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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...

BJP denies ticket to PM’s niece for civic body polls

BJP has denied a ticket to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s niece, Sonal Modi, for the civic body elections in Gujarat. She had sought a BJP ticket from Bodakdev ward of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The name of Sonal Modi was not included in the list of candidates released by BJP on Thursday for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation....

India celebrates 72nd Republic Day, PM Modi dons paghdi from Jamnagar

India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing farmers’ protest. On the occasion, the Tricolour was unfurled at Delhi’s Rajpath in presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Rajnath Singh. PM Modi dons paghdi from Jamnagar During the occasion,...

BJP will win Assam election: Amit Shah

Union home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday expressed confidence that the saffron party with the help of its allies will form the next government in Assam. He also spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ensuring the political and cultural welfare of Assam’s local communities. Shah is in Assam as part...

Former Gujarat-cadre IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma joins BJP

A former Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, who has worked closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he became Gujarat’s chief minister in 2001, joined the BJP on Thursday. Arvind Kumar Sharma joined the saffron party in Lucknow and is likely to contest the Legislative Council election on January 28. There are also speculations that he might...

UK PM Boris Johnson will be chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi next month. Notably, Johnson has accepted India’s invite and termed it as a “great honour”. Notably, the scheduled visit in January next year will be the UK prime minister’s first bilateral visit to India since he assumed...

Justin Trudeau extends support to peaceful farmers’ protest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the first world leader to speak on the farmers’ protest going on in India against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre. Justin Trudeau, while virtually attending an event to commemorate the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, said Canada will always be there to defend...