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The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has informed that Advocates chambers will be opened on an Odd-Even basis starting from today, according to Bar and Bench

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26 May 2020, 8:14 PM

Supreme Court Bar Association to reopen Advocates chambers on Odd-Even basis from May 26

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has informed that Advocates chambers will be opened on an Odd-Even basis starting from today, i.e., May 26, according to Bar and Bench.

A circular issued to this effect also informs that Odd Number Chambers would be open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and, that Even Number Chambers would be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The chambers would be open on these days from 10 am to 4 pm, except on Saturdays, when the chambers would be open from 10 am to 2 pm.

26 May 2020, 8:03 PM

Delhi witnesses hottest May day since 2002 as mercury rises to 46 degrees Celsius

26 May 2020, 7:55 PM

Total 33 cases of AES admitted to SKMCH, Muzaffarpur till date

Total 33 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)/Japanese encephalitis (JE) admitted to Shrikrishna Medical College & Hospital (SKMCH), Muzaffarpur till date. A total of 5 deaths have been reported at the hospital till date: SKMCH superintendent Dr Sunil Kr Shahi.

26 May 2020, 7:54 PM

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to PM seeks more Army personnel in cyclone-hit West Bengal

Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeks deployment of more Army personnel to restore normalcy in cyclone-hit Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal.

26 May 2020, 7:29 PM

Severe heatwave sweeps Haryana, Punjab and their joint capital, Chandigarh, with Hisar being the hottest place in the region at 48 degrees Celsius.

26 May 2020, 7:11 PM

3 people killed in Arunachal Pradesh as heavy rains trigger landslide, flood-like situation: Police

26 May 2020, 7:11 PM

J&K police arrest youth over killings of 2 BSF troopers

J&K Police arrested a youth on Tuesday in connection with the killings of two BSF troopers on May 20 in Ganderbal district.

Police sources said a youth identified as Waseem Ahmad Ganai was arrested by police station Soura, Srinagar in connection with the killings of two BSF troopers, Zia-ul-Haq and Rana Mandal of 37 Battalion.

26 May 2020, 7:09 PM

Today Delhi (Palam) reported country's, 2nd highest Maximum temperature with 47.6°C while Churu (Rajasthan) with 50°C, remains as the highest in the country: IMD

26 May 2020, 6:58 PM

Navlakha sent in JC by Mumbai court in Maoist links case

A special NIA court in Mumbai sent civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha, arrested in the Elgar Parishad-alleged Maoist links case, in judicial custody till June 22.

He surrendered before the National Investigation Agency in Delhi last month. The agency brought him here on Tuesday.

He would be lodged at Taloja jail near Mumbai.

Navlakha and several other civil liberties activists have been booked under stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly having Maoist links and conspiring to overthrow the government.

Pune police, which handled the case initially, had alleged that `inflammatory' speeches made at the Elgar Parishad meet on December 31, 2017, triggered caste violence at the Bhima-Koregaon war memorial in the district the next day.

26 May 2020, 6:53 PM

40 children taken ill after having pani puri in Telangana

As many as 40 children were taken ill after eating pani puri in Adilabad town of Telangana on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.

The children, aged aged 5-10 years, are undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in the town, about 300 km from Adilabad.

RIMS Director Balram Banoth said condition of two children was serious, but under control. "The children are out of danger. But it will take 24 hours for total improvement," he said.

According to the police, the children in Khurshid Nagar and Sundarayya Nagar areas had pani puri from a pushcart vendor. After some time they started vomiting and suffered diarrhea. They were rushed to the hospital. By 11 p.m, the number of ill children increased to 40.

26 May 2020, 5:48 PM

AirAsia flight makes emergency landing at Hyderabad airport

An AirAsia India Jaipur-Hyderabad flight with 76 people onboard made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, here on Tuesday, due to a technical issue.

An airline spokesperson said the VT-IXC, operating as i51543 from Jaipur to Hyderabad, encountered a technical issue and carried out a precautionary engine shut down. The aircraft, carrying 70 passengers and six crew, landed safely around 1.25 p.m.

"We are carrying out detailed inspection of the aircraft, having informed DGCA. We are assisting in the investigation to find the cause," the spokesperson said.

26 May 2020, 5:34 PM

Woman constable commits suicide in Ludhiana

A 29-year-old woman constable allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at her home here on Tuesday, police said.

Kalamjit Kaur was taken to a private hospital where she was declared brought dead, they said.

Police Inspector Jarnail Singh said she was posted in the city traffic police squad.

Kalamjit and her husband had been living separately due to a dispute. The couple has two children.

26 May 2020, 5:33 PM

Himanshu Raj from Sasaram has topped the Bihar Board Class 10 exam with 96.20%

Bihar: Himanshu Raj from Sasaram has topped the Bihar Board Class 10 exam with 96.20% . His father says, "We are financially not very strong, but still I have always put best efforts for the education of my son & daughter. We all are extremely happy."

26 May 2020, 5:18 PM

Central Water Commission sounds flood alert for Assam

The Central Water Commission (CWC) of Jal Shakti Ministry on Tuesday issued a flood alert for the Brahmaputra river in three districts of Assam.

The India Meteorological Department had earlier on Tuesday also warned of extremely heavy rainfall in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

Parts of Assam and neighbouring states have been receiving heavy rains since the super cyclone Amphan weakened last week.

According to Central Water Commission, flood warning has been sounded in Jorhat, Sonitpur, and Baksa districts.

26 May 2020, 5:14 PM

Sensex surrenders early gains, ends 63 pts lower

Equity benchmark Sensex gave up all the day's gains to end 63 points lower on Tuesday as spiking number of COVID-19 cases in the country created an uncertainty about lockdown measures going ahead.

After rallying 414.11 points during the day, the 30-share index declined 63.29 points or 0.21 per cent to 30,609.30.

Similarly, NSE Nifty ended 10.20 points or 0.11 per cent down at 9,029.05.

26 May 2020, 4:43 PM

10 districts in Uttar Pradesh have been put on alert after locusts attack, says official

At least 10 districts in Uttar Pradesh that border Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have been put on alert after swarms of  locusts attacked crops in the two states: Official

26 May 2020, 3:06 PM

Fishermen advised to not venture in sea as very strong westerly winds approaching: Gujarat Meteorological Department

Also, as monsoon is approaching and we are getting very strong westerly winds, so fishermen advised to not venture in the sea: Jayanta Sarkar, Regional Director, Meteorological Department, Gujarat

26 May 2020, 2:57 PM

Rupee settles 29 paise higher at 75.66 against US dollar

The rupee appreciated 29 paise to close at 75.66 against the US dollar on Tuesday tracking weakness in the American currency, while easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures fuelled growth optimism.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 75.69, then gained ground and finally settled for the day at 75.66, registering a rise of 29 paise over its previous close.

On Friday, rupee had settled at 75.95 against the US dollar.

Forex market was closed on Monday for Id-Ul-Fitr.

During the trading session, the rupee witnessed an intra-day high of 75.62 and a low of 75.74.

26 May 2020, 2:50 PM

Prahlad Jani alias Chunriwala Mataji, survived without food or water for over 70 years, dies

Prahlad Jani alias Chunriwala Mataji, a breatharian Yogi who claimed to have survived without food or water for over 70 years, dies in Gujarat's Gandhinagar district

26 May 2020, 2:39 PM

Rupee settles 29 paise higher at 75.66 (provisional) against US dollar

26 May 2020, 2:22 PM

2 Delhi Police constables sent to district lines for thrashing woman with lathi

Two Delhi Police constables sent to district lines after video of them thrashing woman with lathi surfaces online

26 May 2020, 2:01 PM

Punjab: Mercury level to rise up to 44 degrees Celsius in Amritsar today

Punjab: Mercury level to rise up to 44 degrees Celsius in Amritsar today, as predicted by India Meteorological Department. It has further predicted the temperature to oscillate between 32 degrees Celsius to 44 degrees Celsius in the upcoming days. (Data Source: IMD)

26 May 2020, 1:43 PM

Five people, including two-year-old girl, die after their car falls into river in Jharkhand's Dhanbad.

26 May 2020, 1:42 PM

Locusts can be scared away by producing noise by beating of drums, utensils: Agriculture Scientist

Agriculture Dept and Dist Admn are monitoring areas on directions of Collector. Locusts can be scared away by producing noise by beating of drums&utensils. Chemicals, especially Chlorpyriphos 20 EC diluted in water, can be sprinkled on crops: Jainendra Kanaujia, Agriculture Scientist

26 May 2020, 1:42 PM

Farmers in Budhni and Nasrullaganj of Sehore district beat utensils in a bid to scare away swarms of locusts

Madhya Pradesh: Farmers in Budhni and Nasrullaganj of Sehore district beat utensils in a bid to scare away swarms of locusts that attacked their farms. Disinfectants are also being sprinkled on trees and crops to protect them from locusts.

26 May 2020, 1:40 PM

After 2 days there will be slight fall in temperature due to western disturbances, says IMD

Severe heatwave is prevailing in many parts of the country. It is likely to continue mainly for next 2 days. Red alert given to Haryana, West MP, Vidarbha&Rajasthan. After 2 days there will be slight fall in temperature due to western disturbances: Dr Naresh Kumar, Scientist, IMD

26 May 2020, 1:06 PM

5 killed after car falls into river in Jharkhand

Five persons, including a two-year-old girl, were killed after the car they were travelling in fell into a river in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district on Tuesday, police said.

The Kolkata-bound vehicle hit the divider on a bridge on National Highway 2 around 5 am and fell into the Khudia river. Four of a family, including the two-year-old girl, and the driver died on the spot, Govindpur police station in- charge Surendra Kumar Singh said.

26 May 2020, 1:02 PM

Juvenile held for septuagenarian's murder in UP village

A juvenile has been held in connection with the murder of a septuagenarian farmer, whose son is a senior officer in the Defence Ministry, police said on Tuesday.

Greater Noida DCP Rajesh Kumar Singh said that Rajender Sharma, 75, was killed on Thursday night while he was asleep at a tube well in Issepur village.

The officer said the accused was a resident of Sikandrabad and used to visit the area for hunting partridges. The accused allegedly stabbed the septuagenarian with a knife and hit him with a brick to rob him of Rs 6,300.

26 May 2020, 1:01 PM

SC issued notice to UP, Assam & others on a plea by Sharjeel Imam for clubbing of cases lodged against him

SC issued notice to UP, Assam & others on a plea by Sharjeel Imam for clubbing of cases lodged against him. SC gives Delhi police over a week's time to file its detailed response & fixed the matter for further hearing after one week, without giving any date, for hearing the case.

26 May 2020, 12:44 PM

Ajay Lallu will not bow down, Congress party’s work will not stop, says Priyanka Gandhi

The UP Congress President Shri Ajay Kumar Lallu ji has achieved a political position by spending a struggling labour life. The enmity with which the UP government jailed him on May 19 clearly shows that the positive service of the opposition was rejected and being suppressed by the UP government. But Mr. Ajay Kumar Lallu will not bow down and the Congress party's work will not stop. Unless they get justice, the UP Congress workers will raise their voice and continue to struggle, says Priyanka Gandhi

26 May 2020, 12:21 PM

Man kills elder brother in UP's Shamli

A 35-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by his younger brother in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, incident took place at Unchagaon under Kairana Police Station in the district on Monday and was the fallout of a family dispute.

A case was registered against Satish Sharma for killing his brother Sanjay Sharma, police said.

In the FIR filed by their mother, it was alleged that the duo had a quarrel following which Satish Sharma thrashed Sanjay Sharma.

The accused is absconding, police said.

26 May 2020, 12:21 PM

Man commits suicide upset over not getting work

A 35-year-old man, who was upset over not getting work, allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a tree, police said on Tuesday.

The body of Sitar Prajapati, a resident of Kamasin Road here, was found hanging from a tree near a pond on Monday afternoon, in charge of Oran police outpost Sultan Singh said.

Prajapati, who was a mason by profession, was tensed over his unemployment, his father Rameen said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, the police official said.

26 May 2020, 11:42 AM

Woman with 2 minor daughters murdered in UP district

A woman with her two minor daughters were found murdered on Tuesday morning in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.

The bodies of three were found on the banks of a dry pond in the Subhankheda Tikra village, the police said. The deceased woman has been identified as Sarojini and her two daughters are Shivani, 7, and Roshni, 5.

According to the police, all three were killed by strangulation and were then thrown on the banks of the pond.

Sarojini's husband Anantu and his brother have been taken into custody and the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Vikrant Veer and Additional SP Dhawal Jaiswal told reporters that initial evidences pointed to the involvement of the husband and his brother in the crime.

The dog squad and forensic expert team have also been called on the spot.

26 May 2020, 9:37 AM

Sensex rallies 373 points to 31,046 in opening session

Sensex rallies 373.67 pts to 31,046.26 in opening session; Nifty jumps 108.70 pts to 9,147.95

26 May 2020, 9:35 AM

Fire breaks out at a footwear manufacturing factory in Keshavpuram area, Delhi

A fire broke out in a shoe factory in northwest Delhi's Keshavpuram on Tuesday morning, an official of the Delhi Fire Service said.

So far, no casualty has been reported in the incident, the official said, adding that the cause behind the blaze is yet to be ascertained.

A call about the fire was received at 8.34 am after which 23 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Service.

In another incident, around 250 huts were gutted in a blaze that broke out in southeast Delhi's Tughlakabad village on late Monday night.

26 May 2020, 9:30 AM

Fire breaks out At Delhi Slum, 1,500 Shanties Destroyed

A massive fire broke out in the slums of South-East Delhi's Tughlakabad area on Monday night.

A call was received at 12.50 am and 28 fire engines were rushed to the spot, a fire department official said.

The police and fire department took out all the slum occupants in time even as most were fast asleep.

The fire was controlled at around 3:40 am, but around 1500 shanties were burnt, leaving Hundreds of people homeless. The government is currently assessing the loss.

26 May 2020, 8:53 AM

Heavy traffic at Delhi-Ghaziabad border near Ghazipur

Heavy traffic at Delhi-Ghaziabad border near Ghazipur after Ghaziabad seals border with Delhi again due to rising Coronavirus cases

26 May 2020, 8:42 AM

After a day's lull, Pakistan again violates ceasefire on LoC

Pakistan army on Tuesday again violated the bilateral ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) by resorting to unprovoked shelling in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Colonel Devender Anand, Defence Ministry spokesman, said: "Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Balakote sector today."

"Indian army is retaliating befittingly," he added.

Pakistan has made a practice of violating ceasefire on the LoC as senior army officers hold that the same is done to facilitate infiltration of terrorists into the Indian side.

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