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Hundreds of trees chopped off along Yamuna, furore on social media
Agra June 20 (IANS) Hundreds of trees along the Yamuna river, close to the Taj Mahal have been chopped off to lay a water pipeline by the Smart City Corporation Employees.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Four health tips to keep your dad healthy
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) The pandemic has caused many of us to reimagine our lifestyle and take cognizance of the potential health risks. Give your father the gift of great health by getting him to adopt a wise sodium-intake diet and a little bit of exercise. Ensure he makes small lifestyle changes for positive impact, starting with these four tips.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Superfoods to keep hypertension at bay
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) Hypertension is one of India's most common lifestyle diseases and often termed as a "silent killer" disease. The condition exhibits no symptoms even if blood pressure reaches a dangerously high level, making a person prone to having a cardiac arrest or stroke.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tradition meets art
New Delhi, June 20 (IANSlife) India has been enormously honoured by having a rich legacy of craft skills assimilated through the rhythmic movement of historical events that rest upon cultural practices and strict convictions.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UP to launch 'Dastak' campaign from July 1
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will launch the 'Dastak' campaign from July 1, which is part of a comprehensive Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) strategy embraced by the Yogi Adityanath government.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Raashii Khanna: We have a bank of great actresses in the South
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Actress Raashii Khanna, who works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films, feels roles for actresses in the South are no longer just about being pretty.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rotational ministerial berths for BJP MLAs in Puducherry
Puducherry, June 20 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party in Puducherry has decided to give ministerial berths to its MLAs on rotational basis for a year after party MLA John Kumar's supporters picketed the state committee office for non-inclusion in the cabinet.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Wedding in family brings Yadav clan together
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), June 20 (IANS) A wedding in the family has provided the much-needed opportunity to the Yadav clan to come together, despite their differences.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India sees surge in AI-enabled automated customer service agents
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Automated customer service agents became the top Artificial Intelligence (AI) use case for the Indian organisations in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic kept millions at home and face-to-face interactions diminished across industries, according to a new report.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SEBI asks PNB Housing to halt Rs 4,000 cr preferential issue of shares
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has directed PNB Housing Finance to stall the proposed preferential issue of shares worth up to Rs 4,000 crore to entities led by the The Carlyle Group Inc.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TN Police opens helpline for women, aged in Cuddalore
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) The Cuddalore district police have launched a round-the-clock helpline for women and the aged.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gang running online sex racket busted in Noida, 2 held
Noida, June 20 (IANS) The Noida police have busted a gang running an alleged sex racket, supplying call girls through online booking. Two accused have been arrested in connection with the case.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The curious case of 2 'Anils' in UP
Bareilly, June 20 (IANS) 'Anil Kumar' had been working at a primary school in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar since 2016. And the same 'Anil Kumar' was also working as a cop in Moradabad simultaneously.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Vikas Dubey aide booked under NSA
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 20 (IANS) The Kanpur police have invoked the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against Shivam Dubey, an aide of slain gangster Vikas Dubey.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can't pay Rs 4L compensation to Covid victims, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the finances of states and Centre are under severe strain, due to the reduction in tax revenues and increase in health expenses on account of the coronavirus pandemic. And Rs 4 lakh compensation can't be paid to all those who died due to Covid-19 as it would exhaust the disaster relief funds, and also impact the Centre and states' preparation to address future waves of COVID-19.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
India may open derivatives market for power sector next fiscal
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) After prolonged delays, India may open derivatives market for the power sector in the next financial year (FY 2022-23), allowing both power generators and consumers to enter into futures contract and use it as a new hedging tool to mitigate price volatility and other associated risks.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP man held before attempting 6th marriage
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 20 (IANS) A self-proclaimed occultist, who was preparing for his sixth marriage, has been arrested by the police.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Redmi Note 10S revs up affordable smartphone segment in India
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to offer more options in the affordable segment, global smartphone brand Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 10S that is available in two storage variants for the Indian consumers.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Museum of Trees curator wants Central Vista landscape with sacred trees
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) After earning name and fame for the first-of-its-kind Museum of Trees, a unique environmental landmark here for conservation of sacred trees of Sikhism after which many Sikh gurdwaras are named, former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer D.S. Jaspal is now keen to plant sacred trees in the Narendra Modi governments Central Vista project in the national capital.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Petrol crosses Rs 97/litre in Delhi, diesel nears Rs 88
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) again raised fuel prices on Sunday with petrol price in the national capital crossing the Rs 97 per litre mark.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Another jolt for BSP as Ambika Chaudhary quits
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) In another major jolt to the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh, senior leader and former state minister Ambika Chaudhary has resigned from the party, citing 'lack of any responsibility' and also on moral grounds.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Can Akshay Kumar's 'Bell Bottom' reboot Bollywood?
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Can Akshay Kumar do a Vijay? Or Ravi Teja? Ever since the Bollywood superstar announced "Bell Bottom" for a theatrical release on July 27, excitement is on the rise. Fans as well as industry watchers have applauded the move. The hope that, pandemic practicalities permitting, Akshay's gesture will initiate the first step at box office normalcy for the Hindi film trade.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
If Sachin Pilot is asset, then why Gehlot not listening?
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress has termed Sachin Pilot as an asset to the party, but almost a year after Pilot revolted against chief minister Ashok Gehlot along with his MLAs and subsequent return after intervention from Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, no issue has been resolved yet and the ministers sacked at that time had not been rehabilitated. The supporters of the former deputy chief minister have been putting pressure on the party to listen to their grievances.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid awareness campaign through puppetry in NE India
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura Puppet Theatre (TPT) group, which has performed in many countries and in states in India, is educating people about Covid-19 through the traditional "Putul Nach" (puppet dance), garnering peoples attention and appreciation.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
BJP in wait and watch mode in AIADMK fight (News Analysis)
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Even as the AIADMK is training its guns on estranged former interim general secretary of the party, V.K. Sasikala, its alliance partner BJP is adopting a wait and watch approach in this battle.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary
J&K's Mawya becomes 12th fighter pilot in IAF
Jammu, June 20 (IANS) Flying officer Mawya Sudan from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district has become the 12th woman officer in the country to be inducted as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF).
2021-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
India gears up for robot campaigners in 2022 Assembly polls
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As mass public gatherings remain an obvious danger in India amid the lethal Covid-19 waves, you may see humanoid robots performing campaigning on behalf of political leaders in the 2022 Assembly elections.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
One of world's largest open modern art galleries coming up in Raj
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) Rajasthan will soon house one of the worlds largest open modern art galleries, the Mandawa Art Village, which will bespeak the stories of desert, beautiful 'havelis', colourful dresses, camels, sands and much more.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Negative politics of Chirag Paswan can be lesson for others
Patna, June 20 (IANS) In the third week of June, Chirag Paswan lost his political status within his own party, thanks to his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras who was instrumental in the coup over becoming president of the party founded by Late Ram Vilas Paswan.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Milkha Singh: The 'Bharat Ratna' of athletics didn't get his due
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) When I called up Milkha Singh, who was much more than an athletics legend, on the landline phone of his Chandigarh home in the first week of August 2001 to get his reaction on being picked belatedly for the Arjuna Award, he poured his heart out, without being one bit diplomatic.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-TN Minister Manikandan arrested from Bengaluru
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK leader M. Manikandan was arrested in Bengaluru on Sunday morning by the Chennai city police in a case related to allegedly raping a Malaysian national after promising to marry her.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kenyan national arrested for visa fraud in Gurugram
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have nabbed a Kenyan national for visa fraud. The accused had fraudulently converted his student visa into e-visa to get a job in a call centre, the police said on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maha NGO whips up ready-to-cook food kits for tribals, migrants
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) As the country battles the 15-month long Covid-19 pandemic, a Mumbai NGO has come up with a unique mass-feeding solution that is bringing succor to the poor tribals in remote areas or even to the jobless migrants displaced during the series of lockdowns.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
At over 58K Covid cases, India sees lowest tally in 81 days
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases in India continued to witness declining trend with the country recording 58,419 new cases, lowest in the last 81 days. In the same time span, 1,576 fatalities were reported, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BSP's caste games go awry as 2022 UP polls draw near
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The iron gates of the Bahujan Samaj Party office in Lucknow are firmly shut. Peeping through a side door, one can see the sprawling campus, completely deserted. The security men outside are busy watching songs on their mobile phones.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sharp decline of marriages because of Covid
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Sudip Saha, an IT employee working in a multi-national company was supposed to get married to Sejuti Saha, a civil engineer working in a construction company, in May this year. But on April 20, Sudip developed Covid and a week later Sejuti had also tested positive. Naturally the couple had to postpone the marriage and it is now scheduled in December.
2021-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Students seek fee reduction through social media campaign
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Students of the Lucknow University have launched a Twitter campaign, 'No exam, no fee', to seek reduction in course fee and scrapping of examination fee in view of pandemic situation.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
NHRC notice to UP govt on chained prisoner
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh government, seeking its response within six weeks over the chaining of an 84-year-old ailing jail convict at a hospital bed in Etah district last month.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gujarat's Dahod becomes role model in providing jobs under MGNREGA
Ahmedabad, June 20 (IANS) At a time when lakhs of people employed in different sectors have been left jobless owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, Gujarat's Dahod, one of the tribal districts of the state, has created record number of jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
2021-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Curfew to be reimposed in UP district if Covid cases cross 500
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has said that it will reimpose corona curfew in any district if it reports over 500 Covid-19 cases in a day.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tigress rescued from abandoned UP factory
Bareilly, June 20 (IANS) A four-year-old tigress has been rescued from an abandoned rubber factory in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
16 UP districts on flood alert as rivers swell
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Sixteen districts in Uttar Pradesh have been put on high alert for floods in the coming days.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
AICF's new team chalks out positive opening moves
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is in discussions with a couple of parties for launching its Professional Chess League, said a senior official.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
No parallels to mainstream cinema (Column: B-Town)
The Generation Now, the ones who love films, do know cinema as cinema, a source of entertainment and pastime. They love to talk and debate over films, and if you have got into one such debate, drop this term Parallel Cinema or, worse still, Art Film. You end up getting into a longer debate and spending a lot of time explaining what you mean!
2021-06-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's own school education board on course
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With the national capital witnessing a declining trend in daily Covid-19 cases, the state government has initiated the process of setting up its own school education board -- the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE).
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Disaster management and internal security (Column: Spy's Eye)
India is among the five most vulnerable countries as far as natural disasters are concerned. Such a disaster comes unannounced -- there cannot be any Intelligence on earthquakes -- but a lot has been done in India following the Disaster Management Act passed by Parliament in 2005 to identify geographical segments that were prone to different kinds of natural disasters and fix a framework for handling them.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for June 21-27.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Writing my memoir was both cathartic and revelatory: Kabir Bedi
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Looking back at his younger self, actor Kabir Bedi says he now sees himself with more compassion, more understanding. That the process of writing the book, "Stories I must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor" (Westland Books), allowed him to forgive himself of many mistakes.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Father's Day: Binge list to watch with your dad
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) It's Father's Day, but there's a pandemic playing spoilsport. You can't venture out, take him to a movie or dinner. You could settle down for an OTT binge together, of course, to hang around with him and make his day special.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hot on OTT: Coming up this week (June 20-June 26)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Here's a look at highlight films, shows and series that are scheduled to drop in the digital space this week.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion