COVID-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; 53,745 new infections reported

New Delhi: India saw a single-day increase of 53,745 COVID-19 cases on Thursday (August 6), taking the country's tally to 20,16,984, while the recoveries have surged to 13,71,225, according to data by covid19india.org.

RAW team meets CBCID sleuths in Coimbatore over Lankan don’s death

Coimbatore: The alleged conspiracy regarding the mysterious death of a Sri Lankan underworld don in Tamil Nadu has prompted the visit of a five-member Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) team to the state's Coimbatore district, said a police officer on Thursday.

Sushant Singh Rajput case: CBI files FIR against Rhea Chakraborty, 5 others

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday (August 6) named actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others in the case of the death of Sushant Singh Rajput after a probe by the Bihar Police was transferred to the CBI.

Chennai sits on tonnes of ‘Beirut blast chemical’

Chennai: Ammonium nitrate, the chemical behind the deadly blast in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, is present in huge quantities near Chennai. Customs officials claimed 740 tonnes of the chemical is stored safely at Manali, a Chennai suburb, since it was seized in 2015.

Several old structures damaged in Mumbai rain, PM assures help

The torrential rains that have been lashing Mumbai and adjourning regions have caused extensive damage to several structures in the city. A video of a portion of an old building collapsing in Mumbai's Dadar area has been doing the rounds on social media. Gutsy winds and heavy rains on Wednesday (August 05) resulted in the signage atop the headqu...

DMK president MK Stalin asks govt to cancel e-pass system in TN

Chennai: President of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) M K Stalin on Thursday asked the AIADMK government not to create an "artificial barrier" for travel by people and demanded immediate cancellation of the e-pass system for inter-district journeys.

Author, activist, story-teller Sadia Dehlvi dies at 63 after battle with cancer

New Delhi: Author, activist, food connoisseur, and Delhi's "favourite raconteur" Sadia Dehlvi, whose name reflected her bond with the city, passed away after a prolonged battle with breast cancer.

Ram temple: India tells Pakistan to refrain from ‘communal incitement’

India on Thursday (August 06) strongly rejected Pakistan's criticism of the launch of construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, and asked the neighbouring country to refrain from "communal incitement." External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also asked Pakistan to desist from interfering in India's affairs. "We have seen the pr...

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COVID-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; 53,745 new infections reported

New Delhi: India saw a single-day increase of 53,745 COVID-19 cases on Thursday (August 6), taking the country's tally to 20,16,984, while the recoveries have surged to 13,71,225, according to data by covid19india.org.

RAW team meets CBCID sleuths in Coimbatore over Lankan don’s death

Coimbatore: The alleged conspiracy regarding the mysterious death of a Sri Lankan underworld don in Tamil Nadu has prompted the visit of a five-member Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) team to the state's Coimbatore district, said a police officer on Thursday.

Sushant Singh Rajput case: CBI files FIR against Rhea Chakraborty, 5 others

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday (August 6) named actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others in the case of the death of Sushant Singh Rajput after a probe by the Bihar Police was transferred to the CBI.

Chennai sits on tonnes of ‘Beirut blast chemical’

Chennai: Ammonium nitrate, the chemical behind the deadly blast in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, is present in huge quantities near Chennai. Customs officials claimed 740 tonnes of the chemical is stored safely at Manali, a Chennai suburb, since it was seized in 2015.

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Rajasthan HC directs court to issue notices to 6 BSP MLAs who joined Cong

Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking an immediate stay on six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs joining the Congress in 2019.

India rejects Chinese proposal to further pull back forces in Ladakh

India has informed China that it won’t pull back its forces any further in the Pangong Lake region in Eastern Ladakh. This marks the failure of the fifth round of military talks between the two countries amid a border dispute.

Rain batters several parts of Karnataka, flood situation looms large

Battered by torrential rains, several parts of Karnataka are facing a flood-like situation for the third consecutive year, putting lives and property at risk. Several districts of the state's coastal, Malnad and north interior regions are receiving heavy rains and the showers are expected to continue, while there are reports of landslides in h...

Army holds flag march in Assam after clashes over Ram temple event

Tezpur (Assam): The Army conducted a flag march in the troubled areas of Sonitpur district, which witnessed clashes between two communities following a bike rally by Bajrang Dal activists to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, officials said.

Documents on Chinese intrusion vanish from Defence Ministry site: Report

Documents posted on the website of the Union Ministry of Defence on the Chinese intrusion into the Indian territory along the line of actual control in eastern Ladakh in May have vanished after two days, NDTV reported. According to the NDTV report, the Defence Ministry, in the official document, had mentioned, "Chinese aggression has been increa...

Hindi soap actor Sameer Sharma dies by suicide

Television actor Sameer Sharma allegedly died by suicide at his home on Wednesday night in suburban Malad, police said on Thursday. 44-year-old Sharma was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the kitchen of his flat at Neha CHS building in Chincholi Bunder locality in Malad (West) on Wednesday night. He worked in serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi K...

SC to hear Mallya’s review plea on transfer of USD 40 million to his children

The Supreme Court on Thursday (August 6) said it would hear on August 20 the petition filed by businessman Vijay Mallya, who has sought review of its 2017 order holding him guilty of contempt of court for transferring USD 40 million to his children. The matter came up for hearing through video-conferencing before a bench comprising Justices U.U ...

India hits out at China for attempting to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

Hitting out at China for making yet another effort to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, India on Thursday asked Beijing to draw proper conclusions from such "infructuous attempts" and "firmly" rejected its "interference" in the country's internal affairs.

RBI keeps policy rates on hold

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has left its policy rate unchanged at 4 percent. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility, LAF remains unchanged  at 3.35 percent and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate at 4.25 per cent.

Rupee surges 16 paise to 74.78 against US dollar ahead of RBI policy decision

The rupee appreciated 16 paise to 74.78 against the US dollar in opening trade on Thursday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy decision.

BJP sarpanch shot dead in Kashmir’s Kulgam district

BJP leader and sarpanch Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot dead by terrorists near his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Thursday (Aug 6), police said. The terrorists, who appeared to have studied the area closely, fired at him from close range at Vessu in Qazigund area, 60 km from Srinagar. Sajad Lhanday was the BJP vice president of Kulgam ...

56,282 new cases push India’s COVID-19 count to nearly 20 lakh

India saw a single-day increase of 56,282 cases taking the country's COVID-19 tally to 19,64,536 on Thursday (Aug 6), while the recoveries have surged to 13,28,336 and comprise 67.62 per cent of the total caseload, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total number is expected to race past 2 million cases soon. The death toll due to C...

Ahmedabad COVID-19 hospital fire leaves 8 patients dead

Eight patients in the ICU ward of a private hospital designated for treating COVID-19, died after fire broke out there on Thursday (Aug 6). Fire broke out at the Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad during the early hours of Thursday. Even as the rescue operations were being carried out by firemen, images of distressed family membe...

Manoj Sinha appointed new Lt Governor of J&K, Murmu tipped to become CAG

Former union minister and senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh, Manoj Sinha was appointed the new Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor on Thursday (Aug 6) after GC Murmu abruptly resigned on Wednesday.

TN govt claims severe financial crisis, but spends on roads and bridges

Tamil Nadu government for the last two months have been complaining that it is facing a severe financial crisis. Contrary to the claim the state is pressing ahead with big-ticket projects such as building roads and bridges.  On July 27, the state decided to provide 'servant allowance' of ₹10,000 to each retired bureaucrat. This comes at a time whe...

Days after rains pound Mumbai, IMD predicts reduced showers

A day after heavy showers pounded Mumbai and neighbouring areas, the rain intensity reduced on Thursday (Aug 6) morning and water receded in some flooded areas, leading to gradual resumption of rain and road transport services, officials said. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier said that the city may see less intense showers on ...

India reports 52,756 new COVID-19 cases; 907 succumb to disease

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 infection tally rose to 19,59,369 on Wednesday (August 5), with 52,756 people testing positive for the virus infection in the last 24 hours, according to covid19india.org.

Article 370 abrogation first anniversary: How the day unfolded in J&K

As Jammu and Kashmir marked the first anniversary of revocation of its special status, curfew-like restrictions remained in force in the Union Territory on Wednesday (August 05). Police and CRPF personnel were deployed in strength across the valley, especially Srinagar city, to ensure that the plans of separatists to disturb peace do not succeed...

Lord Ram is love, he can never appear in hatred, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday (August 5) that Lord Ram was the "ultimate embodiment" of supreme human values and could never appear in cruelty, hatred or injustice.

Sri Lankan don ‘dies’ in Tamil Nadu, police suspect staged death

The Tamil Nadu police, who are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man believed to be Sri Lankan underworld don Maddumage Chandana Lasantha Perera alias Angoda Lokka, have ruled out the claims that Lokka was poisoned to death. However, police are having a tough time as they have also received inputs from the Sri Lankan agencies that the death...
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