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US state sees more deaths than births for 1st time due to Covid
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the US state of Montana witnessed more deaths than births for the first time since data collection began in 1908.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Stalin warns withdrawal of relaxations if norms are flouted
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has warned people of the state that the lockdown relaxations which have come into effect from Monday, could be withdrawn if the Covid-19 protocol norms are violated.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ex-Jordanian Finance Minister charged with sedition
Amman, June 14 (IANS) Jordan's State Security Court has charged Bassem Awadallah, former Finance Minister and royal court chief, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zeid with inciting sedition and opposition against the country's regime.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
PM Modi expresses gratitude for Netanyahu, congratulates Bennett
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his gratitude for the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leadership and contribution to India-Israel strategic partnership.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Iraqi authorities exhume remains 123 bodies from 2 mass graves
Baghdad, June 14 (IANS) Iraqi authorities announced that they exhumed the remains of 123 bodies from two mass graves in the northern province of Nineveh.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Andhra govt is under-reporting Covid deaths: TDP
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party national general secretary and Andhra Pradesh opposition leader Nara Lokesh on Monday alleged that the state government is hiding the actual number of Covid deaths to deny paying compensation.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bomb-laden drone falls on school in Saudi border city
Riyadh, June 14 (IANS) A bomb-laden drone fell on a school in the Saudi border city of Asir, the Civil Defence Ministry said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Israel's Arab party leader vows to 'bridge gaps'
Tel Aviv, June 14 (IANS) Mansour Abbas, leader of the Ra'am party in Israel, has vowed on to advance the interests of the country's Arab citizens from within the new coalition government.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
E-auction of Raj sandstone blocks soon for use in Ram temple
Jaipur, June 14 (IANS) The Rajasthan government will soon be holding an online auction of mining blocks of the unique pink Bansi Paharpur sandstone, which will be used for the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya as the central government approved the conversion of 398 hectares of forestland into revenue land, confirmed officials here.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Selfish, nationalistic approaches marred initial Covid fight: UK PM
London, June 14 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that "selfish and nationalistic approaches" had marred the initial global response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
MP Ravi Kishan seeks ban on vulgar content in Bhojpuri films, songs
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor and Gorakhpur BJP MP, Ravi Kishan, has written letters to union ministers and the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, demanding a ban on vulgar content in Bhojpuri films and songs.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
13 dead, 16 wounded in S.Sudan clashes
Juba, June 14 (IANS) Inter-communal clashes have left 13 people killed and 16 others injured in South Sudan's restive region of Lakes state, local police said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Modi wishes new Israeli PM Bennett, looks to deepen ties
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, saying he looks forward to meeting him and deepening the strategic partnership between the two counties.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Lakshadweep admin ducks travel to island via Kochi
Kochi, June 14 (IANS) Lakshadweep administrator, Praful Khoda Patel on Monday appears to have ducked his travel to the island through the airport here, said Congress Lok Sabha members.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UK Foreign Secy urges 'respect' from EU on N.Ireland
London, June 14 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has called for "a bit of respect" from the European Union (EU) leaders as he claimed the bloc's senior figures "serially" talk about Northern Ireland "as if it were somehow a different country from the UK".
2021-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Socialism-Mamata Banerjee wedding was a low key affair
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The much hyped marriage between Socialism and Mamata Banerjee was conducted on Sunday in the presence of Communism and Leninism. Communism's son Marxism was also present during the wedding.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Nepal PM lays foundation stone for 1st liquid oxygen plant
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has laid a foundation stone virtually for the construction of the country's first liquid oxygen plant which is expected to help substitute oxygen import from India.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apna Dal assures BJP of continued alliance in UP
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) In what should be a major reprieve for the beleaguered BJP in Uttar Pradesh, its ally, the Apna Dal led by Anupriya Patel, has denied speculations about the party driving a hard bargain with the BJP leadership to keep the alliance intact in the run-up to UP assembly elections due next year.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
With Kerala BJP in disarray, will it get a union cabinet berth?
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) With an impending Union cabinet reshuffle on the cards, the Kerala unit of the BJP is however not in an upbeat mood for more reasons than one, but hoping against hope are a few, that the call will come.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
US workers quitting jobs at highest rate in decades
Washington, June 14 (IANS) More Americans are quitting their jobs than at any other time in at least two decades, which added challenges to companies trying to keep up with the economic recovery, a media report said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ram temple trust slams allegations of fraud
Ayodhya, June 14 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has strongly denied allegations of corruption levelled by opposition parties, in land purchase.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Yogi orders prompt payment of dues to lawyers
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) In a move that will bring respite to the legal fraternity affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials to expedite the payment of all the lawyers engaged by the government, as well as private lawyers.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Iraqi anti-terror forces kill 13 IS militants
Baghdad, June 14 (IANS) The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said that its forces have killed 13 Islamic State (IS) militants across the country so far this month.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Over 1,000 illegal migrants returned to Libya: UNHCR
Tripoli, June 14 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that more than 1,000 illegal migrants were returned to Libya.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Bangkok to ease some distancing rules
Bangkok, June 14 (IANS) Thailand's capital Bangkok is going to ease some distancing rules imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic as the national vaccination program is accelerating.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Biden congratulates Israel's new PM Bennett in phone call
Washington, June 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden on has offered congratulations to Naftali Bennett after he was sworn in as Israel's new Prime Minister.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
G7 pledges 870mn vaccine doses, half to be delivered by 2021-end
Geneva, June 14 (IANS) Leaders of G7 countries have agreed in an agreement at their summit to share at least 870 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines directly, at least half of which are to be delivered by the end of 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel's new PM, ends Netanyahu's 12 yr rule
Jerusalem, June 14 (IANS) Naftali Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina (United Right) party, was sworn in as new Israeli prime minister on Sunday night, sending Benjamin Netanyahu to the opposition after a record 12-year rule.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Telangana CM to adopt a district to showcase development
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday announced that he would himself adopt a district and show how development work can be done.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab CM condoles demise of Milkha's wife
Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday condoled the demise of former Indian women national volleyball team captain Nirmal Milkha Singh (85), the wife of legendary 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh, as she passed away at a private hospital in Mohali after a battle against Covid-19.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Telangana gifts 32 Kia Carnival cars to Additional Collectors
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) The Telangana government on Sunday handed over 32 Kia luxury cars to Additional Collectors, saying the vehicles are meant for the use by the officials for their village visits.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress leader R.P.N. Singh slams 'privileged' comments
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Congress in charge of Jharkhand, and former Union Minister, R.P.N. Singh said that he was upset over comments calling him "privileged" and hit back at critics, saying that he has earned his position through hard work, has been loyal to the party all these days and he is not leaving it.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Love Jihad' resurfaces in Kerala as terrorists' widows refused return
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) The issue of 'Love Jihad' has cropped up again in Kerala after reports that the Centre has denied permission to return to four women, who had gone from the state to Afghanistan along with their husbands and children to live in the "Islamic Caliphate" promised by terror organisation IS.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Lakshadweep Administrator Praful Patel to reach Agatti on Monday
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) Amidst the raging controversy over the "modernisation" of Lakshadweep, the Union Territory's Administrator, Praful Khoda Patel is set to reach the islands on Monday, and stay there till June 20.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'L-G should put an end to wastage of food grains by the Kejriwal govt'
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Sunday appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to put an end to the wastage of tonnes of food grains by the Chief Minister-led Arvind Kejriwal government which had been allocated by the Narendra Modi government.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana to have centralised water monitoring system
Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said a centralised water monitoring system would be prepared in two years for the availability of water for the farmers.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP slams TN CM's move to open Tasmac liquor shops
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) BJP Tamil Nadu president L.Murugan has slammed Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's decision to allow opening of Tasmac liquor shops from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the extended lockdown period.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
T'gana farmers to get Rs 7,509 cr investment support from June 15
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Telangana government will provide Rs 7,509 crore as investment support to over 63 lakh farmers for cultivation during Kharif season under Rythu Bandhu scheme.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UP BJP to complete formation of frontal organisation ahead of polls
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met the central leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the national capital, the state BJP unit has started preparation for next year's Assembly polls with the formation of a frontal organisation.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Digvijaya Singh's remark on Article 370 puts Congress in trouble
Bhopal, June 13 (IANS) The controversial remarks made by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha member, Digvijaya Singh, in a Clubhouse platform conversation over bringing back of Article 370 in Kashmir if Congress comes to power, has embarrassed the Congress party in the state.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal govt seeks unutilised funds for Mamata's dream projects
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) In an effort to mobilise the funds needed for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dream project of giving credit cards to students and post Cyclone Yaas restoration and reconstruction work, the state Finance Department has asked all the departments to refund unutilised funds lying in various accounts.
2021-06-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kshatriya body objects to movie 'Prithviraj', demands name change
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha has objected to the name of the movie "Prithviraj" and termed it an insult to the great ruler.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Carrie Lam urges HK residents to get vaccinated
Hong Kong, June 13 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday urged residents of the city to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in an effort to allow the global financial hub to return to normal at an early date.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
License needed to sell tobacco products in UP
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) It is now mandatory for tobacco sellers in Uttar Pradesh to take a license. The government has taken this decision keeping in mind the growing problem of tobacco and the danger it poses to public health and also ensure effective enforcement of the rules and policies applicable for tobacco control.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
8 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack
Kabul, June 13 (IANS) Eight Afghan policemen have been confirmed dead in an alleged insider attack at a police checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the troubled Helmand province on Sunday.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
PM condoles demise of Congress leader Indira Hridayesh
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of leader of opposition in the Uttarakhand assembly and senior Congress leader Dr Indira Hridayesh.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Biden gifts custom-made cycle to Johnson
London, June 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden gifted UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson a custom-made bicycle while they met for the ongoing G7 Leaders' Summit in Carbis Bay, England.
2021-06-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
12 dead, over 100 injured in China gas explosion
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) A gas explosion in China's Hubei province on Sunday has killed 12 people and injured more than 100 people others, including 39 in serious condition, local authorities said.
2021-06-13
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uttrakhand Leader of Opposition Indira Hridayesh passes away
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Leader of opposition in the Uttrakhand assembly and senior Congress leader Indira Hridayesh passed away in Delhi on Sunday due to heart attack. She has been part of many Congress governments and member of UP legislative council as well.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zimbabwe to strengthen Covid preventive measures
Harare, June 13 (IANS) Zimbabwe has decided to strengthen anti-CCovid-19 measures from Monday, banning all social gatherings and enforcing mandatory testing of travellers from hotspot countries, following a surge in infections and deaths in recent weeks.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics