‘Repeal farm laws, we’ll return home,’ farmers tell govt

‘Repeal farm laws, we’ll return home,’ farmers tell govt

Tomar says keep national interest in mind NEW DELHI: Sticking to their key demand of the repeal of three farm laws to end their protest, farmer leaders on Friday told the government their “ghar wapsi” can happen only after “law wapsi” but the Centre insisted talks must be limited to contentious clauses and ruled out […]

India reports 18,088 fresh COVID-19 cases, 264 succumb to virus in last 24 hours

India reports 18,088 fresh COVID-19 cases, 264 succumb to virus in last 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,03,74,932 with 18,088 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries are nearing one crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll increased to 1,50,114 with 264 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated […]

Plea in SC seeks to regulate social media platforms

Plea in SC seeks to regulate social media platforms

New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking regulation of Twitter and other social media platforms through guidelines making them culpable under criminal and civil laws until a specific law is passed by Parliament. The petition, likely to come up for hearing in the coming days, claimed that due to the […]

India, France to hold annual strategic dialogue on January 7: Ministry of External Affairs

NEW DELHI: India and France will hold their annual strategic dialogue on Thursday and the two sides will hold discussions on wide-ranging bilateral and global issues, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will lead the Indian delegation at the talks, while the French delegation will be led by Emmanuel […]

Crowd at parade will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests cancelling R-Day festivities

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has suggested cancelling the Republic Day festivities after Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his India visit due to the the coronavirus situation in the UK, saying getting crowds to cheer the parade as usual would be “irresponsible”. Johnson, who was scheduled to attend the Republic Day celebrations in New […]

No Indian can be branded as outsider in any part of country: Bengal governor

KOLKATA: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said that no Indian can be “unconstitutionally” branded as an outsider in any part of the country. Dhankhar, while addressing a press meet at Kolaghat during his visit to Purba Medinipur district, also said he will do “everything possible” to ensure free and fair state assembly elections […]

Bird flu outbreak reported in 4 states; advisories issued to contain further spread: Centre

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday said Avian Influenza, or the bird flu outbreak, has been reported at 12 epicentres in four states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh — and advisories have been issued to contain further spread of the infection in poultry ducks, crows and migratory birds. In a statement, the […]

Firm on their demands, farmers brave cold, rains as talks with govt remain deadlocked

Firm on their demands, farmers brave cold, rains as talks with govt remain deadlocked

NEW DELHI: Camping at Delhi borders for over a month now, protesting farmers seem undeterred in the face of severe cold, rains and waterlogging, and firm on their demands for repeal of farm laws and legal backing for MSP even as talks with the government remained inconclusive. On Monday, the seventh round of talks were […]

CCPA recommends Parliament’s Budget session from Jan 29

CCPA recommends Parliament’s Budget session from Jan 29

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended that the Budget session of Parliament commence from January 29 and conclude on April 8. According to the Committee’s recommendation, while Part 1 of the Budget session would be held from January 29 to February 15, Part 2 would be from March 8 to […]

COVID-19: India records lowest daily cases in over six months

COVID-19: India records lowest daily cases in over six months

NEW DELHI: India recorded 16,375 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in over six months, taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to1,03,56,844, accordingto the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday The death toll increased to1,49,850with 201new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged […]