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Air India to operate 170 flights under fourth phase of Vande Bharat Mission

Air India will be operating 170 flights to and from 17 countries between July 3 and 15 under the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission, according to an official document. The government started the mission on May 6 to help stranded people reach their destinations using special repatriation flights. Scheduled international passenger flights have...

Maharashtra CM hints extension of lockdown restrictions post June 30

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday indicated that the ongoing lockdown restrictions will go beyond June 30, though the ‘unlock’ process is being gradually implemented to put the economy back on track. “Don’t think that the lockdown restrictions will cease after June 30. The threat of COVID-19 still looms over the state and all precautions...

Now, Delhi won’t have 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Delhi will not have 5.5 lakh cases by July end, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday. Amit Shah added that he disagrees with Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that the national capital will see nearly 5.5 lakh cases by the end of July as the Central government has stressed on the preventive...

Global COVID-19 case count nearing one crore

The overall number of global COVID-19 cases was nearing 10 million, while the deaths have surged to over 498,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 9,950,945, while the fatalities increased to 498,135, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its...

India has given befitting reply to Chinese transgression: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India has given a befitting reply to the Chinese transgression in Ladakh and the world has seen India’s commitment in safeguarding its borders. The prime minister in his monthly address to the nation ‘Mann ki Baat’, said that India has given a befitting reply to those who...

Nearly 20,000 COVID-19 cases, 410 deaths reported in India in past 24 hours

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 19,906 fresh cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in India in the past 24 hours ending Sunday morning. It is the biggest single-day surge in cases that has taken the country’s COVID-19 count to 5,28,859. Also, 410 deaths were reported during this period that...

Zomato employees burn official T-shirts in protest against Chinese investment

A group of Zomato food delivery platform employees in Kolkata tore and burnt their official T-shirts on Saturday in protest against the killing of 20 Indian soldiers by the Chinese Army in Ladakh last week. During the protest at Behala, some of them claimed that they had quit their job as Zomato has a sizeable...

COVID-19 pandemic used as an opportunity to make India self-reliant: PM Modi

India’s fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic is driven by its people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, attributing the “success” against the pandemic to the implementation the nationwide lockdown in its initial phase. In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, Modi said...

Celebrities, politicians come out in support of Tamil Nadu’s ‘George Floyd’ deaths 

The alleged torture and resultant death of a father and son in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin has sparked huge outrage on social media and several political leaders across the country has sought justice for the two. #JusticeForJayarajandBennicks pic.twitter.com/vGi8m63If2 — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 26, 2020  P Jayaraj and his son Beniks were arrested last Friday for...

85.5% of COVID-19 cases, 87% of total deaths in India are from eight states: Health ministry

The Health Ministry in a statement said that eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5% of the active COVID-19 cases in the country. These states also accounted for 87% of the total deaths due to the disease. This was revealed at the briefing of the Group of Ministers on the COVID-19 situation...

PM should openly condemn ‘Chinese occupation in Ladakh’: Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Saturday continued its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the standoff with China in Ladakh and asked that he openly condemn China’s brazen occupation. “The Prime Minister should openly and publicly condemn the brazen Chinese occupation in Ladakh. I want the PM to condemn China. We will support the government. The...

Delhi govt calls emergency meeting as locust swarms enter Gurugram 

After COVID-19, it is the locust that has got the Delhi government worried. The state called an emergency meeting of development secretary, divisional commissioner, agriculture director and district magistrates on Saturday after swarms of locusts were reported from several areas in Gurugram. Environment minister Gopal Rai was quoted by the media as saying that they...