Over 19,000 more frontline workers take vaccine in Telangana

Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Over 19,000 frontline workers in Telangana were administered Covid-19 vaccine on Monday. For the second day, vaccination was conducted across the state for frontline workers like police personnel, Municipal, Panchayat Raj Institutions, Revenue employees and personnel of central police forces. Out of 51,500 beneficiaries to be vaccinated on Monday, 19,923 or […]

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NDA’s reforms far superior than UPA’s policies, says CEA (IANS Exclusive)

By Rohit Vaid and Subhash NarayanNew Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Carrying out structural reforms with clear long-term growth objectives is the guiding principle of the Central government in dealing with a crisis, which is far superior to UPA government’s economic policies, Chief Economic Advisor K. Subramaniantold IANS. The CEA said that carrying out structural reforms […]

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ED probe sought against Mukul Deora’s alleged benami Swiss bank account over ‘The White Tiger’ funding

By Sanjeev Sharma and Sugandha RawalNew Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A complaint has been filed seeking a probe into Mukul Deora’s alleged benami entity and benamidar Swiss bank account, used for development funding the Netflix film, ‘The White Tiger’. The formal request for investigation was sent to Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the dealings of late […]

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‘India may miss 5G bus’: Parl panel lambasts lack of preparedness

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) As 5G dreams eludes Indians despite the government’s emphasis on technology and fifth generation connectivity, the Standing Committee on Information Technology has raised concerns that India “may miss the 5G bus” due to inadequate availability of spectrum, high spectrum prices, low fiberisation among others. Highlighting the concerns leading to the […]

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Adopt organic farming to keep ‘poison’ out of plates: Sri Sri Ravishankar

Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar on Monday said that India needs to adopt organic farming to keep ‘poison’ out of its plates. Inaugurating the annual five-day National Horticulture Fair 2021 organised by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru, Ravishankar Guruji said that the country must gradually adopt […]

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No place for any mafia in UP: Yogi

Ghazipur (UP), Feb 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday reiterated that there is no place for any mafia in the state and said that he has vowed to eliminate such elements. The Chief Minister, while addressing a programme in Ghazipur, said, “Our government is constantly moving towards wiping out the entire […]

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Telangana issues orders for 10% EWS quota

Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The Telangana government on Monday issued orders for implementation of 10 per cent reservations for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the state. The general administration department issued the Government Order (GO) for 10 per cent reservation to EWS into educational institutions and for initial appointments to posts in services under […]

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Confusion over what exactly caused U’khand flood: ICIMOD

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) There is still some confusion as to what exactly caused the flash flood that wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand on Sunday. The vulnerabilities are exacerbated by climate change with risks of glacial lake outbursts, Pema Gyamtsho, Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Kathmandu-based inter-governmental knowledge […]

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Greta Under Attack: ‘You have started using your well-earned bully pulpit to wade into political issues’

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) International child rights activist Greta Thunberg has come under attack for using her “bully pulpit” to wade into political issues, such as the farmers’ protest in India. Mohinder Gulati, Former Chief Operating Officer, United Nations Sustainable Energy for All, has written a letter to Thunberg, which is also marked to […]

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Class 10 student kidnapped in Bihar

Patna, Feb 8 (IANS) A Class 10 student of Bihar’s Gopalganj district was allegedly kidnapped by some unidentified men on Monday. The kidnappers demanded Rs 10 lakh ransom from his family. The victim’s grandfather Bacheswar Singh is a prominent homeopathic doctor and his father Manoj Kumar is a businessman in the district. The incident occurred […]

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BBL 10 most-watched tournament in league history

Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) The recently-concluded 10th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) was the most-watched tournament in league’s history, Cricket Australia informed on Monday. An average audience of over 1.4 million watched the Sydney Sixers claim their third BBL title in thrilling fashion over the Perth Scorchers on Saturday night across Seven, Foxtel […]

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Democrats to unveil $3,000 child benefit

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) As part of US President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, Democrats will on Monday unveil a $3,000 child benefit legislation, according to a media report. In a statement to CNN on Sunday, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal said: “The pandemic is driving families deeper and […]

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Behind Rihanna’s tweet on farmers stir hangs shadow of George Soros, Bilderberg Group

By Atul AnejaNew Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Pop-superstar Rihannas viral tweet supporting the farmers stir in India, and billionaire investor George Soros, who had personally attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year at the Davos World Economic Forum, have a hyphenated past. Both are linked to the Bilderberg Group, a controversial semi-secret society of the […]

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Andhra village volunteer dies after taking Covid vaccine

Srikakulam, Feb 8 (IANS) A village volunteer from Palasa mandalam in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district died after taking the coronavirus vaccine. Pilla Lalitha, 28, took the vaccine along with eight other volunteers on Sunday. All others suffered headache and fever-like symptoms while Lalitha’s condition aggravated, leading to her death. As her condition turned serious before […]

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Renowned educator, parenting expert, author Kim John Payne to address parents 1st time in India

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Heritage Group of Schools, in partnership with noted American parenting expert and author of the best-selling book Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne, is going to host a session for Indian parents on the topic “Mindful Parenting for Troubled Times” on February 12. A celebrated psychologist, a consultant and trainer […]

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Novel AI tool to thwart Covid mutations

New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new method to counter emergent mutations of Covid-19 and hasten vaccine development to stop the pathogen responsible for killing thousands of people and ruining economies. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), the research team at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering developed a method to […]

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RBI tightening supervision of largest NBFCs to avoid systemic spillovers: Moody’s

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India’s risk-based internal audit requirement for non-banking finance companies is credit positive, Moodys Investors Service said. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued guidelines for the country’s largest non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to implement a risk-based internal audit framework, in line with banks. The framework requires an NBFC’s internal audit […]

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Pak’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 12k mark

Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) In a grim milestone, Pakistan’s overall coronavirus death toll crossed the 12,000 mark on Monday, after the country registered 59 additional fatalities in the last 24 hours. The new deaths increased the total toll to 12,026, Geo News reported. According to the National Command and Operation Centre, majority of the fatalities […]

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Low intensity quake felt in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 8 (IANS) A low intensity earthquake struck Jammu and Kashmir on Monday and no report of any casualty or damage to property has been received from anywhere so far. An official of the disaster management authority said, “An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale occurred in J&K on Monday at 4.56 a.m. […]

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UK’s energie fitness set to enter India

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 8 (IANSlife) The once evergreen sector, and super-fast growing gym industry has seen a major setback due to Covid-19. However, maintaining an energizing fitness regime for anyone to emerge stronger is most important, believes Sumit Goel, Director of Namish International, the Master Franchisee owner of UK-based energie fitness that is […]

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BJP, Cong spar over Mukhtar Ansari

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 8 (IANS) The politics between the Congress and the BJP over mafia don and BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari appears to be getting murkier by the day. The BJP has been accusing the Congress government in Punjab of shielding Ansari. BJP MLA Alka Rai has even written several letters to Priyanka Gandhi […]

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Nutritionist Lovneet Batra sticks to basics in pandemic times (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) At a time when a multitude of manufacturers are pushing their largely synthetic products as boosting immunity during the pandemic, nutritionist Lovneet is steadfastly sticking to the natural way of doing things, saying traditional wisdom provides the best answer to staying fit. “I’ve been a clinical nutritionist for […]

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Sudan PM issues decision to dissolve govt

Khartoum, Feb 8 (IANS) Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has issued a decision to dissolve the government, the Council of Ministers said in a statement. “In accordance with the provisions of the constitutional document for the transitional period, the Prime Minister issued a decision today to relieve the ministers and ministers of state in the […]

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Ecuador votes in general elections

Quito, Feb 8 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, people across Ecuador voted in the general elections to bring in a new government and renew the National Assembly (Congress). Voting started on Sunday after an inauguration ceremony at the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Quito, with the presence of Vice President Maria Alejandra Munoz representing […]

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US film, TV union bars Trump from future re-admission

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) The US Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has passed a resolution pre-emptively denying any potential re-admission applications by former President Donald Trump. The resolution, passed in a Zoom video-conference on Saturday by the union’s National Board, cites the same concerns that prompted the initial disciplinary charges […]

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‘Revoking of Houthis’ terror designation complicates Yemen crisis’

Sanaa, Feb 8 (IANS) Yemen’s government has said that the US administration’s intention to revoke the designation of the Houthi militia as a “Foreign Terrorist Organisation” would complicate the country’s years-long crisis. Information Minister Muammar Iryani said in a statement on Sunday that the revocation “sends a wrong messages to the rebel group and its […]

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Indian independent software vendors fast moving to Oracle Cloud

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A large number of Indian independent software vendors (ISVs) including GOFRUGAL, Medexpert, Ameyo and Information Dynamics, among others are choosing to run their business critical applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to improve application performance and accelerate business growth, the company said on Monday. Other midsize independent software vendors that […]

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Saudi-led coalition intercepts bomb-laden drone

Riyadh, Feb 8 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the war in Yemen said it intercepted a second bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthi militia towards the Kingdom’s southern region. The first drone was destroyed on Sunday morning and it also targeted the country’s southern region, reports Xinhua news agency. The Coalition Spokesperson Turki Al-Malki […]

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