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Jun 17, 2022 09:48 PM IST
Delhi records 1,797 new Covid cases, positivity rate up at 8.18%
Delhi on Friday registered 1,797 new Covid cases, With this, the total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic has climbed to 1919025.
Jun 17, 2022 09:39 PM IST
Britain's Boris Johnson in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian president, offers more military training
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson flew out to Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky during a surprise visit to the capital Kyiv, where he launched a major training operation for Ukrainian armed forces with the potential to train up to 10,000 soldiers every 120 days.
Jun 17, 2022 09:01 PM IST
Pakistan not being removed from grey list immediately, decision after onsite visit: FATF chief
The chief of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said on Friday that Pakistan is not being removed from the grey list immediately, and a decision will be taken after an onsite visit.
Jun 17, 2022 08:16 PM IST
Delhi: Pre-monsoon showers bring mercury down
Maximum temperatures dropped by four to five degrees Celsius at most places in Delhi following a spell of rain on Friday. The maximum temperature settled at 36.7 degrees Celsius, three notches below the average, PTI reported.
Jun 17, 2022 08:01 PM IST
Maharashtra sees slight dip in Covid infections at 4,165, over 21k active cases
Maharashtra on Friday reported 4,165 cases in the last 24 hours, marginally lower than the 4,255 infections registered a day ago. The state logged three pandemic-related deaths, Mumbai accounted for two, the state health department said. The western state’s capital, Mumbai also reported 2,255 new cases. Read full report here
Jun 17, 2022 06:48 PM IST
Tripura: Heavy rainfall causes waterlogging in parts of state capital Agartala
Jun 17, 2022 06:21 PM IST
Ukraine receives first funds through IMF account, PM says
Ukraine has received a loan of one billion Canadian dollars ($770 million) on concessional terms, the first funds it has obtained through an International Monetary Fund administration account, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Friday, Reuters reported.
Jun 17, 2022 06:06 PM IST
Net direct tax collections jump 45 per cent till June 16 in 2022-23
India's net collection from direct taxes rose to ₹3,39,225 crore in the current financial year till June 16 as compared to ₹2,33,651 crore recorded in the corresponding period of the last year, registering a year-on-year growth of 45 per cent, as per the government data released on Friday.
Jun 17, 2022 05:46 PM IST
Terrorist behind killing of J&K BJP sarpanch, wife shot dead in encounter
Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists including one who was involved in the killing of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) sarpanch Gh Rasool Dar and his wife last year was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday, police said. Read more
Jun 17, 2022 05:30 PM IST
Prophet row: Nupur Sharma untraceable for past four days, claims Mumbai Police
Mumbai Police on Friday said the team sent to serve notice to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma has not been able to trace her since the past four days. Read more
Jun 17, 2022 04:06 PM IST
Flood: Rain wreaks havoc in Assam, other NE states; lakhs hit; rivers in spate
Incessant rainfall and landslides over the past few days have thrown life out of gear in northeastern India, including Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, with the flood situation worsening in several places. Read more
Jun 17, 2022 03:44 PM IST
Delhi: 5,300 challans issued, ₹26 lakh fine imposed for flouting Covid norms from June 10-15
Over 5,300 challans were issued across Delhi between June 10 and 15 and fines to the tune of over ₹26 lakh were imposed on those flouting Covid norms amid a surge in cases here, PTI reported.
Jun 17, 2022 03:05 PM IST
Wikileaks says will appeal Assange extradition
The British government has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. He is likely to appeal, AP reported.
Jun 17, 2022 02:01 PM IST
China blocks India-US move to designate Hafiz Saeed’s relative Makki as terrorist at UN
The proposal to list Abdul Rehman Makki under the UN Security Council sanctions regime was circulated to all 15 members of the council’s Al-Qaeda and ISIL Sanctions Committee, also known as the 1267 Committee, under a “no-objection procedure” valid till June 16. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 12:08 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi got fungal infection after Covid, health being monitored: Congress
Sonia Gandhi, who was hospitalised a couple of days ago after testing positive for coronavirus, has got a fungal infection and her health is being constantly monitorthe Congress said on Friday. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 11:58 AM IST
China blocks move by India and US to designate senior LeT leader Abdul Rehman Makki as terrorist at UNSC
China blocks move by India and US to designate senior LeT leader Abdul Rehman Makki as terrorist at the UNSC.
Jun 17, 2022 11:06 AM IST
How fast is road transport in India?
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper published in May ranked India 127th among 162 countries in terms of speed of road transport. A comparison of the rankings shows that even Pakistan is ranked higher than India in terms of average speed. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 11:01 AM IST
Deputy chief minister Renu Devi house attacked at Bettiah
Deputy chief minister Renu Devi's house was attacked at Bettiah district.
Jun 17, 2022 10:45 AM IST
China launches its third aircraft carrier - Fujian: Report
China on Friday launched its third aircraft carrier, the first such ship to be designed and built entirely within the country. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 10:32 AM IST
Additional police forces deployed in UP's Prayagraj ahead of Friday prayers
Additional police forces in riot gear have been deployed in Prayagraj’s Atala and neighbouring areas a week after violence broke out there following Friday congregational prayers on June 10 during protests over suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma’s comments about Prophet Muhammad. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 10:21 AM IST
Man stabbed to death in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a quarrel between minors
A 42-year-old man was late on Thursday stabbed to death allegedly by his neighbour in north-west Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area following a quarrel between two minor boys, the police said. The quarrel broke out between the minors on one side, and one Shahida and her siblings Abdul Mutalif, Abdul Wahid and Shabnam on the other. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 10:10 AM IST
Mob vandalises train in UP’s Ballia during protest over Agnipath scheme
A mob vandalised a train on Friday morning at the Ballia railway station in Uttar Pradesh during a protest against the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment scheme. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 09:12 AM IST
Agnipath stir continues on day 3, train coaches set on fire in Bihar
Protests continued on the third day against the new military scheme - ‘Agnipath’ even as the defence ministry, late on Thursday night, announced a "one-time" waiver for the upper-age limit for the recruits - who will be called "Agniveers" - from 21 to 23. In Bihar, train coaches were set on fire on Friday by agitators. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 08:44 AM IST
SC stays order directing Bajaj Allianz to clear farmers’ compensation claims
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a Bombay high court order directing insurance firm Bajaj Allianz to clear compensation claims of over 350,000 farmers in Maharashtra, who suffered crop losses due to excessive rain in October 2020. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 08:12 AM IST
Agnipath scheme: Yogi urges youth not to get ‘misled’. RLD chief has a question
As the protests against the new short-term recruitment scheme in the armed forces turned violent in several states, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday urged the youth to not get “misled” by anyone. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 07:12 AM IST
Multiple person shot at at church in Alabama, 1 dead, suspect held: Report
Police say a shooting at a church in a suburb of one of Alabama’s major cities has left one person dead and two others wounded, and that a suspect is in custody, reports news agency AP. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 07:00 AM IST
On Prophet remark row, US says: ‘Condemn the comments' by BJP ex spokespersons
The United States has raised concerns on comments by former BJP spokespersons - Naveen Jindal and Nupur Sharma - against Prophet Mohammed. "We condemn the offensive comments made by two BJP officials and we were glad to see that the party publicly condemns those comments," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters, news agency AFP reported. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 07:00 AM IST
Global Covid deaths rose last week after five weeks of decline
After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 06:31 AM IST
Number Theory: Why this monsoon is vital for India, and the world
June 1 marks the beginning of the official monsoon season in India. Apart from bringing relief from the heat, the south-west or summer monsoon is also crucial for agricultural production in the country. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 06:00 AM IST
Heavy rain hits Delhi-NCR after heatwave spell, traffic woes likely
Heavy rain lashed parts of Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) early on Friday morning, which is likely to create inconvenience for commuters during peak morning hour. The early-morning showers, however, bring the much-needed relief from the scorching heat. This is the second consecutive day when the city received early morning showers after days of intense heatwave. Read More
Jun 17, 2022 05:35 AM IST
Govt tries to allay concerns on Agnipath amid raging protests
The government on Thursday sought to address concerns raised about and criticism of its new Agnipath scheme for recruitment of enlisted men and women from those aspiring for a career in the armed forces as well as veterans concerned about the potential fallout. Read More