Chennai/IBNS: Actor-politician Vijayakanth on Thursday, who was on a ventilator support after testing positive for Covid-19, passed away on Thursday, media reports said.
Kolkata/IBNS: Italian consul general Gianluca Rubagotti, who will soon be leaving Kolkata at the end of his tenure, on Friday said his aim was always to support people-to-people diplomacy.
US President Joe Biden on Friday said he is heading to India to participate in the G20 Summit where he will be focussed on making progress on 'Americans' priorities'.
Mumbai/UNI: A day after the Maharshatra government announced to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into findings made by CAG, the supreme audit institution, into contracts given out by BMC worth Rs 12,000 crore during covid 19 pandemic, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday conducted raids across multiple locations in Mumbai in connection with the same.
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has contracted Covid-19 and is self-isolating at home.
New Delhi/UNI: India recorded 4,435 fresh cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 23,091, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.
Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday tested COVID-19 positive.
New Delhi/UNI: US nominee for World Bank president Ajay Banga, who is in New Delhi and was scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, is down with Covid-19 and under quarantine, officials said.
Panaji/UNI: In a startling remark, Goa Congress president Amit Patkar on Friday said it appears even Covid-19 virus now takes permission of the BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and spreads as per the political convenience of the BJP government.
New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Thursday accused the Centre of using Covid-19 protocols as an excuse to halt his pan-India foot march—Bharat Jodo Yatra.
New Delhi/UNI: Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in China and some other countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday review the situation related to the pandemic and related aspects in the country at a high level meeting at 3:30 pm, officials said.
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday wrote to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to either "follow Covid-19 protocols" or "postpone Bharat Jodo Yatra", triggering a flashpoint between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and main opposition Congress.
Guwahati/IBNS: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday at a ceremony held at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati formally granted one-time financial assistance of Rs 10,000 each to 6,124 Namghoriyas and 2,148 Purohits (priests) of the state as part of the Assam government's promise of financial support to Covid-hit population of the state.
New Delhi/IBNS: All international passengers arriving in India will no longer be required to fill in the self-declaration for Covid-19 vaccination on the Air Suvidha portal, the Centre announced Monday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Zha Liyou has said the Indian students, who returned to India during Covid-19, are slowly travelling back to China with the infection rates plummeting worldwide.