R-Day: Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymns dropped from Beating Retreat ceremony

R-Day: Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymns dropped from Beating Retreat ceremony

New Delhi: One of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite Christian hymns “Abide With Me” has been dropped from this year’s Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29, according to a brochure released by the Indian Army on Saturday. “Abide With Me”, written by Scottish Anglican poet and hymnologist Henry Francis Lyte in 1847, has been part of the Beating Retreat ceremony […]

No claim application for compensation of COVID death shall be rejected for technical reasons: SC

No claim application for compensation of COVID death shall be rejected for technical reasons: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rapped some of the State governments like Kerala and Bihar for the low number of claims received for death due to COVID and the high number of rejection of applications saying that those eligible must get ex-gratia payment. The top court said that it rejects the COVID-19 death toll given by […]

EC postpones Punjab polls, voting to be held on Feb 20

EC postpones Punjab polls, voting to be held on Feb 20

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday decided to hold the single-phase assembly polls in Punjab on February 20 instead of February 14 in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti. Several political parties had approached the EC to postpone the polls in the state in view of Ravidas Jayanti on February 16. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, BJP […]

No PM photo on vaccine certificates in poll-bound states

No PM photo on vaccine certificates in poll-bound states

New Delhi: Covid vaccine certificates in the five poll-bound states will not have Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture because of the Model Code of Conduct that has come into place. A Health Ministry said that the ministry will apply some filters on the CoWIN platform to exclude picture of the Prime Minister from Covid certificates […]

Breach in PM’s security: SC to take up matter on Monday

Breach in PM’s security: SC to take up matter on Monday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday a plea on the recent breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab. On January, the prime minister’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending the planned […]

Cong accuses PM, BJP of defaming, insulting Punjab, Punjabiat over security lapse issue

Cong accuses PM, BJP of defaming, insulting Punjab, Punjabiat over security lapse issue

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of defaming and insulting Punjab and Punjabiat by playing petty politics on the issue of “security breach” during his visit to the poll-bound state. The party also sought fixing of accountability of security agencies, including the Special Protection Group (SPG) and […]

Major security breach during PM’s Punjab visit, stuck for 15-20 minutes, cancels Ferozepur visit

Major security breach during PM’s Punjab visit, stuck for 15-20 minutes, cancels Ferozepur visit

FEROZEPUR/NEW DELHI: In a major securtiy breach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cancelled his visit to Ferozepur town in Punjab, where he was scheduled to lay the foundation stones of Rs 42,750 crore projects, at the last minute. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced from the venue that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not […]

Rahul questions PM’s silence over reports of China constructing bridge on Pangong Tso

Rahul questions PM’s silence over reports of China constructing bridge on Pangong Tso

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports of China constructing a bridge on the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).”PM’s silence is deafening. Our land, our people, our borders deserve better,” Gandhi said on Twitter. He cited a news report […]