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BJP's oldest ally Akali Dal quits ruling alliance over 'black laws'

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD),  the political party of Punjab, Saturday night unanimously decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance because of the Mod government's stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect the assured marketing of farmers' crops at minimum support price (MSP), thus snapping a three-decade-old alliance with the saffron party

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PM Modi interacts with fitness enthusiasts on Fit India anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with fitness enthusiasts on Thursday after the completion of one year of the Fit India movement including cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Milind Soman

Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan named in Delhi riots charge sheet's disclosure statements

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India's banking sector recovery to pre-Covid levels may take years: S&P

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IIT Madras develops 'MOUSHIK' chip for IoT devices

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Thursday said its researchers have successfully developed 'MOUSHIK', an indigenously-made microprocessor for the Internet of things (IoT) devices

International flights from UP's Kushinagar to galvanise 'Buddhist Circuit'

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced the start of international flights from the Kushinagar airport by Diwali which falls on November 14

Over 57L Covid cases, above 91K deaths in India

With a spike of 86,508 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, India's tally on Thursday reached 57,32,518 and there were 1,129 deaths in one day, including that of a junior minister,  Suresh Angadi, in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India with over 5.6 million Covid cases, goes past 90,000 deaths

India's tally on Wednesday crossed 56 lakh cases following a spike of 83,347 fresh coronavirus infections reported in 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Bharat Biotech inks deal with Washington varsity for intranasal Covid vaccine

Leading Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Wednesday announced a licensing agreement with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for a novel chimp-adenovirus, single-dose intranasal vaccine for COVID-19

31 farmer bodies in Punjab call for lockdown

In a first-of-its-kind show of solidarity, 31 farmer organisations in Punjab cut across party lines on Wednesday to announce a joint statewide protest to be held on September 25 against the farm bills passed by both Houses of Parliament

India successfully flight-tests indigenous target drone

India on Tuesday successfully flight-tested Abhyas, a high-speed target drone for practice of weapon systems with realistic threat scenarios

Apple opens first online store in India

Apple is launching its first exclusive branded online store in India on September 23

Cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen bats for rhino conservation in India

Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen says that in the midst of a global pandemic, people are starting to realise that we need to start protecting nature

Indian, Australian navies to carry out maritime exercises in Indian Ocean

The Indian Navy is scheduled to undertake a two-day Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Australian Navy in the East Indian Ocean Region (IOR) from Wednesday

Efficacy of COVID vaccine may be between 50-100%: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely to remain between 50 to 100 per cent, however, they are trying for 100 percent efficiency

India's active cases dip, recoveries shoot up

In a major relief, India showed a spike of 75,083 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, nearly 20,000 less than its daily surge reported last week. Even though it crossed the 55 lakh-mark (5.5 million) of total cases, it continued to show highest recovery rate, Health Ministry data showed on Tuesday