Wednesday 7th July, 2021 by Simran
Ahead of a major cabinet reshuffle, Union Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo resigned from the Union Council of Ministers on Wednesday. Supriyo confirmed his resignation through a post on social media, “I have been asked to resign and I have”. He added,”My bestest of wishes to my colleagues, whose names I can’t spell out but by now everyone is aware, will be sworn in as Ministers from Bengal”.
Sunday 27th June, 2021 by Simran
Puducherry’s first National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was sworn-in on Sunday as five legislators were inducted as ministers into chief minister N Rangasamy’s cabinet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the new ministers. “Best wishes to all those who took oath as ministers in Puducherry today. May this team work with determination and fulfil the aspirations of the wonderful people of Puducherry,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted
Thursday 24th June, 2021 by Simran
A former BJP corporator was stabbed to death in front of her house in Cottonpet in the city on Thursday, police said. Though the former corporator Rekha Kadiresh was rushed to Kempe Gowda Institute of Medical Sciences, she could not be saved, police said, adding that previous enmity was the reason behind the murder.
Saturday 19th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Friday, UN General Assembly appointed Antonio Guterres as UN Secretary-General for 2nd five-year term beginning Jan 1, 2022, days after powerful Security Council unanimously recommended his name to 193-member body for re-election. India had expressed its support for re-election of Guterres as UN Chief & welcomed the adoption of resolution recommending his name.
Monday 31st May, 2021 by Simran
The West Bengal assembly elections were no less than a big battle for the state. In one such incident, TMC leader Dipendu Biswas has written a letter to TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee seeking her forgiveness on Monday (May 31). Dipendu Biswas is a lawmaker from the North 24 Parganas Basirhat Dakshin constituency. At the beginning of March 2021, he moved to BJP as he was not given an electoral ticket by Mamata Banerjee.
Saturday 1st May, 2021 by Aniruddha
As eight people died at Batra Hospita on Saturday on account of shortage of medical oxygen, the Delhi High Court on Saturday said that “Water has gone above the head. You have to arrange everything now. You have made the allocations. You have to fulfil it. Eight lives have been lost. We can’t shut our eyes to it,” the high court said.
Monday 19th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
Due to growing concerns of a new variant of COVID-19 detected in the country, Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Sunday joined calls for PM Boris Johnson to cancel his visit to India, starting next Sunday. According to Public Health England (PHE), 77 cases of the so-called double mutant Indian variant have been detected in UK since last month & that it has now been classed as a Variant Under Investigation (VUI).
Friday 16th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia will withdraw all remaining troops from Afghanistan by September in line with the U.S and other allies. This decision of Australia comes after the U.S. announced it would pull out its troops from Afghanistan to end its longest war. Australia’s contribution to the NATO-led mission had once exceeded 15,000 personnel but currently, it has around 80 personnel deployed in Afghanistan.
Thursday 15th April, 2021 by Saloni
“India’s neighbourhood stretches beyond the Straits of Malacca in the east and the Gulf of Aden in the west and the Indo-Pacific concept overcomes artificial faultlines imposed in the post-World War II era”, foreign minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. Interestingly, Jaishankar remarks a desire to break out of India’s own definition of its ‘strategic backyard’ or extended neighbourhood that former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had articulated back in 2000.
Thursday 15th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Wednesday, US Prez Joe Biden said in a nationally televised speech from White House that India, Pakistan, Russia, China, & Turkey have significant stake in stable future of Afghanistan & these regional stakeholders should do more to bring peace to this war-torn country. He announced the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. This announcement came in less than 100 days after he took over as the president of the US on January 20.
Wednesday 14th April, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
U.S. Prez Joe Biden has decided to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by Sep. 11, 2021. This would happen 20 years after President George W. Bush ordered an invasion in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City & Pentagon by al-Qaida. Democratic party supporters praised this decision while Republicans said it would risk American security. In this conflict nearly 2,400 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan that has cost about $2 trillion.
Tuesday 13th April, 2021 by Simran
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, has not put a complete lockdown in place, but is imposing some more restrictions to help control the spread of COVID-19. “These restrictions will be very strict,” he said in a televised address to the state. Starting tomorrow, April 14 at 8:00 pm, Section 144 will be imposed across the state for the next 15 days until May 1.
Monday 12th April, 2021 by Simran
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday thanked doctors and other medical staff at the two hospitals, where he was treated. “I have returned to Rashtrapati Bhavan after my surgery. My speedy-recovery is thanks to wishes and prayers of all of you and exceptional care given by doctors and nursing-staff at AIIMS and Army’s RR hospital. I am thankful to everyone! I am glad to be back home,” President Kovind tweeted.
Friday 9th April, 2021 by Simran
On Friday Norwegian police said they have fined Prime Minister Erna Solberg for breaking Covid-19 social distancing rules when organising a family gathering to celebrate her birthday. The fine is for 20,000 Norwegian crowns ($2,352) police chief Ole Saeverud told a news conference. “Though the law is the same for all, all are not equal in front of the law,” said Saeverud, justifying the fine.
Friday 9th April, 2021 by Simran
A few days after National conference(NC) president Farooq Abdullah, his son and former J&K chief-minister Omar Abdullah also tested positive for coronavirus disease(Covid-19). “For a year I did my best to dodge this damn virus but it’s finally caught up with me. I tested positive for #COVID-19 this afternoon. I’m completely asymptotic. Based on medical-advice I’m self-isolating at home & monitoring my parameters like oxygen saturation levels etc,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.
Wednesday 7th April, 2021 by Simran
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday condemned what he called ‘deplorable’ attempts. “At a time when the country is witnessing a fresh wave of rising Covid-19 infections, I am alarmed to note the fact that many State governments have failed to take appropriate response measures and apply the lessons that the nation has learned over the past one year of handling this pandemic,” Harsh Vardhan.
Wednesday 24th February, 2021 by Simran
Rahul Gandhi, who is under opposition fire for praising the people of Kerala and comparing them with voters of the north, has now come under attack from the Congress leaders as well. At least two senior Congress leaders have expressed reservations about Rahul’s remark.
Thursday 18th February, 2021 by Saloni
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday said if actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar do not take a stand on the issue of fuel price hike, then screening of their films and shootings would not be allowed in the state. Filmstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, through their tweets, had earlier criticised the fuel price rise during the Manmohan Singh-led government, he said.
Wednesday 17th February, 2021 by Simran
After Rahul Gandhi’s gaffe in Puducherry. on Wednesday calling for the setting up of a separate ministry for fisheries, union ministers Giriraj Singh and Smriti Irani took a jibe at the Congress leader’s ignorance and attempt to “spread misinformation.” Giriraj Singh, who is Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, tweeted, “Caro Raul (@RahulGandhi), Non esiste un Ministero della pesca separato in Italia. Viene sotto Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali.”
Wednesday 17th February, 2021 by Simran
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the country’s military’s leadership at a top conference of the armed forces to be held in Gujarat in March. The conference was traditionally held in Delhi but has been organised outside the national capital during the last five years. In the past, it has been held on India’s solitary aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, and Jodhpur.
Tuesday 16th February, 2021 by Simran
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday asked people to strictly follow government-mandated guidelines on masks and social distancing or be prepared to face another round of lockdown as the state reported more than 3,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Tuesday for the seventh straight day. Maharashtra registered 3,663 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Tuesday, 461 of them in Mumbai, after reporting 4,092 infections on Sunday.
Tuesday 16th February, 2021 by Simran
Ahead of the visit to Jammu and Kashmir by foreign envoys, while India refrained from responding officially to Pakistan’s statement that the Indian government was trying to mislead the international community by organising the visit, government sources reiterated Pakistan had no locus standi on issues related to the union territory.
Friday 12th February, 2021 by Ankit
India is giving millions of doses to match the unmatched vaccine manufacturing power, neighborly and helpless. The coronovirus vaccine, one of the world’s most in-demand commodities, has become a new currency for international diplomacy. The means or countries of know-how, are using shots to favors or frosty relationships. India sent him to Nepal, a country which is steadily falling under the influence of China
Thursday 11th February, 2021 by Simran
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the process of granting Indian citizenship to refugees under the CAA, including to the Matua community of West Bengal, will begin once the process of Covid vaccination has ended. Accusing the opposition parties of misleading the minorities about the Citizenship (amendment) Act, he said its implementation will not impact the citizenship status of Indian minorities.
Saturday 6th February, 2021 by Saloni
‘Chakka jam’ draws strong response in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan. Protesters on Saturday blocked several key roads in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Protesters also stalled traffic on roads in parts of Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. ‘Rasta roko’ protests were staged in Karad and Kolhapur cities in Maharashtra. A few pro-Kannada organisations too came in support of the agitators and staged demonstrations in Bengaluru and other cities.
Friday 5th February, 2021 by Aniruddha
The US State Department said that it considers unhindered access to information, including the internet a hallmark of a thriving democracy. Internet shutdowns also hurt the economy. A top 10 vpn report said that internet shutdowns that amounted to 8,927 hours cost India $2.7 billion in 2020. A report by AccessNow said that countries like India that have provision to shut down internet in its laws tend to order more shutdowns.
Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 by Aniruddha
India slipped two locations to 53rd position in the 2020 Democracy Index‘s international rating, in accordance to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which mentioned the “democratic backsliding” by authorities and “crackdowns” on civil liberties has led to an extra decline in the nation’s rating. The EIU report mentioned that in India and Thailand, democratic backsliding by the authorities and crackdowns on civil liberties led to a further decline in their global rankings.
Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 by Shikha Meshram
The farmer protests will be discussed for 15 hours in parliament, the government agreed today in a breakthrough in its talks with the opposition. The discussion will take place in the Rajya Sabha, where Question Hour has been suspended for two days. Over 16 opposition parties had demanded a five-hour standalone discussion on the farmer protests, which the government agreed to increase to 15.
Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 by Ashutosh
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the European Union could play a mediating role in the dispute with the US over Tehran’s nuclear program. He said Iran could roll back its increased uranium enrichment program “in less than a day” if the US dropped sanctions imposed by the Trump administration and returned to the 2015 international nuclear agreement.
Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 by Aniruddha
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut will meet farmers protesting at the Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The Shiv Sena was criticised when none of the party’s senior leaders were present at a public meeting of farmers held in Mumbai last week. Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Congress president and minister Balasaheb Thorat were present at the public meeting held at Azad Maidan last week.
Monday 1st February, 2021 by Simran
After doing wonders together on the cricket field for years, Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh are putting golf courses on fire. On Monday, the two former cricketers were all smiles as Tendulkar uploaded a picture with Yuvraj in a golf course on social media. “From cricket to golf, we’ve travelled quite a few yards, Yuvi,” Tendulkar captioned his Instagram post.
Monday 1st February, 2021 by Aniruddha
The order from the Centre came on January 30 amid tense situation on the border where farmers have been protesting since November. On Monday, the Union home ministry extended the suspension of internet services at the farmer protest sites in Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders till Tuesday night, officials said. The suspension is effective from 11pm of January 31 to 11pm of February 2.
Sunday 31st January, 2021 by Saloni
Maharashtra assembly speaker Nana Patole on Sunday inaugurated the Kishorbhai Hirachand Ajmera chowk in south Mumbai. Mayor Kishori Pednekar was also present along with South Mumbai MP Arvind Sawant, local MLA Rahul Narvekar and other leaders. Officials said that HK Ajmera had helped many small traders and businessmen and was the president of the Mirchi Galli Association in the locality.
Saturday 30th January, 2021 by Simran
The Centre can still correct its “ill-measures” against the farmers, who have been protesting against the three central farm laws. Gehlot said, “There is still a chance for the government to correct its ill measures. I believe the Prime Minister must take cognizance and talk to the farmers himself. The government should reverse the decision (regarding the farm laws),”.
Saturday 30th January, 2021 by Aniruddha
Following a low-intensity explosion that took place near the Israel Embassy in Delhi, Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah’s two-day Kolkata visit that was scheduled to begin on 30 January has been cancelled. Shah was also scheduled to address a public meeting at Dumurjola in Howrah after which he had to visit Belur Math.
Thursday 28th January, 2021 by Aniruddha
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said the social network will no longer recommend politics-themed groups to users, a measure already taken in the US due to election tensions. The platform is referring the decision to its independent oversight board, which is tasked with making final decisions on appeals regarding what is removed or allowed to remain on the world’s biggest social network. Zuckerberg said, the decision to dial down politics related recommendations stemmed from user feedback, and will apply globally to the social network.
Sunday 24th January, 2021 by Simran
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday that India’s true strength lies in its farmers, labourers and weavers and if these groups are strengthened, there is no need for our soldiers to protect the country’s borders from China. He also lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government, accusing it of favouring a few big industrialists instead of helping the labourers and weavers of the country.
Wednesday 6th January, 2021 by crawlmarxX
UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson canceled his republic day trip to India on the accounts of focussing on the pandemic situation at home. UK Prime minister was set to head New Delhi later this month and be the chief guest on the republic day parade. Trade and Business relation talks were also planned to be held but now they stand canceled.