Friday, January 22, 2021

National News


2 die after receiving COVID vaccine

Moradabad/Lucknow/Delhi: At least two persons have died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in India. However, the deaths are not related to the...

447 adverse reactions after over 2.2 lakh vaccinated

New Delhi: A total of 2,24,301 beneficiaries have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine so far, out of which only 447 adverse events...

India to supply COVID vaccines to 6 countries

New Delhi: India on Tuesday announced that it will send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and...

Smokers, vegetarians at lesser risk of contracting COVID-19

New Delhi: Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity indicating that they may be at a lesser risk of getting...


Supreme Court recognises transgenders as third gender

NEW DELHI: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted legal recognition to transgenders or eunuchs as third category of gender and directed the Centre and all states to treat them as socially and educationally backward classes to extend reservation in admission in educational institutions and for public appointments.

Petrol price cut by 70 paise

NEW DELHI: The price of petrol was on Tuesday cut by 70 paise a litre, excluding local levies, the second reduction in rates this month as appreciation of the rupee against the US dollar made oil imports cheaper.

Rajnath meets Muslim clerics, Cong accuses BJP of double-speak

NEW DELHI: Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday sparred over Rajnath Singh’s meeting with Muslim clerics in Lucknow with the ruling party accusing BJP of “double-speak” and the opposition party hitting back.

Modi sidesteps question on apology for 2002 riots

AHMEDABAD: Sidestepping the question of apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi on Tuesday night said the Congress should first account for their “sins” before asking him to tender an apology.
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate was asked during an interview with TV 9 channel that there was a demand that he should apologise for the riots in the state

No Maoist threat to polling on April 17 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There was no Maoist threat in the second and last phase of polling in Odisha for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and 77 Assembly seats on April 17, while stringent security was in place, state election officials said today.

Lalu’s daughter goes hi-tech with hubby to win Patliputra

Patliputra: Battling two heavyweights in her debut in the political arena, Misa Bharti is banking on hi-tech poll strategies and family support in her bid to salvage the pride of her

BJP leader moves EC over ballot numbers in Mathura

Mathura: BJP here today filed a complaint with Election Commission alleging that the district election office flouted norms in placing names and allotting ballot numbers on the EVM to various candidates contesting the Mathura Lok Sabha seat.

Bengal casts first votes for Lok Sabha on Thursday

Kolkata: Stretching from the globally famous hill tourist town of Darjeeling in the northern tip, to the world's largest mangrove delta Sunderbans that washes into the Bay of Bengal in the south, the elections in West Bengal have never been


Bengali beauty breaking barriers

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Being at IFFI with her film ‘Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti’ was an enchanting...

The sounds from the screen

Sound, including music, dialogues, sound effects, ambient noise, background noise and soundtracks, has been an integral part of the movies since its...

The power of non-violence decoded

Non-feature film ‘Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless’ which pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th...

So far so good

As the first month of this year is nearing its end, NT KURIOCITY asks youngsters how their New Year is going so...