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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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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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Gangster-style

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In a world slowly but surely going mad, the standoff between Belarus and Poland allows us to understand how a deranged moment can bring countries to the brink of war. The author of the unhinged action ~ one characterised by the European Union as a “gangster” approach ~ is Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator who rules […]

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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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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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Mamata calls TMC’s win ‘people’s victory’, Congress wins three Himachal seats, BJP gains in MP

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NEW DELHI : Counting of votes for three Lok Sabha and 29 assembly seats across 13 states and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is underway. A turnout of 50 per cent to 80 per cent was recorded during voting in three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly constituencies that went for by-elections. The […]

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