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President Kovind gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

President Kovind gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind was administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at an army hospital on Wednesday and urged all eligible citizens to get vaccinated. According to tweets on his official handle, the president, 75, was accompanied by his daughter when the vaccine dose was administered to him at the army’s Research […]

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Kejriwal says victory in bypolls an indication of outcome of civic elections next year, attacks BJP-ruled MCDs

Kejriwal says victory in bypolls an indication of outcome of civic elections next year, attacks BJP-ruled MCDs

New Delhi: Buoyed by the AAP’s victory in four out of five wards in municipal bypolls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said it showed the faith of the people in his government’s work, including for improvement in schools, hospitals, power and water supply. Kejriwal also took a dig at the BJP for losing […]

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Need to work on mission mode to overcome language barriers for allowing talent to flourish: PM

Need to work on mission mode to overcome language barriers for allowing talent to flourish: PM

New Delhi: Asserting that the new National Education Policy (NEP) encourages the use of local languages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said work needs to be done on a mission mode to overcome linguistic barriers in the education system so that the talent of those from rural areas and the poor is allowed to […]

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Anand Sharma’s remarks on Cong alliance in Bengal serving polarising agenda of BJP: Adhir

Anand Sharma’s remarks on Cong alliance in Bengal serving polarising agenda of BJP: Adhir

Kolkata: West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has hit out at his colleague Anand Sharma over his criticism of its tie-up with the Indian Secular Front, accusing him of “undermining” the party’s interest by making remarks “in tune with the BJP’s agenda”. Sharma had on Monday slammed Congress’ association with the ISF led by […]

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Karat writes to CJI urging him to withdraw remarks made during hearing of bail plea of rape accused

Karat writes to CJI urging him to withdraw remarks made during hearing of bail plea of rape accused

New Delhi: CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat has written to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde urging him to withdraw his remarks made during the hearing of a case where he asked a rape accused if he was willing to marry the victim,  saying that courts should not give an impression of supporting such “retrograde” […]

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West Bengal to witness a communally charged electoral battle: Key stakeholders

West Bengal to witness a communally charged electoral battle: Key stakeholders

Kolkata: With the stage set for a high-octane assembly election in West Bengal, key stakeholders said the state will witness a communally charged electoral battle with fairly large doses of identity politics for the first time since Independence. In West Bengal, where the electoral discourse hitherto steered clear of divisive religious propaganda, the BJP and […]

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Interim bail granted amid COVID-19: SC asks 2,318 undertrial prisoners to surrender within 15 days

Interim bail granted amid COVID-19: SC asks 2,318 undertrial prisoners to surrender within 15 days

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Monday directed 2,318 undertrial prisoners, who were granted interim bail by the trial courts here amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to surrender in jail within 15 days. The apex court said that 356 prisoners, who were earlier granted interim bail by the Delhi High Court in view of the pandemic, would […]

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PM says farmers should get more avenues to sell crops

PM says farmers should get more avenues to sell crops

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday emphasised on farmers getting more avenues to sell crops and said a food processing revolution was needed in the country for value addition to farm produce and to realise better prices. Addressing a webinar on effective implementation of Budget provisions regarding the Agriculture Ministry, he underlined the […]

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Govt’s silence indicates it is planning steps against farmers’ stir: Tikait

Govt’s silence indicates it is planning steps against farmers’ stir: Tikait

Bijnor (UP):  BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has claimed that the Centre’s “silence” for the past few days indicates that it is planning some steps against the farmers’ agitation over newly enacted agriculture laws. He also stressed that it is the government that will have to come forward with a proposal for talks to resume with […]

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Atmanirbhar Bharat a national spirit: PM Modi

Atmanirbhar Bharat a national spirit: PM Modi

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday underlined that Atmanirbhar Bharat is not just a government policy but also a national spirit, and said the mantra of self-reliant India is reaching villages of the country. In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio programme, Modi also called for a 100-day campaign to clean up all […]

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