The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced by Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in the Upper House on Saturday to replace an ordinance issued by the government in April.
India's parliament session that began this week is likely to be cut short after 30 lawmakers were found infected with the coronavirus, two senior parliament officials said, as the number of cases in the country rose to 5.3 million. The Indian parliament met for the first time in six months on September 14 and was to function until Oct. 1, but the two officials said its duration could be reduced by a week.
The concept of the Indo-Pacific has incorporated India into the larger solution and the Trump administration is developing new arrangements to coordinate with like-minded partners like the Quad countries, a top American diplomat has told lawmakers.
“Four of the disputed areas are in Asapila, Longzu, Bisa and Majha in Upper Subansiri district where the Chinese PLA has already built a road through Bisa from one point of the LAC to another,” a top defence source said.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday announced a relief package of Rs 1350 crore for Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to boost the business and the other ailing sectors that have suffered huge losses for several years in the newly formed Union Territory (UT). While addressing a press conference at Raj Bhawan, LG Sinha said: «This was just a beginning and much more was in the offing».
The National Investigation Agency on Saturday arrested nine al-Qaida terrorists from multiple locations across West Bengal and Kerala after conducting raids in the two states. NIA had learnt about an inter-state module of the al-Qaida operatives at various locations in India, including the two states. The group was planning attacks at vital installations in India.
India's Covid-19 case tally crossed 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
India has overtaken the United States to register the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in the world, informed Union Health Ministry on Saturday. The total recoveries in the country crossed 42 lakh.
Shiromani Akali Dal’s Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned on Thursday from the Union cabinet as food processing minister, said on Friday that she took the decision only after she and representatives from the centre “failed to convince stakeholders, including farmers and middlemen, that their fears were unfounded on the three farmer bills”.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced to set up the country's «biggest» film city in the state's Gautam Buddh Nagar, officials said here.
Pakistan on Friday rejected India's demand that an Indian lawyer or a Queen's counsel should be appointed for death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to ensure a free and fair trial in this country.
A day after BJP’s oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal pulled out of the Modi government to protest against the legislations meant to restructure agricultural trade, and amid continuing opposition from Congress and some other parties, PM Narendra Modi went on the offensive on Friday and called the bills a “historic” pro-farmer measure and dismissed the resistance as having been engineered by “middlemen”.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inaugurating the 'Kosi Rail Mahasetu' that will connect Mithila and Kosi regions of the state and end problems of people by cutting short their travel time substantially.
Political heat may be rising over three farm sector bills amid strident protests by the opposition and revolt by the BJP's oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal, but the ruling party is confident that numbers are stacked in its favour in Rajya Sabha where these draft laws are expected to be tabled soon.
JJP leader Digvijay Singh Chautala on Friday asserted the party's coalition with the BJP in Haryana is going strong and accused the opposition Congress of trying to mislead farmers on the farm bills issue.