India

New Delhi/Madurai, Sept 27: The CBI has chargesheeted nine Tamil Nadu policemen for murder, conspiracy and other offences in the custodial death case of the father-son duo who were arrested on a "fake" charge of violating the lockdown and tortured in Sathankulam police station in June this year, officials said Saturday. The policemen have also been accused of destruction of evidence in the charge

Tiruchirappalli: Sept 27: A statue of reformist leader E V Ramasamy Periyar here was found smeared with saffron dye on Sunday by unidentified miscreants, drawing strong responses from political leaders in Tamil Nadu. A slipper was also found near the statue at Samathuvapuram colony in Inamkulathur here early this morning, police said, adding that a case has been registered for defacing and

Chandigarh, Sept 27: The Shiromani Akali Dal has quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm Bills issue, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal announced Saturday night. He made the announcement after holding a core committee meeting of the party in Chandigarh. The highest decision-making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal core committee at its emergency meeting here tonight decided

New Delhi, Sept 27: BJP leader Uma Bharti has tested positive for coronavirus. She tweeted about her diagnosis in a late night post on Saturday and urged all those who had come in contact with her to get tested for the virus. The leader said she got tested because she was down with a mild fever for three days and was positive for the virus in spite of following all Covid-19 norms including social

New Delhi, Sept 27: Former union cabinet minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He had cardiac arrest this morning. He was 82. Mr Singh was admitted to Army Hospital Research and Referral on June 25. He was admitted on 25 Jun 2020 and being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome and effects of Severe Head Injury old (Optd) had a Cardiac arrest this

New Delhi, Sept 27: With a single-day spike of 88,600 new COVID19 cases, India's COVID-19 case count neared 60-lakh mark, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. As many as 1,124 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours taking the total count to 94,503, said the Union Health Ministry. As per the Ministry, the total number of coronavirus cases stands at 59

Mumbai, Sept 26: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said that it could well be a whopping Rs 80,000 crore to purchase and distribute Covid-19 vaccine for every Indian, highlighting the challenge and indicating the tough road ahead for the government. “Quick question; will the government of India have 80,000 crores available, over the next one year? Because that's what the Ministry

New Delhi, Sept 26: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said that it has filed a case against then Joint Secretary, two Assistant Secretaries, and one more official of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on charges of alleged irregularities in recruitment. CBI officials said that the case was registered against four former officers of CBSE on charges of misusing their

New Delhi, Sept 26: Describing the three labour codes passed by Parliament as "anti-labour", the Congress on Saturday attacked the government, alleging the legislations have "weakened" trade unions and removed the "security net" for workers. Parliament on Wednesday approved the three labour codes that will remove impediments to winding up of companies and allow firing of staff without government

New Delhi, Sept 26: The much-anticipated Team Nadda has been declared finally. Three ex-Chief Ministers have been accommodated as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice presidents while there has been a major overhaul among national general secretaries with many significant names dropped and new faces given a chance. Many young turks with strong articulation skills have also been given a shot to prove