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Often in public speeches, interviews and in her memoir, Kamala Harris proudly talks about the profound influence her mother,Shyamala Gopalan, has had in shaping her ambition to 'go inside the system and change it'

11:30:15 on 12 Aug

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday informed that directives have been issued to take strict action against accused of Bengaluru violence and asserted that the government has taken all possible steps to curb the situation

10:30:33 on 12 Aug

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Karnataka crossed the mark of 1.96 lakh in Covid-19 cases while Andhra Pradesh has breached the mark of 2.5 lakh.Telangana's caseload of coronavirus stands at 84,544 while Tamil Nadu mounting with 2.56 lakh cases with Kerala having the lowest in southern India at 38,144

10:40:00 on 12 Aug

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In a reflection of coronavirus guidelines, there will be no adoring throngs that would greet a new running mate in a routine campaign

10:50:27 on 12 Aug

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On Sunday, Kanimozhi had said she was asked whether or not she was an Indian after she told a CISF official at the airport to speak in Tamil or English as she did not understand Hindi

10:53:19 on 12 Aug

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Uttar Pradesh's caseload of coronavirus stands at 1,36,238 with total casualties standing at 2,230.The state capital Lucknow reported maximum 475 fresh cases in a day while COVID-19 positivity rate was 4.8 per cent

10:53:46 on 12 Aug

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The tax sleuths raided at least two dozen premises in Delhi, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad on Tuesday.The tax officials have shared the information of alleged possession of fake Indian passport with police authorities

11:02:20 on 12 Aug

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The indication of an organised attack against the police and others comes a day after violence erupted in three localities of Pulekeshinagar assembly constituency in which at least three people died

09:50:49 on 12 Aug

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Thus private laboratories conducting these tests can now charge a maximum of ₹1,900, ₹2,200 and ₹2,500 for these tests, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said this in a statement on Wednesday

09:51:38 on 12 Aug

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Coronavirus caseload in West Bengal now stands at 1.04 lakh with death toll reaching the mark of 2,203.The number of active patients is 26,003 in the state with 54 fresh casualties in a day

09:53:04 on 12 Aug

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The meeting comes after five rounds of talks at the level of senior commanders and three rounds of talks between diplomats have not yet been able to find a solution to the tensions between the two countries that spiked in May

10:09:48 on 12 Aug

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Stressing the need for hazard-free environment for users, the draft also says that adequate handholds shall be provided throughout the car

10:14:46 on 12 Aug

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A daily wrap of news and views, opinions and talking points to start your day

10:16:54 on 12 Aug

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In Kerala’s Idukki, operations led by the NDRF continued even on the sixth day while 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh too are affected by floods.In Assam, Dhemaji, Baksa and Morigaon districts continued to remain submerged while in Bihar 77,18,788 people are affected in 16 districts

10:18:37 on 12 Aug

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Two weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus with his entire family, 'Baahubali' director SS Rajamouli said that he and his family have now tested negative for the novel coronavirus

08:31:43 on 12 Aug

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India Inc embraces the part-time manager

In a pandemic-induced rush to cut costs, firms are hiring managers on short-term contracts. Is it here to stay?.Of course, all this does not mean that permanent hiring will shrink in a jiffy—80% of the new organized sector jobs could still be long-term in nature

08:32:22 on 12 Aug

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Delhi recorded 1,113 fresh coronavirus cases taking the caseload to over 1.48 lakh, while the death toll has risen to 4,153

08:43:12 on 12 Aug

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Israel will examine Russia's COVID-19 vaccine and enter negotiations to buy it.Brazil's Parana state governor Ratinho Junior was expected to meet the Russian ambassador to Brazil on Wednesday

08:44:35 on 12 Aug

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The national capital has recorded 72% less rainfall than normal in August so far, the lowest in 10 years

08:58:23 on 12 Aug

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A key supplier to Apple Inc. and a dozen other tech giants plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese market and the U.S., declaring that China’s time as factory to the world is finished because of the trade war.

08:58:44 on 12 Aug

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There are 90,425 active cases, 1,61,425 patients have recovered while 2,296 have succumbed to the virus in Andhra Pradesh

09:06:45 on 12 Aug

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With India striving to create an ecosystem to encourage adoption of electric mobility, the latest step is expected reduce its upfront cost, as compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) fitted vehicles. Battery in an EV accounts for 30-40% of its cost

09:13:23 on 12 Aug

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There are 1,47,513 active cases in the state, the official added.Pune division's COVID-19 tally increased to 1,38,693 with 3,656 new cases

09:16:52 on 12 Aug

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PM Modi will roll out a 'platform for transparent taxation—honouring the honest' in a bid to strengthen the govt’s direct tax reforms. Mint explores some of the recent changes in our taxation policies to understand what they mean.

09:21:53 on 12 Aug

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India's fuel demand dips 11.7% in July

Fuel consumption, a reflection of economic activity in the country, had dropped by over 45% in April after the nation went under a covid-19 induced lockdown late March, stalling industrial activity and vehicular movement

09:22:39 on 12 Aug

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The report of the panel which was made public by the ministry on Tuesday night has drawn up a comprehensive reporting regime for listed and unlisted businesses above a sales-or-paid up capital-linked threshold to be decided by the government to follow compulsorily

07:28:16 on 12 Aug

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Kamala Harris has been a county district attorney; the district attorney for San Francisco - the first woman and first African-American and Indian-origin to be elected to the position

07:32:29 on 12 Aug

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Indian Railways said that private firms will now have the freedom to purchase or lease trains, a step that will encourage more player to bid for the project

07:38:06 on 12 Aug

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Kamala Harris's late mother left her native India in 1960, but half a world away from Washington the uncle and aunt of the US vice-president hopeful follow her every move -- and are very proud

07:42:03 on 12 Aug

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The LCH successfully demonstrated its quick deployment prowess to forward locations in extreme temperatures, said HAL

06:29:17 on 12 Aug

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Antiviral drug remdesivir has been in high demand globally, and a handful of companies including Cipla are authorised to make and sell generic versions in 127 developing nations

06:33:07 on 12 Aug

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The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for covid-19 in its first meeting on Wednesday said that the States have been advised not to chart separate pathways of procurement

06:34:23 on 12 Aug

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'It is unfortunate that a person died by suicide, but why is it being discussed so much? I don't think it is such a big issue,' says NCP chief

06:45:19 on 12 Aug

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Demand for diamonds has plummeted during the pandemic, freezing sales and squeezing prices. With temporary mine closures at risk of becoming permanent, diamond miners are seeking ways to extract more value from their stones

06:55:14 on 12 Aug

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'My vitals are within normal limits,' says Naik on Twitter

07:01:31 on 12 Aug

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Pranab Mukherjee continues to be critical

'Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition continues to remain critical. Presently he is haemodynamically stable and on ventilator,' the hospital said in a statement

07:06:02 on 12 Aug

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The state's overall Covid-19 tally crosses 1.96 lakh, including 80,343 active cases

07:22:46 on 12 Aug

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The Railways has invited 12 Request for Qualifications for private participation in operation of passenger trains over 109 origin-destination pair of routes

05:33:32 on 12 Aug

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The state government earlier announced complete lockdown in the state for two days every week till the end of August

05:33:50 on 12 Aug

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A large section of the urban poor may not be willing to pay for a coronavirus vaccine, finds a new survey conducted in Uttar Pradesh

05:46:21 on 12 Aug

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It has suggested incentivising travel within India--both for business and leisure--by creating structured tax breaks and urged brining down GST on hotel room tariffs above ₹7,500 to 12% from 18%

06:08:46 on 12 Aug

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On Tuesday, Biden tapped California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate, making her the first Black woman to serve on a major party presidential ticket

06:09:33 on 12 Aug

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'There shouldn't be any shame or stigma attached to applying for a period leave. You should feel free to tell people on internal groups, or emails that you are on your period leave for the day,' says founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal to staff

04:48:53 on 12 Aug

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Trade across the India- Bhutan border through Jaigaon in West Bengal's Alipurduar district was suspended after a lockdown was imposed to curb the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Himalayan kingdom

04:51:37 on 12 Aug

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Harris will be the first Black woman and African American nominated for US Vice President by a major party.This is a historical, transformational, and proud moment for all women, said Priyanka Chopra

05:10:37 on 12 Aug

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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Wednesday, gave the bench an oral assurance that TRAI would defer implementation of its new tariff order.In January TRAI issued new tariff rules by which prices of the Network Capacity Fee were lowered

05:15:55 on 12 Aug

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'PM SVANidhi' scheme aims to provide street vendors collateral free working capital loans of up to ₹10,000 to restart their business post lockdown

05:23:22 on 12 Aug

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25,339 students have cleared the exam in the first division, 24,121 passed in the second division and 18,268 in the third division.Twenty schools recorded 100 per cent success rate while there were 15 schools from which no student could pass

04:28:11 on 12 Aug

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There was no casualty in the blaze that erupted on the second floor of Bodeli Dhokalia Public Hospital.While the fire was minor and did not cause any casualty or damage to property, it will take time to check and replace the electric wiring

03:27:09 on 12 Aug

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Virtual hiring gives employees the flexibility to take assessments and interviews from their homes, while for employers it can reduce cost of hiring and a faster time-to-hire

03:31:12 on 12 Aug

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With the addition of 294 fresh COVID-19 cases, the tally of infections in the police force has reached 11,392, of which 9,187 personnel have recovered and 2,084 are undergoing treatment.A total of 121 police personnel, including 11 officers, have succumbed to coronavirus infection in the state so far

03:39:58 on 12 Aug

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India’s recovery rate soars past 70%, says Health Ministry.The tests per million has jumped to 18,852

03:45:22 on 12 Aug

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85 injured passengers have been discharged from various hospitals after obtaining their complete fitness.Air India Express flight carrying 190 passengers including 10 infants skidded while landing at Karipur airport

03:46:34 on 12 Aug

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The UAE in March suspended the entry of non-citizens as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.The foreign residents need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test before arriving

03:47:07 on 12 Aug

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France has decided to entail the police checks over enforcement of mask wearing in public.People should be afraid of the virus and spreading infection but not of the police, government's spokesman said

03:58:24 on 12 Aug

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The former scientist, Nambi Narayanan, had to spend two months in prison before the CBI concluded that the allegations against him were false

03:58:50 on 12 Aug

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These hospitals would be in addition to the existing two COVID-19 hospitals set up by the state government.

04:00:41 on 12 Aug

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U.S. health chief Alex Azar finished a three-day visit to Taiwan, during which he criticised China's handling of the pandemic.On the other hand Beijng is riled over the fact that U.S. has made visit to Taiwan which it considers as its own part, in decades

04:02:08 on 12 Aug

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A brown alert of heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for Raigad, Nashik and Pune, IMD said

04:04:18 on 12 Aug

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481 more COVID-19 cases in Puducherry

A total of 481 new COVID-19 cases, 138 recoveries, and 5 deaths were reported from Puducherry

04:10:19 on 12 Aug

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Police have arrested about 110 people on charges of rioting

04:16:32 on 12 Aug

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'We will work together. Our friends who had gone away have now come back,' says Rajasthan CM

04:20:11 on 12 Aug

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn has swirled skepticism over Russia's Covid-19 vaccine where he raised doubts on its efficacy and safety.He also emphasized upon not coming first in vaccine race but to provide it with all clinical trials done with high acceptance rate among the people

02:37:39 on 12 Aug

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Sri Lankan PM Rajpaksa has inducted his elder brother as irrigation minister and another as sports minister.A landslide election victory last week gave the Rajapaksas’ political party nearly the two-thirds majority of seats required to make constitutional changes

02:47:38 on 12 Aug

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Amid the severe Covid-19 pandemic, this year Krishna festival was bereft of the hustle-bustle of crowded human pyramid formation.Organizers have affirmed that this time they will cheer the spirit of doctors and medical workers while praying for the ebbing of virus to the lord

02:55:36 on 12 Aug

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According to the new tariff order, consumers could choose the TV channels they want to watch and pay only for them at maximum retail prices set by broadcasters, instead of the pre-set bouquets offered earlier

02:56:07 on 12 Aug

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The change in behaviour in rural India - where two-thirds of its 1.3 billion people live, often with only the most basic health facilities - has come as infections in the countryside have surged

03:03:00 on 12 Aug

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In the communication, the Air Force said that as a service, it has ensured 'that the organisation is gender neutral and has always provided an equal opportunity to both male and women personnel'

03:04:03 on 12 Aug

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CM Mamta Banerjee emphatically affirmed that her government has been successful in reducing unemployment by 40% at a time when it is at all time high nationally .Banerjee said she is hopeful that the hardworking and talented youth of Bengal will lead the country

03:12:48 on 12 Aug

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Overall smartphone usage increased 50% in April-May. During this time, 84% of users turned to smartphones to find more about various government schemes, get weather updates and market related information on agricultural produce

03:21:04 on 12 Aug

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The GST intelligence officials have detected over ₹17 crore tax evasion by a major cement manufacturer in Satna and arrested one of its directors

03:25:40 on 12 Aug

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'India's GDP is expected to shrink by at least 5%. There is a fear that we may even reach the lowest GDP (growth) since independence, since 1947,' said Infosys co-founder

02:57:28 on 12 Aug

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A virtual meeting will likely take place as soon as this week though a date hasn’t been finalized.The concurrent deterioration in US-China relations has meant the trade deal remains one of the few areas where Washington and Beijing are still cooperating.

01:34:11 on 12 Aug

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The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Challenge supports private sector-led approaches that close the gender digital divide, expand business opportunities, and empower women

01:39:05 on 12 Aug

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Britain's recession is deeper than those recorded by comparable economies in Europe, notably Germany and France, or the United States.There's uncertainty related to its future trading relationship with the European Union following the UKs departure from the bloc in January

01:43:19 on 12 Aug

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Sharmishta Mukherjee, the daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee posted an emotional message on Twitter

01:50:45 on 12 Aug

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The youngest patient to receive plasma is 18, and the oldest patient is 94 years old..Around 522 males and 188 female patients have been administered plasma therapy, the statement said

02:03:24 on 12 Aug

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Presumptive Democratic party presidential nominee Biden on Tuesday named 55-year-old Harris as his vice presidential running mate, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket

02:17:19 on 12 Aug

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People have largely given up on social distancing and masks after months of sticking to the rules, believing the virus is not such a serious threat.More than 2.3 million people have been infected with novel coronavirus in India, the third highest number in the world after the United States and Brazil

02:19:04 on 12 Aug

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Death toll in Odisha due to coronavirus now stands at 305 while the statewide caseload breached the mark of 50,000.Odisha now has 15,508 active cases, while 34,806 patients have recovered from the disease

02:24:24 on 12 Aug

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Pakistan was made to pay back $1 billion to Saudi Arabia, which was part of a $6.2 billion package announced by Saudi Arabia in November 2018.This development came after Pakistan FM Qureshi had given blunt warning to Saudi Arabia-led OIC for not taking a stance against India over the Kashmir issue.

12:48:57 on 12 Aug

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Pranab Mukherjee was admitted Army's Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital around noon on Monday. He had also tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the surgery

12:59:11 on 12 Aug

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The BoE expects the unemployment rate to shoot higher to around 7.5% by the end of the year from 3.9% currently.The technical definition of a recession is two quarterly contractions in a row

01:21:27 on 12 Aug

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Siddaramaiah who turned 72 on Wednesday was admitted to Manipal Hospital, a private healthcare provider in Bengaluru, on 4 August after testing positive for the respiratory disease

01:19:13 on 12 Aug

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According to the guidelines issued on Tuesday, people will need to wear face shields while exercising and will also have to get their own mats

11:55:43 on 12 Aug

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The initiative is aimed at carrying forward direct tax reforms.Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur, officials, business representatives and chartered accountants will attend the launch of the scheme

12:12:13 on 12 Aug

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Trump is eager for an agreement, much of the country expects one, and it's not too difficult to sketch one out on paper

12:19:14 on 12 Aug

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This comes after Murugappa Group-led Tube Investments of India Ltd agreed to invest ₹700 crore in the company for a 56% stake

10:45:24 on 12 Aug

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The president is focused on data, independent of substance.Testing doesn’t create sick people, it merely discovers them

10:47:54 on 12 Aug

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Trump tweeted a video on Tuesday attacking the Biden-Harris ticket and labelled the Senator as 'phony.'

11:01:44 on 12 Aug

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Output in the world’s second-largest producer is set to shrink to the smallest in five years.Top buyers are turning to Kenya where the market has dropped

11:12:07 on 12 Aug

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Australian consumer confidence plunged in August, data showed Wednesday.After an almost uniform pickup from April lows amid the national lockdown, payrolls in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia diverged in late June

11:12:43 on 12 Aug

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Siddaramaiah has tested Covid-19 negative and will be discharged tomorrow, a statement from his office said.The 71-year-old leader was admitted on August 4

10:54:30 on 12 Aug

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Assembly tenure of Bihar is scheduled to end on November 29.The electoral process has to be completed by November 28 to avoid a constitutional crisis

11:19:34 on 12 Aug

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Traffic restrictions for the full dress rehearsal on August 13 and for Independence Day function will remain same.Alternative routes will remain open to railway stations, bus stations and hospitals near the venue of Independence Day function

09:35:32 on 12 Aug

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The total number of deaths from Covid-19 rose to 46,091 after 834 deaths were reported in last 24 hours.

10:02:48 on 12 Aug

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch the platform for 'Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest'.The launch of the platform will further carry forward the journey of direct tax reforms

10:25:18 on 12 Aug

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Moderna said that the US government awarded the company USD 1.5 billion for 100 million doses of its vaccine once it is ready.The vaccine is currently undergoing the phase of a clinical trial, which began on July 27

08:26:48 on 12 Aug

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In June, manufacturing activity improved the sharpest, with the output shrinkage at 17.1% against the 38.4% contraction in May, while the contraction in mining (19.8%) and electricity (10%) sectors showed little improvement

08:29:33 on 12 Aug

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At least 5.4 million people have been affected by severe flooding, with 11,000 households displaced and 135 people killed

08:50:24 on 12 Aug

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