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Before college admission, students should sign anti-dowry bond: Kerala Governor

17 Jul 2021

Before college admission, students should sign anti-dowry bond: Kerala Governor

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Friday suggested that prior to taking admission in colleges, students and their parents should sign a bond that they will not engage in the practice of dowry.

Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopens for pilgrims today amid COVID-19 restrictions

17 Jul 2021

Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopens for pilgrims today amid COVID-19 restrictions

The Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa in Kerala's Pathanamthitta reopened for pilgrims Saturday morning for the first time after the devastating second COVID-19 wave hit India.

Maharashtra: 99.95% students pass class 10; online links crash

17 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: 99.95% students pass class 10; online links crash

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Friday declared the results of the evaluation for Class 10 which recorded a passing percentage of 99.95 percent, the highest ever in its history.

Water in most areas of Dehradun not drinkable: NGO report

17 Jul 2021

Water in most areas of Dehradun not drinkable: NGO report

The water at most places in Dehradun is not drinkable as the levels of absorbed chlorine, hardness, and coliform are much higher than the norms, a city-based NGO claimed in its latest report on Friday.

Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

17 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

A flight instructor was killed and a student injured when their training aircraft crashed in the Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra on Friday, an official said.

PM has given target to stall third wave: Dr. Paul

17 Jul 2021

PM has given target to stall third wave: Dr. Paul

The next 100-125 days are critical in the fight against COVID-19, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul said while informing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a target to stall COVID-19 third wave and it's possible.

EU body says it didn't receive application for Covishield approval

17 Jul 2021

EU body says it didn't receive application for Covishield approval

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it has not received any application for the authorization of the coronavirus vaccine Covishield.

COVID-19 vaccine trial for children nears completion: Centre tells HC

16 Jul 2021

COVID-19 vaccine trial for children nears completion: Centre tells HC

The Centre told the Delhi High Court Friday that ongoing clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for those below 18 years are nearing completion.

Former Shia Board chief booked for allegedly raping ex-employee's wife

16 Jul 2021

Former Shia Board chief booked for allegedly raping ex-employee's wife

Wasim Rizvi, the former chief of Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board, has been booked for allegedly raping a woman.

Tale of grit: Sanitation worker clears Rajasthan Administrative Service exam

16 Jul 2021

Tale of grit: Sanitation worker clears Rajasthan Administrative Service exam

From sweeping streets as a municipal worker to becoming a Rajasthan government official, Asha Kandara, 40, has shown what true grit can achieve.

COVID-19 cases declining very slowly, third wave imminent, says government

16 Jul 2021

COVID-19 cases declining very slowly, third wave imminent, says government

India's COVID-19 cases are declining "very slowly," the central government noted on Friday, adding that the same serves as a warning signal for an imminent third wave.

Indore records single COVID-19 case; a first in 16 months

16 Jul 2021

Indore records single COVID-19 case; a first in 16 months

For the first time in 16 months, the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh has recorded just one case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, an official said on Friday.

Several instruments of Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University missing

16 Jul 2021

Several instruments of Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University missing

Several instruments of the Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University were found missing, the varsity Registrar Snehamanju Basu said.

PM asks states to take steps to prevent third wave

16 Jul 2021

PM asks states to take steps to prevent third wave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged states where COVID-19 cases are rising to take proactive measures to prevent a third wave and stressed moving forward with the strategy of test, track, treat, and tika (vaccine).

Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

16 Jul 2021

Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

The Delta variant of SARS-COV-2 was behind the majority of clinical cases of breakthrough infection of COVID-19 but only 9.8% of cases required hospitalization and fatality was observed in only 0.4% of the cases, according to a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

PM Modi to inaugurate major development projects in Gujarat today

16 Jul 2021

PM Modi to inaugurate major development projects in Gujarat today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually inaugurate several railway and development projects in Gujarat today.

COVID-19: Sikkim bans socio-religious, entertainment activities for a month

16 Jul 2021

COVID-19: Sikkim bans socio-religious, entertainment activities for a month

The Sikkim government on Thursday imposed a ban on all socio-religious and entertainment-related activities for a month due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

Supreme Court asks UP to reconsider allowing Kanwar Yatra

16 Jul 2021

Supreme Court asks UP to reconsider allowing Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court of India today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reconsider its decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra in the state in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

MP well collapse: Three bodies retrieved; search operation on

16 Jul 2021

MP well collapse: Three bodies retrieved; search operation on

Three bodies have been recovered from the well in which several people fell while trying to rescue a teenager, who had fallen into it the previous night in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said on Friday.

CJI terms sedition law 'colonial'; asks Centre about its necessity

15 Jul 2021

CJI terms sedition law 'colonial'; asks Centre about its necessity

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern about the rampant misuse of India's sedition law, Indian Penal Code 124(A).

Haryana: 100 farmers charged with sedition for attacking official's car

15 Jul 2021

Haryana: 100 farmers charged with sedition for attacking official's car

The Haryana Police has charged over 100 farmers with sedition for allegedly attacking the official vehicle of Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa during a weekend protest.

Govardhan's Giriraj Parikrama canceled due to COVID-19

15 Jul 2021

Govardhan's Giriraj Parikrama canceled due to COVID-19

The Giriraj Parikrama at Mudiya Poono fair in Govardhan has been banned in view of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Thursday.

Gujarat: 450 doctors on strike over non-payment of COVID-19 allowance

15 Jul 2021

Gujarat: 450 doctors on strike over non-payment of COVID-19 allowance

At least 450 intern doctors of three civil hospitals attached to medical colleges run by Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS), which is a Gujarat government-controlled entity, in the Sola area of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Valsad, went on an indefinite strike on Thursday.

Nine fishermen killed as trawler capsizes in Bay of Bengal

15 Jul 2021

Nine fishermen killed as trawler capsizes in Bay of Bengal

Bodies of nine fishermen from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district were found on Thursday morning inside the trawler that capsized in the Bay of Bengal. One person is still missing and a search is on to find him, officials said.

Man held for killing his girlfriend's stepmother for opposing relationship

15 Jul 2021

Man held for killing his girlfriend's stepmother for opposing relationship

A 24-year-old man has been arrested from a village in the Thane district of Maharashtra for allegedly killing his girlfriend's stepmother for opposing their relationship, police said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India reports 41K+ new cases; nearly 600 more dead

15 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 41K+ new cases; nearly 600 more dead

India on Thursday reported over 41,000 new COVID-19 cases. The number of daily infections has again exceeded daily recoveries, which stood at a little over 39,000.

Maharashtra: Seven persons injured in a bus-truck collision

15 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Seven persons injured in a bus-truck collision

Seven persons traveling in a bus were injured after the driver of a truck that was running ahead of it suddenly applied brakes when a mentally ill man hurled a stone toward his vehicle near Nagpur city, a police official said on Thursday.

Five more people test positive for Zika virus in Kerala

15 Jul 2021

Five more people test positive for Zika virus in Kerala

Amid growing concerns of the Zika virus outbreak, five more people, including four women, have tested positive for the infection in Kerala, taking the caseload in the state to 28.

Varanasi: PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 1,500cr-worth development projects today

15 Jul 2021

Varanasi: PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 1,500cr-worth development projects today

PM Narendra Modi is on a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to inaugurate numerous development projects related to tourism, health, education, and road and water transport worth over Rs. 1,500 crore.

Minor girl who went missing from Bengal found in Delhi

15 Jul 2021

Minor girl who went missing from Bengal found in Delhi

A 17-year-old girl who left her home in Siliguri, West Bengal, to pursue a career in dancing after being discouraged by her parents was traced to Delhi by the Delhi Police's Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, officials said on Wednesday.

Kolkata man stabbed by snatchers, two others robbed

15 Jul 2021

Kolkata man stabbed by snatchers, two others robbed

A man, who went out for a morning walk, was stabbed in Kolkata's Maidan area on Wednesday as his belongings, including a high-end mobile phone, were snatched by two bike-borne miscreants, police said.

Kids complain of post-COVID symptoms like breathlessness, headache in Delhi

14 Jul 2021

Kids complain of post-COVID symptoms like breathlessness, headache in Delhi

Children who had recovered from COVID-19 are reportedly coming back to hospitals in Delhi with complaints of post-COVID symptoms such as gastric issues, headaches, brain fog, breathlessness, etc.

Army says reports of fresh Indo-China clash 'false and baseless'

14 Jul 2021

Army says reports of fresh Indo-China clash 'false and baseless'

The Indian Army on Wednesday denied reports of a fresh clash with Chinese forces along the Indo-China border in eastern Ladakh.

Coronavirus: Centre flags increase in 'R' factor in several states

14 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: Centre flags increase in 'R' factor in several states

The Indian government today raised concerns over an increase in the 'R' factor linked to the coronavirus' spread in several states and union territories.

Sher-Gil's painting becomes second most expensive Indian artwork

14 Jul 2021

Sher-Gil's painting becomes second most expensive Indian artwork

Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil's In the Ladies' Enclosure became the second most expensive Indian work of art sold globally, after fetching a whopping Rs. 37.8 crore at Saffronart's recent Summer Live Auction.

Delhi sees more rain today, a three-day lull from tomorrow

14 Jul 2021

Delhi sees more rain today, a three-day lull from tomorrow

Delhi received more rainfall last night and this morning, leading to a further drop in temperature.

MP to reopen schools from July 26 with 50% capacity

14 Jul 2021

MP to reopen schools from July 26 with 50% capacity

Schools for Classes XI and Classes XII in Madhya Pradesh will reopen with 50% capacity beginning July 26 and colleges from August 1, given a significant fall in the daily COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday.

Gujarat government suspends COVID-19 vaccination drive for Mamata Diwas

14 Jul 2021

Gujarat government suspends COVID-19 vaccination drive for Mamata Diwas

The Gujarat government suspended the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday in view of Mamata Diwas, which is observed as part of the ongoing universal immunization program for pregnant women, children, and infants, an official said.

Eight dead in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh

14 Jul 2021

Eight dead in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh

Six bodies were recovered in Boh Valley following a landslide triggered by heavy rains which altogether claimed eight lives in Kangra district, police said.

BSF personnel fire at drone near international border in Jammu

14 Jul 2021

BSF personnel fire at drone near international border in Jammu

On Tuesday night, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel fired at a drone spotted in the Arnia sector along the international border in Jammu.