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Arnab’s wife to SC cites Dave’s silence on urgent hearing of Bhushan’s plea, terms letter ‘contemptuous’

Arnab's wife to SC cites Dave's silence on urgent hearing of Bhushan's plea, terms letter 'contemptuous'
New Delhi: November 11: The war of words has broken out in connection with the listing for urgent hearing of Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami plea on Wednesday in Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court denying him interim bail in 2018 abetement of suicide case. The Supreme Court Bar Association president Dushyant Dave has strongly protested against selective listing...

Rahul, Priyanka detained while marching towards Hathras to meet victim’s family

Rahul, Priyanka detained while marching towards Hathras to meet victim's family
Greater Noida: Oct 1: High drama prevailed on Thursday after Uttar Pradesh Police personnel pushed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the ground near the Yamuna Expressway and detained him along with his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, while they were walking towards Hathras to meet the family of the rape victim, party leaders claimed. Gandhi, along with...

BJP’s oldest ally SAD quits NDA over ‘black laws’

BJP's oldest ally SAD quits NDA over 'black laws'
Chandigarh: September 27 : The highest decision making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee at its emergency meeting held here on Saturday night unanimously decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance because of the Centre's stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect the assured marketing of farmers' crops at minimum support price...

COVID 19: India’s steady trend of Very High Recoveries continues

Odisha records 11,108 fresh Covid cases on May 21
Bhubaneswar: September 26: India recorded 85,362 new cases in last 24 hours and with this, total cases in India jumped to 59,03,932. On the other side, with a very high number of COVID patients recovering every single day, India’s steady trend of posting high level of recoveries continues. India has recorded 93,420 new recoveries in the last 24 hours. With this,...

Odisha’s COVID tally crosses 1.92 lakh mark ; 4,237 cases in a single day

Bhubaneswar: September 23: Khurda District reported 647 new COVID Positive cases in last 24 hours, which is highest among the districts. Also, Cuttack District registered 577 new cases, followed by Puri 219 cases, Jharsuguda 205 cases, Jajpur 201 cases, Jagatsinghpur 173 cases, Balasore 161 cases, Kendrapara 148 cases, Mayurbhanj 139 cases, Bhadrak 136 cases, Sonepur 131 cases, Bargarh 121...

Blatant lie: PM Modi tears into opposition on Farm Bills

Indian cricket team's recent victory has an inspiring message for the youth
New Delhi: September 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Opposition parties on Friday, saying they are "lying" to farmers. He also claimed that the NDA Government is doing what "they" themselves promised in their manifestos, referring to the Congress. The Prime Minister said the Bills were "necessary" to safeguard the farmers from middlemen. He was speaking after inaugurating the Kosi mega...

Rapid 90-minute Covid-19 test shown to be highly accurate

Rapid 90-minute Covid-19 test shown to be highly accurate
London: September 18: Researchers have created a 90-minute high speed Covid-19 test which does not require a laboratory and can be performed in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone with high accuracy. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Microbe, revealed that the Lab-in-Cartridge rapid testing device, which can be performed at a patient's bedside, was shown to have...

Covid vax to be available by ‘start of next year’: Harsh Vardhan

Covid vax to be available by 'start of next year': Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi: September 17: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the coronavirus vaccine will be made available in the country by the start of next year. The remarks come at a time when India is recording more than 50 lakh cases and people are awaiting the vaccine with bated breath. "Just like other countries, India is also...

India records biggest single day spike of 97,570 COVID-19 Cases

India’s Active Caseload today stands at 4,08,977 and active cases now constitute 1.31% of the country's total Positive Cases.
New Delhi: September 12:  India on Saturday once again recorded an unprecedented spike in a single day as 97,570 fresh Covid cases were recorded taking the total tally to 46,59,984, the Union Health Ministry data revealed. It is more than double the single day spike in the US, which is the only country ahead of India. There were 1,201 deaths reported...

Chinese troops with spears, guns again near Indian position at LAC; fresh skirmish likely

New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Around 40 to 50 PLA soldiers, armed with spears and other sharp-edged weapons as well as guns, have come just a few metres from the Indian Army position on the heights north of Rezang La in eastern Ladakh, and are likely to make a fresh attempt to dislodge the Indian soldiers, sources said on Tuesday. The fresh incident comes a day after Monday's skirmish where Chinese People's Liberation Army troops indulged in provocative military movements and also fired shots to intimidate Indian soldiers, as per the Indian Army. China, too, accused India of doing the same. With tensions escalating again, the Indian security brass held several rounds of deliberations. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met top security officials, and was also briefed by Army chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, about the emerging situation. Monday's incident took place near Shenpao mountain close to Rezang La on the south bank of Pangong Tso (lake). The Indian Army, in a statement, said that China continues to "undertake provocative activities to escalate" the situation at the border and it was the PLA troops who "fired a few rounds in the air" in an attempt to intimidate Indian troops. "At no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to use of any aggressive means, including firing," Indian Army spokesperson, Col Aman Anand said. The army stated that it is the Chinese side that has been "blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at the military, diplomatic and political level is in progress". "In the instant case on September 7, 2020, it was the PLA troops who were attempting to close-in with one of our forward positions along the LAC and when dissuaded by own troops, the PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate own troops," Col Anand said. However, despite the grave provocation, Indian troops "exercised great restraint and behaved in a mature and responsible manner", he added. "The Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility, however, it is also determined to protect national integrity and sovereignty at all costs. The statement from the (PLA's) Western Theatre Command is an attempt to mislead their domestic and international audience." On Monday, the Chinese Army issued a statement that the Indian Army "blatantly fired threats" to the patrol of the Chinese border guards who had made a representation, and these border guards were forced to take "countermeasures to stabilise the situation on the ground". "India's actions seriously violated the relevant agreements and the agreements between China and India, pushing up regional tensions and easily causing misunderstandings and misjudgments," Western Theatre Command spokesperson, Colonel Zhang Shuili, said in a statement. The Indian Army has occupied crucial heights in areas around the south bank of Pangong lake and the Chinese have made several attempts to dislodge the Indian troops from these positions. The area has become the new friction point but the Indian Army seems be in an advantageous position, as its possession of these heights allows it to dominate the Chinese Moldo garrison and the Spangur Gap under Chinese control. Both Indian and China lay claim to some of these heights. One of the most critical heights the Indian Army is manning is the Rechin La, which the Chinese are protesting against. From here, the Indian Army enjoys a vantage point not just for Chinese army military bases on the south bank of the Pangong lake but can also be in range of the Finger 4 area north of the lake. India and China are engaged in a four-month-long standoff at the LAC in eastern Ladakh. Despite several levels of dialogue, there has not been any breakthrough and the deadlock continues.
New Delhi: September 8: Around 40 to 50 PLA soldiers, armed with spears and other sharp-edged weapons as well as guns, have come just a few metres from the Indian Army position on the heights north of Rezang La in eastern Ladakh, and are likely to make a fresh attempt to dislodge the Indian soldiers, sources said on Tuesday. The...

With 83,341 new corona cases, India’s tally reaches 39L

Odisha records 11,108 fresh Covid cases on May 21
New Delhi: September 4:  With 83,341 fresh coronavirus infections in 24 hours, India's tally mounted to 39,36,747 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 68,472 with 1,096 more fatalities, said the Health Ministry. Out of total confirmed cases, 8,31,124 are the active cases, while a total of 30,37,151 have recovered from the virus so far. With 66,659 recoveries in...

After Big B, Abhishek Bachchan confirms he is COVID-19 positive

After Big B, Abhishek Bachchan confirms he is COVID-19 positive
Mumbai: July 12: Soon after Amitabh Bachchan tweeted to confirm that he has been hospitalised with COVID-19 infection, the Bollywood icons son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, also took to social media on Saturday night to state that he has tested positive to the novel coronavirus. "Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild...

Amitabh Bachchan tests COVID-19 positive, hospitalised

Amitabh Bachchan tests COVID-19 positive, hospitalised
Mumbai: July 12: Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati Hospital on Saturday evening. On Twitter, the actor confirmed that he has tested COVID-19 positive. "T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in...

Sheila Dixit Takes Charge as New Congress Chief in Delhi

Sheila Dixit returns to Delhi as the Congress chief on Wednesday after Ajay Maken’s exit, who cited health reason earlier on January 4. The three-time former CM returns to the political turf after being decimated by the AAP in 2015 assembly elections. The 80-year old Congress leader after taking charge was asked about upcoming polls and rumours of Congress aligning...