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Assam BJP to reach out to 50 lakh families in June
State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass on Monday said that adhering to the norms of social distancing, two party workers will visit a household and in the month of June, the party plans to connect 50 lakh families in Assam.

View: India needs to reset its relationship with China drastically
India shares an undefined, disputed land boundary with one of the principal actors, China.

Delhi needs additional beds and land for burial
In a letter written to the magistrates on Monday, the DDMA has asked them to identify on "top priority" indoor air conditioned rooms, preferably large multi purpose halls, banquet halls, indoor stadiums, for putting up extra beds for Covid-19 patients.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma held talks on restarting economic activities along international border
Sangma held series of meetings with district administration and health department officials during his visit to South Garo Hills, North Garo Hills and West Garo Hills respectively.

PM Modi constitutes North East Water Management Authority as a solution for flood and erosion: Assam CM
Terming it the first such endeavour to find out permanent solution of flood under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Assam chief minister said that the Authority is working to formulate a long-term solution to deal with flood and erosion.

FICCI Ladies Organisation signs MoU with social enterprise Women on Wings
The partnership between FICCI FLO and Women on Wings (whose goal is to create jobs in rural India) will also play a critical role amidst the social and economic unrest brought by Covid-19. In view of a big migrant population moving back to their small towns and villages, the partnership is an effort to address the unique challenge of creating more employment opportunities in rural India.

Tamil Nadu reports yet another high with 1,162 Covid-19 cases as state moves into unlock 1.0
The State has been reporting a new record high for the last couple of days. On Sunday, the State reported 1,149 cases. As many as 11 people succumbed to the infection bringing the tally of those who have died to 184 on Monday, 413 patients were discharged taking the total recoveries in the State to 13,170.

Amit Shah assures Rupani, Thackeray help to deal with cyclone; reviews preparations
The Home Ministry has deployed 31 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, officials said.

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Moody’s downgrades India rating to 'Baa3' for 1st time in 22 yrs
Global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service on Monday downgraded India’s sovereign rating to the lowest investment grade, saying the country’s policymaking institutions would be challenged in enacting and implementing policies which mitigate the risks of a sustained period of low growth, significant further deterioration in the government fiscal position.

‘Full PPE’ must for flyers on middle seat
Airlines have been allowed to keep middle seats occupied too if flights have high passenger loads. Passenger seated on the middle seat will need to be given a wrap-around gown in addition to face mask and shield. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Sunday issued an order which among other things, mandates trying to keep the seat between two passengers vacant.

Covid-19: Fatality rate dips amid rising cases
With a larger proportion of Covid-19 patients getting cured, the case fatality rate, or the percentage of deaths of the total cases, has declined steadily to 2.83% from 3.3% around 45 days ago, even as the health ministry recorded the biggest single-day spike so far with 230 new deaths and 8,392 fresh cases till 8am on Monday. The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 5,394 in the country.

Gates Foundation now WHO’s biggest funder
With President Donald Trump announcing that the US will be "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is set to become the biggest funder of the organisation. A private foundation becoming the biggest funder, and hence the biggest influence, on a United Nations agency would be a first.

1,000 items dropped from police canteens, then order withdrawn
A Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar order that on Friday delisted over 1,000 products sold at central police forces canteens after classifying them as “purely imported”, was withdrawn after the home ministry found many of the delisted items to be Made-in-India.

Scheme to help street vendors get Rs 10k loans
The government on Monday said the Rs 5,000 crore micro-lending scheme for street vendors, will allow fruit and vegetable sellers, pakoda walas, barbers, cobblers, laundry service providers and pan shops – seen as a key political constituency – to avail of loans up to Rs 10,000. The PM Svanidhi scheme will give loans to street vendors who were in business before the lockdown at nominal rates.

Live: Cases cross over 1.9 lakh mark, toll at 5,600
Coronavirus tally in India surges to 1,92,630, and death toll has rose to 5,600 on Monday. On the first day of India’s unlocking phase, the number of fresh infections dipped slightly to 7,573, while the death toll remained above 200 for the fourth straight day. Stay here for all live updates

Monsoon hits Kerala; north to get ‘good’ rain
The southwest monsoon hit Kerala on Monday on its normal date of onset, the IMD said as it forecast “above normal” rainfall in north India, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, and “normal” seasonal rainfall with certain geographical variations during the June-September period.

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John Cena labels Bollywood star Ranveer as "Stone Cold Singh"

John Cena labels Bollywood star Ranveer as "Stone Cold Singh"Bengaluru, May 31: Former WWE champion John Cena has once again taken to social media in his unique way. Cena has several times shared a Bollywood personality's photograph on his profile. He has previously posted pictures of Irrfan Khan, Rishi



Indian Democracy: The Envy of Islamic Supremacist Pakistan

Indian Democracy: The Envy of Islamic Supremacist PakistanThe rise of Hindustan as the world’s second largest world economy has become a thorn in the eye of Pakistani establishment.



Maharashtra Lockdown 5.0 New Guidelines: All standalone shops allowed to open on odd-even basis; schools colleges to remain closed till 30 June

Maharashtra Lockdown 5.0 New Guidelines: All standalone shops allowed to open on odd-even basis; schools colleges to remain closed till 30 JuneAs per the revised guidelines issued by the Maharashtra government on Sunday, all markets, market areas and shops, except malls, will be allowed to function from 5 June on an odd-even basis.



No One Can Save Maharashtra Govt if Those Within Coalition Get Upset and Leave, Says Amit Shah

No One Can Save Maharashtra Govt if Those Within Coalition Get Upset and Leave, Says Amit ShahAmit Shah said the BJP cannot break the trust of the three coalition partners in the state government – Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress – from outside and hinted at internal discord.



'Plain Angry' Michael Jordan Joins Sports World Call for Change After George Floyd Death

'Plain Angry' Michael Jordan Joins Sports World Call for Change After George Floyd DeathLos Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, himself the son of a policeman, said that as violence escalated it was imperative to keep Floyd's death at the forefront.



Karnataka: Government issues fresh rules for inter-State travel

Karnataka: Government issues fresh rules for inter-State travelBengaluru, May 31: The Karnataka government on Sunday lifted restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods as it laid the roadmap for easing lockdown in a phased manner outside the containment zones. The state government has issued



Not in Position to Open Immediately, Say Authorities of Bengal Religious Institutions Despite State Govt Nod

Not in Position to Open Immediately, Say Authorities of Bengal Religious Institutions Despite State Govt NodThe religious establishments have been shut since March 25 when the lockdown was imposed to break the chain of coronavirus.



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Pakistan spies working for ISI tried to get Indian Army movement details through railways
Sources revealing the details of Sunday's operation said the official who nabbed Abid asked him to 'finish eating Samosa fast, your time is up'. 
Amit Shah meets NDMA, NDRF, IMD, Indian Coast Guard on Cyclone Nisarga
Amit Shah also held a video conference meeting with Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Maharashtra,
PM SVANidhi launched to provide affordable loans to street vendors amid COVID-19 crisis
The Special Micro-Credit Facility Scheme - PM SVANidhi- PM Street  Vendor's AtmaNirbharNidhi, launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to provide affordable loans to street vendors. 
Xiaomi Mi Notebook launch in India on June 11; check features, configuration options
Xiaomi`s Mi last week announced that it will enter the Indian laptop market in June.
New Delhi Municipal Corporation revises timings for opening of parks, gardens
Earlier on May 30, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured people of the national capital that his government is making every possible effort to reduce fatalities due to coronavirus infection.
Delhi High Court frames video conferencing rules for all stages of judicial proceedings
The rules say that video conferencing facilities may be used at all stages of judicial proceedings.  
Pakistan espionage case: Expelled officials to cross Wagha-Attari border
The two officials of Pakistani High Commission, Abdi Hussain Abid (42) and Tahir Khan (44) were nabbed in a restaurant in Delhi's Karol Bagh while trying to source sensitive document on a specific tip. 
India`s COVID-19 recovery rate improving, fatality rate declining: Health Ministry
India's COVID-19 recovery rate has been improving and stands at 48.19 per cent now, whereas the rate of fatality has seen a steady decline to reach 2.83 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Monday as the death toll rose to
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Pak High Commission officials wanted to extract details of army movements via trains: Probe
The two Pak HC officials were caught by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police from central Delhi's Karol Bagh on Sunday.

'That is like waking up with pandemic almost every moment': Shama Sikander on battling with bipolar disorder, depression
Shama Sikander described her battle with bipolar disorder and depression as 'pandemic'.

'Finish your samosa fast, your time is up': What Pak embassy staffer was told by Indian official who caught him spying
Sources said the official who nabbed Abid Hussain asked him to "finish eating Samosa fast."

India, Australia obligated to keep Indo-Pacific free and open: Australian envoy
Describing India-Australia ties at "historic highs", Australian high commissioner said it is "crucial for like-minded democracies to work together".

'I know how it feels': Shah Rukh Khan's Meer Foundation helps toddler who tried to wake his dead mother in viral video
Shah Rukh Khan and Meer Foundation took to their Twitter pages and gave an update on the toddler from the heart-wrenching viral video who tried to wake his dead mother.

Steve Smith thinks saliva ban not a great move, wants 'fair contest between bat and ball'
Since the International Cricket Council (ICC) said that players would not be able to use saliva on the cricket ball, many cricketers came ahead to ask for alternate means or methods to help.

Modinomics 2.0 Vs Nehruvian Fascism
Between 1947 and 1964, the CAGR for Japan's GDP per capita was 7.9%, for the former USSR, it was 4.4% and for India, an abysmal 1.68%. That is not surprising, given Nehru's love for regressive socialist policies, under the veneer of a supposedly progressive persona.

'Black and proud': Chris Gayle opens up about 'racism in cricket' after death of George Floyd
The death of an African-American man, George Floyd, has not only rocked the US but also the whole world. After the man passed away after having a knee pressed into his neck by a police officer identified as Derek Chauvin, the sporting world came together to protest about the same.

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In Assam's New Lockdown Guidelines, Govt Employees to Attend Office on All Working Days
In an order, the government, however, stated that women employees with children below five years of age, persons with co-morbidities and pregnant women need not attend office.

Tripura's Biplab Deb Rejects Mizoram CM's Plea Not to Resettle Brus in Jampui Hills
The Mizoram CM's letters to Deb and Home Minister Amit Shah followed a recent demonstration by the members of an NGO of the Mizos against the Bru resettlement in Jampui Hills.

Three More Students of Hyderabad's Osmania Medical College Test Positive for Coronavirus
OMC officials said that samples from all 280 post-graduate students residing in the hostels on the college campus will be collected and sent for testing.

Temperatures Settle Below Normal after Weekend Showers in Delhi
With another western disturbance expected to have an impact on the weather in northwest India in the first week of June, a heatwave is not likely to return to Delhi-NCR before June 8, IMD said.

Andhra Pradesh: Five Die After Consuming Surgical Spirit in Visakhapatnam
Police said P Anand, who was working in a pharmaceutical company in Parawada, had brought the surgical spirit and threw a party for his friends. Believing that the spirit will give them intoxication, they all consumed it.

Pakistan Shells Forward Areas Along Line of Control in J&K's Poonch District
The sheling prompted a befitting reply from the Indian side, officials said, adding the Pakistani troopers carried out attacks on forward posts with guided missiles.

Second Cop from Thane District Dies of Covid-19
The policeman attached to Ulhasnagar division had died on May 27, but his swab report came positive on May 30, the officer said.

Mumbai, Adjoining Districts Put on Alert in View of Cyclone Nisarg Expected to Hit Maha on Wednesday
Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray through video conference and took stock of the state's preparedness to tackle any eventuality, the latter's office said.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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Janmashtami 8/2/2020 Indian
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) 8/3/2020 Indian
Independence Day 8/15/2020 Indian
Ganesh Chaturthi 8/22/2020 Indian
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 10/2/2020 Indian
Dussehra 10/25/2020 Indian
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Mon Jun 1 2020  Australian Dollar 50.9424
Mon Jun 1 2020  British Pound Sterling 93.9850
Mon Jun 1 2020  Canadian Dollar 55.2181
Mon Jun 1 2020  European Euro 84.1043
Mon Jun 1 2020  United States Dollar 75.6430

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India coronavirus: Huge crowds as some train services resume
Indian railways begins operating 200 trains amid reports of chaos after weeks of lockdown.

India coronavirus: Why is India reopening amid a spike in cases?
India's caseload continues to rise even as restrictions ease across the country.

Our masked identities: Cartoons of India's new normal
Cartoonist Priya Kuriyan documents how masks became prevalent in India - even before its lockdown.

Covid-19 plunges Indians' study abroad dreams into turmoil
Hundreds of thousands of Indian students who planned to study abroad are now unsure of their next steps.

India coronavirus: Pro tips on parenting in a lockdown
With so many children stuck at home, how do you keep them happy and yourself sane during the lockdown?

Covid-19 will be a 'crushing blow' for emerging markets
Many developing countries have few resources for a substantial stimulus, says Raghuram Rajan.

India domestic flights restarts amid chaos
The country began domestic flight operations after two months but cancellations caused chaos.

India policeman's TikTok video helps family find missing father
A TikTok video helped an Indian family find their missing father at the other end of the country.

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Indian-American aerospace expert Vivek Lall appointed General Atomics Chief Executive
"We are pleased to announce that Dr Vivek Lall will assume the position of Chief Executive at General Atomics Global Corporation, effective immediately," GA said in a statement emailed to on Sunday. General Atomics (GA) is one of the world's leading privately held nuclear and defense company.

Global Indians supporting Indians stranded overseas in a big way, says MEA secretary
“People of Indian origin overseas are an energetic and robust community and it is appreciated that they came forward to help their Indian brothers and sisters with food, shelter, counselling and in several other ways,” he said at a webinar dialogue on economic engagement between India and its diaspora organised by the PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Indian-American IBM scientist bags inventor of the year award for improving AI capabilities
Dr Joshi, who is a master inventor with more than 250 patented inventions in the US, works at the IBM Thomson Watson Research Center in New York. He was presented with the prestigious annual award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association early this month during a virtual awards ceremony.

COVID-19: Indian-American couple develops low-cost ventilator
Prompted by the lack of adequate ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, Devesh Ranjan, a professor and associate chair in the prestigious Georgia Tech's George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and his wife Kumuda Ranjan, a practising family physician in Atlanta, developed the emergency ventilator from concept to prototype in just about three weeks-time.

Pulitzer winning Indian-origin physician, compatriot in New York's commission on economic recovery
The novel coronavirus has hard-hit New York and the state's economic health has deteriorated, and it faces a difficult and painful recovery without significant help from the federal government, according to the Voice of America. New York State currently has 361,515 coronavirus cases and 23,282 deaths.

Six prominent Indian-Americans named to Biden-Sanders unity task forces
Congresswoman from Seattle Pramila Jayapal and former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy have been named co-chairs of the Health Care Task Force. The unity task force is a result of Senator Bernie Sanders' endorsement of the Biden campaign.

Want Indian students come to country for study: US diplomat
Alice Wells, the outgoing Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, however, said presently visas are not being processed due to the pandemic. Over 200,000 Indian students study in various American universities and they constitute the second largest group of foreign students in the US after China.

Indian government will soon take decision on OCI visa issue: Minister
Participating in a virtual panel discussion with Indian-Americans on COVID-19, organised jointly by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) and the Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BAJNA) on Sunday, Muraleedharan was flooded with queries over the OCI (overseas citizen of India) card issue.

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Punjab launches month-long awareness campaign to fight COVID-19
Adhere to safety protocols and cooperate with government, says Amarinder

Places of worship, hotels, malls to reopen in Assam on June 8
Film shooting, operation of barber shops allowed with immediate effect

Generate jobs for unemployed youth: Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Former Haryana CM slams govt. for ‘retrenching employees’

155 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Jammu and Kashmir
1,76,805 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases under surveillance

COVID-19 pandemic delays scheme for tribal students
The Tribal Development Department’s ambitious scheme of admitting selected tribal students to renowned schools across the State from Class I and II in

Use RT-PCR method to test frontline staff in Vidarbha: HC
Nagpur Bench gives ICMR one week to frame testing guidelines

Denying bail in Elgaar Parishad case to political prisoners is callous: PUCL
‘In COVID-19 times, especially when Maharashtra has emerged as the State with the highest number of cases, differentially treating bail petitions by political prisoners is gross injustice’

Punjab government imposes ‘COVID cess’ on liquor
The Punjab government has raised additional excise duty and additional assessed fee on liquor in the range of ?2 to ?50 depending upon the type of liquor.

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China and India Brawl at 14,000 Feet Along the Border
As China projects its power across Asia, and along the disputed India-China border in the Himalayas, India is feeling surrounded. Both sides insist they don’t want a war, but thousands of troops have been sent.

The Rich Love India’s Lockdown. For the Poor It’s Another Story.
Estimates show the lockdown is pushing tens of millions of Indians below the poverty line.

‘Overtaken by Aliens’: India Faces Another Plague as Locusts Swarm
Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse.

‘Lionhearted’ Girl Bikes Dad Across India, Inspiring a Nation
A 15-year-old migrant girl pedaled hundreds of miles to bring her injured father back to their home village. India’s cycling federation has taken notice.

Cyclone Amphan’s Death Toll Rises to 80 in India and Bangladesh
The worst damage was reported in the Indian state of West Bengal, home to the metropolis Kolkata and many small, coastal villages.

Live Cyclone Amphan Map: Tracking the Storm’s Path
On Wednesday, the storm made landfall on India’s eastern coast with wind speeds between 100 and 115 miles per hour.

Super Cyclone Bears Down on India and Bangladesh
Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as Cyclone Amphan approaches, one of the region’s most powerful storms in decades.

Women Face Dilemma in a War Zone: Risk the Blasts or Sexual Assault
As shelling between Pakistan and India intensifies in Kashmir, some women and girls are staying away from community shelters that have become a stalking ground for sexual predators.

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Discipline, Harmony Needed In Fight Against Coronavirus: PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the fight against coronavirus pandemic needs "discipline and harmony" just like the way it is needed in music.
"You Have To Dominate": Trump Asks For Crackdown On Protesters
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over racial inequality that have engulfed the nation's major cities, as officials extended curfews in hopes of...
New York Mayor Declares Curfew Amid Race Protests
New York's mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday declared a city curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, as anti-racism protests grip the United States with regular outbreaks of violence and looting.
Private Autopsy Shows George Floyd Asphyxiated: Lawyer
An autopsy arranged by the US family of George Floyd shows he was suffocated by a policeman, rather than dying from pre-existing heart problems as claimed by the official ruling, their lawyer...
BJP Rejigs Its West Bengal Unit Ahead Of State Polls, New Faces Included
With an eye on next year's assembly polls, the BJP reconstituted its West Bengal unit on Monday, inducting more than a dozen new faces including turncoats and dropping Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's...
Karnataka Imposes Several Conditions For People Coming From Maharashtra
Inter-state travel restrictions were lifted from Monday, but people coming from Maharashtra to Karnataka would be subjected to several conditions, including seven days institutional quarantine, in...
Export Ban On Alcohol Sanitisers Limited To Those With Dispenser Pumps
The government on Monday limited its export ban on alcohol-based hand sanitisers only to those in containers with dispenser pumps.
Chennai Man Sends Home UP-Based Workers By Flight
Anxious to return home after being stuck here with no work due to COVID-19 lockdown, seven workers from Uttar Pradesh boarded a flight for the first time in their life and reached Varanasi on Monday,...

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