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Day: May 22, 2020

CM Yogi should make arrangements to send migrant labourers home: Ghanti Bajao viewers
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CM Yogi should make arrangements to send migrant labourers home: Ghanti Bajao viewers

Updated : 22 May 2020 11:54 PM (IST) Congress National Secretary-General Priyanka Gandhi said that if these buses are to be used, then do not use them, then we will send them back.  It was sent three days ago after CM Yogi's announcement. Many vehicles were claimed to be three-wheeler and two-wheeler. But in the midst of all this, the buses which can leave the labourers till their house also have not got the approval of the administration. Source link
Student groups take opposite stands on term-end exams
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Student groups take opposite stands on term-end exams

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 5:23:32 am Both ABVP and NSUI against open book exams (Express Photo) At a time when universities are still undecided on the timing of their term-end examination, the two major student groups, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and National Students Union of India (NSUI), have taken an opposite stand on the issue. The NSUI, backed by Congress, has urged universities to promote all intermediate year students without an exam and pass all final year students based on their “past performance with 10 per cent extra marks”. The latter has been justified on the claim ...
PM teaches lesson of coordination at the time of pandemic | Ghanti Bajao
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PM teaches lesson of coordination at the time of pandemic | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 22 May 2020 11:46 PM (IST) Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an aerial survey of the devastation caused by Super Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Odisha. After taking stock of the worst affected districts, the PM has announced an immediate assistance of Rs 1000 crore to West Bengal. Amphan has caused massive destruction in West Bengal. Due to this, 72 people died.This is Prime Minister's first visit outside the country's capital, Delhi, in a span of about three months. Due to the coronavirus epidemic and the ongoing lockdown in the country, PM remained in Delhi during this time. Source link
PM Modi takes aerial survey of Amphan affected WB & Odisha | Ghanti Bajao
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PM Modi takes aerial survey of Amphan affected WB & Odisha | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 22 May 2020 11:39 PM (IST) Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached West Bengal and Odisha today after the devastation of cyclone Amfan. Where he made an aerial survey of the storm-hit areas. After an aerial survey of the storm-affected areas in both the states, PM Modi also announced a relief package.Prime Minister Modi conducted an aerial survey to review the situation.PM Modi has announced a grant of Rs 1000 crore to West Bengal and Rs 500 crore to Odisha. Source link
Uddhav Thackeray tells producers, broadcasters to identify safe areas for shooting
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Uddhav Thackeray tells producers, broadcasters to identify safe areas for shooting

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: May 23, 2020 10:56:26 am Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. (File) Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday told a delegation of film producers and broadcasters to identify safe, secluded places where shooting can resume with all health guidelines followed.The delegation included producers Ekta Kapoor, JD Majethia and Nitin Vaidya and broadcasters like Viacom 18’s Rahul Joshi and Punit Goenka of Zee Entertainment Enterprise. Majethia and Vaidya also represented Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC). The entertainment representati...
Girl cycles father 1,200 km to Bihar — and hope follows
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Girl cycles father 1,200 km to Bihar — and hope follows

Written by Vishal Menon | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 12:35:33 pm Jyoti with father Mohan during their 8-day, 1200-km journey from Sikandarpur in Haryana to Darbhanga in Bihar. (Source: Twitter) A second-hand cycle bought with the Rs 2,000 that was left in the house, and a bottle of water, was all that 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari Paswan had when she decided to take her ailing father from Sikandarpur in Haryana to Darbhanga in Bihar. But now, a fortnight after they set off on that “desperate” migrant journey on the national highway when Jyoti pedalled close to 1,200 km across eight days with her father sitting behi...
In Bihar district, 100 beds, 200 rooms in place, need ventilator & ambulance
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In Bihar district, 100 beds, 200 rooms in place, need ventilator & ambulance

Written by Santosh Singh | Khagaria (bihar) | Updated: May 23, 2020 12:31:47 pm Migrants at a quarantine centre in Mansi, Khagaria. (Express photo) Reflecting trends elsewhere in the state because of the migrant influx, Bihar’s Khagaria district, 170 km east of Patna, has seen a surge in the number of Covid cases from 0 to 96 in just 14 days. But except for two deaths — of a severely ill patient from Delhi and a diabetic from Mumbai — all are in the Level-I stage of “pre-mild” or “mild”, requiring isolation or quarantine. Yet, officials have their fingers crossed. The Indian Express visited Khagaria on the first stop...
Gujarat: 3 employees of Cadila Pharma die of Covid
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Gujarat: 3 employees of Cadila Pharma die of Covid

Written by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Published: May 23, 2020 4:47:16 am A spokesperson for Cadila Pharmaceuticals said: “We are saddened by the passing of our employees. We have formed teams who are already talking to the families of those infected or quarantined.” (Representational) Gujarat-based pharma major Cadila Pharmaceuticals Friday said three of its employees have died of Covid-19. They were among 35 company employees who tested positive earlier this month. Cadila Pharmaceuticals was planning to reopen its manufacturing plant that was shut down on May 7 after the positive cases were discovered. Company offic...
Chinese troops focus on 4 LAC locations, test new areas in Ladakh
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Chinese troops focus on 4 LAC locations, test new areas in Ladakh

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 12:30:28 pm New areas of Chinese forays into Indian territory have come up in 2019 — the Doletango area opposite Dumchele suddenly saw 54 Chinese transgressions in 2019, after having recorded only three transgressions in the past four years. Although India and China share a boundary that stretches 3,488 km from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh, official data show that 80 per cent of Chinese transgressions across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since 2015 have taken place in four locations, three of them in eastern Ladakh in the western sector. Along with Pangon...
UK court orders Anil Ambani to pay $717 million to Chinese banks
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UK court orders Anil Ambani to pay $717 million to Chinese banks

In an earlier hearing, the court had refused to entertain Ambani’s defence that his net worth now is zero and also that he will find no support from his extended family. Anil Ambani’s office though has consistently denied “having authorised anyone to execute any guarantee on his behalf.” (File photo: Reuters)A UK court on Friday directed Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani to pay nearly $717 million (around Rs 5,446 crore) within 21 days to three Chinese banks pursuing the recovery of funds owed to them as part of a loan agreement.In February 2012, Reliance Com took a loan of over $700 million from three Chinese Banks which Anil Ambani provided personal guarantee to. The company now in insolvency proceedings, defaulted on the loan which the banks have sued it for to be recovered with in...
Calamity cess on GST: plan on Govt table to tide over Covid crisis
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Calamity cess on GST: plan on Govt table to tide over Covid crisis

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 12:32:25 pm A family of migrant workers in New Delhi (Express Photo: Gajendra Yadav) In line with the disaster relief cess introduced in Kerala last year following the monsoon floods of 2018, the central government is considering a calamity cess on Goods and Services Tax (GST) to tide over the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, The Indian Express has learnt. Sources said that a proposal to raise additional revenue from GST, excluding goods and services in the five per cent slab, is with the Finance Ministry. However, when contacted by The I...
Banks worried, see ballooning of bad loans in second half of 2020-21
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Banks worried, see ballooning of bad loans in second half of 2020-21

Written by Sunny Verma , George Mathew | Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 12:29:17 pm In the case of ICICI Bank, retail segments saw a higher proportion of customers opting for moratorium. More rural, commercial vehicle and two-wheeler customers too took the moratorium. (Representational) Extending the moratorium on term loan instalments will provide a much-needed relief to companies stressed due to lockdown, but banks are likely to take a hit since this is also expected to significantly add to their non-performing assets (NPAs) from the second half of 2020-21. According to data provided by differen...
UP: Can’t get image out of our heads, says father of girl crushed by truck
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UP: Can’t get image out of our heads, says father of girl crushed by truck

Written by Asad Rehman | Lucknow | Published: May 23, 2020 4:33:53 am Priyanka (in pink dress) with her family at a camp in Mathura on Monday, a day before she died. (Express photo) “My wife Seema (31) has not slept for a second. She can’t forget the sight of the girl’s body after it came under the truck. She sat wailing on the highway, with the girl in her lap. How can we get the image out of our heads?” said Shikhwar (35), who lost his six-year-old daughter in a road accident on Tuesday. Priyanka was crushed by a truck in Kisni police station area of Mainpuri district. Sixteen people, including five children, had o...
Suhana Khan posts stunning slow-mo videos as she turns 20; take a look! – Times of India
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Suhana Khan posts stunning slow-mo videos as she turns 20; take a look! – Times of India

Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan turned a year older today and the young starlet celebrated her big day with family while being in lockdown. She received wishes from her BFFs Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and others. On the occasion of her 20th birthday, she took to Instagram to post a stunning slow-mo video of herself where she can be seen wearing a bodycon dress! Suhana flaunted her dense hair while she posed for the camera on her terrace. She captioned the post, "I'm 2020 hehe". Check it out here: BFF Ananya even wished Suhana on her 20th birthday sharing a sweet post on Instagram. Meanwhile, Suhana is awaiting her big Bollywood break, she is pursuing her studies at film school at New York University. Last year, she made her acting debut in a short film called 'The Grey Part ...
Economy to contract, says RBI, cuts repo, extends moratorium
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Economy to contract, says RBI, cuts repo, extends moratorium

Written by George Mathew | Mumbai | Published: May 23, 2020 4:33:13 am The RBI has slashed the repo rate by 115 points since the lockdown commenced March 25. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday offered the first official acceptance that GDP growth will slip into negative territory this year, blaming it on the collapse in demand due to a slide in private consumption following the Covid-19 lockdown. The central bank has, however, pointed to the likelihood of some pick-up in growth impulses beginning the second half of 2020-21. At an out-of-cycle meeting of its six-member monetary policy committee (MPC), 13 days befo...
Oppn seeks cash transfer, clear Covid exit strategy
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Oppn seeks cash transfer, clear Covid exit strategy

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 7:16:30 am Opposition parties asked the government to announce a revised economic stimulus package, articulate a clear exit strategy, and restore Parliamentary functioning and oversight. (File Photo) Meeting for the first time since the imposition of a nationwide lockdown on March 25, leaders of 22 opposition parties — among them chief ministers Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray and Hemant Soren — Friday asked the BJP-led government to desist from indulging in “showmanship” and “one-upmanship”. The parties asked the government to announce a revised economic sti...
Lockdown has averted 14-29 lakh infections, 37-71,000 deaths: Govt
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Lockdown has averted 14-29 lakh infections, 37-71,000 deaths: Govt

Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 7:35:36 am The lockdown has “made it difficult for the virus to travel”, Dr Paul said. As fresh cases of the novel coronavirus disease touched a new high of 6,088, the government claimed on Friday that the nationwide lockdown had averted 14-29 lakh cases and 37,000-71,000 deaths, based on modelling projections by various independent agencies and individuals. In the last 24 hours, 148 Covid-19 deaths have been reported across the country. The total number of cases is now 1,18,447, and the disease has killed 3,583 people so far. Dr V K Paul, Member (Health),...
Maharashtra: Covid ‘antidote, vaccine’ on sale on darknet, police probe local link
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Maharashtra: Covid ‘antidote, vaccine’ on sale on darknet, police probe local link

Written by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Updated: May 23, 2020 10:42:44 am Screenshot of a post on the darknet selling a Covid-19 vaccine. “I am a laboratory doctor in Spanish public health. I have obtained 24 blood samples and infected sputum of the new COVID-19. I am willing to sell for a price of $100. I could send tests when payment is made, I ship worldwide by ‘seur refrigerator’ to not let the bacteria die and ensure viral life.” The darknet marketplace has been swamped by messages on purported Covid-19 “antidotes”, sold in the form of blood samples of patients who have recovered from the disease, since the outbrea...
It is stupid, crammed and puts players at injury risk: Indian shuttlers on BWF’s revised calendar – Times of India
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It is stupid, crammed and puts players at injury risk: Indian shuttlers on BWF’s revised calendar – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian shuttlers, including Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal, on Friday questioned the rationale behind scheduling 22 events in just five months in a revised BWF calendar, saying the "stupid" planning will increase the injury risk. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) unveiled a revised international calendar to salvage the remainder of the season, disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Twenty two events in 5 months is extremely tough on the players. Firstly, there is a question mark on international guidelines and how quarantine will happen. Don't know how they came up with this when the travel restrictions are still in place. We all want to get back to sport but there are a lot of question marks now, we haven't started practice yet," Kashyap told PTI. London Olympic bronze me...
Who is Piyush Pandey? Know All About Nawazuddin Siddiqui ‘s Wife Aaliya’s Alleged Boyfriend
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Who is Piyush Pandey? Know All About Nawazuddin Siddiqui ‘s Wife Aaliya’s Alleged Boyfriend

Piyush further told that he was aware of the problems going on between Aaliya and Nawaz, but was taken away by shock on learning the the divorce case going on. By : ABP News Bureau | 22 May 2020 10:26 PM (IST) Amid the ongoing divorce controversy between Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his wife Aaliya Siddhiqui, a new drama has cropped with the news of an affair between Aliya and media professional 'Piyush Pandey' being highly ruling the Page-3 headlines. To get to the core of problems going on between the couple and to solve the mystery going around 'Piyush Pandey' ABP News contacted Aaliya Siddhiqui.In conversation with the reports, Bollywood actor's wife narrated some issues goin...