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Farmers in Gujarat to get Rs 1,500 government aid to purchase smartphones

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  SURAT : The Gujarat government has decided to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 1,500 to farmers in the state for purchasing a smartphone, as per a notification issued by the state agriculture department. The scheme is meant to encourage the farmers to buy smartphones which could be used for various purposes towards […]

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Women’s football: As Asian Cup prepration enters home stretch, India leave for Brazil

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A smile creeps up on the faces of India’s women’s football team captain Ashalata Devi Loitongbam, and coach Thomas Dennerby, when asked about the prospect of travelling to Brazil. The team has been upbeat ever since they were drawn to play in a four-way tournament against the hosts, Chile and Venezuela. But it’s the opportunity […]

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Air quality in Delhi ‘very poor’

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 | New Delhi |  The air quality in the national capital was recorded under the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday, while shallow fog in some areas reduced visibility, affecting the traffic movement. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital was 324 […]

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Buzz in BJP: Biggest gain for Modi’s image

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NEW DELHI : After digging its heels for more than a year over the contentious farm bills, the announcement of their withdrawal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday morning is expected to give moral high ground for the BJP and its leaders to leverage ahead of key elections coming up next year. Although the announcement […]

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Scrub Typhus: Symptoms, treatment and preventive tips

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Several cases of a mystery fever have been reported in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, particularly in Koh village. According to an Indian Express report, Agra Divisional Commissioner Amit Gupta said that some deaths had also been reported. These deaths were attributed to scrub typhus, which, like dengue, is a vector borne disease, but which is caused […]

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Why has Kerala revoked order allowing Tamil Nadu to fell trees near Mullaperiyar dam?

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NEW DELHI : A fresh row related to Mullaperiyar dam has erupted between Kerala, where the dam is situated, and Tamil Nadu, the custodian of the dam. The controversy is over felling of trees downstream the baby dam, which is part of the 126-year-old Mullaperiyar dam. On November 5, 2021, Kerala granted Tamil Nadu permission […]

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Rafale row: French portal Mediapart’s revelations trigger Cong-BJP slugfest

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NEW DELHI : A day after French investigative journal Mediapart made fresh claims that the Rafale manufacturer paid €7.5 million to a middleman between 2007 to 2012, a slugfest broke about between Congress and BJP, with both parties taking potshots at each other over the fresh revelations. Referring to the claims, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi […]

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Yuvraj Singh To Make Come back At 39! Ex-Cricket Star Says

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It’s On ‘Public Demand’ Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took the cricketing world by surprise as he hinted at a comeback to the ‘pitch’. (More Cricket News) The 39-year-old took to Instagram late on Monday to drop the bomb, with his return in February 2022. It was not clear whether the Punjab player was eyeing […]

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TIGER Alert – The Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER)

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The Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER) featured in the Financial Times have found that the world economy’s pullback from the short but very sharp Covid-19 recession appears in danger of stalling. Growth momentum is weakening across the world, particularly in the world’s two largest economies, the USA and China. Against the backdrop […]

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Dengue: Centre Sends Expert Teams To 9 States, UTs Reporting High Number Of Cases

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NEW DELHI : The Union health ministry has sent expert teams to nine states and union territories, which are reporting a high number of dengue cases. The expert teams will support the states in public health measures for control and management of the dengue disease. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a review meeting on […]

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PM Modi Holds Review Meeting With DMs Of Over 40 Districts Having Low Covid Vaccination

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NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, immediately upon his return from abroad after attending the G20 and COP26 meetings, is holding a review meeting on Wednesday with district magistrates of over 40 districts having low Covid-19 vaccination coverage. Prime Minister asserted that the COVID-19 vaccination drive is now needed to be taken door-to-door and […]

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Gujarat: GUVNL to buy power at revised tariff till December

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AHMEDABAD: In a sign that the power crisis may not be over yet, the Gujarat government has allowed Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd to continue buying power from Tata Power and Adani Power at a higher tariff of Rs 4.5 per kilowatt-hour (kwh) for two more months. Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd , a subsidiary of […]

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Milk income lures Kutch youths to ‘restock’ camels

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RAJKOT: Camels have sailed back into the reckoning in the Gujarat milk industry as a viable option. The newfound “asset label” has been luring Kutch youths like Nagji Rabari (25), a resident of Kanmer village of Rapar taluka to invest in a fleet of 40 camels in the last two years — animals bought all […]

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Indoor vs outdoor workout: Know which works better for you

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Regular physical exercise can help prevent and control a number of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular problems, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and further improve musculoskeletal health, weight control, motor skills of children along with mental health problems. However, global estimates show that about a quarter of adults aged 18 and over are underactive. Physical inactivity […]

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Keep hunger pangs away with this delightful Bengali street food

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Jhal muri is a popular snack that is quite famous on the streets of Kolkata. It is not just light and delicious, but also very easy to make. If you are looking to make something to keep those evening hunger pangs away, you must try this quick recipe today. Made with puffed rice, it is […]

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Easy yoga mudras to reduce hair fall, relieve constipation

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From helping detoxify the body to strengthening pelvic organs, yoga mudras or hand gestures are considered to be immensely beneficial. According to fitness influencer and yoga practitioner Juhi Kapoor, mudras ó when practised regularly ó can also help manage various lifestyle issues. To reduce hair fall and improve quality and strength of hair, Prithvi Mudra […]

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