No community transmission of COVID-19 in the country: Dr Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday sought to quell fears of community transmission of COVID-19 in the country, saying there is no such thing yet."During our discussions…

Madurai restaurant serves mask shaped parotta to raise coronavirus awareness

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 9 (ANI): Trying to make people aware of the importance of wearing masks during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Madurai's Hotel Temple City is now serving hot mask-shaped parottas to its customers."People of Madurai…

Karnataka CM to hold COVID-19 review meeting with BBMP corporators on Friday

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 9 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has scheduled a meeting for Friday with all 198 corporators of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to review the COVID-19 situation, informed the Chief Mini...

Yogi Adityanath holds COVID-19 review meeting

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday chaired a meeting here with the officers of the 'COVID-19 management team-11".According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Uttar Pradesh ...

Private hospitals in Karnataka to provide 3,500 beds for COVID-19 patients

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 9 (ANI): Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday said the private hospitals in the state have joined hands with the state government in the fight against COVID-19 and will provide 3,500 beds…

Did Vikas Dubey surrender or was he arrested?: Akhilesh Yadav raises questions

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): After reports that Vikas Dubey, the main accused in Kanpur encounter case, was apprehended by the Madhya Pradesh Police from Ujjain, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has raised questions regarding ...

PM Narendra Modi links global and Indian revival, invites world companies to India

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Addressing a global audience for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stressed on revival while linking global and Indian revival."In these times,…

SC to hear on July 13 plea of TN for implementation of 50 pc reservation for OBCs in medical colleges

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday posted for hearing on July 13 a plea of Tamil Nadu government against non-implementation of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in admission to seats shared by…

India’s pharma industry an asset for the world: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): In a virtual global address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Indian pharmaceutical industry has been an "asset" not just for its own country but also for the entire world as…

Delhi govt orders hospitals to nominate nodal officers for plasma procurement

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): The Delhi government on Thursday said that Medical Superintendents of hospitals would be required to nominate a nodal officer for the coordination, requisition, and insurance of plasma from the 'plasma bank'."For the…

Persons with mental illness, suspected mental illness are usually more exposed to COVID-19 risks: IHBAS to Delhi HC

By Sushil Batra New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Homeless or destitute persons with mental illness or suspected mental illness deserve all health care services including a test for COVID-19, owing to the fact that such persons are…

India has leading role to play in revival of post-COVID-19 world: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the India Global Week address on Thursday said that "there is faith" that India has a leading role to play in global revival in the post-COVID-19…

SC pulls up Maharashtra govt on plight of migrant labourers

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Maharashtra government for filing an affidavit stating that all is fine in the state.A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MR Shah…

149 new cases take Rajasthan’s COVID-19 tally to 22,212

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], July 9 (ANI): A total of 149 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths were reported in Rajasthan on Thursday, according to the state health department.With this, the total number of cases in the state is…

GoM meeting reviews COVID-19 situation in India

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on COVID-19 under the chairmanship of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan was held on Thursday at Nirman Bhawan in the national capital.The…

Wasim Bari’s sacrifice won’t go waste: J-K BJP Chief

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 9, (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina on Thursday condemned the killing of his party colleague Wasim Bari in a terrorist attack last night, saying his "sacrifice won't go wasted".A…

How India avenged 1962’s defeat in 1967: A first person account

New Delhi [India], Jul 9 (ANI): The year 1962 would go down in Indian history as a year of shame and heart break for India. The genesis of the tragedy began when India conceded to the Chinese their…

Arrests at press conference in Melaulim, Opposition in Goa cries foul

Panaji (Goa) [India], July 9 (ANI): The Opposition in Goa on Wednesday slammed the BJP-led coalition government in the state for arresting three people in Melaulim village during a press conference yesterday, which was called to oppose land…

FIR against private ambulance service in Pune for overcharging patient

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], July 9 (ANI): An FIR has been registered against a private ambulance service at Bibvewadi police station on a complaint by RTO (Regional Transport Office), Pune for overcharging a patient, police said.A case has been…

With support of its people, UP overcame COVID-19 apprehensions: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with representatives of NGOs belonging to Varanasi on Thursday said that a state like Uttar Pradesh overcame the apprehensions of the worst-case scenario of COVID-19 becaus...

Karnataka: Chinnaswamy Stadium to be turned into COVID-19 care centre

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 9 (ANI): The M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium and the Bengaluru Palace in Karnataka will be converted into a COVID-19 care centre, informed the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Thursday.The Bangalore International Exhib...

MP, UP police working in co-ordination: Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Vikas Dubey’s arrest

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday congratulated the state police on the arrest of Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey."I congratulate Madhya Pradesh Police on the arrest...

Gold smuggling case: Swapna Suresh moves Kerala HC seeking anticipatory bail

Kochi (Kerala) [India], July 9 (ANI): Swapna Suresh, a key suspect who is on the run in the case of gold smuggling through diplomatic baggage, has moved the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail.Advocate Rajesh Kumar TK, who…

Salute, congratulate MP Police on Vikas Dubey’s arrest: Bihar DGP

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 9 (ANI): Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey has congratulated the Madhya Pradesh Police on the arrested of Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey."I salute and congratulate Madhya Pradesh Police on the arrest of Vikas Dubey.…

Blessings of Lord Bholenath ensured that Varanasi filled with hope, enthusiasm even amid COVID-19: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in interaction with representatives of NGOs belonging to Varanasi, via video conferencing, on Thursday said that due to the blessings of Lord Bholenath the city is filled with…

Four UP criminals nabbed in MP’s Khandwa, probe on

Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 9, (ANI): The Special Task Force (STF) of Indore on Wednesday arrested four criminals from Uttar Pradesh, who were returning after buying weapons from Indore. They were intercepted and nabbed in Khandwa district.S...

Punjab govt to file LPA in HC against decision on payment of school fee during lockdown period

Chandigarh [India], July 9 (ANI): The Punjab government will file a Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) in the High Court this week against the decision of a single judge bench in the matter of payment of school fee during…

J-K: Lt Governor condemns killings of BJP leader Wasim Bari

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 9 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has condemned the killings of BJP leader Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Bashir.In a condolence message, Murmu has…

J-K: Lt Governor condemns killings of BJP leader Wasim Bari

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 9 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has condemned the killings of BJP leader Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Bashir.In a condolence message, Murmu has…

Commandos deployed in Kerala’s Poonthura as COVID-19 cases surge in the coastal belt

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 9 (ANI): A team of 25 commandos was deployed in Poonthura on Wednesday after 119 COVID-19 positive cases were reported from the 600 samples tested in five days.The coastal belt of Poonthura is becoming…

Commandos deployed in Kerala’s Poonthura as COVID-19 cases surge in the coastal belt

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 9 (ANI): A team of 25 commandos was deployed in Poonthura on Wednesday after 119 COVID-19 positive cases were reported from the 600 samples tested in five days.The coastal belt of Poonthura is becoming…

PM Narendra Modi interacts with Varanasi-based NGOs

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with representatives of NGOs belonging to Varanasi via video conferencing on Thursday.Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency is represented by the Prime Minister in Parliament. The Prime...

NCB seizes 5,477 kg of ganja from Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 5,477 kg of ganja from Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border, based on inputs that large quantity of ganja is smuggled from here to different parts of the…

J-K: Rajnath Singh inaugurates 6 bridges built by BRO

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated six new bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Jammu sector. These bridges have been built at the cost of around Rs…

Dastardly terrorist attack on Wasim Bari, J-K govt to punish those responsible for laxity: Ram Madhav

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): BJP leader Ram Madhav has said that Wasim Bari, who along with his father and brother was killed in a "dastardly terrorist attack", was a nationalist who always fought for India.Madhav said…

Gym owners, trainers in MP’s Jabalpur stage protest, demand reopening of gyms

(Jabalpur) Madhya Pradesh [India], July 9 (ANI): Gym owners and fitness trainers staged a demonstration in Jabalpur on Wednesday, urging the Madhya Pradesh Government to allow the reopening of gyms in the state. Speaking to ANI, Sachin Yadav,…

Vikas Dubey’s arrest, a big success for police, says MP Home Minister

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra called the arrest of the Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey, as "a big success for the police" and called him a "cruel killer", here…

Another round of India-China border talks to be held tomorrow

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Another round of virtual meet of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs between India and China will take place on Friday, sources said.The disengagement process between troops…

Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to Yogi Adityanath over Vikas Dubey’s arrest; MP Police to hand over gangster to UP soon

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the arrest of Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the Kanpur encounter case, from Ujjain,…

Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey arrested in MP’s Ujjain

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey has been arrested at a police station here on Thursday, as per sources in the Uttar Pradesh government."Vikas Dubey, the main accused in Kanpur encounter…

With highest single-day spike of 24,879 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 7,67,296

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,879 new positive cases and 487 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 7,67,296, according…

COVID-19: Panipat’s pickle makers face tough times

Panipat (Haryana) [India], July 9 (ANI): Pickle manufacturing in Panipat has been badly hit by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lockdown imposed to curb its spread.Pickle manufacturers in the city, considered a hub of pickle manufacturing in…

Kanpur encounter case: Vikas Dubey’s aide Bahua shot dead by police in UP’s Etawah

Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Another aide of the Kanpur encounter accused Vikas Dubey, Bahua Dubey, died in an encounter with the police, here on Thursday."Today at around 4.30 AM, in an encounter with the Etawah…

Rajnath Singh to inaugurate 6 bridges in J-K today

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to inaugurate six new bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Jammu sector on Thursday, Defence Ministry officials informed.The six bridges have been…

Cong MP, AIUDF MLA booked for violating lockdown norms during funeral in Assam’s Nagaon

Nagaon (Assam) [India], July 9 (ANI): Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam were booked for violating lockdown norms during a funeral on Monday. "Case filed against Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi…

Masks should be compulsory for all: CSIR DG after WHO confirms ’emerging evidence’ of airborne COVID-19 spread

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): As the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirms "emerging evidence" of airborne transmission of COVID-19, CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Director-General Dr Shekhar Mande on Thursday said that wear...

Kanpur encounter case: Another aide of Vikas Dubey shot dead by police

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 9 (ANI): Prabhat Mishra, a close aide to the Kanpur encounter accused Vikas Dubey, who was arrested along with two others on Wednesday in Faridabad, was killed in an encounter after being shot…

15 policemen test COVID-19 positive in Bengaluru

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 8 (ANI): 15 police personnel from Bangalore's Whitefield division tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.Out of these, 12 are from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) police station, sources said.A total of 27...

KVIC starts online sale of Khadi face masks

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), has started online sale of Khadi face masks. People in the country can now easily buy these masks by placing an order at the website www.kviconline.gov.in.…

Few areas of UP to receive rainfall in next 2 hours: IMD

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): Some of the areas of the Uttar Pradesh are likely to be battered by rains in the next two hours, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday."Thunderstorm with rain would occur over…