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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday went under quarantine after over 20 officials, including Malappuram SP and District Collector, associated with the Kozhikode Air India Express crash rescue operation tested positive for Covid-19. Malappuram SP U Abdul Karim and District Collector K Gopalakrishnan are in hospital and undergoing treatment for the disease, according to reports.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:22 pm on 14 Aug
Gehlot-led Congress govt wins motion of confidence in Raj Assembly
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
The Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday won the motion of confidence through a voice vote in the Rajasthan Assembly. The house has been adjourned till August 21, said Assembly Speaker CP Joshi. Earlier, Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs returned to the party.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:31 pm on 14 Aug
Police station decorated after 9-yr-old's rapists get death penalty
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Chikhali Police Station located in Maharashtra's Buldhana district was decorated with lights after a court awarded death penalty to two men accused of raping a nine-year-old girl. The police also lighted firecrackers outside the police station and distributed sweets. "We are happy that we could provide justice to the girl...the public is also happy," the SHO said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:04 pm on 14 Aug
Troops engaged in stand-offs with Chinese for 17-20 hrs at times: ITBP
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Recommending the names of 21 soldiers who faced the Chinese during face-offs and skirmishes in May-June this year for gallantry award, ITBP said, "At places, [ITBP] gave a determined stand-off for about 17-20 hours throughout." "ITBP troops not only effectively used shield to protect themselves but also responded fiercely to PLA advancing troops and brought situation under control," it added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:20 pm on 14 Aug
A woman in Chennai, who was receiving obscene calls and porn videos from a man on her phone, lured him into coming to her home after sending him messages. The woman's family members nabbed and thrashed the 29-year-old accused when he arrived and handed him over to police. The accused was identified as an e-commerce company's delivery agent.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:13 pm on 14 Aug
This Independence Day won't be celebrated with pomp and show: Prez
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Addressing the nation on the eve of the Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "Unlike every year, this Independence Day won't be celebrated with pomp and show." "The world confronts a deadly virus which has disrupted all activities and taken a huge toll. It has altered the world we lived in before pandemic," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:45 pm on 14 Aug
The decomposed body of 40-year-old AIIMS doctor Mohit Singhla was found hanging from the ceiling of his rented accommodation in South Delhi's Hauz Khas area on Friday afternoon, police said. Police reached the spot after receiving information about foul smell emanating from the house. The room was locked from inside, the police added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:09 pm on 14 Aug
Inspector martyred in Batla House encounter gets 7th gallantry medal
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who was martyred in the 2008 Batla House encounter, has been awarded a gallantry medal posthumously for the seventh time. Inspector Sharma, who had joined the Delhi Police as a sub-inspector in 1989, was hit by three bullets when he went to capture the terrorists. He was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:53 pm on 14 Aug
A 35-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh allegedly raped three women and molested two minors after offering solutions to their problems through magical powers he claimed to possess. Police have arrested the accused after raiding his residence over the allegations that he was sexually exploiting women. Police said he has built a small temple in his house where he meets people.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:48 pm on 14 Aug
Our friendship with India is based on 'bharosa, samman': Australia PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Sending a special message to India on Friday on the eve of 74th Independence Day, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote that the friendship between India and Australia was "founded on bharosa (trust) and samman (respect)". "It is a friendship with depth, and marked by democracy, defence cooperation, diaspora and Dosti (mateship)," Morrison further wrote.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:14 pm on 14 Aug
Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to reveal that he has tested negative for coronavirus. "I will be staying in home isolation for a few more days on the advice of doctors," he further wrote. He had tested positive for coronavirus on August 2 and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:15 pm on 14 Aug
Man accused of abducting, raping 6-yr-old in UP's Hapur arrested
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested the man who was accused of abducting and raping a six-year-old girl in Hapur over a week ago. The accused had allegedly misled the police by leaving some clothes and a 'suicide note' near Mehmoodpur village in UP's Amroha, where he lived. The police had announced a reward of ₹50,000 for any information about him.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:34 pm on 14 Aug
Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar urged private hospital managements to ensure no doctors and nurses are removed from service amidst the fight against coronavirus. "'All precautionary measures should be taken by hospitals to protect doctors and nurses," he added during a meeting that was attended by many other senior officials.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:53 pm on 14 Aug
As many as 147 more policemen in Maharashtra have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infected persons in the state force to 11,920. Of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state force, 2,227 are active. Furthermore, 124 personnel, including 11 officers and 113 policemen, have succumbed to the virus till now.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:41 pm on 14 Aug
Efforts are on to resume free coaching classes for meritorious students under Delhi government's Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said. "COVID-19 disrupted the classes. Online sessions couldn't be arranged since most students didn't have laptops or mobile phones," he stated, adding, "If Centre allows, we can start the classes from September."
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:15 pm on 14 Aug
Out of over 3,300 COVID-19 patients admitted across hospitals in Delhi, 10% are on ventilators and 8% are in ICUs without ventilator support, as per government data. The figure has improved from 12% and 10% respectively earlier this week. As of Thursday, Delhi's COVID-19 cases touched 1,49,460 after it reported 956 new cases while the recovery rate rose to 89.86%.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:17 pm on 14 Aug
Rajasthan reports 613 new COVID-19 cases, total tally reaches 58,027
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Rajasthan reached 58,027 as 613 people tested positive for the virus, according to the state Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare. Sikar accounted for 89 of the new cases, followed by Bikaner at 84 and Ajmer at 76. The death toll in the state currently stands at 845.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 04:41 pm on 14 Aug
Pune civic body to shut 8 COVID Care Centres due to low occupancy
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to temporarily shut eight COVID Care Centres due to low occupancy. The patients in these centres will be shifted to the ones nearby. "PMC has a total 21 COVID Care Centres in the city with a capacity of 15,430 beds," an official said. As of August 11, over 7,000 patients were in hospital isolation.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:15 pm on 14 Aug
Addressing the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "Entire nation salutes the martyrs of Galwan Valley." "Our brave soldiers laid down their lives defending our borders...their bravery...has demonstrated that while we believe in peace we're also capable of giving a befitting response to any...aggression," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:04 pm on 14 Aug
Around 680 personnel to be deployed for Independence Day in Bengaluru
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Nearly 680 police personnel will be deployed in Bengaluru's Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground for Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, Commissioner of Police, Kamal Pant said. "9 DCPs, 14 ACPs, and 31 inspectors will be deployed," he further said, adding a unit of Garud Commando Force, 10 KSRP battalions, and 10 KSRP platoons will also be present at the venue.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:59 pm on 14 Aug
CRPF Assistant Commandant Naresh Kumar, who has reportedly killed over 50 terrorists along with his team in J&K, has been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) for the seventh time. Earlier this year on Republic Day, the 35-year-old was awarded his sixth gallantry medal. Naresh got his first PMG in 2017, another two in 2018 and two more in 2019.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:10 pm on 14 Aug
COVID-19 demolished illusion that human is master of nature: Prez
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Addressing India on the eve of 74th Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "The invisible virus has demolished the illusion that human being is master of nature." The President added that India is "indebted" to the corona-warriors who went out of their way to save lives. Further, he said, the government made a "superhuman effort" in responding to pandemic.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:26 pm on 14 Aug
An FIR has been registered against former Samajwadi Party leader Shahzeb Rizvi for announcing ₹51 lakh bounty on Karnataka MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy's nephew Naveen for sharing an alleged derogatory Facebook post against Prophet Muhammad. Following Naveen's post, MLA Murthy's residence was attacked and over 200 vehicles were vandalised in Bengaluru. Naveen has since been arrested.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:20 pm on 14 Aug
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched a portal for 'Opportunities For Make In India In Defence' via video conferencing facility as part of 'Atmanirbharta Saptah'. "During the last seven days, several organisations made a number of launches, discussed and signed different types of MOUs, which help the country in realising the dream of self-dependence," Rajnath said.
short by Atul Mishra / 04:47 pm on 14 Aug
Three ragpickers were injured and over ten shanties were damaged after a portion of Delhi's Bhalswa landfill collapsed following heavy rain on Thursday. "They were taken to hospital, two have been discharged," a North MCD official said. North MCD Mayor Jai Prakash said, "We have asked officials to ensure this doesn't happen again."
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:22 pm on 14 Aug
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