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New Delhi, Dec 4: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice on a plea moved by Kannada film actress Ragini Dwivedi seeking bail in the Sandalwood drugs case. The actress has highlighted that she has been in jail for 90 days without any authentic proof or recovery from her. A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman and comprising Justices Navin Sinha and K.M. Joseph sought response from the

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

A soldier from Nerli village in Hukkeri taluk was martyred in an exchange of fire with militants at Srinagar on Wednesday night. Chetan Basavaraj Patil (27) was a resident of Nerli village. He was in the Army for eight years. He was engaged and was set to marry in January. His family members said his mortal remains will be brought via Pune to Nerli village on Friday night for last rites.

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has sent a legal notice to actor Kangana Ranaut, seeking an unconditional apology for her "derogatory" tweets against farmers and activists involved in the protest against the Centre's farm laws, the committee's president said on Friday. The Bollywood star, who is known for her combative comments, was also asked to remove the particular tweets.

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

London, Dec 4: Haseeb Hameed paid tribute to India captain Virat Kohli for inspiring a revival that the England top-order batsman hopes will see him regain his Test place. Hameed signed a new contract with English county side Nottinghamshire on Thursday that is set to keep him with the Midlands club until the end of the 2022 season. He scored three half-centuries in five Bob Willis Trophy matches

The United States recorded more than 210,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University, in an all-time high for the country since the start of the pandemic. The number of new deaths over the same period was 2,907, the university said, one of the worst US daily tolls yet according to figures recorded by AFP at 8:30 pm.

Bengaluru, Dec 4: Karnataka registered 1,446 new Covid cases while 894 recovered in a day, taking its Covid tally to 8,89,113, including 24,689 active cases on Wednesday, said the state health bulletin on Thursday. "With 894 patients discharged during the day, 8,52,584 recovered across the southern state so far, while 11,821 died of the infection, including 13 in the last 24 hours," said 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