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JUL 14, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Assam decides to sell liquor online in Guwahati on experimential basis
Assam minister Pijush Hazarika on Wednesday said the state Cabinet has decided that liquor will be sold online in Guwahati for a month on an experimental basis. "If it succeeds, we will expand it to the entire state," ANI quoted Hazarika as saying.
JUL 14, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Kerala health minister lists efforts to control spread of Zika virus
Kerala health minister Veena George said that the Thiruvananthapuram municipal corporation has intensified its efforts against the spread of Zika virus disease, reports ANI.
JUL 14, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Foreign minister Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart on sidelines of SCO meeting, discusses border issues
External affairs minister S Jaishankar concluded an hour-long meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in the sidelines of the SCO meeting in Dushanbe.
"Highlighted that unilateral change of status quo is not acceptable. Full restoration and maintenance of peace and tranquility in border areas is essential for development of our ties.
Agreed on convening an early meeting of the Senior Military Commanders," Jainshankar tweeted.
JUL 14, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, Congress members walk out of Defence Committee meeting over discussion of border issues, reports ANI
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other members of the party walked out of a Defence Committee meeting over the discussion of border issues, reports ANI. Congress demanded a discussion on Line of Actual Control (LAC) and it was not allowed by the chairman, ANI further says.
JUL 14, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Suvendu Adhikari moves SC seeking transfer of Mamata Banerjee's petition against Nandigram loss
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has moved the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of Mamata Banerjee's petition, against her loss in Nandigram, from Calcutta HC.
JUL 14, 2021 05:12 PM IST
PM Modi to visit Varanasi on Thursday, inaugurate projects worth ₹1,500 crore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visity Varanasi on Thursday to inaugurate developmental projects worth ₹1,500 crore. "Tomorrow, 15th July, I will be in Kashi to inaugurate a wide range of development works worth over Rs. 1500 crore. These works will further ‘Ease of Living’ for the people of Kashi and Poorvanchal," he tweeted.
JUL 14, 2021 04:50 PM IST
RJD to stage protests across Bihar on July 18, 19 against rising fuel prices
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that the party will stage protests against rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG at all blocks of Bihar on July 18 and at all district headquarters on July 19, reports ANI.
JUL 14, 2021 03:37 PM IST
DA for central government employees to be hiked from 17% to 28% from July 1: Anurag Thakur
Dearness allowance for cental government employees to be hiked from 17% to 28% from July1, Anurag Thakur announces at Cabinet briefing.
JUL 14, 2021 03:34 PM IST
BJP's Piyush Goyal appointed as the Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha
BJP leader and Union minister Piyush Goyal appointed as the Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha.
JUL 14, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Union cabinet approves Rebate of State and Central taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) on export of apparels, garments
The Union Cabinet approves continuation of Rebate of State and Central taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) on export of apparel/ garments and made-ups. The move will boost export in global markets, says Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
JUL 14, 2021 02:02 PM IST
MHA issues advisory to states/UTs over Covid-19 appropriate behaviour
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an advisory to states and union territories asking them to guard against complacency and observe Covid-appropriate behaviour. The ministry flagged hill stations and public transportation for violating Covid norms.
JUL 14, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to remain leader of Congress in Lok Sabha
There is no change in the post of Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha party during this session, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will remain the leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Congress sources told ANI.
JUL 14, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Delhi experiences heavy rainfall due to southwest monsoon
JUL 14, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Wholesale price-based inflation eases marginally to 12.07% in June
JUL 14, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Foreign Ministers meet begins in Tajikistan
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers meet has begun in Tajikistan. External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar said Afghanistan and post-Covid recovery will be important concerns.
JUL 14, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Pralhad Joshi calls all-party meeting on Sunday before the monsoon session
Parliamentary Affairs minister Pralhad Joshi has called an all-party meeting at 11 am on July 18 right before the monsoon session starts from July 19, reported ANI.
JUL 14, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Kerala Governor fasts against dowry
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has started his fast against dowry, which is being organised by Gandhian organisations, reported ANI. He will join the protest at Gandhi Bhavan from 4.30 pm to 6 pm today.
JUL 14, 2021 09:32 AM IST
India records 38,792 new cases of Covid-19, 624 deaths
India recorded 38,792 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the total tally of cases to 30,946,074. 624 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 411,408.
JUL 14, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Lashkar commander Abu Huraira, 2 other terrorists killed in encounter
JUL 14, 2021 08:15 AM IST
2 unidentified terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama
Two unidentified terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama today during an encounter, Kashmir Zone Police told news agency ANI. Operation is currently underway and more details are awaited.
JUL 14, 2021 07:33 AM IST
Delhi reports 76 Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths
Delhi reported 76 new Covid-19 cases. The number of active cases in the national capital now stands at 688. 2 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 25,020.
JUL 14, 2021 06:03 AM IST
Not a single drop of water is being held: Haryana CM on Delhi water crisis
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar hit out over Delhi government's claims of the state holding back its fair share of water from the Yamuna leading to a water crisis in the national capital. "Delhi CM has a habit of promoting&praising himself. We're releasing water as per SC's order. Not a single drop of water is being held. We require 1.5 times more drinking water but we give it to them. Delhi & Haryana aren't different, we're neighbours," he told ANI.
JUL 14, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Encounter underway in Pulwama