Thursday, July 9, 2020

1,892 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths reported in Telangana
Hyderabad (Telangana) | July 4, 2020 7:11:49 AM IST
A total of 1,892 new COVID-19 cases has been reported in Telangana, taking the tally to 20,462 in the state on Friday. ... read..

Priyanka Gandhi calls meeting of UP Cong leaders over law and order situation
By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | July 4, 2020 7:11:47 AM IST
AICC General Secretary in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has called for a virtual meeting of Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders on Saturday to discuss the issue of Law and Order in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

Former Andhra minister arrested for YSRCP leader's murder (Ld)
Vijayawada | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh police on Friday night arrested Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Andhra Pradesh minister Kollu Ravindra in connection with the murder of a leader of ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). ... read..

Jharkhand Guv, CM pay tribute to CRPF jawan killed in J-K's Malbagh encounter
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | July 4, 2020 6:41:48 AM IST
Governor Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday night paid tribute to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon, who lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in Malbagh of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

J-K admin issues fresh guidelines for containment zones
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 4, 2020 6:41:46 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday issued classification of districts in the Union Territory as Red, Orange and Green for the purpose of implementing the lockdown with effect from July 4. ... read..

Private labs should apply for NABL accreditation to initiate TrueNat/CBNAAT based testing for COVID19 : ICMR
New Delhi | July 4, 2020 5:41:48 AM IST
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has written to all states/UTs saying that all private laboratories in their state who intend to initiate TrueNat/CBNAAT based testing for COVID19 should be encouraged to immediately apply for NABL accreditation to ... read..

Andhra govt launches outsourced services corporation
Amaravati | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched the Andhra Pradesh Corporation for Outsourced Services (APCOS) to recruit employees for various government departments in the state. ... read..

Case filed against man for posing as PMO official in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 4, 2020 5:11:46 AM IST
A case has been filed against a man who posed himself to be the PMO's National Security Council 'youth advisor' during his visit to Bengaluru. ... read..

Soft copies, 6 feet distance, sanitisers: New rules for Parl panel meets
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
In a significant decision, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has said that Parliamentary panel meetings can start, but with members maintaining a distance of 6 feet from each other. This relaxation comes after Unlock 2.0 kicked in on July 1. ... read..

PM announces Rs 2 lakh each to kin of Assam flood victims
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
As Assam flood continues to ravage the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of persons who lost their lives in the flood. ... read..

Want permanent flood solution in Bihar, UP & NE: Shah to officials
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high level meeting on Friday to review preparedness of measures to deal with monsoon and flood situation in major flood-prone river basins in the country. This meeting comes in the wake of Assam experiencing devastatin ... read..

Why PM did not name China, again: Chidambaram
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not naming China as an "aggressor" while speaking in Leh during the day, wondering aloud if he had done otherwise in his telephonic talks with US and Russian presid ... read..

COVID-19: 8,800 booth level task force committees to be set up in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 4, 2020 4:11:49 AM IST
Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, Karnataka government has announced to set up 8,800 booth level task force committees on Friday. ... read..

Chandrababu Naidu vows to continue fight for Amaravati
Amaravati | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party President and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday vowed to continue the fight against the YSRCP government's move for trifurcation of the state capital. ... read..

MPs seating in galleries, RS gets ready for monsoon session
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The Rajya Sabha Secretariat is exploring seating members of the upper house in the house's chamber as well as the galleries in conformity with the norm of physical distancing and to enable virtual participation of other members from either the Central Hal ... read..

Rahul Gandhi attends virtual meeting with Bihar Congress leaders ahead of state assembly polls
By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | July 4, 2020 3:41:51 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday held a virtual meeting with leaders of the party leaders of Bihar unit ahead of the State Assembly elections. ... read..

Salman Khurshid slams centre after ED questioned Ahmed Patel for the third time
By Archana Prasad

New Delhi | July 4, 2020 3:41:48 AM IST
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Friday slammed the Centre and Enforcement Directorate for questioning Ahmed Patel's for the third time in less than a week in connection with Sandesara fraud case. ... read..

Slain YSRCP leader's wife demands TDP leader's arrest
Vijayawada | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
The widow of a leader of Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) who was murdered in Machilipatnam on Monday has demanded arrest of former minister and opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Kollu Ravindra. ... read..

No lockdown in Karnataka, except on Sundays: Official
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Barring Sundays, there would be no lockdown in Karnataka, despite a surge in Covid cases, an official said on Friday. ... read..

As new lockdown looms over Hyderabad, migrants head for Andhra
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
With another lockdown looming over Hyderabad, hundreds of people were heading to their native places in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. ... read..

Mumbai, Konkan lashed by heavy rains; traffic hit (Lead)
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
In the current season's first major downpour, rain lashed vast areas of Maharashtra's coastal Konkan, including Mumbai, since early Friday morning, hitting road traffic movement in several parts of the city, officials said. ... read..

Kollu Raveendra arrested in connection with murder of YSRCP leader Moka Bhaskar Rao
Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) | July 4, 2020 2:41:48 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party leader Kollu Raveendra on Friday has been arrested in connection with the murder of a YSR Congress Party leader Moka Bhaskar Rao in Machilipatnam on June 29. He was arrested after Rao's wife alleged that TDP is behind the murder of her ... read..

Maharashtra Health Minister hopeful of indigenous COVID-19 vaccine
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 4, 2020 2:41:47 AM IST
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope is hopeful and positive about the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine after the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) DG Balram Bhargava informed that the vaccine trial will begin by July 7 on Friday. ... read..

YSRCP delegation meets Speaker, seeks rebel MP's disqualification
Amaravati | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Friday urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to disqualify Narsapuram MP Raghurama Krishna Raju for his anti-party activities. ... read..

Moderate quake rocks Mizoram, no report of damage, casualty
Aizawl | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Northeastern state of Mizoram on Friday recorded another moderate earthquake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, though there were no reports of damage or casualty, officials said. ... read..

In 24 hours, 5 shot in the national capital, one succumbs to injuries
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
At least five persons sustained bullet injuries in the national capital after gunmen opened fire in three separate incidents within 24 hours. One of the victims succumbed to the injuries while four are still battling for life in various hospitals. ... read..

Goa sarpanch, others booked in PMLA case; property seized: ED
Panaji | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached a property worth Rs 3.19 crore in North Goa's Socorro village, following a money laundering probe which has revealed that village sarpanch Sandeep Vazarkar and others had allegedly acquired land measuring nea ... read..

Ahmed Patel asks ED, who in Gujarat Govt gave benefits to Sandesara
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
After being grilled thrice in a week by the Enforcement Directorate personnel over alleged links with the Sandesara group, promoters of Sterling Biotech, the Congress treasurer has hit back at the agency. ... read..

Emulate Haryana for supply of drinking water: Shekhawat
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday lauded the efforts of Haryana for swiftly moving forward to achieve the target of providing piped drinking water to all rural households in the country by 2022. ... read..

4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Alwar, neighbouring areas
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Alwar district of Rajasthan on Friday evening. Tremors were also felt in Delhi and other adjoining regions. ... read..

Telangana Home Minister recovers from Covid-19
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, who had tested positive for Covid-19, was discharged from a corporate hospital on Friday. ... read..

Yogi govt announces reward on Vikas Dubey
Lucknow | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone giving information about Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of eight police personnel on Friday. ... read..

DRI seizes Ganja worth Rs 71,38,000 from lorry in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | July 4, 2020 1:42:01 AM IST
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Hyderabad Zonal Unit intercepted a goods vehicle and seized 156 packages of Ganja worth Rs 71,38,000. ... read..

63-year-old man 'missing' from Vijayawada hospital found dead in same hospital
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | July 4, 2020 1:41:59 AM IST
A 63-year-old man who had gone "missing" from the Vijayawada Government Hospital on June 24 was found dead on Friday in the same hospital, police said. ... read..

DRDO to name its COVID hospital wards after soldiers killed in Galwan clash, ICU unit named after Col Santosh Babu
New Delhi | July 4, 2020 1:42:02 AM IST
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to name different wards of new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi after the Indian Army troops who lost their lives in the Galwan valley clash last month. ... read..

Event promoter Rehan Siddiqui blacklisted after Shiv Sena MP raises issue
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 4, 2020 1:41:56 AM IST
Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale had written to Home Ministry to refrain Indian artists from performing in concerts organised by a promoter accused of serious crimes like money laundering and human trafficking. ... read..

New shipping service to augment Indo-Bangla trade inaugurated at Kolkota dock
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 4, 2020 1:41:54 AM IST
A new shipping service to augment Indo-Bangla trade was inaugurated between SMP (Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port) Kolkata and Chattogram Port at Kolkata Dock on Friday. ... read..

Health ministry revises remdesivir dosage for COVID-19 patients
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | July 4, 2020 1:41:52 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Friday has revised the dosage of the antiviral drug--remdesivir, being administered to hospitalized COVID-19 patients from the earlier six-days to five-day treatment course. ... read..

Unfortunate that trial can't be held in India: Kerala CM on Italian Marines case, says State not in favour of withdrawing case from SC
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 4, 2020 1:41:51 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday has said that that it is "unfortunate" that the trial of the Italian marines cannot be held in India and the State was not in favour of withdrawing the case from the Supreme Court. ... read..

Man slips near canal, stays all night clinging to a tree in Andhra's Nellore
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) | July 4, 2020 1:41:49 AM IST
A man was on Friday rescued after he slipped near Kanigiri reservoir main canal and clung to a tree throughout the night. He was on his way to kin's place when the incident happened on Thursday in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. ... read..

Delhi HC allows Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita's plea to have video conferencing facility to consult lawyers
New Delhi | July 4, 2020 1:41:47 AM IST
Delhi High Court on Friday allowed Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita's plea to have video conferencing facilities with her lawyers twice a week and access to books from jail library. ... read..

After Surjewala's 'Tughlaki Farman' barb, Railways clarifies
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
After Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala tried to take a dig at the Centre by tweeting a Railway Board notification on 'review on policy on creation of posts', the Indian Railways has clarified. It said that it will not surrender any safety category ... read..

Accepted int'l award in Italian marines case, end proceedings, SC told
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the international tribunal award in the killing of two India fishermen by Italian marines and asked it to close the matter pending before it for eight years. ... read..

Agitation in Bengal over irregularities in Amphan relief
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Hundreds of people staged a sit-in demonstration in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Friday to protest against the irregularities in the distribution of Amphan relief packages. ... read..

Political patronage nurtured history-sheeter Vikas Dubey
Lucknow | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Underworld don Vikas Dubey, who was responsible for the murder of eight policemen in Kanpur, has 60 criminal cases registered against him. He was also active in politics using 'honour' to polarise voters in favour of his men. ... read..

Yogi meets kin of dead cops, announces Rs 1-cr each to families
Kanpur (UP) | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Kanpur on Friday afternoon and met the kin of eight police officials killed by gangster Vikas Dubey and his men, and also announced Rs 1 crore compensation to each of the bereaved families. ... read..

Assam fire: NGT defers deposit of Rs 25 crore fine by OIL
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal has deferred its direction for deposition of Rs 25 crore interim fine by the Oil India Ltd, following the gas well leakage and fire in Assam, till the actual amount and its disbursement plans are worked out. ... read..

Proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 undermines federal structure: Maharashtra Energy Minister
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 3, 2020 11:42:05 PM IST
The proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 clearly "violates" the constitutional mandate and "undermines" its federal structure, said Dr Nitin Raut, Maharashtra Energy Minister on Friday while demanding that the Centre should take states into confiden ... read..

IITBHF announces grant of Rs 2.35 crores for IIT Bombay
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 3, 2020 11:42:04 PM IST
IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation on Friday announced a grant of Rs 2.35 crores to IIT Bombay in order to fulfill the needs of students in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

Haryana Police books SFJ's Gurpatwant Pannun for sedition
Chandigarh | July 3, 2020 11:42:02 PM IST
Taking cognisance of the anti-national tele-calling campaign during the last couple of days, police have registered an FIR against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, chief of banned outfit "Sikhs for Justice" on charges of sedition and secessionism at Bhondsi Polic ... read..

J-K reports 170 new coronavirus cases
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 3, 2020 11:42:00 PM IST
A total of 170 new coronavirus cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in last 24 hours and the total number of cases in the Union Territory stands at 8,019. ... read..

Kanpur encounter: Two criminals gunned down
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 11:41:59 PM IST
Two criminals were gunned down in the combing operation in the aftermath of Kanpur encounter, in which a group of assailants opened fire on a police team which was trying to arrest a criminal in the city late on Thursday night, a senior police official sa ... read..

Kerala court issues stay on shooting of Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi's film
Kochi (Kerala) | July 3, 2020 11:41:57 PM IST
Ernakulam district court on Friday issued a stay on shooting and promotional activities of a Malayalam movie, starring Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi, for an alleged violation of copyright laws. ... read..

Over 5 lakh stranded Indians returned under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 11:41:55 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that over 5 lakh stranded Indians have returned safely to India from 137 countries under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM). ... read..

Chhattisgarh: Two boys rape minor girl on pretext of COVID-19 cure, one held
Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi (Chhattisgarh) | July 3, 2020 11:41:54 PM IST
A minor boy has been arrested and the search for another is underway for allegedly raping a minor girl here in a village under Marwahi police station area, police said on Friday. ... read..

VP Duraisamy meets Tamil Nadu BJP president L Murugan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | July 3, 2020 11:41:52 PM IST
Former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader VP Duraisamy on Friday met Tamil Nadu BJP president L Murugan after being appointed as party Vice-President. ... read..

Combat COVID-19: Jyotiradtiya Scindia urges people to wear masks, wash hands
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 11:41:50 PM IST
BJP MP Jyotiradtiya Scindia on Friday urged people to take necessary precautions such as wearing masks, and washing and sanitising hands in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19. ... read..

'Age of expansionism over': Modi's clear message to China from Ladakh (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to Ladakh on Friday issued a clear warning to China without naming it, saying that the "age of expansionism is over." ... read..

Sonia writes to PM over NEET quota for OBC students
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging the Union government to extend reservation for OBC candidates in the all-India quota for medical and dental seats to state/UT medical institutions. ... read..

Armed with WhatsApp, music, dupattas & firecrackers, Raj town fights locusts
Jaipur | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Staying connected on WhatsApp, buying firecrackers in abundance, having a loud music system in your house, waiving dupattas or saafas when locusts attack and you sense danger, this Rajasthan town is well prepared for the winged beasts anytime they decide ... read..

After hullabaloo, Nagaland finally bans dog meat trade, consumption
Kohima/Aizawl/Agartala | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Taking a cue from neighbouring Mizoram, the Nagaland government has banned the trade and consumption of dog meat. State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy in a tweet on Friday said: "The State Government has decided to ban commercial import and trading of dogs an ... read..

Political 'tigers' roar in MP jungle as Scindia, Cong square off
Bhopal | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh is known as a state famous for its tigers, but now it seems the tiger has become the symbol of the political jungle in the state. ... read..

Study supports link between coronavirus and 'Covid toes'
London | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
There's considerable controversy over whether "Covid toes" -- red sores or lesions on the feet and hands in children and young adults -- are truly caused by Covid-19. Now a new study has provided evidence in support of the link. ... read..

Cong in Kerala accuses Modi Govt of playing foul in Italian marines case
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran on Friday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government of foul play over the way the independent court of the United Nations came out with its judgment in the case of two Indian fishermen who we ... read..

Delhi HC asks respondents to treat PIL against capping hospital charges for COVID treatment as 'representation'
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 11:12:12 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the respondents to consider the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking review of the Delhi government's decision to cap the price of COVID-19 treatment "as a representation" and look into it in an expedited manner. ... read..

Piyush Goyal lauds role of Exporters, holds meeting with EPCs
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 11:12:08 PM IST
The Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Friday held video conference meeting with office-bearers of Export Promotion Councils (EPCs), to discuss and address the issues of exporters. ... read..

Agra: Taj Mahal to reopen on July 6 amid relaxations in COVID-19 lockdown
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 11:12:06 PM IST
Taj Mahal is set to reopen for tourists on July 6, after being shut for around three months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. ... read..

27 women rescued from brothel in Karnataka; 3 arrested
Puttenahalli (Karnataka) | July 3, 2020 11:12:03 PM IST
As many as 27 women, including four from Delhi and one from Jammu and Kashmir, were rescued from a brothel in Karnataka's Puttnehalli in a Central Crime Branch Police raid on Thursday night, an official said on Friday. ... read..

COVID-19: 7-day curfew imposed in Rajasthan's Barmer
Barmer (Rajasthan) | July 3, 2020 11:12:02 PM IST
In the backdrop of increasing number of COVID-19 cases, a seven-day curfew has been imposed in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Friday. ... read..

TDP accuses Jagan Reddy govt of conspiring to implicate Kollu Raveendra in YSRCP leader murder case
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM IST
Former Minister and Telegu Desam Party leader Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Friday accused the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in the state of conspiring to implicate former Minister Kollu Raveendra in the murder case of YSRCP leader Moka Bhaskar Rao in M ... read..

2 get bail after donating sanitiser, masks in MP
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 11:11:57 PM IST
Acting on the Madhya Pradesh High Court's direction, two persons, who are accused of illegally transporting liquor, donated sanitiser and masks to a government hospital in order to get bail. ... read..

Kerala reports 211 new COVID-19 cases
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 3, 2020 11:11:53 PM IST
Kerala reported 211 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the total active cases in the state to 2,098. ... read..

AITMC to commemorate 'Martyrs Day' on July 21 at every booth
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 3, 2020 11:11:52 PM IST
All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) on Friday said booth level workers of the AITMC will commemorate Martyrs' day on July 21 at every booth. ... read..

Need to strengthen investigation system: Uttarakhand CM to Vigilance Dept officials
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | July 3, 2020 11:11:50 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took a review meeting of the vigilance department officials at the Secretariat on Friday and emphasised on the need to strengthen the investigation system. ... read..

Four months of free ration ensured food security in TN: CM
Chennai | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said that ration card holders will be supplied free rice, sugar, pulses and oil in July as the Covid-19 lockdown has been extended till the month end. ... read..

Goa body opposes cutting of 50,000 trees for central projects
Panaji | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Goa's travel and tourism industry stakeholders have oppposed the proposed felling of nearly 50,000 trees in two protected forests areas in the state to make way for three central projects. ... read..

19 Sikh pilgrims killed in bus-train collision in Pakistan
Lahore | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
At least 19 Sikh pilgrims were killed and many others critically injured in a collision between a passenger bus and train on Friday in Pakistan's Sheikhupura district, near Lahore. ... read..

Amarinder accuses Sukhbir, Harsimrat Badal of misleading people of Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 3, 2020 10:41:54 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleging that they have "misled" people of the state to "promote their petty political agenda". ... read..

Police should kill my son, says mother of main accused in Kanpur encounter case
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 10:41:53 PM IST
Police should kill my son even if they manage to nab him, said Sarla Devi, mother of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey who is main accused in the Kanpur encounter case in which 8 policemen including a DSP were killed. ... read..

Uttarakhand reports 64 new COVID-19 cases
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | July 3, 2020 10:41:48 PM IST
As many as 64 new coronavirus cases were reported in Uttarakhand taking the state's tally to 3,048. ... read..

Abducted, bludgeoned to death for insulting another's mother
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
A man in Delhi abducted and brutally killed another, who invited the wrath by insulting the former's mother. ... read..

Youth Congress 'shirtless' protest against Railways privatisation
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Youth Congress organised a symbolic shirtless protest in Delhi on Friday against the central government over privatisation of Indian Railways after the government invited tenders to run private trains on selected routes. ... read..

'Age of expansionism over': PM Modi's clear message to China from Ladakh
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while at Leh, said in a clear warning to China without naming it, that the "age of expansionism is over." ... read..

4 policemen suspended after youth ends life in custody
Lucknow | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Four police personnel of the Gomti Nagar extension police station in Lucknow have been suspended following the death of a youth in custody. ... read..

Mumbai's Dharavi reports 8 new coronavirus cases
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 3, 2020 10:12:13 PM IST
As many as eight new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Dharavi on Friday. ... read..

Delhi HC suggests DBOCW board not to make Aadhaar compulsory for renewal of labour registration due to COVID-19
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 10:12:10 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has suggested the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers (DBOCW) Welfare Board that the collection of information about the family members with their Aadhaar Cards details should be suspended at a time when there is a rush as w ... read..

2,520 new COVID-19 cases, 59 deaths in Delhi
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 10:12:08 PM IST
A total of 2,520 new COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths were reported on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 94,695 in the national capital. ... read..

Lt Gen SP Kochhar appointed as Director-General of COAI
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 10:12:07 PM IST
Lt Gen Dr S P Kochhar was appointed as the Director-General of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Friday. ... read..

4,329 new coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu, 64 deaths
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | July 3, 2020 10:12:05 PM IST
As many as 4,329 new coronavirus cases and 64 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Friday, according to the Health Department. ... read..

Chandigarh reports 4 new coronavirus cases today
Chandigarh | July 3, 2020 10:12:04 PM IST
Chandigarh on Friday reported 4 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 454. ... read..

'A forest has only one lion' Digvijaya Singh retorts at Scindia's 'Tiger Zinda Hai'; Kamal Nath says 'Bypolls will tell who lives'
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 10:12:02 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh's political jungle has come alive with "tigers" and "lions" dominating the face-off between rivals Congress and the BJP who have engaged in a 'Jungle Book' wordplay in the State ahead of the Assembly bypolls later this year. ... read..

Kamal Nath hits out at Chouhan, says 14 of 33 ministers not MLAs
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | July 3, 2020 10:12:01 PM IST
A day after the expansion of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, Congress leader Kamal Nath took a dig at the chief minister, saying that it is for the first time in "history of democracy" that "14 out of 33 ministers are not MLAs" and that the cabinet has ... read..

J-K: Sopore Police takes cognizance of misuse of social media, FIR registered
Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 3, 2020 10:11:59 PM IST
A case has been registered by Sopore Police against several social media users for allegedly spreading false propaganda against the government. ... read..

With 94 new cases, Goa's coronavirus tally crosses 1500-mark
Panaji (Goa) | July 3, 2020 10:11:57 PM IST
Goa's coronavirus count has crossed 1500-mark after 94 new cases were reported on Friday. ... read..

Border not right place to make policy pronouncements: Salman Khurshid on PM Modi's Ladakh visit
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 10:11:56 PM IST
Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Ladakh on Friday, Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that border is not the right place for making large policy pronouncements. ... read..

Punjab to launch pilot project for COVID-19 rapid antigen testing
Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 3, 2020 10:11:54 PM IST
Punjab government has given the go-ahead to launch a pilot project for COVID-19 rapid antigen testing from the coming week. ... read..

53 COVID-19 patients discharged in Tripura today
New Delhi | July 3, 2020 10:11:51 PM IST
As many as 53 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Friday from various district Covid Care Centres in Tripura after their test results came negative, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said. ... read..

Telangana State Home Minister discharged from hospital after COVID-19 treatment
Hyderabad (Telangana) | July 3, 2020 10:11:49 PM IST
Telangana Minister for Home, Mohammed Mahmood Ali was on Friday discharged from hospital where he was being treated after being tested COVID-19 positive. ... read..

Lockdown helps metro cities achieve 95% of clean air target
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown has resulted in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru achieve 95 per cent of their 2024 National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) targets in a short span of 74 days, according to an analysis. ... read..

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