Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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MHA notification on citizenship for non-Muslims not linked to CAA, SC told

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the Ministry of Home Affairs' May 28 order, which empowered certain districts to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, has no relation with the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

Navy, NDRF operations on as 5 miners trapped in Meghalaya mine

SHILLONG: An Indian Navy team joined the non-stop rescue operations for five miners trapped in a coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya for two weeks, said top officials on Monday.

Notorious red sanders smuggler held in Andhra

TANGUTURU: Three persons, including one notorious red sanders smuggler, were arrested in Andhra Pradesh, police said on Monday.

BJP MLA Selvam files nomination for Puducherry Speaker's post

PUDUCHERRY: First-term legislator of the BJP, Embalam R. Selvam has filed nomination for the post of Puducherry Assembly Speaker from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He is the MLA from Manaveli assembly constituency and is the party-state general secretary.

AAP to contest all seats in 2022 Gujarat Assembly polls: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister and national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal, said on Monday that AAP will contest on all the 182 seats in the Assembly elections in Gujarat scheduled next year.

Former Telangana minister Eatala Rajender joins BJP

HYDERABAD/NEW DELHI: Former Telangana minister Eatala Rajender on Monday joined opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

All ASI protected monuments, museums to open from June 16

NEW DELHI: All Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI) protected central monuments and museums which had been closed down owing to the coronavirus pandemic will reopen from June 16 as per the latest order by the Union Ministry of Tourism. All these historic sites were closed since April 16.

Chh'garh govt to pay school fees of Covid orphaned children

RAIPUR/NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced that the children studying in private schools, who have lost parents/guardians to COVID-19, would be provided free education by the government.

Delhi HC bars Ghaziabad based firm from selling Khadi Prakritik paints

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has barred Ghaziabad based JBMR Enterprises from manufacturing and selling the Khadi Prakritik paints manufactured by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). According to KVIC, a Ghaziabad-based trader, who fraudulently started manufacturing and selling counterfeit Khadi Prakritik Paint, was ordered by the Court on June 4 to stop all such activities immediately.

Sri Lanka govt urged to protect FTZ workers amid Covid surge

KOLKATA: Leading Asian labour and human rights groups have appealed to the Sri Lanka government and factory owners to protect Free Trade Zone (FTZ) workers from Covid-19 amid a surge in infections.

PMK hits out at Stalin's decision to open TASMAC liquor shops

CHENNAI: Founder of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) S. Ramadoss in a tweet has said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's statement that opening TASMAC liquor shops would curb illicit liquor is unbelievable. It indicates that the state government had failed to curb the smuggling of illicit liquor as well as brew.

Chh'garh govt to pay school fees of Covid orphaned children

RAIPUR/NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced that the children studying in private schools, who have lost parents/guardians to COVID-19, would be provided free education by the government.

UP: Child falls into borewell,rescue operation on

AGRA: A five-year-old child fell into a 150-feet-deep borewell while playing in Dhariyai village here on Monday.

'Misleading, handful transactions; no full implementation of ONORC in Delhi'

NEW DELHI: The political slugfest between the Delhi government and central government over ration scheme, has reached the Supreme Court. The Centre on Monday informed the top court that the Delhi government's claims of launching of one nation one ration card (ONORC) is misleading, as the scheme was merely launched in one circle in Seemapuri.

Rape accused lodged in J&K's Kupwara jail dies of Covid complication

SRINAGAR: A 37-year old rape accused lodged in a Jammu and Kashmir jail in Kupwara district has died in the hospital on Monday of post Covid complications.

PM Modi expresses gratitude for Netanyahu, congratulates Bennett

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his gratitude for the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leadership and contribution to India-Israel strategic partnership.

ED to produce RJD RS member AD Singh in court, seek 4-day custody

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) which arrested Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Rajya Sabha MP A.D. Singh in connection with the fertilizer scam case, will produce him in a court here and seek four days custody, sources said on Monday.

Andhra govt is under-reporting Covid deaths: TDP

HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam Party national general secretary and Andhra Pradesh opposition leader Nara Lokesh on Monday alleged that the state government is hiding the actual number of Covid deaths to deny paying compensation.

E-auction of Raj sandstone blocks soon for use in Ram temple

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government will soon be holding an online auction of mining blocks of the unique pink Bansi Paharpur sandstone, which will be used for the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya as the central government approved the conversion of 398 hectares of forestland into revenue land, confirmed officials here.

Lakshadweep admin ducks travel to island via Kochi

KOCHI: Lakshadweep administrator, Praful Khoda Patel on Monday appears to have ducked his travel to the island through the airport here, said Congress Lok Sabha members.

Karnataka readies to partly unlock in 19 districts

BENGALURU: As the pandemic's second wave wanes, Karnataka is reading to partly unlock from Monday in 19 districts where the test positivity rate has fallen below 5 per cent, an official said.

Bear mauls man to death in J&K's Budgam

SRINAGAR: Barely a fortnight after a little girl was killed in a leopard attack, now a man has been found mauled to death by a bear on Monday in the forests of Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district.

China tests its stealth bomber H-20's capabilities opposite Ladakh

NEW DELHI: China is conducting the final trials of Xian H-20 strategic stealth bombers at its Hotan airbase, opposite eastern Ladakh, as the US pulls out its troops from Afghanistan and the border standoff with India continues.

Ram temple trust slams allegations of fraud

AYODHYA: The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has strongly denied allegations of corruption levelled by opposition parties, in land purchase.

Yogi orders prompt payment of dues to lawyers

LUKHNOW: In a move that will bring respite to the legal fraternity affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials to expedite the payment of all the lawyers engaged by the government, as well as private lawyers.

Mizo man with world's one of largest families passes away

AIZWAL: Ziona Chana, who is believed to head one of the world's largest families, with 38 wives, 89 children and 33 grandchildren from Mizoram, passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday. He was 76.

Dead bodies continue to be dumped into the Ganga in Bihar

PATNA: The relatives of a man, who died due to snakebite in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, dumped his body into the Ganga on Sunday, despite objections of the local residents.

Delhi unlock: Religious places open but visitors not allowed

Why a full-blown factional war is raging in Congress & BJP in Raj?

JAIPUR: There is a full blown factional war raging in the Rajasthan Congress and the BJP these days with the veterans in both the parties showing reluctance in handing over power and positions to their juniors.

BJP leaders quit party over sedition charges against Lakshadweep filmmaker

Thiruvananthapuram: Two days after the Kavaratti Police sent a notice to Lakshadweep filmmaker Ayesha Sultana to appear before it on June 20 in connection with her remarks about the spread of Covid in the island, a bunch of BJP leaders quit the party in protest against levelling of sedition charges against Sultana.

Fever clinics in UP to check spread of diseases during monsoon

Farmers 'reinforce' protest site to guard against rain, storm

NEW DELHI: As the protest continues on the borders of the national capital against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Central government, the farmers, taking a note of the extreme weather conditions, and to guard themselves against the rain and storm, have set up a concrete wall around the tent.

GST rates on Covid items slashed; vaccine still taxed at 5%

NEW DELHI: Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid-19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided to slash rates of several Covid-relief items to 5 per cent from existing 12-18 per cent levels, although it kept the much talked-about tax rate on vaccines unchanged at 5 per cent.

IPO-bound LIC warns against misuse of its iconic logo

MUMBAI: The country's largest public sector insurer, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has issued a public warning over the unauthorized use or misuse of its iconic logo by anybody.

Covid TPR in Kerala falls, but deaths remain high

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time in the last few weeks, the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in Kerala fell to 12.72 per cent, but the death tally continues to be high, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a statement on Saturday.

GST rates on Covid items slashed; vaccine still taxed at 5% 

NEW DELHI: Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid-19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided to slash rates of several Covid-relief items to 5 per cent from existing 12-18 per cent levels, although it kept the much talked-about tax rate on vaccines unchanged at 5 per cent.

Delhi moves a step further to prepare for third wave with oxygen stock

NEW DELHI: To prepare the health system for a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Delhi, which faced an acute shortage of medical oxygen to cater to the huge number of daily patients during the second wave, has started as many as 27 oxygen plants so far.

 Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool, Mamata says 'more to follow'

KOLKATA: In a big blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal, its all-India Vice President and MLA Mukul Roy joined the Trinamool Congress on Friday along with his son Subhrangshu Roy, almost four years after deserting the Trinamool camp for the saffron brigade.

Modi Cabinet could see expansion, Sushil Modi, Scindia likely contenders

NEW DELHI: With BJP chief J.P. Nadda meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi thrice within a week, speculations of a cabinet expansion have gained ground.

CBI searches 6 locations in Mumbai in Rs 134 cr bank fraud case

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday carried out searches at six locations in Mumbai after registering a case of bank fraud worth Rs 134 crore against Gujarat-based Associate High Pressure Technologies Pvt Ltd and its directors.

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