Covid-19 cases climb to 3,66,946, death toll touches 12,237

Covid-19 cases climb to 3,66,946, death toll touches 12,237

NEW DELHI: A record single-day jump of 12,881 Covid-19 cases took India’s tally to 3,66,946 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 12,237 with 334 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data. From June 1 till 18, the country saw a surge of 1,76,411 coronavirus infection cases with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, […]

Deeply grateful for support shown by global community to India’s membership of UNSC: PM Modi

Deeply grateful for support shown by global community to India’s membership of UNSC: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is “deeply grateful” for the overwhelming support shown by the global community for India’s membership of the UN Security Council. India will work with all member countries to promote global peace, security, resilience and equity, he said. India garnered 184 votes out of the 192 […]

Centre orders timely payment of salaries to doctors, healthcare workers engaged in Covid treatment

Centre orders timely payment of salaries to doctors, healthcare workers engaged in Covid treatment

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday directed all states and union territories to ensure timely payment of salaries to doctors and healthcare workers engaged in treating Covid-19 patients and warned of action against hospitals and authorities for non-compliance of the order. The order by the Union health ministry comes a day after the Supreme Court […]

Entire country with you, answer people’s questions on China face off: Opposition to PM

Entire country with you, answer people’s questions on China face off: Opposition to PM

New Delhi: The death of 20 Indian soldiers along the LAC in Ladakh on Wednesday saw the opposition asking the Prime Minister to explain how the Chinese occupied Indian territory, even as the government contended that the sacrifice of soldiers would not go in vain. Congress president Sonia Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to […]

PM should tell nation how Chinese occupied Indian territory: Sonia Gandhi

PM should tell nation how Chinese occupied Indian territory: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell the country how the Chinese occupied Indian territory and why 20 soldiers were killed,Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Wednesday. Her statement comes after 20 Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel,were killed in a violent clash with the Chinese army in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on […]

India set for comfortable victory in UN Security Council elections

India set for comfortable victory in UN Security Council elections

UNITED NATIONS: India is expected to register a comfortable victory in the Security Council elections on Wednesday that will bring the country to the UN high-table as a non-permanent member for the 2021-22 term. The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold elections for president of the 75th session of the assembly, five non-permanent members of […]

Covid-19: Record jump of 2,003 deaths, toll now 11,903

NEW DELHI: India registered the highest-ever single-day spike of 2,003 Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday, pushing the death toll due to the disease to 11,903 in the country, after Maharashtra and Delhi added deaths that occurred earlier but were not attributed to the coronavirus. The country’s Covid-19 caseload rose to 3,54,065 with 10,974 new infections reported […]

News anchor booked for remark on Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti (RA)

Jaipur: Police have registered an FIR against a television news anchor for allegedly making an objectionable comment on Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The FIR was lodged after a complaint against News 18 India anchor Amish Devgan by a khadim at the saint’s dargah in Ajmer on Tuesday night. He is running a communal agenda […]

Defence Minister holds back-to-back meetings with military brass over Ladakh situation

Defence Minister holds back-to-back meetings with military brass over Ladakh situation

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held two-back-to-back meetings with top military brass on Tuesday deliberating on the situation in eastern Ladakh after an Indian Army officer and two soldiers were killed in a violent clash with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley. Singh also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the killing of the three […]