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India's Covid-19 reproductive number more than one in eight states, second wave far from over: Govt

The health ministry on Tuesday said India's reproductive number is more than one in eight states, including Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Reproduction number denotes the spread of Covid-19. It is a measure that highlights the number of people a coronavirus positive person infects, thereby reflecting the severity of its spread.

3 Aug 2021 6:11 pm
Gadkari bats for 6 airbags in cars as compulsory

Gadkari also appealed to vehicle manufacturers to compulsorily provide a minimum of six airbags across all variants and segments of a vehicle.

3 Aug 2021 6:00 pm
Simple One e-scooter launch on August 15

The electric two-wheeler manufacturer would be setting up its production plant at Hosur, Tamil Nadu.

3 Aug 2021 6:00 pm
PV Sindhu returns to warm reception

The only Indian woman to win two Olympic medals, shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday received a warm welcome on her return to the country after claiming a bronze at the Tokyo Games.

3 Aug 2021 6:00 pm
Rahul's breakfast meet: Curious absentees & surprise attendees

Leaders of 15 opposition parties attended Rahul Gandhis breakfast meeting before they pedalled on bicycles in a show of solidarity to Parliament on Tuesday morning. While this may be a positive development for the opposition, there were at least 10 parties who remained absent. Without them, the opposition is unlikely to put up a united front against the BJP-led NDA in the 2024 general elections.

3 Aug 2021 5:30 pm
Over 93,000 cybercrime cases reported in 3 years: Govt to LS

Over 93,000 cases of cybercrimes were reported in the country between 2017 and 2019, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

3 Aug 2021 5:10 pm
Is it safe for people with heart conditions to take the Covid vaccine?

The novel coronavirus has impacted everyone equally. However, it has been more severe and dangerous for those with pre-existing chronic illnesses.

3 Aug 2021 5:00 pm
Ola to launch, reveal prices of e-scooters on Aug 15

Olas electric scooters, which will lock horns with Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube, Ather 450X, and a bouquet of products from start-ups and manufacturers, made a splash before the launch.

3 Aug 2021 4:30 pm
Sensex, Nifty hit record closing highs: Top reasons

Equity indices soared to record highs on Tuesday with the benchmark BSE sensex jumping over 850 points led by gains in IT, consumer and financial stocks. Rallying for the second straight session, the 30-share BSE index surged 837 points or 1.65 per cent to close at new record peak of 53,823; while the broader NSE Nifty settled 246 points or 1.55 per cent up at fresh high of 16,131.

3 Aug 2021 4:30 pm
Legislative process now a 'fruitless exercise', RSP MP tells Speaker, PM and Parl Affairs Minister

Lok Sabha MP NK Premachandran appealed to Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday, asking him to protect the rights of the House and said the legislative process being carried out in the House has become a fruitless exercise. Premachandran also served a copy of the notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi.

3 Aug 2021 4:10 pm
India's Remdesivir production capacity increased to 122.49 lakh vials per month in June: Government

Shortages of Remdesivir injections in the market were noticed in April and May 2021 due to a sudden surge in the demand for the drug for managing Covid-19 patients, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply.

3 Aug 2021 4:10 pm
PM Modi to invite Olympic contingent to Red Fort on Aug 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite India's Olympic contingent to the Red Fort as special guests on August 15 when he will deliver his eighth straight independence day speech. Official sources said Modi will also invite them to his residence for interaction. India has been represented by a 228-strong contingent, including over 120 athletes, at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

3 Aug 2021 4:00 pm
In pics: Rahul's 'breakfast' meeting with oppn leaders

In a bid to present a united face on the Pegasus spyware issue, leaders of several opposition parties attended a breakfast meeting hosted by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

3 Aug 2021 4:00 pm
Vodafones telecom problems need GoI help but not a return to administered pricing

On paper, India has fivemobile phone service providers, three private sector firms and two public sector firms. But for all practical purposes its only the private sector that has a future as the public sector...

3 Aug 2021 3:43 pm
Army chopper crashes in J&K's Kathua, rescue ops on

An army chopper crashed near Ranjit Sagar Dam in Basholi area of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

3 Aug 2021 3:00 pm
How is Kim Jong? Head bandage adds to health woes

North Koreas Kim Jong Un has appeared in recent days with a bandage about the size of a few postage stamps on the back of his head, in the latest episode to stoke speculation about the reclusive leaders health. Kim keeps his hair shaved below the level of his temple, making it difficult to hide any blemishes on the back of his head.

3 Aug 2021 2:30 pm
Raj Kundra case: Shilpas son Viaan shares pictures with her

Shilpa Shettys son Viaan has posted on Instagram for the first time after Raj Kundras arrest for his alleged involvement in a pornography case. On Monday, Shilpa broke her silence and shared a long statement.

3 Aug 2021 2:30 pm
No proposal to bifurcate Tamil Nadu: Centre

Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai gave a reply to this effect to MPs T R Paarivendhar and S Ramalingam in Lok Sabha. Presently no such proposal is under consideration, the minister said.

3 Aug 2021 2:30 pm
All you want to know about Lucknow girl viral video

A day after penalizing three youth in a road rage incident on July 31 in which a girl was seen slapping one of the accused, police have registered a case against the girl too.

3 Aug 2021 2:00 pm
PM Modi lashes out at oppn for their conduct in Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed opposition members for tearing papers in Parliament and making derogatory remarks on the way bills have been passed as he accused them of insulting the legislature and the Constitution with their conduct.

3 Aug 2021 1:30 pm
SBSP chief meets UP BJP prez, sets political circle abuzz

Former BJP ally-turned-rebel and SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar on Tuesday sprung a surprise when he met UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh at the latter's residence, triggering fresh speculations of him warming up back to the saffron party in the run up to the high stake UP assembly elections due next year.

3 Aug 2021 1:30 pm
New class of AC rail travel for aam aadmi

Indian Railways is rolling out over 800 Economy AC 3-tier coaches - a new class of rail travel to bring the luxuries of air-conditioned travel within the reach of common man.

3 Aug 2021 1:00 pm
Photos: Nikki Pradhan, Salima Tete's villages in Jharkhand erupt in joy

As Indian womens hockey team scripted history, storming into the semi-final at Tokyo Olympics, Hesal & Badkichapar residents were thrilled to have watched Nikki Pradhan & Salima Tete live on TV sets.

3 Aug 2021 1:00 pm
Want to leave Paris with a gold medal: Mirabai Chanu

When India's weightlifting star Mirabai Chanu left for Tokyo, the memories of the Rio Olympic heartbreak must have been on her mind.

3 Aug 2021 12:30 pm
Is Maruti Suzuki working on hydrogen car

Demand for lithium for batteries is soaring as governments across the world push automakers to meet stringent targets for cutting carbon emissions, partly by phasing out internal combustion engines.

3 Aug 2021 12:30 pm
Rahul meets oppn leaders to chalk out strategy on Pegasus

In a bid to present a united face on the Pegasus spyware issue, leaders of several opposition parties attended a breakfast meeting hosted by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the Constitution Club here on Tuesday. Apart from around 100 MPs of the Congress, leaders of several opposition parties including Trinamool Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena, CPI-M, CPI, RJD and Samajwadi Party attended the meeting.

3 Aug 2021 12:00 pm
CBSE 10th result 2021 to be released today at 12 noon

According to the Board, the CBSE 10th result 2021 will released at 12.00 noon on Tuesday through the Board's website

3 Aug 2021 11:30 am
Jabbed and exposed to someone with Covid? Here's what you should do

With the surge caused by virulent viruses, there are still a lot of vaccinated individuals who are contracting the infection.

3 Aug 2021 11:30 am
India reports 30,549 new Covid-19 cases, 422 deaths in last 24 hours

ndia recorded 30,549 new Covid-19 cases, 422 deaths in last 24 hours, said the data released by the Union health ministry on Wednesday. The active Covid-19 cases have declined to 4,04,958. India's total tally of cases is now 3,17,26,507 and total death toll reached 4,25,195, the data updated at 8 am showed.

3 Aug 2021 11:10 am
Ahead of festivals, K'taka wary of imposing restrictions

Industries and business sectors are banking on the festive season beginning next week to recover from the Covid-induced slowdown. While the slight surge in cases over the past couple of days has been worrying, the government is in two minds on whether to impose restrictions.

3 Aug 2021 10:41 am
Wrestler Sonam loses opening bout on Olympic debut

Young Indian wrestler Sonam Malik lost her opening bout on criteria to Mongolia's Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in the women's 62kg category here on Tuesday and will now have to wait and see if she gets a repechage round on her Olympic debut.

3 Aug 2021 10:00 am
Social Humour: Fans take it out on 'biased' umpiring after India loses to Belgium

Belgium beat India 5-2 in the first men's hockey semifinal, thanks to a hat-trick by Alexander Hendrickx. However, many fans felt that India's failure to reach men's hockey final was more to do with unfair umpiring that team's own performance.

3 Aug 2021 10:00 am