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Tuesday, January 26

Farmers' Protest: Chanting 'jai jawan jai kisan' farmers pour into Delhi on tractors, horses, cranes

New Delhi, Jan 26: Chanting 'rang de basanti' and 'jai jawan jai kisan' numerous farmers rode tractors, motorbikes, horses and even cranes to cross the national capital's borders into the city for their proposed parade against the three contentious f....

Marred by violence: Did farmers digress on what was agreed upon

New Delhi, Jan 26: The farmers protesting at the three borders said that they decided to adhere to the route agreed upon during their meetings, but some groups of protesters started the rally and drove on prohibited routes within Delhi. The

Monday, January 25

Chirag Paswan thanks PM Modi for Padma honour for his late father

New Delhi, Jan 25: Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday after former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award, and said Modi always gave respect to his father.

Govt to impose green tax on old polluting vehicles, Nitin Gadkari approves proposal

New Delhi, Jan 25: The government plans to impose green tax on old polluting vehicles soon in a bid protect environment and curb pollution. Vehicles like strong hybrids, electric vehicles and those running on alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol

Assam elections 2021: Shah takes a dig at Congress on infiltration

Guwahati, Jan 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that if the Congress-AIUDF combine come to power in Assam they will open "all gates" to welcome infiltrators. Addressing a public rally here, Shah said the Congress rule in the

Asaduddin Owaisi slams Prakash Javadekar over his Ram temple comment

New Delhi, Jan 25: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed Union minister Prakash Javadekar's comment on Ram temple and invoked Supreme Court's November 2019 order in the Ayodhya dispute case. The Union minister had said he was in Ayodhya in

Sunday, January 24

Varun Dhawan marries Natasha Dalal in intimate ceremony

Mumbai, Jan 24: Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan tied the knot with fashion designer Natasha Dalal on Sunday evening at Alibaug's luxurious resort The Mansion House in an intimate ceremony attended by family and close friends. Dhawan, 33, shared two phot....

Farmers' unions issue dos and don'ts for tractor rally on Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 24: Farmer leaders on Sunday appealed to those participating in the Republic Day tractor march to carry enough ration for 24 hours and ensure that the rally remains peaceful. "No one should carry any weapon or

PM Modi likely to address the World Economic Forum on 28th January; Xi Jinping among listed speakers

New Delhi, Jan 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to address the World Economic Forum on 28th January, via video conference. Chinese President Xi Jinping to also address the forum. The Davos Agenda 2021 will be held virtually from

Aviation sector workers be vaccinated on priority after health workers: MoCA to MoHFW

New Delhi, Jan 24: Frontline workers in the aviation sector should be considered for COVID-19 vaccination on priority basis after health workers have been given the jabs, the civil aviation ministry has told the Union health ministry. As per

Saturday, January 23

Info security biggest challenge to national security: Army chief Naravane

Nagpur, Jan 23: Army chief General M M Naravane on Saturday said information security is the biggest challenge to national security in the present scenario 'which can give a strong shock to the economy and can handicap government machinery also'. {im....

Let's have a duel: Amit Shah slams vaccine critics

Guwahati, Jan 23: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday lambasted those who have been criticising the efficacies of COVID-19 vaccines, saying that there should be no politics on public health. At a function in Guwahati to extend the

Bird flu: 3 peacocks,2 peahens found dead in Maharashtra's Beed

Aurangabad, Jan 23: Amid cases of avian influenza reported from parts of Maharashtra, six birds, including three peacocks and two peahens, were found dead in Beed district of the state, officials said on Saturday. The samples of these birds,

PM Modi reaches Assam, to distribute 1 lakh land allotment certificates

Guwahati, Jan 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Assam on Saturday which is his first in the run-up to the state assembly elections likely in April. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Sivas....

Friday, January 22

Members of Republic Day contingents undergo COVID-19 test ahead of parade

New Delhi, Jan 22: Ahead of the Republic Day parade, members of the tableaux contingents from various states, ministries and government departments underwent COVID-19 test at a cultural camp in Delhi Cantonment on Friday, officials said. On the side....

Damage worth Rs 1,000 crore: Adar Poonawalla on Serum Institute fire

Pune, Jan 22: The Serum Institute of India (SII) on Friday said it has suffered losses of over Rs 1,000 crore due to the devastating fire that erupted a day before at its premises here, even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav

Fuel price hike: Petrol, diesel prices reach all-time high in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 22: Petrol price in the national capital has reached its record high at Rs 85.45 per litre on Friday morning after petrol and diesel prices were hiked almost 25 paise per litre by oil companies. The cost of

Zydus Cadila begins enrolment for  Phase 3 vaccine trial: Reports

New Delhi, Jan 22: Zydus Cadila has started enrolling and dosing participants in India for the Phase 3 clinical trial of its three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D, according to reports. The trials are expected to take place across four cities - Surat,

Thursday, January 21

Fire at Serum Institute very tragic and unfortunate: Sharad Pawar

Mumbai, Jan 21: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday termed the fire at the Serum Institute of India in Pune as very tragic and unfortunate and condoled the death of five people in the incident. Five men died after

Covid vaccination: Over 1 million healthcare workers get shots on day six till 6 pm

New Delhi, Jan 21: The number of healthcare workers who have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs in the country till the evening of the sixth day of the nationwide immunisation drive has reached 9,99,065 as per provisional reports, Union Health Ministry s....

Budget 2021: Auto dealers want FM to introduce vehicle depreciation benefits

New Delhi, Jan 21: Ahead of the upcoming Union Budget, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) urged finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to introduce benefits of claiming depreciation on vehicles for income tax-paying individuals and....

PM Modi likely get vaccination in second phase of drive: Reports

New Delhi, Jan 21: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be vaccinated in the second phase of COVID-19 inoculation drive launched on January 16, according to the sources. Along with the Prime Minister, all the current Chief Ministers will take th....

Wednesday, January 20

Look forward to working with President Biden: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Joe Biden after his swearing-in as the new US President. "My warmest congratulations to Joe Biden on his assumption of office as President of the United

Another MLA quits TMC to join BJP; voices of discontentment grows louder in TMC

New Delhi, Jan 20: Desertions and dissidence continued to afflict the ruling Trinamool Congress, with another MLA joining the BJP on Wednesday while another elected representative publicly aired his grievances. Arindam Bhattacharya, the MLA of Santi....

Pak action against LeT, JeM incomplete says Biden’s pick for Pentagon

New Delhi, Jan 20: Gen (retired) Lloyd Austin, president-elect Joe Biden's pick for the Pentagon has said that Pakistan's actions against against anti-India terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are incomplete. He also desc....

Martyrs’ Day: On Jan 30, the entire nation will go quiet at 11 am

New Delhi, Jan 20: The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to the Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories laid down for observance of Martyrs' Day on January 30. At 11 am on January 30 silence should be observed,

Tuesday, January 19

West Bengal govt makes key poll appointments ahead of EC visit

Kolkata, Jan 19: IAS officers Smaraki Mahapatra and Sanghamitra Ghosh were appointed as the joint chief electoral officer and additional chief electoral officer, respectively, by the West Bengal government on Tuesday, a day before the full bench of t....

Concerns about adverse effects post COVID-19 vaccination seem unfounded, negligible: Centre

New Delhi, Jan 19: Urging healthcare workers not to hesitate to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the Centre on Tuesday said it was their societal responsibility to get inoculated, and concerns about adverse effects, as of now, seem to be "unfounded, negligi....

Centre issues Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech for 45 lakh doses of Covaxin

Hyderabad, Jan 19: Bharat Biotech has secured a fresh Letter of Comfort from the Centre for another 45 lakh doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, sources said. Out of the 45 lakh doses, the city-based vaccine maker will

TN: Schools reopen for class 10th, 12th in Chennai today after a gap of over nine months

Chennai, Jan 19: Schools reopen for class 10th and 12th in Chennai on Tuesday after a gap of over nine months. "Half of our syllabus was covered during online classes. I'm happy to see my friends after so long

Monday, January 18

C-Voter Opinion Poll predicts clear win for BJP in Asaam

New Delhi, Jan 18: Sarbananda Sonowal is likely to return to power as the BJP-led NDA might get 73-81 seats in the upcoming polls, crossing the magic number of 63. UPA is projected to win 36-44 seats, the ABP-C Voter opinion

TN Polls: Stalin accuses AIADMK govt of putting on hold projects brought during DMK rule

Chennai, Jan 18: DMK chief M K Stalin on Monday accused the AIADMK government of blocking schemes such as the Hogenakkal integrated drinking water project, brought by his party when it was in power. Participating in a people's gram

Delhi cops will decide on who can enter Delhi: Supreme Court on farmers' tractor parade

New Delhi, Jan 18: The Supreme court, during a hearing today, said Delhi police should determine whom should enter the capital or not, when asked about the tractor rally planned by farmers for republic day. "We have indicated to

Seropositivity for COVID-19 found to be lesser in smokers, vegetarians: CSIR

New Delhi, Jan 18: Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity indicating that they may be at a lesser risk of getting infected by coronavirus, according to a pan-India serosurvey conducted by the CSIR. The survey also

Sunday, January 17

Tandav controversy: Centre seeks explanation from Amazon Prime Video

New Delhi, Jan 17: Taking cognisance of complaints that Hindu gods and goddesses have been ridiculed in web series ''Tandav'', the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Sunday sought an explanation from streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on ....

Rethink move to ban poultry sale: Centre to States

New Delhi, Jan 17: The Central government on Saturday requested the state governments across the country to rethink the ban on the sale of poultry, and allow the selling of poultry products sourced from non-infected areas/states. The central team for....

Miffed Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy named state unit vice-president

Kolkata, Jan 17: Three time Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Satabdi Roy, who has called a truce with the party after a brief rebellion that triggered speculations of her crossing over to the BJP, was on Sunday appointed vice-president of the West

Farmers Protest: Ready to protest till May 2024, says BKU leader Tikait

New Delhi, Jan 17: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said farmers are prepared to protest against the Centre''s new farm laws "till May 2024", and termed the ongoing agitation by peasants at Delhi borders as an "ideological

Coronavirus: India records 15,144 new cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi, Jan 17: India's COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 1,05,57,985 with 15,144 new cases in a day, while 1,01,96,885 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.58 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry

UK invites India for G7 summit

New Delhi, Jan 17: The United Kingdom has invited India for the G7 Summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to attend the summit as a guest. The summit will be held in the English region of Cornwall

Saturday, January 16

Keep a check on rumours, disinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines: Vardhan to states

New Delhi, Jan 16: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asked his counterparts in states and union territories to keep a check on rumours and disinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines as he held a review meeting on day one of the inoculation drive

Covid-19 vaccination Day 1: 1 ‘severe’, 51 ‘minor’ cases of adverse events reported in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 16: One "severe" and 51 "minor" cases of AEFI (adverse events following immunisation) were reported among health workers who were administered the coronavirus vaccine in Delhi on the first day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Satur....

AIIMS Delhi vaccinates first Indian as PM launches India’s historic drive

New Delhi, Jan 16: A sanitation worker became the first person to receive vaccine jab at AIIMS, Delhi on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched nation-wide covid-19 vaccination drive. Billed as the world's largest vaccination progr....

When 'Go corona, go' becomes chant of the nation

New Delhi, Jan 16: A video of Union Minister Ramdas Athawale during March, 2020, Chinese Consul General in Mumbai Tang Guocai and Buddhist monks chanting 'Go corona, go corona' at a prayer meet has gone viral on social media. The video

Friday, January 15

Man from Varanasi held for abducting DGCA employee: Police

New Delhi, Jan 15: A 24-year-old man and a taxi driver were arrested for allegedly abducting an employee of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and stealing his mobile phone, police here said on Friday. The accused were identified as

COVID-19: Dr Reddy's gets DCGI nod to conduct phase 3 clinical trials for Sputnik V vaccine

New Delhi, Jan 15: Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday said it has received approval from the Drugs Control General of India (DCGI) to conduct phase 3 clinical trial for the Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19. The phase 3 study

Rajnath Singh unveils India's first indigenously developed Driverless metro car

Bengaluru, Jan 15: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday unveiled the country's first indigenously designed and developed Driverless Metro Car at the BEML manufacturing facility in Bengaluru. The minister, who visited the facility, said he was pr....

None should make the mistake of testing our patience: Army Chief

New Delhi, Jan 15: You all are aware of ongoing tension with China on northern borders. Regarding conspiracy to unilaterally change status quo on borders. A befitting reply was given. I want to assure the country that the sacrifice of the

7th Pay Commission: CG employees could expect a double bonanza soon

New Delhi, Jan 15: Two positive developments are likely with regard to the 7th Pay Commission. The first would be a 4 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA), expected this month itself and the second would be the Dearness Relief

Thursday, January 14

Brazil sends aircraft to collect COVID-19 vaccines; India says export 'may take some time'

New Delhi, Jan 14: India on Thursday said it is still assessing production schedules and availability of the COVID-19 vaccines, and any decision on their supply to other countries "may take some time". This was stated by the Ministry of

Top EC official reviews poll preparations in Bengal, says law & order bad

Kolkata, Jan 14: Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain on Thursday reviewed preparations for holding assembly elections in West Bengal, and voiced concern over the law and order situation in the state, sources in the office of the state's Chief Ele....

Makaravilakku: Lakhs of Ayyappa devotees witness 'Makarajyothi' in Sabarimala adhering to COVID protocol

Sabarimala (Ker), Jan 14: Amid strict COVID-19 protocol, hundreds of devotees on Thursday offered prayers at the famous Lord Ayyappa temple here on the auspicious occasion of ''Makaravilakku'', marking the culmination of the over two-month-long pilgr....

No head of state from foreign country as Republic Day chief guest this year

New Delhi, Jan 14: Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said there will be no Foreign Head of State or Head of Government as the Chief Guest for India's Republic Day 2021 event due to the global Covid-19 situation, days after

Kolkata allocated with highest number of COVID-19 vaccines in West Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 14: Kolkata has been allocated the highest number of COVID vaccines in West Bengal, at 93,500, for the first phase of the vaccination drive scheduled to begin on January 16, a senior health official said on Thursday.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor to speak on ‘Life in Post Pandemic World’

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14: As mankind is entering a critical phase in the war against the unseen enemy called Covid-19, what is more needed is a vision to move on. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, world renowned author, former diplomat and present Member of

Wednesday, January 13

401 students and folk artists to feature in cultural programme at Republic Day parade

New Delhi, Jan 13: A total of 321 students from four schools in Delhi and 80 folk artists from Kolkata will take part in the cultural programme at the Republic Day parade at Rajpath, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

PM Modi to kick off India's Covid vaccination drive with virtual launch of CoWIN app on Jan 16

New Delhi, Jan 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch India's Covid-19 vaccination campaign, touted as the largest vaccination programme in the world with the rollout of CoWIN app on Jan 16. CoWIN, is the official platform established t....

'The Girl on The Train' teaser out: Parineeti Chopra-starrer film to hit Netflix in February

Mumbai, Jan 13: Thriller movie "The Girl on The Train", starring Parineeti Chopra, is now set to release on Netflix on February 26, the streaming giant announced on Wednesday. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the film is an official remake

Punjab State Dear New Year Lohri Bumper Lottery Result 2021: Check prize scheme and date

New Delhi, Jan 13: The winners of the Punjab State Dear New Year Lohri Bumper Lottery Result 2021 will be declared soon. The same once declared will be available on the official website. The Department of Finance Punjab Government, Directorate of

Tuesday, January 12

Minimum temperature in Delhi dips to 4.3 degrees Celsius

New Delhi, Jan 12: The minimum temperature in the national capital dropped to 4.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, and is likely to dip further in the coming days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides ....

Centre likely to buy another 4.5 crore doses of Covishield vaccine

New Delhi, Jan 12: The government has committed to buy from the Serum Institute further 4.5 crore doses of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, at a price of Rs 200 per shot plus applicable taxes by April, in addition to a firm

Monday, January 11

'Stay on farm laws no solution': Farmer leaders refuse to appear before SC-appointed panel

New Delhi, Jan 11: Farmers unions on Monday welcomed the suggestion of the Supreme Court for a stay on the farm laws implementation but said they are not willing to participate in any proceedings before a committee that may be appointed

COVID-19 pandemic: Govt not to print Budget documents this year

New Delhi, Jan 11: The voluminous Budget documents will not be printed this year following the COVID-19 protocol and will instead be distributed electronically to the Members of Parliament (MPs). This will be the first time since the presentation

Please don't force me to join politics and hurt me: Rajinikanth on fans protest in Chennai

Chennai, Jan 11: Days after his fans assembled near Valluvar Kottam in Chennai to urge him to reconsider his decision, Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday said that he will not join politics. He also urged his fans not to indulge in protests

Need to place regulator as big street, cement firms operating as a cartel: Gadkari

Mumbai, Jan 11: Big players in the steel and cement industry are indulging in cartelisation to jack-up prices, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said, pitching to place a regulator for the sectors. It will be difficult to achieve Prime

Sunday, January 10

Vaccine transport from SII to start on Jan 11 or 12: Report

Pune, Jan 10: With the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India set to rollout on January 16, the transportation of Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India's facility in Pune in Maharashtra is likely to start from the evening of January

How states are preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccines?

New Delhi, Jan 10: Ahead of the nationwide roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine from January 16, several states on Sunday said they have made all necessary preparations for the first phase of the exercise including identification vaccination sites and regist....

18,645 fresh cases push India's COVID-19 tally to 1,04,50,284

New Delhi, Jan 10: India''s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,04,50,284 with 18,645 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,00,75,950, according to the Union Health Ministry''s data updated on Sunday. The death toll reach....

Rajinikanth fan club stage demonstration over actor's political exit

Chennai, Jan 10: Chennai Police has permitted members of Rajinikanth fan club to stage a demonstration at Valluvar Kottam on Sunday to request the actor for taking back his decision not to enter politics. The protest, allegedly organised by

Saturday, January 09

Over 1,200 birds found dead across India; UP 7th state to report avian influenza

New Delhi, Jan 09: Over 1,200 birds were found dead across the country on Saturday, including 900 in a poultry farm in Maharashtra, with the Centre saying that the outbreak of avian influenza has been reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking the

PDP leader Waheed Para granted bail in 'terror-link' case by NIA court

Jammu, Jan 09: PDP youth president Waheed Para was on Saturday granted bail by an NIA court here after remaining in custody for one-and-a-half months for his alleged links with terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen. However, he was whisked away

Tamil Nadu Elections 2021: Ultimate decision on seats rests with Stalin

Chennai, Jan 09: As Tamil Nadu gears up for assembly polls in the next few months, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said his party can only ask for seats in the state and will accept whatever is given by its

Held for more than 12 hours: UK returnees create ruckus at Delhi airport

New Delhi, Jan 09: After India-UK flights resumed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that travellers coming from the UK to the national capital will have to undergo a seven-day institutional quarantine and a seven-day home quarantine even....

Friday, January 08

Amid short supplies, Pfizer-BioNTech doses can be 6 weeks apart: WHO

Geneva, Jan 08: World Health Organisation experts on Friday issued recommendations that the interval between administration of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus can be extended to up to six weeks. WHO's Strategic Advis....

Tamil Nadu govt withdraws nod for 100 per cent occupancy in theatres

Chennai, Jan 08: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday cancelled its order permitting 100 per cent occupancy in movie theatres and said the capacity shall be restricted to 50 per cent. Days after allowing full capacity in cinemas following

7th Pay Commission: Big relief on DA by Modi sarkar expected this month

New Delhi, Jan 08: In an important development regarding the 7th Pay Commission, the Central Government employees are expected to get a four per cent increase in their Dearness Allowance. This is expected to take effect in January 2021 itself and

After meeting NSA Doval, top French diplomat says China not being allowed to play procedural games

New Delhi, Jan 08: China is not being allowed to play any procedural games and France has been very supportive of India at the UNSC on the Kashmir issue, Emmanuel Bonne, the diplomatic advisor to French President, Emmanuel Macron said. He

Thursday, January 07

Centre asks 4 states to maintain strict vigil to curb recent spike in COVID-19 cases

New Delhi, Jan 07: The Centre has asked four states recording a surge in COVID-19 cases -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal -- to maintain a "strict vigil" and take steps to curb the recent spike. Union Health

KGF Chapter 2 teaser leaked ahead of release on Yash's birthday

Bengaluru, Jan 07: At a time when millions of KGF fans were waiting for the official release of KGF Chapter 2 Teaser, the makers of the movie in a surprise move dropped the upcoming film's most-anticipated teaser on Thursday itself. {image-kgf-chapte....

Shiv Sena hails Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, says \"rulers in Delhi\" fear him

Mumbai, Jan 07: Calling Rahul Gandhi a warrior for standing up against the Modi government, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said "rulers in Delhi" are afraid of the Congress leader. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana also said it

Stop COVID vaccine misinformation campaigns: Harsh Vardhan to states

New Delhi, Jan 07: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan held a meeting with health ministers of states and Union territories a day before the nationwide Covid-19 vaccine dry run. Vardhan asked the state authorities to be prepared and stop misinformati....

Transport of COVID-19 vaccine set to begin: Pune to be central hub

New Delhi, Jan 07: The Centre has initiated the process of procuring the vaccine against COVID-19 after regulatory approvals were granted. This would mean that the vaccination drive could start by the end of next week in a phased manner.

Supreme Court expresses concern over massive gathering of farmers during COVID-19

New Delhi, Jan 07: The Supreme Court Thursday expressed concern over large gatherings of farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Delhi borders and asked the Centre whether they were "protected" against the spread of COVID-19. The top

PM Modi inaugurates Western Dedicated Freight Corridor via video-conferencing

New Delhi, Jan 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the New Rewari-New Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) via video-conferencing. PM Modi also flagged off the world's first double-stack long-haul 1.5-k....

Coronavirus cases: India records 20,346 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi, Jan 07: Union health ministry on Thursday said that India's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,03,95,278 with 20,346 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries breached one crore-mark. The death toll increased to 1,50,336 with 222 peop....

Wednesday, January 06

Petrol price nears all-time high after oil cos hike rates after month-long hiatus

New Delhi, Jan 06: Petrol price on Wednesday neared all-time high after state-owned fuel retailers hiked rates after a nearly month-long hiatus. Petrol price was raised by 26 paise per litre and diesel by 25 paise a litre, according to a

Land dispute: Ex-AP minister held over kidnapping of former shuttler, 2 brothers

Hyderabad, Jan 06: Former Andhra Pradesh minister Bhuma Akhila Priya was on Wednesday arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a former badminton player and his two brothers from here over a land dispute, police said. A group of

Will hold a tractor rally on Republic Day, say protesting Farmers

New Delhi, Jan 06: Toughening their stance , the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha today said it would organise a tractor march to Delhi on January 26, when the country celebrates Republic Day, if their demands were not met. Addressing a

China-Pakistan bonhomie has made Gwadar Port the biggest drug destination

New Delhi, Jan 06: A major operation carried out by the Sri Lankan Navy in which drugs worth over Rs 600 million was seized once again points to the hand of the ISI, which has been operating in the region to

Tuesday, January 05

PNB scam: Nirav Modi's sister allowed to turn approver

Mumbai, Jan 05: A special court here has allowed Purvi Modi, sister of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, to become an `approver'' or a prosecution witness in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case. Special judge for cases under

During pandemic, vaccine's restricted use considered based on safety data: ICMR chief

New Delhi, Jan 05: In a pandemic situation, restricted emergency use of vaccines is considered based on safety and immunogenicity data while phase three clinical trial is underway, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) chief Balram Bhargava said ....

HC notice over damage to Reliance Jio’s infrastructure amid farmer protests

New Delhi, Jan 05: The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notices to the Punjab government and Centre on a plea filed by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), whose Jio Infocomm towers were allegedly targeted by a section of farmers in Punjab

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actor Parzaan Dastur ties knot with girlfriend Delna Shroff

Mumbai, Jan 05: The cute and adorable Sadarji from Karan Johar's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, played by then-child actor Parzaan Dastur has now tied the knot with his girlfriend Delna Shroff. People have been wishing him on this occasion and he

At nearly 60,000, India records highest number of babies born on New Year’s Day 2021: UNICEF

United Nations, Jan 05: More than 371,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year's Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN''s children''s agency. UNICEF said that

75 people who returned from the UK yet to be traced: Karnataka Health Min

Bengaluru, Jan 05: As many as 75 people, who recently returned from the UK where a new COVID-19 variant has emerged, are yet to be traced in Karnataka, state Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K said on Monday. Of these,

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, via video conferencing

New Delhi, Jan 05: PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, via video conferencing; says, "It is an honour to dedicate the 450-km pipeline to the nation. This is an important day for India, especially for peop....

Monday, January 04

Arbaaz Khan, Sohail and son booked for violating COVID norm

Mumbai, Jan 04: Actor brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and the latter''s son Nirvaan Khan, were booked by the Mumbai Police on Monday for allegedly violating the COVID-19 institutional quarantine norms, civic and police officials said. The Khan....

Bird flu confirmed in dead migratory birds in Himachal; outbreak reported in 4 states now

New Delhi, Jan 04: Himachal Pradesh on Monday became the fourth state to report cases of bird flu after Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, with officials confirming that migratory birds found dead at Pong Dam Lake in Kangra district have tested

Chinese billionaire, Alibaba founder Jack Ma suspected missing

New Delhi, Jan 05: There is speculation rife that Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is missing after reports surfaced that he has not made a public appearance for more than two months. He has also not turned up for the final episode

Uttar Pradesh lays plan for COVID-19 vaccine dry run on January 5

Lucknow, Jan 04: With vaccines for coronavirus likely to be announced soon, a plan is being made in Uttar Pradesh to vaccinate about 51,000 healthcare workers first. This will be followed by frontline workers and then elderly and people with comorbid....

Sunday, January 03

'Set up International airport at Puri': Odisha CM urges PM Modi

Bubaneswar, Jan 03: In a bid to promote tourism, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to set up an international airport in Puri. A senior government officer told Times of

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin has potential to target new strain: ICMR chief

New Delhi, Jan 02: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director Balram Bhargava on Sunday said that the Bharat Biotech vaccine may have some advantages over other vaccines on the new mutant strain first detected in the UK. His observations came....

Saturday, January 02

India's Covid-19 vaccination dry run in numbers: 286 sessions, 1.1 lakh vaccinators trained

New Delhi, Jan 02: As India came closer to the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine, a dry run was held by all states and union territories on Saturday in preparation for a massive inoculation drive, with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan appealing to

‘Jagan Reddy betrayer of hindus’: Chandrababu Naidu lashes out after 400-year-old Ram statue beheaded

Amaravati, Jan 02: Incidents of desecration of idols in some temples in Andhra Pradesh have triggered a political storm with opposition parties lashing out at the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government, holding it solely responsible for the attacks. Retali....

West Bengal polls 2021: After TMC and BJP, CPM launches its election campaign

Kolkata, Jan 02: Trinamool Congress has on Friday launched a door-to-door government campaign ahead of the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections. The 'neighborhood solution campaign' of the ruling party has begun on Saturday. In retaliation, the B....

Former home minister and senior Congress leader Buta Singh passes away

New Delhi, Jan 02: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, Buta Singh passed away at the age of 86 today. "Shri Buta Singh Ji was an experienced administrator and effective voice for the welfare of the poor as well as

Friday, January 01

Bird flu virus detected in dead crows in Indore

Indore (MP), Jan 01: Bird flu virus has been detected in around 50 crows whose carcasses were found in the city three days ago, putting the authorities on alert, a civic health official said on Friday. The authorities

Emergency approval not recommended to Covaxin, Govt panel asks Bharat Biotech to give more data

New Delhi, Jan 01: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) expert panel set up by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to examine vaccine proposals, recommended 'interim efficacy analysis for Covaxin'. The vaccine was developed b....

New Year 2021: As many as 35 drunk drivers caught in Mumbai, number 'lowest'

Mumbai, Jan 01: Police took action against 35 drunk drivers in Mumbai during the New Year celebrations, with an official saying that the number of offenders this time could be the lowest found during such period in the last few years.

PM Modi lays foundation stone for Light House Projects

New Delhi, Jan 01: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday virtually laid the foundation stone of the Light House Projects under the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India. The same was conceptualised by the Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affa....