PICS: Beating the Retreat

Members of an Indian armed forces band perform during ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony rehearsals in New Delhi, India, 19 January 2021. ‘Beating the Retreat’ is conducted on 29 January in India, three days after the Republic Day, marking the adoption of the constitution of India and the transition of India from a British colony into

PICS: Students Back To Schools

Delhi schools which have been closed for the past 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, reopened on Monday and there is great enthusiasm among the students who say they prefer normal classes in school to online classes. Students say opening of the schools is much better for preparing for board examinations. At the same

‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ does not mean isolated India, says Prasad

Noting that India has become the second biggest mobile manufacturer in the world, Prasad said that it currently has 268 mobile factories, as against two factories in 2014….reports Asian Lite News Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ does not mean an isolated India. Speaking

Adani group inks concession agreement with AAI for 3 airports

In a regulatory filing, the company said that the concession period is 50 years from the commercial operation date….reports Asian Lite News Adani Enterprises on Tuesday said that it has signed the concession agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operating and developing the Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports. In a regulatory filing,

Goa CM urges farmers to seek inspiration from Kerala

Lamenting the lack of innovation and interest in agriculture in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday urged the local farmers to seek inspiration from Kerala’s jackfruit farmers. While addressing a Water Resources department event here, Sawant said that Goa should emulate the jackfruit-based farm business model adopted in the Southern state, where powdered seeds

Bharat Biotech Warns Of Possible Covaxin Side Effects

Bharat Biotech, makers of India’s first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19, has advised people not to take ‘Covaxin’ if they have allergies, fever, bleeding disorder, are on blood thinners, immune-compromised, or are on medicines that affect immune system. The Hyderabad-based vaccine-maker, in a fact sheet for recipients and caregivers, said that even pregnant and nursing women

‘Delhi Crossed The Peak Of Third Wave’

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday that the third peak of coronavirus had almost come down as positivity rate had dipped to 0.42 per cent a day earlier. “Now, we can say that the third peak of Covid-19 infections has come down, though I will still urge the people of Delhi to follow

Shun rumours on Covid vaccine: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday joined doctors and potential vaccine beneficiaries at AIIMS here at the launch of the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive. Vardhan emphasised that safety above all else has been the guiding principle in the entire process. He said the Prime Minister has been personally involved in the management of

India begins world’s largest vaccination drive

The world’s largest Covid vaccination drive in India began at 11 am on Saturday, with a sanitation worker at Delhi’s AIIMS the first person in the country to receive a shot. Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker at Delhi’s AIIMS, was the first person to be vaccinated. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan was present there

Modi kicks off vaccination drive

 India began the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the drive aimed at ending the pandemic which so far has killed 1,52,093 people in the country and ravaged the economy. Addressing the country digitally, the Prime Minister said that India managed to make two ‘Made-in-India’ vaccines in a