Thursday, July 29, 2021Right opportunities to youth must to keep them away from militancy: IG CRPF

Jammu: Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Charu Sinha Thursday said that providing right opportunities to the youth at the right time is must to keep them away from treading the ‘wrong’ path including militancy.

Talking to reporters on the side-lines of a function in Srinagar titled Ilm-e-Rozgar, a counselling initiative by the CRPF for youth to choose career in various f


Thursday, July 29, 2021Delhi Assembly congratulates Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu

New Delhi, Jul 29: The Delhi Assembly on Thursday congratulated Meerabai Chanu for winning the silver medal in the 49 kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics last week.

Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics.

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel congratulated the athlete on the behalf of the House on the first day of the assembly's monsoon session.


Thursday, July 29, 2021Six fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in Ladakh

Leh, Jul 29: Ladakh recorded six fresh COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 20,320 while 12 patients recovered bringing down the active cases in the region to 64, officials said on Thursday.

Ladakh has registered 207 Covid-related deaths -- 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil -- since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, while 20,049 patients have recovered till date.

The officials said ne


Thursday, July 29, 2021ED arrests Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in bank fraud case

New Delhi, July 29: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has arrested Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in a bank fraud case.

An ED official told that Gehlot has been arrested from Haryana's Gurugram and will be produced before a court in Delhi later in the day.

According to ED officials the bank loan fraud case is worth Rs 200 crore.

Gehlot is also being prob


Thursday, July 29, 2021Rajya Sabha to consider Bill to amend Factoring Regulation Act, 2011

New Delhi, Jul 29: The bill seeking to help MSMEs by broadening the scope of entities undertaking factoring is scheduled to be taken up by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday amid fears of uproar by Opposition party members.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would move the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill,2021 for consideration of the Upper House. It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.



Thursday, July 29, 2021Railways athletes winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics to get Rs 3cr

New Delhi: The Indian Railways announced that its players who would be winning the Gold medal at Tokyo Olympics would get Rs 3 crore special cash reward to boost the morale of the players.

A Railway Ministry spokesperson said that continuing with its affluent sports legacy, Indian Railways’ sportspersons are all set to bring glory to the nation.

He said that 25 athletes and five coaches and


Thursday, July 29, 2021COVID-19: India records 43,509 cases in past 24 hrs

New Delhi, Jul 29: India recorded 43,509 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours at a positivity rate of 2.52 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

According to the Ministry, the active caseload currently stands at 4,03,840 which constitute 1.28 per cent of the total cases.

On the recovery front, 38,465 patients were cured and discharged during last 24 hours taking th


Wednesday, July 28, 2021World wants to see a peaceful Afghanistan, free from malign influences: Jaishankar

New Delhi, Jul 28: India said on Wednesday it is imperative that the peace negotiations on Afghanistan are taken seriously by all parties, and that the independence and sovereignty of the war-torn country can only be ensured if it is free from “malign influences”.

Addressing a joint presser with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the talk


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Rakesh Asthana takes charge as Delhi Police Commissioner

NEW DELHI: A day after the Centre appointed former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Director Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner, the 1984 batch Gujarat cadre took charge on Wednesday.

Asthana arrived at the Police Headquarter on Wednesday morning and took charge in the presence of several senior officials.

He was accorded the ceremonial guard of honour upon his arr


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Court rejects bail plea of Raj Kundra in pronography case

Mumbai, Jul 28: A local court here on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of actor Shilpa Shetty's husband and businessman Raj Kundra along with his associate Ryan Thorpe in the pornography racket case.

Both of them are presently languishing in jail.

They were remanded into judicial custody for 14 days by a local court on Tuesday.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021At a time of democratic recession, its vital that US, India stand together: Blinken

New Delhi, July 28: "At a time of rising global threats to democracy and international freedoms -- we talk about a democratic recession -- it's vital that we two world leading democracies continue to stand together in support of these ideals," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said here on Wednesday.

On the first day of his visit to India, Blinken while addressing civil society representati


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Mini-hydro power project, houses damaged in cloudbursts in Kargil

Kargil, Jul 28: A mini hydro power project and few residential houses were partially damaged due to a flash flood that was triggered by two cloudbursts in this border district of the Union Territory of Ladakh, officials sources said on Wednesday.

They said that the cloudburst took place at village Khangral, about 60 km from Kargil town, on Srinagar-Leh national highway, resulting in partial da


Wednesday, July 28, 2021LS adjourned till 1400 hrs amid Oppn protests over Pegasus snooping row, farm bills

New Delhi, Jul 28: Proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned till 1400 hrs on Wednesday amid ruckus by the Opposition over various issues, including Pegasus row and contentious farm bills.

As the Question Hour commenced, the Opposition Members, carrying placards, entered the Well of the House and started sloganeering over the Pegasus snooping row and new farm bills.

Speaker Om Birla ran t


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Govt closely monitoring situation in Kishtwar, Kargil following cloudbursts: PM

NEW DELHI, July 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the central government is closely monitoring the situation in Kishtwar and Kargil following cloudbursts.

All possible assistance is being provided to the affected areas, he said, wishing for everyone’s safety and well-being.

Five bodies were recovered on Wednesday after some houses were swept away by flash floods trigge


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Aamir Khan wraps up Kargil shoot for 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

Kargil: Bollywood superstar, director and producer Aamir Khan wrapped up shooting for his upcoming film 'Laal Singh Chaddha’, which was underway at mountainous Kargil district of Ladakh for the last one month.

Aamir Khan arrived in Kargil early this month to shoot the last leg of his much-awaited movie in the cold desert.

Referred to as “Mr Perfectionist” in the Indian film industry, Aamir


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Basavaraj Bommai sworn-in as 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka

Bengaluru: Basavaraj Bommai, a senior BJP leader was sworn-in as the 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at a function held in the Glass House of Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. Basavaraj Bommai took oath in the name of God.

Hailing from socialist philosophy and now married to BJP principles, Bommai’s political journey marked a new milestone as he took oath as the Chief M


Wednesday, July 28, 2021India adds 43,654 COVID-19 cases, 640 deaths

New Delhi, Jul 28: India recorded 43,654 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, while the death toll mounted to 4,22,022with 640 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry, the active cases rose by 1,336 to stand at 3,99,436. It is now 1.27 per cent of the total caseload.

The past 24 hours saw 41,678 people recovering from the deadly vir


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Violence never part of Kashmiriyat, need to be purged, says Prez Kovind

Lauds courage, professionalism of soldiers

Srinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind asserted on Tuesday that democracy has the capacity to reconcile all differences and bring out the best of the citizens' potential, saying Kashmir is "happily" realising this vision.
"Democracy, I firmly believe, has within it the capacity to reconcile all differences and also the capacity to bring out the best of the citizens' potential. Kashmir, happily, is


Wednesday, July 28, 2021President greets in Kashmiri

Srinagar: Mei sapaz khushi tuhi meelith (I feel happy to meet you all) " - this is how President Ram Nath Kovind began his speech at the convocation ceremony of the University of Kashmir here on Tuesday, as he noted that Kashmir's spiritual and cultural influence has an imprint all across India.
Immediately after greeting the dignitaries present at the SKICC auditorium overlooking the famous Dal


Tuesday, July 27, 2021LS adjourned for the day amid protest by opposition parties

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws.

After being adjourned nine times, the Lower House reassembled at 4.30 PM and Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, took up one matter of urgent public importance.

However, the Opposition members again trooped into the Well s


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Health Ministry dismisses allegations that India will miss July 2021 target of administering half a billion doses

Jammu, July 27: The Union Government today said, a total of 457 million COVID vaccine doses have been supplied to the States and Union Territories from January till date. An additional 60.3 million doses are expected to be supplied by this month end. This will amount to a total of 517 million doses being supplied till 31st of July.

The Health Ministry said, the Centre has been at the forefron


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Democracy has capacity to reconcile differences, bring out best of citizens' potential: President

Jammu, July 27: President Ram Nath Kovind asserted on Tuesday that democracy has the capacity to reconcile all differences and bring out the best of the citizens' potential, saying Kashmir is "happily" realising this vision.

"Democracy, I firmly believe, has within it the capacity to reconcile all differences and also the capacity to bring out the best of the citizens' potential. Kashmir, happ


Tuesday, July 27, 2021LS adjourned till 2 PM, for fourth time in the day

Jammu, July 27: The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday, for the fourth time since the House convened for the day, amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws.

As the House reassembled at 12:30 pm, Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, asked the protesting members to let the House take up the Zero Hour.

Minister of State


Tuesday, July 27, 2021PM asks BJP MPs to organise programmes at village level to mark 75 years of independence

New Delhi: New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP MPs on Tuesday to mark 75 years of independence by organising programmes in every village of their constituencies, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said.

Sources said the prime minister also asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs to expose the opposition parties as the government is ready for a discus


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine antibody levels may decline after 2-3 months: Lancet study

Jammu, July 27: Total antibody levels start to wane six weeks after complete immunisation with Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, and can reduce by more than 50 per cent over 10 weeks, according to study published in The Lancet journal.

The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK noted that if the antibody levels carry on dropping at this rate, there are concerns that the prot


Tuesday, July 27, 2021If you're concerned about farmers, allow LS to function: Tomar tells Oppn

Jammu, July 27: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday took a swipe at the protesting Opposition members in Lok Sabha, saying if they are concerned about farmers, then they should allow the House to function.

He made the remarks while replying to a supplementary query related to an insurance scheme for farmers during the Question Hour as the Opposition members continued the


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Insult for Goan political stalwarts to be compared with current lot: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Hitting back at his Goa counterpart, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said it is an insult for Goan political giants like Bhausaheb Bandodkar, Jack Sequeira and Manohar Parrikar to be compared with the current set of politicians who are being bought and sold "wholesale".

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Power Minister Satyender Jain on Monday termed politicians


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Naomi Osaka eliminated from Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament

Tokyo, July 27: Tokyo, July 27: The host country's superstar is out of the Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament on Tuesday.

The second-ranked Osaka, who was born in Japan and grew up in the United States, struggled with her usually reliable groundstrokes while th


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India pays tributes to war bravehearts

Kargil: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of 1999 Kargil War saying they have scripted "exceptional stories" of indomitable courage, bravery and sacrifice.
Kovind, who could not make it to the Kargil War Memorial in Drass due to bad weather, laid a wreath at the Dagger War Memorial in Baramulla district of neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir


Tuesday, July 27, 2021Prez chairs Unified High Cmd meet; hails SFs for peace in J&K

Jammu: Lauding the role of security forces for maintaining the peace in Jammu and Kashmir while chairing a high level Unified High Command meet at Rajbhawan, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind stressed on maintaining close relations with the general public.
During the meeting, President Ram Nath Kovind was briefed about the security situation in the union territory.
Kovind, who is on a fou


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India logs 39,361 Cases in 24 Hours

New Delhi: India reported 39,361 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. Its active caseload stands at 4,11,189 and active cases constitute 1.31% of the total cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
According to MoHFW, the country has witnessed 3,05,79,106 so far as 35,968 patients recovered during the last 24 hours, and the recovery rate is presently at 97.35%. The weekl


Tuesday, July 27, 202157 Lakh people jabbed today

New Delhi: India has administered more than 57 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.
With this, India's cumulative vaccination coverage has reached 44,10,57,103, as per the 7 pm provisional report today.
14,19,55,995 persons in the age group 18-44 years across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and a total of 65,72,678 have received


Tuesday, July 27, 2021India to monitor Chinese activities

NEW DELHI: Along with the help of satellites and drones, Indian security forces are also creating a network of surveillance cameras and sensors to keep a close watch on the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control.
“A number of these new cameras and sensors have been deployed along the Line of Actual Control from Eastern Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh to keep a track of adversary’s activities.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021UK court declares Mallya bankrupt

New Delhi: The UK high court on Monday issued a bankruptcy order against the Indian businessman Vijay Mallya. The order will pave the way for a consortium of India banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to pursue a worldwide freezing order on Mallya’s assets in a bid to seek the repayment of debts owed by the liquor baron’s now-defunct company Kingfisher Airlines.
“As at 15.42 [UK time], I


Monday, July 26, 2021Lok Sabha passes two bills amid din

New Delhi, Jul 26: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Factoring Amendment Bill and National Institute of Food Technology Bill without debate amid protest over various issues, including the Pegasus snooping controversy.

Moving the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for consideration and passage, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the changes in the legislation are aimed at helpi


Monday, July 26, 2021Imran Khan's party wins most seats in PoK legislative elections marred by violence: Opposition alleges 'rigging'

Islamabad, Jul 26: Prime Minister Imran Khan's party on Monday was poised to form the government in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for the first time after it won 25 of 45 seats in the legislative assembly elections marred by deadly violence and allegations of irregularities by the Opposition, local media reported.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) won 25 seats while Pakistan People's Pa


Monday, July 26, 2021Police raids shop, recovers narcotic substance in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 26: Jammu and Kashmir police, along with Executive Magistrate, on Monday raided a shop and recovered narcotic substance in this south Kashmir district, a police spokesman said this afternoon.

He said following a tip-off, a police party from Police Station (PS) Bijbehara along with Executive Magistrate raided at shop at Guree Bijbearha and recovered narcotic substance.

One pers


Monday, July 26, 2021COVID-19: UAE extends ban on passenger flights from India to UAE till August 2

NEW DELHI : National carrier Etihad Airways on Monday informed that flights from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will remain suspended till August 2.
The date could be extended, depending on directions by the UAE authorities, Khaleej Times reported citing Etihad Airways Guest Relations.
“We’ve just received confirmation that flights from India are suspended till the 2nd August, and we a


Monday, July 26, 2021Heavy rainfall activity likely over north, east India over next three-four days: IMD

NEW DELHI: Heavy rainfall activity is expected over north and east India during the next three-four days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
The low pressure area over northwest Madhya Pradesh has become less marked. However, the associated cyclonic circulation over northwest Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood persists.
Another cyclonic circulation lies over North Bay of Be


Monday, July 26, 2021Nation salutes soldiers who laid down their lives for country”s safety, security: President

SRINAGAR: President Ram Nath Kovind, who visited the Dagger War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir”s Baramulla district on Monday, said it evokes profound respect for the brave fighters who laid down their lives for the safety and security of the country.
Kovind was scheduled to visit the War Memorial at Drass in Ladakh to pay homage to personnel of the armed forces killed in the 1999 Kargil war, but


Monday, July 26, 2021National Highways blocked after landslides in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Jul 26: Number of roads including National Highways were closed due to landslides, shooting stones, and very heavy rainfall in Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti, and Sirmaur district on Monday.

Bodies of the victims in a landslide accident — eight tourists and their driver — were departed to New Delhi from Kinnaur district to hand over their family, Kinnaur Public Relation Officer Narender Sharma


Monday, July 26, 2021Nation will never forget sacrifice made by gallant heroes of Kargil conflict: Rajnath

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and senior Indian military officers paid homage to the fallen heroes on the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.

Singh laid a wreath in the honour of the bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation during India’s victory in ‘Operation Vijay’ in 1999, also known as Kargil conflict.


Monday, July 26, 2021Khattar salutes heroes on 'Kargil Vijay Diwas'

Chandigarh, Jul 26 (UNI) On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of "Kargil Vijay Diwas" today, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal saluted the great Kargil heroes who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives for ensuring security, peace and esteem of the nation.

In a statement issued here Monday, he while remembering the Kargil martyrs said the sacrifice made by the brave sons of Mother India


Monday, July 26, 2021Rahul drives tractor to Parliament in protest against farm laws

New Delhi, Jul 26: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday drove a tractor to reach Parliament as a protest against the three farm laws.

He was accompanied by party MPs from Punjab and Haryana.

Demanding withdrawal of all three farm laws, Mr Gandhi said, 'These three laws are against the farmers and there is no option but to take them back, so they should be repealed immediately.'


Monday, July 26, 2021PM Modi lauds performance of Indian wrestlers at World Cadet Championship

New Delhi, Jul 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the performance of Indian wrestlers at the World Cadet Championships in Budapest.

"Our sportspersons continue to make us proud. India wins 13 medals, including 5 Golds at the World Cadet Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Congratulations to our team and best wishes for their future endeavours," Modi tweeted.

Union Youth Affai


Monday, July 26, 2021Yediyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM

Bengaluru, Jul 26: Ending a prolonged speculation over his ouster, BS Yediyurappa on Monday announced his resignation from the post of the chief minister of Karnataka.

“I have made a decision. I will go to Raj Bhavan to tender my resignation to the Governor. Not out of pain, but out of happiness I express my gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Nadia for making the chi


Monday, July 26, 2021Will neutralise drones, UAVs near installations: Indian Navy

Panaji, July 26: The Indian Navy in Goa has warned against flying drones or unmanned UAVs near naval installations, stating that such devices would be "neutralised" and the operators would be prosecuted if they are flown within the three kms of the installations.

"An area of three kilometres from the perimeter of naval installations in Goa is designated as 'No Fly Zone'. All individuals and ci



Drass: The solemn ceremony to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas at the Kargil War Memorial, Dras was held with Shri RK Mathur, Hon'ble Lt Governor as the Chief Guest who laid a Wreath and paid his tributes to the fallen soldiers in a ceremony held at Kargil War Memorial, symbolising ‘Shradhanjali’ from the entire Nation to the Bravehearts.

This year's Kargil Vijay Diwa


Monday, July 26, 2021LS adjourned till 1400 hrs amid Oppn protest over Pegasus snooping row, farm bills

New Delhi, Jul 26: Proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned till 1400 hrs on Monday amid ruckus by the Opposition over various issues, including Pegasus row, inflation and new farm bills.

As soon as the House assembled at 1100 hrs, the House paid tributes to the fallen heroes on the 21st anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas.

The House congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning the silver m


Monday, July 26, 2021149 dead after heavy rainfall triggers floods, landslides in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Incessant rainfall in parts of Maharashtra rippled normal life and left a trail of destruction, media reports said.

The heavy rainfall over the past few days led to massive flooding, especially in the Konkan areas.

The death toll in flood-ravaged Maharashtra shot up from 112 to 149 on Sunday.

The State Disaster Management Authority said that another 64 people are still missing in


Monday, July 26, 2021Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM pays rich tributes to India's fallen soldiers

New Delhi, Jul 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives defending India during the 1999 war in Kargil.

"The bravery of the soldiers motivates us every single day," the prime minister tweeted as he remembered the brave sacrifices of the soldiers on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Modi also shared an excerpt from last year's Mann K


Monday, July 26, 2021President Kovind’s Kargil visit cancelled due to bad weather

Will lay wreaths at Warfare School Gulmarg: Officials

Drass: President Ram Nath Kovind's Kargil visit was cancelled on Monday due to inclement weather, officials said.

An official told that the President's plane couldn't take off from Srinagar due to bad weather and difficult flying conditions for crossing  Himalayan peaks like Zojilla Pass.

The official said Plan B has been put in place  and the President's convey has been diverted towards Gu


Monday, July 26, 2021President Kovind arrives in Srinagar, will pay tributes to martyrs today

Jammu: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Sunday and will join the celebrations in view of Kargil Victory Day at War Memorial in Drass, Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir on Moday .
Officials said that Kovind arrived at the Srinagar airport here at 11:15 am and was received by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and senior officers of the police and the civil administrati


Sunday, July 25, 2021Jio Q1 net profit rises 45 pc to Rs 3,651 crore

New Delhi, Jul 23(PTI) Digital company Jio on Friday reported a 44.9 per cent jump in its net profit to Rs 3,651 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, according to a company statement.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 2,519 crore in the year-ago period.
Its revenue from operations increased 9.8 per cent to Rs 18,952 crore during the reported quarter from Rs 17,254 crore a year ago


Sunday, July 25, 2021Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut compares Pegasus controversy to 'Hiroshima', asks who funded snooping

Jammu, July 25: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday asked who funded the alleged snooping of politicians and journalists by Pegasus and compared it with the Hiroshima bombing, saying while the attack on the Japanese city had resulted in the death of people, the spying by the Israeli software led to "death of freedom”.

"The modern technology has taken us back to slavery," Raut said in his weekly


Sunday, July 25, 2021Home Minister Amit Shah plants trees at Wahshari in Meghalaya as part of Sohra Afforestation Project

Jammu, July 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the second day of his visit at Meghalaya planted trees at Wahshari, Sohra erstwhile Cherrapunjee as part of the Sohra Afforestation Project for ecological restoration. The Union Minister was accompanied by DoNER Minister G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of States for DoNER BL Verma


Sunday, July 25, 2021Cipla recalls 7,228 bottles of overactive bladder treatment drug in US

Jammu, July 25: Drug major Cipla is recalling 7,228 bottles of Solifenacin Succinate tablets, a medicine used to treat overactive bladder, in the US market due to manufacturing issues.

As per the latest Enforcement Report issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), the Mumbai-based company is recalling 10 mg, 30-count bottles in the US.

The recalled batches were produced at the c


Sunday, July 25, 2021Reliance to start gas production from MJ field in Oct-Dec 2022

Jammu, July 25: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will start natural gas production from MJ field - the third and the last set of discoveries that the firm is developing in the eastern offshore KG-D6 block - in the last quarter of 2022 to raise overall output by about two-thirds.

In an investor presentation announcing first quarter earnings, RIL said it has completed its first offshore installatio


Sunday, July 25, 202173 bodies recovered, 47 people missing in Maharashtra following landslides: NDRF

Maharashtra, July 25: Seventy-three bodies have been retrieved and 47 people are missing following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the coastal regions of Maharashtra, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Sunday.

S N Pradhan, the Director-General (DG) of the federal force, tweeted the latest data of its operations being undertaken in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts o


Sunday, July 25, 2021Harbhajan Singh wraps shoot of ''Friendship''

Jammu, July 25: Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has wrapped up the shoot of his multilingual feature film debut "Friendship" and will soon start dubbing for the movie.

Directed by John Paul Raj & Sham Surya, the film also features South star Arjun and Losliya.

Producer Kiran Reddy Mandadi said the team is thrilled to have wrapped up the final schedule.

"It was just an amazing exp


Sunday, July 25, 2021President Kovind completes four years in office

Jammu, July 25: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday completed four years in office, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said, highlighting that he gave assent to 63 Bills of the Union and state governments, besides lauding frontline Covid warriors for saving countess lives across the country among others initiatives.

Kovind, aged 76, was sworn in as the 14th President of India on 25 July, 2017.



Sunday, July 25, 2021Delhi HC to hear plea against Ramdev for remarks against allopathy

New Delhi. July 25: The Delhi High Court will hear on Monday a plea by seven doctors' associations against Yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly spreading misinformation by his statements against allopathy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The matter will be heard by Justice C Hari Shankar who had earlier asked the counsel for the associations to place on record the videos pertaining to the alleged


Sunday, July 25, 2021Mary Kom enters Olympic pre-quarters, outwits spirited Garcia from Dominica

Jammu, July 25: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) powered into the Olympic Games' pre-quarterfinals after staving off a stiff challenge from Dominican Republic's Miguelina Hernandez Garcia in the opening round here on Sunday.

The 38-year-old, who is a 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist, prevailed 4-1 against a rival who is 15 years her junior and a Pan American Games bronze-medallist.


Sunday, July 25, 2021Rahul Gandhi slams govt for pace of COVID-19 vaccinations

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned the pace of COVID-19 vaccination, and said had the country's "Mann ki Baat" been understood, such would not have been the state.

His remarks came just ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Mann ki Baat" address to the people of the country.

"Had you understood the country's 'Mann ki Baat', such would not have been the state of


Sunday, July 25, 2021We must move forward with 'Nation First, Always First' mantra: PM Modi

Stressing on 'Nation First, Always First' mantra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that as the country enters its 75th year of Independence, every citizen should lead a "Bharat Jodo Andolan" in the same manner as Mahatma Gandhi had led the "Bharat Chhoro Andolan".

In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, he noted that on the coming August 15 India will enter its 75th year o


Sunday, July 25, 2021India achieves another milestone of administering more than 43 crore doses of Corona vaccine

Jammu, July 25: India’s cumulative COVID vaccination coverage has achieved the landmark milestone of 43 crore. The cumulative figure stands at 43 crore 26 lakh 5 thousand and 567. Union Health Ministry said that the new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June and nearly 46 lakh Vaccine Doses were administered yesterday.

More than 22 lakh 80 thousand vaccine


Sunday, July 25, 2021Deepak, Divyansh finish way down in men's 10m air rifle

Tokyo, July 25: Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished a lowly 26th and 32nd, respectively, in the men's 10m air rifle event of the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday, failing to recover from a poor start in the qualifications.

It was always going to be a tough task for both the Indian shooters after they started off with 102.9 (Deepak) and 102.7 (Divyansh) at the Akasa Ra


Sunday, July 25, 2021Pegasus issue: Rajya Sabha MP moves Supreme Court seeking court-monitored probe

Jammu, July 25: Rajya Sabha member John Brittas has moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe into reports of alleged snooping of activists, politicians, journalists and constitutional functionaries using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

A massive political row has erupted after media reports claimed that Pegasus spyware was used to conduct surveillance on about 300 Indians, including mi


Saturday, July 24, 2021Indian Army’s counter-terrorism division deployed to tackle China on Ladakh front

NEW DELHI: Seeking to tackle the Chinese forces, the Indian Army pulled out units engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the Northern Command area to deploy them along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Ladakh area some months ago.
The counter terrorism division was pulled out of operations from within the Northern Command area and deployed in the Ladakh sector many months ago.


Saturday, July 24, 2021CISCE results for classes 10, 12 announced

NEW DELHI: The CISCE on Saturday announced results for classes 10 and 12, with class 10 girls and boys achieving the same pass percentage.

In the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) class 12 results girls outshone boys by a margin on 0.2 per cent.

The board said that like last year, there will be no merit list this time too in view of the exceptional circumstances


Saturday, July 24, 2021Amarinder congratulates Mirabai Chanu, Asst Coach Sandeep Kumar for winning silver

Chandigarh, Jul 24: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her stupendous achievement of bagging the Silver medal for India in 49 kg category at Tokyo Olympics thus opening the medal tally for the country.
Earlier, the Chief Minister tweeted, "Our first medal! Congratulations to Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning Silver at Tokyo


Saturday, July 24, 2021 Bihar: Woman kills 3 daughters over fight with mother-in-law

Kushinagar, Jul 24: A woman killed her three daughters by throwing them in a pond after a fight with her mother-in-law in Kateya police station area in Bihar, police said on Saturday.
Accused Noor Jahan, resident of Laxmipur Babu village of Patherwa police station area in the Kushinagar district, was married off to Aslam, a resident of Bihar's Kaulrahi, who works in Gujarat.

On the occasion o


Saturday, July 24, 2021President on four-day visit to J&K, Ladakh from July 25

New Delhi, Jul 24: President Ram Nath Kovid will visit Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from July 25 to 28, an official release from President's Office said on Saturday.

On July 26, the President will pay homage to the Indian Armed Forces at the Kargil War Memorial Dras (Ladakh) on the occasion of 22nd Anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
On July 27, the President will grac


Saturday, July 24, 2021Prez, V-P, PM congratulate Mirabai Chanu for Olympic feat

New Delhi, Jul 24: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Mirabai Chanu for winning the silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

"Heartiest congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for starting the medal tally for India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning silver medal in weightlifting," the President said in


Saturday, July 24, 2021India and Pakistan need to work together to resolve bilateral issues: US

Washington, Jul 24: India and Pakistan need to work with each other to resolve their bilateral issues, the United States has said, observing that it had always encouraged the two neighbours to build a more stable relationship going forward.

"With regard to India-Pakistan, I would just note that we strongly believe that India and Pakistan's issues are ones for them to work out between themselve


Saturday, July 24, 2021Two people killed, 2 others injured as truck collides into car in UP's Pratapgarh

Pratapgarh (UP), Jul 24: Two women were killed and two others seriously injured when their car collided with a truck on a highway in Kunda area here on Saturday morning, police said.

College professor Archita Srivastava (32), Anshi Srivastava (20), Rachit Srivastava (22) and Abhishant Srivastava (30) were going to Lucknow in a car from Bhadohi Patel Nagar when a container truck collided with i


Saturday, July 24, 2021Rain havoc: Death toll mounts to 136 in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra

Pune, Jul 24: With the recovery of more bodies, the death toll in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra climbed to 136 on Saturday.

Several people have lost their lives as heavy downpour led to multiple landslides in the state over the past two days.

Around 84,452 people under the Pune division were shifted to safer places today as rain continued to wreak havoc across the state.

As per a


Saturday, July 24, 2021Buddhist values will address issues of global concern: President

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that application of Buddhist values and principles in addressing issues of global concern will help in healing the world and making it a better place.

The President was addressing the annual Asadha Poornima – Dharma Chakra Day being organised by the International Buddhist Confederation through a video message.

He said that it is importan


Saturday, July 24, 2021One-way traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

Srinagar, Jul 24: One-way traffic was on Saturday resumed on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway after closing for a day in view of weekly maintenance, traffic officials said.

Traffic was suspended on the highway, the only road connecting Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir, on Friday to allow weekly maintenance, particularly at Zojila pass, where road has suffered damage due to heavy sn


Saturday, July 24, 2021India records 39,097 fresh COVID-19 cases, 546 fatalities in 24 hrs

New Delhi, Jul 24: India's tally of COVID-19 infections rose by 39,097 in a day to reach 3,13,32,159, while 546 more people succumbed to the viral disease during the same period taking the death toll to 4,20,016 on Saturday, according to Union Health Ministry data.

The number of active cases in the country has increased to 4,08,977, accounting for 1.34 per cent of the total caseload while the


Friday, July 23, 2021Need joint effort from centre and state to make India a sporting powerhouse: Sports Minister Thakur

New Delhi, Jul 23: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday insisted that sports is a state subject but said if the centre and the respective states work hand in hand, the country can be a sporting powerhouse in the future.

Lauding the states for promoting sports by announcing cash incentives and government jobs for medal winners, Thakur said it's time both centre and states collaborate in prom


Friday, July 23, 2021J&K, Ladakh candidates to appear in Army Sepoy Pharma recruitment rally in Punjab

Srinagar, Jul 23: The Army is holding 15-day rally for the candidates of Punjab, Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh for appointment of Sepoy Pharma at Amritsar.

A defence ministry spokesman Col Emron Musai said Army recruitment rally of Sepoy Pharma will be conducted for eligible candidates of Punjab, J&K and Ladakh UTs from September 16 to September 30, 2021.

The rally


Friday, July 23, 2021SC turns down telecos' plea seeking recomputation of dues

New Delhi, Jul 23: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices' application seeking recalculation of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues that were paid by the telecom operators to the department of telecommunications (DoT).

A bench of Justices LN Rao and Hrishikesh Roy was hearing the matter, in which the telecos claimed "mathematical errors" on the pa


Friday, July 23, 2021Monsoon session: Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday

NEW DELHI: Amid the ruckus created by the Opposition, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day on Friday.
Earlier, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on the fourth day of the Monsoon session.
The Parliament resumed on Friday morning. However, as soon as the Houses convened the Opposition created a ruckus over the farmers’ agitation and Pegasus Project issue.
The Lok Sabha will now re


Friday, July 23, 2021US welcomes PM Modi's continued focus on driving clean energy transformation in India: Official

Washington, Jul 23: The United States welcomes the continued focus of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on driving a clean energy transformation in his country despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official has said.

Testifying before a Congressional committee on Thursday, Jonathan Pershing, a senior advisor to the Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry said th


Friday, July 23, 20214 killed, 10 injured in Mumbai house collapse

MUMBAI: At least four persons were killed, and 10 others injured when a single-storey house crashed in Govandi suburb of northeast Mumbai, BMC Disaster Control said on Friday.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. when the ground-plus-one storey structure in Shivaji Nagar collapsed, catching the victims unawares in sleep.

Teams of Mumbai Fire Brigade and other rescuers rushed to the spot and


Friday, July 23, 20211st human death due to bird flu causes panic in G'gram village

Gurugram: After the first fatal bird flu case was reported from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences that came from Gurugram’s Chakkarpur village, the Health and the Animal Husbandry departments here have swung into action and launched a survey as a precautionary measure.

Nearly 28 teams have been constituted in the district to check all poultry farms.

The survey is being conduct


Friday, July 23, 2021Pegasus is Israeli weapon, Centre used it against India: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI : Attacking the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Pegasus spyware is an Israeli classified weapon that the government has used against the institutions of the country.
“Pegasus is classified by the Israeli state as a weapon and that weapon is supposed to be used against terrorists. The Prime Minister and Home Minister have used this against the Indian state and agains


Friday, July 23, 2021BJP MP to introduce Bill for Uniform Civil Code in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Jul 23: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirodi Lal Meena on Friday is scheduled to introduce a Private Member's Bill in the Rajya Sabha to provide for the constitution of the National Inspection and Investigation Committee for preparation of Uniform Civil Code and its implementation in the country.

Among the Private Member's bills, the proposed legislation is listed on the top in th


Friday, July 23, 2021India logs 35,342 new COVID-19 cases, 483 deaths

New Delhi, Jul 23: India recorded 35,342 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the case tally to 3,12,93,062, while the death toll mounted to 4,19,470 with 483 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

According to the Ministry, the active cases declined by 3,881, to stand at 4,05,513. It is now 1.30 per cent of the total caseload.

The past 24 hours saw 38,