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  • Aug 12, 2021 11:43 PM IST

    US to send troops to Kabul airport to pull out embassy staff

    The State Department said on Thursday that the US government will send troops to Kabul airport to pull out embassy staff. 

  • Aug 12, 2021 11:11 PM IST

    Haryana records 16 new Covid-19 cases, 1 more death

    Haryana on Thursday reported one Covid-related fatality taking the cumulative toll to 9,654 while 16 new infections pushed the total case count to 770,146.

  • Aug 12, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    Govt allows airlines to increase capacity in domestic flights to 72.5% from 65%

    The ministry of civil aviation has allowed airlines to increase capacity for domestic flights to 72.5% from 65% immediately.

  • Aug 12, 2021 10:04 PM IST

    ‘Mysterious blast’ at BJP worker's residence in Rajouri, says J&K police

    The Jammu and Kashmir police said that a mysterious blast occurred at a BJP worker's residence in Rajouri, reports ANI. More details awaited.

  • Aug 12, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    Delhi reports 49 new Covid-19 cases, no fatalities in last 24 hours

    With 49 new Covid-19 cases and no fatalities in the last 24 hours, Delhi's tally reached 1,436,938 while the death toll remained at 25,068, according to a medical bulletin.

  • Aug 12, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    At least 4 workers falls into chimney at cement factory in Gujarat

    At least four labourers fell into a chimney at a cement factory in Ranavav, Porbandar in Gujarat, reports ANI.

  • Aug 12, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Pornography case: Abhijit Bhomble, director in Raj Kundra's company, arrested

    Abhijit Bhomble, director in business Raj Kundra's company, has been arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch Property Cell, reported news agency ANI. An actress had filed a case against four people from Kundra's company, including Bhomble, Gehana Vashisth, Ajay Srimant and Prince Kashyap.

  • Aug 12, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Rajasthan reopens schools for classes 9 to 12 with 50% capacity from Sep 1

    The Rajasthan government announced that schools for classes 9 to 12 would be reopened from September 1 with 50% capacity. It has also mandated at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine for all staff, 14 days prior to the start date, reports ANI. 

  • Aug 12, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Venkaiah Naidu, Om Birla express 'deep concern' at behaviour of some MPs

    Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla expressed "deep concern" at the disruptive behaviour of some parliamentarians during the monsoon session.

  • Aug 12, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in showroom at Nehru Place, Delhi, 6 fire tenders rushed to spot

    A fire broke out in a showroom located on the first floor of a buil;ding in Nehru Place in Delhi and six fire tenders have been rushed to the spot, reports ANI.

    More details awaited.

  • Aug 12, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    Industrial production grows 13.6% in June, reports PTI

    Industrial production grew by 13.6% in June, reports PTI citing data from the government.

  • Aug 12, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Retail inflation at 5.59% in July 2021 compared to 6.26% in June 2021: Govt

    The ministry of statistics and programme implementation said that the retail inflation in the country has eased to 5.59% in July 2021 as compared to the 6.26% last month.

  • Aug 12, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    Kabul offers Taliban power sharing to end violence, reports AFP

    Kabul has offered the Taliban power sharing to end violence in Afghanistan, reports AFP.

  • Aug 12, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    Covid-19 restrictions in WB extended till Aug 30, says CM Banerjee

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee extended the Covid-19 related restrictions in the state till August 30 and night curfew will be in effect between 11pm and 5am, reports PTI.

  • Aug 12, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    British-flagged vessel sunk near Milos, Greece, rescue operation underway for 17 passengers

    The Greek coast guard said that a British-flagged vessel sunk near the island of Milos in Greece and rescue operations are underway for 17 passengers at sea, reports Reuters.

  • Aug 12, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal says dignity of parliament hurt by opposition members

    "Dignity of Parliament and Rajya Sabha's Chairman hurt by a few Opposition members," said Union minister Piyush Goyal.

  • Aug 12, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Union minister Pralhad Joshi demands action against Opposition leaders for behaviour in parliament

    Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi demanded "strict action" against Opposition members who climbed the table in Rajya Sabha. "I strongly condemn behaviour of Opposition leaders, demand strict action against members who climbed the table in Rajya Sabha," he said.

    "Action should be such that nobody should dare to do any such thing in the future," he added.

  • Aug 12, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Russia reports record-high 808 Covid-19 deaths

    Russia on Thursday reported a record-high 808 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours and 21,932 new Covid-19 cases, including 2,294 in Moscow.

  • Aug 12, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Cong handles locking row: Twitter says rules enforced judiciously, impartially

    The Congress on Thursday hit out at the government for “scuttling free speech” and said the party’s Twitter account and accounts of several of its leaders were temporarily locked for sharing a photograph of the family of a nine-year-old rape victim. Accounts of Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ajay Maken, Sushmita Dev, and Manickam Tagore were among those temporarily locked, Congress functionaries aware of the matter said. Read More

  • Aug 12, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Landslide occurs on National Highway-10 near Siliguri

    Landslide occurs on National Highway-10 in Sevoke near Siliguri after incessant rainfall overnight, news agency ANI reported. Traffic movement has been affected due to the restoration work underway.

  • Aug 12, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    Democracy has been shamed: BJP on Congress'protest

    It's unfortunate how Congress and other Opposition parties are protesting on road. Democracy has been shamed. I would say that not just VP Venkaiah Naidu cried but democracy also cried. Opposition ensured washout of the whole session, and this is the height of anarchy: Sambit Patra, national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party

  • Aug 12, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    Indian diaspora to hoist biggest tricolour at Times Square on Independence Day

    An organisation representing the Indian diaspora in the US has said it will hoist the biggest tricolour at the iconic Times Square in New York on August 15 on the 75th anniversary of India's Independence Day. Read More

  • Aug 12, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Taliban take control of Ghazni city, 150 kms away from capital Kabul

    Taliban takes control of Ghazni city, 150 kms from the Afghan capital Kabul, AFP reported quoting local lawmaker.

  • Aug 12, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    Beef up security at our missions, India tells Canada

    India has asked the Canadian government to ensure the safety and security of its missions in the country as pro-Khalistan groups have warned of demonstrations and disruptions on August 15. Read More

  • Aug 12, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray to attend Sonia Gandhi's meeting with CMs of Congress-ruled states

    The Opposition is united. On 20th August, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will speak to CMs of Congress-ruled states. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will also take part in this meeting, ANI quotes Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut saying.

  • Aug 12, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    India logs 41,195 cases, up from yesterday, 490 deaths in a day

    The coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in India rose to 32,077,706 on Thursday after 41,195 people were found to be positive of the viral disease in the last 24 hours. The number has significantly risen from yesterday's 38,353 cases. The daily death toll also saw a rise as 490 people succumbed to the Covid-19, data released by the Union health ministry showed. Read More

  • Aug 12, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    Coaching centres to reopen in Bhopal

    Coaching centres can now reopen in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh with 50% capacity while following Covid-19 protocol, announces District collector Avinash Lavania.

  • Aug 12, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Kinnaur landslide: Death toll rises to 13, rescue operations on

    Rescuers recovered two more bodies from the wreckage of a bus following a landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, which have now taken the death toll to 13, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. Read More

  • Aug 12, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    Isro's 'eye in the sky' satellite blasts off but fails to reach orbit

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched India's "eye in the sky" GISAT-1 Earth observation satellite (EOS) on Thursday, but the mission suffered a setback due to a performance anomaly in the cryogenic stage of the rocket moments after the launch. Read More

  • Aug 12, 2021 06:59 AM IST

    Kinnaur bus tragedy: Death toll rises to 11

    The death toll rises to 11 after Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel recovered another body on Thursday from the wreckage of a bus following the landslide in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Aug 12, 2021 06:02 AM IST

    GSLV-F10 lifts off successfully

  • Aug 12, 2021 05:25 AM IST

    Helicopter with 16 people on board crashes in Russian far east

    Helicopter with 16 people on board crashes in Russian far east, news agency AFP reported qouting authorities.

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Kerala forest dept seizes suspected whale bones from self-styled antique collector’s house

The Kerala Forest Department on Sunday seized whale bones from one of the hideouts of arrested self-styled antique collector Monson Mavunkal in Kochi, officials said
Monson Mavunkal was arrested on September 26 after five businessmen approached chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office complaining that they were cheated by him of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore. (File photo)
Monson Mavunkal was arrested on September 26 after five businessmen approached chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office complaining that they were cheated by him of 10 crore. (File photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 12:45 AM IST
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Anti-razing law comes into effect in Karnataka

The demolition of a temple in Nanjangud in Mysuru a couple of months ago had triggered public outrage following which the Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Bill was introduced in a hurried manner in the assembly and on October 19, the governor gave his nod.
The Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Act that was recently passed by the Karnataka Assembly has now been published in the Karnataka Gazette notification. (PTI)
The Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Act that was recently passed by the Karnataka Assembly has now been published in the Karnataka Gazette notification. (PTI)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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Karnataka: Doctor held for killing wife in suspected case of ‘black magic’

Upon further investigation, it was found that Channakeshappa was frequently visiting suspected ‘black magic’ practitioners for the past year, and during one such interaction, was advised to ‘sacrifice’ his wife to access a treasure, the police said.
Karnataka police arrested a doctor for murdering his wife by injecting a high dose of drugs in a suspected case of a ‘black magic’ ritual in Davanagere district. (Agencies/Representative use)
Karnataka police arrested a doctor for murdering his wife by injecting a high dose of drugs in a suspected case of a ‘black magic’ ritual in Davanagere district. (Agencies/Representative use)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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By Arun Dev, Bengaluru

Crane falls at Bengaluru Metro site, workers unhurt

The incident took place during the construction of an elevated line metro from RV Road to Bommasandra and a metro-cum-road flyover from Ragi Gudda to Silk Board under phase II of Namma Metro.
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials attributed the incident to a mechanical failure. (PTI)
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials attributed the incident to a mechanical failure. (PTI)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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