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Telangana cop arrested for allegedly attempting to rape trainee
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) A sub-inspector of police in Telangana's Mahabubabad district was arrested on Tuesday on charges of attempting to rape a trainee woman sub-inspector.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
As 'blockade' chokes supplies, Mizoram asks people to curb consumption
Aizawl, Aug 3 (IANS) With supplies blocked for the past nine days due to an "economic blockade" on National Highway 306, its lifeline, the Mizoram government on Tuesday appealed to its people to curtail domestic consumption.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Delhi reports 50 new Covid cases, 4 deaths
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The national capital saw a marginal decline in daily Covid caseload on Tuesday with 50 fresh cases getting reported in the past 24 hours.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Agriculture a bright spot in economy despite Covid-19: Govt data
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The share of agriculture and allied sectors in Gross Value Added (GVA) of the country, as per the provisional estimates of national income released by National Statistical Office (NSO) as on May 31, 2021, stood at 20.2 per cent for the year 2020-21, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pulse production on the rise in India: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The production of pulses has been increasing during the last three years (2018-19 to 2020-21) and the target for 2021-2022 has been set at 23 LMT (lakh million tonnes) from the 19.5 LMT for 2020-2021, the Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Stalin to inaugurate doorstep healthcare scheme on Thursday
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will on Thursday launch an initiative of the state government named 'Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam, which is aimed at taking healthcare to the doorsteps of the people.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Godman' held in Telangana for cheating, sexual exploitation
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Telangana Police on Tuesday arrested a fake godman for allegedly cheating his followers.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
States have power for prisoner's premature release after 14 yrs: SC
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said if a prisoner has undergone more than 14 years of imprisonment in cases of conviction for offences prescribing death penalty as the maximum sentence, the state government is competent to order premature release.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Active Covid cases in Puducherry below 900 after 4 months
Puducherry, Aug 3 (IANS) Puducherry on Tuesday reported 885 active Covid cases - the first time in the past four months that this number has dropped below 900 in the Union Territory.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine
No arrests made in JNU campus violence case so far: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that so far, no arrest has been made in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus violence case that occurred on January 5, 2020 wherein some masked miscreants stormed the university hostels and left around 39 students injured.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
CBI searches in 4 states in Meghalaya HSRP tender scam case
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said that it carried out searches at multiple locations in Meghalaya, Delhi, Mumbai, and Himachal Pradesh in connection with award of a contract, at "exorbitant rates", to a Mumbai-based company for supply of High Security Registration Plates in Meghalaya.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thakur may play first Test vs England, hints Kohli
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) Facing a shortage of pace bowling all-rounders, India may field pacer Shardul Thakur in the first Test against England that begins here on Wednesday, India skipper Virat Kohli has hinted.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
More empty gelatine sticks found in quarry near KRS dam
Mandya (Karnataka), Aug 3 (IANS) Around 20 'gelatin sticks' were recovered from an abandoned mining area near the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) dam in Karnataka's Mandya district, police said on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi govt approves policy for setting up private O2 plants with incentives
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday approved the Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy, 2021 along with the provision for incentives for the production of medical oxygen.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Find out actual data of job losses amid Covid, Parl panel to govt
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) As the employment scenario in the country is yet to see a recovery, a Parliamentary panel has suggested the government should ascertain the actual data of job losses caused amid the pandemic in order to provide support to those impacted.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US approves sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set to India for $82 mn
New Delhi/Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The United States has approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $82 million, further boosting Indias fire power.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
More investment needed to make hazardous cleaning ops safer: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) More investments are required for inducting better technologies and equipment for making hazardous cleaning operations safer, the Parliament was told on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Britain invites applications for Chevening scholarship
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The UK government on Tuesday invited applications for its Chevening Scholarship programme for 2022-23 to enrol for a one-year master's degree in British universities.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Media
India to sign for World Bank loan for 2nd phase of dam rehabilitation
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) After the phase I of the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) with nearly 200 dams that ended in March 2021, the government is all set to enable the states secure the second tranche of loan from the World Bank for DRIP II and DRIP III on Wednesday for rehabilitation of 700 dams.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centenarian wins battle against Covid in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (IANS) Covid-19 induced gloom situation across Odisha with over 50 deaths reported during the past several days, but bucking the trend, a 100-year-old man has defeated the virus and returned home, officials said Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
200 Agro-Automatic Weather Stations to come up for farmers' benefit
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has undertaken installation of Agro-Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) at 200 places to provide exact weather forecast to people, especially farmers, the Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Understanding the Taliban, Pakistan and China nexus
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Afghanistan as the "heart of Asia" that connects the South and Central Asian regions is undergoing a humanitarian crisis that can have severe ramifications in international politics.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
140 new cases, 98 recoveries, 3 deaths in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) New Covid cases again outnumbered recoveries in J&K on Tuesday as 140 new cases, 98 recoveries and 3 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Set to overtake Kumble, Anderson ready to play all 5 Tests vs India
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) England pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who have been playing alternate Test matches in recent times and have a combined tally of 1,140 Test wickets, may be pressed into attack together for all five Tests against India as the hosts are missing Jofra Archer and all-rounder Ben Stokes.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hyd pub owner, manager among 3 held for drunk driving accident
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The Cyberabad police on Tuesday arrested three persons, including the owner and manager of a pub, in connection with a drunk driving accident that killed a 23-year-old girl student who was celebrating Friendship Day with her friends.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Study deepening of rivers, building protective walls: Thackeray
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) As many parts of Maharashtra struggle to recuperate from last month's flood havoc, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday ordered formulating a comprehensive and permanent policy for flood mitigation measures for people living in all the flood-prone areas in the state.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
GKPD asks Centre to dissociate from Meenakshi Lekhi's 'victim shaming' remarks
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) has called on the India government to disassociate itself from Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi's provocative "victim shaming" remarks on Kashmiri Pandit genocide and their return and rehabilitation.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka cancels all key appointments made in Yediyurappa's tenure
Bengaluru, Aug 3 (IANS) Karnataka's new Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has relieved BJP legislators and experts who were appointed to key advisory positions by his predecessor B.S. Yediyurappa and his three deputy Chief Ministers.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kerala sees another high as 23,676 test Covid positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) Even as fresh decisions with regards to lockdown norms are expected, Kerala on Tuesday saw Covid cases soar high again, with 23,676 turning positive after 1,99,456 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Gehlot vs Pilot: After Selja, Shivakumar calls on Raj CM
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) A day after Congress' Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja made a surprise visit to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and had a long discussion with him, triggering speculations of a cabinet reshuffle in the state, party's Karnataka unit chief D.K. Shivakumar met him on Tuesday, creating curiosity among the ruling party cadre.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Illegal construction of farmhouses continues in Aravalis
Gurugram, Aug 3 (IANS) Despite the Supreme Court's latest order regarding the removal of all illegal structures located in the Aravali range in Gurguram, Faridabad and adjoining districts, rampant illegal constructions of farmhouses can easily be witnessed in the Aravali region of Gurugram.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra Pradesh logs 1,546 more Covid cases, 18 deaths
Amaravati, Aug 3 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday logged 1,546 new Covid cases, taking its overall tally beyond 19.7 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 20,170.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Recruitment ad that mimicked memes puts HDFC Bank in a spot
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) With memes/jokes going the rounds on social media about the graduates who had passed out during the 'Corona years -- 2020 and 2021 -- a recruitment advertisement by a leading private bank has come as a real shocker.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
India vs England Test series: Strengths and weaknesses
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) India and England begin a five-Test match series at Trent Bridge here on Wednesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No farmhouses or any unauthorised structures on Aravali forest land: SC
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reiterated that all illegal structures, including farmhouses, on Aravalli forest land would have to go while hearing a plea by Haryana's Faridabad Municipal Corporation in connection with demolition of residential constructions, which had come up in the forest area near Lakkarpur-Khori village.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
India critics popped up after govt cut off foreign NGO funding in 2016-17
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian government cancelled the registration of 18,868 NGOs between 2011-17 for the violation of various provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Next-gen controlling 'family business' of Kashmir narrative: Report
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Kashmir narrative is controlled by a set of US/UK-based 'Kashmiris who make a living off Kashmir conflict, DisInfoLab reported. Since about 2015-16, the 'family business is being passed to the next generation with the help of Pakistani establishment, and vested interests.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Robin Hood Army' to help vaccinate underprivileged, serve 5 mn meals
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The Robin Hood Army (RHA), a volunteer-based zero funds organisation, has joined hands with WhatsApp, Uber, and Google to bring together volunteers who will help vaccinate 1.5 lakh Indians and serve 5 million meals to those most affected by the pandemic across India by August 15.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Both heal patients': SC for same treatment to ayurvedic, allopathic doctors
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the doctors, both under Ayush and the central health services (CHS), render service to patients and on this core aspect, there is nothing to distinguish between them as it held that ayurvedic doctors are also entitled to the benefit of enhanced superannuation age of 65 years (raised from 60 years), at par with allopathic doctors.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Flood situation in Bengal displaces over 3L people from their homes
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Incessant rains last week coupled with huge volumes of water from the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have led to flood-like situation in seven districts of West Bengal, leaving at least 8 dead and displacing over 3 lakh people from their homes in the last four days.
2021-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
HC issues notice to Yediyurappa in corruption case
Bengaluru, Aug 3 (IANS) In a major setback to former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, the Karnataka High Court on Monday issued notice to him in connection with alleged corruption in a housing project.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India's friend 'Lion of Herat' Ismail Khan vows to crush Taliban in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Aug 3: Both invocations and protests rise from the roofs of Herat after dark. "Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar ", God is great, repeat the voices of the residents- children and adults, men and women of Herat as they call for divine help and protection. Herat- the ancient city ? which has historically been the citadel of civilization and culture ? has come under attack once again. The Taliban ? the instrument of power and destruction of foreign governments, have reached the outskirt of the third largest city of Afghanistan.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Akali Dal-BSP alliance promises free power in Punjab
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) Seeking to woo voters ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Tuesday announced providing free electricity up to 400 units per month to all households and waiting outstanding power dues of residential bills of 'blue' card holders.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Deep Ocean Mission to be implemented at Rs 4,077 cr in 5 years
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) With a total budget of Rs 4,077 crore for five years, India's Deep Ocean Mission is a multi-ministerial, multi-disciplinary programme with emphasis on development of deep-sea technology, including the development of manned submersible rated for 6,000 metre deep under water, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flood relief: Maha approves Rs 11,500 crore aid package
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced the much-anticipated relief package of Rs 11,500 crore for emergency relief, repairs and long-term rehabilitation measures for the victims of the recent devastating floods which hit 9 districts last month.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Olympic hockey: India face Germany for bronze, Australia vs Belgium for gold
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian men's team will meet Germany in the bronze medal match while Australia and Belgium, the world's top two ranked teams, will clash for the hockey gold medal at the Olympic Games here on Thursday (August 5).
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
LS adjourned after passing of Tribunals Reform Bill, 2021
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned for the day on Tuesday after the passage of the Tribunals Reform Bill, 2021, amid protest by the Opposition.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cop, civilian injured in Srinagar militant attack
Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) A policeman and a civilian were injured in a militant attack in Srinagar city on Tuesday, police said.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Olympic hockey: Stay focussed, coach Marijne's advice ahead of semis
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) Taking things match by match has helped the Indian women's team reach the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics hockey tournament, said chief coach Sjoerd Marijne who promised that his team will continue with the same attitude in the last-four clash with Argentina on Wednesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
CBI arrests 2 CGST officials from Patna for corruption
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said that it has arrested two CGST officials, including a Superintendent, from Patna for demanding and taking bribes.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident