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8 Feared Dead, 7 Missing In Flash Floods Triggered By Heavy Rain In Himachal Pradesh

8 Feared Dead, 7 Missing In Flash Floods Triggered By Heavy Rain In Himachal Pradesh

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 28, 2021, Shimla

At least eight people are feared dead and seven reported missing in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, a senior disaster management official said today.

A $1 Billion Covid Crypto Donation For India Hits Red Tape

A $1 Billion Covid Crypto Donation For India Hits Red Tape

Ronojoy Mazumdar and Suvashree Ghosh, Bloomberg | Wednesday July 28, 2021

Two months after Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin donated about $1 billion in cryptocurrency to an India Covid relief fund, about $20 million has been paid out so far.

President Ram Nath Kovind Condoles Loss Of Lives In Barabanki Accident

President Ram Nath Kovind Condoles Loss Of Lives In Barabanki Accident

Asian News International | Wednesday July 28, 2021, New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in an accident in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Once Worked For Tatas: 5 Facts

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Once Worked For Tatas: 5 Facts

NDTV News Desk | Wednesday July 28, 2021, Bengaluru

Basavaraj Bommai, 61, is Karnataka's new Chief Minister. A close aide of BS Yediyurappa and former state Home Minister, Mr Bommai comes from a political family but he is trained as a mechanical engineer.

Basavaraj Bommai, With BS Yediyurappa's Blessing, Takes Charge

Basavaraj Bommai, With BS Yediyurappa's Blessing, Takes Charge

Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Shylaja Varma | Wednesday July 28, 2021, Bengaluru

Basavaraj Bommai took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister today, succeeding BS Yediyurappa who resigned on Monday. Mr Bommai was sworn-in by the Governor in a brief ceremony in state capital Bengaluru. Mr Yediyurappa was present on the stage.

'Vandalism Not Equal To Freedom Of Speech': Kerala Minister To Face Trial

'Vandalism Not Equal To Freedom Of Speech': Kerala Minister To Face Trial

Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday July 28, 2021, New Delhi

Members of Kerala's ruling CPM - including V Sivankutty, Education and Labour Minister, and KT Jaleel, the former Higher Education Minister - will face trial in a case relating to protests in the Assembly in 2015, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

India Alone Among 51 Countries To Skip London Climate Meet

India Alone Among 51 Countries To Skip London Climate Meet

Jessica Shankleman, Alberto Nardelli and Archana Chaudhary, Bloomberg | Wednesday July 28, 2021

Global efforts to tackle climate change suffered another setback this week as India -- the world's third-biggest emitter -- failed to attend a key diplomatic gathering in London.

Rahul Gandhi Leads Opposition Meet To Crank Up Pegasus Heat On Government

Rahul Gandhi Leads Opposition Meet To Crank Up Pegasus Heat On Government

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday July 28, 2021, New Delhi

A meeting of several major opposition parties is underway to talk strategy in taking on the central government over the Pegasus phone-hacking scandal, which has dominated headlines and forced repeated adjournments in Parliament.

Centre To Meet Assam, Mizoram Officials, Police Chiefs Over Border Row

Centre To Meet Assam, Mizoram Officials, Police Chiefs Over Border Row

Reported by Neeta Sharma, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday July 28, 2021, New Delhi

The Home Ministry will today meet senior Assam and Mizoram officials - chief secretaries and DGPs (Director General of Police) - in the wake of violence along the states' shared border on Monday that claimed the lives of six policemen and a civilian.

Assam-Mizoram Border Clash: Death Count Reaches 7 As Another Cop Dies

Assam-Mizoram Border Clash: Death Count Reaches 7 As Another Cop Dies

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 28, 2021, Guwahati

A policeman of Assam, who was critically injured in the exchange of fire between the police forces of the state and Mizoram on the disputed interstate border, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.

Afghanistan, Quad, Covid Headline S Jaishankar-Antony Blinken Talks

Afghanistan, Quad, Covid Headline S Jaishankar-Antony Blinken Talks

Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Shylaja Varma | Wednesday July 28, 2021, New Delhi

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in India on a two-day visit with an extensive agenda featuring the rapidly evolving security situation in Afghanistan, boosting Indo-Pacific engagement and ways to enhance COVID-19 response efforts.

1 Killed, 10 Missing In Flash Floods In Himachal Pradesh

1 Killed, 10 Missing In Flash Floods In Himachal Pradesh

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 28, 2021, Shimla

One person was killed while 10 have gone missing as flash floods triggered by incessant rains lashed Himachal Pradesh, a senior disaster management official said today.

Upset Over Congress MLA's Attack Allegation, Chhattisgarh Minister Walks Out Of House

Upset Over Congress MLA's Attack Allegation, Chhattisgarh Minister Walks Out Of House

Asian News International | Wednesday July 28, 2021, Raipur (Chattisgarh)

Amid the controversy over the alleged attack on a tribal Congress MLA, Chhattisgarh Health Minister walked out of the state Assembly and said he will not be part of the session of the House until the government orders an inquiry.

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Both Houses Adjourned Till 2 PM Amid Protests

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Both Houses Adjourned Till 2 PM Amid Protests

Wednesday July 28, 2021

Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for an hour amid attempts by the Oppsition members to raise Pegasus, farm laws and other issues in the Upper House.

Big Jump In New Covid Cases (43,654) In India Day After 4-Month Low: 10 Points

Big Jump In New Covid Cases (43,654) In India Day After 4-Month Low: 10 Points

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Wednesday July 28, 2021, New Delhi

India recorded 43,654 new coronavirus cases, 47 per cent higher than yesterday when fresh cases dipped below 30,000 for the first time in nearly four months. The positivity rate stands at 2.51 per cent. 640 deaths take India's tally to 4.22 lakh.