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8 Jain pilgrims die after bus comes in contact with live electricity wire

Eight Jain pilgrims from Beawar in Ajmer district died when the bus in which they were travelling got electrocuted in Maheshpura village in Jalore district of Rajasthan. According to police, six people died on the spot and two persons who got burnt following the electrocution died on the way to Jodhpur where they were being...

Statue of Unity: PM Modi flags 8 trains to boost tourism

In a bid to boost tourism and increase connectivity to the Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains that will connect Gujarat’s Kevadia to various parts of the country. Notably, these new trains will be operated from Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai, Dadar and Pratapnagar. The virtual event was...

15,144 COVID-19 cases reported in a day in India

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 15,144 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. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Day 1 of COVID vaccination drive: India inoculates 1.9 lakh people

India on Saturday vaccinated 1.9 lakh people, against its target of 3 lakh people on the first day of the COVID vaccination programme of the country. In all, over 3,000 vaccination centres were established around the country for the programme. Media reports quoting government sources said there was considerable hesitation among people about getting the...

Maharashtra man tells girlfriend’s family she is in Vapi, murders her and buries her in the wall of his house

A man in Maharashtra’s Palghar killed his girlfriend last year and hid her body in the walls of his flat. He told her family that she had gone to Vapi in Gujarat when they inquired about her whereabouts. The 30-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for the murder of his girlfriend. The accused killed the 32-year-old...

Kamal Morarka, former Union Minister, pioneered organic farming in Rajasthan

Kamal Morarka, who passed away following cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Friday was well known for the formation of the coalition government headed by Chandrashekhar, after the fall of the VP Singh government in 1990. Morarka himself became a minister of state at the Centre and handled all the political affairs of Chandrashekhar and was...

PM Narendra Modi launches India’s COVID vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India’s coronavirus vaccination drive. Modi in his speech urged Indians not to ignore the second vaccine dose.  “It is essential to administer two doses. Don’t forget to get the second dose and they have to be 1 month apart,” Narendra Modi said in his address. “The entire world...

After backlash, Whatsapp postpones data-sharing deadline

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp announced that it has postponed its planned privacy update, which will give users more time to review the policy and accept the terms of its proposed data sharing with Facebook. “We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms,” WhatsApp said in...

Congress protest against farm laws fizzles out as CM Gehlot remains absent

The Rajasthan Congress on Friday staged a dharna near the Raj Bhawan against the farm laws and the rising petroleum prices. The much-hyped dharna at the Raj Bhawan fizzled out as a lacklustre affair as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot did not join the agitation. The Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) had said that the protest...

Ninth round of talks between farmers & Centre remains inconclusive

The ninth round of discussion between the agitating farmers and the government on Friday remained inconclusive. The next round of talks is likely to be held on January 19. Notably, January 19 is the day that the Supreme Court had fixed for the committee formed by it to start the stakeholder consultation process. However, the...

Rahul Gandhi says farm laws meant to finish farmers

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who has been vocal against the farm laws since the beginning, on Friday, led a protest in Delhi against the contentious legislations. Gandhi, whose party has extended support to the farmers and is being blamed by the government for misleading them, has said that the farm laws passed by the Centre...

Sacrifice of soldiers at Galwan Valley won’t go in vain: Gen MM Naravane

On the occasion of Army Day, Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane has said that the sacrifice of 20 Indian soldiers who achieved martyrdom during the violent clash with China’s PLA will not go in vain. General Naravane also hit out at China for its aggression in eastern Ladakh terming it as a conspiracy to...