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Covid-19: India reports 39,361 cases, 416 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India reported 39,361 more cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday morning. As many as 416 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The death toll has reached 4,20,967. The daily positivity rate was 3.41 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 2.31 per cent. The...

Massive landslide kills 9 in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur; state announces Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia

Kinnaur: A massive landslide that resulted in boulders falling off the hills and hitting a bridge in Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh left nine persons dead and several injured. Most victims were tourists. Shocking videos and visuals of the incident, which were trending on social media during the day, showed how huge boulders rolled down in...

Top golfer Jon Rahm tests positive for Covid, withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo: Hours after the announcement of withdrawal of US golfer Byrson DeChambeau from Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19, world number 1 golfer Jon Rahm’s Covid-positive status was confirmed by the Spanish Olympic Committee. With this, Rahm, too, is out of the Games. According to the Spanish authorities, Rahm had tested negative twice after...

Priya Malik strikes gold in wrestling at World Cadet Wrestling Championship

Budapest: A day after weightlifter Mirabai Chanu gave India its first Tokyo Olympic medal, Priya Malik lifted the gold medal for the country in 73 kg wrestling championship at the World Cadet Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday. The wrestler from Haryana defeated Belarus wrestler Kseniya Patapovich. Immediately after Priya Malik’s win, the social...

Covid-19: India reports 39,742 cases, 535 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India reported 39,742 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the health ministry reported on Sunday morning. There were 535 Covid-related deaths during this period. The death toll has reached 4,20,551 The country has 4,08,212 active cases of the infection at present, which is 1.3 per cent of the total cases reported so...

Police find hidden cupboard in Raj Kundra’s Andheri office during search

Mumbai: More skeletons seem to be tumbling out of businessman Raj Kundra closet; this time, from his hidden cupboard. During the search at his Andheri office, the Mumbai Crime Branch found a cupboard hidden between two walls in Raj Kundra’s office in Andheri. The searches are part of the ongoing investigation into his alleged involvement...

Illegal arms licence case: CBI searches 40 locations

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday began carrying out searches at 40 locations in connection with investigation into an arms licence racket. These 40 locations are spread out in in Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramulla and Delhi, according to an official on condition of anyonymit. The CBI searched the premises of...

Covaxin clinical trials in Brazil suspended after Bharat Biotech terminates deal

Mumbai: The Brazilian government has announced suspension of clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. The development comes a day after the Indian manufacturer announced cancellation of a deal with its partner in Brazil for supply of the vaccine to the South American country. Bharat Biotech had partnered with Brazil’s Precisa for the sale....

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu gives India its first medal

Tokyo: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Saturday earned for India the first medal at Tokyo Olympics. Chanu, who competed in the women’s 49 kg category, won a silver medal. Back home, her family and neighbours erupted in celebration after spending anxious moments huddled in a room and watching the telecast. China’s Zhihu Hou won the gold...

Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari, Pravin Jadhav lose to Korean pair in Archery Mixed Team event

Tokyo: The pair of Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav lost to Koreans An San and Kim Je Deok in the quarter finals of the Archery Mixed Team event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Deepika and Pravin had, earlier in the day, defeated Chinese Taipei pair Lin Chia-En and TAng Chih-Chun in the pre-quarterfinals. In...

Raj Kundra innocent, says wife Shilpa Shetty; puts blame on his brother-in-law

Mumbai: Film actress Shilpa Shetty has come to the defence of her husband Raj Kundra who has been arrested in a case of creation, publishing and sale of pornographic content. According to Mumbai police sources, cited by ANI, she has said that it was Raj Kundra’s brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi who was involved in the functioning...

Covid-19: 39k cases, 546 deaths in 24 hours in India

New Delhi: India reported 39,097 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 546 deaths were recorded during this period. Over 42.67 lakh doses of vaccine were administered in 24 hours. Over 13.8 crore doses were administered in the first 33 days of the mega nation-wide...