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  • Mumbai: Sudanese citizen held after smuggling gold worth Rs 75 lakh
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 10:56 pm

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 22 (ANI): A Sudanese citizen was arrested by Mumbai Customs, after smuggling gold worth Rs 75 lakh, in a paste form, via Sharjah from Sudan."A Sudanese citizen was arrested by Mumbai Customs this morning, after smuggling 1,861g gold worth Rs 75 lakh, in a paste form, via Sharjah from Sudan," said Customs.He used the baggage trolley at the Mumbai Airport to take out the 4 packets of gold.Earlier on Thursday, the Mumbai Customs Zone III intercepted and seized heroin weighing 450 gms, with a market value of Rs 2.7 crores, stated the Customs.The drugs were found concealed in courier parcels."After keeping surveillance for 5 days, the intended recipients - one Indian citizen and one Nigerian passport holder, were identified and arrested", informed the Customs. (ANI)

  • Man stabbed wife to death, attempted to kill self in Mumbai
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 10:07 pm

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 22 (ANI): A 30-year-old man stabbed his wife to death following an argument at their home here on Thursday night, said police."The man stabbed his wife to death following an argument at their home in Kurar area of Mumbai on Thursday night. The man attempted to kill himself by hanging but was saved and hospitalized," said a Mumbai Police official.The couple had been living separately for the last 6 months, the official added. (ANI)

  • Assam reports 6,897 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 10:07 pm

    Dispur (Assam) [India], January 22 (ANI): Assam reported 6,897 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths on Friday.According to the health bulletin, there are 45,021 active cases, while the positivity rate stands at 12.13 per cent.There are 2,979 recoveries in the state, with the recovery rate at 92.31 per cent.54,849 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. (ANI)

  • Karnataka CM Bommai instructs for completion of lift irrigation project before December
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 10:06 pm

    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 22 (ANI): Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed the officials to invite tenders for package-6 of the Singataluru Lift Irrigation project before March 31 and complete the project before December.Speaking at a meeting to review the progress of the Singataluru Lift Irrigation Project, he asked the officials to redo the estimate for package-6 of the Singataluru project, take up the project on the intervention model and provide the outlet for farmers directly at their fields.He also wanted the Koppal branch canal works to be completed on a priority basis.Water Resources minister Govind Karjol, Industries minister Murugesh Nirani, Mines and Geology minister Halappa Achar and senior officials participated in the meeting. (ANI)

  • Jharkhand logs 2,015 fresh COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 9:41 pm

    Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], January 22 (ANI): Jharkhand reported 2,015 fresh COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths on Friday.As many as 3,814 people were recovered during the same period.Meanwhile, India reported 3,47,254 new COVID cases on Friday and the daily positivity rate stood at 17.94 per cent, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.The country has so far registered 9,692 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.There is an increase of 4.36 per cent in its cases since Thursday as per the ministry. (ANI)

  • BJP Punjab chief to contest election from Pathankot
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 9:22 pm

    New Delhi [India], January 22 (ANI): BJP Punjab unit chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma will contest election in Punjab from Pathankot seat, said the party on Friday.BJP has joined hands with former CM Captain Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa's Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt).Punjab will go to the polls on February 20 and the results will be declared on March 10. (ANI)

  • Congress finalises names of all 70 candidates for U'khand polls, list to be out on Saturday
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 9:08 pm

    New Delhi [India], January 22 (ANI): Congress has finalised the names of all 70 candidates who will be contesting for the upcoming polls in Uttarakhand.Speaking to ANI after the Central Election Committee meeting late on Friday evening, AICC In-Charge of Uttarakhand Devendra Yadav said, "A very fruitful discussion took place regarding candidates on all seats. The list of candidates would be released on Saturday."On the induction of expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Congress chief Ganesh Godiyal, who was also present at the meeting, said, "He wanted to serve Congress selflessly and everybody agreed to give him a chance. He will play an important role in strengthening the party."The expelled minister rejoined the Congress on Friday in the presence of former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat. He was dismissed from the Uttarakhand Cabinet and expelled from the BJP on Monday for "anti-party activities".On talks of Congress fielding Harak Singh Rawat's daughter-in-law from Lansdowne seat, Godiyal says, "Such proposal came up before the screening committee but the final decision has to be taken by the high command."Uttarakhand Assembly elections will be held in a single phase on February 14 and counting of votes will take place on March 10. (ANI)

  • Maharashtra reports 48,270 new COVID-19 cases, 52 deaths
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 9:05 pm

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 22 (ANI): Maharashtra reported 48,270 new COVID-19 cases and 52 deaths on Friday.As many as 42,391 recoveries were reported during the same period of time.The active number of cases in the state are at 2,64,388.Till date, a total of 2,343 patients were infected with Omicron Variant of the coronavirus in the state.Meanwhile, India reported 3,47,254 new COVID cases on Friday and the daily positivity rate stood at 17.94 per cent, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.The country has so far registered 9,692 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. There is an increase of 4.36 per cent in its cases since Thursday as per the ministry. (ANI)

  • Gujarat reports 21,225 new COVID-19 cases
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 8:56 pm

    Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], January 22 (ANI): Gujarat reported 21,225 fresh COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths on Friday.In the past 24 hours, 9,254 patients were recovered and discharged.The number of active cases stands at 1,16,843.With 16 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the total death toll stands at 10,215 in the state.So far, Gujarat reported 10,22,788 COVID-19 cases. (ANI)

  • Delhi Budget 2022-23: Will pay special attention to bringing capital's economy back on track, says Sisodia
    by ANI on 01/21/2022 at 8:27 pm

    New Delhi [India], January 22 (ANI): The Delhi government has started working on the upcoming Delhi Budget 2022-23, said a press release.To take stock of the preparations, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Shri Manish Sisodia, conducted a high-level review meeting with the officials on Friday.Sisodia said, "Delhi budget 2022- 23 will be special and will foster the economic growth of the national capital. The budget will be prepared by keeping all the needs of Delhi residents in mind. Along with this, based on the findings of various studies conducted by the planning department, we are trying to understand what innovative ways can be introduced to boost the capital's economy and increase job opportunities."''The economy has suffered great losses in the past two years due to the COVID pandemic. We will give special attention to bringing the capital's economy back on track. Delhi Budget 2022-23 will also be very important regarding industrial development. In this budget, the Kejriwal Government will focus on developing Delhi as a hub for business and services.'' he added.He also added, "The Delhi Budget 2022-23, will also focus on various schemes of public welfare including education, health, electricity, clean drinking water among other basic need areas. The necessities of all state residents will be kept in mind while preparing this year's budget and it will help them recover from the pandemic-led economic crisis." (ANI)