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Govt exempts Olympic returnees from RT-PCR test

Athletes, officials and media returning to the country from Tokyo Olympics will not be required to produce RT-PCR negative test reports for COVID-19 before their...

Government looking into Paris asset freeze secured by Cairn

The government is trying to check the details of India’s properties in Paris over which British energy major Cairn claims to have secured a freeze...

Nirmala Sitharaman urges G20 nations for aligning recovery strategies with climate concerns

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday urged G20 nations for aligning economic recovery strategies with climate concerns. Participating virtually in the Third G20 Finance Ministers...

Mamata Banerjee urges PM Modi to reduce taxes on petrol-diesel, check ‘overall inflationary trend’ in country

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘substantially’ reduce taxes charged by the Central government on petrol and...

Data policies of 45 out of 100 smart cities approved, 35 cities using insights for governance

A total 45 cities out of the 100 smart cities planned under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ National Smart Cities Mission have already...

We welcome the formation of core committee on Naga political issue: NSCN-IM

With Nagaland forming a Parliamentary Committee on Naga Political issue comprising of all the 60 Members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, and two Members of...

Fugitive diamond tycoon Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica magistrate: Local media

A Dominica magistrate has denied bail to absconding diamond tycoon Mehul Choksi, who was arrested on May 23 for alleged illegal entry to the Caribbean...

Close to commit over $1-bn to Moderna for COVID-19 booster vaccine; Provide price capping waiver, indemnity: Cipla to Govt

Seeking fast-track approvals to bring Moderna‘s single-dose COVID-19 booster vaccine in India expeditiously, has requested the government for indemnification and exemptions from price capping, bridging...

Bring centralised COVID vaccine procurement, allocation policy: Delhi govt to Centre

Amid the shortage of COVID vaccines in several parts of the country, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday wrote to Union Health Minister...

Sent 3,000 oxygen concentrators to help India: UNICEF

The UNICEF said on Saturday that it sent critical lifesaving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, to help India amid the ravaging second coronavirus wave. The...

US defense secretary Austin directs Pentagon to provide material support to Indian healthcare workers | India News

WASHINGTON: US secretary of defense Lloyd J Austin III directed Pentagon to use its resources in order to provide material support to frontline Indian healthcare...

Force Majeure: Force Majeure: How successful has the law been post Covid in India

Force majeure clauses are risk attribution clauses, which specifically deal with the attribution of risk arising out of a force majeure event. Force majeure events...

State govts free to procure COVID-19 vaccine from manufacturers: Centre

State governments are free to procure anti-coronavirus vaccine doses from vaccine manufacturers as per the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, the Union...

7500 MT oxygen being produced in India daily, 6,600 MT allocated to states for medical use: Government

Amid reports of oxygen shortage in the country, the Centre on Wednesday said of the total 7,500 metric tonnes of oxygen being produced in India...

oci card rules: Indian-Americans welcome revised OCI card rules

Indian-Americans have welcomed the Indian government’s decision to simplify the process of maintaining Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards, saying more overseas citizens will now...

IPL 2021: Stakes higher than ever

This Indian Premier League (IPL) is different. Thestakes arehigher than ever. From Indian cricket’s standpoint, a successfulorganisation ofthe tournament is more importantthan whowinsthetitle. It is...

BPCL to pay shareholders from Rs 9,876 crore Numaligarh Refinery stake sale

Privatisation-bound (BPCL) may use Rs 9,876 crore proceed from stake sale in Numaligarh Refinery to pay a special dividend to shareholders, the biggest being Government...

India proud to launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite: ISRO chief K Sivan

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan on Sunday congratulated the Brazilian team on the occasion of the launching of Polar Satellite Launch...

IKEA to increase sourcing of toys from India

Swedish furniture major IKEA, which has a range of over 1,000 products as part of its children’s range, is looking to scale up sourcing of...

Gold prices have corrected 16% from their peak. Should you buy?

NEW DELHI: Gold, which was the top-performing asset in 2020, has corrected around 16% since 7 August, 2020, when it had closed at a high...

Budget 2021: It’s a five-minus-four-year plan

For many entering the debate about the (undue) importance given to the annual Union budget exercise presented by GoI every February 1, one aspect seems...

Twitter must abide by Indian laws, government says

The government has conveyed a “deep sense of disappointment” with Twitter and said the micro-blogging platform is siding not with “freedom of expression” but rather...

Pharma exports up 12.43% during April-December 2020-21

New Delhi: India’s exports of pharmaceutical products during April-December 2020-21 grew by 12.43 per cent to USD 17.57 billion, Parliament was informed on Friday. India’s...

Unfortunate that some people are calling protesting farmers ‘terrorists’: Samyukta Kisan Morcha | India News

NEW DELHI: Taking a veiled dig at actor Kangana Ranaut, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday said it is unfortunate that some people are calling...

Canadian leader Ujjal Dosanjh writes to CJI seeking SIT probe into R-Day violence | India News

CHANDIGARH: Punjab-born former premier of Canada’s British Columbia (BC) province, Ujjal Dev Dosanjh, has written an open letter to the Chief Justice of Indian (CJI)...