Sivasankar, former principal secretary to the Chief Minister and IT secretary has been suspended from service. The decision was made based on the recommendations by a panel chaired by Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta.
The Election Commission of India on Thursday decided not to extend postal ballot facility to citizens above 65 yrs of age in Bihar and other impending by-polls.
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot has approached Rajasthan High Court challenging the disqualification notice slapped against him and supporter MLAs. The notice was served by Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.
A chawl has collapsed in Mumbai's Malad. One person has been reported dead in the incident that occurred at Abdul Hamid Marg. Four people have been rescued and sent to a hospital. A search and rescue operation is underway. Four fire engines, one rescue van & an ambulance are on the spot.
A portion of a building in South Mumbai's CST area has collapsed. Some people are feared to be buried under the debris. Fire services have been pressed into service for rescue operations.
Early-stage human trial data on a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will be published on July 20. The Oxford vaccine candidate is already in large-scale Phase III human trials in Brazil to assess whether it can protect against COVID-19, but its developers have yet to report Phase I results.
Uttar Pradesh government has decided to cancel all university exams except for final-year students amid coronavirus concerns, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma announced today. The examinations for final year/semester will be conducted by September-end via offline or blended mode, he said.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer in Pakistani custody was granted his second consular access on Thursday. Kulbhushan Jadhav is currently on a death-row in Pakistan after it accused him of spying for India. He was handed the sentence after a farcical trial in Pakistan.
A 10-year-old boy entered a cooperative bank during peak hour and stole Rs 10 lakh in less than 30 seconds. The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district. The entire episode of this mini 'Money Heist' was captured on CCTV.
Russia plans to produce 30 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine domestically this year, with the potential to manufacture a further 170 million abroad, the head of the country's sovereign wealth fund told Reuters.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said that Air France will be operating 28 flights from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru to Paris between July 18 to August 1.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after a portion of Sattarghat Bridge on Gandak River that was inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister last month in Gopalganj collapsed on Wednesday.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday said over 640 universities have responded on the holding varsity exams amid the coronavirus pandemic situation in the country.
A patient was carried on a makeshift stretcher by villagers to reach hospital due to poor road connectivity in Malwana area of Doda, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
The house of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be thoroughly sanitised after two security personnel deployed at his place tested COVID-19 positive.
A patient admitted at Delhi's AIIMS hanged himself to death on Thursday. According to the Delhi Police, no suicide note was recovered from the spot.
While some social media users called her "Lady Singham" (referring to the tough cop in the Hindi film "Singham"), some suggested she contest the 2022 state Assembly polls against Kumar Kanani, who represents Varachha constituency in Surat district.
Delhi's COVID-19 situation is improving with the day. As per latest figures issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Delhi's active coronavirus cases (17,807) have dropped below 18,000.
Jadhav was purportedly "arrested" from Balochistan by Pakistani security forces on March 3, 2016, after he allegedly entered the country from Iran as claimed by Islamabad. India has rejected Pakistan's allegations about Jadhav's involvement in spying and subversive activities and said he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar where he was running a business.
A man in Bihar's Bhagalpur died in front of a medical store after he went to purchase medicine. However, no one came to his help and his body was left for over 6 hours in front of the medical store.
The fake posts appeared to lure Twitter users by sending money to an anonymous Bitcoin account. There is no confirmation on if the owners of these Twitter accounts were targeted themselves. The apparently fake tweets were all quickly deleted, although The Associated Press was able to capture screenshots of several before they disappeared.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said that at least 99 doctors have succumbed to coronavirus in India while over 1,300 have been infected by COVID-19. Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in terms of the percentage of doctors who died after getting infected to coronavirus.
Comet NEOWISE also known as C/2020 F3 is now well and truly visible from the Earth. For the next 20 days or so, the comet will be visible to the naked eye each day for 20 minutes.
The International Space Station passed some 400 kilometers over Gujarat on Tuesday night, giving people, especially in Ahmedabad and Rajkot, a glimpse of the space technology marvel. The space station is the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon.
India coronavirus cases have surged to 9.68 lakh-mark, taking confirmed patients toll to 9,68,876 including 3,31,146 active cases 6,12,815 recovered and 24,915 deaths, according to the health ministry's figures released on Thursday.
As many as 31 people holding a social gathering at a restaurant in Paschim Vihar were detained by police on Tuesday for indulging in drinking alcohol, in contravention of the conditions of lockdown. A case has been registered into the matter and further investigation is underway.
Days after India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps, The White House has said that a decision on Chinese mobile applications, including TikTok, could be taken within weeks and not months.
Earthquake tremors measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale hit Assam on Thursday. According to the National Center for Seismology, the tremors were felt in Karimganj at 7:57 am.
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Rajkot in Gujarat on Thursday. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake tremors were felt at 7:40 am today.
An earthquake of magnitude 2.3 on the Richter scale hit Una in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake stuck at 04:47 am today.
Rainfall in Mumbai has continued for the third day running. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that more downpour is expected today and thus the Red Alert issued for Mumbai and other Maharashtra coastal area stands.
Heavy rain in Nepal's Terai region has caused a flood-like situation in Bihar Araria. The water-level of rivers like Parmar, Bakra, Rutwa, Nuna, Sahit among others. Meanwhile, vehicular traffic has been disrupted on Motihari-Sheohar road for the last four days.
In what was a Twitter attack of unprecedented scale, several verified handles were hacked. Business tycoons, politicians, even former US Presidents were on the receiving end of the attack on Wednesday.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced that the US will impose visa restrictions on certain employees of Chinese tech companies like Huawei that provide "material support" to regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses globally.
The Maharashtra government will pay every Bombay High Court judge Rs 50,000 every year to buy spectacles, as per a government resolution issued on July 10. According to Mumbai Mirror, the annual reimbursement will also cover the purchase of eyewear for the judges' spouses and family members dependent on them as well as cover the cost of maintenance.