EPF rate at 8.10% for 2022, lowest in decades

March 12, 2022

The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation in its meeting in Guwahati has recommended 8.10 per cent interest rate for its subscribers for financial year 2021-22, two Board members told The Indian Express. | Read more|

Pentagon opens hotline with Russia

March 4, 2022

The US and Russian militaries have established a “deconfliction” line to prevent misunderstandings or accidents from escalating into a war between Moscow and NATO, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday. | Read more|

Health ministry flags Covid-19 concerns in 6 states, virus spreading rapidly

January 21, 2022

Highlighting that as many as 515 districts across the country have reported more than 5 percent positivity rate in the last one week, the health ministry Thursday said the third wave triggered by the highly-infectious Omicron variant has spread to almost all parts of the country. However, despite the surge, there has b | Read more|

Afghanistan crisis: Indian Embassy in Kabul to be evacuated

August 17, 2021

Amid escalating tensions in Afghanistan, India Tuesday said that it has decided to evacuate its embassy staff in Kabul. “In view of the prevailing circumstances, it has been decided that our Ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will move to India immediately,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a statement | Read more|

V K Singh LAC remark counters India position, China says trespass clear

February 9, 2021

A DAY after Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Gen V K Singh (retd) said that India has transgressed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) more often than the Chinese side based on perceptions, contradicting India’s official position, Beijing Monday claimed that the former Army Chief’s remark was an “un | Read more|

Himachal CM allocates portfolios to newly sworn-in ministers

August 1, 2020

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur allocated portfolios to the three newly sworn-in ministers while also making changes in the departments held by other members of his cabinet. Following the reshuffle on Friday, Rajiv Saizal was given the health and family welfare portfolio. The chief minister himself was i | Read more|

Health Ministry drafts rules to help COVID-19 patients access new drugs

June 8, 2020

Seeking to facilitate availability of experimental drugs for severely-ill COVID-19 patients, the Union Health Ministry has issued a draft notification for "compassionate use" of any unapproved drug that is in the phase-III clinical trial globally. The draft New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules stipulate manu | Read more|

Coronavirus: Cases Doubling Rate Slows To 7.5

April 20, 2020

The doubling rate of Coronavirus cases has slowed down, the government said today – going from 3.4 days before lockdown to 7.5 days. "Based on the last seven days, India's doubling rate has improved to 7.5%," senior health ministry official Lav Agarwal told the media today. | Read more|