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  • Jul 20, 2022 11:14 PM IST

    West Bengal records 2,455 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths

    West Bengal on Wednesday recorded 2,455 new Covid cases and 6 more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 20,77,005 and 21,294 respectively, according to the state health department’s bulletin. 

  • Jul 20, 2022 10:37 PM IST

    Telangana logs 640 new Covid-19 cases

    Telangana on Wednesday reported 640 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 8,11,616. Hyderabad district reported the highest number of cases with 277 infections.

  • Jul 20, 2022 09:40 PM IST

    Ukrainian first lady appeals to US Congress for more weapons against Russia’s ‘Hunger Games’

    Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska appealed to US lawmakers on Tuesday to provide more help to her country as it struggles against a five-month-long Russian invasion, saying weapons could help assure a “joint great victory.”

    “We remain completely broken when our world is destroyed by war. Tens of thousands of such worlds have been destroyed in Ukraine,” she said through a translator, in an emotional 15-minute speech to members of the US House of Representatives and Senate.

  • Jul 20, 2022 09:11 PM IST

    Congress MPs to raise the issue of “political vendetta on opposition parties leaders” in both the Houses

    Congress MPs to raise the issue of “political vendetta on opposition parties leaders” in both the Houses of Parliament tomorrow, along with GST on essential commodities and other issues.

  • Jul 20, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    Delhi records 686 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

    Delhi records 686 fresh COVID-19 cases, positivity rate stands at 4.74 per cent: PTI reports citing authorities

  • Jul 20, 2022 08:12 PM IST

    Fact-checker Mohd Zubair walks free from Delhi’s Tihar Jail after SC order

    Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking platform Alt News, walked free from the Tihar Jail on Wednesday hours after the Supreme Court granted him bail in all first information reports (FIRs) registered against him across the state for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

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  • Jul 20, 2022 08:03 PM IST

    Haryana DSP murder: Main accused Mittar arrested

    Haryana DSP murder: Main accused Mittar arrested from Rajasthan’s Bhara.

  • Jul 20, 2022 07:56 PM IST

    Traffic likely to be hit on Thursday due to Sonia Gandhi’s questioning, kanwar yatra: Delhi Police

    Anticipated protests over the questioning of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi by the ED and an increase in the number of kanwariyas passing through the city are likely to affect traffic movement in parts of Delhi on Thursday, the Delhi Police has said.

  • Jul 20, 2022 07:32 PM IST

    Sanjay Raut summoned by ED for July 27

    Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case, asking him to appear before them on 27th July.

  • Jul 20, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    5 get life term for killing farmers in UP’s Shamli

    A local court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to five people for killing two farmers.

    District Judge C Prakash awarded life imprisonment to Dharmendra, Sanjeev, Asjad, Kaiser and Vikram for killing Ikram and Anwar and looting 60,000 when they were returning after selling their crops.

    The incident had taken place in Jhinghana area of Shamli district on April 21, 2009, government counsel Rajiv Sharma told PTI.

  • Jul 20, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    KS Eshwarappa gets clean chit in contractor suicide case

    Former Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa gets clean chit in contractor suicide case, cops cite lack of evidence.

  • Jul 20, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    Chinese firm demands immediate payment of over 86 billion from Pakistan: Report

    A Chinese firm has demanded payment of over 86 billion from Pakistan on an immediate basis.

    China Huaneng has served notice of non-payment to Pakistan’s Central Power Purchasing Agency Guarantee (CPPA-G) pursuant to guarantee within 30 days, reported Business Recorder.

    The company, in a letter written on July 15, 2022, had made a demand for payment.

  • Jul 20, 2022 05:58 PM IST

    ‘Hasta la vista, baby’ UK’s Boris Johnson bows out to lawmakers’ applause

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a round of applause from members of his Conservative Party after he finished addressing parliament at his last appearance during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

    “We’ve helped, I’ve helped, get this country through a pandemic and help save another country from barbarism. And frankly, that’s enough to be going on. Mission largely accomplished,” Johnson said.

    “I want to thank everybody here and hasta la vista, baby.”

  • Jul 20, 2022 05:27 PM IST

    Madras HC orders handing over of AIADMK headquarters keys to team EPS

    In a major setback to former Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, the Madras high court on Wednesday ordered the handing over of keys of the AIADMK’s office to interim general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami, referred to as EPS.

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  • Jul 20, 2022 05:13 PM IST

    Vomit of whale worth 2.6 crore seized in Mumbai, accused arrested

    The Crime Branch seized 2.8 kg of ambergris, the vomit of a whale valued at 2.6 crores from the accused namely Vaibhav Janardhan Kalekar. Case registered u/s 2, 39, 44, 48(a), 49(b), 57, and 51 of the Wild Animal Protection Act 1972: Mumbai Police

  • Jul 20, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    UK approves major new nuclear plant, reports AP

    The UK government on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the new Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk, eastern England, which it says will generate low-carbon electricity for six million homes.

    “Today, 20 July 2022, the Sizewell C Project application has been granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,” the government said in a statement.

  • Jul 20, 2022 04:30 PM IST

    Punjab encounter update | Police says both gangsters killed

    Punjab encounter: Operation successfully concluded after both gangsters killed, says senior police official.

  • Jul 20, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    Wipro consolidated net profit falls 21% YoY

    Wipro consolidated net profit falls 21% year-on-year to 2,563.6 crore in Q1 FY23.

  • Jul 20, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    Delhi-Guwahati Go First flight diverted to Jaipur after windshield cracks

    Delhi-Guwahati Go First flight diverted to Jaipur after windshield cracks mid-air, reports PTI citing DGCA.

  • Jul 20, 2022 03:34 PM IST

    UK inflation surges to new 40-year high of 9.4%

    Inflation in the United Kingdom has accelerated to a new 40-year high, driven by rising food and fuel prices that are contributing to a cost-of-living crisis.

    Consumer prices rose 9.4% this year through June, up from 9.1% the previous month, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. The new figure is the highest since 1982, when inflation peaked at 11%.

  • Jul 20, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    Supreme Court grants bail to fact-checker Mohd Zubair in all FIRs in Uttar Pradesh

    > “No justification to keep him in continued custody and subject him to endless rounds of custody,” said the Supreme Court as Mohammed Zubair was granted bail in all FIRs in Uttar Pradesh by the top court.
     

    > “Zubair must be released by 6 pm today,” ordered SC.

    > SC also rejected UP government’s plea to stop him from tweeting.

  • Jul 20, 2022 02:34 PM IST

    Heavy rain lash parts of Delhi-NCR; IMD issues advisory

    Thundershower with moderate to heavy intensity rain with very heavy intensity rain over isolated places and gusty winds with speed of 30-50 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR, the weather department has said.

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  • Jul 20, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    South Africa inflation hits 13-year high in June: data

    Inflation in South Africa surged to its highest level in 13 years in June, driven primarily by rising prices for food, transport and housing, official data showed on Wednesday.

    “Annual consumer price inflation was 7.4 percent in June 2022, up from 6.5 percent in May, and the highest rate since May 2009,” the statistics agency, StatsSA, said in a statement.

  • Jul 20, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    Protests break out in Sri Lanka after Ranil Wickremesinghe win election to become president

  • Jul 20, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    Six-time Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe wins presidential election

    Six-time Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe wins presidential elections, reports AFP. The country is in a very difficult situation, we have big challenges ahead, he says after winning the polls.

  • Jul 20, 2022 12:24 PM IST

    SC directs Maharashtra Speaker to not deal with MLA disqualification pleas till further orders, next hearing on August 1

    SC to hear the matter next on August 1. Maharashtra Speaker not to deal with disqualification petitions till further orders. Legislative secretary asked to keep all records in safe custody.

  • Jul 20, 2022 11:33 AM IST

    Delhi HC puts on hold consumer authority order, restaurants can continue levy of service charge; next hearing on Nov 25

    Delhi high court on Wednesday put on hold consumer authority order, which means that restaurants can continue charging service tax. The next hearing in the matter has been set for November 25.

  • Jul 20, 2022 11:30 AM IST

    Delhi HC posts petition challenging ‘Agnipath’ to August 25, says hasn’t received similar pleas from the other courts

    Delhi high court on Wednesday posted petition challenging Centre’s new recruitment scheme ‘Agnipath’ to August 25, saying it hasn’t received similar pleas from the other courts.

  • Jul 20, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    Maharashtra political crisis: ‘Mockery of democracy,’ says Sibal for Uddhav camp in SC

    Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Uddhav-camp, says there must be a merger if a rebel camp wants protection against disqualification.

    Until SC decides all the points of law, nothing should be done. Let this court also decide on the disqualification petitions. “What’s happening is a mockery of democratic institutions,” he asks, urging SC to decide the matter quickly.

  • Jul 20, 2022 11:15 AM IST

    Voting for Sri Lankan Presidential election underway in Colombo

    Acting Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is among the top three candidates for the Presidential election in which 225 members of the House are eligible to vote and participate in the secret ballot. The other two candidates are SLPP parliamentarian Dullas Alahaperuma and National People’s Power (NPP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake.

    General Secretary of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNFP), MP Selvarasa Gajendran has abstained from voting, reports Sri Lanka’s NewsWire.

  • Jul 20, 2022 10:57 AM IST

    Kerala decides not to impose GST on items sold by small stores, women SHGs

    Kerala will not impose GST on items sold by Kudumbashree (a women SHG by the state govt) & small stores in 1-2kg packets or loose quantities, even if it leads to any issues with the Centre, says Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal.

  • Jul 20, 2022 10:30 AM IST

    India’s daily Covid tally rises again; 20,557 fresh cases, 40 deaths in 24 hours

    India’s daily Covid cases jump by over 32% with 20,557 fresh infections; 40 deaths recorded in a day.

  • Jul 20, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    Sanjay Raut seeks ED exemption, says ‘will be in Delhi for parl session’

    “Parliament session is underway. I have sought exemption (from ED) from appearance. I will be in Delhi,” said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Sanjay Raut was summoned to appear before ED at 11am today, in a money laundering case.

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  • Jul 20, 2022 10:15 AM IST

    PM Modi sends appreciation letters to vaccinators as India achieves 2 bn landmark in Covid vaccinations

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauds all vaccinators for achieving the 200 crore vaccine doses landmark on July 17. The PM has congratulated all vaccinators by sending appreciation letters to them personally; the same can be downloaded from their CoWIN login ID.

  • Jul 20, 2022 09:50 AM IST

    ‘Want to have joy again…,’ say Lankans as lawmakers select new president

    “We want to have joy again… The new President shouldn’t take decisions just for his glory, and work for the nation’s betterment. Our concern is that those nominated are the same people, we don’t expect much change,” says a Sri Lankan protesting on the island nation, which is set to elect a new president today. 

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  • Jul 20, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    Jharkhand: Female sub-inspector mowed down by vehicle during checking, accused held

    A female sub-inspector named Sandhya Topno mowed down to death during vehicle check, last night. She was posted as in-charge of Tupudana OP. Accused has been arrested and vehicle has been seized, SSP Ranchi told ANI.

  • Jul 20, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    Delhi rains: Yellow alert in capital city, heavy rain and thunderstorm likely

  • Jul 20, 2022 06:29 AM IST

    Indian high commission in Colombo  reaches out to Indians in Sri Lanka

    “Amid the current situation in Sri Lanka, Indian nationals in Sri Lanka are requested to remain aware of the latest developments and accordingly plan their movements and activities. If required, Indian nationals can contact us,” says High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Jul 20, 2022 05:54 AM IST

    Presidential election: Congress files complaint against Droupadi Murmu, BJP over alleged poll code violation

    The Congress in Karnataka on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against the NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and others alleging violations of the provisions of the law during the July 18 presidential election.

    The Congress has alleged that the ruling BJP in Karnataka influenced MLAs who were voters on July 17 and 18 by offering bribes and other inducements. The Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and state Congress president DK Shivakumar, in their complaint to the EC, said that voting MLAs were provided with luxury accommodation in a five-star hotel.

    Complaints have been filed against NDA candidate (Murmu), Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel, senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa, BJP chief whip in the assembly Satish Reddy, Ministers and others.

Monsoon Session 2022 LIVE: Adjournment motion notice in LS to discuss ED misuse

  • Parliament Monsoon Session 2022 Live Updates: The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have failed to conduct any significant business since the Monsoon Session began on July 18.

Parliament Monsoon Session 2022: Both Houses witnessed adjournments on Wednesday as opposition parties continued protests.(HT file)

Parliament Monsoon Session 2022: Both Houses witnessed adjournments on Wednesday as opposition parties continued protests.(HT file)

Published on Jul 21, 2022 09:10 AM IST

‘Sinister strategy’: Cong plans protests over Sonia Gandhi’s questioning by ED today

The Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory asking people to avoid certain stretches that are likely to be affected due to the protests organised by the Congress to coincide with Sonia Gandhi’s questioning by ED in Delhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi today in connection with a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. (PTI File Photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi today in connection with a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. (PTI File Photo)

Published on Jul 21, 2022 09:00 AM IST

‘I have none’: Taslima Nasreen on Muslim population, ‘More civilised you are…’

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said the more civilised one is, less children they have. “My grandmother had 11 children,my mother had 4, my sister is having 1 child, I’ve none,” the author tweeted.

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said it is not true that the Muslim community produces lots of children. 

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said it is not true that the Muslim community produces lots of children. 

Published on Jul 21, 2022 08:21 AM IST

As Paneer Butter Masala trends on Twitter, Shashi Tharoor digs in

While Twitter users started calculating the GST of Paneer Butter Masala with packaged paneer and masala now under 5% GST, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor commented on the ‘folly’ of GST. 

Shashi Tharoor tweets as Paneer Butter Masala trends on Twitter. (PTI)

Shashi Tharoor tweets as Paneer Butter Masala trends on Twitter. (PTI)

Published on Jul 21, 2022 06:44 AM IST

Yellow alert for Rajasthan districts, heavy rainfall likely in these states

  • Moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds pummelled Delhi on Wednesday, forcing diversion of at least seven flights and paralysing road traffic in the city.

Isolated very heavy rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. (File image)

Isolated very heavy rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. (File image)

Published on Jul 21, 2022 06:06 AM IST

Murmu vs Sinha: Celebrations in Droupadi’s hometown, counting at 11am | Updates

Presidential election counting: Droupadi Murmu’s hometown in Odisha is confident of her win and started preparing for the celebrations since Wednesday evening. If elected, she will be the country’s first tribal President. 

Presidential election counting:will begin at 11am on Thursday in Room No 63 in Parliament House.

Presidential election counting:will begin at 11am on Thursday in Room No 63 in Parliament House.

Updated on Jul 21, 2022 08:39 AM IST

An inspirational date with Droupadi Murmu

During her informal interaction with the participants, we were taken aback when she addressed all cadets by their names like an exceptional mnemonist. For the first time, I saw a chief guest intermingling with young NCC cadets, writes Brig Advitya Madan (retd)

Being their commander, I also got the privilege of a special invite. It was indeed an honour. All of us, including the young and vibrant cadets, were eagerly looking forward to interacting with the governor, writes Brig Advitya Madan (retd) (HT Photo)

Being their commander, I also got the privilege of a special invite. It was indeed an honour. All of us, including the young and vibrant cadets, were eagerly looking forward to interacting with the governor, writes Brig Advitya Madan (retd) (HT Photo)

Updated on Jul 21, 2022 05:31 AM IST

ByBrig Advitya Madan (retd)

Russian cargo vessel detained in Cochin port released after Kerala high court order

A Russian cargo vessel detained in Cochin port over a claim against the ship’s owner was released on the orders of the Kerala high court on Wednesday after the parties settled the issue through talks

Russia’s consul general in Chennai, Oleg Avdeev, said the vessel was released on the orders of the Kerala high court on Wednesday (Archive)

Russia’s consul general in Chennai, Oleg Avdeev, said the vessel was released on the orders of the Kerala high court on Wednesday (Archive)

Published on Jul 21, 2022 12:23 AM IST

Final verdict on Mekedatu likely by next week, says Bommai

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said the final verdict on the Mekedatu project across river Cauvery is expected by next week.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. (PTI)

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. (PTI)

Published on Jul 21, 2022 12:20 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Mandya

Karnataka reports 1,478 fresh Covid cases, no deaths

Karnataka on Wednesday reported 1,478 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the total infections to 39,90,057, the state health department said. There was no coronavirus death.

Bengaluru urban district alone contributed 1,251 Covid-19 cases. (ANI)

Bengaluru urban district alone contributed 1,251 Covid-19 cases. (ANI)

Published on Jul 21, 2022 12:19 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

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