CBI arrests Canada-based businessman in defence espionage case: Officials
Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen beats Korea”s Jeon Hyeok Jin in straight games to enter third round of World Championships
All educational institutions and Anganwadis in Shimla district to remain closed on the 23rd and 24th of August in view of ‘Red’ alert for heavy rain
Members of the Indian diaspora welcomed PM Modi at Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg earlier today
Court sends suspended Delhi government officer Premoday Khakha accused of repeatedly raping a minor to one-day judicial custody
India is set to achieve a $150 billion Bio-Economy by 2025, which stood at over $100 billion in 2022, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh
14th Joint Group of Customs Meeting Between India and Bangladesh
- The meeting discussed opening of new land customs stations, easing port restrictions, development of road and rail infra, pre-arrival exchange of customs data and a bilateral agreement on customs cooperation.
- India thanked Bangladesh for completing trial runs and issuing notification for operationalizing the Agreement on Use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports (ACMP) as was decided in the 13th JGC meeting, and initiated discussions on electronic connectivity of the respective transit modules of ACMP.
Monsoon will be active in the state for the next three days, and several areas are likely to see heavy to very rainfall. We have already announced an orange alert for those areas
– Surender Paul, Director, IMD Shimla
Centre provides additional allotment of 2 LMT sugar in domestic quota for the month of August 2023
- The additional sugar in domestic market will ensure reasonable prices all over the country.
- The step has been taken keeping in view the strong demand for sugar for the upcoming festive season.
The main objective of BJP’s adjournment motion was to put an end to such incidents (students’ suicide), nab those responsible and also to demand that the administration perform its duties. However, they (TMC) gave a politically-motivated speech
– West Bengal Assembly LoP Suvendu Adhikari
PM Modi arrives in South Africa on a three-day visit to attend the 15th BRICS summit
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi says “Deputy President of South Africa received the PM on this arrival. A ceremonial guard of honour will be extended to the PM…”.
Delhi Police requests Delhi Chief Secretary to declare public holiday from Sept 8-10 for G-20 Summit
Delhi Police has requested Delhi Chief Secretary to declare public holiday from 8th September to 10th September for G-20 Summit in New Delhi and order commercial and business establishments to remain closed in ‘controlled zones’, say Police.
Brazil’s Lula says we want BRICS to be a multilateral institution, not an exclusive club of countries
Brazil’s Lula says we support a trading currency for BRICS countries. Brazil will preside over Brics in 2025; I expect our main topic to be combating inequalities, reported Reuters.
PM speaks of taking along everybody, but targets opposition-ruled states: Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata
Even smallest of incidents like an ant bite is being probed by ED, CBI: Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata
Our people being targeted by central agencies without reason: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata
PM Modi receives a ceremonial welcome as he arrives at Waterkloof Air Force Base in South Africa
DRI intercepts an Indian national with 3.07 kgs of ‘Amphetamine Type Substance’ valued at more than Rs. 24 crore
Nagpur Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), intercepted an Indian national, who had arrived from Nairobi on August 20 and seized 3.07 kgs of ‘Amphetamine Type Substance’ at Nagpur Airport, valued at more than Rs. 24 Crore. The pax was arrested and sent to DRI custody. In this connection, officers have arrested a Nigerian national, the intended recipient of the contraband, from the Subhash Nagar area of West Delhi on August 21: DRI
From September 1, JD(U) will start a ‘Pol Khol’ campaign against BJP
The party will organise flame torch processions in all district headquarters from 1st to 5th September and candle marches from 7th to 12th September. From 15th to 20th September, the party will protest against BJP by putting up black flags on houses
Members of the Indian diaspora cheer as PM Modi lands in Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the 15th BRICS summit
China’s Commerce Ministry: US removing 27 Chinese entities from restriction list good for firms from both countries to develop normal trades
Manipur governor convenes Assembly session on August 29: notification
PM Narendra Modi lands in South Africa’s Johannesburg for the 15th BRICS Summit
African Union says it is suspending Niger from all activities and institutions until constitutional order is restored, reports AP
World Court to hear objections to jurisdiction in Russia Ukraine genocide case on Sept 18
Mandviya reviews availability and use of fertilizers in India with States/UTs
Union Minister Mansukh Mandviya reviews availability and use of fertilizers in India with States/UTs. There is adequate availability of fertilizers in the country with the present level of 150 LMT stocks, the minister informs all the States.
Tenure of Mohit Gupta, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Central Bureau of Investigation, extended till September next year: Union Personnel Ministry order
Discontinue seizing parked old vehicles for scrapping, Delhi transport minister tells officials
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Monday directed the department secretary-cum-commissioner to stop seizing parked vehicles that have completed their stipulated life on the road and scrapping those, officials said. According to court orders, petrol vehicles that have completed 15 years since registration cannot ply on Delhi roads. Diesel vehicles older than 10 years are also not allowed on the roads. Owners of such vehicles are fined if these are found plying on the roads. The minister said in a note that it is “unfortunate” that the transport department is continuing its drive to seize old vehicles, even if found parked on the road, and sending those for scrapping.
Novavax’s updated COVID vaccine shows response against ‘Eris’ variant
The final of the FIDE World Cup begins with Indian chess grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa playing against world champion Magnus Carlsen
Delhi High Court orders transport ministry to release the seized cars: Mirror Now
Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women writes to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in that matter of a Delhi govt officer accused of raping a minor girl
There is no place for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. People here believe that the BJP will form government both in the state and at the Centre.
– MP minister Vishvas Sarang on Kharge’s speech
We have opened our centres at 13 places in Maharashtra and we will start two centres in MP also…We will buy onions at Rs 2,410 per quintal: Vishal Singh, Chairman, NCCF
Vodafone Idea plans to clear about Rs 2,400 crore of dues to the government by September, source told PTI
Bengaluru Airport Customs intercepts two pax arriving from Bangkok on August 21 and seized 48,000 cigarette sticks valued at Rs. 8.16 lakhs
Russian Defense Ministry: Russia destroys US made military vessel near Snake Island
Yesterday, DY CM of Karnataka DK Shivakumar made an announcement that they will scrap National Educational Policy. I want to tell Mr Shivakumar that his fact is wrong, his statement is mischievous and regressive. It’s not looking towards future. NEP is not implemented from 2021 it is implemented from 2020…It is not a political document, it is a philosophical document for 21st Century.
– Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Karnataka Govt stand over NEP
Rupee rises 19 paise to close at 82.94 (provisional) against US dollar
Sensex closes marginally up by 3.94 points at 65,220.03; Nifty edges up 2.85 points to settle at 19,396.45
Vikram Misri calls on Foreign Minister Park Jin of the Republic of Korea
Vikram Misri called on Foreign Minister Park Jin of the Republic of Korea. Both reiterated the strong desire to further strengthen and enhance multifaceted bilateral relations. Foreign Minister Park mentioned that President Yoon is looking forward to his first visit to India to participate in the G20 Summit in September and the bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi. Both agreed that Critical and Emerging Technologies is an area where both countries can enhance collaborations. Deputy NSA Misri is in Seoul for the Fourth India-RoK Strategic Dialogue at the Deputy NSA- level.
BSE postpones Jio Financial’s index inclusion to Aug 29
Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi demands lifting of liquor ban in the state
Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi demands lifting of liquor ban in the state. “Five lakh people have been jailed, out of which 3.5 lakh are labourers who may have consumed little liquor after a day’s work. We don’t want such a law,” says Manjhi.
US commerce secretary to visit China from August 27 to 30: Beijing
Instead of report card, BJP should release a rate card mentioning how much money to take for any work.
– Congress leader Kamal Nath in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh.
Jindal Worldwide appoints 50 dealer networks to increase EV Sales and its Market Reach
Jindal Worldwide Limited through its subsidiary Jindal Mobilitric Private Limited has appointed 50 dealer networks to increase EV Sales and its Market Reach. Company to start commercial production by the end of the year.
Few people are trying to change the constitution, but this can’t happen. There are 140 crores of people alive to protect it.
– INC President Mallikarjun Kharge
CBI registers another FIR against GTL Infrastructure for allegedly defrauding consortium of banks
CBI registers another FIR against Mumbai-based telecom infrastructure major GTL Infrastructure Ltd and unknown public servants for allegedly defrauding a consortium of banks for an amount to the tune of Rs 4760 crores. The first FIR was registered in January 2023: Central Bureau of Investigation
Marksans receives USFDA approval for Guaifenesin Extended-Release Tablets (OTC)
Madhya Pradesh Polls LIVE Updates: Current MP government is an illegal government, says Kharge
INC President Mallikarjun Kharge says, “This (MP government) is an illegal government. They (BJP) stole our MLAs. On the other side, they say that they have built a government on their principles…They always ask what Congress has done in 70 years. We saved the Constitution that’s why he became the Prime Minister…By showing ED’s fear to people you built your government. A similar thing happened in Karnataka and Manipur. They (BJP) do this everywhere they aren’t elected.”
Madhya Pradesh Assembly Polls: Cong promises Rs 500 LPG; free electricity to 100 units, and more
INC President Mallikarjun Kharge said, “I promise that when Congress will come into power farmers will be in debt relief. LPG will be available at Rs 500. Women will get Rs 1500 per month. For government workers old pension scheme. Till 100 units no Electricity bill. We will also have a caste census in the state as well. Now we have 6 backward-class people on our working committee…”
South Africa: 3-D image of Swami Narayan Mandir in Johannesburg, will be showcased by Indian community before PM Modi
Official rape case: Delhi Min alleges Delhi police did not arrest the culprit because of some pressure from BJP
Delhi government official rape case | Delhi Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj says, “Delhi police are so coercive that they are not letting Delhi Women Commission’s Chief meet the victim. What is it that the BJP and the Delhi police are trying to hide? Are they connected to it? Is there some kind of collusion? Did Delhi police not arrest him because of some pressure from them (BJP). What is the reason for not letting Swati Maliwal meet the victim?… Any government official who is arrested like this would be suspended. They remain suspended till the case goes on. Delhi government will try to appoint the best lawyer and make sure that the culprit gets the appropriate punishment.”
Jadavpur University student death: BJP MLAs stage a walkout of the West Bengal assembly
ED raids Former Minister A C Moideen’s premises in Money Laundering case
The Enforcement Directorate raided premises of former minister and CPI(M) MLA A C Moideen at Wadakkancherry in Kerala’s Thrissur district as part of a money laundering investigation linked to an alleged Rs 100 crore fraud in the party-controlled Karuvannur cooperative bank.
Air India enters an intermodal interline agreement with AccesRail to boost connectivity options across Europe
Air India has entered an intermodal interline agreement with AccesRail to boost connectivity options for Air India guests across Europe, including smaller cities without airports. The agreement enables Air India guests to travel on a single intermodal ticket and take on-ground train and bus connections to more than 100 cities and towns in Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, and the United Kingdom via its European gateways of Amsterdam, Birmingham, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Milan, and Vienna
DBS Bank India has today announced its partnership with five exceptional badminton stars – Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Treesa Jolly, and Gayatri Gopichand