The health ministry on Tuesday said India's reproductive number is more than one in eight states, including Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Reproduction number denotes the spread of Covid-19. It is a measure that highlights the number of people a coronavirus positive person infects, thereby reflecting the severity of its spread.
Leaders of 15 opposition parties attended Rahul Gandhis breakfast meeting before they pedalled on bicycles in a show of solidarity to Parliament on Tuesday morning. While this may be a positive development for the opposition, there were at least 10 parties who remained absent. Without them, the opposition is unlikely to put up a united front against the BJP-led NDA in the 2024 general elections.
Equity indices soared to record highs on Tuesday with the benchmark BSE sensex jumping over 850 points led by gains in IT, consumer and financial stocks. Rallying for the second straight session, the 30-share BSE index surged 837 points or 1.65 per cent to close at new record peak of 53,823; while the broader NSE Nifty settled 246 points or 1.55 per cent up at fresh high of 16,131.
Lok Sabha MP NK Premachandran appealed to Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday, asking him to protect the rights of the House and said the legislative process being carried out in the House has become a fruitless exercise. Premachandran also served a copy of the notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi.
Shortages of Remdesivir injections in the market were noticed in April and May 2021 due to a sudden surge in the demand for the drug for managing Covid-19 patients, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite India's Olympic contingent to the Red Fort as special guests on August 15 when he will deliver his eighth straight independence day speech. Official sources said Modi will also invite them to his residence for interaction. India has been represented by a 228-strong contingent, including over 120 athletes, at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
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North Koreas Kim Jong Un has appeared in recent days with a bandage about the size of a few postage stamps on the back of his head, in the latest episode to stoke speculation about the reclusive leaders health. Kim keeps his hair shaved below the level of his temple, making it difficult to hide any blemishes on the back of his head.
Shilpa Shettys son Viaan has posted on Instagram for the first time after Raj Kundras arrest for his alleged involvement in a pornography case. On Monday, Shilpa broke her silence and shared a long statement.
Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai gave a reply to this effect to MPs T R Paarivendhar and S Ramalingam in Lok Sabha. Presently no such proposal is under consideration, the minister said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed opposition members for tearing papers in Parliament and making derogatory remarks on the way bills have been passed as he accused them of insulting the legislature and the Constitution with their conduct.
Former BJP ally-turned-rebel and SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar on Tuesday sprung a surprise when he met UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh at the latter's residence, triggering fresh speculations of him warming up back to the saffron party in the run up to the high stake UP assembly elections due next year.
In a bid to present a united face on the Pegasus spyware issue, leaders of several opposition parties attended a breakfast meeting hosted by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the Constitution Club here on Tuesday. Apart from around 100 MPs of the Congress, leaders of several opposition parties including Trinamool Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena, CPI-M, CPI, RJD and Samajwadi Party attended the meeting.
ndia recorded 30,549 new Covid-19 cases, 422 deaths in last 24 hours, said the data released by the Union health ministry on Wednesday. The active Covid-19 cases have declined to 4,04,958. India's total tally of cases is now 3,17,26,507 and total death toll reached 4,25,195, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Industries and business sectors are banking on the festive season beginning next week to recover from the Covid-induced slowdown. While the slight surge in cases over the past couple of days has been worrying, the government is in two minds on whether to impose restrictions.
Young Indian wrestler Sonam Malik lost her opening bout on criteria to Mongolia's Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the women's 62kg category here on Tuesday and will now have to wait and see if she gets a repechage round on her Olympic debut.
Belgium beat India 5-2 in the first men's hockey semifinal, thanks to a hat-trick by Alexander Hendrickx. However, many fans felt that India's failure to reach men's hockey final was more to do with unfair umpiring that team's own performance.