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Covid-19: 1.79 lakh new cases, 146 deaths in India in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 1,79,723 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday morning. A total of 146 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate rose to 13.29 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate has reached 7.92 per cent.   Active caseload at...

EC announces Assembly elections in 5 states from Feb 10 to March 7; counting on March 10

7-phase Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and single-phase polls for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand New Delhi: The Assembly elections in five states of the country, namely Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab, will be held between February 10 and March 7, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra announced on Saturday. Elections in...

Covid-19 vaccination for children crosses 2-crore mark in 6 days

New Delhi: The number of doses administered across the country under the ongoing drive for Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 15-18 in India crossed the mark of 2 crore on Saturday. The milestone was crossed on the sixth day of the drive that began on January 3 and will end on January 9. Tweeting the...

FCRA licence of Missionaries of Charity restored

MHA said the organisation’s FCRA licence was renewed after submission of ‘necessary document’ New Delhi: The FCRA licence of Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, has been restored, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The organisation’s application for renewal of the licence under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) had been rejected over...

1.41 lakh new cases of Covid-19, 285 deaths in India in 24 hours

New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 in India crossed 1.41 lakh. In last 24 hours, the country recorded 1,41,986 fresh cases, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 285 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate rose to 9.28 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate...

85-year-old man in Bihar claims he has got 11 shots of Covid vaccine

Madhepura: At a time when even healthcare and frontline workers have not started getting the precaution (booster) dose of Covid vaccine, a senior citizen man in Bihar, reportedly aged 85, claims he has already received it 11 times. Meet Brahmdeo Mandal, a retired postman living in Madhepura district of Bihar, who has left everyone behind...

India’s Covid-19 vaccination figure crosses 150-crore mark

90% of eligible population has received at least one dose of vaccine, says PM Modi on Friday; adds that 1.5 crore children have got first dose as part of Covid-19 vaccination drive   New Delhi: India crossed yet another milestone in Covid-19 vaccination. On Friday, the cumulative vaccination figure crossed the mark of 1.5 billion...

Case registered against hair stylist Jawed Habib over video showing him spitting on woman’s hair

Muzaffarnagar: Well-known hair stylist Jawed Habib has raked up a controversy after a video showing him spitting on a woman’s hair went viral. A case has been registered against him by the police in Muzaffarnagar. He later apologized for his act. The case has been registered under sections 355 (assault), 504 (insult) of IPC and...

India’s daily tally of Covid-19 cases crosses 1 lakh; active caseload above 3 lakh

1.17 lakh fresh cases of Covid-19, 302 deaths in 24 hours   New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 in India crossed the mark of 1 lakh. In last 24 hours, the country recorded 1,17,100 new cases of the infection, the health ministry said on Friday morning. A total of 302 deaths were recorded during...

Supreme Court to hear PM Modi’s security breach matter on Friday

PM Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover on way to Ferozepur in Punjab on Wednesday  New Delhi: The matter of lapses in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab on Wednesday will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday. A petition was filed by an organisation called Lawyer’s Voice in the...

591% rise in Covid-19 cases in India in a week; 90,928 new cases in 24 hours

325 more deaths due to Covid-19 in India in a day  New Delhi: Going by the trend of rising cases of Covid-19 in India, the country is all set to breach the 1-lakh mark on Thursday. In 24 hours ending Thursday morning, a total of 90,928 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the country. This...

Stranded on flyover for 15-20 minutes, PM Modi cancels rally in Punjab’s Ferozepur

New Delhi: The passing convoys of political leaders are known to result in traffic jams where commuters could remain stuck for several minutes to a few hours. However, in a twist of events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stranded on a flyover for around 15-20 minutes en route Firozepur in Punjab where he was to...