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Karnataka Govt Proposes Dates For Phase-Wise Reopening Of Schools In July; Parents To Give Feedback
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Karnataka Govt Proposes Dates For Phase-Wise Reopening Of Schools In July; Parents To Give Feedback

Karnataka state government has proposed dates for reopening schools in July. Schools administrations and parents have been asked to provide feedback. By : ABP News Bureau | 03 Jun 2020 06:55 PM (IST) Representational Image: PTI Bengaluru: Karnataka state government has sent out a circular to all schools in the state detailing a plan for re-opening schools in a phased manner.The Department of Primary and Secondary Education revealed that they are planning to re-open all schools from July 2020.Reportedly, the matter was being discussed for the last two days and considering the Covid-19 situation the schools will be reopened.The tentative plan is to start classes for Standard 4 to 7...
US protests: Active-duty troops deployed to DC region start to leave
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US protests: Active-duty troops deployed to DC region start to leave

By: AP | Washington | Published: June 4, 2020 12:25:13 am Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol are beginning to return to their home base, after two days of more peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C., senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The officials said that about 200 soldiers with the 82nd Airborne’s immediate response force will be the first to leave on Wednesday. ...
Setback For AP Govt As SC Dismisses Plea Against HC Order Removing Party Colours From State Buildings
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Setback For AP Govt As SC Dismisses Plea Against HC Order Removing Party Colours From State Buildings

A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Krishan Murari and S. Ravindra Bhat refused to entertain the contentions of the counsel of the Andhra Pradesh government on the matter and rejected the appeal of the government. By : IANS | 03 Jun 2020 06:22 PM (IST) The top court noted that there is an order to repaint the government and panchayats buildings to their original colour. (File Photo/ Getty) New Delhi: In a setback for the Andhra Pradesh's Jagan Mohan Reddy government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain its plea challenging the initiation of contempt proceedings by the High Court for refusing to remove Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Congress Party (YSRCP party) flag colou...
Maneka Gandhi tears into Kerala government over elephant’s death, says no action taken despite frequent incidents | India News – Times of India
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Maneka Gandhi tears into Kerala government over elephant’s death, says no action taken despite frequent incidents | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After a pregnant elephant died of eating cracker stuffed pineapple allegedly fed to her by a local in Kerala's Mallapuram, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi slammed the State government for not taking animal cruelty seriously. The former union minister wrote on micro-blogging site that Mallapuram is "known for its intense animal activity" and yet authorities did not taken any action to curb the menace. "Mallapuram is known for its intense criminal activity especially with regards to animals. No action has ever been taken against a single poacher or wildlife killer so they keep doing it. I can only suggest that you call/email and ask for action," she tweeted. Mallapuram is know for its intense criminal activity specially with regard...
Malayalam Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran Tests Negative For Coronavirus
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Malayalam Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Prithviraj Sukumaran, who worked in the film 'Aaiyya' opposite Rani Mukerji, returned from Jordan on May 22. By : ABP News Bureau | 03 Jun 2020 05:21 PM (IST) New Delhi: Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who returned to India from Jordon on May 22, got himself tested for Coronavirus. He took to Instagram to share the results of his test reports. The 'Aaiyya' actor completed seven days of institutional quarantine after returning from Jordon."Did a COVID-19 test and the results are negative. Will still be completing quarantine before returning home. Stay safe and take care all," Prithiviraj wrote while sharing his test results.  The picture showed that his samples were taken through a nas...
Belgium to open bars and restaurants but not nightclubs – Times of India
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Belgium to open bars and restaurants but not nightclubs – Times of India

BRUSSELS: Belgium will reopen bars, restaurants and other areas of social and cultural life from June 8, but not nightclubs, a government minister said on Wednesday. The comments by federal budget minister David Clarinval came ahead of a government meeting later in the day to announce a further easing of the coronavirus lockdown. "All sectors will reopen, but not for night clubs unfortunately," Clarinval told La Premiere television. Tourist attractions, camping sites and movie theatres would resume, along with sports training and matches behind closed doors. Clarinval said Belgians would be allowed to meet more people, abolishing a rule that said a maximum of four people were allowed to visit the same household. "All numbers are green," Clarinval said, as Belgium reported only 70 new ca...
PM Narendra Modi chairs Union Cabinet meeting | India News – Times of India
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PM Narendra Modi chairs Union Cabinet meeting | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a meeting of Union Cabinet at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani and Ravi Shankar Prasad were among those present at the meeting. All ministers were seen covering their face or wearing masks and maintaining social distancing amid COVID-19 concern. On Monday, the Union Cabinet approved the modalities for implementing Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which was announced last month as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Package to help the sector cope up with the situation created by COVID-19. Source link
Ukai dam water level crosses 319 feet in June after 46 years
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Ukai dam water level crosses 319 feet in June after 46 years

Written by Kamaal Saiyed | Surat | Published: June 3, 2020 9:38:23 pm The Ukai dam in Surat (Express Archive) After 46 years, the water level of Ukai dam in the month of June stood at 319.86 feet, indicating that there won’t be shortage of water supply even if the rainfall this year is poor, according to the authorities. The water level in the dam in Tapi district before monsoon never crossed 300-feet mark after 1974, said Ukai dam superintendent engineer, HR Mahakaal. “In 1974, the water level in the dam was 318.45 feet and today it is 319.07 feet, both the readings being taken before the beginning of monsoon season. The dam ...
Trump administration issues order suspending passenger flights from Chinese airlines
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Trump administration issues order suspending passenger flights from Chinese airlines

File photo of US President Donald Trump | Representational image | PTI Text Size: A- A+ Washington: The Trump administration on Wednesday issued an order suspending passenger flights from China-based airlines, saying it was retaliation for Beijing barring American carriers from re-entering that market, in a continued escalation of tensions between the two nations. The order goes into effect June 16 but President Donald Trump can act sooner if he so chooses, the Department of Transportation said in a statement. U.S. airlines jumped amid a broad market rally. A Standard & Poor’s index of major U.S. carriers surged 5.5% at 10:47 a.m. in New York, led by Alaska Air Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings In...
Cyclone Nisarga: How NDRF teams are evacuating people in Mumbai
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Cyclone Nisarga: How NDRF teams are evacuating people in Mumbai

Watch this ground report from Mumbai's Versova beach area. Cyclone Nisarga, which has turned into a severe cyclone as stated by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), is all set to make landfall today. The NDRF teams are evacuating people who live in the coastal regions of Mumbai. Maharashtra and Gujarat are expected to be most affected by the cyclone. Source link
Six children killed, 10 injured as roof of seminary collapses in Pakistan – Times of India
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Six children killed, 10 injured as roof of seminary collapses in Pakistan – Times of India

PESHAWAR: At least six children were killed and 10 others injured when the roof of a seminary collapsed in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal district. The children, all aged under 10 years, were sitting in the classroom of the seminary and were reciting holy Quran when its roof collapsed in Zer Jan Kot area on Tuesday, officials said. Local people rushed to the site to retrieve survivors from debris. A man, who was rushing the injured children to a nearby hospital, died of heart attack. Source link
Donald Trump to ban Chinese airlines from flying to US from June 16
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Donald Trump to ban Chinese airlines from flying to US from June 16

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 3, 2020 8:56:29 pm US President Donald Trump meets with China’s President Xi Jinping. (Reuters) Amid escalating trade and travel tensions, the Donald Trump administration on Wednesday moved to block Chinese airlines from flying to the US. The Transportation Department said it would suspend passenger flights of four Chinese airlines to and from the United States starting June 16, AP reported. The decision comes on the backdrop of China not letting United Airlines and Delta Air Lines resume flights this week to the country after operations were suspended e...
AAP accuses RML Hospital of giving erroneous Covid test results, late submission of report
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AAP accuses RML Hospital of giving erroneous Covid test results, late submission of report

Raghav Chadha | ANI File Photo Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday claimed that the Centre-run RML Hospital was giving out erroneous COVID-19 test results and violating government norms of submitting the same within 48 hours. No immediate reaction was available from the hospital. Addressing a press conference here, AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said the Delhi government re-tested 30 samples from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital which were declared COVID-19 positive. He said 12 of these samples were found to be negative and the result of two samples was inconclusive. “As per the protocol and to maintain the certainty of the tests, the Delhi government checks the test results of the hospitals by...
Exclusive visuals of Amarnath’s Baba Barfani on ABP News
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Exclusive visuals of Amarnath’s Baba Barfani on ABP News

The Amarnath yatra has not been given a green signal by the government of India due to Coronavirus Pandemic. But a few people reached the dham and captured the beautiful sight of Baba Barfani on camera. Here are the first visuals of Baba Barfani this year.Take a look and offer prayers while being in your city.ABP News has the exclusive visuals of Amarnath. Source link
Theory of ‘eternal economic growth’ invalidated by impending depression
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Theory of ‘eternal economic growth’ invalidated by impending depression

Sky News contributor Caleb Bond says the 0.3 percent decline in economic growth over the March quarter is a “miracle,” which could have been “a hell of a lot worse”. The Australian is reporting the nation “has been plunged into its first recession in three decades by the once-in-a-century COVID-19 pandemic, ending the nation’s record 29-year growth, with Josh Frydenberg warning of a “far more severe” hit to the economy in the June quarter. “This was always going to happen,” Mr Bond told Sky News host Peter Gleeson. “The theory of eternal growth is excellent but a lot of people banked on it” and will be hurt by the economic fallout of the coronavirus. Mr Bond said the only reason the Reserve Bank of Australia has been dropping interest rates for the past two years is because “the Au...
‘Unprecedented’ — India, China deploy Lt Gen-rank army officers to solve border row
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‘Unprecedented’ — India, China deploy Lt Gen-rank army officers to solve border row

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: India and China are deploying two Lieutenant General-rank officers for talks this week to resolve the ongoing standoff in Ladakh, stepping beyond established protocols as tensions on the border refuse to die down. India’s 14 Corps Commander will meet the chief of China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District on 6 June in eastern Ladakh after the protocol in place — where talks involve local tactical commanders — failed to resolve the month-long border row.  Military experts have described the step as “unprecedented”, saying it shows India is in for a hard bargain as it looks ...
Three More Terrorists Killed In J&K’s Pulwama In A Second Encounter Within 24 hours
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Three More Terrorists Killed In J&K’s Pulwama In A Second Encounter Within 24 hours

It is a second such incident in south Kashmir within a day as two Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in Pulwama district. By : ABP News Bureau | 03 Jun 2020 01:22 PM (IST) Representational Picture (AFP) Srinagar: In an encounter with security forces, at least three militants were killed in Kangan area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday morning, according to a tweet by Jammu and Kashmir police. Sharing the details of the encounter, Jammu and Kashmir police said incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession. ALSO READ: Cyclone Nisarga: DOs & DONT's Issued For Mumbai Residents By BMC; Check Safety Tips For Cyclone“Thr...
A higher costs for polluters coming to UK after Brexit
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A higher costs for polluters coming to UK after Brexit

By: Bloomberg | Updated: June 3, 2020 6:39:16 pm The EU carbon price has never been above 31 euros a ton since the market started trading in 2005. The contract traded as high as 22.11 euros a ton on Tuesday. (AP) The UK government’s plan to create its own carbon market after it leaves the European Union will likely make it more expensive to burn fossil fuels in the country than ever before. The proposed emissions trading scheme is a small part of overall Brexit planning, but its success could play a critical part in Britain’s ambition to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The EU’s ETS operates as a cap-and-trade system, w...
Donors rally to Biden in wake of Trump’s response to protests
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Donors rally to Biden in wake of Trump’s response to protests

Democratic donors are pouring money into Joe Biden’s campaign in the wake of the protests spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.Two fundraisers said President Donald Trump’s response to the protests and violence that has accompanied some of them have motivated donors to give even more to support Biden.“As a ‘bundler,’ you’re usually out chasing the bundle but now the bundle is chasing me,” said John Morgan, a longtime Florida-based Democratic fundraiser and one of Biden’s biggest backers. Bundlers raise contributions for candidates and parties from their professional and personal networks and “bundle” them together.Employees of Morgan’s law firm, Morgan & Morgan, gave Biden more than $435,000, his third largest source of funds for the primary. T...
The importance of the MGNREGS
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The importance of the MGNREGS

The nationwide lockdown, which was imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), sparked an exodus of migrant labourers from their host states to home states. Many of them do not have any safety net such as agricultural land or savings to see them through this difficult patch. This has led to a huge spike in the demand for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). According to The Indian Express, close to 22 million households utilised the demand-driven scheme in May, the highest for the month in the last eight years. At least 19 states and Union territories have reported an increase in the number of households provided employment in May. Unsurprisingly, the leading migrant-sending states saw the highest increase in dem...