Govt accords highest priority to agri sector: Rupala

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The agriculture sector is the backbone of the economy and the government accords highest priority to this sector and has taken several vital steps to improve the socio-economic status of the farmers to, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, said on Friday while virtually addressing […]

Sasikala stable, being treated as per Covid protocols: Hospital

Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaaa’s key aide V.K. Sasikala, who tested Covid positive just ahead of her release from jail, is being treated with the standard protocol, a hospital bulletin said on Friday. “With the diagnosis of Covid-19, severe pneumonia with Type II diabetes, hypertension and hypothyroidism, the patient […]

RBI proposes multilayer system, stricter norms for NBFCs

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday proposed a four-layered structure for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and new norms to strengthen the governance and operations of these entities. Accordingly, the RBI in a discussion paper proposed to differentiate between NBFCs depending upon the layer they belong to, such as base […]

SC tells directs family court to hear matrimonial case virtually

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that, as an exception, the trial in a matrimonial dispute can be conducted virtually through video conferencing, against the backdrop of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran said: “Due to […]

SC junks UP govt plea challenging bail to Azam Khan’s wife, son

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a relief for senior Samajwadi Party leader and Lok Sabha MP Mohammad Azam Khan, the Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain an appeal by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad High Court, which granted bail to his wife and son, in a case connected with fraudulent allotment […]


Proposal to hold farm laws doesn’t mean they are flawed: Tomar

By Navneet MishraNew Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After the 11th round of talks between the government and the farmer leaders at the Vigyan Bhawan on Friday remained inconclusive, Union Agriculture Minister accused the latter of not following the principles of discussion as he said that when the two parties are negotiating on an issue, one […]

Three ‘fund managers’ who duped crores from techies in Bengaluru held

Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch personnel have arrested three men, who in the guise of professional finance managers, duped high networth techies in the city, a statement said on Friday. The CCB has recovered real estate properties valued around Rs 8 crore and three high-end cars like BMWs and Audis from […]

New Covid cases dip to 324 in Karnataka, 890 recovered

Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Continuing the declining trend, new Covid cases plunged to 324 while 890 recovered in a day across Karnataka. “With 324 new cases on Thursday, the state’s Covid tally increased to 9,34,576, including 6,985 active cases, while recoveries rose to 9,15,382, with 890 patients discharged during the day,” said the state health […]

Free diagnostic services to urban poor in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) In another move to provide free healthcare facilities to poor in urban areas, the Telangana government on Friday launched eight Telangana Diagnostics mini hubs in Greater Hyderabad. Officials said Telangana Diagnostics is a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide quality diagnostic and imaging services free of cost to the public. Municipal Administration and […]

Meghalaya CM inaugurates India’s longest steel arch bridge

Shillong, Jan 22 (IANS) In a big boost to tourism and trade with Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday formally opened the longest steel arch bridge in the country on the Wahrew river in the states southern region. According to the officials, the bridge measuring 169.350 metres connecting Bholaganj and Sohbar with […]