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Sunday, August 09

India reports single-day spike of 64,399 new coronavirus cases, total tally rises to 21,53,011

New Delhi, Aug 09: With 64,399 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total caseload in India has now risen to 21,53,011. Of these, 6,28,747 are active cases, while 14,80,885 patients have already been discharged, data from the Union

Kerala plane crash: Mortal remains of co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar his native place in Mathura

New Delhi, Aug 09: Air India Express employees paid tributes to co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar, who lost his life in the Kozhikode plane crash incident, here in Delhi on Sunday. He is survived by his pregnant wife. His cousin Basudev said the

Saturday, August 08

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Mumbai police opposes CBI probe in SC

New Delhi, Aug 08: The Mumbai police on Saturday opposed a CBI probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, telling the Supreme Court that it was carrying out a professional and impartial investigation in the matter. Rajput, 34, was

Sanjay Dutt hospitalised after complaining of breathlessness; tests negative for COVID-19

Mumbai, Aug 08: Actor Sanjay Dutt has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after he complained of breathlessness. The actor has tested negative for COVID but will be in the hospital for medical observation and he is 'perfectly fine'. {image-x....

GATE 2021: New exam pattern and list of exam centres added

New Delhi, Aug 08: The IIT Bombay has released the brochure for the GATE 2021 exam. More details are available on the official website. There are various changes in the brochure such as additions and removal of some exam cities. Earlier,

Kerala plane crash updates: Officials recover Flight Data Recorder from the wreckage

Kozhikode, Aug 08: DGCA officials on Saturday said that the Digital Flight Data Recorder has been recovered from the crashed aircraft. The floorboard was being cut to recover the Cockpit Voice Recorder. As many as 19 people were killed

Friday, August 07

Air India Express plane crash: The victims of flight IX 1344

Kozhikode, Aug 07: Sixteen people were killed and several others injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight with 191 passengers and crew on board overshot the runway here and fell into a valley, breaking into two portions, on Friday evenin....

Ill fated Air India plane tried to land twice before crash

New Delhi, Aug 07: The ill fated Air India flight that crashee at the Kozhikode airport today had tried to land twice. Flightradar24, a Swedish firm which shows real-time commercial flight tracking indicated that the Boeing 737 NG that

Rhea, her aide, Sushant’s friend all set to be questioned by ED

New Delhi, Aug 07: The Enforcement Directorate will question a host of persons in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case. On Friday, the ED summoned Shruti Modi, who is Rhea Chakraborty's business manager. The ED will also question

Xi’s US policy comes under the lens, two generals ask for a re-think

New Delhi, Aug 07: While India reiterated that there shall be no de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control unless China disengages, reports indicate that there may be some re-work on in Beijing. There are concerns being raised that

Thursday, August 06

Delhi: Two days after 12-year-old raped, one person with criminal record held

New Delhi, Aug 06: A 12-year-old girl, who was sexually assaulted and found in a pool of blood two nights ago, is battling for life with grievous intestinal and head injuries, doctors said on Thursday as outrage over the case escalated

ICMR seeks participation of hospitals to set up registry of hospitalised COVID-19 patients

New Delhi, Aug 06: The ICMR on Thursday sought participation of institutions and hospitals identified as dedicated coronavirus hospitals or health centres as part of its project to establish 'National Clinical Registry of COVID-19' to help improve tr....

Telangana BJP slams CM KCR for making crucial decisions in state without Opposition party's inputs

Hyderabad, Aug 06: Telangana BJP has strongly objected to the ever growing unilateralism of state Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in making crucial decisions in the state, without any consultation with opposition party floor leaders or opposition ....

Now Bunya Virus emerges in China, leaves 60 infected

New Delhi, Aug 06: A new infectious disease caused by a tick-borne virus has killed seven people and infected 60 others in China, official media here reported on Wednesday, warning about the possibility of its human-to-human transmission. More than 3....

Wednesday, August 05

Article 370 scrapped: Here is what has changed in J&K over a year

New Delhi, Aug 05: It has been a year since the abrogation of Article 370. The government says that this decision has paved the way for development. The Union Home Ministry says that following the decision, the domicile law was implemented

Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID-19

Bhopal, Aug 05: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been discharged from hospital on Wednesday after recovering from Covid-19, ANI has reported. Chouhan was admitted to Bhopal's Chirayu hospital after he tested positive for Corona....

Tuesday, August 04

Top Indian military and strategic brass review situation in eastern Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 04: India's top military and strategic brass on Tuesday reviewed the overall situation in eastern Ladakh amid indications that the latest round of talks between senior military commanders of Indian and Chinese armies on the next phase

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke?

Washington, Aug 04: Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke? Secondhand smoke isn't believed to directly spread the virus, experts say, but infected smokers may blow droplets carrying the virus when they exhale. Being able to smell

Monday, August 03

Cong didn't want resolution of Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow, Aug 03: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Monday attacked the Congress, alleging that it did not want an end to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site dispute. Adityanath, who was is Ayodhya to take stock

Lord Ram idol at Ayodhya temple should have moustache: Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide

Pune, Aug 03: Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide on Monday said the idol of Lord Ram in the proposed temple at Ayodhya should have a moustache. The 'bhoomi pujan' of the Ram temple is scheduled to be held on

Jawan goes missing in J&K, his burnt vehicle found

Srinagar, Aug 03: A Territorial Army (TA) jawan has gone missing and his vehicle was found burnt in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday. The officials suspect that he might have been kidnapped by militants.

A year gone, abrogation of Article 370 has been the best boon for security forces

New Delhi, Aug 03: It will be a year on August 05 since the abrogation of Article 370. On August 5 2019, the Indian Parliament abrogated the article that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status. In the past one year, Jammu

Sunday, August 02

Ayodhya railway station ready for makeover with Rs 104.77 crore

New Delhi, Aug 02: The first phase of the new Ayodhya station, modelled on the Ram temple, will be completed by next June, the Railways said Sunday, adding that it would provide state-of-the-art facilities for passengers travelling to the birthplace ....

Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan: Ram Lalla to don different coloured attires from Monday

New Delhi, Aug 02: The idol of Ram Lalla is likely to don different coloured attires from Monday onwards till August 5, the day for 'bhoomi pujan' for the grand temple's construction in Ayodhya, depending on the day's significance.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun dies due to coronavirus

Lucknow, July 02: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun passed away due to coronavirus in Lucknow. Rani Varun was receving treatment for COVID19 at a hospital in Lucknow. She was 62. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's today's visit to Ayodhy....

Mandarin missing from National Education Policy 2020's foreign languages list

New Dehi, Aug 02: The National Education Policy (NEP) has not mentioned Mandarin - group of Sinitic Chinese languages - from the list of the examples of foreign languages like Japanese, Thai, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian which wil....

Saturday, August 01

Sushant death case: Unable to 'locate' Rhea Chakraborty, says Bihar DGP

Patna/New Delhi, Aug 01: The Bihar police chief on Saturday said it was unable to 'locate' actress Rhea Chakraborty named in its FIR in the abetment to suicide case in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput while her plea before

'Plenty to learn from defeats': Congress veterans defend Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Aug 01: Amid an ongoing tussle between the young and old guard in the Congress, party veterans urged their colleagues on Saturday not to discredit their own legacy and said by doing so, they would only be aiding the

India, Israel conduct trials for technologies to detect coronavirus in 30 seconds

New Delhi, Aug 01: Israel and India are conducting trials here on a large sample of patients for four different kinds of technologies that have the potential to detect COVID-19 in about 30 seconds, including a breath analyser and a voice

Bank Holidays in August 2020: Full list

New Delhi, Aug 01: The Reserve Bank of India has released a list of Bank Holidays in August 2020. There are several festivals in August as a result of which banks will remain closed. Banks are also shut on