Breaking News LIVE, April 17:
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Yadav was granted bail in a case linked to the fodder scam by the Jharkhand High Court on Saturday, news agency ANI reported. He will now be able to walk out of jail.
A Delhi court has granted bail to Deep Sidhu who is an accused in the 26th January violence case. The court on Monday had reserved its order on the bail application of actor-activist Deep Sidhu, arrested in connection with the Red Fort violence on the Republic Day.
India reported 233,943 coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest single-day spike so far since the pandemic broke out, Worldometer showed this morning. With this, India’s Covid tally has shot up to 14,521,683 cases. India also reported the highest-ever single-day spike in Covid-related deaths with 1,338 fatalities. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 173,152.
In West Bengal, the polling began at 7 AM for the fifth phase of the election. On Saturday, altogether 45 constituencies across six districts including Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Nadia, East Burdwan, and North 24 Parganas are going for the polls. The state will also witness rallies by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
BJP to meet Election Commission today in Kolkata, on CM and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee’s purported audio clip over Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar violence.
Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan will chair an all-party meeting in Patna today to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the state.