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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Govt silent about US deportation threat: Cong

July 9, 2020 6:07:25 am

India and Indians have been insulted by the US's arbitrary decision and the Indian government seems clueless, the party said on Wednesday.

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Shocked to know deletion of important topics like secularism from syllabus: Mamata Banerjee

July 9, 2020 6:05:53 am

Using her Twitter handle, Banerjee said, “Shocked to know that the Central Government has dropped topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism and partition in the name of reducing CBSE course during the Covid crisis.”

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Kerala govt enables access to online classes for 2.42 lakh students

July 9, 2020 5:58:36 am

A total of 20,000 television sets have been provided to date. Of these, about 2,000 were given by the government and its departments. The remaining were either donated by civil society organisations, private individuals and politicians or purchased from money raised by them.

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West Bengal: CPM, BJP question renewed lockdown

July 9, 2020 5:56:24 am

On Wednesday, the state government released a list of containment zones across the state where lockdown norms will be enforced strictly for the next seven days, starting from 5 pm on Thursday.

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West Bengal: Daily Covid cases near 1,000; recovery gap widens

July 9, 2020 5:47:20 am

For a fourth day in a row, it logged more than 20 coronavirus deaths. Twenty-three more deaths in the last 24 hours took the death toll to 827. On Tuesday, the state saw 25 deaths attributed to the virus.

Hyderabad: DRI seizes gold worth Rs 1.66 crore smuggled by hiding inside human body

Smugglers use relaxed checks amid Covid, get in gold through expats in spl flights: Customs

July 9, 2020 5:34:37 am

Customs Commissioner (Kochi) Sumit Kumar said they have so far seized two dozen cases from chartered flights returning with expats from Gulf countries in which 20 kg gold have been detected from four airports in the state handling evacuation flights.

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Centre has taken serious note of gold smuggling case, says Union minister

July 9, 2020 5:28:50 am

Both parties announced constituency-level agitations demanding Vijayan's resignation over the issue. In an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Janayugam', CPI(M)'s LDF ally CPI said the situation should have been avoided.

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Clinical posting: Students protest as GMC Surat summons them

July 9, 2020 5:14:22 am

College authorities claimed that these students will be trained and then act as supporting staff at facilities where Covid patients are undergoing treatment.

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Gujarat: Panel to be formed to decide on tribal status of 3 communities

July 9, 2020 5:04:59 am

The commission, which will be headed by a retired judge of the high court, comprises two district judges, one retired forest officer and one retired revenue officer.

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Dubey bodyguard shot, 2 policemen among 8 held

July 9, 2020 5:13:41 am

Amar Dubey was among the men who had fired at the police party in Bikru village in Kanpur’s Chaubeypur police station area early on July 3. Amar Dubey carried a bounty of Rs 50,000 on his head.

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Disengagement process: Troops step back 2 km in Hot Springs, Gogra next

July 9, 2020 7:34:03 am

"The progress is good. Both forces are moving back with vehicles and structures. The target was set for this evening and it appears it is going to be achieved," a senior army officer said.

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Pakistan claims Kulbushan Jadhav didn’t file appeal, India calls it ‘farce’

July 9, 2020 4:51:55 am

Stressing that Jadhav has been sentenced to execution through a farcical trial and remains under custody of Pakistan’s military, the MEA spokesperson said, “He has clearly been coerced to refuse to file a review in his case....."

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False claim, neglect and incompetence: Probe indicts LG Polymers

July 9, 2020 7:19:10 am

The report also notes that factory data from April 25 and April 28 indicated a spike in polymer content in Styrene. On May 7, the same process led to the leak. Similar spikes, the probe said, were noticed as early as April 4 but these were “totally ignored.”

Govts to homes, Covid case spike lifts demand for oxygen

July 9, 2020 5:24:18 am

At the moment, “much less than 10 per cent of Covid patients require oxygen” and yet, demand continues to spike as state governments brace for a surge in cases.

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Gujarat: Two persons electrocuted after heavy rain

July 9, 2020 4:25:38 am

"Two persons were electrocuted after coming in contact with a power distribution line cable which fell on the ground following heavy rain in Kalyapur taluka," District Collector Narander Kumar Meena told The Indian Express on Wednesday.

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State COVID-19 tally at 38,491: MoS, BJP MLA among 782 fresh cases in a day

July 9, 2020 4:16:54 am

In Ahmedabad, 156 people tested positive on Wednesday while five others succumbed to the infection, taking the Covid-19 fatalities here to 1,500. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) declared 10 new micro containment zones.

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Dahod: Two days before her wedding, woman stabbed to death by 21-year-old man

July 9, 2020 4:09:16 am

According to the police, Pankaj Vanzara and Shireen Sheikh were allegedly in a relationship to which Shireen’s family objected. They fixed her marriage with another man that was scheduled to be held on Friday.

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Ahead of polls: Gujarat Govt increases seats in two civic bodies

July 9, 2020 3:58:52 am

The increase in seats comes after the government on June 18, issued a notification stating the merger of 27 villages and 2 municipalities to Surat Municipal Corporation. With this, the area of the Surat Municipal Corporation increased by 146 square kilometres

Probe into Delhi riots: Student activists, PFI under police scrutiny

Minutes from home, brothers killed in riots made desperate calls to their family

July 9, 2020 3:36:59 am

Bodies of the two were among nine victims fished out from a drain during the February riots in Northeast Delhi. Multiple phone calls were made by Hashim to his younger brother Nasir Ali's two phones between 9 and 9:30 pm, Babu wrote in his statement to police.

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Rethinking e-learning, Pune zilla parishad to launch app, varied content

July 9, 2020 3:31:46 am

Envisioned to grow into a rich knowledge-transfer system with any-time-access, the digital learning programme will simultaneously focus on self-learning through weekly workbooks or assignments to promote learning through problem-solving or doing, and teachers reviewing this work electronically.