Category: India News

Lawyer hacked to death over family feud

Hospet(Karnataka), Feb 27: A lawyer was hacked to death at the district court of Hospet in Vijayanagara district of Karnataka on Saturday morning allegedly over a family feud, police said. T Venkatesh (48) was writing something when the assailant came with a machete and attacked the lawyer in […]

Priyanka offers prayers at Ravidas temple in Varanasi

Lucknow, Feb 27:  Sant Ravidas taught people a true religion which is easy and has no politics or discrimination, said Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday after offering prayers at a temple dedicated to the seer in Varanasi. The Congress leader arrived at the Varanasi airport […]

India plans two-day halt in vaccinations for software upgrade to widen campaign

India will halt coronavirus vaccinations this weekend to upgrade software used to coordinate its campaign, the health ministry said on Friday, preparing to expand the programme after infections surged in some states. With the world’s highest tally of infections after the United States, India began its vaccination drive […]

From the hinterland to Hollywood: how Indian farmers galvanised a protest movement

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is struggling to beat back his biggest political challenge in years from a protest movement which began with disgruntled farmers travelling to New Delhi on tractors and is now gaining wider support at home and abroad. Simmering in makeshift camps housing tens of […]

President’s Greetings on the eve of Birthday of Guru Ravidas

DELHI, FEBRUARY 26: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has greeted fellow-citizens on the eve of birthday of Guru Ravidas. In a message, the President has said, “On the auspicious occasion of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, I convey my greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens. […]

India, Pakistan militaries agree to stop cross-border firing in rare joint statement

The militaries of India and Pakistan said in a rare joint statement on Thursday that they had agreed to observe a ceasefire along the disputed border in Kashmir, having exchanged fire hundreds of times in recent months. The nuclear-armed neighbours signed a ceasefire agreement along the Line of […]

CBI arrests two Customs officials for bribery

Mumbai, Feb 25:  Two officials of the Customs department have been arrested here for allegedly demanding bribes in order to release seized silver, the CBI said on Thursday. Assistant Commissioner A P Bandekar and Superintendent Niraj K Singh were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), an […]

India renames world’s largest cricket stadium after PM Modi

India renamed the world’s largest cricket stadium after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, a move that drew immediate praise and criticism. The name change to the Narendra Modi Stadium was unveiled at the 132,000-seat venue formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, in the western state […]

India warns states of worsening COVID-19 situation if rules ignored

India warned on Wednesday that a breach of guidelines on testing and other measures to contain the coronavirus could worsen a recent spurt in infections in many states, particularly after it detected several variants. Nearly a month after the health minister declared that COVID-19 had been contained, states […]

Union Cabinet approves President’s Rule in Puducherry

New Delhi, Feb 24:  The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to impose President’s Rule in Puducherry, days after a Congress-led government in the union territory lost power during a vote of confidence. Announcing the Cabinet decision, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that the decision was […]

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