Earlier, former Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also dismissed rumours of Musharraf’s death, but said he is critical and on a ventilator support at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a claim rejected by the former military dictator family.
The 78-year-old self exiled Pervez Musharraf ruled Pakiatan from 1999 to 2008. He had come into power by removing the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a bloodless coup.
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UP protests: 109 people arrested so far
109 people arrested so far related to protests in different parts of UP. 38 from Saharanpur, 15 from Prayagraj, 24 from Hathras, 7 from Moradabad, 2 from Firozabad and 23 from Ambedkarnagar
Max temp settles at 43.5 deg C in Delhi
There was no let up in the heatwave conditions in the national capital, with the maximum temperature settling at 43.5 degrees celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Singapore logs 2,969 new COVID-19 cases
Singapore reported 2,969 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 13,35,625.
Rajya Sabha Election 2022
All three candidates of Congress – Pramod Tiwari, Mukul Wasnik and Randeep Surjewala – win from Rajasthan, tweets CM Ashok Gehlot
India’s space mission biggest recognition of Aatmanirbhar Bharat
– PM Modi
France wants Ukraine ‘victory’ in war against Russia
France wants Ukraine to win the war started by Moscow’s invasion, a presidential advisor said, after President Emmanuel Macron sparked controversy by suggesting Russia should not be humiliated.
Delhi Covid cases
Delhi reports 655 new COVID-19 cases, 419 recoveries and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours
China will ‘not hesitate to start war’ over Taiwan: Beijing to US
Beijing will not hesitate to start a war if Taiwan declares independence, China’s defence minister warned his US counterpart, the latest salvo between the superpowers over the island.
US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel
The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air travelers to the US take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights, easing one of the last remaining government mandates meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Sidhu Moosewala murder case
Delhi Police has identified 6 shooters: Special CP H S Dhaliwal (PTI)
Union minister Giriraj Singh asserts that there is need for anti-conversion law that is applicable to entire country
Indonesia Masters 2022: PV Sindhu out of competition
PV Sindhu crashes out of competition, loses to Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon in QFs
UN appeals for $47 mn for life-saving aid to Sri Lanka
The United Nations has made an appeal for USD 47.2 million to provide life-saving assistance to crisis hit Sri Lanka, as it noted that shortage of medicines and surgical consumables will ease in the medium term with the support of a credit line from India and other partners.
I suddenly received info about this worrisome (protest) incident… public of Jharkhand has always been very sensitive& tolerant… no need to panic. I appeal to everyone to refrain from participating in any activities that will lead to more such crimes
– Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren
Mid-day meals testing
Delhi govt to hire agency to test mid-day meals served in its schools to ensure that they meet prescribed standards of quality and nutritional value
Maharashtra COVID cases
3081 new COVID cases were reported today in the state while 1323 patients were discharged. With zero deaths today, active cases stood at 13,329
Mumbai Covid Cases
Mumbai reports 1,956 new Covid cases today. With zero deaths in the city, 763 patients recovered in last 24 hrs. Active cases stand at 9,191 till now
Mary Kom withdraws
Six-time World Champion Mary Kom has withdrawn from the ongoing Women’s Boxing Trials for the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to an injury she suffered yesterday, June 9
Industrial output grows 7.1% in April, says government data
Message from Pervez Musharraf’s Family
Message from Family: He is not on the ventilator. Has been hospitalized for the last 3 weeks due to a complication… https://t.co/topjH6OvM7
— Pervez Musharraf (@P_Musharraf) 1654864321000
Pervez Musharraf critical in UAE
Pakistan’s former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf is critical and on a ventilator support at a hospital in the UAE, his close aide and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said.
PM Modi at the launch of INSPACe in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Soon we will bring a new policy to encourage Ease of Doing Business in the space sector
Shell companies case
Jharkhand govt files SLP in SC challenging HC order on maintainability of PIL
Curfew in Ranchi
Curfew imposed in violence-hit areas of the city: Ranchi District Administration
Ukraine war risks 11 mn-19 mn more hungry people: FAO
- Reduced exports of wheat and other food commodities from Ukraine and Russia risk leaving between 11 million and 19 million more people with chronic hunger over the next year, the United Nations’ food agency said.
- The conflict in Ukraine has fuelled a global food crisis, with surging prices for grains, cooking oils, fuel and fertilizer. Russia and Ukraine account for nearly a third of global wheat supplies, while Russia is also a key fertilizer exporter and Ukraine a major supplier of corn and sunflower oil.
Google Maps to show air quality around you
Tech giant Google has rolled out a new feature for Google Maps that will now show the air quality layer in the US on both Android and iOS users. According to 9To5Google, this will show users what to expect, air-wise: whether it’s smoggy, smoky, otherwise bad, or simply wonderful.
Rajya Sabha Election 2022
Congress candidate from Haryana, Ajay Maken writes to the Election Commission of India, stating that the demand raised by BJP-JJP backed independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma be quashed and the results be declared at the earliest
Haryana Rajya Sabha polls | BJP-JJP backed independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma writes to Election Commission of India, demanding cancellation of votes of Congress MLAs Kiran Choudhry & BB Batra, due to “violation of the secrecy of votes in the Conduct of Election Rules 1961”
Bangladesh Muslims protest against India officials’ comments
Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to urge Muslim-majority nations to cut off diplomatic ties with India and boycott its products unless it punishes two governing party officials for comments deemed derogatory to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.The protesters also criticized Bangladesh’s government for not publicly criticizing the comments.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed to take strict actions against hooligans after incidents of stone-pelting broke out in various cities in the state. Officials like ACS Home Awanish Awasthi, acting DGP, ADG Law & Order, are monitoring the situation from police HQs.
Bank Of Maharashtra Ltd – Revises 1-Year MCLR To 7.70% From 7.40%
Amazon to pull out of high-stakes bidding battle for India cricket rights
- U.S. tech behemoth Amazon will not bid for rights to telecast India’s premier league cricket, projected to be worth more than 500 billion rupees ($6.4 billion), a source with knowledge of the company’s plans said on Friday.
- The decision comes just two days ahead of the bidding for the television and digital broadcast rights of the hugely popular Indian Premier League, a two-month tournament that usually takes place every April and May.
- Amazon had decided not to participate in the bidding as the company did not find it a viable option for growth in India, said the source, who sought anonymity as they were not authorised to speak to media on the issue.
Protests in UP cities over Prophet remark, stone-pelting in Prayagraj
- Protests broke out at several places in the state after the Friday prayers over now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s controversial remark on Prophet Mohammad recently.
- A senior official at the Uttar Pradesh Police headquarters in Lucknow said sloganeering took place in Saharanpur, Moradabad, Rampur and Lucknow.
- People raised slogans and pelted stones in the Atala area of Prayagraj after the Friday prayers ended.
Telangana: Protests take place outside Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad against the controversial remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma
#WATCH | Telangana: Protests take place outside Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad against the controversial remarks by susp… https://t.co/fFODy9S4lM
— ANI (@ANI) 1654856226000
Fire in UPSC building
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of Union Public Service Commission’s building on Shahjahan Road in central Delhi on Friday afternoon, officials said. The information regarding the blaze was received around 3.10 pm, following which four to five fire tenders were rushed to the spot, they said. Further details are awaited.
Rupee closes at record low
Rupee falls 11 paise to close at record low of 77.85 (provisional) against US dollar
Market at close
Sensex tanks 1,016.84 pts to end at 54,303.44; Nifty plunges 276.30 pts to 16,201.80
UN warns Sri Lanka could face ‘full-blown humanitarian emergency’
- The United Nations warned Friday that cash-strapped Sri Lanka’s unprecedented economic crisis could develop into a dire humanitarian crisis, with millions already in need of aid.
- “We are concerned that this could develop into a full-blown humanitarian emergency, and we are taking action to address that concern,” Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN humanitarian agency OCHA, told reporters.
Sri Lankan shares close higher, but post second weekly fall
Sri Lankan shares ended marginally higher on Friday, but posted their second consecutive weekly fall, while later this month an International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation is scheduled to visit the island-nation reeling from its worst economic crisis in decades.
Syria halts flights from and to Damascus International Airport – State news agency citing transportation ministry
At almost every place, Friday prayers culminated smoothly. Police monitoring the situation. Religious leaders cooperated well. In Saharanpur, large crowd gathered but gradually people dispersed to their homes. In Kanpur too situation is normal: Prashant Kumar, ADG, Law&Order
Almost 1,500 people had gathered in Jama Masjid for Friday prayers. After the prayers, nearly 300 people came out and started to protest over inflammatory remarks by Nupur Sharma & Naveen Jindal: DCP Central District, Shweta Chauhan
Within 10-15 minutes, we managed to bring the situation under control. Protests were done on the street, without an… https://t.co/mS10HljxCS
— ANI (@ANI) 1654852369000
ECB’s Holzmann says not wrong to say he wants a larger rate hike in September
- European Central Bank policymaker and outspoken policy hawk Robert Holzmann said on Friday he wants a larger interest rate increase in September than the 25 basis-point hike currently planned for July.
- Asked at a news conference if he had accepted the smaller rate increase in July but would like a larger one of 50 basis points or more in September, he said that was not completely wrong, adding that the longer higher inflation goes on for, the greater the risk of inflation expectations becoming embedded.
BJP chief JP Nadda and UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurate party office in Gorakhpur district
In 2014 PM Modi had desired that no state, dist in country should be without a BJP office.This was followed by a pl… https://t.co/sWjgbWkaVY
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) 1654852269000
Large crowds gather in Saharanpur, Prayagraj, and Moradabad, and resort to sloganeering demanding the arrest of Nupur Sharma
No violence so far, reported ET Bureau
PM inaugurates AM Naik Healthcare Complex and Nirali Multi Speciality Hospital at Navsari
Gujarat | Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated AM Naik Healthcare Complex and Nirali Multi Speciality Hospital… https://t.co/4UJmUowVbf
— ANI (@ANI) 1654848731000
People in large numbers protest at Delhi’s Jama Masjid over inflammatory remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma & expelled leader Naveen Jindal, earlier today
No call for protest given by Masjid, says Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid.
Compensation amount for property acquired for bullet train project not taxable: Bombay HC
The Bombay High Court has held that income tax cannot be deducted from an amount given by way of compensation for property the National Hi-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) acquired for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. A division bench of Justices S V Gangapurwala and M G Sewlikar passed its order on Thursday, on a petition filed by one Seema Patil, who sought a refund of the income tax deducted at the source by the NHSRCL after it acquired her property at Bhiwandi in Thane district for the project.
Turkey caught in a spiral of lira crises
Turkey’s lira has lost nearly a quarter of its value this year as soaring inflation and the central bank’s reluctance to raise interest rates stoke fears of another currency crisis.
Sensex 941 points down, trading at 54,378; Nifty declines 261 points to 16,216
ED attaches immovable assets of Burdwan Sunnmarg Welfare Organization
Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally attached immovable assets in the form of land valued at approximately Rs 2.75 Crore belonging to Burdwan Sunnmarg Welfare Organization under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
Sidhu Moose Wala murder case
A team of Pune Rural Police is in Delhi to interrogate gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, to determine the whereabouts of Santosh Jadhav who is absconding in a murder case registered in Pune district. Jadhav is also a wanted suspect in Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Senior police officials
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reviews the implementation of ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reviews the implementation of 'Tree Transplantation Policy.' "We are the first and only… https://t.co/uEA9XEwi7I
— ANI (@ANI) 1654846407000
Sri Lanka creates two new ministries to handle economic crisis
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has created two new ministries, including an investment ministry, to handle the worst economic crisis in the island nation. The role of the new ministry of ‘Technology and Investment Promotion’ will also be to promote foreign direct investment and private sector investment while promoting economic potential in Sri Lanka.
Britney Spears, Sam Asghari tie the knot in Los Angeles
J&K | Heavy security deployed in Baderwah
J&K | Heavy security deployed in Baderwah town of Doda district in Jammu. Curfew is imposed and Internet Services h… https://t.co/IT1SzUxClW
— ANI (@ANI) 1654844527000
Illegal ivory possession case
Kerala | The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court 3, Perumbavoor has dismissed the plea of the State government to withdraw the prosecution proceedings against actor Mohanlal in the 2012 illegal ivory possession case
Speedy development in Gujarat during last two decades pride of state: PM Narendra Modi
SC refuses to order additional mop up round for filling up of seats in nursing courses for 2021-22
From housing to tap water connections, from smoke-free kitchens to free COVID vaccinations, we have ensured that that our adivasis and dalits get the maximum benefit of all the government schemes
– PM Modi