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Covid-19: India records 16,167 new cases, 41 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 16,167 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday morning. A total of 41 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,26,730. The daily positivity rate was 6.14 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 4.64...

Covid-19: India records 19,406 new cases, 49 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 20,551 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 49 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 5,26,649. The daily positivity rate is 4.96 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is...

Vice-Presidential elections today; Jagdeep Dhankar headed for comfortable win

New Delhi: The Vice-Presidential elections of India will be held on Saturday. Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar is the ruling NDA candidate while former Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva is the Opposition candidate. The elections will be held in the Parliament between 10 am and 5 pm, with results likely to be out by evening....

Congress’s nationwide protests: Several, including Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, detained

New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as well as party MPs, including Shashi Tharoor, were detained on Friday during the protest march against issues like inflation, GST on food items and unemployment. Congress leaders launched a protest from the Parliament to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday. Protests were held at several places...

FIR sought against Kareena Kapoor for ‘hurting’ Christian sentiments

Jabalpur: A petition has been filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking an FIR against Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Christian community through her book. The petitioner, advocate Christopher Anthony, has objected to the use of the word ‘bible’ in the book authored by the actress, titled...

RBI hikes repo rate by 50 basis points to 5.40%

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday hiked the repo rate, the interest rate at which it lends funds to banks, by 50 basis points to the pre-pandemic level of 5.40%. The repo rate hike means interest rates for home, auto and other loans will go up once again. The central bank’s six-member...

Covid-19: India records 20,551 new cases, 70 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 20,551 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 70 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 5,26,600. The daily positivity rate is 5.14 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is...

CJI NV Ramana recommends Justice UU Lalit as his successor

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, who is set to retire on August 26, has recommended the name of Justice UU Lalit as his successor. CJI Ramana handed over a copy of his letter of recommendation to Justice UU Lalit on Thursday. The Secretariat of the CJI had received a communication on Wednesday...

Chinese military launches massive drill around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi’s visit

Taipei: China launched a massive military drill in the sea around Taiwan on Thursday, in an apparent response to the visit of US House Secretary Nancy Pelosi to the island. While Taiwan is a self-ruled island, China has been claiming sovereignty over it. Pelosi visited the island despite China’s warnings to the US against such...

Covid-19: India records 19,893 new cases, 53 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 19,893 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday morning. As many as 53 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 5,26,530. The daily positivity rate is 4.94 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is...

Adani raises CNG price by Rs 1.49 per kg

Total increase of Rs 3.5 per kg in CNG price this week   Ahmedabad: Adani Total Gas Limited (ATGL) has announced yet another increase in the prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The latest hike is of Rs 1.49 per kg. With this, a kg of CNG now costs Rs 87.38. CNG prices of the...

Freebies by political parties a serious economic issue, agrees SC

Harps on need for expert body for suggestions to control freebies promised before elections New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday concurred with the petitioner in the pre-election freebies case, noting that it was a serious economic issue. It said that there was need for a committee to determine the impact of frebies and how...