iit kanpur: Fourth Covid wave unlikely: IIT Kanpur professor | India News

LUCKNOW: The possibility of a fourth wave of Covid-19 in India remains low, believes IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agarwal, whose mathematical model has been a reference point for understanding the pandemic activity and behavior in the country over the past two years. Talking to TOI On Sunday, he said: “The surge in Covid-19 cases is … Read more

India’s weekly Covid cases up 35%, first rise since January | India News

NEW DELHI: After 11 successive weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases in India surged again this week, rising by 35% over the previous seven days’ numbers, on the back of a spike in infections in the contiguous states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. However, the overall case numbers remain low and, so far, the surge … Read more

bjp: BJP draws a blank in 5 bypolls across 4 states | India News

NEW DELHI: BJP drew a blank in bypolls to five seats across four states on Saturday, ceding the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency to Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in Bengal, finishing third behind CPM in the battle for the Ballygunge assembly segment and losing by big margins in Chhattisgarh’s Khairagarh, Bihar’s Bochaha and Maharashtra’s Kolhapur North. … Read more

navy: Navy goes full steam ahead for indigenization amidst cut down in foreign arms procurements | India News

NEW DELHI: With the government cutting down on foreign arms procurements, the Navy has further stepped on the gas for indigenization, with 39 of its 41 warships on order being built in India and around 3,400 `items’ being indigenized till now. The Navy also has the initial approval or `acceptance of necessity (AoN) for another … Read more

Monsoon likely to be normal for 4th year, says IMD, but its new ‘normal’ hints at rainfall dip | India News

NEW DELHI: Sending positive signals to India’s farm sector, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted ‘normal’ and fairly well-distributed monsoon rainfall for most parts of the country during the June-September period. It said quantitatively, the southwest (summer) monsoon rainfall is likely to be 99% of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model … Read more

After 17 years in jail, man cites juvenility, SC sets him free | India News

NEW DELHI: This is what happens when proper legal assistance is not provided to an accused. A man was 17 years and seven months old when he committed a murder but he and his lawyer did not raise the defense of juvenility at trial stage while challenging his conviction in the high court and Supreme … Read more

US will stand by India against China’s belligerence on border, Austin tells Rajnath | India News

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the India-United States bilateral two-plus-two dialogue, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh that his country would stand alongside India to protect its sovereignty in the face of China’s belligerence on its northern borders. . Singh, on his part, stressed the need for co-development and co-production … Read more

Less than 10,000 Covid booster shots given on Day 1 of rollout of precaution dose for all adults | India News

NEW DELHI: On the first day of its rollout, there weren’t many takers for Covid booster shots among adults, with only 9,496 jabs being administered under the program on Sunday, officials said. Around 850 private sites gave the shots, as per the CoWin dashboard. People above 18 years who took the second dose at least … Read more

brahmos: BrahMos unit chief, others may face action over ‘misfire’ | India News

NEW DELHI: The Commanding Officer (CO) of the BrahMos unit, which “accidentally fired” the supersonic cruise missile that crashed 124km inside Pakistan on March 9, and a few others are likely to face disciplinary action for the grave operational lapse that could have triggered a retaliation from across the border. The Court of Inquiry (CoI) … Read more

abvp: ABVP, Left clash in JNU on Ram Navami; 15 students taken to Safdarjung Hospital | India News

NEW DELHI: Violent clashes broke out between two student groups on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday evening allegedly over the serving of non-vegetarian food in a hostel even as the other student group had organized a havan on Ram Navami. At least 15 students were injured and taken to hospital. The administration … Read more