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8 Pakistani Hindus granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan

Eight Pakistani Hindus living in Adarsh Nagar in Ajmer were granted Indian citizenship by the district administration on Tuesday. The additional district magistrate of Ajmer Vishal Dave issued citizenship to the eight persons after the Rajasthan home department approved their applications. The Soni family, who lived in Karachi in Pakistan came to Ajmer 18 years...

Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik gets bail in drug case

A special NDPS court on Wednesday granted bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty in a drug case. The relief for Showik Chakraborty comes after around three months since his arrest in the drugs probe initiated by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. Notably, the anti-drugs agency had...

32 farmers’ groups meet at Delhi border to decide future course of action

The farmers’ protest against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Union government on Wednesday entered the seventh day. The protesting farmers who are camping on the outskirts of Delhi on Wednesday also met at one of the Delhi-Haryana borders to decide their future course of action. The meeting comes after the talks between...

UK grants approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination to start next week

US-based vaccine maker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Wednesday announced that they have secured emergency use authorisation for their COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. The development has made the UK one of the first countries to start immunisation of its population, as early as next week, against the deadly virus that has affected...

COVID-19: Centre has no plan to vaccinate every Indian

The Centre has clarified that it has never said that the whole population of India will be immunised with the COVID-19 vaccine. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said there was never a talk about inoculating the whole population of the country with the COVID-19 vaccine. “I just want to make this clear that the government...

India’s COVID-19 tally nearing 95 lakh, 501 deaths in last 24 hours

The health ministry on Wednesday informed that 36,604 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 to 94.99 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Meeting between Centre and protesting farmers remain inconclusive, next meeting on Dec 3

The meeting between the government and the protesting farmers remained inconclusive on Tuesday. Further discussion between the protesting farmers’ unions and the government will resume on December 3. Notably, the Union government, during the meeting on Tuesday, proposed to form a committee to delve into the various issues raised by the farmers against the newly...

Rajasthan facing shortage of IAS officers

The Rajasthan bureaucracy that saw many surprises in recent months is short of IAS officers. Several officials are burdened with work as they are handling more than one department. Notably, Rajasthan is short of at least 50 IAS officers, but the Union home ministry has allocated fewer officers to Rajasthan cadre in the last 15...

Pushkar fair affected due to COVID-19 pandemic

The five-day Panchtirth at Pushkar was a lackluster affair and for the first time, Tirthraj Pushkar could not attract devotees in large numbers for the holy event. It is for the first time that the various ghats of Pushkar looked barren with fewer devotees for the Panchtirth that ended Monday. The coronavirus pandemic acted as...

Vikas Dubey Case: SIT suggests ED probe, action against 90 govt officials

The special investigation team (SIT) formed by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government to probe the gangster Vikas Dubey case has recommended an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the Rs 150 crore empire set-up by him and his accountant. The SIT has also recommended action against 90 government officials for helping the slain gangster in...

Urmila Matondkar joins Shiv Sena

After deserting the Congress post the 2019 Lok Sabha election debacle, actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday officially joined the Shiv Sena. After her joining, Shiv Sena has nominated Urmila Matondkar to the Maharashtra Legislative Council. The actor joined the Shiv Sena in presence of the party’s chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. It was...

Justin Trudeau extends support to peaceful farmers’ protest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the first world leader to speak on the farmers’ protest going on in India against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre. Justin Trudeau, while virtually attending an event to commemorate the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, said Canada will always be there to defend...