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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect the first reshuffle in his Council of Ministers on Wednesday since he assumed the charge for a second term, in what is tipped to be a “major shake-up” of the government as he looks to make it more representative with an eye on political and governance challenges.
Meanwhile, Germany is lifting a ban on most travellers from five countries hit by ‘Delta’ variant of Covid-19, including India.
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JUL 07, 2021 09:06 PM IST
RBI imposes penalty on 14 banks for non-compliance
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a monetary penalty on 14 banks for non-compliance regarding certain provisions of its directions.
JUL 07, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Jaishankar meets Iranian foreign minister in Tehran
India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar met with Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif in Tehran. Bilateral relations and regional developments were discussed in the meeting, Iran’s embassy in New Delhi tweeted.
JUL 07, 2021 07:13 PM IST
NCP leader Eknath Khadse summoned by ED, asked to appear at 11am on July 8
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Eknath Khadse summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to to appear at 11 am on Thursday, reports ANI.
JUL 07, 2021 06:52 PM IST
First case of Delta Plus Covid-19 variant found in Udham Singh Nagar district in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand health secretary Amit Negi said that first case of the Delta Plus Covid-19 variant has been found in Udham Singh Nagar district, reports ANI.
JUL 07, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Haitian President Jovonel Moise assassinated at his home, reports AFP
Haitian President Jovonel Moise was assassinated at his home on Wednesday by a commando, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced. Joseph added that he was now in charge of the nation, reports AFP.
JUL 07, 2021 03:57 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee blames PM Modi for allocating more money to BJP-ruled states
Addressing the allocation of funds to the West Bengal government by the Centre, Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi allocates more money to BJP-led states and less to the ones ruled by opposition parties.
JUL 07, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Union health secretary writes to Kerala chief secretary to increase Covid control measures
The health ministry said that despite reporting less cases some cases have reported a high positivity rate.
JUL 07, 2021 01:37 PM IST
43 leaders expected to take oath as ministers in Union Cabinet rejig today
As many as 43 leaders will take oath as Union Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion, to be held later today.
JUL 07, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Education minister Ramesh steps down from Union cabinet, cites health reasons
Ahead of the planned expansion, education minister Ramesh stepped down from the Union cabinet, citing health reasons.
JUL 07, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Labour minister Santosh Gangwar says he has quit his post: Report
Hours before cabinet reshuffle, labour minister Santosh Gangwar says he has quit his post, news agency PTI reported.
JUL 07, 2021 12:38 PM IST
Pakistan PM Imran Khan condoles the demise of veteran actor Dilip Kumar
JUL 07, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Calcutta HC slams ₹5 lakh penalty on Mamata Banerjee for seeking recusal of judge over alleged links with BJP
Calcutta HC imposes a penalty of ₹5 lakh on Mamata Banerjee for seeking recusal of justice Kausik Chanda from her election petition due to judge’s links with BJP as a lawyer. Mamata’s application is rejected by justice Chanda.
Justice Chanda, however, decides not to hear the case any further in his personal discretion and releases the case from his bench.
JUL 07, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Dilip Kumar’s funeral today at 5pm
Dilip Kumar’s funeral to take place today at 5:00 PM at Juhu Qabrastan Santacruz, Mumbai, announcement shared via his official Twitter account, states.
JUL 07, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Jaishankar leaves for Russia via Tehran, agenda is Taliban in Afghanistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reshuffle his Cabinet today but it is business as usual for the government with External Affairs Minister (EAS Jaishankar leaving for a bilateral visit to Moscow via Tehran with developments in Afghanistan top of the agenda. Read More
JUL 07, 2021 09:14 AM IST
Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hits Goalpara, Assam
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Goalpara, Assam at 8.45 am today, says National Centre for Seismology.
JUL 07, 2021 08:43 AM IST
PM Modi condoles passing away of veteran actor Dilip Kumar
PM Narendra Modi condoles the passing away of veteran actor Dilip Kumar, saying, “he will be remembered as a cinematic legend.”
JUL 07, 2021 07:45 AM IST
Petrol price in Delhi crosses ₹100-mark
Petrol price in Delhi crossed ₹100-mark on Tuesday. Currently it is selling at ₹100.21 per litre and price of diesel is at ₹89.53 per litre.
JUL 07, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Kitty, wife of late P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, murdered in Delhi
Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of late former Union Minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, was murdered at her residence in Vasant Vihar last night. The police have arrested a person, and searching for other two accused, DCP South-West said.
JUL 07, 2021 07:10 AM IST
Jammu districts ban storage, sale or possession of drones
Days after the twin explosion at Jammu air base, district authorities in Samba, Ramban and Baramulla have ban storage, sale or possession of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles.
JUL 07, 2021 05:57 AM IST
Cabinet expansion buzz as key leaders arrive in Capital
The elevation of union Minister for social Justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot to a gubernatorial position on Tuesday lent credence to the speculation that an expansion of the union council of ministers is on the cards.
JUL 07, 2021 05:20 AM IST
PDP says it won’t meet Jammu-Kashmir delimitation panel
The Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declined to meet the Delimitation Commission on Tuesday, even as leaders of other mainstream political parties in Kashmir met the members of the Centre’s panel hours after they arrived in Srinagar for a four-day tour.
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