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756 new COVID cases recorded in country, active infection at 4,04

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 7: India has recorded 756 new cases of COVID, while the number of active cases of the infection stood at 4,049, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. Five deaths ~ 2 each from Kerala and Maharashtra and 1 from Jammu and Kashmir ~ have been reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the Ministry's data updated at 8 a.m. The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 5, 2023 but cases began to again increase after the emergence of a new variant...
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Country’s interests and concerns must be kept paramount: Congress on Canada issue

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 19: The Congress on Tuesday said the country's interests and concerns must be kept paramount and its fight against terrorism has to be uncompromising, amid a row between India and Canada over the killing of a Khalistani separatist leader in that country. India announced the expulsion of a Canadian diplomat on Thursday hours after Canada asked an Indian official to leave that country, citing a "potential" Indian link to the killing of the separatist leader in June. "The Indian National Congress has always believed that our country's...
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Modi Govt. ‘hell-bent’ on killing scientific research in country: Congress

NEW DELHI, JULY 13: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday hit out at the Centre over scientists at top research institutions having not received funds for this financial year, alleging that the Modi Government is "hell-bent" on killing scientific research in the country. His attack came over a media report which claimed that scientists at top research institutions who ought to have received funds from Central agencies for this financial year in April, were still waiting, "Modi Govt. is hell-bent to kill scientific research in the country, thus hampering a...
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Enough food grain stock available in country to meet requirements: Govt

NEW DELHI, October 2: The government said Sunday that there is sufficient food grain stock available in the country and the prices of wheat, atta and rice are under control. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said the government regularly monitors the prices of essential commodities and takes corrective measures whenever required. The government has extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for three months till December 2022 to ensure that the poor and needy do not face any hardships during the festival season. The...
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Country’s security can’t be outsourced or be dependent on largesse of others, self-sufficiency is key: Army chief

NAGPUR, September 15: Army chief General Manoj Pande on Thursday said India's dependence on imported technologies for defence has emerged as a "strategic vulnerability", and stressed the need for self-sufficiency in the sector, saying country's security can neither be outsourced nor be dependent on the largesse of others. Hostile and nuclear-armed neighbours and developments on the country's borders with China have reinforced the need to maintain modern, agile and technologically empowered armed forces at all times, he said while highlighting the need to possess modern technological capabilities. In his video...
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