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>Navjot Singh Sidhu takes charge as Punjab Congress chief
> President Kovind approves appointment of vice chancellors of 12 central universities
> Lok Sabha adjourned till July 26 amid opposition uproar over Pegasus hacking controversy
> Second extortion case filed against ex-Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh
> TMC MP Santanu Sen suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining duration of Monsoon session of Parliament
> Covid-19 patient in Vadodra dies days after Gujarat high court's nod to sperm collection
> India's daily Covid cases drop to 35,342; 483 more deaths added
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Jul 23, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Bharat Biotech terminates MOU with 2 Brazilian pharma companies
Bharat Biotech announced termination of its MOU with two Brazilian pharma companies Precisa Medicamentos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals. The company said it will continue to work with ANVISA, the Brazilian drug regulator, to complete the regulatory approval process for the vaccine
Jul 23, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Bengal MLA Vivek Gupta’s wife’s mobile, valuables stolen
West Bengal MLA Vivek Gupta’s wife’s mobile, valuables stolen by bikers at Defence Colony, ANI reported citing Delhi Police. Gupta's wife was asked to check the tyres, and when She and the driver got down, her bag containing cash, phone, a golden coin and documents was stolen.
Jul 23, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Reliance Jio Q1 net profit up 45 pc to ₹3,651 crore
Reliance Jio Q1 net profits were up 45% to ₹3,651 crore, the company said in a statement on Friday. Jio's revenue has also grown to ₹18,952 crore, the company added.
Jul 23, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Maharashtra records 6,753 cases of Covid-19, 167 deaths
Maharashtra recorded 6,753 cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking the state-wide tally to 6,251,810. In the last 24 hours 167 deaths were also recorded and the death toll now stands at 131,205.
Jul 23, 2021 07:21 PM IST
US Secretary of State to visit India on July 27 and 28
US Secretary of State, Antony J Blinken, will visit India on July 27 and July 28, the ministry of external affairs said on Friday. This will be his first visit to the country after assuming charge. He is scheduled to meet foreign minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on July 28.
Jul 23, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid calls on PM Modi
Jul 23, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh to reopen schools for classes 10-12 from Aug 2
Himachal Pradesh will be reopening schools from August 2 for both day schools and residential schools from August 2 for classes 10 to 12, reported ANI.
Jul 23, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Schools in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from August 16
Schools in Andhra Pradesh will open for the academic year 2021-22 from August 16, government sources told PTI.
Jul 23, 2021 04:40 PM IST
Delhi reports 58 new cases of Covid-19, 1 death
Delhi reported 58 new cases of Covid-19 after a total of 67,817 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the positivity rate now stands at 0.09%. 1 death and 69 recoveries have also been recorded; active caseload now stands at 573.
Jul 23, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Migrant boat sinks off Turkey with 45 on board, reports AFP
Jul 23, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Death toll in Taliye landslide incident rises to 36, equal number of people fear trapped, says minister
The death toll in Taliye landslide incident has gone upto 36 and an equal number of people are feared to be trapped. The villagers of Taliye had been relocated a few days back to safer location considering the risky terrain. However the locals moved back to same place before landslide incident, the state relief and rehabilitation minister Vijay Wadettiwar said.
Jul 23, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee made chairperson of TMC Parliamentary party
Trinamool Congress (TMC) Parliamentary Party has unanimously decided to make chief minister Mamata Banerjee the chairperson of its Parliamentary party, Member of Parliament Derek O' Brien said on Friday.
Jul 23, 2021 04:09 PM IST
PM Modi announces an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for kins of Raigad landslide victims
Jul 23, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Karnataka HC quashes notice sent by UP Police to Twitter India MD
The Karnataka high court quashed the notice sent by UP police to Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari under Section 41A of CrPC in connection with a video related to assault on an elderly man in Ghaziabad. The court also allowed Maheshwari to record his statement via virtual mode, reported ANI.
Jul 23, 2021 03:34 PM IST
DRDO successfully tests Akash-NG Missile second time in two days
Jul 23, 2021 02:52 PM IST
SC dismisses Delhi Jal Board's contempt petition against Haryana
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the contempt petition filed by Delhi Jal Board (DJB) against Haryana for not providing enough water to keep the Wazirabad reservoir full. The Court said while dismissing the petition that reasons for doing so will follow in an order to be passed later. The DJB had alleged that as per February 1996 judgment of SC, Haryana was required to ensure that Wazirabad water reservoir continues to have 450 cusecs and any shortfall will trigger drinking water crisis in the National Capital.
Jul 23, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Kerala HC extends Covid restrictions in the state till Aug 9
The Kerala high court extended all interim orders passed by it regarding Covid-19 restrictions by another two weeks. As per today's order the restrictions will be in force till August 9, reported ANI.
Jul 23, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Prez approves appointment of VCs of 12 central universities
President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of Vice Chancellors of 12 central universities.
Jul 23, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu takes charge as Punjab Congress chief
Navjot Singh Sidhu has taken charge as the president of the Congress party's Punjab unit.
Jul 23, 2021 12:37 PM IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till July 26 amid opposition uproar over Pegasus hacking controversy
The Lower House of Parliament has been adjourned till July 26 as opposition parties continued to target the Centre over the Pegasus hacking controversy.
Jul 23, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Taliban claim of controlling 90% of Afghan border 'absolute lie': Govt
The Kabul government on Friday dismissed Taliban's claim that 90% of Afghan border is under their control, according to news agency AFP.
Jul 23, 2021 11:59 AM IST
2nd extortion case filed against ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh
A second case of extortion has been registered against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. A total of six people were named in the FIR, for allegedly demanding ₹2 crores from a man, news agency ANI reported.
Jul 23, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Sidhu bonds with Capt Amarinder Singh over tea before taking charge
Putting up a united show after months of bitter exchanges over social media, Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his Navjot Singh Sidhu interacted warmly and bonded over breakfast at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh on Friday morning. Read more
Jul 23, 2021 11:01 AM IST
3 Congress workers headed for Navjot Singh Sidhu’s coronation killed in bus mishap
Three Congress workers headed for Chandigarh to attend the coronation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab unit chief were killed and more than 10 were injured when two buses collided at Lohara Chowk in Moga on the Jalandhar-Barnala road on Friday morning. Read more
Jul 23, 2021 11:00 AM IST
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in several areas of Telangana
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday has predicted heavy rainfall in twelve districts of Telangana. "Red alert in three districts including Kumuram Bheem, Jagtial, Warangal, and Orange alert in nine districts of the state," the IMD said.
Jul 23, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Zomato makes strong stock market debut, jumps over 53% above offer price
Zomato shares on Friday listed at ₹116 per piece on BSE and surged nearly 53 per cent premium from IPO price of ₹76. Zomato, which brought forward its listing date, had a market valuation of ₹90,219.57 crore at the debut price. Read more
Jul 23, 2021 09:57 AM IST
2 dead, 8 injured in building collapse in Mumbai's Govandi area
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Friday that two people died eight were injured after a ground plus one structure collapsed in Shivaji Nagar area of Govandi.
Jul 23, 2021 09:51 AM IST
India's daily Covid cases drop to 35,342; 483 more deaths added
India's daily tally of the Covid-19 disease saw a significant fall on Friday after 35,342 cases were registered in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 31,293,062, according to the Union health ministry's update at 8am. As many as 483 people succumbed to the viral disease and 38,740 recovered, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 419,470 and 30,468,079. The active cases have further declined to 405,513 and constitute 1.30 per cent of the caseload.
Jul 23, 2021 09:21 AM IST
Only 'symbolic snan' in Haridwar on Guru Purnima
The Haridwar district administration said on Friday that in view of the Covid-19 disease pandemic, only a symbolic 'snan' will be held in Haridwar on July 24 on the occasion of Guru Purnima, adding only Shri Ganga Sabha' and Teerth Purohit will be allowed to participate.
"Devotees will be allowed in Haridwar if they produce a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours, but they won't be allowed in the 'snan'," the administration further said.
Jul 23, 2021 08:40 AM IST
Indian American Shrina Kurani announces bid for Congress from California
Indian American Democrat Shrina Kurani has said she will challenge 15-term Republican Ken Calvert in California’s 42nd Congressional District for the mid-term elections in November 2022. Read more
Jul 23, 2021 08:14 AM IST
South Korea to extend distancing rules in Seoul for 2 more weeks
South Korea, which is currently battling its worst phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, said on Friday that it will extend the toughest distancing rules imposed on the greater Seoul area for another two weeks.
Jul 23, 2021 07:59 AM IST
Gunshots heard in Washington DC, 2 injured
At least two people were injured in a shooting in a busy area in Washington, DC, on Thursday as the sound of gunshots forced others to flee the market, according to local reports. Read more
Jul 23, 2021 07:13 AM IST
Mumbai rains: IMD places city under orange alert for today
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has placed Mumbai under an orange alert for Friday, indicating “heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places”. IMD has further issued a yellow alert for July 24 and 25, indicating heavy rain at isolated places. Read more
Jul 23, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Sidhu to take charge as Punjab Congress chief today; Amarinder to attend event
Navjot Singh Sidhu is set to take charge on Friday as the president of the Congress unit in Punjab, replacing Sunil Jakhar on the post. Chief minister Amarinder Singh will attend the "installation ceremony" along with other party leaders, news agencies reported. Read more
Jul 23, 2021 06:32 AM IST
Gunmen kill over 100 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar province
TOLO News agency reported on Thursday that more than 100 civilians were killed by a group of gunmen in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, with the interior ministry blaming Taliban for the attack.