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How much time do you spend talking on phone?

How much time do Indians spend talking on phone? It is on average 761 minutes per month, according to a new report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The telecom regulator released its report, titled ‘The

“Developing public health infrastructure key to sustainable healthcare for all”

Renowned cardiologist Dr Ramakanta Panda has said that the pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of existing healthcare systems and it is wrong to draw comparisons with Korea, a country with the population equal to that of a single Indian state.

SC-appointed panel on farm laws holds first meet

The committee of experts appointed by the supreme court to deliberate with the stakeholders on the new farm laws held its first meeting here Tuesday, with one of its members saying that all stakeholders, including individual farmers, will be heard

India’s glitch-free vaccination gathers pace

The nationwide vaccination campaign launched Saturday, the largest such exercise in the world, has started setting new benchmarks, with vaccines administered to 2,24,301 beneficiaries in the first two days. “India has vaccinat

Maharashtra to spend Rs 2,500 crore to augment, develop power infrastructure

The Maharashtra government has announced a spending of Rs 2,500 crore annually to develop infrastructure of state-owned distribution company Mahavitaran (MSEDCL).   Out of the total amount, Rs 1,500 crore will be spent on energi

Launched: Largest vaccination drive in history

India on Saturday began the massive vaccination drive against Covid-19, as prime minister Narendra Modi paid tributes the ‘corona warriors’. “Such a vaccination drive at such a massive scale was never conducted in

"TV not in business of news; it is in the business of polarisation”

Television news these days has a loose relationship with truth, says senior journalist, columnist and author Vir Sanghvi, adding that it is not telling the truth and polarising opinions. In a live webcast with Kailashnath Adhikari,

How the colonial rulers combated “this insidious and growing danger” of dust and smoke

Dust and Smoke: Air Pollution and Colonial Urbanism: India, c. 1860-1940 By Awadhendra Sharan Orient BlackS

“Proposed power amendments anti- people, favor licensees”

Maharashtra Veej Grahak Sanghatana, a state-level coordination committee of industrial associations and power consumers, has approached the state government for urgent intervention on key concerns after Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commissio

Uddhav inaugurates largest tunnel boring machine for Mumbai Coastal Road

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has launched the largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the Mumbai Coastal Road project at Priyadarshini Park, in Malabar Hill area of South Mumbai. Called Mavala, the TBM having the larg

JNU as a state of mind

JNU Stories:  The First 50 years Edited by Neeladri Bhattacharya, Kunal Chakrabarti, S. Gunasekaran, Janaki Nair and Joy L. K. Pachuau Aelph / xl + 468 pages / Rs 999 Many love it, some h

Focus on core business: Jumboking founder Dheeraj Gupta

Dheeraj Gupta, founder of the home-grown vada pav brand Jumboking, says it is important to believe in your core business, remain focused and become business specialists rather than generalists. “From day one we were sure of th

Mumbai air ‘very poor’, activist calls for tackling individual sources

On the New Year’s day, Mumbai, India’s financial capital, recorded the second worst air quality index (AQI) since 2016. On Thursday it worsened and dropped to `very poor` category. Pointing this out, city-based anti-poll

MP, AP first states to win rewards of reforms

Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have become the first group of states to complete three out of the four citizen-centric reforms stipulated by the department of expenditure, ministry of finance. The two states have completed the One Nation, One R

Six years of a cleaner, greener and brighter India, with UJALA, SLNP

About 36.69 crore LED bulbs have been distributed among households across India under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme, whereas under the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) 1.14 crore LED streetlights have been dist

India’s cumulative recoveries inch closer to 1-crore mark

India’s active caseload, which has been decreasing continuously, stands at 2,31,036 on Tuesday, constituting only 2.23% of total positive cases so far. The cumulative recoveries have inched closer to the 1 crore mark. This is

Section of media intend to sabotage army: Major General (retd) GD Bakshi

Coming down heavily on section of media for what he called irresponsible reporting on the Indian army, Major General (retd) GD Bakshi has said that they intend to sabotage the army. The decorated, former army officer said that when

OTT a game-changer for entertainment industry: Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi, who has won critical acclaim for his role as Harshad Mehta, the stockbroker whose involvement in the 1992 securities scam made him infamous as a market manipulator, in the web series, ‘Scam 92: The Harshad Mehta Story’ h

India ends the year with record high recovery rate

For India, the annus horribilis ends on a note of optimism, as the nation crossed a significant milestone in its fight against Covid-19, with the recovery rate crossing 96% on Thursday. The total recovered cases have crossed 98.6 la

Vaccine rollout: Nationwide dry run on Saturday

With the objective of gearing up for the rollout of Covid-19 vaccine across the country, the central government has asked all states and UTs to ensure effective preparedness. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday chaire

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