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Maharashtra: After winning coronavirus battle, Dharavi leads in plasma donation

24 Jul 2020

Maharashtra: After winning coronavirus battle, Dharavi leads in plasma donation

Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, gave sleepless nights to the government after coronavirus cases rose alarmingly there.

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

24 Jul 2020

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

With Independence Day approaching, the Centre has gotten busy planning intricate details of the event at the Red Fort, while keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus positive teen sexually assaulted by another patient in Delhi

24 Jul 2020

Coronavirus positive teen sexually assaulted by another patient in Delhi

A girl, merely 14 years of age, was sexually assaulted at the Sardar Patel COVID-19 Care Center in Chhattarpur, Delhi, by another patient, reports PTI.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 12.8 lakh after another record spike

24 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 12.8 lakh after another record spike

India on Thursday reported its biggest single-day spike of over 48,000 coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has now reached 12.8 lakh while the death toll crossed the 30,000-mark.

Assam floods: 2.7 million affected in 25 districts; 91 dead

23 Jul 2020

Assam floods: 2.7 million affected in 25 districts; 91 dead

The floods in Assam have claimed the lives of at least 91 people, according to the latest reports. The state has been facing devastating floods the past few weeks which have affected nearly 2.7 million people across 25 districts.

Class XII marks admission criteria relaxed for NITs, other institutes

23 Jul 2020

Class XII marks admission criteria relaxed for NITs, other institutes

In light of the current coronavirus crisis, admission norms for National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) have been relaxed, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Thursday.

24 years jail time for known sex trafficker Sonu Punjaban

23 Jul 2020

24 years jail time for known sex trafficker Sonu Punjaban

Sonu Punjaban, an infamous name in flesh trade, was on Wednesday handed 24 years in prison.

De-escalation unlikely soon? 40,000 Chinese troops present in Eastern Ladakh

23 Jul 2020

De-escalation unlikely soon? 40,000 Chinese troops present in Eastern Ladakh

Despite multiple rounds of talks at diplomatic and military levels, disengagement at volatile areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) seems to have hit a roadblock with thousands of Chinese soldiers still being present at the front and depth areas of Eastern Ladakh, multiple reports said.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 12.4 lakh cases after biggest spike

23 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 12.4 lakh cases after biggest spike

India reported over 45,000 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, marking the biggest spike in a single-day yet. The nationwide tally has now reached 12.4 lakh cases, including 29,897 deaths.

Amid spike in coronavirus cases, lockdown announced in Kashmir Valley

22 Jul 2020

Amid spike in coronavirus cases, lockdown announced in Kashmir Valley

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday announced a lockdown in most regions of the Kashmir Valley to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Journalist, shot in front of daughters, dies; family demands answers

22 Jul 2020

Journalist, shot in front of daughters, dies; family demands answers

In a terrible piece of news that shows law and order has gone for a toss in Uttar Pradesh, the journalist, who was shot at by criminals in Ghaziabad on Monday evening, died, doctors confirmed on Wednesday.

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

22 Jul 2020

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

Adar Poonawalla, the chief of Serum Institute of India (SII), is hoping that vaccine to fight coronavirus will be available in India by the first quarter of 2021.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 12 lakh with 38,000 new cases

22 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 12 lakh with 38,000 new cases

India reported over 38,000 cases on Tuesday, taking the nationwide tally past 11.94 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll also rose to 28,767.

18 crore Indians may already be protected against COVID-19: Thyrocare

21 Jul 2020

18 crore Indians may already be protected against COVID-19: Thyrocare

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world, with India being one of the worst-hit countries.

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

21 Jul 2020

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

#CoronavirusCrisis: No Amarnath Yatra this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

21 Jul 2020

#CoronavirusCrisis: No Amarnath Yatra this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

The annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage has been canceled for this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Raj Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

21 Jul 2020

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.

Coronavirus: Government says valved N-95 masks could be harmful

21 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Government says valved N-95 masks could be harmful

The central government on Tuesday issued a warning against the use of N-95 face masks with valves to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Delhi past its peak, is worst phase of pandemic over?

21 Jul 2020

Delhi past its peak, is worst phase of pandemic over?

Delhi, that seemed to have lost the battle to coronavirus in June, changed its fortunes in the last couple of weeks and is showing a great deal of improvement.

Ghaziabad: Journalist shot at in front of daughters, five arrested

21 Jul 2020

Ghaziabad: Journalist shot at in front of daughters, five arrested

A journalist was shot at by unidentified criminals in Ghaziabad late on Monday, with parts of the chilling attack being recorded on CCTV camera.

India: Human trials of Oxford vaccine may start in August

21 Jul 2020

India: Human trials of Oxford vaccine may start in August

The coronavirus vaccine, developed by researchers at Oxford University, could soon enter human trials phase in India, the CEO of Serum Institute of India informed on Monday.

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

21 Jul 2020

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

India witnessed its deadliest week of the COVID-19 outbreak so far last week through Sunday, during which 238,000 cases—21% of the country's total cases to date—were reported.

COVID-19 outbreak: 2-day total lockdown across West Bengal every week

20 Jul 2020

COVID-19 outbreak: 2-day total lockdown across West Bengal every week

As West Bengal continues to witness a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday announced a total lockdown will be in force for two days every week across the state.

Ram Temple's groundbreaking ceremony: Preparations underway, Modi invited to Ayodhya

20 Jul 2020

Ram Temple's groundbreaking ceremony: Preparations underway, Modi invited to Ayodhya

The Ram Temple Trust in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, wants to create a spectacle of the groundbreaking ceremony, scheduled for August 5 and has started preparations for the same.

Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

20 Jul 2020

Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

Perpetually considered as one of the most under-developed states in the country, Bihar is now burdened by the rise in coronavirus cases with at least eight districts set to become India's next hotspots.

Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

20 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

India on Sunday touched another grim milestone as new coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000-mark for the first time.

Karnataka: Pigs roam freely in corridors of COVID-19 hospital

19 Jul 2020

Karnataka: Pigs roam freely in corridors of COVID-19 hospital

Even as the nation continues to fight the COVID-19 crisis, cases of sheer negligence aren't stopping either.

Dengue during COVID-19: Here's what you need to know

19 Jul 2020

Dengue during COVID-19: Here's what you need to know

Even as India continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, another major health threat, that of dengue, is looming large with the arrival of the monsoon season in full swing.

2 dead, water-logging in Delhi-NCR due to heavy rain

19 Jul 2020

2 dead, water-logging in Delhi-NCR due to heavy rain

Two persons were reported dead on Sunday as heavy rain flooded key regions of Delhi and surroundings areas.

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

19 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

India has reported 38,902 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day spike thus far. The national tally now stands at 10,77,618 cases.

Bhopal: Man approaches cops after tailor stitched underwear "too short"

18 Jul 2020

Bhopal: Man approaches cops after tailor stitched underwear "too short"

In an odd incident, a man in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, went to cops against a tailor, accusing him of stitching his underwear "too short."

Kashmir: Three terrorists killed today, six in 24 hours

18 Jul 2020

Kashmir: Three terrorists killed today, six in 24 hours

In a major breakthrough for security forces, three terrorists were eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian this morning. The encounter, that started in the wee hours of the morning, happened at Amshipora area.

IIT admissions: Class-12 marks criteria relaxed for students clearing JEE-Advanced

17 Jul 2020

IIT admissions: Class-12 marks criteria relaxed for students clearing JEE-Advanced

This year, the Class-12 percentage criteria for securing admissions to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be relaxed for students qualifying the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced.

India's COVID-19 vaccines: What are the latest updates?

17 Jul 2020

India's COVID-19 vaccines: What are the latest updates?

In the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), two pharma companies are leading the way from India - Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila.

Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram"

17 Jul 2020

Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram"

In a deplorable incident, a youth, said to be a citizen of Nepal, was tortured in Uttar Pradesh and forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram." The incident is being viewed as a fallout of the Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli's remark that the Hindu deity belonged to his country.

Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

17 Jul 2020

Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

On Friday, during a visit to Leh, his first since the violent clash at Galwan Valley, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said talks are underway with China but there is no guarantee that they would prove fruitful.

Dalit couple assaulted in MP, six cops suspended, probe underway

17 Jul 2020

Dalit couple assaulted in MP, six cops suspended, probe underway

An inhumane incident reported from Guna in Madhya Pradesh has led to the suspension of six police officers, and the transfer of District Collector and Superintendent of Police.

1 million coronavirus cases in India, death toll crosses 25,000

17 Jul 2020

1 million coronavirus cases in India, death toll crosses 25,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in India zoomed past the 1-million mark with a record spike being reported on Thursday.

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

Vikas Dubey's "encountered" aide was a minor, claims family

16 Jul 2020

Vikas Dubey's "encountered" aide was a minor, claims family

The family of Prabhat Mishra, who was killed in an alleged encounter by police before noted gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested (and subsequently killed), has claimed he was a minor and had cleared Class 12 exams, merely ten days before his death.