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Covid-19: India records 13,216 new cases, 23 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The number of new cases and deaths due to Covid-19 in the country once again witnessed a rise. India recorded 13,216 new cases in 24 hours ending Saturday morning, the Union Health ministry said. As many as 23 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 2.73 per...

Pakistan removed from FATF’s grey list on terror funding

Berlin: In a major relief to Pakistan, the country has been removed from the grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on terror funding. At the plenary meeting of FATF, which ended on Friday, it was decided to remove the country from the list. An official announcement in this regard will be made later...

Railways at receiving end of anger over Agnipath scheme; trains set afire, stations vandalised

Patna: The anger over the Central government’s recently launched Agnipath scheme for Defence recruitment intensified on Friday, with protesting aspirants vandalising railway stations and setting trains on fire. In Secunderabad in Telangana, a train was vandalised and set afire. Trains were blocked and shops at the stations were ransacked. On Uttar Pradesh, a mob...

Covid-19: India records 12,847 new cases, 14 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 12,847 new cases pf Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. Fourteen patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,24,817. The daily positivity rate was 2.47 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate reached 2.41 per cent....

Russia-Ukraine war: Leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Romania visit Zelenskyy, support EU membership bid

Kyiv: The leader of four European nations visited Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskky in Kyiv on Friday. They pledged their support to Ukraine becoming an official candidate of the European Union. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi reached Kyiv from Poland by train. They were joined by Romanian...

Rs 5 lakh gold found on rats in Mumbai drain

Mumbai: In a bizarre incident, Mumbai police said they recovered gold worth approximately Rs 5 lakh from rats in a drain in Mumbai. According to police, Sundari Planibel, a domestic help who worked in Gokuldham colony in Goregaon area of Mumbai, was on her way to deposit her gold jewellery in a bank when she...

Day 2 of protests against ‘Agnipath’ scheme marked by violence in Bihar

Lucknow: The protests over government’s newly launched ‘Agnipath’ scheme which began on Wednesday continued on Thursday as well. Violent scenes were witness in Bihar where defence job aspirants protested against the scheme and disrupted traffic movement. Stone pelting was witnessed in Jehanabad, while Nawada reported burning of tyres at crossroads and...

Steep rise in Covid-19 cases; India records 12,213 new cases in 24 hours

11 patients succumb to infection on Wednesday   New Delhi: The country witnessed a steep increase in Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. In 24 hours ending Thursday morning, a total of 12,213 persons tested positive for the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry. Eleven patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity...

UAE suspends export of wheat imported from India for 4 months

New Delhi: Wheat or wheat flour imported into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from India cannot be exported to other countries, the Gulf country’s government has announced. This decree means that wheat coming from India can only be used for domestic consumption in the country. Last month, India had banned export of wheat due to...

Notification for Presidential elections out; 11 candidates file nominations

One nomination was cancelled due to incomplete documents, according to sources   New Delhi: The gazette notification for Presidential elections in India has been released. As many as 11 candidates filed their nominations on Wednesday itself, according to sources. Of these, one nomination was cancelled because of incomplete documents, they added. Nominations for the...

More protests outside Congress HQ; Delhi police accused of entering premises, manhandling workers

Party leader Sachin Pilot detained from outside party headquarters   New Delhi: Protests continued at the Congress headquarters in Delhi over Enforcement Directorate’s interrogation of Rahul Gandhi. Wednesday was the third consecutive day of his questioning in the National Herald case. Meanwhile, Delhi police were seen entering the premises of the Congress...

Covid-19: India records 8,822 new cases, 15 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 8,822 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health ministry said on Wednesday morning. As many as 15 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 2 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 2.35 per cent. Around 4.4 lakh samples...