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PM Modi warns people against “foreign destructive ideology”

In a veiled attack on foreign governments and international celebrities lending their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the country needs to exercise caution from foreign influences. PM Modi termed the same as “foreign destructive ideology”—a spin on the term foreign direct investment. PM Modi also hit out...

Centre orders Twitter to block 1,178 accounts

Microblogging website Twitter has been instructed by the Indian government to remove over a thousand Twitter accounts that are allegedly used for spreading provocative content and misinformation around the ongoing farmers’ protest. The Union government has claimed that 1,178 Twitter handles have Pakistani and Khalistani users. Twitter, however, is yet to fully comply with...

11,831 fresh COVID-19 cases, 58.12 lakh people vaccinated so far

The health ministry on Monday informed that 11,831 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.08 crore. The ministry also informed that over 58.12 lakh people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 36,804...

Rajasthan Congress forms governing boards in 48 local bodies

The ruling Rajasthan Congress emerged with flying colours winning the second phase of the civic polls and managing to form its governing board in 48 local bodies. The BJP was successful in forming its own board in 37 local bodies. Elections were held in 90 local bodies of 20 districts. NCP, RLP were successful in...

PM Modi equates TMC govt in Bengal to “second version of Left rule”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government for the “poor condition of the state”. PM Modi equated the TMC government in Bengal to a second version of the Left Front government that is often criticised for its regressive policies and anti-industry stance. While addressing a political rally in Haldia,...

Cheers! Beer to cost less in Rajasthan from April 1

For the first time, tipplers in Rajasthan will be able to buy both Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and the country liquor from the same shop. Earlier, country liquor was sold under a separate licence and from a different shop called “theka”. Under the new excise policy, the composite liquor stores will be allowed to function...

Nearly 150 people missing due to flash floods in Uttarakhand

In an unfortunate incident, a glacial burst near Joshimath on Sunday triggered an avalanche and flooding along the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. The gushing water has damaged houses along the river bank and the Rishiganga power project, with the administration fearing 100 to 150 deaths due to the flash flood. Thousands...

US-India joint military exercise begins in Rajasthan

After the recent week-long Indo-French military exercise in Jodhpur, the Indo-US joint training exercise named Yudh Abhyas -20 commenced from Sunday at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Thar desert near Bikaner. The Mahajan Field Firing Ranges and the Pokhran Field Firing Ranges offer unmatched unique facilities for desert warfare.  The Indo-US joint exercise is...

Stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui released from jail

Stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui was eventually released from the Indore Central Jail on Saturday night despite the Supreme Court granting him interim bail on Friday. The jail authorities had refused to release Faruqui claiming that they did not receive the bail order. The 29-year-old stand-up comedian was behind bars for over a month for allegedly...

12,059 fresh COVID-19 cases, 57.75 lakh people vaccinated so far

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 12,059 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.08 crore. The ministry also informed that over 57.75 lakh people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 3.58...

Salman Khan exempted from personal appearance in blackbuck poaching case

In a major relief for actor Salman Khan, the Rajasthan High Court on Friday allowed him to appear in the blackbuck poaching case through video conferencing. The actor had moved a plea before the high court requesting permission to appear in the sessions court in Jodhpur for the poaching case on Saturday from Mumbai. Prior...

Rajasthan in race with Gujarat to woo Tesla

Not just Gujarat, but Rajasthan too is trying to entice billionaire Elon’ Musk’s Tesla to set up its manufacturing base in the state. After the US-based electric carmaker started its office in Bengaluru, the Gujarat government has offered its two biggest ports Kandla and Mundra to carry out the manufacturing or assembling work. According to...