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Modi will become more powerful as Cong not serious about politics, says Mamata; seeks to end Delhi’s ‘dadagiri’

Panaji, Oct. 30 (PTI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday trained her guns on the Congress, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become more powerful as the grand old party is not serious about politics, and alleged...

30 Oct 2021

Farmers’ protest: Carriageway on road connecting Delhi to Haryana opened after 11 months

New Delhi, Oct. 30 (PTI): After 11 months, authorities on Saturday opened one carriageway of the road from Delhi to Haryana after barricades were removed at the Tikri border where thousands of farmers have been agitating against the three agri laws. ...

30 Oct 2021

Union Minister urges state to sign MoU for Svamitva scheme

Our Correspondent Kohima, Oct. 29 (EMN): The Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Kapil Moreshwar Patil, on Friday appealed to the government of Nagaland to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry to implement Svamitva schem...

29 Oct 2021

Govt. seeks details of Facebook’s algorithms, processes amid hate speech allegations — Sources

New Delhi, Oct. 28 (PTI): Amid allegations of Facebook’s system fuelling hate speech and fake news, the government has asked the US-based social media giant to provide details of algorithms and processes used by it, sources aware of the matter ...

28 Oct 2021

Centre extends Covid containment measures till Nov. 30

New Delhi, Oct. 28 (IANS): The Centre on Thursday extended the Covid-19 containment measures till November 30. The order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and signed by the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said, “In exercise of the powers,...

28 Oct 2021

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again

INR 106.94 per litre for petrol in Kohima Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, Oct. 24 (EMN): The prices of petrol and diesel were hiked for the fifth straight day by 35 paise per litre each on Sunday, pushing the rates to a new high across India. In Delhi, t...

24 Oct 2021

157 new medical colleges given nod since 2014, says Indian government

Dimapur, Oct. 24 (EMN): The government of India has given nod to as many as 157 new medical colleges in India since 2014 and has invested a total of INR 17,691.08 crore on these projects, said Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. “On comple...

24 Oct 2021

China passes new land border law amid military standoff with India

Beijing, Oct. 24 (PTI): Asserting that sovereignty and territorial integrity of China are “sacred and inviolable”, the country’s national legislature has adopted a new law on the protection and exploitation of the land border areas,...

24 Oct 2021

Nobody will be allowed to disrupt peace and development in J&K — Amit Shah

Jammu, Oct. 24 (PTI): Asserting that the government is aiming to wipe out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir and put an end to civilian killings, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said nobody would be allowed to disrupt peace and development in t...

24 Oct 2021

Cruiser raid: Witness claims bribe sought from SRK, NCB takes cognisance

Mumbai, Oct. 24 (IANS): Sparking off a major controversy, a witness in the cruise ship rave party raid case on Sunday accused the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of allegedly demanding bribes from Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan to release his son A...

24 Oct 2021

Mann Ki Baat: India will play key role in making our planet a better place — Modi

New Delhi, Oct. 24 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme hailed the health workers on the fast-paced Covid vaccination drive which has covered over 100 crore people, and also on the o...

24 Oct 2021

PM Modi meets Indian Covid vaccine manufacturers; CEOs say his leadership key force in vaccination drive

New Delhi, Oct. 23 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Indian Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers who said his leadership was a key factor in India being able to administer 100 crore doses of the jabs in just about nine months. During the ...

23 Oct 2021

J&K to become ‘giver’ not ‘taker’ region of India — Amit Shah

Srinagar, Oct. 23 (IANS): Union Home Minister, Amit Shah said on Saturday that the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Jammu and Kashmir is to convert the union territory into a ‘giver’ and not a ‘taker’ region of the...

23 Oct 2021

Priyanka flags off ‘Pratigya Yatras’ from UP’s Barabanki

Lucknow, Oct. 23 (PTI): Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday flagged off her party’s “Pratigya Yatras” from Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki with seven promises, including loan waiver for farmers and jobs to 20 lakh peop...

23 Oct 2021

SKM calls for country-wide protests on Oct. 26 to demand dismissal, arrest of Union minister

New Delhi, Oct. 22 (PTI): The Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Friday gave a call to organise country-wide protests on October 26 to press for the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur violence, and also to mark t...

22 Oct 2021

PM misleading country on vaccinations — Congress

New Delhi, Oct. 22 (PTI): The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of misleading the country on vaccinations when only 21 per cent of the country’s population was fully vaccinated. The opposition party asked t...

22 Oct 2021

India crosses 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine milestone

Our CorrespondentKohima, Oct. 21 (EMN): In a remarkable feat in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, India achieved the milestone of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses on Thursday. In less than 10 months of rolling out the Covid-19 vaccin...

22 Oct 2021

Farmers have right to protest but they can’t block roads indefinitely — SC

New Delhi, Oct. 21 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Thursday said farmers protesting at Delhi borders against the three farms laws have the right to agitate but they cannot block roads indefinitely even as the farmer unions and government embroiled themse...

21 Oct 2021

Govt. hikes DA by 3% for central employees

New Delhi, Oct. 21 (PTI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday hiked dearness allowance and dearness relief by 3 per cent to 31 per cent to benefit 47.14 lakh central government employees and 68.62 lakh pensioners. This was informed by Minister of Informati...

21 Oct 2021

Congress damaged interests by not trusting me — Amarinder

Chandigarh, Oct. 21 (IANS): Two days after announcing to launch his own political outfit to serve the interests of the people, two-time Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday slammed AICC general secretary Harish Rawat, saying the party ha...

21 Oct 2021

Total Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 100-crore mark

New Delhi, Oct. 21 (PTI): India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against Covid-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore mark on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the lan...

21 Oct 2021

Uttarakhand struggles with rain aftermath: 46 people dead, 11 still missing

Dehradun/New Delhi, Oct. 20 (PTI): Eleven people remained missing, boulders blocked roads and many villages went without electricity as authorities took stock Wednesday of the aftermath of the rains that battered Uttarakhand for over two days. Forty-...

20 Oct 2021

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, soldier killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, Oct. 20 (PTI): Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants and a soldier died in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. Two other security personnel also received injuries in the encounter, they said. Accordin...

20 Oct 2021

Priyanka Gandhi stopped by UP police from going to Agra, taken to police lines

Lucknow, Oct. 20 (PTI): Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday stopped by Uttar Pradesh Police from going to Agra to meet the family members of a man who died in police custody and was later taken to the police lines. The police said ...

20 Oct 2021

Ensure no safe havens anywhere for those who betray India — PM Modi to CVC, CBI

Kevadia, Oct. 20 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday directed officials of the Central Vigilance Commission and the Central Bureau of Investigation to ensure there are no safe havens anywhere in the world for those who betray the country...

20 Oct 2021