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Russia wants war to end by May 9, claims Ukraine army

Kyiv: The war between Russia and Ukraine has entered its second month. According to reports, the Ukraine army has claimed that Russia wants to end the war by May 9 which it celebrates as the day of victory over the Nazi Germany. The Kyiv Independent has reported that according to intelligence from the general staff...

Covid-19: India records 1,685 new cases, 83 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 1,685 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 83 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,16,755. The daily positivity rate was 0.24 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.33...

Mamata Banerjee visits Birbhum violence site, meets families of victims

Announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 each to injured     Birbhum: Two days after the killing of eight people in Birbhum in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday visited the families of the deceased. Assuring speedy justice, she announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to...

‘Exams, hijab row not connected’: CJI refuses urgent listing of petitions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the request for urgent listing of petitions related to the Karnataka hijab row. The Karnataka High Court had recently upheld the ban on hijab in educational institutes, pointing out that it was not an essential religious practice of Islam. It had also noted that prescription of uniform...

Former student leader Umar Khalid denied bail in Delhi riots case

New Delhi: Former student leader of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi Umar Khalid was denied bail on Thursday by the Karkardooma court. He had been arrested by Delhi police under charges of hatching a conspiracy to trigger communal riots in the national capital. He has been accused under the UAPA law The riots in...

Covid-19: India records 1,938 new cases, 67 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 cases saw an increase in last 24 hours. Teh country recorded 1,938 new cases of infection in a day, the health ministry said on Thursday morning. As many as 67 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.29 per cent, while the...

Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC takes suo motu cognizance of matter, to hear case today

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the violence in Rampurhat in Birbhum in West Bengal, where eight people were charred to death after a mob allegedly set their houses afire on Tuesday. The matter will come up for hearing before the bench of the Chief Justice at 2 pm on...

Fire in Telangana timber godown leaves 11 dead

Secunderabad: A massive fire that erupted at a timber godown in Secunderabad in Telangana early on Wednesday left at least 11 persons dead. The deceased were migrant workers from Bihar. According to police, the fire is suspected to have been caused by short circuit. Around 12 workers were trapped in the fire in Boiguda Timber...

Russia blocks humanitarian convoy to Mariupol, seizes 11 buses meant for evacuation

Kyiv: Russia has reportedly seized 11 empty buses that were headed to Ukraine’s Mariupol city with humanitarian aid. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskky said in his video that almost all their efforts to organise stable humanitarian corridors for residents of Mariupol were being disrupted by Russian forces. According to Deputy PM Iryna Vereshchuk, 11 buses, along...

Petrol, diesel prices rise for second consecutive day; costlier by 80 paise

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel witnessed increase in price for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. While the price of petrol went up by 80 paise, that of diesel increased by 82 paise. The new rates are effective from Wednesday. The fuel prices were increased on Tuesday after a gap of 137 days. The price...

Covid-19: India records 1,778 new cases, 62 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded an increase in daily Covid-19 cases as well as related deaths. In last 24 hours, a total of 1,778 persons tested positive for the infection, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday morning. As many as 62 deaths were recorded during this period. The overall death tally stands as 5,16,605....

ED provisionally attaches properties of Vadodara-based Sandesara Group

Vadodara: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached property worth approximately Rs 20.77 crore belonging to Vadodara-based Sandesara Group under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, according to ED sources. The attached properties include five immovable properties, five bank accounts and shares. With this, the overall worth of attachment of properties...