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'There is something indicating India may be moving from Covid-19 exponential rise'
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Currently, India is experiencing the worst phase in its fight against Covid-19 with a total of 61,537 new coronavirus cases getting reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 20,88,611, while the death toll mounting to 42,518 with 933 fresh fatalities.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Meghalaya's Covid tally crosses 1K-mark, Arunachal's 2K
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) As the deadly coronavirus spreads across the country, Meghalaya became the latest state in the northeastern region to see its tally cross the 1,000-mark, with 1,023 Covid-19 cases as on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
AP's COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,939
Amaravati, Aug 8 (IANS) The COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reached 1,939 after 97 more people succumbed to the disease, the highest so far in a single day, according to health officials.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
States asked to focus on reducing Covid mortality: Health Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) All states and Union Territories (UTs) have been asked to focus on reducing the Covid-19 mortality rate, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Krishna river in rain-hit Karnataka flows near danger mark
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Krishna river and its tributaries in Karnataka inched close to the danger mark due to heavy rains and discharge from neighbouring Maharashtra into the state's northern region, officials said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka's COVID-19 death toll breaches 3K mark
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) The death toll due to COVID- 19 in Karnataka crossed the 3,000-mark on Saturday with 93 more fatalities, taking the total to 3,091, a Health Department official said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar cop's quarantine not to stall probe, CBI acted hastily: Mumbai Police
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Mumbai Police, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, denied that sending IPS officer Vinay Tiwari into quarantine was aimed at obstructing the investigation by the Bihar Police in the case registered by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father in Patna.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sanjay Dutt hospitalised, tweets to say he is 'doing well'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was hospitalised on Saturday evening after he complained of breathlessness and uneasiness in the chest.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Enraged employee orders sex toys, lists boss' number as escort
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Frustrated over the non-clearance of provident funds benefits, an enraged employee listed his boss' number as an escort service and ordered erotic toys for his family members, an official said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Union Minister who endorsed 'papad' to boost immunity against Covid-19 tests positive
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, who had recently endorsed an indigenous "papad" brand claiming that eating the "papad" will help fight the deadly coronavirus, on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
AI Express plane landed deep in touchdown zone, inclement weather blamed (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Heavy rains, along with low visibility, are being cited by aviation industry experts as the key reasons that caused the horrific plane tragedy at Kerala's Kozhikode airport on Friday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K HC orders medical termination of rape victim's pregnancy
Jammu, Aug 8 (IANS) In a landmark judgement, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered the termination of a rape victim's pregnancy.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub: Cinema is here to stay
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub feels the cinema experience will stay, despite the emergence of digital platforms in India. He adds that the OTT wave will not affect the popularity of the big screen.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Maha sees new daily Covid high, tally crosses half mn mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) With a new high of 12,822 cases, Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally on Saturday shot past the half-million mark, while the state saw 275 more deaths, health officials said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Sword brandished at Goa birthday celebration; probe on
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Goa police on Saturday launched a probe in a bizarre birthday celebration by unidentified persons outside the state's biggest dairy plant in South Goa on August 4, in which a person was photographed brandishing a sword.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neha Dhupa reacts after Suchitra Krishnamoorthi calls her Karan Johar's bestie
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia has reacted to allegations by actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi that she is a sycophant and the new best friend of filmmaker Karan Johar.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SpiceJet operates first long-haul wide-body charter flight to Canada
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Airline major SpiceJet on Saturday became the first Indian budget carrier to operate a long-haul wide-body charter flight to North America.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anshul Chauhan co-stars with Divyenndu Sharma in crime series
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Budding actress Anshul Chauhan has often impressed playing strong character roles in films and shows. She is now all set to co-star with Divyenndu Sharma in a new web series.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Badshah denies involvement in fake social media followers scam
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Rapper Badshah has denied any involvement in the fake social media followers scam, which is being investigated by the Mumbai Police.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's first district E-Lok Adalat disposes of 5,838 cases
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi State Legal Services Authority on Saturday organised its first-ever E-Lok Adalat, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in all the district courts, where 5,838 pending cases were disposed of.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kozhikode plane crash: CISF men in forefront of rescue mission
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Assistant Sub-Inspectors Ajit Singh and Mangal Singh of the CISF prevented the loss of many lives with their quick response following the crash of an Air India Express flight at the Calicut International Airport on Friday evening. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said that had the two officers not reacted quickly, the loss of lives could have been much more.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Small places of worship to open in Chennai from Aug 10
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said small places of worship where the annual earnings are less than Rs 10,000 in the city and other municipal corporation areas can be opened for public worship from August 10.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Inspired reading in the lead-up to Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Quite obviously, Independence Day - August 15 - means different things to different people. Is it tainted with pain, despair, and bloodshed due to Partition and the long drawn struggle for freedom, or is it coloured with hope and happiness - looking forward towards the endeavours of an independent nation?
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tendulkar, Sehwag lead wishes after Chahal announces engagement
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Fabled opening pair of batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag joined hands once again, this time to bless Yuzvendra Chahal after the India leg-spinner announced his engagement with choreographer and YouTube personality Dhanashree Verma.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Palghar lynching: Maha CID submits first report to Juvenile Board
Palghar (Maharashtra), Aug 8 (IANS) Moving ahead in the April 16 Palghar triple lynching case, the Maharashtra CID has filed its report against two juveniles, arrested in connection with the murder of two Sadhus and their driver, with the Juvenile Board, Bhiwandi (Thane), officials said here on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LeT terror module busted in J&K, six arrested
Jammu, Aug 8 (IANS) Six persons were arrested after a terror module of the proscribed terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was busted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Sidharth Malhotra: 2020 is a mood in itself
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra has felt a wide range of emotions over the past few months.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
13 districts with 14% Covid deaths to advance ICU beds, oxygen stocks
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Saturday directed 13 districts including Delhi, which reported 14 per cent of the COVID-19 death toll, to advance the preparedness for critical clinical infrastructure in their hospitals.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Prashant Bhushan plea listed before another SC bench, explanation sought
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In yet another lapse by the Supreme Court registry, some of its officials are in the dock for listing a petition jointly filed by Prashant Bhushan, N. Ram and Arun Shourie challenging the validity of criminal contempt before a bench other than the one headed by Justice Arun Mishra which has already taken up similar matters.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha BJP MP tests positive for COVID-19
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Odisha BJP MP Suresh Pujari has tested positive for coronavirus, officials confirmed on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Juhi Chawla 'amused by the fun stuff fans send'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla sure knows how to amuse herself.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
5,883 new Covid cases push TN's tally to 290,907
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu recorded 5,883 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 290,907, a health official said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kalki posts pic with daughter on 'six months of breastfeeding'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin gave a glimpse of her maternal side in a new Instagram post.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
IITH to resume campus activities in phased manner from Aug 10
Hyderabad, Aug 8 (IANS) As the unlock process started across the country, the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH) is also preparing to resume academic activities on campus - albeit in very measured steps.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Dismissed from Transport dept, man impersonates as Cop to extort money
The Delhi police have arrested an ex-employee of the Delhi Transport department for impersonating as a policeman and robbing people in the national capital. The man identified as Subhash Chander, is a resident of Loni in Ghaziabad and was on the prowl in Delhi looking for easy prey. His latest victim was a zomato delivery boy who was robbed of his mobile phone. However, the delivery boy managed to give the fraudster a slip just as he was trying to force him to withdraw cash from an ATM.
2020-08-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM Modi inaugurates 'Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra'
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a special project on Saturday that is close to his heart -- the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, which is an interactive experience centre on Swachh Bharat Mission.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will abide by what SC rules on Sushant probe, says Maha govt
Nagpur, Aug 8 (IANS) Though the Maharashtra government opposes a CBI probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, it will abide by the Supreme Court's decision in the matter, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Weapons shortage a big issue for militants in J&K, says DGP (IANS Exclusive)
Srinagar, Aug 8 (IANS) Militants in Jammu and Kashmir have been facing a shortage of weapons despite Pakistan's attempts to provide arms to various terrorist organisations active in the valley, Director General of Police (Jammu and Kashmir) Dilbag Singh said on completion of one year of the abrogation of Article 370 in the former state. The situation is that if Pakistan manages to recruit militants, it is not able to provide them with weapons, Singh told IANS here.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Vidyut Jammwal reveals secret of his upper body strength
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Action star and fitness enthusiast Vidyut Jammwal has revealed the secret of his upper body strength.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Salim Merchant reveals the one song that plays at every Salim-Sulaiman gig
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Salim Merchant, of the composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, has revealed one of their most loved songs.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Massive python rescued from playground in Agra
Agra, Aug 8 (IANS) An eight-foot long Indian rock python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from a playground beside the Central Hindi Institute's residential hostel in Khandari, Agra. After being kept under observation for a few hours, the python was released into its natural habitat.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
J&K's Covid-19 tally crosses 24K, toll rises to 459
Srinagar, Aug 8 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday recorded 463 new cases of coronavirus, taking the Union Territory's tally above 24,000, while the death toll rose to 459 as 11 more succumbed to the disease.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Here's Rasika Dugal's reaction 'when asked to multitask on a Saturday'
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal has a funny reaction when she is asked to multi-task.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bumrah's action makes it difficult for his back to hold up, feels Akhtar
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar felt that Jasprit Bumrah will find it difficult to sustain himself in all formats of the game due to his unique action. Bumrah averages in the early 20s in all formats of the game and has 68 wickets in Tests alongwith 104 in ODIs and 59 in T20Is.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Now, Rajasthan BJP sends 18-20 MLAs to Gujarat
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) It is not only the Congress that fears poaching of its MLAs by the BJP in Rajasthan, but also the latter which wishes to keep its flock intact. Close on the heels of the Congress sending its MLAs to plush hotels, the desert state's opposition party is busy packing off 18-20 MLAs to BJP-ruled Gujarat.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rapper Badshah paid Rs 75 lakh for fake social media likes, followers
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Continuing its probe into the sensational social media racket linked to creating fake 'followers and likes', busted last month, the Mumbai Police has investigated at least 20 prominent personalities including rapper Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, alias Badshah, official sources said here on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Sexual assault case: Cong women activists protest outside CM's residence
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Women activists of the Congress on Saturday staged a demonstration outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here over the issue of women's safety. They demanded justice for the 12-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted and brutally attacked at her home in Paschim Vihar on Tuesday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala activist Rehana Fathima surrenders in obscenity case
Ernakulam (Kerala), Aug 8 (IANS) A day after the apex court rejected her plea against the Kerala High Court order denying her anticipatory bail in a case under the POCSO Act and IT Act over her controversial video, woman activist Rehana Fathima surrendered before the police on Saturday evening.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Gloom deepens at Kerala landslide site; 24 bodies dug out so far (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) As the confirmed death toll in the landslide in Kerala's Idukki district climbed up to 24 with the recovery of five more bodies on Saturday, the gloom deepened as the loud wails of a survivor Manjula rent the air when her son's body was dug out of the debris.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kisan Congress writes to Tomar on farmers' loan issues
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Saturday wrote a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar demanding the extension of loans to farmers from August this year to March 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics