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Aug 13, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh makes RT-PCR report mandatory for entering state
People willing to visit Himachal Pradesh will now have to provide an RT-PCR report of a minimum of 72 hours old as the government on Friday made Covid-19 negative certificate mandatory for anyone who wants to enter the state.
Aug 13, 2021 11:21 PM IST
66 Delta plus patients found in Maharashtra so far
The Maharashtra health department said on Friday that as many as 66 people have been infected with the Delta plus variant of Covid-19 in the state so far, adding five of them have died.
Aug 13, 2021 09:01 PM IST
More than 535 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far: Govt
More than 535 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India as of August 13, under the country's immunisation program, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said.
Aug 13, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, BMC building illuminated in Tricolour ahead of Independence Day celebrations
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation building in Mumbai were illuminated in the Indian Tricolour ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
Aug 13, 2021 08:25 PM IST
West Bengal extends Covid-19 curfew till August 31
The West Bengal government has extended the Covid-19 curfew in the state till August 31, reports ANI.
Aug 13, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Twitter says India head Manish Maheshwari moved to new US-based role
Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari has been moved to a new US-based role, VP of Twitter JAPAC said in a tweet.
Aug 13, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Taliban capture provincial capital in Afghanistan 50km south of Kabul
The Taliban have captured a provincial capital in Afghanistan just 50kms south of Kabul, reports AFP citing a local official.
Aug 13, 2021 04:52 PM IST
1 dead, 12 injured in blast at iron factory in Punjab’s Mandi Govindgarh
One person died and 12 more are injured following a blast in an iron factory at Mandi Govindgarh. Five among the injured are in serious condition.
Aug 13, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Nato envoys to meet Friday to discuss Afghanistan, reports AFP
The Nato envoys are scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss about Afghanistan, reports AFP citing sources.
Aug 13, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Karnataka minister hints at stricter Covid-19 rules after CM's meeting with experts on Saturday
Karnataka revenue minister R Ashoka said that the state government might impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions after August 15 as chief minister Basavaraj Bommai is scheduled to meet experts regarding the pandemic situation on Saturday, reports ANI.
Aug 13, 2021 03:53 PM IST
German chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Moscow next Friday
German chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit Moscow next Friday (August 20), news agency AFP reported citing a spokesperson.
Aug 13, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Greande thrown at security forces in Sopore town; No injuries reported
Terrorists threw grenades at security forces near SBI Bank in Sopore, Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir. No injuries were reported, reports ANI.
Aug 13, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Russia reports record virus deaths second day in a row
Russia reports record virus deaths second day in a row: Official tall, reports AFP.
Aug 13, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Full dress rehearsal for 75th Independence Day held in Bhubaneswar
"All arrangements are in place. We've deployed additional 12 platoons. Over 70 officers will be deployed in & around the parade ground," says SK Priyadarshi, Police Commissioner, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack.
Aug 13, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Hearing in Mehbooba Mufti's plea challenging vires of PMLA adjourned to August 20 by Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court adjourns the hearing to August 20 on the plea filed by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, challenging the vires of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The matter was adjourned as the concerned bench didn't assemble.
Aug 13, 2021 01:33 PM IST
Heavy rainfall in Japan causes mudslide, threatens floods
Torrential rain pounding southwestern Japan triggered a mudslide early Friday that swallowed four people and was threatening to cause flooding and more landslides in the region.
Aug 13, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Landslide occurred near Nalda village of Lahaul and Spiti district
A landslide occurred near Nalda village of Lahaul and Spiti district, affecting the flow of Chenab river. No loss of life or property reported so far.
Aug 13, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Sydney daily Covid-19 cases hit record high, more troops to enforce lockdown
Hundreds more defence personnel will deploy next week to Sydney to help enforce the city's lockdown after authorities on Friday reported the biggest daily rise in Covid-19 cases from the outbreak which is spreading beyond Australia's largest city.
Aug 13, 2021 01:01 PM IST
China has fully vaccinated more than 777 million people against Covid-19
China has fully vaccinated over 777 million people against Covid-19 as of Aug. 12, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday.
Aug 13, 2021 12:50 PM IST
2 people killed as car crashes into truck in UP's Sultanpur
Two people were killed when a car rammed into a stationary truck parked on a road in Akaripur village in Dhammaur area here, police said on Friday.
Aug 13, 2021 12:38 PM IST
Kandahar, southern hub key to control of Afghanistan
Kandahar, the southern city which fell to the Taliban on Thursday, is Afghanistan's second largest city, a major economic hub and one of the keys to overall control of the country.
Aug 13, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Grenade found outside a house in Amritsar's residential area
A grenade found outside a house in Amritsar's residential area, Ranjit Avenue. Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad is present at the spot.
Aug 13, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Over 500 children, teenagers test positive for Covid-19 from August 1-11: BBMP
As many as 543 children and teenagers in 0-19 years of the age group tested positive for Covid-19 from August 1 to August 11, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) informed on Friday. However, no deaths were reported in this age group during this period.
Aug 13, 2021 11:22 AM IST
1 death reported in Raigad district due to Delta Plus variant
One death reported in Raigad district due to Delta Plus variant. The deceased was a 69-year-old man in Nagothane area of the district: Raigad Collector Nidhi Chaudhary.
Aug 13, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Death toll from northern Turkey floods rises to 27
Flash floods which have swept through towns in the Turkish Black Sea region have killed 27 people, the country's emergency management agency said on Friday, in the second natural disaster to strike Turkey this month.
Aug 13, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai calls emergency meeting with experts on Covid-19
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has called an emergency meeting with experts to review Covid-19 sitution.
Aug 13, 2021 10:49 AM IST
China rejects need for further WHO coronavirus origins probe
China on Friday rejected the World Health Organization's calls for a renewed probe into the origins of Covid-19, saying it supported "scientific" over "political" efforts to find out how the virus started, news agency AFP reported.
"We oppose political tracing... and abandoning the joint report" issued after a WHO expert team visited Wuhan in January, vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu told reporters. "We support scientific tracing."
Aug 13, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Twitter is attacking democracy, interfering in political process: Rahul Gandhi
Congress Rahul Gandhi slammed Twitter on Friday, saying, it is “attacking democracy, interfering in political process."
Aug 13, 2021 10:06 AM IST
US to deploy over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan to help in evacuation of diplomats, special visa applicants
The United States is sending over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan to help in the evacuation of diplomats and special visa applicants (SIV) in view of deteriorating situation. These troops will deploy to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul immediately. Read More
Aug 13, 2021 09:21 AM IST
India records 40,120 new Covid-19 infections, active cases fall to 385,227
India logs 40,120 new Covid-19 infections in 2 hours. Active cases fall to 385,227. Number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has declined to 3,85,227.
Aug 13, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Taliban claims to capture Lashkar Gah city in Afghanistan
Taliban say they have captured Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, news agency AFP reports quoting security sources.
Aug 13, 2021 09:03 AM IST
US FDA authorises additional vaccine doses for those with impaired immune system
US FDA authorises additional vaccine doses for certain immunocompromised persons
Aug 13, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Infra and maritime security top agenda at virtual Quad meeting
Senior officials of the four members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad on Thursday discussed ways to take forward cooperation in areas such as infrastructure, maritime security and humanitarian aid in order to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. Read More
Aug 13, 2021 07:53 AM IST
Anurag Thakur launches Fit India Freedom Run 2.0
Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 was launched by Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur today, via video conferencing.
Aug 13, 2021 07:45 AM IST
Search and rescue operations resumes at Kinnaur
Search and rescue operations resumed at 4 am today after it was halted yesterday due to shooting stones in Kinnur, Himachal Pradesh following the landslide.
Two more bodies were retrieved from the rubbles this morning. A total of 15 bodies recovered by the search and rescue operations till now.
Aug 13, 2021 06:37 AM IST
China cities declare rain 'red alerts'
Five cities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have declared "red alerts" after torrential rain left 21 people dead and forced the evacuation of nearly 6,000 people, state media reported.
Aug 13, 2021 06:07 AM IST
6 including suspected gunman dead in UK shooting
Six people, including the suspected gunman, died Thursday during or shortly after a "serious firearms incident" in the southwestern English city of Plymouth, Reuters reported.
Aug 13, 2021 05:36 AM IST
Taliban claim to capture Afghanistan's second-largest city of Kandahar: Reports
The Taliban claimed to have captured Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city and the birthplace of the movement, on Friday after days of fierce fighting. Read More
Aug 13, 2021 05:24 AM IST
Flooding, power outages hit Michigan as storms rake Midwest
Flooding brought by heavy rains shut down some freeways in the Detroit area Thursday as waves of thunderstorms made their way across large swaths of the Midwest, leaving nearly 1 million homes and businesses without power in Michigan at one point.