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> Basavaraj Bommai elected as new chief minister of Karnataka
> Assam-Mizoram border sealed, MHA calls meeting of officials
> IMF projects 9.5% growth rate for India in 2021, 8.5% for 2022
> Popular Chinese app WeChat suspends new registrations
> Shilpa Shetty yet to get clean chit in pornography racket case: Crime branch
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JUL 27, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Karnataka's new CM Basavaraj Bommai to take oath at 11am tomorrow
JUL 27, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Delhi reports 77 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours
Delhi reported 77 new Covid-19 infections and two deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the cases tally reached 1,436,026 and the death toll climbed to 25,046.
JUL 27, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Basavaraj Bommai elected as new chief minister of Karnataka
Former state home minister Basavaraj Bommai elected as the new chief minister of Karnataka following the BJP's legislature party meeting. Bommai was the home minister in Yediyurappa’s council of ministers, which was dissolved following the 78-year-old’s resignation on Monday.
JUL 27, 2021 07:02 PM IST
IMF projects 9.5% growth rate for India in 2021, 8.5% for 2022
JUL 27, 2021 05:15 PM IST
'Courtesy meeting' with PM Modi, raised Covid-19, need for more vaccines in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that it was a "courtesy meeting" with PM Modi during which she raised the issues of Covid-19 and need for more medicines in the state, reports ANI.
"PM should call an all-party meeting on the Pegasus issue. There should be a Supreme Court-monitored probe in this matter," Banerjee said.
JUL 27, 2021 05:01 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his office tweeted.
JUL 27, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Karnataka minister says next CM to be elected in 'another 1 or 2 days'
Karnataka minister R Ashoka said that the next chief minister of the state would be elected in another one or two days. He also said that the party high command's decision would be followed, reports ANI.
JUL 27, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Bihar opposition to boycott assembly session until debate allowed on alleged manhandling of members on March 2021: Tejashwi Yadav
Bihar opposition parties would boycott the entire assembly session until a debate on the alleged manhandling of members inside the assembly, earlier on March 2021, would be allowed, says Tejashwi Yadav, reports ANI.
JUL 27, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Over 60 tourists stranded in HP's Kinnaur after landslides block roads
About 60 to 80 tourists have been stranded in two villages of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district after multiple landslides on July 25 blocked roads, a senior official said on Tuesday.
These tourists are stranded in Chhitkul and Rakshak, the last villages of the Bapsa valley, as the Sangla-Chhitkul road had been closed for traffic after the landslides, Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sidiq said.
JUL 27, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Kashmir to acquire its rightful place as India's 'crowning glory', says President Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said Kashmir is bound to acquire its rightful place as the "crowning glory of India" and the younger generation of the Union Territory will surely realise this dream.
Addressing the 19th Annual Convocation of the University of Kashmir, the President shared his dream to see the Valley as a paradise on the Earth and said "I am squarely banking on the younger generation of Jammu and Kashmir to realise this dream which I am sure will come true sooner than later. Kashmir is bound to acquire its rightful place as the crowning glory of India."
JUL 27, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Hong Kong stocks plunge more than 5% in afternoon
Hong Kong shares plunged more than five percent Tuesday, extending the previous day's hefty losses on worries about a regulatory crackdown by China on a range of industries including private education and technology.
The Hang Seng Index tumbled 5.32 percent, or 1,394.25 points, to 24,798.07 -- having lost more than four percent Monday, while it has now given up more than eight percent in three trading days.
JUL 27, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Tokyo daily Covid-19 infections hit record 2,848
Tokyo reported daily Covid-19 cases hit a record high of 2,848 on Tuesday as infection spreads in the Olympic host city.
JUL 27, 2021 12:54 PM IST
BJP legislative party to meet today to elect Karnataka's new chief minister
JUL 27, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal in France visit
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz will meet his French counterpart in Paris this week for talks that will include an "update" on the Pegasus spyware scandal, his office said Tuesday.
A defence ministry statement said Gantz will leave Wednesday for talks with French Defence Minister Florence Parly on topics including the crisis in Lebanon, nuclear negotiations with Iran and the Pegasus malware made by Israeli firm NSO, which was allegedly used to target President Emmanuel Macron.
JUL 27, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Assam CM pays floral tributes to policemen killed in border clashes
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday paid floral tributes to the policemen who were killed in the Assam-Mizoram border clashes that took place on Monday.
After visiting the injured Assam Police personnel at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital today, the CM paid a floral tribute to the fallen men.
JUL 27, 2021 11:32 AM IST
PM asks BJP MPs to organise programmes at village level to mark 75 years of independence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the BJP MPs on Tuesday to mark the 75 years of independence by organising programmes in each village of their constituencies, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said.
Sources said the prime minister also asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs to expose the opposition parties as the government is ready for a discussion but they are not.
JUL 27, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Heavy rains cause extensive waterlogging in Delhi, traffic movement affected
Heavy rains on Tuesday morning led to extensive waterlogging at several road stretches across Delhi, including near Pragati Maidan in the central part of the city and Dhaula Kuan in the southern part, affecting traffic movement.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said 100 mm of rainfall was recorded at the Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the city, in the last 24 hours.
Waterlogging was also seen at Mathura Road, Moti Bagh, Vikas Marg, Ring Road, Rohtak Road, Sangam Vihar and Kirari, among other places.
JUL 27, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Asian stock markets advance after Wall Street rises to record
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a Federal Reserve report for an update on when US stimulus might start winding down.
Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul advanced while Hong Kong retreated.
On Monday, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index rose to a new record, shrugging off worries about the spread of the coronavirus's more contagious Delta variant.
JUL 27, 2021 10:34 AM IST
Rajnath Singh to leave for Tajikistan to participate in SCO Defence Ministers meet
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to leave for Dushanbe, Tajikistan to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers meeting.
Tajikistan is this year's chair of the grouping and will be holding the SCO heads of state summit in the month of September.
JUL 27, 2021 10:33 AM IST
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to visit flood-hit Raigad, Ratnagiri
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari is going to visit the flood-affected areas of Raigad and Ratnagiri districts today. The Governor will be visiting the Taliye village and Chiplun during his visit.
JUL 27, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border
Dozens of Afghan soldiers slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan, the Pakistani army said Monday. The Afghan troops were fleeing after their border post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban.
The statement said 46 members of the Afghan forces, including five officers, crossed the border late Sunday near the Pakistani border town of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
JUL 27, 2021 09:31 AM IST
India reports less than 30K cases for the first time after March 16, active cases less than 4 lakh after 124 days
India registered less than 30,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time in 132 days (March 16) with 29,689 fresh infections being registered in the last 24 hours.
JUL 27, 2021 09:05 AM IST
Australian city Melbourne ends 5th Covid-19 lockdown
Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday with the Victoria state government declaring it had beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious Covid-19 delta variant for a second time.
The five-day lockdown across Victoria ends at 11:59pm, allowing schools, pubs and restaurants to reopen, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said. But people will not be allowed to have visitors in their homes for another two weeks.
JUL 27, 2021 08:57 AM IST
PM Modi greets Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on his 61st birthday on Tuesday.
The youngest son of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray became the state's chief minister in November 2019.
Modi tweeted, "Birthday greetings to Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray Ji. May he be blessed with a long and healthy life. @OfficeofUT."
JUL 27, 2021 08:52 AM IST
4 new Covid-19 cases in Olympic Games village, two of them athletes
Four residents of the Olympic Games village, including two athletes, are among the seven new Covid-19 cases that the event organisers announced on Tuesday.
With this, the total Games-related Covid-19 cases shot up to 155, 20 of them in the Games village.
The four fresh cases in the village include two Games-concerned personnel.
On Monday, Dutch tennis player Jean-Julien Rojer was forced to withdraw from after testing positive for the virus.
JUL 27, 2021 08:49 AM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Tibet is a threat to India, says senior US Congressman
Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Tibet last week is a threat to India, an influential US lawmaker has said, accusing the Joe Biden-led administration of not doing enough to stop the Chinese "march".
Xi on Wednesday last made an unannounced three-day trip to Nyingchi in Tibet, close to the border with Arunachal Pradesh. Xi, who is also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, met top officials of the Tibet Military Command and reviewed development projects in the region.
JUL 27, 2021 05:50 AM IST
Maharashtra rains: Death toll rises to 192, Ajit Pawar tours flood-hit villages
The death toll in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra rose to 192 on Monday after the recovery of 28 more bodies, most of them in Raigad, the state government said, while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar toured flood-hit villages in Sangli district and said a decision on providing financial relief will be taken in a couple of days. As many as 48 persons were injured in these incidents and 25 still missing, while so far, 2,29,074 persons have been evacuated from the flood and rain-affected affected areas and moved to safer places, the government said in a statement in Mumbai.
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