Breaking News Highlights | ‘Sulli Deals’ App Creator Sent To Delhi Police’s Custody For 4-Days

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Updated: January 9, 2022 11:44 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Snigdha Choudhury

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Breaking News Highlights January 9: India logged 1,59,632 fresh COVID cases and 327 fatalities due to the viral infection in the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures released by the Union Health Ministry. West Bengal is now amongst the list of top two States with the highest active cases. The active cases of the state have contributed to over 51,000 cases or 10.88 per cent of the cases in India. As per the Union Health Ministry, West Bengal has 51,384 active cases. West Bengal ranks second after Maharashtra, which has an active caseload of 1,45,198. Bengal has been amongst the top three states with Maharashtra and Kerala since last month, contributing to the highest active COVID-19 cases in India at over 91,000 or 12.98 per cent. In the last seven days, West Bengal has reported a high case positivity rate at 19.68 per cent, which is amongst the highest in India. The number of COVID-19 cases in Kolkata has risen almost 37 times over two weeks — from 178 on December 23 to 6,569 on January 6. Stay tuned to for more updates on major news from India and around the world.

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  • 11:41 PM IST

    Sulli Deals app creator sent to 4-days police custody

    Sulli Deals app creator Aumkareshwar Thakur, has been sent to police custody for four days by a court, informed Delhi Police on Sunday, reported ANI.
    The IFSO unit of Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested the mastermind of the Sulli Deals app from Indore on Sunday after receiving information about him from Bulli Bai app case mastermind Neeraj Bishnoi during the investigation, said Delhi Police DCP (IFSO), KPS Malhotra, on Sunday.

  • 11:32 PM IST

    Man, two others misbehave with cops, open fire when stopped for not wearing masks in Delh

    A 33-year-old man, along with his wife and relative, allegedly misbehaved with two policemen and fired five rounds from a pistol when they were stopped for not wearing masks, police said on Sunday, reported PTI.

  • 11:02 PM IST

    Punjab Assembly polls: Samyukta Samaj Morcha denies possibility of an alliance with AAP

  • 10:31 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh: AICC Secretary Imran Masood says he is going to join Samajwadi Party

  • 10:30 PM IST

    Fourteen-year-old Bharath Subramaniyam becomes India’s 73rd Grandmaster

    Fourteen-year-old Bharath Subramaniyam has become the 73rd Grandmaster of India, the All India Chess Federation confirmed on Sunday. The Chennai-based teenager completed his final GM Norm and crossed the requisite 2500 rating at Vergani Cup Open in Italy. Subramaniyam finished seventh overall in the event held at Cattolica by scoring 6.5 points from nine rounds, reported ANI.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    Haryana posts another big jump in coronavirus cases, Gurugram worst-hit 2,338 cases

    Haryana reported another major increase in new coronavirus cases on Sunday, registering 5,166 fresh infections, with 2,338 of them from Gurugram district alone, according to an official bulletin. With no new fatality, the cumulative death toll in the state remained unchanged at 10,072, according to the health department’s daily bulletin.
    The state also reported 13 fresh cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the tally of such infections in the state rose to 136, out of which 25 are active while the rest have been discharged.The total Covid case count in the state rose to 7,94,151.

  • 9:42 PM IST

    Union Health Ministry applies filters to CoWIN software to ensure PM Modi’s photo doesn’t appear on vaccination certificates in 5 poll-bound states to comply with MCC norms: Sources told ANI

  • 9:39 PM IST

    Congress issues a list of 7 candidates for Goa Assembly polls

  • 8:34 PM IST

    Supreme Court to hear plea seeking a court-monitored probe into the breach of PM Modi’s security during his visit to Ferozepur, Punjab, tomorrow

  • 8:05 PM IST

    PM Modi stresses on need to ensure adequate health infrastructure at district level during COVID review meeting

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Published Date: January 9, 2022 6:47 AM IST

Updated Date: January 9, 2022 11:44 PM IST