Less than a week before former President Pranab Mukherjee went on ventilator support, he had called up his son with a request.
Data of over 150 million Indians shared with the Aarogya Setu app runs a “significant risk of theft or abuse”, a security audit firm working with the ambitious contact-tracing programme has alleged, claiming that it was not heard when it warned the government on the potential weaknesses.
Turf war between four politicians, including three former ministers, might have led to the snowballing of a petty issue into a full-blown riot in east Bengaluru on Tuesday night, police sources said citing preliminary investigations.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee is slowly responding to medical treatment and all his vital parameters are stable though he remains deeply comatose. Sources said his pupils had started responding to light. He was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi on August 10 and was operated upon to remove a clot in the brain. He also tested positive for Covid-19.
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India's Covid-19 caseload surpassed 24 lakh on Friday after 64,553 people tested positive in a day, and the recoveries rose to over 17 lakh, the health ministry said. Stay with TOI for live updates
India scaled a new high by testing over 8.3 lakh samples in last 24 hours, the highest tested for Covid-19 in a day so far, even as new cases continued to increase registering a record single-day surge of 66,999 cases. The government maintained that increasing number of positive cases should be seen in tandem with the positivity rate and recovery of patients. Stay with TOI for more updates-
Police have registered two separate FIRs against 19 men — most of them are members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) — for their “direct involvement” in Tuesday night’s violence in east Bengaluru. All the 19 accused belonging to a particular minority community have been identified in the FIRs.
An unprecedented surge in the Covid-19 pandemic in India on Thursday saw the number of fresh cases as well as deaths from the virus touch record highs. New infections during the day went past 66,000 while fatalities touched 1,008.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement on Thursday that will lead to a full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two states, a move that reshapes the order of West Asia politics from the Palestinian issue to Iran. Under the accord, which US President Trump helped broker, Israel has agreed to suspend annexing areas of the occupied West Bank as it had been planning to do, White House officials said. I
A Chinese national and three of his Indian associates have been arrested in a crackdown on an illegal online gambling racket being run by a China-based company, the police said on Thursday. The Chinese national and his associates were arrested by the Hyderabad police from Delhi on Wednesday and brought to Hyderabad on Thursday.
With focus on greater connectivity, India on Thursday announced several developmental projects in the Maldives, including a $ 500 million Greater Malé Connectivity Project (GMCP), billed as the largest ever infrastructure project in the country.
Retail inflation inched close to the 7% mark in July, accelerating higher than expectations on the back of hardening food prices. The consumer price index rose an annual 6.9% in the previous month, higher than the upwardly revised 6.2% in June, dashing hopes of any interest rate cuts for now. Food inflation soared to an annual 9.6% in July from 8.7% in the previous month as supply disruptions continued to take toll.
After more than a month of acrimony, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and his rebellious former deputy Sachin Pilot met here on Thursday, keeping behind the bitterness and flashing victory signs to their supporters and the media.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expanded the faceless assessment scheme to all taxpayers, unveiled a single-page Taxpayers’ Charter and promised a faceless appeal mechanism from next month. He urged citizens to be more tax-compliant, pointing to the fact there are just 1.5 crore taxpayers in a country with a population of 130 crore.
There will be around 4,000 security personnel at the Red Fort and they will stand in adherence with social distancing norms.
James Anderson returned to form with two wickets against Pakistan on Thursday as Fawad Alam's wait for a Test recall ended with a duck. Pakistan were 126/5 at stumps after rain & bad light cut short play on first day of the second Test. Anderson had taken 2-35 from 15 overs to move to within eight wickets of becoming the first paceman with 600 in Tests.
Under the deal, Israel would suspend its plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.