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Another drone spotted near Army area in Jammu | India News – Times of India
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Another drone spotted near Army area in Jammu | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: A suspected drone was spotted near an Army area on the outskirts of Jammu city late Friday, hours after J&K Police had shot down an IED-laden hexacopter in Akhnoor. Around 8.25pm, the flying object with a blinking white light, was seen hovering in Kaluchak area under the jurisdiction of Gangyal police station. “The suspected drone was flying about 150-200m above ground level and was spotted for a minute before it appeared to move towards Ratnuchak village. An alert was sounded and the area was cordoned off,” said a source. Earlier on Friday, Jammu Police had shot down a drone fitted with 5kg ready-to-use IED in Akhnoor. At a press conference later, Jammu ADGP Mukesh Singh had revealed that the threads found on the hexacopter matched with those on the flying objects used to ca...
Centre keen on resolving border disputes among NE states: Shah | India News – Times of India
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Centre keen on resolving border disputes among NE states: Shah | India News – Times of India

SHILLONG: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the NDA government at the Centre is keen on resolving boundary disputes among the Northeastern states and making the region peaceful and developed. Shah also expressed optimism that the region's contribution to the GDP will exceed 20 per cent. “The (Narendra) Modi government is moving ahead in the Northeast by giving importance to three things – to resolving all disputes of the Northeast and making it a peaceful region, to preserve and promote the languages, culture and create awareness about it across the whole of India and thirdly, by making the Northeast a developed region and bring its GDP contribution back to the pre-Independence level,” Shah said. With the collective efforts of all concerned, the goal will be achieved i...
India needs to closely monitor Chinese inroads into Myanmar: CDS | India News – Times of India
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India needs to closely monitor Chinese inroads into Myanmar: CDS | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India needs to closely monitor the emerging situation in Myanmar, where China is making further inroads after international sanctions were imposed on the country after the military coup in February, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday. “The BRI (belt and road initiative) of China to build roads, rails and energy corridors is bound to get further impetus with the sanctions on Myanmar,” said Gen Rawat, speaking at a webinar on the “Opportunities and Challenges in North East India” organized by the Indian Military Review here. The country’s senior-most military officer said “return of normalcy” in Myanmar would augur well for the region, especially India, because of “our historical and cultural linkages” with the country. The northeast region of India, wh...
Probing fictitious transactions of Rs 2200cr, says I-T department after raids on Dainik Bhaskar | India News – Times of India
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Probing fictitious transactions of Rs 2200cr, says I-T department after raids on Dainik Bhaskar | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department on Saturday claimed to have found "fictitious transactions" of Rs 2,200 crore two days after conducting raids at multiple offices of Dainik Bhaskar media group. “The quantum of income escapement using this (shell companies and bogus expenditures) modus operandi, detected so far, amounts to Rs 700 crore spread over a period of 6 years. However, the quantum may be more as the group has used multiple layers and investigations are being carried out to unravel the entire money trail," I-T department said in a statement. "These involve violation of S.2(76)(vi) of Companies Act and Clause 49 of Listing Agreement prescribed by SEBI for listed companies. Application of Benami Transaction Prohibition Act will also be examined," it added. The tax department fur...
India lodges strong objection with Pakistan over drone activities in Jammu area | India News – Times of India
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India lodges strong objection with Pakistan over drone activities in Jammu area | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: India on Saturday lodged a strong objection over drone activities by Pakistan authorities in Jammu areas in a sector commander-level meeting between the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers. Commanders of both the border guarding forces discussed various issues with the main emphasis by the BSF delegation on Pakistani drone activities, terrorist activities and digging of tunnels from across the border and other issues related to border management, a BSF spokesperson said. A very strong protest was lodged by BSF delegates regarding drone activities by Pakistan authorities in the Jammu area, the officials said. At the same time, both sides expressed their commitment to maintaining peace and harmony at the IB, the officials added. "It was the first sector commander level m...
Indian Army’s counterterrorism division deployed to tackle China on Ladakh front | India News – Times of India
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Indian Army’s counterterrorism division deployed to tackle China on Ladakh front | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seeking to tackle the Chinese forces, the Indian Army pulled out units engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the Northern Command area to deploy them along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Ladakh area some months ago. The counter terrorism division was pulled out of operations from within the Northern Command area and deployed in the Ladakh sector many months ago. "The Division-size formation (around 15,000 troops) was moved from counterterrorist operations to the Ladakh area to tackle any possible attempt by the Chinese to show aggression there," government sources told ANI. The movement of the formation has helped the Army to maintain reserves tasked for operations along the Northern borders. The reserve formation positioned in the Sugar sector is trained for ...
INS Airavat reaches Jakarta with Covid relief supplies | India News – Times of India
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INS Airavat reaches Jakarta with Covid relief supplies | India News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Indian Naval Ship Airavat arrived at the Port of Jakarta in Indonesia on Saturday carrying essential Covid-19 relief supplies. The ship brought five cryogenic containers containing 100 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and 300 oxygen concentrators to support Indonesia in its fight against the ongoing pandemic. INS Airavat is a large landing ship tank type of ship with a primary role to carry out amphibious operations and is capable of carrying multiple tanks, amphibious vehicles and other military cargo. The ship is also deployed for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations and has been a part of various relief efforts across the Indian Ocean region. India and Indonesia enjoy close cultural and commercial ties. India and Indonesia have been working to...
No plan to suspend NEET, other common entrance tests: Union minister | India News – Times of India
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No plan to suspend NEET, other common entrance tests: Union minister | India News – Times of India

PUDUCHERRY: The Union government has no plan to suspend the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and other common entrance examinations due to Covid-19 pandemic, Union minister of state for health and family welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar has said. Furnishing a written reply to the queries posed by Chennai South MP Thamizhachi Thangapandian and Villupuram MP D Ravikumar in the Parliament on Friday, the minister said NEET (PG) and NEET (UG) 2021 would be held on September 11 and 12 respectively. "The examination shall be conducted with all due precautions and following all protocols including maintaining Covid appropriate behaviour. The number of examination centres has been increased across the country to avoid crowding and long travel by the candidates," the minister said. Pawar...
Afghan Sikhs and Hindu’s dismayed on being kept out of the Canadian government resettlement plan | India News – Times of India
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Afghan Sikhs and Hindu’s dismayed on being kept out of the Canadian government resettlement plan | India News – Times of India

AMRITSAR: Canadian government has announced a resettlement plan for the Afghanistan nationals who had helped the Canadian army but the same has dismayed the minuscule population of Sikhs and Hindus living amid Taliban resurgence and waiting to be rescued. Gurnam Singh president of Gurdwara Karte Parwan, Kabul told TOI on Saturday "We were hopeful that the government of Canada will also rescue us along with the Afghani’s who had been helping them all this time". Under the newly announced resettlement program announced by Canada on Friday, the Afghani’s who worked with the Canadian armed forces as interpreters, security guards, cleaners, drivers, construction workers etc. and are believed to be in danger following the withdrawal of foreign troops would be resettled in Canada. Canada’s imm...
J&K: Two terrorists killed in Bandipora encounter | India News – Times of India
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J&K: Two terrorists killed in Bandipora encounter | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Two unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shokbaba forest in the Sumblar area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said. He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which two terrorists were killed, the official added. The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras is being ascertained, he said. The operation is in progress, the official said. Source link
Order fresh probe into Odisha minor’s rape and murder: Centre tells SC | India News – Times of India
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Order fresh probe into Odisha minor’s rape and murder: Centre tells SC | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre and the CBI on Monday told the Supreme Court that it should scrutinise the chargesheet filed by Odisha police into the politically sensitive alleged rape and murder of a five year old girl last year as there are widespread apprehensions in local public mind about the child being killed by mafia indulging in illegal organ harvesting racket. During the hearing on a writ petition filed by victim's mother Saudamini Sahoo, solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the CBI, told a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna that even in politically motivated proceedings in 2005 cases relating to fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram Prajapati, the SC had decisively intervened after filing of the chargesheet and had ordered fresh pr...
Under-surface tension visible as Sidhu & Capt share stage | India News – Times of India
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Under-surface tension visible as Sidhu & Capt share stage | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: The much hyped meeting between Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and new PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu finally happened on Friday, but many party leaders continue to wonder if the bonhomie between the warring factions is for real. As his name was called out at the installation ceremony, Sidhu rubbed his hands in anticipation, eager for the speech. He went past the CM, seated next to him, then touched the feet of party leaders Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Lal Singh sitting at the end of the first row on the dais. Even though the Congress high command may have intervened to paper over the cracks, many leaders remain uncertain of the united face of the state unit lasting till the assembly polls due in 2022. “One could sense a cold vibe when Amarinder and Sidhu posed with the la...
SC: Sebi’s views must for SAT or any court to compound offences | India News – Times of India
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SC: Sebi’s views must for SAT or any court to compound offences | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Giving primacy and weightage to the market regulator’s view, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) or any court must mandatorily seek expert views of Sebi and “be wary” of proceeding contrary to it while deciding on cases of fraud and crimes related to stock markets. Rejecting an appeal for compounding of offences relating to stock price rigging in a 1996 IPO floated by Varanasi-based Ideal Hotels & Industries, a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said, “...before taking a decision on whether to compound an offence punishable under Section 24(1) of SEBI Act, the SAT or the court must obtain the views of Sebi for furnishing guidance to its ultimate decision”. “These views, unless manifestly arbitrary or mala fide, must be ac...
11,702 complaints linked to ‘housing’ pending with national consumer commission | India News – Times of India
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11,702 complaints linked to ‘housing’ pending with national consumer commission | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The consumer affairs ministry on Friday informed the Rajya Sabha that 11,702 consumer complaints relating to “housing” are pending with the national consumer commission, NCDRC. In a written reply to a question, the ministry submitted that a total of 4,150 cases are pending before the consumer commissions in Delhi during the past five years. On whether the government proposes to set up fast track courts to clear cases of persons above 70 years of age, the ministry said, “Consumer Protection (Consumer Commission Procedure) Regulations, 2020 notified under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 provides that the cases filed by or against the senior citizens, physically challenged, widows and persons suffering from serious ailments shall be listed and disposed of on a priority basis.”...
Terrorists gun down govt employee in Tral | India News – Times of India
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Terrorists gun down govt employee in Tral | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Unknown terrorists shot dead an employee of J&K education department in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday evening. The deceased has been identified as Javaid Ahmad Mir (35) of Lurgam village in Tral. Reports said that unidentified terrorists barged into the house of Mir and shot at him. Mir was rushed to the sub-district hospital in Tral, where doctors declared him brought dead. Mir was the father of two children. Confirming the crime, a police officer said that a case has been registered and investigation taken up. Source link
Delhi-based Kashmiri scribes, over 25 people from Valley were potential spying targets: Report | India News – Times of India
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Delhi-based Kashmiri scribes, over 25 people from Valley were potential spying targets: Report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Some Delhi-based Kashmiri journalists and over 25 people from the Kashmir Valley were selected as potential targets for surveillance between 2017 and mid-2019 by an yet unidentified government agency that is also believed to be a client of the Israeli company NSO Group, The Wire reported on Friday. The leaked list that has been analysed by media partners of the Pegasus Project consortium reporting on the issue includes the numbers of key separatist leaders, politicians, human rights activists, journalists and business persons from Kashmir, the report said. The Wire said it was able to conduct forensic analysis on the phones of two – separatist leader Bilal Lone and the late S.A.R. Geelani, who worked as a lecturer in Delhi University and died in 2018. Lone's phone data was ex...
Tibet-China, Afghanistan-Pakistan, and climate change jostle for attention in US-India meet under pandemic cover | India News – Times of India
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Tibet-China, Afghanistan-Pakistan, and climate change jostle for attention in US-India meet under pandemic cover | India News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The United States and India will resume high-level engagement early next week with clouds relating to Pakistan- Afghanistan, China, and climate change hanging over an aggravating Covid-19 crisis. US secretary of state Antony Blinken is heading out to the subcontinent this weekend, with a stopover in Kuwait thrown in, as geo-political crises jostle for attention amid a resurgent pandemic that is frustrating countries across the world. Asserting that India is a "critical "country in the fight against the virus, Blinken pledged to help New Delhi accelerate vaccine production both for itself and rest of the world. He also said the US has millions of vaccines ready to go to India "when they finish their own legal process to bring them in." "Of course, they’re focused understandab...
Bharat Biotech terminates pact with Brazil partners Precisa Medicamentos, Envixia Pharma | India News – Times of India
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Bharat Biotech terminates pact with Brazil partners Precisa Medicamentos, Envixia Pharma | India News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Bharat Biotech, the developer of indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, on Friday said it has terminated, with immediate effect, its MoU dated November 24, 2020, with its Brazilian partners for Covaxin — Precisa Medicamantos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals LLC. The move comes days after Brazil suspended its $324 million contract for procuring 20 million doses of Covaxin. While Bharat Biotech did not elaborate on the reasons for terminating the MoU, it said: “We have very recently been informed that certain letters, purported to have been executed by executives of the company, are being circulated online. We would like to emphatically state that these documents have not been issued by the company or its executives and therefore vehemently deny the same.” “The company also stresses t...
Protein Week 2021: Study suggests 46.2% of Indian adults have poor life quality | India News – Times of India
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Protein Week 2021: Study suggests 46.2% of Indian adults have poor life quality | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nearly 46.2 per cent of adults in India lead a poor quality of life, according to a survey carried out to mark the launch of the fifth edition of The Protein Week. While Kolkata recorded the highest percentage of adults (65 per cent) with poor Quality-of-Life score, Mumbai topped the list of adults(68 per cent) recording a good quality of life. The Protein Week is celebrated annually between July 24-30, by Danone India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to raise awareness about the importance of protein. The Quality of Life (QoL) survey, based on a WHO questionnaire and additional tools, was conducted between May and June 2021 with a sample size of 2762 Indian adults in several cities. It revealed that more women have poor quality of life than m...