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Amit Shah keen to resolve Naga, ULFA, other NE issues: Sarma
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) With the Centre and the NSCN-IM having resumed peace talks, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keen to resolve the Naga, ULFA, and inter-state border issues in the northeast.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Record 7,883 Covid cases in K'taka, 2,802 in Bengaluru alone
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Karnataka on Wednesday registered a record number of 7,883 new Covid cases, out of which Bengaluru alone reported 2,802 cases, taking the state's tally to 1.96 lakh, an official said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Magisterial investigation ordered into Bengaluru riots: CM
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A "thorough" magisterial investigation has been ordered into the riots which broke out in east Bengaluru on Tuesday night, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP mourns Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi's demise
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Putting their political differences aside, BJP leaders on Wednesday mourned the sudden demise of Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies of cardiac arrest
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi (53) passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
70% migrants returning to B'desh struggle to find employment: Survey
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Nearly 70 per cent of surveyed migrants who returned to Bangladesh from abroad between February and June 2020 are still unemployed, said a survey conducted on returnees in 12 districts across the country.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gujarat's Covid toll crosses 2,700, tally rises to 74,390
Gandhinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Gujarat's Covid toll rose to 2,715 with 18 fresh deaths on Wednesday, while the state's tally now stands at 74,390 with 1,152 new cases.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
After Pilot-Cong patch up, BJP to send Muralidhar Rao to Raj
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Just days after the Congress and Sachin Pilot decided to bury the hatchet, the central BJP leadership has decided to send a key leader from New Delhi to 'take stock' of the current political situation in Rajasthan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will crackdown on night parties amid pandemic: Goa DGP
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Goa Police will crackdown on the participants and organisers of night parties amid the Covid-19 pandemic, state Director General of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Assam to launch mega scheme for women's financial empowerment
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) In a bid to financially empower women, the Assam government would provide Rs 830 per month each to 17 lakh poor families under the ambitious "Orunodoi" scheme, Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Five family members burnt alive in Karnataka bus accident
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Five members of a family were burnt alive in the wee hours of Wednesday when the Bengaluru-bound bus they were travelling in caught fire for some unknown reason, an official said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hafeez isolates from Pak squad after breaching bio-secure protocols
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has isolated himself from the Pakistan squad after breaching the bio-secure bubble in place for their tour of England, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Katra-Delhi express road corridor by 2023: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday informed that work has started on the first-of-its-kind Katra (Jammu and Kashmir)-Delhi Express Road Corridor which will be ready by 2023.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Political workers, Panchayat members to be provided better security: J&K L-G
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that the administration will ensure better security arrangements for political workers and Panchayat representatives.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Maha Covid deaths, cases zoom up again, but recoveries rise too (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) After a brief lull, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths and cases soared again into thee higher ranges with the Mumbai region seeing a jumping of 1,000 deaths in just eight days, but simultaneously, recoveries have also improved, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on Aug 28
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Wednesday withdrew the complete lockdown on August 28 and imposed a curfew on August 20 instead.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan again resorted to small arms firing and intense mortar shelling on Wednesday, violating the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Ordnance Factory makes bullet-resistant jackets for TN Police
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) The first batch of bullet-resistant jackets made by the Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi, here was handed over to the Tamil Nadu Police, a defence release said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Kerala to use call records to trace contacts of Covid patients
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) In a move to help health authorities ensure that the spread of Covid is kept under control, the Kerala government has given the nod to track the mobile call detail record (CDR) of Covid positive cases, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The US government has entered into a $1.5 billion deal with biotechnology company Moderna for the manufacturing and delivery of 100 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt approves drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 cr
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved four mega drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 crore.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Road transport ministry allows sale of EVs without pre-fitted batteries
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has allowed registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries. For the promotion of electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles, there are recommendations brought to the notice of the ministry to delink the cost of battery (which accounts for 30-40 per cent of the total cost) from the vehicle cost.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chennai Air Customs seize narcotics worth Rs 1.65 crore
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Two postal parcels from Belgium and Netherlands containing narcotics were detained by Customs, said Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KIsan Congress to protest outside PMO on Aug 17, if demands not met
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Four days after writing to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar demanding the extension of loan repayment by farmers from August this year to March 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Wednesday threatened to protest outside the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) if the demands are not met.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IMA doctors to help Kolkata Police in Covid rescue drives
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA), a voluntary body of doctors in India, on Wednesday decided to appoint at least 2-4 doctors per police station under Kolkata Police's jurisdiction to help the force in rescuing critical Covid patients in the eastern metropolis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Top hawala operator nabbed in Delhi suspected of working for Chinese intelligence (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Nabbed in a crackdown on a multi-billion hawala racket operating in Delhi-NCR, Luo Sang, alias Charlie Peng, is suspected to be an agent of the Chinese intelligence service, the Ministry of State Security (MSS).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Covid dampens Janmashthami spirit at Krishna Janmabhoomi
Mathura/Vrindavan, Aug 12 (IANS) Never before has the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi worn such a forlorn look on Janmashthami. Without devotees this time due to the Covid pandemic, it was a sight that the twin-towns of Mathura and Vrindavan had never witnessed.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Apple supplier Foxconn beats expectations with Q2 profits
Taipei, Aug 12 (IANS) Major Apple supplier Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, on Wednesday reported better-than expected results for the second quarter of this year on the back of strong server and computing business amid the pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
England will probably be a touch light in their middle order, feels Younis
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels the team can cash in on the absence of star England allrounder Ben Stokes in the second Test starting from Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Action against cops after Aligarh incident involving MLA
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended the station officer of Gonda police station, Anuj Kumar Saini, who was involved in an alleged brawl with BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Golfer Atwal returns to Wyndham Championship
Greensboro, Aug 12 (IANS) Arjun Atwal, one of India's most decorated golfers, returns to the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship this week, the scene of his most memorable triumph a decade back.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Golf
Defence chief negates CAG report on shortage and use of sub-standard high-altitude clothing
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As India rushes to procure winter clothing for thousands of troops positioned along the disputed India and China border, the army headquarters has contradicted the government's auditor findings about alleged shortage and use of sub-standard snow goggles, multipurpose boots and other high-altitude clothing and equipment essential in reserves for troops posted in areas such as Ladakh and Siachen.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Red Bull Ring calling the Repsol Honda Team
Vienna, Aug 12 (IANS) Forecasts are predicting a wet and wild Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring as Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl look to launch a rejuvenated challenge.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Refrain from inappropriate social media posts: Telangana Police
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) With a provocative social media post triggering violence in Bengaluru, Telangana Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy and Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Wednesday cautioned people against posting inappropriate content online.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gehlot seeks to put a lid on Rajasthan crisis
Jaipur, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after MLAs from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp expressed their annoyance over the induction of former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his rebel MLAs back into the Congress, Gehlot on Wednesday sought to put a lid on the crisis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Atletico women's team suspend training after four COVID-19 cases
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS) The Atletico Madrid women's team have suspended training following four positive cases of COVID-19 emerging among their squad and staff.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
I-T officers asked to attend PM's web telecast 'without fail'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued instructions for mandatory attendance of officers to view the web telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modis address to I-T officers and taxpayers on Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
59 inmates in Kerala jail test COVID positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) As many as 59 prisoners in Thiruvananthapuram jail tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
5,871 fresh cases push TN's Covid tally to 314,620
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) The COVID-19 caseload of Tamil Nadu rose to 314,620 on Wednesday as 5,871 more people tested positive for the infection, while 119 more fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 5,278, health officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Bangladesh: Police foil shrine terror plot, 5 arrested
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh said they have arrested five men and busted an alleged plot by the Neo-JMB terror group to attack a prominent Sufi shrine in Sylhet city.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
'Imran, I was your Captain and will now intervene in politics too': Miandad
Karachi, Aug 12 (IANS) In what seems to be another bombshell in the volatile Pakistani politics, batting legend Javed Miandad threw a challenge to Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that he would oppose every decision of his if it goes against the interests of Pakistan.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
CBI DSP gets HM medal for solving 2011 Dalit girl rape-murder case
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Perseverance pays. This was proved once again when the "Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation" for 2020 was awarded to 121 police officers including CBI DSP Mukesh Sharma for solving the difficult case of the rape-cum murder of a Dalit girl by an Uttar Pradesh Police Constable.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Foreign cos among 23 firms in pre-bid for running pvt trains
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as the Indian Railways plans to introduce the first set of 12 private trains in 2023 followed by 45 more in the next fiscal as per an initial timeline, the national transporter held the second pre-bid conference meeting which was attended by 23 companies including several foreign firms.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pawar v/s Pawar: 79-year-old 'Chanakya's' earful to greenhorn grand-nephew
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) In an unprecedented outburst, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday openly snubbed his 30-year-old grand-nephew Parth A. Pawar over the latter's remarks and political stance.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
J&K's Covid tally crosses 26,000, toll rises to 498
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A total of 482 people tested positive for coronavirus in J&K on Wednesday, taking the Union Territory's tally to 26,413, while the death toll rose to 498 with eight more succumbing to the disease.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Special celebrations for elephants at Hyd Zoo including 82-yr-old Rani
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Eighty two-year-old Rani was the centre of attraction on World Elephant Day at the Nehru Zoological Park here on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Microsoft launches Surface Duo in the US for $1,399 (Ld)
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday launched Surface Duo in the US starting at $1,399. Surface Duo connects two PixelSense Fusion Displays to create one expansive 8.1-inch screen.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
England replace Stokes with uncapped Robinson in 14-man squad for 2nd Test
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England have called up uncapped fast bowler Ollie Robinson as replacement for all-rounder Ben Stokes in the 14-man squad for their upcoming second Test against Pakistan. The match starts on Thursday with England leading the three-match series 1-0.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian origin celebs hail Kamala Harris selection for VP race in US polls
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) With Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate for the upcoming US presidential elections, Indian origin celebrities in the West are euphoric.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
26 gram panchayats in Goa approach SC in mining case
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Twenty-six Gram Panchayats of Goa have approached the Supreme Court with an interlocutory application (IA) seeking impleadment in the Goa mining case.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society