Union civil aviation minister Scindia flags off 6 aerial routes connecting NE | India News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: A link aircraft is set to connect three cities in the northeast region giving passengers options for onward connectivity with the rest of the country. Union minister for civil aviation, Jyotiraditya M Scindia; MoS, civil aviation, General VK Singh (Retd), along with Rajeev Bansal, secretary, ministry of civil aviation, virtually flagged off six routes …

TMC to begin campaign for October 30 bypolls from Saturday | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) plans to start campaigning from Saturday for October 30 bypolls. TMC Rajya Sabha MP and deputy leader in the upper house Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told reporters here on Monday, “We are sure of a 4-0 sweep. But we will not be complacent and will campaign in full swing abiding …

bihar: Hand over J&K to Biharis, we will fix its problems in 15 days: Jitan Ram Manjhi to PM Modi | India News – Times of India

PATNA: Anxious over the recent killings of poor street vendors and labourers in Kashmir valley, former Bihar CM and Hindustani Awam Morcha- Secular (HAMS) national president Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah to hand over the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to Biharis, promising …

Antibodies against Covid-19 found in 76.3% people in Haryana, says Anil Vij | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Antibodies against the Covid-19 infection were found in 76.3 per cent of people in the third round of sero-survey in Haryana, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Monday. He also released a report of the third survey, which was conducted in September, and that found the sero-positivity rate to be 78.1 per cent in …

central vista: L&T emerges as lowest bidder for first 3 Central Secretariat buildings in Central Vista revamp project | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Infrastructure and construction, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) are likely to bag the project to construct the first three office buildings along the Rajpath, which are part of the Central Vista Redevelopment Plan. The company has quoted the lowest bid at Rs 3,142 crore, which is nearly 3.5% less than the government’s bid price …

lmdc: Calling all countries to adopt net-zero targets by 2050 is inequitable, says LMDC members including India and China | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Reminding affluent nations of their responsibilities, India on Monday said the delayed climate action and lack of leadership from developed countries have increased the cost of mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, and jointly flagged how “calling all countries to adopt ‘net-zero’ targets by 2050 is inequitable”. Articulating India’s stand on ‘net-zero’ at …

shah: Shah reviews security situation, discusses civilian killings in Kashmir with police top brass | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah discussed various security issues, including the recent killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, in a meeting with state police and central armed police forces chiefs here on Monday, officials said. Shah chaired the concluding session of the “National Security Strategies Conference” at the Intelligence Bureau (IB) headquarters …

irsdc: Shutter down for another railway organisation in 40 days | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Railway Board has ordered the closure of the Indian Railway Stations Development Co (IRSDC), which was set up for redevelopment of railway stations across the country in March 2012. IRSDC is the second organisation under the railway ministry that has been shut down in the past 45 days as a part of …

bengal: Fresh low-pressure area formed, Bengal likely to receive torrential rain | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Met department on Monday forecast torrential rain owing to the formation of a fresh low-pressure area over West Bengal and adjoining north Odisha. South Bengal is already experiencing heavy downpour since Sunday night as a result of a similar weather system formed over north Telangana. The Met department warned of a rise in …

kashmir: Stern action must be taken in recent killings of people from Bihar in Kashmir, says Nitish Kumar | India News – Times of India

PATNA: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the Jammu and Kashmir administration must take stern action in the recent incidents of killing of people from Bihar in the Union territory. Responding to a media query on the sidelines of his “Janta Ke Darbar Mein Mukhyamantri” programme, Nitish said, “I am confident that the Jammu …

kushinagar: PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport on October 19 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh will get another international airport on Wednesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates one at Kushinagar — an important pilgrim city for Buddhists. An international airport will facilitate visits of international pilgrims. The inaugural flight will land in Kushinagar from Colombo with 125 dignitaries and Buddhist monks. The Airports Authority of …

UP firm develops non-lethal weapons for army to use in Galwan-like clash | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: A Noida-based firm has developed non-lethal weapons for security forces inspired from traditional Indian weapons used in man-to-man combat. According to the chief technology officer (CTO) of Apastron Private Limited, Manoj Kumar, the need for such weapons was felt after Chinese soldiers used wired sticks and tasers against soldiers during the Galwan clash. Kumar …

Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik defends protesting farmers, ‘warns’ BJP ahead of key polls | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik, who was a BJP MP from Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh, on Monday spoke out in support of the farmers protesting against the three agriculture laws. With just months left for the crucial assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh where the BJP has a government, Malik …

farmers: No solution in sight, how long will farmers’ protests go on? | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: On Monday, protesting farmers squatted on rail tracks at several places across the country but especially in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and some parts of Uttar Pradesh blocking traffic. The stir affected 150 locations in the Northern Railway zone and hindered the running of 60 trains causing inconvenience to passengers who …

eul: Cannot cut corners, need to thoroughly evaluate product before recommending emergency use: WHO on Covaxin | India News – Times of India

“We are aware that many people are waiting for WHO’s recommendation for Covaxin to be included in the Covid-19 Emergency Use Listing, but we cannot cut corners – before recommending a product for emergency use, we must evaluate it thoroughly to make sure it is safe and effective,” WHO tweeted on Monday evening. We are …

congress: BJP objects to ‘vilification’ of Patel at CWC meet; ‘spreading lies,’ says Congress | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Monday accused the Congress of committing a “sin” over reports that a leader at the CWC meeting made critical remarks about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. The Congress reacted strongly to the charges and alleged that “spreading lies and canards” has become a norm for …

congress: Why G23 leaders won’t contest against Rahul Gandhi for Congress president’s post | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The anointing of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president is almost a foregone conclusion after the schedule for the election of the party’s organisational election was announced in the meeting of its highest decision-making body Congress Working Committee (CWC) on October 16. Though the G23 (group of 23 senior dissenting leaders) has been …

punjab: All matters will be resolved, says Channi after Sidhu flags issues in letter to Sonia Gandhi | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: All matters will be resolved and the party’s agenda implemented, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said on Monday, a day after the Congress‘ Punjab unit chief made public his letter to Sonia Gandhi flagging several issues. On Sunday evening, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi held a meeting with Sidhu. Minister Pargat Singh, …

kushinagar: PM Modi to inaugurate UP’s Kushinagar International Airport on October 20 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport on October 20, informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday. According to the PMO, Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel, chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Union minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia will also be present at the inauguration among others. The International …

army: Army chief in Jammu to review security situation, operation preparedness | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid the heightened counter-terrorist operations in the Poonch-Rajouri sector, Army chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane is on a two-day visit to the Jammu region to review the overall security situation on the ground. The Poonch sector has seen heightened military activities in the last fortnight as nine Army soldiers have lost their lives …