Rajasthan political crisis: Over 50 Gehlot camp MLAs moved to Jaisalmer in chartered flights, others to follow

JAIPUR: Over 50 Congress MLAs in the Ashok Gehlot fold, who were camping at a hotel on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, were on Friday shifted to Jaisalmer in three chartered flights. Transport minister Pratap Singh said in Jaipur the MLAs are being shifted to Jaisalmer so that they remain […]

New Education Policy envisions imparting 21st century, employability skills: Kasturirangan

BENGALURU: The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisions imparting 21st century and employability skills with no compromise on quality, says its draft panel head K Kasturirangan. The idea of a liberal or a multi-disciplinary education at the undergraduate(UG) level and also a type of four-year structuring of secondary education provides a lot of opportunities for […]

India’s development cooperation does not come with any conditions: PM Modi

India’s development cooperation does not come with any conditions: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius at Port Louis. Addressing the virtual event, the prime minister said that history has taught us that in the name of development partnerships, nations were forced into dependence partnerships. It gave rise […]

India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 Covid-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 Covid-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

NEW DELHI: The single-day increase of coronavirus cases crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, pushing India’s Covid-19 caseload to 15,83,792, while the recoveries surpassed 10 lakh, according to the Union health ministry. The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 […]

Sonia Gandhi discusses political situation with Cong RS members

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday held a meeting with party’s Rajya Sabha members and discussed the current political situation with them, sources said. The meeting was organised through video conference in which its top leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, participated. Former ministers A K Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, […]

Rajasthan Cong MLAs will camp together till assembly session, says chief whip

JAIPUR: Congress MLAs huddled in a hotel here for the last fortnight will continue to camp together till the Rajasthan assembly meets on August 14, a party leader said Thursday. This was discussed at the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting held at the Fairmont hotel on the outskirts of the city, where MLAs loyal to […]

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 15-lakh mark

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 15-lakh mark

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 tally went past 15 lakh on Wednesday, two days after it crossed the 14-lakh mark, with 48,513 fresh cases recorded in a day while the recoveries surged to 9,88,029, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases climbed to 15,31,669, while the country’s death toll due to the […]

COVID-19 fatality rate declining progressively, total recoveries 9.88 lakh: Health ministry

COVID-19 fatality rate declining progressively, total recoveries 9.88 lakh: Health ministry

NEW DELHI: The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 is fast approaching the 10-lakh mark, while the case fatality rate has been falling progressively due to coordinated implementation of the ‘test track treat’ strategy by the Centre, states and Union Territories, the health ministry said on Wednesday. India’s COVID-19 case fatality rate (CFR) is lower […]

Tobacco use accelerates transmission of COVID-19: Health ministry

New Delhi: Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as smoking increases possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth, the Union Health Ministry has said, warning that use of tobacco products can increase severity of respiratory infections and make people susceptible to coronavirus. In its document ‘COVID-19 Pandemic and Tobacco Use […]

Cabinet approves new National Education Policy, HRD ministry renamed as education ministry

NEW DELHI: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD ministry as education ministry, officials said. A panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ when […]