Doctors’ team conducts health check-up of ex-Bengal minister in Kolkata jail

Kolkata, Aug 13 (PTI) A team of doctors from the state-run SSKM Hospital on Saturday visited the Presidency Correctional Home and conducted a health check-up of jailed former Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, a senior official said. The now-suspended Trinamool Congress leader has been complaining of back and leg ache since the last few days, he… Continue reading Doctors’ team conducts health check-up of ex-Bengal minister in Kolkata jail

Mumbai sees 867 COVID-19 cases; active tally now 4,624

Mumbai, Aug 13 (PTI) Mumbai on Saturday recorded 867 COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 11,31,706, while the death toll stood unchanged at 19,663, a civic official said. Earlier on August 10 and 12 as well, the addition to the tally had breached the 800-mark with 852 and 871 cases respectively, he pointed out.… Continue reading Mumbai sees 867 COVID-19 cases; active tally now 4,624

After Delhi, Punjab makes mask mandatory in public places amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Chandigarh: Punjab has made it a must to wear mask in public places amid rise in COVID-19 cases. Earlier, on Thursday, Delhi had made masks mandatory again in public places in the national capital. A fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on violators. “Wearing of appropriate masks shall be ensured in all educational institutions,… Continue reading After Delhi, Punjab makes mask mandatory in public places amid rise in COVID-19 cases

LNJP study finds Omicron sub-variant BA 2.75 is the dominant strain in Delhi

New Delhi [India], August 13 (ANI): Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital Medical Director Dr Suresh Kumar on Saturday said that Omicron sub-variant BA 2.75 is the dominant variant in Delhi having been found in a majority of cases. “We did a study where we wanted to know which sub-variant is having the highest… Continue reading LNJP study finds Omicron sub-variant BA 2.75 is the dominant strain in Delhi

Retired DSP, constable of Rajasthan Police arrested in graft case in Haryana

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (PTI) The Haryana State Vigilance Bureau on Saturday said it has arrested a former deputy superintendent of police and a constable posted in the Rajasthan Police in a graft case. A spokesperson of the bureau said they arrested Sailender, who retired as a DSP from the Rajasthan Police, and Darshan Singh, a… Continue reading Retired DSP, constable of Rajasthan Police arrested in graft case in Haryana

IPS officer Visakha Bhadane to get the Best Investigation Award

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], August 13 (ANI): Dr. Visakha Ashok Bhadane, an Indian Police Service officer will be awarded with the ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ by the Union Home Ministry for her role in getting death sentence to the criminal who brutally murdered a girl after raping her. On December 20, 2020,… Continue reading IPS officer Visakha Bhadane to get the Best Investigation Award

US says India hid Russian origin of fuel shipped to US – RBI

NEW DELHI, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being used to export fuel made from Russian crude, through high-seas transfers to hide its origin, to New York in violation of U.S. sanctions, a top Indian central banker said on Saturday. The U.S. Treasury Department told India… Continue reading US says India hid Russian origin of fuel shipped to US – RBI

Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19 again, second time in three months

New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI) Over two months after contracting the coronavirus infection, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 again and will remain in isolation. Earlier this week, her daughter and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also tested positive. “Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19… Continue reading Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19 again, second time in three months

5th Monkeypox case detected in Delhi, 22-yr-old woman admitted in LNJP

New Delhi [India], August 13 (ANI): Medical Director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital Dr Suresh Kumar on Saturday informed that the 5th case of monkeypox has been reported in Delhi. Dr Kumar said that the sample of a 22-year-old woman tested positive on Friday and she is currently under observation in the hospital.… Continue reading 5th Monkeypox case detected in Delhi, 22-yr-old woman admitted in LNJP

Punjab govt issues notification providing former MLAs pension for only one term

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (PTI) The Punjab government has issued a notification giving pension to former MLAs only for one term following an assent by the Punjab governor to a Bill in this regard. The Punjab Assembly had passed the Punjab State Legislature Members (Pension and Medical Facilities Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2022 on June 30. Chief… Continue reading Punjab govt issues notification providing former MLAs pension for only one term