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Singh’s allegation has merit: intelligence report had flagged corruption

The political crisis in Maharashtra is turning murkier. As former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has gone to the Supreme Court, seeking a CBI inquiry against home minister Anil Deshmukh, one of his contentions turns out to be well grou

Pandemic pushed 283 firms into insolvency process

As many as 283 firms were admitted into corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) between April and December last year, as the pandemic and lockdown came to hurt businesses. As per information from the Insolvency and Bankruptc

Pawar to take a call on Deshmukh

Amid political turmoil in Maharashtra over allegations made by the former Mumbai police chief, the ruling coalition allies met NCP chief Sharad Pawar late Sunday, leaving the fate of home minister Anil Deshmukh to in his hands.  

Testing mandatory in public places as Mumbai faces second wave

With Covid-19 infections on an upward spiral in the state of Maharashtra as well as the city of Mumbai, the BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has tightened testing rules instructing ward offices to meet daily set targets. Set

Music composers, artists must get fair share of royalty: Amaal Malik

Calling for protection of music authors’ royalties and rights, music composer and youth icon Amaal Malik has lamented that labels are not giving credits to original composers nor giving prominence to their names. During a liv

Vehicle Scrapping Policy is win-win for all: Gadkari

The new vehicle scrapping policy will present a win-win situation for all stakeholders, minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.   “The results of the policy will include aspects lik

Quick, decisive steps needed to prevent ‘second peak’: Modi

Amid the resurgence of daily numbers of new cases in a few states and fears of the ‘second wave’, prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the chief ministers to take quick and decisive steps, stressing on ramping up vaccination a

India’s air quality improves post-lockdown

Lockdowns following the outbreak of Covid-19 have been a blessing in disguise for air pollution around the world, and 63% India cities marked improvements over 2019. Still, air quality remains a concern in India as 22 of its cities feature among t

Daily new cases continue to spike in five states

In what looks like the building-up of a second wave of coronavirus infections in India, five states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu – continue to report a surge in the daily new cases of Covid-19, together acco

Has second wave begun in India?

India seems to be entering a second wave of Covid-19, with the rising numbers of daily new cases and the return of lockdown in Nagpur. The authorities are keeping a close watch, though there is no need to panic as the healthcare systems are better

Oppn leaders pushing Mumbai to second lockdown: Mayor

Blaming the opposition leaders for flouting Covid-19 norms and leading to a resurgence of infection in Mumbai, Mayor Kishori Pednekar has said that they are setting bad examples and pushing the city and Maharashtra state towards a second lockdown.

India crosses Covid-19 vaccination landmark

India has recorded a significant achievement in its countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive which was rolled out from January 16. As on Day-52 of the vaccination drive (March 8), 20,19,723 vaccine doses were given. Out of them, 17,15

Covid-hurt Maharashtra focuses on healthcare

Maharashtra, among the worst Covid-affected states, has allocated Rs 7,500 crore for construction and upgradation of health institutions over four years, and provided Rs. 5,000 crore for quality health services in the municipal councils and nagar

“New guidelines suppress digital, social media, and OTT platforms”

The government’s recent notification to regulate digital media is an attempt to suppress all social media platforms including digital news platforms, Dr. Shama Mohamed, Congress Spokesperson, has said. Only digital news platfo

Covaxin Phase 3 clinical trial shows 81% efficacy

India’s first indigenously produced Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, has shown an interim efficacy of 81% in Phase III trials for preventing the virus. Covaxin has been developed in India jointly by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) al

In Mumbai, 29 private hospitals join vaccination drive

In order to expand the vaccination drive, the centre has allowed 29 private hospitals in Mumbai not empanelled in central and state health schemes to be designated as Covid Vaccination Centres (CVC). After a virtual meeting with the

Spectrum auction concludes; response better than expected

India on Tuesday concluded the spectrum auction after a total of six rounds of bidding. The authorities described the response as better than expected, with total bids valued at Rs 77,814.80 crore. The quality of service and customer experience is

Social media guidelines: All you need to know about the change

Amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media, the government has framed ‘Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code’ after elaborate consultation with the public and sta

PLI scheme to boost IT hardware manufacturing

A production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme with a cost of Rs 7,350 crore over four years was approved by the union cabinet Wednesday, aiming to boost domestic manufacturing and attract global investment in IT hardware like laptops, tablets, PCs an

Govt could’ve done more to support film industry: Ramesh Sippy

Lamenting the fact that the government has not done enough to uplift cinema halls badly affected by pandemic-induced lockdown and get back audiences to theatres, legendary filmmaker Ramesh Sippy has said that the film industry needs a revival pack

Visionary Talks with R P Singh, National Spokesperson, BJP



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