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P Chidambaram slams govt’s COVID-19 vaccination programme

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday hit out at the government’s COVID-19 inoculation programme, terming its promise of vaccinating all adults by December end as...

Create vaccination ring around Covid-19 hit areas: Centre to states

The Centre has asked state governments to implement ‘ring vaccination’ around districts showing a high test positivity rate of over 10%. Ring vaccination is a...

All COVID-19 Care Centres to be closed in Odisha as cases decline

The Odisha government Tuesday decided to close all COVID-19 Care Centres (CCCs) given the decrease in the number of daily cases, officials said. However, treatment...

50% applications for cyclone Yaas relief in Bengal rejected as ‘bogus’: Official

The West Bengal government has rejected as “bogus” almost 50 per cent of the applications that were filed seeking compensation for the damage caused by...

Petrol crosses Rs 100 in Chennai; at Rs 99 in Delhi, Kolkata

Petrol price on Friday crossed the Rs 100- per-litre mark in Chennai as well as in some places in Punjab and Kerala after fuel prices...

Supreme Court order to clear encroached forest land leaves 50,000 facing homelessness

Around 50,000 migrants from various states, settled in the Khori area on the encroached land of the Aravali forest in Faridabad district, face the prospect...

May records second highest rainfall in 121 years; no significant heat wave spell

May received the second highest rainfall in 121 years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its monthly report Thursday, attributing two back-to-back cyclones and...

Yaas ravages Odisha, West Bengal; 4 dead; Jharkhand stays on high alert

Cyclone Yaas, packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country’s eastern coasts on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands, and leaving...

Most BJP-ruled states announce free jabs for all; Chhattisgarh only Cong govt to offer so far

Two days after the Centre announced vaccination for all above the age of 18 years from May 1, state governments are busy finalising the modalities...

Form national task force to monitor remedial steps to improve air quality in 124 cities: NGT to govt | India News

NEW DELHI: Looking at the problem of air pollution as a critical issue beyond the high focus Delhi-NCR zone, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has...

Commercial vehicles of all ages to be scrapped, if fail to pass fitness test for second time | India News

NEW DELHI: Any commercial vehicle irrespective of its age and even before it attains 15 years would be phased out, if it fails to pass...

Weekend curfew in Delhi, NEET postponed: As Covid rages, more states tighten curbs

(This story originally appeared in on Apr 15, 2021) NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reported its highest-ever single-day spike in Covid-19 with over 2 lakh...

Ten states show steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases

Ten states — Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in the daily...

Covid: NHRC notice to EC, govt on ‘unregulated’ poll gatherings | India News

BHUBANESHWAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action taken report (ATR) from the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Union home secretary over...

Covid-19: Active cases cross 1 million, at all-time high now | India News

India now has more active cases of the coronavirus than at any other time since the beginning of the pandemic. The country’s active case count...

A lot to learn from tribal communities, says Vice President | India News

BHUBANESWAR: Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu has all praise for the tribal community of the state while addressing the 50th convocation ceremony of...

24,000 designated private hospitals to join Phase-3 Covid vaccination drive from March 1

The Centre on Wednesday gave its nod to 24,000 designated private hospitals to administer the Covid-19 vaccine, while widening the ambit of the vaccination drive...

Daily Covid-19 deaths below 150 for last 10 days; no fatality in 17 states, UTs in a day | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported 84 fatalities as it continued to register less than 150 daily Covid-19 deaths for the last 10 days, while...

20% of informal workers still jobless: Study | India News

NEW DELHI: A new study tracking around 2,800 informal workers during the pandemic found more than two thirds of those employed in February 2020 had...

India vaccinates nearly 10.5 lakh beneficiaries till 6th day of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News

NEW DELHI: India crossed a significant landmark in its fight against Covid-19 with nearly 10.5 lakh beneficiaries inoculated under the nationwide vaccination drive as of...

UP, Haryana, Punjab, Odisha report bird deaths too | India News

Bird deaths were reported from at least four new states — Haryana, Punjab, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh — even as a central team surveyed the...

Property details of officials, BJD’s people’s representatives to be in public domain: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that the property details of all elected people’s representatives of the ruling BJD including him, besides...

Odisha fast emerging as the manufacturing hub of the Eastern India: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik while speaking at the 93 rd annual general meeting (AGM) of FICCI, said that Odisha is very successfully on the...

Odisha tops, Delhi at 13th in Urban Governance Index | India News

NEW DELHI: Odisha tops the list of states in urban governance followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh while Manipur and Nagaland are at the bottom, according...

$240 million equity infusion, acquisition and IPO plans: Inside JSW Group’s expansion strategy

Mumbai: The JSW Group has appointed Citibank and O3 Capital as lead investment bankers to raise equity capital for JSW Cement and JSW Paints, respectively,...