Donald Trump hints at the possibility of delaying US elections, a priest tests COVID-19 positive ahead of the Ayodhya ceremony and more, in today’s news wrap.
Herd immunity not an option in a large country such as India: Government
With the surge in COVID-19 cases in India continuing, the Health Ministry on Thursday, 30 July, said that heard immunity in a country of the size and population of India can't be a strategic option. Read More
Priest, security personnel test COVID-19 positive ahead of Ayodhya ceremony
As Ayodhya gears up for the grand foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram Temple on August 5 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the shadow of coronavirus lingers over the event after a priest and 16 security personnel tested positive for Covid-19. Read More
Disengagement still not complete along LAC: India slams China
India on Thursday slammed Beijing's claim of complete disengagement in most locations by the frontline border troops in Galwan, Gogra and Hot Spring areas in eastern Ladakh. Read More
6 reasons why Sachin Pilot is hesitant to join BJP
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on July 29 finally approved the revised proposal sent by the state government requesting to convene a special Assembly session on August 14. Meanwhile, Sachin Pilot whose rebellion precipitated this crisis in Rajasthan is missing from the scene. So where exactly is he? We have not heard from him in a while now. Read More
Donald Trump raises possibility of delaying US elections
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation's November presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Read More
SC rejects PIL for CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a PIL filed by by Alka Priya seeking Central Bureau of Investigation probe into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. Read More
Pavement-dwelling girl passes SSC exams against all odds
Every once in a while you come across a story that leaves you with a warm glow inside. Here’s one such tale of triumph against all odds. Asma Sheikh, a 17-year-old footpath dweller, has scored 40 percent in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, conducted by the Maharashtra state board. Read More
Priyanka Gandhi vacates Lutyens’ bungalow ahead of deadline
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has vacated the bungalow allotted to her by the central government in New Delhi's Lutyens' zone. She had earlier cleared her pending dues after the government announced it has cancelled the accommodation at 35, Lodhi Estate. Read More
Images of Ayodhya temple to be beamed in Times Square on August 5
Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square on August 5 to celebrate the temple's groundbreaking ceremony, with organisers describing the commemoration as a one-of-a-kind and historic event. Read More
WATCH: Day in cricket history - July 30
Jayasuriya to the rescue against India, Dravid’s gritty hundred against England and more. Watch the video
Reel or real? Who played it better?
Biopics in Indian cinema struck a chord with the audience as they get to experience the life of some famous and some powerful personalities, who may or may not have been in the public eye. Directors and actors go all out to look similar to that person on-screen. See Photos
QUIZ: Who wrote these iconic Bollywood dialogues?
Bollywood buffs, here’s a tough one for you. Take the quiz!