REGIONAL AWAAZ

MP Assembly passes Bill raising OBC quota to 27%

  AMN / BHOPAL Madhya Pradesh Assembly Tuesday unanimously passed an amendment Bill raising reservation in government jobs and education for Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27 per cent from the present 14 per cent. The Bill is now going to the Governor and President for assent. Reservation for Scheduled Caste-SC is 16 per cent … Continue reading MP Assembly passes Bill raising OBC quota to 27%

Uttarakhand: HC asks panel to conclude probe into MLA’s caste certificate by Aug 31

AGENCIES The Uttarakhand High Court has directed an administrative panel examining the authenticity of BJP MLA from Jhabreda, Deshraj Karnawal’s caste certificate to complete its probe by August 31. Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Alok Verma issued the order while hearing a petition terming the legislator’s caste certificate as fake and seeking cancellation of … Continue reading Uttarakhand: HC asks panel to conclude probe into MLA’s caste certificate by Aug 31

SC extends deadline for NRC publication to Aug 31

AGENCIES / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today extended the deadline for publication of final National Register of Citizens, NRC, in Assam by a month, from July 31 to August 31. Also, the Apex Court rejected the pleas seeking permission for 20 per cent sample re-verification. The Centre and the Assam government sought permission for … Continue reading SC extends deadline for NRC publication to Aug 31

5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

WEB DESK A moderate earthquake of 5.5 magnitude in the Richter Scale jolted Arunachal Pradesh and its adjoining Assam at around 4.24 am today morning. AIR correspondent reports that according to the Indian Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the earthquake is located at a depth of 10 KM in East Kameng District. In the last … Continue reading 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

Maharashtra: 9 students killed in road accident at Pune-Solapur highway

WEB DESK At least 9 students were killed in a road accident last night at Pune-Solapur highway near Kadamwak Wasti village in Maharashtra, after a car collided with a truck at around 1 a.m. According to reports, the students were returning from Raigarh to Pune, when the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The … Continue reading Maharashtra: 9 students killed in road accident at Pune-Solapur highway

UP: 9 killed, 4 injured in group clash in Sonbhadra

agencies / Lucknow At least 9 persons were killed and 4 injured in an incident of firing between two groups in Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh. ADG law and order of state PV Rama Shastri told that incident occurred in the remote area in Uffa village under Ghorawal police station yesterday, where two groups of … Continue reading UP: 9 killed, 4 injured in group clash in Sonbhadra

UP:2 cops shot dead, 3 prisoners escape

AMN / LUCKNOW TWO police constables were killed by criminals in Chandausi area of Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh. The incident occurred around 6 pm today evening when 3 criminals who were returning from Chandausi court to Moradabad after hearing, threw chilli powder into eyes of the constables accompanying them. criminals snatched guns from 2 … Continue reading UP:2 cops shot dead, 3 prisoners escape

NHRC issues notice to Bihar DGP over death of JD(U) leader in custody

AMN The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Bihar Director General of Police over the death of a JD(U) leader in police custody, hours after he was picked up for interrogation in a kidnapping case. The NHRC took suo moto cognisance of media reports that Ganesh Ravidas, who was detained … Continue reading NHRC issues notice to Bihar DGP over death of JD(U) leader in custody

Assam floods: PM Modi assures all help to Assam

AMN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured all help and cooperation to Assam as the state is facing one of the most devastating floods in recent times. Mr. Modi held a telephonic discussion with Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal today. Mr. Sonowal briefed him on relief, rescue and rehabilitation. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat … Continue reading Assam floods: PM Modi assures all help to Assam

Death toll mount to 24 as floods situation worsen in Bihar

Staff Reporter / Patna Death toll due to floods mounted to 24 in Bihar as more areas submerged in water. Over 25 lakh people are reeling from the deluge in 12 districts following incessant rains in neighbouring country Nepal. Baghmati, Kamla Balan, Lalbakeya, Adhwara and Mahananda rivers are flowing above the danger level at various … Continue reading Death toll mount to 24 as floods situation worsen in Bihar

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...