Uttarakhand: Locals protest against NTPC, seek their withdrawal from state in Joshimath

Locals in Joshimath on Tuesday protested against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) seeking their withdrawal from the state. The protesters held banners of Mahila Mangal Dal and Panchayat Selang and protested across the streets. The protesters demonstrated against the NTPC’s Tapovan Vishnugad Hydroelectric Project which was being constructed in the area. The construction […]

Punjab: BSF recovers drugs near India-Pakistan border in Tarn Taran

Border Security Force (BSF) recovered narcotics substances suspected to be heroin near the India-Pakistan border in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, BSF troops on border patrol duty heard the sound of something thrown over the border fence towards the Indian side of the fencing in the area falling near Wan […]

Karnataka: Woman, toddler killed after under-construction metro pillar collapses in Bengaluru

A woman and her toddler son were killed after an under-construction metro pillar collapsed near Nagavara on the outer ring road in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning, police said. While the woman and her two-and-a-half-old son succumbed to their injuries in hospital, her husband and daughter have been hospitalised with injuries. The four […]

NASA’s retired Compton mission reveals superheavy neutron stars

Astronomers studying archival observations of powerful explosions called short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have detected light patterns indicating the brief existence of a superheavy neutron star shortly before it collapsed into a black hole. This fleeting, massive object likely formed from the collision of two neutron stars. “We looked for these signals in […]

Assam: 450 hectares of land freed from encroachers, says Lakhimpur SP B.M. Rajkhowa

After the administration in Assam’s Lakhimpur on Tuesday began a massive eviction drive to clear around 500 hectares of forest land, Lakhimpur SP B.M. Rajkhowa said that around 450 hectares of land would be freed from the encroachers. The Superintendent of Police of Lakhimpur district B.M. Rajkhowa said that the eviction drive is underway and going on peacefully. […]

Piyush Goyal highlights India’s remarkable economic transformation, huge potential at Nasdaq

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, who is on a four-day visit to New York, New Jersey and Washington on Monday (local time) highlighted India’s remarkable economic transformation and huge potential at the business roundtable organized by US-India Business Council at Nasdaq, New York. “At the business roundtable […]

DGCA seeks report on incident of Go First flight ‘leaving behind 50 passengers’

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday ordered a detailed report on an alleged incident in which a Go First Airways flight took off from Bengaluru, leaving behind more than 50 passengers at Bangalore Airport. “We have sought a report and shall take stringent action against those responsible,” a senior DGCA official told. He […]

Joint security team destroys large-scale opium cultivation in Manipur’s Noney

A joint team of Assam Rifles, state police and forest department have destroyed four lakh Opium Poppy plants which were planted in four hectares of forest land in Manipur’s Noney district, the forces said on Tuesday. Srikona Battalion of Headquarter 21 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles(East), […]

President Droupadi Murmu arrives in Indore for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday arrived in Indore on Tuesday to attend the valedictory session of the 17th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention. Governor of Madhya Pradesh Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan received President Murmu at the Indore airport. The convention was inaugurated on Tuesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who also released a commemorative […]

Assam: Eviction drive to clear 500 hectares of forest land in Lakhimpur

The administration in Assam’s Lakhimpur on Tuesday began a massive eviction drive to clear around 500 hectares of forest land in the Pabho reserve forest in the district. Heavy security has been deployed in the area and the district administration seen to be using excavators and tractors for the operation. Meanwhile, many families who encroached on the forest […]