Vicky Kaushal shares flying picture, says ‘Ki karaa, petrol khatam hi nahi hunda!’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Actor Vicky Kaushal on Monday treated his fans to a picture of him flying just like superman and topped it up with a hilarious caption. "Ki karaa, petrol khatam hi nahi hunda!…

Goa shall follow protocol in sync with AIIMS to provide finest treatment to COVID patients: Vishwajit P Rane

Panaji (Goa) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): In order to provide the finest care to COVID-19 patients in the coastal state, the Goa government shall be following treatment protocol in sync with the guidelines proposed by AIIMS and other…

Punjab hooch tragedy: SAD postpones protest outside Sonia Gandhi’s residence

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Former Punjab Minister Dr Daljit S Cheema on Sunday said that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has postponed its protest in front of the residence of Sonia Gandhi in the national capital on…

COVID-19: Goa issues guidelines for Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

Panaji (Goa) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Goa Disaster Management Authority (GDMA) has issued guidelines to be followed during Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in view of coronavirus outbreak.As per the guidelines, there shall be monitoring of m...

Moscow’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 4,585

Moscow [Russia], Aug 10 (ANI/Sputnik): Thirteen more coronavirus patients have died in the Russian capital in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 4,585, the COVID-19 response centre said on Sunday."Thirteen coronavirus patients have died in Moscow.…

5.6 magnitude quake hits southwest of Africa

Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 10 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck the Southwestern region of the African continent on Sunday (Local time)."Prelim Magnitude 5.6 earthquake southwest of Africa Aug-09 23:42 UTC," tweeted t...

Activists, police destroy cannabis plants in Kullu, take oath to protect environment

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Activists of different organisations along with police destroyed cannabis plants in Nirmand area of Kullu on Sunday and took an oath to protect the environment.They also planted saplings in order to…

Nurses of pvt hospital protest over pay, working hours in Ludhiana

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Nurses of a private hospital on Sunday protested against its management over payment and working hours in Ludhiana.They alleged that the management is forcing them to work in two-shift amid the COVID-19…

US Ohio governor warns against seeing COVID-19 tests as unreliable

Washington DC [USA], Aug 10 (Xinhua/ANI): Governor Mike DeWine of US state of Ohio on Sunday warned Americans against seeing coronavirus tests as unreliable after he received a false positive result ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to…

Taliban says ready to begin intra-Afghan negotiations within a week

Kabul [Afghanistan], Aug 10 (ANI): The Taliban is ready to begin intra-Afghan negotiations within a week if the prisoners' release is completed, said spokesperson Suhail Shaheen.As per Tolo News, Shaheen said that the first round of talks would…

Family members of cop who lost his life in ecounter in Kanpur’s Bikru village meet UP CM

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Family members of Sub-Inspector Nebulal, who lost his life during an encounter in Kanpur's Bikru village last month, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth here on Sunday.The deceased policeman's wife Shyama De...

Family members of cop who lost his life in ecounter in Kanpur’s Bikru village meet UP CM

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Family members of Sub-Inspector Nebulal, who lost his life during an encounter in Kanpur's Bikru village last month, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth here on Sunday.The deceased policeman's wife Shyama De...

All steps taken by Centre since 2014 are anti-labourer: Digvijaya Singh

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Hitting out at the BJP led government at the Centre, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that people with the "ideology of the Sangh" are in power and all steps…

Twelve Naxals surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada under Lone Varatu programme

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Twelve Naxals have surrendered before the police under the 'Lone Varatu' (return to home) programme, police said on Sunday.Abhishek Pallava, Superintendent of Police (SP), Dantewada said, "On Sunday, 12 N...

Several houses damaged due to flash flood in J-K’s Ganderbal

Ganderbal (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Several houses were damaged due to flash flood in Kulan area of Ganderbal district on Sunday.No casualties were reported in the incident that occurred following the heavy rains, an official…

New Environment Impact Assessment 2020 draft is ‘disgraceful, dangerous’: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday termed the new Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 draft, which has been placed by the BJP government for public feedback, as "disgraceful and dangerous.""The new Environment…

Nearly 50 people killed following heavy monsoon rains in past 3 days in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 10 (ANI): Nearly 50 people have been killed across Pakistan after three days of heavy rains and flash floods.As per Al Jazeera, quoting Pakistan's national disaster management authority, 19 people have died in the Khyber…

Brazil reports 572 new COVID-19 deaths

Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Aug 10 (Xinhua/ANI): Brazil on Sunday reported 572 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, raising the death toll to 101,049.In the 24-hour period, COVID-19 tests detected 23,010 new cases of…

Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur becomes country’s first municipal corporation to provide forestland right certificates to people of urban area

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur has become the first municipal corporation in the country where people of an urban area have been provided forest land right certificates.On the occasion of the International Day of ...

Bhupesh Baghel lays e-foundation of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh memorial and museum

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday laid e-foundation of the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh memorial and museum, which is to be built at a cost of Rs 25,66,00,000 crores in Purkhouti…

Haryana Police arrests man for smuggling over 500 bottles of liquor

Palwal (Haryana) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Haryana Police on Sunday arrested a person for allegedly smuggling over 500 bottles of liquor in Mundkati area of Palwal.According to police, the liquor was being smuggled to Agra.A case has been…

RT-PCR a ‘golden method’ for COVID-19 testing, prevention strategy needs more scientific approach: Fadnavis

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday opposed the dominance of antigen tests in the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted, stating that state should use its full capacity for RT-PCR testing…

Security check tightens in Delhi ahead of Independence Day

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Delhi Police on Monday checked vehicles of commuters as security has been tightened in the national capital ahead of the Independence Day.The police teams were sen checking vehicles at India Gate and…

Shiv Sena stages protest in Lalbagh against removal of Shivaji Maharaj’s statue in Belgaum

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Shiv Sena workers on Sunday staged a protest at Lalbagh in Mumbai against Karnataka government over the alleged removal of a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at a village in Belgaum district.During…

Kerala: Flood-like situation continues to prevail in low-lying areas of Kuttanad taluk

Alappuzha (Kerala) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Flood-like situation continues to prevail in low-lying areas of Kuttanad taluk in Alappuzha due to heavy rainfall in the region.In view of the current situation, the district administration has set up over…

Three fake Naxals held for extortion in Odisha’s Kalahandi

Kalahandi (Odisha) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Three people were arrested for allegedly extorting money from a person by posing as Naxals in Jaipatna area of Kalahandi district on Sunday, police said.They all will be tested for COVID-19. "Three…

6,063 stranded Indians returned under Vande Bharat Mission on Aug 9: Hardeep Singh Puri

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Over 6,000 stranded Indians returned to the country from across the world on Sunday, said Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri as he recommenced the updates of Vande Bharat Mission…

UP: Criminal held following an encounter with police in Ashiyana

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): A criminal has been arrested following an encounter with police in Ashiyana on Sunday, police said. He has been identified as Pulast Tiwari, who sustained an injury in his leg during…

SC allows lawyers’ chamber blocks to open for longer hours

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court has allowed lawyers' chamber blocks in the court's premises to open for longer hours.The premises of lawyers' chamber blocks will now remain open from 09:30 am to 05:00 pm…

As per experts, Centre, state govts will suffer budget deficit of Rs 10 lakh cr due to COVID-19: Gadkari

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): According to the experts, the Centre and state governments will suffer a budget deficit of Rs 10 lakh crores due to COVID-19 pandemic, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday.While interacting with…

Inclusion, participation of indigenous people must be ensured in COVID-19 response: UN chief

New York [USA] Aug 10 (Xinhua/ANI): Inclusion and participation of the world's 476 million indigenous people must be ensured in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and on the road ahead towards recovery, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on…

COVID-19: Free pulse oximeter, first-line supportive medicine to patients under home isolation in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced that the state government will provide COVID-19 patients preferring to stay in home isolation a pulse oximeter and first-line supportive medicine comp...

EU urges independent inquiry into cause of Beirut explosion

Brussels [Belgium], Aug 10 (Xinhua/ANI): European Council President Charles Michel on Sunday urged an independent investigation into the cause of the deadly explosion that rocked the city of Beirut and inflicted heavy casualties last Tuesday."What stru...

NCP leaders start signature collection campaign to send message of unity to leaders

Kathmandu [India], Aug 10 (ANI): A group of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders on Sunday started a signature collection campaign showing solidarity for the party unification amid speculation of its split.A group of 63 lawmakers from the ruling…

Vietnam confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], Aug 10 (VNA/ANI): Vietnam reported new 29 COVID-19 cases on Sunday afternoon, taking the national count to 841, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.All of the new patients are related to…

Delhi: ISKCON temple to celebrate Janmashtami on Aug 12, entry based on limited invitation due to COVID

By Joymala BagchiNew Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): As a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus outbreak, the ISKCON temple in the national capital will not allow the devotees (common people) on the day of Janmashtami, which…

Adhir Ranjan urges Mamata to lodge protest for not including Bengali in list of classical languages of NEP

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, pleading to lodge a protest from the state for not accomodating Bengali language in the list of…

Adhir Ranjan urges Mamata to lodge protest for not including Bengali in list of classical languages of NEP

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, pleading to lodge a protest from the state for not accomodating Bengali language in the list of…

Rajnath Singh to launch ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah’ today

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will launch 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah' on Monday.As per the Office of the Defence Minister of India, the event will take place at 3.30 pm today. On August…

Lebanese protesters storm labour ministry building in Beirut

Beirut [Lebanon], Aug 10 (ANI/Sputnik): Lebanese protesters have stormed the buildings of the ministries of refugee affairs and labour in central Beirut, media reported on Sunday.According to the National News Agency of Lebanon, clashes between anti-go...

Lebanese Police fire tear gas at protesters in Beirut

Beirut [Lebanon], Aug 10 (ANI/Sputnik): The police have deployed tear gas to disperse demonstrators in central Beirut late on Sunday.The renewed clashes in the Lebanese capital are being shown live by most Arabic satellite channels.Police started firin...

Fire breaks out at coastal shipping boat in Visakhapatnam Port Trust, no injuries reported

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): A fire broke out on a coastal shipping boat in the Visakhapatnam Port Trust West Q5 berth on Sunday, an official said.The BD51 ship from Chennai reached the port at Visakhapatnam…

AICC appoints three NSUI presidents in UP

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): All India Congress Committee (AICC) has approved the proposal of the appointment of presidents of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) in Uttar Pradesh with an immediate effect.The AICC has…

Idukki landslide: Body of 6-month-old baby recovered, death toll rises to 43

Idukki (Kerala) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): The death toll in Idukki landslide has surged to 43 with the recovery of 17 bodies including a six-month-old baby, an official said on Sunday. "Total of 17 dead bodies were recovered…

J-K administration gives Rs 1 lakh to next of kin of Pakistan shelling victim

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday provided an ex-gratia relief of Rs 1 lakh to the next of the kin of cross border shelling victim in Poonch district, who…

UP: Worms found on the beds of surgical ward in Mahoba District Hospital

Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): While the Uttar Pradesh administration claimed it has efficiently dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, the district hospital in Mahoba has another story to tell where live worms were seen on the…

Inability to speak Hindi does not make anyone less Indian: Kanimozhi

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI) DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday alleged that a CISF official had asked her at the airport whether she was an Indian as she could not speak Hindi. The DMK MP later tweeted…

Gehlot writes to all Rajasthan MLAs, urges them to ‘save democracy’

New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Appealing to "save the democracy" ahead of the Assembly session, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote to all state MLAs earlier on Sunday. A meeting chaired by Gehlot is underway at Hotel…

230 new COVID-19 cases reported in Uttarakhand

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Uttrakhand reported 230 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday taking the total count to 9,632 in the state.According to official data, the total number of cases includes 6,134 recovered cases, 3,334 active cases,…

Villagers protest after administration brings down Shivaji idol in Belgavi

Belagavi (Karnataka) [India], August 9 (ANI): Villagers continued their protests on Sunday after the Belgavi district authorities brought down a Shivaji idol in Managutti village on Friday night as it did not have the necessary permission.According to ...