Thursday, July 16, 2020

'One exam doesn't define who you are': Modi's message to students
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told all students who took the recent CBSE examinations that "One exam doesn't define who you are". He also congratulated all those who tasted success in the exams. ... read..

SC Collegium nod to making addl judges of 3 HCs permanent
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of nine Additional Judges as Permanent Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court, the Himachal Pradesh High Court and the Calcutta High Court. ... read..

Locusts still active in various Rajasthan, UP districts
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Swarms of immature pink locusts and adult yellow locusts are still active in Rajasthan's Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Pali and Sikar districts and Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur and Bahraich districts, an official statement said on We ... read..

Stellar performance by Kendriya Vidyalayas, boy scores 99.4%
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Kendriya Vidyalaya student Abhay Nayak secured an impressive 99.4 per cent marks in the class 10 Board exams. Nayak has been declared the All India Topper of Kendriya Vidyalayas. ... read..

CBDT should issue clarification on TDS payment to non-residents: Ved Jain
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
The recent judgement of the Supreme Court in the case of PILCOM falls in the same category where the CBDT will have to come out with a clarification and amend the law if the need arises, according to tax expert Ved Jain. ... read..

LeT terrorist associate held, arms & ammunition seized
Srinagar | Thursday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with security forces claimed to have arrested a terrorist associate of the banned terror outfit LeT from Awantipore in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Wednesday. ... read..

Assam flood situation worsens; 66 dead, 36 lakh affected
Guwahati | Thursday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Seven more deaths were reported from four districts of flood-hit Assam on Wednesday, taking the death toll due to the monsoon deluge to 66, while around 36 lakh people in 26 of the state's 33 districts have been affected, officials said. ... read..

Mayors of 96 cities launch clean energy initiative
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A coalition of mayors of 96 cities across the world, including New Delhi, representing 700 million people on Wednesday launched a new agenda focusing on health, clean air and new jobs for post-COVID-19 economic recovery. ... read..

Priyanka slams Yogi over Covid-19 handling in UP
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the handling of the novel coronavirus situation in the state, saying the ground reality is completely different from the "propaganda ... read..

Maha HSC results to be declared on Thursday
Mumbai | Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Bowing to requests from various quarters, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education announced that the HSC results for the current year will be announced on Thursday (July 16), an official announcement said here on Wednesday. ... read..

SC rejects plea against 100% domicile quota in J&K jobs
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a plea challenging the 100 per cent domicile reservation in public employment through the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act 2019 after the revocation of Article 370 that accorded J&K the special stat ... read..

3-day-old infant travels 17 hours, survives cardiac surgery
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A three-day-old infant born in Uttar Pradesh travelled 17 hours on ventilator in an ambulance to get admitted to Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the national capital for a cardiac procedure. ... read..

Telangana Minister Satyavathi Rathod reviews coronavirus situation in Mahabubabad
Mahabubabad (Telangana) | July 16, 2020 2:12:17 AM IST
Telangana Woman and Child Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod has ordered Mahabubabad district officials to contain coronavirus spread and provide better medicare to the people, as the number of positive cases are increasing in the district. ... read..

Telangana Govt's lethargy forcing Gandhi Hospital employees to strike: BJP
Hyderabad (Telangana) | July 16, 2020 2:12:16 AM IST
BJP leader Ram Chander Rao on Wednesday visited the Gandhi Hospital where hundreds of medical staff staged a protest demanding better remunerations.Rao said that the state government's lethargy is letting them do this strike otherwise they are not interes ... read..

Air India offices to function at full strength from July 20, no separate COVID-19 roster
New Delhi | July 16, 2020 2:12:15 AM IST
Air India on Wednesday said that all its offices will function in full strength from July 20 and there will be no separate roster for functioning under COVID-19 situation. ... read..

Ramesh Pokhriyal launches world's most affordable COVID-19 diagnostic kit developed by IIT Delhi
New Delhi | July 16, 2020 2:12:10 AM IST
Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday virtually launched the world's most affordable RT-PCR based COVID-19 diagnostic kit "Corosure" developed by IIT Delhi, and approved by the ICMR and DCGI. ... read..

IMA says 99 doctors succumbed to COVID-19, issues 'Red alert' for medicos
New Delhi | July 16, 2020 2:12:08 AM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' for the safety of medicos and medical administrators involved in coronavirus containment efforts. ... read..

MP couple consumes poison during anti-encroachment drive
Guna (Madhya Pradesh) | July 16, 2020 2:12:07 AM IST
A couple in Madhya Pradesh's Guna district consumed poison allegedly after they were manhandled by police during anti-encroachment drive, Tehsildar N Singh said. ... read..

Accepting 90 days employment certificate by construction workers' union as proof: DBOCWWB tells Delhi HC
New Delhi | July 16, 2020 2:12:04 AM IST
The Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (DBOCWWB) told the Delhi High Court that it is even accepting 90 days employment certificate issued by the registered construction workers union as sufficient documents as the present address ... read..

Andhra cabinet nod for constituting committee for reorganization of districts
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | July 16, 2020 2:12:03 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for constituting a committee for reorganization of districts of state, Information and Public Relations Minister Perni Venkatramaiah said on Wednesday. ... read..

Mandaviya reviews development of Vallarpadam Terminal in Cochin Port
Kochi (Kerala) | July 16, 2020 2:12:01 AM IST
Union Minister of Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday asked officials to prepare a strategy to make Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port into a trans-shipment hub. ... read..

DAC delegates powers for progressing urgent capital acquisition cases up to Rs 300 cr to Armed Forces
New Delhi | July 16, 2020 2:12:00 AM IST
A special meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) was convened on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in which the Council delegated powers for progressing urgent capital acquisition cases up to Rs 300 crore to Arm ... read..

Bank fraud case: ED attaches assets worth Rs 33.71 cr under PMLA
New Delhi | July 16, 2020 2:11:55 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday attached assets of Rs 33 crores owned by Era Infra Engineering Limited, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in a case related to bank fraud. ... read..

West Bengal legislative assembly to remain shut till July 24 after employee tests COVID-19 positive
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 16, 2020 2:11:51 AM IST
All departments at the West Bengal Legislative Assembly has been shut down completely till July 24 after an employee at the Assembly tested positive for COVID-19. ... read..

Fire breaks out in Shahbad dairy area in Delhi
New Delhi | July 16, 2020 2:11:49 AM IST
A fire has broken out at the Shahbad dairy area of Delhi's Rohini on Thursday midnight. ... read..

Cameras guide Karnataka lensman's house shape, sons' names
Belagavi (Karnataka) | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Passionate over photography, ace lensman Ravi Hongal has built his dream house in Karnataka's Belagavi city in the shape of a camera, while his three sons are named after popular Japanese camera brands. ... read..

Thackeray opposes railway project in Maha tiger sanctuary
Mumbai | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Batting for the big cats, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday opposed the Centre's proposal to undertake a railway gauge conversion traversing through the Melghat Tiger Reserve in the Vidarbha region. ... read..

Oli's statement on Lord Ram outrageous: Karan Singh
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Veteran Congress leader and the former MP Karan Singh on Wednesday described Nepal Prime Minister K.P Sharma Olis remarks that the birthplace of Lord Ram was in Nepal as "outrageous" and said that his statement will hurt the sentiments of billions of Hind ... read..

BJP to protest against Karuppar Koottam in TN on Thursday
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Wednesday, said its members and supporters would hold protests at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday outside their homes against the obscene video about Tamil god Murugan and the prayer 'Kanda Shasti Ka ... read..

Punjab CM urges farmers' unions to postpone protests
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Wednesday, urged farmers' unions to put off their planned protests against the Centre's anti-farmer ordinances in view of the pandemic. ... read..

BJP top brass condole death of 'tallest tribal leader'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
BJP president J.P. Nadda and general secretary Ram Madhav condoled the death of Jagdeo Ram Oraon, the National President of RSS' key affiliate -- Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram. Oraon breathed his last while being treated at the district hospital in Jashpur, Chhat ... read..

Maha's 2017 directions on hill development plans 'vague', rules SC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court has set aside the Bombay High Court verdict upholding the regulations framed by the Maharashtra government, through a notification in 2017 after a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, in the context of unauthorised constructions undertak ... read..

Democratic countries must come together in post-Covid world: PM to EU
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
All democratic countries must come together to deal with new economic challenges in the post-Covid world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the European Union on Wednesday. ... read..

Twin sisters match scores in Class XII board exams
Hathras (UP) | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Mansi and Manya are residents of Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh, but are students of the Aster Public School in Greater Noida. They are twins and look strikingly similar. ... read..

Return to Congress, Surjewala appeals as Pilot rules out BJP
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Soon after Sachin Pilot, who was on Tuesday removed as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state party chief, announced that he will not join the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday appealed to him to return back to his party as it said that the BJP's attempt ... read..

Punjab Police to draw experts to sharpen investigations
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The council of ministers in Punjab on Wednesday paved the way for the state police to become India's first force to draw on civilians as domain experts to give a high quality cutting edge to its investigative functions. ... read..

TMC leader shot at in West Bengal, condition critical
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Dharmendra Singh, alias Dharua, was shot at by two bike-borne miscreants near his home in the North 24-Parganas district on Wednesday afternoon. ... read..

People ignore SOPs, masks while corona spreads in Kashmir
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Seven COVID-19 patients succumbed on Wednesday in Kashmir as the pandemic continues to take a toll despite reimposition of restrictions in Srinagar and other districts of the valley. ... read..

CBSE Class X results: Thiruvananthapuram tops, Delhi lags at 14th spot
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday declared the results of its Class X board examination with Thiruvananthapuram securing the top position, followed by Chennai and Bengaluru at number 2 and 3, respectively, while Delhi figured at ... read..

Engineer arrested taking Rs 1 lakh bribe in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested an engineer while he was taking Rs one lakh as bribe in Jharkhand's Simdega district. ... read..

TN political leaders condole death of senior journalist
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, DMK President M.K. Stalin and media organisations on Wednesday condoled the death of senior Tamil journalist P. Rajan. ... read..

Pilot, Scindia should have waited, their move suicidal: Moily
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said that the party has given a lot to both Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia and they should have waited patiently instead of being rebellious. ... read..

Odisha partners with Coursera to upskill 50,000 youths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Odisha Skills Development Authority (OSDA) has partnered with leading online learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 unemployed youths during the COVID-19 crisis, said a statement on Wednesday. ... read..

Now, Trinamool leaders meet Kovind over BJP MLA's death
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
A delegation of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on Wednesday met President Ram Nath Kovind to clear the air on the death of BJP's Hemtabad MLA Debendra Nath Roy and to counter BJP's claims that it was 'murder' and not 'suicide'. ... read..

Hyderabad Zoo's chimp 'Suzi' celebrates 34th birthday
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Chimpanzee 'Suzi' at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on Wednesday celebrated 34th birthday. ... read..

Success mantra of Ranchi girl who scored 100% in maths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
In the Class 10 board exam results declared by CBSE, a girl student studying in a government school in Ranchi has scored a perfect 100 per cent in subjects like Mathematics and Social Science, leaving her parents pleasantly surprised. ... read..

Daily hearings on Maratha reservation case from July 27: SC
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will begin day-to-day hearing from July 27 through videoconference on a clutch of pleas filed against reservation for the Marathas in education and jobs in Maharashtra. ... read..

Kerala HC bans protests till July 31
Kochi | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
A division bench of the Kerala High Court on Wednesday ruled that there should be no protests or demonstrations in the state till July 31 as it is in violation of the COVID-19 guidelines brought out by the Centre. ... read..

SC seeks J&K govt response on detention of 73-yr-old bar leader amid Covid-19
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday queried the Jammu & Kashmir administration on the need to detain J&K High Court Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom, who has been under detention for nearly a year. ... read..

Search op underway for Maoists in Telangana
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Police in Telangana's Bhadradri-Kothagudem district launched massive search operations for Maoists in the area bordering Chhattisgarh after an exchange of fire on Wednesday. ... read..

Kashmir's carpet industry facing decline
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The iconic carpet industry of Kashmir is facing a sharp decline forcing most carpet weavers to take up odd jobs for earning their livelihood. ... read..

UP temple sevadar's death due to beating leads to tension, 1 held
Meerut | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Beating up of a 'sevadar' at a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district and his subsequent death led to tension in the area after VHP activists claimed a communal angle to the crime and demanded the arrest of all the culprits. ... read..

Girls fared 3.17% better than boys in CBSE class 10 results
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday announced the Board results for class 10, in which a total of 91.46 per cent students passed the examinations. This number is 0.36 per cent higher than the previous year. ... read..

Smuggling of gold, cigarettes, liquor surges amid COVID
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Gold, cigarettes and liquor were among high tax items which topped the list of smuggled goods across India amid the current coronavirus crisis that has led to economic distress. ... read..

Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh, meet soldiers
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Amid the ongoing tension at borders with China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting the eastern Ladakh region to interact with soldiers deployed in the hostile border area. ... read..

How meditation can lower heart disease risk
New York | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Want to live longer? Meditation may be key. Researchers have found that meditation linked to lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and coronary artery disease. ... read..

A murder camouflaged as accident
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
It was a murder, cleverly camouflaged to look like an 'accident'. ... read..

Why are you shielding IAS officer, Cong asks Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday again sought to corner Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the gold smuggling case, asking him why was he "shielding" IAS officer M Sivasankar in the matter. ... read..

If FB is so dear to you, put in your papers: HC to Army officer
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
A division bench of the Delhi High Court has refused to grant relief to a senior army officer, who had pleaded against the order of the Indian Army to ban its officers from using social networking platforms. ... read..

Cong blames Nitish for coronavirus spread in Bihar
Patna | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
The Bihar Congress on Wednesday flayed the Nitish Kumar-led government for the exponential increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the state. ... read..

Congress doors not closed for Pilot: Pande
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
A day after the Congress cracked the whip on Sachin Pilot by removing him as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress unit chief, party leader Avinash Pande on Wednesday maintained that all doors are not yet closed on the disgruntled leader. ... read..

Rain lashes Mumbai for third straight day
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
For the third consecutive day, heavy rain continued to lash Mumbai and its suburbs with incidents of waterlogging getting reported from some spots without dislocation of normal life, officials said here on Wednesday. ... read..

Priyanka targets Yogi government over kidnapping case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday sharpened her attack on the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state after the Kanpur police landed in a major controversy for asking the famil ... read..

Bihar to get relief from monsoon havoc soon: IMD
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The north-eastern provinces, including Bihar, which are reeling under heavy rains and floods, may soon get relief from the havoc of monsoon, while northern and central-India may witness increased rainfall. ... read..

MC member abducted in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Meraj-ud-Din Malla, Vice-President of Watergam Municipal Committee in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, was abducted on Wednesday by unidentified persons, police sources said. ... read..

Skill, reskill and upskill: PM's job mantra amid corona crisis
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the mantra to remain relevant during the coronavirus pandemic in the country is to 'skill, reskill and upskill'. ... read..

Russia sells more gold than gas for the first time in 30 years
Moscow | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
For the first time in nearly three decades, Russia exported more gold than gas in the second quarter of 2020. ... read..

Digvijaya slams Scindia for joining 'enemies' (Ld)
Shivpuri | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on erstwhile party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia for joining hands with the BJP which he dubbed as 'enemies'. ... read..

Digvijaya slams Scindia for joining 'enemies'
Shivpuri | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on erstwhile party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia for joining hands with the BJP which he dubbed as 'enemy'. ... read..

Global policy in tatters, India losing respect everywhere: Rahul
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a pot shot at Narendra Modi government saying its foreign policy is in tatters and India is losing power and respect everywhere. ... read..

Armies of India, China discuss de-escalation on Ladakh border
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Military delegates of India and China held deliberations stretching for nearly 15 hours on the disengagement and de-escalation of troops and materials on their borders in eastern Ladakh, during which the Indian side asked PLA troops to completely withdraw ... read..

Pilot, Scindia careerist netas, not tied to ideology: Hariprasad
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
With Jyotiraditya Scindia parting ways with the Congress and Sachin Pilot ousted as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and PCC chief, senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad has lashed out at them and dubbed them "careerist politicians who had nothing to do wit ... read..

Arms licences of Mukhtar Ansari's men suspended
Varanasi | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Five arms licences of the relatives and henchmen of jailed mafia don and MLA Mukhtar Ansari have been suspended and the arms have been deposited in police stations of Ghazipur district. ... read..

All Rajasthan PCC panels, cells dissolved; notice to Pilot, others
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
A day after the Congress cracked the whip and ousted Rajasthan PCC chief Sachin Pilot, the party on Wednesday dissolved all working committees, departments and cells of the PCC with immediate effect to pave the way for their reconstitution. ... read..

Horse trading was being done in Jaipur, we have proof: Ashok Gehlot
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | July 15, 2020 4:41:55 PM IST
Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, on Wednesday revealed that Congress has the "proof of horse-trading" being done in Jaipur. ... read..

2 injured after building collapses in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 15, 2020 4:41:52 PM IST
Two people were injured after a portion of a house collapsed at Pavwala Street in Mumbai on Wednesday. Both of them were taken to a hospital after the incident. ... read..

6 held for attacking police team in UP
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Six people have been arrested for attacking a team of Crime Branch policemen in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district. The ruckus allegedly helped a criminal to escape. ... read..

Gold smuggling case: IAS officer quizzed for 9 hours by Customs
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's former Secretary and IAS officer M. Sivasankar was grilled for 9 hours by the Customs in the gold smuggling case. ... read..

'India's global strategy in tatters, ' says Rahul Gandhi on Chabahar railway project
New Delhi | July 15, 2020 4:12:12 PM IST
After Iran announced that it will be going ahead with Chabahar-Zahedan railway project on its own, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Central Government saying India's global strategy is in tatters. ... read..

SC asks Centre to explain basis for detention of J-K Bar Association President
New Delhi | July 15, 2020 4:12:11 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday took into note that the order for the detention of senior advocate and Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom has expired and asked the Central government to explain the basis of his detention. ... read..

Combatting Covid: Jodhpur cops launch Har Ghar Dastak drive
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) | July 15, 2020 4:12:09 PM IST
In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, the police have launched a campaign named Har Ghar Dastak in Jodhpur to control the spread of infections. ... read..

Pune: Police maintain strict vigil during complete lockdown
Pune (Maharashtra) | July 15, 2020 4:12:06 PM IST
Police personnel were seen doing the rounds on the streets of Pune on Wednesday to ensure that the norms of the complete COVID-19 lockdown imposed in the district were being followed. ... read..

Low lying areas water-logged in Andhra's Krishna district after incessant rains
Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) | July 15, 2020 4:12:03 PM IST
Monsoon rains poured throughout Tuesday night in most parts of Jaggayyapeta, Penuganchiprolu and Vatsavai mandals in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district. ... read..

PM Narendra Modi reviews development work at Kedarnath Dham
New Delhi | July 15, 2020 4:12:01 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed the ongoing development work in Kedarnath Dham. ... read..

Study reveals housing conditions affect cardiovascular health risks
Washington D.C. | July 15, 2020 4:12:00 PM IST
People who are homeless may experience 60-70% higher rates of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, compared to the general population, according to a recent study. ... read..

Main accused in Bhopal rape case, Pyare Miyan, arrested in J-K
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | July 15, 2020 4:11:55 PM IST
The main accused, Pyare Miyan, in the Bhopal girls rape case, was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, with the help of local police and will be brought to Bhopal, informed South Bhopal SP Sai Krishna Thota. ... read..

Sachin Pilot should admit his mistake, should not try to topple Gehlot govt: Avinash Pande
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | July 15, 2020 4:11:53 PM IST
Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande on Wednesday gave a piece of advice to Sachin Pilot to admit his mistake and not make an attempt to topple the Ashok Gehlot government. ... read..

Bengaluru wears deserted look as 7-day lockdown enters 2nd day
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | July 15, 2020 4:11:52 PM IST
Streets in Bengaluru wore a deserted look as the city entered the second day of its 7-day lockdown on Wednesday. The lockdown is being observed in the city after the state government announced it as a necessary step to combat the spread of COVID-19. ... read..

Severe water logging in Mumbai after incessant rains
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 15, 2020 4:11:50 PM IST
Incessant rainfall on Wednesday caused severe waterlogging in Mumbai's King's Circle area. ... read..

Ex-UP MLA's thatched-roof house collapses
Gorakhpur (UP) | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
They don't make men like him anymore. Haridwar Pandey, a former UP legislator from 1980 to 1985, does not have luxury cars, expensive mobile phones or even a well-built house. ... read..

AMU girl threatened with 'brass hijab'
Aligarh | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
A student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has lodged a complaint with the police against a fellow student who allegedly threatened her on social media that she would be forced to wear a 'brass hijab' once the varsity reopens after the lockdown. ... read..

Kanpur kidnapping: Police botches up rescue op
Kanpur | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The Kanpur police has landed in a major controversy after it asked the family of a kidnapped man to pay the ransom money to the kidnappers. ... read..

DCGI gives market approval for Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine
New Delhi | July 15, 2020 3:42:11 PM IST
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to the first fully indigenously developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine. ... read..

235 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | July 15, 2020 3:42:10 PM IST
235 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Rajasthan, the State Health Department informed on Wednesday. ... read..

Kerala HC asks state govt about cases registered against people violating COVID guidelines
Kochi (Kerala) | July 15, 2020 3:42:05 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday asked the state government about the number of cases registered against people who have been violating coronavirus safety norms amidst public protests. ... read..

Chhattisgarh: Family in Mahasamund suffers social boycott, threatens suicide
Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh) | July 15, 2020 3:41:52 PM IST
Suffering from social boycott for a year due to a local goon's alleged torture, a family of four in Mahasamund's Charoda village in Chhattisgarh recounted their agony while speaking to ANI on Wednesday. The social ostracism has been such that the family i ... read..

With over 45,000 samples, highest single-day COVID tests conducted in UP
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | July 15, 2020 3:41:50 PM IST
More than 45,000 samples were tested for COVID-19 by the Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday, the highest single-day tests conducted by any state, said Alok Kumar, Secretary to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. ... read..

Policemen rescue pigeon caught in kite string
Bareilly (UP) | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
A pigeon caught in a kite string at about 60 feet above the ground, was rescued by Bareilly police in Izzatnagar area. ... read..

VHP, Bajrang Dal men booked for protest inside police station
Aligarh (UP) | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
The Aligarh police, on Tuesday, booked 116 activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal for allegedly staging an illegal protest and chanting 'Hanuman Chalisa' inside the police station, while demanding the arrest of BSP councillor, S ... read..

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