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Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination conducted in four states

India has concluded a two-day dry run to check preparedness for large-scale dissemination of Covid-19 vaccination across the country. The union ministry of health & family welfare conducted the dry run for “activities enta

Story of an incredible political jugalbandi, with all colour and drama

Jugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi By Vinay Sitapati Penguin Random House, xiv+410 pages, Rs 799 The love and respect India has for the first prime minister, Pandit Jawahlal Nehru, had largely re

How Gita can help you address challenges of life

Finding Meaning in Life with the Bhagavad Gita By Neema Majumdar, Nandini Mirani & Saloni Jhaveri Aleph, xv+152 pages, Rs 399 Neema Majumdar, Nandini Mirani and Saloni Jhaveri, all

India gears up for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The central government is gearing up for the roll out of Covid-19 vaccine across India. As the vaccine administrators will play an important role in the process, training of trainers and those who shall administer the vaccine has been taken up acr

More Sundays than working days in Parliament: SP spokesperson

Coming down heavily on the NDA government for ignoring parliamentary processes, Ghanshyam Tiwari, national spokesperson, Samajwadi Party, has said that there have been more Sundays than working days in parliament during the past seven years. 

FM concludes pre-budget meets

Union minister for finance & corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday chaired the last of a series of pre-budget consultation meetings for the union budget 2021-22, interacting via virtual mode with 170 representatives of nine stakeho

Mumbai on guard against new strain of Coronavirus

As a new strain of the Novel Coronavirus, several times more contagious, has started spreading rapidly in the UK, India wasted no time in responding to the threat, as it suspended the flights from that country till the yearend. Maharashtra, among

Mumbai Coastal Road project makes progress

In line with its plans, 17% of work on the Mumbai Coastal Road, the Maharashtra government’s ambitious infrastructure project to decongest traffic movement in the megacity, has been completed.   Municipal commissioner Iqba

Judicial reforms must ensure speedy, timely justice: Gaurav Bhatia

Expressing regret over long trials of court cases in India and acknowledging that the justice delivery system in the country needs reforms, Gaurav Bhatia, BJP national spokesperson, has said that the justice delivery system needs a revolution in t

How RBI officer Giridharan wrote his debut mystery

The first mystery about the mystery writer R Giridharan is this: how does he manage to accomplish much in the same 24 hours? He, as the publishers’ note says, “churns out murder mysteries both in the form of books and screenplays&rdquo

Viewers smart to figure out if a media house is agenda-driven: Smita Prakash

The media in our country is largely owned by industrialists and is used as a tool to wield power to further their business interests, says Smita Prakash, editor of the news agency ANI, adding that viewers are smart to figure out if a media house i

‘2020 UN Population Award’ for HelpAge India

HelpAge India has become the first Indian non-profit to win the ‘2020 UN Population Award’ in the institutional category for raising awareness and devising solutions to the issues faced by  the elderly population for the past four

India’s active caseload drops to July level

India’s total active caseload of Covid-19 showed a significant drop on Friday and touched the level of mid-July, as the number of new cases continued to decline. The active caseload stands at 3,63,749 – the lowest after 146 day

PM lays foundation stone of new parliament building

Laying the foundation stone of the new parliament building on Thursday, prime minister Narendra Modi said it is an intrinsic part of the vision of ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ and will be a landmark opportunity to build a ‘peoples&rsquo

“‘Cultivate the timeless’, is something I wish to suggest to you”

Ramchandra Gandhi: Talks and Writings Edited by A. Raghuramaraju Orient BlackSwan, xxxiv+274 pages, Rs 995 Epithets like ‘maverick’ were coined precisely for people like Ramcha

How Fahmidaben found her voice – and helped her neighbours

Fahmidaben’s father was a labourer and mother a maid. She had three sisters and one brother. When the gas tragedy struck Bhopal in 1984, the family was among those affected. When a gas tank burst, they too were among those who had to run for

“Self-built, incremental housing by people themselves should be encouraged”

Home. One word with so many connotations. For urban poor women, shelter is the answer to a wide range of problems, and the single solution to a better future. For the women working in the informal sector, as maids or street vendors, the living pla

A drop of blood is enough for test: BARC CEO defends sample size

Countering the criticism of a minuscule sample size for TV audience measurement to gauge the viewership taste of a large Indian population, Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India CEO Sunil Lulla has said that only a drop of blood is enou

Who were braver – the British Indian Army or the INA soldiers?

THE VANISHING OF SUBHASH BOSE: THE MYSTERY UNLOCKED By Rajesh Talwar Kapaz Publications, 209 pages, Rs 250 The fate of Subhash Chandra Bose has long been an enigma. Now that the government has de

Covid-19: Detailed guidelines issued for markets

During the festive season, the marketplaces attracted large crowds and thus emerged as the key sources of infection spread. Taking note of the phenomenon, the health ministry on Wednesday issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) on the preventi

Visionary Talk with Dr Ramakanta Panda, VC & MD Asian Heart Institute





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