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Jharkhand police arrest Seema Patra for torturing domestic help

Ranchi: Suspended BJP leader Seema Patra, who was booked for torturing her Adivasi domestic help Sunita over eight years, was arrested by Jharkhand police on Wednesday. She has been sent to 14-day judicial custody. According to reports, it was Seema Patra’s son Ayushman who sought help for Sunita  after failing to stop his mother from...

India to replace ‘colonial era’ naval flag, new design to be unveiled on Friday

New Delhi: India’s naval flag, currently being used by the Indian Navy and featuring the Saint George cross from England’s national flag, will be replaced by a new one. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the new design in Kerala at the time of commissioning of INS Vikrant on Friday. “During the event, the PM...

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

Moscow: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91. He died after a serious and long illness, said Russian news agency Sputnik, citing hospital sources. He was the last leader of the Uniion of Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) before it was dissolved in 1991. He was also the recepient of...

Covid-19: India records 7,231 new cases in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 7,231 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health ministry said on Wednesday morning. The overall death toll has reached 5,27,874. The daily positivity rate was 2.05 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 2.55 per cent. Around 3.52 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 in...

Jharkhand BJP leader Seema Patra booked for torturing Adivasi maid

Ranchi: Seema Patra, a BJP leader in Jharkhand and wife of ex-IAS officer Maheshwar Patra, has been booked for extreme torture of her Adivasi maid over last eight years. The maid was rescued on August 22 from their house in Ashoknagar in Ranchi by the police. According to available reports, Seema Patra had hired the...

Kamaal R Khan arrested by Mumbai police for 2020 tweet

Mumbai: Actor-producer Kamaal R Khan was arrested from the airport by Mumbai police over his controversial tweet in 2020. He will be presented before the Borivali court on Tuesday. According to reports, a complaint had been lodged against him for making an objectionable tweet about Rishi Kapoor when he was in the hospital. Kamaal R...

Covid-19: India records 5,439 new cases in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 5,439 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health ministry said on Tuesday morning. The daily positivity rate was 1.7 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 2.64 per cent. Around 3.2 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 in last 24 hours, taking the cumulative testing...

CBI coming to check my bank locker, won’t find anything: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said on Monday that the CBI would be checking his family’s bank locker on Tuesday. Scoffing at the investigation against him in the alleged Delhi excise policy scam, he said that the agency had not found anything from his residence during its raid recently...

Reliance to launch Jio 5G in major cities by November 2022

Nationwide coverage by Dec 2023, says Mukesh Ambani   Mumbai: Reliance will launch its Jio 5G services by November this year, group chairman Mukesh Ambani announced at the 45th annual general meeting. “Today, I want to announce the next leap forward that Jio is creating in digital connectivity, especially in fixed broadband. That is JIO...

Covid-19: India records 7,591 new cases, 30 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 7,591 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health ministry said on Monday morning. As many as 30 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,27,799. The daily positivity rate was 4.58 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was...

Justice UU Lalit takes oath as new Chief Justice of India

New Delhi: Justice UU Lalit took oath as the 49th Chief Justice of India on Saturday. He succeeds NV Ramana who retired on Friday. Justice UU Lalit was administered the oath of office by President Droupadi Murmu in the morning. His tenure will be of just 74 days in the Supreme Court of India as...

Covid-19: India records 9,520 new cases, 41 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 9,520 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 41 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,27,597. The daily positivity rate was 2.5 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was...