Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Under CBI Custody

CBI Raided Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Residence 

Early on Friday morning, officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrived at the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to investigate irregularities in the formation and execution of the Delhi Excise Policy of November 2021. According to sources, the CBI is conducting raids in seven states of the country, and as a part of its investigation, it raided the residence of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. As of now, the CBI has registered an FIR in this matter. A month earlier, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the irregularities in the Delhi government-framed excise policy. Following the orders, the federal agency raided Manish Sisodia's residence. Meanwhile, Manish Sisodia confirmed the raids through his Twitter account, where he tweeted, "CBI has arrived, and I welcome their arrival. I will cooperate with the investigation so that the truth comes out at the earliest. So far, multiple cases have been filed against me, but nothing has come out, and nothing will come out either. No one can stop my work to revamp the education system in the country". https://twitter.com/msisodia/status/1560462269146083328 https://twitter.com/msisodia/status/1560462380437770243

PM Modi Greeted Citizens On Janmashtami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami from his Twitter account. The PM tweeted, "Heartiest wishes to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. May this festival of devotion and cheerfulness bring prosperity and good fortune to everyone's life. Long live Shri Krishna". https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1560453422754983936 In addition to the PM, President Droupadi Murmu greeted citizens on the occasion of Janmashtami today. She tweeted- "Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. From the life of Lord Krishna, we can learn the qualities of providing education by doing selfless deeds for the countrymen's welfare. I wish that this holy festival will give inspiration to all of us so that we can give priority to everyone's interest with thought, word, and deed".  https://twitter.com/rashtrapatibhvn/status/1560461819403051008

Congress Postpones Anti-Price Rally To September 4

The Congress party on Thursday rescheduled its mega rally against price rises from August 28 to September 4 because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital.  As per the postponed schedule, ex-party president Rahul Gandhi will address the 'Mehangai Par Halla Bol' rally in Delhi on September 4. Followed by this, he will participate in Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra three days later, i.e. on September 7. https://twitter.com/Jairam_Ramesh/status/1560246852825812992

Covid-Bulletin: India Logs 15,754 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.58%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 15,754 new covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. The active caseload of India currently stands at 1,01,830. Meanwhile, daily recoveries counted the figure of 15,220 in the last 24 hours. With this tally, the total recoveries have reached 4,36,85,535. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 3.47% and 3.90%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.18 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 209.27 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. https://twitter.com/MoHFW_INDIA/status/1560485656274817024

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