Newly-constructed crematorium collapses into Hooghly river before inauguration

District Magistrate Mukta Acharya said the reason behind the collapse will be investigated. A newly-constructed crematorium, which was yet to be inaugurated, collapsed in West Bengal’s Howrah district on Sunday, officials said. The crematorium, located in Sankrail, was built at a cost of ₹13 lakh under the state government’s ‘Baitarani’ …

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Parliament proceedings live | 8 Opposition members, including Derek O’Brien, suspended from Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a brief period after Zero Hour as Opposition members protested the suspension of eight members for the remainder of the monsoon session. The members were suspended after the Parliamentary Affairs Minister raised a motion for the same, citing their unruly behaviour against the Deputy Chairman …

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Eight dead as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

Eight persons were killed and around 20 were feared trapped after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi town, police said. The building caved in early on Monday, police said, adding search and rescue operations are underway. A civic official said the building, situated at Patel compound of Narpoli near …

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 180 | Madras HC refuses to stay conduct of Class X exams for special children

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has completed its second national sero-survey to gauge the prevalence of COVID-19. The first survey was conducted in May across 400 districts and about 28,000 were sampled — most of them in rural India — to gauge the spread of the infection. The …

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28-year-old man washed away during rains in Kalaburagi district

Rainfall at the Bhima catchment areas and the resultant increased inflow at Ujjani dam in Maharashtra forced the authorities to release more water A man who tried to cross a ferocious stream with his bike at Shrichand village in Aland taluk was washed away on Sunday. He was later identified …

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Rain batters life in Kodagu, other parts of South Karnataka

Other parts of Kodagu, including Shanthalli, Suntikoppa, and Kushalnagar, also received heavy rain that was uniform and widespread. Heavy rain lashed parts of south Karnataka, including Kodagu, throwing life out of gear in the last couple of days. Kodagu district received 66.75 mm of rain during the 24-hour period that …

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GST evasion worth ₹4,167.91 crore detected in Tamil Nadu since July 2017

A total of 1,273 cases of evasion of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), amounting to ₹4,167.91 crore, from July 2017 to August 2020 were detected in Tamil Nadu, according to information provided in Parliament. Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur provided the data in a written …

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Courts in Karnataka to reopen substantially in a phased manner from September 28

The High Court of Karnataka has decided to substantially reopen all courts in the taluks and districts of the State in three phases starting from September 28, and has issued a special Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the functioning of courts. While courts in 55 taluks identified over different districts …

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