For the past few days, Mira Bhayandar has been witnessing a surge in the number of coronavirus cases, intensifying worries for citizens. On Thursday, as many as 71 persons tested positive, taking the cumulative positive cases in the twin cities to 27,327. Mira Bhayandar has reported over 70 cases in a day after a gap of three months. No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Thursday and thus the death toll in the area remained 804. Follow Mumbai City Latest Updates here According to the latest information shared by the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation ( MBMC ), the active cases in the twin-cities have now jumped to 682. Out of the 71 cases reported, 43 were new cases while the rest - 28 - were contacts of people who had tested positive for the virus earlier. While Mira Road, with 46 cases, accounted for the maximum of those cases, Bhayandar East and Bhayandar West had 15 and 10 cases, respectively. The MBMC had sent a total of 1,81,406 swab ... » Learn More about Mira Bhayandar reports over 70 coronavirus cases in a day after three months; active cases jump to 682
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(This story was first published in the Times of India on March 5, 2021) Mumbai: Days ahead of the state budget, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar hinted at some relief in prices of petrol and diesel which have skyrocketed. Pawar said the Centre collects Rs 35.9 per litre of petrol and of this Rs 32.9 is collected as cess , whereas the state government collects Rs 28.9 as a value-added tax. Sources in transport associations say they are hoping the government will reduce taxes and VAT in the state budget. Last year, during the state budget, the government had increased VAT on fuel by Rs1. Pawar also said strict action will be taken against Sharjeel Usmani, a former Aligarh Muslim University student leader, accused of hurting religious sentiments in his speech at the Elgar Parishad. Replying to the discussion on the Governor’s address in the legislative council on Thursday, he said there is no reason to back anyone who poses a threat to national security, ... » Learn More about In Mumbai, Centre collects Rs 32.9 per litre as cess as against the state government’s Rs 28.17 as Vat
Indian-Americans are 'taking over the country', United States President Joe Biden said on Thursday, referring to the large number of 'incredible' professionals from the community holding key positions in his administration. IMAGE: US President Joe Biden. Photograph: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images In less than 50 days of his presidency, Biden has appointed at least 55 Indian-Americans to key leadership positions in his administration ranging from his speech writer to the National Aeronautic Space Administration, to almost every wing of the government. "Indian-of-descent Americans (sic) are taking over the country. You (Swati Mohan), my Vice President (Kamala Harris), my speech writer (Vinay Reddy)," Biden said in a virtual interaction with NASA scientists who were involved in the historic landing of Perseverance landing at Mars. Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan leads the guidance, navigation, and control operations of NASA's Mars 2020 mission. Biden, who was sworn in ... » Learn More about Indian-Americans taking over US, says Biden
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah has demanded direct involvement of Prime Minister Narenda Modi in the talks to resolve the festering insurgency in the northeastern state and insisted that the negotiations be held in a 'third country'. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah at the signing ceremony of the historic peace accord between the Government of India and the group in New Delhi, in 2015. Photograph: Press Information Bureau of India In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi written on February 25, but kept secret so far, Thuingaleng Muivah, the general secretary of the group and chief Naga negotiator in the talks with the government, also spoke about the framework agreement (FA) signed in 2015 and its proposal that the state should be allowed to have a Constitution and national flag. In the letter released to the media on Monday, the outfit said it was making public the letter for 'lack ... » Learn More about NSCN wants Naga peace talks shifted to ‘3rd country’
K haleda Zia, former prime minister of Bangladesh and the chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the main opposition party leading the 18-party alliance in Bangladesh, has drastically changed her party's anti-India stance. The right-wing political party's leader returned to Dhaka on November 3 from a week-long India visit that she termed as "highly successful". On Saturday, Zia met President Pranab Mukherjee. A statement from the President's Office said that Mukherjee praised the role of Khaleda as the opposition leader and as the former prime minister of Bangladesh. Mukherjee told Khaleda that New Delhi accorded highest importance to its relations with Bangladesh as a close neighbour and hoped that the diplomats of both countries will work sincerely to further strengthen the ties. Khaleda Zia responded by saying that her party is interested in establishing friendly relations with India. Before boarding her plane at for Dhaka on Saturday, Zia told ... » Learn More about Is Khaleda Zia having a change of heart about India?
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s sage advice remains as relevant today as it was during his lifetime, says Vivek Gumaste. P andit Jawaharlal Nehru was an international icon; a towering personality who strode the Indian political landscape as a colossus; the first prime minister of independent India who ruled the country for 17 long years; a man whose popularity is kept alive by a dynasty and a fawning sycophantic establishment. In contrast, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel died three years after India’s independence and his memory is at best an afterthought for most Congressmen. Yet, in times of grave national crises, especially in situations that demand resolute leadership, the common refrain that resounds throughout the length and breadth of the country is: “Had Sardar been alive our country would not have seen such hard days.’ (KL Panjabi . The Indomitable Sardar. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 1990) As a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party and an apprehensive Congress party trade sharp ... » Learn More about Looking for the real Sardar Patel