Both Satheesan and Shafi said that it was the CPM decision to keep the scam a party secret that led to the loot of another Rs 100 crore after the corruption was first exposed in 2018.
Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital assessed the health of 551 people admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 in Italy from March through May 2020.
The TPR had crossed 11 per cent on July 19 after remaining below it for several weeks and had continued to rise till 13.63 per cent on Friday.
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Premises of two IAS officers -- Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, posted as Secretary of Tribal Affairs in the Jammu and Kashmir government, and Niraj Kumar, Additional Resident Commissioner of UT in the national capital -- were searched.
In a fresh advisory, the Indian embassy said the terror groups operating in Afghanistan have escalated violent activities including the targeting of civilians and asked the Indians not to travel outside the main cities.
Maharashtra state is being hit by the heaviest rain in July in four decades, experts say. Downpours lasting several days have severely affected the lives of hundreds of thousands, while major rivers are in danger of bursting their banks.
In a statement marking the 30th anniversary of economic liberalisation, Singh said he was deeply saddened at the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of millions of fellow Indians and livelihoods.
The withdrawal of US troops from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan two decades after it intervened in Afghan issue has unleashed a power hungry Taliban in the Afghan countryside and they are slowly making inroads into its urban centres.
The officers were placed under suspension and a charge sheet was issued on May 5 last year by the Customs Preventive Commissioner. The officers were arrested on August 29 by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.