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A fire broke out in a building at Pollock street in Kolkata. Six fire tenders have been rushed to the spot, according to ANI

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10 Aug 2020, 6:49 PM

Fire breaks out in a building in Kolkata

A fire broke out in a building at Pollock street in Kolkata. Six fire tenders have been rushed to the spot, according to ANI

10 Aug 2020, 4:25 PM

Yogi invokes NSA against Peace Party leader

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against Dr Ayub, president of the Peace Party.

Ayub will not get bail for at least 12 months.

He was arrested from Gorakhpur on August 1, for issuing an advertisement with derogatory content in a newspaper. A complaint against him had been registered at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow.

Ayub, who is the founder of the Peace Party and was elected to the Vidhan Sabha in 2012, is now in Lucknow jail.

10 Aug 2020, 4:00 PM

SpiceJet introduces in-flight entertainment that can be accessed on personal devices

SpiceJet on Monday said it has launched a revamped complimentary in-flight entertainment (IFE) system called 'SpiceScreen' that can be accessed by passengers on any of their personal hand-held devices like mobiles or laptops.

10 Aug 2020, 3:10 PM

2 killed, 3 injured in fire in Jorhat city

At least two persons were killed and three others injured on Monday in a major fire that gutted some shops, houses and godowns on the busy AT Road in Jorhat city, officials said.

The fire has been brought under control now after fire tenders from ONGC, Numaligarh Refinery and Air Force apart from the State Fire Services from Jorhat, Titabor, Mariani, Borholla and Dergaon fought several hours to douse the blaze, the officials said.

10 Aug 2020, 2:27 PM

PETA moves Delhi HC for rules to end animal cruelty

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Monday moved the Delhi High Court to seek directions to the central government to prohibit inhumane animal husbandry procedures and cruel methods used to euthanise animals.

10 Aug 2020, 2:07 PM

Work on setting up of Delhi smog tower has begun: SC told

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea to reconsider its decision for setting up of smog tower in Delhi, as a pilot project to combat the menace of air pollution, and the Centre informed the apex court that work on the project has already begun.

10 Aug 2020, 1:44 PM

Yogi govt should tell how many youths got employment?, says Priyanka

MoUs are signed every year during investors' summit. Spending crores of rupees in these summits, this task is done to become 'paper tiger'. There is severe unemployment in Uttar Pradesh and people are committing suicide due to financial distress. The govt should tell, how many of these MoUs actually took shape on ground? How many youths got employment?, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

10 Aug 2020, 1:16 PM

5 killed in Pakistan blast

At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in a blast that occurred near an under-construction building in Pakistan's Chaman city on Monday, police said.

10 Aug 2020, 1:15 PM

Pakistan resorts to firing, shelling on J&K LoC

Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch district, continuing its series of ceasefire violations.

10 Aug 2020, 11:52 AM

SC doesn't accept Prashant Bhushan regret in 11-year old contempt of court case

Supreme Court passes order and refuses to accept the expression of regret by lawyer Prashant Bhushan, in the 11-year old contempt of court case against him. SC noted that the case has to continue and needs to be heard by August 17.

10 Aug 2020, 11:02 AM

SSI arrested over Sathankulam custodial torture succumbs to coronavirus

A special sub-inspector, one of the 10 police personnel arrested in connection with the alleged custodial torture and subsequent death of a father-son duo, and undergoing treatment for COVID-19, died in Madurai on Monday, police said

10 Aug 2020, 10:32 AM

1 ,256 new COVID-19 cases, 1,587 recoveries, and 10 deaths reported in Telangana

1 ,256 new COVID-19 cases, 1,587 recoveries, and 10 deaths reported in Telangana on August 9, taking the total number of cases to 80,751, including 22,528 active cases, 57,586 recoveries and 637 deaths so far: Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Telangana

10 Aug 2020, 10:16 AM

Indian hockey player Mandeep Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the sixth national player to contract the dreaded infection, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Monday.

10 Aug 2020, 10:15 AM

Sub-Inspector Palthurai, arrested in connection with Thoothukudi custodial deaths, succumbs to COVID-19

Sub-Inspector Palthurai, who was arrested in connection with Thoothukudi custodial deaths, succumbed to COVID-19 last night. 10 accused policemen, arrested in connection with the custodial deaths of Jayaraj & Bennix in Tuticorin, were lodged at Madurai Central Prison

10 Aug 2020, 10:12 AM

Floor test to be held in Manipur Assembly today

Floor test to be held in Manipur Assembly on Monday. Both BJP and Congress have issued whips to their MLAs

10 Aug 2020, 9:49 AM

Single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths reported in India

Single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 22,15,075 including 6,34,945 active cases, 15,35,744 cured/discharged/migrated & 44,386 deaths: Ministry of Health

10 Aug 2020, 9:40 AM

Total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 9th August is 2,45,83,558

The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 9th August is 2,45,83,558 including 4,77,023 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

10 Aug 2020, 9:40 AM

Sensex jumps 228.55 points to 38,269.12 in opening session

Sensex jumps 228.55 pts to 38,269.12 in opening session; Nifty rises 67.65 pts to 11,281.70

10 Aug 2020, 8:54 AM

Global COVID-19 cases top 19.7 million

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 19.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 729,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

10 Aug 2020, 8:48 AM

The purpose of the EIA2020 draft is clear - #LootOfTheNation, says Rahul Gandhi

The purpose of the EIA2020 draft is clear - #LootOfTheNation. This is another terrible example of what the BJP government has been doing for the 'friends' who have robbed the resources of the country. EIA 2020 draft must be withdrawn to stop #LootOfTheNation and environmental destruction, tweeted Rahul Gandh

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