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SC adjourns hearing on Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots

A top court bench said the matter would be listed after two weeks as the petitioner has circulated a letter seeking adjournment in the case.
Representational image. | A file photo of a UPEIDA board meeting. | Photo: Twitter/@upeidaofficial

67 MoUs, 22 deals signed, 17 given land — UP defence corridor project racing after 2 years

Response from foreign manufacturers has been lukewarm. But three big names including Tata Technologies have lined up to invest.
Covid

PM Modi suggested focusing on micro containment zones, says Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

Karnataka has seen a spike in Covid cases since the beginning of this month and is reporting nearly 7,000 fresh cases per day for the last couple of days.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi says ‘Tika Utsav’ vaccination drive beginning of India’s second big war on Covid

As the four-day Covid vaccination drive took off, the prime minister said elderly people or those without much knowledge about the vaccine should be helped.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with chief ministers on the Covid-19 situation, in New Delhi on 8 April 2021. | Photo: ANI

We defeated Covid once without a vaccine, important to test, track, treat: PM Modi tells CMs

The PM called for a vaccine festival between 11 and 14 April to raise awareness. He also blamed people for becoming casual due to fatigue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan PM Yoshihide Suga | Twitter

Indo-Pacific, Quad & China on the table as Japan PM Suga set to make first India trip

Suga is also expected to push PM Modi for holding an 'early and in-person' Quad Summit on the sidelines of G-7 Summit in UK in June where India will be a special guest.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and PM Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, on 7 April, 2021 | PTI

John Kerry meets PM Modi, discusses issues relating to climate & Climate Leaders’ Summit

Kerry also held separate meetings with EAM Jaishankar and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday focusing on issues relating to global climate action.

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls PM Modi an icon of secularism

The Minority Affairs Minister also claimed that Muslims' 'strong support' for the for Prime Minister is visible in the assembly elections and slowly they are aligning with the BJP.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs high-level meet to review Covid situation, vaccine drive as cases spike

According to PTI sources, top officials including cabinet secretary, principal secretary to the prime minister, health secretary, and NITI Aayog member Vinod Paul, attended the meeting.
PM Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in support of his party candidates ahead of the 3rd phase of West Bengal assembly polls in Hooghly district, on 3 April 2021 | PTI

Mamata’s ‘obstructionist mindset’ deprived Bengal of jobs & industries, alleges PM Modi

The PM also said the TMC supremo hurt people's self-respect by claiming they are attending BJP rallies after taking money, and mocked her for frequent criticism of the EVM and EC.

On Camera

Deserted road at Marine drive as Maharashtra govt announced weekend lockdown due to surge in Covid cases in Mumbai on 10 April, 2021 | PTI

Deserted roads bring back nightmare of demand slump for Indian fuel companies

It’s an ominous sign for India, where fuel consumption still hasn’t fully recovered from last year’s national lockdown that saw oil demand fall to the lowest since 2007.

Defence

Representational image. | A file photo of a UPEIDA board meeting. | Photo: Twitter/@upeidaofficial

67 MoUs, 22 deals signed, 17 given land — UP defence corridor project racing after 2 years

Response from foreign manufacturers has been lukewarm. But three big names including Tata Technologies have lined up to invest.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.