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The Olympics began at the nearly empty National Stadium after a year-long delay due to the pandemic. The event lacked the usual glitz with fewer than 1,000 people in attendance, strict social distancing rules and signs calling on spectators to “be quiet around the venue”
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17,518 fresh COVID-19 cases in Kerala; TPR crosses 13 pc mark

Thiruvanan: Kerala on Fridayreported 17,518 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to32,35,533 and taking the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) past the13 per cent mark. The TPR was 13.63 per cent, up from 12.38 per centrecorded on Thursday. It had crossed 11 per cent on July 19 after remainingbelow it for several weeks The number of people who succumbe...

Book to recollect conversations between Barack Obama, musician Bruce Springsteen

Newdelhi: A new book based on conversations between former US president Barack Obama and musician Bruce Springsteen will be globally released on October 26, publisher Penguin Random House announced on Friday. The book, "Renegades: Born in the USA", chronicles the conversations Obama and Springsteen had in 2020 on Spotifys co-produced podcast of the same nam...

Medical oxygen demand peaked to nearly 9,000 MT in 2nd Covid wave compared to 3,095 M...

Newdelhi: The demand for medical oxygen in the country peaked to nearly 9,000 MT in the second Covid wave as compared to the peak requirement of 3,095 MT during the first wave, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. To a question on shortage of medical oxygen in the country during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Union Minister Bharati Pravin Pawar s...

Centre disburses Rs 746 cr from Agri Infra Fund so far, maximum to projects in MP

Newdelhi: The Centre has disbursed Rs 746 crore so far from the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, a debt financing facility, for 1,186 projects with maximum outlay going to those in Madhya Pradesh, Parliament was informed on Friday. Out of total funds disbursed, maximum of Rs 427 crore was given to 759 projects coming up in Madhya Pradesh, followed by Rs 84...

Govt buys wheat worth Rs 85,581 cr, paddy worth Rs 1.64 lakh cr this marketing year s...

Newdelhi: The government on Friday said it has procured a record 433.32 lakh tonnes of wheat so far this marketing year at minimum support price (MSP) for Rs 85,581 crore. "Current marketing season RMS 2021-22 has concluded in most of wheat procuring States and till now (up to July 22) a quantity of 433.32 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured," an offici...

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17,518 fresh COVID-19 cases in Kerala; TPR crosses 13 pc mark

Thiruvanan: Kerala on Fridayreported 17,518 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to32,35,533 and taking the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) past the13 per cent mark. The TPR was 13.63 per cent, up from 12.38 per centrecorded on Thursday. It had crossed 11 per cent on July 19 after remainingbelow it for several weeks The number of people who succumbe...

Book to recollect conversations between Barack Obama, musician Bruce Springsteen

Newdelhi: A new book based on conversations between former US president Barack Obama and musician Bruce Springsteen will be globally released on October 26, publisher Penguin Random House announced on Friday. The book, "Renegades: Born in the USA", chronicles the conversations Obama and Springsteen had in 2020 on Spotifys co-produced podcast of the same nam...

Centre disburses Rs 746 cr from Agri Infra Fund so far, maximum to projects in MP

Newdelhi: The Centre has disbursed Rs 746 crore so far from the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, a debt financing facility, for 1,186 projects with maximum outlay going to those in Madhya Pradesh, Parliament was informed on Friday. Out of total funds disbursed, maximum of Rs 427 crore was given to 759 projects coming up in Madhya Pradesh, followed by Rs 84...

Govt buys wheat worth Rs 85,581 cr, paddy worth Rs 1.64 lakh cr this marketing year s...

Newdelhi: The government on Friday said it has procured a record 433.32 lakh tonnes of wheat so far this marketing year at minimum support price (MSP) for Rs 85,581 crore. "Current marketing season RMS 2021-22 has concluded in most of wheat procuring States and till now (up to July 22) a quantity of 433.32 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured," an offici...

Rashtrapati Bhavan to re-open for public from August 1

Newdelhi: People will be able to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan and Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, which have been closed since mid-April due to COVID-19 outbreak, from August 1, according to an official statement issued on Friday. The tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan will be available on Saturday and Sunday (except on gazetted holidays) in three pre-booked time sl...

Tata Motors opens 8 new showrooms in Ahmedabad

Newdelhi: In line with its retail acceleration strategy, Tata Motors on Friday opened eight showrooms in one go in Ahmedabad. With several pockets emerging into upmarket retail locations, Ahmedabad is a dynamic and rapidly growing market, the auto major noted. The showrooms have come up at SG Highway, Ashram Road, Ambawadi, Gota, Vijay Char Rasta, Motera,...

Nivedita claims gold at Youth National Boxing Championships

Sonipat: Uttarakhands Nivedita Karki put up a scintillating show, stunning reigning Youth World Champion Gitika to clinch the gold medal at the Youth National Boxing Championships here on Friday. Nivedita, who made headlines last year after winning the gold medal at the Golden Girl Box Cup in Sweden, beat Haryana boxer Gitika 3-2 in a nail-biting womens 4...

UP: Couple killed in road accident, man electrocuted

Muzaffarnagar: A couple were crushed to death after a speeding bus hit their bike on Budhana-Kandhla road near Ghari Sakhawatpur village here on Friday, police said. Krishanpal (34) and his 32-year-old wife Minakshi were killed in the incident, Budhana police station SHO Rajiv Kumar said, adding that the bodies have been sent for a post-mortem. The bus driver ...

Athletics federation to take action against under-performers at Olympics

Newdelhi: The Athletics Federation of India on Friday threatened action against all those who do not perform well in the Olympics after deciding not to pull out long jumper M Sreeshankar and 20km race walker KT Irfan from the Games despite a dip in their form. AFIs selection committee, in an emergency meeting, arrived at a "unanimous decision" to not pull ...

PRD jawan shot at in UPs Pratapgarh

Pratapgarh: A Prantiya Rakshak Dal jawan was shot at while on duty at a Sai river bridge in the Kandhai area here, police said on Friday. Additional Superintendent of Police (East) Surendra Dwivedi said Pawan Tiwari (40) was checking motorcyclists at the bridge on Thursday night when one of them fired at him. Tiwari, who was seriously injured, was referred ...

There are 1,585 women in IAS and IPS across India: Govt

Newdelhi: There are 1,585 women in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) across the country, the government said on Friday. In a written reply, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani gave data on the total number of women in IAS and IPS. According to the data, there are 1,074 women IAS officers and 511 women IPS offi...

Navy declares no-fly zone for drones, UAVs around installations in Bengal

Kolkata: The Navy on Friday declared a no-fly zone around its installations in West Bengal for non-conventional aerial objects, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles. The move comes in the wake of an attack on the Indian Air Force station at Jammu with armed drones and reported sightings of similar objects around the sensitive region near the India...

Home minister Amit Shah to chair meeting of NE CMs Saturday

Shillong: Union Home Minister Amit Shah isarriving here on two days visit Saturday to chair a meetingwith the Chief Ministers of eight Northeastern states in whichinterstate border issues might be taken up, officials said. In addition, Shah has some official engagements inMeghalaya during his stay. Officials said Friday that Shah will be chairing aclo...

J-K Police seeks cooperation from public in terror website case

Srinagar: Police on Friday issued a public notice in connection with a case related to a blog site, seeking cooperation from the public to voluntarily provide their accounts of interactions with the accused and arrested persons. Police have received inputs from several quarters that a number of rumours and apprehensions are floating around centering the ar...

Mumbai police raid Shilpa Shetty’s Juhu house

The Mumbai crime branch on Friday (July 23) raided actor Shilpa Shetty’s house in Juhu in connection with the Raj Kundra pornography case. Meanwhile, the actress shared a cryptic Instagram story on Thursday night (July 22) -- her first since Kundra was arrested on July 19. The insta story seems to be a page out James Thurber's book. She focus...

Pornography case: Mumbai police won’t summon Shilpa Shetty

Mumbai businessman and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband, Raj Kundra, has been sent to police custody till July 27 in the pornographic content case. Kundra was arrested a few days back following a complaint about pornographic content being shown via an app owned by his company. The investigating officials have seized more than 4TB of adult...

Sidhu takes reins of Punjab Congress after ‘chai pe charcha’ with CM

Five days after cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu rose to become the Punjab Congress chief overcoming months of stiff resistance from a seasoned politician and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (79), the truce in the party took effect on Friday (July 23) over a ‘tea party,’ marking Sidhu’s formal promotion. The newly appointed ...

Rahul demands Amit Shah’s resignation, thorough probe into Pegasus row

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah and a thorough investigation into the Pegasus revelations, saying the spyware “is a weapon classified by Israeli states to use against terrorists”. “The PM and Home Minister have used Pegasus against us. This has to be investigated and the home minister must res...

Rajya Sabha suspends Trinamool MP for tearing IT minister’s papers

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has suspended Trinamool MP Santanu Sen for the remainder of the Monsoon Session of Parliament for snatching the papers from Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and tearing them during a discussion over the Pegasus scandal on Thursday (July 22). The action was initiated after Minister of State for Parliamentary ...
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