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Kerala gold smuggling case: Former IT secy M Sivasankar suspended, dept probe to continue, says CM

India | Jul 16, 2020, 07:57 PM IST

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.

Election Commission not to extend postal ballot facility to citizens above 65 yrs

EC not to extend postal ballot facility to citizens above 65 yrs in Bihar elections, by-polls

Elections | Jul 16, 2020, 07:35 PM IST

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.

Rajasthan High Court refers Sachin Pilot's plea against disqualification notice to a double-bench

Rajasthan HC refers Sachin Pilot's plea against disqualification notice to a two-judge bench

India | Jul 16, 2020, 07:02 PM IST

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.

Chawl collapses in Mumbai's Malad amid heavy rains; 2 dead, 15 rescued

Chawl collapses in Mumbai's Malad amid heavy rains; 2 dead, 15 rescued

India | Jul 16, 2020, 07:08 PM IST

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.

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Portion of building collapses in Mumbai's CST area; people feared buried under debris

India | Jul 16, 2020, 06:13 PM IST

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 trial data of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be out by July 20

Early-stage trial data of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be out by July 20

World | Jul 16, 2020, 05:03 PM IST

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.

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Uttar Pradesh cancels all university exams except for final-year students

Higher Studies | Jul 16, 2020, 07:53 PM IST

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.

Pakistan grants Kulbhushan Jadhav second consular access

Pakistan grants Kulbhushan Jadhav second consular access

India | Jul 16, 2020, 04:46 PM IST

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.

MP: Caught on Camera! 10-year-old steals Rs 10 lakh from

MP: Caught on Camera! 10-year-old steals Rs 10 lakh from bank in less than 30 SECONDS

Jul 16, 2020, 04:11 PM IST

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 to produce 30 million doses of experimental COVID-19 vaccine: Report

Russia to produce 30 million doses of experimental COVID-19 vaccine: Report

World | Jul 16, 2020, 04:04 PM IST

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

28 flights to be operated from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru to Paris between July 18 to August 1: Puri

India | Jul 16, 2020, 04:08 PM IST

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.

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Rs 263 crore Sattarghat Bridge collapses in 29 days: Tejashwi slams Nitish Kumar, Bihar govt refutes

India | Jul 16, 2020, 02:56 PM IST

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.

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UGC on exams: Majority of the universities have conducted exams or planning to do so

Higher Studies | Jul 16, 2020, 03:02 PM IST

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.

Patient carried on makeshift stretcher in Doda region of Jammu and Kashmir

Patient carried on makeshift stretcher in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda

India | Jul 16, 2020, 02:16 PM IST

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.

2 personnel deployed in Yogi Adityanath's security contingent test COVID-19 positive

2 personnel deployed in Yogi Adityanath's security contingent test COVID-19 positive

India | Jul 16, 2020, 11:40 AM IST

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. 

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Patient at AIIMS dies by suicide; no note recovered

India | Jul 16, 2020, 11:27 AM IST

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. 

Gujarat police

Gujarat: Woman cop who took on minister's son over lockdown violation says she has resigned

India | Jul 16, 2020, 11:21 AM IST

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.

COVID-19 active cases in Delhi fall below 18,000; recovery rate close to 82%

COVID-19 active cases in Delhi fall below 18,000; recovery rate close to 82%

India | Jul 16, 2020, 11:17 AM IST

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.

Kulbhushan Jadhav

India seeks unconditional access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

India | Jul 16, 2020, 11:05 AM IST

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.

Bhagalpur, Bihar, man dies

Bhagalpur man collapses, dies in front of chemist shop; no help for six hours

India | Jul 16, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

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.

Twitter accounts hacked

Rs 85 lakh: The amount Bitcoin account in fake tweet received post hack

World | Jul 16, 2020, 09:56 AM IST

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.

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99 doctors died, over 1,300 infected due to coronavirus in India so far

India | Jul 16, 2020, 10:35 AM IST

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.

NEOWISE Comet: How and when to see the once in 6,000 years

NEOWISE Comet: How and when to see the once in 6,000 years phenomena

Jul 16, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

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 space station is the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon.

International Space Station spotted from THESE cities. Check details

Jul 16, 2020, 09:43 AM IST

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.

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32,695 COVID-19 cases in India in steepest one day spike, tally crosses 9.68 lakh. State-wise list

India | Jul 16, 2020, 03:09 PM IST

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.

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Delhi: 31 detained from social gathering at restaurant in Paschim Vihar

India | Jul 16, 2020, 09:01 AM IST

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.

TikTok, Chinese Apps, White House, Mike Pompeo

Decision on TikTok, other Chinese apps to be taken within weeks, not months: White House

World | Jul 16, 2020, 08:53 AM IST

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.

Assam earthquake

Earthquake tremors felt in Assam's Karimganj

India | Jul 16, 2020, 08:39 AM IST

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. 

Gujarat earthquake

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits Gujarat's Rajkot

India | Jul 16, 2020, 08:44 AM IST

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.

Magnitude 2.3 earthquake hits Una in Himachal Pradesh

Magnitude 2.3 earthquake hits Una in Himachal Pradesh

India | Jul 16, 2020, 07:49 AM IST

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. 

Heavy downpour continues in Mumbai; IMD's Red Alert stands for today as more rainfall expected

Heavy downpour continues in Mumbai; IMD's Red Alert stands for today as more rainfall expected

India | Jul 16, 2020, 07:32 AM IST

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 causes flood-like situation in Bihar's Araria as water-level rises above danger-

Heavy rain in Nepal causes flood-like situation in Bihar's Araria as water-level rises

India | Jul 16, 2020, 07:32 AM IST

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.

Unprecedented: Twitter handles of Barack Obama, Elon Musk,

Unprecedented: Twitter handles of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, others hacked

World | Jul 16, 2020, 08:31 AM IST

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.

Breaking news LIVE: Top Headlines This Hour

Breaking news LIVE: Top Headlines This Hour

World | Jul 16, 2020, 06:10 PM IST

Get all the latest news on India's coronavirus cases, updates on COVID-19 vaccine, monsoon rains, business, politics, science, education and much more in India and worldwide.

US announces visa restrictions on Huawei employees and other Chinese tech companies

US announces visa restrictions on Huawei employees and other Chinese tech companies

World | Jul 15, 2020, 11:10 PM IST

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.

Rs 50,000 spectacles allowance for Bombay High Court

Rs 50,000 spectacles allowance for Bombay High Court judges, family

India | Jul 15, 2020, 11:09 PM IST

​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.

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