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    Protests erupted in several parts of the country, including outside Delhi's Jama Masjid, with hundreds of people demanding the arrest of Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal over their controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

    UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who has often spoken of how under his rule the state has been rid of frequent riots, on Saturday issued a stern warning against anti-social activities. In May, the Maharashtra government gave its nod to give ex-gratia to 1.81 lakh kin of those who died of COVID-19 related complications. Kashmiri Pandits have alleged that the J&K administration and the Centre have failed to ensure the community's safety. Scores of families have already left the Valley. The Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti - an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits who stayed back in the Valley even after the exodus in the late 1980s - has sought intervention of the high court. online casino philippines no deposit bonus The president said that since its inception, as a representative body of industry, trade and commerce, the Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh has been promoting industrialisation, trade and entrepreneurship in the state. The first phase was started in October 2021 under which fortified rice was supplied through Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman-PM POSHAN (erstwhile Mid-Day Meal Scheme). Delhi on Friday had logged 345 Covid cases and zero death while the positivity rate was 1.88 per cent. On Thursday, 373 cases with a positivity rate of 1.85 per cent, while two new deaths were reported. The Minister informed that 300 samples were sent to the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad of which 12 tested positive for the subvariants. "Today morning we got info from CDFD that BA.4, and BA5 variants of COVID cases have been detected. So far 4 persons tested BA.4 variant positive while 8 people tested positive for BA.5 variant," he said on Sunday. At around 10:15 am, Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives during 'Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan' in Navsari. At around 12:15 pm, he will inaugurate AM Naik Healthcare Complex and Nirali Multi Speciality Hospital in Navsari, as per the Prime Minister's Office. "Word of the Era! Merriam Webster Dictionary says they are watching the increasing use of this term (along with 'doomsurfing'). Increased consumption of predominantly negative news could have psychological ill effects, in addition to causing political depression...," Tharoor tweeted with a screenshot of the word 'doomscrolling' and its meaning., Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing for the ED, argued that the matter is at a nascent stage and the agency has only registered an ECIR and that there was no apprehension of the arrest.
    Director General of Police, Assam Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, has formally launched the "Special Cells for Women & Community Approach" in Assam for 10 police stations, one each in Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Nagaon, Kamrup (Rural), Karbi Anglong, Cachar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts.
    Harini Logan, a 14-year-old Indian-American eighth-grader from Texas, barely took a breath as she correctly spelled 22 words during a marathon, first-of-its-kind 90-second spell-off to win the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, beating Vikram Raju in the prestigious contest where children of Indian origin have ruled the roost.

    IT ministry has sought public comment on amendments to IT rules that took effect last year, aiming to regulate content and spur firms to respond faster to legal requests to remove posts and give details of message originators.

    CBIC to destroy roughly 42,000 kilograms of narcotics across 14 locations in India, the Ministry of Finance said in a press release. Narcotics would be destroyed across 14 locations including Guwahati, Mumbai, and Siliguri. The Drug Destruction Day will be marked as part of the ministry's 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' events to commemorate India's 75th anniversary of independence, the ministry said in a press release.

    The 61-year-old businessman has been directed to vacate his Pune-based residential property.
    ( Originally published on 2022-06-29 20:33:37 )