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All coronavirus deaths to be certified, action against defaulters: Centre informs Supreme Court | 2.1 magnitude earthquake hits Delhi, no damage reported | Uttar Pradesh govt relaxes Covid curbs, allows malls, restaurants to open on weekdays | Kaliachak family murder: Police recover firearms, cartridge from primary accused Asif Mohammed's friends | Kolkata man who 'officially died' in 2010 Jnaneswari Express accident detained by CBI

All coronavirus deaths to be certified, action against defaulters: Centre informs Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: All coronavirus deaths, regardless of where the patients die, will have to be certified as 'Covid deaths', the Centre has stated in an affidavit in the Supreme Court.

2.1 magnitude earthquake hits Delhi, no damage reported

New Delhi/IBNS: A low-intensity earthquake hit the national capital on Sunday afternoon.

Uttar Pradesh govt relaxes Covid curbs, allows malls, restaurants to open on weekdays

Lucknow/IBNS: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced some more relaxations to the curbs imposed in view of the declining Covid-19 cases.

Kaliachak family murder: Police recover firearms, cartridge from primary accused Asif Mohammed's friends

Malda/West Bengal/IBNS: Hours after arresting youth for allegedly killing four members of his own family and burying their bodies, West Bengal's Malda district police on Saturday night raided the residences of the accused's two friends and recovered several firearms as well as cartridges from the locations, officials said.

Kolkata man who 'officially died' in 2010 Jnaneswari Express accident detained by CBI

Kolkata/IBNS: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday detained a man, whose family showed him dead in 2010 Jnaneswari Express derailment and took ex-gratia from the Indian Railway, from Kolkata's Jorabagan area, officials said.

Can't give Rs. 4 lakh compensation to every Covid victims' kin: Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: Families of Covid victims cannot be paid compensation as it is applicable to natural disasters, the Centre told Supreme Court.

Delhi records 7 Covid deaths, lowest in more than two months

Delhi/IBNS: Delhi registered seven Covid-19 deaths, the lowest in in two months, since April 1, and 135 fresh infections, taking the positivity rate to 0.18 per cent, according to the data released by the state government.

Covid19: Mizoram, Manipur first two Northeastern states to report Delta variant

New Delhi/IBNS: Mizoram and Manipur are the first two Northeastern states that have reported the presence of highly infectious Delta variant of coronavirus.

Jitin Prasada meets CM Yogi Adityanath in his first to UP after joining BJP

Lucknow/IBNS: Former Congress leader and Union minister in the erstwhile UPA government Jitin Prasada met UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Saturday.

Karnataka eases Covid19 restrictions in dists with less than 5 pc positivity rate

Bengaluru/IBNS: The Karnataka government on Saturday eased restrictions in 16 districts with less than 5 per cent Covid-19 positivity rate, according to media reports.

Tharoor-led parliamentary panel rejects online meeting with Facebook

New Delhi/IBNS: The parliamentary panel on information technology, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor,  has conveyed a strict message to Facebook that the company representatives will have to physically appear in front of the panel notwithstanding what Facebook company policies say, according to an ANI report.

Omar Abdullah confirms getting invite to PM Modi's all-party meet on J&K

Srinagar/IBNS: National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said they have got a formal invite for an all-party meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh cremated with full state honours in Chandigarh

Chandigarh/IBNS: Iconic sprinter Milkha Singh, who succumbed to COVID-19 complications, was cremated in Chandigarh with full state honours on Saturday evening.

Former aide to PM Modi made Uttar Pradesh BJP's Vice President

Lucknow/IBNS: Former bureaucrat AK Sharma, who was among the close aides to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been made the Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.

K'taka Congress demands house committee probe in irrigation department's scam

Bengaluru/UNI: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D K Shivakumar, has demanded the state government to order a house committee probe on the alleged Rs 20,000 crore irrigation department's tender scam, here on Saturday.