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Bengal Relaxes Covid Curbs Further, Cinemas Get Nod To Open

Bengal Relaxes Covid Curbs Further, Cinemas Get Nod To Open

Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Thursday July 29, 2021, Kolkata

Further relaxing the curbs put in place during the second wave of the Covid pandemic, the West Bengal government gave a go-ahead to cinema halls to open up from Saturday. For now, the cinema halls can host guests up to 50 per cent capacity.

BJP Slams Left For Attending Chinese Embassy Event, D Raja Hits Back

BJP Slams Left For Attending Chinese Embassy Event, D Raja Hits Back

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, New Delhi

The presence of Left leaders at an online event organised by the Chinese embassy to mark the centenary of the Communist Party of China has triggered a row, with BJP accusing Left parties of having a long tradition of opposing the national interest.

New National Education Policy Major Factor In "<i>Mahayagna</i>" Of Nation Building: PM Modi

New National Education Policy Major Factor In "Mahayagna" Of Nation Building: PM Modi

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, New Delhi

As the new National Education Policy (NEP) completed one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is one of the major factors in the grand exercise of nation-building and assures the youth that the country supports their aspirations.

175 Tourists Stranded In Lahaul-Spiti After Cloudburst, Landslides

175 Tourists Stranded In Lahaul-Spiti After Cloudburst, Landslides

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Shimla

As many as 175 tourists are stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul-Spiti following a cloudburst and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall, a senior disaster management official said on Thursday.

<i>''Kisan Sansad''</i> Discusses One Of 3 Farm Laws, Passes Resolution Demanding Its Repeal

''Kisan Sansad'' Discusses One Of 3 Farm Laws, Passes Resolution Demanding Its Repeal

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, New Delhi

The ''Kisan Sansad'' being held by farmers at Jantar Mantar on Thursday held discussions on one of the three agri laws against which they have been protesting for over eight months and demanded its repeal, terming it "unconstitutional".

Delhi High Court Begins Hearing Pleas By Gandhis, AAP Against IT Assessment Transfer

Delhi High Court Begins Hearing Pleas By Gandhis, AAP Against IT Assessment Transfer

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, New Delhi

Transfer of an assessment to central circle of the Income Tax department is a black mark and can only be done in cases of search and seizure, senior advocate Arvind Datar told the Delhi High Court Thursday in petitions by three Congress leaders

Delhi Assembly Passes Resolution Urging Bharat Ratna For Sunderlal Bahuguna

Delhi Assembly Passes Resolution Urging Bharat Ratna For Sunderlal Bahuguna

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday urging the Centre to posthumously confer the Bharat Ratna, the country''s highest civilian honour, on noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna.

UP Woman, Teen Daughter Killed As Pickup Truck Skids Off Into House: Police

UP Woman, Teen Daughter Killed As Pickup Truck Skids Off Into House: Police

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Gonda

A woman and her teenage daughter were killed while three others sustained injuries after a pickup truck lost control and entered a house by the road in Chhapia area here, police said on Thursday.

National-Level Shooter Killed, Another Injured In Car Accident In Madhya Pradesh

National-Level Shooter Killed, Another Injured In Car Accident In Madhya Pradesh

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Dhar

A 28-year-old national-level shooter died, while another athlete sustained grievous injuries when their car flipped after hitting a road divider on a highway in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district on Thursday, police said.

Heavy Rainfall Alert Issued For 15 Districts In Madhya Pradesh: Weather Office

Heavy Rainfall Alert Issued For 15 Districts In Madhya Pradesh: Weather Office

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Bhopal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued an orange alert of heavy rainfall for 15 districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Jharkhand Court Orders Probe Into Death Of Judge Out On Morning Jog

Jharkhand Court Orders Probe Into Death Of Judge Out On Morning Jog

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Ranchi

The Jharkhand High Court today ordered an SIT probe into the death of Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand the day before when he was out for a morning jog.

4 Arrested For Killing Man After Argument Over Rs 20 In Uttar Pradesh

4 Arrested For Killing Man After Argument Over Rs 20 In Uttar Pradesh

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Bulandshahr

Four people were arrested after a man was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district following a quarrel with a group of men over Rs 20 last week, police said on Thursday.

Covid Curbs Likely To Be Eased in 25 Maharashtra Districts Including Mumbai: Government

Covid Curbs Likely To Be Eased in 25 Maharashtra Districts Including Mumbai: Government

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Mumbai

Mumbai and 24 other districts of Maharashtra which have reported COVID-19 positivity rates lower than the state's average are likely to get more relaxation from restrictions, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Thursday.

ISRO Launches Merchandise Programme With Theme-Based T-Shirts, Toys

ISRO Launches Merchandise Programme With Theme-Based T-Shirts, Toys

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Bengaluru

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday formally launched its theme-based merchandise programme with the selection of the first batch of nine registered ISRO merchandisers.

Women Delegation Meets Ladakh Lieutenant Governor; Demands 33% Reservation

Women Delegation Meets Ladakh Lieutenant Governor; Demands 33% Reservation

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 29, 2021, Leh

A joint delegation of women belonging to different religious groups met Ladakh Lt Governor R K Mathur and raised various demands including 33 percent reservation for women in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils of Leh and Kargil.