Breaking News: Kerala logs 9,445 new Covid-19 cases, 93 deaths in last 24 hours

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Police use ‘mild force’ as protesters try to break barricading near Singh border, reports ANI

    Some protesters reportedly tried to break the barricading near Delhi’s Singhu border and “mild force” was used by the police at the spot, reports ANI citing sources in Delhi Police.

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Covaxin added to approved list of Covid vaccines for travel without quarantine to Oman, says Embassy of India in Oman

    The Indian embassy in Oman said that Covaxin has been added to the approved list of vaccines for travel without quarantine to the country, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Kerala logs 9,445 new Covid-19 cases, 93 deaths in last 24 hours

    Kerala reported 9,445 new Covid-19 cases and 93 deaths in the last 24 hours and the active caseload was recorded at 76,554, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Aryan Khan bail hearing matter adjourned to Thursday

    Aryan Khan’s bail plea hearing in the drugs-on-cruise case has been adjourned to post-lunch tomorrow.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Munmun Dhamecha’s counsel says name of person who brought the drug was not mentioned

    “Three people present when raid took place it’s their own case, 5 grams of Charas was found, personal search nothing found from Munmun Dhamecha. Most importantly the drugs which was found was also of very small quantity. The panchanama is silent exactly from whom the drugs was found from, they say it was from the cruise. But who brought it is not mentioned,” says Munmun Dhamecha’s counsel Ali Kashif Khan.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    ‘Article 22 more important than Section 50 of CrPC’: Mukul Rohatgi on Aryan Khan arrest

    “Article 22 of the constitution is more imp than Section 50 of CrPC. It states that no person should be held without being informed about the grounds of arrest and the person shall have the right to consult a lawyer of his choice,” Mukul Rohatgi said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Mukul Rohatgi says memo did not state correct grounds for arrest

    Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Aryan Khan said that the arrest memo did not give the true and correct grounds for arrest. He also referred to the Section 50 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    Seizure of mobile phone was not mentioned in arrest memo, says Amit Desai

    “When mobile phone was seized it is not mentioned in the panchanama nor arrest memo. They argued it was handed over voluntarily. But in a personal device, it is important to have a memo for the veracity,” Desai said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    ‘WhatsApp chats don’t support conspiracy theory whatsoever’: Amit Desai

    “It was their own case there was no conspiracy. At 7 o’ clock, for reasons I don’t know, they invoke (Section) 29 of NDPS act. There is no connection, no phone calls, no messages nothing. The Special NDPS court rejected our application because of conspiracy. The Whastapp chats don’t support the conspiracy theory what so ever,” Amit Desai said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    ‘We have been arrested for an offence which was not committed’: Amit Desai

    “If there was an intention to consume then (Section) 27 of NDPS act does not apply. We have been arrested for an offence which was not committed. Consumption is a verb that has not happened and hence even NDPS (Section) 27 should have not been applied,” Amit Desai said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    ‘First remand did not speak of conspiracy’ says Amit Desai

    Arbaaz Merchant’s counsel Amit Desai said that the first remand did not mention about conspiracy.

    “The magistrate court was told later eight people were arrested for conspiracy though it was not what had happened. Because of this issues we are in custody for last twenty two days. Till today there is no arrest for conspiracy and conspiracy is a separate offence,” he said. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    Aryan Khan’s matter taken up for hearing

    ASG Anil Singh, Advait Sethna for prosecution reached court room and Aryan’s counsel Mukul Rohatgi, Satish Maneshinde and Arbaaz Merchant’s counsel Amit Desai reached the court room. Justice Nitin Sambre hearing other matters at this moment.

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya meets state health ministers to discuss ramping up Covid-19 vaccination drive

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with state health ministers to discuss the scaling up of Covid-19 vaccination drive, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Ex-BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani joins TMC in Kolkata

    BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani, who resigned from the party earlier this month, joined the Trinamool Congress in presence of state minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata, West Bengal, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    Mumbai BJP writes to Maharashtra governor Koshyari on Nawab Malik’s ‘baseless allegations’ in drugs-on-cruise case

    The Mumbai unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party wrote to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and asked him to intervene in the matter of “baseless allegations” being levelled by NCP minister Nawab Malik against the NCB and Sameer Wankhede in the drugs-on-cruise case, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    China’s unilateral decision of Land Boundary Law concerning, says MEA

    The ministry of external affairs said that China’s unilateral decision to enact a legislation that can impact existing border agreements with India is concerning, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Sameer Wankhede’s statement being taken, says NCB

    NCB’s deputy director general (DDG) Gyaneshwar Singh said that the statement of Sameer Wankhede is being recorded, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    DDMA allows Chhat Puja on November 10

    Delhi Disaster Management Authority allows celebration of Chhat Puja on November 10 in the capital city with strict protocols, said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Delhi schools to reopen from Monday for all classes

    Delhi schools to reopen from Monday for all classes, students won’t be forced to attend, online classes to continue.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    DGCA to conduct on-demand license exams for pilots, aircraft engineers

    Aviation regulator DGCA will conduct on-demand online exams to grant licenses to pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers from the next month onwards, the regulator said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    Taliban say it will form committees with China for “strengthening” bilateral relations

    The Taliban have said that it will form three separate joint committees with China to facilitate “strengthening” bilateral relations, reported local media.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    China’s growing Covid-19 outbreak tests vulnerable border towns

    China has reported nearly 250 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 since the start of the current outbreak 10 days ago, with many infections in remote towns along porous international borders in the country’s northwest.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    NIA court convicts 9 accused in connection with 2013 serial blasts

    NIA court convicts 9 of 10 accused in connection with 2013 serial blasts at Narendra Modi’s rally in Patna.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    41 pregnant women die of Covid-19 in Kerala, 149 patients end life: Govt

    As many as 41 pregnant women have so far succumbed to Covid-19 in Kerala after the virus infection broke out in the southern state one and half years ago, state Health Minister Veena George said on Wednesday.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    Delhi Cabinet approves addition of Ayodhya in its free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens

    Delhi Cabinet approves addition of Ayodhya in its free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens of city: CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Only ‘green crackers’ permitted in Bengal for 2 hours during Diwali

    The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Wednesday announced that only green crackers can be sold in the state and bursting of such firecrackers shall be allowed for two hours — between 8pm and 10pm — during Diwali and for two hours on Chhath.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    Beijing says Taiwan has ‘no right to join the United Nations’

    Taiwan has “no right to join the United Nations”, a Beijing official said Wednesday, after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged greater inclusion of Taiwan in UN institutions.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    ACP-level officer to probe allegations against Sameer Wankhede

    Mumbai Police appoints an ACP-level officer to investigate the allegations levelled against NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede. All the complaints received against Wankhede will be probed by the officer. Four Police stations in Mumabai have received such complaints so far.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    EC warns Himanta Biswa Sarma over complaints of violating code of conduct ahead of by-polls

    ‘Exercise restraint’: EC warns Himanta Biswa Sarma over complaints of violating code of conduct ahead of by-polls.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Charanjit Singh Channi announces special Vidhan Sabha session on November 8 to scrap farm laws

    Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi announces special Vidhan Sabha session on November 8 to scrap farm laws.

  • Oct 27, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    Important to safeguard right to privacy: SC on Pegasus row

    Supreme Court says that we live in the era of information and we must recognise that while technology is important, it’s important to safeguard right to privacy, not only for journalists but for all citizens. SC sets up an expert committee to be supervised by former top court judge RV Raveendran to probe into Pegasus row.

  • Oct 27, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    Rupee slips 6 paise to 75.02 against US dollar in early trade

    The Indian rupee depreciated by 6 paise to 75.02 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday, weighed down by firm crude oil prices and a strong American currency in the overseas market.

  • Oct 27, 2021 10:17 AM IST

    Over 103.53 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far

    With the administration of 55,89,124 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 103.53 crore, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh to address Army Commanders’ Conference today

    At 3.30pm today, Defence minister Rajnath Singh will address the Army Commanders’ Conference.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    Karnataka govt issues guidelines for international arrival

    Passengers arriving from countries in Europe including UK, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India including post-arrival testing.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    SC to pronounce its order today on court-monitored probe into alleged Pegasus spyware case

    Supreme Court to pronounce its order today on pleas seeking independent court-monitorerd probe into alleged Pegasus spyware case.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    Delhi’s AQI ‘moderate’, likely to degrade to ‘poor’ category over next 3 days

    The overall air quality in the national capital is in the ‘moderate’ category on Wednesday but it is likely to degrade to the ‘poor’ category over the next three days due to an increase in “fire emission”, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    India logs 13,451 fresh Covid-19 cases, 585 deaths in last 24 hours

    India recorded 13,451 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 34,215,653, while the death toll climbed to 455,653 with 585 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to chair a meeting of Delhi Cabinet today

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to chair a meeting of Delhi Cabinet today.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Cambodia announces phased reopening to vaccinated tourists

    Cambodia’s government announced plans Tuesday to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    NIA conducts multiple places in Kashmir

    NIA raids multiple places in Kashmir.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    Aryan Khan’s bail plea hearing to continue in Bombay high court today

    The Bombay high court will on Wednesday resume hearing of the bail plea of Aryan Khan in connection with seizure of drugs on a cruise ship. The hearing will resume at 2.30pm today.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Indo-Pacific regional dialogue starts today with focus on maritime strategy

    Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD), the apex international annual conference of the Indian Navy, is scheduled to be held as a three-day online event that commences today, i.e. on October 27, and lasts till Friday, October 29.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics official says pandemic is biggest challenge to Games

    Zhang Jiandong, a senior official with the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, said on Wednesday that Beijing is prepared for the Games but that the Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge they face.

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over Covid-19

    A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest Covid-19 death toll.

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:22 AM IST

    DDMA meeting today, will reconsider ban on Chhath Puja celebrations in Delhi

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the national capital. It is also expected to reconsider the ban imposed on Chhath Puja celebrations at public places.

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    Bombay HC to hear plea challenging Tarun Tejpal’s acquittal in rape case

    The Goa bench of the Bombay high court will on Wednesday virtually hear the state government’s appeal against the acquittal of journalist Tarun Tejpal in a 2013 sexual assault case.

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:10 AM IST

    Drugs case: NCB to probe Prabhakar Sail today on allegations of corruption

    The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will on Wednesday probe Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the drugs-on-cruise case, on allegations of corruption levelled by him against NCB witness Kiran Gosavi and Sameer Wankhede, the zonal officer in charge of the case.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:53 AM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to address Investor Summit today

    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, and Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya will virtually address the Investor Summit “Opportunities and Partnerships in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” on Wednesday from 10am to 4.30pm.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:44 AM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to meet health ministers of states over Covid vaccine administration

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting with health ministers of states and union territories on Wednesday over ramping up of Covid-19 vaccination drive in the nation, news agency ANI reported quoting government sources.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:21 AM IST

    PM Modi to attend virtual 16th East Asia Summit today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 16th East Asia Summit to be held virtually on Wednesday that will discuss matters of regional and international interest and concern including maritime security and terrorism, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:02 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh likely to launch new political party today

    Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is on Wednesday likely to launch a new political party, the Punjab Lok Congress, according to people familiar with the developments.

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