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Terming illiterate people "burden on India", Home Minister Amit Shah said that they could never become a "good citizen" of India. In an interview with Sansad TV on 20 years of Narendra Modi being in power, first as the chief minister of Gujarat and then as the Prime Minister of India, Shah spoke about how the current government has contributed towards increasing enrolment in schools “When you

The percentage of India's population vaccinated against Covid-19 is very low, renowned virologist Dr W. Ian Lipkin said on Saturday and opined the country does not yet have the sort of safety armour needed to start reopening. Addressing India Today Conclave 2021, he said that India has the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world which the country should be proud of. "Serum Institute of India is

Farmer leaders on Saturday, October 9, demanded that Union Minister Ajay Mishra and his son be arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, and said the incident was a “pre-planned conspiracy”. Ajay Mishra should also be removed from the government as he started this conspiracy and is also protecting the culprits in the case, Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Yogendra Yadav alleged during a

Lakhimpur, Oct 8: Union Minister of State for Home Kumar Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, who was asked to appear before the police at 10 am on Friday in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, did not reach the police lines till 10.30 am, sources said. Deputy Inspector General (Headquarters) Upendra Agarwal who is heading the probe team arrived at the office on time, they said. "Ashish

New Delhi, Oct 8: Indians who are fully vaccinated with Covishield or any other UK-approved vaccine will not be quarantined when they arrive in Britain from October 11, the High Commissioner to India said on Thursday, ending a row over what was perceived as unfair imposition of COVId-19 quarantine rules. "No quarantine for India travellers to United Kingdom fully vaccinated with Covishield or

New Delhi, Oct 7: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi and his mother Maneka have been dropped from the saffron party's national executive whose team was reconstituted on Thursday by party president JP Nadda. Union Minister Smriti Irani, however, has made a comeback to the executive team. Maneka Gandhi had been a Union minister in the first tenure (2014-19) of the Narendra Modi-led

Srinagar, Oct 7: In a ghastly attack, unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead two teachers, one of them a school principal, in the Kashmir Valley. Both the teachers had sustained injuries in the terror attack and were rushed to a hospital but they later succumbed to the injuries. The two teachers were employed at the Government Boys Higher Secondary School located at the Iddgah Sangam area of

New Delhi, Oct 6: The prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cooking gas cylinders across all categories including subsidised gas on Wednesday were hiked by ₹15 per cylinder -- the fourth straight increase in rates in less than two months. The new rate of 5kg cylinder is now ₹502. The new rates are effective from today. Subsidised as well as non-subsidised LPG now costs ₹899.50 per 14.2-kg

Lucknow, Oct 5: Adding a new twist to Sunday's violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in which nine persons, including four farmers, were killed, a video surfaced on social media platforms showing an SUV running over a crowd of what looked like farmers on a dusty village road. Several people were seen lying on the road after the SUV, which was followed by several other vehicles, sped on. The police were yet

Chandigarh, Oct 5: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday said he will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the evening and will raise with him the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Channi, who along with some ministers and Congress legislators held a silent protest at Gandhi Smarak Bhawan here, said the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri reminds him of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh tragedy. Eight