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11:27:19 on 28 May

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The state said that this was being done with the 'sacred intention that there may not be adequate quarantine facilities' if too many people turn up at the same time.

11:29:08 on 28 May

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There is growing concern about India’s slowing economy, which has weakened further due to the covid-19 pandemic. Some experts worry recovery will be slow; others say normalization could be swift as curbs are lifted. Mint explains the different kinds of economic recovery

11:35:07 on 28 May

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V. Ravi, the head of neurovirology at Nimhans, says massive spreading of the virus is 'inevitable' in the near future.Ravi says that the H1N1 had a mortality rate of over 6% but did not necessitate a lockdown since there was no social media to create this sort of panic a few years ago

11:47:31 on 28 May

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State to provide food and water at stations or bus stands, Indian Railways responsible for other needs.SC directs that railway fares have to be borne by the states and Union territories

11:58:56 on 28 May

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The finance ministry on Wednesday amended the income tax rules making it easier for offshore funds to relocate fund management to India.This was done to ensure that more fund management is done in India without adverse tax implications

12:27:53 on 29 May

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The first big test of the strategy of states to provide jobs to migrants would be the next elections in Bihar in five months

12:23:20 on 29 May

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The order is likely to make the movement of people travelling across the borders without valid permission tougher.The order came just days before the fourth coronavirus lockdown ends on May 31

10:54:48 on 28 May

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At this stage, it should be used by healthcare workers and frontline workers as a preventive medication against the coronavirus infection as per the prescribed guidelines, says V.K. Paul

09:34:55 on 28 May

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HC takes suo moto cognisance of a video showing a toddler trying to wake up his dead mother at Muzaffarpur railway station

09:49:29 on 28 May

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On 3 March, DGFT had restricted export of paracetamol and about a dozen other APIs as well as their formulations amid concern over supply disruption of crucial raw materials amid the Covid-19 pandemic

10:20:02 on 28 May

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State says it had sought Civil Aviation Ministry to take steps to lessen the air traffic from the five states most affected by Covid-19 as it may not have enough quarantine facilities

08:31:41 on 28 May

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New York’s deaths are 10 times those of Los Angeles County’s. They’ve surpassed the 16,000 lives lost in Italy’s hard-hit Lombardy region.In the UK, eight times as populous as New York City, about 37,500 have died

08:37:28 on 28 May

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Trump's comments came just hours after US declared that it had surpassed 100,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths in the country today.The US death toll stands at 100,276, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University

08:37:43 on 28 May

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Weekly jobless claims fall to 2.123 million.Core capital goods orders decline 5.8% in April

08:44:27 on 28 May

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The death toll also saw a double-digit growth in a day and now stands at 1,982 after 85 more fatalities were reported since Wednesday.Of these cases, 36 more Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai,taking the total number of positive cases to 1,675

08:57:43 on 28 May

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3,736 'Shramik Special' trains have been operationalised in the last 28 days.IRCTC is providing puri vegetable pickle, roti vegetable pickle, banana, biscuits, cake, biscuit namkeen, cake namkeen, veg pulao, pao bhaji, says Ministry of Railways

09:19:20 on 28 May

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There were no new deaths recorded in Delhi in the past 24 hours and the death toll stands at 316.Of the total cases, there are currently 8,470 active patients, while 7,495 patients have been discharged

09:21:57 on 28 May

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The ministry has asked Nasscom to look at strategy for $500-billion IT services exports in the next five years.The minister expects that the exports will be down by about 30-35 per cent in May

08:26:50 on 28 May

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Last year, the city was rocked for months by often violent pro-democracy demonstrations.China says the legislation will aim to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the city

07:44:46 on 28 May

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FSDC discussed the initiatives taken by the government and the regulators in the recent months to help revive the economy

07:51:37 on 28 May

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Indian troops are strictly following procedures laid out in bilateral pacts with China to resolve issue, said MEA official.In the midst of the tense border standoff between India and China, Trump on Wednesday said he was 'ready, willing and able to mediate' between the two countries

07:53:15 on 28 May

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A ground report reveals pervasive hunger and undernourishment in rural India awash with returning migrants.Just providing rice and wheat at a highly subsidized price may not be enough when day jobs are scant and families have no cash in hand

07:59:22 on 28 May

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The charge-sheets filed before the court of duty metropolitan magistrate Archana Beniwala have been listed for consideration on June 25.According to the charge-sheet, 414 of the foreign nationals are from Indonesia, 85 from Kyrgyzstan, and 42 from Malaysia

08:01:48 on 28 May

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'Our troops have taken very responsible approach towards border management,' says MEA on standoff between Indian, Chinese troops in Ladakh.'Our armed forces scrupulously follow consensus reached by leaders and guidance provided by them in border management,' says MEA on Ladakh situation

08:10:29 on 28 May

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Special judge S K Yadav on Thursday asked the defence to start producing the accused from that date.The court will record their statements under section 313 of the CrPC, giving them a chance to claim innocence

06:32:29 on 28 May

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Out of these, five passengers found Covid-19 positive in two flights that flew from Delhi.Since the resumption of flight operations from 25 May, 16 passengers of three different airlines have tested positive for Covid-19

06:35:38 on 28 May

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About 41 million people have now applied for aid since the virus outbreak intensified in March, though not all of them are still unemployed.The job cuts reflect an economy that was seized by the worst downturn since the Great Depression after the virus forced the widespread shutdown of businesses

06:39:03 on 28 May

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More than two million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and over 175,000 deaths recorded in the 53 countries in the WHO European region.According to WHO Europe, public spending on healthcare per capita fell in about half of European countries between 2008 and 2013

06:44:49 on 28 May

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Tamil Nadu's virus count crosses 19,000-mark with 827 new cases getting reported in the last 24 hours, including four passengers who returned from other states by domestic airport

06:57:44 on 28 May

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Kerala has so far recorded 1,088 cases of covid-19, with 8 deaths and 525 recoveries. As of now, the state has 526 active cases

07:05:46 on 28 May

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A total of 428 and 445 domestic services were operated in the country on Monday and Tuesday respectively.Domestic flight operations resumed in India on Monday after a gap of two months

07:09:32 on 28 May

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Mumbai accounts for more than 32,000 of India's 150,000 cases of the coronavirus, making it the worst-hit city.Meriya, 30, known as The Spindoctor in Mumbai music circles, began work last month as a medical volunteer after spotting a government newspaper ad asking for help

07:16:34 on 28 May

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Nearly 7 lakh migrants working in various sectors as cooks, house help, security guards and in IT companies as housekeeping staff have registered on the Seva Sindhu facility for return to north India

07:18:48 on 28 May

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To set up the labs, the IIT Alumni Council has consulted several domain experts from virology, RTPCR machine manufacturing, test kits, pooling algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and microfluidics

07:23:48 on 28 May

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Originating state will be responsible to provide food and water at stations and the Railways will take care during the journey.The top court also ordered making public complete information of these workers to all concerned authorities

05:29:39 on 28 May

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The gas leak claimed 12 lives and injured over a 1,000. About 250 families were evacuated from the area.ICMR has called for long term follow-up of survivors, especially strict monitoring of pregnant women

05:56:40 on 28 May

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During the meeting, it was noted that 13 cities are considered to be the worst coronavirus affected locations and constitute about 70% of the positive cases in the country.Centre has already issued guidelines on management of Covid-19 in urban settlements

05:59:11 on 28 May

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Having launched the first 'Covid Test Bus' in Mumbai earlier this month, the IIT Alumni Council said trials have already begun on two of the supercomputer clusters in the megapolis.IIT Alumni Council said it will soon start identifying partners for the MegaLab Mumbai through a global competition

06:08:42 on 28 May

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Of these infected passengers, three were from IndiGo's Delhi-Jammu flight 6E955 on Tuesday while two were on board a Delhi-Coimbatore flight on Wednesday

06:14:57 on 28 May

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Travel by rail or road into Karnataka from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat has also been suspended

06:15:20 on 28 May

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The adjuvant can reduce the amount of vaccine required per dose, allowing more people to be immunized, and create longer-lasting immunity, Glaxo said

04:52:23 on 28 May

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The concerned authorities are allowed to carry out spraying of insecticides/pesticides, as per the need during the night, the Delhi govt issues advisory said.Melathion 50 EC, Melathion 25 WP, Chloropyriphos 20 EC, and Chloropyriphos 50 EC are the only chemicals which have been authorised for use

05:24:30 on 28 May

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Migrant workers shall be provided food by States at places, which shall be publicised and notified for the period that they are waiting for their turn to be taken home, said SC.The top court directed that no fare, either for train or bus, shall be charged from migrant workers

05:25:53 on 28 May

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Under the Mukhya Mantri Swarojgar Yojana, Uttarakhand government will provide loans to migrant workers.Under this scheme, loans will be provided by nationalised banks, scheduled commercial banks and co-operative banks

05:00:52 on 28 May

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The 13 cities include Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Howrah, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur.The measures taken by the municipal corporations for the management of covid-19 cases were reviewed in the meeting

05:03:39 on 28 May

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The review meet also focussed on creating an ecosystem in India for manufacturing of ingots, wafers, cells and modules.PM pointed out the problems in the power sector, especially of discoms, vary across regions and states and India should not look for a one-size-fits-all solution

03:45:03 on 28 May

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Karnataka has already halved mandatory institutional quarantine for those coming from other states to seven days.It is now deliberating on doing away with the system completely due to resource constraints and to avoid the risk of spreading covid-19

04:24:52 on 28 May

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Govt has so far brought back almost 24,000 of its nationals since it started the Vande Bharat mission on 7 May to repatriate Indians stranded abroad due to covid-19 pandemic

01:39:38 on 28 May

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The Delhi government filed this reply against a batch of petitions challenging its 4 May notification levying 70% special corona fees on liquor in the capital. The plea is likely to be heard on Friday.

02:38:24 on 28 May

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Enel Group, Torrent Power Ltd, and Greenko Group have submitted non-binding offers to buy Reliance Infrastructure Ltd’s Delhi electricity distribution businesses

01:32:30 on 28 May

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India’s biggest cities continue to be the biggest hotspots but Lucknow, Kanpur, and Bengaluru have relatively fewer cases compared to other populous cities

02:17:24 on 28 May

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The BMC has arranged temporary accommodation for emergency and essential service staffers.The 24 rescued were resident doctors at a local hospital who were provided temporary accommodation in the hotel

11:46:47 on 28 May

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Haryana government decided to impose a fine for not wearing a face mask or spitting in public.At least 12 policemen tested positive for novel coronavirus in Haryana's Jhajjar

12:10:00 on 28 May

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Going back to eight-hour workday makes sense at a time when the state has seen nearly 400,000 of its people returning, as part of the reverse migration, and they require jobs

12:19:38 on 28 May

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Delhi saw its biggest spike in COVID-19 count in last 24 hours.India recorded 194 deaths related to coronavirus cases in last 24 hours — second highest single-day death toll so far

10:34:15 on 28 May

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There are four endemic coronaviruses that are present, causing the common cold.Experts believe that COVID-19 will become the fifth

11:06:37 on 28 May

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Delhi saw the biggest spike in COVID-19 count — 792 fresh cases has been added in last 24 hours.Maharashtra became the first state to register over 100 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday

09:10:06 on 28 May

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Financial sector reforms may also come up for discussion.Crisil, Goldman Sachs and Fitch Ratings have projected the Indian economy to contract 5% during the current fiscal

09:10:32 on 28 May

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The move is politically significant as the lakhs of returning migrants are potential vote banks.Collection of migrant data and skill mapping is happening at such scale for the first time in the country

09:47:35 on 28 May

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said the state should get ₹12,000 crore income every month but it fell flat due to the lockdown.The government also decided not to pay ₹1,500 cash to below poverty line families

10:05:38 on 28 May

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Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had arrived to watch.The launch preparations took place in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed an estimated 100,000 Americans

08:25:00 on 28 May

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The US death toll is higher than fatalities from the seasonal flu going back to the 1957-1958 season, when 116,000 died.The coronavirus has killed more people than the AIDS epidemic did from 1981 through 1989

02:58:22 on 28 May

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'Home deliveries of essential medicines like IFA, Calcium, ORS, Zinc, contraceptives etc can be organized in containment zones,' said Health Ministry.In case the number of beneficiaries is more, then additional sessions/clinics could be organized

01:29:02 on 28 May

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Many diplomats designated to new roles and stations utilized flights operated for repatriation to reach workplaces

01:37:56 on 28 May

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The Middle East is just one of the world's many regions struggling to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak. After first peaking in China, where it began, then Europe, now it's the Americas that is seen as the main epicenter

01:54:51 on 28 May

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KCR held separate meetings with ministers and officials on the COVID-19 situation and implementation of lockdown, among others and took decisions on several issues.State-run RTC buses have been exempted from night time curfew restrictions and will be allowed to ply to their destinations

12:44:02 on 28 May

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The Fed's beige book survey of economic conditions showed US economic activity continued to fall sharply in recent weeks in all regions, with auto sales falling sharply and tenants unable to pay rent

12:52:08 on 28 May

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The move is likely to come as a relief for travel agents as they would now have the flexibility to return the refunds to customers.Prior to the lockdown, the two airlines allowed refunds to be held only in a credit shell for customers, he added

01:12:49 on 28 May

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The US president’s offer is seen by analysts as playing to a domestic audience in US on an election year.Trump’s Twitter post came hours after China said the border situation with India was ‘stable’

01:18:12 on 28 May

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Influx of migrant workers from cities into villages triggers a fresh wave of infections in areas that had been relatively untouched by the coronavirus.The now two-month-long lockdown has ruined the livelihoods of millions of migrants, mostly daily wage earners

01:22:26 on 28 May

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Locust swarms may continue arriving for four more months, but they may not lead to a food crisis, believe officials

01:28:05 on 28 May

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the decision Wednesday, a week after the government in Beijing declared its intention to pass a national security law curtailing the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong citizens

01:28:37 on 28 May

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Passengers had travelled on SG-8194 (Ahmedabad-Delhi) & SG-8152 (Delhi-Guwahati).'The operating crew has been quarantined and SpiceJet is coordinating with government agencies in notifying other passengers who had travelled with them,' the airline said

11:32:15 on 27 May

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Mint Lite is a quick update to bring you up to speed on all the news you need to know—and some things that are just fun to know—in five minutes before you start your day

11:38:41 on 27 May

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The LG Secretariat spreads to two parts, which includes the bungalow where around 40 officials works.The bungalow where staff members sit is being disinfected by authorities, sources said

11:47:31 on 27 May

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After Singapore and the UK, the Indian government has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, one of the fastest growing contact tracing apps in the world. Mint analyses how it works and the concerns around it

10:40:49 on 27 May

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Districts adjoining NCR have reduced access to prevent covid.While the exact scale of Delhi’s border woes may not have been quantified before, the issue has drawn the attention of everyone from the high court to the Supreme Court

10:49:11 on 27 May

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'A first of its kind initiative 'State Health Register' will be a robust and standardized health repository of all citizens,' Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister K.Sudhakar said in a statement.

10:53:15 on 27 May

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Presently, there are over 1,000 isolation beds at the BKC Modular Hospital, while the Racecourse Modular Hospital at Mahalaxmi has 300 beds and 650 beds are operational at NSCI dome in Worli

11:00:43 on 27 May

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The political scene in Maharashtra is hot after a BJP leaders demanded imposition of the President's rule in the state citing the present government's failure in handling the coronavirus situation

11:09:59 on 27 May

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France's cancellation, which effectively bans the drug for covid-19, was confirmed by the health ministry.The WHO said a safety panel would act by mid-June to evaluate the drug's use in its multi-country trial of potential covid-19 treatments

09:33:27 on 27 May

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A discussion in the Nepalese parliament to clear a constitutional amendment that would formalize the new map has been postponed, news agency ANI said

09:41:56 on 27 May

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The WHO Foundation is being created as an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges

10:03:49 on 27 May

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The death toll in the state also rose to 938 after 23 more fatalities were reported since Tuesday.The total number of recoveries in the state now stands at 7,547

10:04:47 on 27 May

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The court has ordered that MoC shall provide TSIL the comments received from the concerned State Government(s) on the aspect whether the delay in achieving the milestones is attributable to TSIL

10:04:55 on 27 May

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Critical services for women, children should be provided irrespective of their covid status.Denial of service can impact maternal and newborn mortalities, the health ministry says

10:19:32 on 27 May

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In a telephone conversation, PM Modi recalled Rajapaska’s contributions to the development of Sri Lanka in his long political career, and wished him all the best for his future,' a statement from the Indian foreign ministry said

09:35:42 on 27 May

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The statements by Siddaramaiah comes at a time when the political opposition has been sharpening its criticism of the government’s handling of the covid-19 crisis

09:49:14 on 27 May

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Dust storm and thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 60 kilometers per hour are likely over Delhi-NCR on May 29-30, said IMD.The all-time record for Safdarjung in May is 47.2 degrees Celsius. It was recorded on May 29, 1944

08:36:09 on 27 May

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Manish Sisodia also stressed that maintaining social distancing, sanitisation among others would be of utmost priority when the reopening takes place.The national capital, with 14,465 covid-19 cases is one of the worst affected States by the infection in the country

08:37:34 on 27 May

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Oli is seeking other parties' views on the issue and called the all-party meeting to forge national consensus.The Constitution amendment proposal was to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday but it could not be done after Oli said that he wanted to hold an all-party meeting to discuss the matter

08:51:36 on 27 May

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Domestic services resumed on Monday after a gap of two months, and 428 flights were operated within the country that day.'Till 5pm on day 3 today, there have already been 354 departures & 288 arrivals with a total of 47,917 people at various airports,' said Puri

08:54:22 on 27 May

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The death toll in the state increased to 1,897 after 105 more fatalities were reported in the state since Tuesday.So far, 17,918 Covid-19 positive patients have been cured in the state, said health minister Rajesh Tope

09:11:35 on 27 May

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The political row breaks out a day before Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa is scheduled to inaugurate the flyover in Yelahanka, in northern Bengaluru

09:11:50 on 27 May

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Locust invasion warning in Odisha

Farmers residing in bordering areas of the state have been asked to remain alert and take immediate preventive steps.

05:49:23 on 27 May

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Rating agency Crisil on Tuesday had said the Indian economy may shrink by 5% in fiscal 2021, adding this recession could be the country's fourth since Independence and perhaps the worst to date

07:52:06 on 27 May

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India's covid-19 fatality rate is 2.86%, as against the world average of 6.36 per cent, the ministry said..The country has been registering new cases in excess of 6,000 daily since the past six days

08:05:39 on 27 May

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The state's infrastructure is 'stretched to its limit' following the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan, she said.'We are facing a very tough situation and we need time and space to tackle it,' Mamata said, ahead of the slated arrival of 11 Shramik Special trains to the state today

08:20:18 on 27 May

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A Bhubaneswar resident has lodged a complaint with the police that he was duped of around ₹1 lakh after placing order for home delivery of liquor.The excise department in a public notice said it has noticed that in the garb of online delivery of liquor, some people are receiving orders and payments

07:28:55 on 27 May

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