7 injured in explosion in J&K’s Tral town

Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) Seven people were injured in an explosion in Tral town in J&K’s Pulwama district on Saturday, police said. Police sources said an explosion, apparently a grenade blast, took place in the bus stand of Tral town in the afternoon. “Seven persons were injured in the explosion. They have been shifted to […]

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1,440 new Covid cases, 23 deaths in J&K

Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) J&K on Sunday saw 1,440 new Covid cases and 23 deaths even as the declining trend in coronavirus spread continued. Officials said that 338 cases and eight deaths were reported from the Jammu division and 1,102 cases and 15 deaths from the Kashmir division while 3,099 patients were discharged from hospitals […]

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Punjab Police bust Covid-19 cyber scam, three held

Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) Punjab Police have busted an interstate high-profile gang of criminals in Mohali district indulging in Covid-19 cyber scams, a police official said. All the three arrested accused have been found to be cheating patients by falsely promising them to deliver fake Remdesivir and other medicines, Superintendent of Police, Cyber Crime, Gurjot […]

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Fake liquor racket busted in UP, 8 arrested

Meerut (UP), June 6 (IANS) The Meerut police have busted a fake liquor racket and arrested eight persons in this regard. Senior Superintendent of Police, Meerut, Ajay Sahni, said that the arrests were made on Saturday, adding that the accused transported fake liquor from a Punjab distillery to ‘dhabas’ in Meerut. Police has seized 60,000 […]

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DHFL logs Q4 net profit of Rs 96.75 cr

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) on Sunday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 96.75 crore for the January-March quarter. During the same quarter of FY2019-20, the bankrupt NBFC had posted a consolidated net loss of Rs 7,507.01 crore. Its total revenue from operations during the fourth quarter of FY21 […]

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STPI to launch 12 centres of excellence soon

Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) will soon launch 12 more Centres of Excellence (CoE) in various parts of the country. STPI Director General, Omkar Rai, revealed this on the occasion of the 30th foundation day of STPI. AIC STPINEXT, a CoE in health tech, big data and Artificial Intelligence […]

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Andhra’s Anandiah starts distributing ‘Covid medicine’

Amaravati, June 6 (IANS) Ayurvedic practitioner B. Anandaiah on Sunday began distributing his herbal formulation among Covid-19 patients in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district. Nearly a week after the state government gave its nod for the herbal formulation, Anandaiah and his family members started distributing the concoction in Krishnapatnam. People from various parts reached Krishnapatnam to […]

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TN CM revamps State Development Policy Council

Chennai, June 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu chief minister M.K. Stalin on Sunday revamped the State Policy Development Council (SPDC) by appointing Prof J. Jayaranjan as the new Vice-Chairman. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu will be its Chairman. The state government in a statement said on Sunday that Prof Rema Srinivasan will be its permanent member. […]

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RSS leader likens Hindu community to frogs

Patna, June 6 (IANS) Rajesh Srivastava, the RSS intellectual cell president of the West Bengal unit, compared Hindu community with frogs and said it can be extremely difficult to evaluate them on one scale (weighing machine). This remark was made by him during a virtual discussion organized by the election cell of the Bihar unit […]

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Nigeria Twitter ban is temporary, says Prez

Lagos, June 6 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said that a state-wide ban on Twitter which prompted international condemnation over the weekend was only a temporary measure in response to misinformation. Many Nigerians, who use mobile networks to access Twitter, found they were unable to access the social media platform on Saturday, reports […]

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G7 sets minimum tax of 15% for MNCs (Ld)

London, June 6 (IANS) The G7 group of leading economies have reached “a historic agreement” to reform the global tax system to make it fit for the global digital age. Speaking outside Winfield House in London’s Regents Park on Saturday, the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the minimum rate of at least 15 per […]

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2 drones downed over Iraq base hosting US forces

Baghdad, June 6 (IANS) The Iraqi Army said two drones were shot down on Sunday over a military base hosting US-led international forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group. The air defence system at the Ain al-Assad base, located in western Iraq, intercepted and shot down the two drones, the Iraqi military-linked Security Media […]

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14 killed in Sri Lanka floods, landslides

Colombo, June 6 (IANS) Heavy rains followed by landslides and flooding in Sri Lanka killed at least 14 people and has affected over 250,000 more in the past two days with warnings that adverse weather conditions will continue, officials said on Sunday. South-west monsoon rains settling in the country’s western, southern and central parts resulted […]

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Wishes pour in for Ajinkya Rahane on 33rd b’day

London, June 6 (IANS) India team skipper Virat Kohli led the cricketing fraternity and fans in wishing Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on his 33rd birthday on Sunday. Kohli posted a picture of himself with Rahane on Instagram and wrote: “Happy birthday jinks. Lots of peace, happiness to you and many more memorable partnerships with you.” […]

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US to donate 750K Covid vax doses to Taiwan

Taipei, June 6 (IANS) The US will donate 750,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, Senator Ladda Tammy Duckworth said here on Sunday. “It was critical to the US that Taiwan be included in the first group to receive vaccines, because we recognise your urgent need and we value this partnership,” Duckworth said at the Taipei […]

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Al Jazeera journo arrested during E.Jerusalem protest

Jerusalem, June 6 (IANS) A correspondent for the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel was arrested during a protest in the Arab neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Xavier Abu Eid accused Israeli police forces of attacking the TV crew on Saturday and destroying their equipment, dpa news agency reported. […]

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Radha Mohan Singh meets UP guv, fuels speculation

Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national vice president and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Radha Mohan Singh called on UP governor, Anandiben Patel, on Sunday, amidst intense speculation of a cabinet reshuffle in the Yogi Adityanath government. Singh, however, described his visit as a ‘courtesy call’. Speaking about his meeting with the governor, Singh […]

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Corona curfew lifted in all UP districts except four

Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government, on Sunday, lifted Covid-imposed curfew from all districts barring Lucknow, Meerut, Saharanpur and Gorakhpur, as active cases in these four districts are still above 600. According to Additional Chief Secretary-Information Navneet Sehgal the situation in these districts will be reviewed again and if the situation improves, a […]

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Your Bollywood-inspired summer closet

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, June 6 (IANSlife) We’ve survived comfort clothes and a zoom closet for over a year, but with summer in the air we can’t help but ditch the lockdown wardrobe for some fashionable fun. A summer closet is all about bright colours and chic styles. If you’ve been religiously working out at […]

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Aus can’t wait for quarantine facilities: Oppn leader

Canberra, June 6 (IANS) Leader of Australia’s opposition Labor Party Anthony Albanese on Sunday said the country cannot wait until 2022 to open dedicated quarantine facilities for international arrivals. Albanese criticised the federal government for waiting to build quarantine facilities, saying construction should have begun in 2020, reports Xinhua news agency. “That was the best […]

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APEC Trade Ministers unite on fast flow of Covid vax, related goods

Wellington, June 6 (IANS) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Trade Ministers have committed to speeding up the cross-border flow of Covid-19 vaccines and related goods to fight the global pandemic. The pledge came following the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor, Xinhua news agency […]

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More than 100 civilians killed in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, June 6 (IANS) More than 100 civilians were killed and dozens injured by suspected terrorists in a village in northern Burkina Faso, according to media reports. Terrorists raided the village of Solhan in the province of Yagha, killing residents, burning homes and the market, said the country’s official news agency AIB. The death toll […]

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Gorakhpur zoo gets 5 duck hatchlings

Gorakhpur, June 6 (IANS) The newly-opened Gorakhpur zoo got its first newborns — five duck hatchlings. The Muscovy duck at the zoo is an exotic bird species. The zoo’s director, H. Rajamohan said: “The mother and ducklings have been kept in separate enclosures where they cannot be disturbed.” The first zoo of eastern Uttar Pradesh, […]

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Light intensity earthquake felt in J&K

Jammu, June 6 (IANS) A light intensity earthquake occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, although no report of any casualty or damage has been reported from anywhere so far. An official of the disaster management authority said a light intensity earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale occurred in J&K at 6.21 a.m. today. […]

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88 killed by bandits in Nigeria

Lagos, June 6 (IANS) At least 88 people were killed and several others injured following attacks by bandits in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kebbi, police confirmed. The bandits launched attacks on eight different communities in the Danko-Wasagu local government area of the state, Nafi’u Abubakar, the state police spokesperson told reporters on Saturday. “Initially, the […]

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2 killed in US parking lot shooting

Washington, June 6 (IANS) Two people were killed and two others injured after a shooting at a parking lot in Indianapolis, the capital of the US state of Indiana, police said. Police officers responded to a report of shots fired just after 2 a.m., on Saturday where they found four people shot, Xinhua news agency […]

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Ayodhya mosque to be name after freedom fighter

Ayodhya, June 6 (IANS) The proposed mosque and hospital complex that is to be built in Dhannipur village in Ayodhya, will be named after noted freedom fighter and revolutionary Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah Faizabadi, who died 164 years ago. The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) has decided to dedicate the entire project comprising the mosque, hospital, museum, […]

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Dorsey’s firm Square to invest $5M for solar-powered Bitcoin mining

San Francisco, June 6 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey-run financial services company Square is investing $5 million to build an open-source, solar-powered Bitcoin mining facility with blockchain technology provider Blockstream Mining. The facility will be a proof-of-concept for a 100 per cent renewable energy Bitcoin mine at scale, with the economics of the build-out — […]

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No major changes in UP BJP and govt

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) All speculations to a change of guard in Uttar Pradesh were put to rest after a visit by the BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) to the state. After the end of the visit, B.L. Santhosh sent out a tweet appreciating Covid management of the Yogi Government. A senior BJP leader […]

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West Bengal proposes green lanes for e-vehicles

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) In an effort to encourage e-vehicles and reduce the dependability on traditional fossil-fuel driven vehicles, the West Bengal government has proposed special inter-city corridors which can be used only by electric vehicles, with charging stations every 25 km. The state has already introduced sophisticated e-vehicles in different state government transport facilities […]

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AU deploys observers for Ethiopian polls

Addis Ababa, June 6 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has deployed its long-term observers for Ethiopia’s general elections scheduled to take place on June 21. Following an invitation from Ethiopia, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, approved the deployment of both long- and short-term AU observers to the general elections in the […]

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58 Covid-19 clusters reported in Bangkok

Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) Thailand’s capital Bangkok reported a total of 58 Covid-19 clusters, which have been put on maximum surveillance, according to health authorities. The Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Saturday that among the clusters are some of Bangkok’s most popular shopping malls such as Siam Square, Siam Discovery and […]

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Covid report mandatory for outpatients at SGPGIMS

Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) Though the Yogi Aditynath government allowed outpatient services to reopen at all government medical facilities form Friday, the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) will resume from Monday, but with a rider. The SGPGIMS, in a statement, has said that consultation with the specialists will not be possible unless […]

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Sisters killed as tractor runs over them

Fatehpur (UP), June 6 (IANS) Two minor sisters were killed and their brother was seriously injured when they were run over by a speeding tractor in Fatehpur district. Circle officer of Khaga, Gayadutt Mishra, said Rani, 12, Bitan, 10, and Shivam, 14, were going to an agriculture field around when the incident took place on […]

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Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)

BY NEERAJ DHANKHERHere is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for June 7-13. This week marks a turning point in our lives. On June 10, there will be a solar eclipse (Surya Grahan) occurring in the Taurus sign and Mrigashira nakshatra. The first solar eclipse of 2021 will start […]

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8 people injured in Mogadishu blast

Mogadishu, June 6 (IANS) At least eight people were injured after a landmine placed along a road in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu went off, police said. A police officer told Xinhua news agency that the blast took place on Saturday near a busy junction of Afgoye. “I can confirm that eight people have been […]

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Omani delegation arrives in Yemen capital over UN-proposed ceasefire

Sanaa, June 6 (IANS) Yemen’s Houthi rebels said an official delegation from Oman arrived in capital Sanaa to discuss a UN-brokered ceasefire and humanitarian arrangements. “The Omani delegation will discuss the arrangements of a cease-fire and humanitarian situation,” militia spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam was quoted as saying on Saturday by the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV. The spokesman […]

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Tropical storm leaves Philippines with 9 dead

Manila, June 6 (IANS) Tropical storm Choi-wan moved away from the Philippines after leaving at least nine people dead and one other missing. Choi-wan dissipated into a tropical depression after lashing several regions in the Philippines starting Tuesday, the state weather bureau said on Saturday. It added that the tropical depression “is now outside the […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 172.8mn

Washington, June 6 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 172.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.71 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday 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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Global movement to restore damaged ecosystems

Nairobi, June 6 (IANS) Individuals, communities, civil society, businesses and governments around the world marked World Environment Day — with official celebrations held in Islamabad — by making commitments and calling for action to restore millions of hectares of ecosystems all around the world for the benefit of people and nature. Hosted by Pakistan in […]

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Hot on OTT: Quick check for June 6-13

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) We take a quick look at highlight films, shows and series scheduled to drop in the digital space this week. AWAKE (film on Netflix; June 9)Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, Finn JonesDirection: Mark Raso The sci-fi action drama imagines an era when people have lost their ability […]

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Crude bombs found near BJP office

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) In a shocking incident 54 crude bombs were recovered by Kolkata police from Khidderpore and Hastings crossing in the southern fringes of the city on Saturday night. The bombs were found hardly 20 metres away from the BJP office that was used during the election. Though the police are yet to […]

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Spiralling prices evidence of BJP’s incompetence: Shivakumar

Ramnagar, June 6 (IANS) Launching a tirade against the BJP government over rising oil prices, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D. K. Shivakumar has charged that 43 hikes in petrol prices since January this year evidently shows the Centre’s “incompetence” on various fronts, including “economical mishandling”. Shivakumar visited the pandemic-hit areas on Saturday. He told […]

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K’taka mulls black fungus treatment under Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka scheme

Bengaluru, June 5 (IANS) With Karnataka’s second Covid wave slowly on the wane and cases of black fungus on the rise, state’s Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Saturday said that the government is contemplating to include treatment of black fungus infection (mucormycosis) under the existing Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka scheme. Sudhakar told media that many […]

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