Highlights: 3 more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala; tally at 44
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In the last 24 hours, India reported 41,383 fresh Covid-19 cases and 507 fatalities due to the viral disease, the Union ministry of health and family welfare's (MoHFW) dashboard showed on Thursday morning. With this, the country's cumulative Covid-19 infection tally has risen to 31,257,720 including 30,429,339 recoveries, 418,987 deaths and 409,394 active cases.
Also on Thursday, farmers protesting against the three contentious central farm laws held a "Kisan Sansad" at Jantar Mantar, very close to the Parliament where the monsoon session is currently going on.
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JUL 22, 2021 10:14 PM IST
3 more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala; tally at 44
Three more people have tested positive for the Zika virus in Kerala. The total number of Zika virus cases in the state is 44: Kerala health minister's office
JUL 22, 2021 09:57 PM IST
Rajasthan to open all schools from August 2
Rajasthan school education minister Govind Singh Dotasra announces all schools in the state, across all classes, will reopen on August 2.
JUL 22, 2021 09:14 PM IST
PM Modi speaks to Maharashtra CM over heavy rains
"Spoke to Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray and discussed the situation in parts of Maharashtra in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding. Assured all possible support from the Centre to mitigate the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being," tweets PM Modi.
JUL 22, 2021 09:05 PM IST
NIA arrests two persons from Bihar over alleged terror plot in J&K
National Investigation Agency (NIA) says it has arrested two persons from Bihar in a case relating to a conspiracy hatched by members of Lashkar-e-Mustafa, an offshoot of Jaish-e-Mohammed, to carry out terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir with an intention to "threaten the sovereignty, integrity & security of India."
JUL 22, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Schools in Gujarat to reopen at 50% capacity from July 26
Gujarat govt announces reopening of schools for classes 9-11 at 50% strength from July 26. Students willing to attend need to submit consent form signed by parents.
JUL 22, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Telangana reports 648 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths
Telangana reports 648 new Covid-19 cases, 696 recoveries and three deaths.
JUL 22, 2021 07:44 PM IST
PM Modi hails PLI scheme for specialty steel
"The Steel sector will get an impetus with this crucial Cabinet decision," tweets prime minister Narendra Modi on the Production-linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for specialty scheme announced today.
JUL 22, 2021 07:27 PM IST
7302 new Covid-19 cases and 120 deaths in Maharashtra
Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 cases and toll fall to 7302 and 120 respectively. Mumbai reports 389 fresh infections and 10 deaths.
JUL 22, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Schools to reopen in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh cabinet decides schools will reopen for classes 10th, 11th and 12th from August 2 in strict adherence with Covid-19 norms. Students of classes 5th and 8th would be allowed to visit schools for doubt clearances from August 2.
JUL 22, 2021 06:40 PM IST
1 more arrested in Sagar Dhankar murder case
Delhi Police Special Cell arrests one Surjeet Grewal in the Sagar Rana murder case. Grewal, a close associate of wrestler Sushil Kumar, who is the main accused in the case, disclosed that Kumar first scolded and beat up Vikas, Brahmachari and Ravinder at Chhatarsal Stadium.
JUL 22, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Kerala's fresh Covid-19 cases drop to 12,818; 122 new deaths
Kerala reports 12,481 new Covid-19 cases and 122 related deaths, day after reporting 17,481 infections and 105 deaths. Test positivity rate at 12.38%.
JUL 22, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Andhra reports 1843 new Covid-19 cases; Goa sees 97 fresh cases
Andhra Pradesh reports 1843 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths recorded in Andhra in the past 24 hours; active cases reach 23,571. Goa reports 97 new cases of Covid-19, 5 deaths and 129 recoveries; active case tally at 1376.
JUL 22, 2021 05:17 PM IST
'Shocking incident': MEA on abduction of Afghan diplomat's daughter in Pakistan
This is a shocking incident. However, since Pakistan's interior minister has dragged India into it, I would like to say that even by their standards, Pakistan's denial of the victim's account is stooping to a new low": MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on abduction of the daughter of an Afghan diplomat in Pakistan
JUL 22, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Earthquake strikes Imphal
Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale occurred 21 km east of Imphal in Manipur at at 1628 hours: National Center for Seismology
JUL 22, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee to visit Delhi on Sunday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to visit Delhi on July 25; also says prime minister Narendra Modi has given her appointment for a meeting though doesn't mention the date of the meeting.
JUL 22, 2021 04:20 PM IST
Will quit when directions come: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa
Till now I've not been asked to resign. When the directions come, I'll quit and work for the party. I've not recommended any name. The party high command has not said anything to me. Let's see what will happen after July 26: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa
JUL 22, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Maharashtra CM chairs emergency meet to review flood situation
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray held emergency meeting to take stock of flood situation in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts caused due to torrential rains in the last 24 hours. He has directed Disaster Management units and departments concerned to stay vigilant and start rescue ops: CMO
JUL 22, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Union cabinet approves central university for Ladakh
The Union cabinet has approved a central university for Ladakh, as well as Ladakh Integrated Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (LIIDCO): Union I&B minister Anurag Thakur
JUL 22, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Police have detained UP Congress chief Ajay Lallu, alleges Congress
Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Lallu was detained as he came out to lead a march to protest Pegasus software phone tapping issue, says party spokesperson Ashok Singh.
JUL 22, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Bombay HC dismisses Anil Deshmukh's plea seeking quashing of FIR
Bombay High Court dismisses a plea of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking quashing of FIR against him registered by CBI in a corruption case.
JUL 22, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Hyderabad Police bust interstate ganja smuggling racket
The Special Operations Team (SOT) of Hyderabad police busts interstate ganja smuggling racket. One drug peddler arrested in Saroornagar; 320 kg of ganja, one Mahindra Bolero vehicle, one mobile phone, worth ₹40 lakh seized.
JUL 22, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Delhi reserves Covishield stock only for 2nd dose till July 31
Due to limited supply of vaccines, slots for online booking and walk-in vaccination at govt CVCs administering Covishield will be reserved only for the second dose till July 31 with immediate effect: Delhi govt
JUL 22, 2021 01:42 PM IST
AAP to field candidates in all seats for Uttarakhand assembly elections: Sisodia
Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference in Roorkie, Uttarakhand. During the presser, Sisodia asked people of Uttarakhand if Retired Colonel and AAP leader Ajay Kothiyal should be the state's chief minister.
"AAP to field candidates in all seats for Uttarakhand assembly elections
Uttarakhand lacks quality education, faces electricity problem. AAP will change this if its wins the election," he said in the conference.
JUL 22, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Madagascar president survives assassination attempt
Madagascar president survives assassination attempt, reports AFP citing prosecutors
JUL 22, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Iran opens new oil export terminal bypassing strait: Rouhani
Iran opens new oil export terminal beyond Strait of Hormuz, reports AFP quoting president Hassan Rouhani.
JUL 22, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Secretary Blinken to meet PM Modi, Afghanistan, Quad and Indo-Pacific on agenda
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi on July 27-28 with Af-Pak, Indo-Pacific and vaccines on top of the agenda. All official meeting are scheduled on July 28. Read More
JUL 22, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Delhi has a total of 1,734 cases of Mucormycosis: MoS in Rajya Sabha
A total of 1,734 cases of Mucormycosis has been reported in Delhi, says MoS Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar in Rajya Sabha.
JUL 22, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi stage protest against farm laws
Rahul Gandhi along with other Congress leaders stage protest over three farm laws in Parliament.
JUL 22, 2021 10:41 AM IST
India administers more than 43.79 crore vaccine doses
More than 43.79 crore (43,79,78,900) vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs so far. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 40,59,77,410 doses as per data available at 8 am today: Union Health Ministry
JUL 22, 2021 10:10 AM IST
Taliban victory not ‘foregone conclusion’, says top US general
The top US military leader on Wednesday expressed doubts if a Taliban victory is imminent in Afghanistan, contrary to a reported intelligence assessment. Read More
JUL 22, 2021 10:10 AM IST
Active cases in India rise for 2nd consecutive day
Active cases in India registered an increase for the second consecutive day and were recorded at 4,09,394, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
JUL 22, 2021 09:47 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh next stop for farmers' protest, leaders plan to 'isolate' BJP
Farmers protesting against the three contentious agri laws passed by the central government will launch an agitation on Thursday at the Jantar Mantar near Parliament in New Delhi. Read More
JUL 22, 2021 09:34 AM IST
Farmers begin to leave for Delhi ahead of Jantar Mantar protest
JUL 22, 2021 09:12 AM IST
India reports 41,383 new Covid-19 cases; 507 fatalities take death toll to 418,987
India's Covid-19 tally rises by 41,383 new cases. More than 500 fatalities take death toll to 418,987.
JUL 22, 2021 08:15 AM IST
Back to back earthquakes hit Rajasthan, says NCS
The National Center for Seismology (NCS), confirmed on Thursday that back to back earthquakes of magnitudes 5.3 and 4.8 have hit Rajasthan.
JUL 22, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Thane's Bhiwandi area waterlogged due to heavy rainfall
Severe waterlogging was seen at Bhiwandi area in Thane district of Maharashtra due to heavy rainfall, news agency ANI reported on Thursday.
JUL 22, 2021 07:34 AM IST
K'taka CM Yediyurappa calls off July 26 legislative party meet
Amid speculations of a leadership change in Karnataka, chief minister BS Yediyurappa is learnt to have cancelled the legislative party meeting scheduled on July 26, on the second year of the anniversary of his government. Read more
JUL 22, 2021 07:05 AM IST
Getting vaccinated 'gigantically important', says US President Joe Biden
United States President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that it is 'gigantically important' for American citizens to get themselves vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). "We have a pandemic for those who haven't gotten the vaccination — it's that basic, that simple," Biden said on the CNN town hall.
JUL 22, 2021 06:38 AM IST
Heavy rains lash Mumbai, several areas waterlogged
Mumbai continued to witness heavy rainfall on Thursday due to which several areas in the city were waterlogged. The Railways has halted local train services between Umbermali and Kasara. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), meanwhile, on Wednesday predicted heavy rains Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts. Read more
JUL 22, 2021 06:32 AM IST
Brazil records 54,517 new Covid-19 cases, 1,424 more deaths
Brazil's caseload of the coronavirus disease climbed to 19,473,954 after 54,517 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the national ministry of health said on late Wednesday. As many as 1,424 succumbed to the viral disease, taking the death toll to 545,604, the ministry added.
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- The fresh cases have been detected in a 27-year-old resident from Kazhakoottam, and a 37-year-old from Pangappara – both in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram, a government release stated.