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'In attack that killed 17 jawans, 3 Reds died too'

The Maoists have acknowledged that three of their rebels were gunned down in the encounter in Sukma on March 21 in which 17 security personnel were martyred.Police believe 22 Maoists were killed that day.

Union minister Gowda skips quarantine in Bengaluru

D V Sadananda Gowda, who flew from Delhi to Bengaluru on Monday, courted controversy by not going into quarantine as mandated by the Karnataka government.
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Union minister Gowda skips quarantine in Bengaluru

D V Sadananda Gowda, who flew from Delhi to Bengaluru on Monday, courted controversy by not going into quarantine as mandated by the Karnataka government.

BJP MPs 'attend' Taiwan event, irk China

Asking India to refrain from interfering in its «internal» affairs, the Chinese have taken umbrage at BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan's «virtual participation» in the swearing-in ceremony of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on
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BJP MPs 'attend' Taiwan event, irk China

Asking India to refrain from interfering in its «internal» affairs, the Chinese have taken umbrage at BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan's «virtual participation» in the swearing-in ceremony of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday. Even as the Indian government did not take part in the event officially, presence of the two MPs had irked Chinese authorities.

SC reluctantly allows use of middle seats on evacuation flights

The Supreme Court on Monday reluctantly permitted Air India to fill middle seats till June 6 in its non-scheduled international flights engaged to fly out stranded foreigners to their countries and bring back Indians stuck abroad. The Bombay High Court had ba
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SC reluctantly allows use of middle seats on evacuation flights

The Supreme Court on Monday reluctantly permitted Air India to fill middle seats till June 6 in its non-scheduled international flights engaged to fly out stranded foreigners to their countries and bring back Indians stuck abroad. The Bombay High Court had barred Air India from utilising middle seats, saying it was not in sync with social distancing norms enforced by the govt during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Migrants account for 60% of active Covid cases in UP

Uttar Pradesh's Covid-19 cases crossed the 6,500-mark, with 229 fresh cases being reported in the past 24 hours. The state also recorded eight deaths, taking the total number of Covid-19 casualties to 169. ​As per the state government's report, samples of 5
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Migrants account for 60% of active Covid cases in UP

Uttar Pradesh's Covid-19 cases crossed the 6,500-mark, with 229 fresh cases being reported in the past 24 hours. The state also recorded eight deaths, taking the total number of Covid-19 casualties to 169. ​As per the state government's report, samples of 54,849 people who have come from other states have been collected on the basis of Asha workers' screening. Out of them 1,663 have been found positive.

After UP, Rajasthan reverts to 8-hr factory shifts

Human resources experts, trade unions and civil society groups have lauded the Rajasthan government’s decision on Sunday to revert to 8-hour shifts in all registered factories in the state instead of 12-hour duty as mandated earlier to make up for the loss
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After UP, Rajasthan reverts to 8-hr factory shifts

Human resources experts, trade unions and civil society groups have lauded the Rajasthan government’s decision on Sunday to revert to 8-hour shifts in all registered factories in the state instead of 12-hour duty as mandated earlier to make up for the loss of labour-hours due to the Covid-induced lockdown. The decision of the state's Congress govt comes after AICC accused the Centre of diluting labour laws.

India-China standoff: Political-diplomatic talks seen as only way out

The immediate provocation for the PLA incursions 1-3 km into Indian territory this time was to object against the construction of small feeder link roads in certain 'finger areas' (mountainous spurs). Some analysts have read the Chinese moves in the context o
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India-China standoff: Political-diplomatic talks seen as only way out

The immediate provocation for the PLA incursions 1-3 km into Indian territory this time was to object against the construction of small feeder link roads in certain 'finger areas' (mountainous spurs). Some analysts have read the Chinese moves in the context of India's recent decisions to scrutinise Chinese investments and may be a warning not to be proactive in supporting calls for an investigation into the origin of coronavirus.

As migrants go home, ICMR ramps up testing

Taking cognisance of the expected surge in Covid-19 cases due to influx of migrant workers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working to scale up testing facilities and capacities. Tes
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As migrants go home, ICMR ramps up testing

Taking cognisance of the expected surge in Covid-19 cases due to influx of migrant workers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working to scale up testing facilities and capacities. Testing capacity - already increased to 1.4 lakh samples per day - is now being further raised to 2 lakh samples per day, the council said.

Covid-19: India sees over 6,000 new cases, 150 deaths

India recorded more than 6,000 fresh Covid-19 infections for the fourth day running on Monday. With the addition of 6,087 cases, India's Covid-19 count surged to over 1.42 lakh, as per data collated from state governments. A cross the country, 150 virus-relat
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Covid-19: India sees over 6,000 new cases, 150 deaths

India recorded more than 6,000 fresh Covid-19 infections for the fourth day running on Monday. With the addition of 6,087 cases, India's Covid-19 count surged to over 1.42 lakh, as per data collated from state governments. A cross the country, 150 virus-related deaths were reported, with Maharashtra recording 60 deaths (38 in Mumbai alone), Gujarat 30, Delhi 15 and Madhya Pradesh 10.

Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

Dust and thunderstorms are likely over several parts of north India on May 29-30, bringing the much-needed relief from the intense heatwave, the IMD said.Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of UtP have been experiencing blistering heat for days with t
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Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

Dust and thunderstorms are likely over several parts of north India on May 29-30, bringing the much-needed relief from the intense heatwave, the IMD said.Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of UtP have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius in some places.

'Have to ensure medicine supply across country': Sadananda Gowda on why he skipped quarantine

After facing flak from the opposition for skipping quarantine rules to contain Covid-19 spread, Union minister Sadananda Gowda on Monday said there are certain exemption clauses for those who hold certain responsible posts.
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'Have to ensure medicine supply across country': Sadananda Gowda on why he skipped quarantine

After facing flak from the opposition for skipping quarantine rules to contain Covid-19 spread, Union minister Sadananda Gowda on Monday said there are certain exemption clauses for those who hold certain responsible posts.

Nagaland no longer green state, reports 3 Covid-19 cases

Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, tested positive for Covid-19 and they are now undergoing treatment at two hospitals in Dimapur and Kohima, said commissioner and secretary of health and family welfare department, Menukhol John. Their condition is stabl
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Nagaland no longer green state, reports 3 Covid-19 cases

Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, tested positive for Covid-19 and they are now undergoing treatment at two hospitals in Dimapur and Kohima, said commissioner and secretary of health and family welfare department, Menukhol John. Their condition is stable but Nagaland is no longer a green state, he said.

Why 5 lakh J&K employees must go to Chandigarh for service disputes, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to explain why it forced five lakh employees of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to travel hundreds of kilometres to go before an ill-equipped pendency plagued Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for adju
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Why 5 lakh J&K employees must go to Chandigarh for service disputes, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to explain why it forced five lakh employees of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to travel hundreds of kilometres to go before an ill-equipped pendency plagued Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for adjudication of their service disputes and not set up a tribunal in J&K itself.

Air travel 'godsend' for some, a no-fly zone for many

web check-in for the first flight home from Indore on Monday.He finally got his e-boarding pass on Saturday evening - after multiple tries, requests to customer care and complaints on the airline's Twitter handle.
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Air travel 'godsend' for some, a no-fly zone for many

web check-in for the first flight home from Indore on Monday.He finally got his e-boarding pass on Saturday evening - after multiple tries, requests to customer care and complaints on the airline's Twitter handle.

Positivity rate per 100 tests rises to 5% in last 2 weeks

The countrywide positivity rate of coronavirus cases per 100 tests has increased to 5% if tests in the last two weeks (between May 7 and May 21) are taken into account. The figure was 4% for tests conducted from February till May 21. However, some states lik
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Positivity rate per 100 tests rises to 5% in last 2 weeks

The countrywide positivity rate of coronavirus cases per 100 tests has increased to 5% if tests in the last two weeks (between May 7 and May 21) are taken into account. The figure was 4% for tests conducted from February till May 21. However, some states like MP, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh have done better, bringing down the positivity rate and containing the pandemic.

No signs of Indian, Chinese troops backing off as standoff persists in eastern Ladakh

Indian and Chinese troops appeared heading for a long haul as their tense standoff in the disputed areas of Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley showed no signs of abating even as efforts to de-escalate the tension through talks continued. However, the Indian Army o
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No signs of Indian, Chinese troops backing off as standoff persists in eastern Ladakh

Indian and Chinese troops appeared heading for a long haul as their tense standoff in the disputed areas of Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley showed no signs of abating even as efforts to de-escalate the tension through talks continued. However, the Indian Army on Sunday categorically rejected reports that Indian patrol teams were detained by Chinese troops.

A parliamentary panel head demands review of green nods to projects during lockdown

In the backdrop of certain decisions taken by expert panels of environment ministry on projects in ecologically fragile areas, chairman of a parliamentary standing committee, Jairam Ramesh, on Sunday wrote to environment minister Prakash Javadekar demanding
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A parliamentary panel head demands review of green nods to projects during lockdown

In the backdrop of certain decisions taken by expert panels of environment ministry on projects in ecologically fragile areas, chairman of a parliamentary standing committee, Jairam Ramesh, on Sunday wrote to environment minister Prakash Javadekar demanding “immediate review and moratorium“ on all such projects which got green clearances during the lockdown period.

No need for state economic package: Maharashtra CM's snub to BJP

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday dismissed the opposition BJP's demand for a package from the state government to tide over the Covid-19 crisis, saying that previous such measures had failed to give any tangible benefits. The CM stressed
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No need for state economic package: Maharashtra CM's snub to BJP

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday dismissed the opposition BJP's demand for a package from the state government to tide over the Covid-19 crisis, saying that previous such measures had failed to give any tangible benefits. The CM stressed the need to create additional healthcare facilities and offer treatment to people along with distribution of food grains.

Qureshi says Pak will give 'befitting response' to India in case of 'any misadventure'

Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday that his country will give «a befitting response» to India in case of «any misadventure» against it. Qureshi said he has contacted General Secretaries of the United Nation
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Qureshi says Pak will give 'befitting response' to India in case of 'any misadventure'

Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday that his country will give «a befitting response» to India in case of «any misadventure» against it. Qureshi said he has contacted General Secretaries of the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, drawing their attention towards the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.

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