FIR against creators of ‘toolkit’ doesn’t mention names: The Delhi Police registered a case against unidentified persons for spreading ‘disaffection and ill-will’ against the Indian government under the guise of supporting farmers’ unions protesting in the national capital. However, the FIR does not mention any name.
ED attaches Mehul Choksi, Gitanjali Group’s assets: The Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached assets worth Rs 14.45 crore of Gitanjali Group and Mehul Choksi, who along with his nephew Nirav Modi is accused of allegedly perpetrating Rs 15,600-crore fraud of Punjab National Bank.
Wrong depiction of map on WHO website taken up strongly by India: The government on Thursday said the issue of ‘wrong depiction’ of India’s map on the website of the World Health Organisation was raised strongly with the global body following which it put a disclaimer on the portal.
Large portion of Indians still vulnerable to Covid: Survey: Despite achieving a record recovery rate against the novel coronavirus, a large number of Indians still remains vulnerable to it, the third sero survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research revealed.
Rajasthan makes Covid test mandatory to attend festivities: The Rajasthan government has made the RT-PCR results mandatory for those participating in religious events, festivals, or mela. The government also issued standard operating procedures to contain the spread of Covid-19 during festivals and fairs.
Maha Assembly Speaker resigns: Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole resigned from his post. Patole is likely to become the next state Congress chief, replacing revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat.
SC to hear Faruqui’s bail plea: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a plea filed by comedian Munawar Faruqui, who is accused of hurting religious sentiments by allegedly passing objectionable remarks about Hindu deities during a show, challenging the Madhya Pradesh High Court order denying him bail.
Petrol, diesel prices hit record high: Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday climbed to fresh highs in the country even as fuel retailers said the government can cut taxes to ease consumer burden.
EU envoy heads to Russia: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was set to head to Moscow on Thursday to hold talks with the Kremlin as riot police continue to make mass arrests of Alexei Navalny’s supporters.
UK regulator revokes license of China-backed channel: Britain’s media regulator on Thursday revoked a Chinese TV licence after it concluded that the Chinese Communist Party had ultimate editorial responsibility for the channel while Beijing lodged an official complaint over the BBC’s Covid-19 coverage.