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Calcutta HC takes up 4 Trinamool election petitions
Kolkata, June 18 (IANA) Apart from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's high profile election petition against BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, four other election petitions of Trinamool Congress candidates who lost to BJP candidates in the recent Assembly elections were heard by Calcutta High Court on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
No tender norm violations in Upper Bhadra project, says Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Hours after a BJP lawmaker alleged irregularities in the Rs 21,473.67 crore Upper Bhadra River project, the Karnataka government on Friday issued a detailed rebuttal, saying no norms had been flouted for inviting tenders to execute the project.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra CM releases job calendar for 10K posts in 2021-22
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday released a mega recruitment calendar for 2021-22, envisaging the employment of 10,143 people in various government departments.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
FB, YouTube don't want to help B'desh if citizens spread militancy: Minister
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Social networking companies like Facebook and YouTube do not want to help Bangladesh if citizens are engaged in spreading militancy or misinformation, terming those as 'free speech', but comes to the aid in case of serious propaganda against the state or specific people and sometimes regarding terrorism, Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Politics
Chirag Paswan's 'audio conversation' leaked on social media
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Amid the leadership crisis in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the planning of Chirag Paswan, the son of former Union minister and LJP founder late Ram Vilas Paswa, seems to getting leaked frequently these days.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Yediyurappa to stay K'taka CM, detractors must fall in line: BJP
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) After holding meetings for three days, Karnataka BJP in-charge, Arun Singh on Friday issued a stern warning to disgruntled leaders not speak against the party or its state leadership as the party will be giving full support to Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Farmers playing with common man's life in the name of 'movement'?
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The ongoing farmers' agitation on the borders of the national capital against the three farm laws passed by the Centre entered its 204th day on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K Film Policy to create employment opportunities for local talent
Jammu, June 18 (IANS) With a view to promote film tourism in the Union Territory, the Jammu and Kashmir government is in the process of finalising the J&K Film Policy, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Law of land supreme, not your policy: Parl IT Committee to Twitter
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology on Friday told Twitter that the law of the land is supreme, not its policy.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Chennai police form special team to nab ex-minister Manikandan
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The Chennai police have constituted a special team to trace former Information Technology Minister M. Manikandan, who has been booked on charges of raping an actress on the pretext of marriage.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vijayan, new Congress state chief Sudhakaran resume sparring
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Old foes, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and new Congress state President K. Sudhakaran, on Friday resumed their sparring with Vijayan recalling the latter's doings in the past.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Delhi ramping up health infra to fight possible third Covid wave'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday apprised Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of the administration's action plan to battle the possible third wave of Covid in the national capital.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amit Shah reviews development programmes for J&K
New Delhi June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on Friday virtually reviewed the various development projects for Jammu and Kashmir with the motto 'Development with Transparency' as enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Reassign petition against Suvendu to another judge, Mamata writes to HC
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) In a surprise development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to the Calcutta High Court, urging that her petition challenging the election of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram be re-assigned to a different judge. The petition is presently assigned to Justice Kausik Chanda.
2021-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
RTI activists file complaint against BJP MP for flouting lockdown norms
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) The Karnataka RTI Workers Seva Samithi has formally lodged a complaint against Bengaluru South MP, Tejasvi Surya for allegedly breaking lockdown norms after his luncheon meeting with a playback singer in a plush hotel went viral on local news channels.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Major bonanza for 5.40 lakh serving, retired Punjab employees
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) In a move that will benefit over 5.40 lakh serving and retired state government employees, the Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Friday decided to accept a majority of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, and decided to implement them from July 1 with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Assam, Manipur cancel Class X, XII board exams amid Covid shadow
Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala, June 18 (IANS) In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Assam and Manipur on Friday cancelled this years Secondary (Class X) and Higher Secondary (Class XII) board examinations.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
Amid brewing tension in K'taka BJP, Yediyurappa says all is well
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Even with a section of the party's disgruntled leaders renewing their attacks, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Friday that there is 'no crisis' in the BJP as such, but for two to three members making frivolous allegations for the last several months.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Dalit youth accuses BJP MLA of threatening him to withdraw case
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Anil Kumar Ram, a Dalit youth of Purnea district who was physically assaulted by BJP MLA Vijay Khemka and his bodyguard, alleged that they are threatening him with dire consequences if he did not withdraw the case.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bengal announces evaluation pattern for Class X, XII board exams
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) After the West Bengal government decided not to conduct the Madhyamik (Secondary) and Uccha Madhyamik (Higher Secondary) board examinations this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the respective boards on Friday announced the evaluation pattern for Class X and Class XII students.
2021-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Narada case: SC agrees to hear Bengal CM, Law Minister on affidavits
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the appeals against the Calcutta High Court order denying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Law Minister Moloy Ghatak from filing affidavits on their role on the day of arrest of four Trinamool Congreess leaders on May 17 by the CBI in Narada case.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chirag approaches EC claiming to be LJP President for 5 years
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Amid the crisis in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), a five member delegation led by Chirag Paswan, son of party founder and former Union Minister late Ram Vilas Paswan, approached the Election Commission claiming that he was elected as party chief in 2019 for a period of five years.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Masks are simplest, most powerful weapon against Covid: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that masks are the simplest as well as the most potent and powerful weapon against the coronavirus.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2BHK houses for poor with lake view come up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) The Telangana government has built 330 double bedroom houses for poor people near Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, and Urban Development Minister, K.T. Rama Rao will be handing over these houses to the beneficiaries later this month.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab to pay part of Rs 200 cr arrears for SC scholarship scheme
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government will pay 40 per cent of the Rs 200 crore arrears of private educational institutions, against the post matric scholarship scheme for SC students, for 2017-18 to 2019-20.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Conspiracy to end Chirag's political career: Ex-JD(U) MP writes to Modi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Amid the leadership crisis in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), former Janata Dal (United) MP Arun Kumar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying there is a conspiracy to end the political career of Chirag Paswan, the son of former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand preparing for possible third wave of COVID-19
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Taking lessons from the second wave of COVID 19, the Jharkhand government is preparing to tackle the expected third wave of the pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Personal difficulty': SC judge recuses from plea against Bengal violence
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Supreme Court judge, Justice Indira Banerjee on Friday recused herself from hearing a petition seeking CBI/SIT probe into the killings of two BJP workers during the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi nurses'body backs trained persons for assistance job
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Trained Nurses' Association of India (TNAI) has appealed to the Delhi government to recruit only those people who have completed their nursing training, instead of Class XII pass out, for the specialised jobs, in view of the possible third wave of Covid pandemic.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
DMK responsible for price rise of essential commodities: BJP
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party state president, L Murugan has said that the DMK government in Tamil Nadu is responsible for the rise in the prices of essential commodities and construction material, especially cement. In a statement issued here on Friday, the BJP leader called upon Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to take immediate steps to curb the rise in the prices of these commodities.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Punjab was given more Remdesivir than Assam, UP: Union Minister
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Accusing Congress government of profiteering by selling Covid vaccine to private hospitals, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said that additional 41 oxygen plants for Punjab have been sanctioned under PM-Cares.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
K'taka orders probe into BJP MLA's phone tapping charges
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government has ordered a probe into the telephone tapping allegations levelled by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Aravind Bellad, said Basavaraj Bommai, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Law and Home Affairs, on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Punjab to regularise standalone buildings
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the go-ahead for regularisation of standalone buildings constructed outside the municipal limits, without approval of the Housing and Urban Development Department but with strict adherence to the building by-laws.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HC bail verdict in Delhi riots sets 'dangerous precedent', SC told
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Centre on Friday unleashed a barrage of criticism on the Delhi High Court order granting bail to three student-activists accused in a case of "larger conspiracy" related to the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots, which claimed 53 lives and left 700 injured.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Prominent Assam Cong MLA Kurmi quits party, set to join BJP
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The Congress in Assam suffered a blow on Friday as its prominent MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi quit the party and announced to join the ruling BJP coming Monday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Telangana CM to host lunch for adopted village
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will host lunch for all people in his adopted village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district on June 22.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
TN CM Stalin meets Sonia, Rahul
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday met Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi here for the first time after the Assembly poll results were declared on May 2.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Housing for poor scheme should not turn out into slums: Jagan
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy met with the newly appointed joint collectors (housing) and instructed them that the "Pedalandariki Illu" (houses for all the poor) scheme should not turn out to be slums.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Northern Ireland DUP leader resigns amid party revolt
Belfast, June 18 (IANS) Edwin Poots announced his resignation as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland after less than a month in the post amid an internal revolt.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Israeli warplanes strike Hamas military posts in Gaza
Gaza, June 18 (IANS) Israeli warplanes struck military posts of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Italy launches 'green pass'
Rome, June 18 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has signed a decree to create a "green pass", a digital proof that the holder is not infected by the coronavirus.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Swedish govt to face no-confidence vote
Stockholm, June 18 (IANS) Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will face a no-confidence vote on June 21, opposition parties announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Guterres calls for debt relief extension for middle-income nations
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for debt relief extension for middle-income countries, which account for more than half of the world body's 193 member states, to recover in the wake of the global Covid crisis.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Landmark San Francisco tower reopens to tourists
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Coit Tower, the iconic white concrete column defining the San Francisco skyline since 1933, has reopened to tourists for the first time in 15 months.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
WB Guv meets Adhir, keeps everyone guessing in Cong
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is on a visit to the national capital, has created a buzz in the Congress circles after meeting Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury at his residence here.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former TDP MLA Philip C. Tocher joins YSRCP
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Former Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Christian minority leader Philip C. Tocher has joined Andhra Pradesh's ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP).
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Israel's Elbit announces defence deals with US, Sweden
Tel Aviv, June 18 (IANS) Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems has announced two deals with the Swedish and US armies, totaling $52 million.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US SC dismisses lawsuit by Republican-led states, upholds Obamacare
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Republican-led states seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), upholding former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Lebanon's labour union holds strike against worsening conditions
Beirut, June 18 (IANS) Lebanon's General Labour Union held a general strike in protest against the country's deteriorating political, living and economic conditions and also demand the formation of a new government.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Rahul takes a dig at Modi govt over fuel prices
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the Narendra Modi government over the increase in fuel prices and said the condition of the government is such that if the rates do not increase then it becomes big news.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics