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16 of 78 people who arrived from Afghanistan on Aug 24 test COVID-19 positive

Sixteen out of the 78 people, who came to India from war-torn Afghanistan on Tuesday, have tested positive for COVID-19. The infected individuals also include the three Sikhs who brought back copies of the Guru Granth Sahib from Gurudwaras in Afghanistan. A cause of concern is that Union urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri had...

IAF brings back 75 people, copies of Guru Granth Sahib from war-ravaged Afghanistan

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday continued with its evacuation operations in war-torn Afghanistan as Hindus and Afghan Sikhs queue up to return to India. The IAF on Monday brought back 75 people from Afghanistan, which included 46 Sikhs and Hindus. Also, the IAF brought back three copies of Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib...

High fuel prices: Congress MP Ripun Bora cycles to Parliament to mark protest

Ripun Bora is a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam New Delhi: The ever-increasing fuel prices, both petrol and diesel, have been one of the points of heated debates and discussions across the country for past several days. The issue has been a major bone of contention in the Parliament as well, with the Opposition taking...

Amid Parliament disruptions, Lok Sabha passes two Bills before being adjourned for the day

New Delhi: The Parliament has been in a state of chaos since the start of the monsoon session last Monday. This week, the scene was no different. However, two Bills were passed without discussion without discussion amid the protests and the sloganeering by the Opposition leaders. The Bills that were passed are the Factoring Regulation...

India proposes air travel arrangement with 5 neighbours

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that India has proposed air bubbles with five neighboring countries. The five countries with which India wants to resume commercial flight services are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. Conspicuously, Pakistan is missing from the list. “Air bubbles have also been proposed with our...

Rajkot, Surat get 5-star rating for garbage-free city status

Rajkot and Surat are the only cities from Gujarat to figure in the Centre’s list of 5-star garbage-free cities. The others who made it to the list include Navi Mumbai, Indore, Mysore, and Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh). Ahmedabad, Bagasara, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar and Talala in Gujarat have got a three-star garbage free rating while Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Visavadar, Vyara...