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India reported 39,742 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 535 deaths related to the virus in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare's (MoHFW) dashboard showed on Sunday. Also, prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the citizens in the 79th episode of his Mann Ki Baat. In his address, PM Modi mainly spoke on the Kargil Vijay Diwas, which will be observed tomorrow; the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, as well as Independence Day.

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  • Jul 25, 2021 10:09 PM IST

    Goa's Covid-19 curfew extended till August 2

    "The government of Goa has extended the statewide curfew order up to 7am, August 2," announces chief minister Pramod Sawant.

  • Jul 25, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    Earthquake strikes Sikkim

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale hit East Sikkim at 08.39pm today: National Center for Seismology

  • Jul 25, 2021 09:22 PM IST

    Himachal announces 4 lakh ex-gratia for victims of Kinnaur accident

    Himachal Pradesh government announces ex-gratia of 4 lakh each to kin of those who lost their lives in the accident in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Treatment of the injured will be taken care of by the govt: CM Jairam Thakur

  • Jul 25, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    2 more infected with Zika virus in Kerala as tally reaches 48

    Two more people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus. With this, a total of 48 Zika virus cases have been reported in the state: Kerala health minister Veena George

  • Jul 25, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 6843 new Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths

    Maharashtra records 6843 new Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths as tally reaches 6,264,922 including 131,552 deaths. Mumbai sees 364 infections and 10 deaths.

  • Jul 25, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    J&K administration lifts weekend curfew from all districts

    There shall be no weekend curfew in any district: Jammu and Kashmir administration.

  • Jul 25, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    Flood situation in Maharashtra 'critical', says deputy CM Ajit Pawar

    The flood situation in Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli is still critical. I spoke to CM earlier today. I am going to Satara today and tomorrow I will go to Sangli and Kolhapur. We are constantly in touch with Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg officials: Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar

  • Jul 25, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    NCB summons SP leader's relative in connection with a drug case

    Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai summons Abu Aslam Azmi, nephew of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, in connection with a drug case on July 27.

  • Jul 25, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    PM Modi announces 2 lakh ex-gratia for Himachal landslide victims

    An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in an accident in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured, tweets Prime Minister's Office (PMO) quoting PM Modi.

  • Jul 25, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Yet to receive instructions from high command: Yediyurappa

    "I haven't received any instructions from the high command yet. I'll wait and follow their direction," says Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on being asked whether he received any directions from the BJP's top brass to step down.

  • Jul 25, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh records 2252 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh reports 2252 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2440 recoveries, and 15 deaths in the past 24 hours.

  • Jul 25, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    Telangana's Kakatiya Rudreshwara temple inscribed as World Heritage site

    Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) tin Telangana has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Jul 25, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    Karnataka CM Yediyurappa visits flood-hit areas

    Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa visits rain-affected areas and care centres for evacuated people in Belagavi.

  • Jul 25, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    Goa CM Sawant BJP's chief ministerial candidate in 2022: Nadda

    Goa CM Pramod Sawant has done a very good job. Under his leadership, all-round development has taken place. We're going forward with him (as CM face). In BJP, Parliamentary Board makes the official declaration but there is no need to think about any other name: JP Nadda

  • Jul 25, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    Snoopgate 'baseless' and 'issueless': JP Nadda

    "As far as the snoopgate is concerned, it is baseless and issueless. The Opposition led by Congress has got no issue which is related to people. That is why they raise such issue," says JP Nadda.

  • Jul 25, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    PM Modi must speak in Parliament on Pegasus: P Chidambaram

    PM Narendra Modi Modi must make statement in Parliament on Pegasus issue, clarify whether snooping was done. Govt should call for JPC or request Supreme Court to appoint sitting judge for probe. If France, Israel can order investigation into Pegasus snooping matter, why not India: Congress leader P Chidambaram to PTI

  • Jul 25, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    MLAs very optimistic and full of confidence: JP Nadda

    "During my interactions with ministers and MLAs, I found that the MLAs are very optimistic and filled with confidence. A huge number of leaders have joined BJP from Congress. I held detailed discussions with them. They've praised BJP's working that makes me more optimistic," says JP Nadda.

  • Jul 25, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Goa BJP has taken a 'big leap': JP Nadda

    I met cabinet ministers, MLAs, MPs and party functionaries at different levels and we held detailed discussions. As far as the party is concerned, I am very optimistic. Goa BJP has taken a big leap in the past 4.5 years: BJP president JP Nadda in Goa

  • Jul 25, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray to visit flood-hit districts of western Maharashtra

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to visit flood-affected districts in the western regions of the state on Monday. "We are setting up special disaster response teams on the lines of NDRF/SDRF in every district," says Thackeray.

  • Jul 25, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    Maharashtra floods: Army establishes Central War Room

    A Central War Room has been established at Department of Military Affairs for close coordination between the three Services for ongoing flood relief operations in Maharashtra: Indian Army

  • Jul 25, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    Bus skids off an overflowing bridge in MP's Sheopur district, all passengers safe

    A bus with 50 passengers on board skidded off an overflowing bridge in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district due to heavy rainfall on Saturday evening, police said on Sunday, adding all passengers are safe.

  • Jul 25, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    On possible exit, K'taka CM Yediyurappa says waiting for high command's orders

    Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said on Sunday he was expecting to receive some instructions and suggestions from the ‘high command’ in the BJP regarding his continuing in the chair by the evening, following which he would take an appropriate decision. Read more

  • Jul 25, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    Over 100 killed in Maharashtra due to landslides, says NDRF DG

    NDRF DG SN Pradhan said on Sunday that over 100 people have died in Maharashtra alone due to landslides. "Due to flood & incessant rain, we've to continue our rescue operations. 34 teams of NDRF are working in Maharashtra, 7 teams are working in Karnataka & 8 teams are working in Telangana," Pradhan added.

  • Jul 25, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    4 employees of Raj Kundra turned witness in porn racket case

    The Mumbai Police said on Sunday that four employees of businessman and actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra, have turned witness in the porn racket case, news agency ANI reported.

  • Jul 25, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Search ops on for missing people in Maharashtra's Satara

    Authorities on Sunday continued their search operations for those who went missing in landslides in Maharashtra's Satara district. Speaking to news agency PTI, the above mentioned authorities said thedeath toll in rain-related incidents at Satara in western Maharashtra rose to 28 by late Saturday evening while at least 14 people are still missing.

  • Jul 25, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Karnataka floods: 9 dead, 3 missing in disaster-hit areas, says minister

    Nine people were killed and three others are missing in the flood-affected regions of Karnataka as heavy rain lashed the state, revenue minister R Ashok told reporters on Sunday. Read more

  • Jul 25, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    India records 39,742 new Covid-19 cases, 535 more deaths

    India’s daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) climbed to 31,371,901 on Sunday as 39,742 cases were registered in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. Read more

  • Jul 25, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    Bihar boy killed over love affair, family cremates him in accused's house

    The family of the 17-year-old boy, who was killed over an alleged love affair in Bihar's Muzzafarpur district, cremated him in front of the accused's house, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. Read more

  • Jul 25, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Maharashtra's Thane records 347 new Covid-19 cases, 14 more deaths

    Thane district on Sunday added 347 new Covid-19 cases and 14 more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 542,587 and 10,969 respectively.

  • Jul 25, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Update: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J-K's Kulgam

    A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in in the Munand area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday morning. The identity of the militant is yet to be ascertained.

  • Jul 25, 2021 08:04 AM IST

    Rodney Alcala, 'Dating Game Killer', dies in California hospital

    Rodney James Alcala, a serial killer in the United States known for torture slaying during the '70s, died in California on Saturday while awaiting his execution, news agencies reported citing prison officials. Read more

  • Jul 25, 2021 07:16 AM IST

    Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J-K's Kulgam

    An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's in the Munand area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, Police said on Sunday.

  • Jul 25, 2021 06:31 AM IST

    PM Modi to address 79th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today at 11am

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat at 11am on Sunday. He might speak on the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and the Indian contingent participating in the Tokyo Olympics. Read more

  • Jul 25, 2021 06:03 AM IST

    Six arrested during anti-lockdown protest in London

    The Metropolitan Police said on Saturday that six people have been arrested for during anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protest in Central London, adding four police officers were injured.


    "The mostly peaceful demonstrations in Central London have finished. My thanks to the crowds who engaged with us and my colleagues for their hard work. There were 6 arrests for a range of offences and unacceptably 4 officers injured. I wish them a speedy recovery," Commander Catherine Roper, the Metropolitan Police crime prevention, inclusion and engagement lead, told news agency ANI.

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‘No lakshman rekha in politics’: Mamata Banerjee inducts 2 ex-UP Cong leaders

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who inducted two UP Congress leaders into the Trinamool Congress (TMC) months ahead of UP elections, said she wasn’t against Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, who she described as, “my younger brother”.
Former Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders Rajesh Pati Tripathi and son Lalitesh Pati Tripathi joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the presence of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri on Monday (PTI)
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Comparing the 2021 festival season with the one in 2020

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A vendor arranges earthen lamps at her shop ahead of Diwali in Ahmedabad on Monday. (PTI Photo)
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SC notice on plea challenging change of Central Vista land use

Under the project, the PM’s residence will come up behind the existing South Block while the new V-P residence would be located behind North Block. As the area is presently occupied by a public recreational park and a bus depot, the petition questioned the change of land use from part-recreational to residential resulting in a loss of public recreational space for citizens.
The proposed Central Vista Project envisages a new Parliament with a built-up area of around 60,000 square metres and expanded seating for over 1,200 members of both Houses, along with 51 Union ministries in 10 buildings. (PTI PHOTO.)
The proposed Central Vista Project envisages a new Parliament with a built-up area of around 60,000 square metres and expanded seating for over 1,200 members of both Houses, along with 51 Union ministries in 10 buildings. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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Not summoned, says NCB's Sameer Wankhede on landing in Delhi

Wankhede said the allegations of extortion against him in Ayan Khan case were baseless and that he had not been summoned by the authorities, but was in the national capital for a different purpose.
NCB’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede.(ANI)
NCB’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede.(ANI)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST
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