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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Punjab lodges 688 fresh Covid cases; active case count down to 10,000

June 17, 2021 12:00:14 am

All districts of the state recorded less than 100 fresh cases as the positivity rate further dipped to 1.33 per cent.

Property tax rates likely to increase up to 14 per cent in Mumbai

June 16, 2021 11:51:55 pm

On Wednesday, a proposal from the Assessor and Collector department was tabled before the civic body’s Standing Committee, which if approved will come into force from April 1, 2021 and continue till March 31, 2025.

Karnataka Covid wrap: 7,345 new cases, 148 deaths; Covishield 2nd dose after 28 days for those travelling abroad

June 17, 2021 12:02:30 am

Meanwhile, the Karnataka unit of the Congress on Wednesday alleged that the BJP government in the state has suppressed the number of Covid deaths.

Mumbai Film City: Nod to convert 130-acre no-development zone to industrial zone

June 16, 2021 11:32:53 pm

The move is expected to facilitate redevelopment of the premises and attract more investment, said an official.

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Indian Medical Association to observe National Protest Day on June 18

June 17, 2021 9:39:36 am

IMA office-bearers at the conference said they will join their counterparts nation-wide to express anguish about the violence.

AAP will reach Gandhinagar from Surat soon, says Isudan Gadhvi

June 16, 2021 11:00:00 pm

Isudan Gadhvi also told the party workers and leaders that each of them should work to add 100 more members to the AAP saying as the process continues, the party would be stronger.

Anticipating trouble, Choksi destroyed evidence, alerted entities in Hong Kong in 2017: CBI

June 17, 2021 7:12:50 am

The chargesheet claimed that three companies linked to Choksi were engaged in circular trade with three Hong Kong-based supplier entities.

298 new cases, 5 deaths: Gujarat CM meets new officers of Covid-19 task force

June 16, 2021 10:35:23 pm

Gujarat reported 298 new cases of Covid-19, while five died due to the infection.

The consumer court throws out complaint against Haryana bus driver for smoking

June 16, 2021 10:35:12 pm

The complainant added that he felt uncomfortable and requested the driver to stop smoking while reminding him that smoking in public spaces was an offence.

NIA seeks Mane’s custody in Hiran murder case

June 16, 2021 10:24:38 pm

While Sunil Mane was arrested by the NIA earlier and was in their custody for 10 days, the NIA now wants to interrogate him in the presence of two accused who were arrested Saturday in connection with the murder.

CM Uddhav Thackeray to meet Maratha leaders over quota issue today, says minister Patil

June 16, 2021 11:41:52 pm

The announcement came on a day the Maratha community began a silent protest at the Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Samadhi Sthal in Kolhapur, among other places in the state, to press for their demands.

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Plea in Bombay HC: Fill up vacancies in MSHRC, ensure online hearing facilities

June 16, 2021 10:15:13 pm

As per an RTI reply received by the petitioner on May 28, of 51 sanctioned posts for the staff, only 26 were filled. The petition added that “shockingly”, the chairperson’s position has not been filled up for three years.

Maharashtra: Left undisturbed amid lockdown, Olive Ridley Turtle nesting sites, hatchings doubles

June 16, 2021 10:03:52 pm

In the past, these nests have faced major threats due to poaching, besides attack on hatchlings by dogs and other animals. However, due to lockdown, very few tourists could visit the beaches, a marine biologist said.

Farmer dies by suicide at Khatkar toll plaza

June 16, 2021 9:54:31 pm

A 55-year-old farmer allegedly died by suicide by consuming a poisonous substance at a dharna site at Khatkar toll plaza of Jind on Tuesday night.


Maharashtra reports 10,107 fresh Covid cases and 237 deaths; Mumbai’s daily count at 830

June 16, 2021 9:47:37 pm

Currently, 8,78,781 people are in home quarantine and 5,401 others are in institutional quarantine in Maharashtra.

Vadodara sees queue for death certificates

June 17, 2021 1:57:34 am

Relatives at the office said that despite downloading the e-death certificates from the websites as instructed by most civic bodies, the institutions concerned are unwilling to accept them as the original.

Punjab Police inspector embarks on Mission Green in memory of his son who died due to Covid

June 16, 2021 11:49:11 pm

Inspector Prem Singh Bhangu (55), posted as SHO of Dakha Mullanpur police station in Ludhiana rural police, has started planting and distributing saplings in the memory of his deceased son, who succumbed to the deadly virus five days after getting married.

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Man with criminal record arrested for raping 15-year-old boy inside crematorium

June 17, 2021 9:41:49 am

He took the minor to a tin shed inside a crematorium and raped him, said police. When the boy resisted, the man allegedly threatened to kill him.

Six held for misleading court with fake identities; probing racket: Pimpri-Chinchwad police

June 17, 2021 9:43:20 am

Say elaborate racket operating on multiple levels, probing role of middlemen, lawyers, links with police

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Activists stay in jail despite bail, police go to SC: ‘Mini trial’ by Delhi HC, remarks ‘perverse’

June 17, 2021 10:47:47 am

Police seek stay, say HC ‘watered down’ UAPA; tell city court need time to verify accused address

Junagadh railway station: Railway clerk saves passenger who fell while boarding train

June 16, 2021 8:33:38 pm

The release said that the passenger and his family were on their way back to Ahmedabad from Somnath.

Haryana CM Khattar asks officers to ensure one hospital per district to treat injured cows

June 16, 2021 8:25:59 pm

Talking about making gaushalas self-reliant, the Chief Minister also directed officers to prepare an action plan for increasing the income of gaushalas, while directing them to prepare a plan to integrate gaushalas with natural farming.

Sena, BJP workers clash in Dadar over Ayodhya land deal

June 16, 2021 11:28:18 pm

Thirty-seven workers from both the sides were detained and booked by the Mumbai Police.

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Centre has rejected formation of panel to audit deaths due to lack of oxygen in hospitals: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

June 17, 2021 10:48:49 am

While Jaipur Golden Hospital had said that 21 Covid patients had died at their hospital in April after oxygen had run out, Batra Hospital authorities said 12 patients died due to the same reason on May 1.

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Several Delhi hospitals report Covid complication in children: multi inflammatory syndrome

June 17, 2021 10:49:53 am

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital sees 52 cases in a month; doctors emphasise that this condition is something parents should “be aware of and not be afraid”.