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BSP defectors to Cong demand Rajasthan Cabinet expansion
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | June 15, 2021 12:14:43 PM IST
The MLAs who defected from the BSP to the ruling Congress are raising voice for Cabinet expansion and political appointments in Rajasthan. ... read..


Telangana cancels Class 12 exams, to promote all Class 11 students
Hyderabad, (Telangana) | June 15, 2021 12:14:40 PM IST
The Telangana government has decided to cancel the Class 12 exam for the academic year 2020-21 and promote all Class 11 students to Class 12. ... read..


3 arrested for thrashing man to death in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) | June 15, 2021 12:14:39 PM IST
Three persons, including two women were arrested on Sunday night from Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor for thrashing a man who had entered a public school in Akbarabad purportedly to molest the woman. ... 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..


Over 26.69 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to States, UTs: Health Ministry
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 12:14:36 PM IST
The Central government has provided more than 26.69 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to states and union territories and they will get more than 47,43,580 vaccine doses in the next three days, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday. ... 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..


Actor arrested for 'objectionable' social media post against Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde
Thane (Maharashtra) | June 15, 2021 11:44:36 AM IST
Thane's Srinagar police on Tuesday arrested Marathi artist Mayuresh Kotkar for allegedly posting an objectionable statement on social media against Maharashtra state minister Eknath Shinde. ... read..


Farmers suffering due to Centre's indifference, alleges Mamata
Kolkata | June 15, 2021 11:14:49 AM IST
On the anniversary of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee targeted the Centre over the new farm laws passed last year, stating that on one hand her government fights for the ... read..


Gehlot demands probe into alleged embezzlement of donations for Ram Temple construction
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | June 15, 2021 11:14:40 AM IST
Stating that the news of the embezzlement of donations collected for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya has shaken the faith of people, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday demanded that the Centre should investigate the matter and ... 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..


Private school owner shot dead in Haryana's Jind
Jind (Haryana) | June 15, 2021 10:44:39 AM IST
The owner of a private school at Jind's Alipura village was allegedly shot dead by three unidentified assailants on Monday, said police. ... 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..


Vadodara gets robotic scavenging machine to clean sewers
Vadodara (Gujarat) | June 15, 2021 10:14:41 AM IST
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has got a robotic scavenging machine to clean choked sewers. ... read..


Uttarakhand: Order for opening Chardham Yatra postponed for 3 districts
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | June 15, 2021 10:14:37 AM IST
Uttarakhand government on Tuesday postponed its order to open the Chardham Yatra for people from three districts Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi. ... read..


With 60,471 new COVID-19 cases, India sees lowest spike in 75 days
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 10:14:35 AM IST
India reported 60,471 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest count after 75 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 3.45 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. ... read..


World Blood Donor Day: Blood donors to receive confirmed vaccination slots at AMRI hospitals Kolkata
By Ujjwal Roy

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 15, 2021 9:44:30 AM IST
On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, AMRI Hospitals has launched a drive where anybody donating blood voluntarily will get a confirmed vaccine slot across any of the three units of AMRI Hospitals in Kolkata-- Dhakuria, Mukundapur, and Salt Lake. ... read..


Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle likely on hold after medical 'advise' to Gehlot
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | June 15, 2021 9:14:34 AM IST
Indicating Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle and expansion is likely being put on a hold, the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday informed that doctors have advised Gehlot to avoid one-on-one meeting. ... read..


Delhi: Speeding car rams into e-rickshaw, 2 killed
New Delhi | June 15, 2021 9:14:31 AM IST
A speeding car rammed into an e-rickshaw killing two including a woman, near Delhi's Delight Cinema on Monday night, police said. ... read..


West Bengal demands additional GST compensation of Rs 4,911 cr
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 15, 2021 9:14:30 AM IST
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday said that the state needs to be given an additional compensation (Goods and Services Tax compensation) of Rs 4,911 crores, adding that he had written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this re ... read..


COVID-19 vaccination drive for transgender community held in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | June 15, 2021 8:44:33 AM IST
Amidst the second COVID-19 wave, a group of the transgender community was vaccinated on Monday after a special vaccination drive was launched for the community by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) at Kalyan Mandap in the city. ... read..


Gardening emerges as new hobby among J-K youth amid COVID-19 lockdown
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | June 15, 2021 8:14:43 AM IST
With many people staying at home due to COVID-19 restriction, gardening has emerged as a new hobby for youth in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Wild elephant strays into village in Bengal's Jalpaiguri, destroys tea plantation
By Tarak Sarkar

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | June 15, 2021 8:14:40 AM IST
A wild sub-adult male elephant strayed into a village in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Monday and destroyed tea plantation in the area. ... read..


One held in Haryana's Rohtak, drugs seized
Rohtak (Haryana) | June 15, 2021 8:14:35 AM IST
Haryana Police on Monday arrested one person in connection with the alleged smuggling of narcotics in Rohtak district and claimed to have seized 100 grams of smack. ... read..


Road construction in J-K's Rajouri under PMGSY scheme to connect 18 villages in far-flung border areas
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) | June 15, 2021 7:44:31 AM IST
To further boost the connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory administration has started constructing roads to connect 18 villages in the far-flung border areas in Rajouri under Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY) scheme. ... read..


Chhattisgarh HC gives interim relief to Raman Singh, Sambit Patra in toolkit case
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | June 15, 2021 7:44:30 AM IST
Providing interim relief to the two BJP leaders, Chhattisgarh High Court on Monday stayed the FIR against former Chief Minister Raman Singh and party spokesperson Sambit Patra in connection with the alleged fake toolkit case. ... read..


5 more held in illegal SIM box exchange case in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru Police has made a breakthrough in the illegal SIM box telephone exchange case by arresting another five persons. ... read..


Andhra's black fungus cases reach 7,395, toll at 157
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | June 15, 2021 7:14:31 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh has so far reported 2,303 cases of black fungus or mucormycosis, while 157 people have died due to the disease, said the State Medical and Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal on Monday. ... read..


Andhra's black fungus cases reach 2,303, toll at 157
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | June 15, 2021 7:14:30 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh has so far reported 2,303 cases of black fungus or mucormycosis, while 157 people have died due to the disease, said the State Medical and Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal on Monday. ... read..


Kotkapura firing case: Parkash Singh Badal not to appear before SIT on June 16 citing health reasons
Chandigarh (Haryana) | June 15, 2021 6:44:40 AM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will not appear before a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on June 16 for questioning in connection with the Kotkapura police firing case. ... read..


Opposition giving 'religious colour' to demand of renaming flyover after Sufi saint Chisti: Shiv Sena's Rahul Shewale
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | June 15, 2021 6:44:38 AM IST
Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale has accused the Opposition of trying to give a "religious colour" to his demand after his proposal of naming a flyover in Mumbai after Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti was opposed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bharatiya Janata ... read..


Research being done globally over need of booster dose against COVID-19, says AIIMS doctor
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | June 15, 2021 6:44:37 AM IST
Research is taking place in India, US and several other countries to see if booster dose will be needed for maintaining longer efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, a senior doctor has said. ... read..


Four teenaged girls gang-raped in Tripura, eight youths held
Agartala | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Eight youths, accused of gang-raping four teenaged girls in western Tripura, were arrested within six hours of the case being registered, police said on Monday. ... 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..


Lingayat seers back Yediyurappa as CM for next 2 years
Tumkuru (Karnataka) | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
About a dozen Lingayat seers, a community to which Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa belongs, came out in his support on Monday, demanding him to continue the as CM for the next two years, besides subtly warning disgruntled BJP leaders not to hara ... 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..


Odisha seeks COVID-19 vaccine in 95:05 ratio for Govt, pvt hospitals
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | June 15, 2021 5:14:39 AM IST
The Odisha government has sought COVID-19 vaccine in the ratio of 95:05 for government and private hospitals instead of 75:25 as per the Central guidelines. ... read..


FIR against 3 men for raping female cop in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | June 15, 2021 5:14:38 AM IST
An FIR has been registered at Mumbai's Meghwadi Police Station, Powai against three men for allegedly raping a female assistant police inspector. ... read..


Light to moderate rains to lash parts of Haryana today
Chandigarh (Haryana) | June 15, 2021 5:14:36 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light to moderate rainfall for isolated places in Haryana on Tuesday morning. ... 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..


Nearly 5,000 vehicles enter Shimla as Himachal eases Covid restrictions, police say tourists following safety protocols
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | June 15, 2021 4:44:33 AM IST
Following the Himachal Pradesh government's announcement that COVID-19 RT-PCR negative tests are no longer required to enter the state, tourists were seen flocking to Shimla on the weekend. ... read..


Fourth round of national sero-survey in 3 Odisha districts from June 16-19
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | June 15, 2021 4:44:31 AM IST
The ICMR-Regional Medical Research Center Bhubaneswar will conduct fourth round of national sero survey for COVID-19 in three district of Odisha, including Ganjam, Rayagada and Koraput from June 16 to June 19. ... read..


BJP trying to divide Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Monday that the BJP government at the Centre cannot accept defeat and it is now trying to divide the state. ... read..


BSP MLAs who joined Congress seek their 'reward' for saving Gehlot govt
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
After the Sachin Pilot group sought fulfilment of their demands for political and ministerial appointments, the BSP MLAs, who joined the Congress around two years back, on Monday also demanded their "due reward" for saving the Rajasthan government after l ... 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..


Retired Mumbai cop shoots 2 sons, one critical
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
In a shocking incident, a retired Mumbai Police officer allegedly shot at his two young sons at their home in Airoli, leaving them injured. The condition of the elder son is said to be 'critical', Navi Mumbai Police said here on Monday. ... read..


Rajasthan govt to set up Vedic Shiksha and Sanskar Board within 4-5 months
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | June 15, 2021 4:14:50 AM IST
The government of Rajasthan has decided to set up Vedic Shiksha and Sanskar Board within 4-5 months to teach students how Vedic education is linked to Science and Yoga. ... read..


COVID-19: Owaisi targets Centre over official death toll, raises question over Covaxin, Coronil
Hyderabad (Telangana) | June 15, 2021 4:14:48 AM IST
Alleging that India's death toll due to COVID is 'five to six' times more than the official data, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that the Central government has "no touch with the reality". ... 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..


MCG to crack whip on property tax defaulters
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will conduct a special drive against the property tax defaulters in August. ... read..


Forest cover in India enhanced up to one-fourth of country's area: Modi at UN
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told the United Nations that in the last 10 years, around 3 million hectares of forest cover has been added in India. ... read..


Puducherry extends COVID lockdown upto June 21 with additional relaxations
Puducherry | June 15, 2021 3:44:36 AM IST
Puducherry government has announced extension of COVID-induced lockdown upto June 21 with additional relaxations. ... read..


K'taka announces Rs one lakh relief for BPL families that lost earning member to COVID
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 15, 2021 3:44:34 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday announced Rs 1 lakh relief to each family under Below Poverty Line (BPL) which has lost an earning or adult member due to COVID-19. ... read..


CPCB seeks report from Punjab on chemical contamination in Sutlej & Raj canals
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Acting on a complaint received from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has sought a report from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on water pollution in the Harike Barrage in Punjab reaching Pilibanga in R ... read..


Bengal post-poll violence: Gang rape survivors move SC for SIT probe (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
A 60-year-old woman and a 17-year-old minor girl from West Bengal have moved the Supreme Court alleging horrific gang-rape by Trinamool Congress workers, for their families supporting the BJP in recently-held Assembly election and sought an SIT probe int ... 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..


Four-fold increase in Central grant to Andhra under JJM
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
With a vision of providing clean tap water to every household, the Union government has increased the Central grant to Andhra Pradesh under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) this year to Rs 3,182.88 crore, which was Rs 790.48 crore in 2020. ... read..


TN must act against Vadatheru hydrocarbon project: Panneerselvam
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
AIADMK's chief coordinator O. Panneerselvam on Monday called upon Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to take steps for immediate withdrawal of invitation of bids by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for development of oil and gas fields in Vada ... read..


Maharashtra to issue learner's driving licences online
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
It will no longer be mandatory in Maharashtra for candidates to crowd up at the RTOs to get a learner's driving licence - it will now be available online, sitting at home. ... read..


Reschedule date of appearance, Badal asks SIT probing firing incident
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday categorically reiterated his "intent and commitment to fully cooperate with the law" and said that he has "complete faith in the judiciary". ... read..


Changed leadership, did not destroy party: LJP leader
Patna | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
While Chirag Paswan was forced on the back foot following 5 out of 6 Members of Parliament (MP) of his party shifting the goal post, LJP MP Veena Devi said that it was a decision to change the leadership and not to destroy the party. ... read..


MHA notification on citizenship for non-Muslims not linked to CAA, SC told
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the Ministry of Home Affairs' May 28 order, which empowered certain districts to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, has no relation with the Citizenship (Amendment ... read..


Panneerselvam to be Deputy Leader of Opposition in TN Assembly
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Senior AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam was on Monday elected Deputy Leader of the AIADMK legislative party, thus enabling him to be the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly. ... read..


Kannada actor dies in road mishap, family decides to donate his organs
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Kannada theatre personality and national film award winner Sanchari Vijay, who met with an accident on June 12, died late afternoon on Monday. Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep announced his death on Twitter here. ... read..


Youth kills mother, step father and brother before killing self in Dhanbad
Ranchi | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old youth killed his mother, step father and step brother before committing suicide in Dhanbad on Monday. ... read..


Gehlot in 'political quarantine' as Pilot camp demands its due
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will not have any one-on-one meetings in person for next one or two months, keeping in mind the post Covid precautions suggested by his doctors, his office announced on Monday. ... read..


Odisha CM directs Crime Branch to investigate seizure of "Spurious Drugs" in state
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | June 15, 2021 1:44:39 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the Crime Branch to investigate the seizure of spurious drugs cases reported from some places in the state. ... read..


Odisha CM directs Crime Branch to investigate seizure of spurious drug cases
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | June 15, 2021 1:44:38 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the Crime Branch to investigate the seizure of spurious drug cases reported from some places in the state. ... read..


AIADMK expels 17 leaders for having spoken to Sasikala
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The AIADMK meeting held at the party headquarters here expelled 17 leaders including party spokesman V Pugazhendi for having contacted former interim general secretary VK Sasikala. Former Minister M Anandan and former Member of Parliament Chinnaswamy were ... 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..


'Todna-Jodna' is part of TMC's dirty politics; action will be taken under anti-defection law: Suvendu Adhikari
By Ujjwal Roy

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 15, 2021 1:14:45 AM IST
Amid speculations that some BJP leaders will be joining the Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Monday alleged that "Todna-Jodna is part of TMC's dirty politics" while a ... 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..


Devotees in J-K's Anantnag celebrate annual Urs festival
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) | June 15, 2021 1:14:41 AM IST
Devotees in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district and its adjoining areas on Monday celebrated the 456th annual 'Urs' or the festival of the famous Sufi saint Hazrat Baba Hyder Reshi also known as Resh moul sahib. ... read..


Haryana to make sugarcane farmers' pending payments by July 10, says Minister Banwari Lal
Chandigarh (Haryana) | June 15, 2021 1:14:39 AM IST
Haryana government will surely clear all pending payments of sugarcane farmers' by July 10, said State Cooperation Minister Dr Banwari Lal after a review meeting with the officers of Haryana State Cooperative Sugar Mills Federation (Sugarfed) here on Mond ... 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..


Anil Vij releases comic book to spread awareness about COVID-19 vaccine
Chandigarh (Haryana) | June 15, 2021 1:14:35 AM IST
Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday released IEC Comic - 'BACCHE, VAAYU and CORONA 6: Covid Variant Banaam Vaccine Yodha' to spread awareness about COVID-19 vaccine and immunisation among parents and children. ... read..


Adhir Ranjan urges Mamata to form new department for welfare of Bengali migrants
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 15, 2021 1:14:32 AM IST
West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, requesting her to create a new department exclusively dedicated to the welfare of the West Bengal migrants in view of the "sad plight" they face in India ... read..


COVID crisis: Hyderabad NGO distributes free food to patients, doctors
Hyderabad (Telangana) | June 15, 2021 1:14:31 AM IST
In wake of the COVID crisis, a Hyderabad-based NGO, The Vedam Foundation, is distributing food free of charge to the needy, patients and their attenders, doctors, and nurses, at several hospitals across Hyderabad. ... read..


Bengal post-poll violence: Gang rape survivors move SC for SIT probe
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
A 60-year-old woman and a 17-year-old minor girl from West Bengal have moved the Supreme Court alleging horrific gang-rape by Trinamool Congress workers, for their families supporting the BJP in recently-held Assembly election, and sought an SIT probe int ... read..


Child rescued from borewell in Agra
Agra | Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Five-year-old Shiva has finally been rescued from inside a borewell on Monday evening, almost eight-and-a-half hours after he fell into it. ... read..


Notorious red sanders smuggler held in Andhra
Tanguturu | Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Three persons, including one notorious red sanders smuggler, were arrested in Andhra Pradesh, police said on Monday. ... read..


PMK hits out at Stalin's decision to open TASMAC liquor shops
Chennai | Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Founder of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) S. Ramadoss in a tweet has said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's statement that opening TASMAC liquor shops would curb illicit liquor is unbelievable. It indicates that the state government had failed to cu ... 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..


Stalin assures job to woman who donated gold sovereigns to relief fund
Chennai | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has promised a job to a woman engineering graduate who had handed him 2 gold sovereigns as a donation for the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund. ... 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..


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..


AKS Vijayan appointed TN govt's spl representative in Delhi
Chennai | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
AKS Vijayan, a senior Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and a former Member of Parliament, was appointed the Special Representative of the Tamil Nadu government in New Delhi on Monday. He will hold this office for a period of one year. ... read..


BJP MLA Selvam files nomination for Puducherry Speaker's post
Puducherry | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
First-term legislator of the BJP, Embalam R. Selvam has filed nomination for the post of Puducherry Assembly Speaker from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He is the MLA from Manaveli assembly constituency and is the party-state general secretary. ... read..


UPRTOU to set up study centres in UP jails
Lucknow | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) will be setting up study centres at 13 jails of the state to help inmates pursue higher learning courses. ... read..


RCP Singh has some tough words for Chirag Paswan
Patna | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
After the split in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), JDU national president RCP Singh said that Chirag Paswan is getting back what he sowed in the past. ... read..


UP: Child falls into borewell,rescue operation on
Agra | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
A five-year-old child fell into a 150-feet-deep borewell while playing in Dhariyai village here on Monday. ... read..


Algal bloom in Ganga treated with German chemical
Varanasi | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A German chemical has been arranged with the help of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and a drive has been launched to clean the Ganga water from algae. ... 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..


NBRI to help turn Lucknow into natural oxygen hub
Lucknow | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Scientists at the National Botanical research Institute (NBRI) in Lucknow have agreed to cooperate with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) in turning the city into a natural oxygen hub. ... 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..


Fearing arrest by police, film personality Ayesha seeks anticipatory bail
Kochi | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
After the Kavaratti Police served a notice to leading Lakshadweep film personality Ayesha Sulthana to appear before it on June 20 in connection with her remarks made on a Malayalam TV channel about the spread of Covid on the island, she filed a plea for a ... read..


TN govt reclaims temple land worth Rs 160 cr in Chennai
Chennai | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has reclaimed land worth Rs 160 crore of the Kancheepuram Ekambareswar temple from a trust that ran the Seetha Kingston House Matriculation Higher Secondary School. ... read..


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