UGC, Education Ministry reviews CUET arrangements at test centres

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Officials from the Ministry of Education, University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education, and NTA reviewed the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) arrangements at the test centres across the country together with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, said UGC Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar on Saturday.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 22:19 IST

Centre to roll out Village Engineers programme in Gujarat soon

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): The Centre said on Saturday that the 'Village Engineers' programme will soon be rolled out in Gujarat, under which tribal youth will be trained in various skillsets in order to make them self-reliant.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 22:16 IST

RCP Singh resigns from JD(U) after party seeks reply on corruption allegations

Muzaffarpur (Bihar) [India], August 6 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) leader RCP Singh on Saturday announced his exit from the party after the party sought a reply on corruption allegations.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 21:28 IST

Centre writes to States/UT over rising COVID cases; stresses on five-fold strategy

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): The Centre on Saturday wrote to six states and the Union Territory of Delhi directing them to ensure adequate testing, promote COVID-appropriate behaviour and increase the pace of vaccination to control the further spread of viral infection promptly and in an effective manner.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 21:24 IST

CM Dhami inspects under-construction 'Uttarakhand Niwas' in Delhi

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday inspected the under-construction 'Uttarakhand Niwas' building in New Delhi.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 21:19 IST

Wishes pour in for Jagdeep Dhankhar after thumping victory in VP polls

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Wishes poured in for Jagdeep Dhankhar after he was elected as India's next vice president on Saturday, defeating Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 21:11 IST

Two held for possessing illegal arms, ammunition in Delhi

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Delhi police on Thursday arrested two persons allegedly involved in arms supplies and recovered illegal arms and live rounds, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police East Priyanka Kashyap.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 21:10 IST

PM Modi, BJP chief Nadda arrive at newly-elected Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar's residence

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Vice-President elect Jagdeep Dhankhar soon after his election to the office, at his residence in Delhi.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 21:10 IST

Maharashtra: Youth attacked by mob in Ahmednagar for supporting Nupur Sharma, 4 arrested

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) [India], August 6 (ANI): A 23-year-old man was allegedly attacked with sharp weapons by a mob of 15-20 people in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra for reportedly supporting suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on social media.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 20:45 IST

'Kisan putra', lawyer and leader with grassroots connect, Jagdeep Dhankhar is India's new Vice President

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who was elected as India's 14th Vice President on Saturday, has varied administrative experience and has been in public life for over three decades.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 20:29 IST

Meghalaya Police rescues several endangered animals in West Jaintia Hills

West Jaintia Hills (Meghalaya) [India], August 6 (ANI): Police have rescued several endangered animals and detained two illegal transporters in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 20:18 IST

Har Ghar Tiranga campaign: Post Offices to remain open on all days including holidays till Independence Day

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): To facilitate the sales and distribution of national flags under Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, all post offices across the country will function on holidays, falling before Independence Day 2022, informed the Ministry of Communications on Saturday.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 20:01 IST

Jagdeep Dhankhar elected India's new Vice President, defeats Opposition candidate Margaret Alva by 346 votes

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Saturday elected as India's new Vice President. He got 528 votes against opposition candidate Margaret Alva who got 182 votes.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 20:00 IST

Money laundering case: Satyendar Jain withdraws interim bail plea, his wife gets bail

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): Delhi Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday withdrew his interim bail plea filed on medical grounds. Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case on May 30.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 19:48 IST

RPF nabs 365 suspects, recovers stolen property of rail passengers worth over Rs 1 cr

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): In order to give an impetus to Operation Yatri Suraksha, a month-long pan India drive was launched against criminals targeting passengers in July 2022 by Railway Protection Force.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 19:28 IST

UP court acquits BSP MP Atul Rai in rape case

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 6 (ANI): A Varanasi court on Saturday acquitted jailed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Atul Rai, who was accused of rape.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 19:25 IST

KCR to boycott 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 6 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saying that he will be boycotting the seventh Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, scheduled to be held on August 7, as a mark of protest against the Centre's alleged blatant discrimination against states including Telangana.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 19:20 IST

New York suicide: Massive outrage after Indian-origin woman, tortured for not bearing son, ends life

Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 6 (ANI): The ordeal of a 30-year-old Indian-origin woman Mandeep Kaur, who went to New York after marriage in search of better life, but was tortured on a daily basis by her husband allegedly for not bearing a son till she ended her life has left millions shocked in India and abroad.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 19:13 IST

Counting of votes begins for vice presidential election; result expected soon

New Delhi [India], August 6 (ANI): The counting of votes to declare the next vice president of India began on Saturday. The result is expected soon.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 18:43 IST

Dhanbad judge death case: CBI court sentences two convicts to life imprisonment

Dhanbad (Jharkhand) [India], August 6 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court of Dhanbad, on Saturday, sentenced two convicts in a case related to the killing of a Dhanbad judge to rigorous life imprisonment till death.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 18:32 IST