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Hindu woman’s refusal to wear ‘sakha’ and ‘sindoor’ signifies refusal to accept marriage: HC

The Gauhati high court (HC) has observed that a Hindu married woman’s refusal to wear sakha – bangles made of conch-shell – and sindoor (vermillion), as per the marriage rituals and customs, signifies her refusal to accept her marriage to the husband, while granting her husband’s plea for divorce. A division bench of the high...

COVID-19 positive man complains of ventilator removal in video message to dad, dies

A heart-wrenching selfie video of a young COVID patient complaining of negligence by a state-run hospital in Hyderabad and saying goodbye to his father has gone viral over social media. “Though I told them that I can’t breathe, they removed the ventilator. I am fed up. It’s been three hours, daddy. It’s like my heart...

Delhi to come up with plasma bank to save serious COVID-19 patients: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced setting up of a ‘plasma bank’ to save lives of serious COVID-19 patients in the national capital. Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said the bank will start working in the next two days, adding that the AAP government will encourage those who have recovered...

3 militants including a Hizbul commander eliminated in J&K

Three militants, including a Hizbul Mujahideen commander, were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, according to police. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants and a commander of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in Monday morning’s operation carried out by J&K police along with Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF at Khul...

Syed Ali Shah Geelani part ways with Hurriyat Conference

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, on Monday, resigned from the separatist amalgam. In a statement, Geelani said, “Keeping in view the present situation in the Hurriyat Conference, I announce to part ways from the Hurriyat forum. The decision has been conveyed to all the constituents of Hurriyat through an official...

Militants attack Pakistan Stock Exchange, multiple casualties reported

Four heavily armed militants attacked the busy Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday morning, killing four security guards and a police sub-inspector before being shot dead in an exchange of fire, media reports said. The unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the main gate of the building as they tried to storm...

India trying to remove me from power: KP Sharma Oli

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday claimed that efforts are being made to oust him after his government redrew the country’s political map by incorporating three strategically key Indian territories. “Efforts are being made to remove me from power, but that will not succeed,” Oli claimed, without naming any person or country. He...

India’s COVID-19 case count nearing 5.5 lakh, death toll climbs to 16,475

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 19,459 fresh cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in the country during the past 24 hours ending Monday morning. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the total COVID-19 case count in the country to 5,48,313. Also, 380 people have succumbed to the...

UP Governor Anandiben Patel given additional charge of Madhya Pradesh

Former Gujarat Chief minister and present governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel has been given additional charge as governor of Madhya Pradesh. Her term will be effective from the date she assumes charge of office in the absence of Lal Ji Tandon, an order from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind reads. Madhya Pradesh...

TN govt to transfer probe into father-son death due to alleged police torture to CBI

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to transfer the probe into the death of a father-son duo, alleged victims of police torture in Tuticorin district, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday. The government’s decision will be informed to the Madras High Court, which is seized of the...

Air India to operate 170 flights under fourth phase of Vande Bharat Mission

Air India will be operating 170 flights to and from 17 countries between July 3 and 15 under the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission, according to an official document. The government started the mission on May 6 to help stranded people reach their destinations using special repatriation flights. Scheduled international passenger flights have...

Maharashtra CM hints extension of lockdown restrictions post June 30

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday indicated that the ongoing lockdown restrictions will go beyond June 30, though the ‘unlock’ process is being gradually implemented to put the economy back on track. “Don’t think that the lockdown restrictions will cease after June 30. The threat of COVID-19 still looms over the state and all precautions...