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INDIA WINS FIRST SILVER AT TOKYO OLYMPICS. Weightlifter Mira Chanu clinched the Silver in 49 KG category

A confident smile never leaving her face, Mirabai Chanu ended India's over two decade-long wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics, clinching the 49kg category silver medal five years after leaving the same platform in tears following a disastrous debut. With her historic triumph, she ensured that India was second on the medals tally for a brief while, a feat that has never been achieved before by the country. It was also the first time that India managed to win a medal on the opening day competitions.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Appoint Punjab Congress President

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new president of the party's Punjab unit, notwithstanding the strong opposition from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Confiscated Shares Of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi Sold. SBI Thus Recovers 792 Crores

A Consortium of banks led by the country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), has realised Rs 792.11 crore after selling shares handed over to it by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), following confiscation to assets of fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. The ED said that till date assets worth Rs 13,109.17 crore have been handed over to banks.

France Court Freezes India Assets in Paris

PARIS - A French court froze 20 residential properties worth over 20 million euros ($24 million) belonging to the India government in Paris while upholding a petition filed by Cairn Energy seeking to force the Narendra Modi government to fork out a $1.7-billion international arbitration award. The order issued by the Tribunal Judiciaire de Paris is deeply embarrassing for the Modi government, which has refused to pay the sum after losing a tax dispute with Cairn Energy that dates back to 2014.

France Court allows Cairn to seize Indian Government properties in Paris

A France court, Tribunal judiciaire de Paris, ordered freezing (through judicial mortgages) of residential real estate owned by the Government of India in central Paris. The court order affects some 20 centrally located properties, belonging to the Indian Government and valued at more than 20 million euros, as part of a guarantee of the debt owed to Cairn Energy PLC. 

Dilip Kumar passes away at 98 in Mumbai

Ever since he turned 90 in 2012, frequent reports of his 'sad demise' have spread, so when he quietly passed away, news outlets heard it with disbelief at first. He was a man of many records. But when Dilip Kumar slipped away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Mumbai, he also held an unbeaten record as the celebrity who died the maximum number of times. No Indian actor passed on as many times as Dilip Kumar did. Ever since he turned 90 in 2012, frequent reports of his “sad demise” would spread so far and wide, and with such authenticity, that when he quietly passed away at age 98, every news outlet heard it with disbelief at first and then double-checked it before putting it out as confirmed information.

Amazon, Tata say Indian govt e-commerce rules will hit businesses: Report

Amazon.com Inc and India's Tata Group warned government officials on Saturday that plans for tougher rules for online retailers would have a major impact on their business models, four sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters. New rules limiting flash sales, barring misleading advertisements and mandating a complaints system, among other proposals, could force the likes of Amazon and Flipkart to review their business structures, and may increase costs for domestic rivals including Reliance Industries' JioMart, BigBasket and Snapdeal.

HORNET’s NEST STIRRED: Indian Air Force Veterans Angry On Rawat terming IAF a 'Supporting Arm'

NEW DELHI - Indian Air Force veterans on Saturday expressed deep anger and shock at chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat describing the IAF as a “supporting arm” in the planned integrated theatre commands of the three armed forces. Rawat, tasked by the Narendra Modi government to facilitate the integration process, had been asked at the programme, organised online by the think tank Global Counter Terrorism Council, about the IAF not being keen on the proposed theatre commands integrating the capabilities of the tri-services.

Twitter's Resident Grievance Officer In India Quits

Twitter's interim resident grievance officer for India has stepped down, leaving the micro-blogging site without a grievance official as mandated by the new IT rules to address complaints from Indian subscribers. The source said that Dharmendra Chatur, who was recently appointed as interim resident grievance officer for India by Twitter, has quit from the post. Twitter declined to comment.

 
 
Euro 2020: Italy edge past Austria 2-1 in extra-time

The most impressive team in the tournament makes it the quarter-finals of European Championship, after a grueling 90 minutes where the losing team put up a fight

Euro 2020: Denmark beat Wales, enter quarterfinals

Kasper Dolberg’s brace and a goal each from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite took Denmark to the huge victory

India's airline fleet to contract, fall below 700 on weak demand: CAPA

NEW DELHI - India's airline fleet is expected to contract by 15 to 20 aircraft to less than 700 in the current fiscal year through March 2022, as carriers retire more planes than they induct due to weak passenger demand, consultant CAPA said.

Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo Equals Ali Daei’s Record; Has 109 International Goals to His Name

Cristiano Ronaldo ensured he remained the cynosure of all eyes by scoring twice in a high-voltage group stage clash versus 2018 World Cup champions France. With that, the Portugal captain equalled Ali Daei's record of most international goals in men’s football. Ronaldo’s international goals tally now stands at 109, equalling Iran’s Ali Daei. The Juventus main man has now become the first Portuguese player to score in three group stage matches of a European Championship. The defendings champions now face Belgium in the round of 16. 

Kashmir Assembly Polls After Delimitation Exercise: India PM Tells Opposition Meet

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told a group of leaders from Jammu and Kashmir that assembly elections there will be held after the completion of the ongoing delimitation exercise, People's Conference leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig said after a crucial meeting to chalk out the future course of action in the union territory. During the three-and-a-half-hour-long meeting, almost all the 14 leaders from Jammu and Kashmir demanded that its statehood, which was removed in August 2019, should be restored, he said.

Banks Get ₹9,371 crore assets of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi Birthday Parties A Covid Risk, US Researchers Declare SHARAD PAWAR CALLS FOR OPPOSITION MEETING AFTER MEETING POLL STRATEGIST PRASHANT KISHORE TWICE Shortage of pulses likely, Production expected to decline: Industry Body Tribute to legend Milkha Singh As COVID funeral pyres burn, gloom gathers over India’s rural economy In India, gold hallmarking mandatory from June 15 Celebrity Chess Event Marred With Foul-Paly Controversy As A Start-up Founder Beats Viswanathan Anand. Delhi CM Kejriwal Announces Odd-Even Rule For Bazaars. Lockdown Relaxed Supreme Court asks India Government for vaccine purchase data. ‘Mix of free and paid system arbitrary, irrational,’ it says Pulwama Hero’s Wife Commissioned into Indian Army India's Supreme Court Seeks Centre-State Data On Corona Orphans Delhi govt likely to extent lockdown by another week No charging of phones, laptops in trains from 11 pm to 5 am: Railways 'Surprised that Shardul wasn't Man of the Match': Virat Kohli after India's series-clinching win Wishing you and your family a very bright, colourful and joyful Holi 2021. Throwback: Meet India's richest ex-cricketer and it's not Virat Kohli or Mahendra Singh Dhoni In Tata vs Cyrus Mistry, Supreme Court Verdict Expected SC issues notice to Centre on PIL seeking appointment of regular CBI Director Bharat Bandh on 26 Feb 2021. Over 8 Crore Traders to Protest Against GST, Fuel Price Hike and E-Way Bill Gangubai Kathiawadi teaser gets roaring applause. Alia tu chaand hai, says Bollywood Australia board apologises after India players complain of racist abuse America's Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker supports farmers’ protests in India Azad writes to Rajya Sabha Chairman, seeks early parliament session UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Cancels India Visit FARMERS PROTEST: Waterlogged tents, damped blankets: Protesting farmers brave chilly nights at Delhi borders Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield set to get approved in India today: Report Reliance Jio writes to Punjab CM, DGP over incidents of 'vandalism' at Jio network sites Farmers demand justice, compensation for families of those died during protests With her infectious positivity, Priyanka emerges as crisis manager in Congress