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Rajasthan CM says RSS, BJP will understand the contributions of Nehru after 10 years

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that the RSS and the BJP have adopted the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi as their own ideal. He said that after 10 years both RSS and the BJP will understand the contributions made by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru and would incorporate their thoughts and views in its...

After boyfriend Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif tests COVID-19 positive

Actor Katrina Kaif has tested positive for COVID-19. Katrina revealed the same to her followers and well-wishers on Instagram. The actor said that she has tested positive for the viral infection and is under home quarantine. She also requested people who had come in contact with her in the past few days to get themselves...

Centre urges its employees to get vaccinated to curb the spread of COVID-19

The Union government has asked its employees aged 45 and above to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to curb the spread of the viral infection. The government has also directed its employees to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour even after getting vaccinated. Notably, India is bearing the brunt of the second wave of COVID-19. For the first time...

EC initiates action after EVMs found in TMC leader’s home in Bengal

After the Assam embarrassment, Election Commission (EC) officials are once again in question after four Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and four voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPATs) were found at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader’s house. The incident took place in Uluberia’s Tulsiberia village. Following the incident, the poll panel has suspended a sector officer...

PM Modi says Mamata’s appeal to Muslims indicates she has lost Bengal election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday criticised Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee over her appeal to West Bengal’s Muslims not to divide their vote. PM Modi, while campaigning for the BJP at a poll rally in Cooch Behar, said that Mamata’s appeal indicates that she has lost their support. Notably, 27 per cent of...

Chhattisgarh: Daughter of missing CoBRA commando makes emotional appeal

The five-year-old daughter of a CoBRA commando, who has been reportedly held hostage by the Naxals in Chhattisgarh after an ambush on Saturday, has made an emotional appeal for the release of her father. In a video released by the soldier’s family, the girl could be seen pleading for the release of her father, Rakeshwar...

Justice NV Ramana appointed as next Chief Justice of India

With Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde due to retire on April 23, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed Justice NV Ramana as the next CJI. Following the elevation, Justice Ramana will take oath on April 24. A notification in this regard has been issued. The notification reads, “In exercise of the powers...

Nearly 97,000 COVID-19 cases, 446 deaths reported in a day in India

The health ministry on Tuesday informed that over 96,982 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 1.26 crore. The ministry also informed that over 8.31 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it,...

Jaya Bachchan campaigns for TMC candidates in Bengal election

Rajya Sabha MP and Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan on Monday extended her support to Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee. She urged voters to re-elect Mamata to power. The veteran actor is on a three-day trip to Bengal to campaign for the TMC candidates. While describing Mamata Banerjee as a “single woman fighting against...

Congress once again demands probe into purchase of Rafale jets after French media expose

The Congress party has once again demanded a probe into the alleged financial irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal with Dassault Aviation. The party renewed its demand for a probe in the Rafale deal after a French news portal’s expose alleging kickbacks to the tune of 1.1 million Euros by Dassault Aviation to an...

Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh resigns after HC orders CBI probe

Shortly after the Bombay High Court directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary probe into the corruption allegations levelled against Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, the latter resigned from his position citing “moral grounds”. Notably, former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh had levelled serious allegations against the minister after he was shunted out...

Govt will intensify fight against Naxals: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday paid tributes to the security personnel martyred in the encounter with Naxalites in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. The minister said that he wants to assure the martyrs’ families and the country that the sacrifices the police personnel have made for the country will not go in vain. Shah said...