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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
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
We will get our growth back: Modi to India Inc
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Showing confidence in the Indian economy and the recent measures announced by the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India will be back on its growth track soon, post the severe jolt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
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
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
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
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
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
'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
Centre launches finance scheme for street vendors
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday launched a special micro-credit facility plan to provide affordable loans of up to Rs 10,000 to street vendors across the country.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
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
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
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
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
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
Viswas Mehta takes over new Kerala Chief Secretary
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) IAS officer Viswas Mehta on Monday took over as the new Chief Secretary of Kerala after incumbent Tom Jose retired.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
EPFO releases Rs 868 cr pension, Rs 105 cr arrears
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) released Rs 868 crore pension along with Rs 105 crore arrear on account of restoration of commuted value of pension by the central government, the Ministry of Labour and Employment announced, here on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra keeps curbs on inter-state movement, Telangana opens borders
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, June 1 (IANS) With the beginning of Unlock 1.0 on Monday, Telangana allowed inter-state movement of people while neighbouring Andhra Pradesh continued the restrictions.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet approves distressed asset fund for MSMEs
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday approved a distressed asset fund for MSMEs to facilitate provision of Rs 20,000 crore as subordinate debt.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
The very notion of the National Capital Region, RIP!
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) When the National Capital Region Planning Board was created in 1985 to plan the development of the region around Delhi, which includes Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram among others, little did anyone know that the COVID pandemic would leave the very notion of NCR in tatters.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana CM woos Japanese investors, CEOs
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) One thing that has surely not changed in the post-corona world is the strength of Japan-Haryana heart-to-heart connect. This was the consensus of a virtual meeting chaired jointly by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Congress questions govt silence on 'Chinese transgressions'
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Amid reports of Chinese transgressions into Indian territory, the Congress has questioned the silence of the government and demanded clarity on the issue, posing five questions. It said the people of India and all political parties should be taken into confidence on this issue.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab imposes Covid cess on liquor
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Faced with huge revenue losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the prolonged lockdown in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday gave the go-ahead to the imposition of Covid cess on liquor with immediate effect.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HK to get health code system for cross-border travels
Hong Kong, June 1 (IANS) A Hong Kong health code system separate from that of mainland China will be soon launched to certify residents virus-free when they visit Macau and Guangdong as part of a plan to lift COVID-19 border restrictions, it was reported on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
N.Korea encourages non-face-to-face services: Report
Seoul, June 1 (IANS) North Korea is encouraging non-face-to-face services at restaurants and grocery stores, such as picking up to-go orders, as part of precautions against the new coronavirus, Pyongyang's state media reported on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's trade surplus drops 78.8% in May
Seoul, June 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade surplus declined 78.8 per cent year-on-year in May to stand at $440 million due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the Ministry of Trade, industry and Energy said on Monday.
2020-06-01
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
B'desh bus services resume after more than 2 months
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Road transport services, including buses and minibuses, resumed across Bangladesh on Monday after being suspended for more than two months in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
In a first, Kerala schools' new academic year begins online
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) With authorities trying their level best to bring back normalcy to day-to-day lives of people -- thrown haywire by the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown -- Kerala has opted for online teaching to ensure the studies of schoolchildren in the coastal state does not suffer.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
'B'desh schools, colleges to reopen only after pandemic is over'
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that school and colleges across the country will reopen only after the coronavirus pandemic was over.
2020-06-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Afghan govt's release of Taliban prisoners will continue'
Kabul, June 1 (IANS) The Afghan government will continue the release of Taliban prisoners in an effort to begin intra-Afghan negotiations and to continue the announced reduction in violence, the National Security Council said.
2020-06-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
K'taka for phased relaxation in non-containment zones
Bengaluru, May 31 (IANS) The Karnataka government has allowed all activities to operate outside Covid containment zones with immediate effect, except some such as religious places, hospitality industry, shopping malls and others which will be opened in a phased manner, said a top official on Sunday.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
U'khand minister Covid positive, Cong asks cabinet to go into quarantine
Dehradun, May 31 (IANS) Hours after Uttarakhand Minister Satpal Maharaj tested positive for coronavirus, the state's opposition Congress on Sunday sought that the state cabinet should go into quarantine as he had attended a cabinet meeting earlier this week.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Modi has lived up to people's expectations: Shekhawat (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has termed the first year of the second term of the Modi government as very successful. He said the country has chosen the right path for progress by electing Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. He, however, attacked the opposition parties for not playing the constructive role during the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uttrakhand ex-minister mapping his constituency to detect cases
Dehradun, May 31 (IANS) Former Uttrakhand Minister Nav Prabhat has taken the task upon himself to detect any case of Covid-19 in his constituency of Vikasnagar. A former representative of the area, Nav Prabhat has constituted 14 teams to visit each house to get the thermal screening done.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sort out differences internally: K'taka BJP leader
Bengaluru, May 31 (IANS) There is no point in some party leaders going public with their issues, one should sort things out internally, said a senior Karnataka BJP leader on Sunday.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
I am obliged and thank PM, says philanthropist beggar
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) A 40-year-old physically challenged beggar in Punjab, whose philanthropy spirit found mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, said he was obliged.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Maha takes baby steps to ease lockdown, night curfew on
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced steps to gradually ease the ongoing lockdown as part of #MissionBeginAgain, with no suburban trains in Mumbai and continuation of night curfew, starting June 1.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Parties gear up for RS polls, 24 by-elections in MP
Bhopal, May 31 (IANS) Unfreezing of liquor sales, rumours about Ministry expansion, phased relaxation of lockdown, opening of markets and grain procurement from farmers -- everything points to ensuing electoral tumult in Madhya Pradesh.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi seeks Rs 5K crore from Centre to pay salaries to staff (Ld)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Owing to revenue loss due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Delhi government on Sunday demanded an immediate aid of Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Curfew extended in Himachal till June 30 with relaxations
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) The curfew has been extended in Himachal Pradesh till June 30 to contain the coronavirus pandemic with certain relaxations in movement of public transport buses and operation of hotels.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Work on fight data of crashed PIA plane to begin in France
Karachi, May 31 (IANS) Work on the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane which crashed in Karachi on May 22, will begin in France on June 2, investigators said.
2020-05-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt to help people affected by locust attack: Modi
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured that those affected by the locust attacks in certain parts of the country will be helped by the government.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Anti-government protests held across Mexico
Mexico City, May 31 (IANS) Hundreds of people took to the streets across Mexico against the policies of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government.
2020-05-31
Category: International, Mexico,Politics