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India’s top court to hear plea seeking probe into Pegasus snooping

India's Supreme Court, in a politically significant decision, has agreed to hear next week a petition filed by two veteran journalists for an independent probe into the "mass surveillance" by the government of more than 142 potential “targets” using the military-grade Israeli spyware Pegasus, an issue that has rocked many governments around the world

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IMF cuts India growth to 9.5%, but it remains fastest-growing large economy

The COVID-19 second wave has shaved off 3 per cent from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) previous projection for India's economic growth for this fiscal year, pegging it now at 9.5 per cent, but the country still remains the world's fastest-growing large economy

India may start vaccinating children next month: Health Minister

Covid vaccines for children are likely in a matter of days and the government may announce the start of vaccination for children next month, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said

Six-hour gun battle between police forces of two Indian states

Gunshots ringing out, puffs of smoke, a road littered with stones and tear gas canisters and upturned vehicles of the roadside -- scenes of six-hour violence, graphically depicted by NDTV, was not between Indian security forces and a neighboring border force, but within India itself!

Need to understand culture of others countries, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted the importance of people-to-people contact in understanding the culture of other countries and gave the examples of India handing over a holy relic of Saint Ketevan to Georgia and the inauguration of renovated Silat Road Gurudwara in Singapore

Citing example of his mother, Modi urges Indians to get vaccinated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday underlined that both he and his nonagenarian mother Heeraben Modi were fully vaccinated against the virus and urged people to trust science as avoiding inoculation can prove to be "dangerous"

Can India prevent a devastating third wave? Yes, if Covid-appropriate behaviour followed, says top doctor

A third Covid wave in India can be delayed and it may be less severe than the first two waves if Covid-appropriate behaviour is followed and the pace of vaccination is increased, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria told NDTV

President Kovind to visit Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh from July 25 to 28, the first Indian presidential visit to both regions since they became union territories two years ago through a constitutional change

Blinken to visit India next week to highlight 'shared priorities'

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to visit India next week to strengthen cooperation and highlight shared interests, his spokesperson Ned Price announced on Friday

Ladakh development to be speeded through a new corporation

The Indian Cabinet has approved the establishment of an Integrated Multi-purpose infrastructure Development Corporation for Ladakh, a picturesque Buddhist-dominated strategic area that was carved out of Jammu and Kashmir and made a Union Territory two years ago

Mekong region of great importance to India: Jaishankar

India is seeking a multi-dimensional engagement with the Mekong region considering its great importance, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said

India's DRDO successfully tests anti-tank and new surface-to-air missile systems

India;s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested two missile systems Wednesday, which included a Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for the Indian Army and a new variant of the Akash Surface-to-Air Missile — Akash-NG — for the Indian Air Force, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said

India will be first to make DNA-based jab, says health minister

India's Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday told Rajya Sabha that India will be the first country to develop a DNA-based Covid-19 vaccine even as other manufactures are steadily ramping up production

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit India July 27-28; Afghanistan on agenda

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be on a two-day visit to India July 27-28

Illegal Rohingya migrants pose a threat to India's national security: Government

Illegal Rohingya migrants pose a threat to India's national security, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday

'Government has no data on deaths due to oxygen shortage'

The Indian health ministry has said the states have not provided any information on deaths of Covid patients in hospitals due to lack of oxygen which was rampant during the virulent second wave of Covid in India in April-May this year

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