• Faridabad: A car entered film style in the body of a container parked in front of the Mewla Maharajpur petrol pump on the highway. The driver of the car is estimated to have lost balance on the flyover. The unregistered car bounced off the railing of the flyover directly into the container. The driver of the car and the container escaped from the spot. Police say no one informed them of the accident.
  • Faridabad: After the rains, the city roads are getting dilapidated in many places. The Municipal Corporation is doing more than just a concrete solution to the complaint. MLA Neeraj Sharma has expressed his displeasure at the need to replenish the dilapidated road.
  • Parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy overnight rain, measuring between 15 and 115 millimetres (mm), until Thursday early morning. Palam and Safdarjung weather stations recorded 86 mm and 42 mm, respectively.
  • Unlock-3 is the 13th day in Haryana. The number of corona infected patients has crossed 44 thousand. So far 503 patients have died of corona. At the same time, 91 percent patients in Rewari district in the state have recovered in home isolation. On the other hand, in the district of Gurgaon with the highest number of patients, 79 percent of patients here have recovered in home isolation.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party has suspended former Rajouri Garden MLA Jarnail Singh from the party’s primary membership on Wednesday over a Facebook post. 
  • Coronavirus recoveries in India have exceeded the number of active cases by 10,42,360, with recoveries reaching 16,95,982 and active cases reaching 6,53,622. The recovery rate has increased to 70.76%.
  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said he doesn’t give importance to grandnephew Parth Pawar’s demand for a CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case as he’s “immature”. 
  • Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday claimed that Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh “has lost his mental balance” after being questioned on the 121 deaths in the liquor tragedy by leaders of his own party.
  • The Goa Cabinet on Wednesday diverted 45,000 square metres of land for religious activity to pacify Guleli villagers objecting to the construction of an IIT campus in their village.
  • Railway Ministry has issued draft specifications for plying private trains along proposed routes. Electronic sliding doors, windows with double-glazed safety glass, Braille signs, emergency talk-back mechanism, passenger surveillance system, are among the specifications.
  • All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Satyakam Patnaik took a migrant worker with COVID-19 like symptoms to a hospital on a bike, wearing PPE, in Gopiballavpur in West Bengal’s Jhargram.
  • The members of the Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti, an umbrella body that monitors over 1,000 Govinda mandals in Mumbai, organised 1,405 blood donation camps during the Janmashtami celebrations.
  • The travel time from Katra to Delhi will now be reduced to around six and half hours and from Jammu to Delhi to about six hours with Katra (J&K)-Delhi Express Road Corridor, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said. 
  • Bulandhshar Police probing the death of 19-year-old Sudeeksha Bhati, who died in an accident, claimed no evidence of harassment has been found. 
  • Zydus Cadila on Thursday launched the cheapest generic version of Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir in India to treat COVID-19 patients. 
  • China’s ByteDance is in early discussions with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries for investment in TikTok’s business in India, according to reports. 


  • Consumers in China’s Shenzhen have been urged to exercise caution when buying imported frozen food after a sample of chicken wings from Brazil tested COVID-19 positive, local government said.
  • Russia’s Health Minister Mikhail Murashko on Wednesday said that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute would be administered to people, including doctors, on a voluntary basis.
  • After Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, her aunt Sarala Gopalan, who resides in Chennai, said, “She’s a person who never forgets her roots.”
  • Singapore began crushing 9,000 kilograms of illegal elephant ivory worth around ₹98 crore on Tuesday in its fight against illegal wildlife trade and to commemorate the World Elephant Day observed .
  • US government has proposed to relax shower pressure standards after President Donald Trump complained he can’t wash his “beautiful hair properly” because of low water flow. 
  • Over half of the health facilities in Lebanon’s capital Beirut are “non-functional” following last week’s blast, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
  • Most of the fuel left on a Japanese ship that has leaked around 1,000 tonnes of oil off the coast of Mauritius has been pumped off, the ship’s owner Nagashiki Shipping said
  • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that reports of “serious injuries” have emerged after a passenger train derailed near Stonehaven in Scotland.
  • Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa swore into office a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes two of his elder brothers and a nephew. 
  • Belarusian police detained over 1,000 protesters on the third night of protests on Tuesday that broke out over President Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election in the polls held on August 9, authorities said


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