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16,946 COVID-19 cases reported in a day in India

The health ministry on Thursday informed that 16,946 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 1.05 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Padma Shri D Prakash Rao no more, PM Modi mourns death

Renowned social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao on Wednesday passed away at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack. The sexagenarian was battling with COVID-19 and related ailments for the past 20 days. The hospital’s emergency officer Dr Bhubanananda Maharana told reporters that Rao breathed his last at around 4.15 pm on...

Rajasthan ACB nabs 2 SDMs for demanding bribe

The Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday nabbed two Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) officers for demanding and accepting bribe from a contractor. The two officers of the rank of sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) belonged to the Dausa district and were nabbed accepting a bribe from the contractor. Earlier, the collector of Baran, Inder Singh Rao, was...

India to buy 83 Tejas LCA for Air Force for Rs 48,000 cr

In a major boost for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Centre on Wednesday cleared the purchase of 73 Tejas LCA fighter jets and 10 trainer aircraft at a cost of around Rs 48,000 crore. The approval came from the Cabinet Committee on Security which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Largest indigenous defence...

Congress questions Centre on Covaxin as jabs reach 11 cities

After Serum Institute’s Covishield, the first batches of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ was despatched to 11 cities from Hyderabad on Wednesday. The vaccine stock has been sent to cities such as New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Patna and Jaipur. The development comes ahead of the initiation of vaccination against COVID-19 in the country scheduled...

Elon Musk’s Tesla enters Indian market, set up office in Bengaluru

US-based electric car maker Tesla, whose founder Elon Musk is the world’s richest man, has entered the Indian market. It has set-up a company named Tesla India Motors and Energy in Bengaluru. Last year, Elon Musk had indicated that his company would start selling its cars in India in 2021. Interestingly, Union transport minister Nitin...

Donald Trump’s channel blocked by YouTube

After a host of social media platforms blocked outgoing US President Donald Trump for the Capitol Hill violence, Google has now suspended his YouTube channel. Not just this, the tech major has also removed a video recently posted on the channel for violation of usage policy. YouTube, in a statement, said that the restriction has...

15,968 COVID-19 cases reported in a day in India

The health ministry on Wednesday informed that 15,968 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 1.04 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Farmers reject SC’s committee made up of ‘pro-farm law’ members

Farmers groups have welcomed the Supreme Court’s order to put on hold three controversial farm laws but have rejected the committee of experts set up to handle negotiations to end the agitation. Farmers group say committee includes members who have all favoured the laws. The union said all members of the SC committee have been...

Man murders wife, mother-in-law then chops their bodies in front of kids!

A Tripura man allegedly murdered his wife and mother-in-law and then chopped their body in front of his two children. The man then consumed poison. The shocked children kept screaming until help arrived. The incident took place in Tripura’s Dhalai district after the locals found the two women lying in a pool of blood. The...

CISF jawan commits suicide using AK-47

A jawan of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) posted at Bhilwara in Rajasthan committed suicide on Tuesday by shooting himself with his AK-47 service rifle. The deceased was identified as B Ranjit Kumar and he belonged to Tamil Nadu. No suicide note was found in his possession. The deceased was to get married in...

Body of Captain Ankit Gupta recovered after 6 days

Six days after an Army commando, Captain Ankit Gupta, drowned in Jodhpur’s Takhat Sagar lake, the Navy divers were finally able to retrieve his body on Tuesday. The body was trapped between two rocks inside the water body. Captain Ankit Gupta drowned six days ago during a para jumping exercise in the reservoir. The Army...