India reports 30,549 coronavirus infections, active cases fall after six days

India reports 30,549 coronavirus infections, active cases fall after six days

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,17,26,507 on Tuesday with 30,549 more people testing positive for the disease while the active caseload declined after six days, according to Union health ministry data. The death toll climbed to 4,25,195 with 422 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases […]

Government of India allocated science budget for COVID-19 related research: Dr Jitendra Singh

Government of India allocated science budget for COVID-19 related research: Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Government of India allocated science budget for COVID-19 related research. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha […]

Minorities have to be treated as “weaker sections”: NCM to SC

Minorities have to be treated as “weaker sections”: NCM to SC

New Delhi: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has told the Supreme Court that minorities have to be treated as the “weaker sections” in the country, where majority community is so “predominant”. The NCM said despite the safeguards provided in the Constitution and the laws in force there persist amongst the minorities a feeling of […]

States responsible for implementation of 2015 judgement scrapping Section 66A of IT Act, Centre tells SC

States responsible for implementation of 2015 judgement scrapping Section 66A of IT Act, Centre tells SC

New Delhi: As ‘police’ and ‘public order’ are state subjects under the Constitution, the primary responsibility for implementing the 2015 judgement which scrapped Section 66A of the IT Act lay with states and their law enforcement agencies, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. The Centre has stated this in an affidavit to the apex […]

Assam to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP in border row

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said he had ordered the police to withdraw the FIR against Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena. Sarma, however, said the police cases filed against six Mizoram government officials would continue to be probed for their alleged role in the deadly gun battle along the inter-state border at […]

Boundary dispute: Northeastern states’ borders to be demarcated though satellite imaging

Boundary dispute: Northeastern states’ borders to be demarcated though satellite imaging

New Delhi: The Centre has decided to demarcate boundaries of the Northeastern states through satellite imaging to settle inter-state border disputes that are often becoming a cause of concern and sometimes even leading to violence. Two senior government functionaries said the task has been given to the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), a joint […]

Centre asks states, UTs to conduct special vaccination sessions for destitute, beggars

Centre asks states, UTs to conduct special vaccination sessions for destitute, beggars

NEW DELHI: The Centre has urged states and union territories to conduct special vaccination sessions for the destitute, beggars and vagabonds who may not have access to self-registration and lack resources for vaccination. In a letter to the chief secretaries of states and the administrators of UTs, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the state […]

Language of intimidation won’t be tolerated: Thackeray warns opponents

MUMBAI: In a veiled attack on the BJP, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the language of intimidation will not be tolerated and a befitting reply will be given to those speaking it. He made the statement in the wake of BJP legislator Prasad Lad’s reported remarks that if needed, the Shiv Sena […]

Samyukta Kisan Morcha says BJP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Haryana plan to instigate, defame farmers

NEW DELHI: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday appealed to Haryana farmers not to oppose the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ of the state’s BJP unit claiming that it was a “devious plan” to instigate and defame farmers. The umbrella body of 40 farmer unions said in a statement that the other programmes of boycott and flag protests […]

Alkem Laboratories says USFDA inspection at Taloja facility ends with ‘zero’ observations

New Delhi: Drug firm Alkem Laboratories on Thursday said the US health regulator has conducted an inspection of its Taloja facility in Maharashtra, and it ended with ‘zero’ observations. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had conducted a remote and virtual bio-analytical inspection of the company’s Bioequivalence Center located at Taloja, Maharashtra from July […]

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