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2 cops gunned down in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara by opium mafia

Two policemen in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district were gunned down on Saturday night in two separate incidents allegedly by the opium mafia that is very active in the area. The two cops tried to stop the sports utility vehicle of the opium dealers at two different points in Bhilwara after which the dealers gunned down the...

Priyanka Gandhi urges Centre to reconsider holding CBSE exams amid pandemic

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has urged Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to reconsider the decision to hold CBSE board exams for class 10 and 12 due to the massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The Congress leader has written a letter to Pokhriyal in this regard and was supported by her brother Rahul...

MS Dhoni fined for CSK’s slow over-rate in match against DC

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has been penalised for slow over-rate during the match with Delhi Capitals at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. CSK lost the match to Delhi Capitals, while Dhoni got out for a duck—a start that the ‘captain cool’ did not like. Since it was the first offence of CSK...

Mamata Banerjee terms Cooch Behar firing as “genocide”

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has termed the deaths in Cooch Behar due to firing by the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) on Saturday as “genocide”. Notably, the CISF had opened fire at a booth in the Sitalkuchi constituency at around 10.30 am on Saturday resulting in the death of four persons and one...

PM Modi gives 4 key messages on ‘Tika Utsav’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the vaccination festival ‘Tika Utsav’ that started on Sunday as the beginning of the second big war against COVID-19. The vaccination festival that started on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule will continue till the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14. PM Modi’s...

India’s daily surge in COVID-19 cases touch all-time high of 1.52 lakh, 839 deaths

The health ministry on Sunday informed that over 1.52 lakh fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.33 crore. It is the highest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in India since the pandemic began in...

Bengal poll violence: EC bans entry of politicians in Cooch Behar for 72 hours

The Election Commission of India on Saturday has said politicians will not be allowed entry in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal for the next 72 hours. The decision came after violence in the district in which Central Security forces shot down five people allegedly TMC workers. The district has seen some of the...

Is an anti-incumbency wave in the making in Assam?

The initial indications from Assam after the completion of the poll process suggest that the Mahajot-a Congress-All India United Front (AIUDF)-Left alliance seems very confident. It could be why the Congress-led alliance has shifted 20 of the AIDUF candidates from Assam to the palatial comforts of Jaipur. The Congress leadership in Assam has received feedback...

Vaccine: Sonia Gandhi says Modi govt mismanaged vaccination, export caused a shortage

Congress’s interim chief Sonia Gandhi in a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states called for transparency in the COVID data across the country irrespective of what party ruled it and said the Modi government mismanaged COVID vaccination. The meeting was held to take a review of the COVID-19 situation in Congress-ruled states as...

Fourth phase of West Bengal polls: TMC alleges 5 workers shot dead in Cooch Behar, BJP MP’s convoy attacked

The fourth phase of elections in West Bengal saw more violence with the Trinamool Congress saying five of its workers were shot dead in Cooch Behar. In all, 44 seats go for polls in the fourth phase of the assembly elections. BJP and Trinamool Congress allegedly clashed in the Sitalkuchi constituency forcing the CISF to...

India registers 1,45,384 new COVID cases, the highest single-day spike

India recorded 1,45,384 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infections beyond the 1.32 crore mark on Saturday. The country at present has over 10 lakh active cases. 794 fatalities due to the disease were recorded in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 1,68,436. India has a...

India raises concern after US Navy conducts operation off Lakshadweep sans consent

India has conveyed its concerns to the US through diplomatic channels after the US Navy’s 7th Fleet announced that it conducted Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOP) in the Indian waters without New Delhi’s prior consent, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. The FONOP was conducted near Lakshadweep Islands by the guided-missile destroyer...