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Is the world headed for Cold War 2 - this time between the US and China? (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Is the world headed for Cold War 2 more than three decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union? The contours were first visible just before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in a bitter trade war that erupted between the US and China and seemed to have taken a backseat as the world struggles to control the spread of the virus. However, US President Joe Biden's remarks backing NATO and QUAD to control China has again stoked the fires of what could happen in the 'new normal'.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's active Covid caseload falls below 9L after 70 days
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) With continued slide in daily new Covid cases, India's active caseload on Wednesday stood at 8,65,432 -- a decline below nine lakh mark after 70 days.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India exports Rs 619 cr banana during 2020-21
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India's banana export is expected to continue its growth this year in terms of volume as well as value. A total of 1.91 lakh tonne worth Rs 619 crore has been exported so far, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi-NCR data centre capacity to double by 2023: JLL
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi-NCR is expected to emerge as a new data centre hotspot as demand from government departments and IT and IT-enabled services (ITeS) are expected to drive further growth, as per JLL report.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
No poverty, zero hunger, gender equality: Key priorities for urban Indians
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Poverty alleviation, achieving zero hunger and gender equality are the major priorities among the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (SDG) for urban Indians, according to a World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Delhi to meet PM Modi, other leaders
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to apprise him about Covid management in the state.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tensions rise in South China Sea, Rajnath calls for negotiations
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the Code of Conduct negotiations will lead to positive outcomes in the South China Sea as tension escalated in the waters, causing concern all the nations in the region and beyond.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Govt's attempts to save PM's image is costing lives: Rahul
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the central government over its vaccination policy, saying its constant attempts to save Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image are facilitating the virus and costing people's lives.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Increase in gap between Covishield doses based on scientific evidence: NTAGI
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The decision to increase the gap between two Covishield doses from 4-6 weeks to 12-16 weeks is based on scientific reason regarding behaviour of adenovector vaccines, said Chairman of India's Covid-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), N.K. Arora.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Fuel price hiked again; petrol nearing century mark across country
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Fuel prices increased again across the country on Wednesday adding more misery for the common man already grappling with rising food prices amidst shrinking income.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
GST dues of states not cleared as claimed by FM: Chidambaram
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has alleged that contrary to the claims of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, GST dues of Congress-ruled states Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are yet to be cleared.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
4 girls washed away in Yamuna
Aurraiya (Uttar Pradesh), June 16 (IANS) Four girls who had gone for a dip in the Yamuna river were washed away by the strong currents. Two girls are reported missing but the bodies of the other two have been taken out by the divers.
2021-06-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mi TV Q1 75: Immersive experience at premium cost
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) With an aim to bring some competition among the established TV brands in the country, global tech conglomerate Xiaomi has unveiled a new premium flagship smart TV in India.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India logs 62K new Covid cases, 2,542 deaths
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India on Wednesday recorded 62,224 new cases of Covid with 2,542 fatalities due to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Peshawar, Shanta Kapoor and 'home'
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) She vividly remembers the four-storey haveli in Qissa Khwani Bazaar of Peshawar she was born in and where the family would spend most of its time in summers. The cool basement where they would play, the living room where all children would gather during winter evenings to eavesdrop on men sharing tales from across undivided India.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Centre to develop seaplane services in India
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Centre will develop seaplane services in India by expediting the development of new water aerodromes and operationalisation of new seaplane routes, a statement said on Tuesday
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nadda, Shah discuss Punjab Assembly polls with BJP state chief
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) BJP Chief J.P. Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday discussed next year's Punjab Assembly polls with party state unit chief Ashwani Sharma.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's Covid recovery rate improved in last 26 days: Health MinistrY
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India reported 1.82 lakh recoveries from Covid in the last 24 hours with the recovery rate continuing to improve significantly, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rising Trend: India's May exports, imports up; deficit widens (Ld)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports in May rose to $32.27 billion, higher by 69.35 per cent over $19.05 billion recorded in May 2020, official data showed on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shah reviews measures to deal with flood situation
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the onset of monsoon, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held a high-level meeting to review the measures to deal with the flood situation in the country.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
General Atomics to ship world's most powerful magnet to ITER
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The completion of the first Central Solenoid module, the most powerful magnet that is sometimes called the 'beating heart' of the ITER machine, is a major milestone for the world's largest first-of-its-kind upcoming science project in southern France for which India is among the 35 partner nations.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Jitin Prasada will not benefit party in polls, feel UP BJP leaders
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) While the BJP's central leadership is upbeat over former Union Minister Jitin Prasada ditching the Congress to join it, party leaders in Uttar Pradesh believe that his inclusion will not benefit the party too much in next year's Assembly polls.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Human behaviour crucial to break Covid chain: AIIMS Director
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) As the second wave of Covid seems to have been brought under control in the last few days with a sharp dip in new cases across the country and several states gradually lifting lockdowns, AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria, on Tuesday stressed that human behaviour would be crucial to break spread of infection in any subsequent wave.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
JioFiber Postpaid plans launched sans security deposit, installation charges
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Reliance Jio has launched JioFiber Postpaid plans which come with zero upfront entry cost, including non-payment of security deposit and installation charges.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA files charge sheet against Kerala man in ISIS case
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Tuesday that it has filed a charge sheet against Syed Ali, an ISIS terrorist, for supplying SIM cards for terror activities.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Curtains down on Italian marines case as SC ends all criminal proceedings in India
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday closed all criminal proceedings pending in India against two Italian marines, accused of killing of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, after payment of Rs 10 crore compensation by Italy.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Coal India to cut manpower by 5% annually for next 5-10 years
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) One of the largest employers in India, the state-run Coal India Ltd (CIL), plans to reduce its manpower by 5 per cent annually for the next 5-10 years as part of its cost control measures.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Finance Ministry, Infosys officials to take up new I-T Portal glitches
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Senior Finance Ministry officials will be holding an interactive meeting on June 22 with Infosys on issues and glitches in the recently-launched e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer ahead of House meet
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology asking Twitter to appear before it on June 18 and present its views on the prevention of misuse of its platform, the micro-blogging platform said on Tuesday that it has appointed an interim Chief Compliance Officer, the details of which will be soon shared with the IT Ministry directly.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Politics
Anarock brings Upflex to India for flexible workspaces
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Real estate services firm Anarock has tied up with US-based Upflex, a hybrid booking platform with the global network of flexible workspace, to offer a flexible workspaces programme in India.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Right to protest can't be termed terrorist act under UAPA: HC
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday held that the fundamental right to protest is not outlawed and cannot be termed as a "terrorist act" within the meaning of the stringent anti-terror law UAPA.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dalmia Bharat Sugar to double ethanol capacity to 15 cr litres
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Dalmia Bharat Sugar & Industries Ltd on Tuesday said that it plans to augment its ethanol manufacturing capacity to 15 crore litres per annum from January 2022, from eight crore litres currently.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sad day for democracy if protest/terror activity difference blurred: HC
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said the frivolous use of serious penal provisions of stringent anti-terror law UAPA against people would only trivialise it, as it granted bail to JNU students and Pinjra Tod activists Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal and Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha in a case of the "larger conspiracy" related to Delhi riots last year.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NIA announces Rs 10L reward each for info on 2 Israel Embassy blast suspects
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh each for any information on the two suspects involved in the bomb blast outside the Embassy of Israel in the national capital on January 29.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Why daily Covid deaths are high in India despite low cases?
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) While the number of new Covid-19 infections in India has seen a decline in recent days, the high mortality rate remains a cause of concern.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Fixed line Internet service providers come together to form industry body
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Several leading fixed line Internet service providers in the country have come together to form a new industry body 'All India Fixed Internet Service Providers Association' (AIFISPA) to represent the interests of the industry effectively.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
realme GT launched with Snapdragon 888 chipset in overseas markets
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Smartphone brand realme on Tuesday introduced its flagship killer smartphone -- realme GT -- that comes powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Former AIFF V-P Viswanathan passes away
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice-president CR Viswanathan passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 85.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
75% Indian manufactured vaccines to Centre, 25% to pvt healthcare: Govt
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Central government will procure 75 per cent vaccines produced in India directly from the manufacturers, who will be allowed to sell the remaining 25 per cent to the private healthcare sector, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Delta Plus variant of interest, not 'variant of concern'
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The new Delta Plus mutation of coronavirus is "a variant of interest", not "a variant of concern", the government said on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rising Trend: India's May exports up over $32 bn
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports in May rose to $32.27 billion, higher by 69.35 per cent over $19.05 billion recorded in May 2020, official data showed on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ousted as LJP chief, Chirag convenes parallel executive to expel 5 rebel MPs
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hours after Chirag Paswan, son of late Union Minister and party founder Ram Vilas Paswan, was removed as LJP President in an emergency meeting on Tuesday by the five rebel MPs, he held a parallel executive committee meeting virtually where it was decided to expel the five MPs for anti-party activities.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Authum with highest bid value of Rs 2,887 cr wins to acquire Reliance Home Finance (Ld)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The voting for Reliance Home Finance in favour of Authum Investment and Infra has already crossed the threshold of 75 per cent in value terms and 60 per cent in terms of numbers. The final voting will end on June 19.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Endearing, vibrant tales from Manipuri mythology
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A well-known curator and cultural conservationist, L. Somi Roy, is a writer and translator whose work helps bring his native Manipur to the outside world ? which he does with elan in "And That is Why" (Puffin), 12 magical tales from the mountain land in the northeast on the border with Myanmar.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Authum with highest bid value of Rs 2,887 cr wins to acquire Reliance Home Finance
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Voting for the successful bidder and resolution plan of Reliance Home Finance that commenced on May 31 concluded on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Post Galwan clash, India has carefully re-chartered its economic relations with China
New Delhi, June 15: Amid the deadly Covid 19 pandemic, when the Galwan Valley clash between India and China took place exactly a year ago resulting in the death of 20 Indian soldiers, many pundits had predicted that the bloody episode would lead to a complete breakdown in economic relations between the two countries.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vietnam's success on vaccine front to help it steer clear of old foe China
New Delhi, June 15 : Vietnam has started the final stage phase III trials of its domestically developed coronavirus vaccine candidate that the country expects to roll out for mass use by the end of the year, according to a NikkeiAsia report from Hanoi.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
India, Indonesia discuss joint patrols in Malacca straits to advance defence and maritime ties
New Delhi, June 15: India and Indonesia, two major democracies in Asia are moving fast to strengthen their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Despite Covid-19 bringing the world to a halt, the two have been working on improving defence, maritime and security related issues since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in May 2018.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook launches new initiative to help children be safe online
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday launched a new initiative that encourages people to report child abuse content on its platforms and not to share it.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Indian firms earn 72% of revenue from domestic market: Morgan Stanley
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Indian companies earns around 72 per cent of their revenue from the domestic market, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy