India

India, officially known as the Republic of India is the 7th largest country in the world and the 2nd most populous with a population of 1.2 billion people, and is expected to take over China’s population by 2022. Located in South Asia, India is surrounded by Indian Ocean in the South, Bay of Bengal on the southeast, and the Arabian Sea on the southwest.

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DGCA allows cheaper domestic flights for those without baggage

26 Feb 2021

DGCA allows cheaper domestic flights for those without baggage

Domestic flight operators are allowed to offer concessions on ticket fares to passengers traveling without baggage, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said in a circular.

Munawar Faruqui case: Co-accused Nalin Yadav, Sadakat Khan granted bail

26 Feb 2021

Munawar Faruqui case: Co-accused Nalin Yadav, Sadakat Khan granted bail

The Madhya Pradesh High Court today granted interim bail to Nalin Yadav and Sadakat Khan, who were last month arrested along with comedian Munawar Faruqui in a case registered against them for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during a comic show in Indore.

India exits recession, GDP grows 0.4% for Q3 2020-21

26 Feb 2021

India exits recession, GDP grows 0.4% for Q3 2020-21

India's economy grew by 0.4% in the third quarter of the financial year 2020-21, government data released on Friday showed.

Ahead of MP civic polls, Congress inducts 'Godse follower'

26 Feb 2021

Ahead of MP civic polls, Congress inducts 'Godse follower'

Babulal Chaurasia, infamous for lending support to Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse, has been inducted into the Congress party in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the upcoming civic polls.

Two years of Balakot air strike: How the operation unfolded

26 Feb 2021

Two years of Balakot air strike: How the operation unfolded

Around 4 am on this day in 2019, the then Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa made a telephone call to National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on a special RAX number - an ultra-secure fixed-line network.

'Only man and woman make family': Centre opposes same-sex marriages

25 Feb 2021

'Only man and woman make family': Centre opposes same-sex marriages

The central government on Thursday opposed a batch of petitions seeking the recognition and registration of same-sex marriages in India.

India and Pakistan agree to cease firing along LoC

25 Feb 2021

India and Pakistan agree to cease firing along LoC

In a major development, India and Pakistan have agreed to observe the agreement and cease firing alone the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors with effect from February 24 midnight, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday.

Maharashtra: Over 200 students, teachers test COVID-19 positive at hostel

25 Feb 2021

Maharashtra: Over 200 students, teachers test COVID-19 positive at hostel

Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, a major cluster has emerged from the state.

COVID-19 vaccination second phase: How to self-register

25 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccination second phase: How to self-register

The second phase of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, which is set to begin from March 1, will be supported by the Co-WIN 2.0 app.

Free COVID-19 vaccine shots for senior citizens from March 1

24 Feb 2021

Free COVID-19 vaccine shots for senior citizens from March 1

The second phase of India's coronavirus vaccination drive will begin from March 1, under which vaccine shots will be administered to citizens aged above 60 years, as well as those above 45 but suffering from comorbidities.

7 killed as car collides with tanker on Yamuna Expressway

24 Feb 2021

7 killed as car collides with tanker on Yamuna Expressway

Seven persons including four from a family and their two relatives died in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night.

Delhi: Negative COVID-19 report mandatory for travelers from 5 states

24 Feb 2021

Delhi: Negative COVID-19 report mandatory for travelers from 5 states

People traveling to Delhi from five states - Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab - by flights, trains or buses will have to furnish a negative COVID-19 test report, NDTV reports.

Meeting at PM's Office amid spike in COVID-19 cases

23 Feb 2021

Meeting at PM's Office amid spike in COVID-19 cases

A meeting was called at the Prime Minister's Office today to review the coronavirus situation in the country amid a rise in cases reported in several states.

Disha Ravi granted bail by Delhi court in 'toolkit' case

23 Feb 2021

Disha Ravi granted bail by Delhi court in 'toolkit' case

A Delhi court today granted bail to 22-year-old climate activist - Disha Ravi - in connection with the farmers' protest-related "toolkit" case, which is being investigated by the Delhi Police.

Uttar Pradesh: 4-year-old girl found dead, minor cousin injured

23 Feb 2021

Uttar Pradesh: 4-year-old girl found dead, minor cousin injured

A four-year-old girl was found dead while her seven-year-old cousin was in a critical condition hours after they went missing in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district, police confirmed.

Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare

23 Feb 2021

Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented the state's interim budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 in Chennai today.

India to send first shipment under COVAX initiative this week

23 Feb 2021

India to send first shipment under COVAX initiative this week

The first shipment from India under COVAX, the global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, is likely to roll out this week, World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Monday.

Bengaluru: After 10 COVID-19 cases, another residential complex sealed

23 Feb 2021

Bengaluru: After 10 COVID-19 cases, another residential complex sealed

A cluster of 10 COVID-19 cases has emerged at an apartment complex in Mahadevapura zone of Bengaluru.

Amid soaring fuel prices, government body suggests using cow-dung CNG

22 Feb 2021

Amid soaring fuel prices, government body suggests using cow-dung CNG

India's national cow commission has suggested the use of cow dung-based compressed natural gas (CNG) as a cheaper and indigenous fuel.

Poll dates for states may be declared by March 7

22 Feb 2021

Poll dates for states may be declared by March 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hinted that the Election Commission of India (EC) may declare the Assembly election schedule for five poll-bound states and Union Territories in the first week of March.

China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

22 Feb 2021

China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

China on Monday expressed its support for India in hosting this year's BRICS summit and said it will work with New Delhi to strengthen the cooperation among the five-member grouping of emerging economies.

MP Mohan Delkar found dead in Mumbai hotel; suicide suspected

22 Feb 2021

MP Mohan Delkar found dead in Mumbai hotel; suicide suspected

Mohan Delkar, a seven-time Member of Parliament (MP) from the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha constituency, was found dead at a hotel in Mumbai this afternoon.

COVID-19: Private sector to have bigger role in vaccination soon

22 Feb 2021

COVID-19: Private sector to have bigger role in vaccination soon

The private sector is all set to have a larger participation in India's ongoing coronavirus vaccination drive.

Puducherry: Congress' Narayanasamy resigns as CM after losing majority

22 Feb 2021

Puducherry: Congress' Narayanasamy resigns as CM after losing majority

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy has resigned from the top post of the Union Territory today after failing to prove that his government enjoys the majority in the Assembly.

Lakha Sidhana, wanted for R-Day violence, calls rally in Punjab

20 Feb 2021

Lakha Sidhana, wanted for R-Day violence, calls rally in Punjab

Gangster Lakha Singh Sidhana, wanted by the Delhi Police for allegedly instigating violence during the farmers' infamous tractor rally this Republic Day, has called a rally in support of the ongoing farmers' protest in Punjab's Bathinda.

India, China hold 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks today

20 Feb 2021

India, China hold 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks today

After completing the disengagement process between the Indian and Chinese militaries at the banks of Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh, both sides are holding the 10th round of Corps Commander-level talks on Saturday.

Border conflict with China impacts iPhone production in India

20 Feb 2021

Border conflict with China impacts iPhone production in India

Repercussions of India's geopolitical tensions with its neighbor China are being felt at Apple's iPhone production facilities in India. The South China Morning Post reports that the tensions have limited the issuance of entrance visas to Chinese engineers, which, in turn, is impacting Apple suppliers in the country.

After acknowledging casualties, China releases video of Galwan Valley clash

20 Feb 2021

After acknowledging casualties, China releases video of Galwan Valley clash

China has released a video showing its soldiers clashing with Indian troops in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, in June last year, hours after it acknowledged casualties.

J&K: Two cops killed as terrorists open fire in Srinagar

19 Feb 2021

J&K: Two cops killed as terrorists open fire in Srinagar

Two policemen died after being shot at by terrorists in the Barzulla area of Srinagar district in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police officials confirmed.

Age, gender, profession irrelevant: Amit Shah on Disha Ravi's arrest

19 Feb 2021

Age, gender, profession irrelevant: Amit Shah on Disha Ravi's arrest

Commenting on the arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi in the "toolkit" case, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that factors such as age, gender, and profession are not relevant while assessing the culpability in a crime.

Ramdev releases scientific research paper on Patanjali's COVID-19 medicine

19 Feb 2021

Ramdev releases scientific research paper on Patanjali's COVID-19 medicine

Yoga guru Ramdev today released a scientific research paper on a medicine developed by his company - Patanjali Ayurved - for the treatment of COVID-19.

Delhi: Clear skies make this February one of the warmest

19 Feb 2021

Delhi: Clear skies make this February one of the warmest

The National Capital could witness one of its warmest February in the past few years due to high day temperatures, according to the scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), The Times of India reports.

Months after Galwan clash, China admits four officers, soldiers died

19 Feb 2021

Months after Galwan clash, China admits four officers, soldiers died

For the first time since it clashed with India in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, China has officially admitted that it lost four officers and soldiers.

Ram Temple trust out of space to store silver bricks

19 Feb 2021

Ram Temple trust out of space to store silver bricks

The campaign to collect donations for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is underway, but the temple trust is now facing unprecedented challenges.

Chandra Shekhar Aazad features on TIME's list of 'emerging leaders'

18 Feb 2021

Chandra Shekhar Aazad features on TIME's list of 'emerging leaders'

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad has been featured in the TIME magazine's annual list of 100 "emerging leaders who are shaping the world."

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan to join BJP, may fight polls

18 Feb 2021

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan to join BJP, may fight polls

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, the man credited for changing the face of public transportation in India, is set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Woman sends condoms to HC judge over her controversial rulings

18 Feb 2021

Woman sends condoms to HC judge over her controversial rulings

A woman from Ahmedabad claims to have sent 150 condoms to Bombay High Court Additional Judge - Justice Pushpa V Ganediwala - as a mark of protest against her recent controversial rulings in two sexual assault cases, that drew attention from one and all across the country.

UP: Two minor cousins found dead in field; another critical

18 Feb 2021

UP: Two minor cousins found dead in field; another critical

Two teenaged Dalit girls were found dead in a field in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao last evening, and a third girl found with them is in a critical condition in the hospital, the police confirmed today.

UGC wants university students to write the "cow science" exam

17 Feb 2021

UGC wants university students to write the "cow science" exam

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all the universities across India to encourage their students to take the 'Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination,' an upcoming national-level voluntary examination aimed at testing people's knowledge of gau vigyan or "cow science."

Punjab Municipal Election results: Congress wins 7 municipal corporations

17 Feb 2021

Punjab Municipal Election results: Congress wins 7 municipal corporations

The ruling Congress party has won seven of the eight municipal corporations in Punjab three days after the state went to polls on Sunday, February 14.