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Religious places to open in J&K from August 16; touching of idols banned
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced that the religious places or places of worship within the Union Territory will open from August 16. Visitors have been banned from touching statues, idols or holy books in the religious places. Moreover, it is mandatory for all the visitors to install Aarogya Setu application in their mobile phones.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:28 pm on 11 Aug
Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away at the age of 70 due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He had tested positive for coronavirus on Monday and was admitted to Sri Aurobindo Hospital in Indore. "He suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved. He had 60% pneumonia," Dr Vinod Bhandari, Sri Aurobindo Hospital said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:40 pm on 11 Aug
DGCA bans use of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode airport during monsoon
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
The DGCA on Tuesday announced that the use of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode airport during the monsoon season has been banned. This comes days after Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight overshot the runway at the airport and broke into two pieces. The accident claimed lives of 18 people, including both the pilots of the aircraft.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:35 pm on 11 Aug
Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on Rhea Chakraborty's plea seeking transfer of probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death to Mumbai. Furthermore, after hearing arguments by Sushant's family lawyer, Rhea's lawyer, the counsel representing Maharashtra government and Solicitor General of India, representing CBI, SC asked all parties to file written notes. The notes are to be filed by Thursday.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 05:47 pm on 11 Aug
A policeman issuing challans to people for not wearing masks in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich has been fined ₹500 for not wearing one himself. The action was taken after the Superintendent of Police saw a photograph of the officer. Some locals also claimed that they were issued challans even though they had their faces covered with 'angocha' towels.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:55 pm on 11 Aug
Mamata raises issues of funds, ventilators at COVID-19 meet with PM
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today asked PM Narendra Modi for funds and medical devices including ventilators and high flow nasal cannulae to fight COVID-19. "(West Bengal) is still to receive ₹4,135 crore towards GST compensation and overall outstanding dues of ₹53,000 crore from central government," Banerjee said during meeting held by PM Modi on COVID-19 with CMs of 10 states.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:44 pm on 11 Aug
Don't know when drama between Pilot, Gehlot will begin again: Mayawati
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said, "It seems that Congress government in Rajasthan is safe now but it cannot be said when the drama between (former Deputy CM) Sachin Pilot and (CM) Ashok Gehlot will begin again." She added, "BSP wants to say that long due internal conflict between these two has affected works of public welfare in the state."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:20 pm on 11 Aug
Mother Nature's voice must be heard: Aaditya Thackeray on draft EIA
short by Apaar Sharma / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray has written to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, raising his objections to the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020. Thackeray said it "fails to align with the Paris agreement" and poses a threat to sustainable growth. He said the voice of citizens and "unheard voice of Mother Nature" must be heard by the Centre.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:01 pm on 11 Aug
My dissent was seen as act of treason: Shah Faesal after quitting politics
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Former J&K IAS officer Shah Faesal on Tuesday said his decision to join politics last year had done more harm than benefit. "Soon after quitting (IAS), I realised my innocuous act of dissent was being seen as an act of treason," said Faesal. He stepped down as president of Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement and quit politics on Monday.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:02 pm on 11 Aug
I'm pained by words that were used by Rajasthan CM Gehlot: Pilot
short by Apaar Sharma / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has said that he was pained by "the kind of words that were used" by Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. He added, "A level of discourse should be maintained in politics, there should be no feeling of personal animosity." CM Ashok Gehlot had called Pilot "useless and worthless" during the political upheaval in the state.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:51 pm on 11 Aug
After Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot returned to the state, his supporters surrounded him and raised slogans welcoming him. A video also showed supporters shouting 'I love you' for the leader. This comes a day after Pilot met Rahul Gandhi, following which the party said that the leader is committed to working in the party's interest.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:11 pm on 11 Aug
Woman trampled to death by elephant in West Bengal
short by Apaar Sharma / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
A 60-year-old woman was trampled to death by an elephant in Madarihat area of Alipurduar district in West Bengal, a forest official said on Tuesday. The woman fell down on a lane near her residence and came face-to-face with the elephant, which was on a rampaging spree after straying from Jaldapara forest on Monday night, the official added.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:54 pm on 11 Aug
Indian Railways on Tuesday said that all regular passenger trains, which were earlier suspended in the country till August 12 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, are to remain suspended "until further notice". However, the railways stated that all 230 Special Trains, which are running at present, will continue to operate.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:25 pm on 11 Aug
Anantkumar Hegde, the BJP MP from Uttara Kannada, called BSNL employees "traitors" and "anti-nationals" who weren't willing to develop the telecom company. Speaking at an event on Monday, Hegde said 85,000 employees from the company will be fired as the government will privatise BSNL. "Let me tell you, I am using the right words to describe them," he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:06 pm on 11 Aug
3 more bodies found from Idukki landslide debris, toll rises to 52
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
The death toll in the landslide that took place in Kerala's Idukki district last week climbed to 52 with three more bodies being recovered from the debris. Bodies of two men and a woman were recovered on Tuesday, said officials. NDRF, Fire, Forest and police department personnel have expanded their search operations to trace 19 people who are still missing.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:30 pm on 11 Aug
Two pilots' unions of Air India on Tuesday wrote to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri seeking immediate removal of DGCA chief Arun Kumar. The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) and the Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG) said the DGCA chief's comments on news channels reveal a "total lack of technical knowledge and amateurish view of the unfortunate accident" at Kozhikode.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:19 pm on 11 Aug
Women soldiers deployed in J&K to curb weapon and drug smuggling
short by Apaar Sharma / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Women soldiers of Assam Rifles have been deployed in Kupwara district of North Kashmir to keep a check on weapon and drug smuggling. A soldier said, "There were inputs that women and children are being used to do smuggling, we've been brought here to curb it." This comes days after women soldiers were deployed along LoC between India and Pakistan.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:15 pm on 11 Aug
74 passengers injured in Kerala plane crash discharged: Air India Express
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Air India Express on Tuesday said 74 passengers injured in the plane crash in Kerala's Kozhikode have been discharged from various hospitals after "obtaining complete fitness". Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said on Saturday that 149 people have been admitted to hospitals, of which three are critically injured. The incident that took place on Friday killed 18 people.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:29 pm on 11 Aug
While ruling that daughters have property rights even if father died before Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, Supreme Court quoted an old Irish saying. "A son is a son till he takes him a wife...a daughter is a daughter all of her life," Justice Arun Mishra said while reading out order. "Daughter remains a loving daughter throughout life," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:57 pm on 11 Aug
Rajasthan HC allows Asaram Bapu food from outside jail once a day
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
The Jodhpur bench of Rajasthan HC allowed jailed self-styled godman Asaram Bapu to be provided food from outside prison once a day. Asaram had moved an application for the same and submitted an Ayurvedic prescription. Court has sought an undertaking from Asaram asking him to take all responsibility of possible adverse impact on his health from consuming privately procured food.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:08 pm on 11 Aug
Mumbai civic body begins second sero-survey to check COVID-19 spread
short by Kiran Khatri / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday began the second sero-survey in Mumbai to assess whether the prevalence of COVID-19 exposure has changed since the first survey was conducted. Of the 6,936 people surveyed in three wards in July, over 40% were found to have developed COVID-19 antibodies. As many as 57% respondents in slums had developed COVID-19 antibodies.
short by Kiran Khatri / 07:51 pm on 11 Aug
Israel shares AI based technology with AIIMS to tackle COVID-19
short by Kiran Khatri / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Israel has contributed state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) based technologies and equipment, including contactless monitoring applications and AI assistant robots, to AIIMS, Delhi to help India in the COVID-19 fight. "Some of it was contributed by companies...some of it was purchased with special funds allocated by our foreign minister," Ron Malka, Israel's Ambassador to India, said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:58 pm on 11 Aug
60-yr-old COVID-19 patient allegedly dies by suicide at Hyd hospital
short by Kiran Khatri / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
A 60-year old man who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in a private hospital in Hyderabad allegedly died by suicide on Tuesday, the police said. The man hanged himself in the washroom attached to his hospital room and a nurse alerted other hospital staff, the police added. His family told the police that he was under panic due to COVID-19.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:13 pm on 11 Aug
191 jail inmates test COVID-19 positive in Uttar Pradesh's Basti
short by Kiran Khatri / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
As many as 374 jail inmates in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district were tested for COVID-19 through rapid antigen tests, a senior official said on Tuesday. Of these, 191 inmates were found to be positive though they didn't show any symptoms, ADM Ramesh Chandra added. Those who tested positive were shifted to an isolation ward set up in the jail.
short by Kiran Khatri / 09:05 pm on 11 Aug
EU to provide ₹14.5 crore to support flood victims in South Asia
short by Kiran Khatri / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
The European Union has said that it is providing ₹14.5 crore in humanitarian aid funding to support people affected by severe flooding in South Asia, most notably Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The EU added that this is in addition to the ₹15.8 crore announced earlier this year to support families affected by a series of disasters, including Cyclone Amphan.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:27 pm on 11 Aug
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