Italy name 26-member squad for Euro 2020

Milan, June 2 (IANS) Italy’s football team coach Roberto Mancini has included Serie A side Sassuolo’s 21-year-old forward Giacomo Raspadori in his 26-member squad for Euro 2020. Raspadori is a surprise selection considering he is yet to make his debut for the national team and has only played 39 games in Serie A. Raspadori did […]

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Maharashtra to care for kids orphaned by Covid

Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) In a significant development, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to provide financial assistance to the tune of Rs 500,000 in the name of children who have lost one or both parents due to Covid-19, an official said here. The state Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resolved to […]

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Delhi to plant 33 lakh saplings from June 5

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Delhi government announced on Wednesday that it will start a tree plantation drive in the national capital from June 5 on the occasion of the World Environment Day. Making the announcement, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the government will plant around 33 lakh saplings this year, including both […]

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Hyderabad witnesses 22 degree halo around sun

Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) People in Hyderabad and surrounding districts on Wednesday witnessed a rare spectacle in the sky. A circular halo around Sun dazzled the citizens in several parts of Hyderabad and in neighbouring Medak, Siddipet and Sangareddy districts. People stepped out to see the rainbow-coloured ring around the Sun, also called ’22 degree […]

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Punjab CM opens 50-bed paediatric Covid care ward

Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) Preparing the state for a possible third wave of the pandemic, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday virtually inaugurated a 50-bed paediatric Covid care ward, set up at CMC Hospital in Ludhiana, as a partnership initiative between the hospital and the Police Public Foundation (PPF). On the occasion, a memorandum […]

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Airbus expands India Covid relief operations

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Aerospace major Airbus has expanded its Covid relief operations in India by delivering more than 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS). Besides, it had deployed humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country. Notably, Airbus is delivering oxygen […]

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Gujarat also cancels class 12 Board examinations

Gandhinagar, June 2 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced that the Board examinations for the class 12 have been cancelled in view of the prevailing situation of coronavirus outbreak, following the central government’s decision to cancel the CBSE Board examinations for class 12. The state’s education department will now follow the central government’s guidelines […]

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Ukraine to provide more financial aid to private sector

Kiev, June 2 (IANS) Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has allocated additional 1.4 billion hryvnia (around $51 million) to support private entrepreneurs and employees suffering from quarantine restrictions during the pandemic, local media reported on Tuesday. The decision to provide more financial support to business was made by the parliament on March 30, the Xinhua news […]

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Georgia reports 954 new Covid-19 cases

Tbilisi, June 2 (IANS) Georgia on Wednesday reported 954 new Covid-19 cases, taking its total to 346,150, according to the country’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC). Data from the NCDC showed that 896 more patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 329,516, the […]

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UP village heads asked to remove vaccine hesitancy

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) The administrations of all 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh have been asked to involve the newly elected village pradhans to convince the rural population about the importance of vaccination and help them overcome the vaccine hesitancy. The village pradhans are also being asked to dispel misinformation about the vaccine among people. […]

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Tamil Nadu vaccinates 30% of its prisoners

Chennai, June 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Department of Prisons and Correctional Services has vaccinated 30 per cent of its convicts lodged in various prisons across the state. The department is to vaccinate all the convicts in the prisons across the state. Jail authorities have conducted special camps in association with local bodies to inoculate […]

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Airtel Africa to sell Tanzanian arm’s tower biz for $175 mn

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Airtel Africa on Wednesday announced the sale of the tower portfolio belonging to Airtel Tanzania to a joint venture company of SBA Communications Corporation and Paradigm Infrastructure for $175 million. SBA Communications Corporation is a global independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure while paradigm infrastructure is a UK […]

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Vitamin D may not protect from Covid infection or severity

Toronto, June 2 (IANS) Genetic evidence does not support vitamin D as a protective measure against Covid-19, say researchers. The team from McGill University in Quebec, Canada, analyzed genetic variants of 4,134 individuals with Covid-19, and 1,284,876 without Covid-19, from 11 countries to determine whether genetic predisposition for higher vitamin D levels were associated with […]

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Ukraine has alternative for security before joining NATO: President

Kiev, June 2 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the security guarantees provided by the European Union and the US could become an alternative to Ukraine’s joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the President’s press service reported on its official website. In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Zelensky on Tuesday […]

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UP to plant 30cr saplings in 2021

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government aims to plant 30 crore saplings in this year’s plantation drive beginning July first week. Last year, on July 6, chief minister Yogi Adityanath oversaw the planting of 26.75 crore saplings of 201 varieties in a single day under Mission Vriksharopan 2020 and the Van Mahotsav campaign. […]

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UP 1st state to complete 5cr Covid tests

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country, to have conducted more than 5 crore corona tests. The additional chief secretary (ACS), health Amit Mohan Prasad said, “So far, a total of 5 crore and 32 thousand tests have been done. In the last 24 hours, only 1,500 positive […]

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IB, CBI, Income Tax, CRPF officers debarred from publishing material without consent

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Government servants having worked in any intelligence or security related organisation have been directed through a notification not to make any publication without prior clearance from the competent authority. The Departments covered under the notification by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) include RAW, IB, DRI, CEIB, ED, NCB, […]

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Alana Panday soars temperature in bikini shoot

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, June 2 (IANSlife) Lifestyle influencer, model and actress Ananya Pandays cousin sister, Alanna Pandays latest pictures from her vacation with beau Ivor McCray in Mexico give us major holiday goals. The 25-year old has taken to social media platform, Instagram, posting several pictures of herself looking glamorous as she enjoys her […]

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1 killed, 16 injured as tornado, hail hit NE China

Harbin, June 2 (IANS) One person was killed and 16 others were injured as tornado and hail lashed northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on Tuesday, local authorities said Wednesday. The extreme weather has thrashed the city of Shangzhi for about 30 minutes starting from 5:30 p.m., with four local townships being affected, according to the municipal […]

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ITC Grand Bharat Reopens

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, June 2 (IANSlife) As cities start to unlock, those who have been cooped up in their apartments with little to no privacy and families who have not been able to go for a vacation can finally get an outing. For those living in the NCR region, a short staycation at […]

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Top brain-boosting food for kids

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, June 2 (IANSlife) Right food can help you improve your memory, concentration, and brain function. The brain, like the rest of the body, absorbs nutrients from the food we eat. Therefore, it is very important for kids to consume highly-nutritious food which are brain-boosters. Dietician Vidhi Chawla suggests some: EggsFilling your […]

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All for a good night’s sleep

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, June 2 (IANSlife) Todays mattress market is more diversified and the options are more than you can imagine. From memory foam mattresses to mattresses in a box, Ayurvedic mattresses, and maternity mattresses you can take your pick. The market is growing at a fast pace, and for good reason too: […]

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Recipes to devour this summer

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, June 2 (IANSlife) Food connects the dots of life like nothing else. With the onset of summers, tangy and sweet mangoes and nutty coconuts are great for pickles, chutneys, murabbas and jams of all sorts. Neha Mathur, a dentist by profession and a founder of WhiskAffair by passion shares the […]

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Mongolia’s Covid-19 cases exceed 60,000

Ulan Bator, June 2 (IANS) Covid-19 cases in Mongolia rose to 60,372 on Wednesday, after 1,143 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the highest daily count since May 2, the country’s health ministry said. The daily test positivity rate of Covid-19 has been increasing significantly in recent days, health authorities said, urging […]

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Major sewage cleaning drive underway in Chennai

Chennai, June 2 (IANS) The Chennai Metropolitan and Water Supply and Sewage Board (CMWSS), Metrowater is using the intense lockdown as an opportunity for cleaning manholes in a 510 km radius across the city. Generally the Metrowater board needs to get permission from corporation, police, revenue department and other agencies to reroute traffic from the […]

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Nigerian President calls for collective efforts to tackle Covid

Abuja, June 2 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday further called for joint international efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent challenges. “The unprecedented crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic has now caused far more serious setbacks to our quests for sustainable development, hence the need for international cooperation and collaboration to […]

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Sensex down 300 points, banking stocks fall

Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Wednesday morning with the BSE Sensex losing over 300 points. Heavy selling pressure was witnessed in banking, finance and IT stocks. Decline in the index heavyweights Infosys and HDFC also weighed on the Sensex. Around 10.10 a.m., Sensex was trading at 51,601.51, lower by […]

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6 killed after roadside bomb hits bus in Kabul

Kabul, June 2 (IANS) At least six civilians were killed and seven others wounded in a bomb attack targeting a bus in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan Tuesday evening, the latest in a string of bomb blasts in the city, an Interior Ministry official confirmed. “The initial information found six civilians were killed and seven others […]

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UP varsities to promote all first-year students

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) All first-year students in undergraduate and postgraduate classes in the Uttar Pradesh universities will be promoted to the second year. Students in final year of various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in UP universities will be assessed through an examination before they receive their degrees. These recommendations have been made by the […]

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Nepal receives more China-donated vaccines

Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) In a major boost to its faltering vaccination drive against Covid-19, Nepal on Tuesday received more vaccines granted by China. A Nepal Airlines plane carrying a batch of Chinese vaccine arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon from Beijing, said Dim Prasad Poudel, Managing Director of the airline. Meanwhile, the Himalaya Airlines, […]

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Greaves Cotton to spend Rs 110 cr on capex

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, June 2 (IANS) Diversified engineering company Greaves Cotton Ltd plans a capital expenditure of about Rs 110 crore this year of which majority will be on its electric two wheeler plant at Ranipet in Tamil Nadu, said a top official. He also said the electric two wheeler plant is expected to roll […]

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Ex-village head shot dead in UP’s Hathras

Hathras, June 2 (IANS) The former head of Kamlapur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras was shot dead allegedly by two bike-borne unidentified men while he was returning home from Sikandararao area. According to the police, Ram Khilari Yadav ,48, was riding pillion on a motorcycle being driven by his friend, Munesh, when he was shot […]

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9-year-old sodomised & murdered in UP

Hapur, June 2 (IANS) A nine-year-old boy who had gone missing on Monday, was later found murdered in a field in Dhaulana area here. Neeraj Kumar Jadaun, SP Hapur said “He was found half naked in the field and was most likely sexually assaulted. We are trying to trace the perpetrators.” The cause and motive […]

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Heavy rain lashes Bangladeshi capital

Dhaka, June 2 (IANS) Heavy rain lashed the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Tuesday morning, inundating low-lying areas and disrupting road traffic. Roads, lanes and by-lanes in parts of the city went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing immense hardship to commuters and millions of dwellers, the Xinhua news agency reported. Commuters were seen wading through […]

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Pakistan rolls out locally produced Chinese CanSino vaccine

Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan launched the locally produced Chinese CanSino Covid-19 vaccine during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the country’s National Institute of Health (NIH). Addressing the launching ceremony for the vaccine named “PakVac,” Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Faisal Sultan called the local production of the CanSino vaccine […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 171mn

Washington, June 2 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 171 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.55 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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Eight killed in gas cylinder explosion in UP

Gonda (UP), June 2 (IANS) As many as eight people died after a gas cylinder exploded here, causing two adjoining houses to collapse. The incident took place on Tuesday night in Wazirganj police circle. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and directed the officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured […]

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Khoj: Forever looking for a new idiom

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, June 2 (IANS) “It is important that we support our ecosystem. How do you expect young artists coming from lower-middle class backgrounds to support themselves when during these times akademis have turned their backs and galleries are shut? “Last year, we introduced 40 grants of Rs 25,000 each for youngsters wherein […]

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Salary of 200 cops in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur stopped

Patna, June 2 (IANS) Around 200 policemen, including nine SHOs, in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur has been penalised for inefficient work, as seen from rising incidents of crime in their respective jurisdictions. Muzaffarpur’s Senior Superintendent of Police, Jayant Kant, has stopped the salaries of these police personnel, including the SHOs of Bela, Sahebganj, Hatauri, Peeyar, Mushari, Hatha, […]

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Canada allows mixing and matching Covid vaccines

Ottawa, June 2 (IANS) Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has announced its updated guidance to allow mixing and matching approved Covid-19 vaccines in most scenarios. Under the updated guidance, people who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine may receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second dose, unless contraindicated. Four vaccines, developed […]

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