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India Bans PUBG: Parents Express Happiness, Youths 'Shocked' Over Decision

New Delhi: With the PUBG Mobile ban, the government on Wednesday delivered what many Indian parents had been waiting to hear for months now, while leaving their children shocked. Even before the government banned TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese apps in June, sporadic demands for PUBG ban had surfaced on several platforms from time […]

Students, Staff From COVID-19 Containment Zones Barred At Exam Centres: Health Ministry
Students, Staff From COVID-19 Containment Zones Barred At Exam Centres: Health Ministry

New Delhi: Students are prohibited from using saliva for turning pages or separating answer sheets, while staff and examinees from containment zones will not be allowed physically at the exam centres, as per the Union Health Ministry’s latest guidelines on conducting examinations amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The guidelines stated that for staff and examinees […]

PM Modi’s Twitter Account For Personal Website Hacked

New Delhi: The Twitter account for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and the Narendra Modi Mobile App was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday. The account has 2.5 million followers. “Yes this account is hacked by John Wick (hckindia@tutanota.com), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,” read one of the tweets posted on […]

COVID-19 Cases Worldwide Nearly 26 Million, Death Toll Over 861,000

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 26 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 861,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 25,934,466 and the fatalities rose to 861,512, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed […]

Nagaraj Naidu, India's Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations. (File photo: UN/IANS)
India With G-4 Serves Ultimatum On UN Security Council Reforms

United Nations: India, along with Brazil, Germany and Japan, has served an ultimatum that the supporters of Security Council reforms will be forced to look for other ways to move the process forward if the UN’s Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) for reform continues to be “held hostage” by those opposing change. As the General Assembly rolled […]

  • Thursday, 03 Sep 2020
  • G-4
US Rejects Global Cooperation In Vaccine Project

Washington: The US will not join global efforts with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop, manufacture and equitably distribute Covid-19 vaccines, President Donald Trump’s administration said. More than 170 countries are in talks to participate in Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility, a global initiative working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries with access […]

Govt Bans Printing Of Calenders, Diaries, Adopt Digital Methods

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said ministries, departments, public sector undertakings and public sector banks will stop physical printing of calendars, diaries and greeting cards. In an office memorandum on ”Economy Instructions — Printing Activities”, the Department of Expenditure under the finance ministry also banned the printing of coffee-table books and said e-books would […]

Covid-19: India Records Highest 1-day Spike Of 83,883 Cases

New Delhi: With 83,883 fresh coronavirus infections in 24 hours, India’s tally mounted to 3,853,406 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 67,376 with 1,043 more fatalities, said the Health Ministry. Out of total confirmed cases, 8,15,538 are the active cases, while a total of 2,970,492 have recovered from the virus so far. With […]

Dwayne Johnson & Family Had Tested COVID Positive; Have Now Recovered

Los Angeles: Hollywood action superstar Dwayne Johnson has revealed that he along with his wife and their two children tested positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago, and have recovered now. Johnson took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a long video, giving health updates and urging people to take necessary safety precautions amid the […]

Army Chief On Two-Day Visit To Ladakh To Review The Ongoing Security Situation At LAC

New Delhi: Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is on a two-day visit to Ladakh to review operational preparedness of the force amid border tension with China. General Naravane reached Leh early Thursday and interacted with senior officers present. His visit to the forward location was expected, said a source in the forces. The […]

GENEVA, Jan. 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu/IANS)
COVID19: Cheap Steroids Can Save Critically Ill COVID Patients

London: In a significant discovery, data pooled from 121 hospitals in eight countries by clinicians and scientists have found that inexpensive, widely available steroids improve the odds that very sick Covid-19 patients will survive the illness. The analysis was conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was published on Wednesday in the Journal of […]

SSR case: Ex Police Chiefs Rally To Defend Mumbai Police
SSR case: Ex Police Chiefs Rally To Defend Mumbai Police

Mumbai: In an unprecedented gesture, eight retired IPS officers have rallied together on behalf of the Mumbai Police to save its reputation being maligned in the ongoing high-profile probe into late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case and the subsequent “media trial”. The eight former officers — who held top positions in the Maharashtra Police […]

China Funds Anti-India Protests Along Indo-Nepal Border

New Delhi: China has paid Rs 2.5 crore (in Nepali currency) to various organisations based in Nepal to carry out demonstrations against India along the Indo-Nepal border that stretches to over 1,700 km, intelligence agencies said. “Chinese Embassy in Nepal has provided financial support to the tune of Rs 2.5 crore (NPR) for organising anti-India […]

CBI On Closure Of Sushant Singh Case: Reports Are 'Erroneous', Probe Still On
Sushant Singh Case Update: Top DRI Officer Along With NCB To Probe Drug Angle

Mumbai: With the drug angle surfacing in the ongoing probe into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and the arrest of several peddlers, the Union Finance Ministry has “loaned” one of its finest officers from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Mumbai zone to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as its Zonal Director, Maharashtra and […]

Telangana BJP MLA Banned By Facebook For Violating Hate Speech Policy
Telangana BJP MLA Banned By Facebook For Violating Hate Speech Policy

Hyderabad: Facebook on Thursday banned BJP MLA from Hyderabad, T. Raja Singh, who is at the centre of a controversy that erupted after a report in ‘Wall Street Journal’ that Facebook’s content policies favoured the BJP. The social media giant banned the legislator from its platform and Instagram for violating its policy that prohibits content […]

  • Thursday, 03 Sep 2020
  • BJP
Ganguly Wanted Dhoni For 2004 Tour Of Pakistan, Says John Wright

New Delhi: India skipper, Sourav Ganguly was very keen to have Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the national team for the historic tour of Pakistan in 2004, but the dashing wicket-keeper-batsman missed the bus by the skin of his teeth, John Wright, who was India coach at the time, has disclosed to IANS. Parthiv Patel was […]

Sushant Singh Death Case: Swamy Alleges Systematic Destruction Of Evidence

Mumbai: There has been systematic destruction of evidence in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, feels Subramanian Swamy. The BJP Rajya Sabha MP took to his verified Twitter account on Thursday to make his allegation. “There was systematic destruction in the evidence. This requires painstaking reconstruction. Since SSR was cremated next day, toughest is the […]

PUBG Banned: Twitter Filled With Mixed Reaction Memes
PUBG Banned: Twitter Filled With Mixed Reaction Memes

New Delhi: Soon after the government banned the popular online game PUBG along with 117 other Chinese applications, a flood of reactions on various social media platforms like Twitter continued on Thursday. Some people were still able to play the game but a vast majority of PUBG lovers were left sad without it. “My Last […]

  • Thursday, 03 Sep 2020
  • PUBG
Arnab Goswami FIRs: Some People Targeted With Greater Intensity, Need More Protection, Says SC
No Permanent Commission For Women Officers After Cut-Off Date: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today declined to entertain a plea by women officers, who had completed 14 years in service after the cut-off date applicable in the February 17 verdict of the top court, which directed permanent commission be granted to women in army. A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, K.M. Joseph and Indu […]

Akash, Isha Ambani Enter Fortune's '40 Under 40' Global List

New Delhi: The twin children of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Akash and Isha, have made it to the Fortune’s latest ’40 Under 40′ list of influential people around the world. The Ambani scions, who will celebrate their 29th birthday next month, feature in the technology section of the list where they have got company from India’s […]