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Chidambaram slams Yogi govt for FIR against journalist, calls it suppression of media freedom

Chidambaram slams Yogi govt for FIR against journalist, calls it suppression of media freedom

April 2, 2020 3:50:32 pm

The former home minister demanded that the FIR be immediately withdrawn.

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Kerala HC stays govt decision to supply liquor for those reporting alcohol withdrawal syndrome

April 2, 2020 1:53:20 pm

Noting that it is a 'recipe for disaster', a bench of justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly passed an interim order, applying a stay of three weeks on the decision of the CPM-led government.

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Cong slams Haryana CM and his deputy for photo on hand sanitisers; faces heat in Punjab

April 2, 2020 8:42:09 am

Photos of food packets bearing ‘Modi kit’ stickers are also doing the rounds on social media.

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Congress slams govt for slashing interest rates of small saving schemes

April 2, 2020 7:17:33 am

“I know that sometimes the government acts on stupid advice, but I am amazed how stupid this advice was,” P Chidambaram said.

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Shops in Panchkula to be closed at 6.30 pm, orders DM Ahuja

April 2, 2020 7:07:51 am

“The step is being taken to maintain social distance, keeping in mind the health and safety of people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, all the shops will remain open only till 6.30 pm, except for drugstores.

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Two found dead in different areas of Panchkula

April 2, 2020 6:53:11 am

The police said that the deceased beggar was suffering from a mental illness and the other person was an alcoholic. The officials did not clarify the reason for their deaths, however, the police said that no injury marks were found on their bodies.

Poultry farms run in losses as black marketing of eggs begins

April 2, 2020 6:23:54 am

The Government of India issued a number of advisories to state governments that the business of livestock should not be affected due to the lockdown. But according to Darshan, the ground realities are different.

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Allow limited resumption or we lose markets to China: Exporters to Govt

April 2, 2020 11:17:01 am

During an interaction on Monday with Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, exporters said if India does not begin shipments at this juncture, its export market will be taken over by Chinese products.

Across nation, race to trace contacts of Tabligh meeting

TN traces 110 new cases to Tabligh congregation, other states zero in, too

April 2, 2020 7:24:57 am

Earlier in the day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in its first statement on the issue, said 154 COVID-19 cases across the country had been traced to the Delhi meet.

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Prateek Hajela of Assam NRC fame is removed as health chief after power shift in Bhopal

April 2, 2020 7:32:39 am

On Wednesday, after addressing a meeting to review the state’s preparedness to meet the COVID-19 threat, Chief Minister Chouhan ordered the removal of Hajela.

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Bellies filled with food, hearts longing for home: Story of migrant labourers at a shelter home

April 2, 2020 4:24:19 am

Several migrants, who started walking from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh towards their homes soon after the 21-day lockdown was announced, were picked up and put at several shelters beginning March 29.

10-year-old girl among 3 new positive COVID-19 cases in Mohali district

April 2, 2020 3:07:49 am

All three found positive for coronavirus disease are stated to be close contacts of Chandigarh positive cases. The three new postive cases were immediately put in quarantine and tracing of their contacts is on.

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FIRs in UP against The Wire for remarks against Adityanath; Editor says attack on press freedom

April 2, 2020 9:19:49 am

The first FIR has been lodged against an “editor of The Wire (name and address unknown)” under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 505(2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill between classes).

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NIA files case over Kabul gurdwara attack

April 2, 2020 2:41:17 am

The attack which killed 27 people was allegedly carried out by three Islamic State terrorists, one of whom was later identified as a resident of Kasaragod in Kerala.

COVID-19 a reminder of interconnected world, need for global response: PM Modi

April 2, 2020 2:40:17 am

Modi said that he looks forward to working with Li to “further deepen and strengthen our closer developmental partnership and take it to even greater heights in the years to come”.

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Coronavirus: Govt to accept foreign contribution to PM-CARES fund

April 2, 2020 7:49:33 am

The source said PM-CARES was set up following requests from India and abroad from individuals and organisations willing to make contributions to support the government in its fight against COVID-19.

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VVIP chopper scam: Supreme court asks Christian Michel to move Delhi HC for bail

April 2, 2020 2:17:22 am

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah, which took up his plea for hearing through video conferencing, said it would be appropriate for the accused to move the HC for any relief.

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Bihar traces 30 of 86 Tabligh returnees

April 2, 2020 2:16:22 am

Bihar’s Principal Secretary (Health), Sanjay Kumar told The Indian Express: “We have tracked 17 people to Patna and 13 to Buxar and kept them in isolation after conducting tests.”

COVID-19: Govt extends deployment of 100 CAPF companies in Delhi

Coronavirus: MHA tells states to ensure full lockdown

April 2, 2020 2:10:35 am

In a letter sent to Chief Secretaries of all states, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) frowned upon states making exceptions to the guidelines issued by the ministry on March 24 and onwards.

Andhra Pradesh reports 43 fresh COVID-19 cases, all linked to Tablighi Jamaat meet

Cabinet secretary speaks to states on Tablighi Jamaat participants

April 2, 2020 2:16:12 am

Several people who attended the congregation, held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in mid-March, have tested positive for COVID-19 and five of them have died in Telangana.