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  • JUL 29, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    Katiyar Mayor Shivraj Paswan killed after being shot at by unknown miscreants

    Katihar Mayor Shivraj Paswan dies after he was shot at by unknown miscreants, news agency ANI reports.

  • JUL 29, 2021 10:26 PM IST

    Ambience Mall owner, Raj Singh Gehlot, sent to ED remand till August 5 in bank fraud case

    A Delhi court has sent businessman and Gurugram's Ambience Mall owner, Raj Singh Gehlot, to a seven-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) remand till August 5, in a money laundering case.

  • JUL 29, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee asks Javed Akhtar to compose song on 'khela hobe' slogan

    TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during her meeting with lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar and his actor-wife Shabana Azmi in Delhi on Thursday, urged him to write a song on the party's 'khela hobe' slogan.

  • JUL 29, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    Assam govt issues advisory warning state citizens against travel to Mizoram

    The government of Assam has issued an advisory to its people cautioning them against travel to Mizoram due to prevailing border tensions between the two states, reports ANI.

  • JUL 29, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Various proposals by election commission for electoral reforms under consideration: Govt

    Various proposals by the Election Commission of India for electoral reforms including seeding of electoral roll data with Aadhaar are under the government's consideration, reports PTI.

  • JUL 29, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    Israel to offer booster vaccine shot for Covid-19 for people above 60: Report

    People above 60 years of age will get a third booster Covid-19 vaccine shot in Israel from Sunday following the approval of the country's health ministry, according to a report from the Israeli news website Haaretz.

  • JUL 29, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Formal negotiations on India-EU FTA to resume after summer break in Europe: MEA

    India is waiting for formal nominations from EU's chief negotiator on free trade agreement with Europe, ministry of external affair's spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. He also said that the talks are progressing well and formal negotiations are expected to resume after summer break in Europe, reports ANI.

  • JUL 29, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Maharashtra to relax Covid-19 lockdown in 25 districts where growth rate below state average

    Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said that the state government was positive on relaxing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in 25 districts where the growth is below state average. The order is expected in a couple of days, he added.

    Shops, restaurants, cinema halls could be allowed to function with 50% capacity. Also, shops could be allowed to remain open till 8pm or 9pm on weekdays.

    He also said that the decision on allowing fully vaccinated people to travel by suburban trains would be taken after thorough discussion with railway authorities.

    Meanwhile, 11 districts showing high growth will remain under restrictions, he added.

  • JUL 29, 2021 04:59 PM IST

    PM Modi launches multiple initiatives in the field of education

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched multiple key initiatives including Academic Bank of Credits and National Digital Education Architecture in the field of education, reports ANI.

  • JUL 29, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Karnataka CM Bommai visits flood- affected Uttara Kannada district

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the flood affected area of Karwar in Uttara Kannada district, reports ANI.

  • JUL 29, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi calls for joint meeting of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha ministers at 4pm

    Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has called for a joint meeting of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha ministers at 4pm today.

  • JUL 29, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Govt announces 27% reservation in medical education for OBC candidates, 10% for EWS

    The government announced 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section in All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical / dental courses (MBBS / MD / MS / Diploma / BDS / MDS) from current academic year 2021-22 onwards.

  • JUL 29, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    'Asked for electrical vehicles manufacturing industry in Bengal': Mamata Banerjee after meeting Nitin Gadkari

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that she asked Union minister Nitin Gadkari for electric vehicles manufacturing industry in the state during their meeting, reports ANI.

  • JUL 29, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    No Covid-19 related deaths in Delhi in last 24 hours

    Delhi recorded no Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, a bulletin from the health department showed. Also, with 51 new cases, the total confirmed cases so far reached 1,436,144.

  • JUL 29, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Delta variant drives virus spread to three China provinces

    China Thursday reported small coronavirus outbreaks driven by the Delta variant in three provinces as a cluster linked to an eastern airport spreads despite mass testing and a vaccination drive.

  • JUL 29, 2021 01:53 PM IST

    Initiated prosecution proceedings against Gautam Gambhir Foundation: Drug Controller of Delhi to Delhi HC

    Drug Controller of Delhi tells Delhi HC that it has initiated prosecution proceedings against Gautam Gambhir Foundation before a city court over alleged hoarding of Covid medicines, which has taken cognisance of the offence and issued summon against the foundation

  • JUL 29, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Those who have taken both doses of Covid vaccine should be allowed to travel, open their businesses: Aslam Shaikh

    Those who have taken both doses of Covid vaccine should be allowed to travel and open their businesses. Covid Task force has also submitted its recommendation to CM. In coming week, people will get good relaxation: Aslam Shaikh, Guardian Minister Mumbai and Cabinet Minister.

  • JUL 29, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Rescue operation and restoration work continues in Honzar Dachhan

    Rescue operation and restoration work continues in Honzar Dachhan area of Kishtwar district following cloudburst; 7 people have died, 12 were injured & 19 people remain missing.

  • JUL 29, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    Centre has answered and said that no one died due to a shortage of oxygen: Siddaramaiah

    Centre has answered and said that no one died due to a shortage of oxygen. Like Sudhakar (State Health Minister) in Karnataka, union minister also lied while answering: Karnataka Congress leader and former CM Siddaramaiah.

  • JUL 29, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Two rockets fired near US embassy in Baghdad

    Two rockets fired near US embassy in Baghdad: Security source, reports AFP.

  • JUL 29, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocks Alaskan peninsula

    Magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocks Alaskan peninsula, reports AFP.

  • JUL 29, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    Covid-19 restrictions extended till August 15 in West Bengal

    Covid19 restrictions extended till August 15 in West Bengal. Govt programs have been allowed in indoor places with 50% seating capacity.

  • JUL 29, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Underworld don Chhota Rajan currently under treatment at AIIMS

    Underworld don Chhota Rajan was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi on 27th July after he complained of ill health; He is currently under treatment at the hospital.

  • JUL 29, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    ED arrests Ambience Mall owner Raj Singh Gehlot in alleged bank loan fraud case

    Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Gurugram-based Ambience Mall owner Raj Singh Gehlot in an alleged bank loan fraud case of approximately 200 crore.

  • JUL 29, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray to chair a meeting today with Covid-19 Task Force

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to chair a meeting today with Covid-19 Task Force to assess the present situation in the state.

  • JUL 29, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Situation is tense: Assam Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on border tension with Mizoram

    Situation is tense but no incident took place in last 2 days. CRPF is also present in the area. Some people still trying to enter the state. Our police and public are alert: Assam Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on border tension with Mizoram.

  • JUL 29, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Gangotri Highway closed due to landslide

    Gangotri Highway closed due to landslide near Helugad, Uttarkashi: Border Road Organisation (BRO).

  • JUL 29, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Govt is sending 6-member team to Kerala

    Government is sending a 6-member team to Kerala headed by Director, National Centre for Disease Control. As a large number of Covid cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state’s ongoing efforts in Covid management: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • JUL 29, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Complete lockdown to be imposed in Kerala on July 31, August 1

    Complete lockdown to be imposed in Kerala on July 31 and August 1 due to rising Covid-19 cases in the state.

  • JUL 29, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    Basavaraj Bommai will inspect flood-hit areas in Uttara Kannada district today

    Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai will inspect flood-hit areas in Uttara Kannada district today.

    Repair and restoration works will be done on a war footing, he says.

    He met former CM BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru ahead of his visit to the flood-affected district today.

  • JUL 29, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Sensex surges 224.95 points to 52,668.66 in opening session

    Sensex surges 224.95 points to 52,668.66 in opening session; Nifty advances 62.05 pts to 15,771.45.

  • JUL 29, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    India reports 43,509 fresh Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours

    India reports 43,509 fresh infections, 38,465 recoveries in the last 24 hours; Active caseload currently at 4,03,840, recovery rate at 97.38%: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • JUL 29, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Rescue operation underway at Tonzing Nalla

    Rescue operation underway at Tonzing Nalla in Lahaul-Spiti district as three people remain missing.

  • JUL 29, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    Kishtwar cloudburst: NDRF joins Indian Army, state agencies in relief operations

    Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bout of natural disasters on Wednesday after a cloudburst in the Gulabgarh area of Kishtwar district killed at least seven people, flooding multiple regions. According to officials familiar with the matter, as many as 19 people are still missing, while five remain critically injured. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been rushed to the site for rescue and relief operations, officials added.

  • JUL 29, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Archer Atanu Das beats Chinese Taipei's Deng Yu-Cheng

    Archer Atanu Das beats Chinese Taipei's Deng Yu-Cheng in men's individual round of 32 match.

  • JUL 29, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    India beat Argentina 3-1 in men's hockey Pool A match

    Tokyo Olympics | India beat Argentina 3-1 in men's hockey Pool A match.

  • JUL 29, 2021 07:22 AM IST

    P V Sindhu enters quarterfinals of Olympic Games

    Indian badminton star P V Sindhu enters quarterfinals of Olympic Games with straight-game win over Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt.

  • JUL 29, 2021 07:15 AM IST

    US extends expiration dates on J&J Covid vaccine to 6 months

    Federal health regulators on Wednesday again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, providing health workers with six more weeks to use millions of doses of the shot.

  • JUL 29, 2021 06:50 AM IST

    US, Russia hold 'substantive' arms talks, amid tensions

    The US and Russia held "substantive and professional" talks on arms control and other strategic issues, the State Department said in a statement.

  • JUL 29, 2021 06:30 AM IST

    Maharashtra floods: US NGO to deploy medical teams in state

    An American non-profit organisation will deploy medical teams to treat survivors in Maharashtra after heavy monsoon rains pummelled the region, triggering devastating landslides and flooding that have killed over 200 people and displaced thousands of others.

  • JUL 29, 2021 05:59 AM IST

    Juhi Chawla seeks amendment in Delhi HC order on 5G plea, hearing today

    The Delhi high court will on Thursday hear actor Juhi Chawla's plea seeking amendment in its earlier order on her plea against implementation of 5G network in the country. The court had dismissed her lawsuit last month and imposed a cost of 20 lakh.

  • JUL 29, 2021 05:37 AM IST

    Bombay HC to hear Raj Kundra's bail plea today in porn case

    The Bombay high court will resume its hearing on Thursday on the petition filed by actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, challenging his police custody and seeking bail.

  • JUL 29, 2021 05:07 AM IST

    PM Modi to address nation on completion of one year of National Education Policy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on completion of one year of National Education Policy (NEP).

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