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No bail for Raj Kundra in pornography case

The businessman who has been arrested for alleged involvement in production and publishing of pornographic content is currently in judicial custody Mumbai: The Esplanade Court in Mumbai has rejected the bail plea of businessman Raj Kundra for his alleged involvement in a case of creation and publishing of pornographic content. He is currently in judicial...

2015 Kerala Assembly ruckus case: SC rejects state govt’s plea to withdraw cases

In the case of alleged vandalism in Kerala Assembly in 2015, SC said that legislators get privileges to be able to work fearlessly, not as a mark of status that puts them on a pedestal New Delhi: Privileges and immunity are not a gateway to claim exemption from criminal law, the Supreme Court bench observed...

Spike in Covid-19 cases; India reports 43,654 cases in 24 hours, 640 deaths

The daily Covid-19 vaccination figure dropped from 66 lakh on Monday to 40 lakh on Tuesday New Delhi: A day after the number of daily Covid-19 cases dropped below the mark of 30,000, the country witnessed significant rise in the number. There were 43,654 fresh cases of infection across the country in 24 hours, the...

Cloudburst in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kishtwar leaves 4 dead

Over 30 persons are feared missing after the cloudburst in Gulabgarh areas of Kishtwar on Wednesday morning Kishtwar: A cloudburst over a village in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning left at least four persons dead and over 30 missing. The cloudburst was reported in Gulagarh area of Kishtwar. A few houses,...

Mamata Banerjee calls on PM Modi, raises issues of less vaccine supply to Bengal

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his home on Tuesday evening. This is for the first time that the two leaders are meeting after their bitter clashes during the campaigning ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections. Mamata has reportedly called this a courtesy visit. She said she...

Vaccine for children by August? Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya says so

New Delhi: Newly appointed Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that Covid-19 vaccine for children could be available by as early as next month. Mandaviya said this at the BJP Parliamentary meeting held in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. Earlier, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria had said that the results of the trials of...

Raj Kundra sent to judicial custody for 14 days

Mumbai: After remaining in police custody for seven days, businessman Raj Kundra has now been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. He was arrested on July 19 for his alleged involvement in creation and publishing of pornographic content. Raj Kundra was taken to the Bombay High Court around noon on Tuesday for the hearing...

At BJP Parliamentary meet, Modi tells MPs to ‘expose’ Opposition

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday instructed all MPs of the party to expose the attempts of the Opposition leaders to distrupt proceedings in the Parliament during the ongoing Monsoon session. He was speaking at the BJP’s Parliamentary meeting in New Delhi. Ever since the monsoon session began, neither House of the Parliament...

USA extends travel restrictions amid rising Covid-19 cases, Delta variant concerns

Washington: The current restrictions on travel to the United States of America (USA) will continue for now, the White House confirmed on Monday. The decision was taken in wake of the rising number of Covid-19 cases and the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said, “Given where we are...

Covid-19: Daily cases drop below 30k; India reports 29,689 new cases in 24 hours

Over 66 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered in 24 hours New Delhi: The number of new cases of Covid-19 infection in India dropped below the mark of 30,000 on Tuesday, for the first time after March 17. There were 29,689 cases in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday morning. A total...

Tokyo Olympics: Big win for Indian men’s hockey team against Spain

Rupinder Pal Singh, Simranjeet Singh help India win the match 3-1   Tokyo: The Indian men’s hockey team registered its second win at Tokyo Olympics Games on Tuesday. The win against World number 9 Spain in the third Pool A match came as a morale booster for the team that had lost its second match...

Amid Parliament disruptions, Lok Sabha passes two Bills before being adjourned for the day

New Delhi: The Parliament has been in a state of chaos since the start of the monsoon session last Monday. This week, the scene was no different. However, two Bills were passed without discussion without discussion amid the protests and the sloganeering by the Opposition leaders. The Bills that were passed are the Factoring Regulation...