JUN 26, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Weddings in banquet halls can have 50 guests, gyms reopen from Monday: DDMA
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Saturday issued an order allowing banquet halls for marriages with 50 people. It also allowed gyms to open from Monday.
JUN 26, 2021 10:23 PM IST
Areas with over 10 cases in 7 days to be declared total containment zone: Assam govt
The Assam government on Saturday directed all the districts to notify areas where the Covid-19 positivity reached more than 10 cases in the last seven days as total containment zones, reported PTI.
JUN 26, 2021 09:58 PM IST
Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh tomorrow; to review operational preparedness
Defence minister Rajnath Singh will visit Ladakh on Sunday for three days. During his visit, the defence minister will inaugurate infrastructural projects constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and will also interact with troops deployed in the region, the Union minister’s office informed on Saturday.
JUN 26, 2021 09:18 PM IST
On 2-day parole, Akhil Gogoi meets mother, family
Activist and Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi met his mother and other family members on Saturday at his residence in Jorhat. Gogoi was granted two day parole by an NIA court on Friday. He was arrested under the UAPA during the anti-CAA protests in Assam.
JUN 26, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Variants of concern detected in 35 samples of Chandigarh
Chandigarh administration on Saturday said 35 samples were detected with variants of concern of the 50 sent for sequencing to Delhi. 50 random samples of Chandigarh residents for May and June were sent to NCDC lab, Delhi for whole genomic sequencing. Out of these, variants of concern detected in 35 samples. One Alpha variant, 33 Delta variants and one Delta plus variant in the samples, the administration said, reported ANI.
JUN 26, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reports 1 death from Delta Plus variant of Covid
Tamil Nadu deputy director of health Arjun Kumar on Saturday informed about one death from the Delta Plus variant of Covid in the state. The state health department has frequently sent Covid test samples to Pune lab to identify the new Delta variant of Covid 19. Among these, a patient aged 34 – who died on April 21 in Madurai – is now verified to have contracted Delta Plus variant, Kumar said, reported ANI.
JUN 26, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh to end corona curfews on Sundays with immediate effect; no new Covid case in 35 districts, says CM
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said Covid-19 is under control in the state and in this situation, it is not justified to impose a corona curfew on Sunday. Not even one positive case has been reported in 35 districts, active cases stand below 1,000. Positivity rate has dropped to 0.06%, he added.
JUN 26, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 9,812 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,812 new Covid-19 cases, 8,752 recoveries and 179 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total cases: 6,026,847
Total recoveries: 5,781,551
Death toll: 120,881
Active cases: 121,251
JUN 26, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Karnataka logs 4,272 new Covid-19 cases, 115 deaths
Karnataka on Saturday reported 4,272 new cases, 6,126 discharges and 115 deaths, according to the state health bulletin.
Active cases: 105,226
Total recoveries: 2,691,123
Death toll: 34,654
JUN 26, 2021 06:43 PM IST
3 civilians injured in grenade attack by militants in Srinagar
Atleast three civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants on a CRPF party at Barbar Shahin Srinagar on Saturday, according to ANI.
JUN 26, 2021 06:36 PM IST
PM Modi holds review meeting on Covid vaccination drive
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a meeting on the progress of Covid-19 vaccination drive, via video conferencing, reported ANI.
JUN 26, 2021 05:48 PM IST
Delhi reports 85 new Covid cases in 24 hours, lowest this year
JUN 26, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Rain lashes parts of Delhi
JUN 26, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Third wave of Covid has not begun, says ICMR doctor
The head of epidemiology at ICMR Dr Samiran Panda on Saturday said only 49 cases of Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 have been reported from 10 states, which does not indicate the inception of the third wave of Covid. Calling it the onset of the third wave would be misleading, Dr Panda added.
JUN 26, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Court sends arrested aides of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh to ED’s custody till July 1
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh’s PA Kundan Shinde and PS Sanjeev Palande remanded to ED custody till July 1.
JUN 26, 2021 04:16 PM IST
BJP names its Assam, Manipur units chief
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appointed Bhabesh Kalita and Sharda Devi as presidents of its Assam and Manipur units respectively.
JUN 26, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Military to go for indigenised clothing and equipment
The ministry of defence has a list of 209 items including cruise missiles, next generation corvettes, tank engines and towed artillery guns which have been placed under negative import list to boost Atmanirbhar Bharat programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More
JUN 26, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Delhi court grants interim protection from arrest to Lakha Sidhana in R-Day violence case
A Delhi court on Saturday granted interim protection from arrest to gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana in connection with his alleged involvement in violence which ensued at the Red Fort here on Republic Day.
JUN 26, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Haryana minister takes dig at protesting farmers
Haryana home and health minister Anil Vij takes a dig at farmers protesting against the three contentious laws, saying they make a new programme every day to keep their agitation alive. “They (farmers) are sitting at the borders for months now. They’re disappointed. So, to keep their agitation alive, their leaders make a new programme everyday. Today, they have spoken about submitting a memorandum at Raj Bhawan. This keeps happening,” said Vij as per ANI report.
JUN 26, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Nagpur Police detain former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Nagpur Police detain former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis during OBC quota protests, reports ANI
JUN 26, 2021 01:28 PM IST
Don’t accept timeline by Centre for J&K statehood: Omar Abdullah
Azad sa’ab (Ghulam Nabi Azad) had spoken on behalf of all of us that we don’t accept this timeline. We don’t accept delimitation, election, statehood, we want delimitation, statehood and then election. If you want to hold polls, you’ll have to restore statehood first, says Omar Abdullah
JUN 26, 2021 12:47 PM IST
Ayodhya vision document: PM Modi reviews plan in meet with Adityanath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed projects as well as a detailed plan for the development of Ayodhya and to promote the temple town as a global religious tourism site presented by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Read More
JUN 26, 2021 12:30 PM IST
‘We are with farmers,’ tweets Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweets in suport of farmers’ protest. “It’s simple. We, Satyagrahis, are with the Annadata,” he tweeted in Hindi.
The tweets comes as farmers have called for a “tractor rally” on completion of seven months of the ongoing protest.
JUN 26, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Watch: Maharashtra police detain BJP workers protesting for OBC reservation
JUN 26, 2021 11:46 AM IST
As Delta variant cases rise, WHO asks fully-vaccinated to keep masks on
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said people who are fully vaccinated will have to continue wearing masks, follow social distancing and other safety measures to contain the spread of the more deadly and contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is spreading rapidly across the globe. Read More
JUN 26, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Dawood Ibrahim’s brother sent to judicial custody in Thane
Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar is being sent back to judicial custody of MCOCA court, Thane after interrogation. ANI reported. “We had some inputs & wanted to question him. We asked the court for his 2-day remand. We haven’t arrested him. Probe on,” MA Jain of NCB said as per report,
JUN 26, 2021 10:33 AM IST
ED summons Anil Deshmukh over PMLA case
ED has summoned former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh today at its office for questioning, in connection with an alleged money laundering case.
JUN 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST
JP Nadda calls meeting of senior BJP leaders, Shah to participate
Bharatiya Janata Party’s national president JP Nadda has called a meeting of senior party functionaries at the party headquarters at 11 am, news agency ANI reported. Union Home Minister Amit Shah to also participate in the meeting, it also reported.
JUN 26, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Deaths near grim milestone of 400,000, fresh cases fall further
India on Saturday recorded as many as 48,698 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 1,183 new deaths, according to the Union health ministry dashboard at 8am. With this, the country’s total infection tally was pushed to 30,183,143 and the death toll neared the grim milestone of 40,0000.
JUN 26, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Bangladesh to impose nationwide lockdown
Bangladesh will impose a nationwide ‘hard lockdown’ starting Monday for seven days in a bid to stem the dramatic spread in daily Covid-19 cases.
JUN 26, 2021 08:11 AM IST
ED arrests Deshmukh’s assistant, personal secretary
Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested personal assistant Kundan Shinde and personal secretary Sanjeev Palande of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, in connection with an alleged money laundering case registered against Deshmukh.
JUN 26, 2021 08:10 AM IST
George Floyd murder: Ex-cop sentenced to over 22 years
Former policeman Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison on for the murder of African American George Floyd.
JUN 26, 2021 07:35 AM IST
Drug gang shootout leaves 18 dead in Mexico: Govt
A shootout among suspected drug cartel gunmen left 18 people dead Friday in Mexico, news agency AFP reported quoting an government official.
The gunfight happened in a remote area of northern Zacatecas state, said Rocio Aguilar, a spokeswoman for the state government.
JUN 26, 2021 06:38 AM IST
Pakistan-based ISI proxies may sabotage farmers’ stir: Intelligence agencies
Intelligence agencies have alerted Delhi police and other agencies that Pakistan-based ISI proxies may sabotage the proposed farmers’ stir on June 26, news agency ANI reported.
JUN 26, 2021 06:21 AM IST
US releases UFO report, says can identify 1 of 144 flying objects
The United States on Friday released a report on unidentified flying objects to characterise the potential threat posed by them. The report showed that the government was only able to explain one of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by military planes with “high confidence”.
JUN 26, 2021 05:45 AM IST
No Covid-19 vaccination at Nagpur centre due to unavailability of jabs
No Covid-19 vaccination took place at the centres of Nagpur Municipal Corporation yesterday, due to unavailability of vaccines, according to news agency ANI. “We’re hearing govt making records in vaccination but on the ground, there is no vaccine. The governments should ensure its availability,” said a local.
JUN 26, 2021 05:21 AM IST
‘Afghans had to determine their own fate…’: Biden tells Ghani
Less than three months before his deadline for the removal of all troops, US President Joe Biden met Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani and said that Afghans had to determine their own fate even as they face a mounting offensive by Taliban insurgents. “The partnership between the United States and Afghanistan is not ending,” Biden said.
JUN 26, 2021 05:15 AM IST
Jaishankar reached Greece, welcomed by counterpart Nikos Dendias
External affairs minister S Jaishankar reached Greece on Saturday morning and was welcomed by his counterpart Nikos Dendias. “Greece is an important partner in our broader EU engagement. Look forward to our formal talks tomorrow,” tweeted EAM Jaishankar.