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If China invades Taiwan, US will intervene militarily: Biden

Washington DC/Tokyo: The United States President Joe Biden said on Monday that the country would use its military forces if China were to invade Taiwan. Biden said that the burden to protect the island was “even stronger” after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Biden was speaking at a press conference in Tokyo where he...

Delhi temperature dips as heavy rains lash city

New Delhi: After experiencing all-time high temeperature, residents in and around Delhi experienced some relief. Heavy rain and thunderstorm lashed the region on Monday morning, drastically bringing down mercury levels. Last week, the maximum average temperature in the national capital had touched 49, an all-time high. “One of the tremendous impacts of the thunderstorm...

Amid Covid resurgence, Saudi Arabia suspends travel to 16 nations including India

New Delhi: With the Covid-19 cases showing a resurgence, Saudi Arabia has suspended international travel to and from 16 countries. These countries include India. The others are Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus and Venezuela. The Saudi Arabia health ministry has...

Covid-19: India records 2,022 new cases, 46 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 2,022 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection in last 24 hours ending Monday morning, the Union Health Department said. A total of 46 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.69 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.49 per cent. Around 2.94 lakh...

Petrol, diesel get cheaper; Centre reduces excise duty on both fuels

Government announces measures to battle rising inflation; Central excise duty on petrol cut by Rs 8 per litre and by Rs 6 on diesel   New Delhi: Petrol and diesel will now be cheaper with the Centre announcing a reduction in excise duty. The Central excise duty on petrol has been reduced by Rs 8...

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury blames hackers for controversial Rajiv Gandhi quote

New Delhi: Shortly after removal of a controversial post, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attributed it to hackers. He claimed his Twitter account had been hacked and that he had nothing to do with it. The said tweet, to mark his death anniversary, had a poster with a controversial quote by former Prime Minister Rajiv...

Coast Guard, DRI seize drugs worth Rs 1,520 crore off Lakshadweep

  New Delhi: Teams of Indian Coast Guard and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized drugs worth approximately Rs 1,520 crore in a mid-sea operation off Lakshadweep coast. “Indian Coast Guard ships chased two boats named Prince and Little Jesus off the coast of Lakshadweep and intercepted them with drugs worth over Rs 1,520...

Delhi University prof arrested over Gyanvapi Masjid post on social media

New Delhi: Professor Ratan Lal, a faculty at the Hindu College of Delhi University, was arrested for his social media post related to the ‘Shivling’ reportedly found at Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi. He was arrested by the Delhi police on Friday. Supreme Court advocate Vineet Jindal had filed the complaint, accused Prof Ratan Lal of...

Covid-19: India records 2,323 new cases, 25 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: A total of 2,323 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 25 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.47 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.51 per cent. Around 4.99 lakh...

SC transfers Gyanvapi Masjid case to Varanasi district court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the transfer of the civil suit related to the Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi to the Varanasi district court. “Having regards to the complexities involved in civil suit and the sensitivity, we are of the view that the suit before the Judge, Varanasi, should be tried before a...

Congress Chintan Shivir failed to achieve anything meaningful: Prashant Kishor

Predicts impending rout for Congress in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections later this year New Delhi: Master poll strategist Prashant Kishor does not have anything encouraging to say about the recently concluded Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir of Congress in Udaipur. According to Prashant Kishor, the brainstorming programme “failed to achieve anything meaningful...

Day after SC order, Navjyot Singh Sidhu seeks time to surrender

The SC had set aside the earlier relief given to him and awarded him 1-year rigorous imprisonment   New Delhi: Former cricketer-turned-politician Navjyot Singh Sidhu has sought time to surrender before court to serve his sentence, a day after the Supreme Court ordered him to undergo one year of rigorous imprisonment. The punishment was in...