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'No Yadav Belt, No Govt': Here’s why Akhilesh Yadav’s SP could not snatch UP from BJP

POLITICS

'No Yadav Belt, No Govt': Here’s why Akhilesh Yadav’s SP could not snatch UP from BJP

In these 35 seats, which in a way are representative of the SP’s overall strength in the state, the Akhilesh Yadav-led party failed to make big strides in 2022.

It is the Modi magic at work in UP again, with Yogi’s booster shot

POLITICS

It is the Modi magic at work in UP again, with Yogi’s booster shot

Yogi, who did over 200 rallies and roadshows in the state, now cements his place in the top BJP troika alongside Modi and Amit Shah and is a leader in the party to watch out for in the future

Gorakhpur Ground Report: In Yogi land, a cult following for CM, and a Widow’s challenge

POLITICS

Gorakhpur Ground Report: In Yogi land, a cult following for CM, and a Widow’s challenge

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is fighting his first assembly election after being the MP of the area for two decades. Up against him is Samajwadi Party's Subhavati Shukla, a homemaker and the widow of late BJP leader Upendra Dutt Shukla.

Network18 Exclusive | Making in China, selling in India not digestible: Nitin Gadkari's plainspeak on Tesla

POLITICS

Network18 Exclusive | Making in China, selling in India not digestible: Nitin Gadkari's plainspeak on Tesla

"Elon Musk’s interest is to manufacture Tesla car in China and make it sale in India... But manufacturing in China and selling in India is not a digestible concept to all of us."

Narendra Modi to unveil Mega PM GatiShakti National Master Plan on October 13

BUSINESS

Narendra Modi to unveil Mega PM GatiShakti National Master Plan on October 13

The Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space applications and Geo-informatics under Ministry of Information Technology (MeITY) has prepared the Geo-spatial Digital platform for the National Master Plan

Party discipline versus public spats: Where BJP differs from Congress

POLITICS

Party discipline versus public spats: Where BJP differs from Congress

Public spats among prominent Congress party leaders in states like Punjab and Chhattisgarh could hurt the party's chances in state assembly polls and the 2024 general election.

How India achieved feat of 1.03 crore vaccination in a day

INDIA

How India achieved feat of 1.03 crore vaccination in a day

70 percent COVID-19 vaccines in villages, UP, Karnataka and Haryana notched up their highest numbers while Mumbai, Bengaluru and Gurgaon hit their peak.

India achieves milestone of over 1 crore COVID-19 vaccinations on August 27

INDIA

India achieves milestone of over 1 crore COVID-19 vaccinations on August 27

With this, not only did India achieve a landmark of the highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in a day but also achieved its highest ever weekly vaccination figure of nearly 4.5 Crore doses from August 21 to 27.

Indian Missions to ensure safeguards for adopted children taken overseas by Indian parents within 2 years of adoption

INDIA

Indian Missions to ensure safeguards for adopted children taken overseas by Indian parents within 2 years of adoption

So far, Indian diplomatic missions abroad had a role in inter-country adoption of Indian children limited to children adopted by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or foreign parents.

How Nitish Kumar-led caste census ante could be tricky for PM Narendra Modi before UP polls

INDIA

How Nitish Kumar-led caste census ante could be tricky for PM Narendra Modi before UP polls

All NDA allies in Bihar, including a BJP leader, HAM’s Jitin Ram Manjhi and VIP Party’s Mukesh Sahani, are part of Kumar’s delegation to meet PM. All 10 political parties of Bihar will be represented.

Newsmaker: Mansukh Mandaviya in full action mode at Health Ministry

INDIA

Newsmaker: Mansukh Mandaviya in full action mode at Health Ministry

The major aim of Mansukh Mandaviya remains completing vaccination of all the willing adults in the country by December

Ayushman Bharat |  Centre's colossal push for health scheme after PM Modi’s Red Fort prod

INDIA

Ayushman Bharat | Centre's colossal push for health scheme after PM Modi’s Red Fort prod

In his Independence Day speech on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that every poor of the country knows the importance of Ujjwala to Ayushman Bharat.

Six schemes which PM Modi wants to reach all, and need for a quantum jump in run up to 2024

POLITICS

Six schemes which PM Modi wants to reach all, and need for a quantum jump in run up to 2024

These schemes are Ayushman Bharat which offers free medical insurance, Ujjwala Yojana that offers free LPG connections, the twin life insurance schemes backed by the government, the Atal Pension scheme, the PM Housing Scheme and Har Ghar Jal Scheme for drinking water.

COVID-19 vaccine: J&J doses may not come before November, Zydus Cadila expected next, Covaxin expansion priority

INDIA

COVID-19 vaccine: J&J doses may not come before November, Zydus Cadila expected next, Covaxin expansion priority

“We expect two crore doses monthly from Zydus Cadila,” a government source said.

PM Modi's key project Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi to be ready before UP polls

INDIA

PM Modi's key project Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi to be ready before UP polls

Kashi Vishwanath Dham project in Varanasi to be ready by November before Uttar Pradesh Elections; bid for consultants invited for operational planning

Covid-19 Third Wave Preparations: 50 lakh Remdeivir in stock, 293 New Functional O2 Plants, 20 Lakh Beds

INDIA

Covid-19 Third Wave Preparations: 50 lakh Remdeivir in stock, 293 New Functional O2 Plants, 20 Lakh Beds

The 50 lakh vials of Remdesivir have been kept as a reserve for immediate release to states if the need emerges.

Govt explains why PM Modi’s picture is there on COVID vaccination certificates

INDIA

Govt explains why PM Modi’s picture is there on COVID vaccination certificates

Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar replied that, given the context of the pandemic and its evolving nature, following COVID-appropriate behaviours has emerged as one of the most critical measures for preventing the spread of disease.

PM Modi seeks people's feedback on issues such as govt handling of COVID-19, Ram Temple and Article 370

BUSINESS

PM Modi seeks people's feedback on issues such as govt handling of COVID-19, Ram Temple and Article 370

The Prime Minister lists 13 issues in an online survey for feedback ahead of state elections.

Private Hospitals Procured Just 10% of Vaccines Over Last 3 Months against a Quota of 25%

INDIA

Private Hospitals Procured Just 10% of Vaccines Over Last 3 Months against a Quota of 25%

Private hospitals in Bihar procured not even a single dose in the last three months while only 11 lakh doses were procured by private hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, as per the data furnished in Parliament

Ayodhya Ram Temple Trust hopes for FCRA nod in a month, TCS putting in place system for instant receipts for foreign donations

INDIA

Ayodhya Ram Temple Trust hopes for FCRA nod in a month, TCS putting in place system for instant receipts for foreign donations

NRIs from many countries have been calling up on the phone numbers of the Trust and writing e-mails to them asking when donations from abroad will be allowed.

Ayodhya Ram Temple to open for devotees by 2023-end, construction work to continue until 2025: Sources

INDIA

Ayodhya Ram Temple to open for devotees by 2023-end, construction work to continue until 2025: Sources

The Trust is also trying to utilise nearly 70 percent of pre-carved stone lying in Karsewakpuram for many years in the construction of the temple.

Judiciary capable of handling its internal matters, Government tells Parliament on Question on 2018 Press Conference by 4 SC Judges

INDIA

Judiciary capable of handling its internal matters, Government tells Parliament on Question on 2018 Press Conference by 4 SC Judges

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju answered the question in Parliament saying the government had not received any information from the judiciary

COVID-19 vaccines | Not necessary to keep 25% doses for private sector, supply only what they buy: Centre tells jab makers

INDIA

COVID-19 vaccines | Not necessary to keep 25% doses for private sector, supply only what they buy: Centre tells jab makers

The private sector being unable to pick 25 percent of the COVID-19 vaccine dose supply is being seen as a hindrance to the vaccination drive's pace.

Acting on key demand of hospitality industry, government initiates proposal for putting tourism in Concurrent List amidst Covid blow

BUSINESS

Acting on key demand of hospitality industry, government initiates proposal for putting tourism in Concurrent List amidst Covid blow

The Travel and Tourism Sector does not figure in the Centre, State or the Concurrent Lists currently and putting Tourism in Concurrent List is nearly a decade-old demand.