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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The construction for the third in a brand new line of stealth frigates for the Indian Navy began earlier this month with the laying of keel ceremony at Mumbai's government-run Mazgaon Dock Limited (MDL)

'ECOSOC win would help India establish itself as lighthouse of the South'

Nishtha Satyam, the youngest Deputy Country Representative for UN Women, while commenting on India's win against China and securing a seat at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has said that "it's a huge win" and would help the country establish itself as the "lighthouse of the South"

India slams OIC, Turkey, Pakistan for raising Kashmir in Geneva

India on Tuesday slammed Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, while slamming Pakistan for funding cross-border terrorism and ethnic cleansing of its minorities

Tatas win bid for new Indian Parliament building

Tata Projects has won the bid to erect the federal Parliament's new building in place of the colonial-era structure here in the national capital. As per the available information, Tata Projects bid an amount of Rs 861.9 crore

India inked 70 defence contracts in last fiscal

A total of 70 defence contracts were signed during the last financial year, while 16 deals have been inked this fiscal till July, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in the Parliament on Wednesday

NE India gateway to East, SE Asia: Foreign Secretary Shringla

As the northeast region is India's gateway to east and southeast Asia, the country has a vision for this region that is captured in the 3 Cs - Connectivity, Commerce, and Cultural Commonalities, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said

Serum Institute gets nod for resumption of Oxford vaccine trials

The Serum Institute of India has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to resume the clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate, officials from the drug manufacturing company confirmed on Wednesday

Russia to supply 100 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Dr Reddy's

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in India, have agreed to cooperate on clinical trials and distribution of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India, Russia's sovereign wealth fund revealed in a statement on Wednesday

Now Indians can pre-book their vaccination through an app

A Mumbai-based health-tech start-up has launched an application for Indian citizens to book an appointment with the nearest doctor or the vaccination clinic to get themselves vaccinated

Islamic State most active in 12 Indian states: Government to Parliament

With Islamic State and its various manifestations spreading base in 12 Indian states in recent years, the Sunni jihadists' group is now "most active" in these states across the country

India's COVID-19 cases cross 5 million mark

With a massive spike of 90,123 cases, including 1,290 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday crossed the grim mark of 50 lakh (5 million), according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The total corona tally stands at 50,20,359 cases

Infection rate in five Indian states above national average, told to ramp up testing

India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has directed five states, where the positivity rate is higher than the national average, to ramp up testing, officials said

'Tiger of Terror' finally on Indian intel radar

A Kenyan food import company, Magnum Africa, operating from Nairobi has rekindled hopes at the headquarters of India's external Intelligence agency -- RAW -- of locating one of the most sought after fugitives, Tiger Memon, the mastermind of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, which killed 257 people in one of the worst ever terror attacks in the subcontinent

'Slower testing, delayed peaking, lagging recovery for India'

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India's GDP expected to contract 9% in FY21: ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday projected a 9 per cent contraction of the Indian economy in the financial year 2020-21, revising its outlook within three months as the Covid situation continues