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22 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

The Indian government has reportedly set aside Rs. 50,000 crore to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches the entire country.

22 Oct 2020

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

The Indian government has written a strongly-worded letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after the micro-blogging website showed Leh as a part of China.

22 Oct 2020

Delhi: 57% COVID-19 deaths aged below 40 had no co-morbidities

Over half the people who died due to COVID-19 in Delhi and were under the age of 40 years had no co-morbidities, the response to an RTI (Right to Information) query filed by The Indian Express has found.

22 Oct 2020

Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

Eight months after strict restrictions were imposed on inbound and outbound travel, the Indian government on Thursday eased visa curbs for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals, saying they can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.

22 Oct 2020

Now, CBI will need Maharashtra government's consent to probe cases

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday withdrew "general consent" given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), meaning that the premier agency will now need the state's permission to take over cases.

22 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 77 lakh; over 1.16 lakh dead

India on Wednesday reported roughly 55,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past the 77 lakh mark.

21 Oct 2020

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bonus pertaining to the year 2019-2020 for 30.67 lakh central government employees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

21 Oct 2020

Maharashtra: Five dead, 34 injured as bus falls into gorge

At least five people have died and 34 others were injured in a bus accident in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district on Wednesday morning.

21 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier who had been apprehended by the Indian forces after he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh was handed over to China on Tuesday night, officials said.

20 Oct 2020

Need concrete solutions for COVID-19, not speeches: Congress on Modi

The Indian National Congress on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister to come up with concrete solutions for the COVID-19 crisis instead of giving "plain speeches."

20 Oct 2020

CBI takes over TRP scam probe over complaint in UP

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday took over the probe into the alleged manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points) by three news channels, including Republic TV.

20 Oct 2020

PM Modi will address the nation at 6 pm today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 6 pm today, he said in a tweet on Tuesday, urging countrymen to join in.

20 Oct 2020

Kerala: Nursing officer admits coronavirus patient died of negligence, suspended

Kerala, once hailed for handling the coronavirus pandemic well, has been jolted after two alleged lapses on the part of the healthcare workers came to the fore.

20 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India reports lowest single-day spike in nearly 3 months

India on Monday reported over 45,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in nearly three months.

19 Oct 2020

Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

The Defence Ministry on Monday announced that Australia will be joining the upcoming Malabar naval exercise, completing the Quad or quadrilateral coalition along with the United States and Japan.

19 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

The Indian side caught a Chinese soldier in Eastern Ladakh, and he will be returned to the People's Liberation Army, the Army said in a statement on Monday.

19 Oct 2020

Schools to reopen in these states today; check guidelines here

Some states have decided to reopen schools starting Monday (October 19) as India emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

19 Oct 2020

UP: Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint, accused on the run

A former village head and another man allegedly raped a Dalit woman, said to be in her 20s, in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district, multiple reports said.

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Months into pandemic, Centre admits to "limited" community transmission

After saying for months that coronavirus "community transmission" is merely a term and that it would be premature to declare the same for India, considering the large population, the Centre admitted on Sunday that the deadly virus has entered the third stage of transmission in the country, although it is limited to certain districts.

19 Oct 2020

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 75.5 lakh with 56k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 56,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 75.5 lakh cases.

18 Oct 2020

India past coronavirus peak, festive season may cause spike: Panel

India likely crossed the peak of the coronavirus outbreak last month, a government-appointed panel has concluded.

18 Oct 2020

Major reforms proposed for Indian Army, including forgoing ceremonies

A slew of major reforms has been proposed for the Indian Army with an aim to facilitate better utilization of manpower as well as financial and other resources.

18 Oct 2020

Hyderabad: No relief from heavy rains next week, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department has issued a six-day rain alert for Hyderabad in Telangana even as at least 50 people lost their lives due to the heavy downpour across the state.

18 Oct 2020

Dhirendra Singh, main accused in Ballia shooting, arrested from Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday arrested Dhirendra Singh, the main accused in the Ballia shooting case.

18 Oct 2020

Iron Man balloon triggers fears of alien invasion in UP

Fear and anxiety gripped the residents of an Uttar Pradesh town as they witnessed the sight of a strange object flying up in the skies.

18 Oct 2020

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that India is prepared for any eventuality with China.

18 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 75 lakh with 61k+ new cases

India on Saturday reported over 61,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 74.9 lakh cases.

17 Oct 2020

MP: Deepika Padukone, other actors on fake rural job cards

Film star Deepika Padukone works as a laborer in a Madhya Pradesh village, so suggest bogus rural job cards issued with the 34-year-old actor's photograph.

17 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Active cases drop below 8 lakh after 1.5 months

For the first time in 1.5 months, the number of active coronavirus infections has fallen under eight lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

17 Oct 2020

UP: BJP leader shot dead, his colleague among three detained

A BJP leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district last night and three people, one a party colleague, were detained.

17 Oct 2020

Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol

The second worst-hit nation in coronavirus pandemic, India, that takes pride in the remarkable recovery rate, will reassess coronavirus treatment protocol after a large-scale trial conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found that four commonly used re-purposed drugs had little impact in reducing mortality.

16 Oct 2020

NEET 2020 result declared; Odisha's Shoyeb Aftab tops scoring 720/720

The results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2020 have been announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday.

16 Oct 2020

Punjab: Shaurya Chakra awardee, who fought Khalistanis, shot dead

Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a brave civilian who fought Khalistani terrorists for years, was today shot dead by unknown assailants in the Bhikhiwind village of Tarn Taran district in Punjab.

16 Oct 2020

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.

16 Oct 2020

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

A man has approached the Delhi High Court alleging his dead wife's photo was being circulated, depicting her as the victim of Hathras case, prompting the bench to pass orders to the Centre.

16 Oct 2020

Rains fury continues: 20,000 evacuated in Maharashtra; Karnataka's situation grim

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in several states on Thursday, and the condition is unlikely to improve today.

16 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 73.6 lakh with 63k+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 63,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 73.68 lakh cases.

15 Oct 2020

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are integral parts of India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

15 Oct 2020

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) suspects that the most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim could be involved in the Kerala gold smuggling case, which has rocked politics in the Southern state for weeks now.

15 Oct 2020

Woman, locked inside toilet by husband for 1.5 years, rescued

Married for 17 years, a woman in Haryana was subjected to inhumane treatment by her husband for over a year. She was locked up inside a toilet and not given much to eat.

15 Oct 2020

Alleging slander, Sushant's friend seeks Rs. 200cr from Republic-TV, Goswami

Film producer Sandip Ssingh served a defamation notice to Republic TV and its editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, for maligning his name while covering the Sushant Singh Rajput death story and has claimed Rs. 200 crore as compensation.

15 Oct 2020

30 rain-related deaths in Telangana; showers lash Mumbai, Pune

After ripping apart Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the deep depression moved toward Maharashtra, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a red alert for the entire North Konkan region, that includes Mumbai and Thane, for Thursday.

15 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 73 lakh with 67k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 67,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 73 lakh cases.

14 Oct 2020

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on same-sex marriages

In what qualifies as a progressive statement, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, while hearing petitions of two same-sex couples regarding the legal recognition of their marriages, said laws are gender-neutral.

14 Oct 2020

As COVID-19 curbs ease, Mumbai Metro to resume from Monday

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines to gradually reopen from the coronavirus lockdown under its 'Mission Begin Again'.

14 Oct 2020

Heavy rains pound Hyderabad, streets flooded, residents pray for relief

Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana reeled under heavy rainfall, triggered by a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal. The IT city's streets were flooded, cars floated in the water, and at least 15 people died in downpour-related incidents.

14 Oct 2020

Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.

14 Oct 2020

Law student, who accused ex-minister Chinmayanand of rape, disowns allegations

The Swami Chinmayanand rape case, which garnered headlines, took an unexpected turn on Tuesday, when the accuser, a young law student, took back her allegations during a hearing before a special MP-MLA court.

14 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 72 lakh with 63k+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 63,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 72.3 lakh cases.

13 Oct 2020

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' for first time this season

The air quality in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) dipped to "very poor" on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March.

13 Oct 2020

Hathras case: Victim's brother taken by CBI for questioning

The team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the Hathras gang-rape case, took the victim's brother with it on Tuesday for questioning, reports said.

13 Oct 2020

When will India get coronavirus vaccine? Early 2021, claims minister

Giving a glimmer of hope to a nation buried by coronavirus caseload and deaths linked to it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today India will most likely get the vaccine by early 2021.

13 Oct 2020

Cow dung chip, providing "protection from radiation," unveiled by government

In a bizarre turn of events, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria unveiled a chip made of cow dung on Monday announcing that it reduces harmful radiations from mobiles.

13 Oct 2020

Won't immerse ashes; Hathras victim's family narrates ordeal to HC

The family of the 19-year-old girl, whose assault and death in Hathras jolted India, said on Monday that they won't be immersing her ashes — a mandatory ritual for the dead — until they get justice.

13 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 71.7 lakh with 54k new cases

As the pace of the coronavirus outbreak slows down, India on Monday reported roughly 54,000 fresh infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in almost two months.

12 Oct 2020

Top Bollywood filmmakers file case against Republic TV, Times Now

More than 30 leading Bollywood filmmakers have filed a case in the Delhi High Court against two top news channels over their coverage of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case investigation.

12 Oct 2020

Pakistan, China creating border row under mission: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that after Pakistan, China seems to now be creating a border row, as though the nations are on a mission.

12 Oct 2020

16-year-old held for issuing rape threats against MS Dhoni's daughter

A 16-year-old boy was detained on Sunday from Kutch district in Gujarat for allegedly issuing rape threats against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni's five-year-old daughter.

12 Oct 2020

Maharashtra: Father, boyfriend raped teen; dumped fetus gets them arrested

The father and boyfriend of a 17-year-old teen in Maharashtra were arrested on Monday for allegedly raping her repeatedly, reports PTI. The sexual violence left the victim pregnant.

12 Oct 2020

Mumbai: Power restored in most areas, trains return to normalcy

In the latest development, power has been restored in most parts of Mumbai, hours after an unprecedented cut threw residents into a state of disarray.

12 Oct 2020

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

India and China will hold the seventh round of military talks at Chusul on Monday with an agenda to ease tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but the outcome is likely to remain unchanged.

12 Oct 2020

Hathras case: Victim's family to testify before Allahabad HC today

The bereaved family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh will appear before the Allahabad High Court on Monday to narrate their version of the story.

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 71L with nearly 68k new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 68,000 fresh coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 71.2 lakh cases.

11 Oct 2020

Aarey Forest: Metro car shed to be relocated, announces Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced that the metro car shed project in Mumbai's Aarey will be relocated to Kanjurmarg.

11 Oct 2020

Attempts to destabilize Andhra Pradesh government: CM Reddy to CJI

In a rare letter to the Chief Justice of India, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has accused Justice NV Ramana of the Supreme Court of conspiring against his state government.

11 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Winter and pollution can cause spike, says AIIMS Director

Amid a decline in the number of coronavirus infections in India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr. Randeep Guleria has warned about a possible spike in the coming weeks.

11 Oct 2020

UP: Schools to reopen for Classes 9-12 from October 19

Schools in Uttar Pradesh have been allowed to reopen in a phased manner from October 19, the state government announced on Saturday.

11 Oct 2020

CBI takes over Hathras probe; agency to also investigate 'conspiracy'

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the investigation into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.

11 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: As outbreak pace slows, India crosses 7 million mark

India on Saturday reported over 74,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past the seven million mark. The number of recoveries has also crossed the six million mark.


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