Drop home facility for boozers in Assam’s Biswanath district on New Year

The Biswanath district administration of Assam has come up with two helpline numbers to deal with the problem of drink-and-drive on New Year. The district police said the objective was to prevent accidents caused by drunken boozers. The helpline will assist in dropping drunk individuals from a New Year event to their…

IRCTC to start ‘Jannat-e-Kashmir’ trip from Patna to Srinagar via air in March

For the first time ever, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will start a Jannat-e-Kashmir ride from Patna to Srinagar to promote tourism via air. The journey would begin on March 12 and end in Patna on March 17. The IRCTC can carry up to 16 tourists from Patna on the Jannat-e-Kashmir trip this…

India-US healthcare collaboration in spotlight as India approves 2 more Covid vaccines

India-US collaboration in the health sector is in the spotlight as the Central Drug Authority this week approved two more Covid vaccines – Corbevax and Covovax – and antiviral drug Molnupiravir for use in India. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the US, in a tweet described it as a model of…

India reports 781 cases of Omicron, most cases in Delhi

The Omicron cases in India reached 781 on Wednesday with Delhi reporting the maximum number of cases. In the last 24 hours, Delhi reported as many as 238 Omicron cases. Meanwhile, Maharashtra registered 167 new cases of the Omicron variant. Following the recent surge in cases, most state governments have enforced…

Why are Captain Amarinder Singh’s aides joining BJP instead of his new party?

Last week, three Congress MLAs in Punjab joined the BJP. All three of them are known to be loyal to former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and yet, they have not joined his new party Punjab Lok Congress (PLC). WHO ARE THE THREE MLAs? Rana Gurmit Sodhi, Congress MLA from Guru Har Sahai and former cabinet…

Over 4.67 crore ITRs filed so far, 15.49 lakh alone in single day

Over 4.67 crore Income Tax Returns have been filed, including over 15.49 lakh ITRs filed on December 27 alone, the I-T department said on Tuesday. The last date for filing ITRs for 2020-21 fiscal ended March 31, 2021, for individual taxpayers is December 31, extended from the original date of July 31, 2021. “A…

Gujarat: If demands not met, in-service doctors to go on an indefinite strike after January 16

The in-service doctors of government-run medical colleges and Gujarat Medical & Education Research Society (GMERS) colleges have now set January 16 as their deadline, after which they will go on a strike. This decision comes after a round of discussions the doctors had with the state government over their pending…

PM Narendra Modi launches section of Kanpur Metro

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project. The prime minister, who arrived here in the morning, inaugurated the nine-km long section from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel completed in a record two years time. Improving urban mobility has been one of the key focus…

Punjab Assembly polls: AAP announces 15 more candidates

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on December 28 announced 15 more candidates for the next year’s Punjab Assembly polls. It is the fifth list of the state’s main Opposition party and with this the total number of candidates announced by the AAP so far reached 88. Punjab has 117 Assembly seats and polls in the State…

Modi govt targeting Christians: Chidambaram on refusal to renew FCRA status for St Teresa’s NGO

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has slammed the Ministry of Home Affairs for its refusal to renew the FCRA registration of the Missionaries of Charity over some “adverse inputs”. He said the Modi government was “targeting Christians to advance its majoritarian agenda”. Nothing can be more shocking…