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Delhi HC restrains former employee from storing, sharing confidential info of US-based company
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 1:11:57 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has restrained a former employee of a US-based company -- Nuance Communications Inc -- from storing, sharing, publishing, and disseminating, in any form, certain highly-confidential information of the company. ... read..


Army Brigadier dies in Kolkata due to COVID-19
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 2, 2020 1:11:56 PM IST
An Indian Army Brigadier posted at the Eastern Command in Kolkata passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19, said Defence PRO, Eastern Command. ... read..


Uttarakhand Congress to protest at petrol pumps on Mondays against fuel price hike
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | July 2, 2020 1:11:52 PM IST
The Uttarakhand unit of Congress has decided to step up its protests against the rising fuel prices. ... read..


Orders for blacklisting foreign Jamaat attendees issued on case-to-case basis: Centre tells SC
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 1:11:51 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned till July 10 hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the blacklisting and cancellation of visas of foreign nationals who attended the Markaz Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin area here. ... read..


3 bodies recovered from tracks at Delhi's Mandawali railway station
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 1:11:49 PM IST
Three bodies were recovered from the tracks at Mandawali railway station in east Delhi early on Thursday morning. ... read..


Union Health, HRD Minister inaugurate Drug Discovery Hackathon
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 1:11:47 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan along with Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched 'Drug Discovery Hackathon' through video conferencing here on Thursday. ... read..


MP cabinet expansion: 28 Ministers join Shivraj Singh Chouhan's team
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 12:41:53 PM IST
Twenty-eight Ministers, who joined the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh, were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal on Thursday. ... read..


I-T dept extends deadline for tax-saving investments for FY20 till July 31
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 12:41:49 PM IST
In order to provide relief to tax-payers, the Income Tax (I-T) Department on Thursday announced that the deadlines for making tax-saving payments/investments for 2019-20 have been extended till July 31, in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


COVID-19: Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates India's first 'Plasma Bank'
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 12:41:48 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated country's first 'Plasma Bank', via video conference, and urged people to come forward and donate plasma. ... read..


IMD issues yellow and orange alerts for coastal districts of Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 12:11:59 PM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bengaluru on Thursday issued a yellow alert for the coastal districts of Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udipi districts for July 1, 2, 4 and 5 and an orange alert for June 3. ... read..


229 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, state tally reaches 7545
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | July 2, 2020 12:11:55 PM IST
229 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Odisha, the state government informed on Thursday. ... read..


PlL seeks e-registration of documents at sub-registrar's office, Delhi HC issues notice
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 12:11:53 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on a petition seeking directions to formulate policy and bring in line the e-registration of documents, in a bid to avoid the unnecessary rush at sub-registrar's office and ... read..


Amit Shah to chair meeting with CMs over COVID-19 situation in Delhi-NCR today
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 12:11:52 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a meeting on Thursday via video conference with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, to review the COVID-19 situation in ... read..


MSME sector plays pivotal role in development: Trivendra Singh Rawat
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | July 2, 2020 11:41:59 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that the MSME sector plays an important role in the development of the State and with Centre defining MSMEs in a new way the enterprises in the State will be benefitted. ... read..


Pak violates ceasefire in J-K's Poonch
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 2, 2020 11:41:57 AM IST
Pakistan on Thursday initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Shahpur and Kirni sectors of the Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Centre launching personal attacks as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra raises voice for people, poor: UP Cong chief
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 11:41:54 AM IST
Condemning Centre's orders asking Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate her government accommodation in New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Thursday said that the Union government is launching personal attacks ... read..


MP cabinet expansion: 28 Ministers to join Shivraj Singh Chouhan team
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 11:41:50 AM IST
The Madhya Pradesh cabinet expansion will take place on Thursday in Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has sent the list of 20 Cabinet Ministers and eight State Ministers to Governor Anandiben Patel. ... read..


Amid COVID-19 spread, devotees offer prayers during Chardham Yatra
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | July 2, 2020 11:41:48 AM IST
After months of closure due to COVID-19 spread, devotees residing in Uttarakhand on Thursday visited the Himalayan temples of Badrinath and Kedarnath to offer prayers. ... read..


Trump sees Chinese aggression in Ladakh as sign of its 'true nature'
New York | Thursday, 2020 11:15:06 AM IST
US President Donald Trump sees China's aggressive action along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh confirming the Chinese Communist Party's "true nature", according to his Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany. ... read..


ECI seeks report on condition of states; will then decide on elections (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 11:15:06 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked for a detailed report from the election officials of the states where assembly elections or by-elections are to be held in the coming time. The Election Commission has asked for the report to review the sit ... read..


Goa BJP MLA, kin found COVID-19 positive
Panaji (Goa) | July 2, 2020 11:11:58 AM IST
Goa Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from South Goa along with his wife and two children has been found positive for COVID-19, sources said. ... read..


Kamal Nath sends legal notice to BJP's VD Sharma, Prabhat Jha over allegations that 'he favoured Chinese companies'
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 11:11:47 AM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has sent legal notices to state BJP President VD Sharma and senior BJP leader Prabhat Jha for making "false and defamatory" allegations that he favoured Chinese companies by reducing import duty when he was ... read..


With spike of 19,148 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 6 lakh mark
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 10:41:56 AM IST
India's COVID-19 tally breached the 6 lakh cases mark with 19,148 new coronavirus cases being reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. ... read..


Criminal case registered against unknown person in connection with NLCIL Tamil Nadu fire incident
Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) | July 2, 2020 10:41:51 AM IST
A criminal case has been registered against an unknown person in connection with the fire incident in Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL), said Sree Abhinav, Cuddalore Superintendent of Police (SP). ... read..


34 more COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
Kohima (Nagaland) | July 2, 2020 10:41:50 AM IST
Nagaland has reported 34 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 535, said State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom. ... read..


Manickam Tagore writes to Harsh Vardhan regarding Rapid Antigen Test in southern districts of Tamil Nadu
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 10:41:47 AM IST
Congress MP B Manickam Tagore has written to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan regarding the need to expand Rapid Antigen Test to southern districts of Tamil Nadu. ... read..


CRPF involvement in death of civilian is untrue, says ADG
Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 2, 2020 10:11:51 AM IST
Zulfiqar Hasan, ADG Central Reserve Police Force on Thursday said that the allegations that the CRPF took out the civilian from the car and shot him is untrue and reiterated that "he got caught in the firing by terrorists". ... read..


CB-CID arrests one more policeman in Tuticorin custodial death case
Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) | July 2, 2020 10:11:50 AM IST
The Crime Branch of Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) arrested Inspector Sridhar in connection with the alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo at a Tamil Nadu police station on Thursday. ... read..


Over 90 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted till July 1: ICMR
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 10:11:48 AM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday informed that over 90 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted by various laboratories across the country till July 1. ... read..


LJP relieves Munger district president for statement on NDA coalition, Paswan to take alliance decision
Munger (Bihar) | July 2, 2020 10:11:47 AM IST
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has taken action against the Munger district president Raghvendra Bharti, by relieving him of the post after he gave a media statement saying that NDA coalition is "unbreakable". ... read..


J-K ACB arrests Bhupinder Singh Dua, former MD SICOP in disproportionate assets case
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 2, 2020 9:41:49 AM IST
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested Bhupinder Singh Dua, former MD of Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited (SICOP), Jammu in connection with a disproportionate assets case, said ACB, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Flight with 177 stranded Indians from Kuwait arrives in Chandigarh
Chandigarh | July 2, 2020 9:41:46 AM IST
A flight from Kuwait, carrying 177 Indians, arrived in Chandigarh on Wednesday. All repatriated persons will reach their districts under the supervision of respective state government representatives where they will be quarantined as per the government gu ... read..


'Panic button' installed at Agra prison for timely medical assistance to inmates
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 9:11:52 AM IST
In order to provide timely medical assistance to inmates, a 'wireless panic alarm system' was inaugurated at the Agra District Jail, here on Wednesday. ... read..


Pineapple growers suffer loss in Agartala due to COVID-19 spread
Agartala (Tripura) | July 2, 2020 9:11:51 AM IST
Pineapple growers and vendors in Agartala are staring at huge losses as the demand of their produce has been decreased due to coronavirus spread. ... read..


CBI FIR against GVK Reddy, others in connection with irregularities of over Rs 800 cr in Mumbai Airport development
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 2, 2020 9:11:49 AM IST
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against Dr GVK Reddy, Chairman of GVK Group, Mumbai International Airport, officials of Airport Authority of India and others, for alleged irregularities worth more than Rs 800 crores in the deve ... read..


No new COVID-19 case in Mizoram
Aizawl (Mizoram) | July 2, 2020 9:11:48 AM IST
No new case of COVID-19 has been reported from Mizoram during the last 24 hours, informed the state's Information and Public Relations Department. ... read..


Thunderstorm likely in parts of UP, Haryana today: IMD
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 8:41:51 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday that thunderstorm with rain would occur in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. ... read..


Kalaburagi's hoteliers suffer due to night curfew imposed across state
Kalaburagi (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 8:41:45 AM IST
Hoteliers in Kalaburagi have claimed that their business is hit due to night curfew timings in the state. ... read..


Indian Railways to upgrade speed of trains at 130 km/hr on two long routes
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 7:11:46 AM IST
Indian Railways is preparing to upgrade the speed of trains up to 130 kilometers per hour on two routes, from Delhi to Mumbai and from Delhi to Howrah, allowing the faster passenger movement in a shorter time period. ... read..


Kamal Nath serves notice to BJP leaders
Jabalpur (MP) | Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee President Kamal Nath has sent legal notices to BJP Vice President Prabhat Jha and MP state President VD Sharma for accusing him of favouring Chinese firms by reducing import duty. ... read..


AIIMS doctor along with IIT-Delhi students launch app to track plasma donors
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 6:41:51 AM IST
AIIMS doctor along with a team of IIT-Delhi students have developed an app -- COPAL-19 -- that enables users to track willing plasma donors who have recovered from coronavirus. ... read..


Odisha: Absconding Inspector-in-charge arrested in connection with rape, abortion of minor girl
Rourkela (Odisha) | July 2, 2020 6:41:50 AM IST
Anand Chandra Majhi, Inspector-in-charge of Biramitrapur police station in Sundergarh district, who was dismissed from service and was absconding, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Sundergarh district who later ... read..


Chennai Corporation launches Programme to screen residents in slum areas for COVID-19
Chennai | July 2, 2020 6:41:47 AM IST
Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash has started the Community Intervention Programme in Tondiarpet area for screening the residents in slum areas amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


Shivakumar to take over reins of K'taka Congress on Thursday
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Congress troubleshooter D.K. Shivakumar would take over as the party's Karnataka President on Thursday and the event would be streamed live for party leaders and cadres across the state, a party leader said. ... read..


Frustrated attempt: Surjewala on eviction notice to Priyanka
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
The Congress on Wednesday hit back at the BJP-led Centre, terming the Union government's decision to ask Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to vacate her Lodhi Estate bungalow as a "frustrated attempt". ... read..


18 Naxalites surrender in Dantewada district
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) | July 2, 2020 6:11:45 AM IST
As many as 18 Naxalites including a woman, heads of CNM (Chetna Natya Mandli- a cultural outfit of Maoists) and DAKMS, a wing of Maoists (Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisaan Majdoor Sangthan) surrendered on Wednesday in Dantewada. ... read..


Gmail down in India, company working on a fix
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Google users had a harrowing time in India as Gmail and other internet services went down for Airtel users for hours on Wednesday evening. ... read..


Gujarat reverses its decision to hold university exams
Gandhinagar | Thursday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Following directives from the Union government, the Gujarat government on Wednesday reversed its earlier decision to hold final year examinations of all universities and colleges in Gujarat. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi provides 175 smart televisions to Wayanad tribal students for online education
Wayanad (Kerala) | July 2, 2020 5:11:51 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday provided 175 smart televisions for tribal students in Kalpetta town of Wayanad district for the online classes launched by the State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan amid the coronavirus lockdown. ... read..


Karnataka govt issues notice to 18 hospitals for 'denying' admission to patient who later died
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 2, 2020 5:11:47 AM IST
Karnataka government has issued a show-cause notice to 18 private hospitals for refusing to admit a 52-year-old patient with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, who later died. ... read..


RSS backed BMS joins hands with Left, Cong for 3-day coal mine strike
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
It looks like Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is not the only one who is opposed to the Centre opening up the coal sector for private players. A key RSS affiliate, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), too has now joined the joint call for a three-day stri ... read..


Assam floods death toll rises to 33, 15L affected
Guwahati | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The ongoing wave of floods in Assam, triggered by the monsoon rains, claimed six more lives on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 33, besides affecting around 15 lakh people in 21 of the state's 33 districts, officials said. ... read..


Congress slams eviction notice to Priyanka
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Congress leaders have reacted sharply on the eviction notice served to party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra though sources close to her said she will comply with the notice. ... read..


Fire at Ghaziabad's packaging factory, no casualties reported
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 4:11:46 AM IST
A fire broke out at a packaging factory in Sahibabad industrial area site 4 in the early hours of Thursday. ... read..


JSW Steel's Karnataka plant sealing extended amid Covid
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka's Ballari district administration has extended the sealing of JSW Steel plant and township in Toranagallu village till July 31 to contain the spread of Covid, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Chidambaram hails decision to skip Ganesh fest amid Covid pandemic
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
After it was announced that the iconic Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol in Mumbai will not be established during the upcoming 11-day Ganeshotsav starting August 22 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidam ... read..


YSRCP leaders welcome new ambulances, flout social distancing norms
East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 3:41:47 AM IST
YSR Congress Party leaders were seen violating Covid-19 guidelines on Wednesday as they welcomed the newly introduced ambulances intended for service in East Godavari and north Andhra districts at Rajahmundry city, Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


Cop in UP's Deoria arrested for masturbating in front of woman
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The station house officer (SHO) of Bhatni police station, who was suspended for allegedly masturbating in front of a woman complainant, has been arrested. ... read..


Odisha CM extends best wishes for Bahuda Yatra
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | July 2, 2020 3:11:45 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday extended his best wishes to all on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, on the ninth day of Jagannath Rath Yatra. ... read..


Gang-rape accused police official arrested in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
The Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested the dismissed Inspector incharge of Biramitrapur police station in Sundargarh district for his alleged involvement in the gang rape of a minor girl and forced termination of her pregnancy. ... read..


Priyanka to vacate 35 Lodhi Estate bungalow within time (Ld)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
After being served an eviction notice by the government here on Wednesday, sources close to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said she would vacate the house within the stipulated time. ... read..


Mood grim in BJP before MP cabinet expansion (Lead)
Bhopal | Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Twitter-sledging of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan by his predecessor Kamal Nath on Wednesday charged up the political atmosphere on the eve of the ministry expansion in Madhya Pradesh. ... read..


Railways to invite pvt players for passenger train operations
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
In a major push for the private entities in the Indian Railways, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the national transporter has invited request for qualifications for private participation for passenger train operations on 109 pai ... read..


Double murder accused commits suicide in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | July 2, 2020 2:11:47 AM IST
A man who was accused in a double murder case has committed suicide at his residence in Hyderabad on Wednesday. ... read..


Indians download many apps, time now to upload some: IT Minister (Ld)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Giving a clear signal for greater support to startups working towards enriching the digital universe, Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that while Indians download a lot of apps from Google Play Store and Apple App ... read..


Chinese Trojans running amok in Indian FinTech
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Chinese onslaught continues unabated in the Indian lending space, but the regulators have not tightened the regulations around it. ... read..


Priyanka asked to vacate govt accommodation within 1 month
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The government has asked Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of party chief Sonia Gandhi, to vacate her government accommodation within a month as she is no longer in the list of Special Protection Group (SPG). ... read..


Bhandari got $4.9 mn from SECL in 2009, bought London property
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari allegedly received an amount of $4,999,699 in the bank account of his UAE-based company Santech International FZC from the Samsung Engineering Corporation Ltd (SECL) and did not disclose it in his income tax returns. ... read..


Delhi HC extends time granted to public to give suggestions for draft EIA 2020
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 1:41:55 AM IST
Delhi High Court has extended the time granted to the general public to give their suggestions for the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 till August 11. ... read..


Jammu administration de-notifies Bathindi, Sunjwan areas as red zones
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 2, 2020 1:41:53 AM IST
The Jammu district administration on Wednesday de-notified containment/red zones in the district including Bathindi and Sunjwan areas. ... read..


YSRCP has perpetrated another fraud in the name of ambulance services: TDP
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | July 2, 2020 1:41:51 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Spokesperson K. Pattabhiram slammed the YSRCP Government alleging that YSRCP has perpetrated another fraud in the name of 104 and 108 ambulance services. ... read..


Tuticorin custodial death case: Sub-Inspector Ragu Ganesh arrested
Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) | July 2, 2020 1:41:50 AM IST
The Crime Branch of Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) arrested a sub-inspector of police Ragu Ganesh in connection with the alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo at a Tamil Nadu police station, CB-CID Inspector General of Police K Shankar ... read..


Telangana HC issues notice to govt over policy decision on online classes
Hyderabad (Telangana) | July 2, 2020 1:41:48 AM IST
The Telangana High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Telangana Education Department and state government asking about the policy decision on online classes. ... read..


DDMA assesses COVID-19 situation in Delhi, decides to maintain status quo in Unlock 2
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 1:41:47 AM IST
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday said that keeping the situation of the national capital with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, it has decided to maintain status quo in the metropolis for Unlock 2. ... read..


Congress leader slams Centre for asking Priyanka Gandhi to vacate govt accommodation
New Delhi | July 2, 2020 1:41:45 AM IST
Congress leaders on Wednesday slammed the Centre after the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate her government-allotted accommodation within a month. ... read..


Delhi HC adjourns Pinjra Tod activist's plea on counsel access
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned to July 3 the hearing on a petition by Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita to seek directions to Tihar Jail authorities to allow her access to her counsel through videoconference. ... read..


Nine designated as terrorists for pushing Khalistan movement
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Indian government on Wednesday declared nine individuals as designated terrorists for attempting to revive militancy in Punjab through their anti national activities and involvement in the Khalistan movement. ... read..


NCW seeks UP DGP's report on Bhatni SHO's improper behaviour
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The National Commission of Women (NCW), taking cognizance of media reports regarding an incident where a policeman masturbated in front of a woman complainant in the Deoria district of UP, said it was "perturbed" and "shocked" by the misbehaviour of a per ... read..


Security threat: Now, deliberations on Huawei, ZTE's future in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
After banning 59 Chinese apps, the Indian government is considering whether the presence of China's Huawei Technology Co and ZTE Corp may pose threat to security as some reports suggest their links to the Chinese ruling party and the People's Liberation A ... read..


Himachal hydroelectric project achieves major feat
Shimla | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Acieving what they called a major milestone, authorities executing a major hydroelectricity project in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday said they have managed to connect two faces of a headrace tunnel despite high geo-thermal temperatures. ... read..


Withdraw anti-farmer Ordinances, say Punjab unions
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Leaders of major farmers' unions of Punjab on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to reconsider and withdraw anti-farmer and anti-federal Ordinances and its proposed amendments to the Electricity Amendment Act. ... read..


Gold prices hit all-time high (Ld)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:07 PM IST
MCX Gold hit a fresh all-time high of Rs 48,982 per 10 gm on Wednesday, while gold prices have rallied nearly 24 per cent this year. The precious metal had the best quarter, April-June, in more than four years in terms of price rise. ... read..


Action against those threatening Delhi riots witness: Police
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:07 PM IST
The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by police that it has registered three FIRs on the complaint given by Nisar Ahmed, who is amongst the witnesses in the Delhi riots case, alleging destruction and loot of his property during the violence. ... read..


I will not be appearing for TikTok: Abhishek Manu Singhvi
New Delhi | July 1, 2020 11:41:57 PM IST
After former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi, Congress leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi has denied appearing for TikTok in the court. ... read..


MCD in Delhi is most corrupt department: Raghav Chadha
New Delhi | July 1, 2020 11:41:56 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha on Wednesday referred to Delhi High Court directions to North Delhi Municipal Corporation to release the pending salaries of teachers for the month of March and said BJP-led MCD is "Most Corrupt Department". ... read..


Plea filed in SC seeking guidelines for time-bound disposal of clemency, mercy petitions
New Delhi | July 1, 2020 11:41:54 PM IST
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions for issuance of guidelines for disposal of clemency and mercy petitions for cases in which death penalty has been awarded, in a time-bound manner. ... read..


TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy visits Kondapochamma Reservoir breach site, demands suspension of officials
Siddipet (Telangana) | July 1, 2020 11:41:52 PM IST
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday visited the Kondapochamma Reservoir of Siddipet district and Venkatpuram Mandal where the reservoir water had overflown and flooded yesterday. ... read..


Woman arrested for killing neighbour's 4-year-old son in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 1, 2020 11:41:51 PM IST
A woman has been arrested for killing her neighbour's four-year-old son in Mumbai, police said. ... read..


23 ITBP personnel test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday
New Delhi | July 1, 2020 11:41:49 PM IST
A total of 23 personnel of Indo- Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, an official said. ... read..


Anandiben Patel takes oath as Madhya Pradesh Governor
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | July 1, 2020 11:41:47 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday took oath as caretaker Governor of Madhya Pradesh. ... read..


Centre aiming towards improving availability of natural gas at affordable cost across country: Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi | July 1, 2020 11:41:46 PM IST
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said that the Centre is aiming towards improving the availability of natural gas at an affordable cost across the country. ... read..


VHP website hacked, objectionable content posted
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The website of the most influential RSS affiliate - Vishwa Hindu Parishad was hacked on Wednesday. The website whose domain name is www.vhp.org currently shows it as "under maintenance". ... read..


Anandiben takes oath as MP's acting Governor
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was on Wednesday afternoon sworn in as acting Governor of Madhya Pradesh by the state High Court Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal. ... read..


Scrap draft EIA 2020, say Himachal's green activists
Shimla | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Green activists in Himachal Pradesh have written to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to scrap the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 proposed by it. ... read..


J&K Police deny civilian killed in firing by security forces
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
In the wake of allegations surrounding the death of a civilian in Sopore on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir Police denied that he was killed in firing by the security forces. ... read..


Coronavirus may infect heart cells of Covid-19 patients: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
A team of US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher revealed that SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), the virus behind Covid-19, can infect heart cells in a lab dish. ... read..


Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannth held without devotees
Puri | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, was organised without devotees, here on Wednesday. The servitors pulled the wooden chariots back from the Gundicha temple to the 12th-century Jagannath temple. ... read..


SC moved for direction to scrap MoUs with Chinese companies
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to terminate the MoUs signed with the Chinese government and Chinese companies, and also direct the Centre to make public its trade policies with China, against the backdrop of a ... read..


Here comes 'Make in India' e-learning app
Patna | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The youth of Bihar are not only fighting at India's borders with China but do so in the field of technology as well. The demand for 'Make in India' apps has increased after the campaign to boycott Chinese apps in the country and the banning of 59 Chinese ... read..


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