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Poorva Joshi Edited By: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 New Delhi Updated on: July 18, 2022 0:30 IST
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Breaking News, July 17

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  • 11:17 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Godavari flood level begins to recede, over 600 villages still marooned

    Floodwaters in river Godavari started receding, falling below the 25 lakh cusecs mark on Sunday night, but 626 villages in five districts of Andhra Pradesh still remain marooned.

  • 11:17 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Govt to launch 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign; tricolour to be flown atop 20 cr homes

    The tricolor will be hoisted atop more than 20 crore houses across the country for three days next month under the central government's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, according to an official statement. Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the preparations of the campaign, to be carried out under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', with chief ministers of states and lieutenant governors and administrators of Union Territories on Sunday, it said.

  • 11:16 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    4 killed amid gunfire during argument at Houston apartment

    Four people were killed when gunfire erupted during an argument at an apartment complex in Houston, officials said.

  • 10:15 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    BJD announces support to Dhankhar in Vice Presidential poll

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led BJD has decided to support the NDA's Vice Presidential nominee Jagdeep Dhankar, a party leader said on Sunday.

  • 10:15 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Chhattisgarh sees 203 new Covid cases, one death

    Chhattisgarh on Sunday reported 203 coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally to 11,58,861, while the death toll increased by one to reach 14,046, an official said. The recovery count stood at 11,42,073 after 116 people recovered during the day, leaving the state with 2,742 active cases, he said.

  • 10:14 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Two drug smugglers arrested in UP's Budaun: Police

    Two drug smugglers were arrested here and opium worth Rs 1 crore was recovered from them, police said on Sunday.

  • 10:13 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    NEET records 95% attendance with record 18.72 lakh applicants

    About 95 per cent attendance was on Sunday recorded in the medical entrance exam NEET, which had received the highest number of applications ever, according to the National Testing Agency (NTA). Breaching the 18-lakh mark, a total of 18,72,329 candidates had registered for the largest entrance exam in the county of which 10.64 lakh were female, NTA officials said.

  • 10:13 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Fire personnel rescue 2 men from swollen river in Odisha

    Two persons stranded on a rock in the middle of river Nagabali in Odisha's Rayagada district due to a sudden rise in water level, were on Sunday rescued by the Fire Services personnel, official sources said. Chief Minister’s Office praised the efforts of the fire personnel.

  • 10:12 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Storm in Arabian Sea moving towards Oman coast; likely to weaken: IMD

    A storm in the north Arabian Sea, 160-km west off Naliya coast in Gujarat, is moving towards Oman but is expected to weaken by Monday, the weather office said. The weather system - categorised as 'depression' - packing wind speeds of upto 50 kmph, had its genesis 100-km west off the Porbandar coast on Saturday morning and lay 170-km south-southeast of Karachi on Sunday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said late on Sunday.

  • 10:12 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    J-K reports 203 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 203 fresh COVID-19 cases which pushed its infection tally to 4,57,032. Of the new cases, 111 were reported from the Jammu division and 92 from the Kashmir valley, officials said.

  • 9:55 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    18 students from Bengal in ICSE top 3 rank holders list

    A total of 18 students from West Bengal were among the 110 who figure in the top three rank holders list of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams, the results of which were announced on Sunday.

  • 9:17 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Two workers buried alive during underground pipe laying in TN

    Two contractual workers were buried alive after a landslip occurred while they were working inside an underground for laying drainage pipelines. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Sunday at Suttur in Virduhunagar district of Tamil Nadu. The two were engaged in laying under ground drainage pipelines.

  • 9:17 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Crisis-hit Sri Lanka lowers fuel prices, first since Feb

    Sri Lanka's state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) on Sunday reduced the diesel and petrol retail prices, the first decrease after five hikes since February as the severe foreign exchange shortage hampered the import of fuel and other essentials in the country reeling under worst economic crisis in decades. The new prices will be effective from 10.00 pm on Sunday.

  • 9:16 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Nadda appeals to opposition parties to support 'kisan putra' Dhankhar

    BJP president J P Nadda on Sunday urged opposition parties to support the ruling National Democratic Alliance's vice presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar as he cited the West Bengal governor's humble background to seek backing from all parties.

  • 9:16 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    SC to hear on Jul 20 pleas pertaining to Maharashtra political crisis

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on July 20 a batch of pleas pertaining to the recent political crisis in Maharashtra that led to the fall of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state. The turmoil began with a rebellion in the Shiv Sena following which Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister on June 29. A day later, rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde took oath as chief minister with the BJP as his partner.

  • 6:10 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    UP: Youth electrocuted, dies in Amethi

    A 20-year-old youth died of electrocution on Sunday morning in Gauriganj area of the district, police said. The deceased, identified as Arjun, a resident of Nagarwa locality, was going towards a field when he came in contact with an electric cable and died on the spot, they said.

  • 4:06 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    J&K: CRPF officer killed in militant attack in Pulwama

    A CRPF officer was killed in a militant attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, an official said. "At about 2:20 pm, terrorists fired upon the joint naka party of police and the CRPF in Gangoo area of south Kashmir," the official said.

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Russia strikes south Ukraine city, presses attacks in east

    Russian missiles hit industrial facilities at a strategic city in southern Ukraine Sunday as Moscow continued efforts to expand its gains in the country's east.

  • 2:42 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    3 emergency landings of international airlines in India in last 48 hours

    Three Aircraft of International airlines made emergency landings at various airports in the country in the last 48 hours, making it a day of technical emergencies for various airlines. A senior official in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) informed that these landings were made in Calicut, Chennai and Kolkata on Friday and Saturday.

  • 2:41 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Judiciary has to be more sensitive, must ensure protection of fundamental rights: Sibal

    Senior lawmaker and advocate Kapil Sibal feels that the judiciary must be more sensitive to people's concerns over "violation of fundamental rights" and ensure that central agencies are not misused for political reasons. Sibal, who had quit the Congress a few months back and is presently an Independent Rajya Sabha MP, said the courts must proactively protect people's fundamental rights and the institutions from being misused.


  • 2:41 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    AIUDF to support Yashwant Sinha in presidential election

    The All India United Democratic Front on Sunday announced that it will vote for Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition nominee, in the presidential election. AIUDF legislator Aminul Islam, however, said his party will support the opposition candidate in the July 18 presidential poll even though they were "sidelined" during Sinha's recent visit to Assam.


  • 2:41 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India cross 200-crore mark

    India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 200-crore mark on Sunday. According to the health ministry data, 98 per cent of the adult population has received at least one dose while 90 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Manoj Kumar assumes charge as the chairman of KVIC

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Monsoon session of Parliament: All-party meet called by govt underway

    An all-party meeting called by the government ahead of the start of the Monsoon session of Parliament got underway here on Sunday with leaders from across the political spectrum attending it. The government is represented by senior Union Minister Rajnath Singh, deputy leader of the Lok Sabha, his cabinet colleague and BJP's leader in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

  • 12:12 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Violence breaks out in Tamil Nadu over girl's death

    Violence broke out on Sunday near here as protesters demanding justice over the death of a girl student went on a rampage setting fire to vehicles and indulged in stone pelting, in which police personnel also became the target.


  • 12:12 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Sri Lanka introduces fuel pass to provide oil in orderly manner: Energy Minister

    Aiming to provide fuel to the public in an orderly manner amidst its worst energy crisis, the Sri Lankan government has introduced fuel passes that will guarantee a weekly quota to every vehicle owner. Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. The country is unable to pay for its essential imports, fuel, food and medicine due to an acute forex crisis.

  • 10:49 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Storm brewing off Gujarat coast, likely to move towards Oman

    A storm is brewing in the Arabian Sea, 70 km off the Gujarat coast in Okha, packing wind speeds of over 50 km per hour, and moving towards Oman, the weather office said on Sunday. The weather system -- categorised as a depression -- has been put under watch of cyclone watchers at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) since its birth 100 km west off the Porbandar coast on Saturday morning.


  • 10:48 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    2 dead in explosion in West Bengal's Malda

    Two persons died and one other was injured in a crude bomb blast in West Bengal's Malda district in the early hours of Sunday, police said. The deceased, identified as Farjan SK (45) and Safikul Islam (30), were making bombs at a field in Jesarathtala Balutola in Manikchak police station area when the accidental blast happened, they said.


  • 10:48 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Godavari flood remains steady in Andhra Pradesh

    Flood flow remained rather steady at 25.93 lakh cusecs in river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday morning. The gush seemed to have slowed down going by the discharge at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage in Dowaleswaram near Rajamahendravaram, which increased by just over 33,000 cusecs in the last 11 hours, according to the AP Water Resources Information and Management System data.

  • 9:35 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    India records 20,528 new COVID cases, 49 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • 9:21 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    IndiGo Sharjah-Hyderabad flight diverted to Karachi

  • 9:19 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Country's first transgender pilot still worried about flying high

    Adam Harry, India's first transgender pilot, is still worried about realising his flying dreams despite a clarification from the country's aviation regulator on trans persons becoming pilots, saying the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has made it clear that flying duties cannot be assigned to those on hormonal therapy.


  • 9:19 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    New coronavirus cases come down in Maha but deaths show uptick

    Daily figures of new coronavirus infections declined in Maharashtra in the first fortnight of July, but the number of fatalities showed an upward trend, data shows.


  • 7:36 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    India counting down to 2 Billion doses of Covid vaccine

  • 7:36 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Rain lashes parts of Delhi

  • 7:35 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Minor raped by factory manager, acid poured into her mouth

    A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the manager of a factory here where she worked and forced to drink acid by her tormentor, police said on Saturday. The factory manager Jai Parkash (31) has been apprehended in the case, they said. According to police, Parkash called the victim to his house on July 2 on the pretext of meeting his ailing wife. He then raped the girl in connivance with his wife.

  • 6:38 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Delhi: MCD's uniform property tax policy comes into effect

    The uniform property tax policy for areas under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi came into effect on Saturday, the civic body said in a statement. It said it has also decided to extend the last date for availing 10 per cent rebate on lump-sum payment of property tax to July 31 for 2022-23.

  • 6:38 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Gurugram’s Kingdom of Dreams sealed over non-payment of dues

    The Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSPV) has sealed Gurugram's key tourist attraction 'Kingdom of Dreams' over non-payment of pending dues of around Rs 100 crore, an official said on Saturday. "India's first live entertainment, theatre and leisure centre was set up on 6 acres of HSVP land.

  • 6:37 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Plane crashes in northern Greece; unknown number of victims

    Authorities say an Antonov plane has crashed near the city of Kavala in northern Greece. The plane was headed from Serbia to Jordan, but Civil Aviation authorities have not been able to confirm whether it was a passenger or cargo flight, or how many people were on the plane.



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