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Priyanka Gandhi demands CBI enquiry into UP journalist's death
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 12:44:47 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding a CBI enquiry into the death of a TV journalist based in Uttar Pradesh who had been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Pr ... read..


 
SC closes criminal cases against Italian marines in 2012 Kerala fishermen shooting
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 12:44:45 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the closure of all proceedings in India against two Italian Marines -- Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone -- accused of killing two fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012. ... read..


 
CCEA, Union Cabinet meetings to be held tomorrow
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 12:14:37 PM IST
Amid the buzz of an imminent reshuffle in the Union Cabinet, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and Union Cabinet meetings are scheduled to be held on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Delhi HC grants bail to Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Asif Iqbal Tanha in UAPA case
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 11:44:37 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Pinjra tod activists Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal and Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in connection with north-east Delhi violence ca ... read..


 
20 years of 'Gadar': Sunny Deol expresses gratitude to fans for turning film into an event
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 11:44:34 AM IST
Bollywood actor Sunny Deol's 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha' has clocked 20 years today and the star thanked the audience for making his film 'an event'. ... read..


 
Centre issues new guidelines to regulate attendance in govt offices
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 10:44:48 AM IST
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Monday directed all officers at the level of Under Secretary and above to attend offices on all working days from June 16 until June 30 while persons with disabilities and pregnant women employees w ... read..


 
Parliamentary committee summons Twitter on June 18
By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | June 15, 2021 10:44:37 AM IST
After a fresh tussle with the Centre over new IT rules, Twitter has now been summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Information and Technology. ... read..


 
People want to fight against KCR family rule: MoS Reddy after Eatala Rajender joins BJP
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 6:14:35 AM IST
After former Telangana Minister Eatala Rajender switched to the BJP from TRS, MoS MHA G Kishan Reddy on Monday said that people want to fight against the Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao's (KCR) family rule. ... read..


 
Govt schools students do not get career guidance, rues Sisodia
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday noted that government schools are not offering provisions of guidance and handholding of students who need advice on their careers. ... read..


 
CBI still probing Sushant's case from all angles
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is still probing the case of the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput from all angles and no closure report has been filed yet, sources said on Monday. ... read..


 
Don't celebrate Rahul's birthday, help poor, Cong workers told
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Congress has asked its workers not to celebrate birthday of former party President Rahul Gandhi on June 19, but instead help people in distress due to the ongoing pandemic. ... read..


 
NSDL says accounts of foreign funds holding Adani stocks not frozen: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The accounts of three foreign funds that are among the top stakeholders in India's Adani group of companies are not frozen, a source at the National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) told a global news wire. ... read..


 
'Miscarriage of justice': HC sets aside bail to Shivender Singh in EOW case
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday set aside an order granting bail to former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivender Mohan Singh in a case connected with the alleged misappropriation of funds of Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL). ... read..


 
Modi's meets BJP chief, senior leaders
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
A crucial BJP meeting involving senior party leaders chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took place at the latter's residence here on Monday. ... read..


 
Retail inflation zooms to over 6% in May (Roundup)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Exponential rise in food prices sequentially rocketed India's retail inflation in May as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to over 6 per cent. ... read..


 
HC seeks response from Centre, FB, Insta on objectionable posts on Hindu gods
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre, Facebook and Instagram, seeking their response on a plea raising concern over the publication of "highly obnoxious and objectionable posts" on Hindu gods on Instagram. ... read..


 
Kirti Kulhari: 'Shaadisthan' motivated me to learn more about music
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Kirti Kulhari says a big reason she loved playing the lead vocalist of a band in her new film "Shaadisthan" is because she is a musician at heart. ... read..


 
Congress demands SC monitored probe into Ram temple land purchase deal
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 4:14:47 AM IST
The Congress on Monday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the matter of alleged irregularity in the purchase of land at Ayodhya by the Ram temple trust. ... read..


 
Chirag Paswan ousted as leader of LJP in Lok Sabha
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
High political drama unfolded on Monday after Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan was unseated as the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras. ... read..


 
Retail inflation zooms to over 6% in May (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Exponential rise in food prices sequentially rocketed India's retail inflation in May as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to over 6 per cent. ... read..


 
Entire operating cabin crew of SpiceJet receive first vax shot
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Passenger carrier SpiceJet said on Monday that it has inoculated its entire operating cabin crew with the first dose of Covid vaccine. ... read..


 
Cancer causing virus affects glial cells in CNS: Study
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The Union Ministry of Science & Technology said on Monday that a study conducted by Indian scientists have recently found that cancer-causing Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) affects the glial cells or the non-neural cells in the central nervous system (CNS) and ... read..


 
SEBI fines Franklin Templeton's India CEO, trustee among others
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
In yet another blow for Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund, the SEBI has now imposed a penalty on Franklin Templeton Trustee Services and the head of India operations, Sanjay Sapre among other key officials in the matter of winding of six debt schemes last ye ... read..


 
Get set for 'Malayalam Mojo' on OTT
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Jio Cinema celebrates Malayalam films with the upcoming movie marathon "Malayalam Mojo", starting June 18, which will present stories from Kerala across genres, content, narrative and characters. An eclectic mix of six Malayalam titles will be available w ... read..


 
Logistics firm Chetak delivers over 400 ambulances via railways
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Logistics major Chetak on Monday said it has used multi-modal transport model for delivering ambulances to various military hospitals across India. ... read..


 
JK Tyre reduces net debt by Rs 930 cr in FY21
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Tyre major JK Tyre has reduced net debt by Rs 930 crore in FY21 through higher cash accruals, along with funds released due to better working capital management. ... read..


 
Record High: India's WPI inflation zooms to 12.94% in May (Roundup)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Base effect, along with high transportation fuel cost, lifted India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to record high levels in May. ... read..


 
Year after Galwan clash: Indian Army develops military infra, deploys around 60K troops
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
A year after the Galwan valley clash in eastern Ladakh, China is still sitting at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) while India has geared up for a long grind. ... read..


 
World Blood Donor Day: Facebook asks people to donate blood
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Facebook on Monday urged people to donate blood and encourage friends and family to do the same, as part of its campaign for the World Blood Donor Day. ... read..


 
Fire at Safdarjung Airport's IT building, no casualties
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
A fire broke out at IT building of Safdarjung Airport on Monday, officials said. ... read..


 
Two Delhi hospitals to start giving Sputnik V doses by end of this week
By Shalini Bhardwa

New Delhi | June 15, 2021 1:14:44 AM IST
Two hospitals in Delhi will start administering the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V by the end of this week. ... read..


 
Congress is weaker than NCP, Shiv Sena, should not fight alone in Maharashtra: Athawale
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 1:14:42 AM IST
With Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole indicating that the party will contest the forthcoming polls alone and not as partners of Maha Vikas Aghadi Alliance,Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said that Congress is weaker than NCP and Shiv Sena and should ... read..


 
India's cumulative COVID vaccine coverage exceeds 25.87 cr
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 1:14:38 AM IST
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached 25,87,13,321 as per the 7 pm provisional report on Monday, said the Union Health Ministry. ... read..


 
Application window for PLI scheme for white goods opens from today
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 1:14:36 AM IST
The application window for the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods - ACs and LEDs - will be open for three months from Tuesday, the Commerce Ministry said on Monday. ... read..


 
Adani Group cos say FPI accounts not frozen, report causing 'irreparable loss' (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Denying freezing of accounts of three foreign portfolio investors (FPI) holding shares in Adani Group companies by the NSDL, group companies have said that such reports are "erroneous" and "misleading". ... read..


 
Delhi HC bars Ghaziabad based firm from selling Khadi Prakritik paints
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has barred Ghaziabad based JBMR Enterprises from manufacturing and selling the Khadi Prakritik paints manufactured by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). According to KVIC, a Ghaziabad-based trader, who fraudulently s ... read..


 
Record High: India's WPI inflation zooms to 12.94% in May (Ld)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Base effect, along with high transportation fuel cost, lifted India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to record high levels in May. ... read..


 
All ASI protected monuments, museums to open from June 16
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
All Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI) protected central monuments and museums which had been closed down owing to the coronavirus pandemic will reopen from June 16 as per the latest order by the Union Ministry of Tourism. All these historic sites were ... read..


 
Chh'garh govt to pay school fees of Covid orphaned children
Raipur/New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced that the children studying in private schools, who have lost parents/guardians to COVID-19, would be provided free education by the government. ... read..


 
Delhi reports 131 new Covid cases, 16 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Delhi reported 131 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours with a test positivity rate of 0.22 per cent, according to the daily health bulletin issued by the Delhi government on Monday. ... read..


 
Adani Ports denies reports on NSDL freezing accounts of foreign funds
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Adani Ports has clarified that media reports on freezing of accounts of foreign funds is done to "deliberately mislead the investing community". ... read..


 
Former Telangana minister Eatala Rajender joins BJP
Hyderabad/Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Former Telangana minister Eatala Rajender on Monday joined opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


 
MyDentalPlan plans expansion to over 250 smaller cities
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
IT-enabled healthcare company MyDentalPlan Healthcare Pvt Ltd has announced that it will expand its presence to more than 250 tier-2 and tier-3 cities by the end of 2021. ... read..


 
Delhi AIIMS to begin Covaxin trial on children from Tuesday
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is learnt to have started screening of children aged 6-12 years for the clinical trials of India's first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. ... read..


 
One nation one ration card makes food security portable: Centre to SC
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that its flagship 'One Nation One Ration Card' (ONORC) scheme makes food security portable, and primarily aims to enable migratory National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries to access the Public Distrib ... read..


 
NCPCR seeks report over posts seeking adoption of children
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a report from WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Telegram regarding posts on these social networking sites offering illegal adoption of children orphaned amid ongoing Covid-19 pandemic ... read..


 
ColorOS 11 arriving on more OPPO smartphones this month
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Smartphone brand OPPO on Monday announced that its fastest ColorOS 11, which is based on Android 11 operating system, will be available on more OPPO devices in the country this month. ... read..


 
Aviva India launched Saral Jeevan Bima
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Private insurer Aviva Life Insurance on Monday announced the launch of Aviva Saral Jeevan Bima, a standard term life insurance plan. ... read..


 
PE exits record second best month ever at $12 billion
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Private equity exits have picked up momentum in 2021 with May 2021 recording the second-best month ever with exits worth $12 billion. ... read..


 
Covid2.0 wave hits consumer sentiment
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Fifty eight per cent of consumers think their income in the next six months will be lower than pre-Covid levels, according to BCG's latest round of consumer sentiment poll which shows that people with similar sentiment has increased in a year's time. ... read..


 
Online music learning platform Muzigal logs 20% growth in remote era
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Online music learning platform Muzigal on Monday said that it is now growing at 20 per cent month-on-month in revenue and new learners and aims to empower music teachers to scale their music classes globally amid the remote learning times. ... read..


 
Delhi: People going abroad will get Covid jab in special category
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Residents in the national capital who are planning to go abroad for jobs or study will get Covid jabs on urgent basis, said Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. ... read..


 
SC should take cognisance of Ram temple land purchase deal: Congress
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
After the controversy erupted on the issue of land purchase by Ram Mandir trust, the Congress has demanded that the Supreme Court should take cognisance of the issue. The Congress said that this is disrespect to the faith of crores of devotees. ... read..


 
New pooled power mechanism to reduce cost for debt ridden Discoms
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
A new pooled power pricing mechanism is proposed to be established by the power ministry that would ensure near uniform energy charges transitioning the country towards 'One Nation, One Grid, One Price". ... read..


 
'Misleading, handful transactions; no full implementation of ONORC in Delhi'
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The political slugfest between the Delhi government and central government over ration scheme, has reached the Supreme Court. The Centre on Monday informed the top court that the Delhi government's claims of launching of one nation one ration card (ONORC) ... read..


 
Fuel price hiked again; petrol nearing century mark across the country
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Fuel prices were increased again across the country on Monday adding more misery for the common man already grappling with rising food prices amidst shrinking income. ... read..


 
Upraised raises bar to help Indian startups find best tech talent
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
As the Indian startup scene brightens up amid the growing digital adoption in the pandemic, ed-tech startup Upraised said on Monday it has embarked on its journey to provide up-skilled tech talent to leading startups and unicorns. ... read..


 
Base effect: India's WPI inflation zooms to 12.94% in May
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Base effect, along with high transportation fuel cost, lifted India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 12.94 per cent in May from a rise of 10.49 per cent in April. ... read..


 
India 2030: Aggressive hippo or agile gazelle? (Book Review)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Kiran Karnik, who describes himself as a "public unintellectual" has, over a four-decade career as an administrator, been acknowledged for his work in the broadcasting and outsourcing spheres -- and his steerage of Nasscom that raised the IT lobby group t ... read..


 
Adani Group stocks nosedive after NSDL freezes accounts of major funds (Ld)
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Adani Group stocks hit the lower circuit on Monday after the the National Securities Depository Ltd. froze the accounts of Albula Investment Fund, Cresta Fund and APMS Investment Fund effective May 31. ... read..


 
PM Modi expresses gratitude for Netanyahu, congratulates Bennett
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his gratitude for the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leadership and contribution to India-Israel strategic partnership. ... read..


 
India, Japan conduct bilateral naval exercise in Indian Ocean
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:14:54 PM IST
Ships of the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on Sunday participated in a joint naval exercise at the Indian Ocean to realize "Free and Open Indo-Pacific. ... read..


 
Adhir writes to Om Birla, seeks election of LS Deputy Speaker
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:14:48 PM IST
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote to Speaker Om Birla urging him to take necessary steps for election of Deputy Speaker of the House in the monsoon session of Parliament. ... read..


 
Nadda directs BJP state unit chiefs to hold executive council meets from June 21 to June 30
By Kumar Gaurav

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:14:43 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda has directed all party state unit chiefs to hold state executive council meetings virtually from June 21 to June 30 to discuss various matters, including the upcoming Assembly polls. ... read..


 
Foreign Ministers of G20 to meet in June end, India to participate in physical meeting
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:14:41 PM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar is set to participate in the Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Minister's meet in Italy later this month. ... read..


 
G7 'letdown' on triple crises of climate, nature, Covid
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The recently-concluded G7 summit has been a massive letdown on a historic opportunity to tackle the triple crises of climate, Covid and collapse of nature, experts across the globe said on Monday. ... read..


 
Adani Group stocks slump as NSDL freezes accounts of 3 FPIs
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Shares of Adani Group companies tumbled to their lower circuits on Monday as the National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) has frozen accounts of three foreign portfolio investors (FPI) holding shares in its group companies. ... read..


 
Modi wishes new Israeli PM Bennett, looks to deepen ties
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, saying he looks forward to meeting him and deepening the strategic partnership between the two counties. ... read..


 
Qualcomm, MediaTek gain big in smartphone application chip market
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Qualcomm led the smartphone application processor (AP) market with a 40 per cent revenue share in the first quarter this year, followed by MediaTek with 26 per cent and Apple with 20 per cent, a new report has showed. ... read..


 
Taapsee jets off to vacation with sister in Russia
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:44:39 PM IST
Ahead of the release of her film 'Haseen Dillruba', actor Taapsee Pannu has headed to Moscow, Russia with her younger sister Shagun Pannu. ... read..


 
WTC Final: New Zealand's variety of fast bowlers will challenge Virat Kohli, feels Parthiv
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:44:36 PM IST
Former Team India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel feels Virat Kohli needs to give himself a bit of time in regards to his batting ahead of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand. ... read..


 
2nd Covid wave didn't hit average download speed for Indians
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
As India battled the lethal second Covid wave and data consumption increased with millions staying home during lockdowns, the mobile users had a smooth download speed experience across the country unlike when the first lockdown phase hit the country last ... read..


 
NHRC seeks report from Centre, Odisha over freedom fighter's widow deprived of Covid medical care
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:14:47 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday sought an Action Taken Report (ATR) from the Union Home Secretary and the Chief Secretary of Odisha over a petiton claiming denial and deprivation of bare human rights to Meera Devi, an ailing octogena ... read..


 
Kanika Dhillon slams Navjot Gulati for his 'sexist' remarks, Taapsee Pannu lends support
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:14:41 PM IST
Author-screenwriter Kanika Dhillon slammed screenwriter Navjot Gulati for comments that didn't go down well with her. Kanika called out Navjot for remarks she perceived as 'sexist' and 'misogynist' and found support in actor Taapsee Pannu. ... read..


 
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