A Himachal Pradesh Road Transport with several passengers and at least two other vehicles were badly hit by heavy boulders, following a landslide in Nigulseri in Kinnaur district on August 11. The landslide occurred just before noon in Chaura village in Kinnaur, officials said. The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Shimla Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner (Kinnaur) Abid Hussain Sadiq said.
Parliament proceedings | Rajya Sabha passes Constitution 127th Amendment Bill, 2021; Lok Sabha adjourns sine die
The Rajya Sabha took up the bill to restore the powers of States to have their own lists of OBCs for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, ending a three-week deadlock between the government and the Opposition in the House over various issues. The Lok Sabha, which passed the Constitution 127th Amendment Bill, 2021 on August 10, adjourned sine die.
Parliament proceedings | Spent sleepless night after 'sacrilege in temple of democracy': Venkaiah Naidu
In a voice choked with emotion, the Rajya Sabha Chairman castigated House members for the August 10 events that saw some members protesting, standing from the Secretary-General’s and reporters’ table.
Communal slogans at Jantar Mantar | Delhi court grants bail to former BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay
A video showing anti-Muslim slogans being raised during a protest at Jantar Mantar was widely circulated on social media
Twitter further said the account of Mr. Gandhi has also been blocked as his August 5 tweet was in breach of its policy.
Coronavirus | Active cases in India lowest in 140 days
The active cases comprise 1.21% of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.45%, the Health Ministry said. A decrease of 2,157 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, data updated at 8 a.m. on August 11 showed.
The two arrested have been identified as local mediapersons Amrendra Kumar and Asjad Alam with whom Manish Kumar Singh was last seen in a CCTV footage.
His professional trajectory, for lack of better words, has been path-breaking. In 1993, then Chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah amended the court’s rules to designate him senior advocate at the age of 37. He was appointed Solicitor General of India in 2011. He became only the fifth lawyer in the nation’s history to be directly appointed as judge of the Supreme Court in 2014.
However, the intense rainfall spell over northeast and adjoining east India, northern parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, is expected to last till August 14 and reduce thereafter, the IMD said.
The launch of the satellite would be the second for ISRO in 2021 after its successful mission in February, which was Brazil's earth observation satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 co-passenger satellites.
It would focus on three themes: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights.
A British judge ruled in January that Mr. Assange was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions.
This move comes in the backdrop of the Taliban seizing three more provincial capitals in Afghanistan.
Professor Andrew Pollard, who led the team behind the Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, said there was no cause for “panic” as he expressed his doubts over the U.K. government’s proposed third booster dose of vaccines.
He said India is receiving record foreign direct investment (FDI) because of reforms done in the last few years.
“Production at Torslanda will be paused temporarily from this evening due to a material shortage linked with the semiconductor issue,” Volvo Cars said in an emailed statement.
Each player of the Women’s Hockey team, a total of 16 players, will be given ₹11 lakh each. Boxer Satish Kumar, wrestler Deepak Punia, shooter Saurabh Chaudhary and golfer Aditi Ashok, will also be given ₹11 lakh each, it added.
“Most keen followers of the sport had heard of Neeraj Chopra before the Olympic Games. But after winning the javelin in Tokyo, and in the process becoming India’s first athletics gold medallist in Olympic history, Chopra’s profile sky-rocketed,” World Athletics said on its website.