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A man wears a mask while walking past a coronavirus graffiti in Mumbai | Representational image | ANI Photo

Maharashtra to fine organisations Rs 50,000 for violating Covid norms

In Mumbai, passengers arriving from South Africa will be quarantined and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing.
A healthcare worker handling an oxygen cylinder | Representational image | Photo: ThePrint

Delhi Police busts racket that promised oxygen cylinders in 2nd wave, made Rs 1.4 cr in 15 days

Delhi Police conducted intensive investigation for 6 months, arrested 2 kingpins from Bihar — a PhD student who teaches in a coaching institute, and an MCA degree holder.

India uses drones for humanity, Pakistan for dropping explosives: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Singh, the Udhampur MP and MoS in the Prime Minister's Office, launched a drone Saturday to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to areas along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi govt to introduce bill in Lok Sabha Monday to repeal three contentious farm laws

Despite the prime minister's surprise announcement to repeal the bills, farmers' unions have announced that they will continue with their protest until their other demands are not met.
File photo of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal | Twitter

Delhi L-G asks hospitals to prepare to deal with any emergency as concerns grow over Omicron

Delhi Disaster Management Authority is likely to take a call on RT-PCR testing of international passengers and quarantining arrivals from countries where the variant has been found.

CAG rebukes Andhra government over ‘gross financial mismanagement’

In State Finances Audit Report for March 2020 tabled in AP assembly Friday, CAG observed govt needs to estimate resources 'more realistically', manage expenditure 'judiciously'.

Modi govt constitutes 5-member oversight committee to monitor Central Vista project

Former finance secretary Ratan P Watal has been appointed the chairman of the panel, which will submit its reports or recommendations to the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry.
National Investigation Agency | Twitter

NIA probes its own gallantry-awardee SP for ‘espionage, extortion’ in Khurram Parvez case

According to a NIA source, SP Arvind Digvijay Negi allegedly leaked sensitive information to Khurram Parvez, a J&K human rights activist booked under UAPA.
President Ram Nath Kovind (file photo) | Facebook

President Kovind calls upon judges to ‘exercise utmost discretion’ inside courtroom

Addressing a Constitution Day valedictory function, Kovind said in Indian tradition, judges are imagined as model of rectitude more akin to 'sthitpragya' (a person of steady wisdom).
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait riding a tractor during the ongoing dharna of farmers near Madhuban Bapudham in Ghaziabad, on 24 November 2021 | Representational image | ANI photo

Samyukt Kisan Morcha suspends tractor march to Parliament slated for 29 Nov

Farmer unions’ body says it has written to PM Modi asking to withdraw cases against farmers and suspend MoS Ajay Mishra. Reply is awaited and SKM will meet again on 4 December.

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A Fabindia store in Delhi | J. Miers | Wikimedia Commons

Not Jashn-e-Riwaaz, real problem is in Fabindia’s casteist Bana and Rajwada collection

Fabindia’s Rajwada and Bana clothes and jewellery bring back memories for oppressed castes in Rajasthan, and not good ones.

Paytm records quarterly loss of Rs 474 crore, expenses rise to Rs 1,600 crore

This is the first earnings report since Paytm's stock tumbled after IPO launch. Parent firm One97's income and revenues rose compared to same time last year, but so did expenses.


Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.