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Kerala HC dismisses plea challenging PM’s photo on vaccination certificate; slaps Rs 1 lakh fine on petitioner

Thiruvanthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Covid-19 vaccination certificates issued in the country. The single-judge bench of Justice PV Kunhikrishnan of Kerala HC also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the petitioner. The petitioner had argued earlier that other countries...

Covid-19: India records 5,326 cases, 453 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 5,326 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, according to the health ministry. A total of 453 patients lost their lives during this period. The death toll has reached 4,78,007. The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country has dropped below 80,000. It is currently 79,097.   98.4% recovery...

Omicron scare in Delhi: Kejriwal says all positive samples to be sent for genome sequencing

New Delhi: The national capital is witnessing a rise in number of Covid-19 cases, including the Omicron ones. Amid the scare, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that all positive samples will be sent for genome sequencing. Reassuring the public, he said that there were adequate arrangements in Delhi hospitals in case of spread of the...

Panama Papers leak: Aishwarya Rai summoned by ED for questioning

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in Panama Papers leak case of 2016.. The Panama Papers relate to tax evasion by wealthy people by setting up fake companies in offshore tax havens. The name of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is on the list of those named...

Opposition leaders boycott meeting to discuss 12 Rajya Sabha MPs’ suspension

New Delhi: The Opposition has boycotted the five-party meet called by the government on Monday to discuss the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. The parties had been invited on Sunday for the meet. Opposition leader met on Monday morning to decide whether to attend it or not. It was then decided that the Opposition...

Covid-19: India records 6,563 new cases; active caseload at 572-day low

132 patients succumb to Covid-19 in 24 hours   New Delhi: The country recorded 6,354 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday morning. A total of 132 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate is 0.75 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate...

Explosion in Karachi building leaves 10 dead, several injured

Karachi: At least 10 persons were killed in a powerful explosion at a building in Shershah Paracha chowk in Karachi on Pakistan on Saturday. Many of the injured were admitted to the intensive care unit. The cause of the blast at the two-storeyed building is being ascertained. A team of explosives expert has been roped...

Viral video shows BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan losing cool, slapping wrestler on stage

Ranchi: The video of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh slapping a young wrestler on stage has gone viral, inviting strong reaction on social media. Brij Bhushan Sharan, the Lok Sabha MP from Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh, is also the president of the Wrestling Federation of India. According to sources, the young wrestler was prevented...

Drone from Pak side caught in Punjab; Amarinder asks CM to ‘stop doing bhangra all day’

Chandigarh: The Border Security Force captured a drone that was flying at a low height in the border area of Ferozpur in Punjab on Friday night. The Made-in-China hexacopter had entered India from Pakistan side, said a senior BSF officer, adding that they are supervising search operation in the area. The drone was reportedly 300...

Amarinder Singh joins hands with BJP for Punjab polls

New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has confirmed the alliance with BJP for Assembly elections in the state. He met BJP’s Punjab in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi on Friday. Amarinder Singh had resigned from the CM’s post in September this year citing insult. He was succeeded by Charanjit Singh Channi. After...

Delhi reports 10 new cases of Omicron, tally rises to 20

India’s Omicron tally has crossed 100   New Delhi: Ten more cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus were reported in Delhi on Friday. The Omicron tally in the national capital has now reached 20. The report of new cases comes just a day after four samples tesed positive for the new variant. Meanwhile, Delhi’s health...

Twist in Sheena Bora tale: Indrani says her daughter is alive

New Delhi: Former HR consultant and media executive Indrani Mukherjea, who is in jail for the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, has claimed that the latter is very much alive and is in Srinagar. She said a female prisoner had told her on November 25 that she had seen Sheena in Srinagar. According to...