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France backs India's bid for permanent membership in reformed UNSC, NSG
World

France backs India's bid for permanent membership in reformed UNSC, NSG

India has been at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push for urgent long-pending reform of the Security Council, emphasising that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table as a permanent member

Alwar teacher refuses to take leave for wedding
India

Alwar teacher refuses to take leave for wedding

The teacher took the lecture via a 'Shiksha rath' and taught his students by coming live on his wedding day

Sound from mics should be limited to premises, no new permit: UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs officials
India

Sound from mics should be limited to premises, no new permit: UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs officials

Stating that everyone has the freedom to follow his method of worship according to his religious ideology, the CM noted, 'Although mikes can be used, make sure the sound does not come out of the premises. Other people should not have any problem'

Number of Indian students in US rose by 12%, from China dropped by 8%
World

Number of Indian students in US rose by 12%, from China dropped by 8%

In its annual report, US Citizenship and Immigration Services said the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact international student enrolment in the United States in 2021

Nehru should not have taken Kashmir issue to the UN, says Nirmala Sitharaman in RS
Politics

Nehru should not have taken Kashmir issue to the UN, says Nirmala Sitharaman in RS

The finance minister targeted Congress on the issue while replying to a discussion on the Budget 2022-23 for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) in Rajya Sabha.

Mundra port drugs seizure: NIA charges 16 narco traffickers, including 11 Afghans
India

Mundra port drugs seizure: NIA charges 16 narco traffickers, including 11 Afghans

The case relates to the seizure of 2,988.21 kgs of heroin at the Mundra Port in Gujarat by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Gandhidham, on September 13 last year.

Convinced, Russian forces will attack Ukraine in coming week, says Joe Biden
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Convinced, Russian forces will attack Ukraine in coming week, says Joe Biden

The US President said they are doing everything in their power to remove any reason that Russia may give to justify invading Ukraine and prevent them from moving in

India is among the most unequal countries, says World Inequality Report
India

India is among the most unequal countries, says World Inequality Report

The report says the top one percent of the population holds more than one-fifth of the total national income in 2021 and the bottom half just 13 percent

Muzaffarnagar: 17 school girls drugged, molested on pretext of exam, say UP Police
India

Muzaffarnagar: 17 school girls drugged, molested on pretext of exam, say UP Police

On November 18, the two school managers of Purkaji town stopped 17 girls from Bhopa at GGS International School at night, spiked their food and allegedly molested them

Developed nations must spend 1% of GDP to finance green projects in developing countries, says Narendra Modi
World

Developed nations must spend 1% of GDP to finance green projects in developing countries, says Narendra Modi

The Summit however ended with no time-bound agreements. Leaders recommitted to providing $100 billion a year to counter climate change, and pushing for greater vaccine equality to fight COVID-19

Too early to conclude on lessons learnt from COVID-19 crisis, says Nirmala Sitharaman
India

Too early to conclude on lessons learnt from COVID-19 crisis, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said much before the second Covid wave struck, her government had extended a stimulus and was waiting for the economy to revive

Fertilizer scam: Have nothing to do with the case, says Agrasen Gehlot
India

Fertilizer scam: Have nothing to do with the case, says Agrasen Gehlot

The brother of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate last month as well

BJP MP Varun Gandhi slams those glorifying Nathuram Godse on Gandhi Jayanti
India

BJP MP Varun Gandhi slams those glorifying Nathuram Godse on Gandhi Jayanti

The Lok Sabha member's comments came amid "Nathuram Godse Zindabad" (long live Nathuram Godse) being among the top Twitter trends on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Meenakari chess set, copy of old notifications: What PM gifted Kamala Harris during their first in-person meet
India

Meenakari chess set, copy of old notifications: What PM gifted Kamala Harris during their first in-person meet

Modi gifted US Vice President Kamala Harris a copy of old notifications related to her grandfather, who was a senior Indian government officer, in a wooden handicraft frame

SAARC foreign ministers’ meet cancelled after Pakistan insists on Taliban participation
World

SAARC foreign ministers’ meet cancelled after Pakistan insists on Taliban participation

India along with some other members objected to the proposal and due to lack of consensus or concurrence meet has been cancelled

India sets new world record with over 2.5 crore COVID-19 vaccinations on PM's birthday
India

India sets new world record with over 2.5 crore COVID-19 vaccinations on PM's birthday

According to the government, 17 lakh doses were administered per hour, 28,000 doses per minute and 466 doses per second

India's daily COVID-19 vaccination cross 1-crore mark for fourth time in less than a month
India

India's daily COVID-19 vaccination cross 1-crore mark for fourth time in less than a month

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this is the fastest pace at which one crore doses have been administered.

SCO should develop a template to fight radicalisation and extremism, says PM at Dushanbe summit
India

SCO should develop a template to fight radicalisation and extremism, says PM at Dushanbe summit

Narendra Modi said the SCO should work to develop a strong network among moderate, tolerant and inclusive institutions and traditions associated with Islam

Afghanistan's foreign ministry calls Taliban cabinet as 'illegitimate and unjustifiable'
World

Afghanistan's foreign ministry calls Taliban cabinet as 'illegitimate and unjustifiable'

A statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan said that the 'Taliban cabinet' will result in undermining Afghanistan's political, ethnic and social diversity

Crime against women increased by 46% till Aug 2021, says NCW
India

Crime against women increased by 46% till Aug 2021, says NCW

The NCW received a total of 19,953 complaints of crimes against women from January to August this year, up from 13,618 in the corresponding period of 2020, it said.