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Breaking news: Maharashtra records 6,695 new Covid-19 cases, 120 deaths

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UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 08:51 PM IST

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Today's top news:

> Assam withdraws travel advisory asking civilians not to travel to Mizoram in view of both states’ joint statement today

> Centre to amend Income Tax Act, says no tax demand to be raised retrospectively

> K'taka HC issues notice to ex-CM Yediyurappa in corruption case

>AIADMK Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan dies at 80

> Bengal receiving fewer Covid-19 vaccine doses: Mamata tells PM Modi

> K'taka HC issues notice to ex-CM Yediyurappa in corruption case

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  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:47 PM

    Maharashtra records 6,695 new Covid-19 cases, 120 deaths

    Maharashtra's caseload of Covid-19 climbed to 6,336,220 after 6,695 cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Over 7,100 patients recovered and 120 died due to the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of recoveries and deaths to 6,124,278 and 133,530 respectively.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:04 PM

    Assam withdraws travel advisory asking civilians not to travel to Mizoram in view of both states’ joint statement today

    Assam on Thursday withdrew its July 29 travel advisory which asked civilians not to travel to Mizoram due to the border dispute. "In view of the joint statement issued today by the representatives of the Governments of Assam and Mizoram, the travel advisory (advising people of Assam not to travel to Mizoram) dated 29th July is hereby withdrawn," The Assam government said in a statement.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:22 PM

    Nagaland sets up pediatric task force to prepare for Covid-19 third wave

    Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom on Thursday said the government is preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 by taking several measures including setting up a pediatric task force to oversee the department’s preparedness. Read more

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:16 PM

    Karnataka reports 1,785 new Covid-19 cases, 25 more deaths

    Karnataka's caseload of the coronavirus disease 2,913,512 after 1,785 cases were reported on Thursday. As many as 25 patients died and 1,651 recovered from the viral disease on Thursday, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 36,705 and 2,852,368 respectively.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:21 PM

    Centre to amend Income Tax Act, says no tax demand to be raised retrospectively

    The Centre on Thursday introduced the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill to bring closure to the retrospective income tax law which was introduced in 2012. Read more

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:40 PM

    AIADMK Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan dies

    E Madhusudhanan, the Presidium Chairman of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Chennai where he was admitted 2 weeks ago for multi-organ dysfunction.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:13 PM

    K'taka HC issues notice to ex-CM Yediyurappa in corruption case

    The Karnataka high court has issued notices to former chief minister B S Yediyurappa, his son B Y Vijayendra and others, as has asked them to appear before it on August 17 in a case alleging corruption in a housing project.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:56 PM

    Ex-Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze's bail application rejected

    A special NIA court on Thursday rejected the bail application of suspended Mumbai Police assistant inspector Sachin Vaze in the Antilia bomb scare case, news agency ANI reported.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:40 PM

    Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border dispute amicably

    A government official told news agency PTI on Thursday that Assam and Mizoram held talks on border dispute, adding both states have agreed to resolve the issue amicably.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:00 PM

    Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Olympics Games

    Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:51 PM

    Indian youth is moving forward: PM Modi

    New India is gaining global recognition not through ranks, but by winning medals. It has been proved that one's progress is decided by hard work, not family. Indian youth is moving forward, it's progressing: PM Modi

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:38 PM

    PM Modi launches awareness campaign across Uttar Pradesh on food security scheme

    PM Narendra Modi launches awareness campaign across Uttar Pradesh on food security scheme.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:35 PM

    Malaysia to stop using daily Covid cases to decide states’ reopenings

    Malaysia will no longer use daily virus infections as a metric to ease curbs for states once they enter the second phase of the national recovery plan, Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:16 PM

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

    PM Narendra Modi interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:09 PM

    2 dead, 7 injured in MP rain mayhem

    With heavy rains ravaging the Gwalior-Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh, leaving two people dead and damaging bridges and other infrastructure, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said the state has "not seen such devastation in the last 70 years".

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:01 PM

    Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record Covid tally

    Rueful authorities in Melbourne announced a sixth lockdown for the city and Sydney reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Thursday as Australia faltered in efforts to bring a virulent Delta outbreak to heel.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:29 PM

    Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya and offers prayers to the model of Ram temple

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya and offers prayers to the model of Ram temple. He also reviewed the progress of construction work of the Ram temple.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:17 PM

    SC agrees to issue notice to Centre on batch of pleas seeking court monitored SIT probe into Pegasus snooping row

    SC agrees to issue notice to Centre on batch of petitions seeking court monitored SIT probe into Pegasus snooping row.

    It asks petitioners to serve copies of their petitions on the Union government . Matter to be heard next Tuesday.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:02 PM

    Punjab government announces cash award of 1 crore each to India men's hockey team players from the state

    Punjab government announces a cash award of 1 crore each to the India men's hockey team players from the state.

    The team won Bronze medal after they beat Germany in Tokyo Olympics.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:48 AM

    US wants Pakistan to keep border open for Afghan refugees

    Amid a surge in violence by Taliban in Afghanistan post US drawdown, the influx of Afghan refugees has increased at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:32 AM

    SC commences hearing pleas on alleged Pegasus snooping matter

    SC commences hearing pleas on alleged Pegasus snooping matter, says allegations serious if reports are correct.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:25 AM

    I have set aside Rs.10 crore, apply for financial support if needed: Adar Poonawalla

    Dear students travelling abroad, as a few countries are yet to approve COVISHIELD as an acceptable vaccine for travel without quarantine, you may have to incur some costs. I have set aside Rs.10 crores for this, apply below for financial support if needed: Adar Poonawalla

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:15 AM

    Militants open fire at police party in J-K's Baramulla

    Militants on Thursday attacked a police party in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, but no loss of life or injury was reported, officials said.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:59 AM

    Arunachal Pradesh reports 319 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 caseload rose to 49,203, as 319 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health department official said here on Thursday.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:45 AM

    Flood alert issued in Andhra's Krishna district after gate of Pulichintala dam washes away

    After one gate of Pulichintala dam washed away due to some technical problem on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, water is being released downwards hence flash floods are likely in the downwards areas, said Krishna District collector J Nivas while issuing an alert.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:15 AM

    Rupee inches 4 paise higher to 74.15 against US dollar

    Rupee opens on a flat note; inches 4 paise higher to 74.15 against US dollar.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:07 AM

    12 persons injured in IED blast in Dantewada

    At least 12 persons were injured in an IED blast by Maoists at Ghotiya at around 7.30 am. Dantewada police reached the spot to rescued and shift the injured to the hospital, says Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:45 AM

    Prashant Kishore urges Amarinder Singh to relieve him from Principal Advisor post

    In view of my decision to take a temporary break from active role in public life, I have not been able to take over the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor. I request you to kindly relieve me from this responsibility: Prashant Kishor to Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:26 AM

    India reports 42,982 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    India reports 42,982 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:24 AM

    COVAXIN receives GMP certificate from Hungary

    Another milestone in our account as COVAXIN receives GMP certificate from Hungary. This marks the 1st EUDRAGDMP compliance certificate received by Bharat Biotech from European regulatories: Bharat Biotech.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:10 AM

    Covid-19 cases may double in US as variant worse than Delta could be coming, says Fauci

    US top coronavirus adviser Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday (local time) said that Covid-19 cases may double as variant worse than Delta could be coming.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:57 AM

    PM Modi congratulates Indian Men's hockey team

    Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian.

    Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:47 AM

    Vinesh Phogat beats Sofia Magdalena

    Wrestling, Women's 53kg Freestyle, 1/8 Final: Vinesh Phogat beats Sofia Magdalena 7-1.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 08:04 AM

    SC to hear pleas on Pegasus row

    Supreme Court to hear a batch of petitions seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the reports of government allegedly using Israeli software Pegasus to spy on politicians, activists, and journalists.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:19 AM

    CCB seizes 9 tons of sandalwood in Bengaluru

    Central Crime Branch (CCB) says it has seized 9 tons of red sandalwood worth 4.5 crores and arrested two persons in Bengaluru.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:00 AM

    Tourists coming to US for Covid-19 vaccine, says US airport official

    The global shortage of vaccines and its excess in the United States has quietly resulted in a new kind of tourism in the US, said an official.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:49 AM

    Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha to reopen for tourists from today

    The Bhitarkanika National Park in the Kendrapara district of Odisha is set to reopen for tourists today (i.e. Thursday, August 5), more than three months after the park was closed to tourists on May 1 keeping in mind the mating and nesting season of the saltwater crocodiles residing there.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:20 AM

    S Jaishankar to attend Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi's oath ceremony

    India will be represented by external affairs minister S Jaishankar at the inauguration of Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi on August 5, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:09 AM

    Samajwadi Party to go on 'cycle yatra' across Uttar Pradesh today

    The Samajwadi Party will take out a 'Samajwadi Cycle Yatra' at the tehsil-level in all districts of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to highlight the price rise and the "anti-democratic attitude" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:54 AM

    US making plans to reopen to fully vaccinated foreigners as China curbs travel

    The United States, which closed its borders to much of the world as the pandemic took hold, said Wednesday it plans eventually to begin allowing fully vaccinated foreigners back in, while China tightened overseas travel curbs amid surging infection numbers.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:32 AM

    115 killed in military crackdown in Nigeria: Amnesty

    Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigerian security forces of using excessive force and killing at least 115 people in a crackdown on separatist agitators in the country's restive southeast.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:17 AM

    Chandigarh: Institutes of higher education allowed to reopen for ongoing classes from Aug 11

    Chandigarh administration on Wednesday ordered reopening of institutions of higher education for the ongoing classes on or after August 11.

  • Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:05 AM

    At least 11 dead, others injured after van crashes in Texas

    An overloaded van carrying about 25 passengers crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.

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