India becomes fourth most-affected country by COVID-19 as cases near 2.9 lakh; govt denies community transmission, says lockdown prevented rapid spread

The nationwide COVID-19 case count neared 2.9 lakh on Thursday with a record one-day increase of nearly 10,000 cases taking the count of infections detected this month to almost one lakh. Media reports said that India now has the fourth-highest number of cases in the world according to a tally maintained by Worldometer. The country is... Continue Reading →

ED brings back Rs 1,350 crore worth polished diamonds, pearls of Nirav Modi, Choksi firms from Hong Kong

ED brings back Rs 1,350-crore worth polished diamonds, pearls of Nirav Modi, Choksi firms from HK. Nirav Modi. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday brought back over 2,300 kg of polished diamonds and pearls worth Rs 1,350 crore of firms belonging to Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi from Hong Kong, the agency said. Both the businessmen are being probed by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Manish Sisodia says no community transmission in Delhi, expects city to register 5.5 lakh cases by July-end

Officials from the Centre say there is no community transmission of COVID-19 in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia asserted on Tuesday, and estimated that there might be 5.5 lakh COVID-19 cases in the city by 31 July. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Tuesday said the source of Covid-19 infection was unknown in 50 percent... Continue Reading →

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