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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 11:11 PM IST

Breaking News updates: Covid-19 cases in India jumped to 30,585,229 after 39,796 found to be positive of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The death toll reached 402,728 after 723 people succumbed to the disease over the last 24 hours. In Bihar, Chirag Paswan commenced his 'Ashirvad Yatra' in shift of new politics by the leader locked in a tussle with uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras over the control Lok Janshakti Party.

Meanwhile, in the United States, President Joe Biden hosted a largest event to mark the fourth of July celebrations. At the event, President Biden said that the US has "gained the upper hand against this virus." "Don't get me wrong. Covid-19 has not been vanquished. We all know powerful variants have emerged, like the Delta variant," he added.

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  • JUL 05, 2021 11:11 PM IST

    Jammu and Kashmir govt launches Mishri Cherry export to Dubai for 1st time

    Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched export of Mishri Cherry from Srinagar to Dubai for the first time in history of the Union Territory, reported ANI.

  • JUL 05, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    Tremors felt in Delhi, Gurugram, other areas of NCR

  • JUL 05, 2021 10:29 PM IST

    Covid recovered with 1 or both doses of vaccine has higher protection against Delta variant: ICMR study

    Recent study by ICMR revealsed that breakthrough cases and Covid-19 recovered individuals who have received one or both doses of vaccine have relatively higher protection against Delta variant in comparison to the participants who were administered either one or two doses of Covishield, reported ANI.

  • JUL 05, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Airports authority employees to protest against reduced allowances on Tuesday

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) Employees Joint Forum Association and Unions on Monday announced that it will launch a nationwide protest on Tuesday against AAI management regarding the reduction in allowances of employees in view of Covid-19.

  • JUL 05, 2021 09:16 PM IST

    Bihar: All MLAs, MLCs, 12 senior Congress leaders to meet Rahul Gandhi on July 7

    Bihar Congress working president Sameer Kumar Singh on Monday said all MLAs, MLCs, and 12 senior party leaders from the state will meet Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on July 7, reported ANI.

  • JUL 05, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Over 1.8 million vaccine doses administered to 18-44 years age group for 1st dose in 24 hours: Govt

  • JUL 05, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    CBSE announces Class 10, 12 board exam schemes for 2022, academic session to be divided into two terms

  • JUL 05, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Civil aviation ministry allows domestic carriers to operate at 65% passenger capacity from the current 50%

    The civil aviation ministry on Monday allowed domestic carriers to operate at 65% passenger capacity from the current 50%.

  • JUL 05, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    NCPCR requests FIR against Twitter India MD, policy manager for post showing child firing

    NCPCR on Monday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Police requesting to lodge an FIR against Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari and Twitter India Policy Manager Shagufta Kamran for a tweet showing a child firing in the air and being encouraged by a group of 4-5 men.

  • JUL 05, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    Centre grants further relaxation in e-filing of I-T forms

    Central Board of Direct Taxes on Monday granted further relaxation in electronic filing of income tax forms 15CA/15CB. Taxpayers can now submit the said forms in manual format to authorized dealers till July 15, 2021.

  • JUL 05, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Delhi’s daily Covid-19 infections decline to 54; active cases fall further to 912

  • JUL 05, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Kejriwal govt completely failed people of Delhi: Punjab CM over free power promise

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Monday slammed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for making false promises of free power in Punjab, if come into power. "The Kejriwal government has completely failed the people of Delhi on all counts, with no free power to the farmers in the villages located in the national capital and excessively high power tariffs for the industry," said Punjab CM.

  • JUL 05, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    West Bengal CM urges PM to reduce taxes imposed by Centre on petrol, diesel

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting to 'substantially' reduce taxes charged by Central government on petrol and diesel, and to 'check the overall inflationary trend in the country'.

  • JUL 05, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    TMC to stage protest against rising fuel prices on July 10, 11: Partha Chatterjee

    The Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee on Monday said that sit-in protests will be staged against hike in fuel prices in every block and town of West Bengal on July 10 and July 11, following all Covid protocols, reported ANI.

  • JUL 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Congress leader and former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit joins TMC

  • JUL 05, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Sukhbir Singh Sandhu appointed as new chief secretary of Uttarakhand

    IAS officer Sukhbir Singh Sandhu has been appointed as the new chief secretary of Uttarakhand, as per ANI.

  • JUL 05, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Over 2.01 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses still available with states, private hospitals: Govt

    The Union health ministry on Monday said more than 2.01 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

  • JUL 05, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    PM Modi addresses CoWIN global conclave, says India has been committed to sharing its experience and expertise since beginning of Covid

  • JUL 05, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Human rights activist and Elgar Parishad accused Stan Swamy dies after suffering cardiac attack

    Dr Ian Dsouza of Holy Family Hospital on Monday informed the Bombay high court that Stan Swamy, Elgar Parishad accused passed away suffering a cardiac arrest. He said they declared Swamy dead at 1.30pm. Swamy suffered cardiac arrest at around 4am and the hospital tried to resuscitate him but his condition worsened and he passed away, the doctor informed.

  • JUL 05, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Govt, non-govt offices in Bihar allowed to open normally; restaurants and eateries to function at 50% seating capacity

  • JUL 05, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Uttarakhand curfew extended till July 13

    Covid-curfew extended till 6 am of July 13 in Uttarakhand. Malls to reopen at 50% capacity and markets to remain closed on weekends: Uttarakhand Govt

  • JUL 05, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Abhijit Mukherjee, Pranab Mukherjee’s son, set to join TMC today

    In another setback for the Congress in West Bengal, late President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee is set to join Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday. Read More

  • JUL 05, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    Members of Gupkar Declaration express disappointment over Delhi meet with PM

    All members of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration expressed disappointment at outcome of Delhi meet (with PM) especially at absence of substantial Confidence Building Measures like releasing political and other prisoners and concrete steps to end siege: Official Statement

  • JUL 05, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Lalu Prasad Yadav inaugurates RJD's foundation day

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, wife Rabri Devi inaugurate party's foundation day as the party completes 25 years today.

  • JUL 05, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    Rise of Taliban 2.0 will turn India into frontline state against terror

    After the withdrawal of US-NATO forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban appear to be on a rampage in the strife torn country with the insurgent force capturing the exit points over Amu Darya to neighbouring Tajikistan and encircling border areas, major cities and strategic highways. Read More

  • JUL 05, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Lajpat Nagar market closed for non-adherence to Covid protocol

    Lajpat Nagar market in Delhi to be closed for one day due to non-adherence of the Covid appropriate guideline.

  • JUL 05, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    CBI raids 40 locations in UP in Gomti river front development project case

    CBI raids going on at 40 locations in Uttar Pradesh in connection with alleged irregularities in 1,600 crore Gomti river front development project, which was launched by previous Samajwadi Party government led by Akhilesh Yadav in 2015.

  • JUL 05, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    India records 39,796 fresh Covid-19 cases, daily fatality count falls to 723

    India on Monday reported 39,796 new cases of the Covid-19 disease and 723 more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 30,585,229 and 402,728 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8am.

  • JUL 05, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Army chief to inaugurate memorial for Indian soldiers in Italy during visit

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General MM Naravane embarks on a four-day visit to the United Kingdom and Italy starting Monday, July 5. Read More

  • JUL 05, 2021 07:41 AM IST

    LJP's Chirag Paswan to begin 'Ashirvaad Yatra' in Bihar amid tussle with uncle

    Locked in a tussle with uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras over the control of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Chirag Paswan is set to hold a roadshow (called 'Ashirvaad Yatra') in Bihar starting Monday. Read More

  • JUL 05, 2021 06:44 AM IST

    Biden says Covid-19 not yet "vanquished"

    "We’ve gained the upper hand against this virus," US President Joe Biden tells a large, cheering crowd of guests on White House lawn. "Don't get me wrong: Covid-19 has not been vanquished. We all know powerful variants have emerged, like the Delta variant," he also said.

  • JUL 05, 2021 05:24 AM IST

    Rains predicted for Delhi, other adjoining areas

    Thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over isolated places of South-west Delhi, Farukhnagar, Bhiwani, Charki-Dadri, Bhiwadi, Jhajjar (Haryana) and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours (issued at 04:45 IST): India Meteorological Department

  • JUL 05, 2021 05:23 AM IST

    Congress may have new leader in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi top contender

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is abuzz with talk of a reshuffle of the cabinet and the Congress, for its part, is abuzz with talk of its own reshuffle. Read More

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