With Farm Laws Repeal Bill on agenda, winter session of Parliament set to begin on Monday

With Farm Laws Repeal Bill on agenda, winter session of Parliament set to begin on Monday

The Winter Session of the Parliament, beginning Monday, is likely to be action-packed with the government ready to introduce the Farm Laws Repeal Bill following significant protests by the farmers for nearly a year. On Wednesday, the Cabinet had cleared the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, with Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur stating […]

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Attacked, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Ranchi, say Kashmiri traders; cops say 3 held

Rani Kamalapati was married to Muslim man, BJP renamed railway station after her to mislead people: Cong MP

Congress Rajya Sabha member Rajmani Patel has claimed Rani Kamalapati was married to a Muslim person and that a railway station in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh was renamed after the Gond queen to mislead the people. Earlier this month, while announcing the renaming of the renovated Habibganj railway station in the state capital after Rani […]

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Govt panel seeks additional data from SII, says Covovax not yet been approved in country of origin

Govt panel seeks additional data from SII, says Covovax not yet been approved in country of origin

An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority, which recently reviewed Serum Institute’s application seeking emergency authorisation of COVID-19 vaccine Covovax, has sought additional data from the firm, while noting the jab has not yet been approved in the country of origin, official sources said. The Serum Institute of India (SII) had put in an […]

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PM Modi pays tribute to armed forces in 83rd edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’

PM Modi pays tribute to armed forces in 83rd edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’

In the 83rd episode of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the armed forces, noting that the 50th anniversary celebrations of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war will take place next month. In two days, the month of December is commencing. The country celebrates Navy Day […]

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Attacked, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Ranchi, say Kashmiri traders; cops say 3 held

2nd incident this month: Attacked, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Ranchi, say Kashmiri traders; cops say 3 held

A group of Kashmiri traders were allegedly attacked and forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Pakistan murdabad” in Ranchi’s Doranda on Saturday morning, about two weeks after a similar incident was reported in the area. Police said three suspects have been arrested and an FIR has been registered over the case. Asked whether any […]

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NDTV, The Week journalists get IPI award

NDTV, The Week journalists get IPI award

The International Press Institute (IPI) India on Saturday announced the Award for Excellence in Journalism for this year to Sreenivasan Jain and Mariyam Alavi NDTV and Lakshmi Subramanian and Bhanu Praksh Chandra of The Week, according to a media release issued by IPI. Jain and Alavi won the award for a report on exposure of […]

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Poverty index: UP, Bihar, MP districts lagging

Poverty index: UP, Bihar, MP districts lagging

Three districts in Uttar Pradesh has nearly 70 per cent and above population who are multidimensionally poor, and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh combined have the top 10 districts with highest poverty ratio among states, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report prepared by the NITI Aayog. Kerala is a standout state with […]

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UP, Bihar numbers encouraging: 8.7% point rise in contraception use in 5 yrs, NFHS data shows

Increased use of contraception across the country has been a major contributing factor in preventing unwanted pregnancies, and in turn the decrease in India’s Total Fertility Rate to below replacement level, NFHS-5 data show. In five years between NFHS-4 (2015-16) and NHFS-5 (2019-20), use of modern contraceptives for family planning has increased from 47.8 per […]

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House starts tomorrow, TMC to stay away from Opp meet called by Cong

House starts tomorrow, TMC to stay away from Opp meet called by Cong

In the first signs of strain in ties with the Congress, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which is trying to gain a national footprint, indicated Saturday that it was not keen on coordinating its moves in Parliament with the Congress. The TMC is unlikely to attend a meeting of Opposition floor leaders called by Mallikarjun […]

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