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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