Breaking news: Finance ministry keeps interest rates on small savings unchanged

  • JUN 30, 2021 11:31 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh adds 165 new Covid-19 cases, 3 more deaths

    Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday recorded 165 new Covid-19 disease and three more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 1,706,107 and 22,591 respectively.

  • JUN 30, 2021 11:00 PM IST

    Finance ministry keeps interest rates on small savings schemes unchanged

    The Union finance ministry on Wednesday kept the interest rates on small savings schemes unchanged for the second quarter of the current fiscal, according to a government notification, reported PTI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    2 LeT terrorists arrested in connection with Darbhanga railway station blast

    Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists residing in Hyderabad were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the blast at Darbhanga railway station in Bihar earlier this month, the National Investigation Agency spokesperson said, reported PTI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 10:05 PM IST

    Stadiums, gyms and parks to reopen in Jharkhand

    Jharkhand government on Wednesday announced the reopening of stadiums, gymnasiyns and parks. Banquet hall and community halls will be allowed to open with 50 persons limit.

  • JUN 30, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    Forest fire triggers landmine explosions along LoC in J-K

    A forest fire that started across Line of Control and spread to the Indian side in Mendhar sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district triggered several landmine explosions on border, officials said on Wednesday, reported PTI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    West Bengal CM accuses Centre of not supplying adequate Covid vaccines

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP-led government at Centre of depriving the state of adequate supply of Covid vaccines, while providing ample supplies to even smaller states, reported PTI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    Delhi reported no case of Delta Plus Covid variant so far: Satyendar Jain

    Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said that the national capital has not reported any case of Delta plus variant of Covid-19 so far. He also said that there is no communication from Centre to make any special arrangement to deal with it.

  • JUN 30, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    J-K: 1 more terrorist killed in Kulgam encounter

    One more unidentified terrorist was killed on Wednesday in Kulgam encounter, Kashmir Zone Police said, reported ANI. Three terrorists have been killed in the encounter so far. The search is going on and more details are awaited, the police said.

  • JUN 30, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    Nagaland declared ‘disturbed area’ for 6 months under AFSPA: Home ministry

    The Union home ministry on Wednesday said the entire state of Nagaland has been declared “disturbed area” for six more months, till December-end, under controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without any prior warrant, reported PTI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    PM Modi condoles demise of world’s only Sanskrit daily editor

  • JUN 30, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Jharkhand minister urges PM to award Bharat Ratna to scientists who manufactured indigenous Covid vaccine

    Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to award Bharat Ratna to scientists who manufactured the indigenous Covid-19 vaccines.

  • JUN 30, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    8 core sectors’ output rises over 16% in May

    Output of eight core sectors rose 16.8 per cent in May against (-) 21.4 pc in same month last year, PTI cited government data as stating.

  • JUN 30, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    Monsoon not likely in Delhi till July 7: IMD

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab is not likely till July 7.

  • JUN 30, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    Veteran actor Dilip Kumar admitted to PD Hinduja Hospital

    Actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital due to breathing issues. His condition is reported to be stable, according to ANI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    NCW takes suo moto cognizance of pornographic content on Twitter

    The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of pornographic content on Twitter and sought action from the microblogging site within a week.

  • JUN 30, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    No Covid vaccine affects fertility, clarifies health ministry

    The Union health ministry on Wednesday said no Covid -19 vaccine affect the fertility of men or men, adding that the vaccines are authorized and their efficacy is assured. This comes in response to reports raising infertility concerns due to vaccination.

  • JUN 30, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Govt approves BharatNet strategy for broadband connectivity

    The Union government on Wednesday announced the approval of BharatNet implementation strategy through PPP Model to cover inhabited villages in the country across 16 states. The government has approved the viability gap funding support of up to 19,041 crores, the principal spokesperson said, adding that all remaining states and Union territories (UT)s to be covered, reported ANI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    J-K: 2 terrorists killed by security forces in Kulgam area

    Two unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter on Wednesday with Police and security forces at Chimmer area of Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir. Operation is underway, reported ANI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    ‘International relations have been devised by Big Tech’: Jaishankar

    Union minister Jaishankar says that one has to take into account the influence Big Tech wields on politics and the world in general. He says that state vs non-state players also is an important area to debate upon.

  • JUN 30, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    2 unidentified terrorists killed in J&K’s Kulgam

    Two unidentified terrorists have been killed in an encounter that broke out in Kulgam. Operation underway, more details shall follow: J&K Police

  • JUN 30, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    ‘We need to get on top of it’: Jaishankar on battling Covid-19 at India Global Forum

    Jaishankar says the world essentially has come to a halt due to Covid-19. India’s foreign minister said the world has to come together and understand that public health is a geostrategic issue and should be seen as such. He said international responses to Covid-19 and any public health issue needs to faster.

  • JUN 30, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    ‘Health needs to be seen in the same lens like terror and climate change’: Former UK PM Blair at India Global Forum

    Blair said vaccination speed need to increase globally. Healthcare workers need to be vaccinated at a faster rate and said that ‘the planet is not out of woods’ due to Covid-19.

  • JUN 30, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    Naseeruddin Shah rushed to hospital

    Actor Naseeruddin Shah admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Khar in Mumbai after being diagnosed with a small pneumonia patch. Doctors say he will be released shortly.

  • JUN 30, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    Jharkhand flags vaccine shortage

    Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta on Wednesday said that the state government has asked the Centre to send more stocks of vaccines.

  • JUN 30, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting with beneficiaries of various schemes of Digital India

    The Prime Minister will meet the beneficiaries on July 1.

  • JUN 30, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    Covid-19 second wave: International passenger flights remain suspended till July 31

    • Flights on selected routes shall be allowed on a case-to-case basis
    • Flights involved in cargo ops and specially approved by the DGCA will be allowed to operate.
  • JUN 30, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Google to clamp down on online financial scams in Britain

    Google will clamp down on financial fraud on its platform in Britain, saying on Wednesday that all financial services will need to be verified by the regulator before they can advertise.

  • JUN 30, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    Maharashtra to start home vaccination for bedridden people: Govt to HC

    Maharashtra to start home vaccination for bedridden people; won’t wait for Centre’s approval: Govt to HC.

  • JUN 30, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    Covaxin has now received Emergency Use Authorizations in 16 countries, says Bharat Biotech

    Covaxin has now received Emergency Use Authorizations in 16 countries including, Brazil, India, Philippines, Iran, Mexico, etc. with EUA’s in process in 50 countries worldwide: Bharat Biotech.

  • JUN 30, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    Covaxin price established between $15-20 per dose for supplies outside India

    The pricing of Covaxin has been clearly established between $15-20 per dose for supplies to governments outside India. The pricing for Brazil has also been indicated at $ 5 per dose: Bharat Biotech.

  • JUN 30, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at her residence in Delhi

    Disgruntled Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu meets party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at her residence in Delhi.

  • JUN 30, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    SC asks Centre to frame guidelines to pay ex-gratia to Covid-19 victims’ kins

    Supreme Court directs the Centre to frame guidelines within 6 weeks to pay ex gratia to families of those died due to Covid-19.

    It has dismissed Centre’s plea that no such ex gratia can be paid. Amount to be determined by the national authority under the NDMA, holds the court.

  • JUN 30, 2021 10:30 AM IST

    Rupee slips 2 paise to 74.25

    Rupee slips 2 paise to 74.25 against US dollar in early trade.

  • JUN 30, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Odisha reported 3,371 fresh Covid-19 infections

    Odisha reported 3,371 fresh Covid-19 infections, 48 deaths and 3,520 recoveries in the last 24 hours; the active caseload stands at 31,422.

  • JUN 30, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    More deaths reported in intense US Northwest heat wave

    About a dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to an intense heat wave that brought scorching temperatures to the Northwest and caused one power utility to impose rolling blackouts amid heavy demand.

  • JUN 30, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    India reports 45,951 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    India reports 45,951 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, active caseload declines to 5,37,064; Recovery rate increases to 96.92%.

  • JUN 30, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    Sensex up 191 points in opening trade

    Sensex up 191 points in opening trade, currently at 52,741; Nifty at 15,803.

  • JUN 30, 2021 09:13 AM IST

    Thane logs 368 new Covid-19 cases, 18 more deaths

    With the addition of 368 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra’s Thane district has gone up to 5,31,943, an official said on Wednesday.

  • JUN 30, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    Two drones spotted in Jammu’s Kaluchak and Kunjwani areas

    Two drones spotted in Kaluchak and Kunjwani areas early morning hours today, reports news agency ANI.

  • JUN 30, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar market, nearby markets closed till 10pm on July 5

    Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar market, nearby markets closed till 10pm on July 5 for not complying with Covid-19 norms, reports ANI

  • JUN 30, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after vaccine deal allegations

    Accusations that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro turned a blind eye to possible corruption in a deal to purchase coronavirus vaccines have heightened threats to his presidency, including a move to recommend slapping him with a criminal charge.

  • JUN 30, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    Tirath Singh Rawat called to Delhi today by BJP high command

    Uttarakhand CM and BJP leader Tirath Singh Rawat called to Delhi today by the party high command.

  • JUN 30, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Covid-19 active cases in Mizoram rise to 4,471

    Covid-19 active cases in Mizoram rise to 4,471 with 256 new cases reported yesterday; case tally at 20,075.

  • JUN 30, 2021 07:13 AM IST

    798 doctors died during second wave of Covid-19 across country: IMA

    Amidst the prevalence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Medical Association on Tuesday said that 798 doctors died during the second wave of Covid-19 across the country of which maximum 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115.

  • JUN 30, 2021 06:53 AM IST

    Google to introduce measures to curb online financial scams in UK

    Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday announced measures to clamp down on financial fraud on its platform in Britain, saying it will require all financial services to be verified by the regulator before they are allowed to advertise.

  • JUN 30, 2021 06:18 AM IST

    Joe Biden to visit site of Florida building collapse on Thursday

    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Surfside, Florida, on Thursday to visit with the families of victims of the collapsed Miami-area condominium tower.

  • JUN 30, 2021 05:49 AM IST

    Kim Jong Un says ‘grave incident’ caused by quarantine lapse

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said a “grave incident” stemming from quarantine negligence has created a crisis, a statement that comes after the country claimed for more than a year it had avoided Covid-19.

  • JUN 30, 2021 05:23 AM IST

    Top North Korean officials sacked after Covid-19 ‘grave incident’: KCNA

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un replaced several senior officials after a “grave incident” in the country’s efforts to defend itself against the coronavirus, state media reported Wednesday.

  • JUN 30, 2021 05:17 AM IST

    Blackouts in US Northwest due to heat wave, deaths reported

    The unprecedented Northwest US heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, moved inland Tuesday — prompting a electrical utility in Spokane, Washington, to resume rolling blackouts amid heavy power demand.

  • JUN 30, 2021 05:04 AM IST

    World Bank approves USD 800mn loans to Pakistan

    The World Bank on Tuesday approved USD 800 million in financing for two programs in Pakistan–the Pakistan Program for Affordable and Clean Energy and the Second Securing Human Investments to Foster Transformation.