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India on Sunday recorded 41,157 fresh cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the country's cumulative tally to 31,106,065, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said.
Farmer leaders are scheduled to meet Delhi police on Sunday to discuss their proposed protest to Parliament, said a member of the Samkyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM).
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JUL 18, 2021 10:51 PM IST
PM Modi congratulates Nepal PM Deuba after he wins confidence vote
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated newly-appointed Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba for winning the vote of confidence.
JUL 18, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Nepal PM Deuba wins vote of confidence
Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba has won the vote of confidence with 163 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives.
JUL 18, 2021 09:38 PM IST
Sidhu appointed as Punjab Congress president
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect.
JUL 18, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Admission process in Central universities may continue as per past practice: UGC
University Grants Commission said that the admission process in Central universities during the academic session 2021-22 may continue as per past practice in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) may be implemented from Academic Session 2022-23, it added.
JUL 18, 2021 06:50 PM IST
DDMA cancels Kanwar Yatra in Delhi due to Covid-19
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has cancelled the organisation of the Kanwar Yatra in Delhi in view of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), reported news agency ANI.
JUL 18, 2021 05:20 PM IST
Thackeray to chair high-level meeting on Mumbai situation following heavy rains
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is set to chair a high-level meeting of officials through video conference at 6pm today, in view of the situation following heavy rains in Mumbai, said the chief minister's office.
JUL 18, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Mumbai mayor hospitalised due to chest pain
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar has been admitted to a hospital due to chest pain, BMC mayor's office said on Sunday.
JUL 18, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Haryana extends Covid restrictions till July 26
The Haryana government has extended Covid restrictions till July 26, with further relaxations on the operational period for restaurants and gyms. Restaurants and bars will now be allowed to open from 10 am to 11pm with 50% of the seating capacity while adhering to Covid protocols, starting Monday.
JUL 18, 2021 03:39 PM IST
PM Modi arrives at Parliament House for NDA floor leaders' meet
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, and other leaders arrived at Parliament House for the NDA floor leaders' meet ahead of the Monsoon session.
JUL 18, 2021 02:51 PM IST
IMA calls Kerala govt decision to ease Covid restrictions during Bakrid 'unwarranted'
The Indian Medical Association has urged the Kerala government to withdraw the order to ease restrictions for mass gathering during Bakrid, calling it "unwarranted and inappropriate" at the time of medical emergency.
JUL 18, 2021 02:05 PM IST
PM Modi praises retired army officer for supporting destitute animals amid Covid-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, wrote a letter to Pramila Singh, a Major from the Indian Army a resident of Kota, Rajasthan who retired as a Major from the Indian Army, praising her for kindness and service towards destitute animals.
JUL 18, 2021 01:54 PM IST
Incumbent state chief Sunil Jakhar calls a meeting of MLAs and DCC presidents
Punjab Congress revamp: Incumbent state chief Sunil Jakhar calls a meeting of MLAs and DCC presidents to “pass a resolution expressing faith in the Congress high command and that its decision will be acceptable to all"
JUL 18, 2021 01:54 PM IST
13 killed in Kenya fuel tanker explosion
A fuel tanker exploded in western Kenya while people were siphoning fuel from it, killing 13 people, police said Sunday.
JUL 18, 2021 01:47 PM IST
PM Modi chairs an all-party meeting at Parliament
PM Narendra Modi chairs an all-party meeting at Parliament, a day before the commencement of the Monsoon session.
JUL 18, 2021 01:43 PM IST
UK PM to self-isolate when not working, after Covid case
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will undertake "only essential government business" in the week ahead after he was designated a close contact of a person infected with Covid, Downing Street said Sunday.
JUL 18, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Merkel to visit flood zone as western Europe death toll tops 180
Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit flood-ravaged areas in Germany on Sunday to survey the damage and meet survivors, after days of extreme downpours in western Europe left at least 183 people dead and dozens missing.
JUL 18, 2021 01:19 PM IST
Alliance with other parties cannot be ruled out for UP Assembly polls: Priyanka Gandhi
Alliance with other parties cannot be ruled out for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. We are open-minded: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
JUL 18, 2021 01:07 PM IST
TMC workers protest against fuel price hike in Kolkata
Central govt should change its anti-people policies. The protest will continue in and outside Bengal, says TMC General Secretary Kunal Ghosh.
JUL 18, 2021 12:53 PM IST
UK PM Johnson was in contact with Covid carrier
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak have been contacted by NHS test and trace as contacts of someone who has tested positive for Covid, Downing Street said on Sunday.
JUL 18, 2021 12:38 PM IST
We will take the decision to shift the people who are living in a dangerous situation: Nawab Malik
We will take the decision to shift the people who are living in a dangerous situation to permanent settlements immediately. BMC will investigate this incident: Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and Anushakti Nagar MLA Nawab Malik on Chembur wall collapse incident in which 17 people died.
JUL 18, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches residence of MLA Madanlal
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches residence of MLA Madanlal with six party MLAs including state minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa in Patiala, amid efforts by the party leadership to end the infighting in Punjab Congress.
JUL 18, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Divers join search for 14 people in flooded tunnel in China
Divers have been dispatched in the search for 14 workers missing since water flooded a tunnel under construction in southern China three days ago, authorities said Sunday.
JUL 18, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Uddhav Thackeray has expressed grief over the deaths in accidents at Chembur and Vikhroli
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has expressed grief over the deaths in accidents at Chembur and Vikhroli due to torrential rains and announced that the government would pay ₹5 lakh each to the heirs of the deceased & free treatment would be given to the injured: CMO.
JUL 18, 2021 12:08 PM IST
ED conducts raids at 2 properties of Anil Deshmukh
Maharashtra: Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducts raids at two properties of former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in Nagpur, in connection with an alleged corruption case.
JUL 18, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Aditya Thackeray reaches the site where a wall collapse has claimed the lives of 17 people
Maharashtra Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray reaches the site where a wall collapse has claimed the lives of 17 people in Mumbai's Chembur.
JUL 18, 2021 11:56 AM IST
463 new Covid-19 cases push Mizoram's tally to 27,153
Mizoram's Covid-19 tally surged to 27,153 on Sunday as 463 more people including 117 children tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.
JUL 18, 2021 11:44 AM IST
From August, I will camp in Uttar Pradesh: Priyanka Gandhi
From August, I will camp in Uttar Pradesh. We are strengthening our organisation in villages. We are also trying to persuade unhappy workers. Former MPs and MLAs are welcome to fight elections: Congress General Secretary and UP Incharge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
JUL 18, 2021 11:44 AM IST
President Kovind condoles loss of lives in Mumbai mishaps
President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the loss of lives in wall collapse incidents in Mumbai's Vikhroli and Chembur area on Sunday.
"Deeply saddened by the news of many casualties due to heavy rains in Chembur and Vikhroli, Mumbai. I express my condolences to the bereaved families and wish them all success in the relief and rescue work," he said in an official statement.
JUL 18, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Nepal's newly-appointed PM Sher Bahadur Deuba to face vote of confidence today
Nepal's newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to face the floor test in Parliament on Sunday after holding a discussion with his party insiders.
JUL 18, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Ministers reach Parliament for all-party meeting
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce & Industries Minister Piyush Goyal, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC MP Derek O'Brien, DMK's Tiruchi Siva reach Parliament for an all-party meeting, a day before commencement of the Monsoon session of Parliament.
JUL 18, 2021 11:06 AM IST
First batch of Indian contingent reaches Tokyo after rousing send-off
The first batch of India's 88-strong Olympic-bound contingent reached here on Sunday morning to participate in the Covid-hit Tokyo Games, beginning on July 23.
JUL 18, 2021 10:57 AM IST
South Korean IOC member tests positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo
A South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee has tested positive for Covid-19 at the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC said on Sunday.
JUL 18, 2021 09:58 AM IST
All Punjab Congress Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs to meet at Pratap Singh Bajwa's residence today
All Punjab Congress Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs to meet at Pratap Singh Bajwa's residence today, reports news agency ANI.
We have invited all (Congress) MPs from Punjab for a meeting to devise a strategy on farmers' issue & to discuss some issues related to the Congress party, says MP Pratap Singh Bajwa in Delhi.
JUL 18, 2021 09:50 AM IST
PMO announces ex-gratia to next of kin who died due to wall collapse in Mumbai
Saddened by the loss of lives due to wall collapses in Chembur and Vikhroli in Mumbai. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that those who are injured have a speedy recovery. Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to wall collapses in Mumbai. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those injured: PM Modi.
JUL 18, 2021 09:26 AM IST
India reports 41,157 fresh Covid-19 cases, 518 deaths
India on Sunday reported 41,157 fresh Covid-19 cases and 518 deaths in last 24 hours.
JUL 18, 2021 08:44 AM IST
418 new Covid-19 cases in Thane, 12 more deaths
ith the addition of 418 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,40,294, an official said on Sunday. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of 12 more people, pushing the death toll in the district to 10,904.
JUL 18, 2021 08:11 AM IST
2 athletes test Covid-19 positive in Olympic Village
Two athletes have become the first to test positive for the coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympic Village, officials said on Sunday, as concerns remain high just days before the Games open.
JUL 18, 2021 07:59 AM IST
Two people shot outside Washington baseball stadium, 'no ongoing threat': Police
Two people were shot outside a baseball stadium in the US capital Saturday, police said, adding there was "no ongoing threat."
JUL 18, 2021 07:53 AM IST
3 people killed, 2 injured as houses collapsed due to landslide in Mumbai's Vikhroli area
Three people reported dead and two injured as 4-5 houses collapsed due to landslide in Vikhroli area due to heavy rainfall overnight. The incident was reported at around 2.40am.
JUL 18, 2021 07:52 AM IST
11 killed after a wall collapsed on some shanties in Chembur's Bharat Nagar
11 people killed after a wall collapse on some shanties in Chembur's Bharat Nagar area due to a landslide, says National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
Rescue operation is underway.
JUL 18, 2021 07:41 AM IST
7 dead, 2 injured after wall collapses in Mumbai's Vashi Naka area, says BMC
7 people were declared dead and two were reported injured as a retaining wall in Vashi Naka area of Mahul collapsed, according to BMC's disaster management cell. The incident was reported at around 6.30 am, and the retaining wall of a house collapsed due to a tree fall.
JUL 18, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes southern Philippines
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck the southern Philippine province of Davao Oriental early on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
JUL 18, 2021 07:04 AM IST
Thailand reports daily record of 11,397 new coronavirus cases
Thailand on Sunday reported a record 11,397 new coronavirus cases, the third consecutive day that the Southeast Asian country has registered record numbers.
JUL 18, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Nelson Mandela International Day 2021
Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is observed every year on July 18 to mark the birth anniversary of the former South African president.
JUL 18, 2021 05:58 AM IST
India administers 400 million coronavirus vaccine shots
India on Saturday crossed 400-million mark in the number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered across the country so far.
JUL 18, 2021 05:31 AM IST
2 dead, 7 injured in separate shootings in Portland
Two people died and multiple people were injured, some critically, in four different early morning shootings on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, a city that has seen gun violence and associated homicide rates soar in the past six months.
JUL 18, 2021 05:07 AM IST
Farmers may meet police today over march to Parliament
Ahead of their proposed July 22 march to Parliament, farmer leaders are scheduled to meet Delhi police on Sunday to discuss the protest, said a member of the Samkyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) – an umbrella body of more than 40 farmer groups – which is spearheading the agitation against the three farm laws.
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- In July 2021, Congress appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as chief of the state party unit even as Captain resisted his elevation.
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