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  • Aug 28, 2022 10:15 PM IST

    Delhi reports 397 new Covid cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi on Sunday recorded 397 new Covid-19 cases, and five deaths, according to the health bulletin data. The case positivity rate stands at 3.05 per cent. The total caseload of the national capital stands at 19,98,644.

  • Aug 28, 2022 09:33 PM IST

    ‘He should say to Centre, they will give him a place’: Nitish on Sushil Modi's JDU+RJD govt will collapse

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed BJP's Sushil Modi after the latter's JDU+RJD government will collapse remark. Kumar said that Modi should try to topple the state government in the eastern state so that he gets a place at the Centre.

    “Now that he's saying something (against me) every day, the people in Centre will be happy and give him a place,” Kumar told ANI.

  • Aug 28, 2022 08:19 PM IST

    Efforts to be made to ‘persuade’ Rahul to take over Cong presidency: Salman Khurshid tells PTI

    Congress leader Salman Khurshid told PTI on Sunday that efforts will be made to “persuade” Rahul Gandhi to take over the party presidency once he returns from overseas. His statement comes after CWC meeting earlier today following which it was reported that Congress presidency poll is likely on October 17.

  • Aug 28, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    4 cases of Swine Flu detected in Jharkhand

    As many as four cases of Swine Flu have been detected in Jharkhand, reported ANI quoting Dr huvanesh Pratap Singh, MD, National Health Mission (NHM). These cases have been found in Ranchi, Giridih, and Bokaro districts.

    “The health department is on high alert. All precautions are being taken,” Singh said.

  • Aug 28, 2022 05:54 PM IST

    ‘Rahul can unify and strengthen Cong’: Kharge on new party president

    Congress veteran and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said on Sunday that it's his “personal opinion” as well as all Congress leaders that Rahul Gandhi should become the new party chief. “He can unify and strengthen the Congress party,” he told ANI.

  • Aug 28, 2022 04:00 PM IST

    Election for Congress president likely on October 17, counting on October 19

    Election to pick the new president of the Congress party will likely be held on October 17 and the counting of the same will likely be two days later, on October 19. Notification for the process is likely to be released on September 22, nominations will on September 24 and last day for the process will likely be on September 30.

  • Aug 28, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    CWC meeting to approve poll schedule to pick new party chief begins

    The meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC) to approve schedule for election of party president and succeed Sonia Gandhi commences. PTI reports. The date of election to pick a new party chief will be revealed post the meeting.

  • Aug 28, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    Govt plans to make forensic probe mandatory for offences attracting over 6 years of punishment: Shah

    Union home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that the Centre plans to make forensic investigation “compulsory and legal” for offences attracting punishment of over six years. He made the statement while addressing the first convocation of the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), PTI reported. The central government will provide a forensic mobile investigation facility in each Indian district and create a legal structure to ensure that independence and partiality of the investigation is maintained, Shah added.

  • Aug 28, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    Sonali Phogat death case: Curlies owner Edwin Nunes, 2 drug peddlers sent to 5-day police custody

    Court remands three accused-Edwin Nunes, owner of Curlies, drug peddler Rama Mandrekar and Dattaprasad Gaonkar to five-day police custody, in Sonali Phogat murder case. Nunes's bail application has been rejected by the Goa court.

  • Aug 28, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    Goa CM says 'will give Sonali Phogat case to CBI if required’

    “I don't have an issue with it. After all, formalities today, if required, I will give this case to CBI,” CM Sawant said, speaking to news agency ANI.

  • Aug 28, 2022 12:46 PM IST

    Supertech issues statement, says ‘no deviation from building plan, construction found faulty on tech grounds’

    On the Twin Tower demolition case, Supertech issued a statement saying there was “no deviation from the building plan” and that the Supreme Court found the construction faulty on “technical grounds”.

    “We respect the orders of the Apex Court and are committed to implement the same,” the builders said.

  • Aug 28, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    PM Modi addresses nation in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

    PM Modi recalls the successful Har Ghar Tiranga campaign in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Follow live updates

  • Aug 28, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    Noida: NGOs help rescue street dogs ahead of Supertech Twin Tower demolition

    A combined force of NGOs is engaged in rescuing street dogs ahead of the demolition of Noida's Supertech Twin Towers.

  • Aug 28, 2022 09:33 AM IST

    India's active Covid caseload sees decline with 9,436 fresh cases

    India logged 9,436 new cases in the last 24 hours. Active caseload currently stands at 86,591, accounting for 0.19 per cent of the total infections.

  • Aug 28, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Deaths due to floods in Pakistan top 1,000 as rainfall continues

    Pakistan monsoon flooding death toll tops 1,000, an official told AFP.

  • Aug 28, 2022 08:22 AM IST

    CWC to meet today decide on Congress president election

    Congress Working Committee meeting to be held at 3.30pm today in virtual mode. Discussions on the final schedule for the election of Congress President expected.

  • Aug 28, 2022 08:20 AM IST

    Sonali Phogat murder case: Another arrest made with 2nd drug peddler, total 5 held so far

    A drug peddler, identified as Rama Mandrekar, arrested by Anjuna Police in the matter, taking the total number of arrests in the case to five, reported ANI.

  • Aug 28, 2022 07:21 AM IST

    Noida Supertech twin tower demolition: Police announce to vacate area as cranes start arriving

    Morning visuals from Noida's Sector 93A where the twin towers – part of Supertech Emerald Court – will be demolished today.

    Police announce to vacate the area around Supertech Twin Towers in Noida as cranes start coming in.

  • Aug 28, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    Wiz Khalifa's concert cut short in US over possible shooting; 3 injured

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa had to cut short a concert in suburban Indianapolis as people began fleeing the outdoor venue after a reported disturbance on the lawn when some people started shouting about a possible shooting. Three people were left with minor injuries in the chaos, police said.

  • Aug 28, 2022 06:29 AM IST

    Noida's Supertech twin towers to be demolished today

    Over 3,700 kilos of explosives are placed and related arrangements have been made in Noida’s Sector 93A, where demolition agencies are all set to bring down the illegally constructed Supertech twin towers.

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