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Covid-19: Active cases fall below 8L for first time in 45 days

India’s active Covid-19 caseload continues to show a downward trend as it fell below 8 lakh for the first time in one-and-a-half months on Friday, helped by declining number of new cases and improved rate of recovery though the surge in numbers in states li

We should assess our coronavirus fight against the metric of how many lives we are able to save: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes India can still achieve $5 trillion economy target by 2024 despite Covid-19. In his first interview, after the outbreak of the pandemic, the PM says his reforms drive will continue but states must also compete to attract
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We should assess our coronavirus fight against the metric of how many lives we are able to save: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes India can still achieve $5 trillion economy target by 2024 despite Covid-19. In his first interview, after the outbreak of the pandemic, the PM says his reforms drive will continue but states must also compete to attract investment

11% of rural families bought phones to aid kids’ studies in lockdown: Survey

Unlike the previous ASER reports which focussed on learning outcomes, the latest report deals with the process of learning because of the prevailing Covid-19 situation. This is the first time the survey has been conducted over telephone.
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11% of rural families bought phones to aid kids’ studies in lockdown: Survey

Unlike the previous ASER reports which focussed on learning outcomes, the latest report deals with the process of learning because of the prevailing Covid-19 situation. This is the first time the survey has been conducted over telephone.

SC slams police for harassing people over social media posts

The SC sent out a loud message to state governments: “We cannot have citizens hauled from one corner of the country to another for a social media post criticising the government.” The stern warning was prompted by Bengal police issuing summons to a Delh
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SC slams police for harassing people over social media posts

The SC sent out a loud message to state governments: “We cannot have citizens hauled from one corner of the country to another for a social media post criticising the government.” The stern warning was prompted by Bengal police issuing summons to a Delhi resident for criticising the state government for non-enforcement of lockdown norms.

CIC pulls up government for ‘evasive’ RTI reply on who created Aarogya Setu

The CIC slammed MEITY and NIC for “prima facie obstruction of information and providing an evasive reply”. Noting that none of the CPIOs was able to answer who created the app, Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna said MEITY and NIC responses were “e
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CIC pulls up government for ‘evasive’ RTI reply on who created Aarogya Setu

The CIC slammed MEITY and NIC for “prima facie obstruction of information and providing an evasive reply”. Noting that none of the CPIOs was able to answer who created the app, Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna said MEITY and NIC responses were “extremely preposterous”.

Winter’s bringing LAC ‘new normal’

The next round of military talks are on the anvil, but are yet to be scheduled and it is significant that the Indian side does not seem in a hurry to set the date. As movement in and out of areas like Pangong Tso will become highly restricted by mid to late N
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Winter’s bringing LAC ‘new normal’

The next round of military talks are on the anvil, but are yet to be scheduled and it is significant that the Indian side does not seem in a hurry to set the date. As movement in and out of areas like Pangong Tso will become highly restricted by mid to late November, the clock is ticking fast on any realignment of troops.

Southwest monsoon withdraws, 13 days after normal schedule

Like this year, the withdrawal date in 2016 was also October 28 while 2000 and 2017 had seen it on October 25. Predicting weather conditions during next few days, the IMD said, “Scattered rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning is very likely ove
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Southwest monsoon withdraws, 13 days after normal schedule

Like this year, the withdrawal date in 2016 was also October 28 while 2000 and 2017 had seen it on October 25. Predicting weather conditions during next few days, the IMD said, “Scattered rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning is very likely over Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

BJP manifesto for MP bypolls promises free Covid-19 vaccine

After Bihar, the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has promised free coronavirus vaccine to every resident of the state in its manifesto for the November 3 Assembly byelections. The party came out with a separate `Sankalp Patra' or manifesto for each of the 28 pol
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BJP manifesto for MP bypolls promises free Covid-19 vaccine

After Bihar, the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has promised free coronavirus vaccine to every resident of the state in its manifesto for the November 3 Assembly byelections. The party came out with a separate `Sankalp Patra' or manifesto for each of the 28 poll-bound constituencies on Wednesday.

Parliamentary panel on data protection bill summons Jio, Airtel, Uber, Ola, Truecaller

A Joint Committee of Parliament issued a notice on Wednesday calling representatives of telecom operators Reliance Jio and Airtel and cab aggregators Ola and Uber to depose before it on the issue of data security.The committee, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lek
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Parliamentary panel on data protection bill summons Jio, Airtel, Uber, Ola, Truecaller

A Joint Committee of Parliament issued a notice on Wednesday calling representatives of telecom operators Reliance Jio and Airtel and cab aggregators Ola and Uber to depose before it on the issue of data security.The committee, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, is examining the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019.

All visas, except tourist, being issued for Bangladesh nationals: India in Bangladesh

Bangladesh nationals wanting to travel to India, except for tourism purposes, will now be able to travel under the air bubble arrangement, said the High Commission of India in Bangladesh on Wednesday.​
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All visas, except tourist, being issued for Bangladesh nationals: India in Bangladesh

Bangladesh nationals wanting to travel to India, except for tourism purposes, will now be able to travel under the air bubble arrangement, said the High Commission of India in Bangladesh on Wednesday.​

'Certainly', says Scindia on whether Sonia Gandhi should pull up Kamal Nath over 'item' jibe

«Though, it is an internal matter (of Congress). I certainly think so. In a country where 50 per cent of the population comprises of women, every political party must set a standard,» stated Scindia when asked whether Congress chief being women sh
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'Certainly', says Scindia on whether Sonia Gandhi should pull up Kamal Nath over 'item' jibe

«Though, it is an internal matter (of Congress). I certainly think so. In a country where 50 per cent of the population comprises of women, every political party must set a standard,» stated Scindia when asked whether Congress chief being women should have intervened.

Congress rejects notification of new land laws in J&K: JKPCC chief

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday said his party rejects the new land laws notified by the Centre for the Union territory.
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Congress rejects notification of new land laws in J&K: JKPCC chief

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday said his party rejects the new land laws notified by the Centre for the Union territory.

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