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> CBSE Class 10 results declared, over 2.5 lakh score above 90%

> Indian Army chopper crashes in J-K's Kathua, search on for survivors

> BJP holds parliamentary party meeting; PM Modi slams Oppn for disrupting both Houses

> MP CM Shivraj Chouhan review flood situation in state

> Bill Gates, Melinda French officially divorced: Report

> PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

> India's daily Covid tally falls with 30,549 new cases; 422 deaths recorded

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  • Aug 03, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    Pentagon reopens after brief lockdown due to shooting at Metro station

  • Aug 03, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Pentagon on lockdown after gunshots fired at nearby Metro station, reports AP

  • Aug 03, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 case count rises to 6,005; 177 new deaths reported

    The new coronavirus cases reported in Maharashtra saw a spike to 6,005 on Tuesday, a day after reporting less than 5,000 new infections. Meanwhile, fresh fatalities rise to 177.

  • Aug 03, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    Union sports minister Anurag Thakur felicitates PV Sindhu and her coach Park Tae-Sang

  • Aug 03, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    Mumbai's Dharavi reports zero new Covid-19 cases, says BMC

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday said that Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, located in Mumbai has reported no new coronavirus cases. The active case count in the area stands at 38, news agency ANI reported.

  • Aug 03, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh govt makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for air travellers entering the state from Aug 8

    Passengers flying to Chhattisgarh have to mandatorily display a negative RT-PCR report starting August 8. Fully-vaccinated passengers are also required to produce a negative Covid-19 report not older than 96 hours, the state government said.

  • Aug 03, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Bollywood singer and actor Yo Yo Honey Singh's wife files domestic violence case against him

    Bollywood singer and actor Yo Yo Honey Singh's (Hirdesh Singh) wife Shalini Talwar has registered a case under "the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act". The Tis Hazari Court has issued a notice to Singh for August 28, 2021. Read more.

  • Aug 03, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Delhi reports 50 new Covid-19 cases; four fresh fatalities, reports PTI

    Delhi has reported 50 new COVID-19 cases along with four fresh fatalities, and 65 recoveries in a day, the health department's bulletin data showed. The positivity rate of the national capital stands at 0.08 per cent, news agency PTI reported.

  • Aug 03, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    No interim relief for Gehana Vasisth in pornography case

    Mumbai Sessions court has denied interim relief to actor Gehana Vasisth in the pornography case, and has set the next date of hearing to August 6. Read more.

  • Aug 03, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    Centre to expend 19,000 crore to 9 crore farmers on Aug 9 in fresh installment under PM-Kisan scheme

    The central government are set to disburse a sum of 19,000 crore to 9 crore farmers in the August 9 tranche under the PM-Kisan scheme.

  • Aug 03, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    R-factor of virus is more than 1 in 8 states, says Union health ministry

    The Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday said that the R-factor or reproductive factor of Covid-19 is above 1 in as many as 8 states in India.

  • Aug 03, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Two BSF personnel lost their lives during exchange of fire with militants in Tripura

  • Aug 03, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Way 'Adani Airport' was displayed before Chhatrapati Shivaji's statue, hurt people's sentiment: Maha minister Nawab Malik

    Referring to Shiv Sena workers vandalising Adani signboard at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport in Mumbai, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik said on Tuesday that Adani group took over the management control of the airport, but the way 'Adani Airport' was displayed before Shivaji's statue, hurt people's sentiments.

  • Aug 03, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    Kerala Assembly LoP Satheesan blames state govt for laxity in Covid-19 curbs

  • Aug 03, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    PM Modi to invite Indian Olympics contingent to Red Fort as special guests on Independence Day, reports ANI

  • Aug 03, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    MP CM Shivraj Chouhan reviews flood situation in state, says 1,600 people rescued

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday held a review meeting with officials on the flood situation in the state, after which he said that 1,600 people have been rescued till now by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and their state-level counterparts. Read more

  • Aug 03, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    CBSE Class 10 results declared; over 2.5 lakh score above 90%

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday released the results of the class 10 examinations and 2,50,000 lakh students have secured 90% and above marks.

  • Aug 03, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    Indian Army chopper crashes in J-K's Kathua, search on for survivors

    A helicopter of the Indian Army's aviation corps with at least five people on board crashed near the Ranjit Sagar Dam in the Basohli area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, a senior police official said on Tuesday. Read more

  • Aug 03, 2021 11:32 AM IST

    Ex-US envoy says India may lead the world by 2030, lists areas

    Former US ambassador to India Richard Verma has said India may lead the world in every category and with the youngest workforce in the region, the South Asian country will hold that advantage until 2050. Read more

  • Aug 03, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    CBSE Class 10 results to be announced at 12pm today

    The Central Board of Secondary Education said on Tuesday that the results of Class 10 examinations will be announced at 12pm today.

  • Aug 03, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    India's daily Covid tally falls with 30,549 new cases; 422 deaths recorded

    India’s daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) climbed to 31,726,507 after 30,549 fresh cases were registered in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. As many as 422 patients succumbed to the viral disease and 38,887 recovered in the same period, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 425,195 and 30,896,354 respectively. Read more

  • Aug 03, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    China to test all residents of Wuhan after first Covid-19 cases in more than a year

    Authorities in Wuhan told news agency AFP on Tuesday that they will test all the residents of the city for Covid-19 after the first local infections were reported in more than a year.


    The city of 11 million is "swiftly launching comprehensive nucleic acid testing of all residents", senior Wuhan official Li Tao said at a press conference.

  • Aug 03, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora

    An encounter started between terrorists and security forces in Chandaji area of Bandipora, the Kashmir Zone Police said on Tuesday.

    "Encounter has started at Chandaji area of Bandipora. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow," the police tweeted.

  • Aug 03, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Covid in Maharashtra: Cong demands resuming local trains for vaccinated people

    As the Maharashtra government on Monday announced ease in the ongoing Covid restrictions in 22 districts of the state, Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap demanded that the local train service should at least restart for those inoculated with both doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Read more

  • Aug 03, 2021 07:13 AM IST

    PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries of PMGKAY in Gujarat today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday interact with the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) in Gujarat through video conferencing. Read more

  • Aug 03, 2021 07:06 AM IST

    US reaches goal of administering one vaccine dose to 70% adults

    The United States on Monday reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine into 70% of American adults - a month late and amid a massive surge in cases by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.

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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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By Press Trust of India, Bengaluru

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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