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Congress leaders work the numbers to retain power in Rajasthan

Even as the battle of one-upmanship between two Congress camps led by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot plays out in the open, state Congress leaders are busy working the numbers and calculating permutations and combinations to ensure the party's government remains safe. The Congress strength in 200-member Assembly is 102, with its Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance having one MLA. After 6 Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs joined the Congress, the ruling party's score in the House

12 Jul 2020 5:51 pm
Leopard enters house in UP district, beaten unconscious

Two persons were injured when a leopard entered the house of one Murtaza Ali of Thakurdwara colony in Moradabad and attacked Murtaza and his mother. The incident happened on Saturday and the injured were admitted to the hospital. According to reports, panic struck as soon as the leopard was seen entering the house. The neighbours and others rushed in to rescue the family. The mob then turned its ire on the leopard and attacked the big cat with lathis and rods. The leopard became unconscious afte

12 Jul 2020 1:15 pm
Three siblings, upset after mother's death, commit suicide in Uttar Pradesh

Unable to reconcile to the demise of their mother, three siblings -- two men and one woman -- ended their lives in a suicide pact. The incident happened on Saturday. The bodies of the three were found hanging in the dining room when the police broke open the door. Their father had found the door locked when he came home and then informed the police. One of them was a former school teacher and another an ex-employee of a private company. The siblings had quit their jobs after their mother's death

12 Jul 2020 12:56 pm
World Population Day 2020: Emphasis on health, rights of women and girls

July 11 is celebrated at World Population Day. The day is observed to understand and spread awareness about the social and economic challenges faced in the world due to the rising population. With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting millions across the globe, a factor of public health also has been included in these challenges this year. Saturday is #WorldPopulationDay ! Amid the #COVID19 crisis, see how @UNFPA is safeguarding the health and rights of millions of people worldwide affected by #corona

11 Jul 2020 3:03 pm
India's COVID-19 tally crosses 8 lakh mark, records highest single-day spike of 27,114 cases

India's COVID-19 case count crossed the eight lakh-mark on Saturday with yet another highest single-day spike of 27,114 new cases in the last 24 hours. As many as 519 deaths were reported during this period. The total number of positive cases in the country stands at 8,20,916, including 2,83,407 active cases, 5,15,386 cured/discharged/migrated and 22,123 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With as many as 2,38,461 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the wo

11 Jul 2020 10:44 am
No COVID-19 vaccine before 2021's first quarter, Parliamentary panel told

As soon as the Parliamentary standing committees started to resume work after a long spell of hibernation, it was not all good news that came in front of them. Notwithstanding the ambitious target set for its market launch, the Standing Committee on Science and Technology was told on Friday that India will have to wait till at least the first quarter of 2021 to get its vaccine that can treat Covid-19. Officials cautioned that this is the earliest possible time frame when India can practically ha

11 Jul 2020 9:49 am
FSSAI raids sweet shop after owner claims 'Herbal Mysurpa' can cure COVID-19

At a time when medical experts and researchers are working extensively to find a cure for coronavirus , a sweet shop owner in Coimbatore made a bizarre claim that the 'herbal mysurpa' prepared at his shop can cure the deadly virus within a day. According to Times Now report, sweet shop owner Sriram named the infamous sweet 'Photon Speed Corona Cure Mysurpa' and was reportedly selling it for Rs 800 per kg. He also released an advertisement with a set of absurd instructions to consume the sweet. T

11 Jul 2020 8:30 am
COVID-19: 30 states, Union Territories have fatality rate lower than nation's 2.72 per cent

From 2.82 per cent a month earlier, India's COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 2.72 per cent, which is lower than that of many other countries, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. It also noted that 30 states and Union Territories (UTs) have a fatality rate lower than the national average. Also, there is an upward trend in the recovery rate, which was recorded at 62.42 per cent on Friday. In 18 states and Uts, the recovery rates are higher than the national average, the ministry s

11 Jul 2020 8:22 am
Live It Right Is A Platform That Feeds Minds that Feel Age Is Just a Number And Go After Passion: Ashwin Kumar

Everyones right to life is different and the choices we make define us. Passion always takes a set back and we chase the choices we have made sometimes not even realising if this is what we want for our own selves. I often ask myself 2 questions, if not me then who? If not now then when? Making the right choices is the key to live it right.Live it right is a platform that feeds minds which feel age is just a number and go after passion. I am Ashwin Kumar and Liveitright.in is a space that I want

10 Jul 2020 9:02 pm
CISCE results 2020: In Maharashtra, 23,319 clear ICSE exam and 3,104 pass in ISC exam

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) declared ICSE class 10 and ISC class 12 results today. CISCE Results 2020: ICSE Class 10, ISC Class 12 Results Out, Check Here In Maharashtra, out of 23,336 students who appeared for the ICSE exam, 23,319 have passed; while in ISC, of the 3,150 students who appeared for the exam, 3,104 have passed. This year has been exceptionally difficult for everyone due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the multiple national and state lockdowns, co

10 Jul 2020 5:37 pm
Coronavirus outbreak: 10-day lockdown in Pune from July 13-23

In a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19, a 10-day lockdown will be imposed in Pune, neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad, and a few other parts of the district starting July 13, a senior official said on Friday. The lockdown will come into force from midnight of July 13 and end on July 23, he said. The district reported a record spike of 1,803 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday that pushed the tally to 34,399, while the toll rose to 978. The decision to enforce the lockdown was taken in a meeting chaired b

10 Jul 2020 5:23 pm
PM Narendra Modi dedicates Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project, to the nation via video conference on Friday. It is Asia's largest power project. Speaking on the occasion the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Rewa project will make the entire region a major hub for pure and clean energy in this decade. He said very soon Madhya Pradesh would be the main centre of solar energy in India, as such major projects are in progress in Neemuch, Shajapur, Chattarpur and Om

10 Jul 2020 4:24 pm
Kanpur shootout: Slain gangster Amar Dubey's father comes alive after 7 years

In a bizarre development, the 'dead' father of slain gangster Amar Dubey, Sanjeev Dubey, came alive on Thursday evening during a police operation in the Bikru village where the ambush in which eight policemen were killed on July 3, had taken place. Amar Dubey, a trusted lieutenant of Vikas Dubey and a co-accused in the Bikru massacre, was shot dead on Wednesday in Maudaha in Hamirpur district by STF team. On Thursday, when the police reached the Bikru village to inform family members about Amar'

10 Jul 2020 12:32 pm
India records single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases

India saw yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 7,93,802 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of recoveries stands at 4,95,51, while there are 2,76,685 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed. Thus, around 62.42 per cent of patients have recovered so far, an official said. The total num

10 Jul 2020 11:06 am
Kanpur shootout: Four cops injured in encounter with Vikas Dubey

Four policemen were injured in the encounter with Vikas Dubey, said IG Kanpur Mohit Agarwal. Gangster Vikas Dubey has been killed in an encounter with the police today. Four police personnel have also been injured, IG Kanpur Mohit Agarwal told reporters here. The injured personnel are currently being treated at a hospital. ADG Zone Kanpur Jay Narayan Singh added, The car had overturned and taking advantage of the situation, he (Dubey) snatched a pistol from the police and tried to escape. He als

10 Jul 2020 10:34 am
Vikas Dubey killing: UP STF 'script' goes wrong, questions abound over 'encounter'

The Special Task Force (STF) now has very bad scriptwriters and the Vikas Dubey story proves it. Why would someone, who had surrendered on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh to escape being killed, try to escape on Friday, said a senior police officer, who has been one of the founding officers of the STF in Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur: According to police, 4 policemen were injured after a car from UP STF convoy bringing back #VikasDubey from Madhya Pradesh, overturned today morning. pic.twitter.com/rI0RMpWXwz

10 Jul 2020 10:26 am
From Friday to Friday: The story of UP gangster Vikas Dubey

Vikas Dubey was a relatively unknown name in Uttar Pradesh and its underworld till Friday, July 3. As the sun dawned on Friday, Dubey had become the most dreaded name in the country. He and his accomplices had shot dead eight police personnel in Bikru village under Chaubeypur police circle in cold blood. The police team had gone to Vikas Dubey's house in the wee hours of Friday to arrest him in a case of attempted murder. Vikas Dubey , who had been tipped off about the police raid by some moles

10 Jul 2020 10:11 am
Madhubani artist's handpainted cotton face masks for Rs 50 go viral

With no end in sight to coronavirus, the Union Home Ministry had issued guidelines making face masks mandatory and social distancing to be practiced at all times. While several people have lost their livelihood due to the COVID-19 crisis, there are many others who are supporting people so that they are able to meet ends need. A Madhubani artist from Bihar has gone viral on social media for all the right reasons. Madhubani artist Remant Kumar Mishra, who was unable to earn a livelihood due to the

10 Jul 2020 8:30 am