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Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma addresses a press conference, at AICC Office in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India on Sunday said there is no plan to import wheat into India after media reports stated that looming shortage and rising prices have authorities making preparations to buy from overseas. "There is no plan to import wheat into India. The country has sufficient stocks to meet our domestic requirements and Food Corporation of India has enough stock for public distribution" the central government said.

India on Sunday reported 11,539 new cases of Covid-19, taking the caseload to 44,339,429. With 43 new deaths, including nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, India's death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic reached 527,332. The tally of cured Covid-19 cases reached 43,712,218 with 12,783 new recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an orange alert in Himachal Pradesh for the next 12 hours after 22 people died and five were missing due to flash floods, and landslides due to heavy rainfall. The IMD said that heavy rainfall is likely in isolated places in Kangra, Chamba, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, and Mandi districts. The maximum damage has been reported from Mandi, Kangra, and Chamba districts, he said, adding that so far 36 weather-related incidents have been reported in the state.

A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence over allegations of corruption in the liquor policy, the Delhi Dy CM said that the CBI officials were instructed by the "high command" to raid his home. He further added that the 2024 election will be a battle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2:23 PM

Congress leader Anand Sharma resigns from key party post

Congress leader Anand Sharma resign from the post of chairman of the Steering Committee for Himachal assembly polls. In a letter to the party's interim President Sonia Gandhi, Sharma resigned from the post , but said he will participate in campaigns for the Congress candidates
 
1:52 PM

Delhi Police tightens security at Tikri border ahead of protest call by farmers

Farmers start arriving into the state. Delhi police put up cemented barricades, tightens security at the Delhi-Haryana's Tikri border, ahead of protest call by farmers at Jantar Mantar tomorrow.
 
1:11 PM

No plan to import wheat into India, says government

"There is no plan to import wheat into India. The country has sufficient stocks to meet our domestic requirements and Food Corporation of India has enough stock for public distribution" says the Department of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India
 
12:37 PM

LoC against Manish Sisodia, others not issued yet, in process: CBI

Look Out Circular against Manish Sisodia and others, accused in the Delhi excise policy case “likely to be issued soon, in the process," clarifies CBI, reports ANI quoting sources
12:13 PM

TMC and BJP supporters clash amid ongoing Municipal by-elections

TMC and BJP supporters clash amid ongoing Municipal by-elections in Asansol.
"We had come to see whether polling was going on peacefully or not, but TMC supporters attacked us. TMC is rigging votes being cast," BJP MLA Laxman Ghorui says
11:26 AM

Enquiry committee constituted in the Mathura incident where 2 died

Enquiry committee constituted in the Mathura incident where 2 died from suffocation on Krishna Janmashtami in the Banke Bihari temple. Committee to investigate the circumstances under which incident happened, submitted report within 15 days, reports ANI
11:03 AM

How will country progress this way, asks Kejriwal after LoC against Manish Sisodia

"At a time when the common man is battling inflation, crores of youth are unemployed, central government along with all the state governments should fight unemployment and inflation. Instead every morning they start this CBI-ED game. How will the country progress in this way?" Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said

 
11:02 AM

Unfortunate that PM thinking over CBI's look out circular: Manish Sisodia

"It's unfortunate that PM keeps thinking against whom should a CBI 'Look Out Circular' be issued today. Today, the country is looking for a leader who can give solutions to inflation, unemployment. The public will give a 'look out notice' to them in 2024," says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
9:50 AM

Meeting of key Congress Telangana leaders to be held in Delhi on Tuesday

Meeting of key Congress Telangana leaders to be held in Delhi on Aug 23 to discuss the Mungode by-election, reports ANI quoting sources. 
The Congress leaders will meet Priyanka Gandhi besides meeting other senior leaders including KC Venugopal and Manickam Tagore, ANI stated
 
9:42 AM

Two suspected terrorists linked with Al-Qaeda arrested in Assam

Two suspected terrorists linked with Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) arrested in Assam's Goalpara district last night, reports ANI
9:16 AM

India reports 11,539 new Covid cases, 43 deaths in 24 hrs

India on Sunday reported 11,539 new cases of Covid-19, taking the caseload to 44,339,429. With 43 new deaths, including nine deaths reconciled by Kerala, India's death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic reached 527,332. The tally of cured Covid-19 cases reached 43,712,218 with 12,783 new recoveries in the last 24 hours.
 
8:57 AM

CBI issues LoC against Manish Sisodia, others in Delhi excise policy scam

CBI issues Look Out Circular (LOC) against all accused named in the Delhi Excise Policy scam, including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, reports ANI quoting sources
8:18 AM

Deep Depression over Northwest Chhattisgarh weakened into Depression: IMD

"Deep Depression over Northwest Chhattisgarh and adjoining Northeast Madhya Pradesh and Southeast Uttar Pradesh weakened into a Depression. It would continue to move west-northwestwards across North MP & weaken into a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area during the next 24 hours," the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said
 
6:45 AM

IMD issues orange alert in Himachal Pradesh amid heavy rain, landslides

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an orange alert in Himachal Pradesh for the next 12 hours after 22 people died and five were missing due to flash floods, and landslides due to heavy rainfall. 

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 8:15 AM IST

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