• Sanjay Raut targets BJP, says Shiv Sena was treated as 'slaves' in previous Maha govtSanjay Raut targets BJP, says Shiv Sena was treated as 'slaves' in previous Maha govt
    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday alleged that the Shiv Sena was virtually treated as "slaves" and attempts were made to finish off the party politically when it was in power with the BJP in Maharashtra from 2014 to 2019. Addressing a meeting of party office-bearers in Jalgaon Raut said, "Despite the fact that Shiv Sena was in power during the past 5 years, attempts were made to eradicate Shiv Sena's presence from every village. We were treated like slaves." Read more »
  • Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel's new Prime Minister, ending Netanyahu's 12-year ruleNaftali Bennett sworn in as Israel's new Prime Minister, ending Netanyahu's 12-year rule
    Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition. Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned rival, became prime minister after the 60-59 vote. Promising to try to heal a divided nation, Bennett will preside over a diverse and fragile coalition comprised of eight parties with deep ideological differences. Read more »
  • Delhi unlocks: Restaurants, salons, weekly markets reopen. Here's full list of what's allowed/restrictedDelhi unlocks: Restaurants, salons, weekly markets reopen. Here's full list of what's allowed/restricted
    With COVID numbers in the national capital dropping to a three-month low, all market activities are allowed from today, but with certain restrictions as part of the phased unlock plan of the Delhi government. The Delhi government had imposed a lockdown in the national capital from April 19 at the peak of the second wave of COVID-19. The lockdown has been extended a few times since then. Following a continuous decline in daily coronavirus cases for several days, the Chief Minister had announced the unlocking process from May 31 in a phased manner. Read more »
  • India natural ally for G7, partners to take on global challenges: PM Modi | Key HighlightsIndia natural ally for G7, partners to take on global challenges: PM Modi | Key Highlights
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is a natural ally for the G7 countries in defending the shared values from a host of threats stemming from authoritarianism, terrorism and violent extremism, disinformation and economic coercion. In a virtual address at a session on 'open societies and open economies' at the G7 summit, the prime minister highlighted India's civilisational commitment to democracy, freedom of thought and liberty, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Read more »
  • Maharashtra reports 10,442 new Covid cases, 483 deathsMaharashtra reports 10,442 new Covid cases, 483 deaths
    Maharashtra recorded as many as 10,697 coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the tally of infections in the state to 59,08,992, the death toll increased to 1,11,104 with 483 new fatalities.  Read more »
  • Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal dies due to COVID-19 complicationsLegendary sprinter Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal dies due to COVID-19 complications
    Former Indian women volleyball team captain Nirmal Kaur, who is the wife of sprint legend Milkha Singh, died at a Mohali hospital due to complications related to COVID-19 infection she had contracted last month. Read more »
  • Southwest monsoon advances into parts of Haryana, Punjab ahead of scheduleSouthwest monsoon advances into parts of Haryana, Punjab ahead of schedule
    The southwest monsoon on Sunday further advanced into Chandigarh and parts of Haryana and Punjab, with the meteorological department predicting more rains in the region over the next two days. Notably, the monsoon in parts of Haryana and Punjab this year arrived over a fortnight ahead of its expected date of arrival. Read more »
  • Maximum 40 people allowed in weddings in Madhya PradeshMaximum 40 people allowed in weddings in Madhya Pradesh
    The Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday issued fresh directives allowing a maximum of 40 people to take part in wedding and other functions amid a reduction in COVID-19 cases in the state. Against the earlier limit of 10 people each from the bride and groom's sides, the number has been raised to 20 each from the bride and groom's side, officials said. Read more »
  • 12 killed, 150 injured in powerful gas explosion in central China12 killed, 150 injured in powerful gas explosion in central China
    At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the early morning blast in the city of Shiyan in Hubei province sent more than 150 people to the hospital, according to officials quoted by state media. Read more »
  • SAD-BSP alliance will sweep 2022 assembly polls in Punjab: MajithiaSAD-BSP alliance will sweep 2022 assembly polls in Punjab: Majithia
    Senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday claimed that the newly formed SAD-BSP alliance will sweep the 2022 Punjab assembly elections. More like-minded parties will come on the same platform with the SAD and the BSP in the near future, he added. Read more »
  • CM post in MVA govt 'non-negotiable', will remain with Shiv Sena for 5 years: Sanjay RautCM post in MVA govt 'non-negotiable', will remain with Shiv Sena for 5 years: Sanjay Raut
    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that in Maharashtra's three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, the post of chief minister will remain with the Shiv Sena for the full five-year term, and it is "non-negotiable". The Shiv Sena, which was one of the oldest allies of the BJP, had forged an unlikely alliance with the NCP and the Congress after the 2019 state polls to form the MVA government, after parting ways with the BJP over the issue of sharing the chief minister's post. Read more »
  • Over 1.53 cr vaccine doses still available with states, UTs; 4 lakh more to be delivered in 3 daysOver 1.53 cr vaccine doses still available with states, UTs; 4 lakh more to be delivered in 3 days
    More than 1.53 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories, and over 4 lakh more will be delivered to them within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said Sunday. Read more »
  • Govt teacher put on COVID duty in UP's Muzaffarnagar 2 weeks after deathGovt teacher put on COVID duty in UP's Muzaffarnagar 2 weeks after death
    Two weeks after he succumbed to coronavirus, a government teacher was put on Covid control room duty at the collector’s office in Muzaffarnagar apparently because authorities did not know about his death. Read more »
  • Car sinks into water as concrete floor caves in at Mumbai's GhatkoparCar sinks into water as concrete floor caves in at Mumbai's Ghatkopar
    In a bizarre incident, a SUV car sank into a pool of water in Mumbai after a portion of the concrete floor on which it was parked caved in. A video of the incident went viral on social media on Sunday. The incident took place at the Ram Nivas society located at Kama lane in Ghatkopar West area on Sunday morning.  Read more »
  • G-7 leaders agree to challenge China's non-economic practices, human rights abusesG-7 leaders agree to challenge China's non-economic practices, human rights abuses
    Leaders from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies say they will work together to challenge China's “non-market economic practices” and to call on Beijing to respect human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. Read more »
  • Monsoon arrival in Himachal Pradesh earliest in 21 years: Met OfficeMonsoon arrival in Himachal Pradesh earliest in 21 years: Met Office
    The southwest monsoon on arrived in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, in its earliest onset in the past 21 years, the weather bureau said. Its normal arrival in the state is June 26. Read more »
  • No clarity on COVID-19 vaccine procurement, say private hospitals; seek proper guidelinesNo clarity on COVID-19 vaccine procurement, say private hospitals; seek proper guidelines
    Several private hospitals across the country said they have no clarity on procuring COVID-19 vaccines under the new policy announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that it has led to the vaccination being put on hold at their centres. The hospitals have sought a proper mechanism and a single-window system to be put in place for procurement of vaccine doses. They also claimed that they had approached the vaccine manufacturers — Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India (SII) — and also state governments, but to no avail. Read more »
  • Relaxations announced in Jammu and Kashmir – What's allowedRelaxations announced in Jammu and Kashmir - What's allowed
    A number of relaxations were announced in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The administration said that the guidelines on COVID-19 containment notified on May 29, will continue to remain in force till further orders.  Read more »
  • Sputnik V to be available at THIS site in Delhi next week. Check detailsSputnik V to be available at THIS site in Delhi next week. Check details
    Russia's COVID-19 vaccine – Sputnik V – is expected to be available at Indraprastha Apollo hospital in Delhi from June 15, sources told news agency ANI. The program for Sputnik V rollout at the hospital will depend on the consignment received, sources said.  Read more »
  • Kotkapura police firing: Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal summoned by SIT on June 16Kotkapura police firing: Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal summoned by SIT on June 16
    Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was on Sunday summoned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to appear before it on June 16 in connection with the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case. Read more »