Vava Suresh continues to be critical, Kerala prays for its famous snake catcher

Doctor’s attending on him said that his condition continues to be critical, but there has been a slight improvement from the condition that he was brought to the hospital from a private medical facility. On Monday evening, when Suresh was trying to put the poisonous reptile into a gunny bag, while holding the snake by … Read more

Light rain/snow likely in J&K, Ladakh during next 48 hours

“Minimum temperatures improved across J&K on Tuesday although these remained below the freezing point in the Valley except in Srinagar where the minimum rose above the freezing point. “Light rain/snow is likely to occur in J&K and Ladakh during the next 48 hours”, an officer of the IMD said. Srinagar recorded minus 1.8 degree Celsius, … Read more

TN schools reopen, govt issues strict Covid protocol

The Public Health department in a circular on Monday said that all teachers and non-teaching staff in schools must take two vaccine doses. The eligible students must also ensure that they have taken at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. Schools and colleges are directed to adhere to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour such as wearing … Read more

India’s new Covid cases dips 20% to 1.67 lakh, deaths surge to 1,192

The single-day deaths saw a surge after Kerala added 638 fatalities as backlog to Tuesday’s count, said the Ministry. The nationwide death toll thus climbed to 4,96,242. Meanwhile, the active caseload has reported a marginal decline at 17,43,059 which constitute 4.20 per cent of the country’s total positive cases. The recovery of 2,54,076 patients in … Read more

Lower excise duties on fuel, reduction in personal tax rates possible

Given the strong tax-revenue performance in FY21/22, the government has a lot of room for manoeuvre on the tax front. Corporate tax was cut to an effective rate of 22 per cent for all companies, and 17 per cent for new manufacturing units since September 2019; these are among the lowest in Asia, and we … Read more

Elderly Badal aims to save Akali Dal’s ‘sinking ship’ after 2017 humiliating defeat

Also, for the first time SAD is testing waters after severing its ties with the BJP with which it joined hands in 1997 during the state polls and remained its oldest ally for 23 years. SAD patriarch Badal, a founding member of the NDA who before parting ways had always referred to ties as ‘nau-maas … Read more

On US Sanctions’ Threats Over Ukraine, Russia Says Won’t “Back Away”

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Tensions have been increasing between Ukraine and Russia. Moscow: Russia’s embassy in Washington said Tuesday that Moscow will not back down in the face of US sanctions threats over Ukraine, ahead of a phone call between the top US and Russian diplomats. “We are not going to back away and stand at attention, … Read more

As Covid wanes, curbs eased for Mumbai, 10 districts

The districts given relief are those which have completed over 90 per cent first dose of vaccination against Covid-19 and 70 per cent full inoculation till January 31 for the eligible population above 18 years, and the same would be updated every week to undo restrictions. All national parks and tourism sites with online booking … Read more

NGT panel to inspect open drain near Vasant Kunj society on waste dumping complaint

As per the complaint filed by Dr D.S. Katara, President of Resident Welfare Association, Sector E-2, Vasant Kunj, the dwellers of the unauthorised colony have erected a wall, constructed multi-storied houses, and have chocked the drain by dumping all sorts of garbage. It is further submitted that some factories are also functioning by the side … Read more

Haryana CM to celebrate World Wetlands Day at Sultanpur National Park

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, will be the chief guest on the occasion, an official spokesperson statement said on Tuesday. The celebrations of the World Wetlands Day this year in Haryana coincides with the recent declaration of the Sultanpur National Park and the Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar as Ramsar … Read more