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Shreyams Kumar wins Rajya Sabha seat bypoll in Kerala

He defeated Congress rival Lal Varghese Kalpakavady by 37 votes. While Kumar bagged 88 votes, Kalapakavady got 41. One vote was declared invalid.

Twitter slaps public interest notice on Trump tweet

In the tweet, Trump claimed mail drop boxes are a "voter security disaster" and also said they are "not Covid sanitised".

Bali postpones plan to welcome international visitors in September

The postponement was announced by Bali Governor Wayan Koster, reports Xinhua news agency.

SC declines plea to set up NEET exam centres abroad

A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta, and S Ravindra Bhat asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to discuss with ministries concerned whether students who wish to visit India to sit in the NEET exam could be accommodated on the Vande Bharat Mission flights.

Tech Mahindra joins Niti Aayog to support women entrepreneurs

The company will provide mentorship, co-create solutions leveraging new-age technologies and support in partnership with the panel's Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).

Bhushan says tweets represented bona fide belief, refuses to apologise

Bhushan in a supplementary statement filed in the apex court in the suo moto contempt case said: "My tweets represented bona fide belief that I continue to hold. Public expression of these beliefs was I believe, in line with my higher obligations as a citizen and a loyal officer of this court. Therefore, an apology for expression of these beliefs, conditional or unconditional, would be insincere."

Driving licenses, vehicle documents to stay valid till December 31

The ministry had earlier extended the validity of the documents till September 30.

Mamata Banerjee opposes Centre’s decision over NEET, JEE

The West Bengal CM said if the exams are conducted as scheduled, it would put students' lives at risk from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Paytm Payments Bank enables Aadhaar card-based services

With the integration of Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AePS), PPBL's customers can now access to basic banking services such as cash withdrawal, balance enquiry and obtain a mini statement through the business correspondent of any banking and financial institution in the country.

Sports body for deaf accuses Deepa Malik of favouritism on national awards

The AISCD objected to the point that the 2016 Paralympic double medallist was included in the committee despite being the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).

If talks fail with China, then military options on table, says General Bipin Rawat

"The military option to deal with the transgressions by the Chinese is still on but will be considered only if the talks at the diplomatic and military level fail," said General Bipin Rawat.

NHRC notice to UP government over alleged starvation death

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary to respond within four weeks on the incident and also the relief and rehabilitation measures taken for the family.

Police shoots black man in US state

Police were answering a call about a domestic incident when the shooting took place in the city of Kenosha on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Interfaith marriage in UP runs into controversy

The local Bajrang Dal unit has been unwilling to accept the fact that Shalini is an adult and free to make her choices. Bajrang Dal workers, on Sunday night, created a ruckus outside the Kidwai Nagar and even got into an altercation with the police.

Kerala Assembly passes resolution against leasing airport to Adani

The state government had on Friday approached the High Court to stay the Centre's move to lease out the international airport.

Delhi HC extends interim orders till October 31

The directions were passed by a three-judge bench of the High Court presided by Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh. The orders were passed keeping in view the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Long-time Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway steps down

"This is completely my choice and my voice," Xinhua news agency quoted Conway as saying in her announcement on Sunday.

India records 61K new corona cases, tally crosses 31 lakh

Recoveries have crossed the 23-lakh mark and surged to 23,38,035 with 57,469 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 74.90 per cent. The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stands at 7,10,771.

Sensex up over 200 points, Nifty above 11,400

Positive trends in the Asian markets supported the Indian indices. Healthy buying was witnessed in banking, finance and auto stocks of the domestic market.

ShareChat acquires hyperlocal info platform Circle Internet

With the acquisition, the existing 15-member Circle Internet team has joined ShareChat.

Abe returns to hospital a week after 7-hour ‘health checkup’

According to government sources, Abe has returned to the Keio University Hospital to receive the results of the medical checks conducted during the check-up on August 17, reports Xinhua news agency.

Bayern Munich beat PSG to win 6th Champions League title

On the pitch on Sunday, the two coaches made changes in relation to the last game, with the Bavarian Hansi Flick going against expectations and selecting Kingsley Coman, who came from the PSG academy, in place of Ivan Perisic, reports Xinhua news agency.

Delhi Congress passes resolution demanding Rahul Gandhi as party chief

Delhi Congress in an emergency meeting of the state unit under the leadership of its president Chaudhary Anil Kumar passed a resolution demanding that Rahul Gandhi should be appointed as the president of the Congress without any further delay, to provide dynamic and youthful leadership to the party in these trying times.

Oliveira wins thrilling race at Styrian Grand Prix

Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) got the better of Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) at the famous final corner, on the final lap, to win his first MotoGP race in the 900th premier class contest.

Global Covid-19 cases top 23.3 million

As of Monday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,348,081 and the fatalities rose to 807,383, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

In a global first, IIT-Bombay awards degrees to ‘student avatars’

"We thought it best to arrange such a virtual reality convocation so as not to put their health at risk, but simultaneously, not deprive them of the sense of achievement and pride of passing out of India's premier engineering institution," said an IIT-Bombay official.

Protests in Israel over alleged gangrape of teen by 30 men

Protesters gathered in several cities after media reports described how men in their 20s queued outside a hotel bedroom where the minor was, awaiting their turn to take advantage of her intoxicated state, the Daily Mail said in a report Friday.

Apple apologises to WordPress, restores all updates

Mullenweg had accused Apple of cutting off the ability to update the app to get its 30 per cent fee on the App Store, and the Internet erupted in the favour of a platform that lets people build and manage websites and blogs for free, and also sells domain names.

Patty Jenkins committed to release ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on big screen

"It's so great on the big screen," Jenkins said during the film's panel at DC FanDome.

PSG to face Lyon in Women’s Champions League semis

The two French sides join FC Barcelona and Wolfsburg, who booked their places in the last four on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Film, TV production activities to resume with SOP, says I&B Minister

"The new SOP will be like a 'Sanjeevani' for the media production industry. Social distancing and masks will be an integral part of this SOP. The general principle behind the Standard Operating Procedure would help create a safe working environment for both the cast and the crew," Javadekar said.

UN chief urges termination of hate, discrimination

While warning of a rise in racism since the coronavirus spread across the world, the UN chief in his message on Saturday noted that the pandemic has been accompanied by "a surge in stigma and racist discourse vilifying communities, spreading vile stereotypes and assigning blame", Xinhua news agency reported.

Over 69K more corona cases in India, tally crosses 3 million mark

Of the total 30,44,941 cases, the active cases are 7,07,668. As many as 22,80,566 patients have been cured and discharged so far. India took over 200 days to hit the three million-mark since the first coronavirus case was reported in the country on January 30.

500 jail inmates quarantined in Mathura

The infected persons include the deputy jailor.

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 23 million

As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,130,345 and the fatalities rose to 803,397, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Gandhi’s glasses sold for $340k at UK auction

Earlier this month, the staff at the East Bristol Auctions, the largest auction house in South West England, found the glasses in its letterbox inside a plain envelope.

Nil import of Made-in-China Ganpati idols this year, says CAIT

Speaking on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said: "Every year about 30 crore idols of Lord Ganesh are purchased across the country."

Bombay HC: Tablighi followers chosen to be made scapegoats

"It can be said that due to the action taken, fear was created in the minds of those Muslims. There is a smell of malice to take action against these foreigners and other Muslims for their alleged activities," the court said in a ruling on Friday.

Tunisia to launch COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021

"This DNA-based vaccine would strengthen the immune system," Louzir told Shems FM Radio.

Bloomsbury withdraws book on Delhi riots 2020

"Bloomsbury India strongly supports freedom of speech but also has a deep sense of responsibility towards society," the publisher said in a statement.

UN welcomes agreement on Libya ceasefire, polls

In a statement on Friday, the UN Secretary General to Libya Stephanie Williams hailed the points of agreement in the declarations issued by Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and Speaker of the eastern-based House of Representatives (Parliament) Aguila Saleh, Xinhua news agency reported.

Greece slams Turkey’s decision to convert another museum into mosque

In a statement on Friday, the Greek Foreign Ministry said that after converting the iconic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque and despite international criticism, Turkey is now brutally insulting "the character of another Unesco cultural heritage monument within the Turkish territory", reports Xinhua news agency.

India records nearly 70K cases again

In the last 24 hours, 945 people lost their lives due to Covid-19 infection taking the toll to 55,794, the ministry said.

WHO: Covid-19 pandemic could be over within 2 years

Addressing a virtual press briefing from Geneva on Friday, the WHO chief said that the Spanish flu of 1918 had also taken two years to overcome, but current advances in technology could enable the world to halt the Covid-19 pandemic "in a shorter time", the BBC reported.

Sevilla beat Inter Milan to win sixth Europa League title

On Friday, the Spaniards turned the tides after Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring before a brace from Luuk de Jong made it 2-1. Inter equalised through Diego Godin before the break while Diego Carlos smoothed the way for the win late in the second half, reports Xinhua news agency.

Nepal to resume international flights from September 1

Nepal had suspended international flights on March 22 in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, reports Xinhua news agency.

Railways cancels tender for manufacturing 44 Vande Bharat Express rakes

The Ministry of Railways in a statement said: "Tender for manufacturing of 44 sets of semi high-speed train set (Vande Bharat) has been cancelled."

NHRC report on Jamia violence gives clean chit to no one, says Delhi High...

A division bench of the high court presided by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said, "The NHRC report does not give a clean chit to anyone. It has stated that the entire police action was not handled very professionally."

Final list out; Rohit, Vinesh among 5 athletes to receive Khel Ratna

This will be the first time in the history of National Sports Day awards that five sportspersons will be conferred with the Khel Ratna.

ECI issues guidelines for polls, makes masks and sanitisers mandatory

These include the use of masks, sanitisers, thermal scanners and adherence to social distancing norms during the election process.

Haryana orders closure of shops, offices on weekends

State Health Minister Anil Vij, who also holds the Home portfolio announced the partial lockdown across the state.

1,983 new corona cases in Kerala

As many as 35,247 people have recovered from the disease so far in Kerala, including 1,419 patients who tested negative on Friday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said in a statement here.

Samsung officially launches Galaxy Note 20 series globally

The Galaxy Note 20 series has hit shelves in some 70 countries, including South Korea, the United States, Britain and Thailand, according to Samsung.

Kerala approaches HC to stay transfer of Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani firm

The plea was posted for hearing on Monday.

All nine trapped in fire at Telangana power station killed

All the efforts by rescue workers to save the trapped employees at Telangana State Generation Corporation (TS Genco) plant at Srisailam canal's left bank in Nagarkurnool district were futile.

Now, NSUI writes to Modi to postpone NEET, JEE

"With about 26 lakh students registered for the entrance exams and lakhs of final-year students, the exercise will lend much greater possibility to the spread of Covid-19," National Students Union of India (NSUI) National President Neeraj Kundan wrote in the letter to the Prime Minister.

Life Mission project: Kerala Opposition demands CM’s resignation

The Centre has also entered the fray and asked the Kerala government to hand over all the files pertaining to the Life Mission project.

Pakistan minister questions FB’s bias for India over Pakistan

Referring to the report from The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which states that Facebook Inc's content regulations policies favoured Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, Haque urged that the social media giant should take practical steps to redeem its independence, claiming that it is "no longer impartial" towards its users.

Allowing economic activities, but strange temples closed, says SC

A bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian told the state counsel that the Maharashtra government is willing to take the so-called risk where the money is involved, but talks about COVID-19 and risks thereof if it involves religion.

Supreme Court declines plea seeking inquiry into ex-CJI Gogoi’s conduct as judge

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari observed that the plea was not pressed for hearing since last year and it has now become remediless, as Justice Gogoi has already retired.

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US FTC in antitrust probe

The testimony was conducted under oath over the course of two days this week, said the report on Thursday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Sensex gains 280 points; banking, finance stocks rise

At 10.30 a.m., it was trading at 38,501.06, higher by 280.67 points or 0.73 per cent from the previous close of 38,220.39.

Ex-Trump adviser charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds

On Thursday, Bannon and three others, Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato, and Timothy Shea, were indicted for their roles in connection with the online crowdfunding campaign known as "We Build the Wall", which raised more than $25 million, according to a statement from the US Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York.

India’s Covid tally crosses 29 lakh-mark, toll nears 55K

Out of the total cases, recoveries have crossed the 20 lakh-mark and surged to 21,58,946 with 62,282 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to nearly 74.30 per cent. The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stands at 6,92,028.

Biden accepts Democratic Party’s presidential nomination

His acceptance speech came on the last day of the four-day Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, which also marked 33 years since he made his first bid for the White House, reports ABC News.

9 trapped in Telangana power station fire mishap

The incident is reported to have taken place late on Thursday. Initial reports indicate that a short circuit led to the fire and thick smoke engulfing the spot.

Global Covid-19 cases top 22.5 million

As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 22,593,363 and the fatalities rose to 792,396, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Rajasthan government launches ‘Indira Rasoi Yojana’, BJP cries foul

"Rajasthan knows that in the name of development, the Gehlot government has not even taken one-and-a-half steps. The government has only changed the names of our schemes. So now the public has decided to change this government which only changes the names of our schemes," Raje tweeted with the hashtag 'Annapoorna Rasoi', which was the name of the scheme launched during her tenure under which food was served to the needy for Rs 5.

Chandrayaan-2 completes a year of orbiting the moon

The Indian space agency said Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft/orbiter was launched on July 22, 2019, and inserted into lunar orbit on August 20, 2019.

Emirates to run repatriation flights to India till August 31

The airline will operate flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram from August 20 to August 31.

Pakistan minister threatens India with nuclear war which will not harm Muslims

In an interview with Pakistani media channel Samaa TV on Wednesday, Rashid claimed that Pakistan has very precise weapons which are "small and perfect".

Night curfew back in all Punjab cities and towns amid other curbs

He also ordered a total ban on all gatherings, except weddings and funerals, across the state till August 31.

Kerala’s Covid-19 tally crosses 51K mark

State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is currently in isolation like Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and six other ministers, said that at present there are 18,123 people who are positive, while 33,828 have been cured of the disease.

Sharman Joshi-starrer Graham Staines film gets OTT release in Hindi

"The Least Of These: The Graham Staines Story" is based on the startling episode where the Australian missionary was murdered along with his two sons in India. The film released in English last year. This is Sharman's maiden collaboration with Hollywood artistes such as Baldwin and Rigby, who essay Graham Staines and his wife Gladys respectively.

BJP MP demands removal of Shashi Tharoor as parliament panel chief

After privilege notices from both the sides, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Thursday sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.

Six cities rated 5-star, Indore retains cleanest city tag

The announcement was made during the Swachh Survekshan awards declared by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. It is meant to monitor the performance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched in 2014. The survey was conducted in 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 Ganga towns and was completed in 28 days.

Transgenders get right to property in Uttar Pradesh

The state cabinet has cleared an amendment to the Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code of 2006 under which persons of the third gender will be recognised as members of a landowner's family and will have an equal right to inherit agricultural property.

Ban on import of communication satellites opens up opportunity, says ISRO chief

Speaking at the webinar on 'Unlocking India's Potential in Space Sector' on Thursday, Sivan said the decision throws up a huge opportunity for private players, ISRO and NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL).

Maharashtra minister detained in UP

The Congress delegation, led by UPCC chief Ajay Kumar Lallu, had been detained earlier in the day when they were on their way to meet the family of Dalit sarpanch Satyamev Jayate, who had been shot dead last Friday.

Pakistan FM leaves for 2-day China visit

In a video message released before his departure, Qureshi said he was going on a "very important trip to China" and that he had a discussion with Prime Minister Imran Khan before leaving, reports Dawn news.