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SC hints at panel to probe Dubey’s encounter killing

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday hinted at forming a committee to probe the encounter killing of Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey on July 10. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said it was something that the court would do very reluctantly. “We will[Read More…]

SBI to focus on cost reduction, workforce reskilling

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Tuesday said that the bank will focus on cost reduction, rationalisation, and reskilling of its workforce. Speaking at the 65th Annual General Meeting (AGM), Kumar said: “The focus while going forward will be on cost reduction,[Read More…]

26 week old miracle baby survives two surgeries

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Miracle during the times of the pandemic are indeed rare, but it happened with a 26 week old baby, who survived two invasive surgeries. These surgeries were conducted by doctors at the Fortis Hospital in Shalimar Bagh in the national capital. It was part of[Read More…]

Seeking self respect, say three MLAs from Pilot camp

Jaipur, July 14 (IANS) Three Rajasthan Congress MLAs — Vishvendra Singh, Ramesh Meena and Deepender Shekhawat from the Sachin Pilot camp, issued a joint statement on Tuesday saying that they were seeking to restore their self respect and are not clamouring for any posts and positions contrary to false reports[Read More…]

Fines for not wearing masks in England shops

London, July 14 (IANS) The UK government has made wearing masks in shops across England mandatory and anyone flouting the measure would be imposed with a 100-pound ($125) fine starting from July 24, the media reported on Tuesday. The development came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned last week that[Read More…]

Samsung bets big on 6G, expects roll out as early as 2028

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has started working on the sixth next generation cellular technology and it expects completion of the 6G standard and its earliest commercialisation date could be as early as 2028. Mass commercialisation of 6G may occur around 2030, Samsung said on[Read More…]

Tamil Nadu CM, staff test negative for coronavirus

Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has tested negative for coronavirus infection. In a statement issued here the government said Palaniswami, all staff members and workers at his camp office have tested negative for coronavirus. The test samples were taken on July 13. A total of[Read More…]

Diesel, petrol prices remain unchanged

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A day after diesel prices were increased to extend its gain over petrol in Delhi, oil marketing companies decided to keep the pump prices of the two petroleum products unchanged on Tuesday. Accordingly, diesel continues to be priced at Rs 81.05 per litre in the[Read More…]

Eng vs WI: Silverwood bats for Buttler ahead of second Test

Manchester, July 14 (IANS) England head coach Chris Silverwood has thrown his weight behind under-fire wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler ahead of the second Test against the West Indies beginning Thursday at the Old Trafford. England are down 0-1 in the three-match series after West Indies pulled off a stunning four-wicket win[Read More…]

Rajasthan Deputy CM Pilot, two other Ministers removed

Jaipur, July 14 (IANS) In a direct fallout of the Congress’ political crisis over the leadership issue in Rajashtan, Sachin Pilot was on Tuesday divested of both the posts of Deputy Chief Minister and the PCC President. Two other Pilot-loyalist Ministers — Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena — were also[Read More…]

Man arrested for impersonating UP Assembly Speaker

Shahjahanpur (UP), July 14 (IANS) A man has been arrested by the crime branch of Shahjahanpur police for allegedly impersonating Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit. The man, Gaurav Mishra, made a phone call to Shahjahanpur Superintendent of Police, S. Anand, to seek favours. The SP said that he[Read More…]

HK unveils most sweeping social-distancing rules

Hong Kong, July 14 (IANS) Hong Kong has drastically tightened social-distancing rules, banning dine-in services at restaurants, and making mask-wearing mandatory on public transport, as the city recorded 52 new COVID-19 cases, it was reported. Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a press conference on Monday night after a meeting with[Read More…]

Maldives to repatriate over 20,000 undocumented workers

Male, July 14 (IANS) Maldives aims to repatriate over 20,000 undocumented workers by the end of this year, Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail said. Speaking in Parliament on Monday, Ismail said that undocumented Bangladeshi workers numbering 4,000 have been repatriated this year, and another 20,000 repatriations were planned by[Read More…]

Domestic passenger vehicle sales fall by 50% in June (Ld)

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Domestic passenger vehicle sales halved in June compared to the same period last year, owing to the economic turbulence caused by the coronavirus crisis. Accordingly, 105,617 passenger vehicles were sold in June 2020 in India, 49.59 per cent lower than the 209,522 units sold during[Read More…]

Complaint against late Seoul Mayor possibly leaked: Report

Seoul, July 14 (IANS) Questions have been mounting if late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was tipped off about a sexual harassment complaint against him before apparently taking his own life, a media report said on Tuesday. While circumstantial evidence indicates that he might have known about the complaint, it remains[Read More…]





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