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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
Berrettini enters Queen's Club tennis semi-finals
London, June 18 (IANS) Matteo Berrettini beat Daniel Evans 7-6(5), 6-3 at Queen's Club Championships on Friday to reach his third ATP Tour career semi-finals on grass.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Recoveries continue to outnumber new Covid cases in K'taka
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) With 15,290 patients discharged in a day, recoveries continued to outnumber 5,783 new Covid cases across Karnataka, while 138 succumbed to the infection, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
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
Massive fire breaks out at Noida Metro office, no casualty
Noida, June 18 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on Friday at the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) office located in the Ganga shopping complex in Sector 29.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd Test: Windies reduce South Africa to 44/3 at lunch on Day 1
St Lucia, June 18 (IANS) West Indies reduced South Africa to 44 for three at lunch on the first day of second Test after winning the toss and electing to bowl here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
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
Women's Test: Shafali saves India from slipping on rainy day (Ld)
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma on Friday once again led from the front with an aggressive rear-guard, unbeaten 55 as the Indian women's team ended the rain-affected third day of the one-off Test at 83 for one wicket after host England asked them to follow on. No play was possible after tea due to rain.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
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
Red alert in coastal Karnataka as monsoon turns vigorous
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) With the southwest monsoon turning vigorous, the weather office on Friday issued a red alert, warning of extremely heavy rainfall in three coastal districts of Karnataka over the next 48 hours.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
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
Euro 2020: Sweden beat Slovakia 1-0
St. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS) Sweden overcame a poor first half to claim a vital 1-0 win against Slovakia in Euro 2020 here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Karnataka to foster new learning methods in higher education
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) As part of the New Education Policy, Karnataka would introduce new learning methods in higher education to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
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
Indian women 83/1 in 2nd innings as rain forces early end to 3rd day
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Following on, India were 83 for one wicket as rain forced an early end to the third and penultimate day's play in the one-off Test against England here on Friday. When play was called off, opener Shafali was batting on 55 (68 balls, 11x4s) and Deepti Sharma, promoted to No.3, was on 18 (66 balls, 2x4s). England had scored 396/9 declared in their first innings and India were all out for 231 in reply.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Allahabad HC dismisses PIL on disposal of bodies
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Terming a PIL as more of a 'publicity interest litigation' than a public interest litigation, the Allahabad High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking directions to the state authorities to dispose of dead bodies lying on the banks of Ganga in Prayagraj.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
TT, darts, Shafali's batting help players pass time on rainy day
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams passed their time on Friday playing darts, table-tennis and monodeal cards as rain washed out play on the first day of the World Test Championship final.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
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
Punjab's textile sector to support clean river Sutlej mission
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government and stakeholders on Friday announced to start initiatives to clean the Sutlej river through an action plan.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
'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
Women's one-off Test: Shafali's brisk 50 helps India reduce deficit (Tea)
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma once again led from the front with an aggressive innings -- batting 55 (68 balls) -- as the Indian women's cricket team went into tea interval at 83 for one after they were host England asked them to follow on on the third day of the one-off Test.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
With Delta, new virus mutant out there, caution has to continue: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday noted that the Delta variant of coronavirus and its new mutant are there, hence utmost caution has to be exercised by all and there should be no callous attitude shown post the easing of lockdown norms.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
India likely to stick to XI named before rain: Fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at Hampshire Bowl even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
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
Delhi reports 165 new Covid cases, 14 deaths
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital on Friday reported 165 new Covid-19 cases, while its daily test positivity rate stood at 0.22 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
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
Spurious seeds worth Rs 6 cr seized in T'gana
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) In its drive against spurious seeds, police in Telangana's Nalgonda district have seized 220 tonnes of spurious seeds worth Rs 6 crore and also arrested 13 persons.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
Covid-hit Milkha Singh's health deteriorates
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The health condition of Covid-hit former India sprinter Milkha Singh has deteriorated with fever and de-saturation, the doctors said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
Indian Navy operation to find trappped Meghalaya miners continues, one body recovered
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian Navy divers have recovered one body after six days of operations to find five miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IMA seeks protection for healthcare workers
Gurugram, June 18 (IANS) Amid a spike in the number of attacks on doctors in various parts of the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday staged a protest here, demanding implementation of central protection act for the healthcare workers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Goa B-school among four global institutes in UN forum ranking
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has been ranked among the four business schools globally as "pioneering" B-schools in the Positive Impact Rating (PIR) 2021 report released at the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN-PRME) global forum held virtually in New York, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
Indian Navy participates in multi-nation naval drill in Gulf of Aden
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Navy for the first time is taking part in joint drills with the European Union Naval Force with assets from the French, Spanish and Italian navies participating in the Gulf of Aden.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Punjab Police bust fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday cracked a multi-crore rupee interstate fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket with the arrest of six people, including the kingpin, who used to black market fake replicas of the life-saving anti-viral drug used to treat critical Covid-19 patients.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
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
Covid decline continues in J&K, 671 new cases, 1,171 recoveries
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Recoveries again remained ahead of new Covid cases in J&K on Friday as 1,171 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery while 671 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
India may stick to their XI after rains, says fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
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
ED orders freeze on Rs 88 lakh funds of Qatar crime accused
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said that it has frozen investments worth Rs 88 lakh in India of Subrahmanya Srinivas Pinninti from Qatar in connection with a money laundering probe.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sony announces PS5 beta programme ahead of 'major' system update
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) As Sony is working on a major update for later this year, the company has announced that it is opening a beta programme for PS5 system software.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Court sentences man to life in prison for rape and murder of minor girl
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) A Special Court in Shimla on Friday sentenced Anil Kumar aka Nilu to undergo life imprisonment till the end of his natural life with a fine of Rs 10,000 in connection with the rape and murder of a minor in Kotkhai area of Himachal Pradesh in 2017.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
As people get ready to eat out and shop, 3rd Covid wave may come sooner than anticipated
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Thirty-one per cent of citizens plan to visit a restaurant, while 29 per cent plan to visit malls in the next 60 days, according to a survey conducted by LocalCircles.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Guterres appointed to second term as UN Secy General promising 'breakthrough'
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly on Friday appointed Antonio Guterres, to a second term as the Secretary General to lead the world body through the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fight against global warming, which he has made his priority.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy