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Feb 09, 2022 02:00 PM IST
UP election manifesto: Congress announces farm loan waiver, Godhan Nyay Yojana
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday announced the party’s election manifesto in which the party announced sops for farmers, covid warriors, teachers and medium scale enterprises. Read More
Feb 09, 2022 01:29 PM IST
Congress launches its manifesto for UP elections
Feb 09, 2022 01:07 PM IST
Jaishankar’s Afghan agenda in Doha, Indo-Pacific in Manila
Before heading to Quad foreign ministers’ meeting in Australia on Friday, external affairs minister S Jaishankar today will be engaging with his Qatar counterpart on Afghanistan, bilateral investments, and comprehensive energy partnership. Read More
Feb 09, 2022 12:24 PM IST
Malayalam news channel MediaOne moves division bench against Kerala HC order upholding I&B ministry ban
Madhyamam Broadcasting Ltd, parental company of Malayalam news channel ‘Media One’ files appeal to Kerala HC’s Division Bench against its order which upheld the order of IB Ministry to revoke license of the channel from the list of permitted news channels citing security reasons.
Feb 09, 2022 11:53 AM IST
SC notice to Future group on plea of Amazon
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Future group on an appeal of US e-commerce major Amazon against the January 5 order of the Delhi High Court staying the ongoing arbitration proceedings before an arbitral tribunal over Future Retail’s ₹24,500-crore merger deal with Reliance.
Feb 09, 2022 10:54 AM IST
First nasal spray for treating adult Covid-19 patients launched in India
Mumbai based innovation-driven global pharma company Glenmark has launched Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (FabiSpray) in India, in partnership with SaNOtize, for treatment of adult patients suffering from Covid-19.
Feb 09, 2022 10:27 AM IST
Instagram reactivates Chinar Corps account after one week
The Instagram account of the Indian Army’s Srinagar-based Chinar Corps has been activated today after being suspended for more than a week. Facebook and Instagram accounts of the Corps had been suspended more than a week ago: Army officials
Feb 09, 2022 09:22 AM IST
India’s Covid-19 tally rises by 71,365
India adds 71,365 fresh cases to its Covid-19 tally. The daily positivity rate is at 4.54 per cent, according to the Union ministry of health affairs.
Feb 09, 2022 09:17 AM IST
Army rescue team reaches Kerala mountaineer trapped in a hill in Palakkad
Army mountaineering team reaches 23-year-old R Babu finally. Given water. Officer said they crawled four hours to reach the trapped trekker.
Feb 09, 2022 09:00 AM IST
Rescuers 200m away from trapped Kerala trekker, para troopers could be deployed
The Indian Army, Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have launched one of the biggest operations to rescue a trapped trekker in Kerala’s Palakkad. The rescuers are just 200 metres away from 23-year-old R Babu, who is trapped in a hill cleft in Palakkad’s Malampuzha village since Monday. Read More
Feb 09, 2022 08:11 AM IST
Travelling to Canada? Read Indian embassy’s advisory on anti-mandate stir
As protests against the Canadian government’s vaccine mandate continue in the country’s capital, Ottawa, the city-based High Commission of India has issued an advisory, as well as a helpline number, for Indian citizens who are in Canada or scheduled to visit the country. Read More
Feb 09, 2022 07:36 AM IST
Hijab row: Maintain peace, says Karnataka high court as tempers flare
Observing that only a “mischievous section will keep the issue burning,” the Karnataka high court on Tuesday appealed to students and the public at large to maintain peace as the hijab row escalated in various parts of the state. Read More
Feb 09, 2022 06:42 AM IST
Quad focused on action, not talk, says O’Farrell on grouping meet in Melbourne
The Quad is a permanent body “focused on action, not talk” and the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines across the Indo-Pacific is expected to be one of the key issues to be discussed when foreign ministers of the grouping meet in Melbourne this week, Australian high commissioner Barry O’Farrell has said. Read More
Feb 09, 2022 06:33 AM IST
Early morning showers in Delhi
Rain lashed parts of the national capital in the early hours of Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain in the national capital and its adjoining areas.
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Jaishankar’s Afghan agenda in Doha, Indo-Pacific in Manila
India will engage Qatar in Afghanistan as its position is different from Pakistan with close ties with the Kandahari faction rather than the Haqqani Network supported by ISI. Cementing ties with Philippines post-sale of BrahMos is top of EAM Jaishankar’s agenda.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 12:49 PM IST
Glenmark launches 1st nasal spray for treating adult Covid-19 patients in India
- The Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company received manufacturing-marketing approval from India’s drug regulator, Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray as part of an accelerated approval process.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 12:04 PM IST
‘Statue of Equality made in China’: Rahul Gandhi’s ‘New India’ jibe to PM
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at PM Modi’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ by saying that New India is dependent on China as the State of Equality was made by a Chinese firm, he claimed.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 11:31 AM IST
Sanjay Raut’s letter to Venkaiah Naidu: 5 sensational claims
Sanjay Raut said he was approached by some people who wanted him to assist in the process of toppling Maharashtra’s Maha Vikas Aghadi government through a midterm election.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Quad to be operationalised at Canberra Ministerial. No scope for expansion now.
The Quad foreign ministers meet on February 11 with the agenda to translate its discussions and objectives on ground, be it vaccine delivery, critical and emerging technologies. Of course, belligerent China will be the elephant in the room.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 10:50 AM IST
Kerala trekker rescued after 45-hr-long operation, he says ‘Thanks Indian Army’
The 23-year-old trekker from Kerala, R Babu, will soon be airlifted. He was stuck in a cleft of a hill in Palakkad district since Monday. The rescue operation was carried out jointly by the Indian Army, the Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
Published on Feb 09, 2022 10:35 AM IST
Govt rejects its ranking on World Press Freedom Index, attacks methodology
The Indian govt said the disapproval is based on “very low sample size, little or no weightage to fundamentals of democracy, and adoption of a methodology that is questionable and non-transparent”
Updated on Feb 09, 2022 10:41 AM IST
‘Bikini, ghoonghat, jeans’: Priyanka Gandhi bats for ‘ladki hoon’ on hijab row
Rahul Gandhi earlier supported the protesting students of Karnataka saying that letting hijab come in the way of education, India’s daughters are being robbed of their future.
Published on Feb 09, 2022 10:17 AM IST
Daily Covid caseload rises slightly to 71,365; active cases below 900,000
- The number of active cases fell below the 900,000 mark as the caseload fell at 8,92,828, the data also showed. It currently comprises 2.11 per cent of the total caseload.
Updated on Feb 09, 2022 10:19 AM IST