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INLD leader’s horrific murder: Possible motive revealed in accused list

NEW DELHI: One year before the fatal shooting of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Nafe Singh Rathi in Haryana’s Jhajjar district, he faced allegations of encouraging the suicide of a BJP leader. Now, Rathi’s family alleges that relatives of the BJP leader orchestrated the assassination plot against the INLD leader. In January of the […]

Gyanvapi mosque: Hindu rituals to carry on in cellar after Allahabad HC dismisses plea

NEW DELHI: On Monday, the Allahabad High Court rejected the appeal from the Gyanvapi Mosque committee challenging the Varanasi district court’s ruling permitting prayers in a basement within the Gyanvapi mosque compound. Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal of the Allahabad HC delivered the verdict. “After going through the entire records of the case and after considering […]

Communal tensions rise in Kerala after priest hit by car; Christian groups protest

PATHANAMTHITTA: The tranquil town of Poonjar and its surrounding areas were engulfed in turmoil as a group of youths affiliated with radical factions brutally attacked a priest within the premises of a local church. The altercation reportedly stemmed from the priest’s objection to reckless driving and disruptive behaviour in the vicinity. The victim, Fr. Attuchalil Joseph, […]

The New Indian impact: Indian Army, school management vow action in class 10 student’s suicide case

NEW DELHI: Following the heart-wrenching revelation by The New Indian regarding the alleged harassment at Army Public School, leading to the tragic suicide of a tenth-grade student, the Indian Army and school management swiftly responded to address the matter. In an official statement, the Indian Army and the School Management expressed their profound sorrow over the untimely demise […]

Andhra Pradesh polls: TDP-Janasena alliance presents inaugural list of 118 candidates

AMARAVATI: In a bid to capitalise on the prevailing anti-incumbency sentiment, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Janasena Party, led by actor Pawan Kalyan, have unveiled their initial roster of candidates, comprising 118 names, for the upcoming Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh. However, the final lineup remains pending as negotiations with the Bharatiya Janata Party […]

Rs 15 L from Karnataka for Rahul’s LS seat in Kerala raises storm

BENGALURU: Opposition parties in Karnataka have raised objections against the state government’s decision to grant compensation to a victim from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala. The controversy erupted as the government disbursed Rs 15 lakh ex gratia to the family of a man who was trampled to death by an elephant from Karnataka. Accusations were […]

Haryana-Punjab border tightens security for Dabwali protest, internet suspended

NEW DELHI: As the farmers’ protest enters its second day, the Haryana Police has effectively halted their progress at the Sambhu Border, preventing their entry into Delhi. The situation at the Haryana-Punjab Dabwali border remains calm, with the Haryana police significantly bolstering security measures, and arranging recent visits by officers of DSP and SP ranks, […]

Rajya Sabha polls: TMC mominates Sagarika Ghose and 2 others

NEW DELHI: With the Rajya Sabha elections slated for February 27 to fill its 56 seats, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has announced its nominees for the Upper House. Among the candidates put forward by the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC are prominent figures Sagarika Ghose, Sushmita Dev, Md Nadimul Haque, and Mamata Bala Thakur. As the biennial […]

Interim Budget envisions ‘Viksit Bharat’, ‘golden moments’ in 5 years

NEW DELHI: On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman declared the government’s intention to instigate forward-looking reforms aimed at propelling the nation’s growth. She expressed the vision of witnessing unprecedented development and golden moments, with the ultimate goal of transforming India into a developed country (Viksit Bharat) by 2047. Sitharaman, while introducing the interim Budget 2024-25 […]

Interim Budget 2024-25: Sitharaman maintains tax rates, introduces slight relief measures

NEW DELHI: In the 2024-25 interim Budget announcement, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed the preservation of current taxation structures, including direct and indirect tax rates, along with import duties. Sitharaman highlighted a notable improvement in the refund process, reducing the average time from 93 days in 2013-2014 to a mere 10 days in the […]