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Yogi trying to incite hatred in Punjab: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath over his 'inflammatory tweet on the declaration of Malerkotla as the 23rd district of Punjab, terming it as an attempt to incite communal hatred in the peaceful state as part of the BJP's divisive policies.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Delhi govt provides Rs 1,051 cr to civic bodies to pay staff salaries
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday allocated Rs 1,051 crore to the three municipal corporations to pay the salaries of employees and medical staff working amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal extends Corona curfew till May 26
Shimla, May 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to extend the statewide Corona curfew till the morning of May 26.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4.9L Remdesivir vials, 19 foreign oxygen plants delivered to states
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Nearly 4.9 lakh Remdesivir vials, 11,000 Oxygen Concentrators, more than 13,000 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants and over 6,800 ventilators received from abroad as medical Covid aid have been dispatched to the states so far, the government said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Jamaat leader held in B'dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi's visit
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader and listed 1971 war criminal Shahjahan Chowdhury has been arrested by the police for allegedly instigating the violence unleashed by radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam on March 26 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh, said Abdullah Al Masum, Superintendent of Police (Special Branch), Chittagong. The arrest was made on Friday night.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maha Corona crises: Fadnavis complains to Sonia Gandhi
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Marking an unprecedented step, Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday shot off a detailed letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi highlighting the acts of commission and omission by the state government in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
AAP govt dismantled Covid Centre arranged by our MP: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday criticized the AAP Government for ordering to dismantle Covid Care Centre arranged by its Lok Sabha member from North East Delhi. The BJP said that MP Manoj Tiwari had arranged over 800 Covid beds in his constituency when the second wave was peaking but were dismantled out of vendetta politics by the Arvind Kejriwal government.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata Banerjee's brother died of Covid
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) on a day when the state announced a nearly-lockdown condition to fight the spike in covid cases in the state for the next 15 days, chief minister Mamata Banerjee lost her younger brother who was battling for life in a private hospital for the last one month.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt suppressing actual numbers of Covid-related deaths, alleges Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday slammed the central government over the issuance of 1.23 lakh death certificates between March 1 to May 10 this year in Gujarat and said that government, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the actual numbers of new infections and Covid-related deaths.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chitrakoot jail shootout: 5 officials suspended
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The UP Government has taken serious note of the shootout in Chitrakoot jail in which at least three undertrials were killed on Friday. On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, five personnel including Chitrakoot Jail Superintendent S.P. Tripathi and jailer Mahendra Pal have been suspended.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Climate protection depends on political majorities: Merkel
Berlin, May 15 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed on Saturday that far-reaching climate protection measures could be implemented only with the corresponding political majorities.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Rupani govt rubbishes Gujarati media's Covid death figures
Gandhinagar, May 15 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Saturday refuted the reports of a Gujarati newspaper which claimed that the number of death certificates issued between March 1 and May 10 in the state were almost 61,000 in excess compared to the same period last year.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM emphasises on door-to-door Covid testing in rural India
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on localised containment strategies in states where Test Positive Rate (TPR) in districts is high and adopt "door to door testing and surveillance in rural India" to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Navneet Kalra got Delhi Golf Club membership under Ajay Maken: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday alleged that Congress has close links with businessman Navneet Kalra, accused of hoarding and black marketeering of oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Last day for candidates to register for Iranian prez polls
Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Saturday marked the last day that candidates could register for Iran's presidential elections next month.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Paris police order stores closed over banned demonstration
Paris, May 15 (IANS) Police in Paris have ordered stores near an unauthorised demonstration to close on Saturday, citing "serious risk of disturbances to the public order".
2021-05-15
Category: International, France,Politics
ULFA (I) declares ceasefire days within Sarma's appeal, cites Covid situation
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The banned separatist group, United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) or ULFA(I) has declared a unilateral ceasefire for three months following an appeal by new Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
US embassy in Kabul warns of increase in violence
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) The US embassy in Kabul on Saturday warned American citizens to exercise caution in places where people are known to congregate, saying that "historically, violence has increased in Afghanistan following the Eid holiday".
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Democracies needed in fight against online terror videos: Macron
Paris, May 15 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron said the murder of teacher Samuel Paty will not be forgotten as he called for democracies to find solutions against online terrorist videos.
2021-05-15
Category: International, France,Politics
German govt vows not to tolerate anti-Semitic rallies
Berlin, May 15 (IANS) The German government has condemned the recent anti-Israel rallies staged across the country in the wake of ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip, and vowed to ramp up protection for Jewish institutions.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Tourism promotion video triggers outrage in Turkey
Ankara, May 15 (IANS) A Turkish government tourism promotion video showing airline and hospitality staff wearing yellow masks with a logo that reads "Enjoy! I am vaccinated" has triggered widespread outrage across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Kerala IMA recommends digital swearing in of Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association on Saturday recommended that in the wake of the massive Covid surge, it would be best if the swearing in of the second Pinarayi Vijayan government is done virtually.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ULFA-I announces unilateral ceasefire in Assam for 3 months
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Days after Himanta Biswa Sarma, the new Assam Chief Minister, appealed to militant outfits to shun violence and join the mainstream, the outlawed The United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months with immediate effect.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Near complete lockdown in Bengal from Sunday
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Considering the stiff rise in Covid cases, the Mamata Banerjee government imposed near-complete-lockdown norms in the state starting from Sunday 6 a.m. for the next 15 days, allowing movement of people and vehicles only for emergency.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Blinken to visit Denmark, Iceland, Greenland next week
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit Denmark, Iceland and Greenland next week, a trip that includes a first in-person meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
After WHO, NITI Aayog lauds Yogi over Covid-19 management
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath model for the management of Covid-19 has been appreciated by NITI Aayog after being praised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
2021-05-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy coming into effect from Saturday for its over 2 billion users including more than 400 million in India, industry experts emphasised that the government must implement stricter data privacy rules and restrain the Facebook-owned app as was done while banning Chinese apps to protect the sovereignty of the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Colombian govt ready to meet strike leaders: Prez
Bogota, May 15 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has reiterated that his government is ready to meet and begin formal negotiations with members of the National Strike Committee following 16 days of protests and roadblocks sparked by proposed tax hikes that have since been rescinded.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
1st repatriation flight from India lands in Aus
Canberra, May 15 (IANS) The first repatriation flight from India landed in Australia on Saturday after the government's controversial travel ban to the Covid-battered country ended.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Making fun of India's culture is Tharoor's favourite pastime: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP slammed former Union Minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for questioning the progress the country made in recent years. The saffron party leaders said that making fun of the country is Tharoor's favourite pastime.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Biden signs executive order revoking measures issued by Trump
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden signed an executive order that will revoke several measures issued by his predecessor Donald Trump.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Europe has right conditions for safe reopening of tourism'
Lisbon, May 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has already had the right conditions for a "safe reopening" of tourism in summer, European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
US city to pay $10mn to family of unarmed black man killed by police
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The US city of Columbus has agreed to pay $10 million to the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed African-American man who was shot dead by police in December 2020, local media reported.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Johnson, Irish leader agree to maintain 'smooth trade' after Brexit
London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin have agreed to work together to "maintain smooth trade" between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rahul takes potshot at Modi over dead bodies in Ganga
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) After several decomposed bodies were found floating in the river Ganga in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday indirectly took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the one who said that Mother Ganga has called him, has made it cry.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Washington state to reopen on June 30
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that the US state will reopen on June 30, after witnessing a steady decline in Covid-19 trends.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump defender elected House Republican Conference chair
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US House Republicans have voted for former President Donald Trump's staunch defender Elise Stefanik to fill the No. 3 leadership position of conference chair after veteran lawmaker Liz Cheney was removed from the position.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rahul urges Cong workers to help people as Cyclone Tauktae approaches
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to his party workers to provide all possible assistance to those in need in view of cyclone Tauktae alert issued in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ujjain MP gets staff vaccinated in office, sparks controversy
Ujjain (MP), May 15 (IANS) Even as common citizens are struggling to get vaccines against Covid-19, BJP's Ujjain MP Anil Firozia got his staff vaccinated in his office. A video of this has also gone viral on the social media.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP set to give tough time to Trinamool in Assembly
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) BJP boycotted the Speaker election in the West Bengal Assembly protesting against post-poll violence in the state and that is indicative enough that the saffron party will not leave grounds to the Trinamool Congress though the ruling party captured over two-third majority in the recently concluded assembly polls.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PM Modi holds key meeting on Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a crucial meeting on Saturday to review the Covid-19 situation and vaccination progress across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel-Gaza violent tension continues unabated
Jerusalem, May 15 (IANS) Tensions between Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement, the worst since 2014, has continued unabated in the Gaza Strip with no sign of any ceasefire between the two sides to end te violence.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
China cancels 487 inbound flights over Covid concerns
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has so far cancelled 487 inbound flights due to concerns over the the spread of Covid-19, according to aviation authorities.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Chilean govt calls for maintaining SOPs during weekend polls
Santiago, May 15 (IANS) Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris has called on citizens to maintain protective measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the landmark polls slated to take place on Saturday and Sunday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Japan expands emergency to 3 more prefectures
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced an expansion of a state of emergency over Covid-19 to the three additional prefectures of Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Deal reached on bipartisan commission to review US Capitol riot
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Democratic and Republican members of the US House Homeland Security Committee have reached an agreement on a legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to review the deadly January 6 Capitol riot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Six-time Congress MP Bhatia dies at 100
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Six-time Congress MP and two-time Governor R.L. Bhatia passed away in Amritsar on Saturday, his family members said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Pace of Covid recovery depends on speed of vaccination'
Athens, May 15 (IANS) The global economic outlook has improved in recent months, but uncertainty remains very high, Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), told a forum here.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Greece,Politics
UN aiding Palestinians amid escalating violence
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) The UN, in the face of escalating violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip and rising casualties, is aiding as many people in the Palestinian territory in need as possible.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mamata's agenda for first 100 days
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) After securing a thumping majority in the recently concluded elections Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear that vaccination and controlling the spread of Coronavirus will be her government's priority and she has already initiated some formidable steps to restrict the unchecked spread of the pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics