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Air India handed over to Tata Group

Air India handed over to Tata Group

New Delhi, Jan 27: The government on Thursday officially handed over Air India to the Tata Group. Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekharan said the group is very happy to have Air India back in its fold. Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey told reporters that Air India has been handed […]

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Delhi lifts weekend curfew, odd-even curbs on shops

Delhi lifts weekend curfew, odd-even curbs on shops

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday decided to lift weekend curfew and odd-even system of opening    non-essential shops in the city besides permitting restaurants and bars to reopen with 50 per cent seating capacity, in view of improving COVID-19 situation. The decision was made at a meeting headed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. He, […]

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Curbs imposed to fight Covid-19 will be lifted soon, says Kejriwal

Curbs imposed to fight Covid-19 will be lifted soon, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday indicated that the restrictions imposed in the city to bring the Covid-19 situation under control would be withdrawn soon as the coronavirus infection positivity rate had come down considerably. During the past 10 days, the positivity rate had fallen by 20 percent and the daily positivity rate had […]

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Schools reopen in Maharashtra amid flattening Covid curve

Schools reopen in Maharashtra amid flattening Covid curve

Schools resumed physical sessions for classes 1 to 12 in Maharashtra on Monday and the state government expressed hope that students would enjoy being back to their classrooms in a safe atmosphere. Last week, the Maharashtra government allowed the offline classes to resume from January 24 after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approved a proposal to […]

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First convict in Delhi riots gets 5 years in jail for putting house on fire

First convict in Delhi riots gets 5 years in jail for putting house on fire

A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced Dinesh Yadav, the first person convicted in connection with the February 2020 riots, to five years in jail. Last month, Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat had convicted him of being part of a riotous mob that set a house on fire. This is the first sentencing in the riots […]

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5 Naxals killed in 2 encounters in Chhattisgarh; one jawan injured

5 Naxals killed in 2 encounters in Chhattisgarh; one jawan injured

Five Naxals, including two women, were killed in two encounters with security personnel in Sukma district and the forests along the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border on Tuesday morning, police said. In Sukma district, a dreaded woman ultra, carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head, was gunned down during the gunfight between Naxals and the […]

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Punjab Assembly poll postponed, voting on February 20

Punjab Assembly poll postponed, voting on February 20

New Delhi, Jan 17: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to postpone the voting dates for the Punjab Assembly election to February 20. Earlier, the State was scheduled to go for polls on February 14. This comes after several political parties, including Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s […]

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Covid cases in Delhi on rise, hospital admissions stabilised: Health Minister

Covid cases in Delhi on rise, hospital admissions stabilised: Health Minister

Hospitalisation rate due to coronavirus infection in the city has remained stable but the cases and the positivity rate have seen an increase, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday. The minister said the death audit committee, which met on Wednesday, found that the fatalities had mostly occurred among those with comorbid conditions. The […]

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Supreme Court ex-judge Justice Indu Malhotra to head panel to probe breach in PM security in Punjab

Supreme Court ex-judge Justice Indu Malhotra to head panel to probe breach in PM security in Punjab

Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Indu Malhotra, will head the special panel to probe into the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab last week, the Supreme Court announced on Wednesday. A Bench led by CJI NV Ramana said the other members of the panel will be DG of the NIA or […]

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UP Polls: BJP Starts Door-To-Door Campaign As EC Bans Physical Rallies

UP Polls: BJP Starts Door-To-Door Campaign As EC Bans Physical Rallies

With the Election Commission putting a moratorium on holding public rallies and gatherings in view of spurt in coronavirus cases, the BJP on Tuesday launched its door-to-door campaign to reach out to voters across the Uttar Pradesh. Starting the campaign in the state capital Lucknow, UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh knocked doors of houses in […]

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