Wishes, prayers pour in as Amit Shah tests Covid positive

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 18:22:08 IST - india

Israel showers India with goodwill greetings on Friendship Day

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 18:10:56 IST - india

Farooq Abdullah calls for probe into exodus of Kashmiri Pandits

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 18:01:51 IST - india

India yet to confirm participation in proposed SCO meet; Pakistan, China to attend

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:36:15 IST - india

Russia has proposed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers meet in Moscow on September 10, the meet will also see the participation of Pakistan and China. According to diplomatic sources, "On the same day, Russia has also offered to host BRICS Foreign Minister's meet."

Indian billionaires bet big on head start in coronavirus vaccine race

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:33:28 IST - india

Fly into India with a Corona negative report, skip institutional quarantine from Aug 8

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:30:08 IST - india

People flying into India from Saturday (August 8) onward can seek exemption from institutional quarantine if they come with a corona-negative test report. The test should have been conducted within 96 hours of undertaking the journey to India and passengers submitting false or forged medical reports will be prosecuted.

World's highest railway bridge over Chenab in J&K: All you need to know

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:10:07 IST - india

Union home minister Amit Shah tests Covid-19 positive

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:24:22 IST - india

Union home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to a hospital. The minister said that even though his health is fine, he has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors. "I request all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get yourselves tested," he said.

MHA seeks 3 additional months for framing CAA rules

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:24:56 IST - india

Centre asks states, UTs to allow hospitalised Covid-19 patients use smartphones to interact with kin

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:37:44 IST - india

Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in the health ministry Dr Rajiv Garg in the letter to the principal secretaries of health and medical education of states and Union territories said appropriate protocols for disinfecting devices and allotting timeslots can be developed by the hospital concerned to facilitate contact between patients and their family.

Ram temple to foster brotherhood and harmony: Temple trust member

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:44:59 IST - india

Over 56 lakh people affected by Assam floods

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:37:43 IST - india

More than 56 lakh people have been affected by the floods, which have wreaked havoc across 30 districts of Assam, according to a daily status report on Sunday. According to the report, the total number of 56,89,584 people have been affected in 30 districts of Assam since May 22 and 109 people have lost their lives in flood-related incidents.

Assam floods: 3-4 days old Rhino calf rescued in Kaziranga National Park

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:16:41 IST - india

While floods have wreaked havoc in 30 districts of Assam, four-day-old rhino calf was rescued in the Kaziranga National Park staff on Sunday morning. All efforts are underway to reunite the calf with his mother.

Chenab rail bridge to be ready by next year

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:06:23 IST - india

The world's highest railway bridge, over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir, will be ready by next year, and will connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of India by train for the first time by 2022, officials said on Sunday. The bridge, which has a central span of 467 metres, is being built at a height of 359 metres from the bed level.

Oz Sikh promoting religiosity in rhythm

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:56:21 IST - india

Don't take voters for granted; even Indira, Atal had lost: Sharad Pawar

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 10:11:44 IST - india

Criticising former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his 'Mi punha yein' (I will come back) refrain during the last year's assembly polls, Pawar said that voters thought that this stance smacked of arrogance and felt that they should be taught a lesson.

India’s 2018 Tiger Census sets a new Guiness World Record

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 10:09:12 IST - india

India’s 2018 tiger census has set a new Guiness World Record with not only a strong and rapid increase in the number of tigers in the country, but also for managing to capture over 76,000 pictures of tigers and over 51,000 pictures of the elusive wild cats, leopards during the enumeration process.

‘Anti-trafficking bill now more victim-centric’

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 06:50:51 IST - india

LAC row: Cong netas advocate pro-US tilt

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 05:54:45 IST - india

CDS, Service chiefs meet Rajnath

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 05:51:15 IST - india

Petition in SC said Dubey may be shot

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 05:21:39 IST - india

SC okays summons via WhatsApp, email

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 05:08:43 IST - india

Ahead of military talks, India, China agree on total disengagement

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 04:45:51 IST - india

Kanpur encounter: Vikas Dubey may’ve had 11 houses, 16 flats in UP; ED may launch probe

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 04:31:10 IST - india

The Enforcement Directorate has sought details of immovable and movable assets owned by gangster Vikas Dubey — who was killed in a police encounter on Friday — his family as well as his close associates from Kanpur police.

‘We are free now,’ say villagers once terrorised by Dubey

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 04:22:43 IST - india

The people in Shivali village in Kanpur on Friday distributed sweets after gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in a police encounter. “We are very happy a big terror from our area has been eliminated. We are feeling free. Earlier we used to be scared that he could do anything. We would like to congratulate the personnel of Uttar Pradesh STF,” said Atul Kumar, a local.

Working on job plan for 1cr migrants who returned home: Govt

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 04:14:45 IST - india

Solar projects represent Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 04:08:14 IST - india

PM Modi on Friday said solar energy would power aspirational India in the 21st century and the country was emerging as the “most attractive market for clean energy” because of the “exemplary progress” made in this field. Dedicating the 750MW Rewa project to the nation, Modi described solar energy as “sure, pure and secure" and said such projects represent ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

Covid-19: Lakhs being offered for plasma donations

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 03:38:39 IST - india

Former senior cops outraged, call for inquiry into Dubey encounter

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 03:08:19 IST - india

UP ex-DGP Prakash Singh called Vikas Dubey’s death in an encounter unfortunate and disappointing. Former Kerala DGP NC Asthana called it an “outrageous story”. "Even a fool with a paunch would not consider running away in open,” tweeted Asthana. Former UP DGP Bikram Singh called for a fair inquiry into Dubey's network with the police and politicians who benefitted from him.

India’s Covid-19 count tops 8 lakh, deaths cross 22,000

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 09:03:30 IST - india

India’s Covid-19 caseload went past the 8 lakh mark, just four days after having crossed 7 lakh, while the death toll topped 22,000 on Friday. Amid a major surge, fresh infections reported during the day crossed 27,000 for the first time, the third record high in daily numbers in the past three days. Friday’s death toll crossed 500 for the first time in six days.

NIA: Kerala gold smuggling money could be used to fund terror

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 01:56:21 IST - india

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said initial investigations into Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case had revealed that proceeds from the gold being smuggled from offshore locations into India could be used for financing terrorism in India. Sources said Sunday's consignment was latest in a series of gold consignments part of an organised racket.

Vikas Dubey: Caught alive, brought dead

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 08:57:53 IST - india

Exactly a week after killing eight cops in a guerrilla-style ambush on a police team, UP gangster Vikas Dubey met his end on Friday in typical “encounter” fashion – following a car accident that, according to the police, gave him the opportunity to snatch a gun from an STF commando, open fire and run, only to be brought down with three shots to his chest and one in an arm.

Aadhaar must for buying two Covid drugs

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 00:49:41 IST - india

To counter complaints of shortage and black marketing of experimental drugs, Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration has made it mandatory for the kin of patients to produce Aadhaar card details, doctors’ prescription, consent form, a Covid positive report and contact details for the purchase of the anti-viral drug remdesivir and the anti-inflammatory medicine tocilizumab.

Heritage monuments to be available for film shoots within 20 days of applying online: MoS tourism Prahlad Patel

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:32:32 IST - india

Heritage monuments managed by the Archaeological Survey of India will now be available for film shoots within 20 days of the film crew filing online applications, minister of state for tourism and culture (independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel said on Thursday.Highlighting the opportunity that closure of international travel had presented to the Indian film industry, Patel said they should follow the Prime Minister’s Aatma nirbhar Bharat call and utilise the sought-after sites as well as popularise the lesser known monuments across India.

MHA allows NIA to probe Thiruvananthapuram airport gold smuggling case

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:00:24 IST - india

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday allowed the National Investigation Agency to probe the gold smuggling case detected at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport in Kerala as the incident "may have serious implications for national security," officials said.

Evolving situation, keeping abreast with info from WHO: Health ministry on if coronavirus may be airborne

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:52:35 IST - india

With scientists from several countries claiming that coronavirus is airborne, the health ministry on Thursday said it is an "evolving situation" and the government is "keeping abreast" with the information coming from the WHO. About 239 scientists from 32 nations have written to the WHO, saying there is evidence that the virus is airborne.

India again rejects China's claim over Galwan Valley; another round of talks expected on Friday

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:30:05 IST - india

India has once again rejected China's claim over Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh even as both sides are expected to hold another round of diplomatic talks on the border row on Friday to thrash out modalities for further de-escalation of tension along the LAC. The MEA said India is committed to ensuring its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Commandos deployed in Kerala's Poonthura as Covid-19 cases surge in coastal belt

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:55:36 IST - india

A team of 25 commandos was deployed in Poonthura on Wednesday after 119 Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the 600 samples tested in five days.

India says assessing legal option in Kulbushan Jadhav case, committed to protecting lives of nationals

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:50:50 IST - india

India on Thursday said it is assessing all legal options in the case related to Indian national Kulbushan Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan and assured that it is committed to protecting the life of Indian nationals. Pakistan on Wednesday claimed that Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, has refused to initiate review petition of his sentence and conviction.

Habits like spitting in open need to be junked: PM Modi

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:43:51 IST - india

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to change their habits and make the guidelines to contain spread of coronavirus a part of culture. In a virtual interaction with representatives of various Varanasi-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs), he said habits like spitting on roads (or public places) have to be junked.

We remain convinced about resolution of differences through dialogue: India on eastern Ladakh situation

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:34:54 IST - india

As China withdraws troops from several friction points in eastern Ladakh, India on Thursday said it remained convinced of the need for maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas and resolution of differences through dialogue. At the same time, India said it is strongly committed to ensuring its sovereignty and territorial integrity, MEA said.

'No compromise on safety, security concerns': Govt on August 15 indigenous Covid-19 vaccine deadline

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:25:34 IST - india

The health ministry on Thursday clarified that August 15 deadline for an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine is "only to expedite duly approved clinical trials without compromising on safety concerns". It said, "Please don't read something which is not there in DG-ICMR's letter. Letter's intent is only to expedite duly approved clinical trials."

Eye on China: Govt plans to hike budget allocation for BRO

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:22:19 IST - india

With an eye firmly on China, the government plans to hike the budget allocation for the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to Rs 11,800 crore during the ongoing fiscal to boost infrastructure development in forward areas.