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Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on June 3, bring rain to Gujarat

Cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, is likely to make a landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district of Maharashtra close to Mumbai, and bring moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat. This is the second storm to hit the country within a fortnight after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc...

We will definitely get our growth back: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India will soon get back on track beating the coronavirus pandemic and its financial implications. He said his government has taken several decisive policies that will help the Indian economy in again achieving the growth trajectory. PM Modi made the comments while delivering the inaugural address at the...

African-American George Floyd died of “neck compression”: Autopsy report

An official autopsy released Monday ruled that George Floyd, the African-American man whose death at police hands set off unrest across the United States, died in a homicide involving “neck compression”. George, 46, died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression,” and the manner of death was...

India’s COVID-19 tally nearing 2 lakh, death toll at 5,598

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 8,171 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Tuesday. With the addition of the fresh cases, the total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country has now increased to 1,98,706. During this period,...

4-year-old raped, was dumped in well in Madhya Pradesh

A four-year-old girl was raped and her body dumped in a well, the police said on Monday. The body of the girl was found from a well in Naugoan last week, but the post-mortem later revealed that the child had been raped too. “The incident took place between May 28 and 29, most probably at...

Doctors, nurses from Kerala to help Mumbai in battle against COVID-19

More than 100 doctors and nurses from Kerala are expected to reach Mumbai in the next few days to join the medical staff in the maximum city in the battle against COVID-19. Mumbai needs more human resources in terms of medical staff. A team of 16 doctors from Kerala is expected to reach Mumbai on...

China says border dispute with India “stable & controllable”

China on Monday said that the overall situation at the border with India was “stable and controllable”, and both the countries have “unimpeded” communication channels to resolve the issues through dialogue and consultations. The comments by the Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian came in the backdrop of the continuing standoff between the militaries...

Indian Army kills 13 terrorists in Mendhar-Poonch region of J&K

The Indian Army has killed 13 terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mendhar-Poonch region on Monday. While three heavily-armed terrorists were killed in Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector on Monday morning, 10 more terrorists were killed in an encounter with army troops in Mendhar along the Line of Control in the...

Rajya Sabha polls for 18 seats to be held on June 19

The Election Commission on Monday said that the polls to 18 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on June 19. The elections had been deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant nationwide lockdown. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhad, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan Manipur and Meghalaya will see polls for the Rajya Sabha seats. Four seats...

Centre announces Rs50k cr equity infusion for MSMEs, rise in MSP for 14 kharif crops

The Centre has approved Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion for MSMEs to strengthen their growth potential. The MSME has been severely hit by the pandemic and the resultant lockdown. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the decision on equity infusion will allow micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get listed on stock exchanges. The Centre...

Centre withdraws order delisting 1,026 foreign goods sold at paramilitary canteens

The Union government on Monday withdrew an order delisting 1,026 foreign products including shoes, gadgets, and chocolates sold at paramilitary canteens across the country. The withdrawal comes within an hour of the Centre delisting these products. The government has clarified that a fresh list would be issued soon. According to the earlier order issued on...

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation identifies 46 micro-containment zones in city

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has identified 46 micro-containment zones in the city, thereby reducing the number of people covered in such zones to nearly 70,000 as compared to almost 13 lakh earlier. The micro-containment zones have been identified as the fifth phase of the coronavirus induced lockdown comes into effect from June 1. The...