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COVID-19: Major ports’ cargo handling drops 18% to 193 MT in April-July

Cargo volumes at these 12 major ports under the control of the Centre declined for the fourth straight month in July 2020 and all ports barring Mormugao saw a negative growth.

India has 12 major ports under the control of the central government.

11 members of Pakistani migrant family found dead in Rajasthan

All the family members were Hindu migrants from Pakistan from the Bhil community and had been living on the farm in the village, which they had hired for farming.

Preliminary information indicated that there was some dispute in the family over some issue.

UP Assembly to meet amid COVID-19 pandemic, MLAs to sit one seat apart

At present, there are 306 BJP MLAs in the UP Legislative Assembly, followed by 48 from the Samajwadi Party. The BSP has 18 MLAs, while Apna Dal (Sonelal), an ally of the BJP has nine MLAs.

In the UP Legislative Assembly, there are 403 elected members.

15-year plan to convert Reliance into new energy company

RIL in its recent annual general meeting stated that potential partnerships will help it remain competitive and better serve the Indian/ international markets.

The brokerage said a key focus for RIL is renewable energy.

Delhi’s education board to be operational by next year; not to be imposed on government schools: Manish Sisodia

Sisodia, who is also Delhi's Education Minister, said his government is studying the recently announced new education policy in detail.

Sisodia said the board will be in sync with the reforms proposed in the new National Education Policy.

Government plans to enact new law to protect land rights of Jammu and Kashmir natives

The government notification also extended domicile rights to central government employees who have served in Jammu and Kashmir for 10 years and also to their children.

Before August 5, 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir assembly was constitutionally empowered to define a resident.

COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said the inauguration of the hospital is a step towards strengthening the health infrastructure in the city.

On July 25, Kejriwal had inaugurated a 450-bed hospital in Burari.

Kerala CM denies discrimination in providing compensation to victims of landslide and air crash

The toll in the massive landslide that flattened a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district rose to 28 today.

The rescue operations are still on there at Rajamala.

Jalesar’s Hindu, Muslim artisans cast 2.1-tonne brass bell for Ram temple

Jalesar's brass craft has also earned it benefits under the Adityanath government's "one district-one product" scheme.

Dayal and Mistri say this is the first time they have worked on a bell of this size.

Six of top-10 most valued companies add Rs 74,240 crore in market cap; RIL leads

In contrast, the market capitalisation of Infosys plunged by Rs 6,601.91 crore to Rs 4,04,952.60 crore.

During the last week, the benchmark BSE Sensex advanced by 433.68 points.

India’s coal import drops 43% in July owing to high stockpile at pitheads, plants

The Centre had earlier asked power generating companies, including NTPC, Tata Power and Reliance Power, to reduce import of the dry fuel for blending purposes and replace it with domestic coal.

The power sector is a key coal consumer.

Monsoon to become active again over coastal Maharashtra from Monday

"The south west monsoon is likely to become active again from August 10-11 over coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and it may continue for a week," the official said.

Mumbai received a record rainfall on Wednesday.

Coronavirus in India: Record 64,399 new COVID-19 cases in one day, 861 deaths

As many as 7,19,364 samples were tested on Saturday, the highest in a day so far. A total of 2,41,06,535 samples have been tested so far, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

This is the third consecutive day that the COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 60,000.

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister

He was elected as a Member of Parliament at the young age of 24 in 1970. He has since been elected President twice and has been appointed Prime Minister thrice.

Mahinda Rajapaksa completed 50 years of parliamentary politics in July this year.

PM to launch financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund at 11 am

On Sunday, Modi will also release the sixth instalment of funds of Rs 17,000 crore to 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme.


Sushant Singh Rajput case: Mumbai police tells SC that FIR by Bihar Police ‘politically motivated’

On July 25, Rajput's father had lodged the complaint at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor's suicide.

Chakraborty has alleged that Rajput's father has used his "influence" in roping her in the FIR.

Assam records 2,218 fresh COVID-19 cases, infection tally reaches 57,714

AIUDF MLA Nizamuddin Choudhury and eight members of his family tested positive for COVID-19. He is the ninth legislator in the state to be infected by the virus, an official said.

The death toll due to COVID-19 has reached 140 in the state, he said.

West Bengal allows international charter flights; restrictions on Vande Bharat flights to continue

The state government has decided that presently only charter flights carrying stranded Indian nationals from abroad having a negative test report (RT-PCR) conducted within 96 hours of flight departure may land at airports i

Sushant death case: Mumbai police opposes CBI probe in Supreme Court

In an affidavit filed before the top court, in response to a petition by Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of an FIR lodged by the Bihar police to Mumbai, the Mumbai police said the CBI should have waited for the apex court d

Rhea’s case transfer plea ‘infructuous’ as CBI has taken over probe: Sushant’s father tells SC

In his elaborate 27-page response affidavit, Rajput's father Krishna Kishore Singh opposed Rhea's plea and noted that the actress had once tweeted urging Union Home Minister Amit Shah to order a CBI probe in the case.

West Bengal lockdown update: Complete shutdown strictly enforced in state, 3561 people arrested

The complete lockdown on Saturday was part of the state government's step to implement biweekly lockdown from July 23 to August 31 to break the chain of COVID-19 infection amid admission of community transmission in some p

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Have to clean ‘garbage of falsehood’: Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi also stepped up his attack against the Centre on the issue of removal of a defence ministry report mentioning Chinese 'transgressions', saying this was not a coincidence but the government's "anti-democracy exper

Loan default: IndusInd Bank acquires 7.82% stake in Eveready by invoking pledged shares

The bank invoked pledge on 56,83,320 shares forming 7.82 per cent of paid-up equity share capital of Eveready Industries.

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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt admitted to Mumbai hospital, tests negative for Covid

Sanjay Dutt tested negative for Covid-19, and after his rapid antigen test came negative a swab was taken for an RT PCR test.

Weather alert: IMD issues yellow warning for Sunday, orange for Monday in Himachal

The meteorological department predicted heavy rain and snowfall in the state till August 14. However, the orange warning is only for Monday while the yellow warning is only for Sunday.

India attracts $22 billion FDI during COVID-19: Amitabh Kant

Kant further said that almost 90 per cent plus of the USD 22 billion foreign direct investment in India during the pandemic came through the automatic route.

"Our hope is that this year we will get into top 50," he said.
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