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Ramesh Kumar again takes over as Andhra SEC after HC order
Amaravati, May 29 (IANS) Within hours of his reinstatement by the Andhra Pradesh High Court as the State Election Commissioner (SEC), Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Friday assumed charge of the post.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Revolutionary poet Varvara Rao admitted to Mumbai hospital
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) Revolutionary Telugu poet and writer Varavara Rao, who is in judicial custody in Maharashtra in the Bhima Koregaon case, has been admitted to JJ Hospital at Mumbai, officials said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt, non-govt offices to reopen from June 8 in Bengal: CM
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As the fourth phase of Covid-19 lockdown draws to a close in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all government and non-government offices will resume their operations from June 8 across the state.
2020-05-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bev Q app gets 'tipsy', liquor sales in disarray in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The virtual queue app that the Kerala government gave the nod for online booking of tokens for getting liquor from vends, appeared to have gone haywire, with people slamming the "ineffective app" and opposition claiming foul play.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ajit Jogi: Clever, confident and ever controversial (Obituary)
Raipur, May 29 (IANS) Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi (1946-2020) will always be remembered as one who could have put his immense political and administrative acumen to better use to give Chhattisgarh a head-start as its first Chief Minister.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
New waterways linking NE India, B'desh to start in 3 months
Agartala, May 29 (IANS) New waterways between Tripura and Bangladesh would start within three months and it would boost trade and numerous economic activities, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Bangladesh to resume domestic flights on June 1
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has allowed domestic flights to resume in a reduced capacity from June 1 after grounding them for more than two months in a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
White House won't release economic projections this summer
Washington, May 29 (IANS) White House officials have decided not to release updated economic projections this summer, breaking from precedent as the US economy was on track to a deep recession due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to media reports.
2020-05-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Telangana's Kaleshwaram project on Godavari reaches key milestone
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) Telangana's prestigious Kaleshwaram project across Godavari river reached another key milestone on Friday with the water reaching Kondapochamma Sagar reservoir in Siddipet district.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Govt must come clean on border tension with China: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Amid reports of growing tension with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the government's silence on this issue and demanded that the government should come clean on it.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal govt targets 7% growth next fiscal year
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The Nepal government has targeted the economic growth of 7 per cent in the next fiscal year 2020-21 despite the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cong attacks Centre for SG's 'prophets of doom' statement in SC
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A day after Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court that there were a handful of people -- "prophets of doom" -- who were always sceptical about everything, the Congress on Friday questioned the apex court's silence and alleged that the government was autocratic in its functioning.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra BJP chief's daughter-in-law collapses at party, dies
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) BJP's Andhra Pradesh state president Kanna Lakshmi Narayana's daughter-in-law died under suspicious circumstances here on Thursday, police said.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Raj Bhavan in Bhopal declared containment zone
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) The Governor's House in Bhopal has been declared a containment zone after a peon and cleaner and four other family members residing on the sprawling premises tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Advance reservation time in 230 trains now 120 days: Railways
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a major relief to passengers, the Indian Railways on Thursday modified the rules for reservation in Special Rajdhani and Special mail and express type trains as it extended the advance reservation period from 30 days to 120 days.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Next time, India to block locust attack at border itself: Minister (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India is fully prepared to deal with the locust attack, and the next time, the migratory pest will be destroyed at the border itself, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Kailash Choudhary on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asked for fewer flights from 5 states, not ban: K'taka minister (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government has requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to reduce the number of flights from five states hit hard by Covid-19 and not a blanket ban on them, a minister clarified on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Lockdown: Amit Shah dials all CMs to ask 'What's next?'
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) As the end of Lockdown 4.0 approaches on the midnight of May 31, Union Home Minister Amit Shah dialled up all Chief Ministers on Thursday evening, asking them about the future of lockdown, say sources.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt is concerned about the locust issue: Tomar
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, said on Thursday that the government is concerned about the issue of locusts and is dealing with the situation urgently, after holding a high-level meeting with both the Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Parshottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary, and Secretary (DAC&FW), Sanjay Agarwal, to review the locust control operations.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka Dy CM calls for raising open varsity admissions
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Thursday directed the higher education department to take measures to increase open university enrolment.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR
Amaravati, May 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday demanded that Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country, be conferred posthumously on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Punjab CM okays Rs 55 crore for flood protection
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sanctioned Rs 55 crore for flood protection and desilting of drains with directions to complete the works before the onset of the monsoon.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kerala not among states that have fudged Covid figures: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Amid rising Covid-19 case figures in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said those who raise baseless allegations should realise that the state is not on the list of those which have fudged their figures.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala CM's choice loses hope to be Calicut University V-C
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) A row is in the offing over the new Vice-Chancellor of the Calicut University as Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan delayed his nod, blocking the chances of the ruling Left government's favourite candidate.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
Punjab CM seeks cash transfers to migrant workers, poor
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to the Prime Minister for cash transfers to all migrant workers and poor, and providing greater employment to rural poor under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pawar concerned over 'breakdown' in realty sector
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Thursday expressed concerns that amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown, the realty sector is in "a state of complete breakdown".
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tripura police probe complaint against B'deshi singer for abusing Modi
Agartala, May 28 (IANS) The Tripura Police is probing a complaint against a Bangladeshi singer, who had performed in a music reality show in Kolkata, for "composing and uploading derogatory songs" on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over social media, police said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
7 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) At least seven policemen were killed and three others injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Farah province, the first major incident after a three-day ceasefire ended, authorities confirmed on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Strict vigil triggers traffic snarls at Delhi-Ghaziabad border
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Heavy vehicular traffic was witnessed at Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Yogi makes surprise checks in hospitals in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) After receiving feedback that all is not well in Lucknow hospitals, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has now set out to verify facts himself.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dorsey retorts to Trump: Twitter is doing its duty
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) After Donald Trump threatened Twitter with big action that can come in the form of an executive order soon, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday defended the fact checking action against Trump tweets.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
UP panchayat polls to be held on time: Minister
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Panchayati Raj Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary has refuted speculations that the panchayat elections may be delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and expressed confidence that the polls would be held on time in December.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Why is my Twitter handle so important?: Aditi Singh
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), May 28 (IANS) Rebel Congress MLA Aditi Singh finally broke her silence on Thursday on dissociating herself from the Congress on her Twitter handle.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
26 arrested in 2019 Essex lorry migrants' deaths
Brussels, May 28 (IANS) European agencies investigating the death of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK's Essex county last year, have arrested 26 people in France and Belgium allegedly linked to human trafficking organizations.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
PM pays tributes to Savarkar on birth anniversary
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to freedom fighter and Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar on his 137th birth anniversary.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK PM dismisses calls to inquire aide's lockdown violation
London, May 28 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed calls to launch an inquiry against his chief aide, Dominic Cummings who has been accused of breaking lockdown rules, news of which prompted widespread anger in country.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
No one-size-fits-all solution, Modi to power ministry
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a review meeting with the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has said that the ministries should put in place state-specific solutions instead of looking for a 'one-size-fits-all' solution, to incentivise each state to improve its performance.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Canadian judge refuses to quash US extradition bid for Huawei CFO
Ottawa, May 28 (IANS) A Canadian judge has declined to invalidate a request from the USStates for the extradition of the Chief Financial Officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics,Technology
China rejects US call for UNSC meeting on HK
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) China has rejected the US' request for a UN Security Council meeting to address Beijing's proposed national security law for Hong Kong, saying that the matter was an internal one that does not concern the world body.
2020-05-28
Category: International, China,Politics
US House passes Uyghur rights bill
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for the imposition of sanctions on China for its alleged abuse of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana exempts RTC buses from night curfew
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to exempt buses of state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) from night curfew which is in force across the state as part of Covid-19 induced lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Govt steps in to fight with swarm of locusts as several states are under threat
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government has stepped in to fight with menace of locust as it has become a great threat for farmers before the sowing of kharif crops sowing gathers pace.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid spread not alarming despite relaxations, says KCR
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday said that people should not be scared or feel fearful about coronavirus, as the spread was not on an alarming scale despite relaxations in the lockdown. He, however, said people should be cautious and alert.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana imposes salary cut for employees for May too
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to continue 50 per cent salary cut for the employees for the month of May in view of the state's revenues reaching rock-bottom due to Covid-19 induced lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka to create state health register for better services
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) The Karnataka government has launched a pilot programme for a 'State Health Register' to gather health insights on the state populace for providing better healthcare services in the future, a minister said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Where's the promised money?' MVA govt asks Fadnavis, BJP
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi on Wednesday demanded Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis justify his claims of the state getting huge financial help from the Centre to tackle the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ensure better facilities in institutional quarantine centres: HP CM
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday stressed upon the need to ensure better facilities in institutional quarantine centres so that the people have a comfortable stay there.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab CM to decide on lockdown extension on May 30
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) The Punjab government will decide on the future course of action with respect to the lockdown in the state on May 30.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab seeks fiscal stimulus of Rs 51,102 cr from Centre
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Amid mounting economic woes, the Punjab government on Wednesday decided to seek a fiscal stimulus of Rs 51,102 crore from the Centre to help the state tide over the financial crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown that ensued.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kerala CM changes stance on diaspora returnees' paid quarantine (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday changed his stance after numerous protests broke out and said poor diaspora returnees won't have to pay for their quarantine arranged by the state.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics