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PMO clarifies Modi’s LAC comments; Says attempts made to give “mischievous interpretation”
New Delhi: The government on Saturday said attempts are being made to give a “mischievous interpretation” to Prime Narendra Modi’s remarks at an all-party meeting that no one has entered Indian territory or captured any military post while referring to the eastern Ladakh standoff.
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Ready to deal with any situation along LAC: IAF Chief Bhadauria
Hyderabad: The Indian Air Force is “well prepared” and “suitably deployed” to counter any security challenge along the border with China, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Saturday as a deadly clash between troops of the countries in eastern Ladakh triggered fears of a fresh confrontation.
Indian crew stranded on cruise ships in UK appeal for repatriation
London: Hundreds of Indian crew aboard cruise ships docked on the UK coast have appealed for repatriation to India amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. By Aditi Khanna
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Pak drone loaded with automatic rifle, grenades shot down by BSF along IB in Jammu
Jammu: A Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and seven grenades, was shot down by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
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India’s COVID-19 tally nears 4 lakh with highest single-day spike of 14,516 cases
New Delhi: India on Saturday saw another record spike of 14,516 COVID-19 cases, pushing the total tally to 3,95,048, with over two lakh instances of the viral infection reported in June, according to Union Health Ministry data.
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PM launches employment scheme for migrant workers affected by coronavirus lockdown
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched an employment scheme with an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore for migrant workers who returned to their home states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
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LG’s reservations over home isolation resolved, home quarantine system to continue: Sisodia
New Delhi: Amid objections by the Kejriwal government to his order for mandatory five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients, Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday said it would be required for only those who do not need hospitalisation and do not have adequate facilities for home isolation.
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Nadda hits out at Rahul Gandhi over remarks on Ladakh standoff; accuses him of demoralising forces
Jaipur: BJP chief J P Nadda on Saturday targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on the Sino-India face-off in Ladakh, alleging he was lowering the morale of defence forces through his tweets.
Will discuss Tahawwur Rana’s extradition with Centre: Deshmukh
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will discuss with the Centre the extradition process of Tahawwur Rana, recently rearrested in the US for his alleged involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday.
PMO clarification on Modi’s comments: Left parties urge PM to ‘make up mind’
New Delhi: The Left parties on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the clarification issued by the PMO on his comments that no one entered Indian territory, demanding that he “make up his mind” before speaking and stop being “ambivalent” on serious issues.
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Limits on airfares may be extended beyond Aug 24 depending on situation: Aviation Secretary
New Delhi: The government-imposed upper and lower limits on airfares may be extended beyond August 24 depending upon how the situation turns out, Aviation Secretary P S Kharola said on Saturday.
Delhi HC allows public viewing of video conference hearings
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Saturday allowed public viewing of hearings conducted through video conferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chinese social media sites delete PM’s speech, MEA spokesman’s remarks on border crisis
Beijing: Indian embassy officials here have said the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chief ministers on June 18 as well as the comments by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been deleted from two Chinese social media accounts, including Weibo. By K J M Varma
City Mayor promises to protect Leicester’s Gandhi statue
London: The Mayor of the city of Leicester has committed to protecting the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the heart of the central England city, as an online petition created to save the under-threat monument attracted over 6,000 signatures. By Aditi Khanna
Nepal confident India, China will resolve differences through peaceful means
Kathmandu: Nepal on Saturday said it was confident that both its “friendly neighbours” India and China will resolve their border stand-off at the Line of Actual Control through peaceful means, keeping in mind the stability of the region and world peace.
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