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Asaram Bapu being given Ayurvedic treatment in jail

Controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, whose oxygen level dipped on Sunday, is being provided with Ayurvedic treatment as desired by him. Asaram, who is lodged in Jodhpur jail, is being administered oxygen in the prison after he refused to go to AIIMS Jodhpur. Asaram had tested positive for COVID-19 and was discharged from AIIMS two...

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal extends lockdown till May 31

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the extension of the lockdown by another week to further reduce the spread of the COVID-19 infection in the national capital. Now, the lockdown will be in place until 5 am on May 31. Kejriwal has also clarified that the unlock process in Delhi will be also...

PM Modi reviews preparedness for cyclone Yaas

With cyclone Yaas all set to wreak havoc along India’s east coast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a review meeting to ascertain the preparedness of central and state agencies and departments that will carry out evacuation, rescue and relief operations. During the meeting, PM Modi directed senior officers to work in close coordination...

IAS officer shunted out for slapping man in Chhattisgarh, CM apologises

A Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer was removed by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday after a video showing the bureaucrat slapping a man for allegedly violating COVID-19 norms went viral. The bureaucrat Ranbir Sharma has been removed as the Surajpur district collector with immediate effect. In the viral video, Sharma is seen upbraiding and slapping a...

India’s Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, aide nabbed by Delhi Police in murder case

After evading arrest for nearly 20 days, India’s two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar on Sunday was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the brawl at Chhatrasal Stadium that led to the death of a 23-year-old wrestler, Sagar Rana. Sushil Kumar had won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver...

India’s COVID-19 death toll nears 3 lakh

The health ministry on Sunday informed that over 2.40 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 2.65 crore. The ministry also informed that over 19.50 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of...

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown for another week with additional curbs

Tamil Nadu on Saturday extended the lockdown in the state by another week as it battles a surge in COVID cases. The state put in place additional restrictions limiting the timing for shops selling essential commodities. The state’s previous lockdown was to end on May 24. The state has continued to register over 30,000 cases...

BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari’s father, brother gets Y+ security cover

Sisir Adhikari, father of West Bengal’s Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has been provided with Y+ security cover by the Centre. Sisir Adhikari and Dibyendu Adhikari both MPs will get the cover. Sisir Adhikari and two of his three sons, all former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders had defected to the Bharatiya Janata...

India records over 2.57 lakh new COVID cases

India recorded over 2.57 lakh new COVID cases in the last 24 hours and 4,194 fatalities during the same period. India’s total COVID cases now stand at 2.62 crores of which 29 lakh are currently active. This accounts for 11% of the total cases. The total fatality due to the disease stands at 2,95,525. India...

Air India loses data of 45 lakh customers in cyber attack

Air India on Friday said data of 45 lakh of its customers including name, birth details, passport numbers, and credit card details have been leaked following a cybersecurity attack on its system. The airlines said its data processor that manages the passenger service system and stores personal information of the passengers was breached leading to...

Karnataka, Kerala extend lockdown as cases surge

Karnataka on Friday extended the statewide lockdown till June 7 as it registered a surge in cases. It first imposed a lockdown on May 10 which was to end on May 24. The lockdown comes as the state recorded 32,218 new COVID cases and 353 deaths. With this, the state has 23,67,742 COVID cases and 24,207...

IMF prepares $50B plan to combat COVID-19 and save global economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has prepared a $50 billion proposal that aims to ensure that 60 per cent of the world population is vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first half of 2022. The proposal prepared by IMF’s chief economist Gita Gopinath, managing director Kristalina Georgieva and economist Ruchir Agarwal provides that urgent action is...