India needs to fix domestic issues, economy to face world with more credibility: Tharoor

NEW DELHI: Underlining that India has been more of a “rule taker” than a “rule maker” at the UN, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said the country needs to fix its domestic issues, including that of the economy, and have “moral authority” if it wants to be a rules contributor to the world. […]

COVID-19: India records 55,839 new infections, 702 deaths

COVID-19: India records 55,839 new infections, 702 deaths

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as India’s caseload went past 77 lakh, while recoveries have crossed 68 lakh, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry The COVID-19 caseload mounted to77,06,946 with 55,839 new infections […]

Modi govt’s focus on building border roads to secure boundaries shaken China: Nadda

Modi govt’s focus on building border roads to secure boundaries shaken China: Nadda

SHIMLA: BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Thursday the NDA government has spared no effort in securing the country’s boundaries and its focus on building border roads has shaken China. Laying the foundation stone of the BJP’s six offices in Himachal Pradesh, virtually from Delhi, he said under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the […]

COVID-19 cases in India climb to 76,51, 107 with 54,044 fresh infections

COVID-19 cases in India climb to 76,51, 107 with 54,044 fresh infections

New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the third consecutive day, taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 76,51,107, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. A total of 54,044 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the death […]

SC to examine if educational institutions, varsities fall under consumer law

SC to examine if educational institutions, varsities fall under consumer law

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question as to whether an educational institution or university can be sued under the consumer protection law for deficiency in services, saying there have been “divergent views” of the top court on the issue. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira […]

Cabinet approves Rs 3,737 crore bonus for 30 lakh central government employees

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday decided to give Rs 3,737 crore bonus to 30.67 lakh central government employees to encourage spending during the festival season and add to demand in the economy. The decision to give a productivity-linked bonus and non-productivity-linked bonus for 2019-2020 was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting, Minister of Information […]

India records 46,790 new COVID-19 cases

India records 46,790 new COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI: The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 50,000 nearly after three months, taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 75,97,063, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. A total of 46,790 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,15,197 with 587 […]

Covid-19: 61,871 new infections, 1,033 more fatalities in country

Covid-19: 61,871 new infections, 1,033 more fatalities in country

NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 caseload mounted to 74,94,551 with 61,871 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 65,97,209 pushing the recovery rate to 88.03 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,14,031 with the virus claiming 1,033 lives in a […]

Possibility of second wave of coronavirus infections in winter season cannot be ruled out: Expert panel chief VK Paul

Possibility of second wave of coronavirus infections in winter season cannot be ruled out: Expert panel chief VK Paul

NEW DELHI: The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths have declined in the last three weeks as the spread of the pandemic has stabilised in most of the states, Niti Aayog Member V K Paul said on Sunday, but did not rule out the possibility of a second wave of infections in the winter […]

Judges should be fearless in their decisions: SC’s Justice Ramana

Judges should be fearless in their decisions: SC’s Justice Ramana

New Delhi: The seniormost judge of the Supreme Court Justice N V Ramana has said the greatest strength of the judiciary is the faith of people in it and judges must be steadfast in holding on to their principles and fearless in their decisions to withstand all pressures and odds. Justice Ramana’s comments hold importance […]