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Flood Management Force, Like NDRF, To Be Formed In Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

Flood Management Force, Like NDRF, To Be Formed In Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, Mumbai

Amid the rain havoc in parts of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said a separate force on the lines of the NDRF will be set up in all districts of the state and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) will also be strengthened.

Delhi Reports 66 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths; Positivity Rate At 0.09%

Delhi Reports 66 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths; Positivity Rate At 0.09%

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, New Delhi

The national capital reported 66 COVID-19 cases and two deaths due to the infection on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.09 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.

Orange, Yellow Alerts Issued For Parts Of Madhya Pradesh: Weather Office

Orange, Yellow Alerts Issued For Parts Of Madhya Pradesh: Weather Office

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, Bhopal

The Met department on Sunday issued orange and yellow alerts predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and lightning in large parts of Madhya Pradesh, which has been experiencing intermittent downpours for the last three days.

Kerala Veterinarian Gets Patent For Biodiesel From Chicken Waste

Kerala Veterinarian Gets Patent For Biodiesel From Chicken Waste

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, Wayanad

After waiting for more than seven years, John Abraham, a veterinary doctor, has finally received the patents for inventing biodiesel from slaughtered chicken waste that offers mileage of over 38 km a litre at around 40% of the current diesel price.

Assam Has Rs 2 Lakh Crore Irregularity Queries Pending In 25 years: Audit Body

Assam Has Rs 2 Lakh Crore Irregularity Queries Pending In 25 years: Audit Body

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, Guwahati

The Assam government is yet to settle queries regarding alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 2,15,286 crore highlighted by the CAG since 1994, according to the latest report of the public auditor tabled in the state assembly.

Updates: Travel Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic In India

Updates: Travel Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic In India

NDTV News Desk | Sunday July 25, 2021, New Delhi

Travel restrictions have been eased in several states and cities across India as COVID-19 cases continue to decline after a devastating second wave.

PM Modi Should Give Statement On Pegasus Row In Parliament: P Chidambaram

PM Modi Should Give Statement On Pegasus Row In Parliament: P Chidambaram

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the government should either call for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the Pegasus snooping allegations or request the Supreme Court to appoint a sitting judge to investigate the matter.

PM Modi Lauds Chandigarh Vendor Giving Free "Chhole Bhature" On Getting Vaccinated

PM Modi Lauds Chandigarh Vendor Giving Free "Chhole Bhature" On Getting Vaccinated

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, Chandigarh

A Chandigarh street vendor giving out free "Chhole Bhature" to people who take their COVID-19 vaccine shot and furnish proof of it the same day drew praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly "Mann Ki Baat" radio broadcast on Sunday.

Ambulances Stuck Due To VIP Convoy, Hyderabad Traffic Police Criticised

Ambulances Stuck Due To VIP Convoy, Hyderabad Traffic Police Criticised

Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Sunday July 25, 2021, Hyderabad

Hyderabad Traffic Police have faced criticism following allegations that two ambulances were stopped to give passage to a VIP convoy.

"Congress Will Emerge As King, Not Kingmaker In UP Polls": Party Leader

"Congress Will Emerge As King, Not Kingmaker In UP Polls": Party Leader

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, Lucknow

Senior Congress leader Dheeraj Gurjar on Sunday asserted that his party would emerge as the "king" not kingmaker in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Video: Himachal Bridge Hit By Boulders Rolling Down Hill, 9 Tourists Dead

Video: Himachal Bridge Hit By Boulders Rolling Down Hill, 9 Tourists Dead

Edited by Shatabdi Chowdhury | Sunday July 25, 2021

Nine tourists were killed and several were injured after a massive landslide hit a bridge in Himachal Pradesh's Sangla valley today.

PM Modi In Lead Role In Fight Against Climate Change: Amit Shah

PM Modi In Lead Role In Fight Against Climate Change: Amit Shah

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Sunday July 25, 2021, Guwahati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recognises the global warming issue and has been taking the lead role in fighting against it through a slew of schemes to mitigate the problem, Home Minister Amit Shah said today.

People Take Refuge On Roofs, Maharashtra Villages Cut Off Amid Flood Fury

People Take Refuge On Roofs, Maharashtra Villages Cut Off Amid Flood Fury

Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Sunday July 25, 2021, Mumbai

Days after torrential rain triggered floods and landslides across several districts in Maharashtra, killing 138 people and leaving dozens still missing, two national highways remain closed to traffic, making it difficult to evacuate stranded people.

Sena's Sanjay Raut's "Hiroshima Bombing" Comparison To Pegasus Row

Sena's Sanjay Raut's "Hiroshima Bombing" Comparison To Pegasus Row

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 25, 2021, Mumbai

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 spyin

Telangana MP Convicted Of Bribing Voters, To Appeal In High Court

Telangana MP Convicted Of Bribing Voters, To Appeal In High Court

Written by Uma Sudhir | Sunday July 25, 2021, Hyderabad

For perhaps the first time, a sitting Member of Parliament has been convicted for bribing voters during the 2019 general elections.