Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today launched a scheme under which his government transferred ₹1,000 each to 23 lakh laborers in the state as sustenance allowance amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This scheme is being run by the Pradesh Bhawan Evam Anya Sannirman Karmkar Kalyan Board and involves financial assistance through direct bank transfers to daily wage workers. CM Adityanath ...

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday expressed pride that several Indian higher education institutes got featured in the coveted Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. He said that India is emerging as a ‘Vishvaguru’. London-based Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts released the 18th edition of the world’s International University rankings on Wednesday. According to it, The Indian ...

New Delhi: A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research- National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) has found that the indigenously developed Covaxin by Bharat Biotech is effective against Delta (B.1.617.2) and Beta (B.1.351) variants of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The research paper, titled – ‘Neutralisation against B.1.351 and B.1.617.2 with sera of Covid-19 recovered cases and vaccinees of BBV152’ ...

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Tuesday took a swipe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about the actions his government has taken to bring about transparency in the ration distribution process. Ms. Lekhi criticized Kejriwal saying that he should stop keeping the people in the dark by continuously writing letters to the Centre…. Your name ...

New Delhi: In a breakthrough judgement, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered Punjab Police to grant protection to the live-in couple whose plea was earlier dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana high court. The bench consisting of Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Ajay Rastogi ordered that since the case concerns life and liberty, the SP is required to act quickly ...

New Delhi: While addressing the nation on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that up to 80 crores poor Indians will receive free rations till Diwali as a part of the extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. PM Modi said that this scheme aims to ensure that no one should sleep hungry during this pandemic. The government has made sure ...

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hit out at the opposition over the higher wattage of Covid-19 vaccines and the overall slow pace of vaccination. According to reports, she said that the Centre may now look at the centralised procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. This statement comes at a time when most opposition-ruled States have asked the Centre to secure vaccines, retreating ...

New Delhi: The argument between the junior doctors of Madhya Pradesh and the state government resonated today in Delhi. Medics in the national capital stepped out to back them even as top officials of the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) gathered in solidarity. The protest by junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh has been in action since June 1 ...

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister on Sunday accused the central government of taking the step to block its plan to launch doorstep delivery of rations under the “influence” of the ration mafia. He said that this step has ensured that the “pro-poor and revolutionary scheme” does not get implemented in the national capital. Pointing out at the Centre, Mr. Kejriwal ...

In reply to the opposition’s charge that ₹20,000 crores are being spent on the Central Vista project this year during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre said that the redevelopment plan was envisaged in 2019, many months before the outbreak of the pandemic. On Saturday, the union ministry released a document to clear the rumors around the Central Vista project, which ...