Monday, June 14, 2021

'Revision in FAME-II norms to boost electric 2-wheeler demand'

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Lauding the latest revision in the FAME-II norms by the Centre, stakeholders in the sector have said that the move will substantially increase the demand for electric bikes and scooters.... read..

LJP MPs likely to remove Chirag Paswan as party leader in Lok Sabha

By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 12:44:29 AM IST
In what seems like a political turnover, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan is likely to be dislodged from the position of Lok Sabha Parliamentary party leader by his own party's majority of MPs.... read..

STAR remains leader among broadcasters

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
STAR continued to remain the undoubted leader among broadcasters in May, with group level viewership share of 39.4 per cent, slightly down on high base of IPL viewership in April'21, according to a research by Elara Securities.... read..

No cyber breach into NIC email system: Centre

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The Centre has said that there has been no cyber breach into the email system of the government maintained by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).... read..

Trials to pick Indian Paralympic team postponed

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Next week's selection trials to select the Indian track and field team for the Tokyo Paralympics Games have been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, said the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Sunday.... read..

WTC: Heavy-scoring Indians have edge over NZ batsmen

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
With less than a week to go before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, the Indian batting unit looks better and more experienced than its New Zealand counterpart in the WTC.... read..

'L-G should put an end to wastage of food grains by the Kejriwal govt'

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
The Delhi BJP on Sunday appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to put an end to the wastage of tonnes of food grains by the Chief Minister-led Arvind Kejriwal government which had been allocated by the Narendra Modi government.... read..

Delhi reports 213 new Covid cases, lowest since March 1

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported 213 new Covid cases, the lowest since March 1 when 175 people were found Covid positive in the national capital, according to the daily health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.... read..

MoS Finance counters Bengal FM's charge of ignoring dissent, says GST Council reflects collective spirit

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Following the conclusion of the 44th meeting of the GST Council on Saturday, a war of words erupted on Twitter between Union Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, and West Bengal Finance Minister, Amit Mitra, over the way the important meeting of ... read..

Byju's most valuable startup in India, 11th in the world

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Edtech company Byju's is now India's most valuable unicorn startup with a valuation of $16.5 billion, surpassing fintech company Paytm's $16 billion valuation.... read..

No one muzzled Bengal minister Amit Mitra's voice at GST Council meet: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 4:44:32 AM IST
Minister of State in the Finance Ministry, Anurag Thakur, has dismissed the remarks of West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who claimed that he was not allowed to speak at the end of the GST Council meeting held here on Saturday.... read..

Mission Uttarakhand: Cong to embark on Parivartan Yatra to highlight BJP govt's failure; yet to decide on CM face

By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 4:44:31 AM IST
The Congress has started preparations for the Uttarakhand Assembly elections slated to be held early next year. Six months prior to the polls, the party is planning to take out a yatra across the state.... read..

Real Kashmir coach dedicates British Empire Medal to people of Valley

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Head coach David Robertson on Saturday dedicated the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List to the I-League club Real Kashmir FC (RKFC) he has been coaching since 2017.... read..

Modi seeks waiver of vaccine patents at G7 summit

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while attending G7 summit virtually, made a strong plea for a temporary waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents.... read..

Gurugram schoolboy killing: SC seeks reply on juvenile's bail plea citing Covid

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court has sought reply from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the bail plea of a juvenile who was arrested for allegedly killing a seven-year-old fellow student at a prestigious school in Gurugram in 2017.... read..

Thunderstorm likely in parts of Haryana today, says IMD

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 8:14:34 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday informed that a Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain is expected over parts of Haryana in the next two hours.... read..

No heat wave conditions likely in next five days: IMD

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
In a sign of relief from the sweltering summer heat prevailing in most parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) on Saturday also forecast "no heat wave conditions likely over any part of the country during the next five days".... read..

GST rates on Covid items slashed; vaccine still taxed at 5% (Roundup)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid-19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided to slash rates of several Covid-relief items to 5 per cent from existing 12-18 per cent levels, although it kept the much talked-about t... read..

PM Modi seeks G7 support for India-South Africa's COVID-19 vaccines patent waiver proposal

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 1:44:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought the Group of Seven (G7) developed nations' support for the proposal moved by India and South Africa for a temporary global waiver on patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines.... read..

Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged on Sunday

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Fuel prices which have been rising over the past one month remained unchanged in the national capital on Sunday.... read..

Dilip Kumar shares priceless throwback picture

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 6:14:29 PM IST
As fans kept praying for the good health of Bollywood megastar Dilip Kumar after he was discharged from the hospital on Friday, the legendary actor shared a priceless throwback picture on his social media.... read..

Dell leads as global server market revenue grows 12% in Q1

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Dell Technologies led the worldwide server market ranking in the first quarter this year with garnering 17 per cent of total revenue, as the global server market grew 12 per cent (year-over-year) to $20.9 billion in Q1, according to a new report.... read..

Maharashtra, Odisha to witness heavy rains as conditions favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 3:44:37 AM IST
Conditions are favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and some parts of east Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours, said the Indi... read..

At G7 summit, France called on India to lend production capacity expertise to Africa: MEA

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 8:14:35 PM IST
France has highlighted the need to focus on ramping up COVID-19 production capacity in Africa and called on India to lend its expertise as an important production hub globally, the ministry of external affairs said on Sunday.... read..

Exim Bank sees India's Q1 merchandise exports at $87.2bn

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has projected India's total merchandise exports for the first quarter of FY22 to reach $87.2 billion.... read..

Delhi unlock: Religious places open but visitors not allowed (2nd ld)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
As part of the phase-wise unlock in Delhi, the administration has decided to allow public activities and markets to open from Monday with certain restrictions as the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is under control.... read..

No cyber breach into NIC email system, clarifies govt

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 9:14:39 PM IST
The Ministry of Electronics and IT on Sunday clarified that there is no cyber breach into National Informatics Centre (NIC) email system.... read..

PM condoles demise of Congress leader Indira Hridayesh

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of leader of opposition in the Uttarakhand assembly and senior Congress leader Dr Indira Hridayesh.... read..

Can Indian smartphone brands challenge Chinese dominance?

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
As India doubles down on local manufacturing to help homegrown brands shine on the world map, domestic smartphone manufacturers are currently facing an iota of problems before they ramp up production and face the mounting Chinese challenge head-on, that h... read..

NTPC invites EoI for Hydrogen Fuel Cell based pilot projects

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
State-run power major NTPC has floated a global Expression of Interest (EoI) to set up two pilot projects, standalone fuel-cell based backup power system and a standalone fuel-cell based microgrid system with hydrogen production using electrolyser at NTP... read..

After Digvijaya row, Cong asks its leaders to go by CWC resolution on Art 370

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
After the BJP attacked the Congress over the Clubhouse chat of Digvijaya Singh on the issue of abrogation of Article 370, the Congress told its leaders on Saturday that the CWC resolution of August 6, 2019 should be followed by all, sources said.... read..

Retail investors can look forward to big IPOs raising Rs 1.12 lakh cr

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Retail investors will get a chance to participate in good quality IPOs as several important names including LIC are on the upcoming IPOs list to raise as much as Rs 1.12 lakh crore.... read..

Congress mindset, responsible for roots of terrorism in J-K, remains unchanged, says Rajyavardhan Rathore

By Suchitra Mukherjee

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 5:44:40 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has hit out at the Congress, accusing it of furthering the agenda of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, whose people had suffered terrorist attacks for decades.... read..

Shopkeepers welcome Delhi govt's decision to open up markets

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 8:14:34 PM IST
Shopkeepers have welcomed the Delhi government's move to open all markets from Monday adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.... read..

Uttrakhand Leader of Opposition Indira Hridayesh passes away

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Leader of opposition in the Uttrakhand assembly and senior Congress leader Indira Hridayesh passed away in Delhi on Sunday due to heart attack. She has been part of many Congress governments and member of UP legislative council as well.... read..

US-based Molekule plans investment for R&D in India

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
San Francisco-headquartered air-purification technology company Molekule plans to invest in research and development in India... read..

States/UTs to get over 4L Covid vaccine doses in next 3 days

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
More than four lakh (4,48,760) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the States and the Union Territories (UTs) within the next 3 days.... read..

Members of Cong panel to resolve Punjab crisis meet Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 7:44:46 PM IST
Mallikarjun Kharge, Harish Rawat and JP Agarwal, Members of the Congress panel, which was set up to resolve crisis in its Punjab unit, met former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday.... read..

Digvijaya Singh's remark on Article 370 in line with Congress' stand:Tariq Anwar

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 8:44:32 AM IST
Defending senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's recent remarks on Jammu and Kashmir, party leader Tariq Anwar on Saturday stated that the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution gave Pakistan a chance to raise the Kashmir issue at i... read..

No point allowing temples to open without devotees, says Delhi's Kalkaji Temple priest

By Ajit Jha

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 8:44:42 PM IST
Delhi's Kalkaji Temple Peethadhiswar Mahant Surendra Nath Avdhoot on Sunday slammed the Delhi government for allowing temples to open without devotees and termed the move "pointless".... read..

Russia's Sputnik V likely to be available at Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo Hospital from next week

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 4:44:36 PM IST
The Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is expected to be available at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi from June 15, sources said.... read..

Oxygen Express trains delivered over 30,000 MT of liquid oxygen across India

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 3:44:40 PM IST
Amid the second wave of COVID-19, Oxygen Express trains have delivered more than 30,000 metric tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to States and Union Territories so far across the country.... read..

On this day in 2018: Amelia Kerr registered highest individual score in women's ODIs

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 3:44:42 PM IST
On this day, three years ago, New Zealand's Amelia Kerr registered the highest individual score in the history of the women's ODI cricket.... read..

Centre gave over 26 crore COVID vaccine doses to States/UTs

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 3:44:43 PM IST
The Centre has provided more than 26 crore COVID vaccine doses to States and Union Territories UTs so far, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.... read..

Lack of infrastructure, jobs cripple boxing in Punjab

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
When Varinder Singh landed the 60kg category bronze at the Asian Championship in Dubai recently, it was the first time a Punjab boxer had won a medal at a continental event. The previous medal had come in 2011, when Amandeep Singh had clinched silver in l... read..

Over 80K new Covid cases, 3,303 deaths in 24 hrs in India

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
India's Covid cases continued to witness decline as it recorded 80,834 new Covid cases, lowest since April 1 and 3,303 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday.... read..

Farmers 'reinforce' protest site to guard against rain, storm

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
As the protest continues on the borders of the national capital against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Central government, the farmers, taking a note of the extreme weather conditions, and to guard themselves against the rain and storm, hav... read..

Anil Kapoor's latest social media post proves age is just a number

New Delhi | June 13, 2021 6:44:47 PM IST
The 'ever-young' Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is one who is quite active on social media keeps fans updated about his life through regular posts. On Sunday, the star shared recent pictures from a photoshoot, proving yet again that age is just a number.... read..

BCCI must rotate players before mental scars from bio-bubbles impair them

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The 11 days that Ashok Diwan, a goalkeeper and the youngest member of the Indian team that won the 1975 hockey World Cup, spent in quarantine at a Delhi hotel in April last year were some of the most miserable ones of his life. He had returned to Delhi fr... read..

Check ideological background before appointing people in govt: BJP to states

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
The Central leadership of the BJP has advised all the party-ruled state governments to conduct proper ideological background check of any individual before giving him/her any position in the government.... read..

Centre may front load capital provisioning for PSBs this year

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
As the Central government draws a plan to privatise at least two public sector banks (PSB) this fiscal, it has also decided to front load capitalisation of state-owned banks so that the balance sheets of some of these entities are strengthened ahead of po... read..
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