Delhi

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan lambasts Maharashtra govt for trying to create panic

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has come down heavily on states such as Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Delhi that have been repeatedly demanding that the Centre should expand the immunization drive and include people below the age of 45. The Maharashtra government also attracted the ire of Harsh Vardhan after its health minister Rajesh Tope claimed...

BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead at Delhi residence

A two-time BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma, was found dead at his residence in Delhi on Wednesday. Sharma, 62, was found hanging in his room and the Delhi Police is investigating whether it is a case of suicide, or not. Delhi Police’s PRO Chinmoy Biswal said that the MP was found...

Muthoot Group chairman dies after falling from 4th floor of his house in Delhi

In an unfortunate incident, the chairman of Muthoot group MG George Muthoot, on Saturday succumbed to the injuries after falling from the fourth floor of his house in Delhi. He fell on Friday night at around 9 am and was taken to a private hospital for treatment, but could not be saved. His autopsy carried...

Court acquits Priya Ramani in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

In a major relief for journalist Priya Ramani, a court in Delhi on Wednesday acquitted her in connection with a defamation suit filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. When the #metoo campaign was at its peak, Ramani had alleged MJ Akbar of sexually harassing her in 1994. This led to Akbar filing...

AAP to contest Assembly polls in Gujarat, 5 other states: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that his party will contest Assembly elections in six states where elections are due in 2022. The announcement came during AAPs 9th National Council Meeting. Kejriwal said that AAP will contest elections from Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Notably, the party...

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...

SC lambasts Centre for poor handling of farmers’ protest

The Supreme Court on Monday lambasted the Union government for its poor handling of the farmers’ protest. The court said that the situation has become worse and it was disappointed with the manner in which the negotiation with farmers was handled by the Centre. The apex court’s remarks came during the hearing on petitions challenging...

8th round of talks between protesting farmers and Centre remains inconclusive

Discussion held on Friday between the protesting farmers and the Centre remained inconclusive. It was the eighth round of discussion between the two parties ever since the farmers started protests against the contentious farm laws passed by the Centre. Sources said that the Union government clarified to the farmers’ representatives that the farm laws are...

As India-UK flight resumes, Kejriwal imposes 7-day institutional quarantine for passengers

After a two-week suspension over the highly contagious mutant strain of coronavirus detected in the UK, flight services between India and the UK have resumed. Notably, an Air India flight from the UK carrying 246 passengers aboard landed in Delhi on Friday. The development comes at a time when the number of people in India...

Farmers’ Protest: Talks with Centre again fails, next meeting on January 8

The latest round of discussion between the Centre and the farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws remained inconclusive. While the farmers stuck to their demand for repealing the farm laws, the Centre enumerated its benefits.  The Centre also ruled out the chances of repealing the laws.  With the seventh round of talks failing, further...

Kapil Gurjar, who fired in the air at Shaheen Bagh, joins BJP

Kapil Gurjar, who fired shots in the air in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area in February during the protest against the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), on Wednesday joined the BJP. Notably, Shaheen Bagh was the epicentre of the anti-CAA protest and Kapil Gurjar had fired two rounds in the air at the protest site. After...