The XE variant is a mutation of the BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron strains, referred to as a “recombinant”. As per the initial studies, the XE variant has a growth rate of 9.8% over that of BA.2, also known as the stealth variant because of its ability to evade detection.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose his address to BJP workers and leaders on the party’s foundation day to assert that dynastic parties were the “biggest enemies” of democracy and that the BJP, in marked contrast, stood for devotion to the country rather than a family.
Replying to a question by BJP’s Syed Zafar Islam in the Rajya Sabha, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister of State Ramdas Athawale’s written response showed that Tamil Nadu accounted for 214 of the 971 “sewer deaths”, the highest in the country. Gujarat reported 156 such deaths and Uttar Pradesh 106, the data said. In 703 cases, ₹10 lakh as compensation had been paid to the families of the victims, and in 136, an amount of less than ₹10 lakh was given.
As many as 177 civilians and 406 security personnel were killed from May 2014 to August 4, 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir, while 87 civilians and 99 security personnel were killed from August 5, 2019 to November 2021, the government has informed the Rajya Sabha.
The court’s oral remark referred to how the government promised dedicated protection officers and shelter homes for women who suffered domestic abuse but has not delivered yet.
Lawei ba Phyrnai says it is a ‘terror group’ of qualified jobless youth.
“We are witnessing the unfolding of a humanitarian crisis,” said a statement signed by women’s groups and activists across the island.
Bucha killings | Pope slams ‘horrendous cruelty’ in Ukraine
Pope Francis has hit out at the “ever more horrendous cruelty” in Ukraine, after the murder of civilians in the town of Bucha near the capital. “The recent news about the war in Ukraine, instead of bringing relief and hope, instead attests to new atrocities, such as the Bucha massacre,” the Pope said during his weekly general audience at the Vatican.
John Lee, 64, a former deputy commissioner of police, was promoted to the global financial hub’s No. 2 role in 2021 in a move that some political analysts said signalled Beijing’s priorities for Hong Kong were security rather than the economy.
For resumption of arbitration proceedings in dispute concerning Future’s proposed ₹24,500 crore deal with Reliance.
The ADB has factored in the Russia-Ukraine conflict’s implications for India, which will be largely indirect through higher oil prices, and has assumed that the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic will subside with a rise in vaccination rates.
The central probe agency had received a complaint against Mr. Batra following which it started a preliminary enquiry, which is the first step to establish prima facie criminality, officials said.
Rahul and Pant, both match-winners in their own rights even with the bat, will like to seize the initiative in these early rounds.
After years of playing club cricket in Mumbai, the leg-spinner made his IPL debut in 2013 at the age of 41.