India

Post Date: January 14, 2021

Braving extreme chill and pandemic, thousands of people across North India took holy dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a festival dedicated to the deity Surya. In the photo, pilgrims are seen at the Sangam in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj district.

Bird flu confirmed in 10 states, including Delhi


New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairies informed that avian influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country. CAR-NIHSAD has confirmed the death of crows and migratory/wild birds in Tonk, Karauli and Bhilwara districts in Rajasthan, and Valsad, Vadodara and Surat districts in Gujarat. Further, death of crows has...

Govt will be forced to take back farm laws: Rahul


New Delhi: Keeping up his attack on the Modi government over the farm laws, Congress' former President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday claimed that it will be forced to take them back. Addressing the media after witnessing Jallikattu (bull-taming) in Madurai, he said: "Mark my words... the government will be forced to take the farm laws...

If governments can last 5 years, so can protests: Tikait

Post Date: January 14, 2021

New Delhi: As the farmers' agitation against the newly passed agricultural laws by the Center entered its 50th day on Thursday, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait wondered if a government can hold office for five years, why can't the farmers' protest go on for the same period of time. He said this while...

SC panel on farm laws not far-sighted move: Experts


New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of the three farm laws and set up a four-member committee to examine the grievances of the farmers, but in legal experts' opinion, the move to form the expert panel to resolve the impasse is not "far-sighted". The apex court, in its order, said: "The representatives...

R-Day parade to feature 321 schoolkids, 80 folk artists


New Delhi: Schoolchildren from four Delhi schools and folk artists from Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata will take part in the cultural program during the Republic Day parade here on January 26.   The number of participating children and folk artists have been cut down to 400 this year, compared to more than 600 last year,...

Govt okays purchase of 83 Tejas Mk1A fighter jets


New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), the highest decision-making body for security issues headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the purchase of 83 Tejas fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at a cost of Rs 48,000 crore, including infrastructure. The CCS approved the largest indigenous defense procurement deal worth about...

Vaccination in Delhi at 81 places, 4 days a week

Post Date: January 14, 2021

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the vaccination drive against coronavirus will be carried out at 81 centers across the national capital from January 16, on four days in a week. Arrangements are in place to vaccinate 100 person daily at each of these 81 centers, ensuring inoculation of over...

Made in India vaccines most cost effective in world: Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized that India is entering into a decisive battle against Covid-19, as the country prepares for the 'Made in India' vaccination drive from January 16. Making the closing remarks at the meeting with the Chief Ministers on Covid vaccine roll-out, the Prime Minister said that public representatives are...