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UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2021 09:35 PM IST

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In the last 24 hours, India reported 41,649 new Covid-19 cases and 593 deaths, the Union ministry of health and family welfare's (MoHFW) dashboard showed on Sunday. This is the fourth straight day when there were more than 40,000 fresh Covid-19 cases; however, the latest daily caseload was lower than the corresponding figures on the three previous days.

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  • JUL 31, 2021 09:35 PM IST

    Haryana govt extends lockdown till August 9

    Haryana govt extends Covid-19 lockdown for one more week till 5am on August 9. Night curfew will come into force from 11pm to 5am on all days of the week in the state.

  • JUL 31, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports first case of Zika virus

    The first case of Zika virus reported in Maharashtra. A 50-year-old woman patient was found in Purandar tehsil in Pune district. The patient is doing fine: Maharashtra health department

  • JUL 31, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    UK PM Johnson, wife expecting second child

    UK PM Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Symonds are expecting a second child, just months she suffered a miscarriage, reports BBC.

  • JUL 31, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    India, China conclude 12th round of crops commander level talks

    12th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China concluded at 7:30pm in Moldo on Chinese side of Line of Actual Control. In the nine hour-long meeting, both sides discussed issues to resolve ongoing military standoff along Eastern Ladakh: Army sources

  • JUL 31, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Jharkhand recommends CBI probe into judge's death

    Jharkhand govt recommends CBI probe into the alleged killing of a district judge in Dhanbad.

  • JUL 31, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Covid-19: Central team visits Kollam district in Kerala

    In view of high test positivity rate of state, central team visited our district as well. We discussed current status of the district and strategies devised by the health department and district administration to contain the pandemic: Dr Arun S Nair, deputy collector, Kollam, Kerala

  • JUL 31, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Uttarakhand issues SOP for reopening of schools

    Uttarkhand education department issues SOP for reopening of schools in the state from 2nd August for students of classes 9-12 and from 16th August for classes 6-8.

  • JUL 31, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Kerala reports over 20,000 new Covid-19 cases for fifth straight day

    Kerala reports 20,624 new Covid-19 cases, 16,865 recoveries and 80 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate at 12.31%.

  • JUL 31, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Delhi reports 58 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

    Delhi's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths fall to 58 and one respectively from 63 and three on July 30. Daily recoveries rise to 56 from 34 from the day before.

  • JUL 31, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    Over 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Delhi: Kejriwal

    A little over 10 million (1 crore) doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to people in Delhi so far. The milestone was reached today. These have been administered to around 7.4 million people, of whom 2.6 million have received both doses while the remaining received single dose: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

  • JUL 31, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Babul Supriyo 'retires' from politics

    "Goodbye. I'm not going to any political party. TMC, Congress, CPI(M) nobody has called me, I'm not going anywhere...One need not be in politics to do social work," BJP MP and former Union minister Babul Supriyo posts on Facebook.

  • JUL 31, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh reports 2053 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths

    Andhra Pradesh reports 2058 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2,053 recoveries, and 23 deaths in the past 24 hours.

  • JUL 31, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    'Importance of Jaish terrorist's killing is two-fold'

    The importance of killing Saifulla alias Lambu is two-fold. It brings closure to Feb 2019 Pulwama incident. He was one of the masterminds who trained a local, Adil, who blew himself up in an IED attack. Since then, Lambu was responsible to train people in making and deploying IEDs against security forces. He was also responsible to recruit young locals by brainwashing them, carrying out selective identification, radicalising them and giving them weapons: Lt Gen DP Pandey, Chinar Corps Commander

  • JUL 31, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Delhi Police chief Rakesh Asthana holds crucial meet

    Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana chairs important security review meeting ahead of Independence Day. Special Cell DCPs, special police commissioner of Special Cell, all joint police commissioners and all deputy police commissioners present at the meeting.

  • JUL 31, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    SAD MP leads delegation to meet President on farm laws

    Harsimrat Kaur Badal leads delegation of SAD, BSP, NC and NCP to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over farm laws. "500 farmers have lost their lives during ongoing protests against the Centre's farm laws. A joint committee should be formed to sort out this issue," says Badal.

  • JUL 31, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Happy to join any investigation, tweets Assam CM Sarma

    "Will be very happy to join in any investigation. But why the case is not being handed over to a neutral agency, especially when the place of occurrence is well within the constitutional territory of Assam?," tweets Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on FIR over Mizoram border dispute.

  • JUL 31, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Russia reports 23,807 new Covid-19 cases, 792 deaths

    Russia reported 23,807 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, including 3,514 in Moscow, taking the national tally of infections to 6,265,873.

  • JUL 31, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Punjab allows reopening of schools for all classes from August 2

    Punjab government allows reopening of schools for all classes from August 2, with proper protocols to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour.

  • JUL 31, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Basavaraj Bommai met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi today.

    They discussed GST compensation, Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), and other important matters pertaining to the state: Karnataka CMO

  • JUL 31, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    BRO restores connectivity at Yarlung-Lamang road

    Border Roads Organisation (BRO) restores connectivity at Yarlung-Lamang road in Shi Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh.

    On July 26, the road was breached at multiple locations due to incessant rain and cloudburst.

  • JUL 31, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    Gangster Chhota Rajan discharged from AIIMS, returns to Tihar jail

    Gangster Chhota Rajan, who was admitted to AIIMS on Tuesday due to stomach ache, was discharged from the hospital and taken back to Tihar jail, officials said on Saturday.

  • JUL 31, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Special Cell of Delhi Police arrests Lady Don Anuradha

    Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Lady Don Anuradha, an associate of gangster Kala Jathedi. Cases like murder, abduction, etc. were registered against Anuradha in Rajasthan. She was carrying reward of 10,000 on her head.

  • JUL 31, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education (UBSE) declares Class 10 and 12 results today

    99.56% students have been passed Class 12 and 99.09 percent cleared Class 10 exams.

  • JUL 31, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Over 3.14 crore balance Covid-19 doses available with states, pvt hospitals: Centre

    More than 3.14 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, union territories and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

  • JUL 31, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    12th round of Corps Commander level talks between India, China started today at 10:30am

    12th round of Corps Commander level talks between India and China started today at 10:30am in Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control.

    India & China discussing disengagement of troops from friction points incl Gogra Heights and Hot Springs area: Indian Army sources, reports ANI.

  • JUL 31, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    China reports 55 new Covid-19 cases as Delta variant spreads from Nanjing

    China reported on Saturday 55 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 30, compared with 64 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

  • JUL 31, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    PM Modi interacts with IPS probationers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts virtually with Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.

  • JUL 31, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    BMC launches drive as Dengue cases reach 500 in Bhubaneswar

    There are 2-3 areas of concern where we are holding special drives. We have assigned senior officers to each ward to monitor sanitation drives: Anshuman Rath, BMC Zonal Deputy Commissioner (south east).

  • JUL 31, 2021 10:30 AM IST

    Basavaraj Bommai pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat

    Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.

    CM also visited 'Sadaiv Atal' to pay floral tributes to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • JUL 31, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    22 inmates injured as barrack wall of MP's Bhind jail collapses

    Barrack wall of Bhind jail collapsed; 22 inmates injured. This jail is around 150 years old. Barrack 6 was completely destroyed after its wall collapsed. 22 critically injured inmates rescued & sent to hospital. No casualty reported: Manoj Kumar Singh, SP Bhind.

  • JUL 31, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    NIA starts probe in explosive case of Mizoram

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) starts a probe in the explosives case of Mizoram. The agency took over the case from State Police on July 29. Explosives were found on July 26: NIA

  • JUL 31, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    India logs 41,649 new Covid-19 cases

    India recorded 41,649 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 31,613,993, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

  • JUL 31, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    BSF guns down 2 Pakistani intruders

    BSF guns down 2 Pakistani intruders near Khara village in Punjab's Bhikhiwind.

  • JUL 31, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    NIA conducts raids at 14 places in J-K

    National Investigation Agency conducting raids at 14 places including Jammu, Ramban, and Kashmir in connection with the arrest of LeM top commander Hidayatullah Malik and recovery of a 5kg IED in Jammu: Sources, reports news agency ANI.

  • JUL 31, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    2 terrorists neutralised in Dachigam forest area: J-K Police

    Two unidentified terrorists were neutralized. Search operation underway: Kashmir Zone Police.

    The exact location of the encounter is between Namibian and Marsar, general area of Dachigam forest, Kashmir Zone Police said.

  • JUL 31, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    WHO urges action to suppress Covid-19 before deadlier variants emerge

    The Delta variant of Covid-19 is a warning to the world to suppress the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the WHO said Friday.

  • JUL 31, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Encounter underway at Nagberan-Tarsar forest area of Pulwama

    Encounter has started at Nagberan-Tarsar forest area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. More Details awaited: Kashmir Zone Police.

  • JUL 31, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    Amit Panghal bows out of Olympics boxing competition,

    World No.1 Amit Panghal (52kg) bows out of Olympics boxing competition, loses 1-4 to Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez in pre-quarters.

  • JUL 31, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    Indian jailed for 15 months in US for money laundering

    An Indian truck driver in the US has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined USD 4,710 for money laundering and firearm offences, according to the Department of Justice.

  • JUL 31, 2021 07:08 AM IST

    Two more parts of China report Covid outbreaks: authorities

    China's worst coronavirus outbreak in months has spread to two more areas, health authorities said Saturday, including a sprawling megacity of 31 million people.

  • JUL 31, 2021 06:33 AM IST

    PM Modi to interact with IPS probationers today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy on Saturday via video conferencing.

  • JUL 31, 2021 06:06 AM IST

    Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane to enter Covid lockdown

    Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane and other parts of Queensland state will enter a snap Covid lockdown from Saturday as authorities race to contain an emerging outbreak of the Delta strain.

  • JUL 31, 2021 05:56 AM IST

    6.1 magnitude quake hits Peru's Sullana

    A 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted eight kilometres east of Sullana, Peru at 17.10.19 GMT on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

  • JUL 31, 2021 05:48 AM IST

    Sputnik V 2nd dose to be given from Saturday in Gurugram

    The second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine will be available at a government session site in Gurugram from Saturday.

  • JUL 31, 2021 05:32 AM IST

    Joe Biden says US to see new Covid-19 restrictions 'in all probability'

    US President Joe Biden said on Friday "in all probability" new guidelines or restrictions would be imposed in the United States in response to a resurgence of Covid-19 cases.

  • JUL 31, 2021 05:25 AM IST

    Delhi zoo to reopen from August; online tickets available from today

    The National Zoological Park in Delhi is all set to re-open from August 1 with Covid-19 safety protocols in place and online tickets will be available from Saturday, zoo officials said on Monday.

  • JUL 31, 2021 05:06 AM IST

    India, China to hold 12th round of talks today on LAC standoff

    Top Indian and Chinese commanders will hold the 12th round of military talks in the Ladakh sector on Saturday to cool tensions between the two countries that have been locked in a border row for almost 14 months, officials familiar with the developments said on Friday.

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