Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Archive News of June 15, 2021

Strongly condemn promoting tobacco, alcohol or guns in songs: Daler Mehndi

NEW DELHI: Punjabi pop music icon Daler Mehndi says that he is personally against the use of dirty, obnoxious words in music. "Since I am a teetotaler, I strongly condemn showcasing, promoting tobacco, alcohol or guns in songs," he says.

UK PM delays easing of remaining Covid curbs in England

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a four-week delay to the lifting of all the remaining Covid restrictions in England beyond June 21, citing the risk of highly transmissible Delta variant.

Indian women's team faces uphill task vs England in one-off Test

BRISTOL: Indian women's cricket team will break its almost seven-year long Test match drought when it faces England in a one-off game here from Wednesday.

Fuel price hike paused: Petrol, diesel prices unchanged

NEW DELHI: The Oil marketing companies paused the hike in fuel prices on Tuesday providing respite to people already burdened with all time high petrol and diesel retail rates.

Protest is not terror activity, HC grants bail to 3 in Delhi riots

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha, in a Delhi Riots case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

UP ministers to camp in districts in a damage control exercise

LUCKNOW: In a major damage control exercise, all ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh have been asked to reach out to people ahead of the 2022 assembly elections in the state.

Approval to apply second dose of Kovishield to students going abroad for study ahead of schedule: Deputy Commissioner

KAPURTHALA: Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Deepti Uppal informed that some new guidelines have been issued for administering the second dose of Covishield vaccine before the prescribed time (84) days.

Gas tanker truck explosion kills two in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT:A gas tanker truck exploded at the filling station in Samarkand region of Uzbekistan, killing two people, the Uzbek Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday.

Slovakia upset Poland 2-1 in Euro 2020

ST PETERSBURG: Slovakia started their first major tournament with a win after shocking an uninspired Poland 2-1 through Milan Skriniar's second half winner in their Group E curtain raiser in Saint Petersburg on Monday.

Don't read too much into England's loss to New Zealand: Paine

SYDNEY: Australia Test skipper Tim Paine feels not much should be read into England team's capitulation against New Zealand in the second Test, where the hosts lost by eight wickets at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Google Workspace, Chat now open to all for seamless hybrid work

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Monday announced that its integrated communication and collaboration service Workspace is now available to everyone with a Google account.

Ankita Lokhande: Thank you Sushant for your part in my journey

MUMBAI: Actress Ankita Lokhande took to social media on Monday to remember her late ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who passed away on this day last year.

Sara Ali Khan remembers Sushant: You introduced me to the world of acting

MUMBAI:Sara Ali Khan took to social media to remember her "Kedarnath" co-star Sushant Singh Rajput on his first death anniversary on Monday.Sara made her Bollywood debut with the 2018 film "Kedarnath" where she featured alongside Sushant Singh Rajput. The two stars were rumoured to have dated for a while around the time.

Miscarriage of justice': HC sets aside bail to Shivender Singh in EOW case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday set aside an order granting bail to former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivender Mohan Singh in a case connected with the alleged misappropriation of funds of Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL).

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 176mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.80 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Covid spiked suicide attempts in teenage girls by 51%: US CDC

WASHINGTON: Suicide attempts by teenage girls in the US rose by 51 per cent during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

AstraZeneca jab authorised for all age-groups, says EMA

BRUSSELS:AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine remains authorised for all populations, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said.
The clarification camme after Italian newspaper La Stampa earlier quoted Marco Cavaleri, head of the EMA's vaccine strategy, recommending a stop to administration of AstraZeneca's Covid shots in Europe to people aged over 60 and younger age groups, amid fears over very rare blood clotting.

Covid deaths cross 33K-mark in Karnataka

BENGALURU:Ranking second after Maharashtra on the Covid tracker, deaths due to the infection crossed the 33,000-mark across Karnataka on Sunday, including 15,319 in Bengaluru alone, the state health bulletin said on Monday.

5 more held in illegal SIM box exchange case in Bengaluru

BENGALURU:The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru Police has made a breakthrough in the illegal SIM box telephone exchange case by arresting another five persons.

No containment zone to be de-notified till satisfactory vaccination: Srinagar DC

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, said on Monday that no containment zone shall be de-notified till satisfactory vaccination is achieved.

Four teenaged girls gang-raped in Tripura, eight youths held

AGARTALA: Eight youths, accused of gang-raping four teenaged girls in western Tripura, were arrested within six hours of the case being registered, police said on Monday.

Heavy rains lash Karnataka as monsoon intensifies

BENGALURU: Heavy rains lashed many parts of coastal and south Karnataka, as the southwest monsoon intensified and advanced across the state, said the weather office on Monday.

Warrant out against rape-accused DSP in Bihar

PATNA: An arrest warrant has been issued against Bihar Police DSP Kamal Kant Prasad in connection with a four-year-old rape of a minor Dalit girl, an official said.

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