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Initial focus on China, Europe as coronavirus sneaked in through Gulf
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

An analysis by The Indian Express of the travel history of positive cases from 10 states shows that more than half (54.94%) of them with international travel history had come from or through the Gulf nations.

Govt doubles down on lockdown: To stem flow of migrants, state borders are sealed
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday underlined that this was the only way to fight COVID-19, the Home Ministry directed states to ensure effective sealing of the borders.

Amid exodus of migrants, govt orders 14-day quarantine for those violating lockdown
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The government has stressed that states should make arrangements to pay the migrant labourers in the city where they were working and has also stated that rent should not be asked from such labourers or students.

28 Armed Forces hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients, 11 hospitals for test facility
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Army Chief General Naravane said “force protection” is his priority and asked Army personnel who spend time in close quarters in forward posts or in tanks to remain fit. He assured soldiers posted at border areas that their families will be well taken care of.

COVID-19: Opposition seeks financial package, govt says pressing panic button not good
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Raising the issue in Lok Sabha, Congress leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that after the Prime Minister’s address to the nation, prices of essential commodities have risen.

Defence ministry out with new draft procurement policy
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2020 aims to increase indigenous manufacturing and expedite procurement of defence equipment.

Digvijaya Singh detained: RS adjourned briefly as Chair bars Congress from raising issue
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Digvijaya Singh was detained on Wednesday morning while he was on a protest in Bengaluru accusing the police of not allowing him to meet the 22 rebel MLAs that have been staying at a resort in the city.

Coronavirus fears: Adjourn Parliament session, says Congress
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

As soon as the session began, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu warned the members that “no masks are allowed inside the House”.

Defence council finalises proposal for 83 Tejas jets
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

HAL is expected to deliver the first LCA Mk-1A to the IAF three years after the deal is signed.

Bid to deport ‘anti-India’ reporter, says Prasar Bharati, MEA says no
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The tweet by PBNS News came a week after Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had intervened to revoke a 48-hour ban on two Malayalam news channels for their reporting on the Delhi riots.

House panel for defence raps govt for gap in budget projection, allocation
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

In the report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the committee said it has recommended creation of such a fund earlier as well and mentioned that while Defence Ministry is in favour of such a fund.

Amit Shah on NPR: No one to be marked D (doubtful)… telling you as Home Minister
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

While Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Bihar (where BJP rules with JD-U) and Andhra Pradesh have all passed resolutions against NPR, states such as Odisha and Telangana have reservations on the questions relating to details of parents in the NPR form.

Govt: Anti-CAA protest converted into communal riots
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Defending the Delhi Police, which has been criticised for its role during the violence, he said, “Accuse me and not Delhi Police”.

Rajya sabha discusses Delhi riots: Assure House there will not be a second carnage, says Opposition
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Opening the discussion, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said two kinds of viruses are wreaking havoc at this point. “One is spreading at the global level. We don’t know its foundations yet. Research is on...another virus is here. This is a communal virus which is spreading very fast,” he said.

Centre bans two Malayalam TV channels for Delhi riots coverage: ‘Critical of RSS, siding with one community’
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Both the orders accuse the channels of having “highlighted the attack on places of worship and siding towards a particular community” during their reporting on the riots.

Parliament paralysed for 3rd day over Delhi riots, Govt passes key Bill in Lok Sabha
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

As the Opposition created ruckus over denial of an immediate debate on Delhi riots, Lok Sabha was adjourned soon after it met at 11 am. It was then adjourned again at noon, and then for the day at 2 pm.

Coronavirus scare: Navy postpones its largest ever exercise
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The event was scheduled to begin on March 18 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Balakot airstrikes changed perception about India: Rajnath
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Speaking at a seminar organised by the Centre for Air Power Studies, Singh said, “Balakot reflected our approach against employment of terrorism as a low-cost option against India."

‘J&K situation better, ceasefire violations by Pakistan up’
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Pakistan has resorted to more ceasefire violations, including more calibre escalations, according to sources in the defence establishment.

In $3-billion defence deal, India to buy 30 armed choppers from US
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

These deals, Trump said, will “enhance our joint defence capabilities, as our militaries continue to train and operate side by side”.

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