Bakery owner arrested in TN for “no Muslim staff” tagline

Bakery owner arrested in TN for “no Muslim staff” tagline

Chennai: A 32-year old man, running a bakery here has been arrested for alleged promotion of products using a tagline that said his firm does not employ Muslims, police said on Sunday. The man, who is also selling his products online had allegedly said “made by Jains on orders, no Muslim staff” for promotion purposes […]

Promote all school students next year or use internal assessment mechanism instead of exams: Kapil Sibal

Promote all school students next year or use internal assessment mechanism instead of exams: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi: With uncertainty looming over the 2020-2021 academic session of schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, former Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday said either all students barring those in Class 12 be promoted or an internal assessment mechanism be put in place to save children in class 10 and […]

No proposal on record so far to run ‘Shramik Special’ trains to West Bengal: Railway officials

No proposal on record so far to run ‘Shramik Special’ trains to West Bengal: Railway officials

NEW DELHI: In a slugfest over the transportation of stranded migrants to West Bengal, railway officials on Saturday said there was no proposal on record so far with the national transporter to run any more ‘Shramik Special’ trains to the state. The Indian Railways reaction came minutes after the TMC said they have already planned […]

Minority communities contributing equally in COVID-19 fight: Union Minister Naqvi

Minority communities contributing equally in COVID-19 fight: Union Minister Naqvi

NEW DELHI: Minority communities are contributing equally in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic along with others in the society, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday. He also announced that the Minority Affairs Ministry will launch ‘Jaan Bhi, Jahan Bhi’ nationwide awareness campaign soon to make people aware of social distancing and […]

Adopt transparency and devolve power: Rahul Gandhi to Govt

Adopt transparency and devolve power: Rahul Gandhi to Govt

NEW DELHI: Holding that the fight against COVID-19 cannot be just from the PMO, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked the prime minister to devolve power and make the states partner in decision-making. Gandhi said there will be a “calamity” if the fight against coronavirus is centralised. Addressing a press conference through video conference, […]

14 migrant workers crushed to death by train in Maharashtra

14 migrant workers crushed to death by train in Maharashtra

AURANGABAD: At least 14 migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday morning, police said. Two other labourers were injured in the accident which took place at 5.15 am under the Karmad Police station jurisdiction, an official said. The workers, who were […]

Avoid humiliating lockdown violators: Bombay HC to Nagpur police

Avoid humiliating lockdown violators: Bombay HC to Nagpur police

Nagpur: The end does not necessarily justify the means, the Bombay High Court said on Friday while directing the city police chief to ensure no person is made to face any unusual or humiliating punishment by his force for violating norms related to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown. Justice R B Deo, of the Nagpur bench of […]

Centre, states should make better arrangements for migrant labourers: Mayawati

Centre, states should make better arrangements for migrant labourers: Mayawati

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said the death of migrant labourers in Aurangabad was a result of the “insensitive attitude” of the Centre and state government and demanded that better arrangements be made for workers returning home. Sixteen migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks while returning to Madhya Pradesh were crushed to death by […]

Deadly gas leak at Vizag chemical plant, kills many

Deadly gas leak at Vizag chemical plant, kills many

VISAKHAPATNAM: At least 11 people lost their lives in chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village of Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Thousands of people have been reported sick after the incident and were evacuated; hundreds are admitted in hospitals for treatment. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Rs […]

COVID-19 death toll touches 1,783; number of cases climb to 52,952

COVID-19 death toll touches 1,783; number of cases climb to 52,952

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to COVID-19 in the country rose to 1,783 while the number of cases climbed to 52,952 on Thursday, registering an increase of 89 deaths and 3,561 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 35,902 while 15,266 people […]