India

Rajnath Singh invites foreign defence firms to take part in DefExpo 2022


Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a roundtable of ambassadors from friendly foreign countries and invited international defence firms to take part in Asia’s largest defence exhibition, DefExpo 2022, which will be held in Gandhinagar from March 10-13, 2022. “More than 200 delegates, including ambassadors, heads of missions and defence attaches attended the roundtable, reflecting the...

India issues new guidelines: Waives quarantine for foreign travellers


India is opening its frontiers for international travellers and Covid -19 cases drop recovery rate spikes and the vaccination program gets aggressive without the hassle of compulsory quarantine. Fully vaccinated travellers from nations that India has a reciprocal arrangement with for acceptance of World Health Organisation (WHO) approved vaccines will be let in the country without...

PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission in Varanasi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission to strengthen India's healthcare infrastructure from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister also spoke about India's milestone of inoculating more than 100 crore anti-coronavirus vaccine jabs and thanked healthcare staff and frontline workers for their...

ASI illuminates 100 monuments in tricolor to mark One Billion Vaccinations


New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) illuminated 100 monuments with tri-color across the country as India achieved the landmark milestone of administrating 100 crore COVID vaccinations. The world is witnessing the largest and fastest vaccination drive in India against the pandemic. ASI gesture was a mark of respect and gratitude towards corona warriors who...

Aim to make India largest digitally connected nation: Rajeev Chandrasekhar


New Delhi: India is taking determined steps to become the largest digitally connected nation in the world. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology said, “We have around 80 crore internet users at the moment, making India the largest connected nation. Our government is committed to covering 120 crore people. We...

India is a red-hot investment destination for solar power: John Kerry


New Delhi:  US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry has termed India, the red-hot investment destination for solar power. Kerry said that harnessing the full value of solar energy will require countries to invest in storage, grid infrastructure and inflexibility in both demand and supply. Kerry was delivering his special address as the envoy of the...

Rain fury: 52 dead in Uttarakhand, 42 in Kerala


New Delhi: Heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand for the fourth consecutive day has led to chaos and disaster across the hilly state, with flooded roads and buildings, destroyed bridges, and overflowing water bodies leaving locals and tourists stranded - some in remote and dangerous locations. Uttarakhand's Ranikhet and Almora were completely cut off from plains for the...

Bombay HC to take up Aryan Khan’s bail plea on Oct 26


Mumbai: The Bombay High Court said the bail plea of Aryan Khan — who has been in custody now since October 3 in a drugs case filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) — will be heard on October 26. Advocate Satish Maneshinde mentioned the matter before the single-judge bench of Justice Nitin W Sambre early...

Amarinder’s exit will not affect the party: Congress


New Delhi: Congress leaders said the exit of senior party leader Amarinder Singh will not affect the prospects of Congress. Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat said "his decision will not make any difference to Congress". "The party's performance will depend on the work of the new chief minister (Charanjit Singh Channi), and he is doing well," Rawat...