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Fully vaccinated BSP MP Kunwar Danish Ali tests Covid-positive; informs contacts to isolate

New Delhi: BSP leader and Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha Kunwar Danish Ali said that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The MP, who had attended the Parliament on Monday, has urged those who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested. In a tweet, Kunwar Danish Ali wrote that...

Delhi workers affected by construction ban to get Rs 5,000: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Rs 5,000 will be deposited in the bank account of construction workers whose income has been affected because of the ban on construction activities. The announcement comes following an SC order in the matter. “I have given an order today to deposit Rs 5,000 each...

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel on one-day visit to Delhi today

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will be on a one-day visit to New Delhi on Monday, his first since taking up the top post in the state recently. In Delhi, Bhupendra Patel is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and others. The...

Building collapse in north Delhi; 2 kids killed

The children, both brothers, were rescued from the debris of the building in Sabzi Mandi area of north Delhi, but were declared brought dead at the hospital New Delhi: A three-storeyed building in north Delhi collapsed on Monday morning. Several people were trapped under the debris. Two children who were rescued from the rubble were...

PM Modi meets Indian Paralympics contingent, lauds their achievements

The Indian Paralympics contingent returned with 19 medals this time, the highest ever New Delhi: Days after their return from Tokyo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the Indian Paralympics contingent on Thursday morning. Earlier, he had held a similar programme for the Olympics contingent as well. This year, the Indian Paralympics contingent had 54 members,...

Inflammatory slogans at Jantar Mantar: Ashwini Upadhyay gets bail from Delhi HC

New Delhi: BJP leader and Supreme Court lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has been granted bail by the Delhi High Court in a case of inflammatory sloganeering at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. The said protest was against colonial-era rules and for demanding a uniform civil code. An FIR had been registered at Connaught Place...

‘Inflammatory slogans’ at Jantar Mantar: Delhi police register FIR

FIR registered day after sloganeering during protest against ‘colonial-era rules’ at Jantar Mantar New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against a group for allegedly raising inflammatory slogans during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. According to available details, they were protesting against “Colonial-era laws” and were demanding a uniform...

Disruptions in Parliament continue; Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned thrice in a day

New Delhi: The Parliament continued to see disruptions on Monday. After initial adjournment, the Lok Sabha was once again adjourned till 2.45 pm following protests over the Pegasus snooping row and the farm laws. Earlier in the day, both Houses of the Parliament had been adjourned initially till 12 noon and then for the second...

Farmers protest against Farm Bills at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: More than 200 farmers reached Jantar Mantar in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday morning to protest against the three Farm Bills of the Centre. The Delhi government had on Wednesday given them the permission to hold the Kisan Sansad (parliament) from July 22 to August 9 between 11 am and 5 pm amid...

28,637 new COVID-19 cases reported in India, tally now stands at 8.49 lakh

India reported 28,637 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 8,49,553. Of this, the 2,92,258 are active cases. The death toll due to the disease stands at 22,674. Maharashtra continues to lead in the number of positive cases with a total of 2,46,600. The death tally in the states is...

Stigmatisation of COVID-19 patients a major factor for high mortality, says AIIMS director

Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Dr Randeep Guleria on Thursday said that an unlikely factor is leading to a rise in mortality among patients infected with the novel coronavirus. Dr Guleria described this factor as the stigmatization of patients. “Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are facing stigma,...

Doctor, nurse, hospital staff test positive for coronavirus

A doctor, a nurse and a non-medical staff at a leading private hospital in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19, hospital authorities said on Monday. In a statement, Max Hospital at Saket in south Delhi claimed that there is “no chance” that these people have contracted the disease from the hospital. “So far, three hospital...