Hyderabad police take BJP MLA Raja Singh, 4 others into preventive custody

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 19 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA representing Goshamahal Assembly constituency, Raja Singh, was taken into preventive custody by the Hyderabad city police on Friday over fears that he could damage a studio set where comedian Munawar Faruqui is set to perform, officials said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 20:26 IST

K Kavitha writes to CJI Ramana over release of Bilkis Bano's rapists, urges to intervene

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 19 (ANI): Telangana MLC K Kavitha on Friday wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana urging the Supreme Court to intervene in the matter of the release of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano rape case under the remission policy of the Gujarat government.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 20:16 IST

SC dismisses PIL against establishment of zoo in Gujarat's Jamnagar

Jamnagar (Gujarat) [India] August 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL against the Zoo that is being established in Jamnagar, Gujarat by the Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Society (GZRRC) which is supported by Reliance Industries Limited.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 20:11 IST

TMC's Jay Prakash attacks Calcutta HC over PIL filed seeking probe into increasing assets of TMC, BJP leaders

Kolkata [West Bengal], August 19 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Jay Prakash Majumdar attacked the Calcutta High Court regarding the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the increasing assets of TMC, BJP and other leaders.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 20:07 IST

BSF Head Constable killed in firing by insurgents in Tripura

New Delhi [India] August 19 (ANI): A Border Security Force (BSF) Head Constable was killed in Tripura on Friday after indiscriminate firing by suspected insurgents, officials said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 20:06 IST

Assam CM inaugurates new court building in Barpeta, announces to spend Rs 300 cr for developing judicial infrastructure

Barpeta (Assam) [India], August 19 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday inaugurated the new court building in Barpeta and expressed confidence that it will be able to meet the hopes and aspirations of the people of the town.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 20:03 IST

"Impossible", says Dolo 650 manufacturer on allegations of its Rs 1000 crore marketing budget

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Bengaluru-based pharmaceutical company Micro Labs Limited on Friday termed allegations that it had gifted freebies worth Rs 1000 crore to doctors to promote its Dolo-650 tablets as "baseless and incorrect".

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 19:42 IST

First Indian female pilot gets place in US-based Aviation Museum for record-breaking flight over North Pole

New Delhi [India] August 19 (ANI): Captain Zoya Agarwal, a senior Air India pilot of aircraft Boeing-777, who is the first Indian woman pilot to fly an aircraft above the North pole, covering a record-breaking distance of around 16,000 Kilometres, made her place in SFO aviation museum on Friday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 19:34 IST

North East Delhi riots: Court charges 4 accused for damaging, setting vehicles on fire

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): A Delhi court charged four people for damaging and setting fire to vehicles that were parked by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) near the Ambedkar College during the North East Delhi riots in February 2020.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 19:15 IST

Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla gets another one-year extension

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): The Central government on Friday extended for the third time the service tenure of Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla for another year up to August 22, 2023.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 19:06 IST

JP Nadda to visit poll-bound Himachal, to attend several meetings

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda will visit the poll-bound state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday where he will hold meetings with the leaders of the state unit to deliberate on the strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections scheduled to be held later this year.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 18:52 IST

Manish Sisodia among 15 persons named in CBI FIR in Delhi excise policy case

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Central Bureau of Investigation has registered an FIR against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 14 others in connection with an alleged excise policy case.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 18:50 IST

AAP leader slams CBI raid at Sisodia residence, says 2024 Lok Sabha polls will be "Kejriwal versus Modi"

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party over the CBI raids on Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence on Friday, the Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh asserted that the Centre won't succeed in stopping the party from increasing its influence in other states while declaring that the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will be "Kejriwal versus Modi".

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 18:00 IST

SC sets aside Madhya Pradesh HC verdict on discharging rape accused

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court has set aside a verdict of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which discharged an accused in a rape case essentially on the ground of delay in the registration of the First Information Report (FIR).

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 17:59 IST

Bihar: Nitish Kumar's helicopter makes emergency landing due to bad weather

Gaya (Bihar) [India], August 19 (ANI): The helicopter carrying Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made an emergency landing in Gaya on Friday due to bad weather conditions.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 17:58 IST

Rahul Gandhi office vandalism case: 4 Congress workers arrested

Wayanad (Kerala) [India], August 19 (ANI): Four Congress workers, including two members of party leader Rahul Gandhi's staff, were arrested for allegedly vandalising a picture of Mahatma Gandhi in his Wayanad office, Kerala Police said on Friday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 17:52 IST

Gold smuggling case: Kerala HC dismisses Swapna Suresh's plea to quash FIRs

Kochi [Kerala], August 19, (ANI): Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed the petition filed by Swapna Suresh in the Kerala Gold Smuggling Case seeking to quash two cases registered against her for alleged conspiracy after she gave a confidential statement under section 164 of CrPC and raised serious allegations against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 17:51 IST

WB: Special Task Force arrests 2 for involvement with Al Qaida

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], August 19 (ANI): The Special Task Force, West Bengal detained two miscreants for their alleged involvement with the banned terrorist outfit Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), said the officials on Friday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 17:27 IST

Centre to collaborate with Arunachal govt to develop 'district good governance portal'

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): The Central government has planned to collaborate with the Arunachal Pradesh government to develop a "district good governance portal" for monitoring the performance of each district of the state on a monthly basis and help in benchmarking performance.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 16:50 IST

J-K Hawala operator involved in funding of LeT, Al-Badr arrested

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): In a joint operation between Delhi Police and Jammu and Kashmir Police in assistance with the central agencies, a Hawala operator has been arrested, said officials on Friday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 16:46 IST