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No coercive action against Nupur Sharma, Supreme Court orders

New Delhi: In a major relief to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that no coercive action be taken against her. Multiple FIRs have been registered against Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammad during a debate on television. She even received death threats for the same. Earlier,...

12 of 19 Shiv Sena MPs support Eknath Shinde

New Delhi: In more trouble for Uddhav Thackeray, 12 of the 19 Shiv Sena MPs have pledged their support to the Eknath Shinde faction of the Sena. These MPs are likely to form a separate group. The 12 MPs also virtually attended a national executive meeting of the faction held in South Mumbai on Monday....

Covid-19: India records 15,528 new cases, 25 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 15,528 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning. As many as 25 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 3.32 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.57 per cent. Around 4,68 lakh samples...

Rupee hits new low, now at 80 against dollar

New Delhi: The value of the Indian rupee hit an all-time low of 80 against the US dollar on Tuesday morning. The local currency has been on the fall for past several days. On Tuesday, it fell 7 paise to 80.05 a dollar in early trade. Rising inflation and high crude oil prices, coupled with...

All-party meeting on Sri Lanka crisis today; to be chaired by S Jaishankar, Sitharaman

New Delhi: The Union government has called an all-party meeting on Tuesday evening to talk about the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka. The meeting will be chaired by External Affairs minister S Jaishankar and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The neighbouring country is in the grip of an unprecedented economic crisis that has upturned the government...

India’s Presidential elections today; it’s Droupadi Murmu Vs Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: The 15 Presidential elections in India will be held on Monday, where ruling NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu will face Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. Murmu has the numbers going for her, with parties outside BJP too offering to support her. The counting of votes will take place on July 21, while the oath-taking will...

Covid-19: India records 16,935 new cases, 51 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 16,935 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday morning. As many as 51 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 6.48 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.58 per cent. Around 2.61 lakh samples...

Sri Lanka: Acting President Wickremesinghe declares state of emergency

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe announced a state of emergency in the country, as per a notice issued by the government late on Sunday night. Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the acting president of Sri Lanka on July 15, shortly after Gotabaya Rajapaksa submitted his resignation after fleeing to Singapore. “It is expedient,...

Another milestone in Covid-19 vaccination; India crosses 2-billion mark

New Delhi: India on Sunday crossed yet another major milestone in Covid-19 vaccination. The country completed administration of 2 billion doses of vaccine on Sunday. “India creates history again! Congrats to all Indians on crossing the special figure of 200 crore vaccine doses. Proud of those who contributed to making India’s vaccination drive unparalleled in...

New GST rates come into effect today; several daily food items to get costlier

New Delhi: The new GST rates, applicable on several essential items, will be effective from Monday, July 18. As a result, several essential items, including milk, curd, paneer, cheese, jaggery, etc will get costlier. The new rates will be applicable to packaged and labelled items, not loosely sold ones or without a label. There will...

ICSE results announced; 2 from Ahmedabad secure 3rd rank nationally

110 students secure top 3 ranks in ICSE nationally; Darshan Talati and Dishita Komar only two from Gujarat   Ahmedabad: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the results for ICSE (class 10) 2022 on Sunday evening. A total of 110 students secured the top three ranks nationally. Four students secured the first...

Sri Lanka: Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe to implement urgent relief programme

Colombo: A day after being sworn in the Acting President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe decided to implement an urgent relief programme to provide fuel, gas and essential food items to the public. The decision was taken after a meeting with ministers and MPs on Saturday morning, news agency ANI said quoting the Sri Lankan...