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Action against Rajiv Gandhi Foundation 'illegal'; govt wants to fight Congress rather than China, says Manish Tewari
Politics

Action against Rajiv Gandhi Foundation 'illegal'; govt wants to fight Congress rather than China, says Manish Tewari

Tewari said the 'illegal , arbitrary and malafide action' against the organisation is yet another example of how low the government can stoop.

Union home ministry allows universities to conduct examinations, asks them to follow SOPs to prevent COVID-19 spread
India

Union home ministry allows universities to conduct examinations, asks them to follow SOPs to prevent COVID-19 spread

The MHA said it has sent a letter to the Union Higher Education Secretary permitting universities and institutions to conduct examinations.

SC asks Centre if individual orders cancelling visas were served to foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat meet; matter posted for 2 July
India

SC asks Centre if individual orders cancelling visas were served to foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat meet; matter posted for 2 July

Thirty-four foreigners from 15 countries, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in March, approached the Supreme Court claiming they were not issued individual orders regarding blacklisting and FIRs

SC extends order directing govt not to take coercive action against employers for non-payment of wages till 12 June
India

SC extends order directing govt not to take coercive action against employers for non-payment of wages till 12 June

The Supreme Court said there was a concern that workmen should not be left without pay, but there may be a situation where the industry may not have money to pay and hence, the balancing has to be done.

Economy on course for full-year contraction this fiscal; recovery from COVID-19 disruptions remain clouded: DBS Bank
Business

Economy on course for full-year contraction this fiscal; recovery from COVID-19 disruptions remain clouded: DBS Bank

According to DBS, consumer discretionary sectors, production and services are likely to take longer to recover.

Flipkart awaits advisories from states for resuming full services; Centre allows delivery of non-essential items by e-commerce platforms
Business

Flipkart awaits advisories from states for resuming full services; Centre allows delivery of non-essential items by e-commerce platforms

Sales of non-essential items on e-commerce platforms in the first week of May, after sales of such items were allowed in green and orange zones, were lower than last year on account of the lockdown.

SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to look into pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir
India

SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to look into pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir

Pronouncing the verdict on a batch of pleas filed by Foundation for Media Professionals, Soayib Qureshi and Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir, the bench said it needed to ensure balance of national security and human rights

I am healthy, not suffering from any disease, says Amit Shah after rumours about his health do rounds
India

I am healthy, not suffering from any disease, says Amit Shah after rumours about his health do rounds

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said he is "totally healthy" and not suffering from any ailment, dispelling rumours about his health on the social media

Coronavirus Lockdown: With several migrants testing positive after returning to home states, containment efforts get more complicated
India

Coronavirus Lockdown: With several migrants testing positive after returning to home states, containment efforts get more complicated

On 29 April, the Centre allowed the movement of migrants back to their home states, but with strict guidelines.

MHA allows migrant workers, stranded students to return home by bus; new social distancing, sanitation guidelines to be followed
India

MHA allows migrant workers, stranded students to return home by bus; new social distancing, sanitation guidelines to be followed

In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said buses shall be used for transport of such groups of stranded migrants.

Coronavirus Outbreak: London institute conducts research on abilities of dogs to sniff out COVID-19
Health

Coronavirus Outbreak: London institute conducts research on abilities of dogs to sniff out COVID-19

'Medical detection dogs' can be utilised for screening the patients of COVID-19, said a veterinarian associated with sniffer dog department under Union Home Ministry

SJM welcomes Centre's decision to restrict e-commerce players from supplying non-essential items
Business

SJM welcomes Centre's decision to restrict e-commerce players from supplying non-essential items

The SJM, which has been critical of FDI, welcomed the amendment in its norms to make it mandatory that investments from China will now require a clearance from the Centre.

Centre writes to Kerala govt over easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, says decision violates MHA guidelines
India

Centre writes to Kerala govt over easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, says decision violates MHA guidelines

The Kerala government has announced relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in two zones, allowing among others private vehicles movement in an odd-even basis and dine-in services at hotels from Monday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt allows fresh exemptions for lockdown period, includes construction in rural areas, sanitation work
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt allows fresh exemptions for lockdown period, includes construction in rural areas, sanitation work

In a communication to all States and Union Territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also said collection, harvesting, and processing of minor forest produce, non-timber forest produce by Scheduled Tribes and other forest dwellers in forest areas were also allowed to be carried out during the lockdown which will last till 3 May.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt plans to resume limited manufacturing operations after 15 April, says report
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt plans to resume limited manufacturing operations after 15 April, says report

The source said the government was considering allowing the resumption of some manufacturing operations under guidelines that were being drawn up.

COVID-19 India Roundup: 354 new cases and 8 deaths reported, 11,795 more tests conducted and action plan for hospitals announced
Health

COVID-19 India Roundup: 354 new cases and 8 deaths reported, 11,795 more tests conducted and action plan for hospitals announced

1,07,006 tests have been conducted in India so far, of which 11,795 were conducted the day before and 2530 were conducted in private labs.

'Cops haven't understood essential services': Doctors in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad tell tales of harassment
India

'Cops haven't understood essential services': Doctors in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad tell tales of harassment

Coronavirus Outbreak: staffers of the the home health care company, Portea Medical, were slapped by police in Lucknow and Hyderabad, said serial entrepreneur and company promoter K Ganesh. Both staffers were carrying oxygen concentration machines to elderly, home bound patients.

India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records
India

India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records

Congress accused the government of seeking call data records of mobile users in Delhi and nine states, saying this was a breach of citizens' privacy and an attempt to 'convert India into a surveillance state'

Harish Salve’s defence of CAA legally sound, but eminent lawyer’s arguments forego humanity in endorsing the Act
India

Harish Salve’s defence of CAA legally sound, but eminent lawyer’s arguments forego humanity in endorsing the Act

Will the courts take cognisance of the CAA being only one link in a chain of three? The proverbial jury, of course, is still out.

FIR filed against ex-NRC official for not divulging key passwords after quitting; move comes after disappearance of data from official website spurs panic
India

FIR filed against ex-NRC official for not divulging key passwords after quitting; move comes after disappearance of data from official website spurs panic

A day after Assam National Register of Citizen's data vanished from its official website, the state NRC coordinator's office has registered an FIR against a former employee