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30 Afghan Sikhs to arrive in Delhi on Wednesday

New Delhi: A total of 30 Afghan Sikhs from Afghanistan will be arriving in Delhi on Wednesday. These include children and infants. The evacuation has been facilitated by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar, according to news agency ANI. The group has been helping Afghan Sikhs and Hindus to come to India, with the help...

Covid-19: India records 17,135 new cases, 47 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 17,135 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday morning. As many as 47 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 526477. The daily positivity rate is 3.69 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is...

Nancy Pelosi meets Taiwan President, says US won’t abandon commitment to Taiwan

Taipei: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who is on an official visit to Taiwan met President Tsai ing-wen on Wednesday. Addressing the Taiwan Parliament, she said that the US commends the island for being “one of the freest societies in the world”. Tsai ing wen presented Pelosi with the Special Grand Shouqing Yun Medal as...

Indian cyclist at CWG 2022 falls after crash, run over by fellow cyclist

Birmingham: Indian cyclist Meenakshi was run over by a fellow cyclist after falling off her own cycle during the women’s 10 km scratch race in the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham. The video footage of the race shows Meenakshi’s cycle crashing and she falling to the ground. Another cyclist, New Zealand’s Bryony Botha, who...

ED raids National Herald office, other locations related to money laundering case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate, which is investigating alleged money laundering in connection with National Herald newspaper, began raids at around 12 locations, according to sources. These include the National Herald office in Delhi as well as other places connected with Associated Journals Limited (AJL). The ED is also probing the involvement of Congress president...

Partha Chatterjee aide Arpita Mukherjee says money found at her place was kept in her absence

She has claimed the money does not belong to her   Kolkata: Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of former TMC leader Partha Chatterjee, has claimed that the money found by the Enforcement Directorate from her house does not belong to her. The ED has recovered more than Rs 50 crore cash, besides foreign currency and...

Covid-19: India records 13,734 new cases, 27 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 13,734 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning. As many as 27 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 526430. The daily positivity rate is 3.34 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is...

Al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in US airstrike; ‘justice delivered’, says Biden

Washington: Ayman-Al-Zawahiri, an Al Qaida leader and its main strategist and personal doctor of Osama bin Laden, has been killed in a drone strike by the United States in Kabul. “Justice has been delivered. No matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the US...

July 31 saw highest single-day ITR filing of 72.42 lakh

New Delhi: The Income Tax department saw a new record being set in terms of daily filing of I-T returns (ITR). Over 72.42 lakh ITRs were filed on July 31, the last day for filing for salaried taxpayers and other non-tax audit cases. This is the highest single-day ITR filing, as per the I-T department....

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut produced in court, hours after midnight arrest in Patra Chawl scam

Sanjay Raut was earlier taken for medical check-up; Shiv Sena launches protest against arrest   Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) around midnight on Sunday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in an alleged land scam. He was taken to the government hospital for check-up on Monday,...

Covid-19: India records 16,464 new cases, 39 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country recorded 16,464 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday morning. As many as 39 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the overall death toll to 526396. The daily positivity rate is 6.01 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is...

CWG 2022: Jeremy, Achinta win gold, India’s medal tally reaches 6

Mirabai Chanu had won the first gold for the country on Day 2 of CWG 2022   Birmingham: The Indian contingent continued to claim medals on Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games 2022 at Birmingham on Sunday. All the medals have been won in various categories of weightlifting. Weightlifters Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuli won...