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UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:28 PM IST

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  • JUN 19, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Goa extends state level curfew till June 28

    Goa extends state level curfew till June 28, shops in malls allowed to open from 7am to 3pm. "State-level curfew will be extended till 7 am on June 28. Shops in malls, except for cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment zones allowed to be open between 7 am to 3 pm. Fish market may also open," tweets chief minister Pramod Sawant.

  • JUN 19, 2021 10:15 PM IST

    10 injured in blast at steel factory in Maharashtra's Jalna

    At least ten workers were injured on Saturday in a blast at a steel manufacturing unit in Jana district of Maharashtra, over 400 km from Mumbai, police said. Read More

  • JUN 19, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    8,912 new cases, 257 deaths in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 tally increased by 8,912, while the number of active cases has come down to 132,597, according to the daily health bulletin. 257 deaths over the last 24 hours took the death count to 117,356.

  • JUN 19, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    CRPF DG visits Kashmir to review security operations

    CRPF director general (DG) Kuldiep Singh on Saturday visited Kashmir and reviewed the operations of the paramilitary force, which is deployed for internal security and law and order in the region, officials said, PTI reported.

  • JUN 19, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    Punjab govt cancels Class 12 exams in view of Covid-19

    Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla said the government has decided to cancel examinations of Class 12 due to Covid pandemic. Punjab school education board would declare the results as per the pattern of the CBSE, ANI reported Singla as saying.

  • JUN 19, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    14 leaders from J-K invited to meet PM in Delhi on June 24: Official

    Around 14 leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including four former chief ministers of the erstwhile state, have been invited for the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21, PTI quoted an official as saying.

  • JUN 19, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Private offices can operate with 50% staff in 16 districts of Karnataka with less than 5% positivity rate

    The Karnataka government on Saturday relaxed lockdown restrictions in districts with less than 5 per cent Covid-19 case positivity rate. Read more

  • JUN 19, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Will fight until Lakshadweep gets justice: Filmaker Aisha Sultana

    Filmaker Aisha Sultana, who was granted interim anticipatory bail for a week on June 17, on Saturday said that she did nothing against the country and will fight until Lakshadweep gets justice. "I will cooperate with the police of Lakshadweep. They have asked me to appear tomorrow. I hope I will get justice," ANI quoted Sultana as saying. A sedition case was registered against her by Kavaratti Police of Lakshadweep for her 'bio-weapon' remark.

  • JUN 19, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    MHA asks states, UTs to take strict action against those who assault healthcare professionals

    Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla on Saturday wrote to chief secretaries and administrators of all states and UTs for implementation of a slew of measures to check incidents of violence against healthcare workers.

  • JUN 19, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Delhi reports 135 new Covid-19 cases, seven deaths in 24 hours

  • JUN 19, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Tripura govt cancels Class 10 and 12 exams

    Tripura education minister Ratanlal Nath said that the government has decided to cancel Class 10 and Class 12 exams of Tripura Board of Secondary Education. However, if any student is not satisfied with the results, they can appear in the exam when the situation is conducive, ANI quoted Nath as saying.

  • JUN 19, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    Last rites of 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh being performed in Chandigarh

  • JUN 19, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Bengal Congress chief holds meeting to discuss assembly poll results

    West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday held a meeting with all district presidents in Kolkata to discuss the assembly election results.

  • JUN 19, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Former IAS officer AK Sharma, who joined BJP in January, appointed vice president of party’s UP unit

    Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has appointed MLC AK Sharma as vice president of the party's state unit, reported ANI.

  • JUN 19, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Telangana government announces end of Covid lockdown from Sunday

    The Telangana Cabinet on Saturday decided to go for a full lifting of the lockdown starting from June 20, the CMO tweeted. The decision has been taken considering the Covid-19 situation of the state and after consulting medical authorities, the Chief minister's office said. Read more

  • JUN 19, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Om Birla took steps that enriched Parliamentary democracy: PM Modi

  • JUN 19, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Punjab govt declares one-day holiday in honor of Milkha Singh

    Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh declared a one-day holiday on the death of track legend Milkha Singh. He said that the government will give him a state funeral and will also have a Milkha Singh chair in Sports University, Patiala in his honor. "We are giving him State funeral in Punjab and declared a one-day holiday. It's a great loss for all of us. Younger generation will get inspired by him. We're also going to have #MilkhaSingh chair in Sports University, Patiala," ANI quoted Singh as saying.

  • JUN 19, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    J & K L-G Sinha to hold meeting with DDC, BDC, panchayat representatives every month

    Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that he will hold 'LG Mulaqaat' or L-G meet with district development council (DDC), block development council (BDC) and panchayat representatives every month.

    "J&K Govt is making Panchayati Raj institutions more empowered & vibrant in true sense. 'LG Mulaqaat' will become a platform to voice developmental aspirations of people,"ANI quoted him as saying.

  • JUN 19, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Red Fort violence: Deep Sidhu asked to appear before court on June 29

    A Delhi court on Saturday took cognizance of chargesheet in connection with a case relating to violence at Red Fort on Republic Day against Deep Sidhu and others. The court issued summons to Deep Sidhu and others, asking them to appear before it via video conference on June 29.

  • JUN 19, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    'Worst since independence...': Dhankhar on post-poll violence

    West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar held a meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah over political violence in West Bengal. "This is an occasion for us to believe in democracy, constitution, rule of law. I appeal to bureaucracy and police to confine to their code of conduct and regulations. Such kind of post-poll violence is worst seen since independence," he said after the meeting.

  • JUN 19, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Power cuts in Tamil Nadu between 9am and 1pm for maintenance work

    Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) announced power cuts from 9am to 1pm for maintenance work.

    DMK minister Senthil Balaji on Thursday said that electricity maintenance work will go on for another 10 days starting June 19. According to him, this was because the previous (AIADMK) regime didn't conduct maintenance work for 9 months.

  • JUN 19, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Jagdeep Dhankhar arrives at the residence of Amit Shah

    West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar arrived at the residence of Union home minister Amit Shah for a meeting before leaving for Kolkata later in the afternoon. The governor met the minister on Thursday as well.

  • JUN 19, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    Punjab to accord state funeral to Milkha Singh, observe one-day mourning

    Punjab will accord state funeral to Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday, and observe a one-day mourning in his memory.

  • JUN 19, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    Ajay Kumar Bhalla writes to states, UT's, urges all to ensure Covid-19 behaviour is followed

    Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla wrote to all states and union territories asking them to ensure there is no complacency in adhering to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and in the test-track-treat strategy. He also asked states to keep a close watch on early signs of a surge in active and high positivity rates.

  • JUN 19, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Talks on for disengagement at Eastern Ladakh: Air Force chief

    Air Force chief air marshal RKS Bhadauria said talks were on for the next round over disengagement at Eastern Ladakh. "There's a proposal for Commander-level talks and decisions will be taken. The first attempt is to continue with talks and do disengagement of balance friction points and follow it with de-escalation," he said.

  • JUN 19, 2021 10:14 AM IST

    PM Modi condoles death of DPIIT secretary

    "I had worked with him extensively in Gujarat and at the Centre. He had a great understanding of administrative issues and was known for his innovative zeal. Condolences to his family and friends," PM Modi tweeted after the on the death of DPIIT secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra.

  • JUN 19, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    India's active Covid cases fall by 2.55%, recovery rate at 96.16%

    India active Covid cases fell by 2.55% on Saturday while the recovery rate climbed to 96.16% with 97,743 patients getting discharged in the last 24 hours.

  • JUN 19, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    1,647 Covid-19 deaths recorded in India in 24 hours

    As many as 1,647 people died of the virus in India in 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 385,137.

  • JUN 19, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    India records 60,753 fresh Covid-19 cases

    India on Saturday recorded 60,753 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Union health ministry website. With this, the total infection tally reached 29,823,546.

  • JUN 19, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    India welcomes UNGA adoption of resolution on Myanmar

    After the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country, India's ambassador to the UN said his country stood by the resolution.

  • JUN 19, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Biden warns of 'potentially deadlier' delta variant

    US President Joe Biden has cautioned citizens against delta Covid-19 variant, potentially more deadly than others, and urged all Americans to get vaccinated.

  • JUN 19, 2021 07:03 AM IST

    Interprovincial bus overturns in Peru, at least 27 dead

    At least 27 people were killed and several suffered injuries after an interprovincial bus overturned in the southern Peruvian region of Ayacucho on Friday, news agency ANI reported on Saturday quoting local media. The bus fell into a 250-meter ravine at about 3am while traveling on the Interoceanic Highway from the Ayacucho region to Arequipa.

  • JUN 19, 2021 06:49 AM IST

    India sees state-wise decline in average daily new Covid-19 cases

    India is witnessing a steady decline in the state-wise average number of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases daily, a map shared by the central government on Twitter has shown. The map, sourced with the help of Union health ministry data from Thursday, shows that the national average growth in daily new cases is currently in the negative, -5.05% to be precise. Read more

  • JUN 19, 2021 06:10 AM IST

    China considering to end childbirth restrictions by 2025, says report

    The Chinese government is considering to end childbirth restrictions by 2025, news agency ANI reported. As told to the Wall Street Journal, China could completely eliminate its childbirth restrictions at the end of the government's current five-year economic plan.

  • JUN 19, 2021 05:26 AM IST

    Telangana cabinet to take call on Covid-19 lockdown today

    The Telangana cabinet will be meeting on Saturday to hold discussion on key issues, including the the ongoing lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). "An emergency State Cabinet meeting will be held here at Pragati Bhavan on Saturday at 2 pm under the chairmanship of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao," according to a release issued by the state government.

    The ongoing lockdown is supposed to end today. Read more

Villagers near their houses which were demolished during an eviction drive, at Gorukhuti in Darrang district, on Friday. The Assam government on Friday ordered a judicial probe into the violence. (PTI)
Villagers near their houses which were demolished during an eviction drive, at Gorukhuti in Darrang district, on Friday. The Assam government on Friday ordered a judicial probe into the violence. (PTI)

Assam government orders judicial probe into violence that left two dead

By HT Correspondent, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 12:31 AM IST
According to the official notification issued by the Assam government, an inquiry will be conducted under the chairmanship of a retired judge of the Gauhati high court
Deceased Shakh Farid’s mother (third from right) being consoled by relatives and neighbours on Friday. Day after the violence in Assam, many residents recall the horror. (Utpal Parashar HT Photo)
Deceased Shakh Farid’s mother (third from right) being consoled by relatives and neighbours on Friday. Day after the violence in Assam, many residents recall the horror. (Utpal Parashar HT Photo)

Day after, many recall horror of eviction drive in Assam

PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 12:28 AM IST
The eviction drive started on Monday in a remote region roughly spread over 25,595 acres – roughly five times the size of state capital Guwahati –a massive sandbar with the Brahmaputra on one side and several small distributaries crisscrossing the area
Ful Chand (extreme right) with his mother, wife and younger brother outside the family’s makeshift house on Friday. (Utpal Parashar.)
Ful Chand (extreme right) with his mother, wife and younger brother outside the family’s makeshift house on Friday. (Utpal Parashar.)

‘We got notice just hours before the eviction drive,’ claim residents of Assam’s Dholpur

PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 12:16 AM IST
Two civilians were killed and nearly 20 others including 11 policemen were injured in violence during Thursday’s drive to evict around 500 families residing on government land for decades. A similar drive was carried out on Monday in which 800 families residing in other parts of Dholpur were evicted. There was no violence on that day.
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Quad leaders agree to scale up collective strategic cooperation

By HT Correspondent, Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 12:12 AM IST
Leaders of India, the United States, Japan, and Australia gathered on Friday for their first in-person summit as partners of the Quad alliance, promising to use their shared values as democracies to work on COVID-19 vaccines, infrastructure and technological cooperation
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