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Joe Biden signs flurry of orders touching American lives on day 1 in office

US President Joe Biden after assuming office on Wednesday made his first moves on the coronavirus pandemic and climate change and rolled back policies implemented by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden said there is no time to waste and signed 15 executive orders, memorandums and directives in the Oval office after assuming charge. President Biden...

COVID-19: 15,223 fresh cases in India, 8.06 lakh people vaccinated

The health ministry on Thursday informed that 15,223 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 1.06 crore. The ministry also informed that 8.06 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 1.31...

5 of family killed in Surat accident cremated in Rajasthan

Five members of a family in Bhagatpura, who were killed in a freak road accident in Surat on Tuesday, were cremated on Wednesday. The village is in the Kushalgarh sub-division of Banswara district which borders Gujarat. A large number of tribals from both Banswara and Dungarpur, another tribal district, work as labourers or as domestic...

Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat is no more

Congress MLA from Vallabhnagar in Udaipur district, Gajendra Singh Shaktawat died in Delhi on Wednesday morning at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Diseases. He was admitted to the hospital on December 14. Shaktawat was the son of former Home Minister late Gulab Singh Shaktawat. Gulab Singh was a two time MLA and also served...

Under Joe Biden, US to rejoin the Paris accord, end Muslim travel ban

US President-elect Joe Biden is likely to restore the United States to the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, media reports said. The report quoting aides said Biden will sign 17 orders after being sworn in as US President many of which will reverse those taken by President Donald Trump. This includes reversing...

Expert committee on farm laws has no power to decide on legislation: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the expert committee formed to resolve the deadlock over the three new farm laws has no power to decide on the legislation. Criticizing the critics of the expert panel the apex court said, “We gave the power to hear everyone and submit a report to us. Where is the...

US President Donald Trump prays for Biden’s success in farewell speech

In his farewell address, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he prays for the success of new US administration of Joe Biden in keeping the country safe. The outgoing president, however, did not take the name of his successor. Trump in his video remarks said, “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray...

COVID-19: 13,823 fresh cases in India, 6.74 lakh people vaccinated

The health ministry on Wednesday informed that 13,823 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 1.05 crore. The ministry also informed that 6.74 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 2.20...

Thiruvananthapuram airport employees protest against takeover by Adani Group

Thiruvananthapuram airport’s employees on Tuesday protested against the takeover of the airport by Adani Group. The protest was staged in front the airport director’s office after the conglomerate signed the concession agreements in Delhi with AAI for the operations, management and development of three airports—Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur and Guwahati. It was the...

Centre gives nod for ESIC medical college in Alwar

The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) will open its seventh medical college in Rajasthan’s Alwar. The Union government has granted permission to the ministry of labour and employment to open the medical college at Alwar. The Union government granted permission as ESIC has a 55-bedded well-equipped hospital at Alwar. The Centre also granted permission to...

ED wants to interrogate Robert Vadra in Bikaner land deal case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is hell-bent on interrogating Robert Vadra in the various land deals in the Bikaner district. The agency has moved a petition in the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur for the same. It has sought the court’s intervention to interrogate Vadra by arresting him. The petition which came up for hearing on...

BCCI announces Rs 5 cr bonus for team India after victory in Australia

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has announced a Rs 5 crore bonus for the Indian team for defeating Australia in the Gabba Test and winning a Test series—a win that will remain in the history of India cricket forever. Hailing the victory as a remarkable win, Ganguly said the value of the win is beyond any...