Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022

Millets, a food choice for the future, says PM

December 7, 2022 5:00:09 am

Modi said, “A global movement related to millets is an important step, since they are easy to grow, climate resilient and drought resistant.”

Melinda French Gates: ‘If you invest in women, it’s been shown time and time again, they invest in everyone else… that’s what lifts up the family’

December 7, 2022 5:07:52 am

We work in deep partnership with the government, we let the government lead and we bring our skills to bear, but we’re not setting the agenda. It’s the government’s agenda in health. said Melinda.

361 adoption orders since Sept after new rules kicked in

December 7, 2022 5:29:09 am

These are the first batch of adoption orders issued by district magistrates (DM) since the transfer of powers to issue adoption orders were made from courts to DMs and ADMs by the Centre.

Hackers target ICMR website 6k times in a day

December 7, 2022 3:24:31 am

The attempted attack on the website of the apex health research body was made late last month. As per officials, the hacking attempts were on the website and not the server of the ICMR.

Over 50% landfill sites in 5 states, no remedial plans

December 7, 2022 6:14:39 am

Launched last year, the second iteration of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban has the targets of creating “garbage-free cities” and 100% remediation of all legacy landfills by the end of the mission’s five-year cycle.

250 witnesses still left, how long can Agusta accused be kept in jail, asks SC

December 7, 2022 5:30:28 am

Section 436 CrPC says that where an undertrial has been in prison for up to one-half of the maximum period of imprisonment specified for the offence he is charged with, he or she shall be released by court.

Home Secy Bhalla reviews security situation in J&K

December 7, 2022 2:50:05 am

A blog linked to The Resistance Front, an offshoot of LeT, published the list of 56 Kashmiri Pandits who were recruited under the PM's Rehabilitation Package, and warned of attacks on them.

Nadda to party: Launch house-to-house drive

December 7, 2022 2:46:44 am

At the two-day meeting of BJP office-bearers from across the country, Nadda urged partymen to launch the exercise and ensure that it is not limited to only handing over party literature to the people.

Financing lifeblood of terrorism, countering it is a priority: Ajit Doval

December 7, 2022 3:19:52 am

Speaking at the first meeting of the NSAs of India and Central Asian countries, Doval focused on the challenge of terrorism, the situation in Afghanistan and the importance of regional connectivity projects.

Can look into manner of note ban decision, cannot hold hands since it’s economic policy: SC

December 7, 2022 5:34:30 am

The RBI reiterated that the demonetisation decision was not a thoughtless decision, as is evident from elaborate steps put in place to remonetise the economy afterward.


Nobody should go to sleep empty stomach, govt’s duty to ensure foodgrains reach the last man: SC

December 6, 2022 4:41:54 pm

The court was hearing on its own a public interest matter related to the plight of migrant workers during the Covid pandemic and the resultant lockdowns.

BJP leaders praise Rohini Acharya for donating kidney to father Lalu Prasad Yadav

December 6, 2022 2:49:19 pm

While Giriraj said Rohini had "set an example for future generations", Nishikant Dubey said "I would fight with god for not blessing me with a daughter".

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CEC flags challenge of fake social media narratives to free elections

December 7, 2022 3:23:39 am

Interacting with a visiting German delegation led by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, he talked about the process of conducting elections in India which has 950 million voters in 1.1 million polling stations.

Storm brews in Bay of Bengal; Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra on alert

December 6, 2022 2:09:51 pm

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the coming days.

Opposition demands discussions on inflation, Sino-India stand-off during all-party meeting ahead of winter session of Parliament

December 6, 2022 2:42:54 pm

The Centre is planning to introduce 16 Bills during the session.

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi gives flying kisses to people at BJP office

December 6, 2022 11:52:15 am

This comes a day after he targeted the saffron party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, asking why they were not chanting 'Jai Siyaram' and 'Hey Ram'.

India accords highest priority to Central Asia, ready to cooperate, invest in region: Ajit Doval at NSA meet

December 6, 2022 11:09:49 am

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, addressing his counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in a high-level security meeting, said the "existence of terrorist networks in the region, including in Afghanistan, is a matter of deep concern."

On Ambedkar’s death anniversary, PM Narendra Modi recalls his ‘exemplary service’ to nation

December 6, 2022 10:41:16 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Ambedkar's struggles gave hope to millions, and his efforts to give India such an extensive Constitution can never be forgotten.

India reinstates e-visas for travellers from UK

December 6, 2022 11:14:48 am

The long-awaited move follows several measures undertaken to boost Indian visa processing facilities.

Chhattisgarh BJP candidate, being investigated in rape case, gets court respite

December 6, 2022 12:05:37 pm

Netam was the BJP candidate for the by-election to the Bhanupratappur assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, where polling was held on Monday.

On PM Modi’s article, Hurriyat says G20 policy can work wonders if adopted in Kashmir

December 6, 2022 9:27:26 am

The Hurriyat Conference said the "oppression and coercion" will not live long and demanded unconditional release of political prisoners, activists, journalists, and youth—including its incarcerated chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Bhupender Yadav: 55-60% cooking oil is from countries with GM crops

December 6, 2022 8:15:08 am

Speaking in public for the first time on the Government decision in October to allow the “environmental release” of GM mustard, Yadav said at the Express Adda programme of The Indian Express that the move was based on sound scientific research, and followed the prescribed regulatory process.

Russia’s request for parts linked to talks before Ukraine war began: Jaishankar

December 6, 2022 5:37:27 am

Jaishankar also defended the import of oil from Russia, saying the EU buys six times more oil than India.

In first, Ajit Doval to host NSAs of Central Asian nations; meet to focus on Kabul situation

December 6, 2022 8:22:06 am

A joint communique will be issued after the meeting, which is expected to outline some of the mechanisms and framework for cooperation in the security arena.

Supreme Court to hold hackathon, identify ideas to refine case filing, listing

December 6, 2022 3:05:15 am

An official communication said Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud has directed organising the event in the apex court. It will be held under the supervision and guidance of Justice S K Kaul.