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  • Jul 15, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Centre extends cut-off date for enrolment of farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

    Central government extends the cut-off date for enrolment of farmers from July 15 to July 23 for Kharif season 2021 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, as requested by the Maharashtra government.

  • Jul 15, 2021 08:45 PM IST

    WHO panel advises against Covid-19 vaccination proof for travel

    The World Health Organization's Emergency Committee on Thursday maintained its stance that proof of Covid-19 vaccination should not be required for international travel, amid a growing debate on blocking the entry of travelers if they are unvaccinated.

  • Jul 15, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    India administered over 35.15 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses today

    India administered more than 35.15 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses today, taking total vaccine coverage to 39.49 crores: Union Ministry of Health.

  • Jul 15, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 8010 new Covid-19 cases, tally at 61,89,257

    Total Cases: 61,89,257

    New Cases: 8010

    Deaths: 1,26,560 (170 deaths today)

    People recovered: 59,52,192 (7391 today)

    Total tested: 4,48,24,211 (2,14,935 today)

    City: Mumbai

    Total Cases: 7,29,791

    New Cases: 528

    Deaths: 15,667 (13 deaths today)

  • Jul 15, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Shimla

    Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Shimla, Himachal Pradesh at 7:47 pm today.

  • Jul 15, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    WhatsApp banned 2 million Indian accounts during May15-Jun 15 period

    WhatsApp banned two million Indian accounts while it received 345 grievance reports between May 15 and June 15, the company said in its maiden monthly compliance report as mandated by the IT rules.

  • Jul 15, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Puducherry government extends Covid restrictions till July 31

    Puducherry government extends Covid restrictions till July 31; allows reopening of tourist spots like boathouse with 50% capacity while adhering to Covid norms.

  • Jul 15, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    S Jaishankar meets his Kazakh counterpart

    Foreign minister S Jaishankar meets his Kazakh counterpart and deputy PM Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Uzbekistan

  • Jul 15, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate projects worth 1,100 crore in Gujarat on Friday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate and dedicate to the nation a host of projects worth over 1,100 crore, including a newly-built five-star hotel atop the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station, on Friday, said Gujarat government officials on Thursday.

  • Jul 15, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    WHO experts warn of 'strong likelihood' of more dangerous Covid variants

    The World Health Organization's emergency committee warned Thursday that new concerning variants of Covid-19 were expected to spread around the world, making it even harder to halt the pandemic.

  • Jul 15, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    WHO's Tedros to set out follow-up study into Covid-19 origins

    WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus will share proposals for a phase 2 study into the origins of the coronavirus with member states on Friday, its emergency director Mike Ryan said.

  • Jul 15, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    PM Modi calls on President Kovind, briefs him on important issues

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and briefed him on important issues: Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Jul 15, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Sikkim reports 137 new Covid-19 cases, one more fatality

    Sikkim reported 137 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the caseload to 22,929, a health department bulletin said on Thursday.

  • Jul 15, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    China must co-operate better with Covid origin probe: WHO

    China must co-operate better with Covid-19 origin probe: World Health Organization.

  • Jul 15, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Exports rise by 48.34 per cent to USD 32.5 billion in June

    Exports rise by 48.34 per cent to USD 32.5 billion in June; trade deficit at USD 9.37 billion: Government data.

  • Jul 15, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Pakistan says traces of explosives detected in bus blast probe

    Pakistan said on Thursday traces of explosives had been detected during an initial investigation into a bus blast that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, and said a terrorist attack could not be ruled out as the cause of the incident.

  • Jul 15, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    Facebook says it removed millions of hate speech pieces in first 3 months 2021

    Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Thursday it removed more than 25 million pieces of hate speech content from its platform in the first three months of the year, reports Reuters.

  • Jul 15, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    2 youth drown in Ganga, bodies recovered 100 km away from Rishikesh

    The bodies of two youth who drowned while bathing in Ganga river in Rishikesh, were recovered on Thursday, officials said.

  • Jul 15, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    Schools in Delhi to remain closed: Arvind Kejriwal

    In view of third wave concerns, schools in Delhi to remain closed, says CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Jul 15, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    5 dead, 3 missing in floods, landslides in northeast Turkey

    At least five people have been killed and three people are missing after heavy rains hit Turkey's northeastern Black Sea coast, triggering floods and landslides, officials and reports said Thursday.

  • Jul 15, 2021 04:22 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh launches AI-based grievance analysis app

    With the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) based grievance analysis application called CPGRAMS, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the country is moving towards citizen-centric reforms with scientific knowledge and technology.

  • Jul 15, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    Rupee gains 5 paise to close at 74.54 against US dollar

    The rupee pared some of its initial gains to settle 5 paise higher at 74.54 (provisional) against the US dollar on Thursday amid a firm trend in domestic equities.

  • Jul 15, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Sensex surges by 254 points to end at lifetime-high of 53,158.85; Nifty trades at record of 15,924

    Sensex on Thursday surged by 254 points to end at lifetime-high of 53,158.85; Nifty trades at record of 15,924.

  • Jul 15, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Delhi reports 72 new Covid-19 cases

    Delhi reports 72 new Covid-19 cases, 88 recoveries, and one death in the past 24 hours

  • Jul 15, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    19 dead, dozens missing in Germany floods; 2 die in Belgium

    At least 19 people have died and dozens of people are missing in Germany after heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents, sweeping away cars and causing some buildings to collapse.

  • Jul 15, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    Partial lockdown to continue in 10 districts of Odisha till August 1

    Partial lockdown to continue in 10 districts of Odisha till August 1. Parks, malls, cinemas, schools continue to remain closed. Shops & commercial establishments will remain open from 6 am to 5 pm. Weekend shutdown to continue in these 10 districts.

  • Jul 15, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Zomato IPO oversubscribed 1.3 times

    Zomato's initial public offering was oversubscribed 1.3 times on the second day of the offering with retail investors continuing to bid for shares of the food delivery platform.

  • Jul 15, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates International Cooperation and Convention Centre

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurates International Cooperation and Convention Centre, Rudrakash that was constructed with Japanese assistance.

  • Jul 15, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Over 40.31 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses so far provided to states/UTs: Centre

    Over 40.31 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have so far been provided to states/UTs in the country and more than 1.92 crore balance and unutilised jabs are still available with them and private hospitals, the health ministry said on Thursday.

  • Jul 15, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Puducherry records 103 new Covid-19 cases

    Puducherry logged 103 new cases of coronavirus during the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday, pushing the overall tally to 1,19,405. The death toll rose to 1,773 with a 73-year-old woman succumbing to the infection.

  • Jul 15, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    Storms leave at least nine dead, dozens missing in Germany

    Heavy rains and floods lashing western Germany have killed at least nine people and left around 50 missing, as rising waters led several houses to collapse, police said Thursday.

  • Jul 15, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Taliban proposes 3-month ceasefire in exchange for release of prisoners

    Taliban proposes 3-month ceasefire in exchange for release of prisoners, reports AFP citing Afghan govt sources.

  • Jul 15, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Melbourne locked down again as Australia’s Delta outbreak grows

    Melbourne will enter a snap five-day lockdown from midnight, joining Sydney in imposing stay-at-home restrictions as the delta strain of the coronavirus spreads around Southeast Australia, the nation’s most populated region.

  • Jul 15, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    Google Cloud adds second cloud region in India in Delhi-NCR

    Google Cloud India on Thursday announced the launch of its new cloud region in Delhi-NCR - its second such setup in India - that will help the company to serve customers across sectors, especially public sector in India and across the Asia-Pacific.

  • Jul 15, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    Centre proposes Draft Drone Rules 2021, invites public comments till August 5

    The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released Draft Drone Rules, 2021 for public consultation. The deadline for public comments on the draft is 5th August.

  • Jul 15, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    Supreme Court questions Centre over alleged misuse of 'British era' sedition law

    Supreme Court asked the central government if it is time to do away with Section 124A, saying it is a threat to institutions and individuals.

  • Jul 15, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    UP conducted maximum tests, vaccinations against Covid-19: PM Modi at Varanasi

    Today UP is a state that does the maximum number of testings across the country. It is a state that does the maximum number of vaccinations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi

  • Jul 15, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Kashi faced coronavirus crisis with courage: PM

    Kashi has shown that it doesn't stop or get tired even in difficult times. The past few months have been very difficult for the entire mankind. But entire UP, including Kashi, faced the mutating and dangerous form of Coronavirus with all its might: PM Modi at Varanasi

  • Jul 15, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    PM gifts development projects worth 1,583 crore to Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various development projects on Thursday worth over 1,500 crores in Varanasi. Key projects include multi-level parking at Godaulia, Ro-Ro Vessels for tourism development, and a three-lane flyover bridge on the Varanasi-Ghazipur Highway.

  • Jul 15, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    PM Modi in Varanasi, set to inaugurate public projects

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Thursday, where he will inaugurate several public projects, including a 100-bed maternal and child health wing at Benaras Hindu University.


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  • Jul 15, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    IMD predicts light to moderate rains over Delhi in next 2 hours

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate intensity rainfall over parts of Delhi, Kurukshetra, Karna Hastinapur, Kashganj, Atrauli, Aligarh, and other nearby areas in the region during the next two hours.

  • Jul 15, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    39.13 crore Covid-19 vaccines administered so far: Centre

  • Jul 15, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    Staff at Japan hotel hosting Brazilian Olympians test Covid-19 positive

    At least eight staff of a hotel in Japan hosting Brazil's Olympic judo team have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), local officials told news agency AFP on Thursday. Read more

  • Jul 15, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India reports 41,806 new Covid-19 cases, 581 more deaths

    India reported 41,806 fresh cases and 581 more fatalities due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload and death toll to 30,987,880 and 411,989 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s update on Thursday. Read more

  • Jul 15, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Maharashtra's Thane district records 489 new Covid-19 cases; 9 more deaths

    Thane district's caseload of the Covid-19 disease climbed to 538,960 on Thursday after 489 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. As many as nine people succumbed to the viral disease in the said period, taking the death toll to 10,873.

  • Jul 15, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    As Moscow bakes in record heat, Putin changes tune on climate change

    Russian president Vladimir Putin, notorious for his scepticism about global warming, has now said that climate change is a priority and vowed to work along with the United States to battle increasing global temperatures, news agency AFP reported on Thursday. Read more

  • Jul 15, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    Mehul Choksi, out on bail by Dominican court, returns to Antigua

    Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi. (Antiguanewsroom)
    Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi. (Antiguanewsroom)

    Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, who was out on bail by Dominican court, has returned to Antigua. "My client Mehul Choksi has returned to his home in Antigua safely. He faced no issues while entering back in Antigua. He is receiving medical treatment and his family is feeling relieved," Choksi's lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said. Read more

  • Jul 15, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    Brazilian Prez Jair Bolsonaro hospitalised, may require surgery

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been suffering from hiccups for 10 straight days, was hospitalised on Wednesday with doctors saying that it is an intestinal obstruction which may require surgery. According to news agency AFP, Bolsonaro was first taken to a military hospital in the capital city of Brasilia but was later flown to Sao Paulo where he was admitted to the Vila Nova Star private hospital.

  • Jul 15, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    PM Modi to visit Varanasi today, inaugurate public projects worth 1,500 crore

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi today where he will inaugurate development projects worth over 1,500. "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," PM Modi tweeted on Wednesday. Read more

  • Jul 15, 2021 06:54 AM IST

    Gujarat: Schools for class 12, colleges to reopen today with 50% attendance

    Schools for class 12, colleges and technical institutions in Gujarat will be reopening from Thursday with 50 per cent attendance in line with all coronavirus disease (Covid-19) related protocols such as wearing of masks, social distancing, regular sanitisation etc. Read more

  • Jul 15, 2021 05:53 AM IST

    Telangana cabinet approves state's logistics policy

    The Telangana cabinet has approved the state's logistics policy prepared by the industries and commerce department with a view to encourage the logistics sector. A statement by the chief minister's office (CMO) said that as people have not been able to venture out due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the logistics sector played a crucial role in extending commodity service to them.

  • Jul 15, 2021 05:44 AM IST

    Hong Kong to ease Covid-19 travel curbs from next month

    From next month, Hong Kong will allow vaccinated residents and workers to return from the United Kingdom, India and Brazil and other countries it labeled as extremely high risk areas, South China Morning Post reported. Those returning will have to provide a vaccination record and a negative Covid-19 test result before boarding a flight to Hong Kong.

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