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Myanmar executes 4 democracy activists: Reports

Yangon: In the first reported instance of capital punishment in Myanmar in several decades, the current Myanmar administration executed four pro-democracy activists who had been imprisoned earlier, according to news agency AFP. These include Phyo Zeya Thaw, a former lawmaker in the Aung San Suu Kyi government, as well as prominent activist Kyaw Min Yu....

AAP MP Sanjay Singh gives adjournment notice in RS over ‘misuse of CBI, ED against Delhi govt’

New Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has given a Suspension of Business notice under Rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha over what he has called “misuse of CBI and ED against the Delhi government”. Last week, Delhi LG VK Saxena recommended a probe by CBI into Delhi’s liquor policy, directly naming Deputy Chief...

Droupadi Murmu to take oath as 15th President of India today

New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu will take the oath as the 15th President of India on Monday morning. Last week, she defeated Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha comfortably to claim the highest constitutional post in India. She is the youngest president, the first tribal woman and only the second woman after Pratibha Patil to hold the post....

WB minister Partha Chatterjee arrested by ED after Rs 21 crore cash seizure from aide’s house

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Cabinet minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday for alleged involvement in the SSC recruitment scam. The former education minister was produced before the Bankshal Court. Earlier, over Rs 21 crore cash was found from the house of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of...

Fight for Shiv Sena symbol: EC asks Uddhav, Shinde to prove majority by Aug 8

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has asked both the factions of Shiv Sena—led by Uddhav Thackeray and Eknanth Shinde respective—to submit documentary proof to back their claim to the election symbol of the party. The ECI has sent the letter written by Shinde faction to Thackeray and the one written by the latter...

Covid-19: India records 21,411 new cases, 67 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 21,411 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. This is marginally lower than 21,880 cases the previous day. As many as 67 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. Around 4.8 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 on Friday, taking...

Monkeypox found in kids in US for the first time

New York: The viral monkeypox disease has been detected for the first time among children in the United States, news agency Reuters quoted health authorities as saying. A toddler in California and an infant, who is not a resident of the US, have been infected. They are under treatment and reported to be in good...

July 31 deadline for filing I-T returns may not be extended

New Delhi: Income tax assessees will have to file their I-T returns by the deadline of July 31. According to reports, the government has no plan to extend the deadline this time. Last year, the deadline had been extended because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, revenue secretary Tarun Bajaj has indicated that the government may...

Delhi LG recommends probe against Dy CM Manish Sisodia; Kejriwal lashes out at BJP

New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant General Vinai Kumar Saxena named Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for a CBI probe into CM Arvind Kejriwal’s liquor policy. Lashing out at BJP, Kejriwal said he knew Sisodia would be arrested after Satyendar Jain. “There is a new system in India. They first decide who has to be jailed, then...

Actor-MP Ravi Kishan’s plan for Population Control Bill ridiculed on social media

New Delhi: Actor-politician Ravi Kishan, who is also the Member of Lok Sabha from Gorakhpur, said he would introduced the Population Control Bill in the Parliament on Friday. He said that the bill was the only way India could be “Vishwa Guru”. Ravi Kishan said it was important to bring population under control. “With the...

Covid-19: India records 21,880 new cases, 60 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 21,880 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 60 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 4.42 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.51 per cent. Around 4.95 lakh samples...

PM Modi urges everyone to have Har Ghar Tiranga between August 13 and 15

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a tweet on Friday morning urging everyone to hoist or display Tiranga, the national flag, at their homes this Independence Day. August 15, 2022, marks completion of 75 years since India gained independence. To commemorate the occasion, PM Modi had launched year-long Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations last...