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PM Modi, Mamata, Adar Poonawalla among Time Magazine's 100 'most influential people of 2021'
Mumbai Police file supplementary chargesheet against Raj Kundra in pornography case
Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina says his party would fight upcoming assembly elections on its own strength to form next govt in the Union Territory
PM Modi launches 'Sansad TV'; VP Naidu warns of fake news, sensationalism
'Sansad TV', which merges the Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV after deliberations of over two years, was officially launched on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminding that "content" is king while Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu warned that the current media scene is confronted with the challenge of "fake news and sensationalism" due to the 'breaking news' syndrome.
Karnataka | Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has rescued 11 fishermen from an Indian fishing boat &dhapos;Sagar Samrat&dhapos; stranded at sea, 35 nautical miles from Malpe coast due to strong winds. pic.twitter.com/agerZmGYoN— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2021
Mewat region has become a big hub of terrorists: Rajasthan BJP MLA
Mosques are being built over temples.Girls are being abducted. Land of members of SC community is being snatched away. I won't be exaggerating if I say that Mewat region has become a big hub of terrorists: Rajasthan BJP MLA Madan Dilawar on his 'Mini Pakistan' reference for Mewat
There may be some forces working to disrupt the peace in the state. But overall, society and people of the state are secular. Everyone should take steps to build communal harmony: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Pala Bishop's 'Love Jihad & Narcotic Jihad' remark pic.twitter.com/5BDkT4HP7X— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2021
'Sansad TV' to be on OTT platforms, social media, says PM Modi
Role of media has also changed over the years...it's bringing revolution, which is why it becomes important to transform in line with modern technology... I have been told that 'Sansad TV' will be on OTT platforms, social media and will have its app as well: PM Modi
Parliament is the heart of democracy, media is 'eyes and ears'. We have to ensure their health...: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at launch of 'Sansad TV'
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered high alert in the state following the arrest of four more members of an ISI-backed terrorist module involved in bid to blow up an oil tanker with an IED tiffin bomb last month: Chief Minister's Office
Delhi Court issues notice to Bollywood singer-actor 'Yo Yo Honey Singh (Hirdesh Singh) on a fresh application filed by his wife Shalini Talwar, seeking to restrain him from creating third party rights on immovable & movable assets owned by him or his companies in UAE
UP ATS detained 6 terror suspects in raids at 4 locations y'day. On basis of info from those detained, large amounts of explosives recovered from Prayagraj. All 6 handed over to Delhi Police. Out of the 6 detained persons, 3 arrested by Delhi Police: P. Kumar, ADG, Law & Order pic.twitter.com/vXKf8p9hmA— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 15, 2021
Tata Sons puts in financial bid for Air India: Company spokesperson
BJP MP Arjun Singh gets 'Z' category security. The CISF has taken the charge of providing security cover to the leader since Tuesday. Ministry of Home Affairs had issued the order on September 13.
If Mahatma Gandhi gave his entire life to understand the Hindu religion so why did Godse kill him. It is a contradiction and you have to think about it: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
Income Tax authorities search 6 premises linked to Sonu Sood
Average 77 rape cases daily reported in India in 2020, totalling 28,046 such incidents during the year: NCRB
3,71,503 cases of crime against women reported across country last year, down from 4,05,326 in 2019 and 3,78,236 in 2018: NCRB data
So far more than 75 crore vaccinations have been administered in India. We will soon cross the 100 crore vaccinations mark: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the 'Indo-US Economic Summit'
Delhi Police, IB officials interrogate 6 terror suspects arrested yesterday
A Delhi Court sent them to 14-day Police custody earlier today.
A moratorium of 4 years has been approved for the dues of telecom service providers. Those who avail of the moratorium, will have to pay interest on the moratorium amount at MCLR + 2% rate: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications
Today the cabinet has decided to allow 100% FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) through automatic route in the telecom sector. All safeguards will be applicable: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications
BCCI allows spectators for IPL matches
In great news for cricket fans, the Indian Premier League (IPL) will allow spectators in the stadium.
Spectrum sharing is also being completely allowed, it has been made completely free: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications
The swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet of CM Bhupendra Patel will take place on September 16 at 1.30 pm at Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Australian PM Scott Morrison.
"We reviewed the rapid progress in India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, incl through recent 2+2 Dialogue. We exchanged perspectives on regional developments & forthcoming Quad meeting," says PM.
There was a regime of heavy interest, penalty & interest on penalty on payment of license fees, spectrum user charges & all kinds of charges. It has been rationalised today. Annual compounding (of interest) will be done instead of monthly compounding: Minister for Communications pic.twitter.com/TCNkL1HlnU— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2021
Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik Light gets permission for Phase 3 trials in India
All non-telecom revenue to be taken out of AGR; PM took a bold decision, says Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications
Cabinet approves relief package for telecom sector
The Union Cabinet is believed to have approved a package for the telecom sector, aimed at giving relief to companies such as Vodafone Idea that have to pay thousands of crores in unprovisioned past statutory dues, according to sources.
In the telecom sector, nine structural reforms and five process reforms have been approved by the cabinet: Vaishnaw
These reforms will change the framework of the entire telecom sector. They will deepen and broaden the industry: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications
Covid-19 restrictions and relaxations in West Bengal extended up to September 30
Bhabanipur constituency Returning Officer sends notice to BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal, asking her to reply as to why permission for her further rallies shouldn't be stopped. She has to file a reply by 5pm today.
Reforms for gems & jewellery sector to help achieve $ 43.75 bn export target this year: Patel
Introduction of reforms for the gems and jewellery industry such as revamped gold monetisation scheme, reduction in import duty of gold, and hallmarking would help push its growth rate and achieve $43.75 billion exports target for this fiscal year, Union Minister Anupriya Patel said on Wednesday.
Gems and jewellery sector contributes about 7 per cent to GDP and 10-12 per cent to the country's total merchandise exports.
The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry said gems and jewellery exports stood at $9.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021-22.
"On the policy front, the government has introduced a number of reforms, such as the revamped Gold Monetisation Scheme, reduction in import duty of gold, hallmarking, etc. which would help the industry to grow to the next level," she said.
She expressed hope that these measures "would not only help the industry to transform but will take the exports on a steep upward trajectory".
This would help the industry achieve an export target of $43.75 billion this year as well as achieve the goal of GJEPC (gems and jewellery export promotion council) to take gems and jewellery exports to $75 billion in coming years, she added.
Delhi announces 'complete ban' on firecrackers for Diwali in light of increased pollution during the festival
पिछले साल व्यापारियों द्वारा पटाखों के भंडारण के पश्चात प्रदूषण की गंभीरता को देखत हुए देर से पूर्ण प्रतिबंध लगाया गया जिससे व्यापारियों का नुकसान हुआ था। सभी व्यापारियों से अपील है कि इस बार पूर्ण प्रतिबंध को देखते हुए किसी भी तरह का भंडारण न करें।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 15, 2021
Nine Hong Kong activists get 6-10 months in prison for unauthorised Tiananmen vigil
Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to between six and 10 months in prison on Wednesday for taking part in an unauthorised assembly at last year's vigil for the victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters.
The former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise of wide-ranging freedoms, traditionally holds the largest June 4 vigil in the world.
Truecaller plans to list on Nasdaq Stockholm
Swedish mobile phone directory and caller identification service Truecaller on Wednesday said it planned to list its Class B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Depending on market conditions, the listing is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of this year, the company said in a statement.
PM Modi greets engineers on Engineers Day
Greetings on #EngineersDay to all hardworking engineers. No words are enough to thank them for their pivotal role in making our planet better and technologically advanced. I pay homage to the remarkable Shri M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary and recall his accomplishments.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 15, 2021
Japan PM Suga calls North Korea's ballistic missile launch 'outrageous'
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday called North Korea's ballistic missile launch "outrageous", and strongly condemned the action as a threat to peace and security of the region.
The South Korean military said earlier in the day the North had fired two ballistic missiles.
Chennai: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin along with state ministers and DMK party workers pay floral tribute to DMK founder and former state CM CN Annadurai on his 113th birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/XGQAeef0Dz— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2021
One more accused has been arrested from Thane in connection with a case of gang rape of a minor girl. The arrested accused has been sent to police custody for 7 days: Pune City Police, Maharashtra A total of 17 persons has been arrested so far in this case
India sees 27,176 new Covid-19 cases
India on Wednesday reported 27,176 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry data showed.
Active cases stand at 3,51,087. 38,012 persons recovered in the last 24 hours increasing the total recoveries to 3,25,22,171.
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from its east coast
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from its east coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, days after testing a long-range cruise missile.
7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Chile held in Santiago
7th Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between India and Chile was held in Santiago on Sept 14 During the FOC, both sides comprehensively reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral relations which included trade & investments, defence, agriculture, health & energy, Ministry of External Affairs said.
Karnataka | A man and a woman travelling on a bike died on the spot after they were hit by a speeding car on the Electronics City flyover & fell off the flyover last night. A case has been registered: Bengaluru Traffic Police pic.twitter.com/PPfudugqJH— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2021
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Kumar Lallu has asked party ticket seekers to donate Rs 11000 along with their applications for the Assembly polls, till Sept 25 pic.twitter.com/3o79rtcyl4— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 15, 2021
Apple unveils iPhone 13, 13 Pro series with upgraded camera; India price, availability details
As anticipated, Apple on Tuesday (September 14) took the wraps off the new-generation iPhone 13 and 13 Pro series during the virtual event in Cupertino, US.