New Delhi, Apr 12: India hit a new coronavirus infection record with 1,68,912 new cases, the highest single-day rise so far, taking the total tally of cases to 1,35,27,717, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
New Delhi, Mar 18: Rolling out of the new National Education Policy (NEP) would not be delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Mar 18: Over 42,000 government schools across the country do not have drinking water facilities, while more than 15,000 schools have no toilets, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Mar 12: The Delhi High Court Friday refused to postpone Delhi Higher Judicial Service Main Examination-2019, scheduled on March 13-14, till the COVID-19 vaccination drive is complete for lawyers.
Srinagar, Mar 1: Thousands of students returned to classrooms on Monday as schools in Kashmir reopened for classes 9 to 12 after remaining closed for almost a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The students attended school for the first time since March 9 last year.
New Delhi, Feb 25: Various private schools in the national capital plan to promote students upto class 8 or assess them on the basis of projects and assignments through the year in view of continuing closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi, Feb 11: The Central Board of Secondary Education has directed schools under it to take steps to identify and resolve learning gaps, and then conduct examinations for Classes 9 and 11 by following COVID-19 safety protocols.
Jammu, October 15: Nizamia Education Group (NEG) formally started counselling process for students eligible for free education under Nizamia Scholarship in Jammu.
New Delhi, September 27: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) announced on Sunday that entrance tests for admission to 126 undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes will commence from October 10.
New Delhi, Sep 22: The Union Home Ministry has sought applications from the spouse and children of victims of terrorist attacks for pursuing MBBS and BDS courses in medical and dental colleges under the central pool.
Jammu, September 21: To sensitize Principals/ Headmasters and staff members about the various guidelines and processes related to reopening of schools, the Directorate of School Education Jammu in collaboration with Bharti Foundation organized a webinar, here today.
Mumbai, Apr 12: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday blamed the Centre for the rise in coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab.
Pune, Apr 12: Stating that people lose their jobs when a lockdown is imposed, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Monday alleged the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is not serious about providing any financial aid to the vulnerable sections.
Bardhaman (WB), Apr 12: Drawing a cricket analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the people of Bengal have hit so many fours and sixes in the first four phases of the assembly polls that the BJP has already completed its century and the TMC is on course to being wiped out.
New Delhi, Apr 12: Batting for coronavirus vaccine for all, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it is the need of the country as everyone has the right to a safe life.
New Delhi, Apr 5: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the operation against naxals in Chhattisgarh, in which 22 security personnel were killed, was "incompetently" executed and "poorly designed".
"Our jawans are not cannon fodder to be martyred at will," Gandhi said on Twitter.
Mumbai, Mar 26: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said that "some people in Delhi" are preparing to form UPA-II, which is why the existing UPA needs to be strengthened if the opposition is to fight the BJP.
New Delhi, Mar 26: Protesters squatted on railway tracks at 44 locations across Punjab and Haryana on Friday as part of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions protesting against agri laws, leading to disruption of rail traffic.
New Delhi, Mar 25: NCP leader Supriya Sule met interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday amid the ongoing turmoil in Maharashtra following corruption allegations levelled against the state home minister.
New Delhi, Mar 23: Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Sourabh Bharadwaj on Tuesday said that if the BJP made the minimum age of buying liquor 25 years in party-ruled states, then the AAP would increase it to 30 years in Delhi.
Mumbai, Mar 23: Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday claimed that NCP chief Sharad Pawar was not briefed properly on Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's whereabouts after he was tested COVID-19 positive.
Mumbai, Mar 22: Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh's corruption allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh pertain to a period when he was hospitalised and hence the question of his resignation does not arise, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Monday.
Mumbai, Apr 5: The coronavirus pandemic seems to have hit the Hindi film industry hard with actors Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar among the growing number of Bollywood celebrities to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Mumbai, Apr 5: Singer Abhijeet Sawant on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and urged his fans to take precautions amid the rising coronavirus cases in India.
New Delhi, Mar 23: The season of sports-based movies is here once again and legendary athlete Milkha Singh says the rising trend of films in the genre is a positive development that will inspire youth for years to come.
Mumbai, Mar 23: Telugu movie "Jersey" receiving two National Awards has put "extra pressure" on Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, who will be seen in the film's upcoming Hindi remake.
Mumbai, Mar 22: Noted writer-filmmaker Sagar Sarhadi, known for films like "Kabhi Kabhie", "Silsila", and "Bazaar", passed away late Sunday night following a brief illness. He was 88.
Mumbai, Mar 17: John Abraham is packing a punch with three theatrical releases this year, most recent being gangster drama "Mumbai Saga", and the actor-producer says he will "always" choose the big screen over streamers.
Mumbai, Mar 15: Bollywood superstar-producer Aamir Khan on Monday announced that he has decided to leave social media, adding that updates about his future projects will be available on his production banner's official account.
Mumbai, Mar 15: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday said it has filed a police case against a Bollywood actor for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines.
Mumbai, Mar 13: Superstar Salman Khan on Saturday announced that his much-anticipated film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will arrive in cinema halls on May 13.
Khan had in January said that the film will hit theatres during Eid this year, but an exact release date wasn't announced.
Mumbai, Mar 12: Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures' epic adventure "Godzilla Vs Kong" will now hit the theatres in India on March 24.
The much-anticipated film, directed by Adam Wingard, was earlier scheduled to bow out on March 26.
Mumbai, Mar 9: Actor Ranbir Kapoor has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under self quarantine, his actor-mother Neetu Kapoor said on Tuesday.
In an Instagram post, the veteran actor said Ranbir was recovering well.
Dubai: On a high after an impressive 1-1 draw against a fancied Oman, India are pitted against the formidable United Arab Emirates in their second football friendly here on Monday, with head coach Igor Stimac again set to experiment with a fresh set of rookies.
Pune, Mar 26: KL Rahul's perfectly executed hundred coupled with Rishabh Pant's aggressive 77 off just 40 balls propelled India to an imposing 336/6 in the second ODI against England here on Friday.
Wellington, Mar 26: Maiden centuries to Devon Conway and allrounder Daryl Mitchell lifted New Zealand to a 164-run win over Bangladesh in the third one-day cricket international Friday and a 3-0 sweep of the series.
New Delhi, Mar 25: Newcomers Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have capitalised on the opportunities to deserve a place in India's T20 World Cup squad later this year, said former India batsman VVS Laxman.
Pune, Mar 23: Invited to bat, India scored 317 for 5 in the first ODI against England here on Tuesday.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with a 98 while captain Virat Kohli (56), KL Rahul (62 not out) and debutant Krunal Pandya (58 not out) struck half centuries in a solid battig performance.
Pune, Mar 22: England captain Eoin Morgan on Monday said the upcoming three-match ODI series against India would be an opportunity for the fringe players to push their case for the T20 World Cup as 50-over format also throws up situations similar to T20 cricket.
Lucknow, Mar 22: The series already out of their grasp, Indian women would look to avoid a whitewash and end it on a positive note when they take on South Africa in the third and final T20 International here on Tuesday.
Pune, Mar 22: Struggling opener Shikhar Dhawan will be the focus in a spoilt-for-choice Indian team when it takes on world champion England in a three-match ODI series starting here on Tuesday with the visitors eyeing a positive end to their tour after Test and T20 debacles.
New Delhi, Mar 22: India's Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan produced some excellent shooting to comfortably claim the gold medal in the 10m mixed air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup here on Monday.
New Delhi, Mar 19: Tokyo Olympics quota holder Divyansh Singh Panwar and Arjun Babuta qualified for the men's 10m air rifle final on the opening day of the ISSF World Cup here on Friday.
In the 60-shot qualification, the 18-year-old Panwar finished sixth with a total of 629.
New Delhi, Mar 18: Seasoned Indian rifleman Sanjeev Rajput on Thursday said the Delhi World Cup could act as a perfect testing ground for shooters before the Tokyo Olympics as they return to top-flight competition after more than a year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Birmingham, Mar 18: Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen progressed to his maiden quarterfinals at the prestigious All England Championships but it was curtains for compatriot HS Prannoy after he went down in straight games in the men's singles second round here on Thursday.
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New Delhi, Apr 12: India has surpassed Brazil to record the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1,35,27,717, as a record 1,68,912 new infections were reported in a day.
New Delhi, Apr 12: Three judges of the Delhi High Court have tested COVID-19 positive and are isolating at their residences, according to court sources.
New Delhi, Apr 5: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will on Tuesday hold a meeting with health ministers of 11 states and Union Territories, which has been witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases, to review the situation there.
New Delhi, Apr 5: Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers on Thursday to discuss the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination drive, sources said Monday.
New Delhi, Mar 25: The need for increasing the maximum age limit for recruitment to various categories of posts under the central government, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in the country, does not arise, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
Chandigarh, Mar 23: Eighty-one per cent of the 401 samples sent by the government for genome sequencing have tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday, asking the Centre to widen the vaccination net to cover those younger than 60.
Chandigarh, Mar 19: Amid a surge in coronavirus cases in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a slew of restrictions beginning Saturday which include closing of all educational institutions till month-end and curbs on cinema and mall capacities.
New Delhi, Mar 19: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urged the Members of Parliament on Friday to remain extra careful and strictly follow the coronavirus-related guidelines in the wake of rise in the number of cases in some states.
Chandigarh, Mar 18: Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced a two-hour extension in the night curfew in the state's nine worst-affected districts.
New Delhi, Mar 17: The average of COVID-19 vaccine wastage in India is 6.5 per cent, with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh recording 17.6 and 11.6 per cent wastage respectively, the Centre said on Wednesday as it called for optimal utilisation of the jabs.
Geneva, Mar 17: The World Health Organization reported there was a 10 per cent rise in new coronavirus cases globally last week, driven by surges in the Americas and Europe.
New Delhi, Mar 15: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the Centre on a plea seeking to include people suffering from mental illness in the list of specified comorbidities that will help them get the COVID-19 vaccine on priority basis.
Islamabad, Mar 26: Pakistan on Friday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometres, the Army said.
Bengaluru, Mar 21: India needs to strive towards mastering reusable rocket technology, give thrust to global marketing, and learn from SpaceX founder Elon Musk's business model to tap full potential in the space field, eminent space scientist G Madhavan Nair has advocated.
New Delhi, Mar 11: An efficient, low-cost, nano-filtration-based technology developed by the Centre for Technological Excellence in Water Purification (CTEWP) housed in IIT, Kharagpur has ensured access to safe and clean drinking water free of heavy metals.
New Delhi, Mar 5: The DRDO said it successfully carried out a flight test of its solid fuel-ducted ramjet (SFDR) missile propulsion system on Friday morning at the Chandipur test range in Odisha.
Bengaluru, Mar 4: Close on the heels of the launch of a Brazilian satellite by ISRO, India and Italy have decided to explore opportunities in the field of earth observation, space science and robotic and human exploration.
New Delhi, Mar 2: Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it has picked up radiowaves worth Rs 18,699 crore in just-concluded auction, while rival Vodafone Idea said spectrum acquired by it in five circles will help boost 4G coverage and capacity.
The auction, which put on offer a total of 2308.
Bengaluru, Feb 25: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday completed launch rehearsal of the PSLV-C51 mission slated for February 28.
New Delhi, Feb 25: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) on Thursday asked Google to compensate Indian newspapers for using their content and insisted that the global search giant increase the publisher share of advertising revenue to 85 per cent.
New Delhi, Feb 19: As NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars in the early hours of Friday to look for signs of past life, ISRO's next mission to the Red Planet is likely to be an orbiter.
Beijing, Feb 15: China's Tianwen-1 probe on Monday performed an orbital manoeuvre around Mars, days after it successfully entered the orbit around the red planet capping a nearly seven-month voyage from Earth.
New Delhi, Feb 15: The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and WhatsApp within four weeks on a fresh plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users of the messaging app.
New Delhi, Apr 12: Gold prices fell Rs 57 to Rs 46,070 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday following weak global cues, according to HDFC Securities.
In the previous trade, the precious metal had closed at Rs 46,127 per 10 gram.
Mumbai, Apr 12: Equity benchmark Sensex plummeted 1,708 points on Monday following an across-the-board selloff as spiking COVID-19 cases in the country spooked investors.
The 30-share BSE index sank 1,707.94 points or 3.44 per cent to end at 47,883.38.
Mumbai, Apr 12: The rupee fell for the sixth straight session and settled 32 paise down at 75.05 (provisional) against the US dollar on Monday amid a lacklustre trend in the domestic equities ahead of the release of key macro-economic data.
Mumbai, Apr 5: Equity benchmark Sensex tanked 871 points on Monday, dragged by a selloff in financial stocks as spiking COVID-19 cases spooked investors and fanned concerns over economic recovery.
Mumbai, Apr 5: The rupee declined by 18 paise to close at 73.30 (provisional) against the US currency on Monday on strong American currency and risk aversion in the domestic market amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases.
New Delhi, Apr 5: India's manufacturing sector activities lost further growth momentum and fell to a seven-month low in March as demand was constrained by the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, a monthly survey said on Monday.
Jerusalem/Dubai, Apr 5: The trilateral trade between India, Israel and the UAE can propel to a high of USD 110 billion by 2030 by tapping into their mutual strengths, top diplomats and members of the business community have said.
Mumbai, Mar 26: Equity indices ratcheted higher on Friday after two sessions of heavy losses as investors snapped up recently-battered banking and finance stocks in lockstep with a rebound in global markets.
A recovering rupee also bolstered market sentiment, traders said.
Mumbai, Mar 26: The rupee snapped its three-day losing streak and closed 11 paise higher at 72.51 against the US dollar on Friday, supported by positive domestic equities and weakening of the American currency in the overseas market.
At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 72.
Mumbai, Mar 25: The Reserve Bank has "major concerns" on the cryptocurrencies traded in the market and has conveyed the same to the government, its governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said.
Mumbai, Mar 25: The rising COVID-19 infections across the country are a matter of concern, but it may not impact the ongoing economic revival as one does not foresee lockdowns, Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday.
Mumbai, Mar 25: The Indian rupee furthered its loss by another 7 paise to 72.62 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday amid growing concerns over surging coronavirus cases in India and some other parts of the world.