Former UP minister Maurya, 5 MLAs join SP ahead of assembly polls

Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister and prominent OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya on Friday joined the Samajwadi Party along with another rebel minister Dharam Singh Saini. Five BJP MLAs and Apna Dal (Sonelal) legislator Amar Singh Chaudhary also joined the SP in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav. The five BJP MLAs who joined the […]

PM Modi to interact with more than 150 startups on Wednesday

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with more than 150 startups from various sectors, including agriculture and health, on Saturday via video conferencing. Startups from various sectors such as enterprise systems, space, industry 4.0, security, fintech, environment besides agriculture and health will be part of this interaction, the PMO said on Friday. More […]

PM stresses on vaccination, localised measures to contain Covid without affecting livelihood

PM stresses on vaccination, localised measures to contain Covid without affecting livelihood

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with chief ministers over the COVID-19 situation in the country and stressed on local containment of the virus spread as well as ensuring minimum damage to livelihood while making strategies to deal with the surge in cases due to the Omicron variant. In his remarks at […]

India reports 2.47 lakh fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours

India reports 2.47 lakh fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi: India logged 2,47,417 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 236 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,63,17,927 which includes 5,488 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The country saw a single day jump of 620 cases of the Omicron variant, the […]

High temperature, drying can reduce infectivity of viruses, including coronavirus: Experts

NEW DELHI: High temperature and drying can eliminate viruses, including the coronavirus, as their life is short in adverse atmospheres and survives longer if there is moisture and low temperature, experts have said. According to a new study by University of Bristol’s Aerosol Research Centre published in medRxiv, the coronavirus loses 90 per cent of […]

India’s forest, tree cover rose by 2,261 sq km in last 2 years: ISFR report

NEW DELHI: India’s forest and tree cover has risen by 2,261 square kilometers in the last two years with Andhra Pradesh growing the maximum forest cover of 647 square kilometers, according to the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021 released on Thursday. The biennial report by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), an assessment […]

With 1,94,720 new infections, active COVID-19 cases in India highest in 211 days

With 1,94,720 new infections, active COVID-19 cases in India highest in 211 days

NEW DELHI: India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,60,70,510, which includes 4,868 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The active cases have increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,84,655 […]

Gadkari tests positive for COVID-19, under home quarantine currently

Gadkari tests positive for COVID-19, under home quarantine currently

NEW DELHI: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in home quarantine. In a tweet, he said he has “mild symptoms” and is under home quarantine. “I have tested positive for Covid 19 today with mild symptoms. Following all the necessary protocols, I have isolated myself and I […]

COVID vaccination pace in children shows youth’s sense of responsibility, says PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, lauded the “sense of responsibility” of the country’s youth and said it manifested in the pace of COVID-19 vaccination in the 15-18 years age group that has covered over two crore children since its rollout this month. Virtually inaugurating the 25th edition of the National Youth Festival […]