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Parliament review of PM-CARES Fund unlikely as BJP blocks move

11 Jul 2020

Parliament review of PM-CARES Fund unlikely as BJP blocks move

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

20 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

The showdown in Galwan Valley has angered India, for the sheer brutality with which Indian soldiers were attacked; piqued global interest, as two nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated tensions; and sparked a narrative war.

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

19 Jun 2020

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

'Playing without fans will be tough', says Sachin Tendulkar

14 Jun 2020

'Playing without fans will be tough', says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes players will find it difficult to play without the presence of spectators.

Australia could stage India Test series in presence of spectators

12 Jun 2020

Australia could stage India Test series in presence of spectators

The upcoming Test series between India and Australia could be held in the presence of spectators.

Akshay Kumar only Indian on 2020 Forbes highest-paid celebrities list

05 Jun 2020

Akshay Kumar only Indian on 2020 Forbes highest-paid celebrities list

The 2020 Forbes list of world's 100 highest-paid celebrities is out.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Mohammed Shami distributes food, masks to migrant workers

02 Jun 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Mohammed Shami distributes food, masks to migrant workers

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami extended help to migrant workers who are stranded in different parts of the nation amid the lockdown.

SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video

02 Jun 2020

SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video

Last week, a heart-wrenching video of a toddler trying to wake his dead mother at a railway station in Bihar went viral, thereby highlighting the unfathomable plight of migrant workers amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.

Did Akshay Kumar really book a chartered flight amid lockdown?

01 Jun 2020

Did Akshay Kumar really book a chartered flight amid lockdown?

Akshay Kumar has had "enough of putting up with false reports".

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

29 May 2020

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come forward to support the people of West Bengal, who are currently reeling under the aftermath of the catastrophic Amphan cyclone.

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 45 lakh for daily wage earners

28 May 2020

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 45 lakh for daily wage earners

Akshay Kumar is playing a superhero, in real life.

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

28 May 2020

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

Merely four months after he was given the envious post of president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Rajeev Bindal resigned on Wednesday after a corruption scandal related to the procurement of medical supplies surfaced.

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

25 May 2020

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

An aarti of Narendra Modi, launched by a BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi of Uttarakhand, has sparked a major political slugfest with the Congress filing a complaint for equating the PM to God.

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

20 May 2020

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will take charge as chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on Friday, May 22, reports said.

Harbhajan, Gambhir slam Afridi over controversial remarks on PM Modi

17 May 2020

Harbhajan, Gambhir slam Afridi over controversial remarks on PM Modi

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's recent remarks on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were deemed outrageous in India.

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

15 May 2020

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

To oppose the suspension of labor laws in some states, 10 central trade unions have decided to hold a nationwide protest on May 22.

Here's how I freed myself while being locked-down: Unmukt Chand

15 May 2020

Here's how I freed myself while being locked-down: Unmukt Chand

It has been quite a while since Prime Minister Narendra Modi first imposed the nationwide lockdown.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar provides financial aid to 4,000 unprivileged people

09 May 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Sachin Tendulkar provides financial aid to 4,000 unprivileged people

Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has provided financial aid to 4,000 underprivileged people amid the nationwide lockdown.

Has Israel developed a COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what we know

07 May 2020

Has Israel developed a COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what we know

As the world waits desperately for a COVID-19 vaccine, Israel has given a ray of hope.

Modi orders drug regulatory system overhaul to reduce red tape

06 May 2020

Modi orders drug regulatory system overhaul to reduce red tape

At a Tuesday meeting to discuss India's drug discovery, testing, and vaccine response to COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly suggested drug regulatory reforms.

#Throwback: When a 16-year-old Sonu Nigam sang 'Mahabharat' title song

06 May 2020

#Throwback: When a 16-year-old Sonu Nigam sang 'Mahabharat' title song

Sonu Nigam and singing are a match made in heaven.

Rubbishing rumors, Aamir says he didn't distribute money in wheat-bags

04 May 2020

Rubbishing rumors, Aamir says he didn't distribute money in wheat-bags

For days now, stories claiming that Aamir Khan hid and distributed money in wheat bags to help those who have been affected due to COVID-19 pandemic, have been doing rounds on social media.

Why Ramanand Sagar did not want to create 'Uttar Ramayan'

04 May 2020

Why Ramanand Sagar did not want to create 'Uttar Ramayan'

When Ramanand Sagar's epic series Ramayan was re-telecast on TV, nobody imagined that it would receive such a tremendous response.

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

30 Apr 2020

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Central Vista project which aims to build a new Parliament building among other central government offices.

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 2 crore to Mumbai Police Foundation

27 Apr 2020

Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 2 crore to Mumbai Police Foundation

Akshay Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to help fight the COVID-19 crisis that has grappled the world.

SRK's lookalike Raju suffers as superstar takes break from movies

27 Apr 2020

SRK's lookalike Raju suffers as superstar takes break from movies

We are all eagerly waiting for Shah Rukh Khan to announce his next on-screen outing.

India's super-rich may face wealth tax to aid coronavirus-hit economy

26 Apr 2020

India's super-rich may face wealth tax to aid coronavirus-hit economy

In a bid to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, 50 Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers have suggested a 40% tax for the super-rich, a one-time COVID-19 relief cess of 4%, etc.

After backlash, Deepika's conversation with WHO chief put on hold

23 Apr 2020

After backlash, Deepika's conversation with WHO chief put on hold

Recently, Deepika Padukone announced that she would collaborate with the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss the importance of mental health in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: SRK donates 25,000 PPE kits for healthcare workers

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: SRK donates 25,000 PPE kits for healthcare workers

Bollywood is doing its bit to fight the coronavirus pandemic, and leading the fraternity is none other than Shah Rukh Khan.

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

The coronavirus outbreak in India seems to be accelerating as 704 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump yet.

#ScamAlert: Don't let fake 'PM CARES' donation links fool you

06 Apr 2020

#ScamAlert: Don't let fake 'PM CARES' donation links fool you

The spread of coronavirus (and the fear stemming from it) has led fraudsters on a hacking spree.

Sourav Ganguly helps feed 20,000 people at ISKCON Kolkata Centre

04 Apr 2020

Sourav Ganguly helps feed 20,000 people at ISKCON Kolkata Centre

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly helped the ISKCON Kolkata Centre feed a total number of 20,000 people in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: England cricketers make an initial donation of £500,000

04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: England cricketers make an initial donation of £500,000

England men's centrally contracted players will make an initial donation of £500,000 to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in response to the financial crisis engulfing the game as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sachin Tendulkar shares details of video call with PM Modi

03 Apr 2020

Sachin Tendulkar shares details of video call with PM Modi

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes India will face a stern challenge after the countrywide lockdown ends on April 14.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sourav Ganguly urges citizens to stay indoors

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sourav Ganguly urges citizens to stay indoors

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly highlighted the importance of social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

02 Apr 2020

Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

The infamous event organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, last month, has put nearly 9,000 at risk of the contagious coronavirus, the Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

01 Apr 2020

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

The Centre has redefined the domicile laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Under the new regulations, a person who has resided in the Union Territory for over 15 years can be a domicile.