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PM Modi to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive on Jan 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme that is all set to begin on Saturday. Around 3 lakh healthcare workers are likely to receive the shot on day 1 of the vaccination drive. The vaccination campaign will start from 3,000 sites across the country on Saturday and 100 people will be...

Padma Shri D Prakash Rao no more, PM Modi mourns death

Renowned social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao on Wednesday passed away at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack. The sexagenarian was battling with COVID-19 and related ailments for the past 20 days. The hospital’s emergency officer Dr Bhubanananda Maharana told reporters that Rao breathed his last at around 4.15 pm on...

Ashok Gehlot reiterates demand for rail connectivity with Gujarat’s Kandla and Mundra

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has once again reiterated the state’s demand for rail connectivity of Jaisalmer and Barmer with the ports of Kandla and Mundra in Gujarat. Ashok Gehlot has demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should intervene in the matter to get the proposed rail connectivity approved by the railway ministry. Gehlot stressed...

India signs 7 agreements with Bangladesh, rail link inaugurated

At a time when bilateral relations with neighbours including China, Pakistan and Nepal have deteriorated, India on Thursday signed seven agreements with Bangladesh. The agreements were signed during a virtual summit attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The agreements aim to increase cooperation between the two countries in...

PM Modi lays foundation for new parliament building

Amid criticism over environmental concerns and pending litigations in the Supreme Court, PM Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the new parliament building at a formal ceremony. The construction on the new parliament building, which is part of the ambitious central vista project, will not begin as of now because of pending litigations...

SC slams Centre for going ahead with central vista project amid pendency of cases

The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Union government for going ahead with the central vista project despite the pendency of cases related to it in the top court. Notably, PM Modi is supposed to perform the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new parliament building to be built at an estimated cost of Rs...

As Cyclone Nivar approaches, PM Modi assures help to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all possible help to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as they gear up to face Cyclone Nivar. Notably, the Cyclone is likely to make landfall on Wednesday evening through the coastal states with expected wind speeds upto 120 km per hour. PM Modi spoke to the chief ministers of both...

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi no more, condolences pour in

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday breathed his last in a hospital in Guwahati at around 5.34 pm. He was 84-years-old and was availing treatment for post-COVID complications. The news of his demise was revealed by Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Notably, Gogoi, who served twice as a Union minister, has left...

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee no more

After being hospitalised for over a month, veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee on Sunday breathed his last at a private hospital in Kolkata. He was 85 years old. Notably, Soumitra Chatterjee, who is a recipient of several national and international awards including the Padma Bhushan, had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 6. Upon treatment, he...

“Wanted to make BJP stronger”, says Chirag Paswan after poll debacle

LJP chief Chirag Paswan, on Wednesday, said that his party might have won only one seat, but it was successful in achieving its goal of making BJP stronger. Notably, Chirag Paswan launched a rebellion against NDA’s chief ministerial candidate Nitish Kumar and contested from the seats where JD(U) was contesting. He made all sorts of...

BJP, JD(U) wins Bihar Assembly election

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the BJP and comprising of JD(U) won the close contest and emerged victorious in the Bihar Assembly elections on Wednesday. The counting of votes continued well past midnight for many Assembly constituencies, but eventually, the result came in favour of the NDA. Notably, NDA won 125 seats out...

SCO Summit: PM Modi gives stern message to China, Pakistan

Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave a stern message to Pakistan and China that also took part in the summit. PM Modi said that it was unfortunate that there were unnecessary attempts to bring bilateral issues in the SCO agenda, which was in contravention of SCO Charter...