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COVID-19: India records 54,366 new infections, 690 deaths

COVID-19: India records 54,366 new infections, 690 deaths

New Delhi:  COVID-19 recoveries in India have crossed 69 lakh, while the number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fifth consecutive day as the country’s caseload rose to 77,61,312, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. A total of 54,366 new infections were reported in […]

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COVID-19: India’s active caseload below 7 lakh for first time after 2 months

COVID-19: India’s active caseload below 7 lakh for first time after 2 months

New Delhi : In a “significant milestone” India’s active COVID-19 caseload has fallen below 7 lakh for the first time after two months, while the total recoveries have crossed 69 lakhs, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. The recovered cases are nearly 10 times more than the active cases, it said. The active caseload […]

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India needs to fix domestic issues, economy to face world with more credibility: Tharoor

India needs to fix domestic issues, economy to face world with more credibility: Tharoor

New Delhi:  Underlining that India has been more of a “rule taker” than a “rule maker” at the UN, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said the country needs to fix its domestic issues, including that of the economy, and have “moral authority” if it wants to be a rules contributor to the world. […]

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COVID-19: India records 55,839 new infections, 702 deaths

COVID-19: India records 55,839 new infections, 702 deaths

New Delhi:  The number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as India’s caseload went past 77 lakh, while recoveries have crossed 68 lakh, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry. The COVID-19 caseload mounted to 77,06,946 with 55,839 new infections being […]

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Modi invokes Durga to reaffirm commitment to women’s empowerment

Modi invokes Durga to reaffirm commitment to women’s empowerment

Kolkata: Invoking Goddess Durga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reaffirmed his government’s irrevocable commitment to women’s empowerment. Reaching out to the people of West Bengal during the state’s biggest festival, the prime minister said though it was being celebrated on a limited scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “enthusiasm is still unlimited”. Noting […]

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Govt restores all existing visas, barring electronic, tourist and medical categories

Govt restores all existing visas, barring electronic, tourist and medical categories

New Delhi:  The government on Thursday decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical categories, almost eight months after their suspension following the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent imposition of a nationwide lockdown. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also announced giving permission to all Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) […]

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Opposition leaders condemn Stan Swamy’s arrest, urge people to break silence

Opposition leaders condemn Stan Swamy’s arrest, urge people to break silence

New Delhi: Opposition leaders on Wednesday expressed solidarity with activist Stan Swamy, who has been booked under the UAPA, and demanded that the stringent law be repealed. They also urged the public to break their silence on the government’s efforts to “chip away the rights of the people”. The NIA arrested 83-year-old Swamy on October […]

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COVID-19: EC frets as parties violate distancing norms during poll campaigning

COVID-19: EC frets as parties violate distancing norms during poll campaigning

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday took a serious view of “utter violation” of social distancing norms during poll campaigning and leaders addressing public meetings without wearing masks in complete disregard of its guidelines. In an advisory issued to presidents and general secretaries of all recognised national and state parties, the poll panel said […]

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Why is PM silent on economic setbacks, Chinese intrusion and COVID crisis: Cong

Why is PM silent on economic setbacks, Chinese intrusion and COVID crisis: Cong

Kolkata: Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” on issues of economic setbacks, national security and the COVID-19 pandemic, West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury on Wednesday said the Union government was a “failure” on all the three fronts. Chowdhury, who is also the Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, alleged that the Centre was […]

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Gehlot slams Nadda’s statement on CAA

Gehlot slams Nadda’s statement on CAA

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot  on Wednesday termed as “most unfortunate” BJP President JP Nadda’s statement on implementation of CAA. Nadda had on Monday said the execution of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and asserted that the law would be implemented soon. In a tweet, Gehlot […]

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