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Cong MP Manish Tewari thanks Bhagwant Mann for invitation to swearing-in function

Congress MP from Punjab recalls being ignored for Channi’s event last year   New Delhi: Senior Congress leader MP from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab Manish Tewari thanked AAP leader and chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann for inviting him for his swearing-in ceremony. He posted a tweet expressing his gratitude to Mann, who will be sworn in...

Navjyot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress president

Chandigarh: Following the dismal performance of Congress in the recently concluded Punjab Assembly elections, state party president Navjyot Singh Sidhu resigned from his post. Sidhu sent his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “As desired by the Congress President I have sent my resignation,” he tweeted, adding the image of the letter. The letter...

Covid-19: India records 2,876 new cases, 98 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 2,876 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday morning. A total of 98 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The daily positivity rate was 0.38 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.44 per cent. Around 7.52 lakh samples were...

Zelenskyy urges Russian troops to surrender

Ukraine President Zelenskyy releases fresh video, also thanks Russians fighting disinformation Kyiv: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy released a fresh video, addressing “free people of a free Ukraine”. Like all his previous videos since the start of the war with Russia, this one, too, came loaded with optimism. He said they were approaching peace for Ukraine....

High-level probe ordered in accidental missile firing: Rajnath Singh tells RS

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday apprised the Rajya Sabha of the reported accidental missile firing on March 9. The missile had landed in Pakistan’s territory. However, no damage was reported. “I’d like to tell this House about an incident that occurred on 9th March 2022. It is related to an accidental missile...

Hijab not essential religious practice, says Karnataka HC, dismisses petitions challenging ban

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed petitions challenging the ban on hijab in educational institutes. Upholding the ban, it observed that restrictions related to uniform are reasonable and that students could not object to uniformity. The court further noted that wearing a hijab was not an essential religious practice. It said that no...

Covid-19 daily death toll in India sees 3-time jump; 97 deaths in 24 hours

2,568 test positive for Covid-19 in the country   New Delhi: The daily death toll witnessed more than three-time jump since the previous day. In last 24 hours, a total of 97 patients succumbed to the infection, the health ministry said on Tuesday morning. The toll was 27 the previous day. The daily tally saw...

Vaccination for children aged 12-14 to begin from March 16

All those above 60 years of age, too, will be eligible for precaution dose   New Delhi: Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 14 will begin from Wednesday, March 16, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Monday. Additionally, all individuals over the age of 60 will be eligible to receive the third, or...

Part 2 of Parliament’s Budget Session begins

FM Nirmala Sitharaman presents Jammu and Kashmir budget New Delhi: The Parliament’s Budget Session resumed on Monday after a break of over a month. The session has started on January 29 and continued till February 11 before taking a break till March 13. In view of decline in cases, the Rajya Sabha will function from...

5 Indian students killed in car accident in Canada

Toronto: Five Indian students studying in Canada died in a car accident on Saturday. Indian High Commissioner to Canada Ajay Bisaria on Monday said that the students’ passenger van rammed into a tractor-trailer on the Ontario highway. “Heart-breaking tragedy in Canada: 5 Indians students passed away in an auto accident near Toronto on Saturday. Two...

Covid-19: India’s death toll in 24 hours drops to 27

2,503 persons test positive for infection on Sunday   New Delhi: The number of deaths due to Covid-19 India dropped further to 27 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday morning. This is the lowest single-day toll in almost two years. A total of 2,503 individuals tested positive for the infection during...

Odisha MLA rams car into crowd, injures nearly 2 dozen

Bhubaneswar: Suspended MLA of Biju Janata Dal Prashant Jagdev rammed his car into a crowd in Banpur in Khordha district of Odisha on Saturday. At least 22 persons were said to be injured. Jagdev, MLA from Chilika, was reportedly in an inebriated state. After the accident, the angry mob assaluted him, injuring him. News agency...