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Ladakh standoff: Indian and Chinese armies hold Lt General-level talks with ‘positive approach’ | India News – Times of India
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Ladakh standoff: Indian and Chinese armies hold Lt General-level talks with ‘positive approach’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese armies on Saturday held high-level military talks with a "positive" approach, signalling an intent to end their month-long bitter standoff in mountainous eastern Ladakh through peaceful dialogue, people aware of the development said. The Indian delegation was led by Lt General Harinder Singh, the general officer commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps, while the Chinese side was headed by the Commander of the Tibet Military District. "The talks were held in a positive atmosphere. The approach (by both sides) was positive," a senior military official said on condition of anonymity. It is learnt that the Indian delegation at the marathon talks pressed for restoration of status quo ante in all the sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control besides seeking withd...
2,237 cases in 6 days, Bengal equals Delhi’s Covid growth rate
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2,237 cases in 6 days, Bengal equals Delhi’s Covid growth rate

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 7, 2020 4:53:43 am The weekly average growth rate of infection is also among the highest in the country, equaling Delhi’s 7 per cent. (Representational) Amid the easing of lockdown restrictions, West Bengal on Saturday reported another highest single-day jump in number of Covid-19 cases and fatalities, taking the total positive cases close to 8,000 and toll count to near 400. For the second consecutive day, the state reported 400 plus cases – 435 on Saturday, 427 on Friday. In the last six days, beginning this month, the state has seen its coronavirus case load increased by 2...
Big surge in Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir
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Big surge in Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir

The number of Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has seen a massive surge in Jammu and Kashmir. The union territory witnessed as many as 143 new cases in the region in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of cases in the union territory has raised up to 3,467. The sudden spike in the number of cases has sent alarm bells ringing in the administration. Meanwhile, the total number of cases in India have crossed 2,36,000. Source link
MP: 11 IAS officers transferred, Indore commissioner removed
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MP: 11 IAS officers transferred, Indore commissioner removed

Amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and with the crucial by-polls approaching, a massive bureaucratic shakeup has been ordered. As many as 11 IAS officers have been transferred. Indore's commissioner Akash Tripathi has been removed from this post. Municipal Commissioner of Bhopal has also been transferred. Rewa, Dhar, Narsinhpur will also see a change in IAS.Madhya Pradesh has been one of the states that have faced a strong wave of Covid-19 patients. Source link
Details of how an elephant was killed in Kerala
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Details of how an elephant was killed in Kerala

A pregnant elephant was killed in Kerala's Mallapuram after she was fed cracker stuffed pineapple. Now, the postmortem report of the elephant has revealed further details about the incident. According to the report, there was a huge wound in the Elephant's mouth. The report also indicated that she had not eaten anything for days and was in severe pain for 10-12 days. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has promised strict action against those found responsible for this heinous act. Source link
What does China hope to gain from Ladakh standoff?
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What does China hope to gain from Ladakh standoff?

In its bid to flex some muscles on the border, China has converted Ladakh into a war zone. Heavy deployment of troop across LAC on Ladakh-Tibet border has brought the Indian Army and China's PLA eyeball-to-eyeball. But what does China hope to gain from this standoff? Why take such a huge risk? To know about it, watch this special weekend report of ABP News. Source link
Ankit Bawne​ safe and sound with ‘Jolly’ and friends | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ankit Bawne​ safe and sound with ‘Jolly’ and friends | Cricket News – Times of India

Ankit Bawne (TOI Photo)PUNE: Maharashtra cricket captain Ankit Bawne has taken a disciplined approach to beat the lockdown blues, and help is coming from his professional club Jolly Rovers. "I keep getting calls almost everyday from our team. We have interactive sessions via Zoom video calls for an hour or so," Bawne said of the Chennai team, a 17-time winners of the TNCA First Division league championship. "One day it would be our fitness trainer Dhanasekar, next day would be a yoga session with Bala. "There are group discussions on batting and bowling, you can talk everything about your batting, how you feel about your game and so on," said Bawne, who has been employed with Jolly Rovers as an assistant manager. Needless to say, the India 'A' batsman has the security of receiving his m...
Special report: Frequent tremors in Delhi-NCR indication of a bigger crisis?
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Special report: Frequent tremors in Delhi-NCR indication of a bigger crisis?

Delhi-NCR region has experienced 14 earthquakes in almost the last two months. Although the tremors in these earthquakes were minor and no loss of life or property took place, it does increase the concern of people living in the air when the ground shakes that often. To add the worries, Delhi comes under Zone 4 when it comes to the Earthquake Risk Zones of the country, putting it at considerable risk. So, why is the Delhi witnessing jolts so frequently and how concerned should we be? Source link
Shopping Malls and places of worship to stay closed in Gurgaon, Faridabad
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Shopping Malls and places of worship to stay closed in Gurgaon, Faridabad

In a major development, the Haryana government has made the announcement that shopping malls and places of worship in Gurgaon and Faridabad will continue to remain shut even after 8 June. Earlier, Modi government has said that malls and places of worships can open from 8 June under Phase 1 of Unlock 1.0. However, the guidelines also made it clear that state governments and local administration had the right to keep them closed if they found it necessary. Source link
With 4 Deaths In 24 Hrs, Jammu & Kashmir’s Covid-19 Toll Reaches 40; Cases Mount To 3,467
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With 4 Deaths In 24 Hrs, Jammu & Kashmir’s Covid-19 Toll Reaches 40; Cases Mount To 3,467

So far, Srinagar district with ten deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla seven, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian. By : Asif Qureshi | 06 Jun 2020 10:57 PM (IST) Srinagar district with ten deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities. (File Photo/ Getty) Srinagar: Four more Covid-19 deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities due to the virus in the J&K to 40. While three deaths took place in the Kashmir Valley, one was recorded in Jammu region.A 70-year-old patient from Baghat Barzaulla died at JLNM hospital Rainawari on Saturday morning. A total of 143 more Coronavirus ...
Delhi Medical Association slams Arvind Kejriwal govt for warning hospitals amid coronavirus crisis
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Delhi Medical Association slams Arvind Kejriwal govt for warning hospitals amid coronavirus crisis

The Delhi Medical Association on Saturday slammed the Arvind Kejriwal government after the Delhi CM warned hospitals of stern action if they refuse Covid-19 patients or indulge in "black-marketing" of beds in view of a surge in novel coronavirus cases. (Representational Image: PTI)The Delhi Medical Association on Saturday slammed the Arvind Kejriwal government after the Delhi CM warned hospitals of stern action if they refuse Covid-19 patients or indulge in "black-marketing" of beds in view of a surge in novel coronavirus cases."The doctors are giving their best and are helping in reducing cases everyday. Instead of praising them, the government is filing case against them," the Delhi Medical Association said in a statement said."The doctors are already overstressed at this time of the ...
TMC launches Assembly poll campaign to counter ‘BJP’s anti-govt propaganda’
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TMC launches Assembly poll campaign to counter ‘BJP’s anti-govt propaganda’

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 7, 2020 4:25:01 am “Yesterday, our party chief Mamata Banerjee ordered us to campaign against the canards being spread by BJP,” Partha Chatterjee said. (File Photo) The ruling Trinamool Congress has launched its campaign at full throttle for the next year’s Assembly elections, state Education Minister and TMC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee announced on Saturday. The campaign in all the 294 Assembly constituencies will counter the BJP’s “anti-government propaganda”, he added. “Yesterday, our party chief Mamata Banerjee ordered us to campaign agains...
Viswanathan Anand returns home, stays away from family | Chess News – Times of India
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Viswanathan Anand returns home, stays away from family | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: It was a different homecoming for Viswanathan Anand here on Saturday evening. He was greeted by a big wave from his wife Aruna and son Akhil, but from a distance. While Anand returned to the comforts of his home, it will take a week more for him to actually be spending time with family. As per the quarantine rules, Anand has spent the mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine in Bengaluru, and will now have to complete 7 days of home quarantine. This means the 50-year-old gets to meet Aruna and Akhil only next Sunday (June 14). The earlier rule from the Union Home Ministry stated that foreign returnees had to undergo a compulsory institutional quarantine for 14 days. However, a revised guideline issued towards the end of last month allowed overseas travelers to be in institution...
Ensure relief fund is not misused: Oppn to IMCT
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Ensure relief fund is not misused: Oppn to IMCT

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 7, 2020 4:22:02 am The destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan in East Midnapore, West Bengal, on Wednesday. (Express photo) Opposition parties BJP, CPM, and Congress Saturday met the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) that was in the state survey areas hit in Cyclone Amphan, and asked it to ensure that money meant for relief and restoration projects gets properly utilised. The funds should not be siphoned off by any political party, they added. While the CPM and the Congress proposed transparency in the process of formulating the list of beneficiaries by putting it up on a w...
Amphan aftermath: Govt provides IMCT details of Rs 1.02-lakh crore damages
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Amphan aftermath: Govt provides IMCT details of Rs 1.02-lakh crore damages

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 7, 2020 4:19:13 am Kolkata: NDRF personnel work to clear an uprooted tree from a road, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra) The West Bengal government on Saturday revised its assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan, telling an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) that the state had been set back by Rs 1,02,442 lakh crore. The day before, the Mamata Banerjee administration had reported losses worth Rs 80,000 crore. The Centre’s representatives, who had arrived in the state on Thursday on a three-day visi...
Noida: Pregnant woman dies, family says turned away by 8 hospitals in 12 hours
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Noida: Pregnant woman dies, family says turned away by 8 hospitals in 12 hours

Written by Amil Bhatnagar | Noida | Updated: June 7, 2020 7:43:23 am “We eventually returned to GIMS but by that time Neelam had died. We requested that the body be kept in the hospital, and doctors declared her dead after examining her,” Kumar said. (Representational Image) A 30-YEAR-OLD woman, who was eight months pregnant with her second child and had complained of “breathlessness due to rising blood pressure”, died Friday after she failed to get admission in eight hospitals across Noida in a span of about 12 hours, her family has alleged. The Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration has ordered a probe into the...
Mumbai: Man held for kidnapping 13-year-old girl, say Police
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Mumbai: Man held for kidnapping 13-year-old girl, say Police

Written by Sagar Rajput | Mumbai | Published: June 7, 2020 4:07:29 am On May 19, Ganesh had kidnapped the 13-year-old child from Jalgaon, while her family was walking back to Akola from Mulund in Mumbai, where they were stranded due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. (Representational) A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, daughter of a migrant worker, while the family was walking to their native place in Akola from Mumbai in May, Jalgaon police said. The man, police said, was also wanted in the kidnapping case of a 26-year-old migrant worker from Akola. The woman was repo...
Maharashtra govt suffering from action paralysis: Fadnavis
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Maharashtra govt suffering from action paralysis: Fadnavis

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 7, 2020 4:07:26 am Fadnavis said during his tenure, Rs 6,800-crore package was given for flood-ravaged Sangli, Kolhapur and Raigad districts. Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis Saturday said the Maharashtra government is suffering not just from ‘policy paralysis but also action paralysis’. He said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government had shown no urgency to tackle the challenges posed by Covid-19 or Cyclone Nisarga. Addressing the media in Mumbai, Fadnavis said, ‘The Rs 100-crore relief for cyclone is very little. The state government should provide a...
Not allowed in stadium, so Barmy Army wants to be heard
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Not allowed in stadium, so Barmy Army wants to be heard

Written by Vishal Menon | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2020 8:28:20 am First time in 25 years, England will play a Test without the support of Barmy Army from the stands. Courtesy: Barmy Army When international cricket returns to the stadium for the first time next month after the Covid pandemic shut down all sporting activity, its most iconic fans want to make their presence felt — or rather, their voice heard. And so, the 33,000-strong Barmy Army has asked the England and Wales Cricket Board to use the PA system at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton to belt out recordings of their famous chants and anthems to cheer up t...
Half of Covid deaths in last fortnight — but fatality rate still low
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Half of Covid deaths in last fortnight — but fatality rate still low

Written by Karishma Mehrotra | New Delhi | Published: June 7, 2020 4:05:38 am At YCMH hospital on Saturday. Since the first death in the middle of March, Covid fatalities in the country have moved to 6,642 in seven weeks with almost half of them (3,059) occurring in the last fortnight. These deaths remain concentrated — over 80 per cent in 26 districts, the Covid hotspots. Indeed, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, and Chennai were the only districts with more than 100 deaths these past two weeks. They saw 1,964 deaths over this period, almost half of their total 4,055 Covid deaths. But India’s case fatality rat...