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Monday, August 02, 2021

Telangana Cabinet sub-committee to give recommendations on financial support for children orphaned by Covid

August 2, 2021 3:25:01 pm

The committee, comprising of 10 ministers, will collect information from the 33 district collectors about all the children who lost both their parents to Covid-19.

Tamil Nadu: ‘Caste wall’ blocking SC colony demolished in Coimbatore 

August 2, 2021 3:31:04 pm

More than 120 scheduled caste families in Kondasamy Nagar were forced to take a detour from the Pannimadai main road to reach their houses after a realtor built a gated community with a 300m long wall to hide the view of Arunthathiyar settlement. 


Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant of Covid-19: ICMR study

August 2, 2021 3:19:19 pm

Till now, the prevalence of Delta AY.1 is found to be low in India and 70 cases of coronavirus Delta Plus variant were found in genome sequencing by INSACOG. However, there has been no information on the efficacy of currently available vaccines against the Delta AY.1 variant.

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Following protests, Chennai Corporation halts eviction drive at Arumbakkam

August 2, 2021 2:52:08 pm

The corporation has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) not to demolish the buildings in the area until the families are allotted houses at KP Park in Pulianthope.

Bengaluru: BBMP steps back to basics to contain possible Covid surge

August 2, 2021 2:41:34 pm

The move comes in the wake of Bengaluru reporting above 400 cases daily since July 29. The city has recorded 426, 450, and 409 cases on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

Noida targets 50,000 vaccinations daily during special drive starting Tuesday

August 2, 2021 2:55:35 pm

As per officials, 155 centres have been identified across the district which will be administering the doses. Also, there are 61 private and public health facilities that are already providing vaccination in addition to the identified centres.

World’s costliest injection not enough to save Vedika; 1-year-old girl loses battle to spinal muscular atrophy

August 2, 2021 2:43:18 pm

Vedika was suffering from spinal muscular atrophy and she was administered the world’s costliest injection zolgensma last month after Rs 16 crore was raised through various crowdfunding platforms.

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Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt why vaccinated persons cannot travel by local trains

August 2, 2021 2:12:45 pm

The court also asked the government to work on a comprehensive plan for the same so that the burden on other modes of transport can be reduced.

'Brute abuse of power': Anil Deskhmukh questions timing of ED summons

‘Brute abuse of power’: Anil Deskhmukh questions timing of ED summons

August 2, 2021 2:17:41 pm

In a letter to the probe agency, Deshmukh wrote he was shocked and concerned over fresh summons issued by the ED asking him and his son, Hrishikesh Deshmukh, to appear in person on August 2.

Steady rise in Covid cases in Pune: Infections among children record slight rise in first week of July

‘Targeted testing could be the reason behind high number of Covid-19 cases in Pune’

August 2, 2021 2:06:56 pm

Pune, Ahmednagar, Satara, Solapur and Sangli districts contribute most to Maharashtra's daily caseload and experts feel that a big chunk of the population is still susceptible to coronavirus in the state according to the latest serosurvey.

SPPU introduces course on Drone Technology

August 2, 2021 1:56:07 pm

The officials at the university signed memorandum of understanding with Forforces Aero Products India Limited, known to be an industry expert in this field.

Karnataka Cabinet formation: CM Bommai to meet BJP high command today; swearing-in expected by Thursday

August 2, 2021 1:54:53 pm

The Chief Minister reiterated that the appointments would be completed in a balanced manner while considering ministers of the previous team led by B S Yediyurappa.

Country to receive normal rainfall till September: IMD

August 2, 2021 1:54:38 pm

This month, the monsoon activity will remain below normal for states which saw landslides, mudslides and severe flooding in July—Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Delhi HC recalls CBI probe order after Income Tax department says email was sent due to systems error

August 2, 2021 1:06:22 pm

The controversy revolves around an email received by the petitioner company from “” on May 31.

Using walkie-talkies, four burglars attempt to break into ATM kiosk in Pune’s Chakan, two held

August 2, 2021 1:12:34 pm

Pimpri Chinchwad police are yet to get a breakthrough in connection with the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by burglars to loot an ATM near Chakan on July 21.

Researchers discover new frog species, name it after former DU Vice-Chancellor

August 2, 2021 1:34:56 pm

The Minervarya Pentali species was discovered from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, extending along the southwest coast of the Indian Peninsula and it is named after DU Vice-Chancellor and plant geneticist Deepak Pental.

HC seeks Delhi government’s response on plea alleging non-implementation of mental health law in schools and colleges

August 2, 2021 12:37:48 pm

The petition seeks the diagnosis and assessment of mental health to be made mandatory in educational institutions.

Blue bottle jellyfish back on Mumbai’s Juhu beach, experts warn visitors to avoid contact

August 2, 2021 12:25:47 pm

Every year, the brightly coloured marine hydrozoans get washed onto the shores as a result of the monsoon winds. The sting of the deceptively beautiful creatures can, however, be agonisingly painful

'Add people on NaMo app, meet PM Modi, Nadda': Delhi BJP adopts familiar playbook for civic polls

‘Add people on NaMo app, meet PM Modi, Nadda’: Delhi BJP adopts familiar playbook for civic polls

August 2, 2021 12:18:27 pm

Delhi BJP president Adesh Kumar held a meeting with the councillors and asked them to promote the NaMo app. The party aims to add 2.5-3 lakh new users to the app by the end of this month.

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Chennai: Over 22 lakh passengers travelled via metro from June following resumption of services

August 2, 2021 11:57:29 am

Chennai Metro: While 3,55,579 passengers had travelled from June 21 to June 30, a total of 18,46,466 passengers had travelled via metro from July 1 to July 31.

Karnataka: Siddaramaiah seeks early formation of Cabinet; Bommai to meet Nadda today

August 2, 2021 11:51:40 am

Siddaramaiah, who was in Hubballi on Sunday, said that only the chief minister cannot handle both the Covid crisis and flood-related issues single-handedly.

Noida admin issues directives to check sale of illicit liquor

August 2, 2021 11:28:37 am

As per officials, a liquor shop owner will be fined Rs 75,000 if it is found that alcohol is being sold for rates higher than the given prices.

Delhi weather: Mercury may dip as IMD predicts light showers today

August 2, 2021 11:32:00 am

The minimum temperature for the day is likely to be around 25 degrees Celsius.

Pune records coolest April since 2011

Cloudy skies, light rain over Pune post noon: IMD

August 2, 2021 12:13:27 pm

Pune weather update, forecast today: There are no significant weather systems active over Pune district, which means that rainfall will remain subdued for most days this week, the India Meteorological Department has forecast.

Bollywood film producer Ajay Yadav held for duping Delhi businessman of Rs 32 lakh

August 2, 2021 1:15:05 pm

“The accused would win the confidence of businessmen in need of loans by boasting his connections with film personalities and claiming to be a top film producer,” police said.