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Prashant Bhushan refuses to apologise to SC

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has once again refused to apologise to the Supreme Court in a contempt case. Prashant Bhushan on Monday filed a supplementary statement refusing to apologise to the court in the contempt case. Bhushan has been already convicted by the apex court in the case. However, the court is yet to pronounce...

Kapil Sibal blasts Rahul Gandhi on Twitter

Rahul Gandhi’s remark that Congress leaders who have written to Sonia Gandhi for a full-time leadership and other sweeping reforms were doing so in collusion with BJP has not gone down well with various senior leaders. Rahul Gandhi’s remark provoked an ever stronger rebuttal by leaders such as Kapil Sibal and Ghulam Nabi Azad. Sources...

Bihar gets two hospitals under PM-CARES

The PM-CARES Fund Trust has decided to allocate capital for setting-up two makeshift hospitals in Bihar for combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospitals to be funded by PM-CARES Fund will be established at Bihar’s Patna and Muzaffarpur. The announcement in this regard was made by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday. The PMO said...

India’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 57,542

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that 61,408 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 to 31.06 lakh. The biggest single-day surge of nearly 70,000 cases was reported on August 22. 57,542...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi wants party to find a new chief

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has expressed her desire to step down from the post of party chief, media reports said. Sonia told some members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) that she doesn’t want to continue as president for a full term. The CWC meeting of the Congress will be held on Monday where...

Explosives, suicide vests recovered from home of alleged ISIS operative

Two days after the arrest of an alleged ISIS operative, the Delhi Police on Sunday claimed it has recovered multiple explosive devices and at least two suicide vest. The explosives and suicide vests were recovered from the house of the suspected terrorist in Uttar Pradesh. Muhammad Mustakeem (alias Abu Yusuf) was arrested from Dhaula Kuan...

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 30 lakh mark

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 30-lakh on Saturday night, a news agency reported as per a tally based on information provided by states and union territories in the evening. The health ministry had on Saturday morning showed a record single-day spike of 69,874 infections taking the country’s COVID-19 total to 29,75,701. But the news agency said...

Congress leaders write to Sonia Gandhi seeking ‘visible’ & ‘full-time’ leadership

At least 23 senior leaders in Congress have written to party president Sonia Gandhi seeking complete rehaul of the organisation. As per media reports the letter was given to Gandhi on Independence Day and called for a full time and effective leadership which is both visible and active.  The letter, media reports said, did not...

Tablighi Jamaat attendees made scapegoat: HC

The Bombay High Court has said foreigners who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi in March this year were made “scapegoats”. The court said Tablighi Jamaat attendees were allegedly held responsible for spreading COVID-19 in the country. The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court made the observations on August 21. The observations were...

Rajasthan: CM, ministers likely to get salary hike

At a time when thousands of people are losing their jobs or forced to accept a massive pay cut, Rajasthan chief minister, ministers, Speaker and Rajasthan MLAs are all set to get a second salary hike within a year. Bill to be tabled in Assembly On Monday, the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Officers and Members emoluments...

Kerala government moves HC in Thiruvananthapuram airport leasing issue

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government has approached the high court seeking a stay on leasing out of Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani Enterprises. The Kerala government’s move is aimed at stopping the Union government from privatising the airport. It has contended that the Centre’s move to privatise the airport will result in “irreparable injury...

BSF guns down 5 Pakistani intruders, 9.92 kg heroine seized

The Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down five Pakistani intruders who were trying to sneak into the Indian side along the India-Pakistan International Border. BSF officials said the incident took place Saturday morning in the Taran Taran district of Punjab. BSF Punjab tweeted that it has recovered 1 AK 47 rifle with two magazines, and...