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In the last 24 hours, India logged 40,134 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 422 deaths related to it, the Union health ministry said on Monday. Also on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated via videoconferencing, e-Rupi, a new digital payment system.
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Aug 02, 2021 09:40 PM IST
Shops in Mumbai to open till 10pm: BMC
BMC issues notification allowing shops in Mumbai to open till 10pm and restaurants till 4pm. All sports except swimming, and those in which players come in close contact, allowed as well.
Aug 02, 2021 09:25 PM IST
2 unidentified persons spotted near Jammu railway station
Two unidentified persons spotted running in uniform at Mangal Market near Jammu Railway Station, earlier today. They were wearing Army uniform.
Aug 02, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Will continue to work as MP, says Babul Supriyo
I will continue to work as MP in Asansol. There is politics beyond constitutional post and I withdraw myself from it. I will not join any other party. I will vacate the MP bungalow in Delhi and release security personnel from their duties soon: Babul Supriyo, former Union minister
Aug 02, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Maharashtra records 4869 new Covid-19 cases and 90 deaths
Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths fall to 4869 and 90 respectively. Mumbai logs 259 new infections and nine deaths.
Aug 02, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 1546 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths
Andhra Pradesh reports 1546 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1968 recoveries, and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Aug 02, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Maharashtra relaxes Covid-19 curbs in 14 districts
Maharashtra govt announces relaxations in Covid-19 curbs in 14 districts, excluding Mumbai, Mumbai suburban and Thane. The decision for Mumbai and Thane will be taken by the local disaster management authorities.
Aug 02, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Class 12th students not satisfied with marks can appear in exams: CBSE
CBSE notifies that "Class 12th students who are not satisfied with the marks, awarded to them on basis of the 'Policy of Tabulation' will be given an opportunity to appear in examinations to be conducted by the board. Marks scored in the later examination will be considered as final."
Aug 02, 2021 06:51 PM IST
PM Modi to interact with Anna Yojana beneficiaries of Gujarat
"At 12:30pm tomorrow, will interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna," tweets PMM Modi Yojana in Gujarat. It would be wonderful to hear their views and experiences.
Aug 02, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Mizoram CM orders withdrawal of FIR over Assam border clash
"I've directed the Mizoram Police to withdraw FIR dated 26.07.2021 filed at Vairengte, district, Mizoram against all the accused persons," tweets Mizoram CM Zoramthanga.
Aug 02, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Kerala logs 13,984 new Covid-19 cases and 118 deaths
Kerala reports 13,984 new Covid-19 cases, 15,923 recoveries and 118 deaths; positivity rate drops to 10.93%.
Aug 02, 2021 05:55 PM IST
BJP, Congress protest against Kerala education minister
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, BJP and Kerala Students' Union, Congress, today staged a protest to Kerala Assembly demanding resignation of Education Minister V Sivankutty; several detained.
Aug 02, 2021 05:34 PM IST
It seems many people want schools to reopen: Manish Sisodia
We are reviewing the suggestions from public, some demanded reopening of schools, some didn't. A decision will soon be taken on the basis of various factors and feedback. Largely it seems that many people want: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Aug 02, 2021 04:56 PM IST
PM Modi launches e-RUPI payment system
Prime Minister Narendra Modi e-RUPI, an electronic voucher promoting digital payment solution, via video conferencing.
Aug 02, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Zika virus: Health ministry rushes team to Maharashtra
Union Ministry of health rushes a multidisciplinary team to Maharahstra to monitor the Zika virus situation and support the state government in management of Zika cases.
Aug 02, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Bombay HC reserves order in porn case
Bombay high court reserves order in petitions of businessman Raj Kundra and Ryan Thorpe challenging their arrest by Mumbai police.
Aug 02, 2021 03:29 PM IST
NIA re-registers case over Israel embassy blast
National Investigation Agency (NIA) takes over and re-registers the case pertaining to a blast that took place outside the Israel Embassy in Delhi on January 29 this year: Statement
Aug 02, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Key advisor to PM Modi steps down
An advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 1983-batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Amarjeet Sinha resigned today. While there was no official statement, Hindustan Times confirmed this from an official in the Prime Minister's office (PMO).
Aug 02, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Maha CM rules out allowing local trains immediately
"We are allowing shops to operate till 8pm. Local trains cannot be allowed for general public immediately. Relaxations would not be applicable in districts with high positivity rate and high number of Covid-19 cases. A committee will be constituted for recommendations on development in eco sensitive zones," says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.
Aug 02, 2021 02:17 PM IST
SC to hear petition against Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi CP on August 5
Supreme Court to hear on August 5 contempt petition filed by a lawyer, against the Prime Minister, Home Minister, and Ministry of Home Affairs challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner.
Aug 02, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Rajya Sabha lauds Sindhu's bronze at Olympics
The Rajya Sabha on Monday congratulated badminton ace P V Sindhu for winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, saying that she has scripted history by becoming the country's first woman to win two individual Olympics medals.
When the House met for the day, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu congratulated Sindhu for her gritty performance on behalf of the House and himself.
Aug 02, 2021 01:17 PM IST
SC to hear shooter Naresh Sharma's plea challenging Delhi HC order today
The Supreme Court will hear today at 2 pm the plea of five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma challenging an order of the Delhi High Court which had posted his plea relating to his non-selection for the upcoming Tokyo Games for hearing on August 6.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar will hear the plea.
Aug 02, 2021 12:32 PM IST
India's monsoon rains to be average in August, September
India is likely to receive an average amount of rainfall in August and September, the state-run weather office said on Monday, raising expectations of higher crop yields in Asia's third-biggest economy, which relies heavily on the vast farm sector.
"As per most parameters, we expect monsoon rains to be normal in August and September this year," Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of the state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD), told a news conference.
Aug 02, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Schools reopen in Punjab for all classes
Schools for all classes reopened in Punjab on Monday, with physical classes resuming after a gap of a few months for pre-primary levels.
The state government on Saturday had allowed reopening of schools for all classes from August 2 as it further relaxed Covid restrictions in the wake of declining number of cases.
Officials said schools reopened for all classes across the state.
Aug 02, 2021 12:04 PM IST
More than 49.64 cr Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to States, UTs so far
Union health ministry on Monday informed that more than 49.64 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories till date.
"More than 49.64 crore (49,64,98,050) vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far, through all sources and a further 9,84,610 doses are in the pipeline," read the official release by the ministry.
Aug 02, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Russia to scale up military drills near Afghan border: Report
Russia will send an additional contingent of 800 troops to take part in military exercises at the Afghan border and use two times more hardware there than originally planned, Interfax news agency reported on Monday citing the defence ministry.
The drills, which are set to take place on Aug. 5-10 and involve Uzbek and Tajik forces, come as the security situation had rapidly deteriorated in Afghanistan amid a US troop withdrawal.
Aug 02, 2021 11:31 AM IST
India’s unemployment rate drops to 4-month low
India’s jobless rate fell to the lowest level in four months in July, adding to signs of a nascent recovery in the economy where sales tax collections and demand for some commodities have signaled a rebound.
The unemployment rate dropped to 6.95% last month from 9.17% the previous month, according to latest data from private research firm Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. While the rural jobless rate slid to 6.3%, urban unemployment stayed above 8%, showed the data, which is based on surveys and is widely accepted in the absence of timely government data.
Aug 02, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Almost 300 stray dogs killed with poisonous injections in West Godavari of Andhra Pradesh
In a horrific incident of animal cruelty, almost 300 stray dogs were poisoned to death and buried in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, an animal rights group alleged.
While speaking to ANI, Dharmajigudem Sub Inspector Ramesh said, "Lingapalem village panchayat staff have got killed almost 300 stray dogs in the village on July 24. The matter came to light when an animal rights activist named Challapalli Srilata complained to Dharmajigudem police on July 29."
Aug 02, 2021 09:20 AM IST
India records 40,134 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Aug 02, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Suspected drone activity reported from three places in J-K's Samba
Suspected drone activity was reported from four places in the Bari Brahmana area of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, informed Samba Superintendents of police (SSP) Rajesh Sharma on Monday.
Earlier on Friday, suspected drones were spotted at three different places in the Samba district.
Aug 02, 2021 07:35 AM IST
Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19 surge.
An estimated 3.6 billion Americans are at risk of eviction, some as soon as Monday.
Congress was unable to pass legislation swiftly to extend the ban, which expired at midnight Saturday, and the Democratic leaders said in a statement that it was now up to President Joe Biden's administration to act. They called on the administration to extend the moratorium through Oct. 18.
Aug 02, 2021 06:54 AM IST
4 killed in helicopter crash in remote California region
Four people aboard a helicopter were killed when it crashed in a remote area of Northern California, the Colusa County Sheriff's Department said.
The department confirmed the deaths to the KXTV station. The four people died at the scene on Sunday, said the department, which did not release their identities.
The Robinson R66 crashed around 1:15 p.m. in Colusa County north of Sacramento, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
Aug 02, 2021 05:44 AM IST
Assam CM directs police to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena as goodwill gesture
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said he has directed state police to withdraw FIR against Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena as a "goodwill gesture" after border clash with Mizoram on July 26 in which six police personnel died.
However, he further said that cases against the other police officers will be pursued.