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Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: Total 3.05 Crore Covid Cases In India, 4.02 Lakh Deaths
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Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: Total 3.05 Crore Covid Cases In India, 4.02 Lakh Deaths

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India crossed a grim milestone of 4 lakh Covid deaths on FridayNew Delhi: India reported 43,071 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, slightly lower than Saturday, and added 955 deaths. This increased the country's cumulative tally to 3,05,45,433 and 4,02,005 fatalities.The country crossed a grim milestone of 4 lakh Covid deaths on Friday - the third after US and Brazil.The active caseload has declined to 4,85,350 while recovery rate increased to 97.09%. Over 52,000 patients recovered during the last 24 hours as the daily recoveries continued to outnumber the daily new cases for the 52nd consecutive day, the ministry said.Meanwhile, the third wave of coronavirus could hit the peak between October-November if Covid appropriate behaviour is not followed, but may see h...
Did you know Salman Khan helped Aamir Khan move on from his divorce with Reena Dutta ? – Times of India
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Did you know Salman Khan helped Aamir Khan move on from his divorce with Reena Dutta ? – Times of India

Aamir Khan recently announced his divorce with wife Kiran Rao after fifteen years of marriage. Together they also have a nine-year-old son Azad. Before this, Aamir had a 15 year long marriage with his first wife Reena Dutta, before they legally parted ways in 2002. We did a little digging, and stumbled upon an old interview where Aamir Khan opened up about getting through his divorce from Reena Dutta and how Salman Khan helped him. During his appearance on Karan Johar's chat show, Aamir revealed that there was a time when he wanted to maintain his distance from Salman Khan after having a bad experience with him, while shooting for 'Andaz Apna Apna'. Well, this changed when Salman stepped in and decided to help Aamir during his tough times. Aamir shared, “Salman walked into my life wh...
Maharashtra govt to move resolution rejecting Central farm laws in monsoon session: Sources | India News – Times of India
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Maharashtra govt to move resolution rejecting Central farm laws in monsoon session: Sources | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Rejection of the three Central agriculture laws is one of the three resolutions approved by the Maharashtra cabinet on Sunday which will be moved in the monsoon session of the state legislature beginning Monday, sources said. The council of ministers also gave its nod to a resolution requesting the Centre to decide about restoration of the quota for Marathas in government jobs and education. Another resolution approved by the cabinet is asking the Centre to furnish population data of OBCs based on the 2011 census so that political reservations for members of other backward classes in local bodies can stay. These three resolutions are likely to be moved in both the Houses of the state legislature on Monday, sources said. Farmers have been camping at Delhi's borders since November...
Online abuse: Police probe actor complaint
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Online abuse: Police probe actor complaint

The Kolkata Police on Sunday said it had initiated a case after actor Shruti Das filed a complaint the day before about being abused on social media because of her skin colour. “On the basis of a complaint by Shruti Das, an actress, we have started a case against certain Facebook users for posting objectionable remarks,” said JCP (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma. Das made her television debut with the show ‘Trinayani’, and is also well known for acting in Desher Mati. She told a media channel, “….I decided to file a complaint when someone known to me made such a comment on social media. I …confronted her on phone and she said that she never liked me since childhood and hence made such a comment. I lodged the complaint because I want this to stop so that in future no other girl goes...
West Bengal: Denied nod to protest against illegal jabs, BJP refuses to back down
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West Bengal: Denied nod to protest against illegal jabs, BJP refuses to back down

Citing restrictions imposed to control the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kolkata Police on Sunday said it had denied the BJP permission to organise a demonstration at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) headquarters on Monday to protest against dubious vaccination camps. The BJP, however, refused to back down and said it would stick to its protest movement. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the state government was trying to brush under the carpet the “fake vaccination drive”. “The state government with the help of police are trying to stop the BJP from protesting against the issue. They are forcing us to cancel our movement. The reason behind the police not allowing permission is that they don’t want the issue to get highlighted. But we will stick to our plan and organise...
TMC guns for PM as petrol price breaches Rs 100/litre mark
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TMC guns for PM as petrol price breaches Rs 100/litre mark

As petrol price touched Rs 100/litre in some parts of West Bengal on Sunday, a war of words broke out between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP over rising fuel prices. Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool national general secretary and Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee tweeted, “As fuel prices hit a HISTORIC HIGH, @BJP4India govt (government) seems to be working very hard towards adding to the woes of the public. Not much has changed from 2020. The same old blame game continues while the demands of the people of India are conveniently ignored!” Petrol price has crossed the Rs 100/litre-mark in Alipurduar and Nadia districts and is going at Rs 99/litre in Kolkata. The BJP pointed fingers at the Trinamool, asking why it wasn’t reducing duties o...
Feed supplement reduces methane emissions by livestock
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Feed supplement reduces methane emissions by livestock

Cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats in India emit an estimated 9.25-14.2 million tonnes of methane annually – a sizable proportion of the around 90 mt methane emitted by livestock across the world. This is a cause for serious concern, given that methane is a very potent greenhouse gas. With this in mind, an Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institute has developed an anti-methanogenic feed supplement, called ‘Harit Dhara’. When given to bovines and sheep, it not only cuts down their methane emissions by 17-20 per cent, but also results in higher milk production and bodyweight gain. “An average lactating cow or buffalo in India emits around 200 litres of methane per day, while it is 85-95 litres for young growing heifers and 20-25 litres for adult sheep. Feeding ...
Capt vs Sidhu: On the ground, fault lines become worry lines
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Capt vs Sidhu: On the ground, fault lines become worry lines

“SIX MONTHS ago, the consensus was that we will win hands down in 2022, now we find ourselves standing in a queue.’’ In Attari, 3 km from the Pakistan border, this is how local Congress MLA Tarsem Singh D C described the predicament that has gripped the ruling party in Punjab. Split down the middle with less than a year to go for Assembly elections, the Congress is trapped in a face-off between Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and challenger Navot Singh Sidhu. So much so that the party’s high command in Delhi was forced to set up a three-member panel to try and find a way out, even summoning about 150 leaders from Punjab last month to get a sense of the crisis. Since then, the embattled state unit has been waiting for word from Delhi. The Indian Express, meanwhile, tr...
Panama Papers: Rs 20,000 crore in undeclared assets identified
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Panama Papers: Rs 20,000 crore in undeclared assets identified

Panama Papers, the Pulitzer-winning investigation that exposed how the rich and powerful parked and moved their money in and out of global tax havens, has led Indian tax authorities to undeclared assets worth over Rs 20,000 crore so far — possibly among the highest for a single batch of cases. Replying to Right To Information (RTI) requests filed by The Indian Express, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that till June 2021, undeclared assets totalling Rs 20,078 crore have been identified by them in India and abroad following the investigation. The Indian Express was a global partner in Panama Papers, which focused on offshore holdings gleaned from about 11.5 million secret documents obtained from the Panamanian Law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The findings of the inve...
11 yrears after train crash, families of 18 ‘missing’ await closure
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11 yrears after train crash, families of 18 ‘missing’ await closure

Around 1.30 am on May 28, 2010, the Howrah-Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Jnaneshwari Express derailed in West Bengal, allegedly after Maoists removed a portion of the tracks. Soon afterward, a goods train going in the opposite direction rammed into the wreck. A total 141 people were declared dead in the incident. Another 18 victims remain officially “missing”. All these individuals were travelling by the Jnaneshwari, but none of the dismembered limbs and other body parts found at the crash site could be established as having belonged to them. DNA tests could not produce matches with members of the families to which these individuals belonged. One of those originally declared dead has turned out to be alive. The CBI recently filed a case of cheating and forgery against Amri...
Rs 103 crore on July 1, FASTag toll data shows traffic back on highways
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Rs 103 crore on July 1, FASTag toll data shows traffic back on highways

As the country recovers from the second wave of Covid, traffic seems to be hurrying back to the highways, according to official data on usage of FASTags. By June-end, toll collected through this electronic mode touched Rs 97 crore in a day, and by July 1, Rs 103 crore. This is just short of the all-time daily high of Rs 107 crore in March, just before the second wave hit, the official data show. With the Government opting for a calibrated unlock of business activities, these tags have become the preferred mode of toll collection in 780 toll plazas, including all 660 under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Over 3.45 crore FASTags have been issued so far. On July 1, 63 lakh FASTag transactions were recorded. And across June, the Government earned Rs 2,576 crore...
6.77 crore doses since new policy rolled out, a fifth of all vaccinations so far
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6.77 crore doses since new policy rolled out, a fifth of all vaccinations so far

In just under two weeks since India returned to centralised procurement and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, 6.77 crore doses have been administered across the country, which is almost a fifth of all doses given since vaccinations began on January 16, official data show. The 6.77 crore doses administered in the 13 days from June 21 to July 3 represents a 67 per cent increase in vaccinations over the preceding 13-day period, that is June 8-20. Daily vaccinations have averaged 52.08 lakh since June 21, compared to 31.20 lakh in the preceding 13 days, the data show. Since June 21, the Centre has procured 75 per cent of doses from the open market and distributed them to states to be given for free to citizens above the age of 18 years. The remaining 25 per cent of the stock h...
Gloves are off again: Pak accuses India of carrying out blast near LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s home
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Gloves are off again: Pak accuses India of carrying out blast near LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s home

Pakistan on Sunday ended its four-month pause on accusations and attacks against New Delhi, describing the June 23 bomb blast near the home of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as “India-sponsored terrorism”. Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf told reporters in Islamabad that the mastermind of the attack that killed three people and injured 24, “is an Indian citizen and he is associated with R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing)”. On Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan alleged that the “planning & financing of this heinous terror attack has links to Indian sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan”, and asked the “global community” to “mobilise international institutions against this rogue behaviour”. There was no official response from the Ministry of Exter...
1 death, 25 new Covid cases in Tricity, 388 active now
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1 death, 25 new Covid cases in Tricity, 388 active now

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula | July 5, 2021 3:29:54 am The Tricity reported one Covid-related death and 25 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. At present, there are 388 active cases here. Mohali: 13 cases, no death As many as 13 positive COVID-19 cases were reported in Mohali district on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 68,311 with 205 active cases. No death was reported due to the infection. The district has reported a total of 1,051 deaths so far. Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said that a maximum of seven cases were reported from Mohali (urban), followed by three from Kharar and one each from Kurali, Gharuan and Dhakoli. The DC added that a total of 29 patients had recovered from the infectio...
NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt over health condition of imprisoned Stan Swamy | India News – Times of India
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NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt over health condition of imprisoned Stan Swamy | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The NHRC on Sunday issued a notice to the Maharashtra government in the wake of a complaint alleging serious health condition of imprisoned 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy. In the notice sent through the state's chief secretary, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called upon him to ensure that every possible efforts are made in providing Swamy proper medical care and treatment as part of life-saving measure and protection of his basic human rights. The commission has also called for a report in the light of the allegations made in the complaint, and the treatment record of Swamy, who is very old and lodged in Taloja Jail, Navi Mumbai. "The NHRC, looking into the complaint, alleging serious health condition of imprisoned Fr. Stan Swamy (84 years), has today issued a...
3rd ODI: England’s Tom Curran restricts Sri Lanka before washout | Cricket News – Times of India
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3rd ODI: England’s Tom Curran restricts Sri Lanka before washout | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISTOL: Seamer Tom Curran picked up four middle-order wickets as England bowled Sri Lanka out for 166 in the third one-day international before the game was abandoned due to rain in Bristol on Sunday. The washout meant that the hosts won the series 2-0. SCORECARDWhile Sam Curran captured five wickets to script England's victory at The Oval three days ago, it was his elder brother Tom who finished with 4-35 as the tourists were bundled out with 53 balls left in their innings. Sri Lanka once again failed to make a solid start with the bat as captain Kusal Perera and fellow opener Avishka Fernando were removed by the new-ball attack of Chris Woakes and David Willey in the opening six overs. Pathum Nissanka's stint at the crease was also short-lived as he was caught behind off Willey, whil...
Congress questions govt’s silence over Rafale deal charges; BJP hits back | India News – Times of India
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Congress questions govt’s silence over Rafale deal charges; BJP hits back | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BJP and Congress on Sunday engaged in war of words over the Rafale deal, following reports in the French media that a judicial probe has been launched over allegations levelled by an anti-corruption NGO. The Congress questioned the silence of the government after French authorities ordered a probe into "corruption and favouritism" in the Rafale deal. The BJP hit back it does not sound well when the Congress party accuses others of jeopardising national security. The BJP sought to know why its government did not procure the fighter planes for 10 years despite a depleted squadron strength of the Indian Air Force. "The Congress should answer as to why for 10 years, despite a depleted squadron strength of the Indian Air Force, Congress government didn't procure the much-neede...
Northern plains reel under hot weather conditions; monsoon revival expected from July 8 | India News – Times of India
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Northern plains reel under hot weather conditions; monsoon revival expected from July 8 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The weather in the north Indian plains was largely hot on Sunday and the meteorological department ruled out any progress of the monsoon in the region before July 7, even as isolated parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan saw light to moderate rainfall. Delhi, Haryana, parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and west Rajasthan are yet to see the arrival of the monsoon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said conditions are not favourable for the monsoon's progress due to the lack of a weather system. In its forecast for July, the IMD said the country as a whole would witness good rainfall. However, parts of north India, some parts of south peninsula, central, east and northeast India could witness rainfall in the category of normal to below normal, it added. After a good spe...
Opinion Of Congress Workers Will Be Important For UP Polls: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
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Opinion Of Congress Workers Will Be Important For UP Polls: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress will never leave people in lurch, and this is our mantra of inspiration: Priyanka Gandhi (File)Lucknow: Months ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday urged party workers to stand with people of the country, and share their pain and grief.Addressing a two-day training programme of party workers of Lucknow and Mathura through video conferencing, the party's in-charge of the state said, "Congress party workers should stand with the people of the country, and share their pain and grief. For this, the work of building the organisation is most important."In a statement issued in Lucknow on Sunday by the UP Congress, Ms Vadra said Congress workers should stage a protest against the BJP government over inflation, un...
Haryana extends curbs till July 12, allows CA exam
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Haryana extends curbs till July 12, allows CA exam

THE HARYANA government on Sunday again extended the lockdown till July 12, but also announced more relaxations. “The Institute of Chartered Accountants is allowed to hold Chartered Accountant Examinations from July 5 till July 20 while following standard operating procedures issued by the government as safety protocols for Covid-19. The Common Entrance Exam (CEE) to be held at Hisar by the Army Recruiting Office, Military Station Hisar shall also be allowed to be held, subject to strict observance of social distancing norms, santisation and Covid-appropriate behavioural norms,” the fresh order issued by Haryana State Disaster Management Authority said. On Saturday, Haryana reported 52 new Covid cases, while 13 patients died. Till Saturday evening, over 93.5 lakh doses of Co...