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Congress forms governing boards in 36 out of 50 local bodies in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Congress after its drubbing at the hands of the BJP in the recent panchayat poll salvaged the situation with a better show in the civic poll. The Congress managed to form its governing boards in 36 out of the 50 local bodies. The BJP managed to have its chairman in 12 local bodies,...

Farmer from Punjab commits suicide after returning from Delhi protests

In an unfortunate incident, a farmer from Punjab, who was part of the protests against the contentious farm laws in Delhi, committed suicide after returning home. The deceased was just 22-year-old and reportedly consume some poisonous substance, the Punjab Police said. The deceased, Gurlabh Singh, a resident of Dayalpura Mirza village of Bathinda district, had...

Union home minister Amit Shah attacks Mamata govt in Bolpur rally

Union home minister Amit Shah, who was in West Bengal’s Bolpur on Sunday, continued his attack on the Mamata Banerjee government. After visiting the Visva Bharati University where he paid tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, Amit Shah during a roadshow in Bolpur requested people to give the party a chance in Bengal. Notably, Shah is on...

Sanjay Raut says Centre cancelled parliament’s winter session to avoid debate on farmers’ protest

Days after the Centre decided to cancel the winter session of parliament, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday took a dig at the Centre saying the session was cancelled to avoid discussion on the ongoing farmers’ protest against the contentious farm laws. Sanjay Raut also questioned the need for the Central Vista project when...

PM Modi makes surprise visit to Gurdwara Rakabganj amid farmers’ protest

At a time when farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting against the contentious farm laws enacted by the Centre and discussions with the government failed to put an end to the stalemate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a surprise visit to Gurdwara Rakabganj in New Delhi. Interestingly, the PM’s visit to...

SII chief wants govt to indemnify vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits during pandemic

Serum Institute of India (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla has requested the Union government to indemnify it against litigations related to their vaccines, especially during a pandemic. He said vaccine manufacturers need to have protections against lawsuits and that they are going to propose the same to the government. Poonawalla said this while speaking at a...

26,624 fresh COVID-19 cases, 341 deaths reported in a day in India

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 26,624 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 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Nuclear fuel complex in Rajasthan to be on stream in 2022

The nuclear fuel complex in Rajasthan, the second such facility in the country is expected to go on stream in 2022. The complex, the second after Hyderabad is being set up at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan for Rs18,000 crores. The Hyderabad-based Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) is the nodal agency for this project and the site is...

18 Pakistani Hindu migrants granted Indian Citizenship in Jaipur

Eighteen people, all Hindu migrants from Pakistan, were issued Indian citizenship by the district administration of Jaipur. The Hindus raised slogans like Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Hindustan Zindabad when the district collector of Jaipur, Netra Singh Nehra issued them Indian citizenship at a ceremony. These migrants from the Sindh province of Pakistan had come to...

Test Cricket: India collapses for 36, its lowest score so far, suffers embarrassing defeat in Aus

India suffered an embarrassing defeat as it collapsed for 36, the lowest test score ever made by the country, in the Day/Night Test in Australia’s Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Australians pocketed an emphatic eight-wicket victory under two and a half days. India’s earlier lowest score was 42 at the Lord’s in 1974 against England. Saturday’s...

COVID cases in India cross 1 crore mark

India on Saturday crossed over one crore COVID cases in the country, next to the US which crossed the mark last month. 25,152 fresh infections were reported in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 1,00,04,599. Government data said 347 deaths were recorded in the country during the same time taking the fatalities to...

Congress’ Sonia Gandhi meets rebels, other leaders to help sort out party issues

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday meeting met several party leaders to elect the next president. Gandhi will carry out several such meetings over the next 10 days to discuss the selection of a new organisation president. The meetings come after several Congress members in a letter sought sweeping organisational changes within the party. Since...