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Explained in 6 charts: Covid surge in 8 states; Maharashtra, Punjab lead active caseload

NEW DELHI: As India continues to witness an upward trajectory in Covid-19 cases, the Centre on Saturday advised some of the most-affected states to return...

Indian economy to do better than -8 pc prediction: FinMin

The Indian economy is likely to do better than the projection of an 8 per cent shrinkage in the current fiscal as economic activity gathers...

More than 1.37 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered: Government

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.37 crore in the country, the Union Health Ministry said...

Top takeaways from Gujarat civic polls as BJP registers impressive win, AAP beats Congress in Surat | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP registered an impressive victory in the Gujarat municipal elections, counting for which is still underway. It is a relief for the...

India set for record wheat output: Expert

India is set for record wheat output in the current crop year on higher acreage, conducive weather and fewer crop pest attacks, the chief of...

Govt looks to involve private sector once vaccine drive expands to 50-plus age group | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid concerns about a fresh rise in Covid-19 cases in many states, home minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the situation across the...

BJP begins canvassing to frame manifesto ahead of Assam assembly elections

GUWAHATI: The BJP is reaching out to people across Assam to elicit their views before framing its manifesto ahead of the upcoming assembly election. The...

Congress in deep financial crisis, sends out SOS | India News

NEW DELHI: The post-2014 political marginalisation of Congress seems to have come to a head with the party hitting a serious financial crunch and sending...

farm laws: India’s protests over farm laws have parallels in 18th century England

Where is it cheaper to buy rice? At a village market in India, a country where 377 million people live below the poverty line? Or...

Rakesh Tikait address ‘mahapanchayat’ at Kurukshetra, criticises PM’s remark on protesters | India News

KURUKSHETRA: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ‘Andolan-jivi’ (professional protestors) remarks and asked if people like great freedom...

SC issues notice to Centre on transfer plea on grant of minority status to 5 communities

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday sought government’s reply on a plea, seeking transfer of cases from several high courts to it against the Centre’s...

‘Chakka’ jam’ protest affects Punjab, Haryana; farmers stick to demand for repeal of laws | India News

NEW DELHI: The three-hour nationwide ‘chakka jam‘ called by farmers against the government’s internet suspension at Delhi’s border areas came to an end on Saturday....

No ‘chakka jam’ in Delhi says farmers’ body, asks protestors to be peaceful during highway blockade

NEW DELHI: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of the farmer unions protesting the three farm laws, on Friday said there would be no...

Farmers dying, says Capt Amarinder, calls all-party meet on stir | India News

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday convened an all-party meeting on February 2 to discuss the situation arising out of the violence in...

View: Tracks, tractors and tanks

‘Tractors Versus Tanks!’ newspaper headlines proclaimed after this year’s Republic Day. Thankfully, the two didn’t come into direct conflict, but the juxtaposition was striking, with...

Probe to identify ‘locals’ involved in Singhu violence: Punjab CM | India News

CHANDIGARH: Condemning Friday’s violence by a group of miscreants at Singhu on Delhi-Haryana border, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh urged the Centre to conduct a...

Dead farmer was just back from Australia; wife, 21, still there | India News

RAMPUR: Like many young farmers across the agri belts in Punjab, Haryana and UP, Navreet Singh would make the trip to Delhi’s Ghazipur border to...

Pawar, opposition netas condemn violence but blame Centre for farm impasse | India News

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he would appeal to the agitating farmers to go back to their respective villages peacefully so...

Seven more states to administer Covaxin from next week: Health ministry | India News

NEW DELHI: Seven more states will be administering the indigenously-developed Covaxin from next week, the health ministry said on Saturday. The Drugs Controller General of...

Farmers protest: Panel member recuses self on eve of government-union talks | India News

NEW DELHI/BATHINDA: A day before the ninth round of talks between the government and farm unions opposed to the new agri laws, B S Mann,...

Farmers’ agitation: Bar Council of India urges people to respect judiciary

New Delhi: Amidst ongoing protest by farmers against the three controversial farm laws, Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday urged them to respect the...

SC order against government wish, but ‘sarva-manya’; committee ‘impartial’: MoS agriculture | India News

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said the Supreme Court order to stay implementation of three new farm laws is against its wish but the...

8th round of talks between government, protesting farmers to be held tomorrow | India News

NEW DELHI: A day before the eighth round of talks, the government and the farmer unions stuck to their respective positions on Thursday — the...

Vodafone Idea: Vodafone Idea hits out at Jio for baseless allegations over tower disruptions, port-outs

Mumbai: Vodafone Idea has joined Bharti Airtel in refuting competitor Reliance Jio’s allegations that channel partners of the two rivals were inciting and provoking agitators...

Tractor to Twitter: How farmers developed their social media plan to convey their views

On December 30, just ahead of another round of talks between the farmers and the Centre over three contentious draft laws, a representative of the...