Farmers protesting for more than 15 months on issues from the (now-scrapped) farm laws to a legal guarantee for MSP, are on the brink of standing down. Sources said the centre has said it is willing to offer a written assurance on their demands.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed Russin President Vladimir Putin on his brief visit to India saying it's a reflection of the latter's commitment to ties with India. This is Mr Putin's second overseas trip since the Covid pandemic began.
Russia's S-400 advanced missile, likely to help India tackle air threats from up to 400 km, is among the focus areas as Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives on his first foreign visit in nearly six months.
An uptick in COVID-19 cases in some states - including Telangana and Karnataka, where over 100 students tested positive in the past 72 hours - has raised concerns amid an increasing number of infections by the virulent Omicron strain.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah today told Parliament the centre regretted the deaths of 14 civilians in Nagaland after a botched Army op. Mr Shah read out statements in both Houses as opposition MPs shouted objections and demanded repeal of AFSPA.
India's Omicron tally is steadily rising with fresh cases of the variant in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi. Seven in Maharashtra, nine in Jaipur and a man in Delhi were found positive with the variant, taking the total count in the country to 21.
Thirteen villagers and a soldier were killed at an Indo-Myanmar border district in Nagaland as a counter-insurgency operation went awry on Saturday, sources said. Another villager died as a mob attacked the Assam Rifles camp.
A 33-year-old man from Maharashtra who travelled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai and Delhi late last month has tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, in the fourth such case confirmed in India.
PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor which will connect the two cities via the Eastern Peripheral and Delhi-Meerut Expressways. It is expected to reduce travel time from six hours to two-and-a-half.
After India confirmed its first Omicron Covid cases, concerns have been raised over foreign arrivals - particularly those from 'at risk' countries - evading mandatory Covid tests and quarantine protocols, and potentially spreading the virus further.
The Mumbai municipal agency has released a set of rules to ensure proper monitoring of people in home quarantine amid the Omicron threat. Seven-day home quarantine is a must for international arrivals from at-risk nations.
Cyclone Jawad is expected to weaken into a deep depression before it reaches Odisha's Puri around noon tomorrow. Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have begun evacuations in coastal districts as the cyclone is likely to bring heavy rains.
Amid concern over two cases of Omicron detected in Karnataka, NDTV spoke to Dr Vishal Rao, member of the Genomic Surveillance Committee of the state Covid Task Force, on how the Bengaluru doctor may have been infected and the way ahead.
Cyclone Jawad is expected to hit parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts on Sunday morning. It is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds ranging up to 100 kilometres per hour.
The World Health Organisation warned Asia-Pacific countries today boost healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases as the Omicron variant spreads globally despite travel curbs.