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2 Omicron cases detected in India, govt says don’t panic


New Delhi: Two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka, the Union government said while asking people not to panic but follow Covid-appropriate behavior and get vaccinated without delay. Both the patients are men aged 66 years and 46 years with mild symptoms. Severe symptoms have not been noted, an...

Cong leader says doesn’t see party getting 300 seats in 2024


New Delhi: Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad said he does not see his party winning 300 seats in the Parliamentary elections of 2024. Speaking at a gathering in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, Azad said that "only the Supreme Court can decide on reversing the abrogation of Article 370" in Jammu and Kashmir or the...

‘No data on farmers who died during protest, no question of aid’


New Delhi: While the Opposition continues to demand compensation for the kin of the farmers who lost their lives during the year-long protest against the farm laws, the government in Parliament maintained that it has no record of those who died. In a response to the question on whether it proposes to provide financial assistance to...

‘Baseless’: India on UN body’s statement on Khurram Parvez


New Delhi: A day after the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern over activist Khurram Parvez being held on charges of terrorism, the Indian government called the statement “baseless and unfounded” and said that the “arrest and subsequent detention” was done “entirely as per provisions of law”. “We have...

Omicron scare: 10 passengers from ‘at-risk’ nations test Covid +ve


Mumbai: At least 10 cases of Covid-19 have been detected after the screening of passengers from flights arriving in India from "at-risk" countries starting December. The positive samples of the passengers have been sent for Genomic Sequencing to determine if the cases relate to the Omicron variant. A total of 11 international flights landed at various airports...

Escape from Pakistan is a thrilling tribute to Courage of Jack Shea


'Escape From Pakistan', the untold story of Commodore Jack Shea is a pulse-pounding thriller by Debora Ann Shea, and a long-overdue tribute to her father Commodore Jack Shea – a gallant mariner who epitomized courage, loyalty, and survival against overwhelming odds. It is an inspiring story of a naval officer Jack Shea, who masterminded the...

FIH Men’s Junior WC: India to play Germany in semifinals


Bhubaneswar: Defending champions India edge past Belgium into the semi-final of the FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Sharda Nand Tiwari's 21st-minute goal became the only difference between the two sides at the Kalinga Stadium. India will now clash with six-time champions Germany in the semi-final. While Argentina will play...

BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu, Srikanth win opener


Bali (Indonesia): Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth began their 2021 BWF World Tour Finals campaigns with wins while women's doubles pair of India's Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy and men's doubles duo Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost their opening matches, here on Wednesday. Two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu beat Denmark's Line Christophersen 21-14, 21-16, in...

India-NZ test: Ravindra, Patel’s stubborn resistance forces draw


Kanpur: Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel put up 52 balls of stubborn resistance to help New Zealand force a thrilling draw against India in the first Test of the two-match series at the Green Park Stadium here.  From 155/9, Patel did a fine job of hanging in at the crease but it was the debutant...