LIVE News Updates: Nagaland firing incident proves high time AFSPA is repealed from NE: Irom Sharmila

Rights activist Irom Sharmila feels the recent killing of civilians in firing by security forces in Nagaland should be an eye-opener to repeal the controversial security law from the northeast

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13 Dec 2021, 3:32 PM

Nagaland firing incident proves high time AFSPA is repealed from NE: Irom Sharmila

Rights activist Irom Sharmila, who was on a 16-year hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), feels the recent killing of civilians in firing by security forces in Nagaland should be an eye-opener to repeal the controversial security law from the northeast.

13 Dec 2021, 2:29 PM

Delhi riots: Court imposes fine after prosecutor fails to appear for 10 months, seeks inquiry

Noting that the prosecutor has not appeared in a Delhi riots case for the last ten months, a court imposed a fine on the State and directed the police commissioner to conduct an inquiry to fix the responsibility for the imposition of costs on him and ordered it be deducted from the salary of the person responsible

13 Dec 2021, 1:50 PM

2 terrorists killed in Kashmir gunfight

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces at Rangreth area in Central Kashmir's Srinagar district on Monday, officials said.


13 Dec 2021, 1:23 PM

3 from London test positive for Covid in Bengaluru

Three persons, who arrived from London to the KempeGowda International Airport (KIAL) in Bengaluru, have tested positive for Covid-19 in RT-PCR tests, health department sources said on Monday.

13 Dec 2021, 1:07 PM

Govt should clarify in the Parliament whether it is going to recognize cryptocurrency or not: AR Chowdhury

At a time when Govt is planning to ban cryptocurrencies, PM's Twitter handle is comprised & a link is tweeted saying Govt is going to recognize cryptocurrencies. Govt should clarify in the Parliament whether it is going to recognize cryptocurrency or not: AR Chowdhury, Congress


13 Dec 2021, 1:06 PM

SC issues notice to Centre on petition filed by various app-based drivers and delivery persons seeking social security

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on a petition filed by various mobile app-based drivers and delivery persons seeking social security and welfare benefits under multiple laws for Uber, Ola, Swiggy, Zomato employees. SC posts the matter for hearing in January 2022.

13 Dec 2021, 1:06 PM

We're ready to tackle the Omicron threat: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

We're ready to tackle the Omicron threat. If required, we will impose necessary restrictions. Currently, there is no such need to impose any restrictions...A decision on re-opening of schools will be taken after winter vacation for schools end: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal


13 Dec 2021, 1:06 PM

I agree with Rajnath Singh that the division of India was a historical mistake: Farooq Abdullah

I agree with Rajnath Singh that the division of India was a historical mistake. Indian Muslims are suffering due to this. India-Pak fightings add to the religious tension. It could've been avoided had it been only one nation: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah in Delhi

13 Dec 2021, 12:29 PM

Sonia Gandhi raises objection in Lok Sabha to "blatantly misogynist" passage in CBSE Class 10 exam; demands apology

Congress president Sonia Gandhi raises objection in Lok Sabha to "blatantly misogynist" passage in CBSE Class 10 exam; demands apology

Sonia Gandhi demands immediate withdrawal of objectionable question in CBSE exam, review by Education Ministry into "gravest lapse"


13 Dec 2021, 12:11 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm following uproar by Opposition members of the House

According to Sansad TV, Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm following uproar by Opposition members of the House.

13 Dec 2021, 11:58 AM

Former Maha Home Minister Anil Deshmukh appears before Chandiwal Commission

ANI reported that former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh appeared before the Chandiwal Commission in Mumbai today. The Commission is probing the allegations of corruption made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against Deshmukh.


13 Dec 2021, 11:33 AM

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 12 noon amid opposition protests over suspended MPs

PTI reported that Rajya Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 12 noon amid opposition protests over suspended MPs. ANI quoted LoP Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, as saying, "The govt is adamant and it's provoking us to disrupt the proceedings of the House. This is why we'll walkout from the House." Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked, "Is this the way to run the House?"

13 Dec 2021, 10:30 AM

Priyanka Gandhi asks why retrograde views on women feature in CBSE curriculum

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today tweeted an image of a CBSE question paper that seemed to say that the emancipation of women is the cause of indiscipline children, and that the feminist revolt broke families. Priyanka tweeted, "Clearly the BJP Government endorses these retrograde views on women, why else would they feature in the CBSE curriculum?"


13 Dec 2021, 10:14 AM

Sensex rises 366 points to trade at 59,152

ANI reported that the Sensex rose 366 points to trade at 59,152 in the opening session, while Nifty was at 17,622 points.

13 Dec 2021, 9:44 AM

7,350 new Covid cases, 202 deaths in the last 24 hours

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 7,350 new Covid cases, 202 deaths and 7,973 recoveries in the last 24 hours, reported ANI. This takes the active caseload to 91,456, which is the lowest in 561 days.


13 Dec 2021, 9:22 AM

FIR against Sanjay Raut for objectionable remarks against female BJP members

According to the Delhi Police, an FIR has been registered against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut at Delhi's Mandawali PS under Sections 509 & 500 of IPC for his alleged objectionable remarks against female BJP members, on the complaint of a woman BJP worker, reported ANI.

13 Dec 2021, 9:22 AM

Uttarakhand: Former Assembly Speaker Harbans Kapoor passes away in Dehradun

ANI reported that former Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker, state minister, and 8-time MLA Harbans Kapoor passed away in Dehradun. Uttarakhand CM expressed grief on the leader's demise.


13 Dec 2021, 8:52 AM

India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

PTI reported that India's Harnaaz Sandhu, 21, has been crowned Miss Universe 2021.

13 Dec 2021, 8:48 AM

Delhi's AQI at 256 in 'poor' category: SAFAR

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India, Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 256 (overall) in the 'poor' category, reported ANI.


13 Dec 2021, 8:45 AM

Haryana: Doctors from Haryana Civil Medical Services (HCMS) Association postpone Monday's strike

ANI reported that doctors from across Haryana, under the banner of the Haryana Civil Medical Services (HCMS) Association, have postponed Monday's strike.

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