Covid cases rise for third week running, up by 10% in 7 days
India’s Covid-19 cases surged by 10% in the just concluded week, registering a rise for the third week running although the increase had slowed a bit from the 19% growth seen in the previous seven days. Deaths decreased by 12% over the previous week while the daily average also fell marginally below 100 at 98.
Amid campaigning in states, Parliament session starts today
The second part of the Budget session of Parliament begins on Monday at a time when most parties are involved in campaigning for the assembly polls in four states and one Union Territory and also when farm unions are continuing their dharna demanding repeal of the three farm laws.
Sonia Gandhi calls Stalin, settles for 25 assembly seats
It took a call from Congress president Sonia Gandhi to DMK president M K Stalin on Saturday night to bring the meandering seat-sharing talks between the two sides to a logical end. DMK and Congress on Sunday signed a seat-sharing agreement for contesting the Tamil Nadu assembly election together. DMK has allotted 25 assembly seats for Congress in the alliance.
Sex ratio gets worse with 2nd, 3rd births: Study
A study that analysed over 5.53 lakh births between 2005-16 in households interviewed under the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16) puts worrying focus on an already skewed sex ratio at birth (SRB) getting worse with the second, third and higher birth orders, that is, a couple’s second, third or more children.
Ambani case: ATS probes businessman’s death as murder
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad registered a case of murder in the Mansukh Hiran (mistakenly spelled as Hiren in earlier reports) death case on Sunday, two days after the body of the 48-year-old businessman was found floating in a creek in Mumbra and 10 days after his “stolen” SUV was found with explosives in it near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence.
Amid LAC ‘thaw’, China blames India for tension
As India seeks early troop disengagement in remaining areas in Ladakh after Pangong Tso, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday reiterated Beijing’s position that the border issue was not the “whole story” of the bilateral relationship and the two countries need to create “enabling conditions” to resolve the dispute and move on.
Mamata hits back at Modi, says ‘change will come in Delhi’
The only “syndicate” in India is that of PM Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday in response to accusations by both that Trinamool Congress has institutionalised “syndicates” in the state. Equating the upcoming assembly elections with a “battle for survival”, Mamata exhorted a large gathering in north Bengal’s Siliguri to help her win the fight.
I’m a cobra: Mithun joins BJP, draws ‘party hopper’ barb from Trinamool
After half-a-decade of self-imposed exile, Mithun Chakraborty once again stepped into Bengal politics on Sunday with his “I am a cobra” punch line which immediately started trending on social media. Though the actor spoke of his “dream to do something for the poor”, he faced sharp jabs from his former party colleagues in Trinamool Congress who alleged it was “the threats by central agencies that forced him to switch party”.
Your game's over: PM Modi targets Didi at massive Kolkata rally
Playing on Mamata Banerjee’s winning 2011 slogan of “paribartan (change)” while declaring that the “game” is over for her party, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday pitted BJP’s “politics of development” against Trinamool’s “model of corruption and violence” and urged Bengal voters to help him usher “ashol paribartan (real change)”.
PC's family date with mom Madhu & hubby Nick
Looks like our desi girl Priyanka Chopra has escaped for a quick family date with mommy Madhu Chopra along with hubby Nick Jonas. Right after Madhu arrived in London, she also knitted a sweater for her little daughter, as the latter took to her Instagram handle to share the same.
Janhvi returns to bay; Anshula warmly welcomes
Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor had earlier jetted off to Chandigarh to shoot a segment for her upcoming film ‘Good Luck Jerry’. Now the actress has returned to the bay, as the shutterbugs captured her at the airport. Janhvi was seen donning an olive green jumpsuit and was seen holding red roses as walked her way out of the airport.