Modi says wait of centuries has ended as first bricks laid for Ram temple

Modi says wait of centuries has ended as first bricks laid for Ram temple

Ayodhya: The wait of centuries has ended, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after performing the groundbreaking ceremony here for a temple at the spot where many devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born. Across the country, people remained glued to their television sets as Modi performed the bhoomi pujan at the Ram Janmabhoomi, the site […]

Conduct inquiry against corrupt officers via video conferencing: Govt to all depts

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday asked all its departments to conduct disciplinary proceedings through video conferencing against employees accused of corruption and other administrative irregularities. The move comes after the government noticed that disciplinary proceedings were being deferred or delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. In an order, the Personnel Ministry cited its 2017 […]

197 women qualify in civil services exam 2019

NEW DELHI: As many as 197 women are among the 829 candidates who have qualified in the prestigious civil services examination 2019, officials said on Wednesday. The number of successful women candidates is slightly more than in the 2018 civil services exam. Of the total of 829 candidates selected for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian […]

52 509 fresh infections push India’s COVID-19 tally to 19 08 254 death toll climbs to 39 795

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 infection tally raced past 19 lakh on Wednesday, two days after it crossed the 18-lakh mark, with 52,509 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a day, while the recoveries have mounted to 12,82,215, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases in the country surged to […]

Mothers should continue to breastfeed infants even if they are COVID-19 positive: WCD

NEW DELHI: The Women and Child Development Ministry has instructed all field functionaries and healthcare providers to reassure mothers to initiate and continue to breastfeed their infants as per guidelines even if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Noting that breastfeeding helps to protect a baby even if the mother is infected with coronavirus, the […]

India’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 18,55,745; recoveries cross 12 lakh mark

India’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 18,55,745; recoveries cross 12 lakh mark

NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 12-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry data. The death toll due to Covid-19 climbed to 38,938 with 803 fresh fatalities being reported in 24-hours, the data updated […]

Now, BJP leader seeks renaming of Delhi’s Babar Road to 5 August Marg

NEW DELHI: A day before the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, former Union minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel on Tuesday demanded that the Babar Road in Bengali market here be renamed as 5, August Marg. Goel, the former Delhi BJP president, said he has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah […]

Theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi dies at 94, PM Modi expresses condelences

NEW DELHI: Theatre doyen and legendary teacher Ebrahim Alkazi died on Tuesday afternoon after suffering a heart attack, his son said. He was 94. Alkazi, who was the longest-serving director of the National School of Drama, produced plays such as “Girish Karnad’s “Tughlaq” and Dharamvir Bharati’s “Andha Yug”. He mentored generations of actors, including Naseeruddin […]

Coronavirus: With over 55,000 cases in 1 day, tally crosses 16-lakh mark

Coronavirus: With over 55,000 cases in 1 day, tally crosses 16-lakh mark

Death toll rises to 35,747, active cases at 5,45,318 NEW DELHI: With a record single-day surge of 55,078 infections, India’s Covid-19 caseload raced past 16 lakh on Friday, just two days after it reached the 15-lakh mark, while the number of recoveries rose to 10,57,805, according to Union health ministry data. The country has so […]

All public servants considered for govt housing whether they have own house or not: Centre to HC

All public servants considered for govt housing whether they have own house or not: Centre to HC

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it does not discriminate between those public servants having their own accommodation at place of duty and those who do not while allotting government residences or while permitting them to retain the same for a period of time after retirement. The Ministry of […]

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