Day: June 26, 2021

Theories abound on why a Florida condo high-rise collapsed

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — From sinkholes to concrete-weakening saltwater intrusion, theories abound on what caused a Florida beachside condominium tower to collapse with no warning. The Champlain Towers South building in Surfside that partially went down was in the midst of its 40-year recertification process, which requires detailed […]

Lt Governor chairs series of meetings with Covid Task Force, DCs, SPs

Cases down but cannot relax yet; Increase Testing & Vaccination; Save both Lives & Livelihoods through robust mechanism on the ground: LG to Senior officials Extend assistance to Vulnerable Sections, Families, Health Workers; Beneficiaries under SASCM should be provided with Govt benefits on priority: LG to DCs, SPs […]

Biden vows ‘sustained’ help as Afghanistan drawdown nears

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday promised Afghanistan’s top leaders a “sustained” partnership even as he moves to accelerate winding down the United States’ longest war amid escalating Taliban violence. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chair of the High Council for National Reconciliation, met at […]

India’s richest state shuts malls, cinemas as new variant spreads

BENGALURU, June 25 – India’s richest state on Friday ordered malls and cinema halls to close as it scrambles to control a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus that has scuppered plans to ease lockdown measures. At least 20 cases in Maharashtra state have been found linked to […]

Delta, Kappa variants surge in Italy to nearly 17% of cases, says health institute

MILAN, June 25 – The Delta and Kappa coronavirus variants have surged in Italy in the past month, accounting for nearly 17% of total COVID-19 cases, the national health institute ISS said on Friday. The Delta variant, originally detected in India, was becoming dominant, it said. “Cases of […]

Three killed, five seriously injured in Germany knife attack

BERLIN, June 25 – Three people were killed and five seriously injured in a knife attack in southern Germany on Friday by a 24-year-old Somali immigrant, described by officials as having been placed under compulsory psychiatric treatment in recent days. Police stopped and arrested the attacker in the […]

PM’s message on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

DELHI, JUNE 26: Today, on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I laud all those working at the grassroots to eliminate the menace of drugs from our society. Every such effort to #SaveLives is vital. After all, drugs bring with it darkness, destruction and devastation.  Let […]

DRDO successfully test fires Enhanced Pinaka Rocket

DELHI, JUNE 26: Continuing the development of Artillery Rocket Systems, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired extended range version of indigenously developed Pinaka rocket from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) on 24th and 25th June 2021 at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.   […]

India’s COVID19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 31 cr

61.19 lakh vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours India reports 48,698 New Cases in the last 24 hours India’s Active Caseload further declines to 5,95,565; less than 6 lakhs after 86 days Daily Recoveries outnumber Daily New Cases for 44th consecutive day Recovery Rate increases to 96.72% […]

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