Cong will win Goa elections in 2022, Lok Sabha polls in 2024: Chidambaram

Panaji: Congress veteran P Chidambaram on Thursday expressed confidence that his party would win the Goa Assembly elections due next year and also the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024. Chidambaram, who is the AICC Goa poll in-charge, was addressing party workers after inaugurating the state election campaign office in Panaji. “Let me say one […]

PM Modi wishes Manmohan Singh speedy recovery;health minister inquires about his health

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished his predecessor Manmohan Singh, who has been admitted to the AIIMS, a speedy recovery. Singh was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here on Wednesday evening after he complained of weakness following a fever. Modi tweeted, “I pray for the good health and […]

India logs 15,823 fresh Covid cases, 226 new deaths in last 24 hours

India logs 15,823 fresh Covid cases, 226 new deaths in last 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India added 15,823 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 3,40,01,743 on Wednesday, while the national Covid recovery rate increased to 98.06 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data. The death toll reached 4,51,189 with 226 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The daily rise in new […]

Over 97.79 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

Over 97.79 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

NEW DELHI: More than 97.79 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Over 8.43 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, it said. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability […]

India strongly rejects China’s objection to Naidu’s Arunachal visit

India strongly rejects China’s objection to Naidu’s Arunachal visit

China has been objecting to visits of Indian leaders to Arunachal Pradesh, saying it is a part of South Tibet New Delhi: India on Wednesday strongly rejected China’s objection to a recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, asserting that the state is an “integral and inalienable” part of India. External […]

COVID-19: Breezy outdoors increase chances of coronavirus infection, masks help, says IIT-B study

There is an increased chance of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the presence of even a light breeze, according to a study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay who recommend wearing face masks outdoors, particularly in breezy conditions. The research, published in the journal Physics of Fluids on Wednesday, found that when a […]

Central agencies including Enforcement Directorate, CBI, NCB, being misused to target opposition: Sharad Pawar

MUMBAI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday claimed that central agencies, including the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau, were being misused to target the opposition. Referring to the Income Tax department’s raids on entities linked to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, the NCP president while addressing a press conference here […]

Former higher education secretary Amit Khare appointed as advisor to PM

Former higher education secretary Amit Khare appointed as advisor to PM

New Delhi: Former bureaucrat Amit Khare, who last month retired as higher education secretary, has been appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for two years on contract basis, a personnel ministry order issued on Tuesday said. Khare, a 1985 batch (retired) IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, had superannuated on September 30. The Appointments […]

PM Modi slams ‘selective’ interpretation of human rights

PM Modi slams ‘selective’ interpretation of human rights

New Delhi: Slamming those who engage in “selective interpretation” of human rights with an eye on political gains and loss, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that such conduct harms human rights as well as democracy. Speaking at the 28th foundation day of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Modi said the country should […]

India logs 14,313 fresh COVID-19 cases, 181 new deaths

India logs 14,313 fresh COVID-19 cases, 181 new deaths

Daily rise in new infections has been below 30,000 for 18 straight days NEW DELHI: India recorded 14,313 fresh coronavirus cases, the lowest in 224 days, taking the infection tally to 3,39,85,920 on Tuesday, while the national Covid recovery rate increased to 98.04 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data. The death toll […]