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Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, dies at 99

Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, died on Friday at the age of 99. The Buckingham Palace in a statement announced, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His...

Rajasthan: Petrol pumps to go on strike on April 10

All fuel stations in Rajasthan will remain closed on Saturday, except the ones run by the oil companies, in protest against the high VAT imposed on fuel. The petroleum dealers are demanding uniformity of VAT with neighbouring states and also uniformity of VAT in all the districts of the state. The president of the Rajasthan...

IPL 2021: MI to wrestle it out with RCB in opening match today

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin on Friday with a bang when defending champions Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma will wrestle it out with under-achievers Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli. The first match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai at...

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, urges him to stop vaccine export

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has raked up the issue of vaccine shortage in a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has also questioned the decision of the Union government over its decision to allow exports of COVID-19 vaccine, especially when several states in the country are reporting a shortage of vaccine doses. Gandhi...

EC sends second notice to Mamata Banerjee for her remarks against central forces

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, who is trying tooth and nail to fight back the growing influence of the BJP in West Bengal, has received her second notice from the Election Commission that asked her to explain her remarks on central forces deployed in Bengal elections. Notably, Mamata Banerjee had on March 28 said,...

India’s daily surge in COVID-19 cases touch all-time high of 1.31 lakh

The health ministry on Friday informed that over 1.31 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 1.30 crore. It is the highest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in India since the pandemic began in...

PM Modi asks states to focus on serving people rather than doing politics over vaccines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lambasted politicians for entering into blame games and doing politics over vaccine at a time when the country is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. His statement comes at a time when several states have said that they are running out of vaccines and the Centre must supply additional doses to speed...

Varanasi court orders ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque next to Kashi Vishwanath Temple

A Varanasi court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to carry out a physical survey of the city’s Gyanvapi Mosque that is located next to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The direction from the court came in response to a three-decade-old petition. The petitioner, advocate VS Rastogi, had contended that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb...

Chhattisgarh: Kidnapped CoBRA commando released by Maoists

The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday informed that the CoBRA commando who was kidnapped by Naxals during the deadly encounter between security forces and the Maoists on April 3 has been released. The commando, Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, was under Maoist captivity for over 100 hours. He was captured by them during the fierce gun battle that...

Centre opposes elevation of gay advocate Saurabh Kirpal over his male foreign partner: Report

The Union government has reportedly conveyed its objection to the Supreme Court collegium regarding the recommended elevation of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a judge of the Delhi High Court. The Centre, while responding to a letter by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, has objected to Kirpal’s elevation on the ground that his male...

Anil Deshmukh Case: SC says let there be an independent probe

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that an independent probe into the corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh is required. The court said that the probe becomes important as both held high positions in the government and working closely together until the controversy...

Centre discriminating with BJP & non-BJP ruled states in vaccine distribution: Maharashtra

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope has hit back at the Union government accusing it of discrimination in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Tope alleged that BJP-ruled states such as Gujarat are getting more doses of the vaccine as compared to non-BJP ruled states with a significantly larger population. Tope attack on Thursday comes a day...