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Aug 06, 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 06, 2021 09:40 PM IST
50% Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19: White House
50% American citizens fully vaccinated against Covid-19, announces White House.
Aug 06, 2021 09:36 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 06, 2021 09:00 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 06, 2021 08:25 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 06, 2021 07:48 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 06, 2021 07:20 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 06, 2021 06:45 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 06, 2021 06:35 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 06, 2021 06:00 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 06, 2021 05:20 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 06, 2021 04:48 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 06, 2021 04:24 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 06, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Afghan govt's media head assassinated, say police
Head of Afghan government media department assassinated, reports AFP quoting police.
Aug 06, 2021 03:20 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 06, 2021 03:17 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 06, 2021 02:52 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 06, 2021 02:20 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 06, 2021 02:04 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 06, 2021 01:58 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 06, 2021 01:55 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 06, 2021 01:44 PM IST
Rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon
Rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon, reports Reuters citing security officials.
Aug 06, 2021 01:27 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 06, 2021 01:11 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 06, 2021 01:09 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 2021 09:44 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 06, 2021 09:24 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 06, 2021 09:20 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 06, 2021 09:15 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 06, 2021 08:50 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 06, 2021 08:41 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 06, 2021 08:03 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 06, 2021 07:24 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 06, 2021 06:53 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 06, 2021 06:21 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 06, 2021 06:20 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 06, 2021 06:04 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 06, 2021 05:44 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 06, 2021 05:18 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 06, 2021 05:04 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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- The home minister will also address a public rally at the ground adjoining the fourth bridge over Tawi river in Bhagwati Nagar.
- Heavy rains lashed the Union territory while moderate snowfall was witnessed in south and north Kashmir after a fresh western disturbance hit the region.