Kolkata/UNI: Nabanna, the state secretariat and seat of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, her cabinet colleagues and top bureaucrats, will remain closed on August 3 (Monday) and August 4 (Tuesday) for "intense cleaning and sanitisation" and all the staff have been asked to work from the homes on these days.
Ayodhya/UNI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will reach here Sunday afternoon to review the arrangements for the Ram temple Bhoomi pujan to be held on August 5.
Lucknow: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh died on Saturday after suffering from prolonged illness.
Jaunpur/UNI: Four arrested on alleged charges of kidnapping a BSc student from near the Shekhpur mohalla in the Line Bazar area of this Uttar Pradesh district, police sources said on Saturday.
Jammu/UNI: With few days left to mark the first anniversary of Article 370 rollback in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has connected two major vegetable and fruit markets with the national agricultural market thus protecting the farmers from the middlemen.
Hyderabad: The toppling of a crane at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), a central government undertaking, in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam city left at least 11 people dead on Saturday.
Vizag/IBNS: At least eight people have been killed as a massive crane crashed at a shipyard in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam on Saturday, media reports said.
Kaushambi/UNI: Two brothers were killed when a car rammed into a stationary truck in the Kokhraj area here on Saturday.
Lucknow/UNI: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday slammed Peace Party president Ayub and sought his unconditional apology for giving derogatory statements against Muslim clerics.
Jammu/UNI: An Army jawan attained martyrdom as Pakistan violated ceasefire by firing unprovoked along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
New Delhi/UNI: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into her brother's death case and ensure that no evidence is tampered with.
Kolkata/IBNS: In another round of switching sides in the West Bengal politics, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Baharampur Town president Bishwarup Ghosh on Friday joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC), prompting the saffron camp to accuse the ruling outfit of creating an unhealthy democracy in the state.
New Delhi/IBNS: Advocate Prashant Bhushan, former Union Minister Arun Shourie and journalist N Ram challenged the Contempt of Court Act in the Supreme Court on Saturday, media reports said.
Patna/IBNS: NDA ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan has written a letter to the Election Commission requesting to defer the Bihar assembly elections due this year, citing dangers polls can pose to voters and contestants amid the coronavirus pandemic.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday extended the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the country till August 31.