Anjali, a 5-year-old child died due to “severe dehydration'' after walking for 9 km in Rajasthan. Reportedly, the kid and her grandmother, who is 60-years-old walked for 32 hours with an empty stomach and dry throats, under the soul-sucking hot sun. However, they had often used the same route but ''this time Anjali forgot her water bottle'' and died 1.5 km away from the nearest village.
The Special team of Chennai police has arrested the Former Minister M Manikandan from Bangalore on June 20, for allegedly raping a Malaysian-descent Tamil actress. Manikandan was booked under cheating, rape and causing miscarriage by the Adyar All Women Police Station. The ex-AIADMK member fled when his anticipatory bail was rejected by Madras High Court on June 16 after failing to appear for his police inquiry.
With just seven positive cases for the Delta-plus SARS-CoV-2 variant in Maharashtra, it is safely classified as "a variant of interest" and not "a variant of concern". Though Delta-plus has a "better immune-escaping mechanism", research is on to check the virus' transmissibility, virulence and resistance to monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment. Unlike the Delta variant where entire families came positive, it has been found only in Ratnagiri… read-more
An earthquake of low intensity was reported in Delhi on June 20 at 12:02 pm. According to the National Centre of Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake measuring the intensity of 2.1 on the Richter scale was Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area. The quake hit at a depth of 7 km from the surface. Besides, there is no immediate report of any damage to life or property.
After a meeting chaired by Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa, the government has decided to gradually re-open 16 districts out of 30 in the state from June 21. The 16 districts are those where the positivity rate is below five percent. Besides, Clubs, lodges, and restaurants are allowed to function till 5 pm with 50% of their capacity. However, the weekend and night curfew will still persist in the whole state.
In a very tragic incident at Pilibhit in UP, police have brutalised an ex-Army man, thrashed his mother and sisters for not having proper documents. The incident happened on May 3 when Resham Singh, the army man, was traveling to Lakhimpur to attend a funeral with his mother and sisters. Moreover, police are accused of inserting a baton in his rectum. Reportedly, Eight cops are accused of the brutalism
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The Tokyo Olympics organisers have increased restrictions on athletes and participants from 11 countries, including India where new variants of Covid-19 have been found. The new guidelines issued on June 18 say they are not allowed to socialize with athletes from other countries for the first three days after arriving in Tokyo. Further, Indians & others from five countries have to get them tested every day at the games.
After two months of lockdown and witnessing decline in the cases of COVID-19, the UP government has announced to withdraw certain restrictions. The restaurants and malls can re-open with 50% capacity during weekdays, the government declared. However, the curfew timings have been extended and rescheduled from 7PM to 9PM on the weekdays. Besides, the weekend curfew will continue in the state.
According to sources, Alphabet subsidiary Google may face its most serious regulatory challenge yet. The EU's antitrust authorities are planning to launch a formal probe into its profitable digital advertising business, by the end of the year. The investigation would concentrate on Google's position in relation to advertising, publishers, middlemen, and competitors. Last year, Google had earned $147 billion from its online add business.
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Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated on June 19 that the Assam government will progressively adopt a two-child policy for receiving benefits under state-funded programs. Sarma talked about recent evictions in three districts and encouraged the minority community to adopt a “decent family planning policy” for population management in order to alleviate poverty, which leads to limited living space and subsequent land encroachment.