THE BIG STORY
G-7 Summit 2021: Member nations wrap up meet with promises on pandemic, climate change
At least 11 killed, 37 injured in gas explosion in China's Hubei province
The explosion took place at the Yanhu market in Shiyan when many residents were having breakfast or buying vegetables, South China Morning Post reported
Brexit spat: Britain calls European Union leaders' view on Northern Ireland 'offensive'
Britain and the EU are in a spat over post-Brexit trade arrangements that could see British sausages banned from entering Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that borders the 27-nation bloc
Texas shooting: Gunman wounds 13 in downtown Austin and escapes; probe launched
The shooting in Texas started just before 1.30 am (noon in India) along 6th Street, a popular entertainment district in Austin filled with bars and restaurants
US govt reverses Donald Trump-era policy to reject certain H-1B visa applications
The earlier policy had allowed immigration officers to reject H-1B visa applications instead of first issuing a notice of intent to deny to the applicants
Paris' Catholic diocese seeks more funds to restore, modernise interior of Notre-Dame
Several artists have already said they will donate their time and expertise for new artworks, and sponsors are being sought via the Notre-Dame Foundation as well as the American nonprofit Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Bitcoin mining is an energy guzzler and neither your office nor home computer are up to it
Mining is a central operation in the Bitcoin universe as it not only facilitates the creation of new Bitcoin but also keeps the entire Bitcoin system of recording transactions running
At largest emergency shelter in US, panic attacks highlight stress for migrant kids
Lawyers and advocates question why most of the children are at unlicensed shelters.
'Can feel the suffering': Sherpa guide uses savings to help colleagues during pandemic
About 1,71,000 visitors went trekking in 2019 spending days hiking, eating in cafés, staying in inns and buying gear and equipment. In 2020 and again this year there were hardly any.
Joe Biden, NATO call on Vladimir Putin to stop 'aggressive military activities'; China declared as security challenge
The US president is on an eight-day visit to Europe in which he is seeking to rally allies to speak with a single voice on countering Russia and China
India, China and Pakistan appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, says Swedish think tank study
The study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said that Russia and the US together possess over 90% of the estimated 13,080 global nuclear weapons
Endangered Sumatran Titan arum, also known as corpse flower, blooms for few hours at botanical gardens in Warsaw
The plant only grows in the wild in the rainforests of Sumatra, but it is endangered there due to deforestation. Cultivation at botanical gardens, where they are a great visitor attraction, has helped its preservation.
Wasabi, the Pekingese, wins Best in Show at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club competition
It was a poignant win that came after one of his co-owners, archaeologist Iris Love, died last year of COVID-19.
NATO expands meaning of Article 5 in its treaty to include threats from space
NATO’s collective defence clause has only been activated once, when the members rallied behind the US after the 11 September 2001 attacks.
Two COVID-19 vaccine doses highly effective against Delta variant, finds UK study
Two jabs of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped need for in-patient treatment by 96 percent while the Oxford/AstraZeneca stopped 92 percent.
Can't offer evidence when there is none: Chinese scientist on COVID-19 lab leak theory
US President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agencies to investigate the origin of the pandemic, including the lab leak theory.
COVID-19 virus moving faster than vaccines, G7 vaccine pledge not enough: WHO
Need clarity on the actual number of doses donated and how long it will take translate pledges into real impact and access.
Explainer: Why G7 spotlight on Xinjiang and Hong Kong has set China on edge
China's outburst came after the powerful grouping in a communique slammed Beijing over abuses against minorities in the Xinjiang region and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong
As China's Communist Party turns 100, a look at 10 events in the last century that marked the CCP
From elementary school essay competitions to patriotic films to an unending parade of speeches, banners, and news headlines, China is in the midst of celebrating the CCP's 100-year anniversary
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021: 73% of elderly faced abuse during lockdown; history and significance of day
Elder abuse is a global social issue that affects the physical and mental health of the older generation and diminishes their rights
AP photographers bag two major Pulitzers this year; captured pandemic pain and US civil unrest in pictures
The Associated Press' chief photographer in Spain, Emilio Morenatti, won the feature photography prize. Work by 10 AP photographers won the breaking news prize.
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CBSE Results 2021: Committee to submit Class 12 evaluation criteria report on 18 June
Students across the country are eagerly waiting for the evaluation criteria after the CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
Market Roundup: Sensex gains 221 points, Nifty closes at 15,869; Asian Paints, HDFC Life emerge as gainers
With broad-based buying in important sectors, the domestic market indices opened at a record high on Tuesday, 15 June
Sukhbir Singh Badal detained during protest outside Amarinder Singh’s residence
Badal and his party members were protesting to demand the removal of health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and demanded a probe by the CBI into alleged irregularities
At least five suspended BSP MLAs meet Akhilesh Yadav, trigger speculation of joining SP
At present, there are 18 Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Delhi govt's claim on implementation of 'one nation one ration card' misleading, Centre tells SC
In an affidavit, the Union government said the AAP government has implemented the 'one nation-one ration card' plan only in Circle 63 Seemapuri
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