Sukhbir Singh Badal detained during protest outside Amarinder Singh’s residence
India

Sukhbir Singh Badal detained during protest outside Amarinder Singh’s residence

Badal and his party members were protesting to demand the removal of health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and demanded a probe by the CBI into alleged irregularities

Kumbh Mela: Probe flags around 1 lakh 'fake' COVID-19 test results; an overview of the controversy
India

Kumbh Mela: Probe flags around 1 lakh 'fake' COVID-19 test results; an overview of the controversy

The labs allegedly put out fake COVID test results to meet the daily testing quota of 50,000 tests set by the Uttarakhand High Court during the Kumbh

IGNOU June TEE 2021: Deadline for submission of application form, assignments extended
India

IGNOU June TEE 2021: Deadline for submission of application form, assignments extended

IGNOU notified that the submission of the examination form, project reports, dissertation, internship and fieldwork journal can be done till 30 June

'State anxious to suppress dissent': Delhi HC grants bail to Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita in UAPA case
India

'State anxious to suppress dissent': Delhi HC grants bail to Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita in UAPA case

The court directed Narwal, Kalita and Tanha to surrender their passports and not to offer any inducement to prosecution witnesses

India, China and Pakistan appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, says Swedish think tank study
World

India, China and Pakistan appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, says Swedish think tank study

The study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said that Russia and the US together possess over 90% of the estimated 13,080 global nuclear weapons

Delhi govt's claim on implementation of 'one nation one ration card' misleading, Centre tells SC
India

Delhi govt's claim on implementation of 'one nation one ration card' misleading, Centre tells SC

In an affidavit, the Union government said the AAP government has implemented the 'one nation-one ration card' plan only in Circle 63 Seemapuri

Enrica Lexie case: SC orders closure of criminal proceedings against two Italian marines; all you need to know
India

Enrica Lexie case: SC orders closure of criminal proceedings against two Italian marines; all you need to know

On 15 February 2021, two Indian fishermen were shot dead by Italian marines sergeants Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre

Novavax vaccine leaves Covishield, Covaxin way behind with 90.4% overall efficacy
India

Novavax vaccine leaves Covishield, Covaxin way behind with 90.4% overall efficacy

Likely to be priced at Rs 1,114 per dose in India, Novavax vaccine will be a two-dose jab like the other vaccines

UP journalist's death: Priyanka Gandhi seeks CBI probe in letter to Yogi Adityanath
India

UP journalist's death: Priyanka Gandhi seeks CBI probe in letter to Yogi Adityanath

The Congress general secretary also demanded that action be taken against the 'nexus of liquor mafia and administration' in the state

Why Meghalaya struggles to prevent Illegal coal mining despite repeated tragedies
India

Why Meghalaya struggles to prevent Illegal coal mining despite repeated tragedies

There are many instances where coal miners lose lives in illegal coal mines and such deaths are neither reported nor acknowledged in Meghalaya

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021: 73% of elderly faced abuse during lockdown; history and significance of day
World

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021: 73% of elderly faced abuse during lockdown; history and significance of day

Elder abuse is a global social issue that affects the physical and mental health of the older generation and diminishes their rights

Kotkapura police firing case: SIT summons Parkash Singh Badal tomorrow; here's a timeline of the case
India

Kotkapura police firing case: SIT summons Parkash Singh Badal tomorrow; here's a timeline of the case

This is the second time that Badal has been summoned in the case. He was interrogated by the previous SIT headed by then ADGP Prabodh Kumar on 16 November, 2018

Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine sufficient for recovered patients, says AIG Hospitals study
India

Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine sufficient for recovered patients, says AIG Hospitals study

The research, which aimed to assess the immunological memory response, was conducted by Hyderabad-based AIG Hospitals on 260 healthcare workers

West Bengal post-poll violence: Elderly woman, minor girl move SC seeking SIT probe into rape cases
India

West Bengal post-poll violence: Elderly woman, minor girl move SC seeking SIT probe into rape cases

The 60-year-old woman alleged that she was gang-raped in front of her six-year-old grandson by supporters of the state's ‘ruling political party’

Narendra Modi at UN: India working towards restoring 2.6 crore hectares of degraded land by 2030, says PM
India

Narendra Modi at UN: India working towards restoring 2.6 crore hectares of degraded land by 2030, says PM

Land degradation affects over two-thirds of the world today and if left unchecked, it will erode the very foundations of our societies, economies, food security, health, safety and quality of life, said Modi

COVID-19 updates: Bengal, Uttarakhand extend curbs with some relaxations; India logs 70,421 new cases
India

COVID-19 updates: Bengal, Uttarakhand extend curbs with some relaxations; India logs 70,421 new cases

Meanwhile, the Archaeological Survey of India issued an order stating that all centrally protected monuments, museums and sites will reopen from 16 June

Suvendu Adhikari meets West Bengal guv to discuss post-poll violence; 23 BJP MLAs skip meeting
Politics

Suvendu Adhikari meets West Bengal guv to discuss post-poll violence; 23 BJP MLAs skip meeting

This is the second time when Adhikari met the governor in June. Earlier he met the governor and submitted a representation about unabated post-poll retributive violence

Vatican rejects Sister Lucy's third appeal against expulsion from congregation for failing to 'explain her lifestyle'
World

Vatican rejects Sister Lucy's third appeal against expulsion from congregation for failing to 'explain her lifestyle'

Sister Lucy said she had no information about her appeal being taken up for trial, and that the move amounted to injustice and was against the truth.

Elderly Muslim assaulted in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’
India

Elderly Muslim assaulted in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Loni Circle Officer Atul Kumar Sonkar said a case had been filed against the accused, based on the elderly man’s complaint

COVID-19 restrictions in Bengal extended till 1 July; govt, private offices at 25% capacity from 16 June
India

COVID-19 restrictions in Bengal extended till 1 July; govt, private offices at 25% capacity from 16 June

According to reports, bars and restaurants in the state can operate with 50 percent capacity from noon to 8 pm