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India, officially known as the Republic of India is the 7th largest country in the world and the 2nd most populous with a population of 1.2 billion people, and is expected to take over China’s population by 2022. Located in South Asia, India is surrounded by Indian Ocean in the South, Bay of Bengal on the southeast, and the Arabian Sea on the southwest.

Saudi: Three-year travel ban for citizens visiting 'red list' countries

28 Jul 2021

Saudi: Three-year travel ban for citizens visiting 'red list' countries

Saudi Arabia has announced a three-year travel ban and hefty penalties on citizens who visit countries on the Kingdom's COVID-19 red list, including India.

India to have manned submersibles under Deep Ocean Mission soon

28 Jul 2021

India to have manned submersibles under Deep Ocean Mission soon

In the next five years, India will have an ambitious program of manned submersibles that can carry three scientists to a depth of 6,000 meters into the ocean under the Deep Ocean Mission, Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.

Legendary Indian badminton player Nandu Natekar no more

28 Jul 2021

Legendary Indian badminton player Nandu Natekar no more

Legendary badminton player Nandu Natekar, the first Indian to win an international title in 1956, died in Pune on Wednesday.

Aadhaar: No fingerprint, eye scan for children under 5 years

27 Jul 2021

Aadhaar: No fingerprint, eye scan for children under 5 years

Fingerprints and eye scan are not required to apply for an Aadhaar card for children aged below five years, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said.

Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting on Games debut

26 Jul 2021

Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting on Games debut

Bhavani Devi's Olympic debut ended with a second-round defeat in the women's individual sabre event but the Indian fencer bowed out of the Tokyo Games with much promise on Monday.

CBI raids 40 locations in the J&K gun license scam

24 Jul 2021

CBI raids 40 locations in the J&K gun license scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today raided 40 locations across Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi in connection with a gun license scam, reports say.

Delta variant still a dominant lineage across India: INSACOG

22 Jul 2021

Delta variant still a dominant lineage across India: INSACOG

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to be the dominant lineage for new cases across India, while the other Variants of Concern (VoC) are at a lower rate and declining, INSACOG, a consortium of government panels involved in the genome-sequencing of the coronavirus said.

Lightning strikes jump by 34%; experts point to climate change

20 Jul 2021

Lightning strikes jump by 34%; experts point to climate change

India saw 18.5 million lightning strikes between April 2020 and March 2021, marking a significant jump of 34% from the 13.8 million strikes that occurred over the corresponding period in the previous year.

Government building buffer stock of COVID-19 drugs before third wave

19 Jul 2021

Government building buffer stock of COVID-19 drugs before third wave

The Indian government is currently working to build a buffer stock of coronavirus drugs as well as some other common drugs and supplements.

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

19 Jul 2021

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

India is committed to safeguarding the right to privacy of all its citizens, the central government said late on Sunday, responding to reports that mobile numbers of hundreds of Indians were hacked using a spyware.

Choksi's extradition could be delayed for years: Here's why

15 Jul 2021

Choksi's extradition could be delayed for years: Here's why

The extradition of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi—accused in the Rs. 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case—to India could possibly be delayed by many years, according to people familiar with the matter.

India to send 228-strong contingent to Tokyo Olympics

14 Jul 2021

India to send 228-strong contingent to Tokyo Olympics

India will be sending a 228-strong contingent to the Tokyo Olympics, including 119 athletes, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra said on Tuesday.

Monsoon finally arrives in Delhi; heavy rain in many parts

13 Jul 2021

Monsoon finally arrives in Delhi; heavy rain in many parts

Monsoon finally arrived in Delhi today after a long delay and several faulty alerts.

UP proposes population control law. What does it say?

10 Jul 2021

UP proposes population control law. What does it say?

The Uttar Pradesh law panel has prepared the draft of a proposed law aimed at controlling the population of the state.

COVID-19: Everything to know about Delta, Delta-Plus, Kappa, Lambda variants

10 Jul 2021

COVID-19: Everything to know about Delta, Delta-Plus, Kappa, Lambda variants

India is witnessing a decline in COVID-19 cases, but concerns of the highly infectious Delta Plus variant triggering the third wave are on rise.

COVID-19 task force chief points to crowds, warns new surge

10 Jul 2021

COVID-19 task force chief points to crowds, warns new surge

Dr. VK Paul, the chief of India's COVID-19 task force, has once again warned that the second wave of the pandemic is not over yet and infections can rise if protocols are ignored.

Delhi High Court supports Uniform Civil Code. What is it?

09 Jul 2021

Delhi High Court supports Uniform Civil Code. What is it?

The Delhi High Court on Friday supported the need for Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India and asked the central government to take necessary steps in this regard, reports say.

Uttar Pradesh reports 2 cases of Kappa COVID-19 variant

09 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh reports 2 cases of Kappa COVID-19 variant

Uttar Pradesh has reported two cases of the Kappa variant of coronavirus, the state government said today in a statement.

WhatsApp says it has put new privacy policy on hold

09 Jul 2021

WhatsApp says it has put new privacy policy on hold

WhatsApp today told the Delhi High Court it would neither force users to accept its controversial new privacy policy nor limit functionality of the messaging service for those who choose not to accept its terms.

Delhi HC slams Saket Gokhale in Lakshmi Puri's defamation case

08 Jul 2021

Delhi HC slams Saket Gokhale in Lakshmi Puri's defamation case

The Delhi High Court today slammed self-described activist Saket Gokhale for putting out allegedly defamatory tweets against former Indian envoy Lakshmi Puri.

Virbhadra Singh, 6-time Himachal Pradesh CM, dies at 87

08 Jul 2021

Virbhadra Singh, 6-time Himachal Pradesh CM, dies at 87

Virbhadra Singh, a six-time Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and senior Congress party leader, passed away in the early hours of Thursday. He was 87.

Coronavirus: Lambda not in India yet. How dangerous is it?

07 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: Lambda not in India yet. How dangerous is it?

India has not yet reported any case of the Lambda variant of the coronavirus.

Former Union Minister PR Kumaramangalam's wife murdered at Delhi home

07 Jul 2021

Former Union Minister PR Kumaramangalam's wife murdered at Delhi home

Kitty Kumaramangalam, 68, a lawyer and the wife of former Union Minister PR Kumaramangalam, was murdered at her home in Delhi last night, the police said.

Pregnant women are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, walk-in allowed

02 Jul 2021

Pregnant women are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, walk-in allowed

Pregnant women in India are now eligible to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, the central government said on Friday, marking a major policy shift in the national inoculation program.

'Bruno was very friendly': Owner of dog killed in Kerala

02 Jul 2021

'Bruno was very friendly': Owner of dog killed in Kerala

A couple of days ago, a pet dog was mercilessly beaten to death in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines: What do studies say?

02 Jul 2021

Mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines: What do studies say?

In most coronavirus vaccination regimes, two doses of the same brand are given a few weeks apart.

IISc-Bengaluru preparing booster shot that works for any COVID-19 vaccine

01 Jul 2021

IISc-Bengaluru preparing booster shot that works for any COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru may soon develop a coronavirus booster shot that can be given to any vaccinated person, the top research institute says.

64-year-old ties widowed daughter-in-law with chain, beats her; arrested

01 Jul 2021

64-year-old ties widowed daughter-in-law with chain, beats her; arrested

A 64-year-old man has been arrested in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly assaulting his widowed daughter-in-law there.

LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 25. Check rates here

01 Jul 2021

LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 25. Check rates here

Non-subsidized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders have become costlier from today, July 1.

Andhra: Man kills wife, wheels her body in suitcase; arrested

30 Jun 2021

Andhra: Man kills wife, wheels her body in suitcase; arrested

A few days ago, a man in Andhra Pradesh told his relatives that his wife had died of the coronavirus and subsequently been cremated by the hospital authorities.

Ban on international passenger flights extended until July 31

30 Jun 2021

Ban on international passenger flights extended until July 31

The ban on international passenger flights to and from India has been extended until July 31, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: Drunk driver rams Audi into autorickshaw, killing 1

29 Jun 2021

Hyderabad: Drunk driver rams Audi into autorickshaw, killing 1

A speeding Audi car rammed into an autorickshaw in Hyderabad in the early hours of Sunday (June 27), killing one person and injuring another.

Fuel prices jump once again. Check rates in your city

29 Jun 2021

Fuel prices jump once again. Check rates in your city

Fuel prices across India were hiked once again on Tuesday, after remaining stable the previous day.

Another drone seen near Sunjuwan military station in Jammu

29 Jun 2021

Another drone seen near Sunjuwan military station in Jammu

A drone was spotted by the Indian Army at three locations in Jammu, including the Sunjuwan military station, in the early hours of Tuesday - marking the third day in a row that such an incident took place.

Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

28 Jun 2021

Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

The Twitter website is carrying a wrong map of India, showing the northernmost union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country.

LeT commander Nadeem Abrar, involved in several killings, arrested

28 Jun 2021

LeT commander Nadeem Abrar, involved in several killings, arrested

Nadeem Abrar, a top-level commander of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has been arrested by the police from Narbal area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir.

India takes up Covishield's exclusion from the EU's 'Green Pass'

28 Jun 2021

India takes up Covishield's exclusion from the EU's 'Green Pass'

Covishield, the Indian version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has been excluded from the European Union's "Green Pass."

India has now administered more vaccine doses than the US

28 Jun 2021

India has now administered more vaccine doses than the US

Even as daily cases in India continue to fall, the country's vaccination drive is finally picking pace.

When can your kid return to school? AIIMS chief answers

28 Jun 2021

When can your kid return to school? AIIMS chief answers

For much of the past one-and-a-half year, children have been unable to attend classes physically at their schools, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Farmers mark 7 months of protest, Minister urges 'end it'

26 Jun 2021

Farmers mark 7 months of protest, Minister urges 'end it'

The farmers' protest in India, which began last November, today completes seven months.