Karnataka transfers 12 IPS officers

Bengaluru, June 9 (IANS) The Karnataka government has effected a major reshuffle in the police department at the Superintendent of Police (SP) level. As per the government notification dated June 9, as many as 12 IPS officers have been transferred. Ravi D. Channannavar, SP, Bengaluru Rural district, has been transferred and posted as SP, CID, […]

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‘Use global innovations for self-sufficiency in telecom manufacturing’

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Broadband India Forum (BIF) has suggested global innovations should be utilised to attain self-sufficiency in domestic telecom equipment manufacturing. In remarks at the release of an industry white Paper on “Atmanirbharta in Telecom Manufacturing”, BIF President T.V. Ramachandran said: “The idea of Atmanirbharta is to leverage the global ecosystem […]

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Nitish Kumar government a fungus, says Tejashwi

Patna, June 9 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday slammed the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar for unable to provide treatment to patients infected with black fungus. “The Election Commission has imposed a fungus government (Nitish Kumar government) on Bihar and now people of the state are paying price for it,” he said. “The […]

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Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal memes flood internet

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Meme makers had a field day throughout Wednesday as they flooded social media with memes featuring B-Town’s rumoured couple Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal. The hashtags #KatrinaKaif and #VickyKaushal started trending on Twitter on Wednesday after memes featuring the two actors started doing the rounds, with fans talking about their rumoured […]

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J&K sees 1,098 new cases, 17 deaths

Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) A total of 1,098 Covid cases and 17 deaths came to light in J&K on Wednesday during the last 24 hours. Officials said that 324 cases were reported from the Jammu division and 774 from the Kashmir division while 2,102 patients were discharged from different hospitals after recovery. One more confirmed […]

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Russian arrested in Goa beach village with LSD

Panaji, June 9 (IANS) A 41-year-old Russian national has been arrested for possession of LSD and marijuana, valued at over Rs 8.5 lakh, from the beach village of Morjim in North Goa, police said on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Dmitry Boldov, inspector in-charge of Pernem police station Jivba Dalvi said. “The seized […]

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Indonesia mulls to inoculate 1 mn people per day

Jakarta, June 9 (IANS) Indonesia is planning to vaccinate 1 million people per day by July, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday. Widodo made the remarks after observing a mass Covid-19 vaccination held at a university’s hospital in West Java province, Xinhua reported. Widodo urged authorities to accelerate the mass vaccinations across the country in […]

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Microsoft, 5 other firms fined for personal data leaks

Seoul, June 9 (IANS) South Korea’s data protection watchdog said on Wednesday that it has imposed monetary penalties on six companies and institutions, including technology giant Microsoft and an affiliate of local internet giant Kakao, for failing to protect personal information of their clients by negligence. The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) said that the […]

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Ex-IAS officer Anup Chandra Pandey joins as Election Commissioner (Lead)

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Retired IAS officer Anup Chandra Pandey on Wednesday took office as Election Commissioner, returning the three member body, comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, to full strength. President Ram Nath Kovind had appointed Pandey as Election Commissioner on Tuesday. He fills the vacancy arising after […]

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Karma Takapa finds acting ‘more daunting’

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Karma Takapa, who rose to popularity with his portrayal of the shaman ‘Dev’ in the new web series ‘The Last Hour’, finds acting a more daunting process than filmmaking. Karma, who graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, specialises in direction and screenplay writing. […]

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Russia reports over 10k new Covid cases

Moscow, June 9 (IANS) Russia has reported 10,407 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of daily infections since March 7, according to the official data released on Wednesday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 5,156,250, Xinhua reported. The national Covid death toll rose by 399 […]

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UP govt refuses to share information on IPS officer’s retirement

Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has refused to share information with former IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, regarding his compulsory retirement, saying the documents are “highly confidential”. Thakur termed this denial “improper and suspicious” and said that initially he was given compulsory retirement in an “arbitrary manner” and now he was being denied […]

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Kenya unveils scheme to boost mental health

Nairobi, June 9 (IANS) Kenya’s health ministry launched Kenya Mental Health Action Plan (2021-2025) on Wednesday to promote mental health among citizens. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health said the action plan provides a framework for the national, county governments and other key stakeholders to implement policies that promote the mental […]

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BKU protests after boy electrocuted in UP village

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), June 9 (IANS) The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) held protests in UP’s Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday after a farmer’s son was electrocuted in a village there. The incident took place in Mahabalipur village under Charthawal police station when Ankit, who went to fetch cucumbers from his fields, came in contact with a broken […]

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LIC Chairman Kumar’s term extended

Chennai, June 9 (IANS) The Central Government on Wednesday extended Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Chairman M.R. Kumar’s term till March 13, 2022. He was set to retire on June 30, 2021. According to the order, Kumar’s term is extended till 13.3.2022, the date on which he completes three years as LIC Chairman or […]

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Thailand logs 2,680 new Covid cases, 35 deaths

Bangkok, June 9 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday recorded 2,680 new Covid-19 cases and 35 more fatalities, as the country accelerated its nationwide vaccination campaign to combat the recent outbreak of the pandemic. Of the new infections, 11 were imported cases and 2,669 were local transmissions, the Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said. The […]

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Indian Bank partners with Fisdom to offer wealth management solutions

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Indian Bank, the seventh largest public sector bank, has partnered with wealth tech company Fisdom to offer wealth management products and services to the bank’s 10 crore customers. Fisdom’s role encompasses the entire wealth management journey from origination to fulfilment and post-sale service. The partnership will focus on enabling large-scale […]

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Goa to launch Tika Utsav 3.0 soon: CM

Panaji, June 9 (IANS) The Goa government will soon launch Tika Utsav 3.0 in rural parts of the state, which will enable persons in the age group of 18-44 years to walk-in and vaccinate themselves, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister said that he was encouraged to start the third edition […]

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Yogi welcomes Jitin in BJP, Ajay Lallu slams him

Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has welcomed former union minister Jitin Prasada into the BJP. The chief minister said that Prasada joining the BJP would further strengthen the party in Uttar Pradesh. UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu, on the other hand, has termed Jitin Prasada as a ‘betrayer’. “In the […]

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Konkona’s mid-week blues

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Actress Konkona Sensharma on Wednesday shared having mid-week blues. Konkona posted a picture on Instagram in which she was seen dressed in a blue ensemble with white polka dots. She completed her look with silver jewellery and tied her hair into a braid. “Mid week blues?” Konkona captioned the image. Actress […]

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Raje goes missing from BJP posters

By Archana SharmaJaipur, June 9 (IANS) In a recent development in Rajasthan politics, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s posters have been removed from the BJP state headquarters. The present posters have Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party national chief J.P. Nadda on one side and Satish Poonia and Gulab Chand Kataria on the other side […]

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Pvt hospitals who delayed reporting Covid deaths issued notice: Goa CM

Panaji, June 9 (IANS) The Goa government has issued show cause notices to private hospitals, who have delayed in informing the state administration about Covid-19-related deaths in their facilities, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. The Chief Minister’s revelation comes a day after the opposition demanded his resignation, after the Health Ministry over Monday and Tuesday […]

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Pakistan govt plans to raise tax on cigarettes

Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan’s health ministry has proposed a 30 per cent hike in the tax rates for the cigarette industry in the upcoming Budget 2021-22. The federal government is reviewing three different tax proposals, geotv reported. Tobacco companies, however, proposed no change to the tax rates and say they will bring the tax […]

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TDP supremo condemns special school demolition in Vizag

Hyderabad/Visakhapatnam, June 9 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and principal opposition leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday condemned the alleged demolition of a school for specially-abled children in the port city of Visakhapatnam recently. “The latest in the demolition acts of this government in Visakhapatnam is appalling and disgusting. It is sad that the […]

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8 killed in Israeli airstrikes on Syria

Beirut, June 9 (IANS) At least eight members of the Syrian government forces and their allied militiamen are dead after Israeli airstrikes on central and southern Syria, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. The Britain-Based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the killed included members of the “National Defence” forces, DPA reported. It added that […]

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Tahira Kashyap goes bold with fiery red hair

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Filmmaker-writer Tahira Kashyap has ditched her natural hair colour for fiery red, going by her post on social media on Wednesday. Tahira posted a picture on Instagram, which showed her flaunting the red tresses as she posed near a window. “That’s me! #redhair #redhead #bleedred,” she wrote as the caption. Last […]

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Hyundai commences booking for SUV Alcazar

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Automaker Hyundai Motor India on Wednesday commenced bookings for upcoming premium SUV Alcazar. Accordingly, the company is accepting bookings at Dealerships and on its online car buying platform for Rs 25,000. “Customers can choose from four powertrains that include 2.0 l Petrol MPi engine and 1.5 l Diesel CRDi engine […]

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AAP takes up fight for Bikru minor widow

Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has now taken up cudgels for Bikru widow, Khushi, who is languishing in jail since the past ten months. AAP MP Sanjay Singh has demanded immediate release of Khushi, who is a minor and is presently admitted to the Lohia hospital after she vomited blood. Khushi […]

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Heat wave likely over northwest Rajasthan

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Heat wave condition is expected over isolated pockets of northwest Rajasthan, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. The weather office made the forecast based on maximum temperature in the region that was noted 45.1 degrees Celsius at Ganganagar (West Rajasthan). It issued a heat wave warning from 5.30 a.m. […]

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No bail yet for Bineesh Kodiyeri

Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) The bail application of Bineesh Kodiyeri – younger son of former CPI-M Kerala state secretary and politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, could not be taken up on Wednesday in the Karnataka High Court. It has been posted for the next week. This is the eighth time that the bail application had come […]

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Learn six Indian language basics with AR lenses

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, June 9 (IANSlife) Social media platform Snapchat has combined learning with fun through ‘learn language’ lenses created by Nepal-based lens creator Atit Kharel. The lenses help Snapchatters understand the basics of six Indian languages — Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu and Kannada. They combine augmented reality and machine learning to […]

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‘Revenge’ travel is the new buzzword

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, June 9 (IANSlife) For some, camping in their backyard could have come closest to an adventure during our days in quarantine. With trains and flights suspended and hotels closed down, all we could do is dive into good ol’ travel memories. But thanks to vaccine roll-out at the start of 2021, […]

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Infosys regrets glitches: Nilekani to FM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani responding to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamans public comments on glitches on the new Income Tax filing portal said Infosys regrets the glitches. “The new e-filing portal will ease the filing process and enhance end user experience @nsitharamanji, we have observed some technical issues on day one, […]

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Monsoon storms into Maha: Trains, traffic hit in Mumbai

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) The first monsoon rains hit Maharashtra and Mumbai with full fury on Wednesday, hitting local trains and road traffic, and flooding low-lying areas in the country’s commercial capital, officials said here. Large parts of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad witnessed heavy rain, inundating several low-lying areas, barely a fortnight after the city […]

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UP anganwadi workers to be armed with smartphones

Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) About four lakh Anganwadi workers in Uttar Pradesh will get smart phones to improve their efficiency and the state government will also train them to use the devices. A training plan has already been prepared for this. According to the government spokesman, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed the officials concerned […]

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Donald Trump welcomes Nigeria ban on Twitter

San Francisco, June 9 (IANS) Former US president Donald Trump, banned on all key social media platforms, has welcomes the Nigeria ban on Twitter, saying more countries should do the same. Trump issued a statement late on Tuesday, supporting the Nigerian government’s decision to suspend Twitter activities, the media reported. “Congratulations to the country of […]

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Iraq decides to accelerate Covid vaccination drive

Baghdad, June 9 (IANS) The Iraqi government has decided to take a series of measures to accelerate the vaccination campaign to curb the spread of the Covid pandemic. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, which discussed the recommendations of the Iraqi Health Ministry on containing the pandemic […]

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Samsung develops 8nm RF chip process technology

Seoul, June 9 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it has developed an 8-nanometer (nm) process technology for radio frequency (RF) chips as the South Korean tech giant eyes to beef up its foundry service for 5G mobile semiconductors. Samsung said its 8nm foundry will deliver 5G single-chip RF solutions supporting sub-6-gigahertz to millimetre wave […]

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12 railway stations to go green in Varanasi

Varanasi, June 9 (IANS) Twelve railway stations in the Varanasi division of the North Eastern Railways (NER) will soon turn into ‘green zones’. Divisional Railway Manager Vijay Kumar Panjiyar said: “So far, 12 railway stations selected in the division are being developed as green stations, by seeking consent to operate from UP and Bihar pollution […]

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Nicaragua authorities arrest two more possible challengers to Ortega

Managua, June 9 (IANS) Nicaragua authorities have arrested two more potential presidential challengers to veteran leader Daniel Ortega in polls later this year. Felix Maradiaga and Juan Sebastian Chamorro have been accused of terrorism and plotting against Nicaragua’s sovereignty and independence, the BBC reported. They were held under a controversial new security law passed in […]

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Madrasa Board exams cancelled in UP

Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has cancelled the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Council Class 10 and 12 board examinations for session 2020-2021, keeping in view the “extraordinary situation arising due to the Covid pandemic”. An official release said that students from Classes 1 to 9 and 11 will be […]

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Covid kills: 54 govt teachers die in Champaran, no salaries, no ex-gratia

By Shilpi VermaMotihari (Bihar) June 9 (IANS/ 101Reporters) “Happiness is no longer part of my life,” said Kumari Neha. The 30-year-old was tragically widowed when her husband Deepak Anand, a government school teacher succumbed to Covid-19 while being treated at Government Medical College and Hospital at Bettiah, the headquarters of Bihar’s West Champaran district. It […]

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New Covid cases drop below 10K-mark in Karnataka

Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) In a clear sign of the curve flattening, Karnataka’s single-day Covid tally plunged below the 10,000-mark for the first time in over two months, while Covid fatalities also dropped below 200, the state health bulletin said on Tuesday. “With 9,808 new cases registered on Monday, the state’s Covid tally rose to […]

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MoU to make Ladakh carbon neutral signed

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Clean energy company Convergence Energy Services has tied up with the Ladakh administration to make the Union Territory carbon neutral. Under an MoU signed between the two, various clean energy and energy efficiency programmes will be implemented. “Beginning with a pilot in the Zanskar valley area, CESL will take up […]

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