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Covid-19: India records 9,062 new cases, 36 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 9,062 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday morning. As many as 36 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 5,27,134. The daily positivity rate was 2.49 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.38...

Jalore Dalit boy’s death: NHRC takes suo motu cognizance of abuse by school headmaster

The 9-year-old from Jalore succumbed to his injuries New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suomotu cognizance of a media report of a grade 3 student beaten up by the school headmaster in Jalore in Rajasthan for drinking water from the pot meant for the latter. The boy, belonging to a Scheduled...

Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet expansion today; 31 ministers to be inducted

xpansioPatna: The Cabinet expansion in the Grand Alliance government in Bihar, led by Nitish Kumar, will take place on Tuesday. As many as 31 ministers are expected to be inducted in the Cabinet. According to reports, Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD is expected to get the maximum berths, 16, followed by Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), 11. Two MLAs...

Covid-19: India records 8,813 new cases, 29 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 8,813 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning. As many as 29 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 5,27,098. The daily positivity rate was 4.15 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.79...

Reliance Foundation Hospital receives threat calls to Mukesh Ambani, family; 1 detained

Mumbai: The Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai received calls on Monday threatening to kill Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family. Mumbai police immediately launced investigation in the matter. Alongside, security was stepped up outside his residence Antilia. According to Zone 2 DCP, the call was received at around 10.30 am at Reliance Foundation...

Covid-19: India records 14,917 new cases, 32 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 14,917 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday morning. As many as 32 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 5,27,069. The daily positivity rate was 7.52 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.65...

Rebel in haste, repent at leisure: Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi takes dig at Eknath Shinde faction

Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP in Rajya Sabha Priyanka Chaturvedi took a dig at members of the Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, claiming that those who had been sworn in as ministers were yet to get a portfolio while the others were angry for not being made a minister. In a tweet on...

Covid-19: India records 15,815 new cases, 68 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 16,815 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 68 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,26,996. The daily positivity rate was 4.36 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.79...

Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York

New York: Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie was stabbed on statge in New York on Friday. Stabbed repeatedly by a man identified as Hadi Matar (24), Rushdie is currently on ventilator support. Videos of the auditorium show people rushing to the stage and overpowering the attacker. A doctor from the audience administered emergency aid. Salman Rushdie...

Chandrashekhar Bawankule named new Maharashtra BJP chief

  Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Chandrashekhar Bawankule at the president of its Maharashtra unit. He succeeds Chandrakant Patil, who has been made a minister in the newly formed Eknath Shinde govenrment. Alongside, Ashish Shelar has been named the Mumbai city BJP chief. Chandrashekhar Bawankule, currently a member of the Maharashtra Legislative...

Covid-19: India records 16,561 new cases, 49 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 16,561 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. A total of 49 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,26,928. The daily positivity rate was 5.44 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.88...

Migrant worker from Bihar shot dead in J&K’s Bandipora

    Srinagar: Terrorists shot dead a migrant labourer from Bihar in Soadnara Sumbari in Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Amrez, native of Madhepura in Bihar. The killing comes a day after four soldiers were killed in an attack on an...