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2 killed as wall of under-construction building collapses in Gurugram
Gurugram | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 AM IST
Two labourers were killed and another injured after a wall of an under-construction building collapsed in Gurugram's sector 65 locality on Friday morning. ... read..


Thiruvananthapuram DDMA issues guidelines for re-opening of gyms
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | August 15, 2020 7:12:02 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday issued guidelines for re-opening of gyms, salons and beauty parlours. ... read..


We will get freedom in its true meaning when India becomes self-reliant: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 7:12:00 AM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hoisted the national flag at his residence on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday. ... read..


Karnataka slashes RT-PCR test rates by Rs 500
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 15, 2020 6:42:00 AM IST
The Karnataka government on Friday took a significant decision to reduce the RT-PCR test rates by Rs 500. ... read..


Will continue to work for the welfare of the nation: B'desh PM
Dhaka | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Friday that she will continue to work for the welfare of the nation by sacrificing everything she can in order to fulfil the dream of 'Father of the Nation' Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. ... read..


'Masks' may test facial recognition cameras utility on I-Day!
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi police is using cameras equipped with facial recognition software to secure the Red Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag on the 74th Independence Day. ... read..


K'taka mulling to ban SDPI for role in B'luru riots: Minister
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Karnataka is mulling to ban the regional outfit Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and its political affiliate Popular Front of India (PFI) for their alleged role in Bengaluru riots early this week, a minister said on Friday. ... read..


Prez Kovind's speech will show the 'path ahead': PM
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Calling President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation "insightful", PM Modi said it will show the way ahead to build a united nation. ... read..


Villagers living along LoC suffer due to frequent ceasefire violations by Pak
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 15, 2020 6:12:06 AM IST
People of villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch have alleged that frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan have made their lives miserable. ... read..


Odisha approves rates for reimbursement of consumables cost at pvt COVID facilities
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | August 15, 2020 6:12:05 AM IST
The Odisha government approved standardised rate for reimbursement of different consumables cost in Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) and COVID Care Center of COVID-19 facilities run by private hospitals in the state. ... read..


I-Day: PM Modi to address nation from Red Fort today
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 6:12:03 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the nation in celebrating the 74th Independence Day at the majestic Red Fort here on Saturday. ... read..


A look back at PM Modi's Independence Day speeches
By Saurabh Verma

New Delhi | August 15, 2020 6:12:00 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation for the seventh time from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day on Saturday and it will be his second speech of the second term in office. ... read..


Independence Day function at Red Fort to be relatively muted due to COVID-19
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 6:11:58 AM IST
The Independence Day function at Red Fort this year will be relatively muted in terms of participation of people in view of the situation created by COVID-19. ... read..


TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu refutes charges of YSRCP on Amaravati
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | August 15, 2020 5:42:00 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday strongly objected to the continuing 'misinformation campaign' by the ruling Jagan Mohan Reddy government that the previous TDP regime had not brought any development but only showed 'graphics' t ... read..


Six officers awarded J-K Police Medals for meritorious services
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 15, 2020 5:41:59 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government awarded the Jammu and Kashmir Police Medals for meritorious services to six police officers on the eve of Independence Day on Friday. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh: Education minister announces rescheduled dates for various entrance tests
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | August 15, 2020 5:41:57 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh on Friday announced the new dates for the conduct of various Common Entrance Tests. ... read..


'Come to Punjab and see what happens': CM dares banned SFJ's Pannu
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Directing police to take strict action against the miscreants responsible for hoisting a 'Khalistan' flag in the Moga administrative complex, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to youngsters not to get swayed by the vicious propagand ... read..


J&K Police officer arrested while accepting bribe
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
A Jammu and Kashmir Police officer was arrested on Friday by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a truck driver in Srinagar district, an official statement said. ... read..


No party involved in Sringeri statue flag case: Police
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru district police have ruled out the role of any political party or motive in the case of one religion's flag being planted on the statue of Shankaracharya at Sringeri town, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Assam floods: Death toll rises to 112
Guwahati (Assam) | August 15, 2020 5:11:57 AM IST
The death toll due to the floods in Assam rose to 112 on Friday while more than 56 lakh people have been affected by the deluge so far. ... read..


Jawa pays tribute to armed forces with 'Punjab Da Tor' ride
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
On the momentous occasion of Indias 74th Independence Day, Jawa Motorcycles has showcased the first episode of a series on experiences encountered during its 'Punjab Da Tor ride that took place earlier this year. ... read..


J&K tops gallantry medals list announced on eve of 74th I-Day
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
After bagging 94 police medals announced on the eve of the country's 74th Independence Day, Jand Kashmir on Friday topped the medals' list in the country. ... read..


Delhi CM to virtually address party volunteers on I-Day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address the party volunteers on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday. ... read..


SC: No need for AG's consent to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Holding Prashant Bhushan guilty for contempt of court, the Supreme Court on Friday said that it is settled that as far as suo motu petitions are concerned, there is no requirement for taking consent of anybody, including that of the Attorney General, beca ... read..


Online OBE: HC allows DU to add 1 member to Grievance Redressal Committee
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the Delhi University to make one addition to the Grievance Redressal Committee set up in connection with the Online Open Book Examination (OBE) being conducted by the varsity for final-year students. ... read..


SCR observes week-long cleanliness drive to mark spirit of Independence Day
Hyderabad (Telangana) | August 15, 2020 4:42:00 AM IST
A week-long special cleanliness drive "Swacchata Saptah" is being observed by the South Central Railway (SCR) from August 10 to August 16 to mark the 74th Independence Day celebrations of the nation. ... read..


Human skulls, bones unearthed after landslide in Mizoram
Aizawl | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Human skulls and bones, believed to be several decades old, were found on Friday in western Mizoram's Mamit district, officials said. ... read..


Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA arrests 4 more
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested four more persons for providing funds for procuring and smuggling gold in connection with the sensational Kerala gold smuggling case, officials said. ... read..


926 police personnel awarded medals on I-Day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers currently on central deputation in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been awarded Police Medal For Gallantry, while five anti-terror probe agency officers have been awarded the President's Police Medal f ... read..


President Kovind on 4 tough lessons learnt from 2020 (2nd Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
"We have learnt some tough lessons in the year 2020," said President Ram Nath Kovind in his address to the nation on the eve of Independence day listing 4 of them that the year has taught. ... read..


HC junks plea seeking EIA notification in multiple languages
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday turned down an application seeking the court's direction to the government to publish the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification in multiple languages in compliance with its earlier order. ... read..


32 CBI officers get Presidential and Police medals for distinguished service
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Thirty two officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have been awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Independence Day, an official statement said Friday. ... read..


CBI arrests two EPFO officers in Rs 8 lakh bribe case
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested two officials of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in an alleged Rs eight lakh graft case. ... read..


AIIMS doctor found hanging in his house in South Delhi (LD)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The decomposed body of a 40-year-old AIIMS doctor was found hanging at his house in South Delhi's Gautam Nagar. ... read..


Bengaluru riots: Congress MLA seeks protection, files complaint
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Distraught Congress legislator Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, whose house was burnt in mob violence in Bengaluru's eastern suburb on August 11, on Friday sought protection for himself and his family and people in his Pulakeshinagar Assembly segment. ... read..


Kerala CM, Health Minister test Covid negative (Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday tested negative for Covid-19, as per a rapid antigen test. ... read..


MP: Indore reports 176 new COVID-19 cases on Friday
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | August 15, 2020 3:42:04 AM IST
The Indore district of Madhya Pradesh reported 176 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the total number of cases in the district to 9,590, the state health department said. ... read..


Vijayawada: After hotel fire, DC cancels Ramesh Hospital's permission to treat COVID patients
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | August 15, 2020 3:42:01 AM IST
After the massive fire that claimed 10 lives at the Swarna Palace Hotel, that was being run as a COVID care centre by Ramesh Hospital, district collector AMD Imtiaz issued orders cancelling the permissions given to the hospital to treat COVID patients. ... read..


Assam reports 2,706 new COVID-19 cases on Friday
Guwahati (Assam) | August 15, 2020 3:41:58 AM IST
Assam reported 2,706 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the total number of cases in the state to 74,501, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. ... read..


Tatya Tope's descendents run grocery shop, Udham Singh's lineage turned daily wage labour (I-Day Special)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Even as the nation celebrates its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, the descendants of the forgotten heroes of the freedom movement continue to live in pathetic conditions. ... read..


Over half of citizens feel India will see economic recovery within 2 yrs
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
More than half the nation's population is optimistic that India will experience growth and economic recovery within two years, according to a Local Circles survey. ... read..


Better performance of CPSEs will help economy revive: Sitharaman
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called upon the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to improve their performance, as this would eventually help the Indian economy recover from the slowdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


COVID-19: 77 new ambulances to be pressed into service, says Punjab health minister
Chandigarh/Mohali (Punjab) | August 15, 2020 3:12:02 AM IST
In order to ensure quick emergency services to the patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, 77 new ambulances are being pressed into operation, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said. ... read..


When streets turn less fatalistic, Pak terror groups attack more civilians in Kashmir (IANS Analysis)
New Delhi/Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
As civilian fatalities during stone-pelting dropped to almost negligible last year, Pakistan sponsored terror groups stepped up attacks on civilians by 36 per cent as against security forces in Kashmir. However, casualties of security forces were 38 per c ... read..


Delhi: Tight security arrangements in place for 74th Independence Day
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 2:42:02 AM IST
As India celebrates its 74th Independence Day today, the Delhi Police said that it has made multi-layered security arrangements for the occasion in the national capital. ... read..


Punjab CM announces 1-month drive to check sale of adulterated persticides, fertilisers
Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 15, 2020 2:41:59 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced a month-long drive to check the sale of adulterated pesticides and fertilisers in the state. ... read..


Befitting reply if anyone attacks India: Rajnath
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Asserting that India took actions only for self-defence and not to attack others, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that any enemy country attacking India will be given a befitting reply. ... read..


On I-Day eve, Prez issues veiled warning to China (Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday issued a veiled warning to China on the eve of India's 74th Independence Day, while paying rich tributes to the Indian bravehearts who laid down their lives in the violent faceoff between the forces of the two countries ... read..


ICPA requests AI Chairman for intervention on 'illegal pilots termination'
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 2:11:58 AM IST
The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) on Friday requested the Chairman of Air India (AI) for his intervention against "illegal pilots termination" after the request for withdrawal of resignation of 48 pilots was not accepted by the personnel de ... read..


Jamia violence: Varsities for education, not for creating social disharmony, says ASG
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Aman Lekhi on Friday told the Delhi High Court that university spaces are meant for educational purposes and not for engaging in disharmony. ... read..


Covid-19 dominates President's speech on I-Day eve
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic dominated President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day on Friday. ... read..


Renew commitment to build united nation on I-Day: V-P
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, on the eve of 74th Independence Day, on Friday urged all citizens to renew their commitment towards building a united, strong, prosperous, inclusive and peaceful nation. ... read..


2 terror associates arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Two terror associates of proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit were arrested in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. ... read..


Services of over 450 PRD jawans terminated due to budget shortage
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | August 15, 2020 1:42:28 AM IST
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uttarakhand Department of Youth Welfare terminated the services of Prantiya Rakshak Dal (PRD) personnel posted in Dehradun due to shortage budget, an order from the Youth welfare office stated. ... read..


Chhattisgarh CM objects to draft EIA notification, writes to Javadekar
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | August 15, 2020 1:42:26 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has objected to draft EIA Notification, 2020, saying it will not be able to achieve the goal of sustainable development. ... read..


I-day celebrations: Coimbatore artist draws images of freedom fighters on cell batteries
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | August 15, 2020 1:42:25 AM IST
An artist drew images of freedom fighters on cell batteries ahead of the 74th Independence day celebration in Coimbatore. ... read..


Mangaluru-based man creates environment friendly tri-colour badges for I-Day
Mangaluru (Karnataka) | August 15, 2020 1:42:22 AM IST
A Mangaluru-based man has created environment-friendly tri-coloured badges for the Independence Day. ... read..


Kirti Chakra for J-K Police Head Constable, 3 Army personnel to get Shaurya Chakra
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 1:42:20 AM IST
As many as 84 awards and decorations to the Armed Forces personnel and members of the Paramilitary Forces have been approved by the President including one Kirti Chakra for Abdul Rashid Kalas, Head Constable, Jammu And Kashmir Police (Posthumously). ... read..


"GOI scared to face up to Chinese intentions in Ladakh", says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 1:42:18 AM IST
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Friday criticised the Central government stating that it is "scared" to face up to Chinese "intentions" in Ladakh. ... read..


EOW arrests owner of pvt company for duping investors for Rs 5 crores in Delhi
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 1:42:17 AM IST
Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has arrested the owner of a private company for duping people for Rs 5 crores. ... read..


PM took bold, timely decisions in fight against COVID-19: Nadda
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 1:42:15 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took bold and timely decisions in the country's fight against COVID-19, BJP president JP Nadda said on Friday. ... read..


Telangana Congress will contest Dubbak by-elections: Uttam Kumar Reddy
Hyderabad (Telangana) | August 15, 2020 1:42:14 AM IST
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday said that the Congress party would contest the by-elections in Dubbak Assembly constituency. ... read..


I-Day celeberations: Beating retreat, BSF musical performance take place at Attari-Wagah border
Attari (Punjab) | August 15, 2020 1:42:12 AM IST
The Attari-Wagah border witnessed jubilant celebrations on August 14, a day ahead of the Independence Day. However, the day was celeberated less audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


CRPF putting robust architecture to offer psycho-physical and socio-economic support to its divyang warriors
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 1:42:09 AM IST
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has started the process of putting in place a robust architecture to offer psycho-physical and socio-economic support to its divyang warriors. ... read..


I-Day celebrations: Beating retreat, BSF musical performance take place at Attari-Wagah border
Attari (Punjab) | August 15, 2020 1:42:08 AM IST
The Attari-Wagah border witnessed jubilant celebrations on August 14, a day ahead of the Independence Day. However, the day was celeberated less audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Light to moderate rainfall very likely over North and South Goa
Panaji (Goa) | August 15, 2020 1:42:03 AM IST
Light to moderate spells of rain are likely to occur at most parts of North Goa and South Goa districts during the next three hours (from 11 pm onwards), the Goa Meteorological Centre informed on Friday. ... read..


Independence Day: 4 CISF personnel who died on duty to be conferred with Shaurya Chakra today
New Delhi | August 15, 2020 1:42:02 AM IST
Four jawans of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will be conferred with Shaurya Chakras for their gallant action, courage and devotion to duty during major fire incidents, on the 74th Independence Day on Saturday. ... read..


Cong to hoist tricolour in 272 places in Delhi: Anil Kumar
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Delhi Congress chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar said on Friday that party workers will hold flag-hoisting at 272 locations across the national capital, including the DPCC office, to mark the Independence Day on August 15 even if they were to be booked by polic ... read..


Andhra HC extends status quo on three capitals issue
Amaravati | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday extended, till August 27, the status quo on three capital issue. ... read..


'Khalistan flag' unfurled on govt building in Punjab's Moga
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Two unidentified miscreants unfurled a saffron flag with "Khalistan" inscribed on it on the roof of the district administrative complex in Punjab's Moga town on Friday morning after removing the tricolour, police said. ... read..


After papad, another BJP MP prescribes mud pack to boost immunity
Tonk (Rajasthan) | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Blow conch shells, sit in the mud, drink juices of fruit leaves to increase immunity -- these are some of the million dollar suggestions by Rajasthan's BJP MP Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria. ... read..


Rana Kapoor's wife owned 16 companies, says ED chargesheet
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the alleged Rs 3,700 crore Yes Bank fraud case has said that Bindu Kapoor, the wife of Rana Kapoor, was the owner of 16 companies. ... read..


Hyderabad's famous MJ Market re-opens after facelift
Hyderabad | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Moazzam Jahi Market, one of the major landmarks in this historic city, has received a much-needed facelift and is all set to be transformed into a cultural hub. ... read..


It doesn't matter who sits where in the Assembly: Pilot
Jaipur | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said on Friday that it doesn't matter who sits where inside the Assembly, what matters is who holds place in people's minds and hearts. ... read..


DRDO develops comprehensive anti-drone solution to be deployed during I-Day celeberations
New Delhi | August 14, 2020 11:42:15 PM IST
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a comprehensive anti-drone solution and technology which can bring down micro drones through either jamming of command and control links or by damaging electronics of drones through la ... read..


Uttarakhand CM reviews Chardham Road Project
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | August 14, 2020 11:42:14 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reviewed the Chardham Road Project in the Secretariat on Friday, a statement from the Chief Minister's Office informed. ... read..


Kailash Vijayvargiya terms Bengaluru violence as 'well-planned'
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | August 14, 2020 11:42:12 PM IST
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday claimed that Bengaluru violence was "well planned" and Karnataka police should conduct a thorough investigation. ... read..


I-Day celebrations: Delhi Govt invites 7 corona warriors at Secretariat
New Delhi | August 14, 2020 11:42:11 PM IST
The Delhi Government has invited seven corona warriors for an event at the Delhi secretariat on the occasion of Independence Day on Saturday. ... read..


CRPF launches organ donation campaign in collaboration with AIIMS
New Delhi | August 14, 2020 11:42:09 PM IST
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has launched a campaign to encourage its personnel to pledge organ donation voluntarily. ... read..


Operation Trenarian: Army seizes cache of arms, ammunition in J-K's Baramulla
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 14, 2020 11:42:08 PM IST
The Army recovered a cache of arms and ammunition during Operation Trenarian in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said on Friday. ... read..


India's COVID tally breaches 24 lakh-mark, conducts over 8.48 lakh test in last 24 hours
New Delhi | August 14, 2020 11:42:06 PM IST
With 64,553 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally has breached 24 lakh-mark on Friday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..


Google's next Wear OS update will launch apps up to 20 pc faster
Washington D.C. | August 14, 2020 11:42:03 PM IST
Google's new update to its Wear Operating System (OS) comes with a promise of a new weather application, faster speed movements, and a hassle-free pairing. ... read..


Karnataka: ED files complaint against former ICICI bank cluster manager
New Delhi | August 14, 2020 11:42:02 PM IST
Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on Friday filed complaint against ICICI Bank former cluster manager Vijayasarathi of Vijayapura branch and five others before the Special Judge (PMLA) in Karnataka's Mangalore. ... read..


Weight between young adulthood and midlife linked to mortality: Study
Massachusetts | August 14, 2020 11:42:01 PM IST
Changes in weight between young adulthood and midlife may have important consequences for a person's risk of early death, suggests a new study from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). ... read..


Four of family found dead in Telangana's Wanaparthy
Wanaparthy (Telangana) | August 14, 2020 11:41:59 PM IST
Four bodies of a family were found in different parts of a house in Telangana's Wanaparthy district on Friday. ... read..


Sitharaman asks secretaries to ensure capital expenditure to tune of 50 pc of outlay by end of Q2
New Delhi | August 14, 2020 11:41:58 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday held the third review meeting of seven CPSEs (Central Public Sector Enterprises) on capital expenditure in this financial year. ... read..


Nearly 67 lakh girls empowered by Kanyashree scheme: Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that nearly 67 lakh girls have been empowered by the state government's Kanyashree scheme till date. ... read..


Gehlot govt wins trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly
Jaipur | Friday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan won the motion of confidence by voice vote during the special Assembly session convened on Friday. ... read..


Peace talks with NSCN-IM won't affect Manipur borders: CM
Imphal/Itanagar | Friday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has asserted that the Centre's ongoing peace talks with the NSCN-IM in Delhi won't affect the territorial boundaries of his state. ... read..


It's victory for people of Rajasthan, BJP's conspiracy failed: Ashok Gehlot after trust vote win
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | August 14, 2020 11:12:07 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has termed the winning of the vote of confidence in the state assembly as "a victory for the people of the state" while stating that "BJP's conspiracy" to topple the government in the state has failed. ... read..


JK Guv asks VCs to adopt J-K centric changes as per NEP
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 14, 2020 11:12:02 PM IST
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Friday asked Vice-Chancellors of Universities to prepare a roadmap for bringing qualitative improvement in the overall functioning of varsities and adopt Jammu and Kashmir centric changes as per the ... read..


Vaishno Devi pilgrimage to resume Aug 16, 2,000 pilgrims allowed per day
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 14, 2020 11:12:01 PM IST
The Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has permitted the visit of 2,000 pilgrims per day, including 1,900 from within Jammu and Kashmir and the remaining 100 from outside in the view of COVID-19 on Friday. ... read..


B'luru riots at breakneck speed, within 3 hours of FB post: Police
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The recent Bengaluru riots occurred at breakneck speed, erupting in less than three hours of the derogatory message being put up on social media, a police official said on Friday. ... read..


TN simplifies e-pass procedure
Chennai | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Facing criticism for continuing with the e-pass system for inter-district travel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday simplified the procedure for getting the pass. ... read..


Torrential rains lash Jaipur
Jaipur | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Torrential rain lashed the Rajasthan capital for over 12 hours paralysing normal life on Friday. The MeT confirmed 102.6 mm rainfall was recorded between 8.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. alone by the Airport IMD observatory, the highest recorded in last 10 years. ... read..


Maha gives packages for tribals, labourers hit by lockdown
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
In a significant move, the Maharashtra cabinet has given its nod to packages for tribal families and construction workers in the state who are hit hard by the lockdown, it was announced on Friday. ... read..


VVIP list trimmed, no schoolkids: A different I-Day this year
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has cast its shadow over the 74th Independence Day celebrations across the country. Keeping in mind the required precautions, this year many crucial changes have also been made at the venue at Red Fort in Delhi for Saturdays event. ... read..


Signing of MoUs, contracts will give impetus to self-reliance in defence sector: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | August 14, 2020 10:42:11 PM IST
Four contracts of Defence India Start-up Challenge and four MoUs between industry partners and defence PSUs were signed on Friday, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh while adding that this would give impetus to self-reliance in the defence sector. ... read..


NIA arrests 4 more accused in Kerala gold smuggling case
Malappuram/Kozhikode | August 14, 2020 10:42:10 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has informed that it has arrested four more accused in connection with Kerala Gold Smuggling Case on Thursday. ... read..


J-K Police pays tribute to personnel who lost their lives in Nowgam terror attack
Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 14, 2020 10:42:08 PM IST
Wreath laying ceremony of two police personnel, who lost their lives in the firing by terrorists in Nowgam, was held in Budgam on Friday. ... read..


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