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  • Palghar Mob Killings: Top Court Asks Maharashtra Government To File Status Report

    Palghar Mob Killings: Top Court Asks Maharashtra Government To File Status Report

    The Supreme Court today asked the Maharashtra government to apprise it of the inquiry and action taken against the errant police personnel in the alleged mob killing of three people, including two seers, in Palghar district in April.
  • In Goa, Part Of Tunnel Collapses After Heavy Rain, Many Trains Diverted

    In Goa, Part Of Tunnel Collapses After Heavy Rain, Many Trains Diverted

    A five-metre portion of a tunnel wall at Pernem in Goa collapsed early on Thursday due to heavy rain. A number of trains on the Konkan Railway route had to be diverted via Londa in neighbouring Karnataka, an official said. No one has been injured.
  • Supreme Court To Hear Vijay Mallya's Review Plea In Money Transfer Case On August 20

    Supreme Court To Hear Vijay Mallya's Review Plea In Money Transfer Case On August 20

    The Supreme Court today said it would hear on August 20 the petition filed by businessman Vijay Mallya, who has sought review of its 2017 order holding him guilty of contempt of court for transferring USD 40 million to his children.
  • Hiroshima Day: "Free The World Of Nuclear Weapons," Says UN Chief

    Hiroshima Day: "Free The World Of Nuclear Weapons," Says UN Chief

    Hiroshima Day: On August 6, 75 years ago the world changed - a US warplane dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan killing 1,40,000 people. At 8:15 am, on the ill-fated day, a US B-29 warplane, Enola Gay, dropped a bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" and destroyed the city and its people.
  • India Refuses to Disengage Further Along Pangong

    India Refuses to Disengage Further Along Pangong

    India has firmly told China that it will not move back any further in the region along Pangong Lake, as military commanders of the two sides continue discussions on disengagement in Eastern Ladakh. In the last meeting, India rebuffed China's demand that its troops vacate a critical post to facilitate further disengagement.
  • India-US Strategic Partnership Will Be Central To Times Ahead: Envoy

    India-US Strategic Partnership Will Be Central To Times Ahead: Envoy

    As India approaches the 75th year of its Independence, it relentlessly peruses the process of nation-building, the expansion of individual liberty, and of economic and political empowerment, a top Indian diplomat has said, reaffirming that the strength of India's strategic partnership with the US will be central to the times ahead.
  • Class 12 Students Of Punjab Government Schools To Get Smartphones By November

    Class 12 Students Of Punjab Government Schools To Get Smartphones By November

    The distribution of 1,73,823 smartphones to Class 12 students studying in government schools will be completed by November 2020 to facilitate e-learning during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Cabinet said.
  • India "Firmly Rejects" China's Attempt To Raise Kashmir Issue At UN Security Council

    India "Firmly Rejects" China's Attempt To Raise Kashmir Issue At UN Security Council

    Hitting out at China for making yet another effort to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, India today asked Beijing to draw proper conclusions from such "infructuous attempts" and "firmly" rejected its "interference" in the country's internal affairs.
  • "Another Attempt By Pak Fails": India's Envoy To UN On Bringing Up J&K

    "Another Attempt By Pak Fails": India's Envoy To UN On Bringing Up J&K

    Pakistan's attempt to internationalise the Kashmir issue through the United Nations has again "come to naught", after a UN Security Council meeting convened by China to discuss the matter ended without any outcome, a top Indian diplomat said on Thursday.
  • Tributes Pour In On Sushma Swaraj's First Death Anniversary Today

    Tributes Pour In On Sushma Swaraj's First Death Anniversary Today

    Sushma Swaraj death anniversary: The former external affairs minister, is being remembered on her first death anniversary today. The country was shocked after her sudden death on August 6, 2019. Sushma Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri wrote poignant messages on Twitter today. Tributes are pouring as Union Ministers, senior BJP leaders and others across parties are fondly remembering Sushma Swaraj.
  • J&K Sarpanch, A BJP Leader, Shot Dead By Terrorists

    J&K Sarpanch, A BJP Leader, Shot Dead By Terrorists

    A BJP leader, who is a sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, was shot dead by terrorists.
  • Mumbai's Colaba Sees Heaviest Single-Day Rain In August In 46 Years

    Mumbai's Colaba Sees Heaviest Single-Day Rain In August In 46 Years

    South Mumbai's Colaba area, which includes iconic landmarks such as the Gateway of India, reported its heaviest single-day rainfall in August in 46 years on Wednesday, when rains and cyclonic winds reaching speeds of up to 107kmph hit the city and its neighbouring areas, disrupting suburban train and bus services and throwing normal life out of gear. All offices, barring essential services, remained shut. With the weather department warning of more downpour over the next few hours, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked people to not venture out of doors unless absolutely necessary.
  • 56,282 Covid Cases In India In A Day, 904 Deaths; Total Cases 19,64,536

    56,282 Covid Cases In India In A Day, 904 Deaths; Total Cases 19,64,536

    A sharp surge of 56,282 new coronavirus patients in the last 24 hours took India's COVID-19 tally to 19,64,536 cases, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that number of Covid-linked deaths have crossed 40,000. A total of 13,28,336 patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, the government data shows. More than 900 Covid-19 patients have died since yesterday. While India's recovery rate stood at 67.61 per cent this morning, the positivity rate - that indicates the percentage of patients testing positive for the highly infectious illness - stood at 8.46 per cent.
  • "Patently Illegal": Mumbai Cop On Sushant Rajput's Relative's Request

    "Patently Illegal": Mumbai Cop On Sushant Rajput's Relative's Request

    The Mumbai Police has denied allegations that they did not act on a warning by the family of actor Sushant Singh Rajput of a threat to him. The police said Mr Rajput's brother-in-law, who is a police officer, had been using his influence to sort out the actor's lack of contact with his family, allegedly at the behest of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
  • "Bipartisan Support" For India Ties: US Lawmakers' Letter To S Jaishankar

    "Bipartisan Support" For India Ties: US Lawmakers' Letter To S Jaishankar

    Throwing their weight behind the India-US relationship which enjoys the bipartisan support, two top American lawmakers have said that close partnership between the two countries assumes significance in view of the "aggression" that New Delhi faces from Beijing.

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