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Negotiations between India-China inconclusive
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Negotiations between India-China inconclusive

Major-general rank officials of both countries met on the border on Tuesday, but the talks were inconclusive. It is believed that in the next few days, senior commanders of the armies of both countries can meet. According to sources, China is adamant on its demands due to which negotiations are getting fruitless. But in the meeting, India is also firm on its side. Source link
INX Media Case: ED Files Chargesheet Against Chidambaram, Son Karti
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INX Media Case: ED Files Chargesheet Against Chidambaram, Son Karti

The case dates back to 2017 when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered an FIR in INX media case alleging irregularities in FIPB clearance to the group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007. By : ABP News Bureau | 02 Jun 2020 11:43 PM (IST) New Delhi: Latest development in the INX Media case suggests that Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet against former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti P Chidambaram and others, in a Delhi Court on Tuesday.Earlier this year in January right after Chidambaram's release from Tihar jail, ED had questioned the former minister in connection with money laundering probe into alleged aviation-related finan...
Officer who barred items from CAPF canteens said to be shifted
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Officer who barred items from CAPF canteens said to be shifted

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Published: June 3, 2020 5:05:34 am The facility of CSD canteens is available only to serving and retired military personnel along with their dependents. Goods are can be purchased by them at rates cheaper than those prevalent in open market, as a welfare measure. (Representational image) The officer who had prepared the list of products meant to be banned for sale through canteens of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) is likely to be removed from his post and repatriated to his parent cadre, sources told The Indian Express. The list was withdrawn by the government on Monday ...
ED files chargesheet against Chidambaram, son Karti in INX Media money-laundering case | India News – Times of India
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ED files chargesheet against Chidambaram, son Karti in INX Media money-laundering case | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a chargesheet against senior Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money-laundering case. A password protected e-chargesheet was filed against Chidambaram, his son Karti and others before the court of Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar here on Monday. The judge has directed the agency to file a hard copy of the chargesheet once the court starts functioning normally. Besides the Chidambarams, the chargesheet also names Karti's chartered accountant S S Bhaskararaman and others. Chidambaram was arrested by the Centreal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the INX Media corruption case on August 21 last year. On October 16 last year, the ED arrested him in a related money-laundering case. Six days later, on Oct...
Several govt offices hit by Covid, 13 at L-G office among those positive
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Several govt offices hit by Covid, 13 at L-G office among those positive

Written by Mallica Joshi | New Delhi | Published: June 3, 2020 4:46:55 am Govt employees are required to attend office, since lockdown was relaxed on May 18. Several government employees, including from the Delhi Secretariat, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), have tested positive for Covid-19 over the past two weeks. On Monday evening, 13 employees at the office of the Lieutenant Governor also tested positive. Several staff members have now been asked to quarantine themselves. This comes after several cases emerged from Central and Delhi government offices across the capital. The General A...
Covid case count nears 2-lakh mark, ICMR says ‘far away from peak’
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Covid case count nears 2-lakh mark, ICMR says ‘far away from peak’

Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2020 6:42:55 am Passengers wearing mask to protect themselves from Coronavirus at Chandigarh Railway Station. As the total Covid-19 case count nears the 2-lakh mark, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientist Dr Nivedita Gupta said on Tuesday that the country is still “very far away from the peak”. In an infectious disease, a peak signifies the point at which the daily case count will start to fall. Over the last few days, over 8,000 new cases have been reported from across the country daily. “We are very far away from the peak. Our preventive measure...
NREGA May demand is highest for month in 8 years: 2.19 cr households
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NREGA May demand is highest for month in 8 years: 2.19 cr households

Written by Harikishan Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2020 4:34:31 am Migrant workers from Hardoi of UP resides at Jawaddi in Ludhiana wait for the confirmation of their ticket to Shramik train. WITH THE lockdown sending lakhs of migrant labourers back to their villages, over 2.19 crore households utilised the rural job guarantee scheme in May, which is the highest for the month in the last eight years, according to official data. An analysis of data in this category — available currently from 2013-14 on the MGNREGA portal — shows that the number of households that worked in May was 7.10 lakh higher than the 2....
IITs ask govt for extra year to fill EWS quota
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IITs ask govt for extra year to fill EWS quota

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2020 6:40:20 am The IITs, in their collective request, have pointed to the delay caused by the lockdown in the construction of hostels. Faced with the challenge of ensuring physical distancing in crowded hostels upon reopening, the IITs have sought a year’s extension to the 2021 deadline set by the government to add new seats for accommodating the 10 per cent Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota, The Indian Express has learnt. The 23 premier engineering institutes collectively approached the Centre with the request last month, citing the Covid lockdown. Gove...
Police units in Maharashtra build own Covid Care Centres
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Police units in Maharashtra build own Covid Care Centres

Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Updated: June 3, 2020 4:31:40 am “Since asking for priority in treatment in government-run hospitals creates unnecessary ill-will among government departments, an exclusive arrangement for the police force is thought of,” states the SOP. (Representational) Faced with a steady increase in Covid-19 cases among its frontline personnel, police units in Maharashtra have begun setting up their own Covid Care Centres (CCCs) to house and monitor asymptomatic personnel. The CCCs are being developed as per a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) developed by the Navi Mumbai Police for an “exclusi...
Maharashtra’s Covid growth rate falls below India’s for the first time
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Maharashtra’s Covid growth rate falls below India’s for the first time

Written by Amitabh Sinha | Pune | Updated: June 3, 2020 6:46:02 am Officials from the PMC health department conduct a Covid screening at Junabzar in Mangalwarpeth area on Thursday. As the Covid count increases across the country, touching the 2-lakh figure Tuesday, a small silver lining has emerged. For the first time in nearly two months, the growth rate of infections in Maharashtra has slowed to fall below that of the country as a whole. The seven-day compounded daily growth rate (CDGR) for Maharashtra has remained below the national average for three consecutive days now. This trend may not endure as the spread g...
Covid test should track viral load too, says new ICMR study
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Covid test should track viral load too, says new ICMR study

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2020 6:43:26 am Some experts have cautioned that irregularities in swab-taking could muddle viral load results. Only seven per cent of coronavirus samples have a “high viral load” — meaning these people would, on average, transmit the infection to 6.25 other people. The vast majority (84%) have a low infectiousness, transmitting to only 0.8 persons on average. Nine per cent have a moderate viral load. Viral load refers to the quantity of a virus in an organism and is a reflection of how quickly the virus is replicating. These are new findings by ICMR’s Nati...
India will get its growth back, need to be self reliant: PM
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India will get its growth back, need to be self reliant: PM

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Published: June 3, 2020 4:15:46 am New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the annual session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on its 125th anniversary via video link, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo/Video grab) STRESSING ON the need for self-reliance and a stronger focus on manufacturing locally by enterprises, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the government’s highest priority is to strengthen the economy against the impact of coronavirus and get the country back on the growth track. Calling industry to rise to the occasion, Modi said there is a need to build robus...
Donald Trump warns of deploying army to silent protests | Master Stroke
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Donald Trump warns of deploying army to silent protests | Master Stroke

US President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to deploy troops to end unrest in the state and to prevent violent protests against the death of African-American George Floyd. The fire of violent demonstrations against Floyd's death has reached 140 cities in the US, which is considered the worst civil unrest in the country in the last several decades. Source link
Stokes can be England’s ‘captain fantastic’, says Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India
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Stokes can be England’s ‘captain fantastic’, says Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England skipper Joe Root believes Ben Stokes would make a "fantastic captain" if he has to hand over the reins when he becomes a father again. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) still plan to stage a full international programme despite the coronavirus-shortened season. The schedule will begin with a three-Test series against the West Indies, starting on July 8 at Southampton -- around the time that Root's wife is due to give birth to their second child. The England captain said on Tuesday that he would attend the birth come what may, with Stokes in line to take over. Root has no doubt the star allrounder would cope with the extra burdens of captaincy. "I think if Ben was captain he would be fantastic," said Root. "One of his great qualities as vice-captain and as a leade...
Chai, pakora and platter of love; here’s your rainy-day fix – Times of India
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Chai, pakora and platter of love; here’s your rainy-day fix – Times of India

With people on a budget and families rationing groceries in the lockdown, you don’t really have to worry about whipping up these delicious snacks for family in the rainy-day. A cup of chai, pakora, noodles and more… These simple snacks will not just soothe your soul but bring back fond memories. So, grab your favourite mug, put on your favourite playlist and sit next to your window and enjoy the rain with these snacks… And try not to answer your boss’ messages while you are at it. Kanda Bhajiya and adrak chai are therapy How about a platter of Kanda Bhajiya served with adrak chai? Just imagine this; you are tired, exhausted after a long day’s work. Your mom, boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, wife or room partner (or whoever, that’s the point here) fixes you Kanda Bhajiya and chai- It...
In break from past, Delhi says Modi, Trump discussed India-China border situation
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In break from past, Delhi says Modi, Trump discussed India-China border situation

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2020 6:48:53 am Inviting Modi to the next G7 Summit to be held in the US, he conveyed his desire to “expand the ambit of the grouping beyond the existing membership, to include other important countries including India”. In a departure from precedent, New Delhi Tuesday said US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the “situation on the India-China border”. The Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement, said the border situation figured in the phone conversation between the two leaders when Trump called up Modi, two days after he sa...
Barrister Babu: THIS Bigg Boss 13 Contestant To Play Grown-Up Bondita Post LEAP?
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Barrister Babu: THIS Bigg Boss 13 Contestant To Play Grown-Up Bondita Post LEAP?

Devoleena Bhattacharjee has been approached to play the lead role in 'Barrister Babu' post the leap. By : ABP News Bureau | 02 Jun 2020 10:38 PM (IST) New Delhi: Colors TV’s ‘Barrister Babu’ has managed to keep the viewers on the edge of their TV seats with its drama-packed episodes. The social drama starring Pravisht Mishra and Aura Bhatnagar has received critical acclaim for its storyline and impeccable performances of the actors. Ardent fans of the show are eagerly waiting for the resumption of the shoot so that they can see their favourite characters on their TV screens.Maharashtra government has given permission to resume shoot in the non-containment zones in the state but the makers h...