The Times Of India
Successful democracies include 'thriving' civil societies: Blinken
All people deserve to have a voice in their government and be treated with respect no matter who they are, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday while noting that Indians and Americans believe in human dignity, fundamental freedoms, including freedom of religion.
Amid protests, Parliament passes bill giving powers to district magistrates to issue adoption orders
Amid chaotic scenes of disruptions, adjournments and protests by members of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and price rise, the treasury benches pushed for and made way for passage of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2021. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in March. Adoption orders which as of now are issued by district courts will be issued by district magistrates once the amendments are notified as law.
India deploys Rafale fighters on eastern front with China
India has now deployed its latest omni-role Rafale fighter jets close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction on the eastern front with China, which constitutes a new deterrent just before the next round of top-level military talks between the two countries likely on Saturday.
MHA, govts of Assam, Mizoram agree on deployment of neutral central force along disturbed border
A neutral central force will be deployed along the disturbed Assam-Mizoram border where five policemen and a civilian were killed following a bloody clash recently, officials said Wednesday. Both state governments have agreed for the deployment of a neutral Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) at the disturbed interstate border along the National Highway 306, a home ministry official said.
Two-third of population surveyed in 11 states have coronavirus antibodies: ICMR serosurvey
Madhya Pradesh leads the chart with 79 per cent seroprevalence while Kerala is at the bottom with 44.4 per cent. Seroprevalence in Assam is 50.3 per cent and Maharashtra 58 per cent. The findings of the fourth round of national serosurvey conducted by the ICMR across 70 districts of India was shared by the Union health ministry on Wednesday.