Tag: New Delhi

AIIMS chief calls for PPP for large-scale rollout of COVID-19 vaccination programme

Terming the recent drop in COVID-19 cases in the country as a “small window of opportunity”, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Saturday called for a...

Evolution is always noisy: And upgrades are always needed in the great cities – Paris, Washington, New Delhi

In recent weeks there has been much talk about the government’s Central Vista Redevelopment Project with the Supreme Court having cleared the final roadblocks. The...

Mid-day meal scheme should be restarted once schools reopen, says Director of UN WFP India

NEW DELHI: Noting that the mid-day meal scheme represents the lifeline for millions of school children in the country, the UN WFP India has said...

Indo-Pacific partnership: India-Japan explore new projects for Northeast

New Delhi: India and Japan held the fifth joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) on Thursday to give a push to connectivity...

In India, over 139 million women and girls now use modern methods of contraception: Report

NEW DELHI: Over 139 million women and girls in India now use modern methods of contraception, according to a new report released on Tuesday. The...

Pandemic far from over, bur winter cannot stop arrival of spring: Xi Jinping

New Delhi/Davos: Calling for greater international cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday said the pandemic is far from over despite initial progress made by...

Should you go long or short on Nifty over next 30 days?

NEW DELHI: As the benchmark indices have been volatile in the past few days, seasoned market analysts also find it hard to arrive at a...

Centre asks farmers to reconsider demand to repeal laws, unions refuse to settle for less

NEW DELHI: Farmer unions on Friday told the government they want a complete repeal of three contentious farm laws even as the Centre asked them...

No respite from cold in North India as mercury dips

New Delhi: Cold weather conditions continued to sweep the northern belt, as some parts of Kashmir Valley received another spell of snowfall on Sunday. Light...

India set to expand ties with Taiwan; focus on trade and investments, says envoy

NEW DELHI: India has signalled widening of ties with Taiwan amid the ongoing border crisis with China with its envoy indicating expanding scope of trade...

Power consumption grows 6.1 percent in December

NEW DELHI: India’s power consumption grew by 6.1 per cent to 107.3 billion units (BU) in December, showing spurt in economic activities, according to official...

Govt-farmers meeting: Ministers join union leaders to share langar food

Three union ministers joined farm leaders on Wednesday to share ‘langar’ food arranged by protesting farmers during their sixth round of talks to resolve the...

Exercise, reading and ‘sewa’, farmers crack code of ‘protest life’ miles from home

New Delhi: ‘Sewa’ at community kitchens, attending religious discourses, reading newspapers and exercising. Twenty days on, life has settled into a routine for protesting farmers...

COVID-19: India’s cumulative tests inch closer to 15 crore

An average of more than 10 lakh tests conducted daily for detection of COVID-19 has ensured that the cumulative positivity rate is sustained at low...

Govt fully committed to principle of reform, perform and transform: PM Modi

BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on the global alumni base of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to come up with viable technological...

RCEP: India’s stance unchanged even as 15 others invite it as observer, keep door open

New Delhi: India’s decision to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) remains unchanged, an official said, despite calls by the grouping “expressing their...

Government has no plans to revive economy, instead indulging in headline management: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said the country’s economy is in the grip of a recession and the government has no plans to revive...

Tharoor, Dubey again at loggerheads after Congress MP questions companies advertising on ‘toxic’ channels

NEW DELHI: A fresh slugfest erupted between the chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on Information and Technology, Shashi Tharoor, and its BJP member Nishikant...

Delhi: Green light to smart traffic signals that can auto correct, withstand rain & heat

(This story originally appeared in on Sep 28, 2020) NEW DELHI: The archaic traffic signals may soon be a thing of the past as Delhi...

Centre unlikely to cede ground on GST compensation

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 31, 2020) NEW DELHI: The government is unlikely to give in to demands for changing the compensation formula...

Delhi: No Covid effect? Fancy numbers for cars and two-wheelers find takers in July

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 09, 2020) NEW DELHI: Rs 7.1 lakh could well get you a sedan, though not many are willing...

10 lakh vacancies on Delhi govt job portal filled, 9 lakh still available

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 08, 2020) NEW DELHI: More than nine lakh jobs are available on the Delhi government job portal that...

India strengthens troop presence in northern Ladakh, does heavy tank deployment to tackle Chinese threat

New Delhi : In response to China‘s deployment of more than 17,000 troops and armoured vehicles opposite Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) and Depsang plains in...

DPIIT-led panel to vet GeM vendors from neighbouring countries, restrict Chinese suppliers

NEW DELHI: All vendors registered on the government e-Marketplace (GeM) will now have to furnish a certificate declaring their compliance with the new procurement norms...

CVC asks government to report deviation from its advice on penalising corrupt officials

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission has asked all Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of central government departments to report cases of deviation from its advice...