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Sanjay Raut | Enforcement Directorate | PMLA

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India on Monday logged 16,464 new cases of Covid-19, taking the tally to 44,036,275. With 39 new deaths, including 15 reconciled by Kerala, the toll from in the nation has reached 526,396. The tally of recovered Covid cases has now reached 43,365,890 with 16,112 new additions. India on Sunday administered 834,167 shots of Covid vaccine, taking the total count of vaccinations to 2,043,403,676.

The Centre has formed a task force in the wake of Monkeypox cases in India to monitor and provide guidance to the government on the expansion of diagnostic facilities and to explore vaccination for the infection in the country. "The team will be headed by Dr VK Paul, member (Health), and members including Secretary, Union Health Ministry, Pharma and Biotech," reported ANI quoting sources.

The (ED) arrested MP in a linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of a Mumbai 'chawl', officials said. Raut, 60, was arrested after over six hours of questioning at the ED's zonal office in south Mumbai's Ballard Estate. He has been taken into custody at 12:05 am on Monday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as he was not cooperating in the probe, the officials claimed.

The auction of capable of offering ultra-high-speed internet received bids worth Rs 1,50,130 crore until Sunday amid pick-up in demand for radiowaves in the UP East circle, pushing the bidding to seventh day on Monday. Seven new rounds of bidding held on the sixth day of auction on Sunday 'dialled in' an incremental Rs 163 crore, propelling the cumulative spectrum sale beyond the Rs 1.5 trillion-mark.

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First Published: Mon, August 01 2022. 07:42 IST