Lakshadweep reviews first-ever Covid case

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has sent a multi-disciplinary team to assist the Lakshadweep administration in pandemic management after the UT reported its first case of coronavirus infection on January 18, nearly a year after the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. — TNS

Love jihad: UP moves SC for transfer of PILs

New Delhi: The UP Government has moved the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of petitions from the Allahabad High Court that challenge its ordinance aimed at checking unlawful religious conversion for inter-faith marriages. The state has invoked Article 139A of the Constitution that empowers the SC to transfer to itself cases “involving the same or substantially the same questions of law” pending before the SC and one or more high courts. — TNS

BBC apologises for ‘inaccurate’ map

London: The BBC on Tuesday apologised for any offence caused and rectified what it termed a mistaken use of an inaccurate map of India, which had the boundaries of J&K entirely missing, triggering a formal letter of complaint by Labour Party MP Virendra Sharma. In a video broadcast about President-elect Joe Biden on BBC, a graphic depicting the map of India was incompletely highlighted in red with the J&K missing. — PTI

Rijiju to be MoS (Defence) till Naik recovers

New Delhi: Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju was on Tuesday given additional charge as MoS Defence and AYUSH till incumbent minister of these portfolios Shripad Naik recovered after an accident. Naik had met with a serious mishap in Karnataka recently. TNS

HC seeks govt response on plea to hike relief for riot-hit

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and AAP government on a plea seeking enhancement of the compensation being provided to victims of the communal violence in northeast Delhi last year. PTI

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