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Friday, August 12, 2022

Rajouri Army camp attack: There is sadness but am proud also at son’s sacrifice, says Rifleman Manoj’s father

August 12, 2022 8:43:25 pm

Rifleman Manoj Kumar Bhati, 26, of Rajputana Rifles was among four soldiers who were killed in a militant attack on an Army camp in Rajouri district of J&K in the early hours of Thursday.

Your Daily Wrap: India’s inflation eases to five-month low, MEA calls for de-escalation of tensions in Taiwan; and more

August 12, 2022 8:23:19 pm

From the Ministry of External Affairs calling for de-escalation of tensions in Taiwan to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar saying he has no aspirations of becoming the Opposition’s prime ministerial face, here are today's top stories.

PM’s ‘revdi’ statement: BJP attacks Kejriwal, says welfare measures, freebies different

August 12, 2022 7:42:06 pm

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra drew a distinction between the welfare measures of the Centre and the “politics of freebies”

Flood surge continues across Godavari, Krishna rivers in AP

August 12, 2022 7:14:43 pm

The impact of Godavari flood is being felt much in BR Ambedkar Konaseema, Eluru and Alluri Sitarama Raju districts where there are many lanka (island) villages.

Experts: India can beat China as components manufacturer, supply chain for wind sector

India criticizes China for blocking UN sanctions on militant

August 12, 2022 6:59:28 pm

Abdul Rauf Azhar has been under U.S. sanctions since December 2010 for acting for or on behalf of the group, known as JEM. India says Azhar was involved in the planning and execution of numerous terror attacks, including the 1999 hijacking of an Indian Airlines aircraft, the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament and the 2016 attack on an Indian air force base in Pathankot.

SC says no stay on probe against hate app accused, issues notice to three states

August 12, 2022 6:49:55 pm

In July 2021, some Muslim women were listed for “auction” on an app created on content sharing platform GitHub. Their photographs were sourced without permission and allegedly doctored.

‘Families without tiranga can’t be trusted’: After backlash, Uttarakhand BJP chief says ‘quoted out of context’

August 12, 2022 7:14:32 pm

Addressing an event in Haldwani as part of the government’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations on Wednesday, Uttarakhand BJP president Mahendra Bhatt said that India cannot trust those who do not hoist the national flag.

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Covid mRNA vaccines are safe in pregnancy, shows large study

August 12, 2022 4:47:36 pm

Further studies with mRNA vaccines for other diseases are required to identify if the reduced side effects is a feature of the vaccine platform, or of these specific jabs.

Taiwan crisis: India calls for restraint, de-escalation of tensions

August 12, 2022 5:51:56 pm

Responding to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan recently, China launched extensive military drills around Taiwan.

SC directs States to inform it about constitution of Haj committees

August 12, 2022 5:25:15 pm

The top court had earlier sought response from the union government on a plea seeking the establishment of Central and State Haj Committee for States according to the provisions of the Haj Committee Act 2002.

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Banda boat mishap: CM Yogi announces ex-gratia, search on for 17 missing

August 12, 2022 1:21:52 pm

Rescue teams on Friday morning resumed the search operation for the 17 people who are still missing.

Preparations for Independence Day

Avoid large gatherings while celebrating I-Day in view of Covid cases: Centre to States

August 12, 2022 11:28:59 am

The Union Home Ministry has also conveyed to all States and Union Territories to carry out a 'Swachh Bharat' campaign at a prominent location of each district in the state and UT and carry out a fortnight and month-long campaign to keep it 'Swachh' through voluntary civil action.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Railways announces special train from Yesvantpur to Vasco Da Gama

August 12, 2022 11:09:49 am

Yesvantpur-Vasco Da Gama express special (07306) will depart from Yesvantpur on August 26 at 2:30 pm and arrive at Vasco Da Gama at 4 am on the next day.

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France’s 3 Rafale jets makes stopover in India during Indo-Pacific deployment

August 12, 2022 9:09:21 am

The French Air and Space Force is carrying out a major long-range mission in the Indo-Pacific, code-named Pegase 22, from August 10 to September 18.

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India Top News Live: Migrant labourer from Bihar shot dead in J&K; on flight to Kabul, homecoming stories a year after takeover

August 12, 2022 1:09:49 pm

India Top News Live Today, Top India News Today August 12: Passengers return to Afghanistan from India, a year after Taliban takeover; militant attacks in J&K; looming drought in Jharkhand -- follow this live blog for the latest news updates.

Staring at looming drought, Jharkhand farmers ask: What will we grow and what will we eat?

August 12, 2022 8:28:03 am

According to senior state government officials, Chief Minister Hemant Soren raised the issue at the NITI Aayog meeting chaired by the Prime Minister last week. Jharkhand’s Agriculture Department has launched a statewide survey to “understand the depth of the drought” and the condition of farmers.

Senior citizen concession: Loss to Railways lowest in lower classes

August 12, 2022 5:14:14 am

Before the pandemic, in the year 2019-20, senior citizens availed of concessions amounting to Rs 1,667 crore in all classes of rail travel. This was a growth of about 1.8 per cent over the previous year’s figure.

Sexual harassment case: SC calls on courts to treat victims sensitively

August 12, 2022 2:56:07 am

A Bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and J B Pardiwala termed police’s failure to register an FIR on the basis of the woman’s complaint as “most unfortunate”

Monsoon to remain active over central India till August 15: IMD

August 12, 2022 2:40:00 am

IMD officials said there were multiple favourable weather systems influencing Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Gujarat, where rainfall activity will continue till Monday.

A last call before line got cut, an unanswered call on fateful morning – tale of kin left behind

August 12, 2022 6:58:38 am

Rifleman Nishant Malik, 21, spoke with his family, based in Hansi town of Haryana's Hisar district, on a video call on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, his sister dialled Malik's number — it was the day of Raksha Bandhan. There was no response.

Dip in adoption points to illegality, trafficking: House panel

August 12, 2022 3:21:35 am

The committee, chaired by BJP Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Modi, noted that according to adoption statistics of Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), the number of children adopted within the country declined from 5,693 in 2010 to 3142 in 2020-21.

Kejriwal giving ‘perverse twist’ to debate on freebies: FM

August 11, 2022 10:32:43 pm

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Delhi Chief Minister has given perverse twist to the debate on freebies. Health and education have never been called freebies."

Your Daily Wrap: CBI arrests Mamata’s close aide, SC calls electoral freebies ‘serious issue’; and more

August 11, 2022 10:07:34 pm

From Supreme Court's observation on electoral freebies to Shubra Gupta's movie reviews on Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandan; here are today's top stories.

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Tripura undertakes Rs 50 crore modernisation drive to upgrade sports infrastructure in state

August 11, 2022 6:32:12 pm

Speaking to reporters at the state secretariat, minister Sushanta Chowdhury said Tripura lagged behind in terms of sports infrastructure in the erstwhile regimes.

Channi should have resigned after PM’s security breach: Himachal CM Thakur

No-confidence motion against Himachal Pradesh govt defeated by voice vote

August 11, 2022 6:31:07 pm

The Himachal House witnessed a stormy debate over the no-confidence motion as the opposition members targeted the BJP government.