LIVE: Centre issues ordinance to negate Supreme Court ruling that placed ‘services’ under control of Delhi govt

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 10:58 PM

    Instagram readies Twitter competitor: Report

    Meta Platforms’ Instagram is planning to release a text-based app that will compete with Twitter and may debut as soon as June, Bloomberg News reported on Friday.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 10:48 PM

    Centre issues ordinance to negate Supreme Court verdict that gave Delhi govt control of ‘services’

    Amid row over the transfer of Delhi govt official Ashish More, the Centre has issued an ordinance to negate Supreme Court ruling that placed ‘services’ under control of the government.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 10:20 PM

    Russia bans entry to 500 US nationals including Obama

    Russia on Friday said it banned entry to 500 Americans, including former president Barack Obama, in response to sanctions imposed by Washington.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 10:19 PM

    MH60R helicopter takes maiden landing on made-in-India INS Kolkata

    MH60R helicopter undertook its maiden landing on the indigenously designed & constructed destroyer INS Kolkata.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 09:47 PM

    Will help curb black money: Former RBI dy guv on scrapping of 2,000 notes

    Former RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi says withdrawal of 2,000 bank notes will help in curbing black money to “great extent” as people are hoarding the high value currency

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 09:31 PM

    G7 leaders call for ‘world without nuclear weapons’

    Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations called on Friday for a “world without nuclear weapons,” urging Russia, Iran, China and North Korea to cease nuclear escalation and embrace non-proliferation, a statement released by the White House showed.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 08:51 PM

    2,000 notes to remain legal tender even after September 30: Report

    The 2,000 denomination bank notes which the RBI has decided to withdraw from circulation will continue to remain legal tender even after September 30, sources informed ANI.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 08:46 PM

    Blue Origin wins NASA contract to build lunar lander

    A team led by Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin won a NASA contract to build a spacecraft to send astronauts to and from the moon’s surface, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) chief said on Friday.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 07:48 PM

    No TCS to be deducted on overseas spending of up to 7 lakh: Govt

    Govt clarifies that no TCS will be deducted on overseas spending of up to 7 lakh in a year by credit or debit cards, reports PTI

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 07:05 PM

    Exchange facility of 2,000 notes available up to 20,000 at a time

    Exchange of 2000 banknotes into banknotes of other denominations can be made upto a limit of 20,000 at a time at any bank starting from May 23, 2023, says RBI

    All banks shall provide deposit and/or exchange facility for 2000 banknotes until September 30, 2023: RBI

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 06:54 PM

    RBI to withdraw 2,000 currency notes from circulation, to remain legal tender

    RBI to withdraw 2,000 currency notes from circulation; the notes will continue to be legal tender till September 30. Read more

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 06:51 PM

    LG writes to Kejriwal, alleges ‘unconstitutional brazenness’ by AAP govt

    Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleging “unconstitutional brazenness, intimidation and disregard of rules and procedures” by the AAP government following the Supreme Court verdict on services matters, PTI reported.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 06:50 PM

    Zelenskyy to attend G7 summit Sunday 

    Leaders of the world’s most powerful democracies vowed Friday to tighten punishments on Russia for its 15-month invasion of Ukraine, days before President Volodymyr Zelenskyy joins the Group of Seven summit in person on Sunday.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 06:29 PM

    BJP after everyone in my family: Mamata Banerjee

    BJP is after everyone in my family, but we are not afraid of them. The day is not far, when BJP is defeated in all states: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, after TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee receives CBI summons.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 06:00 PM

    Watch: PM Modi meets members of the Indian diaspora in Japan

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 05:54 PM

    Security strengthened around G20 meet venue in Srinagar

    Security has been strengthened around the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) here ahead of the G-20 working group meeting on tourism next week, officials said on Friday.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 05:45 PM

    NCSC notice to Bihar govt on Anand Mohan’s sentence remission

    National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has issued a notice to Bihar govt on remission of ex-MP Anand Mohan’s sentence

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 05:31 PM

    AAP ministers reach LG house in Delhi over ‘non-implementation’ of SC order

    Ministers of the Kejriwal government wait outside the Lieutenant Governor Secretariat of Delhi as the government alleges that the LG is refusing to sign the file for the transfer of the service secretary.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 05:08 PM

    HC asks CBI not to take coercive action against Sameer Wankhede till Monday

    The Bombay high court has directed former NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede to attend the CBI office at BKC on Saturday morning. The HC also granted Wankhede protection from coercive action by CBI till the next date of hearing on May 22.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 05:02 PM

    ‘Bilateral meets with various leaders’: PM Modi

    “Landed in #Hiroshima to join the #G7Summit proceedings. Will also be having bilateral meetings with various world leaders,” tweets PM Narendra Modi

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 05:00 PM

    Modi, Zelensky may hold bilateral meeting in Hiroshima

    Senior diplomats of India and Ukraine are exploring the possibility of a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, PTI reported quoting people familiar with the matter.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 04:55 PM

    Watch: PM Modi’s arrival in Japan

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 04:38 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in Hiroshima

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in Hiroshima to attend the G7 Summit under the Japanese Presidency at the invitation of Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 04:30 PM

    Bengal theatre owners threatened, Kerala Story director alleges 

    West Bengal theatre owners are receiving calls to not show ‘The Kerala Story’, director Sudipto Sen has alleged a day after SC stayed the government’s ban on screening of the movie.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 04:15 PM

    SC sets 2 week deadline to appoint DERC chairperson

    Supreme Court directs appointment of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairperson to be made within two weeks and clarifies that if a former judge is to be appointed, the consultation has to be done with the Chief justice of the high court from where the judge has retired.

    The Delhi government had selected former MP high court judge, Justice Rajeev Kumar Srivastava and had even taken consultation from CJ of MP high court. However, Delhi Lieutenant Governor had insisted on seeking consultation with Delhi HC Chief Justice.

    This action of L-G was challenged by Delhi government before Supreme Court. The DERC chairperson post is vacant since January.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 04:03 PM

    Cops get warrant to search ex-Pak PM Imran Khan’s residence: Report

    Pakistan | Police get a warrant to search Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence, reports Geo News

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 04:02 PM

    200 prison inmates clear Tamil Nadu SSLC exam

    In Tamil Nadu SSLC (10th class) results, 200 out of 203 prison inmates pass the exam. The pass percentage is 98.52 %, reported ANI quoting DGP Prison.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 03:52 PM

    First Russian Airline Lands in Georgia After Putin Lifts Ban

    Georgia received the first commercial airline from Russia in four years after President Vladimir Putin ordered the restoration of direct flights with the aspiring European Union member state.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 03:27 PM

    SC stays Allahabad HC order on scientific survey of Shivling allegedly found inside Gyanvapi mosque

    Supreme Court stays the Allahabad HC order allowing scientific survey of a Shivling purportedly found inside the Gyanvapi mosque complex last year.

    The order was passed on an appeal by the Gyanvapi mosque management committee.


  • Fri, 19 May 2023 03:25 PM

    TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee asked to appear before CBI on Saturday

    Kolkata: TMC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee has been asked to appear before CBI on Saturday, at Nizam Palace, in the Kuntal Ghosh letter case.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 03:22 PM

    Ukraine’s Zelenskiy lands in Jeddah to attend Arab League: Report

    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy landed on Friday in Jeddah to attend an Arab League summit, Saudi-owned al-Hadath TV reported.

    Zelenskiy arrived on a French government plane. He is also due to attend the G7 leaders’ summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima this weekend.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 03:20 PM

    Punjab National Bank’s March quarter net profit jumps over five-fold

    Punjab National Bank’s March quarter net profit jumps over five-fold to 1,159 crore: Company filing.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 03:01 PM

    More than 1 million people displaced by Sudan crisis – UN

    More than a million people have been displaced by fighting in Sudan so far, including a quarter of a million refugees, a U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Friday.

    The army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have been locked in weeks of conflict that has killed hundreds of people and turned the streets of the capital Khartoum into war zones.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 02:40 PM

    India Court Panel Doesn’t See Regulatory Failure in Adani Case

    An expert committee, appointed by India’s top court, has said in its interim report that it doesn’t see any regulatory failure around Adani Group’s stock rallies in recent years as well as the rout since January when the conglomerate faced a short seller attack.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 02:29 PM

    NIA arrests two aides of Canada-based ‘terrorist’ Arsh Dhalla

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested two ‘wanted’ close associates of Canada-based ‘listed terrorist’ Arsh Dhalla today when they arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi (IGIA) from Manila, Philippines, where they have been living, reported ANI

    The duo, identified as Amritpal Singh alias Ammy and Amritk Singh, both hailing from Punjab, were nabbed in an early morning operation by the NIA, whose team was waiting at the Airport for their flight to land.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 02:24 PM

    Russia strikes Zelenskiy’s hometown, woman badly wounded: Ukraine

    Russia launched a new wave of overnight air strikes on Ukraine early on Friday, setting ablaze several buildings in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown and seriously wounding a 64-year-old woman, Kyiv said.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 02:11 PM

    G7 agrees new sanctions to ‘starve Russia’s war machine’

    Leaders from the Group of Seven nations agreed to new sanctions on Friday that they said would “starve Russia of G7 technology, industrial equipment and services that support its war machine”.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 01:44 PM

    South Korea’s Yoon to meet Hiroshima survivors for the first time

    President Yoon Suk Yeol plans to meet some South Korean survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing in the Japanese city of Hiroshima on the sidelines of a G7 summit, his office said on Friday.

    It is Yoon’s first such meeting since taking office a year ago, as he pushes to close a chapter on feuds over history that have dominated ties with Tokyo for decades, reported Reuters. 

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 01:02 PM

    Iran executes three men linked to Amini protests: judiciary

    Iranian authorities on Friday executed three men convicted of violence against the Islamic republic’s security forces during protests triggered by Mahsa Amini’s death in custody last year, the judiciary said.

    Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi and Saeed Yaghoubi were convicted of “moharebeh”, or “war against God”, for drawing a gun during a demonstration in the central city of Isfahan, leading to the deaths of three members of the security forces, the judiciary’s Mizan Online news website said, reported AFP. 

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 11:33 AM

    Sameer Wankhede moves to Bombay High Court against CBI action against him

    Former Zonal Director, NCB Mumbai Sameer Wankhede moves to Bombay High Court against CBI action against him; urgent hearing at 2:30 PM today.

    In his petition, he claims that the action in the case of Aryan Khan is being taken out of revenge, reported ANI. 

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 10:54 AM

    CJI administers oath of office to new justices

    Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud administers oath of office to Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and senior advocate Kalpathy Venkataraman Viswanathan as Supreme Court judges.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 10:05 AM

    Kerala train attack case: IG P Vijayan suspended for information leak

    Inspector General of Police (IG) P Vijayan was suspended in connection to the Kozhikode’s Elathur train attack case on Thursday for leaking the details, news agency ANI reported citing officials.

    The disciplinary action was based on a report submitted by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) M.R. Ajith Kumar who conducted the investigation into the case.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 10:04 AM

    CRPF Commandos conduct special drill in Dal Lake ahead of the G20 summit in Kashmir

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 08:52 AM

    Illegal constructions of 6 criminals demolished in MP’s Ujjain

    In a joint operation, Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) and the police administration razed down illegal constructions of six listed criminals on Thursday, officials said.

    The removal drive was conducted under the Chimanganj Mandi police station and Mahakal police station limits in the district, reported ANI. 

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 08:06 AM

    Twitter says Microsoft broke its rules for developers

    Twitter on Thursday accused Microsoft of breaking the social network’s rules for developers who access the platform’s data, according to a copy of a letter seen by AFP.

    “Microsoft may have been in violation of multiple provisions of the Agreement for an extended period of time,” read the letter signed by Musk attorney Alex Spiro and sent to Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 07:17 AM

    White House vows more federal aid to reduce homelessness in 5 cities and California

    Five major U.S. cities and the state of California will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing under a new plan launched Thursday as part of the Biden administration’s larger goal to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025, reported AP. 

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 06:17 AM

    TikTok content creators file lawsuit against Montana over first-in-nation law banning app

    Five TikTok content creators have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana’s first-in-the-nation ban on the video sharing app, arguing the law is an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights, reported AP. 

  • Fri, 19 May 2023 05:38 AM

    UK to ban Russian diamonds at G7 in fresh round of sanctions

    Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plans to announce a ban on Russian diamonds and imports of metals from Russia including copper, aluminium and nickel in support for Ukraine, his government said in a statement.

    Britain is also targeting an additional 86 people and companies from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military industrial complex, in addition those involved in energy, metals and shipping industries. (Reuters)

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