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Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

17 Sep 2020

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.

33% in Delhi already exposed to coronavirus, according to serosurvey

17 Sep 2020

33% in Delhi already exposed to coronavirus, according to serosurvey

Roughly 33% of people in Delhi have antibodies against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, initial findings of a serological survey showed.

Before electronic media, regulate digital media: Centre urges Supreme Court

17 Sep 2020

Before electronic media, regulate digital media: Centre urges Supreme Court

The Supreme Court must think about laying guidelines for digital media before it takes similar steps for the electronic media, the Centre said on Thursday through an affidavit.

Coronavirus killed 382 doctors, angry IMA slams Modi government's apathy

17 Sep 2020

Coronavirus killed 382 doctors, angry IMA slams Modi government's apathy

Upset that Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan didn't mention the death of healthcare workers due to coronavirus in his parliamentary address, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) published a list of 382 doctors, who lost their lives to the highly-contagious disease.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

17 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the biggest single-day spike of nearly 98,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 51.15 lakh. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 83,251.

Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

16 Sep 2020

Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

The number of coronavirus infections in India has crossed the 50-lakh mark. The Union Health Ministry's Wednesday bulletin showed that India reported a record 1,290 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

16 Sep 2020

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.

Kerala allows coronavirus-positive migrant laborers to work, if they're asymptomatic

16 Sep 2020

Kerala allows coronavirus-positive migrant laborers to work, if they're asymptomatic

Even as the number of coronavirus infections continues to rise across India, the Kerala government has allowed migrant laborers to work if they have COVID-19 but are not exhibiting symptoms.

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

16 Sep 2020

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.

Babri verdict on September 30; Advani, Joshi to be present

16 Sep 2020

Babri verdict on September 30; Advani, Joshi to be present

A special CBI court will, on September 30, pronounce the verdict in the over two-decades-old case, concerning the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, which sparked widespread riots in India.

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

16 Sep 2020

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

Taking apathetic view toward migrant crisis once again, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that panic, sparked by fake news, triggered the exodus of poor, jobless, and hungry laborers who walked thousands of kilometers to their homes.

After setback, Serum allowed to resume Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial

16 Sep 2020

After setback, Serum allowed to resume Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. VG Somani has permitted the Serum Institute of India (SII) to resume trial of the coronavirus vaccine candidate, being developed by the University of Oxford, revoking the last week's order that halted the process.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 50 lakh with 91k+ new cases

16 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 50 lakh with 91k+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 91,000 new coronavirus infections, the sixth time in the past week that daily new cases rose above 90,000.

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

Supreme Court puts stop on Sudarshan TV's 'insidious' #UPSCJihad show

15 Sep 2020

Supreme Court puts stop on Sudarshan TV's 'insidious' #UPSCJihad show

The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained a private television channel from airing the remaining episodes of a show on Muslims "infiltrating" the central government's civil services.

CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report

15 Sep 2020

CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report

A Chinese firm is reportedly keeping a close watch on 30 Indian judges, including the Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde.

Rajnath blames China for LAC-tensions, drums up support for Army

15 Sep 2020

Rajnath blames China for LAC-tensions, drums up support for Army

In his first address to the Parliament on ongoing tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Defense Minister Rajnath Singh blamed China for troops build-up, aggression along the border, and said the Indian Army was prepared to deal with any eventualities.

No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government

15 Sep 2020

No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government

Turning a blind eye to the heart-wrenching crisis, which sparked after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a lockdown to battle coronavirus in March, the Labor Ministry on Monday told the Parliament it had no data on migrants who lost their lives, while on their way home.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000

15 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000

India on Monday reported nearly 82,000 new coronavirus infections after witnessing spikes of over 90,000 daily new cases for five consecutive days. The nationwide tally has climbed to 49.2 lakh cases.

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), that has taken up the mammoth task of mass-producing the vaccine for novel coronavirus, asserted that the vaccine will not be available for the entire world before the end of 2024.

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

14 Sep 2020

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Same-sex marriages are not a part of our culture, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Monday while opposing a plea demanding the recognition of same-sex marriage rights under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

14 Sep 2020

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

A businessman from Uttar Pradesh, who accused an IPS officer of corruption, died at a hospital in Kanpur on Sunday, days after he was found with a bullet injury inside his Audi car.

Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut

14 Sep 2020

Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut

Paying heed to the request of fitness studio owners, the Delhi government on Sunday allowed gyms and yoga centers in the national capital to resume operations from Monday while following coronavirus-induced precautions.

"PoK analogy was bang on": Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai

14 Sep 2020

"PoK analogy was bang on": Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai

Reiterating her controversial stance that Mumbai to her now feels like the militancy-infused Pakistan-occupied Kashmir area, actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday left the city for her hometown in Himachal Pradesh.

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

14 Sep 2020

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

Umar Khalid, a former student leader of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), was arrested late Sunday night by a special cell of Delhi Police in connection to the February riots of Northeast Delhi.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 48.45 lakh with 93k+ new cases

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 48.45 lakh with 93k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 93,000 fresh coronavirus infections, which has pushed the nationwide tally to 48.45 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll neared 80,000 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Dismissing reports, NCB denies preparing "Bollywood list" in drugs case

13 Sep 2020

Dismissing reports, NCB denies preparing "Bollywood list" in drugs case

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which is currently probing a drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death in June, has denied preparing a "list" of Bollywood stars in connection with the investigation.

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

13 Sep 2020

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

Amid growing tensions along the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India is preparing for a prolonged standoff through the winter.

Chyawanprash, yoga, breathing exercises: Health Ministry's post-COVID care guidelines

13 Sep 2020

Chyawanprash, yoga, breathing exercises: Health Ministry's post-COVID care guidelines

The Union Ministry of Health on Sunday issued guidelines for post-COVID management.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

13 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

On Saturday, India's COVID-19 tally reached 47.5 lakh with over 94,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The death toll also climbed to 78,635 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

No fan or bed for Rhea Chakraborty in Mumbai prison

12 Sep 2020

No fan or bed for Rhea Chakraborty in Mumbai prison

28-year-old Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty has been kept in a separate cell without a ceiling fan or a bed and pillow at Mumbai's Byculla Women's prison.

DGCA warns two-week suspension after ruckus on Kangana Ranaut's flight

12 Sep 2020

DGCA warns two-week suspension after ruckus on Kangana Ranaut's flight

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday issued a tough warning to airlines following a media frenzy on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's recent IndiGo flight.

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

12 Sep 2020

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.

NCB raids seven locations across Mumbai, Goa in drugs case

12 Sep 2020

NCB raids seven locations across Mumbai, Goa in drugs case

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday carried out raids at seven locations across Mumbai and Goa in connection with the drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death in June.

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

12 Sep 2020

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

A group of six Shiv Sena party workers, who were arrested in connection with an assault on a retired Navy officer in Maharashtra's Mumbai, were granted bail on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Serum Institute ordered to halt recruitment for vaccine trial

12 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Serum Institute ordered to halt recruitment for vaccine trial

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has ordered the Serum Institute of India (SII) to pause the recruitment of volunteers for Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials of the coronavirus vaccine, being developed by the University of Oxford and UK-pharma giant AstraZeneca.

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

11 Sep 2020

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.

India had 6.4 million coronavirus infections by May: ICMR's survey

11 Sep 2020

India had 6.4 million coronavirus infections by May: ICMR's survey

As the second-worst affected nation by coronavirus, India's tally stands at 45,62,414, however, a much larger number of people had gotten infected by the virus in May itself, a serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research has revealed.

Sushant Rajput case: Rhea, Showik's bail plea rejected

11 Sep 2020

Sushant Rajput case: Rhea, Showik's bail plea rejected

A special court in Mumbai today rejected the bail pleas filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and the other four accused in a drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

11 Sep 2020

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

In the two-and-a-half-hours long meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India's External Minister Dr. S Jaishankar strongly protested the heavy presence of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

On Thursday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 96,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 45.6 lakh. Over 1,200 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 76,323.

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

10 Sep 2020

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar's meet with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi is underway amid intensified Indo-China border tensions.

I'm tired: Assam man who cremated 400 COVID-19 patients

10 Sep 2020

I'm tired: Assam man who cremated 400 COVID-19 patients

As the coronavirus caseload and the number of deaths in Assam is surging, a man has reached a breaking point, tired of cremating bodies round the clock.

Rhea to stay in Byculla prison today, bail order tomorrow

10 Sep 2020

Rhea to stay in Byculla prison today, bail order tomorrow

A special court in Mumbai will pronounce the order on the bail pleas of actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik tomorrow.

Big setback: Serum pauses Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial in India

10 Sep 2020

Big setback: Serum pauses Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial in India

A day after deciding to not halt the trial of the coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with UK-pharma giant AstraZeneca, the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday said it was also pausing the process.

Rhea Chakraborty shifted to separate cell in Mumbai's Byculla prison

10 Sep 2020

Rhea Chakraborty shifted to separate cell in Mumbai's Byculla prison

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was on Tuesday arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), has been shifted to a separate cell at the Byculla Women's prison due to security reasons.

"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

10 Sep 2020

"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

Five Rafale jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force's fleet on Thursday at the Ambala Air Base in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly, weeks after they arrived in India from the European nation.

Serum Institute gets notice after AstraZeneca halts coronavirus vaccine trial

10 Sep 2020

Serum Institute gets notice after AstraZeneca halts coronavirus vaccine trial

Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) sent a notice to the Serum Institute of India (SII) asking why trials for the coronavirus vaccine candidate, developed by the University of Oxford, were not halted even when UK-based pharma giant AstraZeneca had stopped the process after a volunteer fell ill.

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

10 Sep 2020

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

With India and China laying reciprocal allegations on one another about warning shots being fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) this week, questions about a full-blown war between the nuclear-armed neighbors have received attention.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

10 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 95,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 44.6 lakh while over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 75,109.

Rhea moves bail plea; claims NCB forced her to confess

09 Sep 2020

Rhea moves bail plea; claims NCB forced her to confess

Actor Rhea Chakraborty has moved a bail plea before the Sessions Court in Mumbai, a day after she was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

My home today, your ego tomorrow: Kangana's message to Uddhav

09 Sep 2020

My home today, your ego tomorrow: Kangana's message to Uddhav

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is fighting an intense battle with the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government, sent a pointed message to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday, hours after her Mumbai office was demolished.

Bars reopen in Delhi: Here's all you need to know

09 Sep 2020

Bars reopen in Delhi: Here's all you need to know

After a five-month hiatus, bars, restaurants, hotels, and clubs will start serving liquor in Delhi on a trial basis till September 30, barring containment zones.

Bombay HC stays BMC's demolition of Kangana's Mumbai office

09 Sep 2020

Bombay HC stays BMC's demolition of Kangana's Mumbai office

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the demolition of actor Kangana Ranaut's Mumbai office by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

My Mumbai is PoK now: Kangana after BMC demolishes office

09 Sep 2020

My Mumbai is PoK now: Kangana after BMC demolishes office

Ahead of her much-publicized visit to Mumbai, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut likened the city to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, once again, after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished her office on Wednesday.

Schools can reopen from September-21, Centre releases dos and dont's

09 Sep 2020

Schools can reopen from September-21, Centre releases dos and dont's

Months after they were shut in view of the coronavirus pandemic, schools have been allowed to open from September 21, only on a voluntary basis, by the Centre on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 43.6L with nearly 90k new cases

09 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 43.6L with nearly 90k new cases

On Tuesday, India reported nearly 90,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 43,67,416. For the second consecutive day, India reported over 1,100 fresh fatalities, pushing the death toll to 73,941.

5 missing Arunachal civilians found on Chinese side: Kiren Rijiju

08 Sep 2020

5 missing Arunachal civilians found on Chinese side: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that the five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found on the Chinese side. Rijiju said the process to handover the youths is being worked out.

Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

08 Sep 2020

Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

The central government has ordered the attachment of properties of designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA.

Rhea loved a "drug-addict," says lawyer after her arrest

08 Sep 2020

Rhea loved a "drug-addict," says lawyer after her arrest

Actor Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde has condemned her arrest, calling it a "travesty of justice."

SSR case: Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau

08 Sep 2020

SSR case: Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who has been facing multiple investigations into the death of fellow actor and her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

Samyuktha Hegde accepts Kavitha Reddy's apology after alleged attack

08 Sep 2020

Samyuktha Hegde accepts Kavitha Reddy's apology after alleged attack

After being accused of moral policing by Kannada actor Samyuktha Hegde, Congress leader Kavitha Reddy has issued an "unconditional apology."

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

08 Sep 2020

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

India on Tuesday responded to the post-midnight claims of China that the Indian Army fired warning shots at the Southern bank of Pangong Lake, asserting that it was the People's Liberation Army that used firearms.

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

08 Sep 2020

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

Ahead of his trip to Moscow, where he is scheduled to meet the Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar called the situation in Ladakh "very serious," adding that a "deep political conversation" was needed.