LIVE News Updates: Priyanka Gandhi urges Yogi govt to use UP roadways buses to help migrant workers
There is a catastrophic situation on the roads of the country. Workers are walking home hungry, thirsty. Why is UP govt not running buses for them? 20,000 of UP buses are parked, says Priyanka Gandhi
So far, 44 'Shramik Special' trains have brought back 50,028 migrant workers to Jharkhand: State Transport Secretary
So far, 44 'Shramik Special' trains have brought back 50,028 migrant workers to Jharkhand & 56 more such trains will be plying to bring back people of the state. 30,000 people have returned to Jharkhand by buses: State Transport Secretary K Ravi Kumar
Priyanka Gandhi urges Yogi govt to use UP roadways buses to help migrant workers
There is a catastrophic situation on the roads of the country. Workers from metro cities are walking home hungry, thirsty, with their young children and family. It seems as if the system has abandoned them. Every day, these poor Indians are being killed. Why is the UP government not running buses for them? Twenty thousand of UP roadways are parked. Please put the buses on streets, says Priyanka Gandhi
During COVID-19 crisis, there are reports India govt is arresting Muslim activists protesting the CAA, says USCIRF
During COVID-19 crisis, there are reports India govt is arresting Muslim activists protesting the CAA, including Safoora Zargar who is pregnant. At this time, #India should be releasing prisoners of conscience, not targeting those practicing their democratic right to protest, says USCIRF
PIL moved in Delhi HC seeking directions to Centre, RBI regarding extension of validity of bank cheques from 3 months to 6 months
A PIL has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking directions to Centre and RBI regarding the extension of validity of bank cheques from 3 months to 6 months to mitigate the losses arising due to COVID-19.
Uttarakhand: The portals of Badrinath temple to open tomorrow
Uttarakhand: The portals of Badrinath temple to open tomorrow. Total 27 people including the Chief Priest will be allowed at the temple when its portals will be opened. No devotee will be allowed at that time.
Finance minister's announcements will help ensure food security for migrant workers, boost farm sector and small firms: BJP chief J P Nadda
Dust storm, heavy rains lashes Delhi-NCR
A dust storm, along with heavy rain and wind, lashed the national capital and surrounding regions on Thursday, for the second time in four days.
Kuldeep Srivastava, Head of IMD's North-West Meteorological Centre, said: "Under the influence of Western Disturbance, the national capital witnessed a squall of 72 km per hour."
Dust storms, thunderstorms, lightning and hail storms were also reported in Punjabi Bagh and many places of north Delhi-NCR, he added.
14919 pigs died due to African swine fever
The death rate of pigs is increasing day by day; till now, 14919 pigs have died. We are in touch with the Government of India and it has assured us help. We have demanded Rs 144 crores for the culling of pigs and compensation: Assam Minister Atul Bora on African swine fever
We will ensure that these migrants get all the help which is their right, says Rahul Gandhi
Darkness is dense, it is a difficult time, have courage - we are standing up for the safety of all of them. We will ensure that their cries reach the government, that they get all the help which is their right. They are not the ordinary people of the country, they are the flagbearers of our country's dignity and self respect... We will never let them bow down.
Heavy rain and hailstorm hit part of Delhi, visuals from near Kashmere Gate
Delhi Court extended Police remand of AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal, other accused for 4 more days
A Delhi Court has extended Police remand of AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal and other accused for four more days. He was arrested in connection with alleged suicide case of a doctor.
It is a positive step in process of the extradition of Vijay Mallya: Sources
It is a positive step in process of the extradition of Vijay Mallya: Sources on Vijay Mallya loses application in UK High Court to appeal in UK Supreme Court in extradition case.
A child died due to AES at Shrikrishna Medical College&Hospital in Muzaffarpur in Bihar
A child died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) at Shrikrishna Medical College&Hospital in Muzaffarpur in Bihar today. Total 22 children, suffering from AES, were admitted to hospital this year, of which 5 have died. 17 children have been discharged: SKMCH Superintendent
ED arrests DHFL promoters Kapil, Dheeraj Wadhawan in Yes Bank case, sent to 10-day custody
ED arrests DHFL promoters Kapil, Dheeraj Wadhawan in Yes Bank case, sent to 10-day custody by special court in Mumbai: Officials
Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya loses leave to appeal against extradition in UK Supreme Court
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, 8 others elected unopposed to state Legislative Council
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and eight others elected unopposed to state Legislative Council: Official
Sensex plummets 885.72 pts to end at 31,122.89; Nifty tanks 240.80 pts to 9,142.75
Group of soldiers hit by avalanche in Sikkim, one soldier missing
A group of soldiers were hit by an avalanche in the North Sikkim area today. The search operation for one missing soldier is going on while others have been recovered: Indian Army sources
129 people arrested so far for their alleged involvement in clashes in Telinipara in West Bengal's Hooghly district: State Home Department
5 passengers suffered minor injuries in bus accident near Damtal
5 passengers suffered minor injuries after a bus carrying 18 migrants from New Delhi towards Kargil met with an accident near Damtal. The injured have been shifted to Jammu. Case registered against the bus driver at Damtal police station: SP Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Rupee settles 10 paise down at 75.56 (provisional) against US dollar
Plea in Delhi HC to release nearly 3,300 Tablighi Jamaat members from quarantine centres
A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking release of nearly 3,300 members of Tablighi Jamaat who have been sent to various quarantine centres for around 40 days and not released despite reporting negative for COVID-19.
The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing on Friday, sought direction to the authorities to comply with the guideline of 14-day quarantine and to constitute a high level committee to enquire as to whether continuous confinement of the members is violative of the provisions of the Constitution.
Petitioner Sabiha Quadri, a social worker, alleged that many people have been illegally lodged in quarantine centres and submitted that several persons who are staying in those centres have written letters to the authorities but they have not been considered.
Plea in Delhi HC to release Tablighi members allegedly detained in quarantine centres
Plea moved in Delhi High Court seeking immediate release of all persons related to Tabligi Jamaat, alleging that they are detained for more than 35 days in the name of quarantine centers. Matter to be heard tomorrow.
2.34 lakh passengers booked tickets for special trains for travel over next seven days; Rs 45.30-crore revenue generated: Railways
Rupee slips 11 paise to 75.57 against US dollar in early trade
2 migrant labourers killed in Bihar accident
Two labourers were killed and more than a dozen critically injured in a collision of a bus and truck early on Thursday in Bihar's Samastipur district. The condition of four of the injured have deteriorated since.
Station in-charge of Ujiarpur, Shambhunath Singh said two people died on the spot in the accident on National Highway 28 near Shankar Checkpost in Chandchair.
He said that according to the information received, the bus was going from Muzaffarpur to Katihar with migrant labourers, when it was hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction near Chandchair.
The driver of the truck has been absconding after the incident.
Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces in J-K's Kulgam
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said on Thursday.
Vijay Mallya asks govt to accept loan repayment offer, close case against him
Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is fighting against his extradition to India, on Thursday asked the government to accept his offer to repay 100% of his loan dues and close case against him.
While congratulating the Indian government over the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, Mallya lamented that his repeated offers to repay his dues have been ignored.
"Congratulations to the Government for a COVID 19 relief package. They can print as much currency as they want BUT should a small contributor like me who offers 100% payback of State owned Bank loans be constantly ignored?" he said in a tweet.
Mallya, promoter of the defunct Kingfisher Airlines, who is wanted in India over alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to estimated ₹9,000 crore, added,"Please take my money unconditionally and close."