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Higher investment required in agri R&D: India says at G20 agri meet

India on Saturday stressed at G20 agriculture meeting that there is a need to increase investment in agricultural research and development amid the challenges of climate change and expected increase in food demand by 2030. The G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting is one of the ministerial meetings organised as part of the G20 Leaders Summit 2021 …

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Despite vaccination, offices may not go back to normal

Despite declining covid cases and a steady vaccination drive, doubt remains if offices can go back to business as usual. Staffing companies say that a part of the migrant population may not be willing to come back to physically attend office anymore. Around 15% of those who migrated to their hometowns are considering permanently residing …

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Amarinder Singh: The man who put Congress back on saddle in Punjab

One of the strongest regional satraps of the Congress, Amarinder Singh was the leader who put the party back in the saddle in Punjab after an intensely fought poll battle that decimated the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and crushed the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) dream of expanding its footprint beyond Delhi. The 79-year-old widely respected …

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‘Humiliated’ Capt Amarinder Singh says options open, will decide future political course of action when time comes

Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned as Chief Minister of Punjab, citing continued humiliation by the Congress leadership over the past two months. The Chief Minister made it clear that he would explore and exercise his future options when the time comes. Captain Amarinder Singh said he would decide his future political course of action …

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Opposition-ruled states demand extension of GST compensation regime beyond June 2022

Finance ministers of Opposition-ruled states have demanded that the GST compensation cess regime be extended beyond June 2022. Briefing reporters after the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow on Friday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said the regime of paying compensation to states for revenue shortfall resulting from subsuming their taxes such as VAT …

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Excited about joining TMC, will work for Bengal’s development: Babul Supriyo

Shortly after joining the TMC here, former Union minister and BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday said he is extremely excited to be a part of the Mamata Banerjee-led party and will work hard for the development of West Bengal. Asked if he would quit as BJP MP from Asansol, Supriyo said he will follow …

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Former BJP leader Babul Supriyo joins TMC, says ‘ I was disillusioned, wanted to leave politics’

Business News›News›Politics›Former BJP leader Babul Supriyo joins TMC, says ‘ I was disillusioned, wanted to leave politics’ Former Union Minister and ex-BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Friday formally joined Trinamool Congress (TMC). Supriyo had quit the BJP following recent Union Cabinet reshuffle. Sitting MP Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool family in the presence of National …

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Coronavirus in India: 35,662 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; vaccine doses 80 cr-mark

ANI | 18 Sep 2021, 04:43 PM IST India reported 35,662 new COVID-19 cases and 281 deaths in the last 24 hours. 33,798 got recovered in the same duration. India has 3,40,639 active cases of COVID as of today. India administered the highest-ever single day vaccinations with over 2.5 crore doses given in the last …

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Former BJP minister Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress

After taking ‘political sanyas’, two-time BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo joined the ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday in the presence of AITC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and party’s Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’ Brien. A former Minister of State (MoS), Babul Supriyo had started his political career from Asansol in 2014 and was …

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