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Budget dedicated to overall development of UP: Adityanath

A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said. Before being tabled in the House, the budget was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister at his official residence here in the morning. “A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the House today. With inspiration from the respected prime minister, the double-engine government of the BJP is working relentlessly to make Uttar…

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Kapil Sibal files RS nomination as SP-backed Independent, says he quit Cong on May 16

Saying that he had resigned from the Congress last week, Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh supported by the Samajwadi Party. Sibal, whose exit from the Congress is another jolt for the electorally battered party, went to the Uttar Pradesh assembly premises to file his papers with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav and other senior leaders. A prominent member of the G23, which had sought an organisational overhaul in the Congress, Sibal’s tenure as Congress’ Rajya…

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India, Japan are ‘natural partners’, PM Modi tells Indian community in Tokyo

 India and Japan are “natural partners” and Japanese investments have played an important role in India’s development journey, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as he underlined that the global community is witnessing an extraordinary scale and speed of infrastructure and capacity development in the country. Addressing the Indian community here on the first day of his two-day visit to Tokyo, Modi also said that India’s relationship with Japan is one of strength, respect and common resolve for the world. “India and Japan are natural partners. Japan has played…

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Active COVID-19 cases in country dip to 14,955

 India logged 2,226 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,36,371, while the active cases dipped to 14,955, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 5,24,413 with 65 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said. A decrease of 41 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a…

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Cong not ‘Big Daddy’, respects regional parties; will take them along in fight against BJP: Rahul

Backtracking from his stand in Udaipur, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said his party respects regional outfits and does not want to be “the Big Daddy” while asserting that the fight against the BJP will be a “group effort” During an interactive session at the ‘Ideas for India’ conference in London, he made a scathing attack on the BJP government alleging the “deep state” in India is attacking institutions and capturing them such as the media Alleging that people’s voices are being stifled, Gandhi said the Congress will reach out to…

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Committee to select five prominent markets for redevelopment in Delhi

A committee formed by the Delhi government will select five prominent markets for redevelopment as per the announcement made by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Rozgar Budget for 2022-23, officials said on Monday. The eight-member committee will submit its report by May 20, they said. The committee will comprise representatives of the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), PWD and Delhi Jal Board besides two traders’ association representatives. It will be headed by the chief project manager of Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC), the officials said.…

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Active COVID-19 cases in country dip to 17,692

 With 2,487 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,21,599 while the active cases dipped to 17,692, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 5,24,214 with 13 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the ministry said. A decrease of 404 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19…

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India has no option but to make itself stronger amid changing world order: Rajnath Singh

India has no option but to make itself stronger to ensure its defence, peace and stability as the world order is changing rapidly, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday in the context of the Ukraine-Russia war. A lot of things are happening in the world that are affecting India, Singh said at the inauguration of DefConnect 2.0. DefConnect 2.0 is a one-day event to bring together start-ups, big companies and armed forces personnel to boost indigenous innovation in the defence sector. “When we met at Aero India 2021 (February…

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Adopt ‘nation-first’ approach to decision making: PM Modi to civil servants

Emphasising a “nation-first” approach to decision-making, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there cannot be any compromise on the unity and integrity of the country and even decisions at the local level should be made on this touchstone. Addressing civil servants on the 15th Civil Services Day at Vigyan Bhawan here, he said every decision should be evaluated on the basis of its capacity to strengthen the country’s unity and integrity. Modi said in the country’s democratic set-up, “we should be committed to three goals”. “The first goal is…

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Situation returning to normalcy in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, say cops

The situation in Jahangirpuri of northwest Delhi is heading towards normalcy amid heavy deployment of security personnel in the violence-hit area, police said on Tuesday. Some of the shops, mainly of grocery, in the streets have opened and the movement of people is becoming normal, they said. Over 500 police personnel and six companies of additional force have been deployed in the area round the clock. Besides, a total of 80 tear gas gun parties and water cannons have been deployed and drones are also being used in sensitive areas…

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