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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
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
Kuwait to lift entry ban for vaccinated non-citizens from Aug
Kuwait City, June 18 (IANS) Kuwait will lift the entry ban for vaccinated non-citizens from August, the government announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Finland to introduce EU Digital Covid Certificate from June 22
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Finland will update its national Covid-19 vaccination certificate to ensure its inter-operability with the European Union's (EU) Digital Covid-19 Certificate starting from June 22, the country's National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics
US initial jobless claims rise to highest level in a month
Washington, June 18 (IANS) After hitting pandemic lows, initial unemployment claims in the US unexpectedly rose to 412,000 last week, marking the highest level in a month, the Labour Department reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Finland extends border curbs but eases entry requirements
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Finland has extended intra-European Union (EU) border controls until July 11, but announced the easing entry requirements from June 21 onwards.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Over 100 Taliban militants killed in fierce Afghan clashes
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) More than 100 Taliban militants have been killed as fierce clashes continued with the Afghan security forces in the provinces of Faryab, Herat and Farah over the past three days, officials said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
S.African State Capture Inquiry requests 3-month extension
Johannesburg, June 18 (IANS) South Africa's State Capture Inquiry said it will request the Gauteng High Court to extend the Commission, which is probing allegations of looting and corruption which resulted in billions being stolen during Jacob Zuma's tenure as President, for three months in order to conclude its work in September.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Greek recovery plan endorsed by EU
Athens, June 18 (IANS) The economic recovery plan of Greece which will "supercharge investment, reform and growth throughout the country" has been endorsed by the European Union (EU).
2021-06-18
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Akhilesh's Janeshwar Mishra Park to get toy train
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The much-publicised Janeshwar Mishra Park that was touted as one of the achievements of the Akhilesh Yadav government, is now up for renovation.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
IOM, UNHCR oppose returning rescued illegal migrants to Libya
Tripoli, June 18 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reiterated their opposition against returning rescued illegal migrants to Libya.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Israel to sell Germany 69 radar systems
Tel Aviv, June 18 (IANS) The state-owned company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it will manufacture and deliver 69 tactical mobile radar systems to the German Army in a deal valued at 36 million euros.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Politics
Ukraine extends quarantine till Aug 31
Kiev, June 18 (IANS) Ukraine has decided to extend quarantine restrictions until August 31 in a further bid to stem the spread of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Russia records over 14,000 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Russia confirmed 14,057 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 5,264,047, the official monitoring and response center said on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Denmark to start vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds against Covid-19
Copenhagen, June 18 (IANS) Children in Denmark between the ages of 12 and 15 will soon be offered the opportunity to be voluntarily vaccinated against Covid-19, "possibly" from this September, Soren Brostrom, director general of the Danish Health Authority, said at a press conference here on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine,Politics
Zambia's first president Kaunda dies at 97
Lusaka, June 18 (IANS) Zambia's first President Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, according to the Zambian government.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Zambia,Politics
Vietnam reports record high daily new Covid-19 cases
Hanoi, June 18 (IANS) Vietnam reported 515 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the highest daily increase since the pandemic hit the country last year, according to its Ministry of Health.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amit Shah likely to visit Gujarat on June 20-21
Gandhinagar June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit his home state Gujarat for two days on June 20 and 21, sources said on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
No one sought K'taka leadership change, says BJP state in-charge
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) BJP's Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh on Thursday said that his conversations with party MLAs revolved around development works and did not veer towards change of leadership in the state "even once by mistake".
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Every panchayat in J&K to have youth club
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) In order to increase the engagement of youth at the panchayat level, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday directed the concerned officials to establish youth clubs in every panchayat across J&K for constructive activities and addressing the concerns of the younger generation.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Restart public transport system fully, urge B'luru unions
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) As many as 10 associations, including the Domestic Workers Rights Union, and the Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike (Bengaluru Bus Passengers Forum) on Thursday appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi to restart the public transport system at its full capacity as the large workforce, returning to work as lockdown eases, depends on it.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
No employee will be laid off from schools, Anganwadis: Andhra CM
Amaravati, June 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday assured that not a single employee will be laid off from the schools and Anganwadi centres of the state in the process of implementing the New Education Policy (NEP).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
J&K Lt Gov lauds 2 Kashmiri mountaineers who scaled Everest
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Two young mountaineers from Kashmir have scaled Mount Everest on June 1 and Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday congratulated them for their exceptional achievement.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Portuguese ship spills 10 KL oil 450 km off Chennai
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard said on Thursday that 10 kilolitres (KL) of oil have spilled into the sea about 450 km southeast of Chennai from a Portuguese flag container ship named MV Devon.
2021-06-17
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Defence/Security
Andhra shares school infra renovation software with Telangana
Amaravati/Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday gave its consent to Telangana to make use of its school infrastructure renovation software developed by the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP demands CBI probe into purchase of buses by DTC
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Alleging corruption in the proposed purchase of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), the BJP on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K aims to complete 1,235 projects in 2021-22 costing Rs 4,545 cr
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) To give necessary impetus to the developmental works under the Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Ltd (JKIDFC), J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday chaired a meeting and reviewed the status of the projects being executed by the corporation.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
LJP MP absent from Paras event in Patna
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party MP Prince Raj, who is facing charges of sexual assault, was absent from his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras's event here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Govt amends Cable Television Network Rules to address citizens' grievances
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said in a statement on Thursday that the government has amended the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994, adding a statutory mechanism to redress citizen's grievances/complaints.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana seeks 'sincere reappraisal' of 'Aatmanirbhar' package
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Telangana's Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao has urged the Centre to do a sincere reappraisal of the Aatmanirbhar relief package and make it work more realistically and humanly for the most affected sectors, especially the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal Governor meets Amit Shah, President Kovind
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is on a two-day visit to Delhi, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday evening and is expected to have briefed him about the 'deteriorating law-and-order situation in the state.
2021-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karnataka seeks defence technology hubs in state
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Karnataka is planning to set up defence technology hubs in the state, leveraging the presence of major defence research labs and aerospace firms, state Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Politics