Cabbie Assaults Kolkata Couple Over Switching On Air Conditioner: Cops

<!– –> The altercation was over switching on the air conditioner of the vehicle. (Representational) Kolkata: A couple was allegedly assaulted by the driver of an app-based cab, following altercations over switching on the air conditioner of the vehicle, police said on Wednesday. The incident happened on Tuesday evening when they were in the Dharmatala area in Kolkata, a police officer said. As per the complaint, the driver was denying to switch on the AC of the vehicle, following which an argument ensued, he said. “The driver then allegedly assaulted…

Mumbai Police Set Up Team For Probe In “Extortion Bid” In Aryan Khan Case

<!– –> The drugs bust case involves Aryan Khan. (File) Mumbai: Mumbai Police has deputed police officers for enquiry into complaints of alleged extortion against NCB officers including zonal director Sameer Wankhede in the drugs bust case involving Aryan Khan, a senior police official said on Wednesday. Police are conducting inquiry into four complaints, filed by independent witness in the NCB case Prabhakar Sail, lawyers Sudha Dwivedi and Kanishka Jain, and Nitin Deshmukh, he said. All the complaints have been clubbed together. On Tuesday and Wednesday, police recorded Mr Sail’s…

Centre’s Door-To-Door Covid Vaccination In Poor Performing Districts

<!– –> Centre’s Door-To-Door Covid Vaccination In Poor Performing Districts (Representational) New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign will be launched over the next one month for door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination in poor performing districts to enthuse and motivate people towards full vaccination against the deadly infection. “No district should be without full vaccination,” he said during a national review meeting with health ministers of various states and Union territories (UTs), according to a statement by the health ministry. “Har Ghar Dastak campaign to…

Moderna Shot Could Start Being Used In Children, Teens Within Weeks: CEO

<!– –> Moderna plans to apply for separate clearance in younger children very soon, said its CEO Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could start to be used in children and teens in the United States within weeks, its chief executive said in an interview ahead of the Reuters Total Health conference, which will run virtually from Nov. 15-18. Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the US Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company’s COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks.…

Clarifications From Bharat Biotech On Covaxin Likely By Weekend: WHO

<!– –> Expect to receive clarifications from Bharat Biotech by end of this week: WHO (Representational) United Nations/Geneva: The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said it expects to receive clarifications from Bharat Biotech by the end of this week on its COVID-19 vaccine — Covaxin — and will meet on November 3 for a final risk-benefit assessment for the Emergency Use Listing. “WHO Technical Advisory Group for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) is an independent advisory group that provides recommendations to WHO on whether a #COVID19 vaccine can be listed for…

Retired Delhi University Professor Couple Dies By Suicide: Delhi Police

<!– –> A PCR call was received around 3.45 pm at Govindpuri police station, police said (Representational) New Delhi: Fed up with being confined to bed most of the time due to ill-health, a Delhi University professor couple allegedly hanged themselves to death in southeast Delhi’s Govindpuri area on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Rakesh Kumar Jain (74) and his wife Usha Rakesh Kumar Jain (69) were found hanging from a steel pipe at their residence in Kalkaji Extension in Govindpuri, they said. Two notes were found on a table in…

Reliance-Iconix Joint Venture Gets Brand Rights For Lee Cooper

<!– –> Reliance-Iconix joint venture gets brand rights for Lee Cooper in India A joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited and US-based Iconix Brand Group has acquired the brand rights for Lee Cooper denim in India, the companies said on Wednesday. Iconix, which owns international rights to the brand, had previously licensed Future Group to sell Lee Cooper products in India, but that arrangement ended earlier this year. The joint venture between Reliance and Iconix already owns 24 fashion and home brands from the Iconix portfolio, including Ed Hardy. Reliance, run by Mukesh Ambani,…

US Lawmakers, White House Officials Celebrate Diwali At Capitol Hill

<!– –> Diwali at Capitol Hill: Singer Mary Millben performed an “Om Jai Jagdish Hare”rendition. Washington: Several officials of the White House and US lawmakers celebrated Diwali with the Indian expats in Capitol Hill on Wednesday (local time). “There has been a lot of darkness in the last 1.5 years. To be able to celebrate and talk about the meaning of Diwali, it’s incredibly important,” said Vice Admiral Surgeon Gen Vivek Murthy. The annual reception was hosted by Indiaspora that also honoured some of the top Indian Americans in the…

Chirag Paswan Slams Nitish Kumar For Saying Lalu Yadav Can Get Him Shot

<!– –> Chirag Paswan said deteriorating law and order situation has created fear psychosis among people. (File) Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) president Chirag Paswan on Wednesday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his remark that RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav can get him shot and claimed that “deteriorating” law and order situation in the state has created a fear psychosis among people. Mr Yadav had on Tuesday commented that he will ensure “visarjan” (political annihilation) of Nitish Kumar in the October 30 by-elections in Bihar, following which the…

Rupee Declines To Settle At 75.03 Against Dollar On Dollar Demand

<!– –> Rupee Vs Dollar Today: The rupee settled at 75.03 against the dollar The rupee declined by seven paise against the US dollar on Wednesday, October 27, to settle at 75.03 due to month-end dollar demand from the importers and tracking a muted trend in domestic equities. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the domestic currency opened at 75.02 and registered an intra day high of 74.90. It witnessed a low of 75.05 during the day trade. In an early trade session, the local unit slipped six paise to 75.02 against the greenback. The…