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PM with 66% approval better than CMs of NDA-ruled states
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India has emerged as the 7th worst coronavirus-hit country, leaving behind France and Germany, yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is spearheading India's fight against the pandemic, is popular than his Chief Ministers.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two-metre distance more effective in reducing Covid-19 risk: Lancet
Toronto, June 2 (IANS) Keeping at least two-metre distance from other people is significantly more effective at reducing the transmission of Covid-19 than one metre, according to a new study, published in 'The Lancet' journal.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Barring 3 states, Modi has high ratings compared to Rahul
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Excluding three states in the country, the popularity of the Prime Minister is soaring high despite the coronovirus pandemic and nationwide lockdown. The highest endorsement rate of the Prime Minister is in Himachal Pradesh with 95.1 per cent people endorsing Modi as Prime Minister.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amid Covid crisis, PM's rating higher than UPA CMs with RaGa in negative
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Congress has been vocal in criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the overall handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the administrative response on the migrant workers' crisis during the lockdown, yet the PM scores higher on satisfaction ratings of the CMs' of UPA-ruled states, and also CMs' on non-NDA/non-UPA-ruled states.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Believe it or not, Rahul Gandhi's national approval is 0.58%
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modis nett national approval rating is at nearly 66 per cent, believe it or not, face of prime opposition Congress' Rahul Gandhis rating is at a dismal 0.58 per cent.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Japan's iconic Imperial Palace gardens reopen
Tokyo, June 2 (IANS) Japan's iconic Imperial Palace gardens in the capital Tokyo partially reopened to tourists on Tuesday after a two-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Non-BJP CMs take the cake of approval
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Right at the top is Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, who is well into his fourth term. He enjoys a net approval rating of 82.96. Followed by Bhupesh Baghel and Jagan Mohan Reddy. Right at the bottom are BJP chief ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana (4.47) and Trivendra Singh Rawat of Uttarakhand (17.72).
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Moody's India rating a step above junk, worst to come: Rahul
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A day after global credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Services downgraded India's sovereign ratings as it sees challenges piled up on the country's policy making institutions to mitigate the risks of a sustained period of relatively low growth, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said the worst is yet to come as the government has not supported the poor and the MSME sector.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Indonesia's inflation slips to lowest in 20 years
Jakarta, June 2 (IANS) Indonesia's consumer price index slipped to the lowest level in 20 years in May as restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to depressed demands, official figures revealed on Tuesday.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
7mn Afghan kids affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Kabul, June 2 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has left more than 7 million children in Afghanistan prone to poverty, barring them from their basic rights in a country where half the population is under 15 years of age, a rights group said.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Climate change making cyclones fierce, frequent too, find researchers
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) As Cyclone 'Nisarga' is going to wreak havoc in India and that too within a fortnight amid the pandemic scare, climate experts blame unplanned urban development and destruction of mangroves contribute to the climate change, making cyclones more intense with stronger sustained winds and frequent too.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ghani, Pompeo discuss peace efforts
Kabul, June 2 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani spoke with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo via video conference and discussed the Afghan peace process, a government official said.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kashmir's frontline corona warrior tests positive
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) A senior doctor leading the war against COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir tested positive on Tuesday, sending the medical fraternity into a tizzy in Kashmir.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Khalilzad 'optimistic' about start of intra-Afghan talks
Kabul, June 2 (IANS) The US peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said he was "optimistic" about the start of the intra-Afghan negotiations between the Taliban and the abul government.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sammy urges ICC, cricketers to speak out on Floyd's death
Barbados, June 2 (IANS) Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has urged the cricket community to speak out on George Floyd's death that has caused a massive outrage in the United States.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Cricket
Fresh row breaks out between Centre and Kerala over diaspora
Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) The ongoing tiff between the lone Keralaite in the Union Cabinet -- V. Muraleedharan and the Kerala government on Tuesday took a turn for the worse when the former accused the latter of wanting to delay the return of the state diaspora from the Middle East.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Philippines to resume limited domestic flights
Manila, June 2 (IANS) Major airline companies in the Philippines have announced a plan to resume limited domestic flights starting from Wednesday following the government's move to ease COVID-19 restrictions.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Restaurants reopen in Istanbul amid easing restrictions
Istanbul, June 2 (IANS) Restaurants and cafes have reopened in Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul as the government was relaxing COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
2020-06-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Telangana celebrates sixth formation day under shadow of COVID-19
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) India's youngest state Telangana on Tuesday celebrated sixth formation day under the shadow of coronavirus.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
24 RS seats to go to polls on June 19 (Ld)
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) After the Election Commission decided to hold the pending Rajya Sabha polls, which were deferred in March to June 19, the poll panel announced on Monday that it will also hold Rajya Sabha polls for six additional seats whose members will be retiring either in June or July, taking the total number of seats to 24. The results will be declared the same day.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three more medicos at Hyderabad's OMC test positive
Hyderabad, June 1 (IANS) Authorities have decided to conduct Covid-19 test on all 280 post-graduate medicos of the Osmania Medical College (OMC) in Hyderabad after three more medicos tested positive on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J&K exempts defence forces from RTPCR testing, administrative quarantine
Srinagar, June 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has exempted defence and central armed forces returning to their duties from compulsory RTPCR testing and administrative quarantine, a government order said on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
FB workers stage virtual walkout over no action on Trump tweet
San Francisco, June 1 (IANS) Several Facebook employees on Monday staged a "virtual walkout" in protest at the social networking giant's policies regarding a recent controversial post by President Donald Trump on its platform.
2020-06-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Music symbolises collective strength during crisis: PM Modi
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Stressing that in trying times, music has always symbolised the collective strength of the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that when the world is fighting an invisible enemy like the Covid-19 pandemic, writers, singers and musicians are playing their part to infuse confidence among the people.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC in J&K's Poonch district
Jammu, June 1 (IANS) On a day the Indian Army killed three terrorists while foiling an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in J&K's Poonch district on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Five die in Andhra after consuming surgical spirit
Visakhapatnam, June 1 (IANS) Five people died after they consumed surgical spirit for intoxication at a party in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NDMC increases park timings; open gym, yoga not allowed
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) About 10 days after opening up its parks and gardens, the New Delhi Municipal Council on Monday extended the timing of these for walking, jogging and running only while it continues to bar open gymS and yoga in the parks.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dust control rules soon to improve air quality: Javadekar
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that his ministry was coming up with the rules for implementation of construction and demolition waste control so as to control dust, a major source of pollution in cities.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Delhi DMs asked to identify additional land for cremation, burial
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The various District Magistrates in the national capital on Monday were asked to identify lands for cremation or burial grounds, which are reasonably away from the residential areas.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maha Covid-19 cases cross 70K with 76 more deaths (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases shot above the 70,000-mark in Maharashtra on Monday even as the state notched a fresh death toll of 76, down by 40 from the highest 116 deaths recorded on May 29, health officials said.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Too busy, no time for dissidence, says Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, June 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday downplayed reports of dissidence in the ruling party, saying he was "too busy with work".
2020-06-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Liquor shops in Delhi to operate daily till 8 p.m.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) All government and private liquor shops, which were allowed to operate so far in Delhi, will be allowed to open all days a week, except dry days, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., the Excise Department said on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
25 new containment zones formed in Delhi, total now 147
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The total number of the containment zones in the national capital jumped to 147 on Monday with 25 new formed in the last 48 hours, the Delhi government said.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1,162 more Covid-19 cases, 11 more deaths reported in TN
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) As many as 1,162 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, the State Health Department said on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
'Cyclone Nisarga': Shah holds meet with Guj, Maha CMs
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting, via video conference, with Gujrat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Administrator Praful Patel over cyclone Nisarga. He assured all Central help in view of the impending cyclone and asked the states to chalk out in details the requirements and resources needed to deal with the situation.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Finally, Odisha govt decides to purchase PPE kits
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Finally, the Odisha government has agreed to accept the PPE kits of various suppliers to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
More relaxations in Kerala as public transport allowed
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday announced further relaxations in lockdown norms based on the Centre's directives which includes public transport to nearby districts.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Advisory issued for prayers in mosques in UP
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) The Islamic Centre of India has issued a fresh advisory regarding opening of mosques from June 8.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Berbatov backs Bayern Munich to win Champions League
London, June 1 (IANS) Former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov feels Bayern Munich could go on to win the UEFA Champions League this season, if it goes ahead.
2020-06-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Standing Committee on Home's meeting on lockdown, other issues put off
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on the issue of lockdown and other issues pertaining to Ministry of Home Affairs, scheduled to meet on June 3, has been postponed after a majority of the members expressed their inability to attend, source said.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
John Cusack attacked while filming Chicago protests
Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS) Actor John Cusack has shared that he was attacked by Chicago police while filming the protests in that city.
2020-06-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
We appear to be more divided than ever: Rashford on Floyd's death
Manchester, June 1 (IANS) Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford on Monday said the society appears to be more divided than ever in the wake of George Floyd's death which has caused massive outrage across the United States.
2020-06-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Shah holds meet over cyclone brewing in Arabian Sea
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting to take stock of the situation and preparedness to deal with Cyclone 'Nisarga' brewing in the Arabian Sea.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
No community spread in Kerala: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Even as the daily number of Covid-19 positive cases is on the increase, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan insisted there is no community spread in Kerala and no reason for any undue worry.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Cong terms changes in MSME definitions headline management
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) After the Union Cabinet decided to widen the definition of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and announced that entities with turnover up to Rs 250 crore or investment up to Rs 50 crore would qualify as medium enterprises, the Congress, here on Monday, termed it as the "headline management by the government".
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi HC suspends convict's sentence in anti-Sikh riot case
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a major relief to convict Naresh Sehrawat in the 1984 anti-sikh riots case, the Delhi High Court on Monday granted 12 weeks of interim suspension of his sentence following his serious medical condition and the high risk of him contracting the COVID-19 virus.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Asia's biggest ever drug seizure: D-company's SE links under lens (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Asia's biggest ever drug bust in Myanmar on May 18 last is reportedly linked with top Southeast Asian drug syndicates and also hints at the involvement of Karachi-based underworld network, D-Company, led by India's top fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, who controls major narcotics operations in Bangladesh and Thailand.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
George Floyd death: Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes attend protest in Miami
Miami, June 1 (IANS) Singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes joined a protest in Miami, Florida, following the death of George Floyd.
2020-06-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NDMC reports first Covid death; 33 cases total
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The New Delhi Municipal Council has reported its first Covid-19 death, as an employee from the Drainage Service Centre in Netaji Nagar died, while the total positive cases remained 33.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Standing Committee meet on Home Affairs postponed
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs scheduled for June 3 to discuss the impact of the lockdown has been postponed after a majority of the members expressed their inability to attend, said sources.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics