West Bengal reports 743 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 4 (ANI): West Bengal on Saturday reported 743 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 21,231.According to the West Bengal Health…

Govt acted in transparent manner in purchase of 104 and 108 ambulances, says Andhra Pradesh Health Minister

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas alias Alla Nani, has said that the government has acted in a transparent manner in the purchase of 104…

Kanpur encounter case: Police to seize illegal properties of main accused Vikas Dubey

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Police will seize illegal properties and money in history-sheeter Vikas Dubey's bank accounts under the Gangsters Act, said senior police official here on Saturday.Dubey is main accused in the Kanpur encoun...

Maharashtra reports 7,074 fresh COVID-19 cases, State tally crosses 2 lakh

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 4 (ANI): Maharashtra on Saturday crossed over two lakh COVID-19 positive cases with 7,074 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.The total number of cases went up to 2,00,064 in the State, which has…

ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle releases list of monuments, sites which will reopen from July 6

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], July 4 (ANI): The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Bhubaneswar Circle on Saturday released a list of monuments, sites, and museums that will open from July 6 in the state.According to the release, a total…

Review of Lalu Yadav’s security conducted by SP Ranchi (Rural)

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], July 4 (ANI): Superintendent of Police (SP) Ranchi (Rural) on Saturday conducted a review of the security of veteran RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav who is currently lodged at RIMS Hospital here.According to SP (Rural)…

Man arrested in Kerala for posing as Indian Navy officer

Kochi (Kerala) [India], July 4 (ANI): A 23-year-old man was arrested by Kerala Police for posing as an Indian Navy officer near Naval Base, Kochi on Wednesday.Raja Nath who hails from Nadia, West Bengal travelled to various places…

Interest to be charged on delayed payments to vendors on GeM

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): In a bid to promote discipline and promptness in payment, the Centre has taken a step to charge interest on delayed payments to vendors on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) which will especially benefit…

TDP leader Kala Venkata Rao holds protest against trifurcation of Andhra’s capital

Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Andhra Pradesh unit president Kimidi Kala Venkata Rao held a protest on Saturday in the Rajam town against the decentralization of the state capital.Local TDP leaders also…

Kerala CM writes to PM Modi in Italian marines case, says ‘build international pressure for fair trial in Italy’

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 4 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking that the Indian Government to build international pressure for a fair trial in Italy in connection with ...

Congress alleges jungle raj in UP, to hold online campaign

By Siddharth SharmaNew Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Congress has alleged that there has been a deterioration in law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and has decided to campaign against it.Party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi…

Josh always high and touching the sky with glory: young IAF officer

By Ajit K DubeyForward Airbase near India-China border, July 4 (ANI): The 'josh' of every Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel has always been high and we are ready to meet any challenges posed to us, said officials posted…

RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav urges for increased COVID-19 tests in Bihar as CM, Deputy CM await their results

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 4 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said that he was concerned about the health of Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, who had sent their swab samples for…

Delhi records 2,505 new COVID-19 cases, recovery rate crosses 70 pc mark

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): A total of 2,505 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi on Saturday and the recovery rate has crossed the 70 per cent mark.Delhi also witnessed 55 deaths today. With this, the…

Iconic North Kolkata’s coffee house reopens for customers after gap of over 3 months

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 4 (ANI): Kolkata's Iconic Coffee House, which is said to be one of the favourite places of youngsters to hang out over the cup of coffee, opens up for the customers after a…

Amarnath Aarti to be telecast live on Doordarshan; 500 yatris allowed daily darshan

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 4 (ANI): In view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the Amarnath 'Aarti' this year will be telecast live on Doordarshan and only a maximum of 500 yatris will proceed from Jammu by…

Pak violates ceasefire in J-K’s Poonch

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 4 (ANI): Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.The ceasefire violation by Pakistan took place at…

PM Modi asks party workers to prepare digital booklets on relief work during coronavirus crisis

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded BJP workers for relief work done by them during the coronavirus crisis and asked them to compile digital booklets about the works and experiences of…

ICMR rushing for ‘unrealistic’ timeline for corona vaccine: Prithviraj Chavan

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 4 (ANI): Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is rushing for an "unrealistic" timeline of 15 August for indigenous CO...

US-based United Airlines gets permission for charter flights, schedule flights request for India under consideration

By Ashoke RajNew Delhi], [July 4], [ANI]: The US-based United Airlines' request to grant approval to operate (regular) schedule flight for India is under consideration with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and other authorities in the country."We…

State’s COVID-19 testing capacity over 41,000 per day, to achieve 50,000 mark soon: Rajasthan Minister

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], July 4 (ANI): Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said that the health department has developed the capacity of conducting more than 41,000 COVID-19 tests per day and soon more than 50,000 tests per day…

Baghjan blowout: Air quality, noise level monitoring carried out

Dibrugarh (Assam) [India], July 4 (ANI): Weeks after blowout in gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia, air quality and noise level monitoring has been carried out in Guijan side, while air quality monitoring was done…

Process to develop COVID-19 vaccine as per global norms: ICMR

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that the process to develop an indigenous vaccine to combat COVID-19 is as per globally accepted norms to fast-track the vaccine development."ICMR's…

Kerala reports 240 new COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 4 (ANI): Kerala reported 240 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the total active cases in the state to 2,129.Health Minister KK Shailaja informed that 1,77,769 people are under observation, and there are 13...

India’s COVID-19 count reaches 6,48,315, recovery rate 60.81 per cent

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): With the highest ever single-day spike of 22,771 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, India's coronavirus tally reached 6,48,315 on Saturday.Out of the total case, 2,35,433 patients are active cases while 3,94,227 patients…

One more terrorist killed in encounter at J-K’s Kulgam

Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 4 (ANI): One more unidentified terrorist has been gunned down in the encounter that broke out at the Arrah area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam on Saturday."One more unidentified terrorist killed. Operation…

Himachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally reaches 1,041

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India), July 4 (ANI): The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 1,041. Of these as many as 331 cases are still active, the state health department said on Saturday.Till now at…

YSRCP leader murder case: Former Minister Kollu Raveendra sent to Rajahmundry prison on remand

Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Former TDP minister Kollu Raveendra has been sent to judicial remand in Rajahmundry central jail for his involvement in the murder of YSRCP leader Moka Bhaskar Rao, police said on Saturday.Krishna…

Indian Air Force geared up for combat role in China border area

By Ajit K DubeyForward Airbase near India-China border, July 4 (ANI): The frontline fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force are flying consistently in and out of this airbase near the border with China, including the Russian-origin mighty…

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, advisory issued for people travelling to Punjab

Chandigarh [India], July 4 (ANI): In view of the rising cases of COVID-19, Punjab government has issued an advisory for all inbound persons travelling to the state, which will be applicable from July 7."In accordance with the advisory,…

Pune city mayor Mulridhar Mohol tests positive for COVID-19

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], July 4 (ANI): Pune city mayor Mulridhar Mohol has tested positive for COVID-19."After having a fever I tested myself for COVID19 which turned out to be positive. However,I am stable will be soon available at…

Puducherry reports 80 new COVID-19 positive cases

Puducherry [India], July 4 (ANI): Puducherry on Saturday reported 80 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 904, as per information provided by the Puducherry Health Department.According to the health…

Nitish Kumar, 4 secretaries tested for coronavirus

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 4 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his four secretaries got themselves tested for coronavirus on Saturday after they attended an event in which a BJP leader, who was later found COVID-19 positive,…

Tamil Nadu reports 4,280 new cases of COVID-19, 65 deaths

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 4 (ANI): As many as 65 deaths and 4,280 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, as per information provided by the State Health Department.With 4,280 new coronavirus cases,…

Accused Khalid Saifi met Zakir Naik, claims Delhi Police’s status report on North-East Delhi violence

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Delhi Police Special Cell probing the larger conspiracy behind the North-East Delhi violence, in its report to the court has said that one of the accused in the case had met fugitive…

BEST announces kindness package for consumers, approves EMI facility on electricity bill payment

By AniMumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 4 (ANI): The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) announced a number of kindness package for all its consumers on Saturday. It has started taking meter readings in all parts of Mumbai except…

CM Shivraj holds video-conference meeting over law and order in MP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday held a meeting over the law and order situation in the state via video conferencing.Senior officials from the Police Department and administration took part...

No furlough to murder convicts sentenced to life without remission: Delhi HC

By Amiya Kumar KushwahaNew Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): The Delhi High Court has cleared that the convicts awarded sentence for a particular period or for life with the stipulation that no remission will be granted to him…

Palaniswami announces lockdown relaxations in Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 4 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday announced relaxations in lockdown in Chennai from July 6. He added that all vegetable and grocery shops in the city will be…

Rajasthan’s Churu records maximum temperature of 43 degree Celsius today

Churu (Rajasthan) [India], July 4 (ANI): A maximum temperature of 43 degree Celsius was recorded in Rajasthan's Churu district on Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).Locals took shelter under tree shades for relief from th...

‘It’s a big lie’: Rahul Sinha attacks Mamata over WB’s 6.5 pc unemployment rate

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 4 (ANI): BJP leader Rahul Sinha on Saturday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for announcing that state's unemployment rate for June stands at 6.5 per cent and said that…

No Bol Bam festival celebration in Odisha this year due to Covid-19

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], July 4 (ANI): The Odisha government on Saturday said it will not allow Kaudia/Bol Bam devotees to collect water from any religious places or their consecration at Shiva Temples during the month of Shravan, in…

Tourism likely to begin in a week, says Himachal Pradesh CM

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh has decided to open the state for tourists and the tourism department of the state government will issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the functioning of the tourism industry....

BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma appointed as protem speaker of Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has appointed MLA Rameshwar Sharma as Protem Speaker till the election of Assembly Speaker.This comes after Jagdish Devda had resigned as pro-tem speaker after his i...

CM Adityanath to hold meeting over law and order in UP

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will hold a video conference meeting today with officials to discuss the law and order situation in the state. Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Home...

Seva Hi Sangathan: PM Modi lauds BJP workers of Rajasthan, Bihar

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated BJP workers and various state units of the party for helping people during the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown. The Prime Minister interacted with party worker...

Chandigarh reports 5 new coronavirus cases

Chandigarh [India], July 4 (ANI): Chandigarh on Saturday reported five new COVID-19 cases taking the total number of reported cases in the Union Territory to 459.According to Chandigarh Health Department, there are 59 active cases in the city.India…

Rajasthan HC quashes FIR filed against hospitality giant, its employees

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], July 4 (ANI): The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court quashed an FIR registered against Marriott India, the Indian subsidiary of hotel operator Marriott International Inc. USA, and its hotel employees.The order, dated J...

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu recalls role of ‘Gurus’ including veteran BJP leader LK Advani in moulding his life

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has conveyed gratitude and indebtedness to 'Gurus' (teachers) including veteran BJP leader LK Advani who shaped his perspectives and life at various stages of his long journey,…

Nitin Gadkari reviews Chambal expressway project with Madhya Pradesh CM

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSME Nitin Gadkari on Saturday reviewed the proposed Chambal Express project through video conference.Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Minister of A...