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..

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,..