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Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 28 July, 2021 | Twitter/ANI

As video of teary-eyed Bommai at pet’s funeral goes viral, netizens praise ‘dog lover’ CM

The newly-appointed Karnataka CM lost his pet Sunny, earlier this month. The video is of the dog's last rites being performed, where Bommai appears visibly upset and is seen wiping his eyes.
File photo of Vice Admiral SN Ghormade | Twitter/@indiannavy

Vice Admiral Ghormade takes charge as new Vice Chief of Indian Navy

Ghormade was holding the tri-service appointment of deputy chief at the headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff prior to taking over as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.
Representational image | Commons

10-year-old boy accidentally hangs himself in UP while re-enacting Bhagat Singh’s execution

The boy was rehearsing for a play along with other children which was to be staged on Independence Day, police said Saturday.

Rajya Sabha lost 40 out of 50 working hours in first 2 weeks of monsoon session

With disruptions continuing, the productivity of Rajya Sabha fell to 13.70 per cent during the second week of the ongoing monsoon session from 32.20 per cent during the first week.
Modi IPS

Change negative perception of police among people –– PM Modi tells IPS probationers

Urging the IPS probationers to keep national interest in mind, PM Modi said 'Nation First, Always First', should always be reflected in their decision and action in the field.

SII chairman Cyrus Poonawalla to receive Lokmanya Tilak award for manufacturing Covishield

In an announcement Saturday, Deepak Tilak, president of Lokmanya Tilak Trust said Poonawalla will be felicitated for his work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Representational image of an empty classroom in a school | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Set up task force to plan for reopening of schools — Scientists, doctors write to CMs of 3 states

In an open letter to CMs of Delhi, Maharashtra & Karnataka, the experts also suggested vaccinating school staff on a priority basis and reducing the gap between doses.

Goa Health Minister takes U-turn, says no deaths caused by oxygen paucity at GMCH

On 11 May, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had said 26 people had died of Oxygen shortage at Goa Medical College & Hospital. He contradicted his own statement Friday in state assembly.
A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

Two Pakistani intruders shot dead by BSF in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district

The Border Security Force opened fire at them after the intruders did not pay heed to their repeated warnings, an official of the BSF said on Saturday.
File photo | UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | ANI

Caste, 2022 will be in play as Yogi govt looks to name 9 colleges after saints, BJP leaders

The nine medical colleges will be inaugurated sometime in August.  With this, the total number of medical colleges in the state will increase to 33.  

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File photo of health workers at a makeshift Covid-19 quarantine facility set up in New Delhi | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why the pandemic’s invisible deaths needs to be counted

A better grasp of the toll is vital to assess the precise, real-world impact of vaccines and other preventative measures, or to understand just how lethal variants have been.
Several fraudulent withdrawals were made from the MEA employees' GPF accounts | Bloomberg

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.