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27% rise in daily Covid-19 cases; 2.47 lakh cases, 380 deaths in India in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 2,47,417 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours ending Thursday morning, the health ministry said. This is a 27 per cent jump from the previous day’s tally of 1.94 lakh cases. A total of 380 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate has risen to...

Chhattisgarh: Hindu man accuses Muslim wife of forcibly circumcising son

Jashpur: A Hindu man in Chhattisgarh has lodged a complaint against his Muslim wife, accusing her of forcibly circumcising their minor son. He further alleged that she also changed his name to a Muslim one. The complaint has been registered as Sanna police station. While giving details of the complaint, Jashpur ASP Pratibha Pandey said...

Appropriate action will be taken in Nagaland firing incident: Army chief Gen Naravane

New Delhi: The incident of firing by the Army in Nagaland killing of civilians by the Army is regrettable and appropriate and corrective action will be taken based on the outcome of investigation, Army Chief General MM Naravane said at a press conference on Wednesday. As many as 13 civilians were killed in the Army...

AAP to announce Punjab CM face next week, says Kejriwal

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will announce next week its chief ministerial candidate for Punjab Assembly elections, AAP national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday. Taking a dig at the recent breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s seecurity on way to Ferozepur in Punjab, Kejriwal said that his party (if voted...

PM security breach: SC probe panel to be headed by Justice (retd) Indu Malhotra

New Delhi: Days after agreeing to set up a committee  to probe the matter of breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security, the Supreme Court set up a panel headed by Justice (retired) Indu Malhotra in this regard. The matter of PM security breach relates to the January 5 incident when his convoy was stuck...

1.94 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 442 deaths in India in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 1,94,720 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday morning. The daily positivity rate rose to 11.05 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate has reached 9.82 per cent. So far, over 69.52 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19, of which 17.61 lakh...

NCP in talks with Congress, TMC for alliance in Goa, says Sharad Pawar

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party is in talks with Congress and Trinamool Congress for an alliance in Goa, said NCP chief Sharad Pawar. He shared the information at a press conference in Mumbai ahead of Assembly elections in five states. NCP, Congress and TMC are in talks for an alliance in Goa, he said, adding that...

Delhi returns to work-from-home mode, private offices told to close

Delhi: The rising number of Covid-19 cases has brought back restrictions in daily activities. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) revised its Covid guidelines and asked all private offices to remain closed and get to the ‘work from home’ mode. Offices which fall under the exempted category will be allowed to remain open. Also, dine-in...

Drop in Covid-19 cases in India; 1.68 lakh new cases, 277 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in India saw a drop in last 24 hours. A total of 1,68,063 new cases were recorded in the country in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday morning. As many as 277 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate...

PM security breach in Punjab: SC to form independent panel for inquiry

Supreme Court directs Punjab and Centre to halt their inquiries in the PM security breach case New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to form an independent high-level committee to probe the breach in security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was on his way to Ferozepur in Punjab on January 5. It has...

Goa: Science and technology minister Michael Lobo resigns, may join Congress today

Panaji: The political scene ahead of Assembly elections in Goa is heating up. Just a month ahead of the polls, Goa minister Michael Lobo resigned as minister and MLA. He is likely to join Congress on Monday afternoon. Michael Lobo, a two-time MLA from Calangute, was the minister for science, technology and waste management in...

Myanmar’s overthrown leader Aung San Suu Kyi gets 4-year jail for ‘illegally possessing walkie talkie’

Yangon: A Myanmar court on Monday sentenced Nobel laureate and ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail. According to sources, the court found Suu Kyi guilty in two charges related to illegally importing and possessing walkie talkies and one of violating restrictions related to Covid-19. Last month, she had been...