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Coronavirus: With over 25,000 new cases, India witnesses record spike

Coronavirus: With over 25,000 new cases, India witnesses record spike

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Maharashtra: Burglars wearing PPE kits flee with 780 gm gold

07 Jul 2020

Maharashtra: Burglars wearing PPE kits flee with 780 gm gold

You may or may not have given it a thought, but robbers are also having a hard time due to the coronavirus crisis.

India-China conflict: Chinese troops remove structures in Hot Springs, Gogra

07 Jul 2020

India-China conflict: Chinese troops remove structures in Hot Springs, Gogra

Amid talks to de-escalate the border tensions between India and China in Eastern Ladakh, the Chinese military has reportedly removed temporary infrastructure installed at two friction sites.

CBSE reduces syllabus for Classes IX to XII by 30%

07 Jul 2020

CBSE reduces syllabus for Classes IX to XII by 30%

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the curriculum for school students of Classes IX to XII.

#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

07 Jul 2020

#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

The customs officials at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport seized 30kgs of gold worth Rs. 15 crore during an operation on Sunday.

Expert panel sets conditions, ICMR's COVAXIN August-15 target looks unachievable

07 Jul 2020

Expert panel sets conditions, ICMR's COVAXIN August-15 target looks unachievable

On July 2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed its plans to launch COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and ICMR, by August 15.

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

07 Jul 2020

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

Before history-sheeter Vikas Dubey planned an attack in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, which took the lives of eight policemen last week, he committed a series of crimes.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

07 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.

Universities, institutions allowed to conduct final-term exams: Home Ministry

06 Jul 2020

Universities, institutions allowed to conduct final-term exams: Home Ministry

The Union Home Affairs Ministry on Monday gave the go-ahead for conducting the long-pending final-term examinations at universities and other higher education institutions.

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

06 Jul 2020

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

Before the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pulled its troops back in the tense Galwan Valley today, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a long telephonic conversation with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, multiple reports said.

China pulls back troops at Galwan Valley by 1 km

06 Jul 2020

China pulls back troops at Galwan Valley by 1 km

Weeks after the violent clash at Galwan Valley, China's People's Liberation Army has withdrawn its troops by over one kilometer, news agency ANI reported citing sources.

Frogs as food: The heartbreaking tale of hungry Bhagalpur kids

06 Jul 2020

Frogs as food: The heartbreaking tale of hungry Bhagalpur kids

The lockdown, imposed to stop the deadly coronavirus from spreading, had dire consequences — employees had to take pay cuts, laborers went out of work, businesses were shut, and uncertainty took over.

Coronavirus: India surpasses Russia to become third worst-hit country

06 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses Russia to become third worst-hit country

India reported over 23,000 new coronavirus infections on Sunday. The total number of cases in India has now reached 6.97 lakh, surpassing Russia's tally to become the third worst-hit nation. The death toll also crossed 19,700.

Hyderabad jeweler dies of COVID-19; had hosted birthday party recently

05 Jul 2020

Hyderabad jeweler dies of COVID-19; had hosted birthday party recently

A top jeweler in Telangana's Hyderabad died due to COVID-19 on Saturday. The jeweler's death has led to widespread panic as he had recently hosted a party with over 100 guests.

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

05 Jul 2020

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.

UP: Cop suspended after eight officers get killed in encounter

05 Jul 2020

UP: Cop suspended after eight officers get killed in encounter

The Uttar Pradesh Police has suspended the Station Officer of Chaubeypur police station, suspecting him of tipping-off history-sheeter Vikas Dubey before a raid on Friday.

Coronavirus: India's tally jumps to 6.73 lakh; over 19,000 dead

05 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally jumps to 6.73 lakh; over 19,000 dead

India on Saturday reported over 24,000 coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 6.73 lakh. Over 600 more fatalities also took the death toll past 19,200.

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

04 Jul 2020

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Was Modi's hospital visit to injured soldiers fake? Army clarifies

04 Jul 2020

Was Modi's hospital visit to injured soldiers fake? Army clarifies

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to soldiers injured in the June 15 Indo-China clash in Ladakh's Galwan Valley.

After Mizoram, Nagaland Cabinet bans sale of dog meat

04 Jul 2020

After Mizoram, Nagaland Cabinet bans sale of dog meat

The Nagaland government on Friday banned the sale of dog meat in the state along with the commercial import and trading of dogs.

Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6

04 Jul 2020

Kolkata temporarily bans flights from 6 cities starting July 6

The Kolkata airport, also called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, has banned flights from six cities for three weeks starting July 6.

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

04 Jul 2020

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across India, the latest data from Union Health Ministry confirms. In the last 24 hours, a record 22,771 fresh cases were recorded in India, taking the total tally to 6,48,315.

COVID-19 symptoms but tested negative twice, 26-year-old doctor dies

04 Jul 2020

COVID-19 symptoms but tested negative twice, 26-year-old doctor dies

A 26-year-old junior doctor, working in Delhi, passed away on Thursday at his hometown Rohtak, hours after telling his elder brother that he was confident he was infected with coronavirus. Surprisingly, he tested negative twice.

2020 JEE-Main, JEE-Advanced, and NEET postponed: Check new dates here

03 Jul 2020

2020 JEE-Main, JEE-Advanced, and NEET postponed: Check new dates here

The 2020 Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examinations have been postponed in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts Delhi-NCR: Details here

03 Jul 2020

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts Delhi-NCR: Details here

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter Scale struck Delhi-NCR on Friday evening. There have been no reports of property damage or casualties so far.

Bihar: Father of groom, who died of coronavirus, booked

03 Jul 2020

Bihar: Father of groom, who died of coronavirus, booked

A few days ago, a wedding in Bihar turned into a funeral as the groom allegedly died of coronavirus, two days after he tied the knot. And now, in a recent development, the groom's father Ambika Chaudhary has been named in an FIR registered by Patna district administration.

PM Modi addresses soldiers in Ladakh, salutes their bravery

03 Jul 2020

PM Modi addresses soldiers in Ladakh, salutes their bravery

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the soldiers in Nimu, Ladakh, where he paid a visit for the first time since last month's Galwan Valley clash.

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

03 Jul 2020

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced its plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15.

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

03 Jul 2020

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

Sending a strong message that India stands with its soldiers defending its borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid a visit to Leh to review the situation.

Kanpur: Eight cops killed during an encounter with criminals

03 Jul 2020

Kanpur: Eight cops killed during an encounter with criminals

At least eight policemen lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday when criminals opened fire at them during a raid.

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 6.27 lakh after biggest spike

03 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 6.27 lakh after biggest spike

India on Thursday reported roughly 22,000 new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike in cases so far.

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

02 Jul 2020

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

In a major development, all monuments, including the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and New Delhi's Red Fort, will be reopened to the public starting Monday, July 6, the central government announced on Thursday.

Expert committee to decide on conducting NEET, JEE-Main by tomorrow

02 Jul 2020

Expert committee to decide on conducting NEET, JEE-Main by tomorrow

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday said that an expert committee will decide on conducting the NEET and JEE exams by Friday.

Custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu: Four cops arrested, people celebrate

02 Jul 2020

Custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu: Four cops arrested, people celebrate

A small yet substantial step in the long-drawn quest for justice for the father-son duo, who were brutally murdered in police custody last month, was undertaken with the arrest of four cops.

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

02 Jul 2020

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

01 Jul 2020

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have quit Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

Haryana: Schools to reopen from July 27 after summer vacation

01 Jul 2020

Haryana: Schools to reopen from July 27 after summer vacation

Schools in Haryana would reportedly reopen from July 27 once the summer vacation comes to an end on July 26.

Rajasthan: Groom's family to pay for treatment after "super-spreader wedding"

01 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Groom's family to pay for treatment after "super-spreader wedding"

A lavish wedding ceremony in Rajasthan's Bhilwara has given sleepless nights to officials, who are toiling day in and out to keep coronavirus cases to a minimum.

Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

01 Jul 2020

Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

Even as India has started unlocking and several curbs have been lifted, Mumbai Police has imposed Section 144 of CrPC to restrict movements in containment zones and other parts of the city in a bid to contain coronavirus' transmission.

Boiler explosion at Tamil Nadu plant kills six, injures 17

01 Jul 2020

Boiler explosion at Tamil Nadu plant kills six, injures 17

In a tragic piece of news, at least six people died and 17 were injured when a boiler at the Neyveli Lignite plant exploded on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district.

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the biggest crowd-pullers during the 11-day-long Ganesh Utsav. Devotees line up for hours to get one look of the giant idol installed inside a grand pandal.

Sopore: Terrorists attack patrol party; CRPF jawan martyred, civilian killed

01 Jul 2020

Sopore: Terrorists attack patrol party; CRPF jawan martyred, civilian killed

One jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was martyred and one civilian killed on Wednesday morning when terrorists opened fire at a patrol party in Sopore town, Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir. Three other jawans were injured.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.85 lakh with over 17,400 deaths

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.85 lakh with over 17,400 deaths

On Tuesday, India reported over 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections bringing the nationwide total to 5.85 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 17,413 as over 500 patients died of the viral disease on Tuesday.

Asked to wear mask, Andhra government employee brutally assaults woman

30 Jun 2020

Asked to wear mask, Andhra government employee brutally assaults woman

In a shocking incident, a government employee in Andhra Pradesh brutally assaulted a woman colleague after she asked him to wear a mask.