Mizoram govt issues new guidelines for social gatherings

socialAizawl, Aug 14: The Mizoram government has issued additional standard operating procedure (SOP) to be followed in any gathering to ensure that social distancing is strictly maintained in view of the rise of COVID-19 cases in the state, an official said.

The order was issued on Thursday after a meeting of top officials, NGOs, churches and doctors chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Wednesday, the official said.

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India rips apart Pak Ambassador’s Global Times interview with point by point rebuttal

Moin Ul Haque

New Delhi, Aug 13: In an article titled, Urgent Actions on Jammu, Kashmir needed published by the Global Times, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque has chosen to repeat Pakistan’s lies and half truths on Jammu and Kashmir, the Embassy of India in China said.

Haque’s misinterpretations, while not surprising cannot conceal the significant progress that J&K has made in the year following the abrogation of Article 370, it further noted.

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IAF Chief visits frontline air base in Western Command

bhaduriaNew Delhi, Aug 13: Indian Air Force Chief ACM R K S Bhadauria visited a frontline air base in the Western Command.

During the visit, he reviewed the operational preparedness of the base. He will also meet with the aircrew and combat crew from the Squadrons and Units stationed there. The Air Chief earlier today flew the Mig-21 Bison with the resident fighter squadron.

Medical degrees from Pakistan occupied Kashmir not recognised: Why India passed this order

docsNew Delhi, Aug 18: The degrees awarded by medical colleges in Pakistan occupied Kashmir will not be recognised by India. The Medical Council of India declared in a public notice the move.

The announcement comes months after the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir asked the MCI and External Affairs Ministry to review its stand to see if students who study medicine in these territories will be allowed to practice.

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India-China standoff: The importance of Misri meeting Liu

India-china-talksNew Delhi, Aug 13: Amidst the rising tensions with China, Ambassador Vikram Misri met with Liu Jianchaou, the deputy director office of the CPC Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission.

While the government is looking at the possibility of starting some classes for senior students from September end or October, no final decision has been taken in this regard, they said.

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Bengaluru violence: SDPI comes under the scanner yet again

bengaluru-riotsNew Delhi, Aug 13: The Bengaluru police is probing the role of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in the violence that broke out on Tuesday in which three persons were killed and scores injured over a Facebook post. The SDPI which is not banned has been flagged by the National Investigation Agency in the past.

In the instant case, a delegation from the SDPI had visited the police station on late Tuesday evening to lodge a complaint over the post. The police is said to have delayed filing the complaint following which a crowd started to gather outside.

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Indo-China stand-off: Two HAL light combat choppers deployed in Ladakh

hal-2aNew Delhi, Aug 12: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited produced light combat choppers have been deployed in the Ladakh sector to support the Indian Air Force at short notice amidst the border tensions with China.

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Bengaluru violence: An attempt to polarise, cops dig further

bengaluru-riotsBengaluru, Aug 12: At least three persons have died and several police personnel injured after an irate mob pelted stones and damaged property during the violence that broke out in Bengaluru on Tuesday night.

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Amidst boundary tensions, India-Nepal meet next week

modi-oliNew Delhi, Aug 12: A thaw in tensions is expected when Nepal’s foreign secretary Shankar Das Bairagi will lead a team of officials, while the Indian side would be headed by Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra.

The two sides would meet next week to review the projects funded by the Indian government. The meeting will take place through video-conferencing owing to the pandemic. The meeting in all likelihood will be held on August 18.

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In raids against Chinese individuals, web of bank employees, chartered accounts under scanner

money-launderingNew Delhi, Aug 12: 20 premises of Chinese entities were searched in Delhi, Gurugram and Ghaziabad by the Income Tax department. Incriminating documents relating to hawala transactions and money laundering were found. A Chinese individual with a fake passport allegedly representing multiple Chinese firms in India was held.

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