JUN 18, 2021 10:40 PM IST
BJP to contest UP Assembly polls under leadership of Adityanath
The next Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls will be contested under the leadership of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh confirmed on Friday. This comes amid speculation that the Union government maybe looking at replacing Adityanath over Covid-19 management.
JUN 18, 2021 09:33 PM IST
Pakistan opposition stages a walkout in National Assembly
Pakistan opposition on Friday staged a walkout from the National Assembly over federal budget. According to the local media, Bilawal Bhutto said that the country has seen an unprecedented increase in inflation, poverty and unemployment during the PTI’s rule. He also questioned the authenticity of the government’s claims of economic growth.
JUN 18, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Govt defaming farmers’ protest, alleges SKM
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday alleged that the central government is “defaming” the farmers’ protest against the three contentious farm laws. The umbrella body of the farmers’ union also said that the agitation would not dissipate as being “hoped” by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “Every opportunity is being desperately seized upon to slander the protestors. However, their failed strategy is bound to fail again,” PTI quoted the union as saying.
JUN 18, 2021 08:23 PM IST
India, 3 EU nations begin 2-day naval drill in Gulf of Aden
India and three European nation began a two-day high-voltage naval wargame in the Gulf of Aden with the aim of improving operational interoperability and promote, peace, security and stability in the key waterways, PTI quoted an official as saying.
JUN 18, 2021 08:16 PM IST
No motor vehicle allowed on main Chandni Chowk road from 9am to 9pm: Delhi Traffice Police
Delhi Traffic Police on Friday prohibited movement of any motor vehicle on the main Chandni Chowk road from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Mosque from 9am to 9pm. The police said no motor vehicle is allowed to ply on the route during the time on all days.
JUN 18, 2021 07:48 PM IST
No MP objected when request made to Centre: Om Birla on Central Vista
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on Friday said not even a single Member of Parliament (MP) in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha objected to the construction of the new parliament building when the request for it was made by both houses to the Centre.
JUN 18, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Development, welfare of J-K top priorities of Modi govt: MHA
Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a high-level meeting on Friday reviewed developmental works in Jammu and Kashmir. The home ministry said that all-round development and welfare of J-K are top priorities of the Modi government. During the meeting, Shah congratulated Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for completing 76 per cent vaccination targets in J-K and 100% in four districts.
JUN 18, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Bengal finance minister urges Union minister for steel to stop dismantling raw materials division of SAIL
JUN 18, 2021 06:24 PM IST
No change in leadership, BS Yediyurappa will continue as CM: Karnataka minister
Karnataka revenue minister R Ashoka on Friday said that there is no change in the leadership and BS Yediyurappa will continue as the chief minister.
“There is no change in the leadership. BS Yediyurappa will continue as the chief minister. No MLA is talking about this. There are only one or two of them & we will take strict action within few days,” ANI quoted him as saying.
JUN 18, 2021 06:00 PM IST
5-member delegation of LJP meets EC on Friday
A 5-member delegation of Lok Janshakti Party met Election Commission on Friday. “In 2019, I was elected as LJP president for 5 years. EC has assured us that if somebody tries to prove claim in name of LJP, we will be given chance to provide evidence,” ANI quoted Chirag Paswan as saying about the meeting.
JUN 18, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Assam govt cancels HSLC, HS exams
Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu on Friday said that the government has decided to cancel High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary (HS) examinations.
JUN 18, 2021 05:13 PM IST
NSA Ajit Doval, IB, R&AW chief, other directors arrive at MHA for high-level meet
National security advisor Ajit Doval, home secretary Ajay Bhalla, Intelligence Bureau director Arvind Kumar, R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel, CRPF director General Kuldiep Singh and Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh arrived at Union home ministry on Friday to attend a high-level meeting chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah.
JUN 18, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on IT begins; Twitter reps also present
Meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information & Technology has begun and representatives from Twitter India are also present in the meeting. The representatives from the microblogging site deposed before the parliamentary panel over issues of social media platform misuse and protection of citizen rights.
JUN 18, 2021 04:42 PM IST
Sharp decline of 81% in weekly Covid positivity rate: Health ministry
JUN 18, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Election completely valid under party’s constitution: New LJP chief Paras
Newly elected Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Pashupati Kumar Paras said according to the party’s constitution, Chirag Paswan is neither LJP’s national president nor the leader of the parliamentary party. “Yesterday’s election was completely valid under party’s constitution, of which he is not aware,” ANI quoted Paras as saying for the constitutionality of his appointment as party president.
JUN 18, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Delhi’s daily Covid-19 cases rise marginally to 165; toll reaches 24,900 with 14 additional deaths
JUN 18, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Virus not eradicated yet, keeps changing colours: AIIMS doctor
Dr Naveet Wig, head of the medicine department, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) on Friday cautioned about the looming threat of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). “Virus has not been eradicated, it keeps on changing its colours. Wear a clean mask and do not use an unhygienic mask at all,” ANI quoted Dr Wig as saying.
JUN 18, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Israel to give 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Palestinians
JUN 18, 2021 03:22 PM IST
AgustaWestland case: Delhi court rejects bail petition of Christian Michel
A special court of Delhi on Friday dismissed bail petition of Christian Michel, who is an alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case. The court rejected the bail in both CBI and ED cases, reported ANI.
JUN 18, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Agriculture minister Narendra Tomar says govt ready to discuss issues regarding provision of 3 farm laws, rules out repeal
JUN 18, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Need to remain cautious: Harsh Vardhan on negligence of Covid appropriate behavior
Union minister for health and family welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday urged the citizens to remain cautious and follow all Covid protocol. “People started taking Covid appropriate behaviour lightly after vaccine was rolled out. We have started the unlocking process but we still need to remain cautious and follow all Covid protocols properly,” ANI quoted the minister as saying.
JUN 18, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Red alert issued in parts of Karnataka for June 18,19: IMD
IMD Karnataka said red alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued in Dakshin Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts for Friday and Saturday. Kodagu, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga districts have been given orange alert warning for the same period, reported ANI.
JUN 18, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Southwest monsoon advances into parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, UP: IMD
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said that the southwest monsoon has advanced into some parts of north Arabian Sea, most parts of Gujarat region, some parts of Saurashtra, southeast Rajasthan and some more parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
JUN 18, 2021 01:33 PM IST
Calcutta HC directs NHRC to probe complaints on persons displaced in post-poll violence
Calcutta High Court orders National Human Rights Commission to examine complaints about displacement of people in West Bengal due to post poll violence.
JUN 18, 2021 12:46 PM IST
BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari submits petition to WB Speaker for disqualification of TMC MLA Mukul Roy
Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Legislative Assembly Suvendu Adhikari has given a petition to the assembly Speaker for disqualification of TMC leader Mukul Roy, MLA from 83-Krishnanagar Uttar Assembly constituency, reports ANI.
JUN 18, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Centre over fuel prices
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised the Union government over fuel prices in the country. “The rare day GOI does not hike fuel prices is the exception which proves the rule that prices are increased everyday,” he tweeted.
JUN 18, 2021 11:55 AM IST
Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govts over Covid-19 protocol violation in marketplaces
Delhi High Court takes suo motu cognizance on various images of marketplaces circulated on WhatsApp where people were not wearing masks and not following Covid-19 protocols. The Court issues notice to Centre and Delhi government asking them to file status report, reports ANI.
JUN 18, 2021 11:01 AM IST
Assam Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi resigns one and half months after win
Assam Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi tenders his resignation as a Member of the State Legislative Assembly, to Speaker Biswajit Daimary, reports ANI.
JUN 18, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Over 387 million samples tested for Covid-19 in India: ICMR
With 1,929,476 samples tested for Covid-19 on June 17, cumulative testing in India reached 387,167,696, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.
JUN 18, 2021 09:26 AM IST
India records 62,480 new Covid-19 cases, 1,587 more deaths
India reports 62,480 new Covid-19 cases and 1,587 more fatalities according to data from the Union health ministry. Active cases below 800,000-mark at 798,656.
JUN 18, 2021 08:45 AM IST
PM Modi to launch crash course for Covid-19 frontline workers today at 11am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ at 11am via video conferencing. The programme aims to upskill more than 100,000 Covid-19 warriors across the country, his office said. Following the launch, the programme would commence in 111 training centres across 26 states.
JUN 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Petrol price today: ₹103 in Mumbai, ₹100 in Bengaluru
Petrol now costs more than ₹100 a litre in seven states and Union territories namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Ladakh.
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JUN 18, 2021 07:31 AM IST
Ghaziabad Police send notice to Twitter India head over video provoking ‘communal unrest’
The Ghaziabad Police had sent a legal notice to the Managing Director of Twitter India over a video of an elderly man in Loni being assaulted with the intent of “provoking communal unrest.”
The MD has been asked to come to the police station in Lone Border for recording their statement within seven days, reports ANI.
JUN 18, 2021 07:14 AM IST
Global Covid-19 deaths go past 4-million mark, finds Report
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused more than 4 million deaths worldwide, according to the tally by agency Reuters, as many countries struggle to procure vaccines to inoculate their populations.
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