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Very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall to continue in western Himalayas
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will very likely continue to be battered with heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Thursday too, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
What are cloudbursts and is their frequency increasing?
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Seven people died, and more than a dozen were injured and several are still missing in a cloudburst incident in the wee hours of Wednesday in a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar area.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Shiv Sena slams govt for passing JJB Bill without hearing oppn's views
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha member Priyanka Chaturvedi on Wednesday slammed the government for passing the Juvenile Justice Board Amendment Bill in Parliament without hearing the views of opposition and described the measure as "anti-justice".
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No role of government in March 23 assault, says Bihar Minister
Patna, July 28 (IANS) A Bihar Minister on Wednesday sought to lay responsibility for the assault on opposition leaders in the Assembly on March 23 on the directions of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2nd T20I: Depleted India lose to Sri Lanka by four wickets
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A depleted India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, stretched Sri Lanka before losing by four wickets in the last over of the second T20 International here on Wednesday night. India had made 132/5 at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka, riding on Dhananjaya de Silva's 40 off 34 balls, won with two balls to spare.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sasikala continues to interact with AIADMK cadres, functionaries
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) AIADMK's expelled interim General Secretary, V.K. Sasikala on Wednesday continued her telephonic interactions with the party cadres and lower level functionaries across the state in a bid to regain prominence in the party.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NIA nabs key conspirator in Parihar brothers killing case
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Wednesday that it has arrested Malik Noor Mohammad Fayyaz, a key conspirator in the killing of Parihar brothers of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
J&K, JSW Foundation tie up for restoring Shalimar, Nishat Gardens
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) The J&K government on Wednesday inked an MoU with JSW Foundation for restoration and conservation of the iconic Shalimar and Nishat Gardens in Kashmir, officials said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Border row: Mizoram complains against Assam's 'economic blockade'
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), July 28 (IANS) Mizoram on Wednesday complained to the Union Home Ministry that an "economic blockade" by Assam on from Monday and "destruction" of railway lines on Tuesday badly affected supply of essentials and foodgrains to the state.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Central forces to be deployed along Assam-Mizoram borders
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) led by Home Minister Amit Shah has decided to deploy Central forces along the Assam-Mizoram borders which witnessed bloody clashes between the police forces of the two northeastern states on Monday, which led to the death of six Assam police personnel.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Poll panel urged to stop Dalit Bandhu implementation in Huzurabad
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) NGO Forum for Good Governance has urged the Election Commission to stop implementation of the Telangana government's Dalit Bandhu scheme in Huzurabad Assembly constituency, where by-elections are due to be held.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rakesh Asthana takes charge as Delhi Police chief (Ld)
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A day after the Centre appointed former CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana as the Commissioner of Delhi Police, the 1984 batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer took charge on Wednesday and said that he aims to focus on core policing matters.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
CJI converses with woman in Telugu, unites couple embroiled in two-decade legal battle
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court made a special effort on Wednesday to put an end to a two-decade-old legal battle between an Andhra Pradesh-based estranged couple, and succeeded as the woman agreed to withdraw the plea seeking enhancement of jail term for her husband in a dowry harassment case.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Olympics: Slovenian wins men's cycling time trial gold
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won gold in the cycling road men's individual time trial at the Olympic Games here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
CBI seeks details of cops shifted when Deshmukh was Maha Home Minister
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Moving ahead in its investigation into the alleged bribery case involving former Maharashtra Home Minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has carried out searches at 12 locations in Maharashtra and also wrote to the state government seeking details of the officials transferred in his tenure.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Olympics: World No.1 shuttler, local favourite Momota ousted
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) World No.1 shuttler Kento Momota was on Wednesday unexpectedly knocked out of men's singles competition after losing to South Korea's world No.38 Heo Kwang-hee 2-0 in a group stage tie of the Olympic Games here.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Chandrayaan-3 likely to be launched in second half of 2022
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during third quarter of 2022 assuming normal workflow henceforth, the Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Additional district judge dies in road accident in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 28 (IANS) An Additional District Judge (ADJ) of Dhanabad district died after being hit by a vehicle while he was out for morning walk, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raj Cong MLAs register their grievances with Ajay Maken
Jaipur, July 28 (IANS) A number of Congress MLAs in Rajasthan registered their grievances against the functioning of some senior ministers in the state government during a one-to-one feedback session with the party's state in-charge Ajay Maken, here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
States/UTs advised to conduct serological prevalence surveys
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday advised all states and Union Territories to conduct SARS CoV2 serological prevalence surveys, in consultation with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), to generate district-level data.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Giraffe Lakshmi gives birth to male calf in Mysuru Zoo
Mysuru, July 28 (IANS) Lakshmi, the female giraffe at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru, has given birth to a healthy male calf, zoo officials said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP running autocratic govt in Tripura: Trinamool
Agartala, July 28 (IANS) A three-member team of the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal comprising two minister and a former Rajya Sabha member reached Tripura on Wednesday in connection with the alleged "house arrest" of 23 I-PAC members by the police in Agartala.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
2nd T20: Sri Lanka restrict under-strength India to 132/5
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A below-strength India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, could muster 132 for five wickets in the allotted 20 overs of the second T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday night.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
21st century born Padikkal's finds 'feat' on debut
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Devdutt Padikkal, who became the first player born in the 21st century to play international men's cricket for India, scored 29 off 23 balls on his debut in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
'India committed to focus on small and marginal farmers'
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Emphasising its focus on small and marginal farmers, India on Wednesday reiterated the ommitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and in making the country's agri-food systems sustainable.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Parents must introspect why teenagers hang out on beaches at night: Goa CM (Ld)
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) The parents of teenagers need to introspect as to why their wards hang out on the state's beaches after dark, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the state Assembly on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delhi govt decides to take over management of Apeejay School branch
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi government said on Wednesday that it has decided to take over the management control of the Apeejay School branch in Sheikh Sarai for not complying with the directions issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) over fee hike.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
As Maha floodwaters recede, 213 dead, over 53K homeless
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) With the floodwaters in western and coastal Maharashtra gradually draining out after a week, the toll climbed up to 213 on Wednesday, with 53,295 people rendered homeless and living in 349 relief camps, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
2,734 projects completed under Smart Cities Mission till June: Govt
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Union government said on Wednesday that 2,734 projects have been completed under the 'Smart Cities Mission' till June this year.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Centre studying feasibility of multi-modal logistics park in Vizag'
Amaravati/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Senior YSRCP leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy said on Wednesday that the Central government is studying the feasibility of setting up a multi-modal logistics park in Visakhapatnam.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata meets Kejriwal, discusses political issues
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Wednesday evening and discussed current political issues.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Porn case: Mumbai Magistrate declines bail to Raj Kundra (Ld)
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) A Mumbai court Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, S.B. Bhajipale, on Wednesday refused to grant bail to businessman Raj Kundra and his associate Ryan Thorpe in the case pertaining to alleged production and distribution of porn content.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI searches 15 locations in illegal coal smuggling case
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that it has carried out searches at 15 locations in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha in connection with the coal smuggling case.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra Pradesh logs 2K more Covid cases, 20 deaths
Amaravati, July 28 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday logged 2,010 new Covid cases, taaking its overall tally beyond 19.5 lakh, even as its active caseload slightly rose to 20,999.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
160 new Covid cases, 144 recoveries, 1 death in J&K
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) After more than a fortnight, new Covid cases outnumbered recoveries in J&K on Wednesday as 160 new cases, 144 recoveries and one death were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Indo-US partnership will be of even greater significance in coming years: PM Modi
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the India-US Strategic Partnership will be of even greater global significance in the coming years, in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19, global economic recovery and climate change.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
UP woman constable helps deliver child on road
Shahjahanpur (UP), July 28 (IANS) In a heart-warming gesture, a woman Uttar Pradesh Police constable helped a pregnant woman deliver her child on the road in the state's Shahjahanpur because the ambulance was not immediately available.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Sinusitis related to Covid may lead to facial infection
Sao Paulo, July 28 (IANS) A 28-year-old Covid positive man who developed orbital cellulitis -- a severe skin infection in the orbital area (around the eye) -- may represent an unusual complication of the infectious disease.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Demand rises for Hungarian ministers to resign over Pegasus surveillance
Budapest, July 28 (IANS) The opposition in Hungary has called for ministerial resignations from Viktor Orban's far-right government over allegations that it had selected journalists, media owners and opposition political figures as potential targets for the invasive Pegasus spyware, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Hungary,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
VIP chief hits out at JD-U, BJP for 'influencing' his MLAs
Patna, July 28 (IANS) Facing flak for boycotting the National Democratic Alliance meeting here on Monday, Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani has warned alliance partners not to "influence" his party MLAs.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Active Covid caseload drops to 0.8% in Puducherry
Puducherry, July 28 (IANS) The active Covid caseload in the Union Territory of Puducherry dropped to 0.8 per cent on Wednesday, much less than the national average of 1.3 per cent.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine
Former Goa CM blames BJP for demolition of Delhi church
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Goa MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao on Wednesday slammed the ruling BJP for facilitating the partial demolition of the Little Flower church in Delhi earlier this month.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Pashtuns rally against Pakistan for perpetrating terrorism in Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A war cry is resonating amongst the Pashtuns in Pakistan who held a massive gathering in Waziristan to protest against the proxy war in Afghanistan.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
IAF formally inducts Rafale aircraft into 101 Squadron at Hasimara
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday formally inducted the Rafale aircraft into its 101 Squadron at the Air Force Station in Hasimara under the Eastern Air Command (EAC).
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
2nd T20 vs SL: India forced to field reserves after players isolated
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) The Indian team was on Wednesday forced to field only four specialist batsmen as well as a wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson in the second T20 International against Sri Lanka after Covid-stricken Krunal Pandya and eight of his close contacts were left out of the squad.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study
New York, July 28 (IANS) The number of people with dementia will nearly triple to more than 152 million by 2050, researchers estimate, based on anticipated trends in smoking, high body mass index and high blood sugar.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Four from Kerala held in Goa with drugs
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Four persons from Kerala were held at Goa's Thivim railway station for possession of hashish, marijuana, and MDMA, police said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Devineni Uma trying to create unrest in Mylavaram: YSRCP MLA
Amaravati, July 28 (IANS) YSRCP MLA from Mylavaram, Vasantha Krishna Mohan, on Wednesday slammed former minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao for allegedly trying to create unrest in the constituency.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
HC notice to Delhi on plea against policy lowering drinking age
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Delhi government's response to a plea challenging a provision in the new Excise policy, reducing the age of consumption of liquor from 25 to 21.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nine killed, seven missing in Himachal flash floods
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven reported missing following flash floods at two places in Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident