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India records 2,858 new Covid cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

India records 2,858 new Covid cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

India recorded 2,858 new Covid-19 cases while 11 people lost their lives due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. With the addition of new deaths due to the Covid-19, the total number of fatalities due to the coronavirus now stands at 5,24,201 in […]

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Soaring bread prices spark protests in Iran

Soaring bread prices spark protests in Iran

TEHRAN: Soaring bread prices have triggered protests in Iran in which some shops were set on fire, prompting police to arrest scores of “provocateurs”, the official IRNA news agency said on Friday. The protests were triggered by a cut in government subsidies for imported wheat that caused price hikes as high as 300 per cent […]

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Railways abolishes more than 72000 posts of class III-IV in six years

Railways abolishes more than 72000 posts of class III-IV in six years

In the last six years in the Indian Railways, more than 72,000 posts of class III-IV have been surrendered. During this period, the Railway Board sent a proposal to abolish 81,000 more posts to all zonal railways. That is, more than 1.5 lakh posts on railways will not be filled in the future. The government […]

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US crosses milestone of one million deaths from Covid

US crosses milestone of one million deaths from Covid

NEW YORK: The United States has crossed the threshold of one million deaths from Covid-19, the White House said on Thursday, as the nation seeks to turn the page on the pandemic despite threats of another surge. “Today, we mark a tragic milestone,” President Joe Biden said in a statement that acknowledged the “unrelenting” pain […]

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Allahabad High Court to hear petition today seeking to open 22 closed doors in Taj Mahal

Allahabad High Court to hear petition today seeking to open 22 closed doors in Taj Mahal

The Allahabad High court will hear a petition today seeking to open 22 closed rooms in the Taj Mahal. The plea was filed by Rajneesh Singh, a BJP youth media in charge, before the Lucknow bench that sought the directions to the Archaeological Survey of India to probe the 22 closed doors in the Taj […]

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Every heatwave enhanced by climate change: experts

Every heatwave enhanced by climate change: experts

PARIS: All heatwaves today bear the unmistakable and measurable fingerprint of global warming, top experts on quantifying the impact of climate change on extreme weather said on Wednesday. Burning fossil fuels and destroying forests have released enough greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to also boost the frequency and intensity of many floods, droughts, wildfires and […]

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Unauthorised absence from official work

Unauthorised absence from official work

DC Srinagar withholds salary of 44 employees SRINAGAR, MAY 11: In order to ensure punctuality in Government Offices, the Senior Officers of District Administration Srinagar on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today conducted surprise inspections of different offices in Srinagar and checked the attendance of employees. The inspection teams headed by Assistant […]

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Govt. asks scientific community to prepare for dealing with future threats

Govt. asks scientific community to prepare for dealing with future threats

The government today called upon the scientific community to make advancements in technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) to prepare the nation to deal with future threats. Addressing the National Technology Day function organised by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said the government was making all […]

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WHO terms China’s Covid strategy unsustainable

WHO terms China’s Covid strategy unsustainable

GENEVA: China’s flagship zero-Covid strategy to defeat the pandemic is unsustainable, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, adding that it had told Beijing so and called for a policy shift. China has imposed draconian measures, trapping most of Shanghai’s 25 million people at home for weeks as the country combats its worst outbreak since […]

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Groom’s cousin beaten to death in Bihar

Groom’s cousin beaten to death in Bihar

A youth was beaten to death for using a spray during a wedding function in Bihar’s Nalanda district, an official said on Tuesday. Shiv Kumar (25), a native of Bana Bigha under the Parbalpur police station, was arrested. He was the groom’s cousin and had travelled to Aked village, which was under the same police […]

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