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As many as 5,493 coronavirus cases were reported in last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,64,626. This is the fourth straight day that Maharashtra witnessed a biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases. The death toll in the state has surged to 7,429. A total of 86,575 coronavirus patients have made recovery in Maharashtra.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:02 pm on 28 Jun
The total number of patients who have recovered from coronavirus in Delhi has reached 52,607 after 3,306 new patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours. As many as 2,889 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Delhi in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 83,077. Active cases stand at 27,847.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:04 pm on 28 Jun
SC allows Rajasthan to hold Class 10 board exams on June 29 and 30
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
The remaining examinations for Class 10 students of Rajasthan state board will be held as per schedule on June 29 and 30 after the Supreme Court declined a plea filed by a student's mother seeking cancellation in view of Covid-19 pandemic. A three-judge bench of the top court headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar had held a special hearing on Sunday.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:06 pm on 28 Jun
Akshay once made fun of my dusky skin colour: 'Saugandh' co-star
short by Daisy Mowke / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Actress Shanthi Priya, who starred with Akshay Kumar in 'Saugandh' and 'Ikke Pe Ikka', alleged he made fun of her skin colour on set. "Because I wore...stockings, my knees were looking darker...In front of [100 people], Akshay said 'She has...blood clots on her legs'," she added. "I asked him about...blood clots...and he said 'look at your knees'," said Shanthi Priya.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:50 pm on 28 Jun
TN COVID-19 tally crosses 82,000 with 3,940 new cases on Sunday
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Tamil Nadu has recorded 3,940 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases there to 82,275, said the state's Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday. Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1,079 with 54 more dying of the virus in last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu currently has 35,656 active COVID-19 cases.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:16 pm on 28 Jun
Delhi govt to convert 1 banquet hall per district to COVID-19 centre
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Delhi government has proposed that one banquet hall with capacity of over 100 beds in each district of the national capital, be converted to COVID-19 centre. These centres will be attached to a dedicated COVID-19 hospital in Delhi, said a government order. The decision came after first such facility was started in the Central district on June 24.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:32 pm on 28 Jun
PM CARES Fund received donations from Chinese companies: Congress
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Sunday alleged that Chinese companies donated to the PM CARES Fund for fight against COVID-19. "If the PM of India will compromise his position by accepting donations of hundreds of crores from Chinese companies, how will he defend the country against the Chinese aggression? PM (Narendra) Modi needs to answer", said Singhvi.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:13 pm on 28 Jun
Withdraw statement on Galwan Valley: Ashok Gehlot to PM Modi
short by Apaar Sharma / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has asked PM Narendra Modi to withdraw his statement which he gave at an all-party meeting after the Galwan Valley face-off with China. "The way the PM told the Opposition at the meeting that China did not intrude into our land and capture any post, he knowingly or unknowingly gave a certificate to China," said Gehlot.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:14 pm on 28 Jun
Stock up LPG cylinders to last 2 months in Kashmir: Govt to firms
short by Apaar Sharma / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
A government order has asked oil marketing companies to stock up two months' supply of LPG cylinders in Kashmir valley. According to the order, an advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu passed directions "to ensure sufficient stocks of LPG...as the supply of the same gets affected due to closure of the National Highway on account of frequent landslides".
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:42 pm on 28 Jun
Seventeen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg accused world leaders of taking selfies with her to "look good". Naming German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Greta said Merkel queued for a selfie at an event and asked whether she could post their photo on social media. "Perhaps it makes them forget the shame of their generation letting all future generations down," Greta added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:40 pm on 28 Jun
The UK government on Sunday said it's planning to impose localised lockdowns in some regions reporting a rise in coronavirus cases. "With local flare-ups it is right we have a localised solution in terms of infection control," Home Secretary Priti Patel said. Leicester, a city with a large Indian-origin population, could be the first place to face local lockdown measures.
short by Shailesh / 11:23 pm on 28 Jun
COVID-19 disruption an opportunity for firms to re-invent: UBI MD
short by Anushka Dixit / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Union Bank of India MD Rajkiran Rai G said the current disruptions due to COVID-19 is an opportunity for companies to "re-strategise and re-invent". "See for new geographies to serve, you can launch new products, see for strategic tie-ups wherever possible," he said. Rai added that banking industry will need to innovate and look beyond ways that are usually adopted.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:50 pm on 28 Jun
New Zealand's isolation facilities are under "extreme stress" and have failed to keep pace with the increased volume of returnees, a government review revealed. PM Jacinda Ardern ordered the review after two coronavirus positive women were allowed to leave a facility without being tested. They were New Zealand's first COVID-19 cases after it declared itself COVID-19 free on June 8.
short by Shailesh / 10:31 pm on 28 Jun
Talking about the upcoming tour of England, Pakistan batting coach and former cricketer Younis Khan said that England pacer Jofra Archer "is a real match-winner and a threat". "Archer has bite in his bowling and his high arm action is very good...I've told the batsmen to play on the back foot because his in-swinger can be very dangerous," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:57 pm on 28 Jun
City will give Liverpool the guard of honour they deserve: Guardiola
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that his team will give Liverpool a guard of honour when they'll face the Premier League champions next week. "Always we receive Liverpool, when they came to our house, in an incredible way. They cannot complain...they deserve it," he added. Liverpool have won the Premier League title for first time in their history.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:26 pm on 28 Jun
On the criticism of Novak Djokovic over organising Adria Tour, ex-world number eight Janko Tipsarevic said that British media who are trying to "hang" Djokovic are the "biggest hypocrites". "A photo was published...where everyone is close...Liverpool fans [are] celebrating," he added. "Americans...are destroying Novak, but what will happen to US Open if players test positive?" he asked.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:06 pm on 28 Jun
Andy Murray pulls out of Battle of Brits 3rd place match
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
Former world number one British tennis player Andy Murray has pulled out of the third-place play-off in the Battle of the Brits exhibition tournament reportedly due to a shin injury. Murray, who played four matches in five days since his first competitive outing since November last year, was due to face Cameron Norrie after losing the semi-final match Dan Evans.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:55 pm on 28 Jun
E-commerce startup DealShare's Co-founder Vineet Rao said there has been a "behaviour shift from e-commerce being just a convenience to a necessity". "Once behaviour starts forming and consumers start appreciating the benefits...that's going to give disproportionate benefits in the post-COVID-19 world for players like us," Rao said. He added that the behaviour shift has been happening rapidly.
short by Anushka Dixit / 09:46 pm on 28 Jun
Maruti Suzuki Chairman R C Bhargava said it's important to make Indian manufacturing more competitive and widespread to reduce Chinese imports. It's not in anyone's "commercial interest to continue to import", Bhargava said. Importing products overtime is expensive as the rupee gets weaker and items are imported because "you really have little choice in the matter", he added.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:33 pm on 28 Jun
Man stabbed to death by group in Mumbai's Dharavi, 3 arrested
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 28 Jun 2020,Sunday
A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death with swords and knives by a group of at least 18 people in Mumbai's Dharavi early on Saturday. Three of the attackers have been arrested and a manhunt was launched for the others, said Mumbai Zone 5 DCP Niyati Thaker. The attack took place owing to enmity between victim and the main accused.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:19 pm on 28 Jun
Hong Kong Police said that at least 53 people were arrested after scuffles broke out at a protest against China's proposed national security law. Chinese lawmakers reviewed a draft of the proposed legislation during a meeting held by the standing committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), state media Xinhua reported on Sunday.
short by Shailesh / 10:55 pm on 28 Jun
Iceland's President Gudni Johannesson has been re-elected with 92.2% of the 1,68,821 votes cast in the election, according to final results released on Sunday. "This result of this election is, to me, proof of the fact that my fellow Icelanders...have approved of how I have approached this office," Johannesson said. The turnout for the election was 66.9%, AFP reported.
short by Shailesh / 11:31 pm on 28 Jun
Unemployment in Britain could drop to a level not seen since the 1980s if the government doesn't provide support, Labour Party said. If support isn't provided from August, one million people could be jobless, increasing the total number to 3.8 million from the current 2.8 million. In 1984, unemployment in UK reached 3.3 million when Margaret Thatcher was the PM.
short by Anushka Dixit / 11:29 pm on 28 Jun
US President Donald Trump claimed that he wasn't briefed about Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American soldiers after a New York Times report said that Trump was informed about the finding. "Everybody is denying it and there have not been many attacks on us," Trump tweeted. He urged NYT to reveal its source.
short by Shailesh / 11:27 pm on 28 Jun
British Airways will remove 350 pilots, mostly those who worked from Gatwick airport in London, and place 300 others in a "pool" for rehire when required, reports said. Pilots in the "pool" will remain on half-pay while other operating flight crew will take a 15% pay cut. Reportedly, the pilots are expected to be rehired in 18 to 24 months.
short by Anushka Dixit / 09:50 pm on 28 Jun
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