Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 24: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take stern action against Bajrang Dal activists who attacked four nuns recently when they were travelling by train from New Delhi to Rourkela in Odisha. In a letter to Mr Shah, Mr Vijayan sought his attention towards the reported shocking incident where four nuns including two

India is still not out of the woods as far as unemployment is concerned after a year when the lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of deadly Covid-19 on March 25 last year as pandemic-induced job loss has not tapered off consistently. The government had imposed a lockdown to curb the spread of the pandemic but this impacted economic and commercial activities and resulted in job loss and

Mumbai, Mar 24: Genome sequencing by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) has shown variants of concern and a novel variant in India. The novel SARS-CoV-2 variant has been found in the India state of Maharashtra with double mutation. "The analysis of samples from Maharashtra has revealed that compared to December 2020, there has been an increase in the fraction of samples with

About 24 hours after military chiefs from India and Pakistan surprised the world last month with a rare joint commitment to respect a 2003 cease-fire agreement, the top diplomat of the United Arab Emirates popped over to New Delhi for a quick one-day visit. The official UAE readout of the Feb. 26 meeting gave few clues of what Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed spoke about with Indian

Guwahati, Mar 23: BJP President J P Nadda on Tuesday asserted that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been passed by the Parliament and will be implemented "in time". Nadda after releasing the party's manifesto for the Assam elections said that the law, (which does not find a mention in the manifesto), is a central legislation and the Congress claims that they will not allow its

Mumbai, Mar 23: Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday said suspended police officer Sachin Vaze was involved in businessman Mansukh Hiren's murder and announced that it will approach court for seeking his custody. Vaze, arrested in the probe in the recovery of explosives from a car near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month, has been remanded by a court here in

With the Covid-19 surging across India again, anyone above 45 years will now be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine from April 1, Union minster Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet, he said even people without comorbidity and above the age of 45 years, can get vaccinated. He requested people entitled to get themselves registered to take the

Kozhikode, Mar 22: As 58-year old Noorbeena Rasheed travels through the pocket roads of Kozhikode city seeking votes, the quite common question she is facing is not about her assurances, but why it took a gap of 25 years for the Indian Union Muslim League to field a woman candidate for the Assembly election fray. “I am fed up replying to this query again and again. Everything has its own time

India reported its most Covid-19 cases and deaths in months on Monday, on the first anniversary of the start of a chaotic nationwide lockdown that left many people jobless and shrank the economy. Authorities reintroduced some curbs to slow the spread of the virus, especially in Maharashtra, which accounted for nearly two-thirds of the 46,951 new infections and the majority of the 212 deaths. Some

India's expanding retail landscape is changing fast, with global and domestic consumer and retail behemoths fighting tooth and nail to woo shoppers, as many choose large, clean supermarkets overcrowded local stores and ordering online. Data from Forrester Research shows India's retail market was worth an estimated $883 billion (approximately 64 lakh crore) last year, of which grocery retail