Telangana Covid+ve woman infects daughter-in-law with forcible hug

Hyderabad, June 3 (IANS) Angry over the social distancing being maintained by family members, a Covid-19 positive woman forcibly embraced her daughter-in-law to infect her. The incident occurred at Nelimigutta Thanda in Telangana’s Rajanna Siricilla district. The woman reportedly felt humiliated when she was quarantined at home and her daughter-in-law and grandchildren started maintaining social […]

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J&K sees 1,801 new Covid cases, 29 deaths

Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) J&K registered 1,801 new Covid cases and 29 deaths during the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday. Officials said that 554 cases and 15 deaths were reported from the Jammu division and 1,247 cases and 14 deaths from the Kashmir division while 2,694 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery. […]

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Bihar at bottom of NITI Aayog’s SDG rankings

Patna, June 3 (IANS) Bihar was at the bottom of NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) rankings, released on Thursday. According to data released by the government think-tank, Bihar was last with 52 points while Kerala was on top with 75 points followed by Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with 74 points each. Andhra Pradesh, […]

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Exploring the power of food through Serendipity Arts Residency’s Food Lab

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, June 3 (IANSlife) The Serendipity Arts Foundation has opened applications through an open call for culinary arts practitioners, researchers and enthusiasts from across the country for “Food Lab”, Serendipity Arts Foundations residency on Culinary Arts. According to the arts and cultural development foundation, the residency will induct two culinary arts practitioners […]

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Hiker falls to death in US national park

San Francisco, June 3 (IANS) A hiker fell to his death about 500 feet from a summit ridge in California’s Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, while another person was injured while trying to grab the man, the media reported. In a statement on Wednesday, the National Park Service said the accident occurred on Monday […]

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What is Green Menstruation?

By Dr. Amodita AhujaNew Delhi, June 3 (IANSlife) “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order,” said John Burroughs. In the last few centuries, instead of living with nature man has tried to conquer it, probably that’s the price we are paying today. Be it a […]

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Weighing in on the post-pandemic scenario of luxury hospitality

By Shruti ShibulalNew Delhi, June 3 (IANSlife) Mindful travel, that is, meaningful connections enhanced by personalisation, wellness treatments and a lean, contactless hospitality model will set the stage for environment and health conscious travellers in the new world. The unfolding pandemic, specifically the tenacity of the second wave, has fundamentally altered our relationship with space […]

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2nd Made-in-India vax coming, deal signed for 30 cr doses

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) In another landmark move in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, the Central government has booked 30 crore doses of another Made-in-India vaccine to be manufactured by Hyderabad-based Biological-E’s Covid vaccine, which is still in final phase of clinical trials. Biological-E’s vaccine is currently in Phase-3 clinical trials after showing promising […]

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Monsoon to hit Kerala today, conditions perfect: IMD

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Southwest monsoon will hit Kerala on Thursday later, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said considering the favourable conditions for its onset that has already been delayed by a few days. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall has been predicted at isolated places over Northeast India […]

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US sanctions Bulgarian individuals, entities over corruption

Washington, June 3 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has sanctioned three Bulgarian individuals for their extensive roles in corruption in the country, as well as their networks encompassing 64 entities. On Wednesday, the Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Vassil Kroumov Bojkov, a prominent Bulgarian businessman and oligarch; Delyan Slavchev Peevski, a former […]

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Fire erupts in Tehran oil refinery

Tehran, June 3 (IANS) A huge fire broke out in the Shahid Tondguyan Oil Refinery in Tehran, local media reported. “One of the liquid gas transmitting lines in Tehran refinery has been damaged… But apparently there is no serious risk,” Masour Darajati, the managing director of Tehran crisis management team told state TV on Wednesday […]

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Puducherry to have Speaker from BJP

Puducherry, June 3 (IANS) A meeting between Chief Minister N. Rangasami and the state BJP leaders have almost put an end to the stalemate in ministerial induction and other posts in the newly elected Puducherry government of the NDA. While the Speaker will be from the BJP, Deputy Speaker will be from the AINRC. Five […]

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UK govt’s education recovery plan faces criticism

London, June 3 (IANS) The UK government’s 1.4-billion-pound ($2 billion) plan to boost education recovery faced immediate criticism from school leaders and teacher unions for being “inadequate”. Of the total 1.4 billion pounds to be invested, 1 billion pounds will be used to support up to 6 million, 15-hour tutoring courses for disadvantaged school children, […]

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Cargo ship catches fire in HK

Hong Kong, June 3 (IANS) A fire broke out aboard a cargo ship in the waters south of Tsing Yi in Hong Kong. local time, according to the government. The Information Services Department said the fire was upgraded to No. 3 alarm (No. 5 alarm is the highest) at 11.09 p.m. on Wednesday, reports Xinhua […]

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Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to further deepen ties

Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to further deepen bilateral relations in diverse fields with a special focus on promoting trade and economic cooperation, according to a joint declaration issued by the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad. According to the declaration, both sides reached the understanding during a meeting between Pakistan Prime […]

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Sri Lanka again extends nationwide travel curbs

Colombo, June 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have again extended the ongoing nationwide travel restrictions to June 14 as health officials were battling to contain the third wave of the the Covid-19 pandemic. Army Commander and Head of the National Operations Center for the Prevention of Covid-19, General Shavendra Silva told Xinhua news agency that […]

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EU unveils strategy to reform Schengen area

Brussels, June 3 (IANS) The European Commission has unveiled a new plan to make the Schengen area, the largest free travel area in the world, a stronger and more resilient zone. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement on Wednesday that the new plan will ensure that the European Union (EU) […]

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