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Man whose SUV was found near Ambani's home found dead (2nd Ld)
Thane (Maharashtra), March 5 (IANS) In an intriguing development, police recovered the body of a Thane-based businessman whose stolen SUV with 20 gelatin sticks was found parked near Antilia, the iconic home of Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, officials said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
2 ex-Cong ministers, 11 new faces, 1 Muslim in BJP 1st list for Assam
Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam, which on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first two phases of Assembly elections in the state, has given tickets to two former Congress ministers, 11 new faces and a lone Muslim candidate.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
AIADMK opposed to new transshipment project in Kanyakumari
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The AIADMK local leadership has petitioned the state leadership of the party against the new transshipment port to be commissioned at Kanyakumari in a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
AP govt school girls to receive free sanitary napkins
Amaravati, March 5 (IANS) In a first, girl students in Andhra Pradesh government schools and junior colleges will start receiving free branded sanitary napkins from the state government.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
5 ministers, 18 sitting MLAs set to be dropped from Kerala CPI-M list
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) In what is seen as a stamp of complete dominance by Pinarayi Vijayan, it's almost certain that five Cabinet colleagues of the Chief Minister along with 18 sitting legislators will in all likelihood be dropped from the list of candidates for the April 6 Assembly elections in Kerala.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Is Digvijaya Singh inching closer to AICC setup?
New March 5 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has been given the important role of shortlisting the candidates for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after being appointed as the Chairman of the screening committee of the party for the two poll-bound state/Ut.
2021-03-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Biden appoints 2 Indian-Americans as policy advisors
New York, March 5 (IANS) A day after US President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants for advising him on domestic policies.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
KMP expressway blockade: Commuters won't be troubled, promise farmers
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) To mark 100 days of farmers' agitation against the Centre's farm laws on Saturday, farmers will block the 135-km-long Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, from 11 am to till 4 pm.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC issues notification for 2nd phase of Assam polls
Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) With political parties in Assam busy with candidate selection and campaigning for the ensuing Assembly polls in the state, the Election Commission on Friday issued notification for the second phase of polling in 39 constituencies, officials said.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Estonia's Ambassador calls on T'gana Chief Secretary
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Estonia's Ambassador to India, Katrin Kivi and Deputy Chief of Mission Juui Hiio on Friday called on Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar here.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Odisha CM inaugurates World Skill Centre
Bhubaneswar, March 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the World Skill Centre (WSC), a premier advanced skill training institute, here.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Free power to farmers to continue: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that a number of free benefits to the citizens of the state will continue. This includes free power to farmers and subsidies to the industry. Along with this, 200 free units of power to the Scheduled Castes, those below poverty line and Backward Classes households and freedom fighters will be continued.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP releases first list of 70 candidates for Assam
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The BJP on Friday announced the first list of 70 candidates for the Assembly elections in Assam.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DDA to conduct draw for allotment of flats on March 10
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Friday said that it will conduct the draw for allotment of flats under the Housing Scheme 2021 on March 10.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oppn in Goa slams rescheduling of municipal poll dates
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) The opposition in Goa has slammed the State Election Commissioner for rescheduling the dates for polls in five municipal council areas, even as the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its judgement on the matter on March 9.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Maha police raze Maoists' illegal arms factory in Gadchiroli
Gadchiroli/Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) In a significant achievement, commandos of the Gadchiroli Police bust an illegal arms manufacturing factory after multiple gun-battles with Maoists in the deep forests of Aheri, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP tries to make Rahul comment on Modi govt- British Raj a big poll issue
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP is trying to make the statement of Rahul Gandhi, which he made at St Thomas Matric Higher Secondary School on March 1, comparing the Modi government to the British regime, a big election issue.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Centre doing injustice to Telangana, alleges KTR
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Continuing his attacks on the Centre, Telangana's industry minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Friday that it has been doing injustice to Telangana since its inception.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Grand alliance releases partial list of candidates for Bengal polls
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Hours after Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee announced her party's candidates' list for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, the grand alliance comprising Left Front, Congress and the Indian Secular Front (ISF) on Friday announced its the first list of candidates for the first two phases of West Bengal Assembly elections, to be held on March 27 and April 1.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Will campaign for the party in poll-bound states: Azad
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Amid strife in the Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad, an important leader of the G-23 group of dissenting leaders, said on Friday that he'll campaign for the party wherever he is called since the assembly elections are important for the party.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global Encyclopaedia on Ramayan to release on Saturday
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is going to give a unique gift to Ram devotees across the world.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Trinamool gives tickets to 42 Muslim candidates
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has given tickets to as many as 42 Muslim candidates out of the 291 seats in which the ruling formation has fielded its candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal, to be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi Assembly Budget session sans Question Hour
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly Budget session for 2021-22 scheduled to commence from Monday, will not have its usual Question Hour due to the Covid-19 pandemic, sources told IANS.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED summons ex-J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti on March 15
New Delhi/Jammu, March 5 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed for questioning on March 15 in connection with a money laundering case.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab assembly again passes resolution to withdraw farm laws
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Even as he led the state Assembly in seeking unconditional withdrawal of the three farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked 10 questions from the nation to expose the intent of the Centre behind the legislations.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to contest Assam Assembly polls
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to field Assam Minister and senior party leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma, in the upcoming Assembly polls.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana tackling Covid-19 efficiently: Governor
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) While lauding the state for efficiently tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Friday said just like other states, the state Legislative Assembly has also been facing the pandemic.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India-Japan collaboration on for prosperous NE: Foreign Secy
Agartala/Shillong, March 5 (IANS) For developing a prosperous northeast India under the India-Japan collaboration, Tokyo is providing financial support to diverse the projects in all the eight states of the region, top officials, diplomats, experts and economists said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Karti urges TN Cong to field Priyanka from Kanyakumari LS seat
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, a Lok Sabha Congress Member of Parliament from Sivaganga, has requested the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee to field Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, which would be going to the polls along with the state Assembly elections on April 6.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Karti urges TN Cong to field Priyanka from Kanyakumari LS seat
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, a Lok Sabha Congress Member of Parliament from Sivaganga, has requested the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee to field Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, which would be going to the polls along with the state Assembly elections on April 6.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Nepal PM Oli faces no-confidence motion by his own party
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) The rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka 'Prachanda' on Friday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli from the post latest by Sunday or get ready to face a no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Mamata to contest from Nandigram, take BJP head on
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) After announcing Trinamool Congress' list of 291 candidates for the high octane Assembly polls beginning this month, party supremo Mamata Banerjee made her intention clear on Friday that she will only contest from Nandigram in East Midnapore district, considered a stronghold of newly-inducted BJP leader and once close aid to the Chief Minister, Suvendu Adhikari.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Political storm after Bihar Minister's brother inaugurates govt event
Patna, March 5 (IANS) Opposition leaders created a furore in the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday after Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department Mukesh Sahani's brother Santosh Sahani participated in a government programme at Hajipur in Bihar's Vaishali district and handed over the keys of vehicles under a state government scheme to the beneficiaries.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mamata releases list of Trinamool candidates, will contest from Nandigram (Ld)
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Setting the stage for a high-octane political battle, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Friday released the candidates list for 291 assembly seats in the state. The remaining three seats in Darjeeling will be contested by Trinamool allies. The party will not be putting up candidates there, she said.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AAP again exposed on farm laws issue: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for once again exposing its "true colours" on the issue of the farm laws and the farmers' agitation by walking out of the House before the resolution seeking repeal of the legislations was put to vote.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Goa govt corporations work on plans for self reliance: CM
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) The Goa government's major corporation, the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation has been directed to come up with concrete plans to bid for central government infrastructure projects in the near future, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
PMK manifesto promises govt jobs for Tamils only
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) released its election manifesto on Friday, promising state government jobs for Tamils only, and also reserving 85 per cent of the jobs in the private sector for locals.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Priyanka to address Kisan Panchayat in Meerut on March 7
New March 5 (IANS) On March 7, Congress General Secretary in-charge of UP Priyanka Gandhi is scheduled to address a Kisan Panchayat in Meerut against the three farm laws enacted by the government last year. This is a part of series of meetings organised by the party to highlight the plight of farmers.
2021-03-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Pope Francis to begin 1st-ever Iraq visit
Vatican City, March 5 (IANS) Pope Francis is set to embark on the first ever papal visit to Iraq on Friday, despite the raging coronavirus pandemic and security concerns in the Middle Eastern country, it was reported on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion
Women to lead protests at Singhu border on March 8
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The scenario at the site of protest against the newly passed Central farm laws on the Singhu border is going to be different on March 8 on the occasion of International Women's Day, as the women protesters will occupy the driver's that day to steer the demonstrations against the contentious legislations.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President Kovind to reach MP on 2-day visit on March 6
Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind is set to embark on a two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh in which he would be participating in events organised in Jabalpur and Damoh districts. The preparations by the state administration for the President's arrival are going on in full swing.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Vanniyar quota forces DMK to concede more seats to VCK, Cong
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The DMK, which is aiming for a victory in the upcoming Assembly elections, is currently on the backfoot following the AIADMK decision to provide 10.5 per cent reservation to the Vanniyar community under the Most Backward Class (MBC) quota.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CM Palaniswamy from Edappady, OPS from Bodinayakanur in AIADMK first list
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK has released the first list of its candidates for the assembly elections which has six senior leaders.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Imran to seek confidence vote after shocking defeat (News Analysis)
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) After witnessing the shocking defeat of a ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate in this week's Senate polls, Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought a vote of confidence from Parliament on Saturday, which is being seen a symbolic move to ensure his standing as the country's premier.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mamata releases Trinamool's list for Bengal polls
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Friday released her partys candidate list for all 294 seats in the Bengal Assembly.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tight security blanket, 1,500 CCTV cameras in Kolkata in place for PM's Kolkata rally
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s West Bengal unit is gearing up for the upcoming mega show of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's brigade parade ground on Sunday, the City of Joy has been virtually covered with a tight security blanket by the Kolkata police and security agencies coming from the Centre.
2021-03-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Patna HC issues notice to Tej Pratap
Patna, March 5 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Friday issued a notice to Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Auckland lowers Covid restriction level
Auckland, March 5 (IANS) Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, will lower its Covid-19 restriction level to Alert Level 2 on Sunday after a week of citywide lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
Akhilesh to join anti-farm laws chorus with mahapanchayat
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) Joining the 'panchayat bandwagon' against the three farm laws introduced by the Centre, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will hold a 'mahapanchayat' in West UP's Aligarh. Before him, Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice President Jayant Chaudhary, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have held Kisan Panchayats.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP farmers to be linked to food processing units
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to create employment opportunities through the food processing units in the villages.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics