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Army Captain drowns in Takhat Sagar Lake

An Army commando of the rank of Captain drowned during an army exercise in Jodhpur’s Takhat Sagar Lake on Thursday. Captain Ankit Gupta, who was one of the four persons involved in the commando training exercise, drowned in the incident. Four commandos of the 10 Para Special force (SF), as a part of para jumping...

As India-UK flight resumes, Kejriwal imposes 7-day institutional quarantine for passengers

After a two-week suspension over the highly contagious mutant strain of coronavirus detected in the UK, flight services between India and the UK have resumed. Notably, an Air India flight from the UK carrying 246 passengers aboard landed in Delhi on Friday. The development comes at a time when the number of people in India...

Mark Zuckerberg says Trump’s FB, Instagram account to remain blocked for at least 2 weeks

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has severely criticised outgoing US President Donald Trump following the violence by the latter’s supporters at US Capitol. The violence resulted in four deaths and left many injured in the clashes between Trump supporters and the security forces—an event that has exposed the desperate attempts by Trump to avoid a smooth...

18,139 fresh COVID-19 cases, 234 deaths in a day in India

The health ministry on Friday informed that 18,139 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 1.04 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Centre asks states to remain prepared for receiving COVID-19 vaccine consignment

The Centre has asked the states and Union Territories to get ready to receive the first consignments of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a communique to the states, said that the vaccine will be supplied to the identified consignee points of 19 states and Union Territories by the supplier....

US Congress confirms Joe Biden’s victory, Trump agrees to a peaceful transition

In a major blow to US President Donald Trump and his supporters who tried everything possible to block the transition of power, the Congress on Thursday formally certified Joe Biden as the next president. US lawmakers successfully defeated Republican efforts to deny Biden the electoral votes required to win. The affirmation of Biden’s 306-232 victory...

BMC files police complaint against actor Sonu Sood

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has filed a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood for allegedly converting a residential building in Mumbai’s Juhu into a hotel. Notably, Sonu Sood had given the same six-storey building for quarantining medical professionals last year when the lockdown was imposed by the government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital

Former team India captain and the incumbent president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he is feeling “absolutely fine” while leaving a private hospital in Kolkata. Notably, Sourav Ganguly was admitted to the private hospital last week after he complained of chest pain and had to...

4 dead, several injured as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

In an unprecedented assault on democracy in the US, a mob of thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with security forces. The clashes resulted in four deaths, including a woman who was shot by a police officer, whereas three others died in medical emergencies, Washington DC Police...

20,346 fresh COVID-19 cases, 222 deaths in a day in India

The health ministry on Thursday informed that 20,346 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 1.03 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress reorganisation finalised?

The reorganization of the Pradesh Congress is almost finalized. The list of people to be inducted into the Pradesh Congress has been sent to the AICC general secretary, Ajay Maken for his approval. Maken initially had some objections over a few names in the list sent by the PCC president, Govind Singh Dotasara which was...

Yet another rape case in UP! 50-year-old gangraped, brutalised & killed

A 50-year-old Anganwadi worker who had gone to a temple to offer prayers was allegedly gangraped and killed in the Ughaiti area of Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district, media reports said citing police. She was also brutalised, the reports said. Two people have been arrested in the case. Also Read: New COVID strain: 13 more UK returnees...