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Bilateral talks on with China to resolve border dispute: Rajnath Singh

As Indian and Chinese troops remain engaged in a tense border standoff, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the government will not allow India’s pride to be hurt under any circumstances even as he said bilateral talks were on at military and diplomatic levels to resolve the row. Asked about US President Donald Trump’s offer...

Donald Trump postpones G7 summit, India likely to get invite

US President Donald Trump said he would postpone the Group of Seven summit that he wanted to hold in late June and expand the list of countries invited to include Australia, Russia, South Korea, and India. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One during his return to Washington from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Trump said...

Pain of poor and labourers hit-hard by coronavirus pandemic cannot be explained in words: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said poor and labourers have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus crisis and that their pain cannot be explained in words. In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcast, Modi said all classes of people have suffered during the pandemic but it is the poor who have suffered the...

Curfew in major US cities as clashes with police escalate amid anti-racism protests

Curfews were imposed in major US cities as clashes over police brutality escalated across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop the violent protests. Minneapolis, the epicentre of the unrest, was gripped by fifth consecutive night of violence on Saturday with police in riot gear firing tear gas...

Coronavirus in India: Biggest single-day rise of 8,380 in 24 hours, death toll crosses 5,000

 The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that India has reported its biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Sunday. The ministry said 8,380 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours and 193 people have succumbed to COVID-19. Following...

Lockdown to continue in containment zones till June 30; Hotels, temples allowed to open from June 8

The nationwide lockdown in containment zones has been extended up to June 30, Home Ministry said on Saturday. The Centre issued new guidelines for phased re-opening of all activities outside containment zones for the next one month. It said that containment zones will be demarcated by district authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines provided...

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway after pilot tests COVID-19 positive

An Air India flight from Delhi bound for Moscow returned midway on Saturday after the airline’s ground team found out that one of the pilots had tested positive for COVID-19. Media reports said that the matter came to light when the A320 plane had already reached Uzbekistan’s airspace. The flight was empty as it was...

18 people who attended COVID-19 patient’s funeral tests positive in Maharashtra

Eighteen people who attended the funeral of a COVID-19 patient have tested positive for the infection in Ulhasnagar, Thane of Maharashtra. A news agency said that in violation of prohibitory orders, at least 70 people had attended the funeral of a deceased COVID-19 patient. The woman had tested positive post her death and her body...

Man undergoes surgery to remove liquor bottle he had inserted through rectum while drunk

A man in Tamil Nadu inserted a 250 ml liquor bottle into his anus while drunk which had to be removed surgically. The 29-year-old man from Nagore approached the Nagapattinam District Headquarters Hospital for severe pain in his abdomen and rectum on May 28. An X-ray revealed a 250ml glass bottle was lodged in his...

Glossy ibis found dehydrated near PM’s residence, rescued

A glossy ibis bird was rescued from the Prime Minister’s residence on Friday, news media reported. The bird had collapsed due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. The bird was found near the reception area of the PM house at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg by the security personnel. They called the non-profit Wildlife SOS’ helpline number...

After being stuck in Germany for 3 mths, Viswanathan Anand to return to India on Saturday

Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand will land in India late on Saturday after being stuck in Germany for over three months, media reports said. He could not travel due to the restrictions in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yes.. Anand will be returning today,” the chess maestro’s wife Aruna was quoted...

Guj fishermen warned not to venture into sea as met warns of cyclonic winds

Fishermen in the coastal areas of Gujarat have been warned not to venture into the sea for fishing owing to the possibility of a severe cyclone. Saurashtra and other parts of Gujarat reported strong winds by Friday evening with particular warnings being issued for Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Morbi and Jafrabad. The Met Department has predicted light...