LIVE News Updates: Rahul Gandhi condoles death of Ajit Jogi, former CM of Chhattisgarh

I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Shri Ajit Jogi, former Parliamentarian & Chhattisgarh’s first CM. My condolences to his family in this time of grief. May he rest in peace, says Rahul Gandhi

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29 May 2020, 8:03 PM

Rahul Gandhi condoles death of Ajit Jogi, former CM of Chhattisgarh

I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Shri Ajit Jogi, former Parliamentarian & Chhattisgarh’s first CM. My condolences to his family in this time of grief. May he rest in peace, says Rahul Gandhi

29 May 2020, 7:54 PM

Hizbul chief Syed Salahudin attacked in Islamabad, injured

Unable to carry out Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) diktat of creating unrest in Jammu and Kashmir lately, terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin reportedly faced the ire of his masters when he was attacked by unknown assailants in Islamabad on May 25, sources said on Friday.

Sources in the intelligence agencies said that Mohammad Yusuf Shah alias Syed Salahuddin, who also heads the alliance of pro-Pakistan terrorist groups called the United Jihad Council, was "grievously injured in the attack and is undergoing treatment".

Salahuddin has been declared a global terrorist by the US State Department.

29 May 2020, 7:44 PM

Reserve Bank of India imposes penalty of Rs 60 lakh on Bharat Co-operative Bank, Mumbai Ltd for non-compliance with directions issued by RBI

Reserve Bank of India has imposed, a monetary penalty of Rs 60 lakh on Bharat Co-operative Bank (Mumbai) Ltd for non-compliance with directions issued by RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification norms and Frauds

29 May 2020, 7:34 PM

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur dies

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, who penned the famous ''Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye'' and ''Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli" in "Anand", passed away on Friday. He was 77.

Known by his first name in film circles, Yogesh was a prominent lyricist in ''70s Hindi cinema and gave some of his best songs in the middle-of-the-road films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee.

Imbuded with a sense of longing and nostalgia, his lyrics have survived the test of time by staying fresh in the memory of music lovers.

Some of his evergreen hits are "Badi Sooni Sooni Hai", "Maine Kaha Phoolon Se'' from Mukherjee''s "Mili"; "Rajinigandha Phool Tumhare", "Kai Baar Yunhi Dekha Hai" from from "Rajinigandha" and "Na Jaane Kyon Hota Hia Yeh Zindagi Ke Saath" and the quirky "Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan" from "Ek Chhoti Si Baat".

Veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar expressed her grief over the death of Gaur.

“I just got to know about the death of Yogesh Ji and I am deeply saddened. He wrote so many heart-warming songs. I have sung many songs written by him. He was a very calm and composed man. I pay my respects to him,” Mangeshkar wrote on Twitter.

29 May 2020, 7:30 PM

IAS officer C Sridhar appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office.

29 May 2020, 7:30 PM

IAS Rajendra Kumar appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

29 May 2020, 7:14 PM

MP: 4 killed, 30 injured as vehicle overturns in Barwani

Four persons were killed and 30 injured when their pick-up vehicle overturned in Barwani district in Madhya Pradesh on Friday, police said.

They were returning from Rosar to Semli village after wedding rituals when the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned near Roshan Phate in Pati, Deputy Superintendent of Police Adityaraj Singh said.

"Two people died on the spot, while two died en route to the hospital. Of the 30 injured, the condition of 17 is serious. They are undergoing treatment in Pati and Barwani hospitals," a local health official said.

29 May 2020, 6:46 PM

Noted astrologer Bejan Daruwala passes away, tweets Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

29 May 2020, 6:46 PM

All educational and training institutions in the union territory to remain closed till 15th June 2020: Jammu and Kashmir

29 May 2020, 6:28 PM

Haryana: Rain, hailstorm lashes parts of Rewari

29 May 2020, 6:12 PM

DGCA issues an 'Operation Circular' over the impact of locusts on aviation

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issues an 'Operation Circular' over the impact of locusts on aviation.

29 May 2020, 5:22 PM

Indian Army officer Major Suman Gawani receives “United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.”

Major Suman Gawani, an Indian Army officer who served as a women peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2019 is being awarded the “United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.”

29 May 2020, 5:22 PM

Death toll due to Cyclone Amphan increases to 98: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

Death toll due to Cyclone Amphan has increased to 98: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

29 May 2020, 5:06 PM

A truck carrying LPG cylinders caught fire on its way to Kashmir in Udhampur district

ammu & Kashmir: A truck carrying LPG cylinders caught fire on its way to Kashmir in Manthal area of Udhampur district; Movement of vehicles on both sides of the road has been stopped. More details awaited.

29 May 2020, 4:54 PM

Twitter is doing nothing about all of lies&propaganda being put out by China: Donald Trump

Twitter is doing nothing about all of lies&propaganda being put out by China or Radical Left Democrat Party.They've targeted Republicans, Conservatives&President of United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it'll be regulated: US President Donald Trump

29 May 2020, 4:53 PM

'Shramik Special' trains will continue to run till the time the migrants don't reach their destinations: Chairman, Railway Board

29 May 2020, 4:34 PM

90% trains have been run with an average speed higher than normal: Chairman, Railway Board

Only 4 trains out of 3,840 total trains have taken over 72 hours to reach their destination, 90% trains have been run with an average speed higher than normal mail express trains: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

29 May 2020, 4:34 PM

Pregnant women, children, above 65 years of age may avoid travel by rail: Chairman, Railway Board

Persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children below age of 10 years & persons above 65 years of age may avoid travel by rail, except when it is essential: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

29 May 2020, 4:17 PM

Most migrants have been ferried to Uttar Pradesh: Chairman, Railway Board

Most migrants have been ferried to Uttar Pradesh with around 42% of the total number and Bihar with around 37% of the total: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

29 May 2020, 4:15 PM

Indian Railways is providing food, water to migrant workers, says Railway Board Chairman

Indian Railways is providing food, water to migrant workers. 279 ‘Shramik Special’ trains have been run till 20th May, says Railway Board Chairman

29 May 2020, 4:10 PM

Sensex jumps 223.51 pts to settle at 32,424.10; Nifty rises 90.20 pts to 9,580.30

29 May 2020, 3:52 PM

Former Bombay High Court judge BN Deshmukh dead

Former judge of the Bombay High Court BN Deshmukh died here on Friday after a brief illness, family sources said.

Deshmukh, 85, had studied international law in England and after his return to India, began practice in the Court. He was also the Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council chairman in 1976.

29 May 2020, 3:49 PM

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi passes away

Former CM of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi passed away, tweeted Amit Jogi, son of Ajit Jogi

29 May 2020, 3:40 PM

IMD issues orange alert in Kerala's Idukki district for today and tomorrow.

Kerala: India Meteorological Department (IMD) issues orange alert in Idukki district for today and tomorrow.

29 May 2020, 3:39 PM

Well Marked Low-Pressure area lies over West Central Arabian Sea with associated cyclonic circulation: IMD

The Well Marked Low-Pressure area lies over West Central Arabian Sea with associated cyclonic circulation. It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression over the same region during the next 24 hrs and likely to intensify further thereafter: India Meteorological Department

29 May 2020, 3:38 PM

CBI registers preliminary enquiry against organisation Tablighi Jamaat

CBI registers preliminary enquiry against organisation Tablighi Jamaat & other unknown person on a complaint alleging that organisation's Trust indulged in dubious cash transaction by using illegal means & also known discloser of receipt of foreign fund to competent authority: CBI

29 May 2020, 2:49 PM

Two groups clash in Bahraich village, 8 injured

At least six villagers and two policemen were injured in a clash between two groups in a village here, police said on Friday.

Four arrests have been made in connection with the clash between members of different communities in Baragunnu village following a dispute over waste water flowing from a poultry farm.

Since the issue was related to members of different communities, two constables Amit Kumar and Ajit Yadav were sent to resolve the matter, police said.

However, the two were beaten up by villagers.

29 May 2020, 2:40 PM

BEST decides not to charge bus ticket fares from migrants

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Friday announced that no ticket fares will be charged from migrant labourers when buses are made available for dropping them at the city railway stations for their journey to their home states.

A BEST spokesperson said that the decision was taken as per the directives of the Supreme Court.

The apex court on Thursday directed that no fare for travel either by trains or buses be charged from the migrant workers stranded across the country, and they be provided food and water.

29 May 2020, 2:27 PM

JMB terrorist Boro Abdul Karim arrested in Bengal

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police on Friday morning arrested Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh's (JMB) top operative Abdul Karim alias Boro Karim.

Abdul was arrested from Suti police station area in Jangipur of West Bengal's Murshidabad district.

"Top JMB commander Abdul Karim alias Boro Karim, wanted in a W/A issued in c/w STF PS case no. 8/2017 dated 29.11.2017, has been arrested this morning from Suti PS, Jangipur in Murshidabad district with the assistance of local police. He will be produced before the court today and we will seek PC," Kolkata Police STF's senior official told IANS.

29 May 2020, 2:25 PM

Rupee settles 14 paise higher at 75.62 (provisional) against US dollar

29 May 2020, 2:07 PM

Maha: Woman stabbed to death in Thane city

A 35-year-old woman was found stabbed to death near a police ground in Rabodi area of Maharashtra's Thane city on Friday, police said.

The victim, identified as Reshma Khatum, was found dead near a police ground on Balkum Road in Rabodi at around 9.30 am, an official said.

The body of the victim, who was a resident of Shivaji Nagar locality, bore multiple stab wounds, the official said.

The police have sent the body to a government hospital for post-mortem and were in the process of registering an offence, he added.

29 May 2020, 2:07 PM

China & India are capable of properly resolving issues: Chinese foreign ministry spokesman

China and India are capable of properly resolving the issues through dialogue and consultation, says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman

29 May 2020, 1:55 PM

Teenaged girl raped by 3 in UP

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three men who also recorded a video of the act at Bhohrahedi village under Bhopa police station in the district, police said Friday.

SHO Sanjive Kumar said the police registered a case against three men who were on the run and added that the girl was sent for medical examination.

According to a complaint lodged with the police by the victim's father, the girl had gone near the fields to relieve herself where the three accused picked her up. She was then raped by them who also recorded a video of the act.

She was has threatened by the accused to face dire consequences if she revealed the incident to anyone. The incident came to light when victim returned to home, the SHO said.

29 May 2020, 1:50 PM

Nagpur bench of Bombay HC extended parole of convicted gangster Arun Gawli for 5 more days

Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court today extended parole of convicted gangster Arun Gawli for 5 more days. The Court has directed him to get a travel permit from the police to surrender before Nagpur Central Jail.

29 May 2020, 1:11 PM

Tejashwi stopped by cops during visit to Gopalganj case victims’ kin for violating lockdown

Bihar Police stopped RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for violation of social distancing norms after he left residence with his supporters to meet Gopalganj case victims’ kin

29 May 2020, 11:41 AM

The Government’s silence about the border situation with China is fueling massive speculation and uncertainty at a time of crisis, says Rahul Gandhi

The Government’s silence about the border situation with China is fueling massive speculation and uncertainty at a time of crisis. GOI must come clean and tell India exactly what’s happening, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

29 May 2020, 10:02 AM

Azam Khan removed as head of Jauhar property

In a major jolt to beleaguered Samajwadi Party MP Mohd Azam Khan, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board has taken direct control of Waqf number 157, commonly known as the land belonging to the Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust, till now headed by Azam Khan.

29 May 2020, 10:01 AM

Babri mosque demolition accused to appear in court on June 4

The special CBI court, conducting the Babri mosque demolition trial, will record statements of the accused under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) on June 4.

29 May 2020, 10:01 AM

Alumni to mentor Lucknow University students

The alumni of Lucknow University, who are experts in different fields, will now mentor the students.

29 May 2020, 10:01 AM

UP speaker allows SP to withdraw plea against Shivpal

The Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Hriday Narain Dixit, has allowed the Samajwadi Party to withdraw the disqualification petition moved earlier against Shivpal Singh Yadav.

29 May 2020, 10:01 AM

Two AMU students booked for Pro-Pak post on social media

Two students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have been booked by police for allegedly posting "inappropriate content" on social media on the occasion of Eid.

The two have been booked under sections 153A (promoting disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred between different groups on the grounds of religion) and 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) of IPC, and Section 66D of the IT Act.

AMU spokesperson, Shafey Kidwai said strict action will be taken against the students as per university rules.

In their Facebook post, the students wrote, "Eid means happiness and happiness is Pak."

29 May 2020, 9:27 AM

No recent contact between PM Modi and Trump, says Govt sources

There has been no recent contact between Prime Minister Modi and US President Donald Trump, says Govt sources after US President claimed they spoke on India-China

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