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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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Time to be future-ready, future-fit: PM Modi to IIT grads

Pointing out that a nation's future depends on what its youths think today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it was time for them to be future-ready and future-fit

Covid vaccine expected in early 2021: Health Minister

Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured the Lok Sabha that the Central government is not just waiting for "act of God" in fight against COVID-19 but also working round-the-clock in the direction to get a solution and a vaccine will be available in the beginning of the next year anytime

IIT-Kanpur introduces indigenous fashionable masks to fight COVID-19

Masks have become a precautionary measure for saving lives during the ongoing corona pandemic

Two terror suspects arriving from Riyadh held in joint NIA/RAW operation

In a highly-secretive joint NIA-RAW operation, two people, who were on the radar of top central security agencies in terrorism cases, were taken into custody from the Thiruvananthapuram airport as soon as they arrived on a flight from Riyadh on Monday evening

India records 86,961 Covid cases & 1,130 deaths in 24 hours

With 86,961 fresh coronavirus cases and 1,130 deaths in 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally on Monday inched closer to 55 lakh (5.5 million)-mark with a total of 54,87,580 cases in 235 days since the first case was reported on January 30

Ladakh people sending food materials for Indian soldiers at LAC

For the last one week Namgiyal Phunsung has been travelling to villages in Ladakh, up in the Himalayas, to collect ethnic food materials for Indian soldiers at the Line of Actual Control with China where, at some places, they are almost at rifle-range apart

UAE's Caracal goes for 'Make in India' initiative to supply assault rifles to India

UAE-based small arms manufacturer Caracal on Monday stated they are committed to the �Make in India initiative to fast-track the supply of 93,895 CAR 816 assault rifles

In a first, Indian Navy's women officers to join warships' crew

Breakling yet another glass ceiling, two women officers have been selected to join as airborne tacticians - also called Observers -  in the helicopter stream of the Indian Navy

'Irresponsible behaviour' behind Covid spike in India: Health Minister

India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan held "irresponsible behaviour" of people responsible for the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, and appealed to Lok Sabha MPs to spread awareness regarding the pandemic

Thane building crash: 10 dead, 25 rescued

Ten people were killed, several injured and more than two dozen were feared trapped after a three-storey building crashed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, around 60 km north of Mumbai, early on Monday, officials said

Covid joblessness pushing youths to extremist groups in Northeast

India's COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is now giving headaches to the national security agencies

Bihar's 'Canal Man' gifted tractor by Mahindra Group

Loungi Bhuiyan, Bihar's own 'Canal Man' who single-handedly cut out a 5-km-long canal to bring water to his native village Kolithwa, has won all-round applause for his toil of 20 years, with the Mahindra Group now gifting him a tractor

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to reopen from Monday after six months

India's star tourist attraction, the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal, and the Agra Fort, are all set to reopen from Monday, after an unprecedented closure of six months, due to COVID-19 pandemic

India's first CRISPR COVID-19 test approved for use

The Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test, powered by CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology), received regulatory approval  from the Drug Controller General of India for its commercial launch, meeting high-quality benchmark with 96 per cent sensitivity and 98 per cent specificity for detecting novel coronavirus

From Doklam to Dalai Lama, Chinese intel paid Indian journalist for info

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police have arrested 61-year-old Indian freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, allegedly found working for Chinese intelligence