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Mumbai to get new Police Commissioner on Saturday

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Mumbai is slated to get a new Commissioner of Police on Saturday after Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday announced that incumbent Sanjay Barve will not get a third extension. Deshmukh made the brief announcement to media persons this evening but did not indicate the name[Read More…]

Will shift patients to private hospital if needed: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With the violence in northeast Delhi over 40 dead and over 200 injured, the Delhi government on Friday announced a series of measures to help the victims. Addressing a press conference here, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government is also open to transferring seriously[Read More…]

Traumatised Bengal workers return from violence-hit Delhi

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) With panic writ large on their traumatised faces, 13 West Bengal residents returned here on Friday after being trapped in Delhi without a morsel to eat during the recent arson that broke out in North-East Delhi after clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters turned violent. It[Read More…]

CBI books two Delhi firms in Rs 681-cr scam

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered separate cases against two Delhi-based private companies and their directors for causing a huge loss to banks of over Rs 681 crore by availing credit facilities, the agency said on Friday. Both the cases were filed by[Read More…]

Laporte out for 3 weeks to a month: Guardiola

London, Feb 28 (IANS) Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday that central defender Aymeric Laporte will be out of action for between “three weeks to a month” after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half of his side’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Laporte[Read More…]

Violence in Delhi due to ‘incitement’ of Muslims: Naqvi

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said some “professional people engaged in the business of hatred” have been consistently instigating the Muslims in a vicious manner, leading to violence in northeast Delhi. The Minister also questioned the attitude of the Opposition over the[Read More…]

Covid-19 can infect upto 70% of humanity: Harvard scientist

Boston, Feb 28 (IANS) A Harvard University scientist has predicted that upto 70 per cent of humanity could be infected by the coronavirus. Harvard University epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch has predicted that the coronavirus “will ultimately not be containable” and, within a year, will infect somewhere between 40 and 70 percent[Read More…]

Man makes bomb hoax tweet on Dibrugarh Rajdhani

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Security agencies on Friday went into a tizzy after a person informed the railways about five bombs on board the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. However, the person informed again saying he had made a false statement after the train got delayed by four hours. In[Read More…]

US stocks in bear grip, Dow plunges nearly 1,000 points

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Sombre mood at Wall Street continued on Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling nearly 1,000 points yet again. US stocks mirrored losses in Asian and European financial markets owing to the fast spreading coronavirus. The benchmark S&P 500 lost nearly 100 points or 3.34[Read More…]

Delhi violence: 600 arrested, 130 FIRs registered

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested 600 people in connection with the northeast Delhi violence which erupted on Sunday while 130 FIRs have been registered at various police stations, a Delhi Police spokesperson said on Friday. The spokesperson said that “28 FIRs have been registered in the[Read More…]

Eastern region needs more focus for development: Shah

Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the eastern region needs more focus to fast track its development as he chaired the 24th meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council here. The meeting was attended by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as Vice Chairman and[Read More…]

NITI Aayog selects J&K for pilot project on UNDP SDGs

Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) NITI Aayog has selected the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the first pilot project on Sustained Developmental Goals during which the J&K administration would get a chance to work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This was stated by Principal Secretary Planning, Development[Read More…]

Pakistan’s economy shows positive indicators: PM’s Office

Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Pakistan’s economic indicators are seeing a constant improvement due to efforts made by the current government to overcome the serious economic challenges, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Friday. Prime Minister Imran Khan, chairing a meeting of his economic team, expressed satisfaction over the improvement in[Read More…]

Cong demands Tripura minister’s removal over drugs haul

Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) The Opposition Congress in Tripura on Friday demanded the removal of Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma as her bodyguard along with two other security personnel were arrested on Thursday for carrying drugs. Tripura Pradesh Congress Vice-President Tapas Dey said “it was shocking that[Read More…]

Pulwama attack: NIA nabs person who sheltered suicide bomber

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency on Friday nabbed Shakir Bashir Magrey, who provided shelter to the alleged Pulwama attack suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar. Magrey (22), a resident of Hajibal, Kakapora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, is an “Over Ground[Read More…]

India, Pakistan to play Asia Cup in Dubai: Ganguly

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan will play in the Asia Cup which will be held in Dubai, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here on Friday. “Asia Cup will be held in Dubai and both India and Pakistan will play,” Ganguly told reporters at Eden Gardens before leaving[Read More…]

25K in cash as immediate ex-gratia to riot victims

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) An ex-gratia compensation of Rs 25 thousand on the spot in cash has been announced by the Delhi government to victims of the Delhi violence whose houses were either gutted or were substantially damaged during the riots. Announcing an immediate compensation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind[Read More…]

BJP leader lashes out at Javed Akhtar

By Navneet Mishra New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Anil Jain on Friday lashed out at lyricist Javed Akhtar over his tweet. Talking about Akhtar’s tweet questioning the action against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain, Jain said he should not be considered an[Read More…]

Goa Police raid unearths drugs at backpackers’ hostel

Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) The police in Goa on Friday requested the North Goa district administration to seal a popular hostel in the Arambol beach village, after they found guests smoking charas and ganja openly at the premises. Speaking to reporters on Friday, a Goa Police spokesperson said the Amigos[Read More…]

COVID-19: Chinese firms in India suffered $50 mn loss so far

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Chinese enterprises operating in India have so far suffered losses of over $50 million due to the coronavirus outbreak and are likely to be impacted further, according to Alen Wang, Chairman, Chamber of Chinese Enterprises in India. The Chamber of Chinese Enterprises in India is[Read More…]

Hopefully Indian footballers will play in PL someday: Masters

By Debayan Mukherjee Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters on Friday expressed the hope that someday Indian footballers will ply their trade in England’s much sought after top league. Chairperson and founder of Football Sports Development Limited and Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani joined Masters at[Read More…]

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