Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday claimed 15 to 20 Shiv Sena MLAs who have joined the rebel camp are in touch with him and have urged the party to bring them back to Mumbai from Guwahati, where they are lodged in a hotel along with Cabinet minister Eknath Shinde whose rebellion has pushed the MVA govt into a major crisis.
From a young child in an Andhra town who loved watching the stars to becoming the third Indian-origin woman (after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams) to enter space last year, aeronautical engineer and commercial astronaut Sirisha Bandla has come a long way. During a recent visit to her country of birth, the vice-president of Virgin Galactic talks to TOI about her space journey
The Maharashtra BJP on Monday said they are yet to receive any proposal from rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, but is ready to consider one when it comes. The BJP, which has been a silent spectator till now as the Shiv Sena saga unfolds, made the remarks hours after the Supreme Court put on hold the disqualification proceedings against 16 Shinde camp Sena MLAs.
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on June 4 approved Corbevax as a precaution dose for those aged 18 and above. India's first indigenously-developed RBD protein subunit vaccine, Corbevax, is currently being used to inoculate children in the age group of 12 to 14 years.
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. According to media reports, Zubair has been charged under Section 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 295A (Outraging religious feelings of any class) of the Indian Penal Code.
A police officer and a constable on a mission to rescue marooned people in central Assam’s Nagaon were swept away by the raging currents of the Kopili river on Sunday, taking the death toll in the ongoing wave of floods to 10 in 24 hours and 81 overall. Over 23 lakh are sheltered in 810 temporary relief camps.
After reaching out to various political parties, BJP brass will hold its first formal meeting to finalise its candidate for the Presidential polls on Tuesday. The deliberations are being held against the backdrop of NDA announcing its candidate before June 26, when PM Narendra Modi is set to leave for a two-day visit to Germany for the G7 summit.
The Election Commission on Monday delisted 111 more registered unrecognised political parties (RUPPs) found non-existent upon verification of their registered addresses, besides sending a reference to the department of revenue for "necessary legal and criminal action" against three parties allegedly involved in "financial impropriety".
Amid continuing protests by his party colleagues across the country, Rahul Gandhi spent over 10 hours on his fourth appearance before the Enforcement Directorate on Monday and has been summoned again on Tuesday to continue recording his statements in connection with the National Herald money laundering case. Sonia Gandhi has been summoned by the agency for questioning on Thursday.
In perhaps a first, bulldozers - which have now become a symbol of the Yogi Adityanath government's "stern" stand against protestors in UP - were part of a flag march taken out by the Aligarh police on Monday. The march came close on the heels of violent anti-Agnipath protests in the city that saw a police post and a vehicle being torched by protestors three days ago.
Omicron sub-variant BA.2's offspring, BA.2.38, may be causing a spike in Maharashtra and other parts of India, but the illness it is causing is self-limiting and almost comparable with common cold-like illness, indicating SARS-CoV-2's journey towards endemicity, reveals a first-of-its-kind clinical study of 116 patients found infected with BA.2.38 in India.
The three military chiefs are slated to separately meet PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday to brief him about the implementation of the Agnipath scheme, which is being fast-tracked with the Army on Monday issuing the recruitment notification for it amid continuing protests across the country. Under Agnipath, 46,000 Agniveers (40,000 for Army and 3,000 each for IAF & Navy) will be recruited this year.
Just days after the Rajya Sabha elections, Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra was dealt a big blow by BJP, which succeeded in winning five out of 10 seats in the state legislative council polls though it had the votes to win only four. Congress won only one seat, while NCP and Shiv Sena won two each. MVA had fielded six candidates, while BJP had fielded five.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said decisions and reforms may be unpleasant temporarily but with time, the country will experience their benefits. Averring that the promise that the “double-engine” government had given can be seen getting realised today, Modi said the projects launched today will support ease of living and ease of doing business.
Only hours before the anti-BJP bloc was set to unanimously endorse the name of former diplomat and West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as its consensus nominee for the presidential polls, Gandhi declined to accept the offer saying he was grateful, but that the opposition’s candidate should be someone "who will generate national consensus and a national atmosphere beside opposition unity".
While acknowledging that cyber crimes may increase as 40 crore users are added by 2025 to the existing base of 80 crore Indians with online presence, home minister Amit Shah on Monday assured that the ministry of home affairs is vigilant and strengthening its cyber prevention and security infrastructure to prevent and counter these challenges.