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Over 250 trains wasted, states couldn’t get passengers, says Piyush Goyal
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Over 250 trains wasted, states couldn’t get passengers, says Piyush Goyal

Written by Avishek G Dastidar , Ravish Tiwari | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:33:08 am Piyush Goyal said that most Shramik Specials reached their destinations before time or on time for 19 consecutive days after starting on May 1 before a surge in demand created congestion on the routes. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastava) The Railways will continue to provide states “as many (trains) as they want,” to transport passengers returning home amid the lockdown but over 250 trains have been “wasted” because states that requested for them could not bring in passengers, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tol...
Gujarat High Court now praises state govt: ‘we would have been dead’
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Gujarat High Court now praises state govt: ‘we would have been dead’

Written by Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:46:34 am Vadodara ABVP workers took to art to urge residents to stay home to contain the spread of Covid-19. (Express photo by Bhupendra Rana) JUST OVER a week after a division bench of the Gujarat High Court made some scathing observations on the state government’s handling of the Covid-19 situation, a bench headed by Chief Justice Vikram Nath has said that “if the state government would not have been doing anything, as alleged, then probably, by now, we all would have been dead”. On May 22, a division bench headed by Justice J B Pardiwala, and including ...
Nepal govt ups the ante, tables Bill to alter map and emblem
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Nepal govt ups the ante, tables Bill to alter map and emblem

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: June 1, 2020 4:31:39 am For Prime Minister Oli, whose position appeared very shaky until last month, this territorial row with India is a shot in the arm. Scaling up its row with India over territorial claims to the Lipulekh-Kalapani-Limpiyadhura region, the Nepal government tabled a constitution amendment Bill in the House of Representatives on Sunday, seeking to make alterations, additions to the country’s political map and national emblem. Law Minister Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe tabled the Bill, seeking to give legal sanctity to the new map, after the government of P...
No ventilator or ICU in govt facilities, Ludhiana leans on private hospitals
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No ventilator or ICU in govt facilities, Ludhiana leans on private hospitals

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:07:06 am At the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh) THE LEVEL-I Covid Care Centres (CCCs), for “pre-mild” or “mild” cases, don’t have a single patient. And, with the spike in cases under control, non-Covid treatment will soon be fully available at the Civil Hospital, the main government healthcare facility in the district. That’s the good news from Ludhiana. But a deeper dive reveals a few glaring holes in the narrative. There are no ventilators or ICUs in government hospitals, and Punjab’s most populated district with over 35 lakh ...
Protest in London against George Floyd’s death in the US
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Protest in London against George Floyd’s death in the US

Updated : 31 May 2020 10:57 PM (IST) According to reports, hundreds of people demonstrated outside the White House to protest against the death of George Floyd. Now the protest has also started in London against George Floy's death.Since the video of black man George Floyd's death went viral, violent protests have continued in many cities of the US since Friday. Source link
Cyclone Nisarga may hit Maharashtra-Gujarat coast on June 3, bring strong wind with heavy rainfall in Mumbai | India News – Times of India
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Cyclone Nisarga may hit Maharashtra-Gujarat coast on June 3, bring strong wind with heavy rainfall in Mumbai | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With India’s mainland getting ready for the onset of monsoon over Kerala, new conditions over the Arabian Sea around Lakshadweep may witness a cyclonic storm - called Nisarga - reaching near Maharashtra-Gujarat coast on Wednesday, bringing heavy rainfall with a strong wind to Mumbai and neighbouring coastal areas. Though its intensity may not be as strong as the cyclone Amphan which had hit West Bengal on May 20, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued warning of heavy rainfall and rough sea conditions for fishermen and coastal authorities in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat for Tuesday and Wednesday. Coastal Maharashtra may face wind speed of 90-100 kmph on Wednesday. “The IMD predicts a cyclonic storm over the Arabian sea by June 2 (Tuesday...
Sakshi Reacts On MS Dhoni’s Retirement Rumours
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Sakshi Reacts On MS Dhoni’s Retirement Rumours

During an Instagram Live session on Chennai Super Kings' official handle, Dhoni's wife Sakshi on Sunday said that sudden trends about Mahi hanging up his boots baffle her. By : ABP News Bureau | 31 May 2020 09:55 PM (IST) Photo: Sakshi Dhoni (Instagram) New Delhi: Ever since the Indian cricket team's heart-breaking exit from 2019 World Cup semi-final, former skipper MS Dhoni have not played for his national squad as he took a sabbatical after that and due to this, speculations over his retirement have been in news.The legendary wicket-keeper batsman was all set to make his much-awaited comeback in the 13th season of the IPL. However, BCCI postponed the T20 League indefinitely due ...
Pakistan shells forward areas along LoC in Poonch, man injured | India News – Times of India
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Pakistan shells forward areas along LoC in Poonch, man injured | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: The Pakistani army continued heavy shelling targeting various sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, leaving a 25-year-old civilian injured and at least two residential houses damaged, officials said on Sunday. The shelling from across the border in Mendhar and Balakote sectors started around 11 pm on Saturday and continued till 4:50 am Sunday, followed by fresh rounds of fire in Kirni, Qasba and Degwar sectors this evening, they said. Mohammad Yasir, a resident of Gohlad, received splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near his house in the early hours of Sunday, the officials said. They said over half a dozen villages in forward areas were hit by the overnight shelling, resulting in partial damage to two houses. The shelling was ...
Masks and no ablution: Saudis flock to reopened mosques – Times of India
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Masks and no ablution: Saudis flock to reopened mosques – Times of India

RIYADH: Mask-clad worshippers flocked to Saudi mosques that reopened nationwide on Sunday, except in the holy city of Mecca, more than two months after congregational prayers were halted under a coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Complying with stringent social distancing rules, worshippers kept a minimum of two metres apart as many voiced elation over the government decision to allow more than 90,000 mosques across the kingdom to re-open. They had been instructed to bring their own prayer mats and to perform the cleansing ritual, or ablution, at home, instead of in mosque grounds. "Worshippers rushed to the home of God to perform their obligatory duty (prayers) after the reopening of mosques," the ministry of Islamic affairs said on Twitter. The ministry posted a video showing a mosque wi...
COVID-19 cases surge past 18 lakh in US | Panchnama
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COVID-19 cases surge past 18 lakh in US | Panchnama

Updated : 31 May 2020 08:33 PM (IST) As per the latest reports, the coronavirus cases in the United States of America has crossed 18 lakh. At present more than 11 lakh people are suffering from the deadly virus. So far more than 1 lakh people have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus. Brazil stands second on this list with more than 4 lakh cases of COVID-19. More than 28 thousand people have lost their lives due to coronavirus. Source link
144 from Ukraine land in Mohali
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144 from Ukraine land in Mohali

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: June 1, 2020 1:25:31 am Those passengers who belong to other states and other districts were sent to their respective places where they would undergo similar quarantine (Representational Photo) The second international flight to Chandigarh from Ukraine landed at the Chandigarh International Airport in the early hours of Sunday with 144 passengers from various states. DC Girish Dayalan said that the flight had two passengers from Chandigarh, 54 from Himachal Pradesh, 53 from Haryana, 34 from Punjab which included five from Mohali and one from Rajasthan. The D...
TMC hits back at Amit Shah for comments on violence in Bengal | India News – Times of India
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TMC hits back at Amit Shah for comments on violence in Bengal | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday said according to NCRB data, incidents of communal and political violence were much higher in states such as Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra as compared to West Bengal. Hitting back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah who said that incidents of violence were higher in Trinamool Congress (TMC)-ruled West Bengal, Banerjee asked which party was ruling these states. "As per NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) 2018 data, when compared to West Bengal, the incidence of communal and political violence was nearly 315 per cent more in Bihar, 245 per cent more in Jharkhand, 193 per cent more in Maharashtra, 180 per cent more in MP and 52 per cent more in Gujarat!" the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted. While the number of such i...
Trump says US designating Antifa as terrorist organisation for role in violence
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Trump says US designating Antifa as terrorist organisation for role in violence

By: PTI | Washington | Published: June 1, 2020 12:51:57 am Demonstrators run during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., May 30, 2020. (REUTERS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that America is designating far-left extremist group Antifa as a terrorist organisation in view of its role in violence across the country after the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Minnesota. Antifa, regarded as a militant, left-wing, anti-fascist political activist movement in the US, comprises autonomous activist groups that aim to achieve their politica...
After China’s security law, Hong Kongers hit panic button; Big spike in immigration inquiries – Times of India
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After China’s security law, Hong Kongers hit panic button; Big spike in immigration inquiries – Times of India

BEIJING/ HONG KONG: The promulgation of new security law for Hong Kong by China has resulted in a sharp increase in inquiries for immigration from the former British colony especially the city's residents who emigrated en masse there when it returned to the Chinese control in 1997. Immigration consultants have fielded hundreds of new calls since China's legislature - the National People's Congress (NPC) - unveiled the controversial plan on May 21, bypassing the local legislature, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported on Sunday. The legislation was subsequently approved by the NPC, much on the expected lines with an overwhelming majority on May 28, prompting US President Donald Trump to order the removal of exemptions that gave Hong Kong special status. Trump said on Saturday...
Boxer Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19 | Boxing News – Times of India
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Boxer Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19 | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Asian Games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh, who is already battling liver cancer, has tested positive for COVID-19, a source close to him told PTI on Sunday. The 41-year-old was flown to the national capital earlier this month to undergo radiation therapy and had returned to his home state Manipur after being diagnosed with jaundice once again. "He was negative when he left Delhi but has tested positive on his return to Manipur," the source told PTI. The swashbuckling former bantamweight boxer won the Asian Games gold in the 1998 edition in Bangkok. He is an Arjuna and Padma Shri awardee. Source link
Karnataka: Lockdown extended till June 30, malls to open from June 8
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Karnataka: Lockdown extended till June 30, malls to open from June 8

Updated : 31 May 2020 06:36 PM (IST) The Karnataka government has decided to extend the lockdown in the state till June 30. However, shops, markets and shopping malls will reopen from June 8.The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday has issued guidelines for unlock 1.0. As per these guidelines, religious places, shopping malls and markets will open from June 8. Source link
Charu Asopa shares makeup tips for Work From Home
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Charu Asopa shares makeup tips for Work From Home

Updated : 31 May 2020 05:50 PM (IST) Charu Asopa Sen is an Indian television actress who is known for playing Preeti in the Star Plus series 'Mere Angne Mein' and Piyali in the Star Bharat show 'Jiji Maa'. She recently shared a video of herself on social media. In the video, Charu shared some interesting makeup tips for her fans who are currently working from home due to lockdown.Take a look at the video. Source link
People who call each other Modi bhakt or urban Naxal are equally intolerant: Justice Kaul
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People who call each other Modi bhakt or urban Naxal are equally intolerant: Justice Kaul

File image of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul | YouTube screengrab Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Supreme Court Sunday called out the “imputations” being made against the judiciary, saying that it would “damage” the institution. He also said people holding opposing views call each other ‘Modi bhakt’ or ‘urban Naxal’, adding both are equally intolerant. “Criticism of a viewpoint or a judgment is not a problem, but when imputations and grading start being made, I think we damage the very institution,” Justice Kaul said in an online lecture on ‘Freedom of speech in times of Covid-19 — fake news and misinformation’, organised by the Madras Bar Association. Justice Kaul’s comments came ...
Wedding Date Out! Rana Daggubati To Marry Fiancée Miheeka Bajaj On August 8; Details Inside!
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Wedding Date Out! Rana Daggubati To Marry Fiancée Miheeka Bajaj On August 8; Details Inside!

Earlier, on May 21, 2020, Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj had an official Roka ceremony at the Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad By : ABP News Bureau | 31 May 2020 04:54 PM (IST) Here’s good news for all the fans of Rana Daggubati who recently got engaged to his lady love Miheeka Bajaj. Ever since the duo made it official fans were curious to know the wedding date of their favourite star and now the update is that the marriage ceremony is going to take place in August.Earlier there was a buzz that the couple will opt for a winter wedding in December but now Rana’s father confirmed that the wedding will happen much earlier on August 8 in Hyderabad.Confirming the same to Deccan Chronicle, Rana'...
PM Modi rejuvenates ‘samosa diplomacy’ with Australia’s Scott Morrison ahead of video summit | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi rejuvenates ‘samosa diplomacy’ with Australia’s Scott Morrison ahead of video summit | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen rejuvenating bilateral ties with Scott Morrison on Sunday shortly after his Australian counterpart shared images of 'ScoMosas'--samosas made by him--and tagged the former on the social media post expressing his desire to share with him the popular Indian snack as well as a mango chutney made to go with it. "Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa! Looks delicious, PM @ScottMorrisonMP! Once we achieve a decisive victory against COVID-19, we will enjoy the Samosas together. Looking forward to our video meet on the 4th," the Prime Minister said in a tweet. Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa!Looks delicious, PM @ScottMorrisonMP! Once we achiev… https://t.co/GAp0JV9EiG— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1...