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Trees, "Oxygen Cess" Part Of Madhya Pradesh University's Pandemic Plan

Trees, "Oxygen Cess" Part Of Madhya Pradesh University's Pandemic Plan

Written by Anurag Dwary | Monday August 02, 2021, Bhopal

To encourage the plantation of more trees, a university in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain is planning to impose a voluntary "green cess" on people who visit its campus every day for exercise.

Jamia Shooter, 19, Gets Bail In Hate Speech Case

Jamia Shooter, 19, Gets Bail In Hate Speech Case

Reported by Meher Pandey, Edited by Shatabdi Chowdhury | Monday August 02, 2021

A 19-year-old man who was arrested last month for allegedly making hate speeches has been granted bail by a Haryana court on Monday.

Maharashtra Relaxes Covid Curbs In Some Districts; Malls, Gyms Allowed

Maharashtra Relaxes Covid Curbs In Some Districts; Malls, Gyms Allowed

Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Monday August 02, 2021, Mumbai

The Maharashtra government today relaxed the restrictions put in place to stem the spike in Covid cases, allowing malls, gymnasiums and salons to open up.

9-Year-Old Allegedly Raped, Murdered In Delhi, Body Forcibly Cremated

9-Year-Old Allegedly Raped, Murdered In Delhi, Body Forcibly Cremated

Reported by Mukesh Singh Sengar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday August 02, 2021, New Delhi

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered and her body forcibly cremated by her attackers in Delhi. The police have detained a priest in the case along with three others and investigations are on.

"For Public Order To Be Disturbed..." Top Court Quashes Telangana Detention Order

"For Public Order To Be Disturbed..." Top Court Quashes Telangana Detention Order

Press Trust of India | Monday August 02, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court Monday quashed Telangana government's detention order against a man, booked in several criminal cases related to fraud and forgery, saying that for ''public order'' to be disturbed, "there must in turn be public disorder".

Chargesheet Filed Against Wrestler Sushil Kumar, Others In Murder Case

Chargesheet Filed Against Wrestler Sushil Kumar, Others In Murder Case

Press Trust of India | Monday August 02, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge sheet against Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar as the main accused and 12 others in connection with the alleged murder of a former junior national wrestling champion at Chhatrasal Stadium.

Dogs Ferocious By Circumstances, Stray Dogs Not Dangerous By Nature: Court

Dogs Ferocious By Circumstances, Stray Dogs Not Dangerous By Nature: Court

Press Trust of India | Monday August 02, 2021, Kochi

A dog is made ferocious by the circumstances and it is a myth that a stray canine is dangerous by nature, the Kerala High Court said on Monday while dealing with the issue of poisoning of street dogs in Thrikkakkara municipality area.

Kashmiris "Considered Guilty Until Proven Innocent": PDP President Mehbooba Mufti

Kashmiris "Considered Guilty Until Proven Innocent": PDP President Mehbooba Mufti

Press Trust of India | Monday August 02, 2021, Srinagar

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday alleged that former Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh, who was caught ferrying militants in a vehicle last year, was let off the hook by the Centre while innocent Kashmiris rot in jails for years

Journalist, 4 Others In Potential Pegasus Targets List Approach Supreme Court

Journalist, 4 Others In Potential Pegasus Targets List Approach Supreme Court

Asian News International | Monday August 02, 2021, New Delhi

Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and four others, who are reported to be in the potential list of snoop targets using Pegasus spyware, have filed the petition in the Supreme Court

"Will Stay MP": Ex-Minister Babul Supriyo Tweaks Plan After JP Nadda Meet

"Will Stay MP": Ex-Minister Babul Supriyo Tweaks Plan After JP Nadda Meet

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday August 02, 2021, New Delhi

The BJP's Asansol MP Babul Supriyo will not quit his parliamentary seat even as he moves out of politics. The Bollywood singer-turned-politician had announced his decision to quit yesterday, weeks after losing his position as Union Minister of State.

Video: Lucknow Woman's Attack On Cabbie Goes Viral, Prompts Police Case

Video: Lucknow Woman's Attack On Cabbie Goes Viral, Prompts Police Case

Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday August 02, 2021, Lucknow

CCTV footage of the Lucknow incident shows the woman wading dangerously through the heavy traffic till a car stops before her. She then let loose on the cab driver, damaging his car and, allegedly, phone. A passerby who intervened also was assaulted.

24 Universities Declared Fake, Most From UP: Education Minister

24 Universities Declared Fake, Most From UP: Education Minister

Press Trust of India | Monday August 02, 2021, New Delhi

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared 24 "self-styled" institutes fake and found two more in violation of norms, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.

2 Dead, 2 Injured In Separate House Collapse Incidents In Rajasthan: Police

2 Dead, 2 Injured In Separate House Collapse Incidents In Rajasthan: Police

Press Trust of India | Monday August 02, 2021, Kota

A man and an eight-year-old girl were killed, while a couple suffered injuries in two separate incidents of house collapse in Bundi and Baran districts of Rajasthan, police said on Monday.

Caste-Based Census "In Everyone's Interest", Argues Nitish Kumar

Caste-Based Census "In Everyone's Interest", Argues Nitish Kumar

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday August 02, 2021, Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar -- one of the key leaders demanding a caste-based census -- pushed for it once again today, saying apprehension that such a census will upset a group of people is baseless.

"Glass Ceilings Will Disappear": Woman Cop Rises To Top Rank In Rajasthan

"Glass Ceilings Will Disappear": Woman Cop Rises To Top Rank In Rajasthan

Written by Harsha Kumari Singh | Monday August 02, 2021, Jaipur

Nina Singh, a 1980-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has become the first woman in the state to rise to the Director General rank, the highest in the police force.