Police survey Dantewada villages: ‘Do Naxals hold meetings? Do they stay here? Yes or No?’

Police in Dantewada have begun a periodic survey to ascertain the nature and level of the Maoist presence in villages of the district. The first ‘Panchayatwar Naxal Samvedanshilta ka Survey’ (Panchayat-wise Naxal Sensitivity Survey) was carried out in January this year, and again in July. Dantewada Police plan to get all 149 gram panchayats in […]

Rajya Sabha Pegasus ruckus: TMC lines up Opp MPs in defence of suspended Shantanu Sen

AT LEAST a dozen non-TMC Opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha are said to have offered to depose against Union Minister Hardeep Puri in defence of TMC MP Shantanu Sen who was suspended from the House for tearing up Union Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw’s statement on the Pegasus issue. On that day, July 22, there was […]


COVID-19 curfew in Goa extended till August 9

The Goa government on August 1 extended till August 9 the ongoing coronavirus-induced curfew in the State. The previous curfew deadline was scheduled to end on August 2. The administration issued the extension order, in which it said that all the COVID-19-related curbs will continue in the State and no fresh relaxation has been granted. […]

India, U.K. to conduct clinical trials of ‘Ashwagandha’ for promoting recovery from COVID-19

Clinical trials will be conducted on 2,000 people in three U.K. cities, says Ministry of Ayush The Ministry of Ayush has collaborated with the U.K.’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to conduct a study on ‘Ashwagandha’ for promoting recovery from COVID-19. A Ministry release said that the All India Institute of Ayurveda […]

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Millions across US at risk of eviction as coronavirus surges

Millions of people across the United States could be forced out of their homes after a nationwide moratorium on evictions expired at midnight on Saturday amid a spike in coronavirus infections. The expiration was a blow to President Joe Biden, who on Thursday made a last-ditch request to Congress to extend the 11-month ban on […]

US gymnast Biles withdraws from more Olympics finals

Biles was expected to be one of the headliners of the Tokyo Games in a bid for six gold medals. Simone Biles has withdrawn from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the US gymnast continued to wrestle with mental health issues. Biles had earlier stunned the Tokyo […]

Biden meets with Cuban Americans as US imposes new Cuba sanctions

The administration says it is considering a range of additional options including providing internet access to Cubans. The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba’s National Revolutionary Police and its top two officials, as the US looks to increase pressure on the communist government following this month’s protests on the island. The Police […]

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