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BJP committed to implementing CAA: Himanta Sarma

New Delhi, Nov 12 Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said the BJP is committed to implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act and it is a matter of time that its rules are framed.It is a Hindu’s legitimate right to become a citizen ..

Dilute AFSPA: UN to India

New Delhi, Nov 12 : At least 10 countries have expressed serious concern over India’s dealings with human rights mechanisms. Posing questions at India’s fourth universal periodical review (UPR) of the state of human rights at Geneva, searching..

Quake jolts

NEW DELHI, Nov 9 : An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in Nepal and Manipur at around 1.57 am on November 9, informed National Center for Seismology.As per the National Center for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.Stro..

Rs 3.12 crore MDS scam ED attaches property of former PD

New Delhi, Nov  8The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached immovable and movable properties worth Rs 3.12 crore of a former Project Director in the Manipur Government and his associates.“We have attached immovable and movable properties wor..

NPR needs to be updated again: Home Ministry report

NEW DELHI, Nov 8 The Union Ministry of Home Affairs in its 2021-22 annual report has said that there was a need to update the National Population Register (NPR).The Union Home Ministry also said that insurgency in the North East has gone down by 74 percen..

MHA asks States to appoint Child Welfare Police Officers Crimes against children on the rise

NEW DELHI, Nov 4 The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the States/Union Territories to appoint a Child Welfare Police Officer (CWPO) in every police station to exclusively deal with children, either as victims or perpetrators.Acting on an advisory i..

Smack from Manipur worth Rs 1.5 cr seized in MP

BHOPAL, Oct 29 Police have seized 1.5 Kilograms of smack worth about Rs 1.5 crore from a hidden chamber of a garlic-laden truck in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh and arrested two alleged drug traffickers, an official said on Saturday.The drug was sou..

'We're Gandhi's soldiers, we do not fear anyone'

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday took charge as the Congress' first non-Gandhi president in 24 years, citing Rahul Gandhi's slogan 'daro mat' to energise workers and declaring that the party will demolish the government's "system of lies,..

Kharge forms 47-member Steering Committee

NEW DELHI, Oct 26New Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday set up a 47-member Steering Committee that includes former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the party's ex-presidents Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.The interim panel headed by him wo..

North East, Jammu and Kashmir, States affected by LWE Security situation has improved : Shah

New Delhi, Oct 21Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said most of the “hotspots” in the country are almost free from anti-National activities now and the situation in major security theatres has improved over the last eight years of the Na..

Manipur alleged encounters SC asks HC to decide issue of sanction to prosecute in 6 months

NEW DELHI, Oct 21 The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Manipur High Court to decide within six months the issue of grant of sanction to prosecute the security personnel accused of extrajudicial killings in Manipur from 2000 to 2012. A bench comprisin..

Former AIIMS Director cautions against new variants

NEW DELHI, Oct 19 As India is reporting the highly infectious new Covid-19 variant, Dr Randeep Guleria has urged people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.He also suggested people to wear mask in crowded places.Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, ..

Kharge elected Cong president

NEW DELHI, Oct 19 The Congress party elected veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge as its first non-Gandhi president in 24 years on Wednesday.  Out of the 9,385 votes polled in the Congress presidential polls, Mallikarjun Kharge got 7,897 votes, Shashi T..

ASEAN-India Artists’ Camp 2022 concludes

UDAIPUR, Oct 19The ASEAN-India Artists’ Camp 2022 was organised in Udaipur, Rajasthan, from 11-19 October by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-India re..

Centre gets 7th extension to frame rules for CAA

New Delhi, Oct 18 The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been granted an extension for the seventh time from the Parliamentary Committees on Subordinate Legislation in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to frame the rules for the Citizenship (Amendme..

Cong president poll sees 96% of delegates turning up to cast vote

NEW DELHI, Oct 18On Monday, more than 9,500 Congress delegates across the country voted to choose between Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor as their next party chief. For the first time in 24 years, no member of the Gandhi family is a candidate for th..

Kharge or Tharoor ? Cong voting ends

NEW DELHI, Oct 17Around 9,000 Congress leaders voted today to elect a non-Gandhi as the party chief, a first in over 20 years. While veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge is seen as the favourite, his opponent Shashi Tharoor said he was "confident" despite th..

Congress president polls : Kharge vs Tharoor today

NEW DELHI, Oct 16 Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor will face-off in an electoral contest on October 17, 2022 for the post of AICC chief, as the party gets set to have a non-Gandhi president in over 24 years.Over 9,000 Pradesh ..

Soon, Aadhaar for newborns along with birth certificates in all States

New Delhi, Oct 15 Aadhaar enrolment for newborns along with birth certificates is expected to be available in all States in the next few months, expanding beyond 16 States currently offering the facility, Government sources told Press Trust of India...

Centre mulls setting up integrated National database of all citizens

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 In a bid to materialise the Nationwide National Register of Citizens, the Union Home Ministry is contemplating setting up of an all-inclusive National database of all Indian citizens.A Cabinet note and a Bill moved by the Ministry have r..

Strict action against cough syrup maker for 66 children's death in Gambia assured Show cause notice on pharmaceutical Coy on the card

New Delhi, Oct 6 After the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a medical product alert on four cough and cold syrups manufactured by New Delhi-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is planning to send a s..

Govt may lift AFSPA in 4 States after Naga peace pact

NEW DELHI, Oct 4 The uncertainty around the culmination of the Naga peace process is one of the reasons that led to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) being retained in some parts of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh for another six..

ITBP DG

New Delhi, Oct 4 : Senior IPS officer Anish Dayal Singh on Monday took charge as the new Director General (DG) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police that guards the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control with China.The 1988-batch officer of Manipur cadre was handed ..

Ganesan wished

Chennai, Oct 4 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday enquired Manipur Governor La Ganesan about his health and wished him a speedy recovery.The Chief Minister, who had a telephonic conversation with the Governor, admitted to a corporate hospita..

PM Narendra Modi launches 5G mobile services, calls it dawn of new era

New Delhi, Oct 1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 5G telephony services that promise to provide ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones, saying it marks the beginning of a new era and presents an infinite sky of opportunities.The f..

Congress prez poll: It's Kharge vs Tharoor

New Delhi, Oct 1Former Jharkhand Minister K N Tripathi’s nomination for the Congress presidential poll was rejected on Saturday, AICC Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry said. This sets the stage for the contest between senior Cong..

PM inaugurates 36th National Games

AHMEDABAD, Sep 29Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 36th National Games at a grand Opening Ceremony at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur and other dignitaries were..

Centre bans PFI and its associates for 5 years over alleged terror links

NEW DELHI, Sep 28 The Government on Wednesday banned Popular Front of India, alleged to be involved in several violent and terror incidents and having "links" with global terror groups like ISIS, along with its several associates for five years following ..

Lt General Anil Chauhan (retired) appointed as Chief of Defence Staff

NEW DELHI, Sep 28 (PIB)The Government has appointed Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who shall also function as the Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs with e..

Scores not normalised in CUET PG

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI)No normalisation of scores has been done for (CUET)-PG, for which results were declared on Monday. Altogether 6.07 lakh candidates had registered, according to National Testing Agency (NTA) officials.Unlike CUET-UG, no normalisation..

'DNA of all Hindus and Muslims are same' underlined RSS chief meets head of All India Imam Org

NEW DELHI, Sep 22RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat along with senior Sangh functionaries on Thursday met Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, the chief of All India Imam Organisation, at a Mosque here, taking forward his outreach to the Muslim community.The closed-door meeting, whic..

Naga peace talks NSCN (IM) holds informal meet with AK Mishra

NEW DELHI, Sep 21Centre’s emissary for Naga peace talks and former Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau, AK Mishra, on Tuesday held an informal meeting with Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) in New Delhi to..

Peace pact signed with 8 outfits

New Delhi, Sep 15 The Centre and Assam Government on Thursday signed a tripartite peace accord with eight Adivasi militant outfits of Assam in New Delhi.Home Minister Amit Shah, who was present on the occasion, called it an important day for Assam and the..

NSCN (IM)'s plan to declare pact put on hold

NEW DELHI, Sep 14The Centre and the NSCN (IM) leadership have thrashed out nearly all the issues that could pave the way for lasting peace in the North Eastern region.There are, however, minor hiccups in concluding a final agreement.The NSCN (IM) leadersh..

On being urged to ink final deal with NSCN (IM), NNPGs... Centre says 'we did not delay'

New Delhi, Sep 13 Public pressure and general mood in the State seemed to have influenced the thought process of Nagaland legislators and Ministers. They now admit that it would be difficult for political leaders irrespective of party affiliation to face ..

Modi likely to achieve what no one before him has : Solve the Naga issue and bring lasting peace to NE Final solution likely very soon : Top officials in MHA

NEW DELHI, Sep 12The resolution of Naga issue, which is holding up the dawn of peace and progress in the North East, will be a landmark achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to remove the foremost hurdle to las..

Stalled parleys with NSCN-IM 'revived'; Jamir wants MLAs to quit en masse

NEW DELHI, Sep 10 There is a critical and signi-ficant forward movement in Naga peace talks. Repre-sentatives and officials of the Central Government recently visited the Northeast, including Guwahati and Shillong, and the stalled talks between the NSCN-I..

Queen Elizabeth II death India declares one-day mourning on Sep 11

NEW DELHI, Sep 9 India on Friday declared a one-day mourning on September 11 on the passing away of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II."As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day State mourning..

Chief Minister slams Bharat Jodo Yatra Cong broke India, BJP unifying it : Biren

New Delhi, Sep 9Chief Minister N Biren Singh, on Thursday, took a swipe at Congress over the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra and said that their motive of "unification of India" would have been believed in if the party had abrogated Article 370 from Jammu and K..

Demolition of madrasas in Assam backed

NEW DELHI, Sep 9 Extending support to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's demolition of three madrasas in the State, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday said that the BJP is not against the legal madrasas but only the illegal ones..

SC to hear pleas challenging CAA on Sep 12

NEW DELHI, Sep 8 The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 on September 12.A bench of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat will hear at least 220 petitions challeng..

Manipur among 14 States named for revenue deficit grant

New Delhi, Sep 6 (ANI)The Central Government on Tuesday released Rs 7,183.42 crore as revenue deficit grant to 14 States.The States that have been recommended Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant by the Fifteenth Finance Commission during 2022-23 are: An..

India’s biggest car thief with link to NE held

New Delhi, Sep 6 Anil Chauhan, who is accused of stealing more than 5 thousand cars from different parts of the country was arrested on Monday by Delhi Police. According to the cops, Anil lives an exuberant life with multiple properties in Delhi, Mumbai, ..

Murmu presents Natl Awards to 45 teachers

NEW DELHI, Sep 5President Droupadi Murmu on Monday honoured 45 distinguished teachers from across the country with National Awards on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.President Murmu said that science, research and innovation are the basis of developme..

Nitish calls for Oppn unity after 'BJP's coup'

New Delhi, Sep 3 A day after five of six MLAs of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) in Manipur joined the ruling BJP, a war of words over each other's political decimation has ensued between the for-mer coalition partners. Bihar BJP M..

WHO warns of more ‘dangerous Covid variants’ in coming days Get vaccinated call sounded

NEW DELHI, Sep 2 Even as Covid infection and death related to it continues to fall, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the possibility of the emergence of deadlier and more infectious coronavirus variant remains and urged all to continue ..

NCRB report: State registered second highest sedition cases

New Delhi, Aug 30 Seventy-six cases for sedition were registered in 2021 in the country under IPC Section 124A, of which the maximum — 29 — were in Andhra Pradesh, according to the latest NCRB report.In 2021, Andhra Pradesh reported the highes..

Cong to elect new president on Oct 17

NEW DELHI, Aug 28The long-pending elections for the post of Congress president will be held on October 17 and the results will be announced on October 19, the party announced on SundayThe notification for the election will be issued on September 22, while..

Congress president election Party may elect non-Gandhi chief

New Delhi, Aug 22 The challenge to elect a new president for the Congress party continues as party leader Rahul Gandhi is still reluctant to contest the polls. According to the details, Rahul Gandhi has yet not cleared his stance on whether he would take ..

No entry in electoral roll shall be deleted for not submitting Aadhaar: ECI

NEW DELHI, Aug 22Amid reports that linking of Aadhaar with voter ID might be made compulsory, the Election Commission said that submission of Aadhaar in Form-6B is voluntary.The Election Commission of India on Monday, August 22, said that entry in the ele..

Pay GST on pre-packed, hospital rooms above Rs 5K from today

NEW DELHI, Jul 17 Customers will have to pay 5 per cent GST on pre-packed, labelled food items like atta, paneer and curd, besides hospital rooms with rent above Rs 5,000 from Monday with the GST Council's decision coming into force.In addition, hote..

Naga panel lauds NNPGs, Rio-led regime inches ahead towards solution Audible voices raised against ‘delay’

N Delhi/Kohima, Jul 16 The Nagaland Government headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday inched ahead making a concrete attempt to materialise or finalise a solution for final peace pact.The State legislators also reiterated their stance to step as..

Ex-Army chief Naravane visits Nagaland Nagaland Minister pitches for 'early solution'

New Delhi, Jul 15 A powerful section in the Nagaland Government was allegedly trying to 'delay' the peace process and maintain status quo in the name of ensuring consensus from 'all quarters', including the Naga insurgent group -National Socialist Council..

Free precaution dose for 18-59 group from July 15 at Govt centres : OfficialsLess than 1 pc in 18-59 group jabbed with booster dose

NEW DELHI, Jul 13 People in the 18-59 age group will get free precaution doses of the Covid vaccine at Government vaccination centres under a 75-day special drive likely to begin from July 15, official sources said on Wednesday.The drive, aimed at boostin..

Pandemic ‘nowhere near over’ : WHO

NEW DELHI, Jul 13 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned all country Governments and healthcare systems to take steps to curb the spread of infection as the number of new cases worldwide had risen by 30% in the last two weeks.“I am concerned..

CBSE results soon

NEW DELHI, Jul 10 : The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE is going to announce the results for classes 10th and 12th soon. As per the speculations and several media reports, the CBSE Board results 2022 for classes 10th and 12th students will be d..

Small eyes quip

NEW DELHI, Jul 10 : A video of Nagaland Higher Education and Tribal Affairs Minister Temjen Imna Along speech on 'advantages of having small eyes' has gone viral on social media.In the viral video, the BJP leader can be seen taking on racism which the peo..

Bihar college teacher listens to ‘conscience’...Returns 33-month salary over Rs 23 lakh

PATNA, Jul 7 An Assistant Professor of Nitisheswar College, in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, has returned nearly Rs 24 lakh — his total earnings since joining the job in September 2019 — as no student turned up for a single class in these 33 mont..

Modi tells BJP's NE leaders.. Reach out to Christians in Kerala

NEW DELHI, Jul 6 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators and leaders from the North East have been tasked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expand the party’s base in Kerala by reaching out to the Christian community and removing the misconception..

Amarinder Singh likely to be NDA's VP candidate

NEW DELHI, Jul 2 Amarinder Singh, who quit the Congress last year, is likely to be NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate, former CM’s office said on Saturday. The 80-year-old former Chief Minister of Punjab is in London for a back surgery. Prime M..

Ban on single-use plastic comes into force

New Delhi, Jul 1 The ban on select single-use plastics by the Centre in order to reduce plastic wastage came into effect from today.Single-use plastics are typically items that are discarded after being used only once and does not go for the recycling pro..

VP election on Aug 6

NEW DELHI, Jun 29: The election for the post of Vice President will be held on August 6, the Election Commission said on Wednesday.The notification for the election to decide the successor of M Venkaiah Naidu will be issued on July 5 and the last date for..

Covovax gets nod for kids aged 7 to 12 years

NEW DELHI, Jun 29 The Serum Institute of India's (SII) Covid-19 vaccine Covovax has been approved on Tuesday by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for children between the age group of 7 and 12 years.The DCGI's nod for restricted emergency use i..

Indian Journalists Union demands release of Muhammad Zubair

NEW DELHI, Jun 28The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has condemned in the strongest of terms the arrest of Muhammad Zubair, co-founder of fact checking website AltNews. His arrest by the Delhi police smacks of malafide as it comes for his post in 2018, cla..

Presidential poll Draupadi Murmu files paper in Modi's presence

New Delhi, Jun 24 NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu on Friday filed her nomination for the post of President in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP and alliance leaders.Murmu filed her papers in the chamber of the Rajya Sabha Secretary Gen..

With 17,336 cases India sees biggest 1-day spike in 4 months

New Delhi, Jun 24 India recorded 17,336 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. This is the biggest spike in daily COVID-19 cases since February 19 when the country had reported 19,968 infections. According to the Union Health Ministry data o..

Foreigner tag on girl

New Delhi, Jun 23 :  Samajwadi Party leader Manish Jagan Agrawal mistook Manipur girl Licypriya Kangujam for a foreign tourist and attacked the BJP using her photograph near the Taj Mahal.Licypriya had tweeted a photograph of hers showing plastic pol..

Presidential polls Yashwant Sinha is Oppn's choice

New Delhi, Jun 21  Yashwant Sinha, a former Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA Government, was today named the joint Opposition candidate for President polls. The BJP is yet to announce its pick for the July polls."In the forthcoming ..

Agitation against Agnipath spreads to more States, more than 350 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Jun 19 Protests against Agnipath, the Centre’s new recruitment scheme for the armed forces, continued for the third consecutive day, spreading to States such as Punjab and Kerala that were until now untouched by the violence.PTI quoted of..

India reports 12,899 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI, Jun 19India on Sunday recorded 12,899 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed its infection tally to 4,32,96,692, while the number of active cases increased to 72,474, according to Union health ministry data.The death count climbed to 5,24,855 with 15..

MHA announces 10 pc reservation for Agniveers in Assam Rifles, CAPFs

NEW DELHI, Jun 18 : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Saturday that 10% of all vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifles will be reserved for the armed forces recruits who have completed four-years of service under the ..

States asked to submit Covid samples for sequencing

New Delhi, Jun 18 States and Union territories have been asked to submit "larger number" of samples for whole genome sequencing from districts and areas which have seen a surge in COVID-19 cases over a period of seven days, official sources said on Saturd..

'Recruitment soon': Union Ministers thank PM for Agnipath scheme

NEW DELHI, Apr 17 : While at least eight States have been rocked by the massive protests over the Agnipath scheme by the Centre, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the military re..

Community outreach leads NSCN-IM & NNPG leaders into same Kohima hotel

New Delhi/Kohima, Jun 16 : It's not a bizarre thing to happen elsewhere. Two rival political parties or different organisations could definitely end up at a same hotel for respective conclaves. But in the context of Nagaland, it has been billed as rare. S..

India announces far-reaching Agnipath military reform

New Delhi, Jun 14India on Tuesday announced a new recruitment model called Agnipath for the short-term induction of soldiers in the armed forces, with the new scheme replacing the legacy system of recruitment to lower the age profile of the three services..

Modi Govt to recruit 10 lakh people

New Delhi, Jun 14Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that his Government would be recruiting 10 lakh personnel within the next 18 months, "on a mission mode", a major drive after recruit-ment to Government jobs was derailed following the COV..

Mumbai sees 1,000 pc rise in daily Covid cases since May 17

MUMBAI, Jun 12Mumbai has recorded a 1,000 per cent increase in daily new COVID-19 cases since May 17, triggering fears of a possible fourth wave in India's financial capital.On May 17, Mumbai recorded 158 daily cases while the total active caseload stood ..

Presidential election Nadda, Rajnath to reach out to allies, Oppn

New Delhi, Jun 12Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda and Union Minister Rajnath Singh will hold consultations on behalf of the party with allies and those in the Opposition on the upcoming Presidential election.In a statement, the BJP said the..

Presidential elections on July 18

NEW DELHI, Jun 9Elections to choose the next President of India will be held on July 18, the Election Commission announced today. The counting, if there is a need, will be held on July 21. The new President will take oath on July 25, the Commission said.T..

Fears of 4th wave increase

New Delhi, Jun 9 : Amid fears of a fourth wave of COVID-19, India recorded 7,240 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.The active cases rose to 28,857, while the active cases stand at 0.08 per cent of the t..

Language debate 'None is inferior to Hindi or English'

GANDHINAGAR, Jun 3 Referring to the importance given to local languages in the new National Education Policy (NEP) by the Centre, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday stressed that all languages of the country are National languages.Pra..

SC rules

New Delhi, Jun 3 : There can be no mining or factories in a 1-km buffer zone of at least 1 km around wildlife sanctuaries and National parks, the Supreme Court ordered on Friday, issuing a slew of directives on regulating activities in and around eco-sens..

Hours before NSCN (IM) meet, rival group raises 'local-outsiders' bogie

New Delhi, May 31 The locals-outsiders debate, a long-lasting feature in the North East and also in Nagaland, has taken a new twist and somewhat ugly turn.On Monday, the umbrella Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) comprising seven militant groups oper..

India records 2,710 new cases

New Delhi, May 27 India logged 2,710 new coronavirus infections in a day taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,47,530, while the active cases rose to 15,814, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.The number of deaths climbed..

Manipur in top three in number of Covid deaths in 2020

NEW DELHI, May 26Maharashtra, followed by Manipur and Uttar Pradesh, have recorded the highest number of Covid-19 death in 2020, when 1.6 lakh people succumbed to the virus in the country.In 2020, the total number of registered deaths in the country was 8..

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..