022 05:12 PM IST
Maha government lifts all covid-related curbs in the state
Maharashtra lifts all Covid-related curbs in view of declining cases.
Mar 31, 2022 04:28 PM IST
Imran Khan chairs NSC meeting: Pakistani media
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting, as the political pressure on the premier mounted amid a no-trust motion against him floating in the National Assembly: Pakistan’s Geo News
Mar 31, 2022 04:10 PM IST
SCasks Centre to reconsider plea of Covid-hit students for extra chance at civil services exam
SC has asked Centre to reconsider the plea of Covid-hit students seeking a fresh attempt in the light of a parliamentary standing committee report submitted on March 24 recommending extra attempt for civil service aspirants in view of Covid.
Mar 31, 2022 03:47 PM IST
DDMA meeting over covid situation in Delhi begins via video-conferencing
DDMA meeting begins via video conferencing; COVID situation in the national capital and review of vaccination being taken up for discussion. (ANI)
Mar 31, 2022 03:20 PM IST
NSA Ajit Doval met Geoffrey Van Leeuwen, Security and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands today
NSA Ajit Doval met Geoffrey Van Leeuwen, Security and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands today in New Delhi. The two sides had an intensive discussion covering a wide range of bilateral issues as well as major regional and global developments. pic.twitter.com/RYNJ8t0xXI
— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2022
NSA Ajit Doval met Geoffrey Van Leeuwen, Security and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands today in New Delhi. The two sides had an intensive discussion covering a wide range of bilateral issues as well as major regional and global developments.
Mar 31, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Aryan Khan case: Court grants NCB probe team 60-day extension
A Special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Court granted 60 days extension to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that had sought 90 more days time to file charge-sheet in the drugs on cruise case involving actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan.
Mar 31, 2022 02:29 PM IST
GoI reduces distributed areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur
Government of India decides to reduce disturbed areas under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the states of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur after decades: Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Mar 31, 2022 02:09 PM IST
No-confidence vote against Pak PM scheduled at 4 PM today: Pak media
The no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan will be discussed in the National Assembly during the Lower House session today (Thursday), scheduled to start at 4pm: Pakistan’s Geo English
Mar 31, 2022 01:37 PM IST
MK Stalin calls on PM Modi in Delhi
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
Mar 31, 2022 01:15 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal gives first reaction on alleged attack at his residence
Arvind Kejriwal gives his first reaction on the alleged attack at his residence on Wednesday. “If the world’s largest and ruling party does such ‘goondagardi’ in Delhi, then what message will it send to the youth of the country? The country can’t progress like this,” he said at an event in Delhi.
Mar 31, 2022 12:46 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal flags off a fleet of electric autorickshaws from IP depot
CM Arvind Kejriwal along with state Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot flags off a fleet of electric autorickshaws from IP depot.
Mar 31, 2022 12:30 PM IST
Heatwave spell likely to continue over Northwest, Central & West India: IMD
Heatwave spell likely to continue over Northwest, Central & West India during next 4-5 days. However, the intensity of heatwave will reduce over Northwest India from 1st April: India Meteorological Department.
Mar 31, 2022 12:16 PM IST
K’taka Congress protests over fuel price hike
Karnataka Congress holds protest against Central government over fuel and LPG price hike.
Mar 31, 2022 11:37 AM IST
PM Modi speaks at the farewell of 72 retiring Members of the Rajya Sabha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the farewell of 72 retiring Members of the Rajya Sabha. “Our RS Members have a lot of experience. Sometimes experience has more power than academic knowledge. We will say to the retiring members ‘come again’,” he said.
Mar 31, 2022 11:24 AM IST
Rana Ayyub approaches Delhi HC, seeks permission to travel abroad
Journalist Rana Ayyub has approached the Delhi High Court seeking permission to travel abroad after she was prevented by authorities from boarding a flight to London on Tuesday.
Mar 31, 2022 11:11 AM IST
AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj moves Delhi HC against vandalism outside Kejriwal’s residence
AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj moves Delhi HC against vandalization outside the official residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal yesterday. The plea seeks the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to undertake an independent criminal investigation in the incident.
Mar 31, 2022 10:49 AM IST
Supreme Court upholds Madras HC judgment striking down 10.5% internal quota to Vanniyars in Tamil Nadu
Supreme Court has struck down 10.5% internal reservation to the Vanniyar community under existing 20% reservation to Most Backward Classes by the Tamil Nadu Govt. The apex upheld the Madras high court judgment striking down the quota for Vanniyar.
Mar 31, 2022 10:06 AM IST
BSP chief Mayawati calls on Centre to reduce fuel prices
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati joined the opposition’s call to take “appropriate steps” aimed at bringing the soaring fuel price under control. Taking to Twitter, Mayawati said that the continued increase in fuel price is directly affecting the poor and the middle class.
“The central government must take appropriate steps to reduce it,” the BSP leader wrote in Hindi.
Mar 31, 2022 09:29 AM IST
Congress MP gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss fuel price hike
Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the fuel price hike. Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said that Congress is holding nationwide protests against fuel and LPG price hike.
Mar 31, 2022 08:56 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi to join other Congress MPs at Vijay Chowk demonstration against fuel price hike
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will today join his party MPs in their demonstration at Vijay Chowk against the fuel price hike. The fuel prices have been increased nine times in the last 10 days, taking the overall increase to ₹6.40.
Mar 31, 2022 08:38 AM IST
India sees 1,225 new Covid cases, 28 deaths in last 24 hours
India reported 1,225 new Covid cases and 28 related deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of active infections dropped to 14,307.
Mar 31, 2022 08:32 AM IST
Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla passes away
Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla passed away at a Jaipur hospital following prolonged illness, reported news agency ANI citing his son Vijay Bainsla. Read more
Mar 31, 2022 08:15 AM IST
Las Vegas to host F1 race in 2023, third in the United States
The Formula 1 Grand Prix will return to Las Vegas next year for the first time since 1982 and will become the third grand prix in the US on 2023 F1 calendar, alongside Miami and Austin.
“This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 that demonstrates the huge appeal and growth of our sport with a third race in the US,” said Stefano Domenicali, the president of Formula 1.
Mar 31, 2022 08:06 AM IST
Bengaluru court orders police to register case against Yediyurappa in land denotification corruption case
A special court at Bengaluru has ordered to register a ‘special criminal case’ against former chief minister BS Yediyurappa regarding alleged corruption in a land denotification issue, reported news agency ANI.
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NTPC project in Bihar affected due to sanctions on Russia
The approved cost of the project is ₹21,312 crore and total expenditure incurred till February 2022 is ₹19,738 crore.
Published on Mar 31, 2022 07:28 PM IST
PMPML floats tender to start e-cab service
The public transport utility claims to provide the service cheaper that private app-based cab aggregators
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 07:18 PM IST
Assam to withdraw AFSPA from most areas tonight, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
- Sarma said the Act would, however, continue to remain in force in nine districts and one sub-division.
Published on Mar 31, 2022 06:54 PM IST
Wheat exporters jockey for lucrative Egypt gap
India is set to export a record 7 million tonne of wheat this year, higher than the previous record of 6.5 million tonne in 2012-13.
Published on Mar 31, 2022 06:40 PM IST
Shrine Board seeks Centre’s help to create awareness for Amarnath Yatra
The Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board wants the government to highlight the registration procedures and safety measures and precautions which will need to be taken for having a safe journey.
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 06:25 PM IST
‘Don’t expect Russia to help you if China…’: US dy NSA’s blunt message to India
US deputy NSA Daleep Singh was unusually blunt in his remarks about the consequences for any country trying to backfill sanctions imposed on Russia. He also reminded New Delhi about China and Moscow’s ‘no limits partnership’
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 06:51 PM IST
Gujjar leader Col Kirori Singh Bainsla passes away
After retirement, he took up the cause of quota in jobs and education for the Gujjar community. In 2007 and 2008, the quota agitation led by the Gujjar leader went out of hand, and over 70 people were killed in police firing and other violent incidents during the protests.
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 05:38 PM IST
CMs of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland hail AFSPA reduction; call it ‘historic’
- Union home minister Amit Shah announced the decision earlier in the day, and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “unwavering commitment” to northeast.
Published on Mar 31, 2022 05:33 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi
Why Rajya Sabha members broke into laughter as Andhra MP gave farewell speech
The reference was to a disproportionate assets case linked to the Rajya Sabha member and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy over which he has attacked the Congress and Rahul Gandhi in the past.
Published on Mar 31, 2022 04:41 PM IST
Transgender Visibility Day: A long road ahead, but some are making a difference
- Started by Project Accelerate, a programme raising awareness on HIV and AIDS, Mitr Clinics support and address the needs and issues of members of the transgender community by engaging in conversations and activities built on trust.
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 05:38 PM IST