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Farhan Akhtar celebrates 17 years of 'Lakshya', calls it 'more than a film'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Lakshya" released 17 years ago on this day, and it was Farhan Akhtar's second film as a director. Akhtar took to social media Friday to cherish memories of the film that had Amitabh Bachchan essaying a pivotal role, and also starred Preity Zinta.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
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
Battle lines drawn as PUBG Mobile re-enters India in new avatar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) "Yeh PUBG wala hai kya?" Prime Minister Narendra Modi had quipped during the 'Pariksha pe Charcha 2.0' in January 2019, asking a mother who raised concerns about her son being too much involved into online gaming. The PUBG game has since crossed many levels before coming to a halt.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
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
5 held for Mumbai society Covid vaccination fraud
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Mumbai Police have arrested five persons in connection with the allegedly fraudulent Covid-19 vaccination drive conducted at a posh housing society in Kandivali in May end, a top official said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salman Khan turns nostalgic as 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' turns 22
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Friday shared a nostalgic post remembering his superhit film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", which completed 22 years of release.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Putin-Biden Summit - a blend of realism and hope
New Delhi, June 18: Earlier this week, Joe Biden, the President of the United States, met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva - an established icon for staging elite diplomatic encounters. The world waited expectantly, for the outcome of the June 16 meeting.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National
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
India may need to bond with ASEAN, Japan and South Korea to address the situation in Myanmar
New Delhi, June 18: The volatile situation in Myanmar, a pivotal neighbour that shares borders with India, China and South-East Asia is testing New Delhi's capacity to safeguard its short and long-term interests, without falling into the trap of either populism or crass opportunism.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra reports 6K new Covid cases, tally 18.3 lakh
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 6,341 new Covid-19 cases, increasing the state's overall tally to over 18.3 lakh, while its active caseload dropped to 67,629.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Medicover Hospitals conducts study on safety, efficacy of Covid vaccines
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Medicover Hospitals has conducted a study on safety and efficacy of Covid vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Large tonnage products for 2 N plants to sail to India June-end
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Friday said shipment of large-tonnage products for two 1,000 MW atomic power plants at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam is scheduled by this month end.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
'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
RattanIndia's Revolt Motors closes new e-bike bookings in less than 2 hrs
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) RattanIndia Enterprises, which recently acquired a stake in homegrown electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Revolt Motors, on Friday said that it had received electrifying response on the reopening of bookings of RV400 electric bike.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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
'Lakshya' turns 17: Preity Zinta calls it her 'toughest film ever'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Preity Zinta went down memory lane on Friday to recall shooting for Farhan Akhtar's "Lakshya", co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan, which released 17 years ago on this day. The actress tagged the film as her toughest ever.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
92% scribes receive first shot of Covid vax in Tripura
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) In collaboration with the Agartala Press Club, the Tripura government has so far administered the first dose of Covid vaccine to around 92 per cent of the journalists in the state, with many of them receving the second shot as well, officials said here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Media
'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' turns 22: Ajay Devgn says he didn't think film would create history
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The musical romantic superhit "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" completed 22 years of release on Friday. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn was one of the biggest hits of the year upon release in 1999.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Man dies at Hyderabad Airport while clearing drainage pipeline
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) A plumber died after inhaling toxic gases while trying to clear blockage in a drainage pipeline at Telangana's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Samsung on Friday unveiled new tabs -- Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 -- for the Indian consumers that will be available from June 23.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bean-shaped structure in Arabian Sea: Is it plankton assemblage or landmass?
Kochi, June 18 (IANS) Ever since a bean-shaped structure in the Arabian sea, about seven km west off the Kochi coast, was put out using the Google Maps satellite image showing the formation of an 'island' under the sea, talks have begun, that only a detailed study would reveal, what it is.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Nandini Rai reveals why co-star Vikas slapped her hard!
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Actress Nandini Rai, who is seen in the new Telugu web series "In The Game Of God", reveals that while shooting certain scenes, she and her co-star Vikas actually slapped each other, to bring out a natural reaction for the camera!
2021-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
ShareChat announces its 1st ESOP buyback worth Rs 140 cr
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Social media platform ShareChat on Friday announced its first ESOP buyback programme worth $19.1 million (nearly Rs 140 crore) and all eligible employees can sell upto 100 per cent of their vested ESOPs at its present stock valuation.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gujarat board's 50:25:25 evaluation plan for Class 12
Gandhinagar, June 18 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court's acceptance of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) merit formula for Class 12, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) too has announced its plan for the students and the results will be declared by the third week of July.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Gucci introduces vegan luxury material 'Demetra'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Luxury fashion house Gucci has introduced a new luxury material 'Demetra', which contains more than 77 per cent plant-based raw materials. The brand launched three sneaker models to mark its first products made with Demetra, organic cotton and recycled steel and polyester.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Kolkata remains waterlogged, more rain forecast
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Kolakta on Friday was still severely waterlogged, even as the MeT Department forecast more rainfall to follow and people splashed through knee- and waist-deep water through city streets.
2021-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shraddha Kapoor invests in a beauty brand
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who has been roped in as the brand ambassador of MyGlamm and has also invested in the brand, says she hopes to understand and fulfil the beauty needs of her fans and followers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Puducherry's Mahe gives 1st vax jab to 90% population
Puducherry, June 18 (IANS) Mahe district in the Union Territory of Puducherry has injected the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 90 per cent of its population, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Neha Pendse, Amruta Khanvilkar, Priya Bapat feature in Father's Day anthem 'Baba' in film 'June'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) "Baba" is the only word in Marathi that offers unconditional love, affection, support, and unparalleled faith. The lyrics of "June" films most sentimental single "Baba" breathe life into the song. The delicate and unhindered nature of the relationship between a father and a daughter will be expressed by leading faces of the Marathi film fraternity. The makers of "June" are launching an adaptation of the popular track "Baba" with a female voice. This is an Anthem Version dedicated for all fathers this Fathers Day.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
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
Sensex tumbles 650 points; metal, oil & gas lead selloff
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices slumped on Friday with the BSE Sensex losing over 650 points.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IHG strengthens footprint in Punjab with a Holiday Inn Express & Suites signing in Jalandhar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Samplast Resorts to develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jalandhar GT Road. The new-build hotel featuring 110 keys is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2024. With an existing portfolio of hotels from the Holiday Inn brand family across key cities in Punjab, the new development will further strengthen the brand's presence in the country and the state, in line with market demand.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
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
Victoria's Secret welcomes women achievers to shape its future
New Delhi, June 18 (IANSlife) Lingerie giant, Victoria's Secret, bids adieu to its angels as it welcomes on board seven women achievers for a "dramatic shift" in its image. The list includes Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and U.S. soccer champ Megan Rapinoe, among others. With its new initiative, 'The VS Collective', the brand hope to revamp itself and focus on a more inclusive campaign.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Hiked again, petrol nears century mark pan-India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Fuel prices increased again across the country on Friday adding more misery to common man's woe, as he already grapples with rising food prices amid shrinking income.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mehul Choksi remanded to Dominica State Prison by court
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Dominican court has ordered Indian fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi to be remanded at the Dominica State Prison despite a decline in his health, the local media reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights
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
Pankaj Tripathi: Those of us who have power and potential must look out for others
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Pankaj Tripathi feels those who have power and potential must take up the duty of looking out for others more than ever today. He addressed the subject through an audio clip on social media.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
DGP orders probe as cops use chair, basket as riot gear
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) H.C. Awasthi has sought an explanation after photographs showed policemen using a basket and a plastic chair as a riot gear during a clash.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Spotify acquires startup Podz to boost podcast experience
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As podcasts become a rage, Swedish music streaming company Spotify has acquired a startup called Podz for an undisclosed sum.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
At 1,587, India logs least daily Covid deaths in 60 days
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India on Friday recorded 62,480 new cases of Covid and 1,587 fatalities in the last 24 hours, lowest in the last two months, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two Rohingyas held with gold biscuits in UP
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (UPATS) has arrested two Rohingyas, identified as Mohamed Rafique and Mohammed Amin, from Makdoomnagar area under the Kotwali police station of Aligarh.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punishment for cheating junior chess players will be decided by Central Council: AICF
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Stripping them of their national titles, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) Central Council will decide on further punishments for the chess players who had cheated during the online age group national championships, said the Secretary.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Other Sports
No protection to live-in couple: Allahabad HC
Prayagraj (UP), June 18 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has dismissed the protection plea of a live-in couple, noting that the woman was already married and in a live-in relationship with another man.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP man to get boat for rescuing newborn from river
Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Boatman Gullu Chaudhary, who had rescued a 21-day-old girl child from a wooden box floating in the Ganga River in Ghazipur district, earlier this week, will be gifted a boat by the state government.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
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
UP woman booked under NSA for killing toddler
Basti (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman has been booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) for the kidnapping and murder of two-year-old child.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident