Highlights: At 2,311, Delhi sees fall in daily Covid-19 cases, 1 death; positivity rate climbs to 13.84%

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  • Aug 06, 2022 10:00 PM IST

    Delhi sees fall in daily Covid tally with 2,311 new cases; positivity rate climbs to 13.84% 

    Delhi sees fall in daily Covid tally with 2,311 new cases; positivity rate climbs to 13.84% 

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    RCP Singh quits JDU after Nitish Kumar's party seeks reply on graft allegations

    Senior JD(U) leader RCP Singh on Saturday resigned from the party amid a rift with party chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Singh's resignation came hours after he spoke about his intentions of floating his own party at a press conference in Bihar's Mustafapur. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:33 PM IST

    Margaret Alva slams Opposition leaders who supported BJP: 'Damaged their...'

    Margaret Alva, defeated Opposition's vice-presidential candidate, on Saturday congratulated NDA's Jagdeep Dhankhar for winning the election and noted that while this election is over, the battle for protecting the Constitution, strengthening democracy and restoring Parliament's dignity will continue. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    RCP Singh quits JDU after Nitish Kumar's party seeks reply on graft allegations

    Senior JD(U) leader RCP Singh on Saturday resigned from the party amid a rift with party chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Singh's resignation came hours after he spoke about his intentions of floating his own party at a press conference in Bihar's Mustafapur. The resignation also follows a show-cause notice slapped on Singh for allegedly amassing huge amounts of property between 2013 and 2019, and not declaring those in his poll affidavits. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:55 PM IST

    Jagdeep Dhankhar elected India's next vice-president, defeats Margaret Alva

    Jagdeep Dhankhar, National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) nominee and former West Bengal governor who was pitted against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva, became the 16th Vice-President of India on Saturday with by overwhelming majority. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    'Attention': Centre’s advisory to Delhi, 6 states as Covid cases see sharp jump

    Amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the Union health ministry wrote to seven states - Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana - and asked them to ensure adequate testing, promote Covid-appropriate behaviour and increase the pace of vaccination to curb further spread of the viral infection in a prompt and effective manner. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 05:05 PM IST

    ‘Disproportionate assets’: JD(U) seeks explanation from RCP Singh over complaint

    Infighting within the Janata Dal (United) in Bihar has once again taken centre stage after the party mounted pressure on senior leader and former Union minister RCP Singh and slapped a show cause notice at him for allegedly amassing huge amounts of property between 2013 and 2019, and not declaring those in his poll affidavits. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 05:04 PM IST

    Voting for the vice-president post ends, results to be announced today

    Voting for the Vice President post stands over in Parliament. The results of the same will be declared today.

  • Aug 06, 2022 04:53 PM IST

    Dhanbad judge's murder: 2 convicts sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment

    A special CBI court in Dhanbad on Saturday sentenced two convicted of killing Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand to rigorous life imprisonment till death. On July 28, the court had found them guilty in the murder case. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    Jairam Ramesh purchased Tata Nexon EV after this exchange with Gadkari in RS

    Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday shared an earlier exchange with Union minister Nitin Gadkari in Rajya Sabha over the phasing out of petrol and diesel vehicles and encouraging electric vehicles by bringing down prices. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Delhi excise policy row: Manish Sisodia blames L-G for ‘last-minute U-turn’

    Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the state excise and finance minister, for the first time acknowledged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital has incurred losses worth “thousands of crores” of rupees under the new excise policy 2021-22, but blamed it squarely on the Lieutenant Governor (L-G), who he alleged “made a U-turn at the last moment” before implementing the new regime from November 17, 2021. Read More

  • Aug 06, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    LG takes major disciplinary action over new excise policy

    Minutes after Sisodia's allegations on Saturday, the LG's office stated that LG VK Saxena has approved the suspension and initiation of "major disciplinary proceedings" against the then Delhi excise commissioner, IAS officer, Arava Gopi Krishna and DANICS officer Anand Kumar Tiwari, deputy excise commissioner, apart from three other adhoc DANICS officers and four DASS cadre officials.

  • Aug 06, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Centre writes to Delhi, 6 states over rising Covid cases

    Union Health Secretary has written to health secretaries of Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana on rising Covid-19 cases.

    Rajesh Bhushan in the letter that the states and UT “should aim to increase pace of vaccination for eligible population and follow five-fold strategy and adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour.”

  • Aug 06, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Varanasi court acquits jailed BSP MP Atul Rai rape case

    A special court in Varanasi for MP/MLA acquitted jailed BSP MP Atul Rai in a rape case, reported ANI.

  • Aug 06, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel: Report

    The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry's research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, according to the official Central News Agency.

  • Aug 06, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Only Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant circulating variants in India: ANI quoting sources

    Only Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant circulating variants in India, ANI reported citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Karnataka CM Bommai tests positive for Covid, his New Delhi trip cancelled

    Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he has tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms, adding that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled.

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:28 AM IST

    19,406 new Covid cases, 49 deaths registered in 24 hours

    India recorded 19,406 new Covid cases and 49 related deaths on Friday, according to health ministry data.

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:02 AM IST

    Taiwan defence ministry says China simulating attack on its main island, reports AFP

    Taiwan defence ministry said that China was simulating attack on its main island, reported news agency AFP.

    “Possible simulated attack against HVA. #ROCArmedForces have utilized alert broadcast, aircraft in CAP, patrolling naval vessels, and land-based missile systems in response to this situation,” the ministry tweeted.

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    PM Modi lauds Indian wrestlers after Mohit Grewal adds to medal tally

    “Incredible form demonstrated by our wrestlers. Adding to the medals tally is Mohit Grewal. His sharp focus stands out as he brings home a Bronze medal. Congratulations to him. I hope he scales new heights of success in the times to come,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:55 AM IST

    Fire breaks out at Wadia hospital in central Mumbai

    A fire has broken out at Wadia hospital in central Mumbai, PTI reported quoting civic officials.

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:45 AM IST

    Indiana Senate 1st to approve abortion bans post Roe

    Indiana’s Legislature became the first in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:08 AM IST

    Japan PM to replace defence minister Kishi on Wednesday

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will replace defence minister Nobuo Kishi on consideration of his health conditions in the upcoming Cabinet and party leadership reshuffle on Wednesday, reported Reuters citing Yomiuri daily.

  • Aug 06, 2022 06:30 AM IST

    Troops fired flares to warn unidentified aircraft flying over Matsu: Taiwan

    Taiwan defence ministry said that the troops fired flares to warn unidentified aircraft flying over outlying islands of Matsu late on Friday, reported Reuters.

  • Aug 06, 2022 05:56 AM IST

    5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal's Nuwakot

    An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred around Belkotgadi of Nuwakot district in Nepal at 5.26am, according to National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center.

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'India-China relation can't be normal unless…': Jaishankar on border issue

Published on Aug 13, 2022 09:37 AM IST
The response of the MEA comes amid reports that Pakistan and China have decided to invite any interested third country to join the multibillion-dollar infrastructure CPEC project which they termed as mutually beneficial cooperation.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar  (PTI PHOTO.)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar  (PTI PHOTO.)
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'Har Ghar Tiranga': Shah hoists flag at home, Himanta's 'goosebump' tweet| Watch

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 09:35 AM IST
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’: PM Modi has urged citizens to hoist tricolour at their homes.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’: Amit Shah hoists flag at his home, ((ANI) )
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’: Amit Shah hoists flag at his home, ((ANI) )
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Tej Pratap shares nostalgic photo of Nitish Kumar with ‘brother’ Lalu Prasad

Published on Aug 13, 2022 09:10 AM IST
  • Former Bihar health minister and Lalu Prasad's elder, temperamental son Tej Pratap Yadav shared the photo amid a political turmoil in the state as a ‘betrayed’ BJP constantly attacked Nitish Kumar.
An old photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.(Twitter/@TejYadav14)
An old photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.(Twitter/@TejYadav14)
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Odisha: Forest department officials arrest elephant poacher accused in 8 cases

Published on Aug 13, 2022 09:01 AM IST
At least 14 elephants were killed by poachers in 2020-21 compared to nine in the previous year, while seizures of ivory doubled in the same period, the environment ministry told the Parliament on August 8
Representational image.
Representational image.
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Morning brief: Eknath Shinde plans to set up separate Sena Bhavan

Published on Aug 13, 2022 08:46 AM IST
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Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde. (ANI Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde. (ANI Photo)

RSS changes social media photos to National Flag, Cong leader says ‘sheepish’

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 08:19 AM IST
Amid the political tussle with the display of National Flag on social media accounts ahead of the Independence Day, RSS changed its photos to the Tricolour on Friday.
The RSS changed its social media photos to that of the National Flag on Friday. 
The RSS changed its social media photos to that of the National Flag on Friday. 
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Chennai airport seizes drugs worth 100 crore from passenger, probe on

Published on Aug 13, 2022 07:24 AM IST
Chennai Air Customs seized heroin and cocaine weighing 9.590 kgs valued at 100 crores from a passenger who arrived from Addis Ababa, by Ethiopian Airlines, said officials on Friday.
The passenger had arrived India from Ethiopian Airlines on August 11.(ANI)
The passenger had arrived India from Ethiopian Airlines on August 11.(ANI)
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Taslima 'worried' after Salman Rushdie stabbed; ‘Anyone critical of Islam…’

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 06:51 AM IST
On the attack on Salman Rushdie in New York City, Taslima Nasreen said 'true Muslims' follow their holy script religiously and they attack the critics of Islam.
Taslima Nasreen said only ‘fake Muslims’ believe in humanity and are against violence. 
Taslima Nasreen said only ‘fake Muslims’ believe in humanity and are against violence. 
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Breaking: India's daily Covid tally rises by 15,815; active cases below 1.2 lakh

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 09:22 AM IST
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Nitish Kumar calls out RCP Singh, says "he messed up a lot"

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 05:47 AM IST
RCP Singh last week announced his exit from JD-U and suggested he would form his own party at a press conference in Mustafapur in Bihar's Muzaffarpur.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar interacts with the media.(PTI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar interacts with the media.(PTI)
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Seers prepare constitution of ‘Hindu Rashtra’

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 04:34 AM IST
A section of seers and scholars are preparing a draft of the ‘Constitution of India as a Hindu nation’, said people familiar with the matter, adding that the document is scheduled to be presented at the ‘Dharam Sansad’ that will be organised during Magh Mela 2023
Pic for representation
Pic for representation
By, Prayagraj

Stories of jawans’ valour to be part of school books: Pradhan

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 12:56 AM IST
The valour of Indian soldiers will be included in the school curriculum and textbooks to inculcate a sense of responsibility towards the nation among students from an early age, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday.
Students holding National flags attend the felicitation of 'Super 25' students of Veer Gatha contest organised by Gallantry Awards Portal of India in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Students holding National flags attend the felicitation of 'Super 25' students of Veer Gatha contest organised by Gallantry Awards Portal of India in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Gujarat Congress MLA’s kin booked for running over six

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:51 AM IST
Gujarat police on Friday booked the son-in-law of a Congress legislator after his SUV rammed into an autorickshaw and a motorcycle in Anand district, killing six people, a senior officer said.
Anand superintendent of police Ajit Rajian said the accident took place near Sojitra village on a state highway connecting Anand town to Tarapur, in Gujarat, on Thursday evening.
Anand superintendent of police Ajit Rajian said the accident took place near Sojitra village on a state highway connecting Anand town to Tarapur, in Gujarat, on Thursday evening.
By, Ahmedabad

10-hour ordeal: MP woman swept away by river, falls from rescue boat

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 05:05 AM IST
A short motorcycle ride of less than an hour turned into a 10-hour ordeal for a 35-year-old woman who fell into the Betwa river in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday at around 8 pm and was finally rescued nearly 20 km away, at around 6 am on Friday.
Vidisha district collector Umashankar Bhargava identified the woman as Sonam Dangi and said she fell into the river, which is in full spate, after an accident.
Vidisha district collector Umashankar Bhargava identified the woman as Sonam Dangi and said she fell into the river, which is in full spate, after an accident.
By, Bhopal

Panel highlights big lapses in electric two-wheelers

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 05:48 AM IST
Based on the committee report, the transport ministry has approved imposing a hefty monetary penalty on three companies that sold “faulty” electric two-wheelers.
In electronic vehicles, the battery is the main component of the vehicle and acts as its fuel tank. (HT file)
In electronic vehicles, the battery is the main component of the vehicle and acts as its fuel tank. (HT file)
By, New Delhi
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