Deeptiman Tiwary

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Highest mortality, low testing: Central team’s note to Bengal as it leaves state

While praising the state on some counts, including increasing daily testing from 400 to 2,410 per day between April 20 and May 2, it also flagged the non-cooperation of the state bureaucracy.

Headed by Ministry of Defence Additional Secretary Apurva Chandra, the team completed its two-week tour of West Bengal on Monday, sending the above as “Final Observations of the IMCT” in a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary. (ANI File image)

COVID-19 Lockdown: Govt revises own orders, stakeholders left clueless

In fact, the BJP-JDU government in Bihar has protested against students being allowed to move out of Rajasthan and wrote to the Centre recently calling it an “utter violation of guidelines issued by the MHA”.

Bookstores in Delhi open on Saturday after relaxation to shops selling non-essential items (photo: pti)

Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0: Till May 3 now, taking total to 40 days

Some relaxations for industry if there is no big rise in infection levels

Coronanavirus outbreak: First link on March 17; list of foreigners took till 21st to draw up

In its March 28 letter to all states, the MHA said that about 2,000 foreigners of Tabligh association from 70 countries were in different parts of India on tourist visas valid for six months. Most of these foreigners are from

Coronavirus lockdown: Centre orders effective sealing of district, state borders

The Union Home Ministry said that in an order under the Disaster Management Act, “Directions were issued that district and state borders should be effectively sealed. States were directed to ensure there is no movement of p

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Delhi Violence: Police fumbling, NSA Ajit Doval steps in, signals PM message

Political observers see the fielding of Doval as the Prime Minister’s assertion on the issue of developments linked to changes in the citizenship law which have triggered protests across the country.

CAA rules: Applicants must submit proof of religion too

Assam had asked the MHA to limit the time period to three months, as it felt that keeping it open-ended could further accentuate the apprehensions over CAA in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir: Govt to bring domicile provision to protect jobs; land ownership rights to be firmed up

For protection of land ownership in J&K, a handful of provisions, the official said, are being considered which include land ownership protection regimes in force in states such as Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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Cabinet nod to citizenship bill: Much of Northeast exempted, cut-off date 2014-end

The Indian Express had reported on November 30 that Shah had assured representatives from the Northeast that ILP states and Sixth Schedule regions would be exempted from the new Bill.

Stone-pelting in J&K down since Aug 5, says govt, but data differs

In the past, the government has denied any significant protests or disruption of public order in the aftermath of its decision on Article 370. Reddy said the government had initiated a multi-pronged policy to check stone-pelt

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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal keeps door open for law on NRC count

Sonowal was speaking to reporters in Delhi after a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah during which the two are learnt to have discussed measures to handle the law-and-order situation in Assam after the publication of

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Shah Faesal stopped from going overseas, detained under PSA in Srinagar

Faesal had been in Delhi since the abrogation of Article 370. Security sources said he was detained on the basis of a “perception of threat to public order due to his activities”. He has been critical of the govt move.

Faesal is the first Kashmiri to top the IAS exams in 2009.

Pakistan nervous over J&K move, won’t be able to mislead people: Govt

Last night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation after his government revoked the state’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, asked the youth of J&K to step forward and take up

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Amit Shah meets top officials, but government mum on Kashmir

“The discussion was largely about law and order and safety of citizens owing to the security threat input received recently regarding Kashmir. I do not think the issue of Article 35A or 370 was broached,” a home ministry

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Amit Shah at Home: NRC to J&K, border to internal security among his top challenges

Already known to be close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the portfolio of ministry of home affairs effectively makes him No. 2 in the government. Having learnt the political ropes through years of work in the RSS and the BJ

Damning Charges: CBI FIR against Chanda and Deepak Kochhar, Venugopal Dhoot for cheating

On Thursday, a day after it registered the FIR, the CBI conducted searches at four locations — the Mumbai and Aurangabad offices of Videocon Group and offices of Nupower Renewables and Supreme Energy in Mumbai.

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13th Ramnath Goenka Awards: Stronger journalism will make democracy brighter, says Rajnath Singh

After presenting awards to 29 winners in 18 categories — across print, broadcast and purely-digital — for outstanding work done in 2017.

NIA says IS terror plot busted: 10 held, woman among 6 detained

Rocket launcher, 25 kg of explosives, over 100 alarm clocks recovered: Investigators.

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US probes Airbus deals, ED picks up money trail linked to UPA aircraft purchase

Newswire service AFP, reporting from Paris, said Airbus had put out a statement saying it was cooperating with US authorities.

NSA interfered in probe against Rakesh Asthana, says CBI DIG Manish Kumar Sinha in SC plea

The internecine battle within the CBI reached the doorsteps of the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday when agency DIG Manish Kumar Sinha, moving a petition in the Supreme Court, alleged that National Security Adviser Ajit Do

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Eye on 2019, TDP leader Naidu buries anti-Congress past, meets Rahul Gandhi to stitch alliance

TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been reaching out to Opposition parties in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, met Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday as part of an exerc

Aircel-Maxis case: ED complaint names Congress leader P Chidambaram, he says will contest if called

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday filed a prosecution complaint in the Aircel-Maxis case against Congress leader P Chidambaram, accusing him of granting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval illegally to

CBI vs CBI: In sharp escalation, CBI searches own office, arrests Asthana team member

Dy SP probing Moin Qureshi case held for ‘falsification of records’

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Aborted flight? Rajiv Kochhar stopped at Mumbai airport by CBI

CBI on Thursday stopped Rajiv Kochhar, brother-in-law of ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai while he was about to board a flight to Singapore.

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INX media case: Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI – Top details

It was on the ED’s reference that the CBI registered a case against Karti and INX Media.

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Bikaner land sale case: Setback for Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra? First arrests made, two in custody

Making the first arrests in its probe into alleged money laundering in the Bikaner land scandal, the Enforcement Directorate Friday said it had held two persons, one of whom it identified as a close associate of an “authori

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Ex-judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi in CBI net for graft, sitting judges in phone taps

The CBI claimed to have found “incriminating documents” during searches that provided clues to Quddusi and his associates being allegedly involved in several deals to try and secure favourable orders from courts.

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