NEWS CATEGORIES WORLD NEWS 

Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio strongly urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Governor Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in the metropolitan area would undergo weekly virus testing. But both Democrats on Monday resisted calls to impose new mask or vaccination requirements to counter a rapidly climbing number of new COVID-19 infections. De Blasio explained that the city’s overwhelming strategic thrust remains getting more people vaccinated. Cuomo said he lacks the legal authority to impose such local mandates on his own. The Legislature would have…

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NATIONAL NEWS NEWS CATEGORIES 

PM Modi lashes out at opposition members for their conduct in Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed opposition members for tearing papers in Parliament and making “derogatory” remarks on the way bills have been passed as he accused them of insulting the legislature and the Constitution with their conduct. Briefing reporters on Modi’s speech at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the prime minister expressed anger at the conduct of some opposition members. While a TMC member in Rajya Sabha had torn the statement of IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on the Pegasus issue, several opposition…

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS CATEGORIES 

Bob Odenkirk says he had ‘a small heart attack’, thanks well-wishers for outpouring of love

 Emmy-nominated actor Bob Odenkirk has thanked his family, friends and well-wishers for being a constant support as he recovers from “a small heart attack” he suffered on the set of AMC series “Better Call Saul”. The 58-year-old star collapsed on location Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday while filming the sixth and final season of the “Breaking Bad” prequel. In a statement posted on Twitter on Friday night, Odenkirk said he will take some time to be perfectly fine and return to work. “Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you. To my family…

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LEGAL NEWS NEWS CATEGORIES 

NGT directs DPCC to stop polluting activities at Ghazipur Murga Mandi

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to identify, initiate prosecution and stop polluting activities and recover compensation from violators at Ghazipur Murga Mandi. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take steps to prevent slaughtering of chickens in a haphazard manner, management of waste generated in the process of slaughtering of chickens and dressing/cutting and selling of fish. It appears to be appropriate to require the DPCC, in coordination with other authorities concerned,…

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BUSINESS NEWS CATEGORIES 

Sensex jumps over 300 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 15,850

Equity benchmark Sensex surged over 300 points in early trade on Monday, tracking gains in index majors HDFC, Reliance Industries and Infosys amid a positive trend in global equities. The 30-share index was trading 333.69 points or 0.63 per cent higher at 52,920.53 in initial deals, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 101.65 points or 0.64 per cent to 15,864.70. Titan was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 per cent, followed by Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, HDFC, Maruti, Bajaj Finserv, Infosys and Reliance Industries. On the…

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NEWS CATEGORIES WORLD NEWS 

Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained

Thousands turned out in Berlin to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with police and the detention of some 600 protesters. Local authorities had banned several different protests this weekend, including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement, but protesters in Berlin defied the ban. Berlin’s police department deployed more than 2,000 officers to try and disperse the protests on Sunday, but it said officers who sought to redirect protesters or disband larger groups were harassed and attacked”. They tried to break…

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Maha: Fadnavis seeks all-party meet to discuss measures for flood management

Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday urged Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to convene an all-party meeting to discuss long-term measures for tackling floods, in the wake of some parts of the state facing deluge after heavy rains last month. Fadnavis, who toured flood-ravaged areas of the Konkan region and western Maharashtra over the last few days, in a letter to the chief minister said all previous reports pertaining to floods should be studied and their recommendations be implemented. He also sought a separate disaster management…

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NEWS CATEGORIES SPORTS 

Brave Indian women create history, enter maiden Olympic hockey semifinals

A brave and determined Indian women’s hockey team etched its name in the history books by entering the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time, stunning three-time champions and world no.2 Australia 1-0 in an intense last-eight tie here on Monday. A day after the Indian men’s team entered the Olympic semifinals following a 49-year gap, the world no. 9 women’s side also produced a phenomenally gritty performance to make it way into the last four. Coming into the match, the odds were totally against India as in world no.2…

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I will continue to shoot in three events, including 25m: Manu Bhaker

 Seeking to steer away from “negativity”, Indian pistol ace Manu Bhaker says she will continue to shoot in three events, including the 25m, vowing to make a strong comeback after enduring a hat-trick of heartbreaks in her maiden Olympics. Speaking to PTI after arriving from Tokyo, the 19-year-old Manu said there was negativity around her shooting and preparations in the run-up to the Olympics, due to the conflict with former coach Jaspal Rana, who had insisted that she withdraws from the 25m pistol event. “I will continue to shoot in…

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LEGAL NEWS NEWS CATEGORIES 

Pegasus issue: SC to hear on Aug 5 pleas seeking probe into snooping allegations

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on August 5 the pleas, including the one filed by senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar, who have sought an independent probe by a sitting or a retired judge into the alleged Pegasus snooping matter. According to the cause list uploaded on the apex court website, a bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Surya Kant would hear on August 5 three separate petitions seeking probe into the reports of alleged snooping by government agencies on eminent citizens, politicians and…

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