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‘Done deal’: Congress hints at understanding with Pilot camp

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Amid speculation of a meeting between rebel Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi, top sources in the Congress have claimed that a deal has been struck between the two sides and a formal...

New resolution to give consumer right to seek 24×7 electricity

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Government proposes to bring in regulations that will give rights to the consumer to seek 24X7 electricity supply in their homes and provide them compensation for any deviation from the stated goal.Sources said...

Deception, disinformation part of China’s game plan with India

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) China's game plan for the stand-off along the Line of Actual Control with India in Ladakh will include a combination of pressure, deception, disinformation and continuation of its long-term expansionist policies.This was deduced by...

PM inaugurates submarine OFC connectivity to Andaman Nicobar Islands

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair, which will enable delivery of faster and more reliable mobile and landline telecommunication services to the...

During Lockdown, farmers were harvesting, making records in terms of sowing: PM

New Delhi: As the pandemic severely hits the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the rural economy of India is on a strong footing, bucking the overall economic slowdown, courtesy the ‘record’ procurement of farmers’ produce by the government.Speaking...

Separate emission norms for agricultural, construction machinery proposed

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to separate the emission norms for agricultural machinery, including tractors, power tillers and combined...

After ‘Digital Andaman’, PM plans to make it hub of ‘blue economy’

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Andamanese people via the digital mode amid the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday.The Prime Minister interacted with the BJP workers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through a video...

India bans import of 101 defence items to boost indigenisation

New Delhi (IANS) To make the Indian defence industry self-reliant and boost indigenisation, the Ministry of Defence banned the import of 101 items on Sunday.The MoD has also bifurcated the capital procurement budget for 2020-21 between domestic and foreign...

In new high, India conducts over 7 lakh Covid tests in 24 hrs

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Though its tally of Covid-19 cases has crossed 21.53 lakh so far, India is continuing with its policy of ramping up tests and has set a new high of over 7 lakh tests in...

50 per cent decline in deaths of security men in Jammu Kashmir in 2020

By Rajnish Singh, Aug 9 (IANS) There has been a 50 per cent decline in incidents of security forces killed in Jammu & Kashmir during operations this year so far compared to last year’s corresponding period, data has revealed.As...

CoronaVirus Updates

BE ties up with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV for COVID-19 vaccine production

Hyderabad, Aug 13 (PTI) Biological E Ltd has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, part of pharma...

Over 22,000 ‘Make in India’ ventilators given to states: Centre

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday stated that it has distributed more than 3.04 crore N95 masks and over 1.28 crore...

Covid-19 pushes down growth of Indian Pharma market to 0.2%

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic is having a mixed bag for the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) that registered a muted growth...

Over 70% Covid patients recover in India: Govt

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the country's recovery rate has soared past 70 per cent due...

Covid cases haven’t yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS Dir

By Aakanksha Khajuria, Aug 12 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria, one of India's leading medical experts, has asserted...