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Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

08 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

India on Monday reported over 75,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases after a slew of record single-day spikes.

ED arrests former ICICI CEO's husband over money laundering

07 Sep 2020

ED arrests former ICICI CEO's husband over money laundering

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday arrested Deepak Kochhar, the husband of former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar.

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

07 Sep 2020

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.

Proud achievement: India becomes fourth country to test hypersonic vehicle

07 Sep 2020

Proud achievement: India becomes fourth country to test hypersonic vehicle

In what marks a huge achievement for India, the country on Monday successfully tested the indigenously-developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) off the coast in Odisha.

BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

07 Sep 2020

BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

In an unparalleled incident, the Indian Army on Monday accorded an honorable goodbye to a Tibetan soldier who died in Ladakh last month, reportedly after stepping on a landmine.

Amid tussle with Sena, HM grants Y+ security to Kangana

07 Sep 2020

Amid tussle with Sena, HM grants Y+ security to Kangana

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, whose war-of-words with Shiv Sena, the party governing Maharashtra, has grabbed national headlines, will be given Y-plus security, reports said on Monday.

Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

Metro services restarted in select parts of India today, as part of Unlock 4.0, months after they were shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 42L, overtakes Brazil

07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 42L, overtakes Brazil

On Sunday, India reported 91,000+ new coronavirus infections. The tally has reached 42,02,533 while the death toll is 71,705.

Ambulance driver arrested for raping COVID-19 patient: Kerala Police

06 Sep 2020

Ambulance driver arrested for raping COVID-19 patient: Kerala Police

An ambulance driver in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman, who had tested positive for COVID-19, the police said on Sunday.

Suicides by daily-wage earners on the rise; 23% in 2019

06 Sep 2020

Suicides by daily-wage earners on the rise; 23% in 2019

Almost a quarter of all suicides recorded in 2019 involved daily-wage earners, the recently released report published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed.

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

06 Sep 2020

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made several preparations ahead of the resumption of its services from Monday (September 7).

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 41L with record 90k+ new cases

06 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 41L with record 90k+ new cases

On Saturday, India registered over 90,000 new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike so far. The nationwide tally crossed 41 lakh while the death toll climbed to 70,696 with over 1,000 fresh fatalities.

ICMR revises testing advisory allowing 'testing on demand' for coronavirus

05 Sep 2020

ICMR revises testing advisory allowing 'testing on demand' for coronavirus

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the top health research body, has allowed testing on demand for COVID-19 in its revised testing strategy.

SSR case: Rhea's brother, Samuel sent to custody till September-9

05 Sep 2020

SSR case: Rhea's brother, Samuel sent to custody till September-9

Actor Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda, a former house manager of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, have been sent to a four-day judicial custody with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) until September 9 by 64th Metropolitan Magistrate NN Joshi.

Chhattisgarh: 8 dead as bus carrying laborers collides with truck

05 Sep 2020

Chhattisgarh: 8 dead as bus carrying laborers collides with truck

In a tragic incident, at least eight migrant workers from Odisha were killed in a road accident in Cherikhedi in Chhattisgarh on Saturday morning. Seven others have reportedly been injured in the accident.

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

05 Sep 2020

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

National Commission For Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma has called for the immediate arrest of Shiv Sena MLA, Pratap Sarnaik, for threatening actor Kangana Ranaut.

LAC: Rajnath Singh tells Chinese counterpart to restore status quo

05 Sep 2020

LAC: Rajnath Singh tells Chinese counterpart to restore status quo

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held talks with Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe in Moscow amid a border conflict between the two nations.

SSR case: Rhea's brother, Samuel Miranda arrested by NCB

04 Sep 2020

SSR case: Rhea's brother, Samuel Miranda arrested by NCB

Actor Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda, a former housekeeping manager of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

SC junks plea of six states; JEE, NEET to continue

04 Sep 2020

SC junks plea of six states; JEE, NEET to continue

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea filed by six non-BJP-governed states, seeking a review of the August 17 order that allowed NEET and JEE exams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tamil Nadu: Blast in firecracker factory kills seven

04 Sep 2020

Tamil Nadu: Blast in firecracker factory kills seven

In a terrible piece of news, an explosion was reported from a firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu on Friday.

Three-year-old raped in UP's Lakhimpur; third incident in 20 days

04 Sep 2020

Three-year-old raped in UP's Lakhimpur; third incident in 20 days

A three-year-old girl, who was missing since Wednesday, was raped and murdered, Uttar Pradesh Police said today, reports NDTV.

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

04 Sep 2020

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

As tensions are flaring up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Wei Fenghi, China's Defense Minister, has sought a meeting with India's Rajnath Singh, in Moscow, PTI reported citing people in the know.

SSR case: NCB team conducts raids at Rhea Chakraborty's home

04 Sep 2020

SSR case: NCB team conducts raids at Rhea Chakraborty's home

Days after it formally joined the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sent a team to actor Rhea Chakraborty's home to conduct searches on Friday morning.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

04 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

On Thursday, India saw the highest single-day spike of over 84,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 39.3 lakh while over 1,000 fresh deaths pushed the toll to 68,589.

NEET, JEE row: SC to hear review plea tomorrow

03 Sep 2020

NEET, JEE row: SC to hear review plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the review petition of its order to hold JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 in September. The petition was filed by the ministers of six Opposition-ruled states.

Pune institute develops 'immunity-boosting' room freshener to limit coronavirus spread

03 Sep 2020

Pune institute develops 'immunity-boosting' room freshener to limit coronavirus spread

A Pune institute has developed a herbal-based room freshener to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Union Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.

Delhi: Your Metro travel experience to change drastically

03 Sep 2020

Delhi: Your Metro travel experience to change drastically

Starting Monday, Delhi Metro will resume operations in a graded manner, more than five months after it was shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SC denies bail to teen who murdered Ryan School student

03 Sep 2020

SC denies bail to teen who murdered Ryan School student

The teen accused of murdering his junior inside the Ryan International School in Gurugram in 2017 was denied bail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Twitter account of PM Modi's personal website hacked, investigation on

03 Sep 2020

Twitter account of PM Modi's personal website hacked, investigation on

On Thursday, the Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked, the social media giant confirmed.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 38.5L with record 82k+ new cases

03 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 38.5L with record 82k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported the highest single-day spike of over 82,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to almost 38.5 lakh. The death toll reached 67,512 with over 1,000 fresh fatalities.

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

02 Sep 2020

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme designed to bring post-recruitment reforms in civil services.

SSR case: NCB establishes link between Rhea's brother, arrested drug-peddler

02 Sep 2020

SSR case: NCB establishes link between Rhea's brother, arrested drug-peddler

Showik, the brother of actor Rhea Chakraborty, was in touch with Zaid Vilatra, an alleged drug dealer, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), that started probing the drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, has found, reports said on Wednesday.

Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal

02 Sep 2020

Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal

Five months after the coronavirus outbreak forced Delhi Metro to shut operations, it will restart from Monday, September 7, as L-G Anil Baijal has approved a proposal of the state government, led by AAP's Arvind Kejriwal, reports said on Wednesday.

India: Half of all coronavirus cases in 18-44 age group

02 Sep 2020

India: Half of all coronavirus cases in 18-44 age group

The Union Ministry of Health on Wednesday revealed that over half of the total coronavirus infections in India are among people in the age groups 18-44 years.

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

01 Sep 2020

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

On Tuesday morning, Delhi's air quality improved to the "good" category, following favorable wind speed and good rainfall during the last month.

2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

01 Sep 2020

2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

Nearly two lakh drivers of cab aggregator services Ola and Uber in the Delhi-NCR region have decided to go on strike starting Tuesday.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

01 Sep 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: HC

01 Sep 2020

Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: HC

In a major relief for Dr. Kafeel Khan, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered that his detention under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) was illegal, directing the Yogi Adityanath-led government to release him immediately.

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

01 Sep 2020

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

On the day the Indian government admitted that China engaged in yet another transgression in Eastern Ladakh, NSA Ajit Doval held a key meeting with high-ranked officials, where it was decided more troops will be deployed in the volatile area to thwart the neighbor's mischievous attempts.

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

01 Sep 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

After much furor and protests, the JEE examination, meant for admission in prestigious government-run engineering colleges, started today and will continue till September 6.