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Covid-19: India reports 44,230 cases, 555 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The number of Covid-19 cases in the country rose to 44,230 in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday morning. This is higher than the previous day’s tally of 43,509 cases. A total of 555 patients succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll so far to 4,23,217. The case tally has...

Tokyo Olympics: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assures India of second medal; reaches semis

Tokyo: India’s hopes of a Tokyo Olympics medal from six-time world champion Mary Kom were dashed on Wednesday. But boxer Lovlina Borgohain has restored those hopes, assuring India of a boxing medal. Lovlina Borgohain has reached the semi-final of Women’s Welter (64-69 kg) category. She defeated Nien-Chin Chen in the quarterfinal bout. With this, a...

Bharat Ratna for Sunderlal Bahuguna: Delhi Assembly passes resolution, requests Centre to follow suit

New Delhi: Taking forward its call for Bharat Ratna for late environmentalist and Chipko movement leader Sunderlal Bahuguna, the Delhi Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to this effect. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in India. Bahuguna died of Covid on May 21 this year at the age of 94. He had...

Mary Kom’s Tokyo Olympic dream crashes after narrow loss

The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist lost to Colombian Ingrit Valencia after a tough fight Tokyo: MC Mary Kom was one of the medal hopefuls from India. The six-time world champion was aiming for her second Olympic medal, having won a bronze at 2012 Olympics in London. However, her dream came crashing on Thursday when...

‘Khela Hobe’ at Parliament: Saga of adjournments continues in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: After initially being adjourned till 11.30 am and then 12.30 pm, the Lok Sabha was once again adjourned till 2 pm on Thursday as the Opposition continued to raise slogans in the House. Placards and banners, too, were displayed. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said they only want discussion on Pegasus snooping issues,...

Covid-19: India reports 43,509 new cases, 640 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country reported 43,509 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection, the health ministry said on Thursday morning. As many as 640 patients succumbed to the infection in 24 hours. The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country is 4,03,840, which is 1.28 per cent of the total cases. The death toll has reached 4,22,662,...

Kerala under siege: Centre to rush high-level team to review Covid-19 situation, assist state

New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to send a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in view of the high number of Covid-19 cases. “Central Government is sending 6 member team to Kerala headed by NCDC Director. As large number of COVID cases are still...

High fuel prices: Congress MP Ripun Bora cycles to Parliament to mark protest

Ripun Bora is a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam New Delhi: The ever-increasing fuel prices, both petrol and diesel, have been one of the points of heated debates and discussions across the country for past several days. The issue has been a major bone of contention in the Parliament as well, with the Opposition taking...

Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu enters quarter-finals

Indian men’s hockey team defeats defending champion Argentina to enter quarter-finals; archer Atanu Das, too, heads to QF Tokyo: Ace Indian Badminton shuttler PV Sindhu entered the women’s singles quarter-finals at Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, keeping the country’s hopes of a medal in the game alive. Sindhu defeated Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 2-0 in the...

No bail for Raj Kundra in pornography case

The businessman who has been arrested for alleged involvement in production and publishing of pornographic content is currently in judicial custody Mumbai: The Esplanade Court in Mumbai has rejected the bail plea of businessman Raj Kundra for his alleged involvement in a case of creation and publishing of pornographic content. He is currently in judicial...

2015 Kerala Assembly ruckus case: SC rejects state govt’s plea to withdraw cases

In the case of alleged vandalism in Kerala Assembly in 2015, SC said that legislators get privileges to be able to work fearlessly, not as a mark of status that puts them on a pedestal New Delhi: Privileges and immunity are not a gateway to claim exemption from criminal law, the Supreme Court bench observed...

Spike in Covid-19 cases; India reports 43,654 cases in 24 hours, 640 deaths

The daily Covid-19 vaccination figure dropped from 66 lakh on Monday to 40 lakh on Tuesday New Delhi: A day after the number of daily Covid-19 cases dropped below the mark of 30,000, the country witnessed significant rise in the number. There were 43,654 fresh cases of infection across the country in 24 hours, the...