Author: IANS

Cancel all illegal ration cards in Karnataka: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru, June 5 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has ordered the Food and Civil Supplies Department to cancel all illegal ration cards. “Government employees and owners of tractors and other vehicles must return the Below Poverty Line (BPL) ration cards immediately, failing which stringent legal action would be initiated,”[Read More…]

IPC plans to prevent abnormal toxicity test on animals

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), with the support of PETA India, is planning to make changes in the guidelines to prevent animals from being killed for redundant and lethal experiments. In its draft, the IPC removed the “abnormal toxicity test” from vaccine monographs of the[Read More…]

Staff of clinics, labs in Shopian to be tested for Covid-19

Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) The District Magistrate of South Kashmir’s Shopian district has ordered that the staff of all clinics and labs in the district will be tested for Covid-19. The order issued on Thursday by District Magistrate Ch. Mohammad Yasin, who is also the Chairman of the District Disaster[Read More…]

Amazon sellers can now register, manage online business in Hindi

Bengaluru, June 4 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced that its sellers will now be able to register on marketplace and manage their online business in Hindi. This will include everything from registering as an Amazon seller for the first time to managing orders, inventory management and accessing[Read More…]

Amazon in talks to buy stake in Bharti Airtel

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon is in talks to purchase a stake worth at least $2 billion in telecom major Bharti Airtel. According to reports, the Jeff Bezos-led Amazon would acquire around 5 per cent stake based on the current market value of India’s third largest telecom[Read More…]

DU to promote students on assessment of previous semester

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi University on Thursday issued fresh guidelines, saying students will be promoted to the next semester without having to appear for exams. The DU notification said that students will be assessed based on internal evaluation and 50 per cent[Read More…]

Covid death toll in Telangana crosses 100

Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) The death toll due to Covid-19 in Telangana crossed 100 with six more persons succumbing to the deadly virus, officials said on Thursday. Six deaths during the last 24 hours ending Thursday 5 p.m. pushed the death toll to 105. With this, Telangana became the ninth[Read More…]

Covid in Delhi: Toll reaches 650, cases cross 25K mark

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Coronavirus cases in the national capital witnessed a jump of 1,359 cases in a day, taking the total tally to 25,004 while the death toll has reached 650, the Delhi Health Department said on Thursday. Out of the total cases, 14,456 were active, it said.[Read More…]

Biggest single day surge in J&K as 285 test Covid positive

Jammu, June 4 (IANS) In the biggest single day surge so far, 285 more tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday, taking the total number of Covid-19 patients in the Union Territory to 3,142. A statement issued by the Information and Public Relations Department said that of[Read More…]

50% seating, disposable menus, say govt’s SOPs for restaurants

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Restaurants, opening up in non-containment zone areas from next week, have been asked to keep seating to half their capacity to ensure social distancing, and ensure necessary hygiene to contain spread of Covid-19, as per the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the government on Thursday.[Read More…]

Highest positive cases 492 found in Gujarat in a day

Gandhinagar, June 4 (IANS) For the fifth consecutive day, health authorities on Thursday reported more than 400 positive cases of corona infection in Gujarat, taking the total positive case count to 18,609. The death toll in the state also climbed to 1,155 as 33 more people succumbed to the virus.[Read More…]

13 sellers of spurious seeds in Telangana booked

Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) Coming down heavily on those selling spurious seeds, Telagana Police have booked cases against 13 people under the Preventive Detention Act. Director General of Police M. Mahendar Reddy on Thursday asked all field level police officers to show zero tolerance against offenders involved in production, distribution[Read More…]

Tahir Hussain punished for being Muslim: Amantullah Khan

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amantullah Khan said on Thursday that while the Delhi Police have made former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain the mastermind behind the communal riots in northeast Delhi in February this year, they have not looked for the actual rioters, claiming that[Read More…]

215 new COVID-19 cases in Gurugram

Gurugram, June 4 (IANS) A further 215 Covid-19 cases emerged in Gurugram on Thursday, taking the total tally to 1,410. Gurugram Civil Surgeon Dr J.S. Punia said that among the 1,410 cases, 1,114 patients are currently recuperating in different hospitals in the city. Overall in Haryana, 3,281 cases appeared so[Read More…]

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