• JUN 23, 2021 08:45 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 10,066 cases of Covid-19, 163 deaths

    Maharashtra recorded 10,066 cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the state-wide tally to 59,97,587. 163 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 1,19,303.

  • JUN 23, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    First case of delta variant recorded in Jammu

    Jammu recorded its first case of the delta variant of Covid-19 on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI. The infected individual who was admitted at Government Medical College and Hospital has reportedly recovered.

  • JUN 23, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Delta variant to account for 90% of new cases in Europe, says AFP

    AFP said on Wednesday that the Delta variant of Covid-19, first recorded in India, will account for 90% of the new cases in Europe by August. The news agency was citing an European Union agency.

  • JUN 23, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Ritu Kumar summoned by ED

    Fashion designers Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Ritu Kumar have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case. The three designers have been asked to report on Thursday and Friday at the agency’s headquarter in New Delhi. Officials familiar with the developments said ED wants some clarifications from them regarding certain cash payments they received.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Nepal to resume domestic and international flight operations

    Nepal is all set to resume domestic flight operations from July 1, and international flights June 24, reported ANI.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Russia fires warning shots against British navy ship in Black Sea: Russian agencies, says AFP

    Russia has fired warning shots at a British navy ship on the Black Sea, reported AFP on Wednesday.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    Singapore reduces quarantine period for people from high risk countries

    Singapore is reducing the duration of quarantine for people from high-risk regions to 14 days from the earlier 21 days, reported Bloomberg. The Singaporean government said it has found no evidence that virus variants of concern come with longer incubation periods.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Maharashtra government announces two-day Assembly session

    The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra announced a two-day assembly session on July 5 and July 6, reported ANI.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Encounter underway in J&K’s Shopian

    An encounter led by the police and security forces is currently underway at Shirmal area of Shopian, reported ANI. More details awaited.

  • JUN 23, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Nirav Modi’s appeal against extradition to India refused by UK high court

    UK High Court refused fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s application to appeal against his extradition to India, reported ANI.

  • JUN 23, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Delhi records 134 cases of Covid-19, 8 deaths; positivity rate at 1.45%

    Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain told reporters that the national capital recorded 134 cases of Covid-19, 8 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate in the capital now stands at 1.45%.

  • JUN 23, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    FIR registered against former Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela and associates

    A first information report has been registered against former National Register of Citizen (NRC) coordinator Prateek Hajela and his close associates “for alleged manipulations in the Family Tree Verification”, a process used to update the NRC list. Abhijeet Sarma, president, Assam Public Works told news agency ANI.

  • JUN 23, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    ASHA workers call of strike after Maharashtra govt agrees to meet demands

    The Maharashtra health department said that ASHA workers called off their strike after the state government agreed to increase their salary by 1,000 and give additional 500 as Covid allowance, to be implemented from July 1.

  • JUN 23, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Health ministry asks states detected with Delta Plus variant to take immediate containment measures

    Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Wednesday wrote to chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra, and urged them to take up immediate containment measures in the districts where Delta Plus variant of Covid-19, categorized as a ‘Variant of Concern’, has been detected.

  • JUN 23, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    4 injured in a blast in Lahore’s Johar Town area

    At least four people were injured in an explosion today in Lahore’s Johar Town area. Injured persons shifted to a local hospital. The nature of the blast is being ascertained, ANI quoted Pakistan media as reporting.

  • JUN 23, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Directed officials to closely monitor cases of Delta Plus variant: Maha health minister

    Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said that officials have been directed to closely monitor cases of the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19.

    “Information about these cases should be collected and recorded for study. We are taking 100 samples from every district,” ANI quoted Tope as saying.

  • JUN 23, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    Punjab Congress committee president, FM meet Rahul Gandhi

    Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Sunil Jhakar and Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Wednesday.

  • JUN 23, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    Over 290 million Covid vaccine doses administered so far: Health ministry

  • JUN 23, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Maharashtra govt hospital nurses go on 2-day strike

  • JUN 23, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    40 Covid-19 cases due to Delta plus variant detected in India till now

    India has reported 40 cases of Delta Plus variant of Covid-19, ANI quoted government sources as saying. Most of the cases are from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is still a variant of interest, the official said.

  • JUN 23, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    ‘His mentality is Talibani’: MP CM hits out at Cong leader Digvijaya Singh

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday lashed out at Congress leader Digvijaya Singh over his tweet quoting a media report that ‘Indian officials silently visit to meet Taliban leaders’. Chouhan in response to the tweet said Singh’s mentality is Talibani.

    “His (Digvijaya Singh) mentality is Talibani,” ANI quoted Chouhan as saying.

  • JUN 23, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    India reports 50,848 new Covid-19 cases, takes tally to 30 million

    India on Wednesday reported 50,848 new Covid-19 cases and 1,358 deaths, as per the Union health ministry.

  • JUN 23, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    Layer of toxic foam floats on Yamuna river in Delhi

  • JUN 23, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    PM Modi wishes best to athletes ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    “In a few weeks, @Tokyo2020 begins. Wishing the very best to our contingent, which consists of our finest athletes,” the PM also tweeted.

  • JUN 23, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Sydney imposes new curbs to contain Delta variant outbreak

    The outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Australia’s Sydney moves the authorities to impose new restrictions like compulsory mask-wearing at all indoor venues such as workplaces and shops.

  • JUN 23, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    US VP Kamala Harris casts vote to confirm Kiran Ahuja as OPM head

    US Vice President Kamala Harris has cast her tie-breaking vote in the divided Senate to confirm the nomination of Indian-American Kiran Ahuja as Office of Personnel Management head. The OPM is a federal agency responsible to manage more than two million civil servants of the United States.

  • JUN 23, 2021 07:18 AM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hits Pakistan

  • JUN 23, 2021 07:02 AM IST

    Thailand reports new daily record of 51 Covid-19 deaths

    Thailand reported on Wednesday a new daily record of 51 Covid-19 fatalities, bringing total deaths to 1,744 since the pandemic started last year.

  • JUN 23, 2021 06:59 AM IST

    Mizoram reported 4,124 total active cases of Covid-19

    Mizoram reported 4,124 total active cases of Covid-19, 103 recoveries and 1 death, yesterday.

    Total cases in the state at 17,979 and recovery rate at 76.59%.

  • JUN 23, 2021 06:50 AM IST

    Hunger, drought, disease: UN climate report reveals dire health threats

    Hunger, drought and disease will afflict tens of millions more people within decades, according to a draft UN assessment that lays bare the dire human health consequences of a warming planet.

  • JUN 23, 2021 06:35 AM IST

    China reports 24 new Covid-19 cases vs 25 a day earlier

    China on Wednesday reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 22, compared with 25 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

  • JUN 23, 2021 06:10 AM IST

    Covid-19 alert issued for Australia-New Zealand flights

    Passengers on two flights between Australia and New Zealand have been ordered to immediately isolate and undergo Covid-19 testing after authorities traced a traveller who tested positive in Sydney after visiting Wellington.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:54 AM IST

    Kerala govt moots helpline for dowry harassment after woman tortured to death by husband

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has promised a 24-hour helpline to report any dowry harassment case in view of a suspected case of suicide by a 24-year-old woman from Kollam district, after being allegedly tortured for dowry by her husband.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:43 AM IST

    Swedish court upholds ban on tech giant Huawei

    A Swedish court has upheld a ban on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies selling 5G equipment in the country, following Stockholm’s decision to bar the company in October last year.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:22 AM IST

    India e-commerce rules cast cloud over Amazon, Walmart and local rivals

    New Indian e-commerce rules will raise costs for all online retailers but particularly Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart as they may have to review their business structures, senior industry sources told Reuters.

  • JUN 23, 2021 05:12 AM IST

    Lawmaker from Imran Khan’s party questions own govt’s federal budget

    Major (Retd.) Tahir Sadiq, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), raised questions on his own government’s federal budget, asking how will the ruling party overcome the 3 trillion deficit.