Refrain from unjustified cartographic assertion, India tells Nepal

indo-nepalNew Delhi, May 21: A day after Nepal made public its new map, claiming territory under India’s control, the government has hit back saying that the revised official map was a unilateral act and not based on facts.

Anurag Srivastava, spokesperson Ministry of External Affairs said that what Nepal did was contrary to the bilateral understanding to resolve outstanding boundary issues through diplomatic dialogue. Such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted by India, he also said.

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Lockdown 4.0 a more decentralised one

lockdown-3aNew Delhi, May 18: The fourth phase of the lockdown is a decentralised one, with the states getting more say. The earlier phase of the lockdown did not give much space for the economic activity and this was flagged by several Chief Ministers.

There are no minute to minute details in the existing phase of the lockdown. There are broader guidelines such as bar on metros, religious activities, schools etc.

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Azaan, integral to Islam, not its recitation through loudspeaker:Allahabad HC

azaanNew Delhi, May 16: Azaan is an integral part of Islam, but not the loudspeaker, the Allahabad High Court has held.

The azaan may be an integral part of Islam, but its recitation through loudspeakers or other sound amplifying devices cannot be said to be an integral part of the religion, the HC said.

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Next phase of lockdown: Revival of all economic activity, bar on social-religious gatherings

lockdown-2aNew Delhi, May 14: State governments would be submitting a blueprint to the Centre by tomorrow suggesting ways to exit the lockdown. The states have already started working on their strategy for the next phase of the lockdown.

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The five pillars for a self-reliant India

namo-1aNew Delhi, May 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation spoke about the five pillars for a self-reliant India.

While stating that Atmanirbhar Bharat or self reliant India will be the road ahead, the PM also announced a Rs 20 lakh crore financial package.

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Economy, economy, economy, the only focus ahead

namo-1aNew Delhi, May 13: The government is signalling a change in strategy and as part of this, the daily health ministry briefings on COVID-19 would be suspended until Sunday. The government would instead issue health bulletins and the key focus would be on reviving the economy.

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With labour laws in UP, MP being suspended, here is how the hire and fire policy works

labour-2aNew Delhi, May 11: The states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have frozen major labour laws, except the basic ones with the hope that businesses will recouple from the blow that the coronavirus has dealt.

These changes give the industries more flexibility to hire and fire employees. It also gives them more flexibility in determining wages and reduce liabilities in terms of providing employee benefits.

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I am fine, says Amit Shah amidst speculation about his health

amit_shahNew Delhi, May 09: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that he is in good health and is not suffering from any disease.

The clarification comes in the wake of speculations about his health on the social media.

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Gilgit to Guwahati: Why Doordarshan’s new weather forecast will up temperatures in Pakistan

weather-gilgitNew Delhi, May 08: From Gilgit to Guwahati, Doordarshan and All India Radio have started forecasting the weather from across the territory of India.

These Weather reports cover every small detail from every nook and corner of the country while highlighting extreme weather conditions across the country, temperatures of various places from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Gilgit to Guwahati, Baltistan to Port Blair.

Delhi riots: Right to protest cannot extend to disturbing public order says court

delhi-violence-shahrukhNew Delhi, May 09: A Delhi court has rejected the bail plea filed by Sharukh Pathan, an accused in the north-east Delhi riots. The court observed that the fundamental right to protest cannot extend to disturbing public order. Additional Sessions judge, Sanjeev Kumar Malhotra referred to a viral image which showed the accused pointing a pistol at the police. This court is not inclined to grant bail at this stage, the court also said.

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