COVID cases pass 9-lakh mark in India; recovery rate increases to 63%

The number of COVID-19 cases in India increased to more than 9 lakh on Monday (July 13) as 24,746 new cases were reported across the country...

Congress MLAs huddle in hotel as Gehlot leads power tussle

Jaipur/New Delhi: Congress MLAs were huddled to a resort near Jaipur on Monday after the morning meeting of its legislature party, during which the turning up of at least 100 party legislators served a respite to CM Ashok Gehlot, whose government is now under threat due an open rebellion by Sachin Pilot.

Retail inflation increases to 6.09% in June from 5.84% in March

The data released by the Union Ministry of Statistics on Monday (July 13) revealed that consumer price index (CPI) or retail inflation, an estimation of change in prices of a basket of goods and services, has increased to 6.09 per cent in June from 5.84 per cent in March.

COVID-19″ Tamil Nadu govt suspends public transport till July 31

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced that public transportation services in the state would remain suspended until July 31 as part of precautionary measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

Ilasai Manian, who kindled interest in Bharathi’s works among many, dies

Ramasubramaniam aka Ilasai Manian, a well-known researcher, who had conducted an extensive research on the works of Tamil poet Subramaniya Bharathi, passed away on Monday (July 13) at Ettayapuram in Thoothukkudi district. He was 78. Born in 1942 in Ettayapuram — Bharathi's hometown, Ramasubramaniam used to write under the pseudonym Ilasai Manian...

MG Motor launches Hector Plus; price starts at ₹13.49 lakh

British automotive company MG Motor on Monday (July 13) launched its multi-purpose vehicle Hector Plus in petrol, diesel and hybrid petrol variants with the ex-showroom price starting at ₹13.49 lakh, The Times of India reported. According to the report, the petrol variant of Hector Plus comes with a 1.5-litre turbocharged intercooled engine and ...

Why ‘baby’ lockdown when COVID cases are rising in UP?: Priyanka

Criticising the Uttar Pradesh government over growing COVID-19 cases in the state, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday (July 13) questioned the logic behind imposing a 55-hour-long weekend lockdown - ‘baby pack’ as she called it- in the state. “No one has understood the logic behind the baby pack of the weekend lockdown,” she tweeted...

Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the royal family: How the case unfolded

Nine years after the Kerala High Court directed the state government to set up a trust to take control of management and assets of the historic Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Supreme Court on Monday (July 13) set aside the 2011 verdict and upheld the rights of the Travancore royal family in the administration of one of the richest temples in t...

PTI fined ₹84 crore for ‘not paying Delhi office rent since 1984’

New Delhi: News agency Press Trust of India has been slapped with a ₹84.48 crore-fine for an alleged violation of the terms of lease under which it was allotted land by the government for its Sansad Marg office in Delhi, reported ThePrint on Monday.

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COVID cases pass 9-lakh mark in India; recovery rate increases to 63%

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Congress MLAs huddle in hotel as Gehlot leads power tussle

Jaipur/New Delhi: Congress MLAs were huddled to a resort near Jaipur on Monday after the morning meeting of its legislature party, during which the turning up of at least 100 party legislators served a respite to CM Ashok Gehlot, whose government is now under threat due an open rebellion by Sachin Pilot.

Retail inflation increases to 6.09% in June from 5.84% in March

The data released by the Union Ministry of Statistics on Monday (July 13) revealed that consumer price index (CPI) or retail inflation, an estimation of change in prices of a basket of goods and services, has increased to 6.09 per cent in June from 5.84 per cent in March.

Gullible and malleable: Pilot’s rebellion reveals Rahul’s tragic flaws

Why does Rahul Gandhi invariably get betrayed by the people who are his closest friends or aides? What is about him that has turned his life into a Julius Caesar-like tragedy with a Brutus in every act?

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J&K opens for tourism, pilgrimage but locked down for locals

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration's stunning move on Sunday to reintroduce severe restrictions and re-impose lockdown in many areas of the Kashmir Valley while simultaneously throwing open the region for tourism activities and the holy Amarnath pilgrimage, has stirred a heated debate.

Class 12 CBSE exam results announced; no merit list this year

Two days earlier than the anticipated date, the Central Board of Secondary Education has announced its 2020 exam results for class 12 on Monday (July 13). The results were released on their official website, cbseresults.nic.in. The exams were disrupted in March due to nationwide shutdown in response to the COVID pandemic. As the situation was no...

Google to invest ₹75,000 crore in India over next 5-7 years: Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday (July 13) announced an investment of ₹75,000 crore in India over the next 5-7 years through 'Google for India Digitisation Fund'. Addressing Google for India event, Pichai asserted that the latest move was a reflection of the company's confidence in future of India and its digital economy. "Today, I am ex...

Army to induct Israeli kamikaze drones, US UAV to amp up armoury

The Indian Army is planning to acquire Israeli Spike Firefly, also known as loitering munition or kamikaze drone, remotely-controlled, unmanned aerial vehicle Raven from the US, and long-precision artillery shells with a range of over 40 km to amp up its artillery, Hindustan Times reported.

We’re a family, Congress’ door is open for Pilot: Surjewala

Even as the political crisis in Rajasthan has intensified with Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot claiming to have enough MLAs to destabilize the Ashok Gehlot government, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Monday said the issues in the (Congress) family should be by sitting together and that the party’s doors are always open for Pilot and o...

100-24: Round one goes to Gehlot, but Pilot refuses to throw in the towel

On Monday, the Rajasthan Congress called a press conference at what is called the graveyard hour: 2:30 am. The message from the Congress leaders was clear: we have 109 legislators, the Ashok Gehlot government is safe and the grave of Sachin Plot’s rebellion has been dug. Politics is a game of deception and hyperboles. So, numbers given out by ri...

Record spike of 28,701 COVID-19 cases takes India’s tally to 8,78,254

New Delhi: India saw yet another record single-day jump of 28,701 COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally to 8,78,254 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 23,174 with 500 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of recoveries stands at 5,53,470, while there are 3,01,609 active cases of coronavirus infectio...

SC upholds royal family’s administration rights on Padmanabhaswamy temple  

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 13) setting aside the 2011 verdict of the Kerala High Court, upheld the rights of the Travancore royal family in the administration of the temple. A two-judge bench headed by Justice U.U. Lalit and and Indu Malhotra delivered the verdict on a batch of appeals, including the one filed by the legal representatives...

BJP MLA found hanging in Bengal, party calls it ‘cold-blooded murder’

Debendra Nath Roy, a BJP MLA from West Bengal was found hanging outside a shop near his house in Hemtabad of North Dinajpur district. “Debendra Nath Ray was found hanging near a shop at Hemtabad area this (Monday) morning,” PTI quoted a senior district police officer as saying. Ray had contested and won the Hemtabad assembly segment -- a rese...

SC to pronounce verdict today on Padmanabhaswamy Temple management dispute

The Supreme Court is set to pronounce its verdict on Monday (July 13) on the long-standing dispute over the management of the historic Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The verdict due at 10:30 am will decide whether the power of administration and management of one of the richest temples in the country will be given to the state o...

Congress claims support of 109 MLAs in Rajasthan; issues whip before meeting

Hours after Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot declared open rebellion and claimed that the Ashok Gehlot government in the state is in minority, Congress leader Avinash Pande on Monday (July 13) said 109 MLAs have signed a letter of support to the chief minister. Pande, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charg...

YouTuber Shubham Mishra held for rape threat after viral video

26-year-old Shubham Mishra, a YouTuber who hurled abuses at a woman stand-up comedian in a video, was arrested by the Vadodara police on Sunday (July 12) night. Vadodara police took to twitter on Sunday night to inform that they "took suo moto action in respect of an abusive, threatening video which was uploaded and shared on social media by Shu...

Sachin Pilot claims support of 30 MLAs ahead of Gehlot’s show of strength

On December 13, 2018, after meeting all the contenders for the posts of chief ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Rahul Gandhi tweeted a picture with a famous quote from Leo Tolstoy: “The two greatest warriors are patience and time.” Eighteen months later, Gandhi must have realised ambition neither has patience, nor time. The ...

Russian varsity completes clinical trials of world’s first COVID vaccine

As the world is grappling with increasing COVID-19 infections, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Russia has successfully completed the clinical trials of the world's first vaccine for the disease, Russian news agency Sputnik reported. According to Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotech...

Qualcomm Ventures picks 0.15% stake in Jio for ₹730 crore

New Delhi: Qualcomm Ventures has picked up 0.15 per cent stake in Jio Platforms for ₹730 crore, Reliance Industries said on Sunday.

Second phase of lockdown imposed in J&K as COVID cases spike

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has crossed the 10,000 mark, authorities in Kashmir began strict implementation of another phase of the lockdown on Sunday (July 12). The historic Lal Chowk and 67 other areas in Srinagar that had been declared containment zones have now been sealed after a sudden surge ...

India reports 28,637 COVID cases; Shah claims country in ‘good position’ ...

New Delhi: India added a record 28,637 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday pushing the country's COVID tally to 8,49,553, while the death toll climbed to 22,674 with 551 people succumbing to the disease in a day, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Google vs Congress: Karti joins Scindia, gives party some gyan

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram has fired a witty shot in support of BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia's remark that talent finds little credence in the Congress, amid reports of an alleged rift in between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot.

Pilot pulls a Scindia in Rajasthan, rebels with ‘support of 30 MLAs’

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has declared open rebellion against the Ashok Gehlot government in the state, claiming that he has the support of over 30 Congress MLAs and some Independents.

Police officer suspended for alleged role in Vikas Dubey case, seeks protection

New Delhi: A police officer, suspended and arrested for his alleged role in passing on crucial information about a raid to nab history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, has moved the Supreme Court seeking protection citing the spate of encounters in which the gangster and his aides were killed.
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