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After Priyanka, Rahul bats for arrested Cong UP unit chief
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday flayed the Uttar Pradesh government over the arrest of state Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress' Jitin Prasada demands UP govt help to suicide victim's kin
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A day after an unemployed man committed suicide in Shahjahanpur, Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Saturday blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for "mismanagement" in handling the coronavirus crisis and demanded immediate financial help to the bereaved family.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Chinese Navy's forays spike amid Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) China, the first country to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, has started pushing its People's Liberation Army Navy's activities in South China Sea as well as the Indian Ocean Region to gain dominance in the areas, sources said on Saturday.
2020-05-30
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Politics
SC junks plea to set aside Kerala MP election
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court declined to set aside the election of United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate N.K. Premachandran from Kollam parliamentary constituency in Kerala for allegedly making statements against the entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala temple.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Repeal of Art 370 tops MHA's 1-yr achievement list, Covid figures on 5th
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The historic decision to abrogate Article 370 which allowed special status to the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, and 35A find top place in the one-year achievement list prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NHAI plans to develop Model Stretches in every state
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) In order to exhibit the model stretches of National Highways as per norms, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to develop 57 stretches of NH (1,735 km) across the country near each state capital.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Nadda prefers to portray Modi as hero amid corona outbreak (Ld)
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) BJP President JP Nadda on Saturday precedence to the Modi governments handling of COVID-19 outbreak and its economic packages to alleviate the hardships over key issues like abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution and Ram Mandir, all vital to the BJP's core support base.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mobile app to teach 100 sentences in different languages
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A unique initiative is being taken up to connect the youth and students of the country with one another in linguistic terms. Under this initiative, a person from one state can be taught short sentences in the regional language of another state through a mobile app.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
No discontinuation of free power to farmers: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) Categorically rejecting allegations about withdrawal of free power to Punjab's farmers, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government is ready to forego the portion of fiscal deficit enhancement offered by the Centre, but would not compromise with the farmers' interest at any cost.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
TN CM urges banks to extend loans to agri,MSME sectors
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Saturday urged the bankers to extend loans to agriculture and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sectors.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kerala Oppn parties slam Vijayan for letting down diaspora
Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF, the principal opposition in the Kerala legislative assembly, on Saturday held protests across the state against the manner in which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has allegedly let down the diaspora returnees.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Afghan govt, Taliban continue prisoner swap talks
Kabul, May 30 (IANS) Representatives of the Afghan government and a five-member Taliban technical delegation continued discussions over the issue of prisoners' release in an effort to jump-start a peace process for the country, it was reported.
2020-05-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Democrats expand probe into firing of State Department IG
Washington, May 30 (IANS) Democratic lawmakers said they were expanding their investigation into the firing of State Department Inspector General (IG) Steve Linick.
2020-05-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN calls for probe into migrants' killing in Libya
United Nations, May 30 (IANS) The UN has called for an investigation into the killing of 30 migrants in western Libya.
2020-05-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Washington begins gradual reopening
Washington, May 30 (IANS) Washington began the first phase of reopening after weeks of "stay at home" orders in the US capital to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-05-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump blasts China over Hong Kong
Washington, May 30 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that Washington will no longer extend preferential treatment to Hong Kong in light of China's bid to exercise tighter control over the former British colony.
2020-05-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Year of historic achievements: Shah on 1st year of Modi 2.0
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah has congratulated the people of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of completion of the first year of the second term of the Modi government.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
German authorities close hostel on N.Korea embassy grounds
Berlin, May 30 (IANS) Authorities in the German capital Berlinconfirmed the closure of a hostel located on the grounds of the North Korean embassy that had been accused of providing a cash flow to the regime in Pyongyang.
2020-05-30
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Ramesh Kumar again takes over as Andhra SEC after HC order
Amaravati, May 29 (IANS) Within hours of his reinstatement by the Andhra Pradesh High Court as the State Election Commissioner (SEC), Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Friday assumed charge of the post.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Revolutionary poet Varvara Rao admitted to Mumbai hospital
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) Revolutionary Telugu poet and writer Varavara Rao, who is in judicial custody in Maharashtra in the Bhima Koregaon case, has been admitted to JJ Hospital at Mumbai, officials said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt, non-govt offices to reopen from June 8 in Bengal: CM
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As the fourth phase of Covid-19 lockdown draws to a close in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all government and non-government offices will resume their operations from June 8 across the state.
2020-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bev Q app gets 'tipsy', liquor sales in disarray in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The virtual queue app that the Kerala government gave the nod for online booking of tokens for getting liquor from vends, appeared to have gone haywire, with people slamming the "ineffective app" and opposition claiming foul play.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ajit Jogi: Clever, confident and ever controversial (Obituary)
Raipur, May 29 (IANS) Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi (1946-2020) will always be remembered as one who could have put his immense political and administrative acumen to better use to give Chhattisgarh a head-start as its first Chief Minister.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
New waterways linking NE India, B'desh to start in 3 months
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) New waterways between Tripura and Bangladesh would start within three months and it would boost trade and numerous economic activities, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Bangladesh to resume domestic flights on June 1
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has allowed domestic flights to resume in a reduced capacity from June 1 after grounding them for more than two months in a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
White House won't release economic projections this summer
Washington, May 29 (IANS) White House officials have decided not to release updated economic projections this summer, breaking from precedent as the US economy was on track to a deep recession due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to media reports.
2020-05-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Telangana's Kaleshwaram project on Godavari reaches key milestone
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) Telangana's prestigious Kaleshwaram project across Godavari river reached another key milestone on Friday with the water reaching Kondapochamma Sagar reservoir in Siddipet district.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Govt must come clean on border tension with China: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Amid reports of growing tension with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the government's silence on this issue and demanded that the government should come clean on it.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal govt targets 7% growth next fiscal year
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The Nepal government has targeted the economic growth of 7 per cent in the next fiscal year 2020-21 despite the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cong attacks Centre for SG's 'prophets of doom' statement in SC
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A day after Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court that there were a handful of people -- "prophets of doom" -- who were always sceptical about everything, the Congress on Friday questioned the apex court's silence and alleged that the government was autocratic in its functioning.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra BJP chief's daughter-in-law collapses at party, dies
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) BJP's Andhra Pradesh state president Kanna Lakshmi Narayana's daughter-in-law died under suspicious circumstances here on Thursday, police said.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Raj Bhavan in Bhopal declared containment zone
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) The Governor's House in Bhopal has been declared a containment zone after a peon and cleaner and four other family members residing on the sprawling premises tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Advance reservation time in 230 trains now 120 days: Railways
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a major relief to passengers, the Indian Railways on Thursday modified the rules for reservation in Special Rajdhani and Special mail and express type trains as it extended the advance reservation period from 30 days to 120 days.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Next time, India to block locust attack at border itself: Minister (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India is fully prepared to deal with the locust attack, and the next time, the migratory pest will be destroyed at the border itself, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Kailash Choudhary on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asked for fewer flights from 5 states, not ban: K'taka minister (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government has requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to reduce the number of flights from five states hit hard by Covid-19 and not a blanket ban on them, a minister clarified on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Lockdown: Amit Shah dials all CMs to ask 'What's next?'
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) As the end of Lockdown 4.0 approaches on the midnight of May 31, Union Home Minister Amit Shah dialled up all Chief Ministers on Thursday evening, asking them about the future of lockdown, say sources.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt is concerned about the locust issue: Tomar
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, said on Thursday that the government is concerned about the issue of locusts and is dealing with the situation urgently, after holding a high-level meeting with both the Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Parshottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary, and Secretary (DAC&FW), Sanjay Agarwal, to review the locust control operations.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka Dy CM calls for raising open varsity admissions
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Thursday directed the higher education department to take measures to increase open university enrolment.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR
Amaravati, May 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday demanded that Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country, be conferred posthumously on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Punjab CM okays Rs 55 crore for flood protection
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sanctioned Rs 55 crore for flood protection and desilting of drains with directions to complete the works before the onset of the monsoon.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kerala not among states that have fudged Covid figures: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Amid rising Covid-19 case figures in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said those who raise baseless allegations should realise that the state is not on the list of those which have fudged their figures.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala CM's choice loses hope to be Calicut University V-C
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) A row is in the offing over the new Vice-Chancellor of the Calicut University as Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan delayed his nod, blocking the chances of the ruling Left government's favourite candidate.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
Punjab CM seeks cash transfers to migrant workers, poor
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to the Prime Minister for cash transfers to all migrant workers and poor, and providing greater employment to rural poor under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pawar concerned over 'breakdown' in realty sector
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Thursday expressed concerns that amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown, the realty sector is in "a state of complete breakdown".
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tripura police probe complaint against B'deshi singer for abusing Modi
Agartala, May 28 (IANS) The Tripura Police is probing a complaint against a Bangladeshi singer, who had performed in a music reality show in Kolkata, for "composing and uploading derogatory songs" on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over social media, police said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
7 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) At least seven policemen were killed and three others injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Farah province, the first major incident after a three-day ceasefire ended, authorities confirmed on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Strict vigil triggers traffic snarls at Delhi-Ghaziabad border
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Heavy vehicular traffic was witnessed at Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Yogi makes surprise checks in hospitals in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) After receiving feedback that all is not well in Lucknow hospitals, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has now set out to verify facts himself.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dorsey retorts to Trump: Twitter is doing its duty
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) After Donald Trump threatened Twitter with big action that can come in the form of an executive order soon, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday defended the fact checking action against Trump tweets.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
UP panchayat polls to be held on time: Minister
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Panchayati Raj Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary has refuted speculations that the panchayat elections may be delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and expressed confidence that the polls would be held on time in December.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics