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Assam to withdraw FIR against Mizoram RS member
Guwahati/Aizawl | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday asked the police to withdraw an FIR against Mizoram Rajya Sabha member K. Vanlalvena which was lodged in the wake of the July 26 border row. ... read..


Study finds exercise can boost kids' vocabulary growth
Washington | August 2, 2021 9:15:14 PM IST
A recent study by University of Delaware researchers suggested exercise can boost kids' vocabulary growth. ... read..


Northeast BJP MPs meet Modi, blame Cong for politics over border dispute
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Amid the ongoing border dispute between Assam and Mizoram, BJP's MPs from the Northeastern states on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and blamed the Congress for indulging in politics over the issue. ... read..


Maharashtra BJP's end is near: Shiv Sena
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Fuming over a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator's threat to 'raze the Shiv Sena Bhavan', the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)'s saffron ally on Monday warned that the "BJP's end is near" and those who cast an evil eye at the party headquarters, "will be fou ... read..


Amid border dispute with Assam, Mizoram Governor meets Amit Shah
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 8:45:22 PM IST
Amid tensions between Assam and Mizoram over boundary dispute, Union Home Minister on Monday met Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati in New Delhi on Monday. ... read..


PIL in HC seeking door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for super senior, bedridden citizens in Delhi
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 8:45:20 PM IST
A 84-years-old woman has knocked on the doors of the Delhi High Court through a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre and Delhi Government to introduce a helpline number for registration of COVID-19 vaccine and a policy on urgen ... read..


Schools for classes 10,11,12 re-open in Himachal from today
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | August 2, 2021 8:45:17 PM IST
Schools across the state re-opened for classes 10, 11 and 12 from Monday while adhering to COVID-19 protocols. ... read..


Journalist Paranjoy Thakurta, 4 others approach SC to declare installation of Pegasus 'illegal, unconstitutional'
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 8:45:16 PM IST
Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and four others, who are reported to be in the potential list of snoop targets using Pegasus spyware, have filed the petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to declare that the installation or use of spywar ... read..


Sagar Dhankar murder case: Rohini Court to announce date of cognizance tomorrow
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 8:45:09 PM IST
Following the first charge-sheet filed by Delhi Police in the Sagar Dhankar murder case, Rohini Court will announce the date of cognizance on Tuesday in the matter in which wrestler Sushil Kumar was allegedly involved. ... read..


UP man held for flinging infant to death
Bijnor (UP) | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
An inebriated man flung his eight-month-old daughter to death following a spat with his wife. ... read..


Former UP minister booked as he was to marry for 6th time
Agra (UP) | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh minister, Chaudhary Bashir, has been booked by his wife Nagma for preparing to marry for the sixth time. ... read..


Rahul to hold breakfast meet on Tuesday to discuss joint oppn strategy
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will meet the leaders of the opposition parties at breakfast on Tuesday morning to discuss joint strategy for the ongoing monsoon session of the parliament to corner the government on people centric issues. ... read..


Normal rainfall likely in Aug-Sep across nation: IMD
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Rainfall over the country as a whole during the second half (August to September period) South-West monsoon season is most likely to be normal with a tendency to be on the positive side of the normal. ... read..


'Belong to both states', CJI indicates opting out of Krishna river case
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Monday indicated he would not hear the plea by the Andhra Pradesh government alleging that the Telangana government has deprived it of its legitimate share of water for drinking and irrigation purposes and termed it "unconsti ... read..


Bihar ex-MLA's son shot in Banka
Patna | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
A former Rashtrya Janata Dal MLA's son came under attack in Bihar's Banka district, an official said. ... read..


117 detained for involvement in illegal gambling, betting in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 2, 2021 8:15:23 PM IST
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru on Monday detained 117 people for allegedly being involved in illegal gambling and cricket betting. ... read..


65-yr-old man moves SC to bring back her daughter, granddaughter detained in Kabul prison
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 8:15:20 PM IST
A father has moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent direction to the Central government to bring her daughter and granddaughter allegedly detained in Kabul prison to India. ... read..


Rajya Sabha productivity drops to 21 pc as opposition continues its protests
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 8:45:12 PM IST
Amid disruptions caused by the opposition over its demands, the productivity of Rajya Sabha fell to 13.70 per cent during the second week of the monsoon session from 32.20 per cent during the first week, resulting in the overall productivity of 21.60 per ... read..


Andhra Village revenue assistants protest demanding higher pay
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | August 2, 2021 8:15:15 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Village Revenue Assistants (VRAs) held protests on Monday demanding minimum wages of Rs 21,000 per month and for the appointment of nominees as regular VRAs. ... read..


SC refuses to entertain rape victim's plea to marry tormentor priest
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea by former Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery seeking interim bail to marry a girl, who he raped and impregnated when she was a minor. The rape survivor from Kerala had also moved the top court seeki ... read..


Proposal to change name of UP's Firozabad to Chandra Nagar
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The newly elected Zila Parishad of Firozabad has moved a proposal to change the name of the district to Chandra Nagar. ... read..


'Made in India' Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine doses to be available from September-October: Dr Reddy's Laboratories
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:45:21 PM IST
'Made in India' Sputnik V COVID-19 doses are likely to be available from September-October, said Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Monday. ... read..


We see technology as tool to help poor, e-RUPI will give new dimension to digital governance: PM Modi
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:45:18 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched e-RUPI, a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution, and said it will play a huge role in making DBT more effective and give a new dimension to digital governance. ... read..


Govt asked Central Public Sector Enterprises, firms with Rs 500 cr turnover to get on-board TReDS: Narayan Rane
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:45:16 PM IST
The Government of India has instructed Central Public Sector Enterprises and all companies with a turnover of Rs 500 crore or more to get themselves on-boarded on TReDS, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Monday. ... read..


Johnson and Johnson still in discussion with Centre over indemnity issue: Sources
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:45:15 PM IST
The US-based pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson is still in talks with the Centre over its COVID-19 vaccine, said sources on Monday. ... read..


India, China say 12th round military talks on disengagement constructive, agree to resolve issues
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:45:14 PM IST
The 12th round of the India-China Corps Commander level meeting was held on July 31 at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side, to iron out an agreement for the next phase of disengagement in eastern Ladakh where the two sides have been ... read..


Maharashtra sets record, vaccinated 8 lakh people in day: Aaditya Thackeray
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 2, 2021 7:45:12 PM IST
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday said the state has set a record of vaccinating 8 lakh people in a day against COVID-19, adding it can conduct 1.5 million inoculations in 24 hours. ... read..


President Kovind arrives in Chennai for 5-day TN visit
Chennai | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Monday arrived in Chennai on a five-day visit to Tamil Nadu. He was received at the Chennai airport by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, Tamil Nadu Chief secretary V. Irai Anbu, Dire ... read..


2 held for killing palm civet cats in Dudhwa
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A forest patrol team has arrested three poachers who were trying to sneak out of the Mailani range of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve with two carcasses of palm civet cats that they had allegedly killed. ... read..


Delhi HC allows pregnant woman to medically terminate 22-week foetus
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:15:15 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed a woman who was 22 weeks pregnant to undergo medical termination as the fetus was suffering from serious abnormalities. ... read..


Nadda to hold meeting with BJP general secretaries on August 4
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:15:13 PM IST
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda will chair a meeting with all general secretaries and presidents of morchas on August 4 at the party headquarters in Delhi, said sources. ... read..


J-K Police busts LeT terror module in Anantnag, 4 held
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 2, 2021 7:15:08 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police has busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror module in Anantnag and arrested four persons including one active terrorist and three terrorist associates who were allegedly involved in developing an IED to carry out blasts in the town. ... read..


'I belong to both states': CJI Ramana recuses from hearing Andhra-Telangana water dispute
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:15:07 PM IST
The Bench of the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Monday recused from hearing on a petition filed by the Andhra Pradesh government on sharing of Krishna river water with Telangana. ... read..


Opposition trying to hijack Parliament proceedings: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Slamming the Opposition parties, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday alleged that they are trying to hijack the proceedings of Parliament on the basis of fake and fabricated tales. ... read..


Opposition forces second adjournment in RS
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The opposition forced second adjournment on Monday in the upper house of the parliament on Pegasus controversy and farmers issue. The opposition demanded discussion on the snooping row. ... read..


Mind crunching with 6 top-notch CFOs to unravel their successes (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has traditionally been seen as a serious, introverted bean counter but a new book reveals the unconventional ways in which six of these top notchers have shaped their careers and the role they played in the 100x growth of t ... read..


SC to hear contempt PIL against PM, HM challenging Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi Police chief
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 6:45:18 PM IST
Supreme Court will hear the contempt petition against the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Ministry of Home Affairs challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner on August 5. ... read..


Lifestyle adjustments in obese seniors can help boost vascular health
North Carolina | August 2, 2021 6:45:14 PM IST
According to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, small lifestyle changes can make a really big difference in improving vascular health in older adults with obesity. ... read..


Ready to take vow in temple: Andhra BJP leader on corruption allegations
Amaravati | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary S. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy on Monday said that he never indulged in corruption in his political life and threw a challenge to ruling party legislator Rachamallu Siva Prasad Reddy to prove it. ... read..


SC issues notice to states/UTs on scrapped section 66A of IT Act
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to all state governments and union territories (UTs) on a plea complaining that people were being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, which has been quashed by the top court. ... read..


Fake pesticides manufacturing plant busted by Delhi Police
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 6:15:27 PM IST
Delhi Police on Monday arrested two persons in connection with the alleged production of fake pesticides by a manufacturing plant in the Mundka area, West Delhi. ... read..


Forces from outside India interfering in Assam-Mizoram issue: says Kiren Rijiju after BJP MPs write to PM
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 6:15:26 PM IST
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram was exacerbated by forces from outside the country with lots of elements from abroad interfering by making inciting statements. ... read..


SC directs PCI to recommend shooter Naresh Sharma's name as an additional participant in Tokyo Paralympics
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 6:15:25 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) to recommend five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma's name as an additional participant for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics Games, starting from August 24. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh reports 1,546 new COVID cases, 15 deaths in past 24 hours
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | August 2, 2021 6:15:20 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh recorded 1,546 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours and a total of 15 people succumbed to the virus in the state, informed the state health bulletin. ... read..


Tourism Ministry identified eco-tourism as one of the Niche Tourism areas for development: Centre
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 6:15:19 PM IST
The Ministry of Tourism has identified Ecotourism as one of the Niche Tourism areas for development in the country, the Central government informed in the Lok Sabha on Monday. ... read..


Vaani Kapoor says decision to work with Akshay Kumar was a 'no brainer'
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Vaani Kapoor is thrilled that she got the opportunity to work opposite Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film 'Bell Bottom', a film in which she has a small but impactful role. ... read..


Selja's quick visit to Jaipur triggers fresh speculations
Jaipur | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Haryana state Congress president Kumari Selja, on Sunday night, made a silent and surprise visit to Jaipur, went to Chief Minister's residence, had a long discussion with Ashok Gehlot and then she quickly returned back to Delhi on Monday morning. ... read..


RS congratulates PV Sindhu for winning Olympic medal
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
The Rajya Sabha on Monday congratulated P.V. Sindhu for winning the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. ... read..


Opposition floor leaders to meet on Tuesday to discuss strategy over demands
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:45:35 PM IST
Amid the stalemate in Parliament over the opposition's demand for a probe into Pegasus surveillance allegations and repeal of farm laws, floor leaders of opposition parties will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss the strategy for the remaining part of the ... read..


Allocation of 100 pc PhD seats to JRF candidates in select centres 'well-considered' policy': JNU tells Delhi HC
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:45:34 PM IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday through an affidavit filed in Delhi High Court submitted that the allocation of 100 per cent PhD seats to Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) category candidates for the academic year 2021-22 in selected centre ... read..


PM Modi launches digital payment solution e-RUPI
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:45:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched e-RUPI, an electronic voucher promoting digital payment solution. ... read..


State government will try to help the flood victims in every manner possible: Maharashtra CM Thackeray
Maharashtra (Mumbai) | August 2, 2021 5:45:23 PM IST
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Monday paid a visit to the flood-affected Sangali district. On his daylong visit, he assured the flood victims that the state government and administration will give all kinds of needed help to the affected people here. ... read..


Culture Ministry launches unique programme to celebrate 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on Independence Day this year
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:45:16 PM IST
As India is celebrating 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' to commemorate the country's 75 years of Independence, the Union Ministry of Culture has launched a unique programme to invite the people to sing the national anthem and upload the video on website www.RAS ... read..


Khela Hobe slogan will reverberate across India, says Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | August 2, 2021 5:45:10 PM IST
The 'Khela Hobe' slogan will reverberate across India in the coming days, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday. ... read..


HC seeks Delhi govt's reply on plea to resume all weekly markets
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:45:09 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Delhi Government to file a reply on a petition seeking to resume all weekly markets with all precautions and COVID-19 appropriate behavior or provide financial assistance to street vendors. ... read..


4 suspected drones spotted in J&K's Samba district
Jammu | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Four flying objects suspected to be drones were spotted in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, said police. ... read..


Twist in tale: 'Hostage' says she is married to abductor
Moradabad (UP) | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
In a surprising turn of events, a girl who was alleged to have been 'kidnapped' by a Muslim youth and five others, took to social media to refute the charges and declared she has been married to the youth "of her own free will". ... read..


Olympics hockey: Indian women make historic entry into semifinals (Ld)
Tokyo | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Taking inspiration from the men's team that got into the medal rounds after a gap of four decades, Indian women's hockey scripted a historic moment of their own by making their maiden entry into the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday. ... read..


Pegasus row: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar demands probe, JD(U) first BJP ally to do so
Patna (Bihar) | August 2, 2021 5:15:25 PM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and leader of Janta Dal (United) leader on Monday demanded an investigation into the Pegasus spyware scandal. ... read..


Covaxin is effective against Delta Plus variant of Covid-19, says study
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:15:23 PM IST
Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin has shown less reduction in 'neutralizing activity' while comparing with Delta and Delta AY.1 (Delta plus) variants in those who are fully vaccinated with the vaccine according to a study by the Indian Council of ... read..


Rajnath Singh reaches out to Opposition in RS seeking cooperation in House
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:15:22 PM IST
Amid repeated adjournments in the House, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called up the Leaders of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and sought their cooperation in running the House, sources informed on Monday. ... read..


Uddhav Thackeray visits flood-affected areas of Sangli
Sangli (Maharashtra) | August 2, 2021 5:15:20 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday visited the flood-affected areas of Sangli to inspect the flood situation in the district, informed the Chief Minister's Office (CMO). ... read..


SC refuses to grant bail to former Catholic priest convicted in a rape case on plea of marrying victim
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:15:19 PM IST
Supreme Court of India on Monday refused to grant interim bail to a former Catholic priest Robin Mathew convicted of raping and impregnating a minor girl. The convict was asked to move to Kerala High Court after he had approached the SC for bail on the p ... read..


Centre rushes high-level team to Maharashtra to support state in effective public health interventions for Zika
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 5:15:17 PM IST
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday decided to depute a high-level multidisciplinary team to Maharastra after the state reported its first Zika virus case in Pune. ... read..


Kerala Oppn stages disciplined protest against Sivankutty
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
In what is seen as a departure from the past, the Congress led opposition in Kerala on Monday staged a disciplined protest on the floor of the assembly demanding the resignation of State Education Minister V. Sivankutty. ... read..


Positive global cues, hopes of healthy Q1 lift indices
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Positive global cues from Asian indices along with domestic hopes of more healthy quarterly results lifted India's equity markets during the morning trade session on Monday. ... read..


Prez Kovind on 5-day TN trip, to attend Assembly centenary celebrations
Chennai | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here on Monday for a five-day trip to attend various programmes, including the centenary celebrations of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. ... read..


COVID test facilities for tourists set up at entry gates of Kashmir's Mughal Gardens
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), | August 2, 2021 4:45:20 PM IST
As the tourist influx increases in Kashmir, the Kashmir government has set up on-spot Covid test facilities for the safety of tourists at the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir, which were reopened on July 7 after the decline in COVID-19 cases in the state. ... read..


5 Shiromani Akali Dal leaders among 6 from Punjab who joined BJP today
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 4:45:18 PM IST
Six Punjab leaders out of which five are from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Gajender Singh Shekhawat here on Tuesday. ... read..


India beat Oz, storms into historic women's hockey SF
Tokyo | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The Indian women's hockey team made history on Monday as it stormed into the semifinals of the Olympic Games hockey tournament for the first time. ... read..


5 Shiromani Akali Dl leaders among 6 from Punjab who joined BJP today
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 4:15:08 PM IST
Six Punjab leaders out of which five are from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Gajender Singh Shekhawat here on Tuesday. ... read..


Oppn to step up attack on Pegasus snooping issue
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The opposition on Monday gave notices of suspension in the Rajya Sabha and adjournment in the Lok Sabha on the Pegasus snooping issue. ... read..


AU sings MoU with IndUS Setu Global Foundation
Prayagraj | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Allahabad University (AU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IndUS Setu Global Foundation at Stanford University for mutual collaboration in various fields. ... read..


K'taka cabinet expansion: CM Bommai to meet Nadda in Delhi
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is likely to get consent for cabinet expansion after meeting the party Chief J.P. Nadda on Monday. Bommai is scheduled to meet Nadda in the first half of the morning hours. ... read..


Monsoon session: RS, LS adjourned amid uproar by Opposition
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:21 PM IST
Both the Houses of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, were adjourned on Monday amid uproar by Opposition MPs. ... read..


BJP government is not bothered about third wave of COVID-19, busy in its cabinet formation, says Congress leader Siddaramaiah
Karwar (Karnataka) | August 2, 2021 3:45:18 PM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah slammed the BJP government here on Monday stating that the BJP government is only busy in its cabinet formation and not bothered about the third wave of COVID-19. ... read..


Congress using Assam-Mizoram border dispute to indulge in one-upmanship: NE BJP MPs to PM Modi
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:15 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from North East have met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum expressing disapproval of attempts by a section of politicians led by Congress for indulging in one-upmanship over Assam-Mizoram bo ... read..


Tokyo Olympics: Rajnath Singh praises hockey teams, says they have held country's head high
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:14 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday congratulated the Indian men's and women's hockey teams for their performance at the Tokyo Olympics. ... read..


Parliament: Rajasthan BJP MPs hold discussions on various developmental projects
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:12 PM IST
Amid the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha BJP Parliamentarians from Rajasthan on Monday held discussions on various railway developmental projects in the state. The discussions were chaired by Lok sabha Speaker Om Birla. ... read..


Why Centre not investigating Pegasus 'spying scandal': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:11 PM IST
Congress Party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday termed Pegasus as a 'spying scandal' and asked the Centre why it is not investigating the matter. ... read..


Basavaraj Bommai to meet JP Nadda for K'taka Cabinet expansion
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:09 PM IST
Newly appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will meet Bharatiya Janata Party National chief Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday to discuss Karnataka Cabinet expansion. ... read..


Cong using Assam-Mizoram border dispute to indulge in one-upmanship: North East BJP MPs to PM Modi
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:08 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from North East have met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum expressing disapproval of attempts by a section of politicians led by Congress for indulging in one-upmanship over Assam-Mizoram bo ... read..


Google will not let users sign in on old Android devices from this date
Washington | August 2, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Using an old Android device? Then you might want to upgrade to a new one as Google will no longer allow users to sign in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 or lower. ... read..


Reliance Foundation, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to provide 3 lakh free COVID-19 vaccines for underprivileged communities
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 2, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
In a major outreach scheme to protect Mumbai's vulnerable communities, Reliance Foundation through 'Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital' will collaborate with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to provide three lakh COVID-19 vaccination doses ... read..


UP: Partially eaten body of another infant found
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Another partially eaten body of a nine-month-old baby girl has been found near a pond on the outskirts of the Mauzamabad village in Lakhimpur Kheri district. ... read..


Labourer injured in tiger attack in UP
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
In yet another incident of a tiger attack, a young labourer has been critically injured. ... read..


UP boy writes exam with toes, gets 70% marks
Lucknow | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
He wrote his examinations with his feet and scored 70 per cent marks in Class 12. ... read..


16 suspects under scanner in UP's Kanpur
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Kanpur police have identified 16 suspected Rohingyas/ Bangladeshis living in various places in the city. ... read..


Disruption of House not right method of protest, says BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:15:22 PM IST
Biju Janta Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty expressed discontent at the parliament not being allowed to function and said that it is not good to regularly stall the proceedings of the Parliament in a democratic country like ours. ... read..


Flood in Karauli district of Rajasthan due to heavy rainfall
Karauli | August 2, 2021 3:15:20 PM IST
Heavy rainfall along with releasing of water from the Panchna dam caused floods in parts of the Karauli district of Rajasthan. ... read..


Shah trying to find solution to Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Mizoram Governor
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:15:19 PM IST
Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati on Monday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is trying to defuse the situation at the Assam-Mizoram border and find a solution to the dispute. ... read..


SIAM postpones Auto Expo 2022 due to COVID-19
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:15:13 PM IST
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has postponed the Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2022 due to the COVID19 pandemic. ... read..


Cattle-lifter bear on prowl in J&K's Ganderbal
Srinagar | Monday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
A cattle-lifter bear was on prowl on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir Ganderbal district throwing villagers into a tailspin. ... read..


Case is subjudice, please stop attributing false quotes on my behalf: Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 2, 2021 2:45:26 PM IST
Shilpa Shetty on Monday issued her first statement in reaction to the ongoing pornography case against her husband Raj Kundra stating that the case is subjudice and attributing false quotes on her behalf should be stopped. ... read..


Tokyo Olympics: Hoping women's hockey team wins gold, says Jaya Bachchan
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 2:45:21 PM IST
Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on Monday congratulated the Indian Women Hockey team for their performance and hoped that the team bags a gold medal in this year's Tokyo Olympics. ... read..


Assam: BSF jawans evacuate ailing woman to hospital by speed boat
Guwahati (Assam) | August 2, 2021 2:45:15 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) has saved the life of an ailing civilian woman by evacuating her to a nearby hospital in Assam, a move taken ahead of the force's mandated duty to guard India-Bangladesh border. ... read..


Government must have a dialogue with J&K women: Ashish Kaul
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Stressing that it is always women who are impacted first in face of terrorism and other disturbances, author and filmmaker Ashish Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit, who has been conferred with the 'Man of Excellence award by the Indian Achievers Forum , feels it is ... read..


Brute abuse of power, says Anil Deshmukh in his reply to ED summons
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 2, 2021 2:15:46 PM IST
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday expressed shock and concern over the timing of the issuance of summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to him and his son Hrishikesh Deshmukh in connection with a money laundering case and accus ... read..


HC directs Kerala Govt to respond to plea for relaxations on restrictions imposed on shops
Kochi (Kerala) | August 2, 2021 2:15:44 PM IST
The Kerala High Court directed the state government to file its response to a petition filed by Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi which is the apex body of traders in the state seeking a directive to the government for giving relaxations in the res ... read..


I'm optimistic that 130 crore Indians will continue to work hard to ensure India reaches new heights: PM Modi
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 2:15:40 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his optimism that 130 crore Indians will continue to work hard to ensure India reaches new heights as it celebrates its Amrut Mahotsav. ... read..


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