Delhi's wait for rains continue

Delhi's wait for rains continue

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Dark clouds hovered over the national capital on Wednesday, but rains kept the residents waiting. Most places in the city remained dry, despite the weather department's forecast of moderate to heavy rains. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded just 0.2 mm rainfall. The maximum temperature settled at 36.2 degrees...

Pranab Mukherjee continues to be critical: Hospital

Pranab Mukherjee continues to be critical: Hospital

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to be critical and he remains on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral hospital said on Wednesday. He was admitted to the hospital in Delhi cantonment on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in the brain. "Shri. Pranab Mukherjee's...

Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach Dishant Yagnik tests positive for COVID-19

Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach Dishant Yagnik tests positive for COVID-19

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19, the IPL team announced on Wednesday, making it the first such case among the league franchises ahead of their departure next week to this year's tournament venue, the UAE. The 13th edition of Indian Premier League is set to take...

AAIB chief says too premature to make initial assessment of Kozhikode plane crash

AAIB chief says too premature to make initial assessment of Kozhikode plane crash

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) chief Aurobindo Handa has said that evidence is being collected for carrying out a formal probe into the Air India Express plane crash and it was too premature to make an initial assessment of the incident. At least 18 people, including two pilots, died in the...

PM to launch platform to honour honest taxpayers on Thursday

PM to launch platform to honour honest taxpayers on Thursday

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a platform for honouring the country's honest taxpayers on Thursday. The 2020-21 Budget unveiled on February 1, had announced a 'taxpayer charter', which is expected to have statutory status and will empower citizens by ensuring time-bound services by the Income Tax department. "The upcoming launch of...

Natural for MLAs to be upset, need to bear to save democracy: Gehlot

Natural for MLAs to be upset, need to bear to save democracy: Gehlot

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | Jaisalmer

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said resentment among the Congress MLAs lodged in hotels for a month since the crisis broke out was natural but he has exhorted the legislators to "bear it" to save democracy. In an apparent reference to the return of Sachin Pilot and other rebel...

Soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K's Pulwama district

Soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K's Pulwama district

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | Srinagar

A soldier was killed and another injured in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said here. Security forces launched a search operation in an orchard in Kamrazipora village of Pulwama in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence...

COVID-19: Siddaramaiah tests negative, will be discharged on Aug 13

COVID-19: Siddaramaiah tests negative, will be discharged on Aug 13

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PTI | Bengaluru

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection at a private hospital here has tested negative and will be discharged tomorrow, his office said on Wednesday. The Leader of Opposition in the state assembly has "completely recovered", a statement said. It said, "according to doctors the throat swab...

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