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20 Sep 2021, 5:45 PM

Mumbai court grants bail to Raj Kundra in pornography case

Mumbai court has granted bail to businessman and actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra in Pornography content case on a surety of Rs 50,000, news agency ANI reported

20 Sep 2021, 4:35 PM

We expect to get more than 30 cr doses of COVID vaccine next month, says health minister

We expect to get more than 30 crores doses of COVID vaccine next month. The production will go up as Biological E & other companies are bringing their vaccines into the market. Under 'Vaccine Maitri, we will help the world and contribute to COVAX in the fourth quarter, Union Health Minister Mansikh Mandaviya was quoted as saying by news agency ANI

20 Sep 2021, 3:53 PM

We had a very good discussion, says Babul Supriyo after meeting Mamata Banerjee

Former Union minister Babul Supriyo, who joined the Trinamool Congress last week, met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday.


Supriyo, the BJP MP from Asansol, visited state secretariat Nabanna to meet Banerjee.

"It was great meeting 'Didi'. We had a very good discussion. I thanked her for giving me an opportunity to work for Bengal and serve the people. I am really touched by the affection and warmth of 'Didi' and Abhishek Banerjee," he told reporters after the meeting.

Asked about his role in the TMC, Supriyo said it was for the party to decide.

"I have nothing to say about it. It is for the party and our supremo Mamata Banerjee to decide. It is her prerogative," he said.

This was Supriyo's first meeting with Banerjee after he joined the TMC on Saturday.


20 Sep 2021, 3:29 PM

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announces hike in match fee for domestic cricketers

Cricketers who participated in 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 percent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation, the BCCI Secretary tweeted.

20 Sep 2021, 3:01 PM

AIMIM chief Owaisi denied permission to meet ex-MP Atiq Ahmad in Sabarmati jail, Gujarat

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi was on Monday denied permission by authorities to meet former Uttar Pradesh MP Atiq Ahmad, who is lodged at the Ahmedabad-based Sabarmati Central Jail, in the wake of COVID-19 guidelines and other reasons, a party leader said.

Owaisi is on a day-long visit to Ahmedabad to meet party workers, office bearers and supporters. He had also planned to meet Ahmad, the jailed gangster who recently joined the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).

"The Sabarmati jail authorities denied permission to Owaisi to meet Atiq Ahmad on the ground of COVID-19 protocols and also since he is not Ahmad's blood relative," AIMIM Gujarat president Sabir Kabliwala said.

The AIMIM had sought permission from jail authorities for a meeting between Owaisi and Ahmad in the jail premises, but it was denied at last moment, he said.

Ahmad, who has several criminal cases lodged against him, was in June 2019 transferred to the high-security Sabarmati Central Jail here from the UP's Naini jail, where was lodged for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a businessman, on directions of the Supreme Court.

Owaisi's party had forayed into Gujarat politics with local body polls earlier this year and plans to field its candidates in state Assembly elections due next year.

Earlier this month, Ahmad's wife Shaista Praveen joined the AIMIM at a press conference in Lucknow, while the jailed former MP joined the Owaisi-led party party in absentia.

Ahmad was previously associated with various political parties, including the Samajwadi Party and the Apna Dal (Sonewal faction).


20 Sep 2021, 1:54 PM

Former Chhattisgarh minister Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia reportedly commits suicide

According to the suicide note found in his pocket, the former Chhattisgarh minister and BJP leader Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia committed suicide due to his health conditions, Rajnandgaon Additional SP Pragya Meshram was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

20 Sep 2021, 1:32 PM

SC issues notice to Centre on plea against change in NEET PG Super speciality exam syllabus

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the National Board of Examination (NBE), National Medical Commission (NMC) and Central government on a plea challenging last minute changes to the syllabus for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG Super Speciality exam 2021 (NEET SS 2021), Bar and Bench reported.


20 Sep 2021, 1:10 PM

Unidentified shooter opens fire in Russia’s Perm State University, neutralised

According to Russian news agency Tass, An unidentified person has opened fire in one of the buildings of Russia’s Perm State University, leaving several people wounded. Later, the shooter was reportedly neutralised. According to the University, four people have been wounded in the shooting, news agency ANI reported.

20 Sep 2021, 12:46 PM

Defamation case against Kangana Ranaut adjourned till Nov 15

The defamation case against actor Kangana Ranaut filed by lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar has been adjourned till November 15. Kangana Ranaut appeared before Andheri court today. Her lawyer has filed a transfer application in the case which will be heard on 1st October.


20 Sep 2021, 11:34 AM

Punjab- OP Soni and Sukhjinder S Randhawa take oath as ministers

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office to Congress leader Sukhjinder S Randhawa, who took the oath as a minister, along with Congress leader OP Soni, reported ANI.

20 Sep 2021, 11:24 AM

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab CM

Congress MLA Charanjit Singh Channi took the oath as Punjab Chief Minister at Raj Bhawan, reported ANI.


20 Sep 2021, 11:11 AM

SC issues notice to Centre for vaccinations for persons with disabilities

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking priority COVID-19 vaccination for persons with disabilities at their place of residence, reported ANI.

20 Sep 2021, 10:40 AM

Rupee depreciates 34 paise to 73.82 against US dollar

The Rupee depreciated 34 paise to 73.82 against US dollar in early trade, reported PTI.


20 Sep 2021, 10:00 AM

India reports 30,256 Covid cases in the last 24 hours

India reported 30,256 fresh cases of Covid-19, 43,938 recoveries, and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours, reported ANI. This takes the number of total cases to 33,478,419, with total active cases being 3,18,181, total recoveries being 3,27,15,105 and the total death toll at 4,45,133. India has so far administered 80,85,68,144 doses of the Covid vaccines (37,78,296 in last 24 hours).

20 Sep 2021, 9:24 AM

ED to question UP leaders in money laundering case

An Enforcement Directorate official has stated that the ED will be questioning UP leaders Azam Khan, Mukhtar Ansari, Atiq Ahmad in connection with an alleged money laundering case. ED has got permission for custodial interrogation of these politicians, who are currently lodged in different jails, reported ANI.


20 Sep 2021, 8:49 AM

Charanjit Singh Channi offers prayer at Gurudwara before taking oath as Punjab CM

Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi offered prayer at a Gurudwara in Rupnagar before the oath-taking ceremony, reported ANI. The oath taking ceremony is to take place at 11 am today, Charanjit Singh Channi said yesterday.

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