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Friday, June 05

Tablighi event: No need for CBI probe, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, June 05: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court the Tablighi Jamaat event organisers at the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi in March “deliberately and wilfully” ignored directions by authorities over the risk of spread of COVID....

Sabarimala and Tirumala to host devotees from next week

Tirupati/Thiruvananthapuram, June 05: Two of India's biggest shrines, Lord Ayyappa Temple in Kerala and that of Lord Venkateswara in Andhra Pradesh, will reopen for devotees from next week in lines with the Centre's guidelines, but will do so with a

Coronavirus: Study reveals young COVID-19 patients are subjected to risk of stroke

New Delhi, June 05: According to an observational study, healthy young people may have an increased risk of stroke if they are infected with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, whether or not they are showing symptoms of the disease. {image-v....

One arrested in connection with death of pregnant elephant in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, June 05: One person has been arrested in connection with the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala, Kerala's Forest Minister, K Raju said. A pregnant wild elephant in Kerala's Silent Valley Forest fell victim to an act of human

Thursday, June 04

Construction of airstrip near Jammu-Srinagar NH not in response to tension with China: Defence official

Srinagar, June 04: Construction of a 3.5-kilometre air strip along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Anantnag district has fuelled speculations that the emergency landing strip was being constructed in response to the stand off between Indi....

Two days after caesarean delivery, HP woman tests positive for COVID

Shimla, June 04: A woman tested positive for coronavirus infection on Thursday, two days after delivering a baby through caesarean section, an official said. The woman is among 24 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, he added.

Death of pregnant elephant: What Forest Minister Javdekar says about the cruel act

New Delhi, June 04: The country is grieving over the horrific killing of an elephant which was pregnant at the time, by allegedly feeding her a pineapple stuffed with crackers in Kerala's Malappuram. Addressing to the matter the Union Environment and....

India should have taken cue from the East for COVID-19: Rajiv Bajaj to Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, June 04: Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj on Thursday said that India made a mistake by looking at the western countries while preparing its response to the coronavirus crisis with respect to the nationwide lockdown. Rajiv said

Wednesday, June 03

Kerala govt orders probe into pregnant elephant death; Centre seeks report

Kochi, June 03: Taking a serious note on the death of a pregnant wild elephant in Keralas Silent Valley Forest, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday sought a complete report and assured stern action will be taken against the

India to bring specific proposals to military talks with China on June 6: Report

New Delhi, June 03: Indian and Chinese military will hold high-level talks on June 6 at the level of lieutenant general and both sides are expected to deliberate on specific proposals to ease tension in the sensitive areas in eastern

Cyclone Nisarga: From rain, wind warning to damage expected, all you need to know

New Delhi, June 03: The severe cyclonic storm, NISARGA is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra coast close to South of Alibagh today afternoon, the Indian Meteorological Department has said. The IMD in an advisory has....

Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra CMO releases a list of DO's and DONT's to stay safe

Mumbai, June 03: Cyclone Nisarga, that is the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in over a century, is heading to the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is also expected to make landfall at Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai,

Tuesday, June 02

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 2 lakh-mark; 1 lakh new cases detected in 15 days

New Delhi, June 02: The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed the two lakh mark on Tuesday with almost a lakh testing positive for the dreaded virus infection in the last 15 days. The government, however, said its preventive measures

Karnataka education dept plans to reopen schools from first week of July

Bengaluru, June 02: The Karnataka education department is planning to reopen the schools from the first week of July 2020 onward for the fresh academic year-2020-21. Primary and secondary education minister S. Suresh Kumar, on Tuesday, directed all t....

CII annual event: PM Modi calls for cut in imports; says export more

New Delhi, June 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who attended Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)'s 125th anniversary annual general meeting, said that one of our topmost priorities to strengthen the economy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. ....

Weather today: Heavy rains likely in Kerala; orange alert in Kozhikode district

New Delhi, June 02: With the southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala marking the commencement of the four-month-long rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the rainfall during the four-month season will be well in the n....

Monday, June 01

Amit Shah to begin BJP campaign in Bihar next week with virtual rally

Patna, June 01: The BJP will sound the poll bugle in Bihar next week with a ‘virtual rally' by Union minister and party's senior leader Amit Shah who will address the people of the state through video conference and Facebook live,

COVID-19: Maharashtra cases cross 70,000; death toll at 2,362

Mumbai, June 01: Maharashtra reported 2,361 new cases and 76 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking its tally of cases to 70,013 and death toll to 2,362. The number of active cases in the state currently is 37,534 while 30,108 complete

Senior ICMR scientist tests positive for coronavirus

New Delhi, June 01: A senior scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has tested positive for novel coronavirus following which the entire ICMR building is being sanitised, sources said. The scientist, who is from Mumbai,

India, China moving heavy weapons to bases near Eastern Ladakh

New Delhi, June 01: The Indian Army and the Chinese military are moving in heavy equipment and weaponry including artillery and combat vehicles to their rear bases close to the disputed areas in eastern Ladakh. The two sides remain engaged in