Take it or leave it moment for NSCN (IM), says Naga leader

New Delhi, May 25As things move towards a possible realisation that there has been enough delay and now time to settle for a pragmatic solution and peace, a key Naga legislator Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu says by inking the 2015 Framework Agreement, the potent NS..

NSCN (IM) to convene crucial meeting on May 31

New Delhi/Dimapur, May 24Things are definitely moving forward and in a constructive manner. On May 20, the NSCN (IM) put on record that it is “not opposed to an early solution” and now, amid intense speculation on the fate of Naga peace talks,..

Centre rolls out measures to stem inflation... Cuts excise duty on petrol by Rs 8/L, diesel by Rs 6/L

NEW DELHI, May 21In a step to bring down the fuel prices, the Centre on Saturday reduced the Central excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre and that on diesel by Rs 6 per litre. “We are reducing the Central excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre a..

Doc seeks memorial for youngest organ donor who saved 5 lives

New Delhi, May 20A six-year-old child who donated organs and saved the lives of five persons has become the youngest organ donor in the history of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, senior AIIMS neurosurgeon Dr Deepak Gupta told IAN..

Centre to begin Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 to speed up Covid vax drive

NEW DELHI, May 20 Underlining the urgent need for an intensive push to Covid vaccination across the country to accelerate the recent placid momentum, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Friday advised all States and Union Territories to plan for a tw..

NSCN (IM)'s demand standing in the way of final pact : Patton

NEW DELHI, May 18 The stalemate over the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah)’s controversial demand for a separate Flag and Constitution as part of the Naga peace process “must end” and “there must be a breakthroug..

Delhi sweats at 49 degrees C, residents asked to stay in

New Delhi, May 16The maximum temperature recorded in the National capital on Sunday reached 49 degree Celsius, said the India Meteorological Department.While the National capital's Mungeshpur station recorded a temperature of 49.2 degrees, Najafgarh recor..

Don’t expect 100% unanimity on Naga talks : Jamir counsels PM, Shah

New Delhi, May 15 Even as the Naga peace talks have entered the last but a critical phase with the Central Government stating clearly that it “can never reconsider” demands related to a separate Flag and Constitution, veteran State politician ..

Naga outfit miffed over Shah’s ‘broad-based’ talks

NEW DELHI, May 15 The Nagaland Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) collective leadership is none too pleased with the Central Government after two days of talks—on May 12 and 13.   The Centre’s Interlocutor did not yield any ..

SC Jamir meets Amit Shah Naga Peace talks: Things are expected at the earliest

New Delhi, May 14 No further delay. That’s the message around after many months of stalemate and hiccups with regard to the 27-year-old Naga peace talks.“By now, everyone knows about the Government of India’s commitment to give a solutio..

Alleged extra judicial killings probe SC seeks status report from Centre

NEW DELHI, May 13 The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union of India to file a status report with regard to investigation into the alleged extra judicial killings in Manipur.The investigation is being carried out by a Special Investigation Team consti..

No new FIRs to be filed till re-examination; those already charged can seek bail In historic order, SC puts on hold sedition law

NEW DELHI, May 11 The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Central Government to re-examine and reconsider the provisions of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises the offence of sedition.The Supreme Court, in a historic order p..

Meghalaya, Manipur among 5 States yet to reach ‘replacement-level’ fertility

New Delhi, May 11: Even though India’s overall decline of fertility rate has been encouraging, there are wide inter-regional variations with five States still not having achieved replacement-level of fertility of 2.1 — the rate at which a popu..

Oting firing incident probe complete : COAS

New Delhi, May 10  Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande on Monday said the investigation into the December 4 firing incident in Nagaland’s Oting in Mon district has been completed and the report is now undergoing legal scrutiny.In an interaction with a g..

Posers over next BJP chief

New Delhi, May 8 Amid all the speculations and names doing the rounds for its presidential nominee, the BJP may nominate a candidate either belonging to the Other Backward Class (OBC) or a woman to win their support in the run-up to the 2024 general elect..

Centre defends sedition law

New Delhi, May 8The Centre yesterday defended the sedition law and asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the pleas challenging it. The Court is hearing a batch of pleas challenging the Constitutional validity of the colonial-era law.In a written submission, ..

Ready for peace talks with Chhattisgarh Govt, say Maoists

Dantewada, May 7Responding to the Chhattis-garh Government’s propo- sal, the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoists) has shown willingness to hold peace talks with the Bhupesh Baghel-led dispensation, but also set several conditions, including t..

4.7 million excess deaths in India in 2020-21: WHO

NEW DELHI, May 5India reported 4.7 million excess deaths between Ja-nuary 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, releasing new estimates on the death toll of the Covid-19 pandemic, which it said claimed more t..

Vaccine fatigue behind poor booster response: Poonawalla

New Delhi, May 5A year after the deadly Delta wave of Covid devastated India, Adar Poonawala, the chief of the Serum Institute of India, has told NDTV that while things may be better, "we are not out of the woods yet" and boosters will be essential to tak..

Data shows NSCN-IM most ‘active’: Back channel push on not to abrogate ceasefire

New Delhi, May 4A fresh Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) report says though on a decline, insur-gency-related incidents still persist and in 2020, the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, NSCN-IM, remained the most active group..

Worst Covid pandemic yet to come : Gates

NEW DELHI, May 2Just when we thought Covid was almost over and life could get back to normal after two years of pandemic, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates issued a new warning to the world. Gates has warned that there could still be a variant "even more tr..

India logs 3,157 cases

New Delhi, May 2 With 3,157 new Covid-19 infections being reported in the last 24 hours, India's total tally of cases rose to 4,30,79,188, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday (May 2, 2022). The active caseload increased to 19,500.Ind..

PM bats for use of local languages in Courts

New Delhi, Apr 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while advocating use of local languages in Courts, said on Saturday that the Government is working towards simplifying laws passed in the Parliament for the common man to understand them.“Along with th..

NE lead in digital transactions in Jan to Mar period : PhonePe

NEW DELHI, Apr 30 India's North East region, which includes some of the country's remotest areas, took lead in digital transactions during the January-March period, fintech major PhonePe said as it released the "digital payment trends for Q1 2022"."North ..

India logs 3,377 new cases

NEW DELHI, Apr 29 India logged 3,377 new COVID-19 infections taking the country's total tally of cases to 4,30,72,176, while the active cases rose to 17,801, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.The death toll climbed to 5,23..

Rising cases early hints of 4th wave : Jap firm

NEW DELHI, Apr 29Rising cases are "early hints" of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic but do not pose any near-term risk to India's economic growth, a Japanese brokerage said on Friday.However from a medium-term perspective, there are headwinds for gr..

3,303 cases reported in 24 hours, active cases near 17,000

NEW DELHI, Apr 28India on Thursday reported another Covid-19 spike with 3,303 new infections in the last 24 hours and 39 fatalities, the Union Health Ministry reported. With this, the active caseload spiked to 16,980 while the total infections count reach..

Gap between Covid jabs, precaution dose likely to be reduced

NEW DELHI, Apr 27The Government is likely to soon reduce the gap between the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine and the precaution dose from the current nine months to six months, official sources said on Wednesday. A recommendation on lessening the gap is e..

1,399 deaths, 2,483 new cases reported in last 24 hours

NEW DELHI, Apr 26 India has reported 1,399 deaths and 2,483 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed on Tuesday morning.There has been a decline of 2.28 per cent in the new cases of COVID-19 re..

DCGI grants EUA to Corbevax for those aged 5-12... Covaxin for 6-12 age group

NEW DELHI, Apr 26 India's drug regulator has granted emergency use authorisation for Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for those aged five to 12 years and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children in the age group of six to 12 years, official sources s..

Rising Covid cases : PM to hold review meeting today

NEW DELHI, Apr 26  Covid-19 cases in India have seen an upward surge in the past two weeks. National capital Delhi registered above 1000 cases for two straight days. Maharashtra's capital Mumbai recorded 144 new cases on Sunday.In view of this rising..

12 States report surge in cases India’s Covid cases double in a week

NEW DELHI, Apr 25India’s Covid-19 cases have nearly doubled in a week, as at least 12 States reported a surge in their numbers on Sunday.In the week of April 18 to April 24, India reported 15,700 fresh Covid cases, an increase of 95% in comparison t..

Covishield too found weak against Omicron Take your boosters, says NIV

PUNE, Apr 24A study of vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 variants has found that Covishield recipients with no history of Covid had the lowest levels of neutralizing activity against Omicron’s BA.1 sub-lineage, when compared to recovered pati..

Over 17 lakh test HIV+ in last 10 years due to unprotected sex NACO spells out details of HIV

New Delhi, Apr 24 Over 17 lakh people contracted HIV in the country in the last 10 years due to unprotected intercourse, according to the data provided by National AIDS Control Organization in response to an RTI query.However, the number of people contrac..

Onset of fourth wave ? Virus spread at Delhi disturbing

New Delhi, Apr 23 Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi, an analysis by IIT-Madras has revealed that every infected person is infecting two others in the National capital.According to the PTI news agency, Delhi's R-value or reproductive value, which ind..

Omicron BA.2.12.1 mutant detected in Delhi, may be driving new surge

NEW DELHI, Apr 22A new SARS CoV 2 mutant, BA. 2.12.1, related to the Omicron subvariant BA.2 but with other distinct changes, may be driving the current surge in COVID-19 cases in Delhi and surrounding districts, top sources in INSACOG, India’s coro..

Delhi extends truce pact with 3 Naga groups

New Delhi, Apr 20 The Centre has extended the ceasefire agreement with three different Naga groups for one more year. The groups are National Socialist Council of Nagaland/NK (NSCN/NK), National Socialist Council of Nagaland/Reformation (NSCN/R) and Natio..

Cong leader urges Centre to implement Naga pacts

NEW DELHI, Apr 19 There are two agreements that the Centre has signed with various Naga groups and the Government should implement them, leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said in a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.M..

90% jump in India's daily Covid cases (2,183); Kerala sees spike in deaths

New Delhi, Apr 18  India today recorded a massive jump in its daily Covid counts, raising fears of another spike in infections. As many as 2,183 new Covid cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, an 89.8 per cent jump from yesterday's case co..

Lt Gen Manoj Pande named next COAS

NEW DELHI, Apr 18 Lt Gen Manoj C Pande, the current Vice Chief of the Army Staff has been appointed as the next Chief of the Army Staff with effect from April 30, 2022.Born on May 06, 1962, Lt Gen Manoj C Pande was commissioned on December 24, 1982 in the..

Legal experts weigh in... ‘SC must protect the rights of State Govts’

New Delhi, Apr 17 The Supreme Court has commented on the nature of the Indian Union in several judgments, and plays a significant role in establishing and evolving “Indian federalism”, say experts.The Central Government and the State Governmen..

Covid spread up by 500 pc in last 15 days among Delhi residents : SurveySurvey covers 11,743 residents of Delhi, NCR

New Delhi, Apr 17 The number of people in Delhi-NCR reporting someone getting Covid in their close social network has risen by 500% in the last 15 days, a survey has claimed.Around 19 per cent residents of Delhi-NCR responding to a survey revealed they ha..

Covid new variants WHO cautions on new variants

NEW DELHI, Apr 16 With new Covid variants being detected, World Health Organisation (WHO) officials again asserted that it is extremely essential for all to get vaccinated against the virus and continue all the efforts to stop the virus from circulating. ..

Nod given to pursue 2 degrees together

New Delhi, Apr 13 Starting from the academic year 2022-23, students will be able to pursue two degrees simultaneously, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said Tuesday.The UGC has been planning such a move for a long time, but rec..

‘4th wave will start in June-July and last till Sept’

Bengaluru, Apr 13 Predictive studies opine that the 4th wave of the Covid-19 will start in June-July and last till September, stated Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Tuesday. “Karnataka is prepared to face it,” he added.He said that the..

IAF inks MoU with IIT Madras to accelerate indigenisation efforts for ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’

NEW DELHI, Apr 13 (PIB)Indian Air Force and IIT Madras signed a MoU today for various developmental projects to support the requirements of the IAF. The MoU was signed by Air Commodore S Bahuja, Command Engineering Officer (Systems), Headquarters Mai..

NE groups oppose Centre’s Hindi move, call it an ‘imposition’

NEW DELHI, Apr 10Several North East-based organisations—including Assam’s apex literary body, the Asom Sahitya Sabha—have urged the Centre to roll back its decision to make Hindi compulsory till Class X in the region.In a statement on Sa..

Another case of XE variant detected in Gujarat

NEW DELHI, Apr 9Gujarat has detected a case of XE Covid variant, which is said to be highly trans-missible, sources have said. This comes days after Mumbai's civic body repor-ted India's first patient who got affected by the new recombinant variant that h..

Covishield, Covaxin prices cut to Rs 225

NEW DELHI, Apr 9A day before Covid vaccine booster shots become available to all Indian adults, the prices of Covishield and Covaxin at private hospitals have been slashed by more than half.  Both the vaccine doses will now cost Rs 225. While Covishi..

People from different States should speak in Hindi, not English : Amit ShahCompulsory Hindi in NE till Class X

New Delhi, Apr 8 People of different States should communicate with each other in Hindi, and not English, Home Minister Amit Shah suggested on Thursday.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the medium of running the Government is the Offici..

4th wave of Covid likely to hit India soon ? Check all symptoms seen so far

NEW DELHI, Apr 8 The third wave of the virus had ebbed in the country in March and while the chances of avoiding another surge seem unavoidable, the only thing we can do to protect ourselves is to stay vigilant, remain prepared and understand the symptoms..

Booster dose for 18+ at Pvt centres from Apr 10

NEW DELHI, Apr 8The Centre on Friday announced that booster doses can now be administered to all those above the age of 18. The vaccination will begin from April 10 at private vaccination centres.Earlier, the Government had started these booster shots or ..

India daily Covid tally drops below 1,000-mark

NEW DELHI, Mar 4India on Monday logged less than 1,000 new Covid cases for the first time since April 2020. The country reported 913 fresh cases in the last 24-hours, the Health Ministry data showed, in the lowest daily Covid tally in 715 days. The drop i..

New Covid variant XE more transmissible than Omicron found : WHO

New Delhi, Apr 3A new Covid variant has been found in the UK, the World Health Organisation said in its latest report. The new mutant, called XE, may be more transmissible than any strain of COVID-19, the health body said.XE is a "recombinant" which is a ..

Mirabai wins 'BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award

NEW DELHI, Mar 29 Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Monday won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of The Year award. Chanu created history last year when she became the first Indian weightlifter to clinch a silver medal at the Summer Olympics..

Assam-Meghalaya sign pact to resolve border dispute in six places

NEW DELHI, Mar 29 : Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday signed an agreement to resolve their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the 12 locations, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah calling it a "historic day" for the North East.The agreement was signed i..

Centre asks States to end all Covid curbs from Mar 31

NEW DELHI, Mar 23 As COVID-19 cases show a steady decline in the country, the Centre asked States and Union Territories to end all Covid containment measures from March 31. The decision to end all the Covid-related curbs came two years after the Disaster ..

Oppn urges Govt to sharpen focus on NE

NEW DELHI, Mar 15 The Opposition on Monday urged the Centre to sharpen its focus on the development of the country’s North East and mainstream the region with the rest of the country, even as BJP leaders said that the region had witnessed significan..

After total whitewash in Assembly polls Sonia asks PCC chiefs of 5 States to resign

NEW DELHI, Mar 15Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked the PCC presidents of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur to put in their resignations, party leader Randeep Surjewala informed on Tuesday.The resignations have been asked in order..

Anti-Lynching Bills of Manipur, Rajasthan Centre seeks clarification from States

NEW DELHI, Mar 15The Centre has sought clarifications from the Governments of Rajasthan and Manipur on their respective Anti-Lynching Bills, informed Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Tuesday in Lok Sabha.Anandpur Sahib Congress MP Manis..

Vaccines for 12-14 age group from Mar 16

New Delhi, Mar 14 India will start vaccinating children aged 12 to 14 years from March 16 as it expands its COVID-19 vaccination coverage, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Monday. The condition of co-morbidity for people aged 60 and ab..

Sitharaman, Rijiju named observers

NEW DELHI, Mar 14 The BJP Parliamentary Board has appointed Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju as Central observer and co-observer for election of the leader of BJP Manipur Pradesh legislature wing..

BJP to form Govts after Holi : Sources

New Delhi, Mar 14 The BJP will form Governments in the four States it won in the recently concluded elections after Holi (March 18), sources said today. Chief Ministers for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur will reportedly be chosen after the fe..

Ahead of CWC meet to discuss election rout Calls rung out for RaGa to take over

New Delhi, Mar 13 Days after the Congress suffered a crushing defeat in Assembly elections in five States, the party’s Working Committee – its top decision-making body –met on Sunday to introspect even as familiar scenes played out of so..

Congress elections may be advanced at meet today

New Delhi, Mar 12The Congress's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee or CWC, will meet at 4 pm tomorrow, three days after a huge defeat in State polls, and is likely to advance internal elections scheduled in Sep-tember amid renewed qu..

Yogi to take oath as UP CM after Holi

LUCKNOW, Mar 12Just a few days after BJP made history and retained power for the second con-secutive term in Uttar Pra- desh, the swearing-in cere-mony, sources said, of the new Government is likely to take place after Holi i.e. March 18. Uttar Pradesh's ..

CBSE exams for Class X and XII from Apr 26

NEW DELHI, Mar 11The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced that the term-II board exams for Class 10 and 12 will commence from April 26. Last year, the CBSE had announced that board examinations for 2022 will be conducted in two ..

After Cong’s humiliating defeat in Assembly elections... Tharoor calls for reform in organisational leadership

New Delhi, Mar 10 As the Congress loses all five State Assembly elections by humiliating margins, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday called for a reform in the organisational leadership of the party.In a series of tweets, Tharoor, who is als..

Emergency use nod given to Covovax for 12-17 age group

New Delhi, Mar 9 India’s drug regulator has granted restricted emergency use authorisation to Serum Institute of India’s COVID-19 vaccine Covovax for the 12-17 years age group subject to certain conditions, official sources said on Wednesday.I..

Pinch of Salt Exit polls in previous elections : Hits and misses

NEW DELHI, Mar 8Exit polls are not an exact science and have been known to go well off the mark, though sometimes they do get it right. However, they provide political parties and the general public something to debate and dissect till the actual results ..

Exit polls predict BJP would be largest

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): The exit polls in Manipur gave a clear edge to the ruling BJP in forming the next Government with many of them predicting that it may fall short of the halfway mark.Republic-P-MARQ survey predicted BJP and its allies getting 27-31 ..

Phase-7 of UP Polls 2022 Battle lines drawn between Modi’s Kashi, Akhilesh’s Azamgarh

VARANASI, Mar 6 As the poll juggernaut enters the seventh gate of UP proverbial ‘Chakrvyuh’ comprising nine districts of Purvanchal to witness the final assault on Monday, March 7, the stage is set with the Modi-Yogi combination ready to ..

83 pc increase in rejection of RTI applications on National security grounds: Data

NEW DELHI, Mar 5There was an 83% increase in rejection of Right to Informa-tion (RTI) applications on the grounds of “national secu-rity” by the Central Govern- ment ministries during 2020-21 even though the overall rejection rate went down by..

BJP will return to power in four States, says Amit Shah

NEW DELHI, Mar 5 : 'I can say with confidence that BJP will return to power in four States and make impressive gains in Punjab,' said Amit Shah, reported PTIBharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda on Saturday said they received a very positive response ..

India may see 4th Covid wave from Jun, peak in Aug : Study

New Delhi, Feb 28The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India may start around June 22 and peak from mid-to-late August, a modelling study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur suggests.The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study, recentl..

India abstains on UN resolution

New Delhi, Feb 26 : By abstaining from a UN Security Council resolution on the Ukraine crisis, India retained the option of reaching out to all relevant sides to find a middle ground and foster dialogue and diplomacy, official sources said on Saturday.Rus..

UP 3rd phase polls : 57.58% turnout till 5 pm

LUCKNOW, Feb 20With a 57.58 percent voter turnout till 5 pm, polling for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections concluded at 6 pm on Sunday, 20 February. This phase of polls covered 16 districts and 59 Constituencies spread across Bundelkhand, Awa..

Over 63% turnout recorded in Punjab

New Delhi, Feb 20 Over 63 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm in Punjab, where the polling for all 117 Assembly was held amid tight security arrangements.The polling ended at 6 pm and the final voting figure is yet to be out. The voting had star..

As Covid cases decline... EC restores number of star campaigners

New Delhi, Feb 20 The Election Commission on Sunday restored the number of star campaigners a party can field for campaigning in the ongoing Assembly polls in five States, citing the decline in COVID-19 cases. Now, recognised National and State parties ca..

'Ease Covid curbs' nudge for States from Centre

New Delhi, Feb 16As new coronavirus cases decline across the country, the Centre has asked States and Union Territories to review, change or drop COVID-19 restrictions after considering the trend of new cases and positivity rate in their regions.In a lett..

Next Covid variant may be more dangerous than Omicron : Scientists

New Delhi, Feb 14 Scientists have warned that the next Covid variant may be more dangerous than Omicron. These scientists have cautioned against letting the guard down. The warning has come even as countries around the world gradually seek to relax Covid ..

Centre approves Rs 26,275 cr scheme for police modernisation

NEW DELHI, Feb 14 : The Central Government has approved the continuation of a mega police modernisation scheme for five years up to 2025-26 with a financial outlay of Rs 26,275 crore.The Union Home Ministry said the scheme includes security-related expend..

12 candidates 'illiterate', 114 educated till Class 8

Noida, Feb 12Among the candidates con-testing in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections' second phase, 114 are educated up to Class 8 while 12 have declared themselves to be "illiterate", according to an analysis report.There are also 102 'post graduate' ca..

Voting concludes for first phase of UP Assembly polls 60.1 pc voter turnout recorded

Lucknow, Feb 10 Voting has concluded for the first phase of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. A total of 623 candidates, including 73 women, were in the fray in 58 seats across 11 districts in the first phase.The Election Commission of India (ECI..

Next Covid variant likely to be more infectious: WHO

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 Describing the new COVID-19 variants as the "wild card", a top World Health Organisation official has warned that the Omicron will not be the last one and the possibility of other new variants is really high.The next variant of concern w..

Air of pro-incumbency, BJP will win all 5 States: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday exuded confidence about winning Assembly elections in all five poll-bound States- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur-saying that the BJP will emerge victorious and form Governments w..

Rs 87.65 Cr released till date for NSU : Thakur

New Delhi, Feb 9 (PTI)The Government has released a total of Rs 87.65 crore till date for the development of the National Sports University in Manipur, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.Thakur provided the information in reply to..

Compensation to families of Covid victims Compensate within 10 days : SC to States, UTs

New Delhi, Feb 4The Supreme Court Friday directed all State Governments and Union Territories to appoint dedicated nodal officer to coordinate with the member Secretary of the State Legal Service Authority (SLSA) to facilitate payment of compensation to f..

Six journalists killed : India Press Freedom Report 2021

NEW DELHI, Feb 2In its “India Press Freedom Report 2021” released today, Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) stated that at least six journalists were killed and 121 journalists/media houses including 108 journalists and 13 media houses/new..

Union Budget 2022 highlights Sharp hike in capital expenditure; no changes in IT

NEW DELHI, Feb 1Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2022 on February 1. She said that the Budget proposals for this financial year rest on health and well-being, infrastructure, inclusive development, energy transition and..

Lieutenant General RP Kalita takes charge of Eastern Command

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (PIB)Lt Gen RP Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM took over as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of prestigious Eastern Command today. He assumed office after paying homage to the martyrs at Vijay Smarak followed by guard of honour at Garr..

EC extends ban on physical rallies till February 11

NEW DELHI, Jan 31The Election Commission on Monday further extended the ban on physical rallies and roadshows to February 11 for the upcoming Assembly elections in five States but gave relaxation in the number of people allowed at meetings and campaigning..

Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III aircraft inducted

PORT BLAIR, Jan 28 (PIB)In a boost to maritime security, the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III aircraft was formally inducted at INS Utkrosh by Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Lieutenant General Ajai Singh at Port ..

Vaccines now to be available in hospitals

New Delhi, Jan 27 Covishield and Covaxin have been cleared by India's drugs regulator for sale in the market, sources have said. However, this doesn't mean the two COVID-19 vaccines will be available at shops soon though people would be able to buy them f..

ECI keeping close watch on expenditure of virtual rallies

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 Since the Election Commission has banned physical campaigning due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country and the political parties are doing virtual rallies, the Commission is keeping a close tab on the money spent on these ..

Omicron in community spread stage, dominant strain in cities

New Delhi, Jan 23The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is in the community transmission stage in the country and has become dominant in several metros where new cases have been spiking exponentially, INSACOG said in its latest bulletin.Short for Indian S..

EC extends ban on rallies till Jan 31

New Delhi, Jan 22The Election Commission has extended its ban on physical poll rallies and road shows ahead of the five Assembly elections scheduled next month till January 31, 2022. This ban was imposed by the Election Commission earlier this month on ac..

On the demand to repeal AFSPA Will be 'most happy' if Army is relieved : COAS

New Delhi, Jan 20 Army Chief General MM Naravane, on Wednesday, said that the argument on repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) needs a different approach, wherein the Disturbed Areas status of States needs to change.Taking the example of ..

Plea before SC seeks postponement of State Assembly elections

NEW DELHI, Jan 20A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking postponement of Assembly elections in States of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases [Kanwariya Sena Sangathan v. Union of In..

In blow to India's Covid genome sequencing, 5 labs shut : Sources

New Delhi, Jan 20 Delays in genome sequencing samples from Covid patients-to identify the strain of virus in each case-is due to a lack of funds for chemical reagents, top Health Ministry sources have told NDTV.Five labs across the country-part of INSACOG..