Saturday, September 18, 2021



Threats against Indians in South Africa do exist, but government doing all it can to counter this: Ela Gandhi

Johannesburg, August 23: Threats against the Indian-origin community in South Africa do exist after the recent violence, but the government is doing everything in its power to counter it, Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Ela Gandhi said on Monday. Protests against the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma on July 7 rapidly devolved into orgies of looting and arson in the two provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.Zuma has been sentenced for contempt of court after he repeatedly refused to testify at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, where several witnesses have...

Rheitsou Metha passes away

Kohima, August 19: Rheitsou Metha, wife of president of Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN), Viyalie Metha expired today after a prolonged illness. She was 87. A hardcore Naga nationalist and a devoted Christian, Rheitsou was in poor health condition for quite some time till she expired this morning at Kohima.Hundreds of people from all walks of life bade farewell to the departed soul at her final resting place at Chiechama village, some 28 km from Kohima.During her lifetime as a dedicated Naga nationalist alongside her husband, she was imprisoned 7...

Govt launches grievance redressal portal for people from Scheduled Castes

New Delhi, April 14: The government Wednesday launched a portal for people belonging to Scheduled Castes to file complaints in case they have any grievances. The mechanism has been developed by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC). It was launched by Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on the birth anniversary of father of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar."Dr B R Ambedkar taught us that we have to ensure progress of India through constitutional means," Prasad said on the occasion, recalled Ambedkar's contribution in...

Covid vaccines for those above 60 and over 45 with comorbidities from March 1: Government

NEW DELHI, February 24: The government on Wednesday announced that people above the age of 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities will be able to receive Covid-19 vaccines from March 1. Speaking at a media briefing, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the vaccinations will be free of cost at around 10,000 government centres spread across the country.Vaccines will also be provided at 20,000 private centres but people will have to pay to get inoculated, he added."The amount they (beneficiaries) would need to pay will be decided by the...
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