Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

On farm laws, Pb farmers want talks with Union agri minister, reject secy’s invite

Chandigarh, Oct 7 (PTI) Punjab's several farmers' bodies on Wednesday rejected the Union agriculture department's invitation for a meeting over the new farm laws,...

Social media empowers movements but can also lead to highly polarised environments: SC

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that though social media platforms have empowered movements but at the same time...

Welfare of nation, poor is paramount for me and will always be so: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI): As he entered his 20th year as head of an elected government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said...

PM Modi calls Cabinet nod to natural gas marketing reforms ‘futuristic’

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI): Asserting that India is moving ahead on the path of futuristic reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed...

Ladakh to get more than 6th schedule benefits under Modi govt: Thakur

Leh, Oct 7 (PTI): Allaying Ladakhis' fear of losing jobs and land, Union minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday asserted that the Centre would provide...

Over 90% families have electricity meters, billed regularly: CEEW study

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI): As many as 93 per cent of families have metered electricity connections and 91 per cent of households are...

Govt ensured higher crop procurement during Covid pandemic: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI): Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the government ensured higher crop procurement during COVID-19 pandemic, which is an...

Assam govt will increase forest cover by additional 2,000 sq km: Sonowal

Guwahati, Oct 7 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said the government will increase the forest cover in the state by an...

No free COVID-19 test in Meghalaya from Oct 16

Shillong, Oct 7 (PTI) With the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) withdrawing subsidy on testing kits, the Meghalaya government has announced that COVID-19...

Meghalaya reports 128 new COVID-19 cases, tally 7,165

Shillong, Oct 7 (PTI) At least 128 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Wednesday, pushing the tally to 7,165, a senior health...

Meghalaya govt to seek feedback from parents on reopening of schools

Shillong, Oct 7 (PTI) The Meghalaya government on Wednesday said it will seek feedback from parents before taking a final decision on reopening of...

People should not be under false impression about improvement in COVID-19 situation: Tripura HC

Agartala, Oct 7 (PTI) A division bench of the Tripura High Court has said people of the state shuld not be under any false...

Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally rises to 6,715

Kohima, Oct 7 (PTI) At least 53 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Wednesday, pushing the coronavirus caseload in the state...

Sikkim reports 18 COVID-19 cases, 2 fatalities

Gangtok, Oct 7 (PTI) Sikkim reported 18 new COVID-19 cases, taking the coronavirus tally in the Himalayan state to 3,236 on Wednesday, an official...

Messi, Neymar aim for World Cup qualifying amid pandemic

Sao Paulo, Oct 7 (AP) Lionel Messi and Neymar return to national team duty this week to launch World Cup qualifying campaigns that the...

Kvitova reaches her 2nd French Open semifinal

Paris, Oct 7 (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova overcame some potentially costly double-faults to beat 66th-ranked Laura Siegemund 6-3, 6-3 and reach the...

Rohan Jaitley files nomination for DDCA president’s post, vows to curb “unnecessary expenses”

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) Late former finance minister Arun Jaitley's son Rohan is all set to become the next president of the Delhi...

J-K: DGP Dilbag Singh throws open sports festival ‘Jashan-e-Dal’

Srinagar, Oct 7 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Wednesday declared open the three-day water sports festival 'Jashan-e-Dal', being...

Team going in right direction: DC opener Shaw

Dubai, Oct 7 (PTI) Delhi Capitals' opener Prithvi Shaw on Wednesday said the team is headed in the right direction in its quest for...

Boxers to head to Europe for training next week; unwell Mary Kom to skip

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) India's Olympic-bound boxers, except for an indisposed M C Mary Kom and two others, will travel to Italy and...