September 21, 2023

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BREAKING: After 97 days, India records more than 300 fresh COVID-19 cases

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India logged more than 300 fresh coronavirus cases after 97 days, while the active cases increased to 2,686, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

The country saw a single-day rise of 334 new cases, while the death toll rose to 5,30,775 with three latest fatalities — two reported by Maharashtra in the last 24 hours and one reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The country’s infection tally stands at 4.46 crore (4,46,87,496), reported PTI.

Jharsuguda Additional Sessions Court Judge on Friday rejected the Odisha crime branch’s petition which was seeking to re-examine the mental health assessment of Gopal Das in NIMHANS Bangalore.

Gopal Das is the prime accused in the murder of former Odisha health minister Naba Das.

Crime Branch had filed the review petition seeking permission for a further comprehensive psychological, psychometrical and mental evaluation of Gopal Das, reported ANI.

Iraq’s judiciary issued arrest warrants on Saturday for four former officials who are accused of facilitating the theft of $2.5 billion in public funds in one of the country’s biggest-ever corruption scandals.

An investigating judge in Baghdad has “issued arrest warrants for four senior officials of the former government”, the government’s anti-corruption agency said in a statement.

The four men, who include a former finance minister and staff members of former prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi, are all living outside the country, according to an official at the agency who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported AFP.

Russian troops and mercenaries rained artillery on the last access routes to the besieged Ukrainian city of Bakhmut on Friday, bringing Moscow closer to its first major victory in half a year after the bloodiest fighting of the war.

The head of Russia’s Wagner private army said the city, which has been blasted to ruins in Russia’s more than seven month onslaught, was almost completely surrounded with only one road still open for Ukraine’s troops.

The U.S. on Friday announced another round of military aid for Ukraine, a package of ammunition and other support valued at $400 million.

The package will be funded using Presidential Drawdown Authority, which authorizes the president to transfer articles and services from U.S. stocks without congressional approval during an emergency, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in announcing the aid, reported Reuters.

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