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PM security breach in Punjab: SC to form independent panel for inquiry

Supreme Court directs Punjab and Centre to halt their inquiries in the PM security breach case New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to form an independent high-level committee to probe the breach in security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was on his way to Ferozepur in Punjab on January 5. It has...

New India not ready to accept corruption, says PM Modi at CVC, CBI conference in Kevadia

PM Modi talks about new India in video message to CVC, CBI joint conference Kevadia/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lavished praises on his government during his video message to the joint conference of Central Vigilance Committee (CVC) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) taking place in Kevadia in Gujarat. Talking about new India, PM...

PM Modi dedicates 7 new defence companies to nation on Dussehra

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dedicated seven new defence companies to the nation on the occasion of Dussehra. He said the companies were part of the government’s efforts to “modernize the defence sector and create an Aatmanirbhar Bharat”. In his address, Modi referred to the tradition of worshiping arms and ammunition on...

Shuttler Krishna Nagar wins gold for India in Tokyo Paralympics

Shuttler Krishna Nagar on Sunday made India proud by clinching a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics in the final of the men’s singles (SH6) event. Krishna Nagar defeated Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21 and 21-17 in a match that lasted for 43 minutes. Notably, it was the second gold medal that the...

Centre’s renovation of Jallianwala Bagh faces severe criticism from Opposition, academicians

The Union government is facing severe criticism over the renovation of the Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has now joined a long list of academicians and Opposition leaders who have lambasted the Centre for the renovation of the important site in the Indian freedom struggle. Notably, over 1,000 people holding a peaceful...

PM Modi, President Kovind praise Bhavina Patel for winning silver in Paralympics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind were among a host of people who congratulated paddler Bhavina Patel for winning a historic silver medal, India’s first, in the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Sunday. Notably, Bhavina Patel on Sunday became only the second Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics...

Centre announces Rs 23k crore package to support fight against COVID-19

Following the Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held the first meeting of the revamped Cabinet and announced an emergency response package of Rs 23,123 crore to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The move comes after Dr Harsh Vardhan was shunted out and Gujarat MP Mansukh Mandaviya was made the health minister to lead...

PM Modi reviews India’s vaccination drive, asks officials to involve NGOs to widen outreach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed officials to take the help of NGOs to widen the outreach for vaccination against COVID-19. The direction came during a review meeting of the national immunization drive chaired by PM Modi. Notably, 3.77 crore doses of the vaccines have been administered in the last 6 days which is...

West Bengal chief secretary retires amid tussle with Centre, to work as Mamata’s chief advisor

As the tussle with the Centre over chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay aggravates, Mamata Banerjee on Monday evening surprised everyone when she announced that Bandyopadhyay has retired on Monday. If that was not enough, she immediately added that the bureaucrat will be working as the chief advisor to the CM for the next three years. Mamata...

Congress attacks PM Modi, Centre over arrests made for putting up posters critical of the govt

Congress on Sunday launched a no holds barred attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre after reports of several people being arrested by Delhi Police just for putting up posters criticising the government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Notably, the posters written in white font on a black background read, “Modi ji, why...

15 dead, 36 injured in explosion at firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu

In an unfortunate incident, at least 15 people died and 36 got injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.  The explosion happened at around 1.30 pm during the mixing of chemicals for manufacturing firecrackers. The death toll is likely to go up. Following the incident, 10 fire tenders were...

PM Modi warns people against “foreign destructive ideology”

In a veiled attack on foreign governments and international celebrities lending their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the country needs to exercise caution from foreign influences. PM Modi termed the same as “foreign destructive ideology”—a spin on the term foreign direct investment. PM Modi also hit out...