August 09, 2020 20:32 (IST)
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Cattle smuggle on rise along Indo-Bangladesh border, three smugglers held with 44 cattle heads | Govt transferred Rs. 17,100 crores directly to 8.5 crore farmers' bank accounts: PM Modi | India records biggest single-day spike of 64,399 new COVID-19 cases | Massive fire breaks out at Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 facility, 7 dead, many feared trapped | Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark

India bans 101 defence items' imports in bid for self-reliance: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi/IBNS: In a push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India), Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced that India will stop the import of 101 items "beyond given timeline" to boost indigenous production.

Massive fire breaks out at Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 facility, 9 dead, many feared trapped

Hyderabad/IBNS: At least nine people died in a massive fire that broke out at a hotel which was being used as a COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada on Sunday morning. 

Defence Ministry 'no way' contradicts Modi’s remarks on Galwan Valley clash at all-party meeting in June: Report

New Delhi: The Indian Defence Ministry's report about the situation along LAC in Eastern Ladakh in “no way” contradicts the remarks made by country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June about localised events in Galwan Valley, where a faceoff followed   between soldiers of India and China, media reports said.

Lord Rama Temple construction in Ayodhya: Anti-India protest at Times Square fails

New York: It was a victory for Indian diaspora members as they shouted and outnumbered anti-India demonstrators, mostly Pakistanis, who had assembled at the Times Square in New York city to  disrupt the celebrations of the construction of Lord Ram Temple in Ayodhya by raking up the Khalistan issue.

Manohar Lal Khattar meets late Sushant Singh Rajput's father, sister, assure them of 'justice'

New Delhi/IBNS: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday met late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father and sister and assured them of "justice" as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing into the death of the onscreen MS Dhoni.

Ram Sene urges Centre to ban Muslim Personal Law Board

Vijaypura/UNI: In a scathing attack on the All India Muslim Personal Law Board for instigating the Hindus by stating that it would go ahead with the construction of Babri Masjid, where the Ram Temple is going to be built, the Sri Ram Sene on Saturday demanded the Central government to ban the Board.

'Back To Home': Kozhikode Air India Express crash victim posted last selfie with family after boarding the ill-fated flight

Kozhikode/IBNS: Sharafudheen Pilassery, a 35-year-old native of Kerala's Kunnamangalam, clicked a selfie with his wife and two-year-old daughter after boarding Air India Express flight IX-1344 at Dubai International Airport on Friday (Aug 7). The family was super excited to go home— their unmissable happy and smiling faces, despite the safety face-shields and masks, made the image more shiny.

Rajasthan: 6 BSP MLAs merged with Congress reach SC seeking transfer of disqualification case

Jaipur/New Delhi/IBNS: Six Rajasthan MLAs, who had won in Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)'s tickets but later merged with the Congress, on Saturday reached the Supreme Court seeking a transfer of the disqualification cases against them to the top court, media reports said.

Kozhikode Air India crash deceased passenger tests positive for COVID-19, rescuers asked to self-quarantine

Kozhikode/IBNS: Kerala Health department has asked all the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and local residents, who were involved in the rescue efforts at Karipur airport in Kozhikode last night, to go into self isolation as one deceased passenger of the ill-fated Air India Express flight has tested positive for Covid-19 while at least three more persons are suspected to be positive.

Air India Express flight's co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar loses life in Kozhikode crash, leaves behind his pregnant wife

Kozhikode/IBNS: Air India Express's First Officer Akhilesh Kumar, who had co-piloted the first flight to Kozhikode from Dubai under the Vande Bharat Mission three months ago, lost his life in last night's plane crash at Karipur airport in Kerala's Kozhikode, leaving behind his wife who is expecting to deliver their child in the next 15-17 days, reports said.

Black Box of crashed Air India Express flight IX-1344 found

Kozhikode/IBNS: The black box or flight data recorders - of the Air India Express flight- that fell into a deep gorge after skidding on a wet runway on Friday evening, killing at least 18 people, including both pilots, has been found.

Kozhikode airport dangerous for landing: Expert had warned 9 yrs ago, says report

New Delhi/IBNS:  A top air safety expert has said he had warned years ago against the dangers of landing airplanes at the Kozhikode airport which has a short table top runway with 200 feet deep gorges on both sides of the tarmac, said a media report.

Jammu and Kashmir: Fire in sub district hospital Tangmarg in Baramulla

Baramulla/UNI: A fire broke out in Sub District Hospital (SDH), Tangmarg in this north Kashmir district on Saturday morning, official sources said.

West Bengal observing complete lockdown to combat COVID-19

Kolkata/UNI: West Bengal is observing yet another day of complete statewide lockdown on Saturday to combat the spread of highly infectious COVID-19 virus.

US expresses grief over loss of lives in Kerala plane crash

New Delhi/Washington/Kozhikode/IBNS: The United States on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in a plane accident in Kerala's Kozhikode airport on Friday evening.