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Taj Mahal unlikely to reopen before August 15

July 29, 2020 7:11:06 am

On July 6, as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) opened more than 2,000 centrally protected monuments across the country, the Taj Mahal and other monuments in Agra remained shut, with the district administration expressing concern over the spread of the virus.

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Ayodhya event: Do’s and don’ts for TV include no ‘controversial’ parties

July 29, 2020 6:48:19 am

As per the format devised by the district administration, the undertaking says heads of electronic media houses would be held accountable in case of any law and order situation arising because of a channel.

DU professor is third arrest by NIA in Elgar case

DU professor is third arrest by NIA in Elgar Parishad case

July 29, 2020 6:28:57 am

Hany Babu, who is with the university’s Department of English, was put under arrest after three days of questioning in Mumbai.

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Ahead of military talks, China claims troops have disengaged at most sites

July 29, 2020 7:23:22 am

"The situation is now continuing to head in the direction of easing and cooling down," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Tuesday.

Centre to SC: Need to verify L-G statement on no objection to 4G

Centre to SC: Need to verify L-G statement on no objection to 4G

July 29, 2020 7:52:29 am

High speed internet service in J&K has been suspended since August last year. Governor G C Murmu’s statement is a change in the earlier position taken by the J&K administration.

Land law: Clearance not required, J&K home dept returns pending cases

July 29, 2020 6:30:09 am

This comes four days after the J&K administration withdrew a 1971 circular that required a no objection certificate (NOC) from its home department for acquisition or requisition of land “in favour of the Army, BSF, CRPF and other similar organisations”.

BJP wants Arundhati Roy speech out of Calicut varsity textbook

July 29, 2020 6:29:54 am

In a letter to the Governor, who is the Chancellor of the university, state BJP president K Surendran said the essay questioned the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

EC frowns on J&K L-G talk of election timing, says poll decisions its ‘remit’

EC frowns on J&K L-G talk of election timing, says poll decisions its ‘remit’

July 29, 2020 6:29:04 am

The Commission issued a strongly worded statement asserting that all decisions on the conduct and timing of elections are its “sole remit”.

Ashok Gehlot government sticks to demand for July 31 House session, still no mention of trust vote

Ashok Gehlot government sticks to demand for July 31 House session, still no mention of trust vote

July 29, 2020 6:32:07 am

This comes a day after Governor Kalraj Mishra sought a revised proposal addressing three points: a 21-day notice for calling a session, live broadcast of the proceedings in case of a trust vote, and adequate social distancing measures in the House.

‘It’s a game of who blinks first but the bad news for them is that it’s not going to be my mother’

July 29, 2020 7:24:25 am

Iltija Mufti, daughter of former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, says she is no politician but her mother's detention has forced her to speak up against all that has unfolded in Kashmir over the last year.

Tiger population rising at 6% per annum from 2006-18: report

July 29, 2020 7:02:04 am

There have been gains and losses in individual landscapes, says the report. Most of these variations have taken place in habitat pockets with low density.

Correct wrongdoings: China to India on WeChat ban

July 29, 2020 6:54:55 am

WeChat, the multipurpose messaging and social media platform developed by the Shenzhen-headquartered Internet services giant Tencent Holdings, is extremely popular among Chinese nationals living, working, and studying in India.

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Himachal: 8 of 18 rare captive-born cheer pheasants survive in wild

July 29, 2020 5:15:02 am

Himachal Pradesh runs an exclusive captive breeding centre for cheer pheasants near Chail. Last October, three families of the bird from the facility were introduced into soft-release pens at a site between Seri and Undala villages of Dharbhog panchayat in Shimla rural tehsil.

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Behind Punjab fuel station stir today, a death by suicide, a 10-yr-old demand

July 29, 2020 5:11:17 am

G S Chawla, 76, died by suicide in a Panchkula hotel July 22. His suicide note said he had gone bankrupt due to the disparity in VAT on fuel in Chandigarh and Punjab.

On Delhi portal, job-seekers call in from Bengal to Kerala

On Delhi portal, job-seekers call in from Bengal to Kerala

July 29, 2020 6:51:20 am

Within two days of the Delhi government launching a new job portal — jobs.delhi.gov.in — to revive the local economy from its Covid slump, it’s a virtual stampede for slots, say several employers.

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22-year-old man arrested for ‘rape, murder’ of minor in Raigad

July 29, 2020 4:31:21 am

Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar said the accused, a labourer, had spotted the girl on the scooty. He raped her and then killed her before fleeing from the spot. We arrested him yesterday.

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Bombay HC asks state about mechanism adopted to ensure pvt hospitals don’t overcharge for PPE kits

July 29, 2020 4:04:41 am

The bench asked the state government if it was monitoring such private hospitals and nursing homes and sought to know if there was any regulatory mechanism adopted.

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Maharashtra: No fresh SOPs by govt, police seize vehicles with goats

July 29, 2020 3:55:37 am

This comes after the government, in its earlier guidelines, had allowed the sale of goats either online or through calls even as it did not allow the customary Deonar market to be held this year.

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86,518 tests conducted per million; Aurangabad tests maximum per million people

July 29, 2020 3:34:19 am

The city has reported 9,827 Covid-19 cases, reflecting a 10 per cent positivity rate. On a daily basis, AMC is conducting around 5,250 tests. Of them, 5,000 are antigen tests.

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BJP open to alliance with Sena in ‘larger interest’ of state: Chandrakant Patil

July 29, 2020 3:25:11 am

Chandrakant Patil’s statement came a day after national BJP president J P Nadda, who while addressing the party’s state executive meet, urged the state BJP to go solo in the next elections and return to power with absolute majority.

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Payal Tadvi suicide case: Tribal students’ body writes to MMC over restoration of medical licences of two accused

July 29, 2020 3:12:36 am

In March, the MMC had revoked the suspension of the licences of two doctors, Bhakti Mehare and Ankita Khandelwal, registered with the Maharashtra council, pending completion of inquiry against them and the third accused, Hema Ahuja, who is registered in another state.

Asthana corruption probe: SC declines to stop Bassi transfer order

July 29, 2020 2:35:36 am

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, however, sought to know why he had not joined duty in Port Blair.

Ahmedabad cops summon activist against CAA for ‘criminal acts’

July 29, 2020 2:27:46 am

Kaleem Siddiqui, 39, was one of the organisers of the two-month Shaheen Bagh-like anti-CAA agitation in Ahmedabad. The protest which started on January 14 was called off on March 14 due to the pandemic.

Delhi, Kolkata people will add 9 yrs to life if air pollution checked: report

July 29, 2020 2:13:48 am

While Delhiites stand to gain 9.4 years if PM 2.5 concentration drops to 10 micrograms per cubic metre — the WHO standard —Kolkata residents would gain almost nine years, the report stated.

Bengal extends restrictions till Aug 31, biweekly curbs to continue

July 29, 2020 2:01:18 am

Announcing the decision, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters, “The biweekly total lockdown across the state will also remain in place till the end of next month.”

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