Delhi scorches at 48 degree celcius


Temperature reached 48 degree Celsius for the first time in the history of Delhi on Monday. Temperature in the Palam area was recorded at 48.0 degree. This is the first time, when the summer has hit such a high in Delhi in the month of June. Mercury in the capital was 47.8 on Sunday. Temperatures in Delhi’s Safdarjung reached 45.6 ...

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Integration of Brahmos missiles into Sukhoi jets fast-tracked


In a strategically significant move, the government has decided to fast-track integration of Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles into over 40 Sukhoi fighter jets under a closely-guarded project. Official sources said the decision to speed up implementation of the “strategic” project was taken nearly six weeks after the Balakot air strikes and subsequent Pakistani retaliation. State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd ...

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Ranchi to host main event on Yoga Day, PM to attend


Jharkhand capital Ranchi will be the venue for the main event for International Yoga Day on June 21 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend it, AYUSH Ministry officials said Saturday. The event will be held at the Prabhat Tara ground and around 30,000 people are expected to participate in it, they said. On June 13, there will be a ...

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Delhi doctor detained in Kanpur kidney racket case


A doctor of a private hospital in Delhi has been detained by the Kanpur police in connection with its probe into a kidney racket, which was busted in February, an official said Saturday. “Dr Dipak Shukla was detained in Delhi on Friday night and has been brought to Kanpur for investigation,” Superintendent of Police (Crime), Kanpur, Rajesh Yadav, told PTI ...

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Monsoon hits Kerala coast: IMD


After a delay of a week, monsoon hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, marking the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country. “Monsoon has made an onset over Kerala today (June 8),” said India Meteorological Department’s Director General-designate Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. Several parts of Kerala have started receiving a good amount of rainfall. The news will augur well ...

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Four held for robbing employee of 840 gms gold jewellery


This heist seemed straight from a movie and the four protagonists included a woman law student who landed in the police dragnet. The gang engineered an accident to rob a jewellery shop employee of 840 grams gold in Coimbatore on Tuesday, police said. The employee was going on his two-wheeler with the gold jewellery when he was rammed by a ...

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Kathua judgment likely on June 10


The judgment in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be delivered on June 10, nearly a year after the trial began in a court in Pathankot, special public prosecutor J K Chopra said Monday. The day-to-day in-camera trial began in the first week of June last year at the district ...

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Man held with 25 bullets at Delhi airport

A US-bound passenger was apprehended by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying 25 bullets in his baggage, an official said Monday. A Central Industrial Security Force officer, deputed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to scan the baggage of commuters, detected bullet-like objects on the X-ray monitor while checking the bag of passenger Deepak Kumar Saxena ...

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IAF aircraft with 13 people on board goes missing


An AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 13 people on board lost contact with ground agencies around 35 minutes after it took off from Jorhat in Assam on Monday, official sources said The aircraft got airborne at around 12:25 PM and lost all contacts with ground staff at around 1 PM, they said A total of eight ...

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Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India’s first woman FM


Nirmala Sitharaman Friday broke the glass ceiling again as she became the first full-time woman Finance Minister, who will present Modi 2.0 government’s maiden Budget that should look to take out the country from slowing growth, create jobs, attract investments and tackle banking sector woes. Sitharaman’s first day in office was greeted by GDP growth rate slowing down to five-year ...

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