India sees 12 lakh COVID cases in 24 days, recovery rate nears 70%

Indias COVID-19 cases have jumped from 10 lakh to 22 lakh in 24 days, with over 60,000 infections reported daily in the last four days, an a...

Congress declares Pilot’s ‘ghar wapsi,’ says panel to hear his woes

KC Venugopal, general secretary, All India Congress Committee, on Monday said the meeting between Pilot and former party chief Rahul Gandhi was "conclusive" and that a committee will be constituted to address the grievances of Pilot and his aggrieved MLAs.

Rhea Chakraborty moves SC claiming that media ‘already convicted’ her

As the Enforcement Direct...

Ex-IAS Shah Faesal steps down as J&K People’s Movement president

Former civil servant Shah Faesal has stepped down as the president of Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement, which he had floated last year. The party's vice-president Feroze Peerzada has been appointed as the interim chief till formal elections are held for the post.

Teacher arrested for raping minor girl in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur

Raipur: A 25-year-old teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl student at her home, said the police on Monday. The incident had taken place on Sunday.

Sachin Pilot meets Rahul, Priyanka as Congress claims ‘breakthrough’

New Delhi: Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in New Delhi on Monday afternoon. This comes ahead of the crucial assembly session in Rajasthan from August 14,

‘Economic slowdown inevitable’: Manmohan lists 3 steps for revival

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has warned of an ‘inevitable’ slowdown in the Indian economy and has laid out three steps that the Modi government should immediately take to check the damage caused by COVID-19 pandemic. In an e-mail interaction with the BBC, Singh, himself an illustrious economist, termed the slowdown in India as "a human...

Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan during top US official’s visit

Chinese fighter jets flew over the Taiwan Strait on Monday during the visit of a high-ranking US official to offer its strong support to the island nation. The Taiwanese government said the J-11 and J-10 fighter jets of China’s air force briefly entered its side by crossing the midline of the Taiwan Strait on Monday, as its ant...


Manipur CM wins trust vote as 8 Cong MLAs abstain from voting

The N. Biren Singh-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Manipur won the confidence motion by a voice vote on Monday in a major embarrassment for the Opposition Congress whose eight legislators abstained from voting defying whip.

Attacks on BJP leaders in Kashmir cause fear, resignations of village chiefs

A series of targeted deadly attacks on BJP workers across the restive Kashmir Valley has created fear and resulted in mass resignations of several activists and sarpanchs (village chiefs) affiliated to the saffron party.

India sees 12 lakh COVID cases in 24 days, recovery rate nears 70%

Indias COVID-19 cases hav...

Congress declares Pilot’s ‘ghar wapsi,’ says panel to hear his woes...

KC Venugopal, general secretary, All India Congress Committee, on Monday said the meeting between Pilot and former party chief Rahul Gandhi was "conclusive" and that a committee will be constituted to address the grievances of Pilot and his aggrieved MLAs.

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Ramdev’s Patanjali considering bidding for IPL title sponsorship

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved is considering to bid for the title sponsorship of the upcoming Indian Premier League, according to a company official. The slot of the title sponsorship of IPL was vacated after the Chinese handset maker Vivo decided to exit from it.

Govt officers insisted that I speak in Hindi: Chidambaram

After DMK Lok Sabha member Kanimozhi alleged that a CISF official asked her if she was an Indian as she could not speak Hindi, senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday (August 10) said he had also experienced similar taunts from government officials. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said the unpleasant experie...

Rafales practise night flying in Himachal to prepare for Ladakh

New Delhi: Indian Air Force's Rafale combat jets are practising night flying in the mountainous regions of Himachal Pradesh to prepare for any deterioration in the border situation between India and China, reported Hindustan Times.

Cong says breakthrough with Sachin Pilot soon; rebel leader dismisses claim

The Congress in Rajasthan believes that Sachin Pilot may be ready to bury the hatchet and that a ‘breakthrough’ is likely soon, a claim denied by the supporters of the rebel leader. Congress leaders in the state said Pilot may soon meet the party’s leadership, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, to end the stalemate, NDTV ...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday (August 10) said that he had tested positive for COVID-19. "On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today," he tweeted. "I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19," Mukherjee said...

SC refuses to accept Prashant Bhushan’s regret in contempt case

The Supreme Court on Monday (August 10) did not accepted activist Prashant Bhushan's regret over his comments that chief justices are corrupt.The court said it needed to examine if the comments amounted to contempt of court.

Uttar Pradesh: Police release 3 sketches in 6-year-old’s rape case

The police have released three sketches in connection with the alleged kidnapping and rape of a six-year-old girl in the Happur district of Uttar Pradesh, about 450 km from the state capital Lucknow, even as the survivor continues to be in a critical condition in a hospital in Meerut, NDTV reported.  No arrest has been made in the case so far. T...

PM Modi inaugurates first-ever optical fibre project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (August 10) inaugurated the first-ever undersea optical fibre project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands which will provide highspeed broadband connections in the Union Territory at par with services in the mainland. On December 30, 2018, Modi had laid the foundation for the 2,312-km-long submarine optical fib...

NIA Special Court dismisses Swapna Suresh’s bail plea

An NIA special court here on Monday (August 10) dismissed the bail plea of Swapna Suresh, a key accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case. The court, which examined the case diary produced by the NIA in detail, dismissed the bail plea of Swapna Suresh considering the evidence produced by the investigation agency on the alleged role of the woman...

AI pilots warned of bad weather before landing: DGCA chief

Even as investigating agencies are trying to sniff out the reasons that may have caused the Air India Express flight to have crashed at the Kozhikode airport, Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar has said that the pilots were warned about the bad weather conditions in the area and the tailwinds ahead of the landing, reported NDTV. Amid ...

Schools in Lanka reopen after being shut for 4 months

Sri Lanka on Monday fully reopened schools after keeping them closed for over four months due to the lockdown imposed in the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus. All schools in the island nation were shut mid-March when Lanka detected its first COVID-19 infection. Schools were re-opened for selected grades in July but were closed ag...

With 62,064 new COVID cases India’s tally rallies past 22-L mark

India's novel corona-virus tally crossed the 22-lakh mark on Monday (August 10) with 62,064 new cases, while the death toll climbed to 44,386 with 1,007 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said. The recoveries surged to 15,35,743 with a record 54,859 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 69.33 per cent. The ...

Sushant death: ED summons Rhea, family in money laundering case

Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty, her father Inderjit Chakraborty and brother Showik Chakraborty have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday (August 10) for questioning in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. The ED has also summoned Sushant’s friend Siddharth Pithani who had failed to appear in Saturday’s interrogation. Acting...

Ammonium nitrate stored in Chennai to be moved to Hyderabad after Beirut blast

Chennai: Safety concerns over storage of ammonium nitrate at the Sattva Container Freight Station in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai were addressed as the substance has been e-auctioned and is being shipped to Hyderabad, sources in Chennai said on Sunday.

Govt to blacklist sellers pushing poor quality goods on GeM: Goyal

New Delhi: Union minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday cautioned sellers from pushing poor quality goods or charging exorbitant prices on the government e-marketplace (GeM), saying that they will not be blacklisted from the portal and also from the entire government ecosystem.

Over 15 lakh cured of COVID in India; recovery rate nears 69%

India crossed the 15-lakh mark in the number of recoveries on Sunday (August 09), increasing the recovery rate to 68.89 per cent. As of 8.30 pm, the country had 21,88,790 confirmed cases, while the death toll increased to 43,877, with as many as 36,770 fresh cases and 424 new deaths. A total of 15,07,895 people have been cured of the coronavirus...

Firemen rescue 32 from fire-hit COVID facility in Andhra, 10 killed

Amaravati: Firemen could rescue 32 people from the star hotel-turned-coronavirus treatment facility at Vijaywada that went up in flames early Sunday morning. Ten COVID-19 patients died in the blaze suspected to have been caused by a short circuit, the government said.

Survey says 81% micro enterprises confident of recovery post-COVID

New Delhi: Despite several businesses remaining closed during the lockdown, 81 per cent of micro enterprises which took part in a poll are confident of recovery post COVID-19, while 57 per cent reported not having any cash reserves to survive, according to a survey.

Spectacles reportedly worn by Mahatma Gandhi emerge at UK auction

London: A pair of gold-plated spectacles believed to have been worn by Mahatma Gandhi and presented as a gift in the 1900s have emerged on the UK auction circuit, estimated to fetch between 10,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds.

Kerala landslide: Death toll rises to 43, CM announces ₹5 lakh solatium

The death toll in the massive landslide that destroyed a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Pettimudi at Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala rose to 43 with 17 more bodies being retrieved from the debris on Sunday (August 09), Indian Express reported. So far, 12 people have been rescued. National Disaster Response Force (ND...