India is in the "endgame of the novel coronavirus pandemic" and to succeed at this stage, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said, politics should be kept out the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Furniture giant Ikea is accelerating its India expansion after a nationwide pandemic lockdown last year delayed the construction and opening of new stores in one of its fastest-growing markets.
The second part of the Budget session of Parliament begins today amid a scorching Assembly polls campaign, continuing farmer protest, and most importantly, spiking fuel prices. On that final item, the main opposition party, the Congress, is set to move an adjournment motion seeking a debate in both Houses. At least one party, the Trinamool Congress, has sought the adjournment of the session given that key Assembly polls are a few weeks away and MPs may not be able to attend.
Following a sluggish start, India's Covid-19 vaccination drive -- one of the world's biggest -- has jumped nearly four-fold after the country opened it up to more people and got a crucial public endorsement from the inoculation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Parliament will reconvene from today for the second part of the Budget Session. All COVID-19 precautionary measures are in place for the session which will conclude on April 8.
Google on Sunday celebrated the annual International Women's Day with special video Doodle that highlighted a series of firsts by women in world history.
India added 18,599 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's total tally to 1.12 cases. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded above 18,000 for the third consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated this morning.
Five persons were killed and eight others were injured on Sunday night after a truck collided with an autorickshaw on Beed-Parli highway in Maharashtra and went on hit a two-wheeler and a four-wheeler before landing into a roadside pond, police said.
Sonali Guha, once a close aide of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and a four-time MLA of the party, on Sunday said she will join the BJP, two days after being denied a ticket for the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal.
Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Atul Bora on Sunday indicated the party feels that its founder and two-time chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta doesn't have winnability in the coming election.
Nine women who delivered babies in a PCR van while being shifted to hospitals during the COVID-19-induced lockdown last year have been invited as guests to an event at Delhi Police headquarters on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8, officials said on Sunday.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said much remains to be done to further improve the socio-economic status of women in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release 11 volumes of manuscript with commentaries by 21 scholars on shlokas of Srimad Bhagavadgita on Tuesday at his residence
The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), a major constituent of the opposition Congress-led Grand Alliance, on Sunday night released the first list of 16 candidates and said it has renominated seven of its 13 sitting MLAs for the Assam assembly election.