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  • March 16, 2022 3:39 PM IST

    Government plans to develop India’s road network to par with US by 2024, Nitin Gadkari tells RS

    Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the Center plans to develop India’s road infrastructure equivalent to that of the United States by the end of 2024r, ANI reported.

  • March 16, 2022 2:40 PM IST

    Hijab Row: Tamil Nadu students protest Karnataka court ruling

  • Mar 16, 2022 2:29 p.m. IST

    India reinstates 5-year e-tourism visas with immediate effect

    The Indian government has reinstated the 5-year e-tourist visa, suspended since March 2020, to nationals of 156 countries with immediate effect, news agency PTI reported.

  • Mar 16, 2022 1:32 p.m. IST

    Cases in China drop as infections in Jilin decline

    China’s new Covid cases fell to 3,054 as the mass outbreak in Jilin province eased, a day after infections in the country topped 5,000 for the first time since the first days of the pandemic, the Bloomberg news agency reported.

  • March 16, 2022 1:30 p.m. IST

    Bhagwant Mann takes oath as Punjab CM

    Bhagwant Mann of the Aam Aadmi Party is sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab in Khatkar Kalan.

  • March 16, 2022 12:08 IST

    Sonia Gandhi will meet Punjab party MPs at the Congress office today

    Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi will meet Punjab party MPs at the Congress parliamentary party office at 12:30 p.m. today, ANI news agency reported.

  • Mar 16, 2022 11:11 a.m. IST

    The Supreme Court confirms “one rank, one retirement”

    The Supreme Court confirms “one rank, one pension”, declares that the pension of former servicemen will be refixed from July 1, 2019 and that arrears will be paid in 3 months.

  • Mar 16, 2022 11:05 a.m. IST

    Assam CM Himanta Sarma launches vaccination campaign for 12-14 year olds at Guwahati school

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday launched the Covid-19 vaccination campaign for children aged 12 to 14 at Rukmini Gaon Baalika Vidyalay High School in Guwahati.

  • March 16, 2022 10:56 am IST

    SC Calls on UP Government to Provide Witness Protection in Lakhimpur Kheri Case

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by the Uttar Pradesh government to provide witness protection in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. The apex court also called for a response from the state government to a petition by the families of the victims to cancel the bail of the main defendant Ashish Misra, who is the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra.

  • Mar 16, 2022 10:53 a.m. IST

    ‘Important day in India’s efforts…’: Prime Minister as 12-14 year olds receive Covid vaccine

    As India vaccinates its teenagers aged 12 to 14 from Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to hail the “important day” in the country’s efforts to inoculate its citizens amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

  • Mar 16, 2022 10:11 a.m. IST

    Navjot Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress boss

    Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as Punjab’s Congress boss on Wednesday, a day after Sonia Gandhi called on the leaders of the five states who went to the polls to resign due to the election results.

  • Mar 16, 2022 9:33 a.m. IST

    People start arriving at Bhagwant Mann’s swearing-in place

    People have started arriving in Khatkar Kalan, Punjab, where Bhagwant Mann of the AAP will soon be sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab. Mann had invited residents of the state to the ceremony, urging men to wear “basanti (yellow)” turbans and women to wear a yellow “dupatta (stole)” for it.

  • Mar 16, 2022 8:52 a.m. IST

    Rape accused killed in police shooting in Assam

    A rape defendant was killed by police gunfire as he tried to flee from custody and attacked officers in Guwahati on Tuesday night, the same day he was arrested. Two female police officers were also injured: Guwahati City Police

  • March 16, 2022 08:33 IST

    AAP’s Bhagwant Mann to be sworn in today as Punjab CM

    AAP’s Bhagwant Mann will be sworn in as chief minister of Punjab on Wednesday at Khatar Kalan, the birthplace of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

  • March 16, 2022 08:16 IST

    ACB raids are taking place in 75 locations in Karnataka

    Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials are carrying out raids in 75 locations in Karnataka in connection with disproportionate asset cases registered against 18 officials, ANI news agency reported.

  • March 16, 2022 07:55 IST

    A meeting breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Srinagar

    Encounter erupted between terrorists and security forces in Nowgam area of ​​Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police

  • March 16, 2022 07:19 IST

    New Zealand opens its borders to foreigners

    New Zealand will start reopening its border to the world next month. Vaccinated Australians will be allowed entry without needing to self-isolate on arrival from 11:59 p.m. on April 12, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in Wellington on Wednesday. The border will be open to visitors from other visa-exempt countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore and Germany from midnight on May 1, she said.

  • March 16, 2022 07:16 IST

    Suspected North Korean missile fails soon after launch, South Korean military says

    North Korea fired an ‘unknown projectile’ on Wednesday that appeared to fail immediately after launch, the South Korean military said after Japanese media reported an alleged missile launch by the nuclear-armed North . Read more

Chhattisgarh CM invites MPs to screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’ tonight

He also said that Prime Minister Modi should remove the central GST from the film, which he said would automatically make the film tax-free across the country.

The Kashmir Files starring Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty, a Kashmir Hindu genocide film, did well at the box office in its first days since its launch.  (Source: imdb)

The Kashmir Files starring Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty, a Kashmir Hindu genocide film, did well at the box office in its first days since its launch. (Source: imdb)

Posted Mar 16, 2022 3:09 PM IST

How nuclear-powered states Pak and India handled accidental missile launches

The Indian government said the incident was “deeply regrettable” and was caused by “a technical malfunction”.

In a statement over the weekend, Pakistan called on the international community

In a statement over the weekend, Pakistan called on the international community “to take seriously this incident of a grave nature in a nuclearized environment”. (HT File Photo)

Updated Mar 16, 2022 3:54 PM IST

Rubbing male organ on vagina over underwear equals rape: Meghalaya HC

The decision comes as the defendant went to the High Court to challenge the magistrates’ court that convicted him. The defendant said that if the girl’s underwear had not been removed, then how was it rape.

The Meghalaya High Court, in its ruling on a case dating back to 2006, said penetration for the purposes of Section 375 of the Penal Code need not be complete.

The Meghalaya High Court, in its ruling on a case dating back to 2006, said penetration for the purposes of Section 375 of the Penal Code need not be complete.

Posted Mar 16, 2022 1:54 PM IST

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