Indian Navy Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted personnel of the Indian Navy on Navy Day today. "The Indian Navy fearlessly protects our coasts and also renders humanitarian assistance in times of need...," PM Modi tweeted. Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to commemorate the attack on the Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.
Southern Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Kerala are on high alert as the cyclone Burevi which weakened into a deep depression inches closer to the southern shores. The deep depression is likely to cross Ramanathapuram and adjoining Tuticorin district in six hours with windspeed of 50-60 kmph, according to the weather office. Flight operations in three airports in Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been suspended as a precautionary measure.
India recorded 36,595 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours taking the overall coronavirus case count to 95.71 lakh so far in the country. At 3 per cent, the daily tally is marginally higher than Wednesday's, government data shows. The new infections were detected as almost 11.7 lakhsamples were tested on Thursday. The country's Covid death count rose to 1,39,188 as 540 people lost their lives in this period.
Written by Alok Pandey | Friday December 04, 2020, Lucknow
A week after a new ordinance by the Uttar Pradesh government to stop unlawful conversion became law, the police in state capital Lucknow stopped a wedding ceremony between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man, citing the ordinance.
Southern Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Kerala are on high alert as cyclone Burevi inches closer to the southern shores. The cyclone - which has weakened into a deep depression - is likely to cross Ramanathapuram and adjoining districts in six hours with windspeed of 50-60 kmph, according to the weather office.
India on Thursday stressed that the core issue in the ongoing military standoff with China in eastern Ladakh was the need to "strictly" follow various bilateral pacts and protocols in their entirety on maintenance of peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Talks between three union ministers and a representative group of thousands of agitating farmers failed to yield any resolution on Thursday, as the union leaders stuck to their demand for the repeal of new farm laws and even refused the lunch, tea, and water offered to them during almost eight-hour-long hectic parleys.
Votes for the high-stakes Hyderabad municipal elections, which saw an exceptionally shrill and divisive contest, are being counted since 8 am. Despite the high-pitched campaign by nearly all parties, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls reported an unimpressive 46.55 per cent turnout on Tuesday with 34.50 lakh people voting from a total of 74.67 lakh voters. Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting that will take place at 30 places with the help of over 8,000 personnel, news agency PTI reported.
The Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Thursday expelled 10 members for anti-party activities after eight of them contested the District Development Council (DCC) polls and the panchayat by-elections in the union territory against the party's official candidates.
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that State is duty bound to restore the ecological imbalance and there must be some stringent measures which may have deterrent effect so that the violators may think twice before causing damage to the nature.
Supreme Court Thursday held that the levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on lotteries, betting and gambling does not amount to hostile discrimination and is not violative of right to equality under the Constitution.