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EC reprimands DMK’s A Raja for violating model code of conduct, bars him from campaigning for 48 hours
BJP Lok Sabha MP from Chandigarh and veteran actor Kirron Kher has been diagnosed with blood cancer.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 1, 2021
Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri has been admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, confirms the singer’s spokesperson.
India has recorded a massive surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, the country registered 72,182 cases. With the latest addition, the country’s tally has soared to 12,220,669, Worldometer showed this morning. With active cases hitting 585,215, India is now the 5th-worst hit country. The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 162,960.
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported as many as 39,544 new coronavirus cases, its second-highest single-day rise in infection tally since the pandemic began. The surge in Covid-19 cases continued in Delhi with 1,819 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.
Covid-19 claimed 56 more lives in Punjab in the last 24 years, pushing the death toll due to the disease till Wednesday to 6,868 in the state which also registered 2,452 fresh infections, taking the count to 2,39,734. Jalandhar reported a maximum of 343 new Covid-19 cases with Ludhiana recording 328 cases, Amritsar 296 and Mohali 254.
Four cases of murder have been registered in Nagpur district of Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, police said on Wednesday. An official said two persons were arrested in connection with the murderous attack on a 21-year-old man in Katol area.
After three months of a relentless, high-pitch campaign by both West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate Suvendu Adhikari, who switched to the party months before the election, a polarised Nandigram will cast its vote today along with 29 other constituencies in the 2nd phase of West Bengal election 2021.