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Govt helping farmers to take agri on a new path: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that his government was helping farmers to take agriculture on a new path, and laid focus on natural farming and millets. He also referred to the Bharat Ratna award to former prime...

‘Don’t compare it to Manipur’: SC on Sandeshkhali violence

The Supreme Court has denied admission to a petition seeking a CBI investigation into the Sandeshkali case in West Bengal. The petition, filed by a lawyer on behalf of the victims, was turned down during the hearing, prompting the...

Sharad Pawar faction can use ‘NCP-Sharadchandra Pawar’ name: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday directed that Election Commission’s order of February 7 allotting ‘Nationalist Congress Party-Sharadchandra Pawar’ as the party name for the Sharad Pawar faction will continue till further orders.A bench of Justices Surya Kant and K...

Govt agrees to discuss demands for Ladakh’s statehood, say groups

The Centre agreed on Monday to discuss threadbare the demands for Ladakh’s statehood, the inclusion of the Union Territory in the 6th Schedule of the Constitution and the setting up of an exclusive public service commission for the high-altitude...

Rahul slams govt for ‘not inviting’ Prez to temple ceremony

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that “not inviting” the Dalits, backward and even the President to the Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya was an insult to them. “By inviting industrialists and Amitabh Bachchan to the consecration ceremony...

Farmers reject Centre’s MSP proposal; to resume ‘Dilli Chalo’ march

Farmers leaders taking part in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation on Monday rejected the Centre’s proposal of procuring pulses, maize and cotton at MSP by government agencies for five years, saying it was not in farmers’ interest and announced that...

Govt invested Rs 5L cr in 10 years to transform NE: DoNER minister

Centre plans to pump Rs. 11 lakh crore more for NE Union minister of state for DoNER B L Verma on Monday said the Central government has invested Rs 5 lakh crore in the North East since 2014, while Rs...

Indians more hit by long-term lung damage after Covid: Study

A significant proportion of Indians who recovered from Covid had lung function impairment and lingering symptoms for months, a study published by Christian Medical College, Vellore, has revealed, a TNN report stated. It found Indians had more lung function...

Chandigarh mayoral polls: SC seeks all records

Observing that “horse-trading is taking place”, the Supreme Court has said it would peruse on Tuesday the ballot papers of the Chandigarh mayoral polls and the entire video-recording of the counting day, and directed the registrar general of the...

Panel on simultaneous polls reviews its progress

The high-level committee on ‘one nation, one election’ on Monday reviewed the progress made by it since it was set up in September last year. Separately, panel chairman and former president Ram Nath Kovind continued his interaction with retired...

‘Win everyone’s trust, next 100 days crucial: PM shares poll strategy at key BJP meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the next hundred days are important for the party while addressing the national convention of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) at Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam. “BJP workers keep doing something or the other to...

Farmers nationwide ‘black flag’ protests to be held on Feb 21

Farmer group Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday announced its plan to hold a nationwide ‘black flag’ protest against members of Parliament from the BJP and the National Democratic Alliance on February 21. Similarly, SKM Punjab has called for...