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UPSC result: Pratibha Verma tops among women candidates
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Pratibha Verma has secured third rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 2019 examination and became topper among the total women candidates recommended for the appointment. ... read..


5 K'taka seers invited for Ram temple bhumi pujan: VHP
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Five seers from Karnataka have been invited for the Ram temple foundation stone-laying ceremony on Wednesday in Ayodhya, a VHP official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Is that a leopard on the streets of Ghaziabad?
Ghaziabad | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
A leopard-like animal was seen outside a house in sector-3F of Vaishali in Ghaziabad early on Friday. The owner of the house was out of town on holiday. He saw the CCTV footage outside his house on his phone and feared the animal was moving around. ... read..


Ram temple should become symbol of national unity: Priyanka
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has welcomed the Bhumi Pujan ceremony in Ayodhya which is to be performed on Wednesday to start construction of the Ram temple. ... read..


B'desh govt failed to distribute relief material properly: Economist
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Bangladesh government has failed to distribute relief material properly, claimed famous economist and labour rights activist MM Akash. ... read..


Corona test certificate compulsory for Ayodhya invitees
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
All invitees to the August 5 foundation stone-laying function for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh will have to carry a mandatory coronavirus-negative certificate, one of the organisers said on Tuesday. ... read..


Education ministry relaxes eligibility criteria for admission to B. Arch for 2020-21
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:42:10 PM IST
The Ministry of Education on Tuesday decided to relax the eligibility criteria for admission to Bachelor of Architecture course for 2020-21, Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal confirmed. ... read..


Terrorists killed 42 people in J&K in one year: Official data
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:42:05 PM IST
While security forces were busy in eliminating terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists were targeting the public since the government abrogated article 370 and made Jammu and Kashmir into a union territory. ... read..


Timeline till bhoomi pujan Ayodhya
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 7:42:04 PM IST
The laying of the foundation stone (bhoomi pujan) for Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5 will be a memorable day for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been making the demand for a grand temple at the birthplace of Lord Ram for nearly three decade ... read..


Flight operation in Kolkata to remain suspended on statewide lockdown days
Kolkata (West Bengal) | August 4, 2020 7:42:01 PM IST
As per the West Bengal government's order, the flight operations at the Kolkata Airport will remain suspended on revised lockdown day, informed the Kolkata Airport authorities on Tuesday. ... read..


Mumbai Police to appoint forensic auditor to examine Sushant Singh Rajput's accounts
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 4, 2020 7:41:59 PM IST
The Mumbai Police will appoint a forensic auditor to audit the transactions from the account of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead in his flat on June 14, sources said on Tuesday. ... read..


Sushant's death case should not be made into a 'Peepli Live': Manoj Jha
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:41:57 PM IST
While appealing for an impartial Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha urged people not to make late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case into a 'Peepli Live'. ... read..


In a first, India frames Prescribed Minimum Essential Specifications for COVID-19 ventilators
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:41:56 PM IST
In a first in India, the technical expert committee at the Union Health Ministry created Prescribed Minimum Essential Specifications for "Make in India ventilators" to be used in COVID-19 ICU, a senior health ministry official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Early to say high altitude can protect against Covid-19: Study
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Despite recent reports of lower Covid-19 incidence among high-altitude populations, current data is insufficient to conclude that high altitude could protect against contracting the Coronavirus, say researchers. ... read..


Over 500 J&K staff under scanner for 'anti-national activities'
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
More than 500 employees in Jammu and Kashmir are under the scanner and face sacking from service if found involved in anti-national activities, official sources said on Tuesday. ... read..


Pradeep Singh tops 2019 civil services exam
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Pradeep Singh topped the 2019 Civil Services Exam, while Pratibha Verma, who stood third in the exam, was the topper among women candidates, according to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which announced the results on Tuesday. ... read..


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has not received invitation for Ram Temple bhoomi pujan: Art of Living Foundation
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:12:09 PM IST
The Art of Living Foundation on Tuesday junked the media reports that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been invited for Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan ceremony on August 5 in Ayodhya. ... read..


Beginning of Ram temple construction result of around 500 years-long struggle of 'Rambhakts': Chouhan
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 7:12:07 PM IST
Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that that lakhs of Lord Ram's devotees struggled for around 500 years and due to their sacrifice the construction of the temple will finally begin at the God's birthplace in Ayodhya. ... read..


Won't spare the guilty in hooch tragedy: Punjab CM
Amritsar (Punjab) | August 4, 2020 7:12:06 PM IST
Terming the hooch tragedy as amounting to murder, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that he will not spare anyone involved in the matter. ... read..


Study suggests eating well in sustainable way more important during pandemic
Adelaide | August 4, 2020 7:12:04 PM IST
Experts from Flinders University, Australia say that in the midst of a global pandemic, eating well in a sustainable way is more important now than ever. ... read..


Toddler dead, 2 still missing after they fell into drain in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 4, 2020 7:12:02 PM IST
One girl child, among three females who went missing on Tuesday morning, after the floors of their rooms collapsed and they fell into the sewage channel at the back of the building, was found dead by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team. ... read..


Kerala gold smuggling: Ex-BJP state president fasts demanding CM's resignation
Kottayam (Kerala) | August 4, 2020 7:11:59 PM IST
Former Kerala BJP President Kummanam Rajasekharan on Tuesday started a hunger strike as part of the party's agitation demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the high-profile gold smuggling case. ... read..


Babar Road in Delhi should be renamed as 5 August Marg: Vijay Goel
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:11:58 PM IST
A day before the much-anticipated Bhoomi Poojan ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, BJP leader Vijay Goel on Tuesday demanded that the Babar Road in Delhi's Bengali market be renamed as 5 August Marg. ... read..


1 killed, holiday declared as rains pound Mumbai, MMR (Ld)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
At least one person was killed in Thane as heavy rain clobbered Mumbai since Monday night with the state government declaring a holiday in the city and Mumbai Metropolitan Region areas, officials said here on Tuesday. ... read..


Thin line between free speech, contempt: SC
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Taking up the 2009 contempt of court case against lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that there is a thin line between free speech and contempt, adding that the issue now is how to save the system's grace and bring the matter to an ... read..


Pokhriyal to inaugurate global conference on transforming varsities
Sonipat | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will inaugurate a global two-day conference starting Thursday on transforming universities impacted by Covid-19, organisers of the conference O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and International Institute ... read..


People behind the Ayodhya movement: Known and unknown
Ayodhya | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The movement for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya over the years has seen many key players from time to time carrying forward the campaign. The known faces are the one that have received their share of fame and publicity but there are some who remain in the ... read..


US virologists claim to identify potential COVID-19 treatment
New York | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
As the world scrambles to find a cure for the novel coronavirus, virologists in the US have reported a possible therapeutic treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection. ... read..


ECI extends suggestions tenure from state, national political parties till Aug 11
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 6:42:06 PM IST
Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked national and state political parties to give their suggestions till August 11, regarding election campaign and public meetings with regard to the general assembly election in Bihar amid COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


4% seats in J&K professional institutions reserved for Ladakh students
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 4, 2020 6:42:04 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday announced that 4 per cent of seats in professional institutions would be reserved for students of Ladakh for 2020-21. ... read..


Ram Temple ceremony: K'taka govt asks temples to offer special puja tomorrow
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 4, 2020 6:42:00 PM IST
Muzrai Department of Karnataka on Tuesday issued a circular requesting all temples in the state to perform special puja on Wednesday following the 'bhoomi pujan' for Ram Temple in Ayodhya. ... read..


Now, Cong launches online campaign to demand Kerala CM's ouster
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Three days after the BJP launched protests across Kerala to demand the ouster of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the Congress state unit too came up with its plan on Tuesday to use the social media to demand his resignation. ... read..


RSS chief reaches Lucknow on way to Ayodhya
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat reached Lucknow on Tuesday morning enroute to Ayodhya to participate in the 'Bhumi Poojan' for the construction of the Ram temple on August 5. ... read..


PM congratulates youngsters who cleared civil services exam
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 6:12:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated all candidates who successfully cleared the Civil Services Examination 2019. ... read..


Special court grants time more time to CBI, ED to complete probe in Aircel Maxis case
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 6:12:05 PM IST
A special court in Delhi on Tuesday granted time till November 3 to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete the probe in the Aircel Maxis case involving former Union minister P Chidambaram. ... read..


COVID-19: Three Indian vaccines in different phases of clinical testing, says ICMR
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 6:12:02 PM IST
At present country has three Indian COVID-19 vaccines which are in different phases of clinical testing, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday. ... read..


96 pc of 60,000 ventilators ordered by govt are 'Make in India'
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 6:11:58 PM IST
Out of the total 60,000 ventilators the Union government has ordered, the share of Make in India ventilators is 96 per cent by volume and 90 per cent by value, according to the Union health ministry on Tuesday. ... read..


SC reserves verdict in 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 6:11:56 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict in a 2009 contempt case against senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan for allegedly accusing past Chief Justices of India (CJIs) of involvement in corruption. ... read..


17 more K'taka IPS officers transferred now
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
A little more than a month after shuffling 13 senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, Karnataka government has again rejigged the police ranks to transfer 17 more officers, an official said. ... read..


Negative list of weapons to boost domestic defence sector
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
To expand the domestic defence manufacturing ecosystem, a negative list of weapons and platforms would be notified with year-wise timelines for placing an embargo on import of such items from those dates. ... read..


Jabalpur woman's 28-year fast to end on Bhumi Pujan day
Jabalpur | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
On August 5, when the 'Bhumi Pujan' for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will take place, a 81-year-old Urmila Chaturvedi, a resident of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, will break fast after 28 years. When the disputed structure was demolished in A ... read..


Over 50% of COVID-19 deaths in India in patients aged 60 and above: Health Ministry
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 5:42:07 PM IST
Over 50 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India have taken place among people aged 60 years and above and 37 per cent deaths have been reported among patients in the age group of 45 to 60 years, Health Ministry said on Tuesday. ... read..


Rain lashes parts of Belagavi district after IMD warns of heavy rains in Karnataka
Belagavi (Karnataka) | August 4, 2020 5:42:03 PM IST
Rain lashed parts of Belagavi district in Karnataka on Tuesday afternoon which had been predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) earlier. ... read..


Security forces defuse IED in Kashmir's Pattan area
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
A road-opening party of the security forces averted a tragedy on Tuesday morning when it found an improvised explosive device (IED) planted at Tappar village in Pattan area in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. ... read..


Aug 5 anniv: J&K govt claims 100% success in 7 schemes
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
A day ahead of the anniversary of nullification of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory (UT) government claims 100 per cent achievement in seven schemes that include Saubhagya and PM Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). ... read..


Lankan don with fake Aadhaar dies in TN; CBCID to probe
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Police in Tamil Nadu has confirmed that Sri Lankan don Angoda Lokka, who had managed to remain in hiding in India for past two years under fake identity has died in mysterious circumstances. Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) will now pro ... read..


IPS officer under house arrest on pretext of quarantine: Bihar DGP
Patna | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Expressing his displeasure over what he called non-cooperation of Mumbai Police in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey claimed that IPS officer Vinay Tiwari was put under house arrest in Mumbai on the pretext of quarantine. ... read..


Foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple: RSS Chief leaves for Ayodhya
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 5:12:40 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday left for Ayodhya to attend foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple tomorrow. ... read..


Ram Temple foundation event: Patna's Mahavir trust to distribute 1 lakh laddoos
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 5:12:38 PM IST
Ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of the Ram Temple, Patna's Mahavir Mandir Trust has announced the distribution of more than one lakh 'Raghupati Laddoos' to other trusts and at pilgrimage places on August 5. ... read..


CWC forecasts inflow for Idukki Dam from Aug 4 to 5
Kochi (Kerala) | August 4, 2020 5:12:34 PM IST
Central Water Commission (CWC) on Tuesday issued inflow forecast for Idukki Dam of 500 cumec, during the period of August 4 and 5 this year. ... read..


Recovered COVID-19 cases now double of active cases: Health Ministry
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 5:12:27 PM IST
The number of recovered COVID-19 patients in India is increasing daily and is now over double the number of active cases, Health Ministry said on Tuesday. ... read..


Yoga institutes, gymnasiums to re-open in Rajasthan from tomorrow
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | August 4, 2020 5:12:22 PM IST
The Rajasthan government on Tuesday allowed yoga institutes and gymnasiums to function from August 5. ... read..


Sharp drop in stone-pelting incidents post abrogation of Article 370
By Ankur Sharma

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 5:12:20 PM IST
With the government of India abrogating Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and turning it into a Union Territory (UT), the incidents of stone-pelting sharply dropped in the UT, thanks to the strict vigilance of the security forces. ... read..


Sushant did not commit suicide, he was murdered: BJP's Narayan Rane
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 4, 2020 5:12:18 PM IST
BJP leader Narayan Rane on Tuesday claimed that Sushant Singh Rajput did not "commit suicide" and alleged that the actor was murdered. ... read..


Pune collector Naval Kishore Ram appointed as Deputy Secretary in PMO
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 5:12:15 PM IST
Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram has been appointed as the Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), according to an order issued by the central government's Department of Personnel and Training on Tuesday. ... read..


Beware of fake anti-Covid drug ads: Experts
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
With India crossing 18 lakh cases in seven months, fake drugs to fight the coronavirus abound in the market, their advertisements cover all spaces of social media platforms leading health experts to caution public against claims of these immunity-boosting ... read..


Sushant Singh Rajput case: RJD leader Tejashwi demands court-monitored CBI probe
Patna (Bihar) | August 4, 2020 4:42:04 PM IST
After the Bihar government recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday demanded that it should be court-monitored. ... read..


16 from J-K crack UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 4, 2020 4:42:02 PM IST
Among the 829 who qualified for Civil Services Exam 2019 on Tuesday, 16 candidates are from Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Army to choose from Tata, American Stryker and Humvee for its armoured protection vehicle requirements
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 4:41:56 PM IST
Seeking to provide highly mobile armoured protection vehicles to its soldiers in high altitude terrains like Eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army is looking to choose from three different vehicles including the indigenous Tata Wheeled Armoured Protection along ... read..


Priest who fixed 'bhumi pujan' time receives threats, given security
Ayodhya | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Priest Vijayendra, 75, who calculated and fixed the auspicious time to conduct 'bhumi pujan' for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya has been provided security at his residence in Belagavi in Karnataka after threatening phone calls. ... read..


'Ramarcha' puja begins in Ayodhya ahead of 'bhumi pujan'
Ayodhya | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The 'Ramarcha' puja began in Ayodhya on Tuesday morning, a day ahead of the 'bhumi pujan' for the construction of the Ram temple. ... read..


Engineering testing lab ensures quality machinery for farmers in J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 4, 2020 4:12:06 PM IST
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Government of India, has set up an agriculture engineering testing lab for the testing of agriculture machinery at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) at Shalimar ... read..


Project to install smog tower in Delhi will take 10 months: Centre tells SC
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 4:12:04 PM IST
The Central government on Tuesday submitted before the Supreme Court that it will apprise it by August 10, when the work can be started on installing smog tower to control air pollution in the national capital. ... read..


Yediyurappa's health condition stable, Siddaramaiah has high fever: Sriramulu
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 4, 2020 4:12:03 PM IST
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's condition is stable and he is responding to COVID-19 treatment while leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah has high fever and doctors are treating him, said Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Tuesday. ... read..


3 missing after they fell in open drain in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 4, 2020 4:12:01 PM IST
Three women went missing in Trimurti Chawl in Mumbai's Santa Cruz on Tuesday after the floors of their rooms collapsed and they fell into the sewage channel at the back of the building, Prabhat S Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) of the Mumbai Fire Bri ... read..


SC grants interim bail to activists jailed for 'disrupting' Araria gangrape case proceedings
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 4:11:58 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted interim bail to two social activists, who were sent to jail by a magistrate court for allegedly disrupting proceedings in the Araria gangrape case. ... read..


Ayodhya to be decorated with tonnes of flowers
Ayodhya | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Ayodhya will be decorated with nearly 400 quintals of flowers for the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple on Wednesday. ... read..


Fighter plane gifted by IAF to AMU listed for sale
Aligarh | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
A fighter plane gifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to Aligarh Muslim University in 2009, was listed online for sale at a price of Rs 9.99 crore, creating a furore. ... read..


Two cops injured after run over by liquor smugglers in UP
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
A sub-inspector and a constable were seriously injured when alleged liquor smugglers tried to crush them under their vehicle. ... read..


Hanuman Chalisa recital organised at Kamal Nath's residence, MP Congress to send 11 silver bricks for Ram temple, Ayodhya
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 3:42:12 PM IST
A Hanuman Chalisa recital was organised at former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's residence in Bhopal on Tuesday, a day ahead of the 'bhumi-pujan' scheduled to be held at the site for Ram temple, Ayodhya. ... read..


Sec 144 imposed in Kalaburagi from Aug 4 to 6, in wake of Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan' in Ayodhya
Kalaburagi (Karnataka) | August 4, 2020 3:42:09 PM IST
Section 144 has been imposed in Kalaburagi city, Karnataka, which will stay in place till August 6, in the wake of 'bhoomi pujan' at Ram temple, Ayodhya scheduled for tomorrow, said the Commissioner of Police on Tuesday. ... read..


Folk singer Vangapandu Prasada Rao passes away at 77
Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 3:42:07 PM IST
Popular folk singer and lyricist Vangapandu Prasada Rao passed away after he had a cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at the age of 77, the family members of the artist informed. ... read..


Fire breaks outside pharmaceutical company in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 3:42:06 PM IST
A fire broke out outside a pharma company in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district on Tuesday morning. No injuries have been reported in the incident. ... read..


Two BSF personnel shot dead by colleague in WB
Raiganj (West Bengal) | August 4, 2020 3:42:00 PM IST
Two BSF personnel were shot dead by a constable of their unit in the early hours of Tuesday in Bengal's North Dinajpur district, police said. ... read..


Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urges PM Modi to ensure justice for Dr Kafeel Khan
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:41:55 PM IST
Why has the National Security Act (NSA) been slapped on Dr Kafeel Khan for lodging his protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), when no such action was taken against Congress leaders and protesters across the country for rising up against the ... read..


Politics should have Dharma but it shouldn't be politicised: Surjewala
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) | August 4, 2020 3:41:54 PM IST
Politics should have dharma (religion) while dharma should not be politicised, this is Ram's 'Maryada', said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Tuesday. ... read..


Two brothers electrocuted in UP
Bhadohi | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Two brothers were electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi district after they came in contact with a livewire connected to a water pump at their home. ... read..


Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah tests COVID-19 positive (Ld)
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital in the city, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Heavy rains pound Mumbai, landslide hits road, rail traffic
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai, satellite cities, the suburbs and the coastal North Konkan belt on Tuesday hitting road and rail traffic, officials said here. ... read..


Rajasthan SOG transfers alleged horse-trading case to ACB
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | August 4, 2020 3:12:12 PM IST
Rajasthan Special Operations Group (SOG) has transferred the alleged horse-trading case to Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while taking off Section 124A IPC (Sedition) from the case based on legal opinion, Rajasthan SOG said on Tuesday. ... read..


5 arrested in Mumbai's Kurar Village for thefts
Kurar (Mumbai) | August 4, 2020 3:12:10 PM IST
Police in Mumbai's Kurar Village arrested five persons on Tuesday, responsible for at least nine house break-ins and other thefts, a statement from the Kurar Police station informed. ... read..


Welcome decision to transfer case to CBI, says lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput's family
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:12:07 PM IST
Advocate Vikas Singh, the lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput's father, on Tuesday welcomed Bihar government's decision to recommend an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case related to the death of the actor. ... read..


Sero survey for COVID-19 in Delhi extended for 2 more days: Satyendar Jain
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:12:05 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said that the government will have to extend the serological survey for COVID-19 in the national capital by two more days due to Eid and Rakshabandhan holidays. ... read..


CBI searches several locations in J-K in Patnitop illegal constructions case
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:12:04 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has conducted searches at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a case related to the alleged large-scale illegal construction and encroachment at tourist locations of Udhampur's Patnitop area. ... read..


Rebel MLAs should forego BJP's hospitality and discuss issues with us: Randeep Surjewala
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) | August 4, 2020 3:11:56 PM IST
The rebel Congress MLAs of Rajasthan should forego the hospitality provided to them by BJP in Haryana and come to converse with the party leadership to resolve the crisis, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Tuesday. ... read..


'Hope CBI brings out truth': Chirag Paswan in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:11:55 PM IST
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Tuesday said that he is expecting the truth to be surfaced after the Bihar government has announced to recommend the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry in the Sushant Singh Rajput's death case on ... read..


Two-day curfew in Kashmir ahead of Aug 5 anniversary
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
A two-day curfew was been imposed in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday ahead of the first anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


On 'bhoomi pujan' day attempts to recreate 'Tretayug' environment when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya
By Pragya Kaushika

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 2:42:11 PM IST
Approximately 80 students of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Ayodhya are a privileged lot and are envied by many as they have been entrusted with the task to recreate auspicious environment akin to the one depicted in Ramayana when Lord Ram retur ... read..


Puducherry reports 168 new COVID-19 cases
Puducherry | August 4, 2020 2:42:09 PM IST
As many as 168 new COVID-19 cases, one death and 96 discharges were reported in Puducherry, said the Union Territory's Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services on Tuesday. ... read..


Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA custody of KT Ramees extended till Aug 7
Kochi (Kerala) | August 4, 2020 2:42:06 PM IST
A special NIA court in Kochi on Tuesday extended till August 7 the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody of KT Ramees, an accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case. ... read..


SC to hear next week plea to repatriate Indians stranded in Kuwait
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 2:41:59 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned for next week hearing on a petition seeking directions to bring back Indian citizens stranded in Kuwait amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown. ... read..


Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, police on pleas to quash additional FIR against foreign Jamaat attendees
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 2:41:56 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the central government and Delhi Police on two fresh petitions seeking the quashing of additional First Information Report (FIR) filed against foreign nationals who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregati ... read..


Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling on LoC
Jammu | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation by using small arms and mortar shells on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. ... read..


Trump fires official over outsourcing, changing H1-B rules
New York | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has fired the head of a major government-owned corporation for replacing American technology employees with outsourced workers and said he was changing H1-B visa rules to stop the practice. ... read..


Dharavi's rap on Covid's knuckles
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
Now that most are familiar with the underground sounds of Dharavi in Mumbai that pierced mainstream sensibilities with the film 'Gully Boy', the hip-hop artistes from Asia's largest slum have come out with an anthem highlighting the area's inspiring fight ... read..


Bihar govt can't transfer Sushant Singh Rajput death case to CBI, says Rhea's lawyer
New Delhi | August 4, 2020 2:12:09 PM IST
Bihar government cannot transfer the case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as it does not have jurisdiction in the matter, Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer said on Tuesday. ... read..


Himachal's Covid count surges to 2,831
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 2:12:06 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh's count of COVID-19 cases now stands at 2,831 cases, the state's health department said on Tuesday. ... read..


Grand Ram Temple to be bigger, taller to accommodate more devotees
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 2:12:03 PM IST
The Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be grander and bigger compared to the earlier plan with three new domes added to the design and the structure's height increased by 20 feet. ... read..


Ban unregistered online health service aggregators from collecting samples: PIL in Delhi HC
By Sushil Batra

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 2:12:01 PM IST
A public interest litigation (PIL) was moved in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking directions to the Central government, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Delhi government to immediately ban unregistered online health service aggregators ... read..


230 mm rainfall recorded in Mumbai in 10 hrs, more rain in next 3 hours
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 4, 2020 1:42:01 PM IST
Mumbai recorded a 230 mm rainfall within 10 hours of incessant rainfall, Iqbal Singh Chahal, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner told ANI on Tuesday, adding that a flood-like situation had been created in the city. ... read..


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