Wednesday, January 26, 2022PM Modi gave unique gift of 'Mangal teeka' to world: MPPM Modi gave unique gift of 'Mangal teeka' to world: MP

Bhopal, Jan 26: Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the most effective weapon to the world in its war against COVID-19 in the form of a unique gift called Mangal (well-being) teeka (vaccine) which continues to protect people from coronavirus.

Addressing the Republic Day function at the Lal Parade ground here, the governor said o


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Virat, elite horse of president's guard, retires

New Delhi, Jan 26: Virat, the President's Bodyguard Commandant's black horse, retired from his years long service after the 73rd Republic Day parade on Wednesday.

Virat was the mount of President's Bodyguard Commandant Colonel Anup Tiwary and took part 13 times in Republic Day parades.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh patted and bid


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Biden's big test: Proving he can rally allies against Putin

Washington, Jan 26: President Joe Biden's effort to rally support, both at home and abroad, ahead of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest big test of his ability to bridge ideological gaps and balance competing interests to build effective coalitions.

His record so far as president suggests it's no sure thing. Biden is trying to pull off the kind of alliance on the intern


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Ironic Cong doesn't need his services when nation recognises them: Sibal on Padma award to Azad

New Delhi, Jan 26: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday took a jibe at his party over Ghulam Nabi Azad being conferred with the Padma Bhushan, saying it was ironic that the Congress does not need his services when the nation recognises his contributions to public life.

Sibal, Anand Sharma and Shashi Tharoor -- who were among the 23 leaders dubbed as the 'G-23' who wrote to Congress


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Sonu Nigam, Chandraprakash Dwivedi 'humbled and honoured' to be conferred with Padma Shri

Mumbai, Jan 26: Playback singer Sonu Nigam and filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi on Wednesday expressed their gratitude after they were conferred with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of the country.

Nigam, who has had a successful singing career of three decades, is regarded as one of the most versatile voices in the Indian film industry.

Dwivedi, 62, is best known for dire


Wednesday, January 26, 2022J-K tableau at R-Day parade depicts changing face of Union Territory

New Delhi, Jan 26: The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday depicted the changing face of the Union Territory in terms of the development scenario.

The Union territory consists of two divisions namely Jammu and Kashmir. While Jammu is known as city of temples, the Kashmir Valley is famous for its meadows, lakes, high altitude tourist destinations like Gulmarg an


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Jammu and Kashmir police officer Babu Ram awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously

New Delhi, Jan 26: Wife of slain Jammu and Kashmir police officer Babu Ram was awarded India's highest peacetime gallantry award Ashok Chakra on 73rd Republic Day.

Assistant Sub Inspector Babu Ram was part of an anti-terrorist operation that took place ?in Srinagar on August 29, 2020.

On that day, three terrorists fired upon the joint force of police and the CRPF at Srinagar and fled the sp


Wednesday, January 26, 2022PM Modi pays homage at war memorial

New Delhi, Jan 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage at the National War Memorial, a monument to the soldiers who have made supreme sacrifice for the country, on Republic Day on Wednesday.

Modi was joined by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the three service chiefs as he paid tributes at a solemn ceremony.

Republic Day events commence with the homage ceremony at the war memorial.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Australia set to tour Pakistan with full-strength squad

Australia are set to tour Pakistan with a full-strength squad as no player has so far expressed any reservation about travelling to the country which did not get to host top-flight international cricket for nearly a decade due to security concerns.

The last time Pakistan had an ICC event on its soil was when it co-hosted the 1996 World Cup along with India and Sri Lanka. The terrorist attack o


Tuesday, January 25, 2022India’s election commission and its poll process a benchmark for many countries: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Election Commission of India has certain powers, which similar election bodies of many democratic countries in the world don’t possess. And therefore, he added, India’s Election Commission and its election process is a benchmark for many countries. Every constitutional body in the country has always protected the dignity of the Election Commis


Tuesday, January 25, 2022You can't win every game, it's a temporary phase for Team India: Shastri

Muscat, Jan 25: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri does not see any reason to press the panic button after the team's shocking Test and ODI series loss to an under-strength South Africa as he believes it is a "temporary phase" and the side will tide over it soon.

In the backdrop of Virat Kohli's departure as captain from all formats, India, under stand-in skipper KL Rahul, were blanked 0-3 i


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Don't want people's livelihood to be affected, Covid curbs to be eased ASAP: Delhi CM

New Delhi, Jan 25: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government does not want livelihood of people to be affected and Covid restrictions will be eased as soon as possible

Restrictions were put in place in view of people's health, Kejriwal said after hoisting the national flag at the Delhi government's Republic Day function

"Delhiites have suffered the most due to


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Sania bids adieu to Australia Open with quarterfinal loss in mixed doubles

Melbourne, Jan 25: Trailblazing India tennis star Sania Mirza's swansong appearance at the Australian Open ended with a quarterfinal loss to local pair Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler in the mixed doubles event here on Tuesday.

Mirza, partnering American Rajeev Ram, lost the match 4-6, 6-7 to wildcard entries Fourlis and Kubler in one hour 30 minutes.

The 35-year-old Mirza is India's most a


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Voter turnout should be at least 75 per cent in next LS polls: Naidu

New Delhi, Jan 25: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called for increasing the voter turnout to at least 75 per cent in the next Lok Sabha elections.

In his message at an event on the occasion of the 12th National Voters Day, he said as a nation we must think and arrive at a consensus to have simultaneous elections to all the three tiers of federal set up and move towards better gover


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Man arrested for 'derogatory' social media post against PM Modi in Rajouri

Rajouri Jan 25: Police on Tuesday arrested a man for what it termed making "derogatory remarks" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a social media video.

A police official told that Showkat Hussain, son of Salam Din, a resident of Mohalla Mamb locality in Dehrian village of Rajouri, was arrested after he "shared a video on a social media platform with derogatory and objectionable rema


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Rupee slips 7 paise to 74.67 against US dollar in early trade

New Delhi, Jan 25 :The rupee declined 7 paise to 74.67 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday weighed down by the strength of the American currency and muted domestic equities.
Forex traders said geopolitical tensions, sustained foreign fund outflows and elevated crude oil prices also dragged down the local unit.
Further, investors will also await the outcome of the US Federal Reserv


Tuesday, January 25, 2022'Badhaai Do'' to release in theatres on February 11

Mumbai, Jan 25 : Actors Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer Badhaai Do is set to release theatrically on February 11, the makers announced on Tuesday.
The upcoming comedy is billed as a spiritual sequel to the National Award-winning 2018 hit Badhaai Ho! The follow-up is directed by Hunterrr fame Harshvardhan Kulkarni from a script written by Suman Adhikary and Akshat Ghildial.
Production b


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Politics of hate intruding Punjab: Sidhu on sacrilege bid at Patiala temple

New Delhi,Jan 25 :Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday condemned the alleged sacrilege bid at the historic Kali Devi temple in Patiala district as deplorable, and said politics of hate was intruding Punjab.
Divisive forces can never tear into the socio-economic fabric of 'Punjabiyat', he asserted.
Politics of fear, polarisation and hate is intruding Punjab The incident of sacrile


Tuesday, January 25, 2022939 Police personnel awarded medals on occasion of Republic Day

New Delhi,Jan25: A total 939 Police personnel have been awarded Medals on the occasion of Republic Day-2022. Out of this, 189 Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) and 662 police medal for meritorious services.

Eighty-eight have been awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services. Among the majority of 189 Gallantry Awards, 134 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in


Tuesday, January 25, 2022National Tourism Day being celebrated today

New Delhi,Jan25: National Tourism Day is being celebrated today. The day is observed on the 25th of January every year to celebrate the diversity of the country. The theme for this year is Rural and Community Centric Tourism. The Ministry of Tourism is observing this day under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Worldwide, India has a remarkable position because of magnificent places that


Tuesday, January 25, 2022US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

New Delhi,Jan 25: The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO response force amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine.
President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring US solidarity with allies there.
Putting the US-based troops on heightened alert for Europe on Monday suggested dimin


Tuesday, January 25, 2022NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination, 1.5 million km from Earth. Here's what happens next

New Delhi,Jan 25 : Since its launch on Christmas day, astronomers have eagerly followed the complex deployment and unfurling of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope the largest to ever take to the skies.
Right around the time this article is published, it's expected Webb will have reached a place called the Earth-Sun second Lagrange point , or L2 . This is a point in space about 1.5 million kilomet


Tuesday, January 25, 2022India logs 2,55,874 fresh COVID-19 cases, 614 daily fatalities

New Delhi, Jan 25: After being over three lakh for five consecutive days, the single day rise in COVID-19 infections was recorded at 2,55,874, taking India's total tally of cases to 3,97,99,202, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,90,462 with 614 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The ministry said that active cases have de


Monday, January 24, 2022RBI to conduct overnight VRR auction of Rs 75,000 cr on Monday

Mumbai, Jan 24: The Reserve Bank of India on Monday said it will be conducting an overnight variable rate repo auction under liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) for an amount of Rs 75,000 crore today.

The date of reversal is on January 25, 2022, the central bank said in a release.

On January 20, the RBI had conducted an overnight variable rate repo (VRR) auction of Rs 50,000 crore.

The c


Monday, January 24, 2022PM interacts with Rashtriya Bal Puraskar recipients; calls on them to support 'Vocal for Local'

New Delhi, Jan 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged recipients of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to support the 'Vocal for Local' campaign and said the youth is at the centre of all policies being framed by government.

During an online interaction with the awardees, Modi also talked about the unveiling of the hologram statue of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose and sa


Monday, January 24, 2022LG pays homage to martyrs at National War Memorial

New Delhi, Jan 24: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday paid homage to martyrs at the National War Memorial at India Gate here, officials said.

They said Baijal visited the memorial at 9.45 am to pay tributes to martyrs ahead of Republic Day.

In the visitors' book at the memorial, Baijal wrote that It is a proud yet humbling occasion for me to pay my homage to the most exalted so


Monday, January 24, 2022Kejriwal launches campaign for poll-bound states

New Delhi, Jan 24: Aam Aadmi Party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched a campaign for poll-bound states, asking Delhiites to upload videos of the Delhi government's good work on social media platforms.

Kejriwal said his government has done a number of good works like providing free electricity and water, and asked Delhiites to urge voters in poll-bound Punjab, U


Monday, January 24, 2022UAE says it intercepts 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi

Dubai, Jan 24: The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monday, its state-run news agency reported, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital.

The attack on Abu Dhabi, after another last week killed three people and wounded six, further escalates tensions across the Persian Gulf as Yemen's yearslong civil war grinds on.

That war, pitting Ir


Monday, January 24, 2022India logs 3,06,064 new COVID cases, 439 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Jan 24: India logged 3,06,064 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,95,43,328, while the active cases climbed to 22,49,335, the highest in 241 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,89,848 with 439 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 5.69 per c


Monday, January 24, 2022Virat Kohli should have married after scoring 120 centuries: Shoaib Akhtar

New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s quest for the 71st international century has become a hot topic in cricket.

Former India captain is going through a lean phase in his career, where he is not able to convert his starts into a ton. It has been more than two years since the swashbuckling batter has scored a century.

Interestingly, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has balmed Virat’s lack of centurie


Monday, January 24, 2022Crypto theft: Delhi Police probe reveals scamsters transferred amount to Hamas wing

Jammu, January 24: The Delhi Police Cyber Cell said it has busted scamsters who allegedly stole cryptocurrency from a Delhi-based businessman and transferred the amount to the wallets of Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Palestinian organisation Hamas. The current value of the cryptocurrency is Rs 4 crore.

In 2019, the businessman filed a complaint at Paschim Vihar police station allegi


Monday, January 24, 2022Sensex drops over 200 points in early trade; Nifty slips below 17,600-mark

New Delhi: Equity benchmark Sensex slumped over 200 points in opening trade on Monday, tracking losses in index majors Wipro, Bajaj Finserv and Infosys amid a largely negative trend in global markets.

Besides, unabated foreign fund outflows also put pressure on domestic equities, traders said.

The BSE gauge was trading 233.53 points or 0.40 per cent lower at 58,803.65 in early trade. Likewi


Sunday, January 23, 2022Vice President Naidu tests positive for Covid

New Delhi, Jan 23 : Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has tested positive for Covid.
This is for the second time that Naidu has been infected with the virus.
"Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is in Hyderabad, tested COVID positive today. He has decided to remain in self-isolation for a week. He has advised all those who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested," the Vice


Sunday, January 23, 20224 crore people pushed into poverty in country: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 23: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that over four crore people have been pushed into poverty in the country and that there has been development of only "Hamare Do".

"'Vikas overflow' only for 'Humare Do'! While our 4,00,00,000 brothers and sisters are pushed into poverty," he said on Twitter.

"Each of these 4,00,00,000 is a real person, not just a number


Sunday, January 23, 2022Men's singles final at Syed Modi declared 'No Match' after one finalist tests positive for COVID-19

Lucknow, Jan 23: The men's singles final of the Syed Modi India International badminton tournament here on Sunday was declared as a 'No Match' after one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19.

The all-French clash was scheduled between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout.

"The men's singles final of the Syed Modi India International 2022 has been declared a 'No Match'. BWF can confirm


Sunday, January 23, 2022COVID-19 death toll climbs to 4,89,409

New Delhi, Jan 23 :India logged 3,33,533 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,92,37,264, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The active cases have increased to 21,87,205, while the death toll has climbed to 4,89,409 with 525 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 5.57 per cent of the total


Sunday, January 23, 2022Col Rawat not to contest polls

New Delhi,Jan 23: Gen Bipin Rawat's younger brother Col (retd) Vijay Rawat, who recently joined the BJP, on Sunday said he is not contesting the upcoming assembly polls in Uttarakhand.
Col Rawat said he was asked by party leaders to contest but he said no to them.

Asked what if they insist on fielding him, he said 99 per cent chances are that he would politely refuse.

"I am not contesting


Sunday, January 23, 2022India's economy has some bright spots, a number of very dark stains: Raghuram Rajan

New Delhi, Jan 23 : The Indian economy has "some bright spots and a number of very dark stains" and the government should target its spending "carefully" so that there are no huge deficits, noted economist and former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Sunday.
Known for his frank views, Rajan also said the government needs to do more to prevent a K-shaped recovery of the economy hit by the coron


Sunday, January 23, 2022Sania-Ram pair cruises into mixed doubles quarterfinals at Australian Open

New Delhi, Jan 23 : India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Rajeev Ram advanced to the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the Australian Open with a straight set win over Ellen Perez and Matwe Middelkoop here on Sunday.
The unseeded Indo-American duo took one hour 27 minutes to dispatch Australian Perez and Dutch Middelkoop 7-6 (8/6),6-4 in the second round clash on Court 3.
Mirza and Ram will


Sunday, January 23, 2022Mann Ki Baat at 11.30 am next Sunday

New Delhi, Jan 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' address this month will be broadcast from 11.30 am instead of usual 11 am after observing the remembrances to Mahatma Gandhi, the PMO said on Sunday.
January 30, the month's last Sunday, is Gandhi's death anniversary.
"This month's Mann Ki Baat, which will take place on the 30th, will begin at 11:30 AM after observing the remembr


Sunday, January 23, 2022Omicron in community transmission stage in India, dominant in multiple metros: INSACOG

New Delhi, Jan 23 : The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is in the community transmission stage in India and has become dominant in multiple metros where new cases have been rising exponentially, the INSACOG has said in its latest bulletin.
It also said BA.2 lineage, an infectious sub-variant of Omicron, has been found in a substantial fraction in the country.
The INSACOG, in its January 10 bulletin


Sunday, January 23, 2022Nation celebrates Parakram Diwas marking birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose; PM to unveil hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate today

New Delhi,Jan23: Nation is celebrating Parakram Diwas today to mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate this evening. The hologram statue will be replaced by a grand granite statue of Netaji which will installed to commemorate Netaji's 125th birth anniversary and as a part of th


Sunday, January 23, 2022PM Modi pays homage to Balasaheb Thackeray on his Jayanti

New Delhi, Jan23: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has paid homage to Balasaheb Thackeray on his Jayanti today. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, he will be remembered forever as an outstanding leader who always stood with the people.


Saturday, January 22, 2022Jio completes 5G coverage plans for top 1,000 cities in country

New Delhi: Jio has completed 5G network coverage planning for top 1,000 cities in the country and is augmenting its fibre capacity as well as running pilot across sites, a senior company official said during a presentation.
The company has created teams to focus on dedicated solutions for 5G deployment in India, Reliance Jio Infocomm President Kiran Thomas said on Friday evening.
"5G coverage p


Saturday, January 22, 2022Pak to pay USD 11.6 mn compensation to 36 Chinese victims of hydropower project terror attack

New Delhi, Jan 22 : In a move aimed at placating its all-weather ally China, Pakistan in a "goodwill gesture" will pay USD 11.6 million in compensation to the 36 Chinese nationals working on a major hydropower project who either died or were injured in a terrorist attack in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province last year.
The decision on the quantum of compensation to be paid was taken on Frid


Saturday, January 22, 2022From today, staying at isolation facility not mandatory for foreign arrivals testing Covid positive

New Delhi, Jan 22 : Travellers from any country arriving in India, who test Covid positive, will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation facility from Saturday, but have to quarantine themselves at home according to protocols, authorities said.

In its revised 'Guidelines for International Arrivals' released on Thursday, the government said foreign arrivals, who test positive, will still hav


Saturday, January 22, 2022UN chief hopes for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan

New Delhi,Jan 22 : UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that he hopes the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan can be solved peacefully.

Well, the position of the UN and the resolutions that were taken are the same, remain the same. We have, as you know, a peacekeeping operation there. We are, of course, committed, Guterres said on Friday.
I'd offered my good offices several tim


Saturday, January 22, 2022Lata Mangeshkar showing signs of improvement, still in ICU: doctor

Mumbai, Jan 22 : Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar is showing signs of improvement but remains in the ICU, her doctor said on Saturday.
The 92-year-old singer tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on January 8.
Sharing the health update, associate professor Dr Pratit Samdani from the Breach


Saturday, January 22, 2022RDay parade: Navy's tableau to depict 1946 uprising; woman officer to lead marching contingent

New Delhi, Jan 22 : The Indian Navy's tableau will depict the 1946 naval uprising, which contributed in the country's independence movement, and its marching contingent would be led by a woman officer at this year's Republic Day parade.
The tableau will also show the navy's theme of 'Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive'.
"The naval contingent comprises 96 men, three platoon commanders and one c


Saturday, January 22, 2022 Singapore reports first Omicron-related death

New Delhi, Jan 22 : Singapore on Saturday reported its first Omicron-related death, a 92-year-old unvaccinated woman who caught the virus from a family member.
The woman, who had no known medical history, died on Jan 20, about 10 days after catching the virus from a family member.
"Upon investigation, doctors have concluded that the death was due to COVID-19 infection, by the Omicron variant,"


Saturday, January 22, 2022Death of 4 Indians at US-Canada border: Indian missions ascertaining details

New Delhi, Jan 22 : With a family of four Indians, including an infant, found dead near the US-Canada border, government sources here said Indian missions are in touch with Canadian authorities for ascertaining the details of the tragedy and the post-mortem of the victims is likely to be carried out on January 24.
US authorities have detained seven people without proper documentation, as well as


Saturday, January 22, 2022UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation

The UK Health Security Agency on Friday designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage. The BA.2, which does not have the specific mutation seen with Omicron that can help to easily distinguish it from Delta, is being investigated but has not been designated a variant of concer


Saturday, January 22, 2022Former India footballer and coach Subhas Bhowmick dead

New Delhi: Former India footballer and coach Subhash Bhowmik passed away on Saturday morning after undergoing diabetes and kidney related treatment at a private hospital in Ekbalpur, South Kolkata for the past two weeks. He was 72.

Suffering from diabetes and kidney disease since a long time, Bhownik’s health started deteriorating on Saturday and breathed his last at 3.30am IST.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022PM security breach stage-managed by Channi govt: Capt

Even as Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi threatened legal action against his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, his predecessor and Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) leader Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress leader, whose government, he said, had clearly ‘stage-managed’ the blockade that had led to the serious security lapse on the Prime Minister’s route.



Saturday, January 22, 2022Mamata Banerjee to address internal squabbles at meet with MPs

Amidst recent reports of infighting and leaders speaking about party issues publicly, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be talking to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs who have been vocal about their grievances recently in a virtual meeting on January 27.

Leaders said that the party chief is also likely to discuss TMC’s strategy for the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament. She w


Saturday, January 22, 2022Rahul Gandhi terms Mumbai fire 'tragic', urges party workers extend help

New Delhi, Jan 22 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday condoled with the families of those who died in a fire in Mumbai.
He wished a speedy recovery to the injured and urged party workers to provide assistance to the affected.
"The tragic news of fire in a Mumbai high rise is disturbing. My condolences to the family of those who've lost their lives. Wishing a speedy recovery to the injure


Saturday, January 22, 2022Govt issues revised guidelines for management of COVID-19 in Children, recommends avoiding antivirals for children less than 18 years

New Delhi,Jan22: Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued revised comprehensive guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in Children and Adolescents. The Ministry has recommended not to use antivirals or monoclonal antibodies for children less than 18 years of age irrespective of the severity of infection. It is also recommended that anticoagulants should not be used on regular basis.



Saturday, January 22, 2022Govt allows six members to register on one number for Covid-19 vaccination

New Delhi,Jan22: The Government has said that six members can be registered using one mobile number on Co-WIN portal for Covid-19 vaccination. Earlier, the limit was four members. The CoWIN digital platform has been developed to streamline the process of COVID vaccination for various categories of beneficiaries across the country. The Union Health Ministry said, a new utility feature has been int


Saturday, January 22, 20223,37,704 new COVID cases, 488 fresh fatalities reported in India

New Delhi, Jan 22: India added 3,37,704 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,89,03,731, which includes 10,050 cases of the Omicron variant, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.
The active cases have increased to 21,13,365, the highest in 237 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,88,884 with 488 fresh fatalities, the data updated a


Friday, January 21, 2022ED raids: Punjab Cong comes out with 'PunjabChanniDeNaalHai' campaign

New Delhi,Jan 21 :Under fire from its political rivals over the ED raids, the Congress in Punjab has launched a campaign on social media stating that the entire state is with Charanjit Singh Channi and blaming the BJP-led Centre for trying to defame Punjab's first chief minister from the scheduled caste community.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday had said it seized cash amount


Friday, January 21, 2022Veteran journalist Dinkar Raikar dies at 79

Mumbai, Jan 21 : Veteran journalist and former group editor of Lokmat Media Dinkar Raikar died of a prolonged illness at a private hospital here in the early hours of Friday, family sources said.

Raikar, 79, is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Raikar had tested positive for COVID-19 and was also suffering from dengue. He had been bedridden for some weeks at his residence here and


Friday, January 21, 2022Engine for Gaganyaan programme successfully undergoes qualification testing

New Delhi, Jan 21 : High-thrust Vikas engine for the Gaganyaan programme has successfully undergone qualification test for a duration of 25 seconds at Indian Space Research Organisation Propulsion Complex in Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.

With regard to the Vikas engine qualification for the Gaganyaan Programme, two engines have already undergone tests under nominal operating conditions for a total


Friday, January 21, 2022'Isolation' not mandatory for foreign arrivals testing COVID positive: Authorities

New Delhi, Jan 21:Travellers arriving in India from any country who will test positive for COVID-19 shall be treated/isolated as per the laid down standard protocol and will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation facility, authorities have said.
According to the revised Guidelines for International Arrivals' released on Thursday, the new norm will apply from January 22 till further order.


Friday, January 21, 2022Channi to file defamation case against Delhi Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 21 :Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said he would file a defamation case against AAP leader Arvind Kejirwal, who has dubbed him as a dishonest man after the ED carried out raids at many places including at the premises of the Congress leader's nephew.
Channi alleged that Kejriwal was in the habit of levelling accusations to malign the image of others and tha


Friday, January 21, 2022LG approves Delhi govt proposal to allow private offices to function with 50 per cent strength

New Delhi, Jan 21 : The Delhi government on Friday proposed lifting the weekend curfew and ending the odd-even scheme for opening shops in view of the COVID-19 situation but Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed that status quo be maintained on the restrictions till the situation is better in the national capital.

The LG office, however, approved the government's proposal to allow priva


Friday, January 21, 2022Danger of Covid has subsided in Delhi, situation under control: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi, Jan 21 : Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday asserted that the danger of COVID-19 has subsided in the national capital and the situation is "quite under control".

He also said that the virus was the primary cause of death in only three of the 43 fatalities recorded the previous day.

The national capital is expected to record 10,500 cases on Friday with a positivity rat


Friday, January 21, 2022SC notice to Centre on plea for creating Indian Environment Service

New Delhi, Jan 21 : The Supreme Court Friday sought the Centre's reply on a plea for creation of The Indian Environment Service on the lines of All India Service for environment safeguards at the ground level.
A bench comprising Justices S K Kaul and M M Sundresh, while issuing notice to the Union Environment Ministry, expressed doubt whether it could issue a mandamus for creation of a separate


Friday, January 21, 2022In A First, Amit Shah To Release District-Based Good Goverance Index For J&K

New Delhi,Jan21: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will release the District Good Governance Index for 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, the first of its kind index for a union territory.
Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir will also address the event to be organised jointly by the Depa


Friday, January 21, 2022Statue of Subhash Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate, says PM Modi

Ahead of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his statue will be installed at India Gate to honour his contribution to the independence movement. Until the installation is completed, a hologram of Netaji will be projected at the site of the statue, the prime minister said. “I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s bi


Friday, January 21, 2022ISRO tests liquid engine for Gaganyaan mission to check engine function

New Delhi,Jan21: The Indian space agency on Thursday successfully conducted a 25-second qualification test for its liquid propellant-based Vikas engine to be used under the Gaganyaan mission.

The test, which was conducted at the Indian Space Research Organisation((ISRO) Propulsion Complex in Mahendragri, Tamil Nadu, was done to see how the engine performed in conditions that were not optimal,


Friday, January 21, 2022Development partnership key pillar of India-Mauritius ties: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi,Jan21: Jointly inaugurating multiple development projects in Mauritius, along with the country’s Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Mauritius is “integral” to India’s approach to the Indian Ocean, and that the development partnership is a key pillar of the close ties between the two nations.
Speaking at a virtual event, Modi said,


Friday, January 21, 2022 Amar Jawan Jyoti flame to be merged with National War Memorial flame

New Delhi,Jan21: The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at India Gate will be merged with the flame at the National War Memorial in New Delhi this afternoon.

Official Sources said, the flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti will be extinguished and merged with the flame at the National War Memorial. The ceremony will be presided over by the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff.

India Gate was unveiled in 1931 and


Friday, January 21, 2022Pariksha pe Charcha: Last dast to participate in PPC extends till 27th Jan

New Delhi,Jan21: The last dast to participate in the 5th edition of Pariksha pe Charcha has been extended till the 27th of this month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceptualized a unique interactive program - Pariksha Pe Charcha wherein students, parents, teachers across the nation, and also from overseas can interact with him. They discuss and overcome the stress emerging out of examinations in


Friday, January 21, 2022India logs 3,47,254 new COVID cases, 703 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Jan 21: India added 3,47,254 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,85,66,027 which includes 9,692 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The active cases have increased to 20,18,825, the highest in 235 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,88,396 with 703 fresh fatalities, the data updated a


Thursday, January 20, 2022Tough times made me stronger but needed calm and clarity: Shikhar Dhawan

Paarl, Jan 20: Shikhar Dhawan believes that every lean patch in his career has made him "stronger" but it is his clarity of mind and calmness that has enabled him to ride over the rough times.

The oldest player in the Indian ODI set-up, there were lot of talks about Dhawan's poor form in domestic cricket but as it has been with the 36-year-old, he was back with a bang in his favourite blue shi


Thursday, January 20, 2022Sindhu eases into Syed Modi quarterfinals

Lucknow, Jan 20: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament after registering a straight-game win over American Lauren Lam here on Thursday.

Top seed Sindhu took just 33 minutes to get the better of her American rival 21-16 21-13 in her second-round match.

Sindhu will take on sixth-seeded Thai shutt


Thursday, January 20, 2022Man booked for duping 10 persons on false promise of providing jobs in BCCI

Jammu, Jan 20: Police in Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai have registered a case against a man for allegedly duping 10 persons to the tune of Rs 5.50 lakh on the promise of jobs in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the governing body for the popular sport in the country, an official said on Thursday.

The accused, Manish Painter, who hails from Mumbai, is at large and the police have l


Thursday, January 20, 2022India successfully test-fires Brahmos missile

Balasore, Jan 20: India successfully test-fired supersonic cruise missile Brahmos off the Odisha coast here on Thursday, DRDO sources said.

With new added technologies, including the control system, the missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad-III at Chandipur around 10.45 am, said a source at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The detai


Thursday, January 20, 2022System being created where there is no place for any discrimination: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 20: Asserting that an India whose thinking and approach are new and decisions progressive is emerging, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that a system is being created in which there is no place for any discrimination.

Delivering the keynote address at the national launch ceremony of 'Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ke Ore' virtually, Modi noted that one's


Thursday, January 20, 2022'Reservation not at odds with merit': SC upholds OBC quota in medical courses

New Delhi, Jan 20: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Central government to provide 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent to economically weaker sections (EWS) in All India quota (AIQ) seats in medical courses, saying that reservation is not at odds with the merit, rather furthers its distributive impact.

A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: "Competitive exams do n


Thursday, January 20, 2022FDI flows to India slip 26% in 2021: UN report

United Nations, Jan 20: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to India in 2021 were 26 per cent lower, mainly because large M&A deals recorded in 2020 were not repeated, the UN trade body has said.

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Trends Monitor published on Wednesday said global foreign direct investment flows showed a strong rebound in 2021, growing 77 per cent


Thursday, January 20, 2022Red Cross: Hack exposes data on 5,15,000 vulnerable people

Geneva, Jan 20: The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is best known for helping war victims, says hackers broke into servers hosting its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable people.

The Geneva-based agency said on Wednesday the breach by unknown intruders this week affected data about some 5,15,000 people "including t


Thursday, January 20, 2022India logs single-day spike of over three lakh new COVID cases, 491 fatalities

New Delhi, Jan 20: India logged 3,17,532 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 249 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,82,18,773, which includes 9,287 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The active cases rose to 19,24,051, the highest in 234 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,87,693 with 491 fresh fatalities,