Dynastic parties matter of concern to people committed to Constitution: Modi

Dynastic parties matter of concern to people committed to Constitution: Modi

NEW DELHI: Dynastic parties are a matter of concern to people committed to the Constitution and are against the spirit of democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday at a Constitution Day event in Parliament. Modi also paid tributes to security personnel who lost their lives during the November 26, 2008, terror attacks in […]

Centre proposes framework for cross-border insolvency; seeks comments till December 15

New Delhi: The government is preparing to come out with a cross-border insolvency resolution framework based on the UNCITRAL model law and is proposed to be made applicable for both corporate debtors as well as personal guarantors to such debtors. The corporate affairs ministry, which is implementing the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), has sought […]

India reports 10,549 fresh cases of COVID-19, active load rises rise to 1,10,133

NEW DELHI: India logged 10,549 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,55,431, while the active cases rose to 1,10,133, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 4,67,468 with 488 fresh fatalities, including 384 in Kerala, according to the data updated at […]

MoS Health reviews working of food regulator FSSAI

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar on Thursday reviewed the working of food regulator FSSAI and stressed on the need to create awareness among next generation about food choices. She visited the office of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and flagged off Food Safety […]

India willing to supply Covishield, Covaxin: Mandaviya to Latin American, Caribbean envoys

NEW DELHI: Interacting with ambassadors of Latin American and Caribbean nations, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said India is willing to supply Covishield and Covaxin to these countries. Explaining India’s strategy to curb Covid-19, he spoke on the six vaccines approved in the country, of which two are indigenously developed. Near 1.2 billion […]

China’s military hardware export to Pak will affect region’s security dynamics: Navy chief

China’s military hardware export to Pak will affect region’s security dynamics: Navy chief

MUMBAI: China is exporting a lot of military hardware like ships and submarines to Pakistan and it will affect security dynamics in the region, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Thursday. The Indian Navy has to be prepared for this development, he said, adding India is closely watching the naval cooperation between Pakistan and […]

India adds 9,119 new Covid cases in 24 hours; active tally in country lowest in 539 days

India adds 9,119 new Covid cases in 24 hours; active tally in country lowest in 539 days

NEW DELHI: India logged 9,119 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,44,882, while the active cases declined to 1,09,940, the lowest in 539 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll climbed to 4,66,980 with 396 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated […]

CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha elected to top Interpol panel

New Delhi: CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha was on Thursday elected as a delegate for Asia on the executive committee of the Interpol, capping an “intense” and “well-coordinated” campaign across the world by India, official sources said. The elections for various positions for the top panel were held were at the ongoing 89th Interpol General […]

SC to hear PIL challenging ordinances on power to extend tenure of CBI, ED directors

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will list for hearing a PIL challenging the validity of two ordinances under which the tenure of the directors of CBI and Enforcement Directorate can now be extended by up to three years after the mandated term of two years. A bench comprising Chief Justice N […]

Govt extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022

Govt extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to extend distribution of 5kg foodgrains per month for free under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to over 80 crore ration card holders for four months till March 2022, a decision that will cost an additional Rs 53,344 crore to the exchequer. Free […]

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