Liquor smuggling on the rise in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, June 10 (IANS) Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) smuggling has been witnessing a rapid rise in Tamil Nadu since the closure of TASMAC outlets due to the enforcement of the Covid-induced lockdown. With the neighbouring Puducherry opening its liquor vends and shops, a heavy rush was seen at the outlets in Karaikal and Villupuram areas, […]

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ASUS unveils new gaming laptops in India

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Taiwanese tech Giant ASUS on Thursday launched its latest range of Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming laptops featuring the latest 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors. The new lineup comes wrapped with powerful new hardware in a stylish yet durable package and includes ROG Zephyrus S17 and Zephyrus M16 at […]

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The Many Moods of Architecture

By Rachna AgarwalNew Delhi, June 10 (IANSlife) It isnt surprising that our moods and spirits instantly lift up the moment we step into a well-designed space. Our built spaces have a colossal impact on our emotions, carrying us through various states of mind as we move through different areas. Perhaps, this powerful ability of architecture […]

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SL aims to vaccinate entire population by early 2022

Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka is working to vaccinate its entire population against Covid-19 by early 2022,, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said. Addressing the virtual Sri Lanka Investment Forum (SLIF, Silva said a nationwide vaccination program was ongoing in the country and the island nation was in the process of getting adequate vaccines […]

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EU lawmakers approve Covid certificates

Brussels, June 10 (IANS) European Union (EU) lawmakers have approved a new travel certificate that will allow people to move freely within the bloc without having to quarantine or taking extra coronavirus tests. The approval will allow EU citizens to get a digital health pass to display their vaccination status, results of Covid-19 tests, or […]

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11 killed in Mumbai house collapse

Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Nine members of a family were among 11 killed when a two-storied residential building crashed on an adjoining structure in Malad West just before midnight, officials said here on Thursday. Seven more are injured, several missing, while seven of the deceased are women. A majority of the victims killed in the […]

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British Airways, Ryanair probed over refunds

London, June 10 (IANS) The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into flag carrier, British Airways (BA) and the Irish airline Ryanair over whether they have broken consumer law by failing to offer refunds for customers who couldn’t legally take flights due to Covid-19 lockdowns. During the lockdowns, the two airlines […]

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Israeli strikes kill 11 military personnel in Syria

Damascus, June 10 (IANS) Israeli strikes targeting areas in central and southern Syria overnight killed 11 military personnel, a war monitor reported. An officer was among the victims as the strikes on Wednesday targeted a scientific research centre and other military positions in Homs province and the countryside of the capital Damascus, reports Xinhua mews […]

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125-year-old man takes jab in Varanasi

Varanasi, June 10 (IANS) Setting aside all vaccine hesitancy talks, a 125-year-old man had got himself inoculated against Covid-19 in Varanasi. The man Swami Shivanand reached a vaccine centre in Durga Kund on Wednesday and left the medical staff stunned into silence when he presented his Aadhaar card. His date of birth on the Aadhar […]

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Biden revokes executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat

Washington, June 10 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has revoked and replaced executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat and eight other software applications signed by his predecessor President Donald Trump. “President Biden revoked and replaced three E.O.s (executive orders) that aimed to prohibit transactions with TikTok, WeChat, and eight other communications and financial technology software applications; […]

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Aus researchers urge pandemic-proof education system

Canberra, June 10 (IANS) Australian researchers have provided a roadmap for addressing educational deficiency in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic-induced disruptions to improve the country’s dealing with educationally disadvantaged young people. Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland (UQ) and Paul Ramsay Foundation explored the impact of the national lockdown on educational disadvantage, saying on […]

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Mock drill in Gurugram to check monsoon preparedness

Gurugram, June 10 (IANS) To avoid waterlogging in underpasses during monsoon season in Gurugram, the teams of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have jointly organised a mock drill at Hero Honda Chowk and Rajiv Chowk in Gurugram . Pradeep Sharma, Chief Engineer, Infrastructure-II Division of GMDA, said on […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 174.3mn

Washington, June 10 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday 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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4 killed in UP road accident

Agra, June 10 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus coming from Kanpur on Thursday hit a stationary canter on the Chalesar flyover, on the Firozabad road, resulting in four deaths and serious injuries to a dozen others. Police said the canter loaded with water melons was parked on the side of the road for repairs. […]

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Sex rackets busted in Bihar’s Sheikhpura, Purnea

Paatna, June 10 (IANS) Bihar Police on Wednesday busted two different sex rackets on in the state’s Sheikhpura and Purnea districts. In Sheikhpura, the district police raided a hotel in Chandni Chowk and arrested a girl, found in compromising position with six youths. “We had received complaints from neighbours about immoral activities there. Accordingly, we […]

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More relaxation rolled out in Gujarat cities

Gandhinagar, June 9 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday granted more relaxations in 36 major cities, allowing businesses to open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and lifting curbs placed on religious and social gatherings and sites. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on this relaxations on Wednesday. However, the night curfew in these cities, from […]

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B’desh ACC to question 50 Hefazat leaders on graft charges

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 9 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh will question 50 leaders of radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, including its top leaders Junaid Babunagari and Mamunul Haque on charges of embezzlement of funds and corruption. The Hefazat leaders will be questioned after receiving the relevant information, ACC Secretary Md Anwar Hossain Howlader told […]

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Tension in Assam’s Nagaon after youth dies

Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) Tension prevailed on Wednesday night at Rupahihat of Assam’s Nagaon district after a youth died reportedly due to police beating during the corona curfew. Following the death of Sohaib Akhtar of Gareki village, an angry mob besieged the local police station to stage a demonstration with the body of the youth. […]

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Man dies after house collapses in Delhi

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A 26-year-old man doing his post-graduation from the Delhi University died on Wednesday after a house collapsed due to the digging of a basement in an adjacent under construction building, the police said. An officer said that the police received a call at around 4.30 pm that due to digging […]

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