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    ED raids premises of news portal, its promoters in Delhi on money laundering charges

    The premises of the website -- Newsclick -- and its promoters in South Delhi's Saidullajab and some other areas are being searched. The action is being undertaken to collect additional information to probe money laundering charges against the news company and its promoters

    India, China seek to build consensus on Delhi’s UNSC agenda

    In what was first bilateral meet which did not focus on LAC stand-off since last April. Both sides discussed a wide range of issues on the UNSC agenda. The Indian delegation briefed the Chinese side on India’s priorities during its UNSC tenure.

    Fake news: Delhi Police arrests 1 person, registers 4 FIRs against social media accounts

    Delhi Police has arrested a person and registered four FIRs in connection with spread of misinformation in the aftermath of the violence that broke out in Delhi on Republic Day. Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said, “Four FIRs have been registered and one person has been arrested in this regard. We have issued 4 notices to 4 people. After getting their statements, we'll further investigate the matter.”Fake news: Delhi Police arrests 1 person, registers 4 FIRs against social media accounts

    Delhi: Union Cabinet clears proposal to give more power to Lieutenant Governor

    The Centre has included the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for consideration and passage during the current Budget session of Parliament.

    Delhi Metro shuts entry, exit at Tikri Border, 3 other stations

    "Security Update Entry/exit for Tikri Border, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Bahadurgarh City, and Brig. Hoshiar Singh have been closed," Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tweeted.

    How two Chinese scamsters duped 40,000 people via malware app of marketing scheme

    Twelve people, including two Chinese women and a Tibetan, were arrested by Cyber Cell of Delhi Police for duping people of crores by making them install apps of their marketing scheme, which had malware. These app users were then exploited to create social media influencers.

    Delhi, Hyderabad airports win Airports Council International award

    “Both the GMR-run airports have been recognized for their continuous efforts to listen to their passengers, engage and gather feedback to understand their needs and ensure customers’ voice was heard during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020,” said the company.

    'I still stand with farmers', tweets Greta Thunberg

    "I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest,"'I still stand with farmers', tweets Greta Thunberg

    Delhi Metro to introduce QR code-based ticketing system in bid to go contactless

    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to introduce a contactless ticketing mechanism which is based on QR codes and other digital payment-based methods.

    Disha Ravi to be confronted with two co-accused: Delhi Police to Court

    The Delhi Police told a local court on Friday that they wanted to confront the three co-accused in the "toolkit" probe with each other to unearth the roles played by them in preparing the document linked to the farmer protest.

    SC notice to Centre on plea for law to curb fake news on social media

    The apex court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Vineet Jindal who has sought directions to the Centre to frame law for prosecuting those involved in spreading hate and fake news through social media platforms

    All central government employees to attend office on working days, says Personnel Ministry

    However, all officers and staff residing in containment zones shall be exempted from coming to office till their containment zone is de-notified, the statement said.

    Toolkit case: Have not leaked anything to media, police tells Delhi HC

    The court asked the police to file an affidavit containing its submission that it has not leaked any material relating to the investigation to the media.

    Toolkit case: Have not leaked anything to media, police tells Delhi HC

    The court was hearing Ravi's plea to restrain police from leaking to the media any probe material in relation to the FIR lodged against her.

    Coronavirus in Delhi: 2,463 news cases reported in 24 hrs, positivity rate at 3.42%, says Satyendar Jain

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed about the current situation of the national capital on COVID-19. He said that the Union Territory has recorded 2,463 positive cases in last 24 hours with positivity rate of 3.42%. He also said that the positivity rate is less than 5 per cent since seven days. Coronavirus in Delhi: 2,463 news cases reported in 24 hrs, positivity rate at 3.42%, says Satyendar Jain

    Stock market news: Vodafone Idea shares climb over 2%

    A total of 39,751,932 shares changed hands on the counter till 01:22PM (IST).

    Stock market news: Ashok Leyland share price gains over 1%

    A total of 1,199,006 shares changed hands on the counter till 12:58PM (IST).

    Stock market news: Infosys share price trades flat

    A total of 1,420,449 shares changed hands on the counter till 12:50PM (IST).

    Stock market news: BHEL share price leaps over 8%

    A total of 8,428,583 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:04AM (IST).

    Stock market news: IOC share price trade flat

    A total of 1,808,990 shares changed hands on the counter till 12:31PM (IST).

    Stock market news: SBI share price gains nearly 2%

    Shares of State Bank of India traded 1.66 per cent up in trade at 12:26PM on Wednesday.

    Stock market news: Tata Motors shares trade flat

    A total of 1,789,765 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:21AM (IST).

    10,000 more to join, Delhi on edge over mega farmers protest

    Around 1.45pm on Sunday, traffic on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway stalled at Jaisingh Khera as hundreds of farmers from Rajasthan were stopped by police from going further.

    Stock market news: SBI share price rises nearly 2%

    Shares of State Bank of India traded 1.58 per cent up in trade at 12:18PM on Tuesday.

    Stock market news: ONGC share price jumps 6.68%

    A total of 2,177,809 shares changed hands on the counter till 12:13PM (IST).

    Stock market news: Punjab National Bank shares gain over 1%

    Shares of Punjab National Bank traded 1.22 per cent up in trade at 12:07PM on Tuesday.

    Toolkit case: Some media coverage of FIR against Disha Ravi sensational, prejudicial, says HC

    The court, however, asked media houses to ensure that no leaked investigation material is broadcast as it could affect the probe and directed Delhi Police to abide by its stand, on affidavit, that it has not leaked nor intends to leak any probe details to the press.

    Stock market news: Vedanta share price leaps 7%

    A total of 1,584,025 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:03AM (IST).

    Stock market news: Hindalco Industries shares jump 5%

    A total of 679,029 shares changed hands on the counter till 10:55AM (IST).

    Delhi University reopens central library for research scholars, faculty members

    "Library facilities under DULS will be made operational in phases. In first phase only bona-fide faculty members, Ph.D/M.Phil scholars will be allowed to use library reading room facilities. The reading room facilities would be limited to 10 AM to 4 PM during the week days i.e. Monday to Friday," the notification read.

    Stock market news: Vodafone Idea shares tanks 5%

    A total of 54,492,945 shares changed hands on the counter till 01:45PM (IST).

    Stock market news: Bharti Airtel shares slip 1%

    A total of 217,975 shares changed hands on the counter till 01:29PM (IST).

    Cold wave conditions likely in Delhi over next 4 days, says IMD

    The minimum temperature had increased slightly to 5.5 degrees Celsius on Monday under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) affecting the upper reaches of the Himalayas. The maximum temperature settled at 23.5 degrees Celsius, two notches more than normal.

    New Delhi Railway Station is ready for a Rs 6,500 crore makeover. Here are the complete details

    The makeover, which will see a mix of retail, office and hospitality spread across 30 acres near the prime Connaught Place area, is part of the railway monetisation plan undertaken by the Centre.

    Muradnagar tragedy: Death toll rises to 25; family members of deceased protest at Delhi-Meerut highway

    Muradnagar tragedy: Family members of deceased protest at Delhi-Meerut highway; demand Rs 10 lakh from the govt for the family of the injured, Rs 15 lakh for that of the deceased & a govt job assurance. Siddhant Mishra brings us this ground report.Muradnagar tragedy: Death toll rises to 25; family members of deceased protest at Delhi-Meerut highway

    Stock market news: IDFC First Bank shares climb 3.01%

    Shares of IDFC First Bank Ltd. traded 3.01 per cent up in trade at 01:27PM on Thursday.

    Stock market news: Tata Steel shares surges 12.71%

    A total of 2,855,608 shares changed hands on the counter till 01:17PM (IST).

    Stock market news: Vodafone Idea shares down 3.78%

    A total of 127,095,302 shares changed hands on the counter till 12:54PM (IST).

    ETtech Bytes on 26 Jan. 2020: Top 5 Tech News, in 10 Minutes

    From internet services being suspended in Delhi NCR in the wake of farmers’ protests to Twitter and Facebook’s push for news, here’s a look at the top tech news today.

    Stock market news: IndusInd Bank shares slip nearly 2%

    Shares of IndusInd Bank Ltd. traded 1.71 per cent down in trade at 12:50PM on Wednesday.

    Stock market news: Vodafone Idea shares gain over 2%

    A total of 44,963,617 shares changed hands on the counter till 12:45PM (IST).

    QR code-based healthcare cards for everyone in Delhi may be reality by August, this year

    Delhi government has set the ball rolling for ensuring that by August every Delhiite has a QR code-based health card with his or her basic clinical details to easily access public healthcare facilities.

    Red Fort incident: Delhi court sends man to 7-day police custody

    ​​Iqbal Singh, carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest, was nabbed from Hoshiarpur by the Delhi Police's Special Cell and brought to the national capital today.

    Stock market news: Vodafone Idea shares trade flat

    A total of 13,363,515 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:09AM (IST).

    Stock market news: Reliance Industries shares gain 2.86%

    A total of 23,057 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:03AM (IST).

    Stock market news: Indian Bank shares up 4.41%

    Shares of Indian Bank traded 4.41 per cent up in trade at 10:57AM on Tuesday.

    Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor'

    Delhi's air quality remained "very poor" on Tuesday and is predicted to turn "severe" this week due to unfavourable meteorological conditions. The city's air quality index (AQI) was 346 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 318 on Monday and 268 on Sunday.

    Derogatory remark against Sufi saint: SC refuses to quash FIRs against TV news anchor

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash FIRs against TV anchor Amish Devgan for his alleged defamatory remark against Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti during a show on June 15 but said he will get protection from any coercive action if he continues to cooperate with the probe.

    Delhi fruit and vegetable traders divided over Bharat Bandh

    Similarly, Kashmir Apple Merchants Association and the Himachal Pradesh Merchant Association supports the bandh. Vijay Talra, vice president of the association said there would be no apple trade on Tuesday. However, he added that traders have not asked farmers to stop sending apples since trucks take 2-3 days to reach Mandi from Kashmir.

    Elaborate security arrangements in place for 'Bandh', says Delhi Police

    The agitating farmers have called 'Bharat bandh' on December 8 and threatened to intensify their agitation and block more roads leading to the national capital if the government did not accept their demands.

    Delhi's air quality remains in 'poor' category

    According to Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) mobile app, SAMEER, the city's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 281 on Monday morning. It was 274 on Sunday. It was 251 on Saturday, 296 on Friday, 283 on Thursday and 211 on Wednesday.

    Bird flu: Delhi rolls back ban on chicken, eggs

    The restrictions, enforced due to an outbreak of bird flu in 10 states, were lifted after the Centre asked states not to curb interstate supplies of poultry and poultry products. Additionally, samples of birds from the markets tested negative for bird flu.

    'Good news' on Karnataka cabinet rejig soon: CM Yediyurappa after meeting senior BJP leaders

    "On cabinet expansion, there was a detailed discussion. You will get good news soon," Yediyurappa told reporters after the meeting.

    ETtech Morning Dispatch on Feb. 5, 2021: The Delhi Police-Greta Thunberg-Twitter Trainwreck

    Delhi Police files FIR after Greta Thunberg tweets farmers' protest 'toolkit'. Pandemic hiring at Indian startups. Uber, Ola and Meru mean business.

    TMC MP Mahua Moitra urges HC to stay proceedings in defamation case

    Mahua Moitra, who has challenged the summons and framing of charges against her in the case, also sought the high court to prepone the date of hearing in her petition which is listed on February 18.

    No reimposing lockdown, third wave of Covid-19 has passed its peak: Delhi Health Minister

    There will be no reimposition of lockdown in Delhi, clarified health minister Satyendar Jain on Monday while adding that the third wave of Covid-19 has passed its peak in the national capital.

    Huge traffic snarls at Delhi-Gurugram border amid farmers' protest

    Heavy traffic was seen at Delhi-Gurugram border in view of farmers protest on November 30. Police personnel are overseeing the border area. DCP South-West, Ingit Pratap Singh said, "We haven’t received any inputs on farmers coming here. We are taking precautionary measures and preparing for the same at both Singhu and Tikri border." Farmers have continued their protest against agriculture laws at Delhi border. They are agitating ever since passing of new farm laws by central government. Huge traffic snarls at Delhi-Gurugram border amid farmers' protest

    Fares slightly higher to discourage inessential travel: Indian Railways

    In a statement, a Railway Ministry spokesperson said: "Recently, there have been some reports in the section of media about higher price being charged from those travelling in passenger trains over small distances."

    Tell telcos to curb fake SMS headers, Delhi High Court directs TRAI

    The fintech industry hailed the Delhi High Court order on TRAI, as inadequate monitoring had allowed fraudsters to send fake messages under duplicate SMS headers.

    Disha urges HC to stop police from ‘leaking’ probe material to media

    Ravi has sought directions to restrain the news channels from publishing contents and/or extracts of any alleged private chats between her and third parties or reporting in a manner that is violative of right to fair trial and right to privacy.

    Stock market news: Reliance Industries shares up 0.22%

    Shares of Reliance Industries Ltd. traded 0.22 per cent up in trade at 10:55AM on Thursday.

    Stock market news: Tata Motors shares rise 1.17%

    A total of 4,260,154 shares changed hands on the counter till 10:50AM (IST).

    BJP churning out fake news items; bringing in 'tourists' ahead of Bengal polls, says TMC

    Referring to certain videos and news items being circulated on social media, Ghosh Dastidar described them as "fake news produced from the factory of the BJP".

    India's first big MeToo win: Former Minister loses defamation case to Priya Ramani

    Ramani had made allegation of sexual misconduct against Akbar in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018.

    Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai tests positive for COVID-19

    Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain had been infected with coronavirus. An official said that Rai, who is also AAP's Delhi convenor, had met party workers around Diwali.

    Delhi riots: High Court asks police to file report on vigilance inquiry on leakage of confessional statement

    The high court was informed by advocate Amit Mahajan, representing the Delhi Police, that the vigilance inquiry with regard to the confessional statement being leaked from the case diaries has been concluded. He sought time to file the status report in this regard.

    Stock market news: Future Retail shares down 4.99%

    A total of 57,981 shares changed hands on the counter till 10:43AM (IST).

    Stock market news: RIL shares up 0.27% as Nifty gains

    The Delhi High Court on Tuesday provided relief to Amazon as it asked Future Group to maintain the status quo in its deal to sell its retail and wholesale assets to Reliance Industries in a major setback for both companies.

    No suo motu contempt case registered against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai: SC clarifies

    On September 17, 2020, Attorney General K K Venugopal had declined his consent to initiate contempt action against Sardesai.

    Farmers' protest: Delhi Traffic Police advises people to take alternate routes to enter, exit Haryana

    Both the border points at Singhu and Tikri are closed as the farmers have rejected the Centre's offer to hold talks over the farm laws opposed by them. The closure of borders has also resulted in heavy traffic on other alternate routes between Delhi and Haryana.

    Stock market news: Punjab National Bank share price rises over 1%

    Shares of Punjab National Bank traded 1.08 per cent up in trade at 12:14PM on Thursday.

    Plea in SC for removal of protesting farmers from Delhi borders citing spread of Covid-19

    A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking immediate removal of farmers, who are protesting against the recently passed Farm Acts, from the Delhi-NCR borders.Plea in SC for removal of protesting farmers from Delhi borders citing spread of Covid-19

    From climate activist to 'Toolkit Editor', who is Disha Ravi?

    Disha's role came under the lens of the Delhi Police after Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted a toolkit document which the police say had led to the January 26 violence in New Delhi.

    Delhi High Court restrains Arnab Goswami's Republic TV from using 'News Hour' title

    The court found no merit in Republic TV's argument that the words 'News Hour' are generic, widely used and as such Times Group cannot claim a proprietary right.

    Covid-19: Centre mulls night curfew in Delhi after consultation with experts

    According to officials, these suggestions were made during discussions with various stakeholders including the NDMA, health authorities, Delhi government and Delhi Police.

    Supreme Court issues fresh notices to Twitter, centre

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued fresh notices to Twitter Communications India and the central government on a PIL which demanded a mechanism to stop the spread of fake news, hate news and anti-India posts on social media.

    Government extends validity of driving licence and vehicle documents till March 2021

    The road transport and highways ministry on Sunday extended the validity of driving licence (DL) and other vehicle related documents such as RC, permits and fitness certificate till March 31. This will be applicable for documents whose validity has expired since February 2020 or would expire by March 31, 2021.

    400 coronavirus ICU beds added in Delhi in past few days, more coming up: Satyendra Jain

    AAP government had on Thursday directed private hospitals to increase the percentage of non-ICU COVID-19 beds from 50 to 60. It had also ordered 42 private hospitals to reserve with immediate effect 80 percent of their ICU beds for coronavirus patients.

    Amazon urges NCLT not to allow any meeting of Future Group's shareholders, creditors for approving RIL deal

    Last week, the Mumbai bench of the NCLT directed both Future Retail and Reliance Retail to submit their petition as a composite scheme rather than two separate scheme matters as transferee company and transferor company.

    After clash with police, farmers allowed to enter Delhi; Burari ground new epicentre of protest

    Around 600 farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws headed to Sant Nirankari Ground, one of the biggest in the national capital, following several hours of confrontation with the police at different border points with Haryana.

    Indian Railways to refund full ticket to passengers who missed their train from Delhi due to farmers' stir

    The refund is applicable for all ticket holders who were unable to reach the Railway station in Delhi and could not take train due to farmers tractor rally.

    Delhi COVID hospitals get 1,300 ICU beds, 2,000 normal ones in two weeks; CM monitoring situation

    "A total of 1,300 ICU beds and 2,000 non-ICU beds for COVID-19 patients have been added in Delhi in the past two weeks, with the maximum 232 ICU beds in GTB Hospital. In Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, 200 ICU beds have been added in the same period," the official said.

    2G scam case: Delhi HC says it will hear in January CBI's appeal against acquittal

    The Delhi High Court Tuesday said it will hear in January the CBI's appeal against the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. Justice Yogesh Khanna fixed January 13 to 15, 2021 for hearing the appeal.

    Delhi's air quality in 'moderate' category

    ​Favorable ventilation condition is likely to keep Delhi's AQI in the moderate category for the next two days, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said.

    TMC 's Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha, BJP welcomes him

    "If you sit here quietly and cannot do anything, then it is better that you resign from here and go to the land of Bengal and be with people," he said in the Upper House of Parliament.

    Not ‘Jewar’ or ‘Delhi Noida’, it’s officially Noida International Airport now

    NCR’s second airport, coming up at Jewar in Greater Noida, will officially be known as Noida International Airport and will have as its constant companion a logo depicting a flying sarus crane, Uttar Pradesh’s state bird that has one of its richest habitats in the wetlands around Noida. The concept of the logo germinated from discussions on themes centred around the state bird.

    Centre, Twitter India get SC notice on plea seeking mechanism to regulate content spreading hate

    A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued the notices on a petition filed by BJP's Vinit Goenka saying hundreds of fake Twitter handles and bogus Facebook accounts in the name of eminent people were used to mislead people.

    Mallikarjun Kharge to be Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

    Among other eligible Congress seniors are Sharma, formally part of the change-seekers in the party, P Chidambaram, who too has advocated the need for organisational and functional reforms, and Digvijaya Singh an entrenched leader.

    Coronavirus: Mumbai has more deaths but fewer cases than Bengaluru and Delhi

    A BMC analysis of 9,869 deaths in Mumbai shows the highest case fatality rate (CFR)—deaths as a proportion of cases—is among nonagenarians at 18.3%, followed by those 80-89 years old at 17.5%. This is almost four to five times the city’s average death rate of 4%.

    Rahul Gandhi attacks government over disengagement agreement with China

    His attack on the government came a day after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assured Parliament that India has not conceded anything in the sustained talks with China and it will not allow even an inch of its territory to be taken away by anyone.

    BJP faces ally pressure in Haryana, Rajasthan over farmers' protest

    Amid a groundswell of support for farmers agitating against the new farm laws, an independent MLA backing the BJP-JJP coalition in Haryana on Monday quit a key post while an NDA ally in Rajasthan issued an ultimatum to either hear out the protesters or be prepared to part ways.

    ‘Ban’ news dulls firecracker business this Deepavali

    On Friday, Yediyurappa announced that the state government will ban the use of firecrackers due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but an official press release from him later said green crackers were exempt from the ban. Sections of firework makers and traders said extensive publicity to the CM’s first statement on a cracker ban had left them in a spot.

    ED carries out search operations at 'Newsclick'

    The action is being undertaken to collect additional information to probe money laundering charges against the news company and its promoters, the sources said.

    Covid: Maharashtra makes PCR test must for people coming from Delhi, 3 other states

    Maharashtra is worried over rising number of Covid cases and on Monday, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state may take some steps within two days. “We may have to take some strong steps. If it is not imposing the lockdown, then we might reimpose some of the restrictions,” said Tope.

    Tanishq ad: Plea in HC to regulate news channels from broadcasting content on communal disharmony

    The plea said it can be clearly inferred from the Tata jewellery brand advertisement that its purpose was to showcase the spirit of unity and brotherhood amongst two religious groups.

    There's a need for self-regulation in social and traditional media to prevent devaluation of news, says Vice President Naidu

    Journalism by nature, the vice president said, is supposed to be critical of the order of the times based on facts and supported by evidence. But he emphasised that this should not slip into "complete negativity".

    Masks, distancing, demography: The mystery behind India's declining Covid cases

    On September 16 last year, India reported a record 97,894 coronavirus cases. Nearly four-and-half months later, on Feb 2, India registered 8,635 new cases. The drop in Covid numbers assumes significance as several countries are experiencing a second and in some cases even third wave of Covid-19 virus. Scientists have proposed numerous theories to explain this unprecedented fall.

    Why are coronavirus cases falling in India

    The drop in coronavirus numbers assumes significance as several countries across the world are experiencing a second and in some cases even third wave of Covid-19 virus.

    Parliamentary IT Panel summons Facebook, Twitter on misuse of online news media

    The parliamentary panels have maintained that officials from most of these social media sites have failed to give satisfactory replies. The hearing of the IT panel scheduled for January 21 assumes significance in this regard.

    Union budget reflects PM's vision for 'minimum government, maximum governance', says Jitendra Singh

    Speaking to media persons, he said, as one of the six pillars of the visionary budget, it outlines plans for reforms as one of the core principles of minimum government, maximum governance.

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