Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), June 17 (ANI): Long queues were seen outside BevCo outlet (Kerala State Beverages Corporation) in Thiruvananthapuram as liquor outlets and bars re-opened from June 17 in Kerala. Liquor shops are allowed to function from 9 am-7 pm. Kerala government decided to ease COVID-induced lockdown restrictions from today.
On Wednesday, India's indigenous COVID vaccine Covaxin submitted its phase-3 clinical trial results to the World Health Organization (WHO) for clearance. According to sources, the WHO will evaluate Covaxin's application for approval on June 23. Furthermore, according to BBL, Covaxin will proceed through phase-4 studies to ensure that the vaccines meet every stringent scientific criterion for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality required for emergency use permission. Vaccine prices have been restricted at Rs 780 per dose for Covishield, Rs 1,410 for Covaxin, and Rs 1,145 for Sputnik V, with vaccines being administered free of charge at government centers beginning June 21.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to conduct a detailed inquiry into the alleged supply of anti-Covid drugs by MLA Zeeshan Siddique and actor Sonu Sood, in response to requests on social media, noting that allocation of such drugs.
New Delhi, June 17(ANI): Vegetable and Fruit Trade affected in wholesale markets in Delhi due to COVID-19. Vegetable vendors at Gazipur Sabzi Mandi said that lesser footfall of customers at the market is affecting their business. A vendor said, "situation is bad, there is no work. Customers are not coming to the market. Prices keep fluctuating, sometimes vegetables rot away." Whereas the fruits sellers at Okhla Mandi also said that the sale of mangoes has dropped this year as fewer customers are coming in at the market. A trader, Mohd Yameen said, "Our fruits are rotting away, we have fewer customers. There is no shortage of fruits but the buyers are fewer."
Reports of rape in purported Bengal post-poll violence are brought to NCW's attention suo moto. NCW chief Rekha Sharma said, 'Women are terrified there, terrified to talk.' Many women are receiving rape threats and want their daughters to leave the state since police are not taking adequate measures to protect them, according to Rekha Sharma, chairman of the women's rights organization. Fear of retaliation prevents victims from voicing their grievances. Many ladies told the NCW team led by Sharma that they were concerned about the safety of their daughters and wanted them to leave the state for their own protection.
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin arrived in Delhi on June 17. He is on a two-day visit to the national capital. CM Stalin will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today. This is the first time the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief will be meeting PM Modi after becoming the CM of Tamil Nadu.
In the latest update regarding the Mansukh Hiren death case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting a raid at former encounter specialist police officer Pradeep Sharma's residence in Mumbai's Andheri region. An NIA team along with armed CRPF personnel raided Sharma’s house located in J B Nagar in Andheri West this morning. NIA is also questioning the ex-officer regarding its probe into the ‘Antilia’ bomb scare case and Mansukh Hiran's murder. The two cases are linked with the Ambani bomb scare case which is being probed by NIA as well. Watch the full video to know more about this story and stay updated with the latest news and breaking stories only on Times Now.
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): India reported 67,208 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours. 2,330 deaths have been reported in the same duration, taking the toll to 3,81,903. The active cases has declined in the country to 8,26,740, lowest after 71 days. Meanwhile, 1,03,570 patients got recovered and discharged, taking overall recoveries to 2,84,91,670. A total of 26,55,19,251 vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), June 17 (ANI): Kerala Government has decided to unlock in graded manner from June 17 after decline in daily-reported cases. However, complete lockdown will continue on weekends here. Public transport will operate partially and shops selling essential goods will remain open from 7am-7pm. Kerala has 1,10,226 active cases till June 17.
Actress Swara Bhasker is one such actress who doesn't shy away from speaking her mind up in public. From her controversial tweets to her shocking revelations and statements, Swara has been on the upfront for a long time.
Chirag Paswan, the embattled Lok Janshakti Party chairman who has been marginalized by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, criticized the ruling Janta Dal (United) for causing a division in his party on Wednesday. He went on to say that the JD(U) has always attempted to split dalits and weaken its leaders. Chirag made an indirect jab at Nitish Kumar, saying that they are renowned for separating people. They were separated into two groups: backward and most backward. Chirag, according to JD(U) officials, played a key role in the defeat of JD(U) candidates in 46 seats in the 2020 elections. Listen in!
e-commerce with its own store that will sell merchandise from each of its original like ‘Stranger Things’. According to The Verge, which will be a accessible on Netflix.shop and will only be available in US for now. The store will feature merchandise and clothes with designs inspired by popular Netflix originals.
The warrant, which police said was aimed at gathering evidence for a case involving the national security law that Beijing imposed last year, raises further concerns about media freedoms in the Chinese-ruled city.It was the second time police have raided the Apple Daily headquarters; 200 officers went in last year to arrest Lai on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.The security law was Beijing's first major move to set China's most restive city on an authoritarian path. It punishes anything Beijing deems as subversion, secessionism, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.National security police said in a statement that five directors of a company had been arrested on suspicion of collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security.
The local distribution partner Dr Reddy's announced in a statement on Wednesday that the project launch of Russian Covid vaccination Sputnik V has now been expanded to nine more cities, enhancing its vaccine drive. It was initially exclusively available in Hyderabad. Also, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Baddi, Kolhapur, and Miryalaguda are among the new cities where the Sputnik V will be accessible. People cannot register for the Russian vaccine through the CoWIN portal yet, according to Dr. Reddy's, and that capability will be available only when the vaccine is commercially introduced. To know more, watch the full video!
Last month's deadly Mexico City train collapse was caused by a long list of structural issues.That’s according to preliminary finds announced on Wednesday by the city's head of public works, Jesus Esteva."The train collapse was caused by the following conditions: deficiencies in the construction process, the welding of bolts, porosity and the lack of fusion at the bolt-girder joint, a lack of Nelson bolts in the girders in the overpass construction, different types of concrete in the slab, and welding that was not finished or poorly executed."The collapse of the Line 12 metro route was Mexico’s biggest train accident in years.It killed 26 people and put pressure on close allies of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.That includes Mexico City Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, and her predecessor, now Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.Sheinbaum has faced questions about the line’s maintenance, while Ebrard is under fire over the line’s construction in 2012 during his term.Both are seen as possible successors to Lopez Obrador.The incident further put a spotlight on Carlos Slim, Latin America’s richest man.He owns Grupo Carso, the construction company that built the collapsed section of Line 12.Grupo Carso said in a statement that it would not comment until a final conclusion is published.Sheinbaum told media on Wednesday that further reports will come out in the next few months.
India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 2,97,00,313 with 67,208 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 2.84 crores, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
On Wednesday night, a fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. At least 20 fire trucks were dispatched to the scene. On the 9th story of the Convergence building, a fire broke out. So yet, no deaths or injuries have been recorded, and attempts are continuing to extinguish the fires. According to sources, it was a laboratory-only section with no patients. The laboratories and examination department are largely housed in the Convergence Block building. It is primarily a diagnostic facility with multifunctional labs, an examination area, and an in-built theater with AIIMS SET.
Dr. Amit Mitra, West Bengal Finance Minister had written a letter to the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the decisions taken by the GST council of the country. Replying to the same, in her interview with TIMES NOW, she explains the GST breakout between states and the center. She rebukes all the allegations made against her by the TMC minister, who called the council omnipotent and autocratic. He had slammed the center of introducing GST to the vaccines and Covid life-saving drugs instead of reducing their prices for various segments of the population. Watch the video to listen to Sitharaman’s response
Varanasi (UP), June 17(ANI): Varanasi received light showers on morning of June 17. Rains brought respite to people from scorching heat. 25.0 °C minimum temperature and 35.0 °C maximum temperature reported in Varanasi. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city will experience 'Generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers' today.
A Long March 2F rocket transporting the Shenzhou-12, or "Divine Vessel", bound for the space station module Tianhe blasted off at 9:22 a.m. Beijing time (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu province.Shenzhou-12 is the third of 11 missions - four of which will be crewed - needed to complete China's first full-fledged space station. Construction began in April with the launch of Tianhe, the first and largest of three modules.The astronauts Nie Haisheng, 56, Liu Boming, 54, and Tang Hongbo, 45, are to work and stay on Tianhe, the living quarters of the future space station, for three months. During their sojourn on the cylinder-like Tianhe, slightly bigger than a city bus, the three men will test the module's technologies including its life-support system.The men will also be monitored for how they fare in space physically and psychologically for an extended period of time. An upcoming mission to the space station will last six months.
Panchkula (Haryana), June 17 (ANI): In a unique initiative to keep the city clean, Panchkula Municipal Corporation has launched mini-dustbins for cars so that the commuters don’t drop the waste out of their vehicles. Panchkula Municipal Corporation has tied up with Haryana Navyuvak Kala Sangam NGO for the initiative. The NGO will provide the mini-dustbins to people at nominal prices. Mayor of Panchkula Municipal Corporation, Kulbhushan Goyal said, “To keep the city clean, we're launching several initiatives including biodegradable dustbins for cars.”
New Delhi, June 17 (ANII): A fire broke out on the 9th floor of AIIMS hospital in Delhi on night of June 16. Around 20-22 fire tenders rushed to spot. After hours of efforts, the blaze was brought under control. According to an official, “We have received the emergency call at 10:30 pm. There is no life involved. It was being used for COVID-19 sampling.” No injured or casualty reported in the incident.
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Amid the ongoing spat between the Centre and microblogging platform Twitter, the Principal Economic Advisor of the Union Finance Ministry Sanjeev Sanyal on June 16 said foreign companies must follow the national laws of India and the country should not allow digital colonization. Speaking to ANI, Sanjeev Sanyal said, "Companies domestic or foreign need to follow the national laws of India and that is particularly true when we are in a situation where foreign companies begin to take sides in internal political debates. In our long history, there are many instances of foreign players interfering in Indian internal policy matters. The obvious example is that of the East India Company where that interference in internal politics led to foreign colonization." “Now it may not happen physically this time around but even digital colonization is bad enough. So I think as Indians we should leave aside our personal political preferences and take this matter seriously and not have opinions on the matter. We should not allow foreign entities to interfere with our internal debates in any way. This is a very slippery slope and it can only end badly,” he added.