Breaking highlights: Delhi's daily Covid-19 cases drop to 2,031, reports 9 deaths; positivity rate at 12.3%
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Aug 13, 2022 11:14 PM IST
Delhi logs 2,031 new Covid cases, sees slight drop from yesterday
Delhi on Saturday reported a slight dip in daily Covid-19 caseload after 2,031 people tested positive for the virus from Friday's 2,136. As many as nine fresh fatalities were logged, taking the death toll to 26,376 in the national capital. The positivity rate in Delhi stands at 12.34 per cent, down from yesterday's 15.02 per cent.
Aug 13, 2022 08:45 PM IST
Rushdie's attacker charged with attempted murder in second degree
Famous author Salman Rushdie's attacker, Hadi Matar, charged with attempted murder in second degree, reports Reuters citing Chautauqua county district attorney office.
Aug 13, 2022 07:34 PM IST
CRPF jawan injured after grenade attack in Srinagar
A CRPF jawan has been injured after grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar on Saturday. The grenade was lobbed by terrorist(s) towards security forces at Eidgah's Ali jan road, police said. Operations to cordon off the region and search to nab the culprits have been launched.
Aug 13, 2022 07:18 PM IST
Bihar cabinet oath-taking ceremony likely on Aug 16: Cong state in-charge to PTI
The Number of ministerial berths Congress will get in Bihar's new JDU-RJD regime has been finalised, and the oath-taking ceremony is expected on August 1, AICC in-charge of state Bhakta Charan Das told news agency PTI.
Aug 13, 2022 07:06 PM IST
Mumbai dabbawalas take out bicycle Tiranga rally ahead of I-Day
Mumbai's famed Dabbawalas took out a bicycle Tiranga rally outside Andheri railway station on Saturday ahead of India's 75th Independence Day.
Aug 13, 2022 06:33 PM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath gets threat ahead of Independence Day
UP chief minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath has received a death threat ahead of Independence Day. An FIR under IPC section 506 for criminal intimidation was filed in the matter on Thursday night. Initially, a Kisan leader lodged an FIR regarding a threat letter at Lucknow's Alambagh police station. One line in the letter says “we will take care of CM”, which has been confirmed to HT by Alambagh station inspector Dhananjay Singh.
Aug 13, 2022 05:47 PM IST
5 BJP workers arrested for hurling slipper at TN minister's car
As many as five BJP workers were arrested on Saturday for allegedly hurling a slipper at Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiagarajan's car at the Madurai Airport earlier today.
Aug 13, 2022 04:25 PM IST
Sri Lanka allows entry for controversial Chinese ship despite India's concerns
Sri Lankan government on Saturday gave permitted for a controversial Chinese research ship to visit the country despite India's concerns that it could spy on Delhi's military installations, officials said.
Aug 13, 2022 03:43 PM IST
Modi's mother Heeraben Modi hoists Tricolour, distributes it to kids
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Nodi was on Saturday snapped distributing the Tricolour to children and hoisting the national flag in Gandhinagar, Gujarat as the Centre's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign began today.
Aug 13, 2022 03:00 PM IST
Delhi reports 5th monkeypox case, India's tally rises to 10
Delhi reports fifth case of monkeypox virus after a 22-year-old woman tested positive for the zoonotic disease. She is currently admitted at the Lok Nayak hospital. The women is of African origin, who has been staying in south Delhi. She had travelled to Africa a month ago.
Aug 13, 2022 01:17 PM IST
Caste scrutiny committee gives clean chit to ex-NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede
The caste scrutinising committee on Friday gave a clean chit to former NCB’s zonal director Sameer Wankhede. The committee was inquiring into the allegation raised by NCP’s Nawab Malik who had claimed that Wankhede was a Muslim and had used a fake caste certificate to get a government job.
Aug 13, 2022 12:31 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi tests Covid positive again, says Jairam Ramesh, 2nd time in 3 months
Aug 13, 2022 12:23 PM IST
PM Modi meets CWG contingent, says 'Your achievement has inspired while India is celebrating 75 years of independence'
“Matter of pride that with your hard work & inspiring achievement, the country is entering Azadi ka Amrit Kaal. In past few weeks, nation recorded two major achievements in field of sports. Besides historic performance in CWG, for the first time country hosted Chess Olympiad,” says PM Modi as he meets CWG contingent.
Aug 13, 2022 10:51 AM IST
J&K sacks 4 govt employees in connection to death of Kashmiri pandits
J&K government sacks four of its employees, including the wife of Bitta Karate who is facing terror charges and is an accused in the matter of killing of Kashmiri pandits. The four have been dismissed from services for terror links, reports ANI, citing government sources.
Aug 13, 2022 09:22 AM IST
India's daily Covid tally rises by 15,815 infections; active cases below 1.2 lakh
India records 15,815 new Covid cases and 68 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active caseload dropped below 1.2 lakh. The death toll includes 24 reconciled deaths from Kerala.
Aug 13, 2022 09:13 AM IST
ITBP soldiers hoist Indian Tricolour at 14,000 ft in Uttarakhand for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign
Aug 13, 2022 09:12 AM IST
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign: Union home minsiter Amit Shah, wife Sonal Shah hoist tricolour at home
Aug 13, 2022 07:51 AM IST
‘Praying for his speedy recovery’: US NSA Jack Sullivan on Salman Rushdie
The attack on Salman Rushdie is appalling. We’re all praying for his speedy recovery. And we’re thankful to good citizens and first responders for helping him so swiftly, says Jake Sullivan, White House National Security Advisor to the President of the US.
Read here how world leaders reacted.
Aug 13, 2022 06:46 AM IST
PM Modi to host CWG 2022 winners at his residence today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host all the medal winners of the Commonwealth 2022 games at his official residence at 11am on Saturday. This is the first time the PM will physically interact with the winners of the Commonwealth Games after their spectacular performance in Birmingham.
"Looking forward to interacting with India's CWG 2022 contingent at my residence, 13th August at 11 AM. The entire nation is proud of the accomplishments of our athletes at the games," Modi tweeted.
Aug 13, 2022 05:51 AM IST
Nerve damage, liver stabbed, Rushdie may lose an eye: Author's agent hours after NY attack
“The news is not good, Salman will likely lose one eye, the nerves in his arm were severed and his liver was stabbed and damaged,” says the Satanic Verses author's agent, as quoted by Reuters, after the attack. Salman Rushdie is currently on a ventilator.