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India's economic growth slows to 8.4% in second quarter of 2021-22
India

India's economic growth slows to 8.4% in second quarter of 2021-22

The GDP growth in April-June quarter this fiscal stood at 20.1 percent. The Indian economy had contracted by 24.4 percent in April-June last year

Omicron variant: RT-PCR test must for passengers from or passing through 'at-risk' countries, says health ministry
India

Omicron variant: RT-PCR test must for passengers from or passing through 'at-risk' countries, says health ministry

This standard operating procedure shall be valid from 1 December till further orders. The revised guidelines will supersede earlier ones issued on and after 11 November.

Omicron scare: Centre to review decision on restarting international flights, SOP for incoming passengers
India

Omicron scare: Centre to review decision on restarting international flights, SOP for incoming passengers

The meeting was held a day after a high-level review by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the new COVID-19 variant of concern 'Omicron'

CNG, electric trucks carrying non-essential items allowed into New Delhi starting today; details here
India

CNG, electric trucks carrying non-essential items allowed into New Delhi starting today; details here

he ban on petrol and diesel run-transportation vehicles, except those carrying essential commodities, remains in force for the time being, as a means to improve the air quality of the city

'Already with her': BJP's Subramanian Swamy meets West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
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'Already with her': BJP's Subramanian Swamy meets West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

After the meeting with the Trinamool Congress chief, Swamy said they discussed the political scenario in West Bengal. The duo even posed for photographs after their meeting

SC-appointed panel member on farm laws writes to CJI, urges early release of report
India

SC-appointed panel member on farm laws writes to CJI, urges early release of report

Anil Ghanwat, also a senior leader of Shetkari Sangathan, said he will mobilise one lakh farmers and bring them to Delhi in the next couple of months demanding farm reforms.

TMC MPs meet Amit Shah in New Delhi on police violence in Tripura
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TMC MPs meet Amit Shah in New Delhi on police violence in Tripura

Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Santanu Sen, Kalyan Banerjee, Derek O'Brien, Mala Roy and 11 other MPs were part of the delegation that met Shah

Mamata Banerjee to arrive in Delhi today ahead of Winter Session; Varun Gandhi likely to meet her
India

Mamata Banerjee to arrive in Delhi today ahead of Winter Session; Varun Gandhi likely to meet her

The West Bengal chief minister is likely to press for her long-standing demand to clear dues of the state and raise objection to the Centre's decision to increase the jurisdiction of the BSF

New Delhi’s marooned mausoleum finds the light!
India

New Delhi’s marooned mausoleum finds the light!

When medieval incised plaster motifs send out contemporary vibes and a blue dome is called green, there is clearly more to the restored Sabz Burj than what meets the eye

Parliamentary panel discusses crypto finance, several members against banning crypto currencies
India

Parliamentary panel discusses crypto finance, several members against banning crypto currencies

The meeting took place against the backdrop of rising concerns in various quarters about crypto currencies and the possible risks emanating from trading in them

Defence ministry issues new list of firms with whom dealings have been suspended or put on hold
India

Defence ministry issues new list of firms with whom dealings have been suspended or put on hold

The defence ministry has also debarred a total of six firms including Israel Military Industries, Corporation Defence, Russia and others, the statement said

Three Indian cities, including Delhi among world’s 10 most polluted cities; check list here
India

Three Indian cities, including Delhi among world’s 10 most polluted cities; check list here

As per the list, the national capital tops the chart with an average AQI of 556 while Kolkata ranks fourth and Mumbai comes sixth on the list set by the IQAir service.

COVID-19 vaccine booster dose required if virus mutates, says Bharat Biotech chairman Krishna Ella
India

COVID-19 vaccine booster dose required if virus mutates, says Bharat Biotech chairman Krishna Ella

Dr Ella further said that wearing a mask will prove to be a weapon against the transmission of the COVID-19 virus

Pakistan skipping Delhi Security Dialogue shows its attitude on issues concerning Afghanistan, says India
India

Pakistan skipping Delhi Security Dialogue shows its attitude on issues concerning Afghanistan, says India

National Security Advisers or Secretaries of the Security Council of five Central Asian countries attended the security dialogue and adopted Delhi declaration

After skipping India's security dialogue on Afghanistan, China to attend Pakistan’s Troika Plus meet
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After skipping India's security dialogue on Afghanistan, China to attend Pakistan’s Troika Plus meet

Pakistan will host senior diplomats from the US, China and Russia in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan

CCPA recommends holding Winter Session of Parliament from 29 November to 23 December
India

CCPA recommends holding Winter Session of Parliament from 29 November to 23 December

The Winter Session of Parliament was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also led to curtailing of the Budget and the Monsoon Sessions

India condemns assassination attempt on Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi
India

India condemns assassination attempt on Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Kadhimi survived the attack early on Sunday. Drones laden with explosives were used to target his residence inside Baghdad's high-security Green Zone area

Assam bypoll result unexpected, BJP used 'money power' to win, says Ripun Bora
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Assam bypoll result unexpected, BJP used 'money power' to win, says Ripun Bora

Expressing hope to win the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Bora said, 'We are hopeful that in 2024, this will not be the picture of Assam'

'Honours even, which way will wind blow in 2022?': Congress leader P Chidambaram on bypoll results
India

'Honours even, which way will wind blow in 2022?': Congress leader P Chidambaram on bypoll results

Results were declared yesterday for three Lok Sabha constituencies and 30 Assembly constituencies across 13 states and one Union Territory, where bypolls were held on 30 October

JNU says entrance exam for 2021-2022 concluded, process of conducting viva-voce for PhD students on
India

JNU says entrance exam for 2021-2022 concluded, process of conducting viva-voce for PhD students on

In a statement, the university said it has scheduled the viva-voce examinations for the PhD programmes from 26 October to 3 November