File photo of Punjabi poet Dr Surjit Patar receiving his Padma Shri award in 2012

Punjabi poet Surjit Patar returns Padma Shri over Centre's attitude towards farmers' demands

Noted Punjabi poet Dr Surjit Patar said in a statement Monday that he was pained by the by the "insensitive" attitude of the central government towards the demands of protesting farmers.


Ahead of Bharat Bandh, MHA asks states to ensure law and order

Ahead of farmers' call for Bharat Bandh on Tuesday, the Union Home Ministry today issued advisories to all states and Union Territories and asked them to ensure that law and order is maintained.

Why is J&K administration seeking a review of High Court's order on Roshni Act?

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has filed an affidavit in the high court seeking modification to the order passed on October 9 scrapping the Roshni Act, saying that the order may unintentionally affect a large number of common people.

Top 5 News Trends in India | 7 December 2020

While there were reports of violence from Bengal, the Centre braced for the Bharat Bandh called by farmers' bodies. Meanwhile, the body of the missing Navy pilot was recovered from the Arabian Sea after 10 days. Here’s what’s making headlines at 7 pm on December 7.

Bharat Bandh today: Here's how the farmers' protest will affect your day

With Opposition parties, transport and traders' unions supporting the call for 'Bharat Bandh' issued by agitating farmers, several services could be disrupted in parts of the country, especially in Delhi-NCR.

J&K gears up for Covid-19 vaccine storage, distribution and immunisation

The Jammu and Kashmir administration is readying its machinery for storage, distribution of the coronavirus vaccine and mass immunisation in the Union Territory.

Farmers' protest: Prices of vegetable, fruits to spike in Delhi-NCR as trucks remain stranded

Prices of vegetables and fruits in Delhi-NCR are likely to spike as supplies have halved at Azadpur Mandi because trucks are not reaching there amid the farmers’ protest.

Farmers' protest: Where does Sharad Pawar exactly stand on new farm laws?

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has extended his support to the farmers' agitation against the three farm laws. Now, the BJP is sighting letters that Pawar had written in 2010, in which he had said the agriculture sector needs well-functioning markets to drive growth, employment and economic prosperity, which needs huge investments.

Sushil Modi elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha, equals Lalu Prasad Yadav's record

Sushil Kumar Modi has now become the only leader from Bihar BJP to have been elected to all four houses- Bihar Legislative Assembly, Bihar Legislative Council, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Karnataka anti-cow slaughter bill: Minister asks if Siddaramaiah will abandon his mother

Hitting out against Congress leader Siddaramaiah for his comments on cows, Karnataka minister and BJP leader KS Eshwarappa asked if former CM "Siddaramaiah would abandon his mother outside someone's house?".


Body of missing Navy pilot Commander Nishant Singh found in Arabian Sea

The body of missing Navy Pilot Commander Nishant Singh has been found in the Arabian Sea.?