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Over 1,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas in Saurashtra region of Gujarat as heavy rain continues for third consecutive day: Official

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7 Jul 2020, 8:40 PM

Ahmedabad's COVID-19 cases rise by 187 to 22,262; five more deaths take toll to 1,496: Health department

7 Jul 2020, 8:40 PM

90 new COVID-19 cases in Goa, tally 1,903, active cases 739: Official

7 Jul 2020, 8:40 PM

Mumbai's COVID-19 tally rises to 86,132 with addition of 806 new cases; 64 fresh deaths take toll to 4,999, says BMC

7 Jul 2020, 8:21 PM

Over 1,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas in Saurashtra, Gujarat as heavy rain continues: Official

Over 1,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas in Saurashtra region of Gujarat as heavy rain continues for third consecutive day: Official

7 Jul 2020, 7:55 PM

TN reports 3,616 COVID-19 cases, 65 fatalities; tally rises to 1,18,594 and toll mounts to 1,636. Govt

7 Jul 2020, 7:33 PM

Cache of arms comprising of 3 AK 56, 2 Pistols with magazines and ammunition recovered in Baramulla: Indian Army

A search operation was launched close to Line of Control at Maidan Nala in Uri Sector of Baramulla, today afternoon. Cache of arms comprising of 3 AK 56, 2 Pistols with magazines and ammunition was recovered: Indian Army

7 Jul 2020, 7:31 PM

Delhi records 2,008 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,02,831; death toll mounts to 3,165: Authorities

7 Jul 2020, 7:15 PM

Kenya declares 2020 as school year lost, primary pupils will return to class next January

Kenya has declared that its school year was considered lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, and primary and secondary pupils would return to class next January

7 Jul 2020, 7:13 PM

Highest single-day spike of 272 COVID-19 cases in Kerala, tally 5,894: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

7 Jul 2020, 7:11 PM

Only one new coronavirus patient reported in Mumbai's Dharavi, case tally in area rises to 2,335: civic body

7 Jul 2020, 6:59 PM

6 people, including 5 NDRF personnel, test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram, tally 197

6 people, including 5 NDRF personnel, test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram, tally 197, active cases 58: Official

7 Jul 2020, 6:20 PM

Couple killed in tree fall in UP's Sultanpur

A middle-aged couple were killed when a tree fell on the shed under which they were sleeping in Sultanpur's Rampur village, police said on Tuesday.

Ramcharan Gautam (45) and his wife (43) were sleeping under the shed when a mango tree fell on it due to heavy rainfall late on Monday night, they said.

7 Jul 2020, 6:20 PM

COVID second wave: Beijing has reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time

Beijing has reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the emergence of a cluster in the Chinese capital in June that prompted fears of a domestic second wave.

7 Jul 2020, 6:18 PM

Bombay HC directs that UGC be made a party to PIL challenging Maha govt's decision to issue degrees without holding final year exams

Bombay HC directs that University Grants Commission be made a party to PIL challenging Maharashtra govt's decision to issue degrees without holding final year exams

7 Jul 2020, 5:51 PM

Fire breaks out in social justice ministry office at Shastri Bhawan

A fire broke out at an office of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at the Shastri Bhawan here on Tuesday, a Delhi Fire Services official said.


No casualty was reported in the incident and the fire was brought under control within 25 minutes, he said.

The call about the fire was received around 1.30 pm and five fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the official said.

It is suspected that the fire started in a split air-conditioner and then engulfed a sofa in room number 253 of the ministry. The office is located on the second floor of the Shastri Bhawan, he said.

7 Jul 2020, 5:45 PM

CBSE brings big respite to students, reduces syllabus for classes IX-XII, says CBSE

CBSE brings big respite to students, reduces syllabus for classes IX-XII: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), reported ANI

7 Jul 2020, 5:44 PM

Highest spike of 1,332 new COVID-19 cases in UP, tally 29,968

Highest spike of 1,332 new COVID-19 cases in UP, tally 29,968, active cases 9,514; toll rises to 827 with 18 more deaths: Health official.

7 Jul 2020, 5:27 PM

Journalists staged silent protest outside Press Club of India demanding judicial inquiry into death of a journalist who jumped off AIIMS building

Delhi: Journalists staged silent protest outside Press Club of India today, demanding judicial inquiry into death of a journalist who jumped off AIIMS building y'day In accordance with Union Health Min's order,a high-level committee was set up that'll submit report within 48 hrs, reported ANI

7 Jul 2020, 5:25 PM

SC issues notice to Civil Aviation Ministry, DGCA to refund full amount of tickets for flights cancelled due to lockdown

Supreme Court issues notice to Civil Aviation Ministry, DGCA on plea seeking directions to airlines to refund full amount of tickets for flights cancelled due to COVID lockdown

7 Jul 2020, 5:01 PM

CBSE to rationalise syllabus up to 30%, says HRD Ministry

Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalise CBSE syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts: Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, reported ANI

7 Jul 2020, 4:59 PM

NIA arrests seventh person in connection with attack on CRPF convoy that killed 40 personnel in Pulwama last year: officials

7 Jul 2020, 4:54 PM

BWF cancels China Masters and Dutch Open due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday cancelled two more international tournaments -- China Masters and Dutch Open -- from its revamped 2020 calender because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 Jul 2020, 4:01 PM

UltraTech arm to sell entire stake in Chinese cement firm

Krishna Holdings, a subsidiary of UltraTech Nathdwara Cement, will sell its entire 92.5 per cent stake in China's Shandong Binani Rongan Cement for around $129 million.

UltraTech Nathdwara Cement is a subsidiary of the UltraTech Cement.

7 Jul 2020, 3:55 PM

No community transmission of COVID-19 in Karnataka so far: State govt tells central team

7 Jul 2020, 3:55 PM

8-month-old baby who travelled around 400 km from Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya for treatment dies within hours of testing #COVID19 positive: Officials

7 Jul 2020, 3:54 PM

CCTV footage of 2-day-old robbery shows burglars wearing PPE kits breaking into jewellery shop in Maharashtra's Satara district, fleeing with 780 gm gold: Police

7 Jul 2020, 3:20 PM

Missing letter of martyred police officer raises question on UP home dept, says Priyanka

The letter written in March by senior police officer Devendra Mishra, who was martyred in the Kanpur massacre, was an alarm for this brutal incident.

Today there are many reports about the letter being missing. All these facts raise a serious question on the working of the Home Department of UP, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi.

7 Jul 2020, 2:58 PM

32 new COVID-19 cases in Puducherry, tally 1,041, active cases 510

32 new COVID-19 cases in Puducherry, tally 1,041, active cases 510: Health Dept

7 Jul 2020, 2:58 PM

1,178 more COVID-19 positive cases in Andhra Pradesh, 21,197 total cases

1,178 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 21,197. Death toll rises to 252 and a total of 9745 discharged: State Command Control Room, Andhra Pradesh, reported ANI

7 Jul 2020, 2:58 PM

ED files money laundering case against GVK group for Mumbai airport irregularities

ED files money laundering case against GVK group, MIAL to probe alleged financial irregularities in Mumbai airport operations: Officials.

7 Jul 2020, 2:36 PM

SC grants interim bail to Unitech's Sanjay Chandra, no to brother

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted interim bail to Unitech Ltd promoter and former Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, who has been behind bars for nearly three years in the homebuyers' case.

7 Jul 2020, 2:11 PM

SC extends protection from arrest to journalist Vinod Dua till July 15 in sedition case lodged in Himachal Pradesh

7 Jul 2020, 2:03 PM

Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi govt over rise in crimes in the state

If you look at the statistics of murders in the country, UP has been consistently on top for the last 3 years. An average of 12 murder cases occur every day.

Between 2016-2018, crimes against children increased by 24% in UP.

What has UP's Home Department and CM done other than covering these figures?

Today it is the result of this covering up that the criminals in UP are unbridled. They have the protection of power. Law and order has bowed down before them

Our committed officers and jawans are paying the price, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

7 Jul 2020, 1:51 PM

Criminal killed in encounter in UP, one police man injured

A criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head was killed by the police in an encounter in Bhadohi district in the wee hours of Tuesday.

7 Jul 2020, 1:47 PM

The Centre has notified CBI taking over the Sathankulam case: TN govt

7 Jul 2020, 1:39 PM

Government will release SOP for film shooting in India, says Prakash Javadekar

In view of the epidemic, the government will release the Standard Operating Process (SOP) for film shooting in India to speed up the resumption of film production which has stalled due to COVID-19.

The government is also bringing incentives in all production including TV serial, film making, co-production, animation, gaming. These will be announced soon: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar addressing the inaugural address in 'FICCI Frame 2020', reported ANI

7 Jul 2020, 1:26 PM

Mumbai overtakes China in corona deaths and cases

In yet another disturbing development, the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Mumbai has now oustripped China, where the pandemic reared its head in late 2019, according to the official data here on Tuesday.

The country's commercial capital, Mumbai currently has 4,938 COVID-19 deaths and 85,724 cases, while China has a total of 4,634 fatalities and 83,565 patients, and stands 22nd on the Worldometer.

7 Jul 2020, 12:59 PM

Congress leaders arrested while on way to submit memorandum to UP Governor on law and order

Congress state president Ajay Kumar Lallu, Congress leader MLA Aradhana Mishra Mona, Nasimuddin Siddiqui, Alok Prasad, Tanuj Punia and many other activists arrested on the way to submit memorandum to UP Governor on law and order.

7 Jul 2020, 12:35 PM

Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 10,000-mark with 571 fresh cases

Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 10,000-mark with 571 fresh cases, toll rises to 42 as four more die: Health Department

7 Jul 2020, 11:38 AM

Landslide on NH-10 cuts off Bengal-Sikkim road link

A massive landslide on Tuesday resulted in the collapse of a National Highway which connects West Bengal with the Himalayan state of Sikkim, virtually snapping the road connectivity in the north-eastern region.

7 Jul 2020, 10:49 AM

Centre seeks 6 months more to give permanent commission to women in army

Citing the Covid induced lockdown, the Centre has asked the Supreme Court to grant it six months extra to comply with its verdict granting permanent commission to eligible women officers in the army and also making provisions for them in command posts.

In an application, the Ministry of Defence said: "The applicants have commenced the process of substantial compliance of the directions issued by this court, in earnest and in letter and spirit. However, in view of the corona pandemic and the ensuing lockdown coupled with exigencies of service, the applicant has not been able to complete the same and requires some more time to complete the entire process."

7 Jul 2020, 10:48 AM

National interest is paramount. GOI's duty is to protect it, says Rahul Gandhi

National interest is paramount. GOI's duty is to protect it.

Then,

1. Why has Status Quo Ante not been insisted on?

2. Why is China allowed to justify the murder of 20 unarmed jawans in our territory?

3. Why is there no mention of the territorial sovereignty of Galwan valley?, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

7 Jul 2020, 10:05 AM

NYC enters phase three of reopening

New York City, once the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, has entered phase three of reopening, but without resuming indoor dining.

7 Jul 2020, 10:03 AM

US Secretary says that the United States is "certainly looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the United States is "certainly looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Reuters, reported ANI

7 Jul 2020, 10:01 AM

Sensex surges 173 points to 36,660; Nifty rises 39 points to 10,803

Sensex surges 173.07 pts in opening session to 36,660.35; Nifty rises 39.95 pts to 10,803.60.

7 Jul 2020, 9:47 AM

Woman delivers baby while standing in queue for COVID test

A pregnant 22-year-old woman, who was refused admission to the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) till she cleared the corona test, delivered her baby while standing in queue for the test on Monday.

7 Jul 2020, 9:44 AM

Former Deputy Mayor of Lucknow succumbs to coronavirus

Former Deputy Mayor of Lucknow and senior BJP leader Abhay Seth has died of COVID-19 infection, a health official said on Tuesday.

7 Jul 2020, 9:27 AM

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 2,59,557 active cases, 4,39,948 cured/discharged/migrated 20,160 deaths: Ministry of Health reported ANI

7 Jul 2020, 9:19 AM

COVID-19 deaths top 3,500 in LA County

US public health officials registered an additional 48 COVID-19 deaths in Los Angeles County, the most populated in the country, taking the total number of fatalities to 3,534.

7 Jul 2020, 9:18 AM

10 COVID-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland

Ten COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland on Monday, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.

7 Jul 2020, 9:18 AM

With 11 new COVID cases, Agra crosses 1,300-mark

Eleven new cases have taken the COVID-19 tally in Agra to 1,306, while 1,081 have been discharged upon recovery. Fortunately, no death has been reported in the past two days. The death toll remains at 90 in the Taj city.

7 Jul 2020, 9:17 AM

TikTok says stopping app operation in Hong Kong: AFP news agency

7 Jul 2020, 9:04 AM

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

Japan's disaster management agency says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing.

7 Jul 2020, 9:04 AM

7 killed in Karachi rain

At least seven people were killed and several others injured in Pakistan's Karachi city in separate rain-related incidents.

7 Jul 2020, 8:16 AM

Terrorist, army jawan killed in encounter in J&K's Pulwama

One terrorist was killed and one army jawan also died in action and a policeman of the special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir police was injured in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday, officials said.

According to details on a credible police input, an operation was launched on Monday night at Gasoo, Pulwama by the police along with local security forces unit.

While the cordon was being put around the target house, the operation party came under fire in which one police and one army jawan got injured.

The injured army jawan later succumbed to his injuries. The Police special operation group jawan has been shifted to hospital.

One terrorist has been killed so far. The operation is going on.

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