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..

Covid cases on the rise in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, China and the US Centre asks States to increase genome sequencing

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 Amid a sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, China and the US, the Central Government on Tuesday urged all States and Union Territories to gear up the whole genome sequencing of positive samples to keep track of e..

Nagaland Court summons NSCN (IM) leader T Muivah’s aide, others in money laundering case

New Delhi, Dec 20A special PMLA Court in Nagaland has issued notices to a close aide of top NSCN (IM) leader T Muivah and others to appear before it after the Enforcement Directorate filed charge sheet against them.The accused named in the prosecution com..

NSCN-IM runs parallel Govt in Nagaland, says Delhi Court

DELHI, Dec 17 A Delhi Court has dismissed the bail application of Alemla Jamir, a self-styled "cabinet minister" of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah, in a case of alleged terror funding, saying there was evidence that the insurgent g..

India-China border clash Defence Minister holds meeting with CDS, services chiefs

New Delhi, Dec 13 Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, Services Chiefs, on Tuesday, met with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the security situation along the Line of Actual Control with China at his residence in Delhi. The crucial meeting came n..

Cong seeks statement from PM on border skirmish

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 The clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh is set to rock Parliament on Tuesday with several Congress MPs demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the situation at the border.The..

Parliament passes Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

NEW DELHI, Dec 13Parliament has passed the  Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 with Rajya Sabha approving it today. Lok Sabha has already passed the Bill. The  Bill seeks to amend the Energy Conservation Act, of 2001. It promotes energy ..

Bhupendra Patel takes oath as Gujarat CM

GANDHINAGAR, Dec 12 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bhupendra Patel on Monday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second straight term in Gandhinagar in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Sixteen other Ministers, including eight..

Sukhvinder Sukhu takes oath as 15th Himachal CM

SHIMLA, Dec 11 Risen from the ranks with no political dynasty, but having wide organisational expe-rience, four-time Congress legislator Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, 58, who throughout his political career was not on the same page with the party's tallest lead..

Sukhvinder named Himachal CM, Bhupendra Patel to lead Gujarat Govt for 2nd term

Shimla, Dec 10The Congress's Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, who headed the party's campaign committee in Himachal Pradesh, has been appointed the next Chief Minister. Mr Sukhu, 58, is an MLA from Nadaun in Hamirpur district. He will take oath tomorrow at 11 am.F..

BJP sweeps Gujarat; Cong wins in Himachal

New Delhi, Dec 8The Congress on Thursday suffered its worst-ever defeat in Gujarat but won in Himachal Pradesh, a mixed bag result for the party that not only faces a rampaging BJP but an ambitious AAP which fared far better in Gujarat.While the grand old..

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..