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HC orders CBI to probe corruption charges against Anil Deshmukh

In a major development, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the CBI to carry out a preliminary probe into the corruption allegations leveled against Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The court has asked the central probe agency to complete the preliminary probe within 15 days and...

Akshay Kumar hospitalised after testing COVID-19 positive

Superstar Akshay Kumar who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday has now revealed that he has been hospitalised. The Ram Setu actor on Monday said he is doing fine and his hospitalisation is a “precautionary measure under medical advice”. The actor on Monday tweeted, “Thank you everyone for all your warm wishes and prayers, they...

For the first time, over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases reported in a day in India

In a major cause of concern, the health ministry on Monday informed that over 1.03 lakh fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.25 crore. Notably, it is the first time since the pandemic began...

PM Modi orders central teams be sent to Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh to combat COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday directed that central teams consisting of public health specialists and clinicians be sent to Maharashtra given the high caseload and deaths, and likewise to Punjab and Chhattisgarh because of the disproportionate number of deaths being reported there. The directions came during a meeting chaired by him to review the...

EC refutes allegations of Mamata Banerjee regarding discrepancies at Nandigram booth

The Election Commission (EC) has refuted the allegations leveled by Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee in her letter addressed to the poll panel about the alleged discrepancies during voting at a booth in Nandigram on April 1. In fact, the poll panel is contemplating taking action against the veteran politician under the relevant sections...

CEC Sunil Arora to retire on April 12 as he turns 65

The tenure of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, a retired IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, will come to an end on April 12. Arora will be bidding adieu to the Election Commission while the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be at the midway stage. The result for...

22 jawans killed, 32 inured in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

In an unfortunate incident, 22 security personnel were killed and 32 got injured in a four-hour-long encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Jonaguda village on Saturday. One of the jawans is still missing. Anti-Naxal operation launched on Friday Security forces with a strength of over 2,000 security personnel had on Friday night launched a massive anti-naxal...

Akshay Kumar tests positive for COVID-19, says “will be back in action soon”

Superstar Akshay Kumar has tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing home quarantine. The actor took to social media to reveal to his fans and well-wishers that he has tested positive for the virus and will be back in action soon. The actor said, “I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have...

93,249 COVID-19 cases, 513 deaths in a day in India

In a major cause of concern, the health ministry on Sunday informed that 93,249 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. It is the highest single-day surge in cases since mid-September. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.24 crore. The ministry...

Five security personnel killed in Maoist encounter in Chhattisgarh

Five security personnel were killed and few others injured in a battle with Maoists in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh Director General of Police DM Awasthi told the media that the battle broke out in the Tarrem area (along Sukma and Bijapur border) while the security forces were undertaking an anti-Naxal operation. Members of the...

Assam polls: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma’s 48-hr campaign ban reduced to 24 hrs after apology

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was banned from campaigning 48hours before the election in Assam has had his ban reduced. The Election Commission (EC) halved the Assam minister’s campaign ban to 24 hours. This means Sarma will now be able to campaign for another 24 hours. The third and final phase of Assembly elections...

Class 10 UP girl kills self after being gangraped while returning from tuition

A 15-year-old Class 10 student killed herself after being allegedly kidnapped and gangraped by some men while returning from a tuition class. A suicide note left behind by the victim blamed four men of kidnap and gangrape. Two of the accused have been arrested. Two of the men mentioned in the suicide note- Lakhan and Vikas...