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Condition of Pranab Mukherjee has not worsened, confirms daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:16:02 IST)

Seeing Vasundhara Raje in green saree, unknown photo journalist blurted the word 'Pakistan'
While entering the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly corridor on Friday morning, an unknown photojournalist makes an unclear reference to Pakistan to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vasundhara Raje, who was wearing a green saree.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:13:31 IST)

Why so much hue and cry over Pawar's comments on kin?: Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena on Friday sought to downplay the controversy created by NCP president Sharad Pawar's public reprimand of his grand-nephew Parth Pawar for seeking a CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:52:01 IST)

Pranab Mukherjee continues to be on ventilator support
"The condition of Hon'ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning (14 August 2020). He is under intensive care and continues to be on ventilatory support. His vital parameters are presently stable," the hospital said in a statement.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:38:20 IST)

Narendra Modi has longest tenure as head of elected government among all PMs
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:33:52 IST)

Supreme Court holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for derogatory tweets against judiciary
The Supreme Court on Friday held Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets derogatory to the CJI and his four predecessors. The apex court said it will hear the arguments on quantum of sentence on August 20. The top court on August 5 had reserved its verdict in the matter after Bhushan defended his two alleged contemptuous tweets.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:31:46 IST)

How elective surgeries are resuming in private hospitals
When the pandemic started in March, hospitals stopped all elective surgeries for the months of March, April and May. Patients who had elective procedures had no option but to wait, often in pain
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:22:52 IST)

Define inclusive vaccine access strategy now: Rahul Gandhi to govt
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday demanded that the government clearly define an inclusive and equitable vaccine access policy to ensure its affordability and fair distribution. He said India will soon be one of the Covid-19 vaccine producing countries and the government must spell out its strategy now.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:01:19 IST)

Terrorists gun down two J&K policemen outside Srinagar
Terrorists fired indicriminately on a Jammu and Kashmir police party in Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar city Friday morning, leaving two personnel dead, officials said. Police said terrorists opened fire on the police team near Nowgam bypass, injuring three personnel, who were shifted to a hospital for treatment but two of them succumbed to their injuries.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:55:58 IST)

Coronavirus: Which mask is the most effective?
Everybody has to wear a mask to check the spread of coronavirus, that much is now certain after mixed messages initially led to confusion about this crucial protective cover.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:19:41 IST)

Over 64,000 fresh Covid-19 cases; recovery rate improves to 71.17%
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. With 17,51,555 people defeating the disease, the recovery rate has surged to 71.17 per cent. The caseload increased to 24,61,190, while the death toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:39:25 IST)

Need clearly defined, inclusive access strategy for Covid-19 vaccine: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that India will be one of the nations to produce a vaccine for coronavirus and the process will require a "clearly-defined" strategy.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:22:00 IST)

Rajasthan political crisis: Top developments
The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan will move a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly during the session beginning Friday, a party leader said.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:48:44 IST)

Rajasthan crisis: Why a no-confidence motion by BJP intrigues all
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 09:47:29 IST)

Resolution to condemn Chinese aggression against India introduced in US Senate
The resolution by Senator John Cornyn, who is the Republican Senate Majority Whip, and Senator Mark Warner, who is ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, follows instances of Chinese military forces harassing Indian patrols as well as increased troop deployments and infrastructure construction in contested areas. Cornyn and Warner are Co-Chairs of the Senate India Caucus.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:54:32 IST)

'Can't practice based on qualifications from Pok,' Medical council of India issues notice
In a significant move with larger political and strategic ramifications, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a public notice stating that any qualification obtained from medical colleges in Pakistan-occupied territories of J&K and Ladakh shall not entitle a person for grant of registration to practice medicine in India.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:52:17 IST)

Covid-19: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra to resume from August 16
Nearly five months after the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra was suspended as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced that the Yatra would be resumed on August 16.
(Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:23:30 IST)

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