US, India Pledge Cooperation On Counter-Terrorism

The US and India have resolved to take concerted action against pan-Islamist terror groups Al Qaeda and Islamic State (IS0 and also the Kashmir-centric Pakistan sponsored outfits, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizb-ul Mujahideen (HuM)…reports India Daily News In a joint statement on Thursday, the US-India counter-terrorism joint working group and designations dialogue, both sides

India Sets Global Record With 95,551 Cases In 24 Hours

India on Friday recorded an unprecedented rise in single-day spike both in number of fresh cases and deaths in 24 hours. There were 96,551 new infections reported that took the total tally to 45,62,414, the Union Health Ministry data revealed…reports India Daily News There were 1,209 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, which is

IAF Formally Inducts Rafale Aircraft

Assuring that five of the 36 French Rafale combat aircraft purchased by India can be deployed at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at a short notice, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that though India strives for peace, it would not let its sovereignty and territorial integrity be compromised under any circumstances…reports

Modi To Launch Rohtang Tunnel By Next Month

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday visited the strategic Atal Tunnel, earlier known as Rohtang tunnel, constructed at an altitude above 10,000 feet with an outlay of Rs 3,500 crore. He said it would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month. The Chief Minister reviewed the progress work of the

Global Covid-19 Cases Top 24.6Mn

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 24.6 million, while the deaths have increased to over 835,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 24,646,610 and the fatalities rose to 835,730, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its

Gutterress Asks India To Lead Fight Against Climate Change

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India to end its reliance on polluting, financially volatile and costly fossil fuels and invest in clean, economically resilient solar power…reports India Daily News. Addressing TERI’s Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture virtually from New York due to Covid-19 restrictions, the UN chief asked all G20 countries, including India, to

ISRO Cancels ‘Yuvika’ Due To Pandemic

The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) cancelled its Young Scientists programme (Yuvika 2020) for this year due to the surging coronavirus cases across the country, an official said on Friday…reports India Daily News “Though the Yuvika programme was scheduled to be held from May 11-22 for school students of Classes 8-9, we deferred by

‘Game Changer’ Jan Dhan Scheme Completes 6 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) launched six years ago on this day has been a game-changer…reports India Daily News “Today, six years ago, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched with an ambitious aim of banking the unbanked. This initiative has been a game-changer,

Modi: ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Will Make The Global Economy Resilient’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled address to the captains of the Indian defence industry to assure them that Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) is not an inward-looking idea but is for a stable global order…reports India Daily News “Atmanirbhar Bharat will make the global economy resilient, stable, and will work towards world peace. India

SC Refuses Permission To Muharram Processions

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined permission to hold Muharram processions across the country during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A bench comprising Chief Justice S. A. Bobde and Justices A. S.Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian said, “Cannot grant general directions….case different from Puri (Rath Yatra) or Jain temples, as they had identified areas of access.” The