Pandey stakes claim with 63 in intra-squad game

Colombo, July 6 (IANS) The Indian team, touring Sri Lanka for the limited-overs series, played an intra-squad T20 match here on Monday with Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s team beating Shikhar Dhawan’s side. While the team led by Bhuvneshwar took field in practice kit, the one led by Dhawan played in the official uniform of India limited-overs teams. […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 184mn

Washington, July 6 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 184 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.98 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.2 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the […]

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Brunei initiates Covid-19 Phase 3 vaccination drive

Bandar Seri Begawan, July 6 (IANS) The Brunei government officially launched Phase 3 of its National Vaccination Program on Monday, providing free Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens and residents over 18 years old in the country. According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, the Sultanate’s vaccination arrangement is divided into three phases starting from April 3, […]

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UK reports another 27,334 coronavirus cases

London, July 6 (IANS) Britain has reported another 27,334 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,930,534, according to official figures released on Monday. The country also recorded another nine coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 128,231. […]

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South Africa starts vaccinating police

Johannesburg, July 6 (IANS) South Africa launched the vaccination of police officers with J&J vaccine to protect the police who are at the frontline in enforcing regulations. The vaccination started on Monday morning in Johannesburg with the vaccination of police minister Bheki Cele and national police commissioner Khehla Sitole. Cele said that the vaccination of […]

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Putin wishes Israeli PM success in new role

Moscow, July 6 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday, wishing him success in his new position, the Kremlin said in a statement. “Vladimir Putin wished Naftali Bennett every success as Prime Minister. Both leaders expressed their mutual intention to develop the entire scope of […]

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Traffic violators in B’luru can pay fine through PayTM: Joint Commissioner

Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) In a strong bid to eliminate cash transactions and enhance transparency, Bengaluru police on Monday launched another mode of cashless fine payment system for traffic violators through e-wallet Paytm. The new facility was launched by Bengaluru City police Commissioner, Kamal Pant here. After the launch, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B.R. […]

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Karnataka logs 2,848 new Covid cases, 67 deaths

Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) Reflecting a declining trend of the pandemic’s second wave, 2,848 new Covid cases were logged across Karnataka, with 67 deaths in a day, said the state health bulletin on Monday. “With 2,848 positive cases on Sunday, the state’s Covid tally increased to 28,56,491, including 41,996 active cases, while 27,79,038 recovered, with […]

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B’desh Home Min meets Hefazat chief, says no role in militants’ release

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 6 (IANS) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal met Hefazat-e-Islam leaders including outfit chief Junaid Babunagari on Monday but told them that he has no role in release of arrested militants as the judicial process is underway. Babungari entered the minister’s Dhanmondi residence along with Hefazat Secretary General Nurul Islam Jihadi, […]

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Mekedatu project: K’taka will fight it out legally, says minister

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday that the state government will continue to fight for the implementation of the proposed Mekedatu balancing reservoir project across the Cauvery river in Ramanagara district leaglly. The minister’s remarks assume significance after Tamil Nadu responded negatively to Karnataka Chief Minister […]

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Bayern can defend its Champions League title: Kahn

Berlin, July 5 (IANS) Bayern Munich can defend its 2020 Champions League title, said former German star footballer Oliver Kahn after taking office as the club’s new CEO on Monday. The 51-year-old successor of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, on his first official working day in office, called the Bavarians’ current squad competitive enough to win the most […]

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Anderson reaches 1,000 first-class wickets

Old Trafford, July 5 (IANS) England pace bowler James Anderson reached 1,000 first-class wickets on Tuesday as he picked seven for 19 for Lancashire against Kent in a County Championship match here. The 38-year-old, who has picked 617 Test wickets and is just three wickets short of surpassing Anil Kumble (619 wickets) and becoming the […]

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Bengaluru Tech Summit to be held in hybrid mode: Minister

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) Karnataka’s annual flagship event ‘Bengaluru Tech Summit-2021’ would be held in hybrid mode from November 17-19 for greater collaboration between the industry, academia and customers, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Monday. “We are inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the three-day conclave on November 17. We are […]

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‘Bengaluru needs massive afforestation to improve green cover’

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) With the month-long Biodiversity campaign to be kicked off soon, Karnataka Biodiversity Board Chairperson, Anant Hegde Ashisara on Monday directed the Bengaluru civic body to allocate special funds in its budget annually for protection and conservation of lakes, wetlands, environment, and biodiversity besides improving green cover in and around the state […]

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