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JUL 26, 2021 09:15 PM IST
JEE (Advanced) 2021 exams to be held on October 3: Dharmendra Pradhan
The JEE (Advanced) 2021 examination for admission to IITs will be held on October 3 following Covid-19 protocols, tweeted Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
JUL 26, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Mizoram CM Zoramthanga calls for peaceful resolution of border issue with Assam
Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga called on the Assam government to create a congenial environment for peaceful resolution of the border dispute between the two states, reports ANI.
JUL 26, 2021 07:51 PM IST
6 Assam Police personnel dead during clashes at Assam-Mizoram border, says Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted six personnel of Assam Police were dead following the clashes at border with Mizoram.
JUL 26, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Billionaire businessman Najib Mikati elected as new Prime Minister of Lebanon
Billionaire businessman Najib Mikati elected as the new Prime Minister of Lebanon by the country's lawmakers, reports AFP.
JUL 26, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Covid-19: 39 new cases, 1 more death in Delhi in last 24 hours
Delhi reported 39 new Covid-19 cases and one related fatality in the last 24 hours, reports ANI citing a bulletin from the health department.
JUL 26, 2021 06:11 PM IST
'Firing still on from Mizoram side, yet to determine number of injured': Assam minister says on border tension
Assam minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that the firing is still on from the Mizoram side and that the number of people injured is yet to be determined. He also said that Himanta Biswa Sarma has spoken to the centre over the issue, reports ANI.
JUL 26, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Police forces return from disputed site at Assam-Mizoram border after Amit Shah asks CMs to resolve issue
Union home minister Amit Shah had asked Assam and Mizoram chief ministers to resolve the border issue between the two states following which police forces have returned from the disputed site at the border, reports ANI citing sources familiar with the developments.
JUL 26, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Kindly urge Assam Police to withdraw: Mizoram CM
"I kindly urge that Assam PolicE be instructed to withdraw from Vairengte for the safety of civilians," tweets Mizoram CM Zormathanga.
JUL 26, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Assam-Mizoram border row: Assam CM offers to visit Mizoram
"I have expressed my willingness to visit Aizawl and discuss these issues if need be," tweets Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on border flare-up with Mizoram.
JUL 26, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Protesting farmers to hoist national flag at Ghazipur border on August 15, says Rakesh Tikait
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that the farmers from two districts will go to Ghazipur border to hoist the national flag on August 15, reports ANI.
JUL 26, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma seeks Mizoram CM Zoramthanga's intervention on border dispute
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma sought the intervention of Mizoram CM Zoramthanga's intervention in the border dispute between the two states. He also tweeted a video of the police forces in the border.
JUL 26, 2021 02:54 PM IST
BS Yediyurappa's supporters shut down shops in Shivamogga following his retirement
Disappointed with BS Yediyurappa's decision to retire, his supporters shut down shops and restaurants at his hometown Shikaripura (Shivamogga district), reports ANI.
JUL 26, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Army pays tributes to its soldiers at Drass war memorial
The Army paid rich tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan at the Drass war memorial in Ladakh on Monday.
In 1999, the Indian armed forces defeated attempts by Pakistan to capture strategic heights in Kargil. It was named 'Operation Vijay' (victory).
The solemn ceremony to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was held at the Kargil War Memorial, Drass, Srinagar-based PRO Defence Col Emron Musavi said.
JUL 26, 2021 01:33 PM IST
PIL in HC seeks separate toilets for transgenders
A PIL in the Delhi High Court on Monday sought direction to authorities to construct separate washrooms for the third gender on the ground that absence of separate public toilets for transgenders make them prone to sexual assault and harassment.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notices and sought responses of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Delhi government, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, Municipal Corporations of East, South and North Delhi on the petition which submitted that absence of gender-neutral toilets goes against the directions of the Supreme Court.
JUL 26, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer shot boosts Covid-19 antibody level: Study
A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca and then a Pfizer Covid-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed.
The study involved 499 medical workers - 100 receiving mixed doses, 200 taking two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot and the remainder getting two AstraZeneca shots.
All showed neutralizing antibodies, which prevent the virus from entering cells and replicating, and the result of the mixed schedule of vaccines showed similar amounts of neutralizing antibodies found from the group that received two Pfizer shots.
JUL 26, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Maha deputy CM Ajit Pawar tours flood-hit villages in Sangli
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar toured various rain-hit villages in Sangli district on Monday and used a rescue boat to reach out to flood victims in some areas. Pawar also interacted with the flood-affected people and assured them of rehabilitation and all help from the state government.
JUL 26, 2021 12:40 PM IST
HC orders notice to EC on petitions challenging election of Duraimurugan and others
The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to the Election Commission on petitions challenging the win of three candidates, including Minister for Water Resources Duraimurugan, in the April 6 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.
Justice V Bharathidasan ordered the notice to the respective successful candidates and the Election Commission of India, returnable by September 6.
JUL 26, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Over 3.09 crore unutilised vaccine doses available with states, private hospitals: Centre
Over 3.09 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.
It said that more than 45.37 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 59,39,010 doses are in the pipeline.
JUL 26, 2021 11:31 AM IST
Arunachal Pradesh logs 164 new Covid-19 cases, three more fatalities
Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a sharp dip in daily Covid-19 cases as 164 more people tested positive for the infection on Monday, down from 515 the day before, pushing the tally in the state to 45,867, a senior health official said here. The toll rose to 216 with three more persons succumbing to the infection, he said.
JUL 26, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Rajnath Singh pays tribute at National War Memorial on Kargil Vijay Diwas
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt paid tribute to fallen soldiers at National War Memorial on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas on Monday.
Remembering the war heroes, Singh tweeted: "On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, I salute the indomitable valour and sacrifice of the Indian Army."
JUL 26, 2021 10:08 AM IST
CM Uddhav Thackeray to visit Patan Taluka today
CM Uddhav Thackeray will visit the flood-affected areas of Patan taluka in Satara district today. He will also visit relief camps set up for citizens displaced by the floods.
JUL 26, 2021 09:30 AM IST
Delhi Metro trains start running with 100 pc seating capacity; standing not allowed in coaches
In view of the improved coronavirus situation, the Delhi Metro services began running with full seating capacity from Monday, but there is still no provision for standing travel for commuters, officials said.
The DMRC, till Sunday, was running trains with 50 per cent seating capacity since June 7 when the services had resumed after a long hiatus.
JUL 26, 2021 09:21 AM IST
India records 39,361 new Covid-19 cases, 416 deaths
JUL 26, 2021 08:39 AM IST
China urges Washington to stop "demonising" it during US official visit
Beijing urged the US to stop "demonising" China during Monday talks with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the highest-level official to visit under President Joe Biden's administration.
Sherman arrived in the city of Tianjin on Sunday, aiming to seek "guardrails" as ties between the world's top two economies continue to deteriorate on a range of issues from cybersecurity to human rights.
JUL 26, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing
New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days.
Tens of thousands of people are under lockdown and authorities are conducting mass testing of the population, standard practices in China that have generally been successfully in controlling the spread of the virus.
JUL 26, 2021 08:03 AM IST
French lawmakers approve bill to tackle fourth wave of coronavirus
The French parliament on Monday approved a bill which will make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for health workers as well as require a bolstered health pass in a wide array of social venues as France battles with a fourth wave of coronavirus infections.
JUL 26, 2021 08:02 AM IST
PM Modi pays tribute, says 'we remember their sacrifices'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid a tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil war, which India fought with Pakistan in 1999 and won, on Kargil Vijay Diwas and said the bravery of those who sacrificed their lives motivates Indians every single day. The Prime Minister also shared an excerpt from his last year's monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat.
JUL 26, 2021 05:29 AM IST
Indian Coast Guard carry out relief, rescue operations in floods-hit states
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has deployed its resources to aid the civil authorities in relief and rescue operations in flood-hit areas of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka and have despatched Disaster Relief Teams (DRT) with inflatable Gemini boat and life-saving gear to the affected areas, the Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.
As per an official release, the DRTs reached areas rendered unapproachable due to water inundation especially in the Chiplun and Mahad districts of Maharashtra and Umlijoog, Khargejoog, Bodjug Island and Kinnar village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. "The teams evacuated the stranded people and provided relief material," the Ministry said.
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