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Four workers were killed and one of their colleagues suffered injuries in two blasts at a chemical factory in Khed taluka of Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district on Saturday morning, a police official said. Around 40 other workers were rescued by the fire department staff and the police personnel following the blasts that triggered a blaze, he said. "Two major blasts occurred inside a unit of the

New Delhi, Mar 20: For how many generations would reservations in jobs and education continue, the Supreme Court sought to know during the Maratha quota case hearing on Friday and raised concerns over “resultant inequality” in case the overall 50 per cent limit was to be removed. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan was vehemently told by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi

Mumbai, Mar 19: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has mandated that malls can only allow those with a negative Covid-19 report and Rapid Antigen Testing facilities will be compulsory in shopping malls across Mumbai. According to reports, this will come into effect from March 22. Maharashtra’s daily tally crossed the 25,000-mark on Thursday — a record high since the outbreak of the viral

New Delhi, Mar 19: India saw 39,726 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, the highest single-day rise recorded so far this year, taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 1,15,14,331, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. Registering an increase for the ninth day in a row, the total active caseload has reached 2,71,282, which now comprises 2.36 per cent of the

New Delhi, Mar 18: Just to renew the registration of your more than 15-year-old car you may have to shell out Rs 5,000, which is nearly eight times higher than what you pay now. This is expected to come to force from October, 2021. Similarly, the charges for registration renewal of old bikes would be Rs 1,000 compared to the current fee of Rs 300. Obtaining a fitness renewal certificate for a 15

New Delhi, Mar 17: Taking a cue from Australia, India should enact a law to make tech giants such as Facebook and Google pay local publishers of news content, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi demanded in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said, "The government must make Google, Facebook and YouTube pay print and

Kozhikode, Mar 17: The PC Thomas faction of the Kerala Congress on Wednesday left the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance and joined the Congress-led United Democratic Front, Malayam daily the Mathrubhumi reported. The Kerala Congress (Thomas) will now fight the upcoming Assembly elections in the state together with the PJ Joseph faction of the party, which was already an ally

New Delhi, Mar 17: BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma was found dead in his house in Delhi on Wednesday. He was found hanging in his residence and the door was closed from inside, according to Delhi Police. The circumstances of the death are in the initial stages of investigation, police added. "It looks like a case of suicide, but we are continuing to probe. We'll know

New Delhi, Mar 16: Congress on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Modi's government for exporting nearly twice the number of coronavirus vaccine doses than immunisations conducted at home, despite a surge in infections. India, the world's biggest vaccine maker, has gifted or sold 59 million locally produced doses compared with 33 million doses given to its own people since its inoculation campaign

Former Congress leader P C Chacko, who quit the party last week, on Tuesday announced that he will formally join the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) headed by Sharad Pawar. "I am formally joining the NCP today", he told reporters in New Delhi after meeting CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury. Chacko, who quit the Congress over his differences with the party leaders in Kerala, said NCP is a