SC to hear plea for SIT to probe clashes

NEW DELHI, May 7 A Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud is scheduled on May 8 to hear a petition filed by a Delhi-based body for Manipur tribal communities seeking the Constitution of a Special Investigation Team to investigate the attacks a..

SC disposes of plea concerning movement of people belonging to Mao tribe on NH-2 in Nagaland

New Delhi, May 5 : The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of a plea seeking directions to the Centre and the states of Nagaland and Manipur to take appropriate steps to safeguard the freedom of movement of people belonging to the Mao tribe along National ..

PM Modi applauds Vijayshanti for lotus fibre initiative

NEW DELHI, Apr 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Nation on the historic 100th episode of the Mann Ki Baat while applauding the changemakers of the country who through their various initiatives brought a change in the society.Speaking to Vija..

Maoists strike in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada 10 cops, driver killed in IED blast

Raipur, Apr 26 Ten policemen and their driver were killed on Wednesday when their minivan was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, officials said.The policemen were returning from an anti-Maoist operatio..

50 Kg bomb in used attack

New Delhi, Apr 26 The Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh today that killed 10 policemen and a driver involved the use of a powerful 50-kg improvised explosive device (IED) that left a massive hole on the road and uprooted trees.The policemen of the District Re..


NEW DELHI, Apr 25 : In a major action against corruption, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has suspended National Investigation Agency (NIA) SP Vishal Garg. According to sources, SP Vishal was accused of accepting bribes in a Manipur-related case.The NI..

Allow exams in local languages : UGC

New Delhi, Apr 19The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to allow students to write exams in local languages even if the course is offered in English medium, while arranging evaluators and encouraging the translation of textbooks, ac..

India records over 10,000 cases for 4th day in a row

NEW DELHI, Apr 16 India has recorded 10,093 Covid cases in the past 24 hours, about 6 per cent lower than yesterday's count of 10,747 infections. This is the fourth consecutive day on which the country has clocked over 10,000 cases in the recent spike in ..

Manipuri approved for CAPF Constable exams

NEW DELHI, Apr 15 In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the conduct of Constable (general duty) examination for Central Armed Police Forces in 13 regional languages including Manipuri, in addition to Hindi and English.The CAPFs..

India's daily Covid cases cross 10,000

NEW DELHI, Apr 13India today recorded 10,158 news Covid cases, 30 per cent more than yesterday. The active cases in the country have now gone up to 44,998, according to data by the Union Health Ministry.The infection count reported today - a sharp jump fr..

Union Health Minister reviews Covid mock drill

N DELHI, Apr 10 (PIB)Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare visited Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, New Delhi today to review the mock drill being undertaken for ensuring operational readiness of hospital for COVID-19 managem..

Active cases surge

NEW DELHI, Apr 9India logged 5,357 new coronavirus cases, while the active cases rose to 32,814, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll has increased to 5,30,965 with 11 deaths.While three deaths were reported from G..

No written exams upto Class 2: Draft NCF

NEW DELHI, Apr 8Explicit tests and exams are completely inappropriate assessment tools for children up to class 2, and written tests should be introduced from class 3 onwards, according to the draft National Curriculum Framework (NCF), empha-sizing that a..

Surge in Covid casesHospitals told to hold mock drill on Apr 10, 11

NEW DELHI, Apr 7 Amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday held a review meeting with Health Ministers of all States and Union Territories.In the meeting with State Health Ministers and Principal and A..

Daily caseload crosses 6000-mark

NEW DELHI, Apr 7 India has logged 6,050 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest in 203 days, while the active cases have increased to 28,303, according to Union health Ministry data updated on Friday.On September 16 last year, 6,298 cases were recorded.The d..

Highest single day spike in 163 days India logs nearly 4.5k Covid cases

NEW DELHI, Apr 5 India on Wednesday recorded 4,435 new COVID-19 infections, the biggest single-day jump in 163 days (five months and 13 days), while the number of active cases increased to 23,091, according to Union Health Ministry data.A total of 4,777 c..

MoRTH helpline

NEW DELHI, Apr 5: For timely medical assistance to road accident victims, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has proposed expansion of its Nationwide helpline number 1033 to all National Highways. At present service is available at tolled..

India’s most wanted gangsters taking shelter abroad listed

NEW DELHI, Apr 2 The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has prepared a list of notorious gangsters who are based in foreign countries. The list exclusively accessed by the Hindustan Times features 28 wanted gangsters who have cases of murder, extortion among ..

57% of people from NE lost job in Delhi during lockdown : Study

NEW DELHI, Feb 24 Around 57% of the people from the North East who had migrated to Delhi lost their jobs during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, highlighted a study conducted by a doctoral scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University. The research also showed tha..

Drugs coming to Delhi from Myanmar via Manipur seized

New Delhi, Feb 21Drugs are coming to India on a large scale from Myanmar through Manipur. This came to light when the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested two drug peddlers who brought a consignment of opium to Delhi. The accused, Ranveer Singh alias Tin..

No solution yet : Jairam

DIMAPUR, Feb 19  : Reacting to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio's statement that the Naga political issue would be his Government’s “top priority” and continue to be the core issue in the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), All Indi..

Abdul Kalam Mission

Chengalpattu, Feb 19: The Martin Foundation in association with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and Space Zone India on Sunday launched the APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission-2023 from the Pattipolam village of Chengalpattu distr..

Two courses

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 : Students of Central universities can now pursue two courses concurrently as of the new academic year. The provision of two courses simultaneously from Central universities has been provided under the National Education Policy. Under th..

CBSE exams begin

New Delhi, Feb 15 : The CBSE board exams for classes 10 and 12 began on Wednesday with over 38 lakh students set to appear for the examinations at 7,250 centres.The Class 10 exam on Wednesday was conducted for six subjects including Painting, Gurung, Rai,..

Chief Justices appointed to 4 HCs, 2 to retire this month N Kotiswar named CJ of J&K HC

New Delhi, Feb 12Justice N Kotiswar is among four Judges who have elevated to Chief Justices of different High Courts and he has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The four Judges elevated as Chief Justi..

Govt not arresting ‘big fish’ : SC

New Delhi, Feb 10 The Supreme Court Friday said the Centre and investigating agencies are not arresting big fish who are members of international drug syndicates but catching small fish like agriculturists and someone standing at a bus stand in NDPS cases..

SC Collegium recommends new CJs for HCs Justice Thakur named CJ of MHC

NEW DELHI, Feb 10Supreme Court Collegium has recommended names of 5 Judges for elevation as Chief Justices of the respective High Courts as follows:Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur - Manipur High Court [PHC: High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh]Justice..

Framework on HR issues to be prepared

NEW DELHI, Feb 7 The Government has constituted a committee under the joint supervision of the Home and Foreign Ministries to create a structured mechanism to oversee issues related to human rights reporting obligations to treaty bodies and the unive..

Govt blocks 232 foreign apps

New Delhi, Feb 5 The Government has blocked 232 apps operated by overseas entities, including Chinese for being involved in betting, gambling and unauthorised loan service, according to an official source.The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has iss..

Modi, most popular world leader: Survey

NEW DELHI, Feb 4Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the most liked leader in the world with an approval rating of above 75%. The political intelligence company Morning Consult released a list of world leaders trending on the basis of their approval ra..

Budget 2023 : No tax on income up to Rs 7 lakh five slabs in new tax regime

New Delhi, Feb 1 The Central Government today made a much-awaited mega announcement on increasing the income level up to which no income tax is payable: Rs 7 lakh a year from the 2023-24 financial year. It was Rs 5 lakh so far. But there is a caveat: This..

Big announcements

New Delhi, Feb 1Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made several announcements in the Union Budget 2023-2024 on Wednesday.Some highlights of the Budget:* Railways get Rs 2.4 lakh crore, which is the highest ever allocation to it* Agricultural credit targe..

What’s cheaper, what’s costlier ?

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Budget on Wednesday in Lok Sabha. A large number of commonly used items will become more expensive and certain goods will become cheaper as the Government has slashed ..

Budget session from today, eco survey to be tabled Full Budget to be presented on Feb 1

NEW DELHI, Jan 30 The Budget session of Parliament begins on Tuesday with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of both Houses.While the Government's priority will be to seek approval on the Motion of Thanks to the President'..

New gold smuggling hot spot : Meghalaya-Mizoram border

NEW DELHI, Jan 29 The Meghalaya-Mizoram border is emerging as the preferred route for smuggling gold into the country, with increased vigilance across the Nepal and West Bengal borders, which were the hot spots in the past.An estimated 100 tonne of gold h..

TN Governor inaugurates Octave 2023 ‘NE part of India’s growth stories’

Chennai, Jan 4The Nation’s perspective of the North East has changed with the passage of time and those States have now become part of India’s growth stories, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi said on Tuesday.The North East States are now part of th..

Is 4th Covid wave taking roots in India ?

NEW DELHI, Jan 4 For the second week running, India recorded a marginal rise in Covid-19 cases although the numbers remained very low. In the week ending Sunday, 1,526 fresh cases were recorded in the country, up 25% from the previous week’s tally o..

India reports 175 new cases in a day

NEW DELHI, Jan 4 India reported 175 new Covid infections in a day while active caseload declined to 2,570, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.The death toll is 5,30,707, data updated at 8 am stated.The daily positivity rate was r..

Covid : Death rates much higher in unvaccinated, says former WHO chief scientist

NEW DELHI, Jan 2The coronavirus has evolved significantly since it was first traced in late 2019. From being a considerably deadly virus, it has now become less fatal - thanks to the vaccination initiatives across the world.However, former World Health Or..

India reports 173 fresh cases, 2 deaths in a day

NEW DELHI, Jan 2 India reported 173 new coronavirus infections and two deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in an update on Monday. The country’s active caseload currently stands at 2,670 cases, with total reported cases since..

India confirms first case of Omicron XXB1.5 variant in Gujarat: Report

NEW DELHI, Dec 31India has reported its first case of Omicron variant ‘XXB 1.5’ which is responsible for the surge in coronavirus cases in New York. The first case of XXB 1.5 has been confirmed in Gujarat, as per reports in Timesnow and Mint. ..

RSS chief doffs hat to Heeraben Modi

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI)Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday offered condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the passing away of his mother Heeraben Modi.Bhagwat said that Heeraben Modi remained committed to her values and..

39 international travellers test Covid positive at Indian airports in 2 days

New Delhi, Dec 28Thirty-nine people arriving in India from abroad have tested positive for Covid in airports across the country over the last two days, sources have told NDTV. In that backdrop, Union Health Minister Mansukh Man-daviya will visit Delhi's I..

Next 40 days crucial as... India may see surge in Covid cases in Jan: Official sources

New Delhi, Dec 28 The next 40 days are going to be crucial as India may see a surge in COVID-19 cases in January, official sources said on Wednesday citing the pattern of previous outbreaks.“Previously, it has been noticed that a new wave of COVID-1..

‘Can't take nasal vaccine after booster’

New Delhi, Dec 28 India's nasal vaccine cannot be administered to those who have taken a precaution or booster dose, the head of the country's vaccine task force told NDTV on Tuesday in an exclusive interview.The nasal vaccine, iNCOVACC, was introduced on..

New Covid guidelines: Ensure oxygen supply

New Covid guidelines: Ensure oxygen supply..

Tighten surveillance, ramp up testing : Mandaviya

NEW DELHI, Dec 23 The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has advised States to strengthen Covid-19 surveillance system, ramp up testing and ensure readiness of hospital infrastructure on Friday.Mandaviya chaired a meeting with all State Health Minist..

Use masks, encourage precaution dose: Modi

NEW DELHI, Dec 23 Amid rising Covid-19 cases in China and some other countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned against complacency and directed officials to strengthen surveillance measures, especially at international airports.Modi, w..

Drug cartel smuggling heroin from Manipur busted

New Delhi, Dec 21 : The Delhi Police has arrested six people, including a Manipur-based woman, in separate operations and recovered nine kgs of drugs worth more than Rs 24 crore, officials said on Wednesday.The accused have been identified as Rahul Gupta ..

Drug menace is a serious problem : Amit Shah

New Delhi, Dec 21 Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in Parliament today that the drug menace is a serious problem which is destroying generations and the profits being made from drugs are utilised for terrorism as well.The Union Home Minister Amit Shah w..