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SC judge Indira Banerjee recuses from WB post-poll violence case

19 Jun 2021

SC judge Indira Banerjee recuses from WB post-poll violence case

Supreme Court judge Indira Banerjee recused herself from hearing a petition on the alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal in May in which BJP workers were killed.

Zydus to seek approval for its COVID-19 vaccine next week

19 Jun 2021

Zydus to seek approval for its COVID-19 vaccine next week

Zydus Cadila, the Gujarat-based drug firm, will next week apply for the emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine in India, company sources told the media, adding it has apprised the government of its intention.

Pune woman-son murder case: Husband's body found, suicide suspected

19 Jun 2021

Pune woman-son murder case: Husband's body found, suicide suspected

Three days after a 35-year-old woman and her son were found murdered in different areas of Maharashtra's Pune, the police on Friday recovered the corpse of her husband early morning, an official said.

Third coronavirus wave in 6 to 8 weeks: AIIMS chief

19 Jun 2021

Third coronavirus wave in 6 to 8 weeks: AIIMS chief

A third wave of coronavirus infections in India is now unavoidable and could hit the country as soon as six to eight weeks, AIIMS chief Dr. Randeep Guleria said today.

Indian laws supreme, not your policies: Parliamentary panel tells Twitter

18 Jun 2021

Indian laws supreme, not your policies: Parliamentary panel tells Twitter

Twitter officials on Friday deposed before a Parliamentary panel over the prevention of misuse of the microblogging platform.

Third wave likely by October. Will it affect children harder?

18 Jun 2021

Third wave likely by October. Will it affect children harder?

Amid worries that a future third wave of COVID-19 may impact the younger population harder, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday that this may not be true.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine really make you magnetic?

18 Jun 2021

Will the COVID-19 vaccine really make you magnetic?

The anti-vaccine gang is at it again!

Two dead in a mudslide at Sivok-Rangpo rail project site

18 Jun 2021

Two dead in a mudslide at Sivok-Rangpo rail project site

Two laborers died and five were injured in an accident during tunneling operation for the Sivok-Rangpo rail line project in Kalimpong District of West Bengal, a senior police officer said on Friday.

Supreme Court refuses to cancel bail for Delhi riots accused

18 Jun 2021

Supreme Court refuses to cancel bail for Delhi riots accused

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to cancel bail for the three accused in the Delhi riots case.

'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner Kanta Prasad allegedly attempts suicide, hospitalized

18 Jun 2021

'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner Kanta Prasad allegedly attempts suicide, hospitalized

Kanta Prasad, 80, the owner of the popular "Baba Ka Dhaba" eatery in South Delhi, allegedly tried to kill himself last night and is currently admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital in the city.

Maharashtra: Woman kills husband with the help of lover, arrested

18 Jun 2021

Maharashtra: Woman kills husband with the help of lover, arrested

A woman and her paramour have been arrested along with one more person from Dombivli in Thane district of Maharashtra for allegedly killing her husband, police said on Friday.

'Will hasten third wave': HC flags violations as Delhi reopens

18 Jun 2021

'Will hasten third wave': HC flags violations as Delhi reopens

A disregard for coronavirus protocols will only hasten the third wave of the pandemic, the Delhi High Court warned today as it noted violations in the capital city following easing of curbs.

UP Police sends notice to Twitter over Ghaziabad assault video

18 Jun 2021

UP Police sends notice to Twitter over Ghaziabad assault video

The Uttar Pradesh Police has sent a legal notice to Twitter's India head for allegedly "provoking communal unrest" in the recent case involving an assault on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad near Delhi.

'Shows government's desperation,' Pinjra Tod activists on delayed release

18 Jun 2021

'Shows government's desperation,' Pinjra Tod activists on delayed release

Activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Asif Iqbal Tanha were released from the Tihar jail in Delhi on Thursday shortly after a city court ordered their immediate release.

#ITRules: All WhatsApp messages will not be decrypted, says minister

17 Jun 2021

#ITRules: All WhatsApp messages will not be decrypted, says minister

Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the government does not want all WhatsApp messages decrypted.

SC to hear Delhi Police plea against activists' bail tomorrow

17 Jun 2021

SC to hear Delhi Police plea against activists' bail tomorrow

The Supreme Court of India will tomorrow hear an appeal filed by the Delhi Police against a bail order for three student activists, arrested in connection with last year's riots in the national capital.

Doctor removes 'tumor' from patient's brain, turns out it's white-fungus

17 Jun 2021

Doctor removes 'tumor' from patient's brain, turns out it's white-fungus

After weeks of fighting the coronavirus infection, Kala Bai, 50, finally tested negative last month.

Coronavirus: India's active cases drop to lowest in 71 days

17 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India's active cases drop to lowest in 71 days

India on Thursday reported over 67,000 new COVID-19 cases. Active infections have declined further to 8.26 lakh, the lowest in 71 days.

Protest against Unnao crash deaths turns violent; 12 cops injured

17 Jun 2021

Protest against Unnao crash deaths turns violent; 12 cops injured

Twelve police personnel were injured when people protesting over the death of two motorcycle riders in an accident pelted stones at them near a village in Unnao, officials said on Thursday.

How Biological E's coronavirus vaccine could be a potential gamechanger

17 Jun 2021

How Biological E's coronavirus vaccine could be a potential gamechanger

A made-in-India coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Hyderabad-based firm Biological E is expected to be up to 90% effective against COVID-19, an expert from a government advisory panel said.

Heavy rain batters Bengal, leaves arterial roads waterlogged

17 Jun 2021

Heavy rain batters Bengal, leaves arterial roads waterlogged

Several low-lying areas and thoroughfares in the city lay inundated on Thursday as heavy rain continued to lash parts of Bengal, with the Met department predicting more downpour over the next three days under the influence of a vigorous southwest monsoon and a cyclonic circulation.

SC: CBSE submits Class-XII evaluation scheme; results by July 31

17 Jun 2021

SC: CBSE submits Class-XII evaluation scheme; results by July 31

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) presented before the Supreme Court its assessment scheme for grading students of Class XII on Thursday.

Missing father a suspect in Pune double murder case

17 Jun 2021

Missing father a suspect in Pune double murder case

A day after a 35-year-old woman and her eight-year-old son were found murdered in different areas of Pune, police has formed multiple teams to probe the case.

Complaint against Swara Bhasker, Twitter over posts on Ghaziabad assault

17 Jun 2021

Complaint against Swara Bhasker, Twitter over posts on Ghaziabad assault

A police complaint has been lodged against film actor Swara Bhasker and Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari, among others, in connection with tweets about the recent attack on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Gujarat: Teenage tribal couple thrashed for eloping; three people arrested

17 Jun 2021

Gujarat: Teenage tribal couple thrashed for eloping; three people arrested

A young tribal couple from a remote village in Gujarat's Chhotaudepur district was allegedly thrashed with sticks for eloping by five men, including family members of the teenage girl, in the presence of villagers, police said on Wednesday, adding three accused were arrested.

Delhi hospitals report rare condition in children: multi inflammatory syndrome

17 Jun 2021

Delhi hospitals report rare condition in children: multi inflammatory syndrome

Hospitals across the national capital Delhi are reporting cases of a rare condition in children as a post-coronavirus complication - multi inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C).

Delta Plus variant may trigger third COVID-19 wave in Maharashtra

17 Jun 2021

Delta Plus variant may trigger third COVID-19 wave in Maharashtra

The highly virulent "Delta Plus" variant of the coronavirus could stoke the third wave in Maharashtra, according to a presentation made at a meeting in Mumbai attended by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday.

Covovax India launch by September; trial for kids soon: SII

17 Jun 2021

Covovax India launch by September; trial for kids soon: SII

The Serum Institute of India (SII) is looking to launch the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the United States firm Novavax in India by September.

Conditions unfavorable for further advance of monsoon in North India

16 Jun 2021

Conditions unfavorable for further advance of monsoon in North India

Atmospheric conditions are still not favorable for further advance of monsoon into Rajasthan, remaining parts of Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens after two months

16 Jun 2021

Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens after two months

A 40-year-old woman from Brazil was one of the early tourists to step inside the Taj Mahal premises as the monument reopened on Wednesday after being closed for around two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calf serum absent in COVAXIN, involved in development, government clarifies

16 Jun 2021

Calf serum absent in COVAXIN, involved in development, government clarifies

COVAXIN, the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine produced by Bharat Biotech, does not contain calf serum, the Union Health Ministry clarified on Wednesday.

Gujarat: Two kids among nine killed in car-truck collision

16 Jun 2021

Gujarat: Two kids among nine killed in car-truck collision

Two children and seven adults were killed in a road accident after the car in which they were traveling collided with a goods-carrying truck near Indranaj village in Gujarat's Anand district today morning.

'Deliberate defiance': Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter losing legal safety

16 Jun 2021

'Deliberate defiance': Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter losing legal safety

Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, today launched an attack on Twitter for failing to comply with the new IT rules yet.

Rajasthan further relaxes lockdown restrictions, allows more activities

16 Jun 2021

Rajasthan further relaxes lockdown restrictions, allows more activities

Shopping malls, gyms, restaurants, and sports complexes that were closed amid COVID-19-induced lockdown in Rajasthan will open from Wednesday for restricted hours.

Coronavirus: As infections decline, crowds return in major cities

16 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: As infections decline, crowds return in major cities

India on Wednesday reported over 62,000 new COVID-19 cases. Active infections have slipped below nine lakh for the first time in 70 days.

Noida: Man arrested for posting wife's lewd pictures on Facebook

16 Jun 2021

Noida: Man arrested for posting wife's lewd pictures on Facebook

The Noida Police on Tuesday arrested a Gurgaon-based man who allegedly posted his wife's lewd pictures on Facebook with derogatory captions and comments using a fake profile, officials said.

FIR against Twitter, journalists over posts about Muslim man's assault

16 Jun 2021

FIR against Twitter, journalists over posts about Muslim man's assault

The Uttar Pradesh Police has filed a First Information Report against Twitter, news website The Wire, and seven others in connection with their posts on assault of an elderly Muslim man there, reports say.

Indore reports possibly first case of Green Fungus in country

16 Jun 2021

Indore reports possibly first case of Green Fungus in country

A 34-year-old COVID-19 survivor was diagnosed with green fungus infection in Madhya Pradesh's Indore and shifted to the Hinduja hospital in Mumbai by air ambulance on Monday for treatment, a senior doctor said on Tuesday.

SC closes cases against Italian marines who shot Indian fishermen

15 Jun 2021

SC closes cases against Italian marines who shot Indian fishermen

The Supreme Court on Tuesday closed all criminal cases against two Italian marines who had allegedly killed two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012.

As Delhi reopens, doctors warn another surge in COVID-19 cases

15 Jun 2021

As Delhi reopens, doctors warn another surge in COVID-19 cases

Delhi is back on track. But so are huge crowds and a disregard for coronavirus protocols.

Man allegedly beaten up in custody dies, 12 policemen booked

15 Jun 2021

Man allegedly beaten up in custody dies, 12 policemen booked

Twelve Faridabad Police personnel have been booked after the family of a 24-year-old man alleged that he was assaulted in police custody leading to his death, police said on Tuesday.

SAD protest outside Punjab CM's house; Sukhbir Singh Badal detained

15 Jun 2021

SAD protest outside Punjab CM's house; Sukhbir Singh Badal detained

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal was detained during a protest outside Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's farmhouse in Siswan on Tuesday.

'Medicine from the Sky': Telangana testing drone delivery of vaccines

15 Jun 2021

'Medicine from the Sky': Telangana testing drone delivery of vaccines

The government of Telangana has launched a project to check the feasibility of delivering medical supplies such as vaccines and drugs through drones, which can help improve the efficiency and speed of such deliveries.

Rajasthan government to begin e-auction to mine pink sandstone

15 Jun 2021

Rajasthan government to begin e-auction to mine pink sandstone

The Rajasthan government will soon begin e-auction of a pink sandstone variety, much sought after by builders including those constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya, found in the Bansi Paharpur area of Bharatpur.

Coronavirus: India reports 60K new cases, lowest in 75 days

15 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 60K new cases, lowest in 75 days

India on Tuesday reported a little over 60,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections in 75 days. The test positivity rate dipped to 3.4%.

Delhi riots case: Pinjra Tod activists, Jamia student get bail

15 Jun 2021

Delhi riots case: Pinjra Tod activists, Jamia student get bail

The Delhi High Court today granted bail to three student activists - Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, and Asif Iqbal Tanha - who were arrested last year in connection with the riots in the national capital.