Highlights: At 1,765, Mumbai sees another big jump in daily Covid-19 cases; reports zero death for 3rd straight day

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Updated on Jun 08, 2022 10:49 PM IST

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  • Jun 08, 2022 10:49 PM IST

    No let-up in heatwave in Delhi, UP and these states tomorrow as well: 5 facts

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said the heatwave conditions will continue in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh till Thursday and in Odisha till Friday. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 09:57 PM IST

    Water supply to be hit in parts of Delhi from tomorrow. Check details

    Water supply will be affected in parts of Delhi starting Thursday due to the depletion of water level at the Wazirabad pond following reduction in the release of raw water by Haryana in the Yamuna, the Delhi Jal Board said on Wednesday. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 08:47 PM IST

    China releases world’s ‘most detailed’ map of Moon

    China has released a new comprehensive geologic map of the moon, the “most detailed” to date, which is expected to make a vital contribution to scientific research, exploration and landing site selection on the Earth’s only natural satellite. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 07:52 PM IST

    Siddu Moosewala murder: Lawrence Bishnoi is mastermind behind the killing, ANI cites Delhi Police

    Siddu Moosewala murder: Lawrence Bishnoi is mastermind behind the killing…Maharashtra Police has been given one Mahakaal’s 14-day police custody remand. He is a close associate of one of the shooters, but he’s not involved in the killing: HGS Dhaliwal, Special CP, Delhi Police

  • Jun 08, 2022 07:10 PM IST

    At 1,765, Mumbai sees another big jump in daily Covid-19 cases; reports zero death for 3rd straight day

    Maharashtra records 2,701 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in nearly four months; Mumbai sees 1,765 fresh infections, up from 1,242 a day ago. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 06:07 PM IST

    Al-Qaeda threatens India and Bangladesh, the suspect is Pakistan

    On Sunday, the proscribed Al Qaeda in the sub-continent (AQIS) released a statement condemning Bangladesh government for sentencing seven “innocent” persons to death for killings of Islamophobes Shafiul Islam Lilion and Ananta Bijoy on charges of blasphemy. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    Indian shares mark fourth day of losses as RBI hikes rate

    Indian shares ended lower for a fourth session on Wednesday after the central bank’s second rate hike in as many months fanned fears that more tightening might choke economic growth, Reuters reported.

  • Jun 08, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Cabinet approves MSPs for Kharif marketing season 2022-23

    The Centre has approved the minimum support prices for the Kharif marketing season 2022-23, stating that the rates are at least 1.5 times of the weighed average cost of production. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    India could soon allow wheat exports of 1.2 million T – government, trade sources

    India could soon allow traders to ship out around 1.2 million tonnes of wheat as it seeks to clear cargoes stuck at ports since last month’s sudden ban of exports of the grain, government and trade sources said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. 

  • Jun 08, 2022 02:41 PM IST

    17-year-old girl gang-raped on moving bus in Bihar, 4 arrested

    A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped on a moving bus in Bihar, police said on Wednesday, PTI reported.

  • Jun 08, 2022 02:18 PM IST

    Assam widens frontline-worker category for Covid booster dose

    In view of rising Covid-19 cases, the Assam government has widened the ambit of the ‘frontline worker’ category, allowing more people to be included in the 18-59 age bracket for booster doses at state-run vaccine centres, PTI reported. 

  • Jun 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Bus falls into deep ravine in southwest Pakistan, killing 22

    A speeding bus veered off a narrow mountain road and plummeted into a ravine in a remote area of southwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 22 passengers including women and children, AP reported.

  • Jun 08, 2022 01:47 PM IST

    Mumbai Police crime branch in Delhi to interrogate Lawrence Bishnoi

    Mumbai Police crime branch in Delhi to interrogate Lawrence Bishnoi in connection with threat letter to Salman Khan.

  • Jun 08, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Jammu-Srinagar National Highway blocked due to stone slide

    Jammu-Srinagar National Highway blocked near Samroli, Udhampur following stone slide.

  • Jun 08, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    Massive fire breaks out at godown in Bhiwandi, Thane

    A massive fire breaks out at a plastic godown in Bhiwandi, Thane, 4 fire tenders present at the spot; no casualties reported, says ANI.

  • Jun 08, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    BJP names seven Uttar Pradesh ministers for legislative council polls

    BJP names seven Uttar Pradesh ministers, including Yogi Adityanath’s deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, for legislative council polls.

  • Jun 08, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    Sidhu Moose Wala: Hundreds of people have gathered at the new grain market in Mansa on Bhog ceremony

    Hundreds of people have gathered at the new grain market in Mansa on Bhog ceremony of the murdered Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala on Wednesday.

  • Jun 08, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    Antim Ardas’ of Sidhu Moose Wala is being held at his residence

    ‘Antim Ardas’ of Sidhu Moose Wala is being held at his residence in Moosa village of Mansa district.

  • Jun 08, 2022 10:05 AM IST

    RBI raises policy repo rate by 50 basis points

    Reserve Bank raises policy repo rate by 50 basis points, up to 4.9{a78e43caf781a4748142ac77894e52b42fd2247cba0219deedaee5032d61bfc9} from 4.4{a78e43caf781a4748142ac77894e52b42fd2247cba0219deedaee5032d61bfc9}.

  • Jun 08, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    Social activist Anna Hazare to arrive in Delhi on June 19

    Social activist Anna Hazare to arrive in Delhi on 19th June. He will hold a 1-day training camp for his new organisation ‘Rashtriya Lokandolan’, reported ANI. 

  • Jun 08, 2022 08:58 AM IST

    India sees nearly 40{a78e43caf781a4748142ac77894e52b42fd2247cba0219deedaee5032d61bfc9} jump in daily Covid cases with 5.233 fresh infections

    India sees nearly 40{a78e43caf781a4748142ac77894e52b42fd2247cba0219deedaee5032d61bfc9} jump in daily Covid cases with 5.233 fresh infections; 7 deaths in 24 hours.

  • Jun 08, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    PM Modi listens to Muslim countries, not Muslims of India: Owaisi

    AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the BJP took action again Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal only after Muslim countries raised their voices. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    Al-Qaeda threatens suicide attacks

    Terror outfit Al-Qaeda in the Subcontinent (AQIS) threatened suicide attacks in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai and Delhi to “fight for the dignity of our Prophet” amid brewing controversy over the remarks by BJP leaders on the founder of Islam, news agency ANI reported. Read more

  • Jun 08, 2022 07:06 AM IST

    Online game addict 16-year-old boy shot dead mother

    Lucknow Online game addict 16-year-old minor boy shot dead his 35-year-old mother when she opposed him of playing game in a residential colony.

  • Jun 08, 2022 05:57 AM IST

    RBI likely to up rates today

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India will announce an increase in interest rates on June 8.

‘Unscientific’: Centre rejects Environment Performance Index

The Union environment ministry has said the 2022 Environment Performance Index (EPI), an analysis by Yale and Columbia University researchers which ranked India at the bottom of 180 countries, is unscientific and biased in its methodology.

In a detailed rebuttal to the EPI analysis, the ministry said many indicators in the index were based on unfounded assumption “surmises, and unscientific methods.”

In a detailed rebuttal to the EPI analysis, the ministry said many indicators in the index were based on unfounded assumption “surmises, and unscientific methods.”

Published on Jun 09, 2022 01:01 AM IST

ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Anti-conversion law is not needed in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said there was no need for an anti-conversion law in the state as there was “complete harmony” and members of different communities lived in peace.

There is no need for an anti-conversion law , Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday.

There is no need for an anti-conversion law , Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday.

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:57 AM IST

Maharashtra BJP holds MLAs’ meeting before Rajya Sabha elections

With the battle for six Rajya Sabha seats in Maharashtra heating up, the BJP on Wednesday held a meeting of party legislators and sought help of at least 29 other MLAs, including independents and those from smaller parties.

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha elections, Dhananjay Mahadik, Piyush Goyal and Anil Bonde, after filing their nomination papers, at Vidhan Bhavan, in Mumbai. (ANI)

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha elections, Dhananjay Mahadik, Piyush Goyal and Anil Bonde, after filing their nomination papers, at Vidhan Bhavan, in Mumbai. (ANI)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:54 AM IST

ByFaisal Malik and Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Kerala gold smuggling case:Swapna Suresh’s revelations against CM Vijayan trigger political row

Suresh claimed a co-accused in the gold smuggling case was picked up by vigilance officials allegedly from her flat, prompting her to level a serious allegation that he was “kidnapped” by some unknown people because of her revelations against the CM, his family and some top bureaucrats

Police said a case has been registered under different sections of the Indian Penal Code including “criminal conspiracy” after receiving legal advice from the Deputy Director of Prosecution. (PTI)

Police said a case has been registered under different sections of the Indian Penal Code including “criminal conspiracy” after receiving legal advice from the Deputy Director of Prosecution. (PTI)

Updated on Jun 09, 2022 12:52 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Palakkad

Rajya Sabha elections: Congress, BJP in Rajasthan move EC, cite ‘horse-trading bids’

The ruling Congress and opposition BJP in Rajasthan on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission (EC) over alleged attempts of horse trading and corrupt practices ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on June 10.

Congress nominee Mukul Wasnik accompanied by Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and others during filing his nomination papers for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. (ANI)

Congress nominee Mukul Wasnik accompanied by Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and others during filing his nomination papers for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. (ANI)

Updated on Jun 09, 2022 12:51 AM IST

Madras HC commutes death sentence of 2003 Tamil Nadu hate crime convict

The Madras high court on Wednesday reduced the death sentence of the main convict in the 2003 sensational murder of an inter-caste couple in Tamil Nadu to life sentence and acquitted two others serving life sentence

The high court commuted the death sentence of D Marudhupandian, the brother of D Kannagi, the woman victim. The court, however, confirmed life term given to the other accused, including the woman’s father Duraisamy. (Agencies)

The high court commuted the death sentence of D Marudhupandian, the brother of D Kannagi, the woman victim. The court, however, confirmed life term given to the other accused, including the woman’s father Duraisamy. (Agencies)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:50 AM IST

NTAGI may discuss Covid vaccination for children under 12

The central government’s top expert panel on vaccinations is likely to take up the matter of including children under 12 years of age in the country’s Covid-19 immunisation programme in its next meeting.

Currently, everyone over the age of 12 years is covered under India’s Covid vaccination drive that began on January 16, 2021. (HT photo)

Currently, everyone over the age of 12 years is covered under India’s Covid vaccination drive that began on January 16, 2021. (HT photo)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:47 AM IST

Cabinet nod to MoU between India and US in health sector

The MoU will be signed among India’s department of biotechnology, and the Indian Council of Medical Research, and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, USA

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the move will further strengthen relations between both countries in fields of mutual interest. (PTI)

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the move will further strengthen relations between both countries in fields of mutual interest. (PTI)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:46 AM IST

Mumbai records 1,765 cases as Covid surges

Wednesday’s Covid tally was also the second day running that Mumbai saw more than 1,000 daily infections.

Beneficiaries receive a shot of the booster Covid vaccine at Malad, in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Beneficiaries receive a shot of the booster Covid vaccine at Malad, in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:43 AM IST

ByPratip Acharya and Naresh Kamath

Experts say monsoon weak, running behind schedule

By June 10, the monsoon usually covers cover large parts of Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

A man holding an umbrella walks on a bridge during rain at Vellayani, in Thiruvananthapuram on May 30. (PTI)

A man holding an umbrella walks on a bridge during rain at Vellayani, in Thiruvananthapuram on May 30. (PTI)

Updated on Jun 09, 2022 12:40 AM IST

The curious case of war of words between allies AIADMK, BJP

The man, who started the recent tussle last Tuesday, is one of AIADMK’s founding members C Ponnaiyan.

C Ponnaiyan, one of AIADMK’s founding members, says the AIADMK and BJP were in alliance only for electoral purposes and that the BJP has always been against Tamil sentiments. (HT)

C Ponnaiyan, one of AIADMK’s founding members, says the AIADMK and BJP were in alliance only for electoral purposes and that the BJP has always been against Tamil sentiments. (HT)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:38 AM IST

Security up after terror outfit warns of attacks amid row over Prophet remarks

An official of the ministry of home affairs said the intelligence agencies were checking the authenticity of the threats.

The government has maintained that the controversial views belong to a few fringe elements only and do not represent those of the government of India. (AP)

The government has maintained that the controversial views belong to a few fringe elements only and do not represent those of the government of India. (AP)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:35 AM IST

Cabinet approves transfer of 10 in-orbit satellites to NSIL

The Cabinet also approved increasing the authorised share capital of NSIL from 1,000 crore to 7,500 crore

The government statement said that this approval is expected to trigger domestic economic activity in the space sector and increase India’s share in the global space market (Representational image)

The government statement said that this approval is expected to trigger domestic economic activity in the space sector and increase India’s share in the global space market (Representational image)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:35 AM IST

Telangana objects Centre’s Krishna water-sharing ratio

In a letter to the secretary, Union ministry of Jal Shakti dated June 6, Telangana special chief secretary (irrigation) Rajat Kumar said at the 16th board meeting of Krishna River Management Board (KRMB), held on May 6, the state government had put forth a demand for water distribution in the ratio of 50:50 for the water year 2022-23.

The Telangana government has registered a strong protest with the Centre on continuing the Krishna river water-sharing arrangement between Andhra Pradesh and the state in the ratio of 66:34 for the year 2022-23. (PTI)

The Telangana government has registered a strong protest with the Centre on continuing the Krishna river water-sharing arrangement between Andhra Pradesh and the state in the ratio of 66:34 for the year 2022-23. (PTI)

Published on Jun 09, 2022 12:28 AM IST

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