After Trinamool Claims Centre Not Releasing Funds, Minister Says Why

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday alleged that the ruling TMC in Bengal was depriving the poor of benefits of central government schemes for the “sake of politics”. She also claimed that issues like “poor law and order situation” and “corruption” are making the state stand out under the Trinamool Congress rule. Accusing successive…

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Can Reassess Red Sea Attacks If “Israel Stops Gaza Aggression”: Houthis

Yemen’s Houthis said on Tuesday they could only reconsider their missile and drone attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea once Israel ends its “aggression” in the Gaza Strip. Asked if they would halt the attacks if a ceasefire deal is reached, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam told Reuters the situation would be reassessed if…

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PM Invokes Jayalalithaa’s Legacy: “Worked For Development, Prosperity”

Invoking the legacy of veteran leaders MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MGR a “true leader,” and hailed MGR’s commitment to governance devoid of “dynasty politics”. Addressing a rally in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur district on Tuesday, PM Modi emphasized the pivotal role of the state in…

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Homegrown Firm Gets Orders For Surveillance Drones From Defence Ministry

Homegrown technology company IG Drones said it has bagged an order from the defence ministry to supply high-altitude drones and essential accessories for surveillance in difficult terrains. The selected drones have various advanced features and are capable of operating in extreme temperatures and high altitudes, the firm said, adding that these can be effective along…

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Medical Body Forms Task Force To Address Mental Health Issues Among Students

In response to the alarming rise in depression and suicides among medical students, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has formed a 15-member National Task Force to address mental health issues.  The task force will submit a comprehensive report by May 31, shedding light on the complexities surrounding mental health challenges and suicides among medical students….

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Air Pollution Control Plan Curbs Withdrawn As Delhi Air Quality Improves

The Centre on Tuesday decided to withdraw all measures prescribed under its air pollution control plan for Delhi-NCR in view of sustained improvements in air quality in the region. The Commission for Air Quality Management, a statutory body responsible for forming air pollution reduction strategies for the region and overseeing their implementation, said its subcommittee…

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