Four-day complete lockdown imposed in Aizawl
The lockdown will come into effect from the midnight of Sunday and will remain in force till 4.30 am on August 21.
Congress demands JPC probe into alleged ‘control of FB, WhatsApp’
Referring to the interrogation of the Facebook head in the US, Congress leader Maken demanded, “When Facebook was accused in the US, it was called and questioned by the head of the Senate. A similar parliamentary inquiry in Brazil was also done. Similarly, the government in India should set up a JPC to investigate the allegations.”
Uttarakhand’s COVID-19 count reaches 12,175
The state reported 235 new cases today.
Assam: Arms, huge quantity of ammunition seized
In a tweet, Assam police said, “In continuation of our fight against militancy in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), Kokrajhar Police today recovered five AK rifles, one INSAS rifle, one MMG with chain, five pistols and a huge quantity of ammunition from Saraibil and Sarfanguri area of Kokrajhar.”
T’gana: Congress protests demolition of religious places at Secretariat
The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president and MP of Nalgonda N Uttam Kumar Reddy accused the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of hurting the religious sentiments by allegedly ordering the demolition of the religious structures.
Liquor outlets in Chennai to reopen after five months
Chandigarh reports 93 new cases of COVID-19
Total count of positive cases in the Union Territory now stands at 2,102.
At the border:
Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & shelling with mortars along LoC in No… https://t.co/lzXYNL8IPt
— ANI (@ANI) 1597590683000
Ajay Maken named as Congress Gen Secy in-charge of Rajasthan
Maken will replace Avinash Pandey with immediate effect, according to the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
Parts of Jammu & Kashmir see resumption of high speed data
High-speed mobile data services are to be restored in Ganderbal and Udhampur on a trial basis for postpaid services from 9 pm today to September 8, says the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
With 8,012 new cases, Andhra tally reaches 2.89 lakh
With 88 fresh casualties, the overall coronavirus toll climbed to 2,650.
Congress constitutes a committee with senior party leader Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal (AICC General Secretary, Inchar… https://t.co/MKF3SqAL0L
— ANI (@ANI) 1597589065000
BSF nabs Pakistan fisherman, seizes four boats off Gujarat coast
“The Pakistani fishermen were attempting to enter into Indian territory by taking the advantage of rough sea state. The alert patrol party of Border Security Force (BSF) intercepted the Pakistani intruders the moment they tried to enter into Indian territory, while the intruders also saw the BSF patrol party and jumped into the water,” the BSF said in a statement.
RJD expels three MLAs for anti-party activities
RJD state secretary general Alok Mehta announced the expulsion of Prema Choudhary, Maheshwar Yadav and Faraz Fatmi.
House IT panel would wish to hear from FB, says Tharoor
Responding to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who shared media reports and alleged that BJP and the RSS control Facebook and Whatsapp in the country, party MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology would certainly wish to hear from Facebook about the media reports.
COVID-19: Recovery rate in Delhi improves to over 90%
The tally has risen to 1,52,580 cases, of which 1,37,561 have recovered – a recovery rate of 90.15%
Flood like situation in parts of Odisha, orange alert issued
“Low-pressure conditions in the Bay of Bengal will continue for another 24 hours. An orange warning has been issued for the Malkangiri district for the next 24 hours. A few more places in Odisha may also receive heavy to very heavy rainfall: Umasankar Das, Senior Scientist at the IMD, Bhubaneswar said.
Himachal Pradesh reports 64 fresh COVID-19 cases
The COVID-19 tally in Himachal Pradesh reached 4,058 on Sunday.
Ship that oozed oil off Mauritius coast splits in two
The bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the southeastern coast of Mauritius on July 25 and began oozing oil more than a week later, threatening a protected marine park boasting mangrove forests and endangered species. Mauritius declared an environmental emergency and salvage crews raced against the clock to pump the remaining 3,000 tonnes of oil off the stricken vessel.
COVID-19: 652 new cases in Delhi, tally now 1,52,580
Toll rises to 4,196, with eight more deaths
Two arrested in Sudiksha Bhati’s death case
Police said they arrested the two people — Deepak Choudhary and Raju — on the basis of CCTV camera footage. Senior Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh and District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar during a press conference on Sunday ruled out harassment or a motorcycle stunt as cause of death.
Meeting of cyber crime experts to be convened soon
The Karnataka government will soon hold a meeting to discuss ways to tackle social media posts that can cause unrest in the society, in the backdrop of the recent violence here, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday.
Former India opener Chetan Chauhan passes away
The cricketer was hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus.
350 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in T’puram central jail
Kerala’s COVID-19 case tally stood at 42,885 and the death toll was 146
DDMA prohibits setting up pandals during Ganesh Chaturthi
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has issued an order prohibiting setting up of pandals during Ganesh Chaturthi and said there will be no religious procession on any occasion, including Moharram, in the city because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If elected, will stand with India in confronting threats: Biden
“Fifteen years ago, I was leading the efforts to approve the historic civil nuclear deal with India. I said that if the US and India became closer friends and partners, then the world will be a safer place,” Biden, who was vice-president in the Obama administration, said while addressing the Indian-American community on India’s Independence Day.
RS Chairman directs full preparedness by 3rd week of August
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has issued directions to ensure full preparedness by the third week of August for the monsoon session of parliament. Various arrangements are being made in order to ensure compliance with the social distancing norms under the corona virus-induced restrictions.
Mizoram’s coronavirus tally rises to 777
Mizoram reported its highest single-day spike of 64 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
UK plans new specialist pandemic response health institute
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to announce a merger of the pandemic response work of PHE, an executive agency sponsored by the government’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and the National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace scheme to create the National Institute for Health Protection, the ‘Sunday Telegraph’ reported.
Goa to stage ISL 2020-21 season
The ISL, in its seventh edition will be played behind closed doors at three venues – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda; GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim; and Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.
China’s local COVID-19 cases fall as Xinjiang cluster recedes
The number of locally transmitted cases in China dropped to four on Aug. 15, all of which were in Xinjiang, the National Health Commission said in a statement. That compares with eight cases nationwide a day earlier and is the lowest since July 16.
No farewell match for Dhoni: Rajeev Shukla
“Dhoni never expressed any will to the BCCI for a farewell match for him. Since he never raised it, there is no question of any such match,” Shukla told ANI. His remarks come even as Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren urged the BCCI to host a farewell match for former skipper Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket.
Kafeel Khan’s detention under NSA extended by 3 months
Khan has been in jail since January 29 for allegedly delivering a provocative speech at the Aligarh Muslim University on December 10, 2019 during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests.
COVID-19: India’s fatality rate at 1.93%, recovery rate at 72%
From 3.33% on June 18, the CFR has declined to 1.93%, while India’s recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has reached nearly 72%.
Vistara is likely to start flight operations between India and the UK, Germany and France under the bilateral air bubble arrangements
Delhi BJP’s new team of office bearers is likely to be announced in the coming week
Telephone service between the United Arab Emirates and Israel begins as two countries open diplomatic ties: AP
FinMin working on norms for salaries of retired central govt officials re-appointed on contract
In an office memorandum dated August 13, the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, said that ministries/departments appoint retired central government employees on contract basis, including as consultants, but there are no uniform guidelines for regulating the salary payment in such cases.
18 killed, 21 missing after Nepal landslide
Ship that oozed oil off Mauritius coast splits in two
A ship that has leaked more than 1,000 tonnes of oil in pristine waters off the Mauritius coast has split into two, its Japanese operator said Sunday.
BJP worker’s killing: 12-hour bandh in West Bengal’s Khanakul evokes mixed response
Peak power demand declines further to 5.65% in 1st fortnight of August
Peak power demand met, which is the highest energy supply during a day across the country, was at 167.49 GW in the first fortnight of August, down by 5.65 per cent from 177.52 GW recorded in August last year.
Rajamala landslide: Death toll rises to 58, two more bodies discovered
Search operations underway to find the remaining 12 missing people: Idukki District Information Office
Uttarakhand: National Highway 7 blocked near Gauchar in Chamoli district, due to rockfall
PIL in SC seeks uniform grounds of divorce for all citizens
The plea filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay sought directions to the Centre to take steps to remove anomalies in divorce laws and make them uniform for all citizens without prejudice on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Mauritius oil spill crisis: GoI dispatches over 30 tonnes of technical equipment & material
In response to a request of Government of Mauritius for assistance in dealing with the environmental crisis due to oil spill on its south-east coast, Government of India has dispatched over 30 tonnes of technical equipment & material on board an IAF Aircraft to Mauritius: MEA
Odisha’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 60,050 with record 2,924 fresh cases
Chinese mainland reports 19 new Covid-19 cases
Gwalior-Chambal Expressway will be named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Raj Bhavan in West Bengal is under surveillance, says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Sanctity of Raj Bhavan has to be kept intact: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
There is no change in the condition of Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee. His vital and clinical parameters are stable and he continues to be on ventilator support.
– Army Research and Referral Hospital
In the 4th meeting of BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group held through video conferencing, communiqué was adopted reaffirming the commitment of 5 member states to international anti-drug conventions
– Ministry of Home Affairs
13 deaths, 687 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
Delhi: No idol immersion at public places, large congregations and community celebrations on Ganesh Chaturthi
384 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported in Puducherry
- Total number of positive cases to 7,732
- 3,179 active cases
- 4,443 recovered
- 110 deaths
Fans urge BCCI to retire Dhoni’s number seven jersey
Players and fans Sunday urged India’s cricket board to retire Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s number seven jersey in a tribute to the two-time World Cup-winning captain.
Pranab Mukherjee’s condition much better, stable, says son Abhijit
He is much better & stable than the preceding days. All his vital parameters are stable & he is responding to treatment. We firmly believe that he will be back among us soon: Abhijit Mukherjee, son of former President Pranab Mukherjee on his father’s health.
687 new COVID19 cases and 13 deaths reported in Rajasthan
- Total cases 60,666
- 14,265 active cases
- 44,048 recoveries
- 875 deaths
Assam’s COVID-19 tally tops 75,000 with 1,057 fresh cases
Death toll climbs to 182
98-yr-old war veteran defeats Covid-19
- Sepoy Ramu Laxman Sakpal (Retd), a 98-year-old War Veteran, residing at Nerul was admitted to Indian Naval Hospital Ship Asvini in a critical state and diagnosed with Pneumonia due to COVID-19 a few weeks ago.
- The veteran’s condition was successfully managed at the Naval Hospital, leading to freedom from COVID-19 on 15 August, India’s Independence Day.