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Model code of conduct lifted, says Election Commission

New Delhi: The model code of conduct that came into force on March 16 with the announcement of the Lok Sabha election has been lifted. In a communication to the Union Cabinet Secretary and state chief secretaries, the Election Commission said as results of Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls …

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Organisational flaws visible in the T20 World Cup in US; ICC must address them

Surprises add spice in sports competitions and the victory of the USA over Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup gave the local fans plenty to cheer about. However, no one wants unpleasant surprises and the drop-in pitches in the USA are giving some nasty shocks to the teams. The pitches are one …

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Four Indian medical students drown in Russia

Representative image Moscow: Four Indian medical students were drowned in a river near St Petersburg in Russia and the Indian missions in the country were coordinating with Russian authorities to send their bodies to their relatives as soon as possible. The four students – two boys and two girls aged …

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Surprisingly, Maratha quota opponents got maximum votes in Marathwada: Fadnavis

Mumbai: On the day Maratha leader Manoj Jarange launched an indefinite fast seeking OBC reservation, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday asserted the Maratha community was granted quotas on both occasions by the BJP-led governments. He also expressed surprise over the electoral success of those who had opposed …

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Sofia Firdous becomes first ever Muslim woman MLA in Odisha

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, June 4, swept a majority of votes from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the Assembly elections held in the state between May 13 and June 1. The party won 78 of 147 constituencies dislodging Navin Patnaik from power in the state after his …

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Delhi excise case: Over Rs 1,100 cr laundered, alleges ED against Kavitha

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has alleged in its supplementary charge sheet filed against BRS leader K Kavitha before a court here that more than Rs 1,100 crore was laundered in the alleged Delhi excise scam. According to the ED, out of Rs 1,100 crore, Kavitha was involved in proceeds …

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Ex-Brahmos Aerospace engineer awarded life term for spying for Pakistan’s ISI

Nagpur: An ex-engineer of Brahmos Aerospace, Nagpur, who was arrested in a sensational case of spying for Pakistan’s ISI, has been awarded a 14-year jail term by a sessions court here on Monday. Nishant Agarwal — an aerospace engineer — was arrested in 2018 for allegedly leaking sensitive information about …

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El Nino ending; at least 60 pc chance of La Nina during July-Sept

New Delhi: The 2023/24 El Nino event, which drove record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather around the world, is predicted to transition to La Nina conditions later this year, according to a new update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The world experienced the warmest April ever and the eleventh consecutive …

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Zerodha faces tech glitch as markets hit record high; users complain

New Delhi: Several users took to social media platform X on Monday to complain about a technical glitch they were facing while trading on the brokerage firm Zerodha’s trading app Kite. The glitch comes on a day when the stock market surged to record levels, coinciding with Exit Polls projecting …

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