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West Bengal Governor meets HM Amit Shah. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and is believed to have briefed him about the law and order situation in the state, where several incidents of violence were reported after the recent assembly elections.

West Bengal Governor meets HM Amit Shah

This is the first meeting between Dhankhar and Shah after Mamata Banerjee retained power in West Bengal following the Trinamool Congress' victory in the in the state assembly polls. "The Governor of West Bengal, Shri @jdhankhar1 met Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah," tweeted the home minister's office along with a picture of both Dhankhar and Shah. Sources said the governor briefed the home minister about the prevailing law and order situation in West Bengal. AAP govt makes fresh bid to get L-G's nod for doorstep delivery of ration scheme. Police files supplementary charge sheet in Republic Day violence case against Sidhu, others. Fuel price hiked again; petrol nearing century mark across country. Fuel prices increased again across the country on Wednesday adding more misery for the common man already grappling with rising food prices amidst shrinking income.

Fuel price hiked again; petrol nearing century mark across country

With this rise, petrol prices have reached very close to hitting the century-mark all across the country extending the scope of historic high prices that had already made the fuel rate cross the Rs 100 per litre mark in certain cities and towns of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. On Wednesday, the oil marketing companies (OMCs) raised the price of petrol and diesel between 12-25 per litre across the four metros. Accordingly, the price of petrel increased by 25 paisa per litre to Rs 96.66 per litre and diesel by 13 paisa per litre to Rs 87.41 per litre in Delhi. In Mumbai, where petrol prices crossed Rs 100 mark for the first time ever on May 29, the fuel price reached new high of Rs 102.82 per litre on Wednesday.

Delhi receives fresh stock of Covid vaccines: Atishi. With Delhi receiving fresh stock of COVID-19 vaccines from the Centre, people in the 18-44 age group can now book their slot on the CoWIN app for inoculation at government-run facilities, AAP MLA Atishi said on Wednesday.

Delhi receives fresh stock of Covid vaccines: Atishi

Issuing the daily vaccination bulletin, the MLA from Kalkaji said that the city has received 62,160 Covaxin doses and 1,73,340 Covishield doses on Tuesday, taking the total number of doses available for the age group to 2,55,000. This comes a day after half of the Covid vaccination centres for the 18-44 age group were closed on Tuesday due to the shortage of vaccines. Sisodia reviews pilot project by school students under Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wedneday reviewed a pilot project undertaken by the students of a government school in Khichripur using the seed money provided under the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum.

Sisodia reviews pilot project by school students under Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum

A total of 41 students of School of Excellence are being mentored by 11 MBA students of Delhi Technological University (DTU). Seven projects have been planned and implemented by these students using the seed money of Rs 1,000 each. "We launched the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum in 2019 with the idea of building an entrepreneurial mindset in our students so they can become job providers instead of job seekers and help in contributing to our economy," Sisodia said. Centre has denied approval to Delhi govt committee to probe deaths due to oxygen shortage: Sisodia.

Rajnath to speak at regional security meet on Wednesday. Rahul Gandhi urges everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible. J'khand extends lockdown-like restrictions till June 24;some curbs eased. The Jharkhand government on Tuesday extended COVID-related lockdown-like restrictions till June 24 with some relaxations, including opening of shopping malls and departmental stores till 4 pm,an official said.

J'khand extends lockdown-like restrictions till June 24;some curbs eased

Earlier, only shops were allowed till 4 pm and not the shopping malls and departmental stores. Inter-state and Intra-state bus transport shall remain prohibited except for the buses specifically used by the district administration till June 24 morning, as per a statement from the state government. E-passes will be mandatory for inter-state and inter- district movement in private vehicles but for movement within the district, no e-passes will be required.

But, religious places will remain closed for the devotees like earlier and so are the educational institutions. COVID-19: India records 60,471 new cases. AAP will contest all seats in Gujarat in 2022 polls: Kejriwal. Record High: India's WPI inflation zooms to 12.94% in May. Base effect, along with high transportation fuel cost, lifted India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to record high levels in May.

Record High: India's WPI inflation zooms to 12.94% in May

Accordingly, WPI rose by 12.94 per cent in May from a rise of 10.49 per cent in April. This is the highest rate of WPI inflation in the current series. Farmers across India suffering due to Centre's indifference: Mamata. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said farmers across the country are suffering due to the Centre's indifference, and vowed to fight for the welfare of the "very backbone" of society.

Farmers across India suffering due to Centre's indifference: Mamata

Banerjee also said the day marked the 10th year of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill that was passed in the assembly after a "long struggle". "Today, it pains me that across the nation our farmer brethren are suffering owing to the indifference of the Centre. Ayodhya land deal: Sisodia alleges 'scam' by Ram temple trust. Daily COVID-19 count in India remains below one lakh mark. India reported 80,834 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest after 71 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 4.25 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

Daily COVID-19 count in India remains below one lakh mark

With the fresh cases, the country's tally of cases has climbed to 2,94,39,989. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,70,384 with 3,303 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. BJP works to strengthen its social arithmetic ahead of UP assembly polls. Joining hands with smaller parties with a political base in different castes was a part of the BJP strategy as it won big in Uttar Pradesh in the 2017 assembly polls and 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

BJP works to strengthen its social arithmetic ahead of UP assembly polls

The saffron party is again working to stitch up a strong social alliance as it prepares for the state elections slated for early next year. With senior party leader and Union minister Amit Shah reaching out to the leaders of Apna Dal (S) and Nishad Party, both BJP allies but disaffected over the issue of their representation in the government, and Congress leader Jitin Prasada joining the saffron party, the ruling party seems to be taking measures to get its arithmetic right. While Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal has not spoken on her meeting with Shah, Sanjay Nishad of Nishad Party made it clear that his party wants representation in the state government to “fulfil” the aspirations of the marginalised communities it draws its support from. 11 killed, 37 injured in gas explosion in China. Delhi unlock: Restaurants to reopen with 50 pc capacity; malls, markets to open daily, says Kejriwal. Ensure adequate vaccine supply instead of preventing states from sharing stock info: Sisodia to Centre.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said the central government should focus on ensuring an adequate supply of vaccines to all states instead of preventing them from sharing information regarding the remaining stocks.

Ensure adequate vaccine supply instead of preventing states from sharing stock info: Sisodia to Centre

His remarks came a day after the Centre wrote to states and union territories advising them not to share the data of the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system on vaccine stocks and the temperature of vaccine storage in the public domain, saying it is "sensitive information and to be used only for programme improvement". In a tweet, Sisodia said, "Am amazed at the order of Central Govt that prevents states from sharing information regarding vaccine stocks! The Central Govt needs to focus on ensuring adequate supply of vaccine to all, rather than hiding the true position of vaccine availability from the public.

" The Delhi government shares information on vaccine stocks and doses administered every day through a vaccination bulletin. Nadda lauds Modi govt for measures to fight Covid. The way the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepared itself to fight Covid is "admirable" and reflects India's strength, BJP president J P Nadda said on Thursday, citing the ramping up of medical infrastructure in the country to laud the Centre.

While noting that the country faced shortage of medical oxygen as the pandemic surged, he said Modi left no stone unturned to meet the shortfall in a week by rallying resources through "earth, air and water", a reference to its transportation through all available means. In an address after inaugurating the BJP's office building in Arunachal Pradesh through a virtual event, Nadda said medical oxygen's production rose to 9,446 MT from 900 MT. He also expressed condolences to those who lost their loved ones to the pandemic, and said Covid is the biggest pandemic of the century. "We feel happy at the way the Indian government under Modi prepared itself to fight COVID-19. 11 killed in Mumbai house collapse. PM Modi to attend outreach sessions of G7 summit.

Delhi hospital official apologises to staff over controversial 'no Malayalam' circular. The nursing superintendent of GB Pant Hospital here has apologised for issuing a controversial circular that barred nursing staff from speaking in Malayalam on duty, saying he had "no intention to disrespect any Indian language, region, or religion". The hospital had withdrawn the circular, which asked the nursing staff to converse only in Hindi and English, on Sunday, saying it was issued “without any instruction or knowledge of the hospital administration and the Delhi government”. In a letter to the medical director of the hospital on Monday, the nursing superintendent explained the reasons behind issuing the circular and said it was issued in "a positive sense and there was no bad intention against Malayalam-speaking staff".

"In fact, the circular was misinterpreted and I didn't even get a chance to explain the same," he said. The official said he had acted on the basis of complaints received on May 31, June 1 and June 2. Free vax for 18-44 age group in Delhi from June 21: Kejriwal. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that people between 18-44 age group will also be included in - 'Jahaan Vote, Wahaan Vaccine' from June 21 as the Centre has announced to provide Covid jabs for youth free of cost.

Kejriwal's remarks came during a visit to inspect ongoing vaccination drives for people above 45 years at Sarvodaya Vidyalaya located at Lancer Road. The AAP-led Delhi government has started administering Covid jabs for those above 45 age groups at polling booths in each municipal ward. However, as of now this vaccination drive is being conducted in just a few municipal wards only, which will be extended to all 280 wards in the national capital in coming days. Earlier, Delhi government has been inviting people to get vaccine doses at nearest government-schools, apart from government-run hospitals and health care centers, and now these centers are being shifted to polling booths in municipal wards.

Police trace Delhi rapper who went missing after posting suicide note on social media. Farmer leaders to meet Mamata to elicit support for stir. Kejriwal urges Modi to allow Delhi govt to provide free rations. Amid the escalating political fight over the controversial 'ration at doorstep' scheme following the Centre's objections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to draw his attention to the matter. The Centre has blocked the scheme launched by the Delhi government to help provide subsidised foodgrains at home. Kejriwal, who is also the National Convener of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), wrote a fresh letter two days after he had requested Modi to allow his government to distribute subsidised foodgrains and items in packed bundles at the doorstep of people in Delhi.

During a press conference on June 6, Kejriwal asked, "If pizza can be delivered at home, why not ration. " Kejriwal on Saturday reiterated that he has been fighting against the 'ration mafia' for the last 17 years and had faced difficulties. UP govt announces relaxations in Covid curfew. With active COVID-19 cases below the 600-mark in all 75 districts of the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to give relaxations in the coronavirus curfew.

"There will be relaxation in coronavirus curfew in all the districts of the state from Wednesday onwards, from 7 am to 7 pm, for five days as the active Covid cases have come below 600," an official spokesman said. The night curfew from 7 pm to 7 am and weekend curfew (for entire day) will, however, continue in all the districts, he said. In a high-level meeting convened through virtual medium on Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the COVID-19 situation and decided to give the relaxations in the Covid curfew. Why govt used COVID-19 data as 'propaganda tool' rather than to stop virus, asks Priyanka Gandhi. Take strict action against those behind "heinous crime" at Agra hospital: Rahul Gandhi. Kalra committed white-collar crime: Delhi Police to court in O2 concentrator black marketing case. Delhi records around 900 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. CRPF DG Kuldiep Singh gets additional charge of National Investigation Agency. Delhi to get 5.5 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses for 18-44 age group in June: Sisodia.

Govt dismisses NYT report on COVID-19 toll, terms it completely baseless. Delhi hospital reports 'first-ever' white fungus case causing severe damage to entire intestine. Petrol crosses Rs 100/litre in Thane, hits Rs 99.94 in Mumbai. MHA orders continuation of Covid guidelines till June-end; asks states to focus on local curb strategy. Protest flags, slogans and marches as farmers observe 'black day' to mark 6 months of stir. Milkha Singh admitted to hospital due to Covid. Team India must come together to fight COVID-19: Delhi CM Kejriwal. Sputnik V-makers have agreed to supply vaccine to Delhi: Kejriwal. Death toll from Congo volcano eruption rises to at least 32. Confident that India will continue to shape big debates of our times: EAM Jaishankar.

Aim to comply with IT rules, working to implement operational processes: Facebook. Navneet Kalra's bail plea hearing adjourned to May 28 in oxygen concentrator case. Bharat Biotech submitted 90 per cent of documents to WHO for emergency use listing for Covaxin: Sources. Vaccination halted at all 400 sites for 18-44 age group in Delhi: Sisodia. Delhi Police raids Twitter offices in Delhi and Gurgaon in connection with 'COVID toolkit' probe. Final decision on Class 12 exams to be based on 'widest possible' consultation: Govt sources ' PM Modi to review preparations to deal with cyclone Yaas. Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar sent to 6-day police remand.

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar arrested in wrestler murder case. Cyclone with wind speed of 155-165 kmph may hit Bengal-Odisha coasts on May 26. India will be in a position to vaccinate its adult population by end of 2021: Harsh Vardhan. PM Modi turning emotional shows his pain at people losing loved ones to COVID: Vardhan. COVID: Total count of vaccine doses administered in Delhi crosses 50L-mark, says DyCM. Samyukta Kisan Morcha writes to PM to resume talks over farm laws. Kejriwal gives Rs 1 crore aid to family of deceased 'corona warrior' Telangana declares Black Fungus as notifiable disease under Epidemic Act. Strategy to deal with COVID-19 should be dynamic, innovative: PM.

Cyclone Tauktae: Death toll in Gujarat goes up to 53. Special task force will be formed to protect children from third COVID wave: Kejriwal. Cyclone Tauktae death toll climbs to 45 in Gujarat: Official. PM Modi undertakes aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas. Kejriwal appeals Centre to cancel flights from Singapore over virus strain ‘very dangerous' for kids. Covid vaccination drive organised for journalists in Gurugram. Wrestler murder case: Court to pronounce order on Sushil Kumar's anticipatory bail plea. Delhi has less than a day's stock of Covaxin for 45-plus age group: Atishi. Court sends Kalra for three days in police custody in oxygen concentration black marketing case. PM Modi speaks to Uddhav Thackeray on Cyclone Tauktae related situation in state.

Oxygen supply streamlining at Goa hospital: Health minister. Cyclone Tauktae: Shah stresses on protection of COVID hospitals, oxygen plants. COVID-19: Lockdown extended in Delhi by another week. Mamata writes to Modi, urges him to be fair and quick in PSA plant allotment. The endgame in Afghanistan. Delhi govt to provide financial help to families which lost earning members to COVID: CM. PNB scam: Court issues show cause notice to Nirav Modi. PM missing along with vaccines, oxygen, medicines: Rahul. Decoding the Bengal election. Rakul Preet Singh starts fundraiser to help Covid patients. Delhi has run out of Covaxin stock for 18-44 age group, will have to shut 125 centres: AAP MLA. Petrol, diesel price rise again; petrol above Rs 100-mark in many districts of MP, Maha & Raj.

Kejriwal asks Centre to share vaccine formula with other companies to scale up production. PM Modi speaks to CMs of four state on COVID situation. Domestic travel bans can spike Covid-19 cases: Researchers. Limited stock of Covid drug Tocilizumab imported, allocated to states. Oxygen tankers from Thailand arrive in India, more to come from Singapore, Dubai. Free COVID-19 vaccine for those age above 18 years in Delhi: CM. Deaths being under-reported, alleges Rahul Gandhi. Making efforts to airlift oxygen from Odisha: Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal says Centre has raised Delhi's oxygen quota. Urge Centre to urgently provide oxygen to Delhi, some hospitals left with just a few hours of it: CM.

Former PM Manmohan Singh tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to AIIMS. Less than 100 ICU beds vacant in Delhi hospitals, situation worsening every moment: CM Kejriwal. Kejriwal to hold meeting over COVID-19 situation. Night Curfew Hours Extended in 10 UP Cities. Cong always striving towards achieving Ambedkar's path of building strong India without discrimination: Sonia. Lockdown?: Maha Set To Announce New Guidelines, Says Minister.