Monday, March 8, 2021
Biden administration welcomes India-Pakistan joint assertion on ceasefire

Biden administration welcomes India-Pakistan joint assertion on ceasefire

The United States has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors, saying it is a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also said at her daily news conference on…
PNB rip-off case: Nirav Modi might perhaps maybe perhaps moreover simply even be extradited to India, says UK court

PNB rip-off case: Nirav Modi might perhaps maybe perhaps moreover simply even be extradited...

Key accused in PNB scam case has 14 days to appeal TopicsPNB Scam | Punjab National Bank | Nirav modi Ashis Ray  |  London  Last Updated at February 26, 2021 02:07 IST Nirav Modi, once touted as a billionaire designer diamantaire, and now wanted on charges of fraud and money laundering in the $2-billion (Rs 14,000-crore) Punjab National Bank…
5 killed and 6 injured in blast at fireworks manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu

5 killed and 6 injured in blast at fireworks manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu

More than ten sheds where chemicals had been stored were razed to the ground in the mishap, the second such incident this month in a cracker manufacturing unit near Sivakasi TopicsSivakasi fireworks | Fireworks | Tamil Nadu Fire and rescue service teams battled the blaze in the unit at Kalayar Kurichi, police said | Photo: ANI Five people were…
Gujarat NCP chief will get two years in detention center for assaulting lecturers

Gujarat NCP chief will get two years in detention center for assaulting lecturers

A court on Thursday sentenced Jayant Patel, chief of the Gujarat unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), to two years' imprisonment for assaulting school teachers five years ago. Judicial Magistrate of Umreth, L L Prajapati, also found Patel and his supporters Nimesh Goswami and Pankaj Shridhar guilty of unlawful assembly, rioting and house- trespass.…
Stalin hits out at TN CM over pass to enhance retirement age of govt group

Stalin hits out at TN CM over pass to enhance retirement age of govt...

DMK president M K Stalin took a swipe at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami for raising the retirement age of government employees to 60 years, saying the announcement was made with an eye on the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. Though increasing the retirement age of state government employees was welcome, it appears…
Asaduddin Owaisi’s 1st Kolkata rally cancelled as police ‘thunder’ permission

Asaduddin Owaisi’s 1st Kolkata rally cancelled as police ‘thunder’ permission

AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi's first rally in Kolkata, scheduled to be held on Thursday, has been cancelled as the city police denied permission for it, party sources claimed. Owaisi was scheduled to kick off his party's campaign ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections with the rally in the minority-dominated Metiabruz area of the city.…
India 2nd greatest aim of cybercriminals in Asia Pacific in 2020: IBM

India 2nd greatest aim of cybercriminals in Asia Pacific in 2020: IBM

India was the second most attacked country by cyber criminals after Japan in Asia Pacific in 2020, according to an IBM report released on Wednesday. In 2020, IBM Security X-Force observed attackers pivoting their attacks to businesses for which global COVID-19 response efforts heavily relied, such as hospitals, medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as…
India slams Pak at UNHRC for misusing global stage for baseless propaganda

India slams Pak at UNHRC for misusing global stage for baseless propaganda

"Pakistan''s continued misuse of various platforms to engage in baseless and malicious propaganda against India is not new," 2nd Secretary of India''s Permanent Mission in Geneva, Seema Pujani said TopicsUNHRC | India Pakistan relations India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for misusing international platforms for "baseless and malicious propaganda" against it and said Islamabad would do well to…
PM Modi to initiate developmental projects in TN, Puducherry at the moment

PM Modi to initiate developmental projects in TN, Puducherry at the moment

Modi's tour comes at a time Tamil Nadu gearing for elections TopicsNarendra Modi | Tamil Nadu elections | Tamil Nadu T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai  Last Updated at February 25, 2021 02:43 IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to visit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Thursday. This will be his second visit to Tamil Nadu in less than…
Sooner than polls, Assam government extends AFSPA for one other six months

Sooner than polls, Assam government extends AFSPA for one other six months

The Assam government on Wednesday extended the existing 'disturbed area' status of the state for another six months from February 27 under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). "As per powers conferred under section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, the Governor of Assam has declared the entire state of Assam…