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Punjab imposes state-wide night curfew to combat Covid spread

The night curfew will now be applicable to all cities, with an exemption for industries, he said, while announcing sector-based division of big cities, with a nodal officer to be appointed in each for contract tracing to assist the health teams.

ZEE5 rolls out Android beta version of its TikTok rival HiPi

Unlike the 15-second video format that TikTok made popular, HiPi will allow users to create videos up to 90 seconds.

Gehlot government wins trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly

The special session was adjourned for two hours when it got underway on Friday. As soon as it started at 1 p.m., Rajasthan Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal moved a motion of confidence, which was accepted by Speaker C.P. Joshi who allotted a three-hour slot for debate.

Covid cases cross 40,000 in Kerala, record 1,569 cases in 1 day

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his Cabinet colleagues also went into self-isolation after Malappuram District Collector K. Gopalakrishnan turned Covid positive.

New Zealand extends Covid-19 restrictions for 12 days

Addressing the media here, Ardern said the decision to extend the restrictions was "in keeping with our cautionary approach and New Zealand's philosophy of going hard and going early", the BBC reported.

Michael Jordan’s rare sneakers fetch $615,000 at auction

London:   NBA legend Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers have fetched $615,000 at an online auction.In partnership with Stadium Goods, Christie's hosted the 'Original Air: Michael Jordan...

Kerala Assembly set to launch first phase of TV channel

"In the first phase, we will take time slots in Malayalam TV channels and air the programmes which will showcase the various aspects of our Assembly. For that we have already shot our own content which will run into 60 episodes of half an hour duration each and will be aired for 20 weeks," said the Speaker.

Malappuram collector among 23 officials test Covid positive

This new development comes at a time when the district Police chief Abdul Karim tested Covid positive on Thursday.

37 missing in Nepal landslide

More than 30 houses were also buried in the landslide that occurred at Lidi in Jugal Rural Municipality-2, reports The Himalayan Times.

Twitter launches special emoji for Independence Day

The design of the emoji represents the innermost structure of the Memorial, called the 'Amar Chakra' or the 'Circle of Immortality'.

Afghan government begins release of remaining Taliban prisoners

The prisoners were released on Thursday from Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, TOLO News quoted the Council as saying.

SC holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt

The order was passed by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B.R. Gavai, and Krishna Murari. The apex court is yet to decide on the quantum of punishment, and the hearing on the sentence is scheduled on August 20.

60 more held for Bengaluru riots, total over 200, says Official

"We have arrested 60 more persons for their role in the recent Bengaluru riots," Central Crime Branch (CCB) Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Kuldeep Jain told IANS.

Serena ousts Venus in thrilling Top Seed Open encounter

Serena, No. 1 seed, defeated Venus 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a thrilling match that lasted for two hours and 19 minutes on Thursday played at the Centre Court.

Epic Games sues Apple, Google after ‘Fortnite’ game removal

Challenging the iPhone maker's rules as well as Google, Epic Games filed the lawsuit in the US District Court in California, claiming Apple has set "unreasonable restraints" over how it handles in-app payments, reports The Verge.

Bollywood joins CBI probe demand in Sushant case

Varun took to his Instagram Stories and wrote: "#CBIforSSR", with a folded hands emoji.

Defending champion Bianca Andreescu opts out of US Open

"After many discussions with those closest to me, I have made the difficult decision not to return to New York this year," Andreescu said in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday. "I have taken this step in order to focus on my match fitness and ensure that I return ready to play at my highest level."

Equity indices in green, Sensex crosses 38,500

At 10.03 a.m., Sensex was trading at 38,504.24, higher by 193.75 points or 0.51 per cent from the previous close of 38,310.49.

UK adds 4 more countries to quarantine list

According to Schapps, the measure, which also applies to the Principality of Monaco and Turks and Caicos islands, will come into force from Saturday onwards, reports Xinhua news agency.

India now past 24 lakh Covid cases, recovery above 71 per cent

Out of the total 2,461,190 cases, recoveries have surged to 1,751,555 with a record 55,573 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to nearly 71.17 per cent.

AAIB forms panel to probe AI Express crash in Kozhikode

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will probe and determine the probable cause and contributory factors leading to the accident, which left 18 persons dead.

Global COVID-19 cases top 20.7 million

As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 20,764,220 and the fatalities rose to 752,893, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Pandemic mayhem turns Kerala into a Surveillance State

Covid-19 pandemic has set a new norm. Kerala is implementing controversial surveillance mechanisms, in order to curb the increase of cases. But, are the measures infringing the basic rights of the citizens?

Documentary of 2020 Women’s T20 WC released on Netflix

The documentary, which will be available from Friday on Netflix, celebrates the 17-day tournament, which culminated with hosts Australia beating India in the summit clash in front of a record 86,174 spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Equities end flat; banking, healthcare stocks fall

A largely negative trend in the global markets also reflected on the domestic indices, analysts said.

UP Congress leader files complaint over Rajiv Tyagi death

UP Congress spokesperson Anshu Awasthi alleged in his complaint that the BJP spokesperson and the anchor of the private channel were responsible for Tyagi's death.

2 file nomination for Rajya Sabha bypoll from Kerala

The nominations were filed before the Secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly.

FB, Google ramp up efforts to curb interference in US polls

The social network giant that earlier faced flak for failing to keep foreign players with malicious intentions away from its platform during the 2016 US presidential election said that a new "Voting Information Center" will be available on Facebook and Instagram.

Section 144 in riot-hit Bengaluru areas till August 15

"Section 144 has been imposed till August 15, 6 a.m.," the Central Crime Branch (CCB) Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) told IANS.

Hariharan Subrahmanian on how he overcame ‘lockdown’ with Art

It was a bit disheartening to see images which displayed a certain kind of universalized banality not only being taken and but also posted with such unfailing regularity.

Microsoft launches Surface Duo in the US for $1,399

Available for preorder in the US, the Microsoft 365-packed device comes with Dynamic 360-degree hinge allows people to use each screen individually or together, across a variety of modes.

Imran, I was your Captain and will now intervene in politics too, says Miandad

"Not only in the affairs of sports, I will also challenge him (Imran Khan) in the field of politics. Imran should remember I was his captain," roared a visibly perturbed Miandad on his Youtube channel.

MoS Defence tests positive for Covid-19

"I underwent Covid-19 test today and it has turned out asymptomatically positive. My vitals are within normal limits and I have opted for home isolation," Naik tweeted.

Muslim man named son born on Janmashtami as Krishna

The child, born on the day of Janmashtami, was named Krishna.

59 inmates in Kerala jail test COVID positive

This came after antigen tests were conducted on 99 prisoners following a 71-year-old prisoner testing positive on Tuesday.

Club-level cricketer found dead at home in Mumbai suburb

27-year-old Karan Tiwari was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his Malad (East) flat on Monday night and a friend reportedly said that he committed suicide.

Mumbai fishermen find giant whale shark in net, probe ordered

The giant dotted whale shark got entangled in the fishing nets and desperately struggled to set itself free, but failed, said one of the fishermen on board the vessel.

Over 700 new corona cases in Jharkhand, Congress MLA tests positive

After Congress legislator Deepika Pandey Singh tested positive along with her family members, they were put in isolation in their house.

Customs probing Kerala minister Jaleel over protocol violation

Jaleel allegedly received kits for distribution from the UAE consulate during Ramzan and also a copy of the Holy Quran, both of which are a violation of protocol.

Sri Lanka’s new Cabinet sworn in

The ministers took oath in front of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a grand ceremony held in the central hills of Kandy, Xinhua news agency reported.

One-day Kerala Assembly session on August 24

The session was earlier slated to be convened on July 27 but was called off for more reasons than one.

Google launches ‘The Anywhere School’ with over 50 new features

In September, the video-calling app Google Meet will have a larger tiled view of up to 49 people and an integrated Jamboard whiteboard for collaboration.

DGCA suspends AirAsia India’s two key personnel

The head of operations and chief of flight safety have been suspended.

In breakthrough for Indian Americans, Biden picks Harris as vice president nominee

"I have the great honour to announce that I've picked @KamalaHarris - a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants - as my running mate," Biden tweeted Tuesday afternoon, ending weeks of speculation.

Violence in Bengaluru over ‘derogatory’ social media post

A mob gathered outside Congress legislator Akanda Srinivas Murthy's house where they shouted slogans against the post and also resorted to arson.

‘Right to equality’: Daughters to have share in property, rules SC

A bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and M.R. Shah, said: "The provisions contained in the substituted Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 confer the status of coparcener on the daughter born before or after amendment in the same manner as a son with same rights and liabilities."

Poet-lyricist Rahat Indori passes away in Indore after testing Covid positive

Early on Tuesday morning, Indori, who was hospitalised, had tweeted: "After displaying initial symptoms of Covid, I underwent a corona test yesterday and have tested positive. I am admitted to Aurobindo hospital. Pray for me so that I can defeat this disease at the earliest. One more request, please don't call me or my family at home. You will keep getting my updates on Facebook and Twitter."

‘Never saw Sushant’s body hanging, do not trust Mumbai Police probe’

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing Sushant's father, contended before Justice Hrishikesh Roy that the family has no faith in the investigation of the Mumbai Police and Rhea Chakraborty's role should have been investigated but it was doing something else.

Russia registers Covid vax, Putin’s daughter in test group

According to a report in the Tass news agency, Putin said that the vaccine was registered on Tuesday morning.

Tamil Nadu CM asks Modi for Rs 15,321 crore to fight Covid pandemic

Speaking at the video conference meet of Modi with several Chief Ministers, Palaniswami also told the Prime Minister that the central government should bear 50 per cent of the Covid-19 test cost of Rs 5 crore incurred by the state per day.

Galaxy Note20 pre-registration hits 5 lakh in India, says Samsung

The South Korean major last week opened pre-booking for its Galaxy Note20 series in India, The 6.7-inch Galaxy Note20 (8GB+256GB) was launched at the original price of Rs 77,999 while the 6.9-inch Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (12GB+256GB) is available for Rs 104,999 in the country.

G7 summit will likely take place after election, says Trump

Addressing reporters at the White House on Monday, the President said that the White House had invited "a number of people" and that some have already accepted his invitation, reports Politico news.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support, critical

He was admitted to the hospital at 12.07 p.m. on August 10 in a critical condition. "Workup at the hospital revealed a large brain clot for which he underwent emergency life saving surgery. Post surgery he continues to remain critical on ventilatory support," the hospital said in a statement.

Priyanka slams Adityanath government on Bulandshahr incident

The accident, which took place on Monday, was apparently caused when motorcycle-borne men chased the girl who was on a scooty with her uncle.

15 years later, a novel retelling ‘Twilight’

The author has revealed on her blog last week that she "was exposed eight days ago to Covid-19". She said: "I'm feeling fine, but obviously, I'm not leaving my house until I'm sure I'm not contagious."

Israel closes Gaza crossing

"The Kerem Shalom Crossing will be closed, with the exception of the entry of essential humanitarian equipment and fuel," Israel's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories said in a statement.

Majority of parents oppose reopening schools

Risk and unknowns of Covid-19, and hard to implement social distancing norms in schools pose risk to seniors in the family are among the top reasons why parents don't want schools starting from September 1.

TikTok announces first recipients of its $1 billion Creator Fund

First announced last month, this fund will reach hundreds of thousands of creators, starting with $200 million and growing to $1 billion in the US over the next three years, and more than double that globally, TikTok said.

Ex-Sri Lankan PM decides to step down as UNP party leader

His announcement on Monday came almost a week after the August 5 parliamentary elections, where the UNP, one of Sri Lanka's oldest political parties, did not manage to win any seat.

SC calls 4G restoration on trial basis in J&K ‘fairly good start’

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal appearing for the Centre before a bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana said that restrictions on the Internet will be lifted on a trial basis at certain geographical locations.

Eugenie Bouchard enters second round of Prague Open

Bouchard, currently world No. 330, defeated Kudermetova 6-0, 6-3 in 76 minutes on Monday and registered her first clay win since Gstaad 2018.

Google launches new global Covid-19 map for journalists

Unlike other coronavirus case maps, the ‘Covid-19 Global Case Mapper' allows local reporters to embed a map of their area or even a national case map.

Nepal extends suspension of domestic, international flights

Monday's decision came amid a resurgence of new COVID-19 cases in the Himalayan nation since the nearly four-month long lockdown was lifted on July 22, reports Xinhua news agency.

Apple CEO Tim Cook becomes a billionaire for the first time

The net worth of Cook has crossed the $1-billion mark, officially making him a billionaire.

India records 53K new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 22.68 lakh

The number of recoveries mounted to almost 16 lakh, more than twice the active cases. Out of the total cases, 6,39,929 are active cases while 15,83,489 have recovered from the disease and 45,257 people have lost their lives in the fight against the deadly virus.

Trump abruptly pulled from briefing after shooting outside WH

"There was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don't know the condition of the person," Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying on Monday after he returned to the White House briefing room minutes later.

191 UP jail inmates test COVID-19 positive

The latest figure took the overall tally of COVID-19 infected inmates in jails across the state to 1,379.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20 million

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 20,011,186 and the fatalities rose to 734,664, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Lufthansa to reinstate inbound passenger flights to India

The airline on Monday announced that effective immediately, Indian citizens are eligible to travel on Lufthansa flights to India from the US, Canada, and other countries.

Former Australia cricketer Lorna Beal dies at 96

A right-handed batter and wicket-keeper, Beal took up cricket at the age of 12 before joining the South Hawthorn Ladies Cricket Club. It was during this time that she was selected to open the batting for Victoria and Australia.

Sri Lanka re-opens schools

Schools re-opened for all grades under strict health guidelines which included students wearing face masks and maintaining hand hygiene at regular intervals, reports Xinhua news agency.

109 air crash victims in hospital, says Kerala CM

Eighteen people were killed in the accident, which included the pilot and the co-pilot.

NIA team in UAE to probe Kerala gold smuggling case

A top NIA official associated with the probe told IANS: "The NIA team reached Dubai last night to investigate the gold smuggling case," adding that it will collect evidence on the involvement, if any, of Kerala officials.

Death toll from Beirut explosions reach 200

Abboud added that dozens were still missing, many of them foreign workers, while the injuries spiked to more than 7,000, reports the BBC.

Oil prices rise as Iraq pledges to cut output

Last week, Iraq said it would cut its oil output by an additional 400,000 barrels per day in August and September to compensate for its overproduction in the past three months.

Trump denies reports about adding his face to Mount Rushmore

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Trump called the reports "fake news," though he added that it "sounds like a good idea to me", The Hill news website reported.

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for Covid-19

"On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for Covid-19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self-isolate and get tested for Covid-19," the former President said in a tweet.

WhatsApp to soon sync your chat history on multiple devices

Currently, WhatsApp works on a single device and it is not possible to use the account on multiple devices, a most requested demand from the users.

Bengaluru logs 20,871 Covid cases in past 10 days

For the last 10 days, the city accounted for 1,948; 2,665; 2,147; 2,554; 1,848; 2,035; 1,497; 2,105; 1,852 and 2,220 infections daily respectively since July 31.

Sensex up 300 points, Nifty above 11,300 mark

Healthy buying was witnessed in healthcare, capital goods, auto and banking stocks.