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Union Minister Anurag Thakur Urges People To Continue Wearing Face Mask Until Experts Say Otherwise

Oct 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

According to the union minister, during the course of the pandemic, decisions were taken based on requirements. Covid protocols, such as maintaining physical distance, wearing masks and washing hands played a key role in controlling the further spread of the virus.

Why Rumours Of Shah Faesal’s Posting Surface, This Time As An Advisor To Lt Governor

Oct 10, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Since January this year, Shah Faesal broke his long silence and is seen praising the government.


Lakhimpur Kheri: Farmers To Stop Trains On October 18 In Protest

The farmer leaders said Lakhimpur Kheri incident was a ‘pre-planned conspiracy’ to ‘terrorize’ farmers, while demanding arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish Mishra.

Lakhimpur Tragedy May Singe Ashish Mishra Aka Monu Bhaiya’s MLA Dreams

Oct 09, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

This time, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish Mishra had put himself out as a contender from the BJP for the Nighasan seat in the assembly elections scheduled early next year.


Lakhimpur Kheri: Union Minister Ajay Mishra Claims His Son’s ‘Innocence’; Says Will Appear Before UP Police Tomorrow

Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra said his son Ashish missed Friday’s police summon as he was ‘unwell’ and he will appear before the Uttar Pradesh police tomorrow.

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07 October, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri: Two Arrested, Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s Son Summoned

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The police has summoned MoS Home Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra tomorrow at 10am.


07 October, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri: Sidhu Demands Arrest Of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s Son

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Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has given ultimatum to the government that if any action is not taken against the accused by Friday, he would go on hunger strike.


07 October, 2021

BJP Releases New National Executive List, Maneka And Varun Gandhi Dropped Among Others

Outlook Web Desk

The BJP leaders and MPs who have been vocal against the agri laws have been dropped from the national executive list.


02 October, 2021

Union Ministers Attend Scheduled Events During The Mega Outreach Programme In Kashmir

Naseer Ganai

A slew of events were scheduled for the ministers including inauguration of conference halls, inter-zone district level competition, laying foundation stones of BDCs and visit Pahalgam and Gulmarg.


27 September, 2021

Union Minister L Murugan Elected Unopposed To Rajya Sabha From Madhya Pradesh

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The BJP leader L Murugan was elected unopposed after main opposition party Congress didn’t field a candidate against him.


27 September, 2021

J&K Will Reap Benefits Of Article 370 Abrogation ‘Slowly And Silently’: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Outlook Web Desk

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale said the decision taken by the Centre to abrogate Article 370 was in the ‘best interest’ of the erstwhile state’s people.


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24 September, 2021

Caste Census Won’t Breed Casteism: Union Minister Athawale

Preetha Nair

'Atrocities are still happening against backward communities. Though there have been government interventions to end caste- based discriminations from the society, we are yet to see any positive result.', said Ramdas Athawale


17 September, 2021

Police Detains Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal & Minister Harsimrat Kaur From Protest March Against Farm Laws

Outlook Web Desk

'The protest march today not only symbolises the farmers' dissent but will also be remembered as a historic event that struck at the root of tyranny. Let's unite to mark this day as the beginning of a renewed revolt to bring justice for farmers,' the SAD president tweeted.


15 September, 2021

Gaganyaan Mission In All Probability To Be Launched By 2022 End Or Early 2023: Union Minister

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'We could have actually done this (launched Gaganyaan by 2022). We had planned to time it along the 75th anniversary of India's Independence, but it could not happen that way because of the inevitable delay caused due to COVID-19', said Jitendra Singh.


09 September, 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia Unveils 100-Day Plan For India's Civil Aviation Sector

Outlook Web Desk

Addressing a press conference, Scindia said the plan has been prepared after 'combined consultations'.


25 August, 2021

Govt Plans To Make Auto Sector Contribute More In GDP And Job Creation: Nitin Gadkari

Outlook Web Desk

'The Automotive Mission Plan of the Government of India is to set a goal to raise the contribution of the automobile sector towards nation GDP to 12 per cent and generate about 50 million new jobs,' Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.


25 August, 2021

BJP Launches Attack On Kerala Govt Over Failure To Mitigate Surge In COVID-19 Cases

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BJP spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said Kerala is in the grip of COVID-19, and the state government is busy covering it up.


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24 August, 2021

Shiv Sena MP Claims Narayan Rane's Resignation After Insolent Remarks Against Maha CM

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Rane was arrested on Tuesday afternoon over his remark that he would have slapped Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for what he claimed as the latter’s ignorance of the year of India’s independence.


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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.

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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