20 Apr, 21:57 (IST)

Personnel of Pakistani law enforcement agencies conducted house raids on the activists of the Baloch Yakjehti Committee (BYC) in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province in Pakistan, The Balochistan Post reported.

20 Apr, 21:06 (IST)

BJP candidate from Moradabad Lok Sabha seat Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar, who was unwell for some time, died at Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Saturday, a senior party leader said. He was 72.

20 Apr, 20:00 (IST)

Intense heatwave conditions have gripped various districts of Odisha, with Baripada and Boudh registering scorching temperatures of degrees Celsius each on April 20. The state is experiencing severe heatwave conditions, posing challenges for residents as the mercury continues to soar.Odisha Records Intense Heatwave

20 Apr, 18:44 (IST)

Truck carrying gas cylinders catches fire in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, prompting concerns over potential explosions and casualties. Further details are awaited as the situation unfolds.Truck Carrying Gas Cylinders Catches Fire

20 Apr, 17:23 (IST)

Karnataka BJP Chief BY Vijayendra is under fire as an FIR has been lodged against him for a derogatory post on the official BJP Karnataka handle. Filed by the FST of Bengaluru, the FIR at Malleshwaram PS cites violations of the RP Act and IPC sections 505 and 153(A) concerning public tranquillity.FIR Filed Against Karnataka BJP Chief BY Vijayendra

20 Apr, 16:26 (IST)

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed rising concerns about inflation, emphasising that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure, inflation has consistently remained within the tolerance band. Sitharaman highlighted that inflation has not exceeded the tolerance band during the last ten years except for a narrow instance.Union Finance Minister Sitharaman Addresses Rising Inflation Concerns

20 Apr, 14:23 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh Congress President Y S Sharmila on Saturday filed her nomination for the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat. Sharmila was accompanied by Sunitha Narreddy, her cousin and daughter of Y S Vivekananda Reddy, who was murdered in the run-up to the 2019 polls.

20 Apr, 12:48 (IST)

Former Congress leader Tajinder Singh Bittu officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today at the party headquarters in Delhi, marking a significant political shift. In the presence of Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and party general secretary Vinod Tawde, Bittu made his allegiance to the BJP public. Bittu's move comes after his resignation from the Congress earlier in the day, where he held the position of AICC Secretary In-Charge for Himachal Pradesh.Tajinder Singh Bittu Joins BJP

20 Apr, 11:51 (IST)

After the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said that the BJP's "400 paar" film has become super flop on the first day itself. "The Mahagathbandhan is winning all four seats in the first phase. We have held block-wise meetings and the feedback has been very good. The BJP's "400 paar" film has become a super flop on the first day itself. The people of Bihar are aware and will teach them a lesson," he said.

20 Apr, 10:36 (IST)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s India visit, scheduled for April 21 and 22, has been postponed. Musk was to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and announce plans to enter the India market. Confirming the news, Musk wrote on X, “Unfortunately, very heavy Tesla obligations require that the visit to India be delayed, but I do very much look forward to visiting later this year.”

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Mumbai, April 20: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a severe heat wave alert for Odisha on Friday, April 19. Bhubaneshwar recorded the season's highest temperature at 43.6 degrees Celsius. "Severe heat wave conditions are likely at isolated places over Odisha during 18-19 April and heat wave conditions on 20-21 April 2024," IMD said in a post on X. In a political development in Maharashtra, Minister and Ajit Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, Chhagan Bhujbal, who was eyeing to contest as Mahayuti candidate in the Lok Sabha polls, has withdrawn from the race. Bhujbal withdrew from contesting the polls over a delay in announcing the candidate for the Nashik seat.

The Election Commission on Friday, April 19, said that nearly 60 percent polling was reported till 5 pm in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Polling for the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls took place in 102 constituencies across 21 states and Union Territories. In an unfortunate incident in Odisha, at least two people were killed, and seven others were missing after a boat they were travelling in capsized in the Mahanadi River in Jharsuguda district. The alleged incident occurred when the boat carrying around 50 passengers went from Patharseni Kuda to Banjipalli in Bargarh district. Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1 Polling: People Across India Are Voting for NDA in Record Numbers, Says PM Narendra Modi As First Phase of General Polls Ends.

On Friday, April 19, Air India said it is suspending its flights to and from Tel Aviv until April 30 amid tensions in the Middle East. The airline operates four weekly flights between Delhi and the city of Israel. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the ED of misrepresenting the diet chart prepared by his doctor while opposing the investigating agency's allegations of deliberately increasing sugar levels. The AAP convener said he cannot risk "paralysis" to get bail. Pragya Misra, Director of Public Affairs of Truecaller, has reportedly become OpenAI's first hire in India.

Apple said on Friday that it had removed Meta-owned apps such as WhatsApp and Threads from its App Store in China. The decision came at the request of the Chinese government. Apple said that China's internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, ordered the removal of applications from the App Store due to "national security concerns". The Iranian Consulate in Paris faced a potential bomb threat on Friday, April 19, after a allegedly threatened to blow himself inside the building. After the incident, the French police surrounded the Iranian consulate and arrested the suspect. Arvind Kejriwal Moves Fresh Plea in Delhi Court Seeks Direction to Jail Authorities To Administer Insulin and Allow To Consult With Doctors.

Air India on Friday said that the suspension of its flights to and from Dubai will continue till Sunday, April 21. "We regret to inform cancellation of its flights to and from Dubai due to continued operational disruptions at Dubai Airport," the airline said in a statement. Meanwhile, Singapore has recalled the Everest Fish Curry Masala, a popular spice mix imported from India, due to the alleged presence of increased quantities of ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide is a pesticide that is considered unfit for human consumption.