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    India saw a single day rise of 3,688 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,75,864, while the active cases increased to 18,684. Delhi has recorded 1,607 fresh COVI...

    The two girls-Alia and Resham- arrived in an auto-rickshaw at the exam centre wearing burqa. They insisted that they should be allowed to write the exam wearing hijab but the college authorities citing the High Court order denied them entry. Subsequently, the girls returned home. The court asked the petitioner if political parties were banned from contesting local body elections and remarked that if the petitioner's submission is "good" then it should be applied to all other elections as well and not just municipal elections. The ED will probe the financial angle in the cases. CBI has already started investigation following the Calcutta High Court order, sources close to the development said. online casino game real money india The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which took up the case after directions from the Calcutta High Court, has already collected samples from the home of the main accused Braja Gopal Gayali, the son of a Panchayat-level leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress. Are Indians grappling with vaccine fatigue? Is there a reluctance to take a booster shot? Some experts say yes, and attribute it to a combination of fear, confusion and misinformation. Calling PM Modi a great leader whose government is not averse to criticism as is widely made to believe, Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), said, "We (Indians) are in a good p... Extreme heat is gripping large parts of India and Pakistan, impacting hundreds of millions of people in one of the most densely populated parts of the world, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Friday. Modi is scheduled to reach Dimapur (Nagaland) airport and from there he will go to Diphu in Assam's Karbi Anglong district by helicopter to address a rally -- ‘unity, peace and development rally' at Loringthepi and lay the foundation of some development projects worth over Rs 500 crore. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, which spearheaded the agitation that led to the withdrawal of the Centre's contentious farm laws, also said "there is no justification left for Ajay Mishra Teni to continue in the Union Cabinet"., "The world is facing the coal crisis due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite such challenges, the Uttar Pradesh government, under the supervision of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will ensure 24-hour power supply in district headquarters. Similarly, villages will be provided power for 15-hour," Chaudhary told reporters on Saturday.
    Following the High Court order last month upholding the state government's decision not to allow hijabs in classrooms, Aliya Assadi, who was one of the six petitioners who started the protest, had said that she would write examinations only if they were allowed to wear headscarves.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interaction with chief ministers on Wednesday had said that the government's priority is to vaccinate all eligible children at the earliest with "special campaigns" in schools.

    Newly-appointed Sri Lanka finance minister Ali Sabry is expected to meet an Indian ministerial delegation in Washington next week, on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings, to firm up a fresh round of assistance from New Delhi, ET has learnt.

    The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the ministry said. An increase of 821 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

    Asserting that now there is a growing strategic convergence between the United States and India, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said New Delhi built its partnership with Moscow out of necessity as ...
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-27 08:14:16 )