New Delhi, Feb 25: Going ahead with their protest against arbitrary regulations and changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged norm violations by e-commerce giants, traders across the country will go a day-long strike on Friday. In a statement, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) the umbrella body which has called for the strike said that over 8 crore traders belonging to

In a unique protest against fuel price hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rode pillion on an electric scooter to state secretariat Nabanna Bhavan. Banerjee was seen sitting behind state minister Firhad Hakim, who rode the battery-powered electric scooter. With a placard protesting against the petrol price hike hanging around her neck, helmet-clad Banerjee waved at people

New Delhi, Feb 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a dig at the fallen Congress government in Puducherry saying that the wind is changing its direction in the union territory. Stating that Puducherry didn't get a people's government in 2019, PM Modi said, "Puducherry deserves a government whose high command is the people of Puducherry not a small group of Congress leaders sitting in

The oil marketing companies (OMCs) again hiked the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) domestic gas cylinder (14.2 kg) by Rs 25 per cylinder from Thursday. This is the third hike in February alone. A domestic cooking gas cylinder now costs Rs 794 in Delhi. The cumulative increase in February alone is Rs 100 on a cylinder. Prior to this, the price of LPG cylinder was hiked on February 14 and

Alappuzha, Feb 25: A young worker of RSS was hacked to death allegedly by members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of Popular Front of India, during a clash in Alappuzha district on Wednesday night. Police identified the victim as Nandu alias Rahul Krishna, 22, the RSS shakha mukhya shikshak at Nagamkulangara in Wayalar village panchayat in Alappuzha. Three activists

India's total tally of Covid-19 cases surged to 1,10,46,914 with 16,738 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 1.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll increased to 1,56,705 with 138 new fatalities, the data updated at 9 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,38,501

Dispur, Feb 25: Months before the Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), in the state for six more months beyond February 27, an official said. An Assam Home Department official said that the AFSPA has been extended considering the ground situation in Assam and adjoining northeastern states

New Delhi, Feb 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the government has no business to be in business and his administration is committed to privatising all PSUs barring the bare minimum in four strategic sectors. "It is government's duty to support enterprises and businesses. But it is not essential that it should own and run enterprises," he said. Modi also said the Centre's policy

Hooghly, Feb 24: India cricketer Manoj Tiwary on Wednesday joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. This comes ahead of the Assembly elections. Elections for the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal that comprises 294 seats are set to be held this year as the current tenure ends on May 30. After joining the party, Tiwary said Mamata Banerjee is trying to

New Delhi, Feb 24: Nineteen states and union territories have not reported any death due to COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, while India's active cases stood at 1,46,907 accounting for 1.33 per cent of the total number of infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. A total of 13,742 new cases have been reported in a span of 24 hours, whereas 14,037 recoveries were registered during the