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Former Maha MLA Paril held in Rs 500 cr money laundering case
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it has arrested former Maharashtra MLA Vivekanand Shankar Patil in connection with an over Rs 500 crore money laundering probe, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka to vaccinate 80% of 45+ group in Bengaluru soon
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Even as Covid's second wave recedes, Karnataka is aiming to vaccinate 80 per cent of people in the above 45 years group this month, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
99% fully vaccinated healthcare workers remained safe: Fortis study
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) More than 99 per cent of the healthcare workers at Fortis who received both doses of Covid vaccine did not face severe outcomes like ICU care or mortality post vaccination.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TN govt to renovate, relaunch 'Archaka' training centres
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister P.K. Sekar Babu on Wednesday said that the six state-run Archaka (Hindu priest) training centres will be renovated and relaunched soon.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Fire at AIIMS, 22 fire tenders at spot
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday night, following which 22 fire tenders were rushed to douse the blaze, fire officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Loser generally goes to court, not winner, says Paras
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party MP Pashupati Kumar Paras, who has orchestrated a coup to dethrone his nephew Chirag Paswan as party chief, on Wednesday said that gamblers, who lose the battle, generally go to court, not the winners.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Good work of Yediyurappa govt need not be endorsed every time: Arun Singh
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) The BJPs Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh said on Wednesday that he does not need to give certificates every time about how well the state government led by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is functioning in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and other important issues.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Heavy rains pound Karnataka as monsoon remains active
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) With the southwest monsoon remaining active, heavy rains pounded Karnataka, causing landslides in hilly regions, inundating low-laying areas and disrupting normal life, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Reasi first J&K district with zero Covid positive cases
Jammu, June 16 (IANS) Reasi has become the first district of Jammu and Kashmir to register zero Covid positive cases post second wave as per Wednesday's testing report.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
AFC Asian Cup football: 22 teams qualify for final qualifying round
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) India are among the 22 teams out of 24 teams that have advanced to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers final round, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Cricketer Suresh Raina calls on J&K L-G
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Former India cricketer Suresh Raina called on J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday and apprised him about the functioning of cricket academies and schools adopted by him to nurture young sporting talent in the Union Territory.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Sports
Number of people vaccinated in Telangana crosses 68 lakh
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Continuing Covid-19 vaccination drive at a brisk pace, Telangana has so far vaccinated over 68 lakh people, including nearly 17 lakh high-risk individuals.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mamunul among 43 Hefazat leaders sued for embezzling Rs 20 cr takas
Dhaka, June 16 (IANS) Forty-three Hefazat-e-Islam leaders, including its arrested former Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, have been sued by madarsa director Abdur Razzak Kasemi, for embezzling properties worth 20 crore takas.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Those responsible will face action: J&K LG on power outage in Jammu
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has assured the people of Jammu division that a committee will be constituted by the Chief Secretary to enquire into the recent unscheduled power outage in various areas, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Tests key to excel in white ball cricket: Windies' Holder
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 16 (IANS) West Indies cricketer Jason Holder, who continues to top the ICC Test all-rounders rankings, said on Wednesday that a good foundation in white ball cricket is possible only if players give due importance to Test cricket.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
24L Oxford dictionaries to enhance skills of Andhra students
Visakhapatnam, June 16 (IANS) Senior YSRCP leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy said on Wednesday that the state government is distributing 24 lakh Oxford English dictionaries to as many government school students to enhance their English skills.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
LaunchGood: So bad for India (Part III)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) was not the only organisation stealing funds in the name of Covid crisis in India. There were many, as per DisinfoLab documents.
2021-06-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Russia edge out Finland 1-0 for first win in Euro 2020
St. Petersburg (Russia), June 16 (IANS) Russia wrapped up their first win in Group B of Euro 2020, beating Finland by a solitary goal from Aleksey Miranchuk here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow has moved away from hyper-sexualisation
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson says she is happy that her Marvel Cinematic Universe avatar Natasha Romanoff, as well as her superhero alter ego Black Widow, has moved away from the "hyper-sexualisation" which defined it when she first essayed the role in the 2010 blockbuster "Iron Man 2".
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Javelin ace Chopra set for Karlstad Grand Prix on June 22
Lisbon, June 16 (IANS) In his bid to regain form and confidence before the Olympic Games, Indian javelin exponent Neeraj Chopra's next stop will be Karlstad Grand Prix in Sweden on June 22 as part of his preparation.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Athletics
Six Maoists gunned down in Andhra operation (2nd Ld)
Visakhapatnam, June 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh police on Wednesday morning gunned down six Maoists, three males and three females, in the Teegalametta forest area in Visakhapatnam district.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
After furore, BMC, Mumbai Police probe 'fraud' in pvt society vaccination
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Following a furore, the Mumbai Police and the BrihanMumbai Muncipal Corporatin have launched independent investigations into an alleged fraud in a posh Kandivali housing complex where a private vaccination drive was undertaken two weeks ago, an official said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Maha: New Covid infections rise, deaths remain above 1K
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths remained in the higher ranges even as new infections also spurted to breach the 10,000 level, though the number of patients cured also increased, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rs 12,600 cr District Capex Budget approved for J&K
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) In a historic decision on Wednesday, Rs 12,600.58 crore District Capex Budget for 2021-22, more than double of previous year's budget of Rs 5,134.40 crore, has been approved for the equitable development of Jammu and Kashmir with the active involvement of panchayats, block development councils (BDCs) and district development councils (DDCs).
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Dwayne Johnson reacts to 46 per cent respondents rooting for him to be US President
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) WWE champion-turned Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson says it is time for him to "humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn" when 46 per cent Americans favour the idea of having him as President of the United States.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
IMANA raised funds by exploiting India's goodwill during Covid crisis (Part II)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Funds worth tens of crores donated by well-meaning people from world over to help India in times of Covid crisis were stolen, DisinfoLab said in a disclosure.
2021-06-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Court defers release of three activists accused in Delhi riots
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A Dlhi court on Wednesday deferred the order on release of February 2020 riots accused activists Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha, who were granted bail by Delhi High Court on June 15, citing the "heavy board" of other bail applications listed before it.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
J&K IAS officer Dulloo re-designated Additional Chief Secretary
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday re-designated senior IAS officer, Atal Dulloo as Additional Chief Secretary.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Delhi now has adequate Covid vaccines for all categories: Atishi
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi now has adequate Covid vaccines for all categories with fresh supply of Covaxin and Covishield received from the Centre to accelerate the mass vaccination drive in the capital, the ruling AAP said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Day before curbs relaxation, Covid TPR in Kerala falls below 12%
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) A day before easing of lockdown norms, Kerala on Wednesday saw its Covid test positivity rate (TPR) dip to 11.79 per cent as 13,270 people turned positive from 1,12,521 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
CBI nabs 3 Ruchi Global Ltd directors in Rs 188 cr bank fraud
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested three directors of Ruchi Global Ltd for allegedly defrauding various banks to the tune of Rs 188.35 crore, an official said here.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ewan McGregor to play George Mallory in 'Everest'
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is all set to play the late British mountaineering legend George Mallory in the upcoming adventure drama "Everest".
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Andhra logs 6K new Covid cases, tally 18.2 lakh
Amaravati, June 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 6,617 new Covid cases, higher than the past two days, raising the state's overall Covid tally to over 18.2 lakh, while its active caseload dropped to 71,466.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PMK leader demands permanent closure of liquor shops in TN
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) PMK youth wing leader and Rajya Sabha MP Anbumani Ramadoss has called upon the Tamil Nadu government to close down all liquor shops in the state after five persons lost their lives in drunken brawls on the day of the reopening of TASMAC shops.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Body of one of the trapped workers retrieved from Meghalaya mine
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) The body of one of the five trapped miners was retrieved from a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills on Wednesday, 18 days after they were trapped, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Bengal FM Amit Mitra asks not to dismantle RMD of SAIL
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has asked Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan not to dismantle the Raw Materials Division (RMD) of SAIL - headquartered in Kolkata - because that will not only create unemployment during lockdown but also cut-off the supply line of iron ore to Durgapur and Burnpur Integrated Steel Plants in West Bengal. The finance minister also apprehended that this is a ploy of the BJP after its defeat in the recent Assembly election.
2021-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Still waiting for Cong MLAs to form govt in Goa: Faleiro
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Four years after being accused of sabotaging Congress efforts to form a coalition government in Goa in 2017, former Chief Minister and ex-state Congress President Luizinho Faleiro on Wednesday made a sarcastic remark about the claims made then by other Congress leaders about forming a government within 24 hours.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Auger-Aliassime rallies to beat childhood idol Federer
Halle (Germany), June 16 (IANS) Canadian world No.21 Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied from a set down to defeat his childhood idol and former world No.1 Roger Federer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and enter the quarter-finals of the Noventi Open here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Pak-linked charities collected funds in the name of helping India during Covid crisis (Part I)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) US based 'charity organisations linked to Pakistan had started collecting funds in the name of helping India during the Covid crisis, according to a report.
2021-06-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Faf du Plessis to return to SA after concussion in PSL
Abu Dhabi, June 16 (IANS) South African cricketer Faf du Plessis will fly back home to South Africa after he was ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following a concussion suffered during a Quetta Gladiators' match against Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Indian women archers geared up to qualify for Olympics
Paris, June 16 (IANS) The Indian women recurve archers, including Olympian Deepika Kumari, are geared up to seal a team quota place at an Olympic qualification tournament starting here on Thursday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
BJP-ruled Delhi civic bodies get new Mayors for next one year
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) With less than one year left for the Delhi municipal elections scheduled in 2022, the national capital's three municipal agencies on Wednesday found new Mayors along with new faces in some other prominent posts for the next one year.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Monoclonal antibody therapy cuts death risk in Covid-19 patients by 20%
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Administering monoclonal antibody therapy in severe Covid-19 patients, who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own, can reduce the risk of death by 20 per cent, according to results of a clinical trial.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
'Greece benefits from healthy bond with China under BRI cooperation'
Athens, June 16 (IANS) Greece enjoys the benefits of its healthy relationship with China in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and will continue cooperation on this path, Spiros Lambridis, Greece's permanent representative to NATO, has said.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter refused to surrender (Ld)
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist killed in an encounter in the Wagoora area of Nowgam in Srinagar on Wednesday had refused to surrender and fired indiscriminately at the security forces, drawing retaliation that led to the encounter, officials said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Women's Test: England 162/2 against India (Tea)
Bristol, June 16 (IANS) England added 76 runs in the second session to move to 162 for two wickets at tea interval on the first day of the one-off Test against India here on Wednesday. At the break, captain Heather Knight was batting at 47 (100 balls, 7x4s) and Natalie Sciver was on 11 (24 balls, 2x4s).
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Digital technology helped us cope, connect, comfort and console in Covid: PM
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that where convention fails, innovation helps, as he noted that during the Covid pandemic, digital technology helped people to "cope, connect, comfort and console".
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Technology
Mumbai Police probing 'fraud' in private society vaccination drive
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The Mumbai Police have launched investigations into an alleged fraud in a posh Kandivali housing complex where a private vaccination drive was undertaken two weeks ago, an official said.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Wild elephant rescued from well in Kerala, but people protest
Kochi, June 16 (IANS) After several hours of hard work by a rescue team of forest and police officials a wild elephant which had fallen into a well in a private property near Kothamangalam, about 70 kms from here, was taken out and allowed to walk into the forest.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi reports 212 new Covid cases, 25 deaths
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday reported 212 new Covid-19 cases while its daily test positivity rate stood at 0.27 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine