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Somalaram Venkatesh, a Bengaluru-based doctor, took to Twitter to share how a patient's family continued the patient's decade-old tradition of sending him mangoes even after his demise. Somalaram revealed the patient lost his life last year, however, he still received mangoes this summer. "A reminder that an unsaid bond develops with families that's beyond the transactional," Somalaram wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:35 pm on 23 Jun
Two decomposed bodies were found inside two cars that were pulled out from the Ganga canal in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. The cars surfaced during a desilting process, when the water level in the canal went down. Police said that the two bodies have been identified and further investigation in the case is underway.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:20 pm on 23 Jun
A Bengaluru court ordered ex-PM HD Devegowda to pay ₹2 crore to Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) Ltd for "loss of reputation" over statements made by him in 2011. In an interview, Devegowda accused NICE of looting public money and called Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project a 'LOOT' project. "Devegowda failed to substantiate the statements," the court said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:10 pm on 23 Jun
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging multiple FIRs against him for his comments on efficacy of allopathy in treatment of COVID-19. He also sought protection from coercive actions in the FIRs lodged by Indian Medical Association's Patna and Raipur wings. He further asked that the FIRs be clubbed together and transferred to Delhi.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:34 pm on 23 Jun
J&K man lynched while returning home with buffalo; cow vigilantes blamed
short by Subhasish Dutta / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A 24-year-old man, returning home with a buffalo, was allegedly beaten to death by cow vigilantes in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri. The victim, Aijaz Dar, and two others, who escaped with injuries, were on their way home at night after purchasing a buffalo when they were attacked. Police said that four of the accused have been identified.
short by Subhasish Dutta / 04:28 pm on 23 Jun
The government has said that around 40 cases of Delta plus coronavirus variant (B.1.617.2.1 or AY.1) have been observed in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala so far with no significant increase in prevalence. The government added that a second clade found in sequences uploaded to GISAID from the USA, is now designated AY.2, but is not seen in India yet.
short by Apaar Sharma / 02:22 pm on 23 Jun
The question doesn't arise: Actor Anupam Kher on joining politics
short by Mahima Kharbanda / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Actor Anupam Kher, who is quite vocal about his political views on social media, said that he'll never join politics. During a conversation with media on Monday, Kher said that the question of him joining politics doesn't arise. He added that if one shakes their hand with a person, people start arriving at a conclusion according to their convenience.
short by Mahima Kharbanda / 03:34 pm on 23 Jun
Delhi govt notifies financial aid scheme for COVID-19 victims' family
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Delhi government on Tuesday notified a scheme to provide financial assistance to the families that lost an earning member due to COVID-19. Under the policy, apart from the one-time payment of ₹50,000, a sum of ₹2,500 per month will be given to the families. One member of the family will also be considered for enrolment as a civil defence volunteer.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 03:26 pm on 23 Jun
DU revises academic calendar, session for 1st year to begin on Aug 31
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Delhi University has released its revised academic calendar and now the academic session for first-year students will begin on August 31. The new session generally starts in July every year. Exams for the first-year students will be held between August 12 and 24 and the students will be given preparatory break from August 3 to 11, as per official notification.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 03:38 pm on 23 Jun
3 out of 5 vaccinated on June 21 were from rural areas: VP Naidu
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said it was "heartening" to note that three out of five people vaccinated on June 21 as part of COVID-19 inoculation drive were from rural areas. "My compliments to...Centre and various states for working in a coordinated manner in a truly ''Team India'' spirit," he added. India on Monday achieved a record 88.09 lakh vaccinations.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 03:12 pm on 23 Jun
HC denies WhatsApp's plea to stay CCI notice over privacy policy
short by Hiral Goyal / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) notice asking Facebook and WhatsApp to furnish certain information related to the messaging app's new privacy policy. An application seeking stay of further steps in the investigation already stands filed and it is listed for consideration on July 9, the High Court said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 02:42 pm on 23 Jun
I demand Bharat Ratna for former TN CM Karunanidhi: DMK MLA
short by Atul Mishra / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MLA Dr Inigo Irudayaraj, during his first speech in Tamil Nadu Assembly, demanded India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, for former CM M Karunanidhi. "I also demand Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) be made the second capital of Tamil Nadu," he added. Irudayaraj is currently an MLA from the Tiruchirappalli East state Assembly constituency.
short by Atul Mishra / 02:26 pm on 23 Jun
Governor interfering in administration of state Assembly: WB Speaker
short by Atul Mishra / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is interfering in the administration of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, Speaker Biman Banerjee alleged. Banerjee was holding a virtual meeting with other Speakers and notably, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present during the meeting. This comes after TMC leader Kunal Ghosh on Thursday alleged that the Governor was "working as a BJP agent".
short by Atul Mishra / 02:43 pm on 23 Jun
BJYM workers protest in Hyd against high fees of private institutions
short by Shalini Ojha / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
The workers of BJYM staged a protest in Hyderabad on Tuesday against the high fee structure of private educational institutions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The protesters demanded a 50% reduction in fees and adherence to the government's order that prohibits institutions from increasing fees for 2020-21. An office-bearer accused the state government of "joining hands" with these institutions.
short by Shalini Ojha / 04:06 pm on 23 Jun
Navjot Singh Sidhu to be called by Congress panel: Harish Rawat
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Congress General Secretary in charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat said that the party panel will call Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu for a meeting. Rawat has been asked to collect Sidhu's statements on the Punjab government. "Sidhu is an important person...his grievances are valid...We will find a way for him," Rawat added.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 04:20 pm on 23 Jun
Woman in Hyd becomes food delivery agent to support studies, parents
short by Bulbul Sharma / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A young woman in Hyderabad has taken up a job as a food delivery executive in order to support her studies and parents who work as daily wage labourers in Telangana's Warangal district. The woman, Mamidipelly Rachana, is a hotel management student in Hyderabad and earlier used to do the job of delivering milk.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 03:37 pm on 23 Jun
Weekly markets in Ghaziabad allowed to open from Monday to Friday
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
The Ghaziabad district administration has allowed weekly markets to open from Monday to Friday in the evening till 9 pm, officials said. The Additional City Magistrate said strict legal action would be taken against those found violating COVID-19 guidelines. However, the Shashtri Nagar Vyapar Mandal handed over a memorandum to the administration against its decision to open weekly markets.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 03:11 pm on 23 Jun
Pune's DRDO develops pilot escape path clearance system for LCA Tejas
short by Navashree Nandini / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
The Pune-based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a canopy severance system (CSS), an escape path clearance system for the pilot in case of emergencies. The ceremony to transfer the technology of the CSS was held in Pune. The CSS project is for LCA Tejas and its trainer. It provides safe passage by severing the canopy.
short by Navashree Nandini / 04:16 pm on 23 Jun
Nephew kills uncle, attacks his wife & kids in family clash in UP
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A man was killed by his nephew who was allegedly unhappy over his uncle's interference in his marriage, said police on Tuesday. Police identified the victim and the absconding suspect as Mahendra and 25-year-old Shekhar, respectively. Mahendra was attacked with a sharp weapon and when his wife and kids came to his rescue, Shekhar attacked them too, said police.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 03:48 pm on 23 Jun
Lawyer Kiran Ahuja becomes first Indian-American to head US OPM
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
US Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday cast her tie-breaking vote to confirm Indian-American Kiran Ahuja as the head of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Harris announced to cast her vote in favour of Ahuja after Senate was deadlocked at 50-50 votes. Ahuja is the first Indian-American to lead the federal agency that manages over two million civil servants.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 02:15 pm on 23 Jun
Mumbai reported 1,510 malaria cases till June 13 this year: BMC data
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has reported 1,510 malaria cases till June 13 this year, according to data provided by the public health department. The city had reported 5,007 cases of malaria in 2020, it added. The Additional Municipal Commissioner said, "Though we had started the preparation for water-borne diseases late, we can keep it under control."
short by Deepika Bhatt / 04:33 pm on 23 Jun
A screenshot of an examination proctor, in Bengaluru's Christ (Deemed to be University), allegedly addressing a female student as "baby" during an online test has surfaced. The screenshot shows the proctor referring to the student as "baby" in response to her query about ending the exam. NSUI Karnataka had shared the screenshot on June 21 on Twitter.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 04:05 pm on 23 Jun
165 quintals of PDS rice worth ₹5 lakh seized by Hyd Police; 3 held
short by Shalini Ojha / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
The Hyderabad Police on Tuesday seized 165 quintals of PDS rice worth nearly ₹5 lakh and arrested three people. The accused allegedly purchased rice from beneficiaries at lower prices and sold it at higher rates. The alleged kingpin of this racket, identified as 25-year-old Mohammed Dawood, and two others are absconding. He was earlier arrested in four cases, police informed.
short by Shalini Ojha / 04:29 pm on 23 Jun
Man sears his 3 children with iron rod in Bengaluru, arrested
short by Navashree Nandini / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A 40-year-old man in Bengaluru was arrested after he seared his three children from his first wife with an iron rod, said the police on Wednesday. The police said, "He seared them beneath the foot, shoulder, back, buttocks." They added that the children were aged around eight, six and four years and a case has been registered about the matter.
short by Navashree Nandini / 04:32 pm on 23 Jun
ASHA workers end strike in Maha after pay hike, COVID allowance
short by Ravi Dutta Mishra / on 23 Jun 2021,Wednesday
Around 70,000 Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in Maharashtra have decided to end their strike after the Maharashtra government agreed to increase their salaries by ₹1,000 and give them an additional ₹500 as a COVID-19 allowance. Earlier, ASHA workers received around ₹6,000 per month, which included ₹1,000 as a COVID-19 allowance from the Centre. 
short by Ravi Dutta Mishra / 03:08 pm on 23 Jun
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