‘Rhea is an active member of the drug syndicate’

The Narcotics Control Bureau filed an affidavits in the High Court on Monday, opposing the bail application of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik. The NCB affidavits, submitted by NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, stated that there was enough evidence to show that Rhea financed trafficking of drugs, “Electronic evidence such as WhatsApp chats, records were retrieved from mobile, laptop and hard-disk and it indicated payment made for the drugs. Thus, there is ample evidence to show present applicant (Rhea Chakraborty) has not only regularly dealt with but also financed illicit trafficking of drugs.”

SC clears man held for rape after 4-yr live-in

No woman, after being sexually assaulted at knife-point, would write amorous love letters to the accused and share a live-in relationship for four years, the Supreme Court said on Monday while acquitting a man of 20-year-old charges of rape and cheating, for which he was convicted by the trial court and the Jharkhand High Court.​

DRDO man honeytrapped, held hostage for a day

A 35-year-old scientist who, police said, is associated with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was honeytrapped and held hostage for almost an entire day at an OYO hotel by a gang of five that demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh.

Rs 25k cr plan to cut Chinese chemical imports

With the aim to reduce dependence on China for import of chemicals, the govt is planning a production linked incentive scheme to boost local manufacturing of some of the key chemicals used in pharmaceuticals, insecticides and other critical industrial usages. The scheme will have an outlay of Rs 25,000 crore over the next five years.

Live: ’30 Covid vaccines under development’

India’s Covid-19 case tally crosses 52-lakh mark with a spike of 96,424 new cases & 1,174 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 52,14,678 including 10,17,754 active cases, 41,12,552 cured/discharged/migrated & 84,372 deaths, said the health ministry. Globally, over 30 million people have been infected with the coronavirus. Stay with TOI for live updates.

Pak reports 665 new cases of coronavirus: Health ministry

Pakistan has reported 665 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the nation to 303,089, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The Ministry of National Health Services said that four more people succumbed to the disease due to which the current toll stands at 6,393.