India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for misusing international platforms for "baseless and malicious propaganda" against it and said Islamabad would do well to put its own house in order, before venturing to point a finger at New Delhi.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's Kolkata rally - to kickstart the campaign for Bengal elections due in April-May - has been cancelled after the police refused permission, party leader Zameerul Hasan was quoted by news agency PTI on Wednesday night
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said the renaming of Motera stadium reflects a tradition followed by BJP, which had done something similar during the tenure of late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the blast at a quarry in Chikkaballapura in which six people were killed, officials said.
Amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana, the West Bengal government on Wednesday made it mandatory for passengers travelling in flights from these states to produce negative COVID-19 reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday reviewed projects worth Rs 44,545 crore in 12 states as he chaired the 36th ''Pragati'' meeting.
The Assam government has extended the existing "disturbed area" status of the state for another six months from February 27 under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).
With two new strains of Covid-19, one each from the UK and Brazil, confirmed in a number of states, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said that vaccines will be able to control the spread of coronavirus and lessen the mortality rate.
Only a "citizen" can move Supreme Court under Article 32 to claim fundamental rights and a state cannot invoke this provision, the Punjab government has told the Supreme Court while seeking dismissal of plea filed by Uttar Pradesh government seeking custody of gangster Mukhtar Ansari.
Former Union minister Vijay Sampla took charge as the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) today and said he would adopt a "three-tier priority to resolve all the issues being faced by the Dalit community".
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.23 crore in the country, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
Maharashtra on Wednesday witnessed a significant rise in coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections coming to light in a single day after a gap of over four months, health officials said.
Sero surveillance data has shown that only around 20 to 25 per cent of individuals across the country have positive antibodies, so herd immunity by natural infection is very difficult to achieve, according to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Randeep Guleria.
A signed medical certificate - with details of the illness - will be required of people who are over 45 and looking to get the coronavirus vaccination in the second phase, sources said Wednesday night