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29,557 patients recuperate from COVID in 24 hours

PTI New Delhi As many as 29,557 COVID-19 patients have recuperated in the past 24 hours, the highest recorded in a day so far, taking the recovery rate to 63.18 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. According to data updated at 8 am, total recoveries have surged to 7,82,606 and exceeded the active cases of COVID-19 by …

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Army starts permanent commission for women officers

IANS New Delhi The Indian Army has started the process to grant permanent commission to short service commissioned women officers in 10 streams, the force said on Thursday. The Ministry of Defence has issued the formal government sanction letter for grant of permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army, paving the way for empowering women officers to shoulder …

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Siddaramaiah demands judicial probe into alleged irregularities

PTI Bengaluru Alleging large-scale corruption in COVID management in Karnataka to the tune of at least Rs 2,000 crore, former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday demanded a judicial inquiry by a sitting High Court judge. The government, however, dismissed the charges saying no irregularities have taken place. “The total money spent on COVID management is Rs 4,167 crore whereas state …

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‘Cannot set timeline for Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India’

PTI New Delhi The UK government cannot set a timeline for extradition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya though it is determined to ensure that criminals can’t escape justice by crossing national borders, British High Commissioner Sir Philip Barton said on Thursday. Asked during an online media briefing whether Mallya has sought asylum in the UK, the envoy said his government …

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SC: Rajasthan Speaker wants ‘direction’ dropped from HC order

IANS New Delhi As the counsels of rebel Congress MLAs in Rajasthan and the Assembly Speaker slug it out in the Supreme Court, two words became a bone of contention during the course of the hearing. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Rajasthan Assembly Speaker …

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Rajasthan battle shifts to Supreme Court

PTI Jaipur/New Delhi The battle within the Congress reached the Supreme Court Wednesday with the Rajasthan Speaker filing a petition against a High Court order directing him to defer disqualification proceedings against Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs. Seeking an interim stay on the High Court order, his petition said it was the top court’s duty to ensure …

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ISRO positive with 1st anniversary of Chandrayaan-2 launch

Bengaluru: As India’s second lunar mission  Chandrayaan-2 marked one year of completion of launch by GSLV MkIII M1 on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation said all its eight payloads are performing well. The global mapping of the lunar surface and polar coverage are being carried out as per the mission plan, while public release of science data from Chandrayaan-2 for …

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ED registers money laundering complaint in Kerala gold smuggling case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering complaint in connection with the Kerala ‘diplomatic baggage’ gold smuggling case, officials said on Wednesday. They said the agency has registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), equivalent of a police FIR, after studying the NIA complaint filed in the case recently. The ED case has been booked under …

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