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Padma award to Azad triggers speculations in J&K

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DELHI : Azad who leads the G23 and is at loggerheads with the Congress leadership extensively toured Jammu and Kashmir recently along with his trusted former legislators without taking into confidence the local party leaders. However, his loyalists and independent observers point out that in his rallies across J&K, Azad criticised the Modi government’s style […]

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Japan approves Pfizer’s Covid vax for kids aged 5-11

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  NEW DELHI : Japan’s Health Ministry on Friday approved the use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to inoculate children aged between 5 and 11 as the nation continues to grapple with surging numbers of new cases. The vaccine rollout for 8 million eligible children in this age group will start in March, informed sources said […]

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Security forces on high alert ahead of Republic Day

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  NEW DELHI : Frisking of pedestrians and checking of vehicles has returned as security forces have been put on high alert across Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Republic Day. Security has also been tightened at the railway stations, around airports, and other vulnerable points in all 20 districts of J&K. Check posts have been […]

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‘Fraud against country’: FM Nirmala Sitharaman slams UPA govt over 2005 Antrix-Devas deal

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DELHI : Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday hit out at the UPA government for the Antrix-Devas deal. Terming the Supreme Court (SC) order as very comprehensive, she hit out at the previous Congress-led government saying that the Antrix-Devas deal was signed during the UPA rule and it was a fraud against India. Addressing a […]

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UP: Dharam Singh Saini is 3rd minister, eighth BJP MLA to quit in three days

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DELHI : Amid the flurry of desertions in Uttar Pradesh BJP, state Ayush Minister Dr Dharam Singh Saini became the third cabinet minister to resign on Thursday, meeting Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav soon after. BJP state spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi confirmed Saini’s resignation. Saini represents the Nakur constituency in Saharanpur district and is a four-time […]

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Sharp surge in Covid-19 cases, positivity rate up from 1.1% on Dec 30 to 11.05% on Jan 12

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NEW DELHI : Stating that India has noted a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases with active infections crossing 9.5 lakh on Wednesday, the health ministry said the case positivity rate rose from 1.1 per cent on December 30 to 11.05 per cent on January 12. India recorded 1,94,720 fresh Covid-19 cases and 442 deaths in […]

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Sharp surge in Covid-19 cases, positivity rate up from 1.1% on Dec 30 to 11.05% on Jan 12

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NEW DELHI : Stating that India has noted a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases with active infections crossing 9.5 lakh on Wednesday, the health ministry said the case positivity rate rose from 1.1 per cent on December 30 to 11.05 per cent on January 12. India recorded 1,94,720 fresh Covid-19 cases and 442 deaths in […]

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Parliament ends a day early: Govt calls it ‘success’, Oppn says bills rushed without debates

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NEW DELHI : The Winter Session of Parliament, which began on November 29 in the shadow of uncertainty with the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs in the previous session, came to an end Wednesday, a day earlier than scheduled, with the passage of 11 bills in both houses. While the government projected it as […]

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Landslide win for TMC in Kolkata civic polls, Left’s vote share more than BJP

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NEW DELHI : The Trinamool Congress Tuesday registered a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, winning 134 of the 144 wards. The BJP, which had emerged as the main opposition party in the Assembly polls earlier this year, won three seats, while the Left Front and Congress won two each. The Independents, […]

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Akhilesh Yadav meets estranged uncle Shivpal, announces alliance

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DELHI : Ahead of the Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh next year, the Samajwadi Party Thursday announced an alliance with the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) in a meeting between Akhilesh Yadav and his estranged uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav at the latter’s residence in Lucknow. Meanwhile, Congress MLAs gathered outside the UP Legislative Assembly in Lucknow […]

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Finding idealism in humanities education in India

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Fifty years is not a long time in the life of a nation. But when that is the life span itself, a golden jubilee is an appropriate time to look back, to take stock and look to the future. The year was 1971. For over two decades, resentment had been simmering in East Pakistan at […]

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Silence In The Valley: Human Rights Day A No Show In Kashmir

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NEW DELHI There are no banners at Pratap Park, Srinagar today. No one is holding a seminar on the human rights situation in Srinagar contrary to the practice of the past three decades. Srinagar’s press enclave that used to be abuzz with activities with speakers talking about human rights violations in the Valley is also […]

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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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