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Can't equate vandalism, freedom of speech, SC on Kerala house violence
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that privileges and immunities granted to legislators can't be used to claim exemption from the law of the land, as it dismissed Kerala government's plea seeking the court's nod to withdraw cases against CPI-M leaders, including present Education Minister V. Sivankutty, for vandalism in the Assembly in 2015, when the party was in opposition.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
16 security men killed in J&K terror attacks this year till June
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A total of 16 soldiers and security personnel were killed in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir this year till June, the government said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Statehood to J&K to be granted at appropriate time: Centre
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir would be granted at an appropriate time after normalcy is restored there, the government informed Parliament on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Terror incidents in J&K dropped by 32% in a year: Centre
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday stated that the number of terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir reduced drastically in the last two years. The terror incidents declined by 32 per cent upto June 2021 in comparison with corresponding period upto June, 2020, the government said in the parliament.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
AAP, BJP set to lock horns over key issues in Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The two-day Monsoon Session of the Delhi Assembly starting Thursday is likely to witness uproar over several issues, including the Pegasus snooping row, water crisis and annual maintenance contract of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Boxer Pooja Rani enters quarterfinals in Olympic Games
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Boxer Pooja Rani stormed into the quarterfinals in the women's middle-weight category (69-75 kg) after beating Ichrak Chaib of Algeria 5-0.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
No proposal to review new IT rules: Govt
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Reiterating its stand that the new IT rules do not infringe the right to privacy and the freedom of expression, the government on Wednesday told Parliament that there is no proposal to review them.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
RS passes Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill amid Oppn sloganeering
New July 28 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, amid sloganeering by the opposition on the Pegasus issue.
2021-07-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala HC refuses to stay ad for Sabarimala chief priest
Kochi, July 28 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Travancore Devasom Board's (TDB) advertisement for appointment of the Sabarimala temple's chief priest, saying they cannot come to an immediate decision as things have to be studied in detail.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Olympics tennis match timings changed due to heat: ITF
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that the tennis fixtures at the Ariake Tennis Park in the Tokyo Olympics will start at 3pm Japan Standard Time from Thursday. The decision was taken after requests from players who had struggled to play in hot and humid conditions.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Punjab CM asks Modi to reopen Kartarpur Corridor
Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor, in view of the improvement in the Covid-19 situation, to facilitate people's visit to the historic shrine in Pakistan.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
ICC T20 rankings: Bhuvneshwar moves up to 16th spot
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) After his Player-of-the-Match performance in the first T20 against Sri Lanka on Sunday, India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar moved up four slots to 16th in the latest weekly men's International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings released on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Mamata meets Sonia; discusses political situation, Pegasus
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi here and discussed the current political situation in the country as well as the Pegasus snoogate row.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid tally in Kerala crosses 20,000 for second day now
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) There seems to be no reduction in the number of daily Covid cases in Kerala as on Wednesday, the figure crossed 20,000 for the second successive day.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
China's PLA plays mindgames in Tibet as Rajnath heads to Dushanbe for SCO meet
New Delhi, July 28: With the Ladakh tensions in focus, China has stepped up mind- games with India by demonstrating qualitative improvements in its firepower in Tibet, ahead of Defence Minister Rajnath Singhs visit to Dushanbe where his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe will also be present.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Resurgent Indian hockey team aims to get past Olympic champs Argentina
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Having registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over Spain, the Indian men's hockey team will look to keep the momentum going when they take on defending Olympic champions Argentina in their fourth match of the Tokyo Olympics at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Himachal HC seeks report on encroachments on govt lands
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Taking cognizance of non-execution of eviction from the government land, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state to provide details regarding encroachments.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google announces new bug bounty platform
San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) As Google celebrated 10-year anniversary of its Vulnerability Rewards Programme (VRP), the tech giant announced a new bug bounty platform for bug hunters.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rajnath highlights Afghan crisis at SCO, talks about 500 development projects by India
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh highlighting India's role in Afghanistan's development made an oblique reference to Pakistan and China's role in helping the Taliban and South China dispute during his address at Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet in Tajikistan.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Assam-Mizoram border violence hurting decades old relation between 2 states
Silchar (Assam)/Aizawl, July 28 (IANS) Policemen, traders, workers -- people from all walks of life -- are deeply disheartened over the violent clashes on the Assam-Mizoram borders which recently led to the killing of six Assam police personnel, besides injuring around 100 civilians and security personnel from the two neighbouring northeastern states.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Stalin launches CSR-funded free vaccine scheme in private hospitals
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday launched the free Covid-19 vaccination drive in private hospitals, supported by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds of various private companies.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Spotify now has 165 mn premium subscribers
San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) Swedish music streaming giant Spotify on Wednesday announced that it now has 165 million premium subscribers and 365 million monthly active users.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bommai's late night famjam on hit Kannada number goes viral
Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) Basavaraj Bommai's family members celebrated his appointment as the new Karnataka Chief Minister by jamming on superhit Kannada song at his residence. The video has gone on viral on social media.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Odisha teacher gets retirement benefits - 11 years after death
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) A retired Odisha teacher will finally get his retirement benefits - over 20 years after he filed a case for his dues and 11 years after his death, with the state high court questioning the delay in releasing the money and seeking action against those responsible. His wife will now get his entitlement at the age of 83.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Parents must introspect why teenagers hang out on beaches at night: Goa CM
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) The parents of teenagers need to introspect as to why their wards hang out on the state's beaches after nightfall, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the state Assembly on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Deepika Kumari moves to Round of 16 with a close win
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Indian archer Deepika Kumari registered a close win to move into the Round of 16 in the women's individual archery competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Over 37L houses sanctioned for weaker sections in 2 years: Govt
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that 37.57 lakh houses have been sanctioned for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the last two years under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U).
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 injured in fire at chemical unit in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Three workers were injured in a fire that broke out at a chemical unit at Jeedimetla industrial area in Hyderabad on Wednesday, police said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN worried over slight increase in Covid cases
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu health department which had done extremely well to curb the spike in fresh Covid-19 cases, is worried over the sudden spurt in cases in some districts of the state.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
SC dismisses Kerala govt's plea in vandalism case, fate of Minister hangs in the balance
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) With the Supreme Court on Wednesday, dismissing the plea of the Kerala government to withdraw the cases against the CPI-M leaders, including state Education Minister V. Sivankutty, for vandalism in the state Assembly in 2015, all eyes are now on Pinarayi Vijayan whether he will remove him or continue in the cabinet.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kathleen Ledecky wins gold as women's 1500m freestyle makes Olympic debut
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) After the ups and downs in the hours leading up to the event, Kathleen Ledecky of the United States became the first Olympic gold medallist in the women's 1500m freestyle after winning in a time of 15:37.34 here on Wednesday morning.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Covid: US CDC reimposes mask mandate for vaccinated people
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Barely three months after suggesting that vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, indoors or out, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now recommended people to resume wearing masks amid the surging delta variant, the media reported.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
China's Nanjing reports 47 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Nanjing, July 28 (IANS) Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, reported 47 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and one asymptomatic infection on Tuesday, local authorities said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Pak Covid-19 case count crosses 4,000 for first time in two months
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Pakistan's daily Covid-19 case count crossed 4,000 for the first time in two months on Wednesday morning after the National Command and Operation Centre reported 4,119 fresh infections.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
7 dead, 27 missing in J&K's Kishtwar cloudburst
Jammu, July 28 (IANS) Seven people died, 12 were rescued while 27 went missing on Wednesday in flash floods triggered by cloudburst in Jammu and Kishtwar's Kishtwar district.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bob Odenkirk hospitalised after collapsing on 'Better Call Saul' set
Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the set of the show.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reliance Foundation Vaccination Mission administers over 10 lakh Covid-19 doses to RIL employees and their family members
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Boosting the nation's Covid-19 vaccination drive, Reliance Foundation has crossed a milestone over 10 lakh vaccine doses administered across India.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ryan Reynolds loves 'hidden cameos' in 'Free Guy'
Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds feels that the audiences will love the "hidden cameos" in his upcoming sci-fi comedy film "Free Guy".
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pradhan writes to Kisan Reddy for preservation of Swapneswar temple in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy to take steps for the preservation of recently excavated ancient Swapneswar Mahadev temple in Odisha's Puri district.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
US and India closely coordinating on Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The US and India are also closely coordinating on regional security issues, such as Afghanistan.
2021-07-28
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Confusion in TN over minister's statement on reopening of schools
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The statement of Tamil Nadu state school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi that the state is mulling reopening of schools for senior students of Classes IX to XII has led to major confusion among parents, teachers, academics, and students.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
14 parties attend oppn meet, AAP also joins in
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Fourteen opposition parties met here on Wednesday to devise a strategy to corner the Centre on issues like the Pegasus snooping row and Assam-Mizoram discord. Among the 14 parties was the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which has so far not been part of any joint opposition strategy.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Acts of vandalism not under free speech: SC on Kerala Assembly violence
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said destruction of public property in the House cannot be equated with freedom of expression and immunity to legislators can't be extended as an immunity against criminal law. The top court dismissed Kerala government's plea seeking court's nod to withdraw cases against CPI(M) leaders, including education minister V. Sivankutty, for vandalism in the state Assembly in 2015, when the current ruling party was in opposition.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Basavaraj Bommai sworn-in as 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) Basavaraj Bommai, a senior BJP leader was sworn-in as the 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at a function held in the Glass House of Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. Basavaraj Bommai took oath in the name of God.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kerala's daily Covid tally now 50% of India's positive cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday morning showed that Kerala has 22,129 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours while the total cases in India stood at 43,654.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rahul Gandhi to move adjournment motion in LS over snooping scandal
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will move adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on Pegasus issue demanding probe in the alleged snooping row while in Rajya Sabha, suspension notices have been served on the issues of Pegasus scandal and Assam-Mizoram discord.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI begins probe into mysterious death of Amethi student
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has taken up the investigation into the death of a Class 11 student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Amethi, Abhay Pratap Singh, whose body was found on railway tracks under mysterious circumstances on January 14, 2018.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 BRO men among 9 missing in Himachal's flash flood (Ld)
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) One person was killed and nine, including four Border Roads Organisation (BRO) men, feared washed away in a flash flood in Himachal Pradesh's cold desert district of Lahaul-Spiti early Wednesday, officials said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi gives tricycle to man with disability
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) Dinesh Kumar Singh, a young man with 60 per cent disability, was given a tricycle by chief minister Yogi Adityanath after he met the latter at his Janata Darshan.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
IMD issues severe weather alert in J&K
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a severe weather alert for Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday forecasting widespread heavy rain that can cause flash floods, landslides and also waterlogging in low lying areas.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife