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Jul 03, 2021 10:41 PM IST
Train carrying tar sands and timber derails in Canada
A train carrying tar sands and timber derails in Canada. No injuries have been reported, news agency AP said.
Jul 03, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Capital's Covid-19 caseload dips further
Delhi recorded 86 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday.
Jul 03, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 9,489 cases of Covid-19, 153 deaths
Maharashtra reports 9,489 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 6,088,841.153 deaths have also been recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 1,22,724.
Jul 03, 2021 08:45 PM IST
India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeded 35 cr, says govt
The ministry of health said on Saturday that the country's cumulative Covid vaccination coverage exceeded 35 crore, out of which a total of 57,36,924 vaccine doses have been administered today, reported ANI.
Jul 03, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Karnataka announces further relaxations in Covid-19 lockdown
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced further lockdown relaxation measures in the state. Night curfew has been lifted and government offices have been allowed to reopen. District Administration have been given the power to apply more restrictions as they see fit, reported ANI.
Jul 03, 2021 07:34 PM IST
Kerala reports 12,456 Covid-19 cases, 135 deaths
Kerala recorded 12,456 Covid-19 cases, active cases in the state now stands at 1,03,567. 135 deaths in the span of 24 hours, pushes the death toll to 13,640, reported ANI.
Jul 03, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Dominica PM says his govt was not involved in Choksi's abduction
Jul 03, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Covaxin efficacy results will help in getting WHO approval, says govt
Dr NK Arora, chairman, Covid working group, said Covaxin's efficacy results will help the vaccine in getting WHO's emergency use approval, which in turn will increase the visibility of the country in the world stage, reported ANI.
Jul 03, 2021 04:51 PM IST
New Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami reaches Raj Bhawan to meet governor
Jul 03, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Pushkar Singh Dhami elected as new Uttarakhand CM
Pushkar Singh Dhani was elected as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday at the BJP legislature meeting. He will be taking over from Tirath Singh Rawat who resigned on Friday.
Jul 03, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Police detained Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in Mohali
Punjab police detained Aam Aadmi Party state legislators Bhagwant Mann & Harpal Singh Cheema, who were protesting at Mohali, reported ANI. AAP leaders have been protesting near chief minister Amarinder Singh's farm house in village Siswan.
Jul 03, 2021 02:37 PM IST
In final stage of appointing grievance officer, says Twitter
Twitter Inc informed Delhi high court on Saturday that the company is in the the final stages of appointing a Resident Grievance Officer, after their interim Resident Grievance Officer withdrew his candidature on June 21.
Jul 03, 2021 02:05 PM IST
TV actor Pracheen Chauhan arrested for ‘molesting’ woman
The Mumbai police arrested actor Pracheen Chauhan Saturday for allegedly molesting a woman in an inebriated state, said police. Read more
Jul 03, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Tripura extends Covid-19 curfew till July 9
The curfew imposed to the spread of the Covid-19 disease in Tripura has been extended till July 9, a government notification said. However, the curfew has been lifted from the state's villages. "The Covid curfew will remain in force in the jurisdiction of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and eight other urban local bodies (ULBs) till July 9," the notification read.
Jul 03, 2021 12:58 PM IST
European nations struggle to ramp up vaccination drive to outpace increased spread of delta variant
Europe is currently struggling to speed up its vaccination drive against Covid-19 and outpace the increased spread of the virus' delta variant. According to the European Centre for Disease Control, the risk of infection from the Delta variant is high to very high for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated citizens.
Jul 03, 2021 12:36 PM IST
ED issues fresh summons to Anil Deshmukh in money laundering case
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh has been issued fresh summons by the enforcement directorate for appearance on Monday with regard to a probe being carried out against him and others in a money laundering cases, officials told news agency PTI on Saturday.
Jul 03, 2021 11:32 AM IST
India's cumulative Covid vaccination coverage exceeds 34 crores
India's cumulative vaccination coverage against Covid-19 exceeded 34 crores of which 43,99,298 doses were administered in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.
Jul 03, 2021 10:10 AM IST
Mayawati slams Punjab govt over electricity crisis in state
Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, who has joined hands with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab, hit out at the Congress led state government over the electricity crisis in the state. Taking to Twitter, Mayawati said that Congress is responsible for poor management of industry-business, agriculture, farming in Punjab. All of this has been badly affected due to power crisis. "Ruling govt is only engaged in factionalism, tussle & conflict. Public needs to take its cognizance," she added.
Jul 03, 2021 09:36 AM IST
India records 44,111 new Covid-19 cases, 738 more deaths
India on Saturday recorded 44,111 fresh cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 738 related fatalities, taking the country's cumulative tally past 30.5 million and the death toll to 401,050, the Union health ministry's data showed. Read more
Jul 03, 2021 08:36 AM IST
South Africa's Covid-19 caseload breaches 2 million mark
South Africa's caseload of the Covid-19 disease breached the two million mark on Friday after 24,720 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Over 1.7 million have recovered from the viral disease so far while the death toll has climbed to 61,332.
Jul 03, 2021 08:31 AM IST
Fire breaks out at Delhi's Budh Vihar area
A fire broke out at Delhi's Budh Vihar area in the early hours of Saturday, news agency ANI reported. The Delhi Fire Service said that 3-4 people, including the fire fighting personnel, have been hospitalised with burn injuries and five tenders have been rushed to the spot.
Jul 03, 2021 07:14 AM IST
Bharat Biotech says has completed final analysis for Covaxin, claims 77.8% efficacy
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech said on Saturday that its has completed the final analysis of its vaccine Covaxin as a part of phase III clinical trials, after evaluating 130 confirmed cases. The vaccine's efficacy was demonstrated at 77.8% against asymptomatic Covid-19 patients.
Jul 03, 2021 06:58 AM IST
Uttarakhand BJP meeting today after CM Tirath Singh Rawat's resignation
The Uttarakhand unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be holding its legislature party meeting on Saturday to decide on a new chief minister of the state after Tirath Singh Rawat resigned from the post. Uttarakhand BJP President Madan Kaushik said the meeting will be held at 3pm and Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar will be the central observer.
Jul 03, 2021 05:47 AM IST
Brazil reports 65,165 new Covid-19 cases, 1,857 more deaths
Brazil's caseload of the Covid-19 disease climbed to 18,687,469 after 65,165 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry. As many as 1,857 more succumbed to the viral disease, taking the death toll to 521,952.
- Former Bihar health minister and Lalu Prasad's elder, temperamental son Tej Pratap Yadav shared the photo amid a political turmoil in the state as a ‘betrayed’ BJP constantly attacked Nitish Kumar.