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Aug 6, 2021 10:17 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory

Himachal Pradesh government has made mandatory negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination for visiting temples in state during 'Shrawan Ashtmi Navratras' from August 9-17: Official order

Aug 6, 2021 9:40 PM IST

50% Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19: White House

50% American citizens fully vaccinated against Covid-19, announces White House.

Aug 6, 2021 9:36 PM IST

Maharashtra logs 5539 new Covid-19 cases and 187 deaths

Maharashtra records 5539 new Covid-19 cases, 5859 recoveries and 187 deaths. Cumulative infection tally rises to 6,341,759 including 6,130,137 recoveries and 133,717 deaths.

Aug 6, 2021 9:00 PM IST

Goa makes Covid-19 certificate mandatory for visitors

The positivity rate of new Covid-19 cases in Goa stands at 1.8 to 2%. A negative RT-PCR report or a vaccination certificate (both doses) is mandatory to visit Goa. We'll put down new SOPs in view of the upcoming festivals: Pramod Sawant, CM

Aug 6, 2021 8:25 PM IST

Schools in rural Maharashtra to open on August 17, announces minister

We will reopen schools for students from class 5 to 8 in rural areas from August 17. In cities, we'll reopen class 8 to 12 while following Covid-19 protocol: Varsha Gaikwad, Maharashtra education minister

Aug 6, 2021 7:48 PM IST

JD(U) workers gather in Patna to welcome new national president Lalan Singh

Huge crowd of JD(U) workers and leaders gather at the party office in Patna to welcome Lalan Singh, recently elected as the party's national president.

Aug 6, 2021 7:20 PM IST

Election Commission registers Rashtravadi Vikas Party as political party

Election Commission of India registers Rashtravadi Vikas Party as a political party under section 29A of Representation of the People Act, 1951, with effect from August 4th, 2021.

Aug 6, 2021 6:45 PM IST

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown by two weeks

Tamil Nadu government extends lockdown by two more weeks with existing restrictions. School classes from 9 to 12th will re-open from September 1st with 50 percent occupancy following SOPs. All religious places will be closed for public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Aug 6, 2021 6:35 PM IST

Kerala reports over 19,000 new Covid-19 cases

Kerala reports 19,948 new Covid-19 cases, 19,480 recoveries and 187 deaths. Active cases rise to 178,204 while test positivity rate at 13.13%.

Aug 6, 2021 6:00 PM IST

Kerala govt dismisses govt employee from service

Kerala Govt dismisses from service a govt employee, Kiran Kumar, after his wife allegedly died by suicide upon being tortured by him for dowry. Kumar was working as Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector in Motor vehicle department. He was found guilty in a departmental inquiry and is presently in jail.

Aug 6, 2021 5:20 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi to visit J&K on August 9 and 10: Reports

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on 9th and 10th August. He will be in Srinagar on 10th August where he will inaugurate the party headquarters of J&K unit of Congress party: Reports

Aug 6, 2021 4:48 PM IST

India-China disengage in Gogra, says Army

Disengagement in Gogra in eastern Ladakh complete after 12th round of talks with China, announces Army.

Aug 6, 2021 4:24 PM IST

Karnataka CM announces night curfew in state

"Night curfew and weekend curfew will continue in districts bordering Kerala and Maharashtra. Night curfew will be imposed across the state from 9pm to 5am. We have given directions to the police to strictly monitor it," announces Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

Aug 6, 2021 3:26 PM IST

Afghan govt's media head assassinated, say police

Head of Afghan government media department assassinated, reports AFP quoting police.

Aug 6, 2021 3:20 PM IST

Delhi reports 44 new Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths

44 new Covid-19 cases, 41 recoveries and five deaths in Delhi. Cumulative infection count reaches 1,436,623 including 1,411,042 recoveries, 25,065 deaths and 516 active cases.

Aug 6, 2021 3:17 PM IST

EAM meets new Iran president

A warm meeting with President Ebrahim Raisi after his assumption of office. Conveyed the personal greetings of PM @narendramodi. His commitment to strengthening our bilateral relationship was manifest. So too was the convergence in our regional interests.

Aug 6, 2021 2:52 PM IST

Assam-Meghalaya hold talks on boundary dispute

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma hosts Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma in Guwahati for second chief ministerial-level talks on inter-state boundary dispute.

Aug 6, 2021 2:20 PM IST

Delhi Police strengthen security in Red Fort area ahead of I-Day

Ahead of Independence Day on 15th August, Delhi Police strengthen security near Red Fort-Chandni Chowk area, put blocks of large containers to barricade the area.

Aug 6, 2021 2:04 PM IST

BSF thwarts smuggling bid along India-Bangladesh border, seizes 25 kg cannabis

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday foiled an attempt of drug smuggling and seized 25 kg cannabis, which was being smuggled from India to Bangladesh.

Aug 6, 2021 1:58 PM IST

2 terrorists killed in J-K's Rajouri

Two terrorists neutralised in a joint operation by security forces and police in a forest area of Thanamandi, Rajouri; operation underway:16 Corps, Indian Army.

Aug 6, 2021 1:55 PM IST

Let us be careful for another 6 months or so: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist

People should maintain all Covid protocols for some more time. This isn't the time to let down your guard. Let us be careful for another 6 months or so. By then, if vaccination coverage is very high then things should start improving: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist.

Aug 6, 2021 1:44 PM IST

Rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon

Rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon, reports Reuters citing security officials.

Aug 6, 2021 1:27 PM IST

China pledges 2 billion vaccines globally through year's end

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines would be supplied to the world through this year, increasing China's commitment as the largest exporter of the shots.

Aug 6, 2021 1:11 PM IST

Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders reach Jantar Mantar, Delhi to extend support to farmers in their protest against farm laws by raising slogans with a placard 'Save Farmers, Save India'.

Aug 6, 2021 1:09 PM IST

TN CM hails Indian women's hockey team's performance

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday lauded the Indian women's hockey team for their "undaunting efforts till the end" in the Tokyo Olympics and said their performance is no less than those that resulted in a medal.

Aug 6, 2021 12:48 PM IST

J&J applies for emergency use authorisation of its single-dose Covid vaccine in India

Johnson & Johnson applies for emergency use authorisation of its single-dose Covid vaccine in India.

Aug 6, 2021 12:42 PM IST

Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award: PM Modi

I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank them for their views.

Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!

Aug 6, 2021 12:18 PM IST

SC refers to incidents of judges being threatened

Supreme Court refers to incidents of judges being threatened, asks states to file status report on security they are providing to judicial officers.

Aug 6, 2021 11:51 AM IST

China seeks to control Covid-19 flare-up

China recorded another 80 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 on Friday, as the country seeks to control its widest flare-up since the original outbreak with a combination of lockdowns, mass testing and travel restrictions.

Aug 6, 2021 11:13 AM IST

Six, including pilot, killed in crash of Alaska sightseeing plane

Six people were killed on Thursday when a sightseeing plane crashed in a mountainous area of southeast Alaska, officials said, leaving no survivors.

Aug 6, 2021 10:49 AM IST

SC rules in favour of Amazon in Future-Reliance deal

Supreme Court holds Singapore's Emergency Arbitrator’s order enforceable, rules in favour of Amazon in Future-Reliance deal.

Aug 6, 2021 10:26 AM IST

China coronavirus cases jump to 101, most in six months

China reported 101 Covid-19 infections on Friday, including 21 people who are asymptomatic, the biggest daily increase in more than six months as the delta variant spreads across the country.

Aug 6, 2021 10:12 AM IST

More needs to be done to restore supply-demand balance in economy: RBI

More needs to be done to restore supply-demand balance in economy; inflationary pressure transitory: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

Aug 6, 2021 10:09 AM IST

RBI's monetary policy committee keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%

RBI keeps interest rates unchanged at 4 pc; to continue with accommodative stance as long as necessary: Governor Shaktikanta Das.

Aug 6, 2021 9:44 AM IST

2 Pakistani soldiers killed, 4 injured in terror attacks in Kyber, South Waziristan

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and four other suffered injuries in gun and bomb attacks in Khyber and South Waziristan tribal districts on Thursday.

Aug 6, 2021 9:24 AM IST

Sensex advances 54.98 points to 54,547.82 in opening session

Sensex advances 54.98 points to 54,547.82 in opening session, Nifty inches 17.50 pts higher at 16,312.10.

Aug 6, 2021 9:20 AM IST

India logs 44,643 new Covid-19 cases; 464 deaths in last 24 hours

India on Friday recorded 44,643 new Covid-19 cases; 464 deaths in last 24 hours.

Aug 6, 2021 9:15 AM IST

We will always remember the great performance of our Women’s Hockey Team at Tokyo 2020: PM Modi

Proud of this team. We'll always remember the great performance of our Women’s Hockey Team at Tokyo 2020. We narrowly missed a medal in Women’s Hockey but this team reflects spirit of New India. Their success at Tokyo 2020 will motivate more daughters to take up Hockey: PM Modi.

Aug 6, 2021 8:50 AM IST

Indian women's hockey team finishes 4th at Olympic Games

Indian women's hockey team finishes 4th at Olympic Games, loses 3-4 to Great Britain in bronze medal play-off.

Aug 6, 2021 8:41 AM IST

Cloudy sky with a chance of light rain in Delhi today

Delhi is likely to witness a cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain on Friday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. The weather office has predicted “light to very light” rainfall over the next few days with “break monsoon-like conditions” likely to set in from mid-next week.

Aug 6, 2021 8:03 AM IST

IMD's yellow alert for today, forecast of heavy rain on weekend

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued several rainfall alerts for a number of states across the country, predicting heavy to very heavy downpour till August 9.

Aug 6, 2021 7:24 AM IST

Property Cell of Mumbai Police Crime Branch summons actress Sherlyn Chopra

Property Cell of Mumbai Police Crime Branch has summoned actress Sherlyn Chopra asking her to appear before it for questioning today in connection with the porn film production case in which businessman Raj Kundra was arrested: Mumbai Police.

Aug 6, 2021 6:53 AM IST

China dismisses Republican report on origin of Covid-19

China dismissed Republican lawmakers report which accused Beijing of one the 'greatest cover-ups in human history' over the origins of Covid-19, reported Daily Mail.

Aug 6, 2021 6:21 AM IST

Delhi HC to hear former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain's bail plea in riots case

The Delhi high court will on Friday hear former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain's fresh bail plea in northeast Delhi riots of 2020.

Aug 6, 2021 6:20 AM IST

RBI to announce its bi-monthly monetary policy review today

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will announce its bi-monthly monetary policy decision on Friday.

Aug 6, 2021 6:04 AM IST

CNN fires three employees for coming to work unvaccinated

CNN has fired three employees who violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

Aug 6, 2021 5:44 AM IST

Delhi Metro's Pink Line segment to be opened today

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will inaugurate the missing link of the Pink Line, connecting Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 and Trilokpuri on Friday.

Aug 6, 2021 5:18 AM IST

Power cuts in parts of Bengaluru on August 6, 7, 8

There will be disruption in power supply in some parts of Bengaluru between 10am and 5pm on Friday due to scheduled maintenance work at Bannerghatta Road, according to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM).

Aug 6, 2021 5:04 AM IST

13 Taliban terrorists killed, 8 injured in Afghan air force airstrikes

At least 13 Taliban terrorists were killed and 8 injured in airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Taleqan city of the country's Takhar provincial center on Thursday, informed the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense.

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