Karnataka cyber police bust Rs 290-crore hawala scam

Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) Karnataka’s cybercrime police have busted a Rs 290-crore hawala (money laundering) scam, operated in the name of ‘Powerbank’ investment and arrested nine persons, including two Chinese and two Tibetans, an official of the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said on Sunday. “The 9 accused, including 2 Chinese, 2 Tibetans and 5 […]

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Punjab CM condoles demise of Milkha’s wife

Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday condoled the demise of former Indian women national volleyball team captain Nirmal Milkha Singh (85), the wife of legendary ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh, as she passed away at a private hospital in Mohali after a battle against Covid-19. She is survived by her husband, […]

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8 Karnataka cops suspended for beating man to death

Madikeri (Karnataka), June 13 (IANS) Eight policemen were suspended for allegedly beating a 50-year-old man to death after he reportedly attacked a constable with a knife in Karnataka’s Kodagu district, police said on Sunday. “Eight policemen, including 2 head constables and 6 constables of Virajpet police station, have been suspended after the victim Roy D’Souza’s […]

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CAIT fully geared up to fight Amazon & Flipkart

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) For more than five years, Amazon, Walmart-owned Flipkart and many other foreign-funded e-commerce companies have indulged into all kinds of unethical business practices with an objective of taking control of not only the e-commerce but even the retail business of India, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said. Their […]

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Aussie McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record

Canberra, June 13 (IANS) Australian teenager Kaylee McKeown has smashed the women’s 100m backstroke world record, according to Swimming Australia. McKeown, 19, swam the event in 57.45 seconds at the Australian Swimming Trials in South Australia (SA) on Sunday night, beating the previous record of 57.57, reports Xinhua. She qualified for the event at the […]

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License needed to sell tobacco products in UP

Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) It is now mandatory for tobacco sellers in Uttar Pradesh to take a license. The government has taken this decision keeping in mind the growing problem of tobacco and the danger it poses to public health and also ensure effective enforcement of the rules and policies applicable for tobacco control. According […]

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8 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack

Kabul, June 13 (IANS) Eight Afghan policemen have been confirmed dead in an alleged insider attack at a police checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the troubled Helmand province on Sunday. The incident took place early Sunday when “a Taliban infiltrator disguised himself as a policeman” opened fire on the policemen inside the checkpoint […]

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Youngsters booked for organizing birthday party in Hyd

Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Cyberabad police on Sunday booked 31 youngsters for organizing birthday party in violation of Covid-19 lockdown norms at Kadthal near Hyderabad. The youngsters including girls participated in the birthday party which was organized at a farm house at Kadthal in Ranga Reddy district under the limits of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate. In […]

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Biden gifts custom-made cycle to Johnson

London, June 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden gifted UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson a custom-made bicycle while they met for the ongoing G7 Leaders’ Summit in Carbis Bay, England. According to a BBC report on Saturday, the bike was made by the Philadelphia-based Bilenky Cycle Works, a business with a staff of four who […]

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Nvidia to drop Windows 7, 8 driver support

San Francisco, June 13 (IANS) Chip-maker Nvidia is planning to drop support for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 later this year. The Nvidia drivers will be exclusively available for Windows 10 in October this year, with only critical security updates available on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 through September 2024. Microsoft […]

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US-based Molekule plans investment for R&D in India

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) San Francisco-headquartered air-purification technology company Molekule plans to invest in research and development in India As the company enters India, Dilip Goswami, Co-founder, President and CTO of Molekule, said that its research team has entered into partnerships with India’s top research institutes. On the question of R&D investment into, Goswami […]

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Zimbabwe to strengthen Covid preventive measures

Harare, June 13 (IANS) Zimbabwe has decided to strengthen anti-CCovid-19 measures from Monday, banning all social gatherings and enforcing mandatory testing of travellers from hotspot countries, following a surge in infections and deaths in recent weeks. “The last seven days have seen 596 new cases and 26 deaths as compared to the same period in […]

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Chinese province reports 6 locally-transmitted Covid cases

Beijing, June 13 (IANS) China’s Guangdong province reported six locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all in the capital Guangzhou, health authorities said on Sunday. The province on Saturday also reported seven imported confirmed cases, reports Xinhua news agency. By Saturday, Guangdong had reported a total of 2,618 confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 1,072 imported ones. […]

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Thunderstorms, rain to continue in TN till June 16

Chennai, June 13 (IANS) Thunderstorms and rain will continue to lash several districts of Tamil Nadu till June 16, according to the Meteorological Department. Kanyakumari and several other interior districts of the state are expected to get medium to heavy rains followed by thunderstorms. The Department said that some other districts of the state would […]

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Algeria votes in parliamentary elections

Algiers, June 13 (IANS) Algeria held its parliamentary elections, the seventh since the introduction of multi-party system in 1989, with a turnout of only 14.47 per cent. Vote counting began shortly after polling ended at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the presence of representatives of the candidates and members of the National Independent Elections Authority […]

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Libya, Turkey discuss security cooperation

Tripoli, June 13 (IANS) Mohamed Menfi, head of the Libyan Presidency Council, met a visiting Turkish delegation, which included Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and discussed security cooperation between the two countries. The visit of the Turkish delegation, also including Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, follows a series of mutual previous ones […]

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Key insights on travel in 2021 by VFS Global’s Regional Group COO

By Tanya BanonNew Delhi, June 13 (IANSlife) The last quarter has witnessed intermittent activity for the international travel community, with borders opening sporadically in step with vaccination drives in various regions. While many of us look forward to travelling in 2021, the restart of visa application processes can happen only when the concerned Embassy/Consulate provides […]

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Argentina extends border closure to June 25

Buenos Aires, June 13 (IANS) The Argentinean government has decided to extend the closure of the country’s borders to non-resident foreigners until June 25 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The measure announced on Saturday also allows the continuation of suspension of all direct flights to and from the UK […]

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Palestine sees collective recovery from Covid

Ramallah, June 13 (IANS) Palestine has recently witnessed a collective recovery from Covid-19, according to Minister of Health Mai al-Kaila. “The West Bank and the Gaza Strip witnessed a decline in the (daily) positive cases and fatalities,” al-Kaila told state radio Voice of Palestine on Saturday. “It is necessary to keep following the health protocol […]

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Summer-ize your home decor

By Swati GoorhaNew Delhi, June 13 (IANSlife) Spending more time indoors has all of us paying closer attention to the smallest of details in when it comes to our interior decor. Let the season prompt you to make some fun changes for a fresh look. Here’s how you can add some summer motifs into your […]

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Poland to further relax restrictions

Warsaw, June 13 (IANS) Poland will further relax the Covid-19 restrictions from Sunday as infections are dropping across the country. The government announced the new rules on Friday, according to which, cultural institutions like cinemas, theatres and museums can reopen their gastronomic facilities in a limited capacity, reports Xinhua news agency. Further easing has been […]

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Himachal risks turning into synthetic opioids hub

BY VISHAL GULATIShimla, June 13 (IANS) Organised crime groups are expanding and diversifying the production of synthetic drugs in Himachal Pradesh, known to be Asias largest bulk drug manufacturing hub, raising concerns that the state could emerge as a hub for opioids like Tramadol. Police officials admit that the recent increase in ‘seizures of illicit […]

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‘Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’ game is arriving in 2022

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) French video game company Ubisoft on Sunday announced several new games at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2021, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Riders Republic and Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Releasing in 2022, ‘Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’ is a first person, action-adventure experience developed by Massive Entertainment — a Ubisoft […]

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B’desh educational institutions to remain shut till June 30

Dhaka, June 13 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has further extended the ongoing closure of educational institutions until June 30 as the Covid-19 infection rate has increased substantially in parts of the country. The country’s Ministry of Education announced the decision on Saturday, saying that “all secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions, including Islamic schools, […]

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7 civilians dead as blasts hit buses in Kabul

Kabul, June 13 (IANS) Seven civilians were killed and six others injured in two explosions targeting public mini-buses along a busy road in Kabul, police in the Afghan capital confirmed. The explosions occurred in Sari Pul and Mahtab Qala localities in Dashti Barchi, in Police District 13 and Police District 6 on Saturday, causing panic […]

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Most schools reopen across Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, June 13 (IANS) About 88 per cent of schools across Myanmar have reopened since June 1, spokesperson of the military-run State Administration Council (SAC) said. As many as 42,080 out of over 47,000 schools in the country reopened and over 3.2 million students attended the schools as of June 10, Xinhua news […]

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Africa Covid caseload tops 5mn mark

Addis Ababa, June 13 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 5,011,502, according to health authorities. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday that the death toll from the pandemic stands at 134,239, while 4,504,296 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, reports […]

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Allahabad HC grants bail in love jihad case

Prayagraj, June 13 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to a man from Mahoba district in an alleged case of abduction, rape and unlawful religious conversion of a woman by marriage. Justice Rahul Chaturvedi passed the order, allowing the bail application of Munna Khan. An FIR was registered at the Kotwali Nagar police […]

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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 14-20. This week the Sun will be shifting its position from Taurus to Gemini sign on June 15. This is termed as Mithuna Sankranti. Mithuna Sankranti marks the beginning of the third Solar month in the Hindu […]

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Corona Mata temple demolished in UP district

Pratapgarh (UP), June 13 (IANS) A ‘Corona Mata temple that had come up in Juhi Shukulapur village under the limits of Sangipur police station in Pratapgarh district has been demolished by the district administration. A probe has also been ordered regarding the construction of ‘Corona Mata’ temple. According to Inspector general of police, Prayagraj range, […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 175.5mn

Washington, June 13 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 175.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.79 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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