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Shakira and footballer Gerard Pique separate
The 45-year-old “Hips don’t Lie” songstress is one of the biggest names in the global music industry and has sold more than 60 million albums. Spanish football hero Pique, 35, won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship, and is a three-time Champions League winner with Barcelona.
Moscow says it sees big jump in profits from energy exports in 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday said Western sanctions would have no effect on the country’s oil exports and predicted a big jump in profits from energy shipments this year, Tass news agency reported.
Biden evacuated after plane entered airspace near beach home
A small private airplane mistakenly entered restricted airspace near President Joe Biden’s Delaware vacation home Saturday, prompting the brief evacuation of the president and first lady, the White House and the Secret Service said. The White House said there was no threat to the Biden or his family and that precautionary measures were taken. After the situation was assessed, Biden and his wife, Jill, returned to their Rehoboth Beach home.
‘India’s visit to Gabon, Senegal fruitful’
The Indian delegation, led by Vice President M Venkaiya Naidu on his recent visit to Gabon and Senegal, was very fruitful which resulted in strengthening the relationship between the nations in several sectors including Health, Agriculture, Trade and culture, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharti Pravin Pawar said while speaking to ANI. Indian delegation on Saturday has concluded two countries’ visits to Gabon and Senegal. Now, the delegation is on the way to Qatar, the last leg of a three-nation tour.
Delhi L-G directs MCD officials to meet people
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Saxena on Saturday instructed all the Additional and Zonal Deputy Commissioners of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to be in the field before the office starts and asked them to be in the office at 12-1 PM to meet the people for redressing their problems. “Additional and Zonal Deputy Commissioners of MCD have been instructed to be in the field before the office starts to inspect and ensure work and be present in the office between 12-1 PM to meet people and redress their problems,” the LG said in a tweet.
12 people killed, 21 injured in explosion at factory in Hapur
At least 12 workers died and 21 were injured when a boiler exploded at a factory in western Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district on Saturday afternoon, officials said. There were around 30 people in the affected area at the factory in the UPSIDC industrial area in Dholana, around 80 km from the national capital, when the incident occurred, they said. The impact of the explosion was so intense that the roofs of some of the factories located in the vicinity were damaged. It took three hours for fire tenders to douse the blaze.
Dhanalakshmi clocks PB in Turkey, beats Hima in 100m
Indian sprinter S Dhanalakshmi clocked her personal best time of 11.26 seconds to win the 100m race at the Erzurum Sprint International Cup in Turkey while Hima Das was second with a timing of 11.59s. Dhanalakshmi’s effort was better than the standard prescribed by Athletics Federation of India for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. In the 200m also, Dhanalakshmi won with a time of 23.26 while Hima clocked 23.51 to finish second.
Wildfire rages near Athens, damaging homes
A wildfire raged out of control on the outskirts of Athens on Saturday, damaging houses and cars, the Fire Department said. Fanned by strong winds, the blaze quickly spread across the slopes of Mount Hymettus which overlooks the Greek capital, sending thick clouds of smoke over the southern suburbs. As a precaution, civil protection authorities evacuated some parts of the Voula and Glyfada regions about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Athens centre. A Reuters witness saw at least two houses severely damaged by the fire.
Satish Chandra appointed chairperson JK Public Service Commission
Former IAS officer Satish Chandra was on Saturday appointed as chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission. Chandra shall hold the position of the Chairman, Public Service Commission, till he attains the age of sixty-two years, according to an order issued by the General administration department.
76 new COVID-19 cases reported in Telangana
Telangana on Saturday recorded 76 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 7,93,544. Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 55. A health department bulletin said 49 people recuperated from the infection and the cumulative number of recoveries till date was 7,88,886. The recovery rate was 99.42 per cent.
Two juveniles held in Hyderabad rape case
Two juveniles were apprehended on Saturday in the gang-rape of a teenage girl here, police said. As one of the teenage boys accused in the incident is alleged to be a son of a leader wielding power, the opposition BJP and Congress stepped up their demand for a CBI probe. The political heat was apparent with the BJP alleging that the police acted only after TRS leader and Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao said none would be spared and Youth Congress activists staged a protest in front of the DGP office here over the ‘delay’ in police action. BJP MLA M Raghunandan Rao, at a press conference, displayed some photographs and alleged that it ‘showed’ an AIMIM MLA’s son’s ‘involvement’ in the case.
Kerala Congress leader Prayar Gopalakrishnan passes away at 73
Congress leader from Kerala and former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Prayar Gopalakrishnan passed away on Saturday at the age of 73. He died of a heart attack while he was travelling to Thiruvananthapuram. Gopalakrishnan was a former president of the Travancore Devaswam Board (TDB). He had also worked as the chairman of the state-run milk cooperative society Milma for a long period.
Centre asks states to chuck single-use plastics
Centre issues advisory to states and union territories to phase out single-use plastic & contribute to improve environment
Maximum temperature recorded at 47.1 ℃ in Delhi’s Mungeshpur, as per IMD
Fire breaks out at hospital in east Delhi, no casualties reported
A fire broke out on Saturday evening in a hospital in east Delhi’s Pushpanjali Enclave area, officials said. No casualty has been reported till now, they said. The fire department stated that the information regarding the blaze was received at 4.44 pm, following which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
French Open champion Swiatek urges Ukraine to ‘stay strong’
World number one and newly crowned French Open women’s champion Iga Swiatek of Poland urged Ukraine on Saturday to “stay strong” amid the ongoing invasion by Russia. Swiatek, who played the entire tournament with a ribbon in the Ukrainian colours pinned to her cap, said after beating American Coco Gauff in straight sets: “I would like to say something on Ukraine. Stay strong, the war is still there.”
Iga Swiatek wins second French Open title
World number one Iga Swiatek of Poland defeated American Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3 in the final to win the French Open women’s singles title on Saturday. It was the second Grand Slam title for the 21-year-old Swiatek, who also triumphed at Roland Garros in 2020.
Carlos Tevez retires following death of his father
Former Manchester United and City striker Carlos Tevez has confirmed his retirement from professional football following the death of his father. The 38-year-old has been part of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including both Manchester clubs and Juventus. Tevez played in the Premier League from 2006 until 2013, memorably helping rescue West Ham United from relegation in 2006-07 and swapping Manchester United for Manchester City in 2009.
Top seed Swiatek takes first set in French Open final
World number one Iga Swiatek of Poland took the lead in the French Open women’s final against American Coco Gauff on Saturday, cruising through the first set 6-1 in 32 minutes.
Coimbatore: Swiggy delivery executive attacked
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No intention to fight any elections, says Moosewala’s father
Slain singer Sidhu Moosewala’s father Balkaur Singh on Saturday clarified he will not contest any elections and asked people not to pay heed to any rumour surrounding it. His statement came a day after Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring endorsed a suggestion of economist Sardara Singh Johl to get Balkaur elected unopposed from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat.
Karnataka CM rules out constituting new textbook review panel
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday ruled out constituting a new textbook review committee amid a row over the controversial tweets and excluding the writings of intellectuals by Karnataka Textbook Review Committee chief Rohith Chakrateertha many years ago. Chakrateertha has been facing severe backlash from various quarters for his tweets put out in 2016 in which he had allegedly mocked the ‘Naada Geethe’ (state anthem) and also excluding the writings of some intellectuals from the state.
Hapur: Total 19 injured, nine dead in boiler explosion
Iran says tankers seized because Greece ‘stole’ oil
Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday said that the country’s seizure of two Greek oil tankers late last month was a retaliation against Greece because it “stole” Iranian oil.
The Revolutionary Guards boarded and took control of the two vessels in the Gulf on May 27, citing “violations”, which Greece condemned as “tantamount to acts of piracy”. The seizure came two days after Greece confirmed it would send 115,000 tonnes of Iranian oil from a Russian-flagged tanker, seized in April, to the United States at the request of the US Treasury and in line with the latter’s sanctions regime.
ESFI questions Rajasthan govt’s move to club Esports
Esports Federation of India (ESFI) has raised questions about the Rajasthan government’s decision to include Esports in the fantasy gaming category in the recently announced Virtual Online Sports (Regulation) Bill 2022, released by the Revenue Department of the state. ESFI has termed the bill as “detrimental to the growth of Esports in India”.
Hapur: Eight killed,15 injured in boiler explosion
At least eight workers died and 15 were injured when a boiler exploded at a chemical factory in western Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district on Saturday afternoon, police said. They said there were 25 people in the affected area in the factory in the UPSIDC industrial area in Dholana, around 80 km from the national capital, when the incident occurred. The impact of the explosion was so intense that the roofs of some of the factories located in the vicinity were damaged. It took three hours for the fire tenders to douse the blaze in the factory. Inspector General of Police (Meerut range) Praveen Kumar said that eight persons lost their lives.
Employees transfer list in J&K goes public
The BJP on Saturday took strong objection to making public the transfer list of Kashmiri Pandit employees and demanded action against the officials responsible for the leak, terming it a breach of security. According to the list, 177 Kashmiri Pandit teachers employed under the Prime Minister’s Rehabilitation Package have been transferred. The transfer list is being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
Vice President calls for exploring economic opportunities with African nations
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called for fully exploring the complementarities and opportunities in economic ties with African nations to bring about quicker and sustainable mutual progress. “India emerges as a key driver in global governance and global growth, African nations will continue to play a prominent role as India’s trusted partners and stakeholders in its prosperity,” the Vice President said at India-Senegal Business Event in Dakar. Naidu is on a four-day visit to the country, which is the first-ever State visit from India to Senegal.
Shakira separates from footballer Gerard Pique: Statement
Hapur Factory Fire Update
At least 6 workers die after a boiler explodes at a chemical factory in western Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district: Officials
Actorb Kartik Aaryan tests COVID-19 positive
- The actor, who is riding high on the success of his latest release “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”, shared the health update on Instagram.
Fire at chemical factory in Hapur near Delhi, casualties feared
- A fire broke out at a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district.
- Police and fire-engines have rushed to the spot
- Reports say some labourers could be trapped inside the factory.
CORBEVAX gets DCGI nod as Covid vaccine booster dose
- India’s drug regulator Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) approves Hyderabad-based Biological E’s Corbevax as a booster dose for adults who have been given two doses of either Covishield or Covaxin.
- With this Corbevax becomes the first vaccine approved as a heterologous Covid-19 booster.
AAP alleges corruption charges against Hemanta
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma gave govt contracts to firms of his wife, son’s business partners to supply PPE kits in 2020: Manish Sisodia.
Delhi HC stays order allowing Satyendar Jain to have counsel during ED interrogation
Delhi High Court stays special court order allowing Satyendar Jain to have counsel during ED interrogation
Ministry orders Twitter, YouTube to take down controversial body spray ad
I&B ministry officials have written to both YouTube and Twitter to take down the Layer’r shot video ads, saying they violate IT intermediary rules 2021. Ministry’s letter says ASCI too has found the ads objectionable.
Sidhu Moose Wala’s family met Amit Shah
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s family met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Chandigarh. Sidhu Moose Wala was kil… https://t.co/cdiidqEFxv
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Heatwave conditions in isolated places very likely over Rajasthan, Jammu Division, Himachal, Uttarakhand, south Punjab & south Haryana-Delhi on 4-5 June; Vidarbha, Jharkhand, interior Odisha & Chhattisgarh during 4-6 and over south UP & north MP during 04th-08th June, 2022: IMD
All ministers of Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha govt, Assembly speaker resigns
New Ministers will take oath tomorrow at 12 pm: ANI quoting sources
AAP to contest all seats in Gujarat Assembly polls
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal will visit the state on June 6 to participate in the party’s Tiranga Yatra in Mehsana.
One in every 36 infants still dies before first birthday in India: Data
- The present level of IMR (28 infant deaths per thousand live births, for the year 2020) is less than one-fourth as compared to 1971 (129 infant deaths per thousand live births).
- In the last 10 years, the IMR has witnessed a decline of about 36 per cent and the IMR at the all-India level has declined from 44 to 28 in the last decade.
- The corresponding decline in rural areas is 48 to 31, and for urban areas it is from 29 to 19, thereby exhibiting about 35 per cent and 34 per cent decadal decline respectively.
- In 2020, the maximum IMR has been reported for Madhya Pradesh (43) and the minimum for Mizoram (3).
- The birth rate at the all-India level has declined drastically over the last five decades from 36.9 in 1971 to 19.5 in 2020.
Canada confirms 58 cases of monkeypox
- The confirmed cases have been reported nationally, including 52 cases from Quebec, five from Ontario and one from Alberta
- At present, at least 550 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported from 30 non-endemic countries worldwide
Will soon launch electric tractor and truck: Nitin Gadkari
- “Alternative fuel is the future. After electric scooters, cars and buses, soon we will have electric tractors and trucks. I am going to launch these soon,” Gadkari said.
- Union Minister Nitin Gadkari stressed on the need to switch to alternative fuel like ethanol and said efforts are on to introduce ethanol in construction and agriculture equipment.
- The Union road transport and highways minister said the country imports petroleum products worth Rs 10 lakh crore to meet the requirements in the energy and power sector, and in the next five years, the demand may go up to Rs 25 lakh crore, which will affect the economy.
Russia blowing up bridges in Sievierodonetsk to thwart Ukrainian reinforcements; Guv
- Russian forces are blowing up bridges across the Seversky Donets river to prevent Ukraine bringing in military reinforcements and delivering aid to civilians in the town of Sievierodonetsk, the governor of the Luhansk region said on Saturday.
Russia shoots down Ukrainian military plane carrying weapons: Russian defence ministry
Russian defence ministry says Russia shot down Ukrainian military plane carrying weapons near Odesa
Tiranga Samman Samitis members should gather below tricolours at all 500 locations every Sunday to sing National Anthem: Delhi CM
Tiranga Samman Samitis members should gather below tricolours at all 500 locations every Sunday to sing National Anthem: Kejriwal
‘Complete mismanagement’: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says over singer KK’s demise
The death of KK was very painful. Several people have sent me videos, and I have seen those videos. My heart bleeds. There could not have been more mismanagement. There could not have been more failure of the administration: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, in Bagdogra
BJP announced candidates for bypolls
- Ghanshyam Lodhi and Dinesh Lal Yadav to contest from Uttar Pradesh
- CM Manik Saha from Tripura
- Rajesh Bhatia from Delhi
- Gangotri Kujur from Jharkhand
No decision on compulsory masking: Maha Health minister
There is no decision on compulsory masking, we however want people to wear masks on their own as a precaution due to a rise in covid cases: Maha Health Minister Rajesh Tope-
Hyderabad minor girl rape: Police arrests third accused in the matter
“In continuation of arrest of accused Saduddin Malik, 2 Child in Conflict with Law were apprehended by Jubilee Hills police today; being produced before Juvenile Court for their custody,” police say.
Visakhapatnam gas leak: A joint committee has been constituted by the District Collector to find out the same
As per Andhra Pradesh Industrial minister Gudivada Amarnath, a total of 178 people fell ill in y’day’s gas leak incident
Rajasthan HC cancels selection process for Judicial Assistants
Rajasthan HC cancels the entire selection process for the post of Junior Judicial Assistant for the HC & Junior Assistant after it received inputs of breaches by specialised high powered agency investigating the matter
Bullet train derailed in China
A train driver died and eight others were injured after a bullet train derailed in southwest China’s Guizhou Province
Maharashtra makes wearing masks compulsory as Covid cases surge: ET Now
Maharashtra has reintroduced compulsory masking as covid cases surge in the state. Over 1,000-plus cases were recorded in Maharashtra for the third day on June 3
12 killed, 35 injured in three road accidents in Madhya Pradesh
12 people killed, at least 35 others injured, 18 of them seriously, in three separate road accidents in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul, Khandwa and Singrauli districts: Police.
Moosewala’s father to meet Home Minister Amit Shah today
Sidhu Moosewala’s grieving father Balkaur Singh to meet Home Minister Amit Shah in Chandigarh today
Samples of 5-year-old girl from UP’s Ghaziabad collected for monkeypox testing: Official
- Samples of a 5-yr-old girl collected for testing for monkeypox, as a precautionary measure, as she had complaints of itching & rashes on her body: CMO Ghaziabad
- She has no other health issues & neither she nor any of her close contact travelled abroad in the past 1 month, CMO said.
- CMO of Ghaziabad said it was a precautionary measure, as she complained of itching and rashes on her body
Hyderabad rape case probe: Police make second arrest
Police makes second arrest in the rape case. One accused was arrested yesterday.
Daily Covid cases in India rises to nearly 4,000
- India reports single-day rise of 3,962 infections, 26 fatalities in the last 24 hours
- Number of active COVID-19 cases in India increases to 22,416
- Daily positivity rate (0.89%)
- Weekly Positivity Rate (0.77%)
Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes Kuwait
The ministry said the Kuwait National Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring 5 … southwest of al-Ahmadi, and it occurred at exactly 04:28:02 a.m. Kuwait time (0128 GMT), at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).