The big news: Airtel seeks 6 days to pay Centre some dues, Vodafone silent, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: Bombay HC said peaceful anti-CAA protestors are not traitors, and a third Indian on a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for coronavirus. A look at the headlines right now: Telecom firms told to pay Rs 1.47 lakh crore dues by midnight, hours after SC pulls up government: Vodafone is facing potential collapse … Read more The big news: Airtel seeks 6 days to pay Centre some dues, Vodafone silent, and 9 other top stories

Coronavirus epidemic: Toll in China rises to 1,483; number of new cases in Hubei drops

A United States’ cruise ship which was denied access to several Asian ports was docked at a Cambodian pier in Sihanoukville on Thursday. The toll in China from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,483 on Friday, AFP reported. However, the number of new infections in the Hubei province, the worst-hit, recorded a fall, with 4,823 … Read more Coronavirus epidemic: Toll in China rises to 1,483; number of new cases in Hubei drops

UK: Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak appointed finance minister by PM Boris Johnson

Johnson announced it hours after Sajid Javid resigned as the chancellor of the exchequer. Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak was appointed the new finance minister of the United Kingdom on Thursday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his decision hours after Sajid Javid stepped down as chancellor of the exchequer. The 39-year-old had … Read more UK: Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak appointed finance minister by PM Boris Johnson

Hafiz Saeed sentencing: India questions efficacy of move, days before FATF plenary, say reports

The United States on Wednesday called the sentencing of Saeed an important step towards holding the Lashkar-e-Taiba responsible. India on Thursday questioned the efficacy of the verdict by a Pakistani court, sentencing Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed to five years in prison for terror financing, the Hindustan Times reported. The Indian government said it was peculiar … Read more Hafiz Saeed sentencing: India questions efficacy of move, days before FATF plenary, say reports

Coronavirus: Daily deaths soar to 242 in China’s Hubei province, WHO says too early to predict end

The sharp increase in the number of daily deaths on Wednesday came after authorities changed the methodology of counting infections. China’s Hubei province, which is at the centre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported a record 242 deaths due to the disease in its daily update on Thursday. The sharp increase in the number of … Read more Coronavirus: Daily deaths soar to 242 in China’s Hubei province, WHO says too early to predict end

The big news: Two Indians travelling on Japanese ship contract coronavirus, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: Retail inflation rose to its highest in January in six years, and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal staked claim to form the government in Delhi. A look at the headlines right now: 1. Two Indians test positive for coronavirus on board ship quarantined at Japanese port, says embassy: The toll in China rose to … Read more The big news: Two Indians travelling on Japanese ship contract coronavirus, and 9 other top stories

US: Senator Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, strengthens White House bid

Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor of a town in Indiana, was a close second while Senator Amy Klobuchar came third. United States Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on Tuesday night – his second successive strong performance in the race to contest the presidential elections later this … Read more US: Senator Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, strengthens White House bid

The big news: AAP gets second term in Delhi, wins nearly all seats again, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: Parents of 2012 Delhi rape victim moved court to get fresh death warrants for victims, and former Arunachal CM’s son was found dead in the UK. A look at the headlines right now: Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP on course to landslide win in Delhi, set to win 62 seats: The BJP was ahead in … Read more The big news: AAP gets second term in Delhi, wins nearly all seats again, and nine other top stories

The big news: Modi gets SOS call from ship stuck amid coronavirus outbreak, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: Supreme Court upheld validity of amendments to SC/ST Act, and more than 10 Jamia students were injured in Delhi Police action during a protest. A look at the headlines right now: Modi gets SOS call from ship stranded over coronavirus risk, and 9 other top stories Indian chef appeals to Modi from cruise … Read more The big news: Modi gets SOS call from ship stuck amid coronavirus outbreak, and 9 other top stories

Shaheen Bagh infant death: ‘Was a four-month-old there to protest?’ asks an incensed Supreme Court

The court took suo motu cognisance of the matter, and sent notices to the Centre and the Delhi government. The Supreme Court on Monday took suo motu cognisance of the death of an infant at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh – the epicentre of nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, and the proposed National Register of … Read more Shaheen Bagh infant death: ‘Was a four-month-old there to protest?’ asks an incensed Supreme Court

Parliament: Social justice minister says Centre not a party in SC order on quota after ruckus in LS

In Rajya Sabha, Congress leader P Chidambaram said the government was ‘living in denial’ on the state of economy and was unwilling to admit its mistakes. 2.53 pm: Congress MPs walk out of Lok Sabha. 2.50 pm: Gehlot says the order on quota was passed on a 2012 Uttarakhand government decision when Congress was in … Read more Parliament: Social justice minister says Centre not a party in SC order on quota after ruckus in LS

Delhi: Several women at all-women’s college allege sexual assault by drunken men at annual fest

A woman said first-year women students were lying unconscious on the campus following the incident. Students from the all-women Gargi College in New Delhi have alleged that a group of men barged into the campus during the annual cultural fest last week and sexually assaulted them while the police looked on, NDTV reported on Sunday. … Read more Delhi: Several women at all-women’s college allege sexual assault by drunken men at annual fest

The big news: EC defends delay in releasing Delhi voter turnout, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: SC said states cannot be forced to give quotas in government job promotions and coronavirus toll rose to 908 in China. A look at the headlines right now: Final voter turnout in Delhi polls was 62.59%, says EC hours after AAP cried foul over delayed figures: This figure is significantly lower than the … Read more The big news: EC defends delay in releasing Delhi voter turnout, and nine other top stories

Coronavirus: Toll rises to 908 in China as 97 more deaths reported

The number of infections in China reached 40,171, with nearly 6,500 of these being severe cases. The toll in the novel coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 908 on Sunday, and 910 worldwide, The South China Morning Post reported on Monday. Ninety-seven new deaths were reported from China on Sunday. The number of infections reached … Read more Coronavirus: Toll rises to 908 in China as 97 more deaths reported

The big news: EC defends delay in Delhi voting data after AAP cries foul, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: SC said states cannot be forced to give quotas in government job promotions, and PSA dossier cited Omar Abdullah’s influence over voters. A look at the headlines right now: Final voter turnout in Delhi polls was 62.59%, says EC hours after AAP cried foul over delayed figures: This figure is significantly lower than … Read more The big news: EC defends delay in Delhi voting data after AAP cries foul, and nine other top stories

On first visit as Sri Lanka PM, Mahinda Rajapaksa says ‘others are friends, but India is a relation’

Rajapaksa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, and thanked him for the priority New Delhi gives to Colombo. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Saturday that while other countries are “friends” of the island nation, India is a “relation”. He made the remark during an interview with the Hindustan Times, while on … Read more On first visit as Sri Lanka PM, Mahinda Rajapaksa says ‘others are friends, but India is a relation’

The big news: Exit polls predict a comfortable win for AAP in Delhi, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: A soldier in Thailand killed 21 people, and the BJP felicitated a driver who had handed over a passenger to the police for talking about CAA. A look at the headlines right now: Exit polls predict comfortable majority for AAP in Delhi elections, BJP expected to improve tally: The national capital saw a … Read more The big news: Exit polls predict a comfortable win for AAP in Delhi, and nine other top stories

Thailand: Soldier kills commanding officer, 20 others at mall; shot dead

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said 31 people are injured, and 10 of them are in a critical condition. A Thai soldier gunned down at least 20 people in a shopping mall in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday, BBC reported on Sunday. Jakraphanth Thomma killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a … Read more Thailand: Soldier kills commanding officer, 20 others at mall; shot dead

Chinese doctor who blew the whistle on coronavirus outbreak dies of infection

Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan, had posted a warning on a Chinese social media site in December. However, he was initially silenced by local authorities. A Chinese doctor who was among the first to warn the world about a possible novel coronavirus outbreak died of the infection on Thursday, BBC reported. Li Wenliang, a … Read more Chinese doctor who blew the whistle on coronavirus outbreak dies of infection

The big news: PM Modi attacks Opposition in Parliament over CAA and NPR, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The Election Commission issued a notice to Adityanath for his biryani remarks, and income tax searches continued at actor Vijay’s properties. A look at the headlines right now: ‘Those in Opposition who were silent are now violent,’ Modi takes a dig at rivals over CAA protests: The prime minister made the remarks in … Read more The big news: PM Modi attacks Opposition in Parliament over CAA and NPR, and 9 other top stories

Coronavirus outbreak: India temporarily suspends online visa for Chinese citizens

The Indian Embassy said already issued e-visas are no longer valid. India on Sunday temporarily suspended the online visa facility for Chinese travellers and foreigners residing in China due to the outbreak of a coronavirus infection that has so far killed more than 300 people amid more than 14,000 total reported cases. “Due to certain … Read more Coronavirus outbreak: India temporarily suspends online visa for Chinese citizens