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CWG 2022: Sanket Sargar picks first medal for India, a silver, in weightlifting

Birmingham: Indian weightlifter Sanket Sargar clinched the silver medal in men’s 55 kg weightlifting championship at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. He was the first from the Indian contingent to get a medal. Sanket’s combined lift in the final was was 248 kg. He lifted 113 kg in the Snatch category to lead, but fell...

NCB destroys 30,000 kg of seized drugs

Home Minister Amit Shah monitors operation via video-conferencing   New Delhi: More than 30,000 kg of drugs was destroyed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at four locations in the country on Saturday. The operation was witnessed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah from Chandigarh via video conferencing. The drug destruction operation is part of...

Maharashtra: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invites ire for ignoring Marathis in talk on Mumbai’s growth

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has stirrred the hornet’s nest with his speech following the naming ceremony of a chowk in Andheri in Mumbai on Friday. “If Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are removed from Maharashtra, especially Mumbai and Thane, no money would be left here. Mumbai would not be able to remain the financial capital...

Covid-19: India records 20,408 new cases, 54 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: the country recorded 20,408 new cases of Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 54 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,26,312. The daily positivity rate is 5.05 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate...

‘Humiliated’ by Punjab health minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra, Faridkot medical university VC resigns

Chetan Singh Jouramajra had taken oath as minister earlier this month Faridkot: Baba Farid medical university vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur submitted his resignation shortly after being ‘humiliated’ by Punjab health minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra. The latter, during an inspection of the hospital, asked Dr Raj Bahadur to lie on a bed meant for patients after...

PM Modi launches IIBX, India’s first international bullion exchange, in GIFT City

The India International Bullion Exchange (IIBX) is located in GIFT City in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday also launched the India International Bullion Exchange (IIBX), India’s first International Bullion Exchange in GIFT City, Gandhinagar. He also launched the NSE IFSC-SGX Connect and laid the foundation stone of the headquarters...

‘Ram Setu’ in troubled waters: Subramanian Swamy to sue Akshay Kumar, others for ‘falsification’

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has announced his intention to sue Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar over the latter’s film ‘Ram Setu’ for “falsification in portrayal” of the issue. “The suit for compensation has been finalised by my associate Satya Sabharwal Adv. I am suing Akshay Kumar, actor & Karma Media for damages cause by...

Covid-19: India records 20,409 new cases, 47 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: the country recorded 20,409 new cases of Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 47 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 5,26,258. The daily positivity rate is 5.12 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate...

2 Air Force pilots killed in MiG-21 crash near Barmer

    New Delhi: Two fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed late on Thursday evening after their twin-seater MiG-21 aircraft crashed near Barmer in Rajasthan. The trainer aircraft was on a routine night flying sortie and had left from Utarlai air base. The aircraft met with an accident near Barmer at...

BJP MPs ‘felt threatened’ by Sonia Gandhi, alleges Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has claimed that a few of BJP’s Lok Sabha MPs felt threatened when Congress president Sonia Gandhi “put down an MP. BJP MPs had launched a protest against Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for addressing President Droupadi Murmu as Rashtrapatni. They demanded an apology from Sonia Gandhi for...

More trouble for TMC leader Partha Chatterjee; ED seizes Rs 29 crore cash, gold from Arpita Mukherjee’s second flat

New Delhi: More cash linked to TMC leader and West Bengal Cabinet minister Partha Chatterjee is tumbling out of his aide Arpita Mukherjee’s closets. In a raid on a second house belonging to Mukherjee, ED found cash running into a few crores as well as gold. Approximately Rs 29 crore cash, besides gold and jewellery...

BJP protests against Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark

New Delhi: A day after Congress MP and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addressed President Droupadi Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’, women BJP MPs launched a protest against him on Thursday, accusing him of insulting the President. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had on Wednesday, while talking to reporters, addressed Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’. He...