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India reports 38,948 COVID-19 cases, 219 deaths in a day

The health ministry on Monday informed that 38,948 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 3.30 crore. The ministry also informed that over 68.75 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over...

Fahim Dashty, spokesperson for National Resistance Front, killed fighting Taliban

Panjshir: Fahim Dashty, the spokesperson of the National Resistance Front which is fighting the Taliban from Panjshir, was killed on Sunday, according to reports. NRF’s Facebook page read, “With deep touch and regret, we lost two dear brothers and colleagues and fighters today. Fahim Dashti, the head of the office of Amir Saheb Ahmad Masoud,...

Ravi Shastri tests COVID-19 positive, 3 others also isolated

Indian cricket team’s head coach Ravi Shastri has tested positive for COVID-19 in a lateral flow test, according to a statement issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday. Apart from Ravi Shastri, three other members of the support staff in close contact with the head coach have been isolated...

Kisan Mahapanchayat: Thousands gather to protest against Centre’s farm laws

Thousands of farmers from multiple states gathered at the Kisan Mahapanchayat on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar to protest against the three farm laws passed by the Union government despite protests by the Opposition. Farmers belonging to 300 organisations spread across different states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, among others,...

Chhattisgarh Police books CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father for controversial remarks against Brahmins

The Chhattisgarh Police has registered a case against Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel, 75, for his alleged controversial remarks against the Brahmin community. The case was registered following a complaint made by the Sarv Brahmin Samaj. The septuagenarian has been booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including sections...

4 dead, several injured in suicide attack in Pakistan’s Quetta

Four Pakistani paramilitary guards lost their lives and several others were injured in Quetta after a motorcycle-borne suicide bomber blew himself up. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has taken responsibility for the attack. While three people died on the spot, another person succumbed to his injuries. The incident took place around 140 km away from the Afghan...

India administered more COVID-19 jabs than G7 combined in August

The Union government on Sunday said that it has administered more COVID-19 vaccines in August compared to the cumulative total doses administered by G7 nations during the previous month. Notably, G7 nations comprise the UK, Canada, the US, Italy, Germany, France, and Japan. The Centre said that India administered over 180 million doses in August....

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala facing Nipah threat

At a time when the COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc in Kerala, another virus Nipah has raised concerns for the state as well as the Centre. Notably, a 12-year-old boy reportedly died due to the Nipah virus in the southern state’s Kozhikode district, which has been confirmed after the boy’s samples were sent to Pune’s...

Shuttler Krishna Nagar wins gold for India in Tokyo Paralympics

Shuttler Krishna Nagar on Sunday made India proud by clinching a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics in the final of the men’s singles (SH6) event. Krishna Nagar defeated Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21 and 21-17 in a match that lasted for 43 minutes. Notably, it was the second gold medal that the...

India reports 42,766 COVID-19 cases, 308 deaths in a day

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 42,766 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 3.29 crore. The ministry also informed that over 68.46 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over...

Crucial test for Mamata Banerjee; EC announces Bhabanipur bypolls on Sept 30

New Delhi: The Bhabanipur Assembly constituency in West Bengal will go for by-elections on September 30. For Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this will be a crucial test which she must clear to continue holding her chair. Besides Bhabanipur, Samserganj and Jangipur in West Bengal, too, will witness by-elections. “…considering the constitutional exigency and special...

Fourth gold for India: Pramod Bhagat wins badminton men’s singles finals at Tokyo Paralympics

Pramod Bhagat, world number 1 in men’s SL3 category, defeated Britain’s Daniel Bethell in the finals   Tokyo: The Indian contingent’s performance at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics has been stupendous. On Saturday, shuttler Pramod Bhagat gave India its fourth gold medal this season by winning the badminton men’s singles (SL3) final. Pramod Bhagat (33) defeated...