Arvind Kejriwal’s PA Bibhav Kumar to challenge termination by Directorate of Vigilance in CAT: AAP legal team

Jailed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s personal assistant (PA), Bibhav Kumar, is planning to move the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) against his termination from services by the Directorate of Vigilance (DoV), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legal team said on Thursday. The AAP’s legal team is brainstorming over the grounds on which the said order […]

Apple warns users in 91 countries, including India, of Pegasus-like ‘mercenary spyware’ attacks

iPhone maker Apple has issued a series of fresh notifications to users in 91 other countries, including India, cautioning them of ‘mercenary spyware’ including Pegasus malware that has stirred up significant controversy in recent times. These new alerts, also received by users in India, are part of cautionary measures warning […]

People’s Liberation Front of India revival case: NIA arrests one during raids in Jharkhand, Assam

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested an individual in connection with efforts to rejuvenate the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) after conducting extensive raids in Jharkhand and Assam, the agency said on Thursday. The crackdown led to the arrest of one Binod Munda alias Sukkhwa from the Khunti district of Jharkhand. The […]

Arrested in motivated manner after declaration of Lok Sabha poll schedule: Arvind Kejriwal to SC

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while approaching the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court judgement that dismissed his plea against arrest by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and his subsequent remand in the excise policy case, has contended in the appeal that his arrest after the announcement of the general elections was “motivated by […]

J-K: Terrorist killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama

One terrorist was killed on Thursday in an encounter of security forces with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Police said the body of an unidentified terrorist was retrieved from the encounter site in the Frassipora village of Pulwama. A search operation is still going on, the police said. Army and police had started a cordon and search operation […]

Congress failed to address concerns of small tea farmers: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is contesting as a BJP candidate from the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha seat in Assam, has said that Congress failed to address the concerns of the small tea farmers. “For the most part, the concerns of small tea growers in Assam fell on deaf ears during the successive Congress governments, who completely disregarded their concerns. The All Assam Small […]

Andhra Pradesh: 13 children injured during Ugadi Utsavam celebrations in Kurnool

Thirteen children sustained injuries after being electrocuted during Ugadi Utsavam celebrations in Chinna Tekur village in Kurnool district, police said. The incident took place on Thursday as the Prabha Chariot procession was underway from the Anjaneya Swamy Temple. According to the reports, the chariot came into contact with electric wires, causing injuries to those […]

Illicit liquor, drugs worth Rs 6 crore seized by Mizoram police ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Mizoram police conducted a massive operation against illicit liquor and drugs across the state and seized drugs, and illicit liquor worth over Rs 6 crore. Mizoram police also arrested 94 persons in connection with this. In a press statement, Neihchungnunga, CPRO of Mizoram police said that Mizoram police fights illicit liquor and drugs at all times. “Seizure of […]