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Parliament Winter Session : Opposition Leaders Protest Against MPs' Suspension

December 1, 2021
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Twelve opposition MPs from Rajya Sabha have been suspended from parliament's Winter Session and the opposition has condemned the suspension, saying it is against the rules. The list of suspended MPs includes Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai, Trinamool Congress's Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri CPM's Elamaram | Read more|

China’s silence on peng shuai shows the limits of Beijing’s propaganda

December 1, 2021
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When Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accused a former top leader of sexual assault in November, authorities turned to a tried-and-true strategy. At home, the country’s censors scrubbed away any mention of the allegations. Abroad, a few state-affiliated journalists focused narrowly on trying to quash concerns about Pen | Read more|

"Mr PM, Please Stop International Flights": Arvind Kejriwal On Omicron

November 30, 2021
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India delayed the curbs on international flights when the first Covid wave had hit the country last year, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted this morning in a sharp reminder to the central government amid a scare over 'Omicron' - a new variant that has been found in at least 13 countries. In a stark warning o | Read more|

What Elon Musk Said To A Tweet On Parag Agrawal, Other Indian Tech CEOs

November 30, 2021
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday gave a shout out to Indian talent in America after Parag Agrawal was appointed the chief executive officer of Twitter. "USA benefits greatly from Indian talent!" Mr Musk said in a tweet. The entrepreneur was replying to a tweet on how Indian-origin persons are now at the helm of some of th | Read more|

Admiral R Hari Kumar Takes Charge As New Chief Of Naval Staff

November 30, 2021
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Admiral R Hari Kumar on Tuesday took charge as the new chief of Naval Staff (CNS) and received a guard of honour at the South Block lawns in Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, CNS Kumar said, "It is a matter of great honour for me to take charge as the Chief of Naval Staff. Indian navy focus would be on national security | Read more|

Maharashtra Old Age Home Now Containment Zone After 67 Test Covid +ve

November 29, 2021
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Sixty seven residents, 62 of them fully vaccinated, of an old age home in Maharashtra's Thane have tested positive for coronavirus, said officials amid concerns over a new COVID-19 variant that has set off alarm bells across the world. The area has now been declared a containment zone. | Read more|

Japan To Ban Foreign Arrivals Over New Covid Variant, Says Prime Minister

November 29, 2021
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Japan will reinstate tough border measures, barring all new foreign arrivals over the Omicron Covid variant, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Monday, just weeks after a softening of strict entry rules. "We will ban the (new) entry of foreigners from around the world starting from November 30th," Kishida told repo | Read more|

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives Conduct Joint Exercise On Maritime Security

November 28, 2021
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A two-day trilateral maritime drill conducted by the coast guards of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives to bolster security in the Indian Ocean, enhance mutual operational capability and exercise interoperability between these three countries culminated in the Maldives on Sunday, the Indian High Commission said. | Read more|

India's December 15 International Flight Restart Under Review

November 28, 2021
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India might hit the brakes on resuming commercial international flights following an outbreak of the new COVID-19 variant of concern 'Omicron' in some countries. The decision, however, will have no impact on air bubbles that are operating as of now, officials have said. | Read more|

Schools Closed In Chennai, 6 Other Tamil Nadu Districts Tomorrow For Rain

November 28, 2021
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Schools and colleges in seven districts of Tamil Nadu, including Tirunelveli in state capital Chennai, will be closed tomorrow in anticipation of heavy rains. The India Meteorological Department forecasts "very heavy" rainfall in Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts tomorrow and "heavy" rainfall in Ramanathapuram an | Read more|

Test international travellers, focus on genome sequencing, Centre tells states

November 28, 2021
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With WHO having classified Omicron as a variant of concern, the Health Ministry has directed the states to review the detailed travel history of passengers arriving via international flights and to absolutely ensure that travellers from “at-risk” countries are tested. All samples which test Covid-positive should be | Read more|

PM's Meeting Today On Covid Amid Concerns Over New Strain Omicron

November 27, 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting top officials to review the COVID-19 and vaccination situation in the country. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba; PK Mishra, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister; Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan; Dr VK Paul, the chief of the country's Covid task force, are at the meeting, ac | Read more|

What defection of 12 Meghalaya MLAs means for Congress & Trinamool

November 27, 2021
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The recent defection of 12 of the 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya, led by former chief minister Mukul Sangma, marks the erosion of the Congress in yet another state. The party will lose the position of main opposition in Meghalaya once these MLAs join the Trinamool Congress. | Read more|

"Farm Laws Cancelled, Please Go Home": Agriculture Minister To Farmers

November 27, 2021
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday, two days ahead of a bill to repeal the three farm laws comes up in the Parliament, urged farmers to end their agitation. "After the announcement of the repeal of the three farm laws, there is no point in continuing farmers' agitation. I urge farmers to end th | Read more|