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Sep 01, 2021 11:38 PM IST
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani passes away
Sep 01, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Kerala’s Covid-19 surge to continue till Sept second week, say experts
Kerala on Wednesday reported another spike with 32,803 new Covid-19 cases even as health experts said the high rate of positivity triggered by Onam festivities will continue till the second week of September. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 10:04 PM IST
AAP to go solo in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, says Sanjay Singh
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is fighting elections for the first time in Uttar Pradesh, will go solo in all 403 assembly constituencies of the state, the party’s UP in-charge Sanjay Singh said on Wednesday. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Case registered against Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil for violating Covid-19 norms
A case has been registered against Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, Pune city mayor Murlidhar Mohol, BJP city president Jagdish Mulik and other BJP workers for violating Covid guidelines during a protest on Monday demanding the reopening of temples in Maharashtra, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday.
Sep 01, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Terrorists hurl grenade at police post in J-K's Anantnag
Terrorists on Wednesday hurled a grenade at Police post in Sherbagh in Anantnag, news agency ANI reported. No injuries or deaths have been reported so far. More details awaited.
Sep 01, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Mandaviya reviews Covid situation in Tamil Nadu, K’taka amid spike in Kerala
Union health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and reviewed the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in these states, according to a statement by the health ministry. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 08:22 PM IST
Telangana records 322 new Covid-19 cases, 3 more deaths
Telangana's caseload of Covid-19 climbed to 658,376 on Wednesday after 322 new cases were reported. Three more patients died and 331 recovered, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 3,876 and 648,648 respectively. The active cases stand at 5,852.
Sep 01, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Maharashtra to set up climate change council
The Manarashtra government will set up a state council which will work to reduce the impact of climate change highlighted by the United Nations body IPCC and suggest measures to meet future challenges, according to an official statement. The statement added that the council will be headed by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Sep 01, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Nuclear talks might not resume for another 2-3 months, says Iran
Iran's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that talks aimed at reviving the country's nuclear agreement with world powers will likely not resume for another two to three months.
"We are not seeking to flee the negotiation table and the... government considers a real negotiation is a negotiation that produces palpable results allowing the rights of the Iranian nation to be guaranteed," foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in an interview on Tuesday.
Sep 01, 2021 07:35 PM IST
680 dead in monsoon rains; thousands displaced in flood-hit Assam & Bihar
At least 13 people were killed in rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours as downpour continued to pound various parts of the country, data released by the Union home ministry said. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Kerala reports 32,803 new Covid-19 cases, 21,610 discharges, 173 deaths
Kerala on Wednesday saw another high in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 32,803 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin. As many as 173 patients died and 21,610 recovered from the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 20,961 and 3,838,614 respectively. The active cases stand at 229,912.
Sep 01, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccine appointments on CoWIN can be booked via Google. Know how
With a view to ramp up vaccination against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India, appointments on CoWIN can now be booked via Google. Taking to Twitter, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the health ministry took another significant initiative to enhance access to vaccines. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Taliban say negotiations with Panjshir leaders failed
Mullah Amir Khan Motaqi, the head of Taliban's commission for guidance and encouragement, said on Wednesday the negotiations with tribal elders and leaders of Panjshir failed, news agency ANI reported citing Afghan media. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Centre earned ₹23 lakh crore from GDP, claims Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the Centre by saying that it earned ₹23 lakh crore from the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the last seven years, adding the Centre is selling India's assets.
"Modi ji keeps saying that GDP is rising, Finance Minister says that GDP is showing an upward projection. I then understood what does it mean by GDP. It means 'Gas-Diesel-Petrol'," Gandhi added.
Sep 01, 2021 04:23 PM IST
AAP to take out Tiranga Sankalp Yatra in UP, says Sisodia
Delhi deputy chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday that the AAP will take out the Tiranga Sankalp Yatra in Uttar Pradesh.
Addresing a press conference, Sisodia said, "The BJP government call themselves nationalists but they have not done enough for the people who live under the flag. They have done corruption with mid-day meal money which was meant to feed school children. The Uttar Pradesh government is insulting the people of the country by not providing adequate healthcare. "We will visit every village of UP during our Tiranga Sankalp Yatra."
Sep 01, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Citing Covid-19, Rujira Banerjee refuses to appear before ED in coal scam case
Rujira Banerjee, the wife of Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, on Wednesday expressed her inability to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in New Delhi in connection with the coal pilferage scam. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 03:54 PM IST
ED submits chargesheet in Narada case, 4 TMC leaders named
The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday submitted its chargesheet in the Narada sting case, news agency ANI reported. Four leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC)- Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee, Sovan Chatterjee, have been named in the chargesheet and they have been summoned.
Sep 01, 2021 03:30 PM IST
UP CM orders removal of Firozabad CMO after deaths of kids due to viral fever
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday ordered the removal of Firozabad's chief medical officer (CMO) after children died due to a suspicious viral fever in the city. Read more
Sep 01, 2021 03:08 PM IST
IRS officer JP Mohapatra appointed as chairman of CBDT
Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer JP Mohapatra has been appointed as the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), news agency ANI reported on Wednesday.
Sep 01, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Netherlands to move Kabul embassy to Qatar, says minister
The Netherlands' foreign minister Sigrid Kaag said on Wednesday that the country will move its Kabul embassy to Qatar after the recent takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. "I've asked his excellency very kindly agree to the relocation of the Netherlands embassy from Kabul to Doha," Kaag told journalists after meeting her Qatari counterpart in Doha.
Sep 01, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Banks in Bengal to function till 5pm from Sept 2, says CM
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that from Thursday, all banks in the state will function till 5pm.
Sep 01, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Pakistani terrorists coming to Afghanistan: Ghani informed Biden on July 23
At least 10,000 to 15,000 Pakistani terrorists were in Afghanistan as part of a full-scale invasion, planned and supported by Pakistan, Ashraf Ghani had told US President Joe Biden during their last phone call on July 23, weeks before the fall of Kabul and the Ghani government. Read More
Sep 01, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Five die in Ghaziabad due to electrocution
In Ghaziabad, five people die due to electrocution on Rakesh Marg. Angry residents blocked the road
Sep 01, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Traffic snarl in Delhi as roads face waterlogging due to heavy rainfall
Sep 01, 2021 12:33 PM IST
Schools reopen in Tamil Nadu for classes 9 to 12
Schools reopen in Tamil Nadu for classes 9 to 12, starting today. "We are happy to see students physically after so long. Students have been asked to follow Covid guidelines," says Nirmala, a teacher
Sep 01, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Country likely to receive above normal rainfall in Sep: IMD
Country likely to receive above normal rainfall in September; 24 per cent less rainfall than normal recorded in August: IMD
Sep 01, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Rujira Banerjee, wife of TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee to skip questioning with ED
Rujira Banerjee, wife of TMC General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee will not be appearing before Enforcement Directorate today, reports ANI.
She was asked to appear before the agency in Delhi, in connection with coal smuggling case
Sep 01, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Yaqoob and Haqqani factions fight over Taliban government
Hectic negotiations are reported between Taliban leadership and the Haqqani Network over government formation in Afghanistan with Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Sunni Pashtun outfit, expected to be in Kabul where the ruling Cabinet could be announced as early as this evening or by tomorrow. A slightly indisposed Akhundzada is presently in Sunni Pashtun bastion of Kandahar. Read More
Sep 01, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Fake vaccine scam case: ED raids conducts raid across 10 locations in Kolkata
Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducts raid across 10 locations in Kolkata in connection with fake vaccine scam, news agency ANI reports qouting officials.
Sep 01, 2021 10:27 AM IST
China-Pakistan-Taliban 'axis' is India's cause for worry, warns Chidambaram
Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that it is still too early to celebrate over a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Afghanistan, warning that a possible "axis" among China, Pakistan, and the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is a cause for worry. Read More
Sep 01, 2021 09:50 AM IST
India records 41,965 new Covid-19 cases, active cases account for 1.15% of total
India's COvid-19 sees jump of 41,965 new cases, pushing the tally to reach 32,810,845.
Sep 01, 2021 09:35 AM IST
Schools reopen in Uttar Pradesh for classes 1 to 5
Schools in Uttar Pradesh reopen for classes 1 to 5 from today amid strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. "We see a lot of enthusiasm in students to attend physical classes after a long time," says principal Deepali Gautam
Sep 01, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Military helicopter crash into sea off the coast of San Diego
A military helicopter has crashed into the sea off the coast of San Diego, according to the US Navy's Pacific Fleet.
Sep 01, 2021 09:17 AM IST
Kabul fell because of 'kleptocratic leadership', stop blaming us, says Pakistan
Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed Khan, has slammed US Congressman Michael G Waltz for writing to President Joe Biden seeking sanction on Pakistan for their alleged support to the Taliban and said that the US should stop blaming Pakistan for the fall of Kabul. Read More
Sep 01, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Heavy rainfall causes severe waterlogging in several parts of Mathura city
Sep 01, 2021 07:46 AM IST
WHO classified 'Mu' mutation of Covid-19 as 'variant of interest'
The World Health Organisation says it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu", first identified in Colombia in January
Mu classified as a "variant of interest" with mutations that indicate risk of resistance to vaccines, it said.
Sep 01, 2021 07:25 AM IST
Islamabad 'fears' rise in violence along Afghan-Pak border, here's why
There is growing concern among Pakistani officials about security in neighbouring Afghanistan, as the Taliban tries to form a government and stabilise the country following the departure of the US and other foreign forces. Read More
Sep 01, 2021 06:54 AM IST
Early morning showers hit the national capital
Sep 01, 2021 06:50 AM IST
Digital media reach wider, can threaten democratic rights: Govt
The government has said that digital media content is “public communication” that can be rapidly shared with several people, is more permanent in nature compared to TV news, with an ability to spread disinformation that can pose a threat to democratic rights, defending in court new rules that expanded its ability to regulate the domain. Read More
Sep 01, 2021 06:26 AM IST
UK records another 32,181 coronavirus cases
Another 32,181 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,789,581, according to official figures released Tuesday.
Sep 01, 2021 06:12 AM IST
GDP growth 20.1% in Q1 after Covid slump
India’s GDP grew at 20.1% in the quarter ending June — in line with expectations — although the high number is the result, not of a V-shaped recovery in the economy, but a favourable base effect. Read More
Sep 01, 2021 05:41 AM IST
South Louisiana braced for a month without electricity after Hurricane Ida
South Louisiana braced for a month without electricity and reliable water service in the wake of Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, as people faced suffocating heat and humidity.
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