Close loopholes in ban on assault-style firearms, gun-control advocates urge MPs

Advocates who led the push to ban an array of assault-style firearms are telling federal lawmakers that government regulations prohibiting these guns are being circumvented by Canadian manufacturers. In a letter sent this week, gun-control group PolySeSouvient urges MPs to support amending the definition of prohibited firearm in the Criminal Code to include all current … Read more

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iit kanpur: Fourth Covid wave unlikely: IIT Kanpur professor | India News

LUCKNOW: The possibility of a fourth wave of Covid-19 in India remains low, believes IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agarwal, whose mathematical model has been a reference point for understanding the pandemic activity and behavior in the country over the past two years. Talking to TOI On Sunday, he said: “The surge in Covid-19 cases is … Read more

India’s weekly Covid cases up 35%, first rise since January | India News

NEW DELHI: After 11 successive weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases in India surged again this week, rising by 35% over the previous seven days’ numbers, on the back of a spike in infections in the contiguous states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. However, the overall case numbers remain low and, so far, the surge … Read more

bjp: BJP draws a blank in 5 bypolls across 4 states | India News

NEW DELHI: BJP drew a blank in bypolls to five seats across four states on Saturday, ceding the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency to Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in Bengal, finishing third behind CPM in the battle for the Ballygunge assembly segment and losing by big margins in Chhattisgarh’s Khairagarh, Bihar’s Bochaha and Maharashtra’s Kolhapur North. … Read more

navy: Navy goes full steam ahead for indigenization amidst cut down in foreign arms procurements | India News

NEW DELHI: With the government cutting down on foreign arms procurements, the Navy has further stepped on the gas for indigenization, with 39 of its 41 warships on order being built in India and around 3,400 `items’ being indigenized till now. The Navy also has the initial approval or `acceptance of necessity (AoN) for another … Read more

Monsoon likely to be normal for 4th year, says IMD, but its new ‘normal’ hints at rainfall dip | India News

NEW DELHI: Sending positive signals to India’s farm sector, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted ‘normal’ and fairly well-distributed monsoon rainfall for most parts of the country during the June-September period. It said quantitatively, the southwest (summer) monsoon rainfall is likely to be 99% of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model … Read more

After 17 years in jail, man cites juvenility, SC sets him free | India News

NEW DELHI: This is what happens when proper legal assistance is not provided to an accused. A man was 17 years and seven months old when he committed a murder but he and his lawyer did not raise the defense of juvenility at trial stage while challenging his conviction in the high court and Supreme … Read more

US will stand by India against China’s belligerence on border, Austin tells Rajnath | India News

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the India-United States bilateral two-plus-two dialogue, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh that his country would stand alongside India to protect its sovereignty in the face of China’s belligerence on its northern borders. . Singh, on his part, stressed the need for co-development and co-production … Read more

JNUSU alleges police inaction during violence; ABVP ‘politicized’ issue of non-veg at mess, says official

Delhi’s Signature Bridge is the country’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge. (Express Archive) Signature Bridge ‘bird’s eye’ project runs into hurdles A view of the city from atop the Signature Bridge will have to wait longer owing to safety concerns. According to sources, the Delhi labor department has denied permission to the tourism department to operate … Read more