National

BJP launches official social media handles in J&K

Party wishes to “engage the young people by letting them know that we believe in them and more importantly we need them”. BJP general secretary and Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Tarun Chugh on Tuesday launched official social media handles of the party’s unit in the Union Territory. Launching the Twitter handle, and Instagram and Facebook […]

National

‘Killer roads’ and why the BRO is trending in Arunachal panchayat polls

People of Longding district’s Khakam block bordering Myanmar decide to boycott polls unless road construction is entrusted to the Border Roads Organisation The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) found itself dragged into the panchayat elections to be held in Arunachal Pradesh on December 22. The people of Khakam block in the State’s Longing district bordering Myanmar […]

National

Bharath Bandh: Mixed response in Kalyana Karnataka

The Bharat Bandh call given by farmers’ organisations for the repeal of three recently enacted farm legislations received a mixed response in Kalyana Karnataka. Kalaburagi city, however, showed better solidarity with the agitating farmers by effectively observing the bandh. APMC market yards across the region remain closed. Other business establishments partially closed. Public transport was […]

International

90-year-old woman becomes first patient in UK to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Margaret Keenan, from Enniskillen, said she felt “so privileged” to receive the jab at University Hospital, Coventry. A 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland on Tuesday became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine — marking the start of the UK’s mass vaccination programme against the deadly disease. Margaret Keenan, from […]