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HC suspends two FIRs against Arnab Goswami

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suspended two FIRs filed against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for allegedly making inflammatory comments, saying that on the face of it no offence was disclosed. The FIRs pertain to Goswami’s comments about the Palghar lynching incident and migrants gathering in large numbers in Bandra area of Mumbai during lockdown. A division bench …

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BJP says ‘Make in India’, but buys from China: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a swipe at the BJP saying, the party says ‘Make in India’, but its government at the Centre buys from China.   “Facts don’t lie. BJP says: Make in India. BJP does: Buy from China,” he said in a tweet along with a graph showing comparative volumes of imports from China …

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Negligence by people increasing after ‘Unlock-1’, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lamented the increase in negligence in personal and social behaviour since ‘Unlock-1’ from June one when coronavirus lockdown curbs were eased, and said no one is above law in India be it a village pradhan or the head of the government. In his address to the nation, the prime minister also observed …

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Free rations for over 80 crore people for five more months

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November-end. In a televised address to the nation, the Prime Minister said over Rs 90,000 crore will be spent on the programme’s extension, and …

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India, China hold marathon talks

New Delhi: Indian and Chinese militaries on Tuesday held an over 10-hour Corps Commander-level dialogue with a focus on finalising modalities for the disengagement of troops from various standoff points in eastern Ladakh, and explored ways to ease tension in the region, government sources said. In the meeting, the Indian delegation conveyed concerns over China’s “new claim lines” in the …

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India’s COVID tally rises to 5.66 lakh

New Delhi: As the month-long ‘Unlock-1’ ends on Tuesday, India reported nearly 66 per cent of its COVID-19 cases in June alone. India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 5,66,840 with a single day spike of 18,522. From June 1, when relaxations were introduced under Unlock-1, the country has reported 3,76,305 cases. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat account for nearly two-third …

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India bans 59 apps with Chinese links

New Delhi: India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. The ban, which comes in the backdrop of current standoff along the line of actual control in Ladakh with Chinese troops, is also applicable for WeChat and Bigo Live. The …

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NIA finds incriminating documents against ISI’s UP link

IANS New Delhi The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at three places in Uttar Pradesh connected to a youth who allegedly passed on vital and sensitive information about Indian Army to his ISI handlers in Pakistan. In January this year, Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) along with Military Intelligence (MI) arrested Mohammad Rashid, 23, a resident of Chandoli in …

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TN govt for CBI probe into death of father-son duo

Salem (TN): The Tamil Nadu government has decided to transfer the probe into the death of a father-son duo, alleged victims of police torture in Tuticorin district, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday. The government’s decision will be informed to the Madras High Court, which is seized of the matter, and secure …

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