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Uttarakhand: National Highway 7 blocked near Gauchar in Chamoli district, due to rockfall
PIL in SC seeks uniform grounds of divorce for all citizens
The plea filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay sought directions to the Centre to take steps to remove anomalies in divorce laws and make them uniform for all citizens without prejudice on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Mauritius oil spill crisis: GoI dispatches over 30 tonnes of technical equipment & material
In response to a request of Government of Mauritius for assistance in dealing with the environmental crisis due to oil spill on its south-east coast, Government of India has dispatched over 30 tonnes of technical equipment & material on board an IAF Aircraft to Mauritius: MEA
Odisha’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 60,050 with record 2,924 fresh cases
Chinese mainland reports 19 new Covid-19 cases
Gwalior-Chambal Expressway will be named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Raj Bhavan in West Bengal is under surveillance, says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Sanctity of Raj Bhavan has to be kept intact: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
There is no change in the condition of Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee. His vital and clinical parameters are stable and he continues to be on ventilator support.
– Army Research and Referral Hospital
In the 4th meeting of BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group held through video conferencing, communiqué was adopted reaffirming the commitment of 5 member states to international anti-drug conventions
– Ministry of Home Affairs
13 deaths, 687 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
Delhi: No idol immersion at public places, large congregations and community celebrations on Ganesh Chaturthi
384 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported in Puducherry
- Total number of positive cases to 7,732
- 3,179 active cases
- 4,443 recovered
- 110 deaths
Fans urge BCCI to retire Dhoni’s number seven jersey
Players and fans Sunday urged India’s cricket board to retire Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s number seven jersey in a tribute to the two-time World Cup-winning captain.
Pranab Mukherjee’s condition much better, stable, says son Abhijit
He is much better & stable than the preceding days. All his vital parameters are stable & he is responding to treatment. We firmly believe that he will be back among us soon: Abhijit Mukherjee, son of former President Pranab Mukherjee on his father’s health.
687 new COVID19 cases and 13 deaths reported in Rajasthan
- Total cases 60,666
- 14,265 active cases
- 44,048 recoveries
- 875 deaths
Assam’s COVID-19 tally tops 75,000 with 1,057 fresh cases
Death toll climbs to 182
98-yr-old war veteran defeats Covid-19
- Sepoy Ramu Laxman Sakpal (Retd), a 98-year-old War Veteran, residing at Nerul was admitted to Indian Naval Hospital Ship Asvini in a critical state and diagnosed with Pneumonia due to COVID-19 a few weeks ago.
- The veteran’s condition was successfully managed at the Naval Hospital, leading to freedom from COVID-19 on 15 August, India’s Independence Day.
Telangana crosses 91,000 mark in Covid-19 cases, death toll reaches 693
Telangana on Sunday reported 1,102 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the state’s tally to 91,361. More than 65% of those infected are men.
Unregistered enterprises need to register themselves under Micro industry to get the benefit of MSMEs
– Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Swavalamban e-Summit 2020
Huawei license expires in US, Google Android updates in trouble
The temporary general license that allowed Google to work with Chinese giant Huawei on maintaining smartphones has expired in the US, threatening to kill Android updates for the current devices.
Natural gas prices may be cut to decade low of USD 1.9
Prices of natural gas in India are likely to be cut to USD 1.9-1.94 – the lowest in more than a decade – from October, denting revenues of producers such as ONGC who are already incurring huge losses on gas production.
Insurers’ body accuses hospitals of inflating bills for Covid-19 treatment
The General Insurance Council has called for regulation of healthcare fees and is seeking to become a party to a Supreme Court petition on cashless servicing of Covid treatment claims.
Thousands of Canadian government accounts hacked
The attacks targeted the GCKey service, used by some 30 federal departments and Canada Revenue Agency accounts, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat explained in a press release.
USA crossed 50,000 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days. India took 156 days
– Ministry of Health
Niagara Falls illuminated in colours of Indian national flag
Canada: Niagara Falls illuminated in colours of Indian national flag. #IndiaIndependenceDay (Image source: Consu… https://t.co/I4USMbNVAl
— ANI (@ANI) 1597551276000
With a sharply falling Case Fatality Rate below 2%, India has one of the lowest COVID19 mortality globally
– Health Ministry
Uttar Pradesh: 13-year-old girl gang-raped, police to invoke NSA against accused
National Security Act (NSA) will be invoked against two men accused of gangrape of a 13-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, the police said on Saturday.
Spike of 63,489 cases and 944 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours
The COVID19 tally in the country rises to 25,89,682 including 6,77,444 active cases, 18,62,258 discharged & 49,980 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Bengaluru Violence: The imposition of Section 144 in areas under DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits extended till 6 am on 18th August
PM’s cowardice allowed China to take our land, his lies will ensure they keep it
– Rahul Gandhi
The post mortem report of the 13-year-old girl (whose body was found in a field in Isanagar), confirms rape
– Satyendra Kumar, SP Lakhimpur Kheri
UP: Body of a 13-year-old girl found in a field in Isanagar
Satyendra Kumar, SP Lakhimpur Kheri says, “FIR registered. Two accused have been arrested. Post-mortem report awaited. Investigation is underway.”
Vaishno Devi Shrine reopens today
- Pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple resumed on Sunday, nearly 5 months after it was suspended due to COVID-19.
- Only 2,000 people will be allowed to visit the shrine per day.
No delay in investigations into Beirut’s explosions
– Lebanese President
PM Modi wishes Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday
Birthday wishes to Delhi CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1597541144000
Bengaluru violence: 35 more arrested
Total 340 arrested till now: Bengaluru Police
Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 625 to 223,453
Robert Trump, Donald Trump’s younger brother, dies at 71
US President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, a businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name, died Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York, the president said in a statement. He was 71.
Africa’s COVID-19 death toll passes 25,000 mark, confirmed cases near 1.1 mn
Happy Indian Independence Day! Reflecting on past 74 years, it’s remarkable how much progress our people have made in fight for justice. I hope you’ll join me today in celebrating & commit to building better future
– Kamala Harris,running mate of US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden
President & Prime Minister pay tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind & Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay tribute to former PM #AtalBihariVajpayee , on h… https://t.co/F9eYRRWETw
— ANI (@ANI) 1597543661000
The Empire State Building in New York illuminated in the colours of the Indian national flag
South Korea reports 279 coronavirus cases, most since March
Tributes to beloved Atal Ji on his ‘Punya Tithi’. India will always remember his outstanding service and efforts towards our nation’s progress
– PM Modi on Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death anniversary
Noida: Rain lashes parts of the city
Noida: Rain lashes parts of the city; visuals from Sector-10. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted… https://t.co/WjsJqsCLod
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) 1597540253000
Moscow toll from COVID-19 rises by 11, reaches 4,656
Donald Trump says looking at pressuring other Chinese companies after Bytedance
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he could exert pressure on more Chinese companies such as technology giant Alibaba after he moved to ban TikTok.
Rolls-Royce closing Virginia jet parts plant where 280 work
Rolls-Royce will close its aircraft parts factory in central Virginia by the middle of next year, throwing 280 people out of work, the company confirmed on Saturday.
Denmark to mandate use of face masks on public transport
Brazil registers 41,576 new coronavirus cases and 709 deaths
Trump says will try ‘snapback’ to force return of UN Iran sanctions
Saudi Arabia plans distance learning for schools as virus precaution
Students at Saudi Arabia’s public schools will be educated via distance learning as a precaution against coronavirus for the first seven weeks of the new term, which begins on Aug. 30, the minister of education said on Saturday.
Iran cries victory after US bid to extend arms embargo flops at UN
France plans masks at work as daily COVID-19 cases surpass 3,000
France is to propose that masks be worn in shared workspaces as the country grapples with a rebound in coronavirus cases that rose again in the past 24 hours to over 3,000.
Indian Railways to run Ganpati Special trains between Gujarat, Maharashtra
Jharkhand reports 480 new COVID cases, 4 deaths on Saturday
12 farmers trapped in stream rescued by Army in Telangana
Telangana: 12 farmers trapped in their flooded agricultural fields were airlifted by an Army helicopter at Kandanap… https://t.co/aQ4qPqtI9C
— ANI (@ANI) 1597532298000
MP: Indore reports 214 new COVID-19 cases
Moscow toll from COVID-19 rises by 11, reaches 4,656
Maharashtra govt will abide by SC order in Sushant Singh Rajput death case
– Anil Deshmukh