UK minister says gene editing laws to be relaxed for agriculture in England

Gene editing regulations in agricultural research would be eased in England as part of a plan to use post-Brexit freedoms to tackle problems related to farming and food security, the UK farming and environment minister, George Eustice, said on Wednesday. “Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that nature has provided. It is a […]

Union Cabinet approves ECGC IPO; investment of Rs 4,400 cr in next 5 years

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the Union Cabinet has approved the listing of state-owned Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) Ltd through the initial public offer (IPO) on the stock exchanges. The minister made this announcement during the Cabinet briefing here. While addressing the press conference, Goyal said, […]

Punjab CM asks ‘head of family’ Sidhu to talk, resolve issues

A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu tendered his resignation from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief, state Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday said he has urged the “Congress family’s head” Sidhu, to resolve issues. “Whoever is party president, is head of the family. I had called him (Navjot Singh Sidhu) and told him that […]

UP govt launches ‘Nirbhaya – Ek Pahal’ programme, over 75,000 women to benefit under scheme

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday launched the ‘Nirbhaya – Ek Pahal’ programme under Mission Shakti – Phase 3 in Lucknow. While launching the programme, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed that as many as 75,000 women will get connected with state banks, get loans at cheaper interest rates […]

Congress leader from Rajasthan utilizes social media to lead the fight against Covid

Congress leader and social activist Govind Patel, using the power of social media, stressed on the Rajasthan Government’s Covid-related schemes to help people amid the pandemic. Govind with assistance from the IT Cell of Sikar Congress launched the campaign of #SikarCongressHelpDesk on Twitter and Facebook with the idea to alleviate people […]

Taliban requests India to resume commercial flight operations, decision under review

The Taliban has recently requested India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to resume commercial flight operations to Kabul, which were closed after August 15 “The Civil Aviation of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan extends its compliments to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India. As you are […]

Pakistan’s campaign to support Taliban flops at UN

Pakistan’s effort to get the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan recognised at the global platform was shattered to dust after United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) refused Taliban representative to address its session, instead it invited the representative of the ousted Ashraf Ghani Government. The world community may continue to deny any recognition and representation to […]

Police constable shoots himself dead outside Delhi HC

A 30-year-old police constable on Wednesday allegedly died by suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle outside Delhi High Court, said the police. The police said the deceased was posted outside gate no. 3 of the High Court and was found dead there. Deputy Commissioner of Police New Delhi district Deepak Yadav said, “We […]

LGBTQ students targeted, face crackdown in China

In a series of crackdowns that included big tech firms, entertainment stars, business magnets, China is now targeting the LGBTQ community. Fabien Baussart, writing in The Times of Israel said that China’s communist government is coming down heavily on the LGBTQ community, initiating measures to keep them under constant surveillance in a university and instructing broadcasters to […]