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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Indian counterpart S Jaishankar

01 Apr 2022

Russia-India Deal
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Indian counterpart S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Friday, a day after the US warned of "consequences" for attempting to "circumvent" its sanctions against Moscow amid the Russia-Ukraine war.

COVID-19 in India: States where wearing mask isn't mandatory anymore

01 Apr 2022

COVID-19 India
COVID-19 in India: States where wearing mask isn't mandatory anymore

States like Maharashtra, Delhi, and Telangana have announced the relaxation of COVID-19-related norms, including the wearing of face masks, starting this month.

Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh
Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The Centre on Friday extended the ambit of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in three Arunachal Pradesh districts, namely Tirap, Changlang, and Longding, from April 1 (Friday) to September 30.

COVID-19: India reports 1,335 new cases, 52 more fatalities
COVID-19: India reports 1,335 new cases, 52 more fatalities

India on Friday reported over 1,300 new COVID-19 cases, slightly higher than the previous day.

Centre reduces disturbed areas under AFSPA in three northeastern states
Centre reduces disturbed areas under AFSPA in three northeastern states

The Centre has decided to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in certain areas of Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur.

COVID-19: India reports 1,225 new cases, 28 more fatalities
COVID-19: India reports 1,225 new cases, 28 more fatalities

India on Thursday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, slightly lower than the previous day.

Trial against Bitta Karate begins for murder of Kashmiri Pandit

30 Mar 2022

Kashmiri Pandit
Trial against Bitta Karate begins for murder of Kashmiri Pandit

Thirty one years after admitting to killing '30-40 Kashmiri Pandits' on camera, a case against terrorist Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate has reached the court again.

Rajasthan: Doctor, booked for death of pregnant woman, kills self

30 Mar 2022

Rajasthan
Rajasthan: Doctor, booked for death of pregnant woman, kills self

A woman gynecologist, booked for allegedly causing the death of a pregnant woman at a private facility in Rajasthan's Dausa district, died by suicide on Tuesday.

COVID-19: India reports 1,233 new cases, 31 more fatalities
COVID-19: India reports 1,233 new cases, 31 more fatalities

India on Wednesday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, slightly lower than the previous day.

Central Vista project: Ahluwalia Contracts lowest bidder for Executive Enclave

30 Mar 2022

Central Vista Project
Central Vista project: Ahluwalia Contracts lowest bidder for Executive Enclave

Ahluwalia Contracts India Limited on Tuesday emerged as the lowest bidder for the construction of Executive Enclave as part of the Central Vista project after the company quoted an amount of Rs. 1,119 crore for the project.

Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

29 Mar 2022

Assam
Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement on Tuesday, resolving their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the twelve locations.

UNEP lists UP's Moradabad as 2nd noisiest city, official rejects

29 Mar 2022

Moradabad
UNEP lists UP's Moradabad as 2nd noisiest city, official rejects

Raising concerns over rising global noise pollution levels, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released a report listing the noisiest cities in the world, where people may be at risk of hearing loss.

Who is Dr. Pradeep Gawande, IAS officer Tina Dabi's fiance?

29 Mar 2022

Tina Dabi
Who is Dr. Pradeep Gawande, IAS officer Tina Dabi's fiance?

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Tina Dabi on Monday announced her engagement to fellow IAS officer Dr. Pradeep Gawande.

COVID-19: India reports 1,259 new cases, 35 more fatalities
COVID-19: India reports 1,259 new cases, 35 more fatalities

India on Tuesday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, slightly lower than the previous day.

Fuel prices hiked again; petrol tops Rs. 100/liter in Delhi

29 Mar 2022

Fuel Price Hike
Fuel prices hiked again; petrol tops Rs. 100/liter in Delhi

Petrol and diesel prices have once again been hiked by 80 paise and 70 paise per liter, respectively, on Tuesday.

Not considering buying Russian oil in rupees, minister informs Parliament
Not considering buying Russian oil in rupees, minister informs Parliament

India is not considering purchasing oil from Russia or any other country using Indian rupees at present, following Western sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, Rameshwar Teli, the junior oil minister, told Parliament on Monday.

Two-day Bharat Bandh: Banking services partially hit across country

28 Mar 2022

Bharat Bandh
Two-day Bharat Bandh: Banking services partially hit across country

The 48-hour Bharat Bandh called by various central trade unions, including banking staff, has begun across the country on Monday.

State governments can confer Hindus minority status: Centre tells SC
State governments can confer Hindus minority status: Centre tells SC

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs told the Supreme Court on Sunday that state governments can also declare a religious or linguistic community as a minority community within the state.

COVID-19: India reports 1,270 new cases, 31 more fatalities
COVID-19: India reports 1,270 new cases, 31 more fatalities

India on Monday reported over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of over 150 cases from the previous day.

DRDO successfully test-fires medium-range surface-to-air missile, destroys target
DRDO successfully test-fires medium-range surface-to-air missile, destroys target

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) air defense system off the coast of Balasore in Odisha on Sunday.

Bharat Bandh on March 28-29: These services may be hit

27 Mar 2022

Bharat Bandh
Bharat Bandh on March 28-29: These services may be hit

A joint forum of central trade unions has declared a Bharat Bandh on March 28 and 29 against the Centre's policies that affect the workers, farmers, and the public, too.

Gujarat gets India's first 'steel road'; know everything about it

27 Mar 2022

Gujarat
Gujarat gets India's first 'steel road'; know everything about it

India's first 'steel road' has come up in Gujarat.

COVID-19: India reports 1,421 new cases, 149 more fatalities

27 Mar 2022

COVID-19 India
COVID-19: India reports 1,421 new cases, 149 more fatalities

India on Sunday reported 1,421 new COVID-19, a decrease of over 239 cases from the previous day.

Regular international flights resume from today; everything you should know
Regular international flights resume from today; everything you should know

After two years, India resumed international flight operations on Sunday.

PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till September, says Modi
PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till September, says Modi

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) to offer free ration to the poor has been extended till September 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday.

Airports Authority issues new guidelines as international flights resume tomorrow
Airports Authority issues new guidelines as international flights resume tomorrow

India will resume international flights from March 27 at midnight after a two-year-long break.

Birbhum violence: CBI FIR names 21 persons after HC order

26 Mar 2022

West Bengal
Birbhum violence: CBI FIR names 21 persons after HC order

The FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Birbhum violence case names 21 individuals.

COVID-19: India reports 1,660 new cases, 4,100 more deaths

26 Mar 2022

COVID-19
COVID-19: India reports 1,660 new cases, 4,100 more deaths

India on Saturday reported over 1,660 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decline from the previous day.

Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe amid Mamata's opposition

25 Mar 2022

West Bengal
Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe amid Mamata's opposition

The Calcutta High Court on Friday transferred the case of Birbhum violence to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), denying the Mamata Banerjee government's request to not hand over the investigation to the central agency.

COVID-19: India reports 1,685 new cases, 83 more fatalities
COVID-19: India reports 1,685 new cases, 83 more fatalities

India on Friday reported over 1,600 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of over 250 cases from the previous day.

Umar Khalid denied bail in Delhi riots conspiracy case

24 Mar 2022

Umar Khalid
Umar Khalid denied bail in Delhi riots conspiracy case

In a "larger conspiracy" case relating to the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, Delhi's Karkardooma Court on Thursday denied bail to activist Umar Khalid.

Hijab row: No urgent SC hearing against Karnataka HC verdict

24 Mar 2022

Hijab row
Hijab row: No urgent SC hearing against Karnataka HC verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request for an urgent listing of appeals against a Karnataka High Court judgment that upheld colleges' authority to prohibit female Muslim students from wearing hijab in educational institutions in Karnataka.

China's comments on J&K in Pakistan 'uncalled for,' says India

24 Mar 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
China's comments on J&K in Pakistan 'uncalled for,' says India

India on Wednesday "rejected" the "uncalled reference" to Jammu and Kashmir by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his speech in Pakistan.

COVID-19: India reports 1,938 new cases; 67 more fatalities

24 Mar 2022

COVID-19
COVID-19: India reports 1,938 new cases; 67 more fatalities

India on Thursday reported over 1,900 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of around 200 cases from the previous day.

All existing COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted from March 31

23 Mar 2022

COVID-19 India
All existing COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted from March 31

The Centre has decided to lift all COVID-19 restrictions throughout the country after March 31.

Who is Nalin Yadav, the co-accused in Munawar Faruqui case?

23 Mar 2022

Munawar Faruqui
Who is Nalin Yadav, the co-accused in Munawar Faruqui case?

For comedian Nalin Yadav, life has been riddled with difficulties ever since he was arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments last year.

COVID-19 recombinant strains found in 7 Indian states: Report

23 Mar 2022

COVID-19
COVID-19 recombinant strains found in 7 Indian states: Report

Scientists have found recombinant strains of COVID-19 in seven Indian states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Telangana, and New Delhi, a report by Telangana Today claimed.

Delhi, 62 other Indian cities among 100 most polluted places

23 Mar 2022

India
Delhi, 62 other Indian cities among 100 most polluted places

Delhi is the most polluted of the world's 107 capital cities in terms of yearly average PM2.5 values in 2021, said the latest World Air Quality Report.

Delhi on high alert after inputs of possible terror attack

23 Mar 2022

Delhi
Delhi on high alert after inputs of possible terror attack

Delhi has been placed on high alert by security agencies after a tip-off from the Uttar Pradesh Police about possible terror strikes, ANI reported on Wednesday.

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again for second consecutive day

23 Mar 2022

Fuel Price Hike
Petrol, diesel prices hiked again for second consecutive day

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked again by 80 paise per liter for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.