National and World

Tuesday, November 30, 2021Oppn walks out after Naidu refuses to revoke suspension of MPs; RS, LS adjourn for the day

New Delhi: The Opposition parties, including the Congress, DMK and National Conference, on Tuesday walked out from both Houses of Parliament to protest the suspension of 12 opposition MPs from the Rajya Sabha and boycotted the day’s proceedings in the Upper House after the chairman asked them to apologise.

Amid Opposition protests, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have been adjourned for the


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Yet to take calls on cryptocurrency ads, monitoring NFT too: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Terming cryptocurrency as a “risky area,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today in Rajya Sabha said that they are yet to take a call on advertisements around cryptocurrency. The statement comes a day after she was quoted as saying in the Lok Sabha that there was no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country.

“This is a risky area and not in a complete regulatory framework.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Qatar to host New Zealand’s bid to qualify for the World Cup

Jammu, November 30: New Zealand’s path to the World Cup in Qatar will also start there when the Oceania qualifying tournament is played in the host nation in March.

The Oceania games will be closely watched by the United States and Mexico which could yet land in a World Cup playoff next June against the best team from the Pacific region.

Qatar was confirmed on Monday by FIFA as the neutral


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Admiral Hari Kumar takes charge as new Navy chief

New Delhi: Admiral R Hari Kumar on Tuesday took charge as the new chief of the Indian Navy after incumbent Admiral Karambir Singh retired from service.

Admiral Kumar was serving as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command before taking the reins of the force.

Born on April 12, 1962, Admiral Kumar was commissioned on January 1, 1983, into the executive branch of the


Tuesday, November 30, 2021PM to inaugurate thought leadership forum on FinTec on Dec 3

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the InFinity Forum, a thought leadership forum on FinTech, on December 3 via video conferencing.
The Prime Minister’s Office said the event is being hosted by the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) under the aegis of the Government of India in collaboration with GIFT City and Bloomberg on December 3 and 4.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Omicron scare: Centre advises states to ramp up testing for early detection of cases

New Delhi: Amid mounting concerns over the potentially more contagious coronavirus variant Omicron spreading to many countries, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan held a review meeting with states and UTs on Tuesday and advised them to ramp up testing for early identification and management of cases.

While underlining that the new variant doesn’t escape RT-PCR and RAT tests, Bhushan asked s


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Low-intensity earthquake hits Ladakh

Leh, Nov 30: A low-intensity earthquake hit parts of the union territory of Ladakh in the wee hours Tuesday, the National Centre of Seismology said.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred at 4.50 am with its epicentre at East of Leh in Ladakh region, the NCS said.

Further details are awaited.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Lionel Messi wins 7th Career Ballon d'Or, Ramos wishes him luck

Paris, Nov 30: Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Argentina national team striker Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or ("Golden Ball") award as the best European footballer of the year for the seventh time in his career.

The awards ceremony takes place on Monday at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

PSG defender Sergio Ramos braced up his teammate Messi as he won the award for the seventh time in hi


Tuesday, November 30, 2021More cases of Omicron variant reported in Australia's New South Wales state

Sydney, Nov 30: More cases infected with the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 were reported in Australia's state of New South Wales (NSW).

Two cases were confirmed by NSW health authorities on Monday evening. Both are international travellers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on Sunday. They are all fully vaccinated and isolated in the Special Health Accommodation.

NSW chief medical


Tuesday, November 30, 2021Fuel prices remain unchanged

New Delhi, Nov 30: The prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged for the 26th day in a row on Tuesday.

The fuel prices had come down sharply on November 4 after the Centre announced reduction in excise duties on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively.

In the national capital, a litre of petrol costs Rs 103.97, Rs 104.67 in Kolkata, Rs 109.98 in Mumbai and Rs 101.40 in Che


Tuesday, November 30, 2021India logs 6,990 new COVID cases, 190 deaths

New Delhi, Nov 30: India reported 6,990 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for fourth consecutive day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday morning.

In the same time span, a total of 190 deaths were reported pushing the toll to 4,68,980 across the nation.

With the recovery of 10,116 patients, the cumulative tally has gone up to 3,40,18,299. The re


Monday, November 29, 2021Benchmark should be how Parliament functioned not how forcefully it was disrupted: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the benchmark for assessment should be how Parliament functioned and not how forcefully it was disrupted, as he asserted that the dignity of the House and the Chair should be maintained.

Speaking with reporters ahead of the start of the Winter Session, Modi said the government is ready to discuss all issues and answer all questions.



Monday, November 29, 2021No proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency: FM

New Delhi: The government has no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a reply to the Lok Sabha on Monday.
She also informed the House that the government does not collect data on Bitcoin transactions.
Whether the government has any proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, the Finance Minister said “No, sir”.


Monday, November 29, 2021Bitter and unpleasant experience of last session continues to haunt most of us: Naidu in opening remarks of Winter session

New Delhi, Nov 29: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said in his opening remarks of the Winter session that the bitter and unpleasant experience of the last Monsoon session still continues to haunt most of the members, but all sections of the August House ended up as losers due to unruly conduct by some members.

He told the House that the Treasury bench wanted a detailed enquir


Monday, November 29, 2021Weatherman predicts widespread snowfall, rains in J&K from Dec 5-7

Srinagar, Nov 29: Weatherman on Monday forecast widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir from December 5 to 7.

A meteorological department official that a Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J&K during the said period which is expected to cause widespread light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir plains while rain in Jammu.

Some places on higher re


Monday, November 29, 2021Delhi pollution: ‘Directions given but implementation zero’, says SC, seeks compliance reports by states, Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked states, including Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, to file a response stating how much they have complied with the directions given by it and the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas to curb air pollution in the national capital.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana stated, “All intentions are good and directions are given (to


Monday, November 29, 2021SC-appointed panel on Pegasus asks petitioners to submit devices for ‘technical evaluation’

A three-member panel constituted by the Supreme Court to look into allegations of snooping by the government using Israeli company NSO’s software Pegasus is learnt to have sent out mails to the petitioners asking them to submit their personal devices for “technical evaluation”.

The committee has, in the mail, stated that the petitioners would also be given the option of “making submissions und


Monday, November 29, 2021Eye on Omicron: Testing at airport for arrivals from ‘at risk’ countries

With an eye on reports from across the world about Omicron, the new Covid “variant of concern”, the Central Government Sunday issued revised guidelines for international travellers arriving from Europe, including the UK, and 11 other “at risk” countries, mandating testing on arrival, home quarantine for seven days on a negative result, and a retest on the eighth day.

The Health Ministry direct


Monday, November 29, 2021Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid protest by Opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking outside the Parliament ahead of the commencement of the Winter Session, said the government was ready to discuss and reply to queries about all issues. “The government is ready to debate any issue and answer any question. We should debate in Parliament and maintain the decorum of the proceedings,” Modi said.

The 25-day Winter Session of parliament, during


Sunday, November 28, 2021Survey shows 30% women across 14 states, UTs justify men beating their wives

New Delhi, Nov 28: The latest findings of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) revealed that at least 30% of women respondents across 14 states and Union Territories justified women getting beaten by their husbands under certain circumstances.
Data from the NFHS-5 showed that more than 75% women respondents across three states justified men beating their wives in - Telangana (84%), Andhra


Sunday, November 28, 2021Extremely pained by loss of lives due to road accident in Nadia: PM Modi

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was extremely pained by the loss of lives in the accident in West Bengal's Nadia district and wished speedy recovery to the injured.
At least 18 people were killed during a funeral procession when a vehicle rammed into a stationary truck in the district early on Sunday, a police officer said.
The victims included six women and a


Sunday, November 28, 2021Corruption in recruitment has become identity of BJP govt: Priyanka on UPTET paper leak

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday attacked the Yogi Adityanath dispensation over the cancellation of the Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test following leakage of its question paper, alleging that corruption in recruitment has become the identity of the BJP government.
The UPTET examination scheduled to be held on Sunday has been cancelled following the leaka


Sunday, November 28, 2021Kejriwal writes to PM Modi to stop flights from countries affected by new Covid variant

New Delhi, Nov 28 :Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop flights coming to India from countries affected by a new variant of coronavirus with immediate effect.
"Our country has fought a tough fight against corona for the last one and half years. With great difficulty and due to the selfless service of millions of our Covid warriors, our country


Sunday, November 28, 2021Cooperative model best suited for development of India having 130 cr population: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Nov 28 :The cooperative model is the only model of economic development which will work to achieve an all-encompassing and all-inclusive development of a huge country like India with a population of 130 crore, Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.
Addressing a gathering here after inaugurating a milk powder factory, a poly film manufacturing plant and other projects of


Sunday, November 28, 2021Munawar Faruqui’s Bengaluru show also cancelled; ‘hate won, I’m done,’ says comedian

New Delhi, Nov 28: Standup comedian Munawar Faruqui’s scheduled show in Bengaluru on Sunday evening has been cancelled as the city police asked the organisers to call it off citing ‘law and order’ issues and termed him a ‘controversial figure’.
Munawar Faruqui was supposed to perform at Good Shepherd Auditorium at 5 pm with his show titled ‘Dongri to Nowhere’. Siddharth Dash, one of the organise


Sunday, November 28, 2021Obesity rising among children in India

Jammu, Nov 28: There has been a rise in obesity among children under five years of age with 33 states and Union Territories registering a spike in the number of overweight children, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS).
Experts attributed the increase in obesity to lack of physical activity and unhealthy food habits.
The number of overweight children increased from 2.1 p


Sunday, November 28, 2021With a taunt on China, US lauds South Africa's detection of 'Omicron' COVID-19 strain

New Delhi, Nov 28: The United States praised South Africa Saturday for quickly identifying the new Covid strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world -- a barely veiled slap at China's handling of the original outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with South Africa's international relations and cooperation minister, Naledi Pandor, and t


Sunday, November 28, 2021'COVID not over yet,' warns PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat; remembers heroes of 1971 Indo-Pak war

New Delhi, Nov 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation via his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat and urged people across the country to follow appropriate COVID-19 norms amid concerns over the 'Omicron' variant of the infection. In his address, PM Modi warned that the pandemic has not ended yet, saying it is the responsibility of the people to take all necessary precaut


Sunday, November 28, 2021Winter Session of Parliament to begin on stormy note on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 28 : The Winter Session of Parliament is set to begin on a stormy note on Monday, with the government ready to bring in a bill to repeal the three contentious farm laws.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill is slated to be introduced in the Lok Sabha.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting for the past one year to repeal the three legislations.
The bill states that though "only a small


Sunday, November 28, 2021India reports 8,774 new COVID cases, 621 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Nov 28: India saw a single-day rise of 8,774 new coronavirus infections, taking country's total tally of cases to 3,45,72,523, while the active cases have declined to 1,05,69, the lowest in 543 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,68,554, with 621 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in


Saturday, November 27, 2021Review easing of international travel curbs: PM Modi to officials amid concerns over new Covid variant

New Delhi, Nov 27 : The Prime Minister on Saturday said that India needs to be proactive in light of the new variant of concern — Omicron — being detected in South Africa — directing officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence.
On Saturday, top health ministry officials briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Omicron along with


Saturday, November 27, 2021Bigg Boss 15 Weekend Ka Vaar: Salman Khan gets furious at everyone, says no one has winner qualities

New Delhi, Nov 27 : Even after weeks of Bigg Boss 15, the show and its contestants are unable to create a buzz among the audience. The makers are sure trying hard to grab eyeballs, and last week’s shocking eviction and wildcard entries are proof. Last week, Bigg Boss 15 witnessed three evictions. Vishaal Kotiaan, Jay Bhanushali and Neha Bhasin were evicted from the game. On the other hand, Rasham


Saturday, November 27, 2021President Kovind calls upon judges to ‘exercise utmost discretion’ in courtroom remarks

New Delh i, Nov 27 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday called upon judges “to exercise utmost discretion in their utterances in the courtrooms” saying that “indiscreet remarks, even if made with good intention, give space for dubious interpretations to run down the judiciary”.
Speaking at the valedictory session of the Constitution Day celebrations at Vigyan Bhavan here, Kovind said that “in


Saturday, November 27, 2021SC Agrees to Hear Plea Against HC Upholding Asthana’s Appointment as Delhi Police Chief

New Delhi, Nov 27 : Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Union Government and Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on an appeal filed by the NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) challenging the Delhi High Court’s order upholding Asthana’s appointment as Delhi police chief.
A two-judge bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.S. Bopanna directed both the Centre and Asthan


Saturday, November 27, 2021World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

Jammu, Nov 27 : Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fuelled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.
A World Health Organization panel named the variant omicron and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the predo


Saturday, November 27, 2021India logs 8,318 new COVID cases, 465 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Nov 27: India saw a single-day rise of 8,318 new coronavirus infections taking the country's tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,63,749, while the active cases have declined to 1,07,019, the lowest in 541 days, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,67,933 with 465 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily ris


Friday, November 26, 2021Sonia, Rahul to address Congress rally against price rise, inflation on Dec 12

New Delhi, Nov 26: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a public rally here on December 12 as part of her party's drive against price rise and inflation.
The Congress president and the party have decided to draw the country's attention to price rise and inflation' by holding a massive "Mehngai Hatao rally" in Delhi on December 12, AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said.
The rally wi


Friday, November 26, 2021Rupee plunges by 37 paise against dollar on new COVID variant worries

New Delhi, Nov 26: The rupee on Friday plunged by 37 paise against the US dollar as investors turned cautious in view of massive selloffs in domestic equities and worries over a new variant of COVID-19.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 74.60 and witnessed an intra-day high of 74.58 and a low of 74.92 against the US dollar in day trade.
The local unit settl


Friday, November 26, 2021He is not bowling so can we call him all-rounder? asks Kapil Dev on Hardik Pandya

New Delhi ,Nov 26: Legendary former India captain Kapil Dev on Friday asked whether Hardik Pandya can be called an all-rounder given that he has not been bowling as much as the role demands.
A vital cog in India’s scheme of things in white-ball cricket, the flamboyant Pandya bowled in just two matches in the recent T20 World Cup where India went out in the group stage itself.
He is also under f


Friday, November 26, 2021Gadkari Promises 8-Hr Travel Between Delhi And Srinagar By 2023

Jammu, Nov 26: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has promised to reduce the travel time by car between New Delhi and Srinagar from 24 hours to just 8 hours, while the drive between Jammu and Srinagar in December 2023 would be of an incredible four hours.
Addressing a public meeting at Doda after laying foundation stone for 25 surface communication projects, with aggre


Friday, November 26, 2021SC seeks Centre, Rakesh Asthana’s replies on NGO’s plea against his appointment as Delhi CP

New Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the plea of an NGO challenging the Delhi High Court order which upheld the Centre’s decision to appoint senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and A S Bopanna issued notice to the Centre and Asthana and sought their response on the plea of the NGO, the Centre for Public Inte


Friday, November 26, 2021Probe ordered into leakage of President's security details

Jammu, Nov 26: A probe has been ordered into the leakage of a document containing details of security arrangements for President Ram Nath Kovind's two-day visit to Kanpur.
The details had surfaced on some WhatsApp groups.
The document with details regarding the security, fleet, deployment of forces at the venues attended by President Kovind and other protocols was distributed to senior official


Friday, November 26, 2021COVID-19: India reports 10,549 new cases, 488 fresh fatalities

New Delhi,Nov 26: India logged 10,549 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,55,431, while the active cases rose to 1,10,133, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll climbed to 4,67,468 with 488 fresh fatalities, including 384 in Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus i


Friday, November 26, 2021PM Modi addresses event at Parliament on Constitution Day, says Constitution binds this diverse country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Constitution was drafted after many hindrances and united the princely states in the country. Speaking at the celebration of Constitution Day in the Central Hall of Parliament, Mr. Modi said Constitution Day is the day to salute this House, where many of India's leaders brainstormed to give the Constitution of India. He said the Nation pays tribute to Mahat


Thursday, November 25, 2021Rupee declines 12 paise to 74.52 on month-end dollar demand

Mumbai,Nov 25: The rupee declined by 12 paise to close at 74.52 against the US currency on Thursday amid month-end dollar demand and foreign fund outflows from equity and debt markets.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 74.55 and witnessed a high of 74.47 and a low of 74.58 against the US dollar.
The local unit finally settled at 74.52, down 12 paise over it


Thursday, November 25, 2021Gold rallies Rs 195; silver climbs Rs 569

Jammu, Nov 25: Gold rallied Rs 195 to Rs 46,625 per 10 gram in the national capital on Thursday in line with gain in international precious metal prices and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities.
In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 46,430 per 10 gram.
Silver also jumped Rs 569 to Rs 61,763 per kg from Rs 61,194 per kg in the previous trade.
The Indian rupee d


Thursday, November 25, 2021Sindhu cruises into Indonesia Open quarterfinals

Jammu, Nov 25 : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu registered a comfortable straight-game win over Germany's Yvonne Li to cruise into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event here on Thursday.

The reigning world champion, seeded third here, hardly broke a sweat to win the second round clash 21-12 21-18 against the world No.26 in 37 minutes at the USD 850,000 event.


Thursday, November 25, 2021India, US agree on transitional approach on Equalisation Levy 2020

India and United States have agreed on a transitional approach on Equalisation Levy 2020. India and United States have agreed that the same terms that apply under the October 21 Joint Statement shall apply between the two countries with respect to India’s charge of two per cent equalisation levy on e-commerce supply of services and the United States’ trade action regarding the Equalisation Levy.


Thursday, November 25, 2021India win toss, elect to bat on a pitch expected to crack

Kanpur, Nov 25: India won the toss and opted to bat first on a pitch against New Zealand in the first Test match at Green Park Stadium here on Thursday.

After calling the toss rightly, Team India Captain Ajinkya Rahane opted to bat first on a pitch which is expected to be good for batting early on, but crack up as the match progresses.

There already are prominent cracks on the pitch and edg


Thursday, November 25, 2021Sensex up marginally by 23 pts

Mumbai, Nov 25: The BSE Sensex on Thursday rose by 23 pts to open at 58,363.93 as buying was seen in Energy, IT and Telecom stocks.

The Nifty was flat at 17,417.30, up by two pts.

The Sensex registered days high and low at 58,439 and 58,199.49 pts respectively.

The Nifty recorded days high and low at 17,454 and 17,375.05 pts respectively.

Out of 30 scrips, 11 advanced while 19 decli


Thursday, November 25, 2021HM Amit Shah re-emphasizes on growth of infrastructure and peace in North Eastern states

Home minister Amit Shah today re-emphasised that growth of infrastructure and peace in North Eastern states is the top most priority of the Union government. Speaking at the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on empowering North East India, Mr Shah said, Prime minister Narendra Modi has visited over 50 times to North Eastern states after 2014. He said, North Eastern states will prosper with the thr


Thursday, November 25, 2021Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to lead Indian delegation for 13th ASEM Summit to be held virtually from today

The 13th ASEM Summit will be held virtually from today. The theme of the two-day summit is Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian Delegation for the Summit, which is expected to see participation from all 51 member countries and ASEAN and European Union. This Summit will also mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEM process.

The 13th Su


Thursday, November 25, 2021COVID-19: India records 9,119 new cases, 396 more fatalities and 10,264 recoveries

New Delhi, Nov 25: India recorded 9,119 new cases of COVID-19 and 396 more fatalities during the past 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in it's latest update on Thursday.

With the addition of these new cases the cumalative casetally has reached 34,544,882.

The overall death toll from the disease has reached 466,980. The past 24 hours saw 10,264 recoveries nationwide.


Thursday, November 25, 2021President Kovind to address centenary celebrations of Harcourt Butler Technical University in Kanpur today

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the centenary celebrations of Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU) at Kanpur today. President Kovind is on a his two-day visit to the city. HBTU is a premier State Technical University. The HBTU was named after Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler, Governor of the United Provinces in British India and is one of the oldest engineering institutes in the country.


Thursday, November 25, 2021Kangana Ranaut summoned by Delhi Assembly panel over her remarks on Sikhs

Actor Kangana Ranaut has been summoned by the Peace and Harmony Committee of the Delhi Assembly over her remarks against Sikhs through her Instagram profile. Ranaut has been told to appear before the committee headed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha on December 6.
“The Committee has received multiple complaints eliciting outrageously offensive and derogatory Instagram stories/posts allege


Thursday, November 25, 2021Sowing done, farmers head to Delhi to mark year of protest

The sowing of wheat done, thousands of protesting farmers have now geared up to march towards the borders of Delhi to mark the first anniversary of their movement against the three contentious agriculture laws as well as to demand an MSP guarantee for their crops on November 26.
Sources said big cavalcades of farmers from Punjab and Haryana will be moving to the borders of Delhi on November 25 a


Thursday, November 25, 2021Fuel prices remain unchanged

New Delhi, Nov 25: The prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged for the 21st day in a row on Thursday.
The fuel prices had come down sharply on November 4, 2021, after the Center announced reduction in excise duties on petrol and diesel by Rs five and Rs 10 respectively.
In the national capital a litre of petrol costs Rs 103.97, it costs Rs 104.67 in Kolkata, Rs 109.98 in Mumbai and Rs 10


Thursday, November 25, 2021Delhi: Fire breaks out in Geet Colony garment factory, 1 dead

A 40-year-old man died after a fire broke out inside a garment factory in east Delhi’s Geeta Colony on Thursday early morning.

The Delhi Fire Services (DSF) said the man’s charred body was found inside the four-storey factory building around 4 am. The deceased, identified as Sanju Lal, worked at the factory during daytime and was alone when the fire broke out.
DSF chief Atul Garg said: “We re


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Union Cabinet approves bill to repeal three farm laws

The new bill will now be introduced in the Lok Sabha for passage in the upcoming Winter session of Parliament beginning November 29.
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to repeal the contentious three farm laws, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur informed during a press briefing.
The new bill will now be introduced in the Lok Sabha for passage in the upcoming Winter


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu advances to second round with hard-fought win

India’s double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu showed great determination to outwit a tenacious Aya Ohori in the opening round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event in Bali on Wednesday.

After a slow start, Sindhu, the reigning world champion, engineered a turnaround to register a hard-fought 17-21 21-17 21-17 win over Japan’s Ohori in one hour 10 minutes to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021With Rahul Dravid at helm players will get a lot of assurance, says Harbhajan Singh

Jammu, November 24: With Rahul Dravid as Team India coach the players will get a lot of assurance and there will be lot of stability in the team, says off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
Speaking on Star Sports show, Harbhajan Singh pointed out the positives about Rahul Dravid as Team India’s coach.
“With Rahul coming in, I can tell you that players will be given a lot of assurance. Players will be gi


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Credible data needed on Covid-19 deaths in country: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday demanded that the government provide credible data on Covid deaths in the country and pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to families of Covid-19 victims.
Gandhi shared a video in which families, who lost their dear ones due to Covid in Gujarat, alleged that they did not receive timely help from the government.
He also attacked the “Gujarat model


Wednesday, November 24, 2021BJP MP Gambhir alleges death threat from ISIS-Kashmir, police launch probe

Srinagar, Nov 24: Former Indian cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Delhi, Gautam Gambhir has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging that he and his family have received death threats from ISIS-Kashmir.
"We have received an email from ISIS-Kashmir on the official ID of MP Gautam Gambhir on November 23 at 9.32 p.m.," read the complaint filed by Gambhir's PS.

"We are going t


Wednesday, November 24, 2021India records 9,283 new COVID cases, 437 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Nov 24: India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections taking the country's tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,35,763 of which 3,39,57,698 people have recuperated, while the active cases declined to 1,11,481, the lowest in 537 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh fatalities that include 370 from Kerala a


Wednesday, November 24, 20216G technology launch likely by 2023-end or 2024, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

New Delhi: India is working towards an indigenously developed 6G technology with the aim to launch it either by 2023-end or early 2024, Minister for Communication Ashwini Vaishnaw said Tuesday.

Speaking on ‘New Technology and the Green Economy: Two Trends Shaping a New India?’, the fourth in a series of online, agenda-setting webinars, Vaishnaw said requisite permissions have already been give


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Phase-down vs phase-out at COP: Bhupender Yadav stresses ‘national circumstances’

New Delhi: Arguing that the pace of transition to cleaner energy sources in India must be viewed in light of “national circumstances”, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has said that the use of coal in power generation or industrial activities may rise “in absolute terms”, but would decline as a percentage of the overall mix.

Explaining the reasons for India’s intervention to get the term “


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Govt plans Bills to bar pvt cryptocurrency with a few ‘exceptions’, repeal farm laws

New Delhi: Heading into what could be a stormy winter session of Parliament, the government intends to bring a Bill to repeal the three new agriculture laws and another on prohibiting “all private cryptocurrencies in India” with “certain exceptions”.

The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, is listed for introduction — one of 26 Bills — in Lok Sabha in the win


Wednesday, November 24, 2021First real-world study: Covaxin effectiveness 50%

Jammu, November 24: Two doses of Covaxin have 50 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19, the first real-world assessment of the effectiveness of the vaccine developed in India suggests.

The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, assessed 2,714 hospital workers at AIIMS, New Delhi, who were symptomatic and underwent RT-PCR testing for the coronavirus between Ap


Wednesday, November 24, 2021Naval leak case: CBI charge sheets another Commander

Jammu, November 24: The CBI has filed a charge sheet against Navy Commander Jagdish who was arrested in late September in connection with the alleged leakage of confidential information related to procurement and maintenance of Naval assets, officials said on Wednesday.

They said while two charge sheets have already been filed against six individuals earlier, the probe against Navy Commander J


Wednesday, November 24, 20215 Kashmiri men convicted for possessing Shahtoosh Shawls made from endangered Tibetian antelopes

New Delhi: A Delhi court convicted five Kashmiri men for possessing Shahtoosh Shawls which is made from the fur of a Tibetan Antelope, an animal protected under the Wildlife Act.

The Shahtoosh trade was banned globally in 1975 under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The antelope is provided protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Prevention) Act. This ca