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The Union Cabinet and the Council of Ministers are expected to meet on Thursday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out a major expansion and reshuffle of his ministers. Meanwhile, former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh passed away on Thursday after. He was 87.
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JUL 08, 2021 10:00 PM IST
2 Pakistani terrorists killed in encounter in J&K, 2 soldiers also killed
Two Pakistani terrorists have been killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri. Two soldiers have also been killed in the operation.
JUL 08, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Jaishankar to visit Georgia on July 9, 10, says MEA
External affairs minister S Jaishankar will visit Georgia on July 9 and 10, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said. "This will be the first visit of an Indian External Affairs Minister to independent Georgia," the MEA said in a press release.
JUL 08, 2021 08:42 PM IST
NCP leader Eknath Khadse leaves ED office
Nationalist Congress Party leader Eknath Khadse has left the ED office, after being questioned by the central agency over Bhosari-Pune land deal case for nearly 9-hours. Khadse’s lawyer said they has been asked to submit certain documents and to co-operate with the ongoing investigation. No further summons have been issued yet.
JUL 08, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Amit Shah meets Ajay Kumar and Nisith Pramanik
JUL 08, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Former IPS officer K Annamalai appointed BJP state president in Tamil Nadu
JUL 08, 2021 07:39 PM IST
APMCs will not be done away with: Narendra Singh Tomar
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar told ANI that APMCs will remain, even as the new farm laws come into force. "APMCs will not be done away with, even after new (farm) laws were introduced, the Centre had declared in Budget that APMC will be part of the ₹1 lakh crores infrastructure fund. APMC can benefit from the fund through loans, interest waivers," he said.
JUL 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST
'Carefully monitoring the security situation in Afghanistan', says MEA
JUL 08, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Delhi Police registers FIR against app auctioning stolen photos
Delhi Police Special Cell registered an FIR on Thursday against an app for auctioning off photos of muslim woman online, reported ANI. The photos were sourced from GitHub.
JUL 08, 2021 04:00 PM IST
S Jaishankar to hold talks with his Russian counterpart on July 9
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will be holding talks with minister of external affair S Jaishankar on July 9. Discussions will cover political dialogue, security, trade, and economic, military-technical, scientific, cultural and humanitarian ties, said the Russian embassy.
JUL 08, 2021 03:34 PM IST
This has nothing to do with individual views and opinions: MoS Meity on Twitter
Newly appointed Minister of State, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said the IT ministry will sit down for a discussion on the Twitter issue with the new Union ministers to discuss the issue further. "I have just taken the charge. The Ministry doesn't operate on a unilateral basis and this has nothing to do with individual views and opinions. The Ministry will sit with the new Union Minister and address all these issues," he stated.
JUL 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST
BJP workers clash with cops in UP's Basti
BJP workers and police clashed in Uttar Pradesh's Basti during the nomination filing for the upcoming block president election. Police resorted to lathi-charge in order to disperse protesters, reported ANI.
JUL 08, 2021 02:18 PM IST
'State of emergency' declared in Tokyo
Japan declares 'state of emergency' in Tokyo two weeks before start of Olympics, reports Reuters.
JUL 08, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Ministry of cooperation is a political game changer for 2024
With Union home minister Amit Shah taking charge of the newly created ministry of cooperation, the writing is on the wall. Though the decision taken in the run-up to 2024 general elections didn’t not exactly rule the airwaves but is aimed at reviving the cooperatives in the country, and stopping the exploitation of agriculturists by the middlemen in India’ rural areas. Read More
JUL 08, 2021 01:34 PM IST
South Africa's ex-president Zuma in jail
After days of drama and suspense, South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma has begun a 15-month sentence for contempt - spending his first night in jail
JUL 08, 2021 01:05 PM IST
Data protection report may be delayed as House panel members become ministers
The induction of the head of the parliamentary committee examining the Personal Data Protection Bill along with its four members into the Union council of ministers is likely to delay the report on the proposed legislation that the panel is slated to submit during Parliament’s Monsoon Session beginning July 19.
JUL 08, 2021 12:20 PM IST
JD(U) may split anytime, claims LJP’s Chirag Paswan
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan on Thursday said Janata Dal (United), JD(U), could witness a split anytime as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had undermined his own party leaders just to keep him [Paswan] out of the Union Cabinet. Read More
JUL 08, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Prime Minister begins work with the new cabinet ministers
Prime Minister begins work with the new ministers, a day after cabinet reshuffle. He interacted with directors of centrally funded technical institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore via video conference today. New Education Min Dharmendra Pradhan was also part of the session.
JUL 08, 2021 12:05 PM IST
'Will take 8 weeks to appoint grievance redressal officers': Twitter to Delhi high court
JUL 08, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Ram Chandra Prasad Singh takes charge as Union Minister of Steel.
Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge as the Union minister of health and family welfare. Before assuming charged, Mandaviya offered prayers in his office temple.
JUL 08, 2021 11:28 AM IST
Annapurna Devi’s elevation marks her growing stature in BJP
Annapurna Devi, 51, who was inducted into the Union council of ministers as a minister of state for education on Wednesday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2019 national polls. Read More
JUL 08, 2021 11:14 AM IST
Sonowal’s second stint in Delhi ends speculation about his future role
Sarbananda Sonowal’s induction into the Union council of ministers has ended speculation about his role two months after he was replaced as chief minister even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returned to power in Assam for a second time in a row under his leadership. His former state Cabinet colleague Himanta Biswa Sarma succeeded Sonowal, 58, as the chief minister in May. Read More
JUL 08, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as the Union minister of railways
"Railway is a major part of PM Modi's vision. His vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, that everyone - common man, farmers, the poor - gets the benefit of railway. I will work for that vision," said Vaishnaw.
JUL 08, 2021 09:51 AM IST
Anurag Thakur takes charge as new I&B minister
Anurag Thakur takes charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
"PM Modi has done terrific work in last 7 years to take India forward. The work done by people before me in I&B Ministry & responsibility given to me by the PM, I will try to meet those expectations," ANI quoted Thakur as saying.
JUL 08, 2021 09:21 AM IST
India records 45,892 new Covid-19 cases, death toll goes up to 405,028
India on Thursday recorded 45,892 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 817 new deaths, according to the Union health ministry dashboard. With this, the country's cumulative Covid-19 infection tally went up to 3,07,09,557 and the total death toll was pushed to 405,028.
JUL 08, 2021 08:20 AM IST
Mortal remains of Congress leader Virbhadra Singh brought to his residence in Shimla
The mortal remains Congress leader Virbhadra Singh brought to his residence in Shimla. He passed away earlier this morning at Shimla's Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.
JUL 08, 2021 07:42 AM IST
Global Covid-19 death toll crosses 4 million
Global Covid-19 death toll crosses 4 million, shows John Hopkins university tracker.
JUL 08, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Virbhadra Singh, former Himachal Pradesh CM and Congress leader, passes away
Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh passed away on Thursday, Dr Janak Raj Pakhretia, the medical superintendent of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) in Shimla told news agency ANI. He was 87. Read More
JUL 08, 2021 07:09 AM IST
Three rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad: Reports
Three rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad, news agency AFP reported citing Iraq army officials.
JUL 08, 2021 06:33 AM IST
Security forces kill 5 terrorists in 24 hours in Kashmir: IGP Vijay Kumar
5 terrorists killed in 24 hours in Kashmir. Congratulations to police and security forces for conducting operation without collateral damage: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar
JUL 08, 2021 06:12 AM IST
2 unidentified terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Pulwama
Two unidentified terrorists were neutralised by security forces in the encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday in the Puchal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.
JUL 08, 2021 06:11 AM IST
Delhi govt to bring in colour-coded graded plan to fight Covid-19
A colour-coded graded response action plan, proposed by an expert committee formed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to guide the government’s Covid-19 preparedness in case of a possible wave of the pandemic in future, will see shopping malls and shops dealing in non-essential goods and services coming under an odd-even system when the alert level is raised to ‘Yellow’ in the Capital.