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State seeks Centre's nod to set up wildlife rescue centres on forest land

Dehradun, Oct. 23 -- The state government on Thursday requested the central government to allow formation of wildlife rescue centres under "forestry activities" in the state. If an activity is defined... Read More


Free Covid vaccine in BJP manifesto kicks up storm

Patna, Oct. 23 -- Patna The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised free Covid-19 vaccines for Bihar in its election manifesto released on Thursday, setting off a storm of criticism from Opposition part... Read More


US covid case trajectory surpasses India's

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- New Delhi The trajectory of new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the United States, which has been climbing with the start of a third wave of infections, has surpas... Read More


In Durga Puja speech, PM sets the tone for 2021 Bengal elections

Kolkata, Oct. 23 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi blew the bugle for next year's assembly elections in West Bengal on Thursday, explaining how an inventory of central welfare programmes initiated by hi... Read More


Manish, Vijay in cruise control

New DElhi, Oct. 23 -- Vijay Shankar couldn't have known it when it occurred; but the Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder dropping Ben Stokes in the eighth over was only going to assist in keeping Rajastha... Read More


India set to kick off Australia tour from Sydney

Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- Sydney, and not Brisbane as initially planned, is expected to be India's first stop on the team's 70-day tour of Australia following IPL with the New South Wales government giving r... Read More


After football, will other sport resume in India?

Kolkata/New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- You know the football season's begun in right earnest when a coach is sacked after two wins, a police complaint filed against him for, among other things, selecting a pla... Read More


New inflation index for workers unveiled

India, Oct. 23 -- The Union government on Thursday unveiled a new series for the consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW), a measure of inflation used to calculate dearness allowance for g... Read More


JEE to be held in more languages

India, Oct. 23 -- Beginning next year, the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for admission to elite engineering schools will be conducted in several regional languages, in line with the strong focus o... Read More


Twitter warned on wrong Leh location

India, Oct. 23 -- The Centre wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday to convey its disappointment over classifying Leh in "People's Republic of China" after a journalist posted a screenshot showi... Read More