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New Delhi, Dec 4: India's active COVID-19 caseload continued to further dip below the 5 per cent mark to 4.35 per cent on Friday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed. With 36,595 new infections and 42,916 recoveries, the trend of more daily recoveries than the new cases has led to a continuous contraction of India's active caseload which presently stands at 4,16,082. The total

RBI keeps policy repo rate unchanged at 4%. Signs of economic recovery far from broad-based, said RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. This is the third time that the RBI has maintained status quo. Das also said that the central bank will continue the accomodative stance as long as needed, implying more rate cuts in the future if need arises to support the economy hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The

Darbhanga, Dec 3: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted raids at the residential premises of Popular Front of India (PFI) district president Muhammad Sanaullah in connection with an alleged money laundering case. This comes as PFI members have been named in several violence cases and illegal protest cases across the country, including violence in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during the

Chennai, Dec 3: Putting an end to all speculations, actor-turned-politician Rajnikanth on Thursday announced that he would launch his political party in January 2021, months ahead of the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. He said an official declaration regarding the same will be made on December 31. In a brief statement released on Twitter, Rajinikanth said that his party would fight the Assembly

Mumbai, Dec 3: Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Thursday filed an urgent application before the Bombay High Court, seeking a stay to the filing of charge sheet and further proceedings in the 2018 Anvay Naik abetment to suicide case. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who ordered re-investigation by the state CID, had no power to do so as the previous probe by the Alibaug police

Bengaluru, Dec 3: The imposition of night curfew between December 26 to January 1 and a ban on New Year celebrations were among suggestions put forth by a technical advisory committee advising the Karnataka government on how to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, warning the state of a second wave in January 2021. It has suggested measures like the “An early recognition of the second wave of Covid-19 in

New Delhi, Dec 3: Director of the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr Randeep Guleria has said that he is hopeful of that by the end of this month or early next month, India will get emergency use authorisation for a coronavirus vaccine. In an interview with ANI, Dr Guleria, who is also a member of the national task force on Covid-19 management stated: "In India, we now have a

New Delhi, Dec 3: The Interpol has warned law enforcement agencies across the globe that organised criminal networks could try to advertise and sell fake COVID-19 vaccines physically and on the internet. In an Orange notice issued to all 194 member countries on Wednesday, the Lyon-based international police cooperation body warned agencies to prepare for potential criminal activity in relation to

Chennai, Dec 3:Time has come to change the fate of Tamil Nadu, while political and government change in the state is important and compulsion of time, said actor Rajinikanth on Thursday. The actor sounded his poll bugle against the ruling AIADMK government as well as against the major opposition party DMK. Rajinikanth said he would float his political party in January 2021 and an announcement in

New Delhi, Dec 3: The Supreme Court directed the Centre on Wednesday to install CCTV cameras and recording equipment at the offices of investigating agencies, including the CBI, the ED and National Investigation Agency (NIA), which conduct interrogations and have the power of arrest. A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman said that states and Union Territories (UTs) should ensure that CCTV cameras