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    Twitter India MD was questioned by Delhi Police on May 31 in toolkit case: Officials

    The government had asked Twitter to remove the 'manipulated media' tag as the matter was pending before the law enforcement agency New Delhi: Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari was questioned by the Delhi Police last month in connection with its probe into the 'COVID toolkit' case, officials said Thursday. They did not divulge further...

    • 28 min ago
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    Centre to provide over 56 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses to states, UTs in next 3 days

    According to MoHFW, as many as 2,18,28,483 COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered New Delhi: The central government will provide more than 56 lakh vaccine doses to States and Union Territories in the next three days, informed the Health Ministry on Thursday. "More than 56,70,350 vaccine doses are in the...

    • 42 min ago
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    CBSE to declare class 12th results by July 31

    The 13-member panel submitted its report after the board examinations were declared cancelled New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) panel on Thursday submitted before the Supreme Court its evaluation criteria for awarding grades or marks for class 12th examinations. The board has decided to declare the results for class 12th by July 31, 2021. The 13-member panel, set up by the...

    • an hour ago
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    India, Pak approve fresh visas for diplomatic missions of officials

    In February this year, the two nuclear-armed neighbours agreed to a "strict observance" of the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Wednesday approved fresh visas for each other's officials for their respective diplomatic missions, thereby defusing an ongoing simmering row on the matter, sources confirmed. This was after New...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Ordnance Factory Board to be split into 7 entities

    The existing 41 factories under the OFB will now be subsumed into seven corporate entities New Delhi: In a major decision, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the corporatisation of the country's main producer of weapons and military equipment, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), under which it will be split into seven government-owned corporate entities that will be run by professional...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Japan set to ease virus emergency ahead of Olympics

    Japan has been struggling since late March to slow a wave of infections propelled by more contagious variants Tokyo: Japan is set to announce a decision Thursday to ease a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas this weekend, with new daily cases falling just as the country begins making final preparations for the Olympics starting in just over a month. Japan has been...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    US CDC classifies Delta variant as 'variant of concern'

    Previously, the CDC had considered the Delta variant to be a variant of interest Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified the Delta, a highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in India, as a "variant of concern." "The B.1.1.7 (Alpha), B.1.351 (Beta), P.1 (Gamma), B.1.427 (Epsilon), B.1.429 (Epsilon), and B.1.617.2 (Delta)...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    India adds 67,208 fresh COVID-19 cases in single day

    A net decline of 38,692 cases has been recorded in the caseload in a span of 24 hours New Delhi: A single day rise of 67,208 new coronavirus infections were recorded taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,97,00,313, while the active cases declined to 8,26,740, the lowest after 71 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The COVID-19 death toll...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    China successfully launches first crewed mission for space station construction

    The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gobi Desert Beijing: China on Thursday successfully launched its crewed spacecraft, sending three astronauts to its space station's core module Tianhe for a three-month mission. The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, was launched...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Delhi police challenge High Court on bail of 3 students

    The Delhi Police's appeal claims that the high court judges crossed their jurisdiction in bail matters by conducting a "mini trial" NEW DELHI: A day after the Delhi High Court allowed the bail of three student activists - Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha - the Delhi Police has challenged the order in the Supreme Court, calling it "perverse"....

    • 4 hrs ago

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