Highlights: Delhi reports 1,652 new Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths; positivity rate drops to 9.92%
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Aug 17, 2022 10:13 PM IST
Pak terrorist, let constable injured during op near International Border in J&K: Cop
A police constable and a Pakistani terrorist were injured during a weapon recovery action in Arnia sector near the International Border at Toph village in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday.
Aug 17, 2022 10:08 PM IST
"Give me back my right to live without fear and in peace": Bilkis Bano
BilkisBano’s statement: “Today, I can say only this - how can justice for any woman end like this? I trusted the highest courts in our land. I trusted the system. Give me back my right to live without fear and in peace. Please ensure that my family and I are kept safe.”
Aug 17, 2022 09:04 PM IST
Delhi reports 1,652 new Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths; positivity rate drops to 9.92%
Delhi on Wednesday reported 1,652 new Covid-19 cases and eight related fatalities, the positivity rate dropped to 9.92%, according to the health department's latest bulletin.
Aug 17, 2022 08:49 PM IST
Nitish Kumar meets RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav after formation of new govt
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar meets RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav after formation of new government in state, Tejashwi in attendance.
Aug 17, 2022 08:03 PM IST
Maha records huge jump in new coronavirus cases at 1,800; 6 more patients die
Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 1,800 fresh coronavirus cases, more than half of them from Mumbai and a steep jump from 836 a day ago, while six more patients succumbed to the infection in the state, the health department said.
Aug 17, 2022 07:36 PM IST
‘Correct position’: Hardeep Puri after MHA backtracks on relocation of Rohingyas
Hours after the Union home ministry said on Wednesday that Rohingya refugees in New Delhi would be held at a detention centre and then deported, contradicting Hardeep Singh Puri's earlier statement promising flats and security to members of the Muslim minority, the union housing and urban affairs minister tweeted the MHA release underlining the “correct position”.
Aug 17, 2022 07:34 PM IST
Over 35,000 cases of monkeypox reported from 92 countries, says WHO
More than 35,000 cases of monkeypox have now been reported to WHO, from 92 countries and territories, with 12 deaths. Almost 7,500 cases were reported last week, a 20% increase over the previous week, which was also 20% more than the week before: WHO DG Dr Tedros Adhanom
Aug 17, 2022 07:19 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin calls on PM Modi in Delhi
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
Aug 17, 2022 06:57 PM IST
Congress gets double jolt ahead of Himachal assembly polls as 2 MLAs join BJP
In a major setback to the opposition Congress, which aims at returning to power in Himachal in the upcoming assembly elections, two of its MLAs Pawan Kajal and Lakhwinder Singh Rana joined the BJP on Wednesday.
Aug 17, 2022 06:11 PM IST
DGCA mandates fliers to follow Covid protocol in aircraft amid rise in cases
In view of the rising Covid-19 cases in several parts of the country, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday made it mandatory for passengers to follow protocols and have their masks on inside the aircraft.
Aug 17, 2022 05:23 PM IST
Large blaze in central London railway arch under control: Report
A large fire that broke out in a railway arch in Southwark, central London on Wednesday, which prompted the evacuation of several buildings and the suspension of train services to the area, is now under control, Reuters reported.
Aug 17, 2022 04:34 PM IST
Allahabad high court to resume hearing in Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Vishwanath on August 30
The Allahabad high court will resume the hearing in the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex case on August 30, news agency ANI reported.
Aug 17, 2022 03:18 PM IST
Has not given any directions to give EWS flats to Rohingyas in Delhi, clarifies MHA
The Union home ministry (MHA) on Wednesday clarified that the Centre has not given any directions to provide EWS flats to Rohingya illegal migrants at Bakkarwala in New Delhi.
Aug 17, 2022 02:55 PM IST
Journalist Rana Ayyub moves Delhi HC against attachment of funds by Enforcement Directorate
Journalist Rana Ayyub moved Delhi High Court on Wednesday against the attachment of funds by Enforcement Directorate, ANI reported.
Aug 17, 2022 02:48 PM IST
‘Send them back’: VHP calls Modi govt's move to resettle Rohingyas deplorable
A senior leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led central government for its decision to provide accommodation to Rohingya refugees in the national capital.
Aug 17, 2022 02:23 PM IST
Mortal remains of Lance Naik Chandrashekhar reach hometown
Mortal remains of Lance Naik Chandrashekhar, recovered after 38 years from Siachen glacier brought to his home in Haldwani, Uttarakhand
The jawan had gone missing in an Avalanche on May 29, 1984, during operation Meghdoot.
Aug 17, 2022 02:14 PM IST
BJP includes ex chief ministers BS Yediyurappa, Sarbananda Sonowal in party's top governing body
The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has included former chief ministers BS Yediyurappa, and Sarbananda Sonowal in the party's top decision-making body in a major organizational revamp.
Aug 17, 2022 01:21 PM IST
'Spread love, end hate...': Kejriwal's appeal at launch of 'Make India Number 1' mission
“It has been 75 years of independence. In these 75 years, we achieved a lot, India gained a lot but there's anger, a question among people that several small nations who attained independence after us, surpassed us...Why did India lag behind? Every citizen is asking this,” says Delhi CM.
Aug 17, 2022 01:14 PM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches ‘mission to make India No. 1’
Kejriwal announces national mission of 'Make India No.1'; free healthcare, education in focus.We have to make India the number 1 nation in the world once again. We have to make India great again. We are beginning a national mission called 'Make India No.1' today. Every citizen of this country, 130 cr people have to be connected to this mission: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Aug 17, 2022 01:10 PM IST
CBI grills arrested TMC leader's accountant in cattle smuggling scam
CBI on Wednesday morning grilled arrested Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal's accountant at their temporary camp office as a part of its ongoing investigation into an alleged cattle smuggling scam, a senior officer of the agency told PTI.
Aug 17, 2022 12:49 PM IST
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi
Aug 17, 2022 12:27 PM IST
One dead as neighbours clash in Uttar Pradesh
A dispute between neighbours over parking of a motorcycle here took a violent turn with both sides attacking each other with bricks and sticks, leaving one person dead and 11 others injured, police told news agency PTI on Wednesday.
Aug 17, 2022 12:26 PM IST
At 10.1%, UK inflation hits double digits for the first time in 40 years
The Consumer Prices Index rose 10.1% in July from a year earlier after a 9.4% gain the month before, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. The reading was higher than expected by both the BOE and private-sector economists.
Aug 17, 2022 11:53 AM IST
Madras HC orders conduct of a fresh general council meet of AIADMK, reports ANI
AIADMK leadership issue: Madras High Court orders status quo as of June 23, rendering July 11 General Council, which 'expelled' O Panneerselvam and picked K Palaniswami as interim chief, invalid.
Aug 17, 2022 11:35 AM IST
India has never been defensive about its stand on buying Russian oil: EAM Jaishankar
The US and other nations in the world may not appreciate India buying Russian oil, but they have accepted it as New Delhi has not been defensive about its stand but made them realise the obligation the government has to its people amidst "unreasonably high" oil and gas prices, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said.
Aug 17, 2022 11:28 AM IST
Assam logs 202 fresh Covid cases
Assam has registered an over eight-fold jump in fresh COVID-19 cases with 202 more people testing positive for the virus, raising the tally to 7,43,048, the National Health Mission (NHM) said in a bulletin.
The death toll remained unchanged at 8,026, it said.
Aug 17, 2022 10:55 AM IST
Mumbai gas rates | CNG cheaper by ₹6, PNG price reduced by ₹4
State-run gas utility Mahanagar Gas cut the prices of kitchen fuel Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and automobile fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). While the CNG prices have been reduced by ₹6 per kg, PNG is now cheaper by ₹4 per standard cubic metre in and around Mumbai, effective Wednesday.
Aug 17, 2022 09:49 AM IST
Maha: Five of family killed as container hits their car near Pune
Five members of a family, including three children, were killed after a container running from the wrong side of the road rammed into their car in Pune district of Maharashtra early on Wednesday, police told news agency PTI. The accident occurred near Ranjangaon on Pune-Ahmednagar highway around 1.30 am, they said.
Aug 17, 2022 09:37 AM IST
Rupee rises 44 paise to 79.30 against US dollar in early trade
Rupee rises 44 paise to 79.30 against US dollar in early trade.
Aug 17, 2022 09:17 AM IST
India's daily Covid cases stay below 10k-mark for 2nd consecutive day
India's daily Covid cases stay below 10k-mark for 2nd consecutive day with 9,062 fresh infections
Aug 17, 2022 08:46 AM IST
Six of family found dead at home in Jammu, reports PTI
Six members of a family were found dead under suspicious circumstances at their home here on Wednesday, police told news agency PTI.
The deceased were identified as Sakina Begum, her two daughters Naseema Akhter and Rubina Bano, son Zafar Salim and two relatives Noor Ul Habib and Sajad Ahmad, they said.
The bodies were recovered from the family's house in Sidhra locality. They have been shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital here, the police said.
Aug 17, 2022 08:18 AM IST
Stalin to meet President Murmu, VP Dhankar, PM Modi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin is scheduled to call on President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday in Delhi.
Stalin would visit Murmu and Dhankar in the morning, government sources told ANI. In the evening, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is scheduled to call on PM Modi and take up several key issues that have a bearing on the state.
Aug 17, 2022 08:16 AM IST
Mother Dairy and Amul increases the price of milk by ₹2/litre with effect from today
Leading milk suppliers Mother Dairy and Amul have increased their milk prices in Delhi-NCR and other cities by ₹2 per litre with effect from today due to a rise in its procurement and other input costs.
Aug 17, 2022 08:03 AM IST
J-K security forces recover recovers arms, ammunitions from Shopian's Kutpora after search ops
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) at Kutpora in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, informed the Kashmir Zone Police on Wednesday.
During the search operation, terrorists lobbed grenades at the search party and escaped taking advantage of the darkness. However, police and security forces busted a hideout inside a house and recovered arms and ammunition.
Aug 17, 2022 07:59 AM IST
Maharashtra | More than 50 persons were injured after 3 bogies of a train derailed in Gondia
Maharashtra | More than 50 persons were injured after 3 bogies of a train derailed in Gondia around 2.30 am at night. A collision b/w a goods train & passenger train- Bhagat ki Kothi, due to non-receipt of signal, led to this accident. No deaths were reported.
Aug 17, 2022 07:47 AM IST
Life comes to standstill in Odisha's Bhadrak due to flood situation
The normal life of people came to a standstill as floodwater from the Baitarani river inundated residential areas in parts of Bhadrak district.
According to the district administration, 80,000 to 90,000 people have been affected due to the flood situation.
"As of now, three blocks in Bhadrak district are affected due to floodwater. The administration took steps and boats along with other necessary help have been deployed. 80,000 to 90,000 people are affected," Siddeshwar Baliram Bondar, District Magistrate Bhadrak told ANI.
Aug 17, 2022 07:43 AM IST
Mumbai may see moderate to heavy rain; mercury expected to stay below 27 degrees
The maximum temperature in Mumbai is expected to hover around 27 degrees as the city may witness moderate to heavy rainfall on Wednesday. The weather department has predicted a “generally cloudy sky with moderate rain" in the city and suburbs, whereas heavy rainfall has been predicted at isolated places.
Aug 17, 2022 07:43 AM IST
Rajasthan Congress chief meets family of deceased Dalit boy in Jalore
Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra on Tuesday visited the residence of a Dalit student who was allegedly killed over touching a water pot in Jalore district.
After meeting the family, the Congress leader told ANI, "It is a matter of concern that such an incident happened. Police are investigating the incident. The state government will ensure that perpetrator is given stringent punishment. State government and party have ensured all the help to student's family."
Aug 17, 2022 06:55 AM IST
China reports 3,036 new COVID cases for Aug 16 vs 2,526 day earlier
China reported 3,036 new coronavirus cases for Aug. 16, of which 637 were symptomatic and 2,399 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.
Aug 17, 2022 06:54 AM IST
Madagascar President thanks India for standing with his country during time of need
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina extended warm greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on India's 76th Independence Day as he thanked India for standing with his country in time of need.
"My warm greetings to you PM Narendra Modi and the people of India on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India's Independence. My gratitude for standing with Madagascar during the time of need," Rajoelina tweeted on August 15.
Aug 17, 2022 06:34 AM IST
Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack
Explosions and fires ripped through an ammunition depot in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people.
Russia blamed the blasts in the village of Mayskoye on an “act of sabotage,” without naming the perpetrators.
Aug 17, 2022 06:01 AM IST
Mumbai rain | Occasional intense spells predicted for the next 24 hours
The Meteorological department has predicted a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain in the city and suburbs with a possibility of occasional intense spells for the next 24 hours.
Aug 17, 2022 06:01 AM IST
Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik reviews flood situation, asks officials to be on toes
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the flood situation in the state and directed the officials to ensure zero casualty due to flood and that there should be no disruption to normal life.
He said "there is a possibility of flooding in 10 districts of the Mahanadi river basin due to continuous rains. Therefore, he advised the Collectors of these 10 districts to be cautious and take all kinds of measures to prevent the flood situation."
Aug 17, 2022 05:56 AM IST
Elon Musk says he will buy Manchester United
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Tuesday he was buying football club Manchester United Plc.
"I'm buying Manchester United ur welcome" Musk tweeted.
It was unclear if Musk was serious about the deal.
Aug 17, 2022 05:55 AM IST
Ratan Tata backs startup that connects senior citizens with young graduates
Goodfellows, which promotes “inter-generational friendships” said on Tuesday that it received a seed investment of an undisclosed sum from Tata, the influential chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd., which runs about 150 companies including some of India’s most valuable such as software outsourcer Tata Consultancy Service Ltd. and the country’s largest steelmaker Tata Steel Ltd.
Aug 17, 2022 05:32 AM IST
Iran submits a 'written response' in nuclear deal talks
Iran said Tuesday it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.
Iran's state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response, but suggested that Tehran still wouldn't take the European Union-mediated proposal, despite warnings there would be no more negotiations.