Divided Opp shows up at Pegasus protest in Lok Sabha

LOK SABHA was adjourned without transacting any major business due to disruptions, largely over the Pegasus snooping allegations, for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. However, the opposition parties yet again remained disunited in their protests, failing to coordinate and build an offensive that may bring the Treasury benches under …

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Over 40 dead as rain batters Maharashtra; Goa sees worst floods in decades

Due to the widespread rainfall and the resultant overflowing of rivers, parts of several states, including Maharashtra, witnessed flooding and landslides. In Maharashtra, districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Pune, Satara, Kolhapur, and Sangli have been affected. The Army, based on a request by the civil administration, has mobilised flood relief and …

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J&K: Drone carrying 5 kg ‘ready to use’ IED material shot down

Jammu and Kashmir Police shot down a drone carrying a 5 kg improvised explosive device (IED) material in “ready to use” condition near the International Border at Gurah Pattan, in Akhnoor sector of Jammu, early Friday, the police said. Carrying IED in “ready-to-use condition”, it was an assembled hexa copter …

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To counter drone threat, forces boost jammer capabilities

Security forces are boosting their jamming capabilities to counter the increasing threat of drones, according to senior officials in the defence establishment. “We have imported lots of jammers. For forward bases, we are getting bigger jammers,” an official told The Indian Express. He said the Defence Research and Development Organisation …

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Nearly 1,000 Houses Damaged, Hundreds Evacuated In Flood-Hit Goa

“One of the worst floods since 1982,” Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. (Representational) Panaji: One person died, around 1,000 houses were damaged and hundreds of people evacuated from low-lying parts inundated due to heavy rains and overflowing of rivers as Goa on Friday reeled under one of the worst …

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Army Deploys 15 Rescue Teams In Maharashtra For Flood Relief

The Army has launched “Operation Varsha 21” for flood relief and rescue work in the state Pune: With heavy rains wreaking havoc in Maharashtra, the Indian Army has mobilized its teams to assist the local administration in flood-affected areas, it said on Friday. A total of 15 relief and rescue …

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43 People Arrested, 5 Cases Registered So Far During Farm Protest

The investigation is pending in four cases: Narendra Singh Tomar New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested 43 persons and registered five cases so far during the ongoing farmer agitation against the Centre’s farm laws, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed Parliament on Friday. Mr Tomar, in a written reply …

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Great Barrier Reef Avoids UNESCO “In Danger” Listing

Great Barrier Reef has suffered three mass coral bleaching events since 2016. Brisbane, Australia: Australia on Friday avoided having the Great Barrier Reef listed as an endangered world heritage site by UNESCO, despite extensive climate change-fuelled damage to the ecosystem’s corals. After a concerted lobbying effort by Canberra, members of …

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UK Warns Of Increased Risk Of Covid Reinfection With Delta Variant

UK has issued a warning of an increased risk Covid reinfection with Delta variant. (File) London: UK health officials on Friday issued a warning of an increased risk of catching the Delta variant even if someone has had COVID-19 before and urged caution as further investigations remain ongoing. Public Health …

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