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30 Jul 2020India
Over 10 lakh have recovered from coronavirus in India
Six months after India reported its first coronavirus case (a student who returned from China's Wuhan tested positive), the country saw some positive news today, as recoveries zoomed past the 1 million (or 10 lakh) mark.
30 Jul 2020India
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 15.8L with over 52,000 new cases
India on Wednesday reported over 52,000 new coronavirus infections, the biggest spike yet, bringing the nationwide total to 15.84 lakh. The death toll crossed 35,000 with over 770 new fatalities.
29 Jul 2020Ministry Of Home Affairs
Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday unveiled the guidelines for the third phase of unlocking from the coronavirus lockdown, called 'Unlock 3.0'.
29 Jul 2020Prakash Javadekar
India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.
29 Jul 2020Uttar Pradesh
UP: Doctors on COVID-19 duty find worms in food
While the government has been advocating respect for the doctors leading the coronavirus fight from the front, a story from Uttar Pradesh has shown that is not the case.
29 Jul 2020France
5 Rafale jets reach India; land at Ambala airbase
The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets have entered the Indian airspace, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the jets were confirmed to have landed at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Ambala airbase.
29 Jul 2020Indian Air Force
China's celebrated fighter jet toothless compared to Rafale: Ex-IAF Chief
With the airbase in Ambala prepared to welcome five Rafale jets, the former chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), BS Dhanoa has hailed the "game changing jets," saying that China's J-20 doesn't even come close to the fresh dispatch from France.
29 Jul 2020Mumbai
Coronavirus infected 57% slum-dwellers, 16% societies' residents in Mumbai: Survey
A sero-survey, conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai to judge the extent of the spread of coronavirus, found that more people living in slums were exposed to the deadly virus than those staying in other areas.
29 Jul 2020India
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 15.32 lakh; over 34,000 dead
On Tuesday, India reported roughly 49,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 15.32 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 34,239 with nearly 800 more deaths on Tuesday.
28 Jul 2020Uttar Pradesh
UP coronavirus patient, who complained about hospital in video, dies
A coronavirus patient, who complained about negligence at the hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi city where he was being treated, has died.
28 Jul 2020Delhi High Court
Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC; questions AAP
The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Aam Aadmi Party government over Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), asking why it was being used as a primary test to judge coronavirus infection.
28 Jul 2020Bihar
Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely
The Patna Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall till August 1 in Bihar, confirming that the state won't get relief from the floods anytime soon.
28 Jul 2020India
Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine: India readies five sites for human trials
India has prepared five sites for the final human trials phase of the potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, reports PTI.
27 Jul 2020Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh: Government extends lockdown till August 6 in worst-hit districts
As Chhattisgarh continues to witness a surge in COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday announced that the ongoing lockdown in the worst-hit districts will be extended until August 6.
First five Rafale jets enroute India: All details here
Years after India inked a deal with France for 36 Rafale jets, the first lot of five jets took off from Merignac airbase in Bordeaux today, ushering in a new phase in bilateral ties of both countries.
India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG
Weeks after banning as many as 59 applications from China over safety concerns, India has put 275 more apps from the neighboring nation on its radar.
27 Jul 2020Afghanistan
It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi
Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.
27 Jul 2020Supreme Court Of India
Time capsule to be kept 2,000 feet under Ram Temple
Taking into account the protracted legal battle that the disputed site in Ayodhya stirred, the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, tasked with building a Ram Temple, has decided to place a time capsule about 2,000 feet below the structure.
Coronavirus: With nearly 49,000 new cases, India's tally reaches 14.3L
India on Sunday reported nearly 49,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 14.3 lakh. The death toll also reached 32,824 with roughly 700 more deaths.
26 Jul 2020Vaccine
COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging
The first part of phase I trials of India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate has completed and the results are said to be encouraging.
26 Jul 2020Ministry Of External Affairs
Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week
India and China are expected to hold the next round military talks next week as the disengagement process at Pangong Tso is yet to see completion.
26 Jul 2020Narendra Modi
#MannKiBaat: Coronavirus still as lethal as before, says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 67th episode of his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.
26 Jul 2020Karnataka
Coronavirus: As Bengaluru faces spike, over 3,000 patients 'untraceable'
In Bengaluru, over 3,000 people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus are "untraceable" even as the city faces a spike in the number of infections.
26 Jul 2020India
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 13.85 lakh; over 32,000 dead
On Saturday, India reported over 48,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 13.85 lakh. The death toll crossed 32,000 with over 700 more deaths on Saturday.
25 Jul 2020Meghalaya
How local communities in the Northeast are helping fight COVID-19
While the major hotspots of Delhi and Mumbai are starting to control the spread of the coronavirus, the outbreak has been getting worse in the Northeastern states.
25 Jul 2020India
LAC tensions: China, India agree on "early and complete disengagement"
Hostile neighbors China and India have reportedly come on the same page as far as early and complete disengagement along the Line of Actual Control is concerned, New Delhi said on Friday after the 17th meeting of Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC).
25 Jul 2020Kanpur
Kanpur: Technician kidnapped, murdered; probe ordered into police's involvement
Already being slammed over extra-judicial killings, the Kanpur Police landed itself in yet another row after the family of a murdered lab technician claimed cops didn't make efforts to rescue him after he was kidnapped.
24 Jul 2020All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
AIIMS Delhi starts human trials of India's first COVID-19 vaccine
The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi has started human trials of COVAXIN, the country's first indigenously developed vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.
24 Jul 2020Maharashtra
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.
24 Jul 2020Delhi Police
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.
24 Jul 2020PTI
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.
24 Jul 2020India
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.
23 Jul 2020Assam
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.
23 Jul 2020JEE
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.
23 Jul 2020Punjab
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.
23 Jul 2020Ajit Doval
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.
23 Jul 2020India
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.
22 Jul 2020Jammu And Kashmir
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.
22 Jul 2020West Bengal
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.
22 Jul 2020Oxford
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.