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Covid-19: PM Modi Lauds 150 Crore Vaccine Doses

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

Covid-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: ‘Our vaccination drive has ensured that many lives are saved. At the same time, let us also keep following all Covid-19 related protocols’.

Covid-19: No Liquor Sale During Weekend Curfew In Karnataka, Says Excise Minister K Gopalaiah

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

Covid-19: Karnataka Excise Minister K Gopalaiah said ‘It has been decided that there will not be any sale of liquor during the weekend curfew’.


China's Pangong Bridge In Illegally Held Area, Says MEA: No 'Russian Fix' For Indo-China Ties?

The New Year is unlikely to see better ties Between India-China as MEA hits out at the Xi Jinping government over the construction of a bridge in Pangong Lake in what the MEA claimed was illegally held territory.

Sri Lanka Releases 12 Indian Fishermen

Jan 06, 2022 PTI

Last month, India had expressed concern over the detention of 68 of its fishermen from Tamil Nadu by Sri Lankan authorities, and said the issue of their ‘early release’ has been taken up with the island nation.


India Records First Omicron Covid-19 Death

The first person to die in India due to Omicron Covid-19 has been 73-Year-Old-Man From Rajasthan’s Udaipur.

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04 January, 2022

EAM S Jaishankar Speaks To US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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EAM (External Affairs Minister) S Jaishankar said he had a detailed conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last night.


04 January, 2022

Rahul Gandhi Questions PM Modi’s Silence On China's Bridge Over Pangong Tso In Ladakh Along LAC

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has questioned PM Narendra Modi’s silence on China’s bridge construction over Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh along LAC(Line of Actual Control).


27 December, 2021

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Slams Derogatory Remarks Against Mahatma Gandhi

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, quoting Mahatma Gandhi said: ‘You can chain me, torture me, you can destroy this body, but you cannot imprison my thoughts’.


27 December, 2021

Hindu Religious Leader Kalicharan Maharaj Hails Nathuram Godse For Killing Mahatma Gandhi

PTI

Hindu Religious Leader Kalicharan Maharaj also used an abusive word against Mahatma Gandhi. He said: 'The target of Islam is to capture nation through politics. In front of our eyes they had captured in 1947 (referring to partition)...They had earlier captured Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan...'


26 December, 2021

Rahul Gandhi Condoles Demise of Desmond Tutu; Terms Him 'Gandhian'

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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi in his condolence message said Desmond Tutu was a champion of the anti-apartheid movement and a Gandhian.


26 December, 2021

PM Modi Condoles Death Of South Africa’s Nobel Prize Winning Activist Desmond Tutu

PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally. Modi said his contribution, and emphasis on human dignity and human equality will be remembered forever.


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25 December, 2021

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sought Modus Vivendi Equally Based On 'Mutual Respect, Mutual Interest' With China: MEA S Jaishankar

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MEA (Minister of External Affairs) S Jaishankar said the country’s former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee kept ‘India's course steady vis-a-vis Russia, despite the turbulence of that era. With China, whether as the foreign minister or as the prime minister, he sought a modus vivendi that was based as much on mutual respect as on mutual interest’.


21 December, 2021

'Refrain From Fixing Marriage Age; It's Interference In Personal Liberty': AIMPLB To Centre

PTI

AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) has urged Centre to refrain from ‘useless and harmful laws’, after the Cabinet had last week approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years.


21 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19: 200 Cases Detected Across India So Far; Active Cases Continue To Fall

PTI

Omicron Covid-19 India: The cases have been detected in Maharashtra, Delhi, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The active Covid-19 cases in the country continue to fall with now cases standing at 79,097—the lowest in 574 days, as per Union Health Ministry data.


20 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19: All Positive Cases To Be Sent For Genome Sequencing, Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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Omicron Covid-19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said there is no need to panic in view of the Omicron variant. He said in the last few days Covid-19 cases are increasing in the city, and it has been decided to send the samples for genome sequencing to ascertain the variant.


20 December, 2021

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 55 Indian Fishermen In Last Two Days

PTI

Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 12 more Indian fishermen for alleged poaching in the country’s waters, taking the total number to 55 in the last two days. The 12 fishermen, officials said, have been arrested in South of Mannar sea in the Sri Lankan waters on Sunday.


20 December, 2021

Covid-19: India’s Active Cases Continue To Dip, Lowest In 572 Days

PTI

Covid-19 case tally in India has reached to 3, 47, 46, 838 cases, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The data shows active Covid-19 cases in the country has declined to 82,267 cases.


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18 December, 2021

Afghanistan Among Focus Areas Of India’s Dialogue With Central Asian Countries

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Afghanistan crisis and regional connectivity is going to be among the key focus areas of India’s dialogue with Central Asian countries— Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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