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 str...

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

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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 ...

Naga peace deal: Interlocutor’s ‘tiff’ with militant outfit may delay pact

Kolkata: The Naga peace deal is unlikely to be inked anytime soon even though there was a buzz about Prime Minister Narendra Modi being keen to make a major announcement on the Naga peace front on Independence Day. Highly placed sources, both within the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland set-ups said though “informal consultations...

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...

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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 membe...

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.

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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 ...

Cop accused in Sathankulam custodial deaths dies of COVID-19 in Madurai

Special Sub-Inspector of Police Pauldurai, who was arrested in connection with the Sathankulam custodial death case, died of COVID-19 at a government hospital in Madurai in the wee hours of Monday (August 8). Pauldurai was arrested along with 10 other accused policemen for their involvement in the alleged custodial torture and death of the fathe...

Water level at Mullaperiyar reservoir reaches 136 feet

Idukki (Kerala): The water level at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Idukki district of Kerala reached 136 feet late Sunday (August 10) night, officials said. The Idukki district collector held discussions with the collector of Theni in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, with regard to the release of water through the tunnel to Vaigai dam. The Kerala government had on Saturda...

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...

While you’re having lockdown blues, life’s pretty dope for some

While the COVID-19 lockdown was a morose affair for most, illegal drug users continued to live a high life, albeit at a higher cost.

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.

Reliance announces 15-year plan to build itself as new energy company

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd has a 15-year vision to build itself as a new energy company that aims to recycle CO2, create value from plastic waste and has an optimal mix of clean and affordable energy, analysts said. While the oil-to-chemical conglomerate has in recent times seen the focus on the consumer business, RIL's ...

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...

IPL-Vivo suspension not financial crisis: Ganguly indicates ‘Plan B’

New Delhi: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has described the suspension of the IPL title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile phone company Vivo as just a "blip", dismissing talk that it might lead to a "financial crisis".

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu tests positive for COVID-19

Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalised in Bengaluru.

Kozhikode crash: Easy to speculate on cause, but that may not be fair

Preliminary investigations into the Kozhikode air crash on Friday that killed 18 passengers, including the pilot and co-pilot, and injured many suggest that the weather conditions were poor, the plane overshot the runway and it hit a rock before sliding into a gorge.
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