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[l] at 7/9/20 10:21am
Last week, customs authorities at Thiruvananthapuram airport seized 30 kgs of gold from a diplomatic bag that was addressed to the consulate of the Gulf nation in the southern state. The gold was allegedly smuggled in a chartered flight.
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:54am
Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. Weeks later, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence. The ICJ, then, restrained Pakistan from executing him
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:39am
The bench tagged with a suo motu case on migrant workers issue, the CPIL plea seeking direction to the Centre to utilise the NDRF for providing assistance in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and crediting all the contributions from individuals and institutions to the NDRF rather than to PM Cares Fund.
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:32am
Unlike in the past where some union ministers dropped from the council of ministers were given a place in the organisation, BJP intends to draw leaders solely from the party for the new team.
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:27am
Rajnath Singh said that other development projects for the people of J&K and the armed forces are in the pipeline. About 1,000 km long roads are currently under construction in Jammu region. He acknowledged that the BRO has completed road surfacing of about 4,200 km and constructed about 5,800 m of permanent bridges.
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:22am
Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said it is an "evolving situation" and the government is "keeping abreast" with information coming from the WHO.
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:21am
The U.S. tech giant could allay such worries by offering a binding pledge along the lines of its promise last year not to use Fitbit's health and wellness data for Google ads, the people said.
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:06am
​"The MHA permits the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the Thiruvananthapuram airport gold smuggling case, as the organised smuggling operation may have serious implications for national security," a home ministry spokesperson said.
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[l] at 7/9/20 9:05am
Russian Ambassador to India, Nikolay Kudashev in his remarks referred to the India’s and ASEAN positions on Indo-Pacific region. “…What is important that ASEAN and India’s positions with regard to this are the same – Indo-Pacific Strategies should not be discussed in a containment categories, while we should promote unifying formats.”
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[l] at 7/9/20 8:55am
In a virtual interaction with representatives of various Varanasi-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs), he said habits like spitting on roads (or public places) have to be junked.
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[l] at 7/9/20 8:54am
Galwan Valley was the site of a violent clash between Indian and Chinese armies on June 15 in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The Chinese side also suffered casualties but it is yet to give out the details. According to an American intelligence report, the number of casualties on the Chinese side was 35.
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[l] at 7/9/20 8:52am
During the press conference, Rajesh Bhushan, Officer on Special Duty, Health Ministry said, "Please don't read something which is not there in DG-ICMR's letter.
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[l] at 7/9/20 8:45am
"The GSP by law requires that there be some market opening measures in recipience of that preferential system, and that's what we have been trying to reach an agreement on with the government of India," U.S. ambassador to India Kenneth Juster said at India Global Week 2020, an online business summit.
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[l] at 7/9/20 8:36am
At a online media briefing, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said National Security Advisor Ajit Doval categorically conveyed to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Sunday India's position on the recent developments along the LAC including in the Galwan valley area.
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[l] at 7/9/20 8:29am
This will be India's first multilateral summit that will be held since Sino-Indian stand-off early May and also the first since the outbreak of Covid. Key European powers France and Germany had backed the Indian position during the stand-off with the French Defence Minister willing to visit India in near future to strengthen defence partnership.
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[l] at 7/9/20 8:10am
Since Monday, the state administration had lifted the complete lockdown it had imposed in Chennai and its neighbouring districts and eased restrictions across the state. However, a general statewide lockdown is in place till July 31.
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[l] at 7/9/20 7:44am
In January 2018, the government amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 to add a new provision mandating declaration of 'country of origin' for manufacturers, importers, packers and e-commerce entities. The ministry has finalised the rules relating to the composition and functioning of the CCPA, and these are expected to be notified soon.
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[l] at 7/9/20 7:19am
The Vadras are learnt to be scouting for an alternative accommodation in Delhi that will cater to her security considerations, and a house for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been finalised in Lucknow where she will shift later when the ongoing lockdown eases.
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[l] at 7/9/20 7:16am
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M R Shah said it does not "appreciate the tenor" and the claims made and asked the state to file a fresh affidavit listing the steps taken to mitigate the problems of migrant workers amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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[l] at 7/9/20 7:16am
India's economy may contract by 3 to 5 per cent in FY'21, which may trigger a 50 to 150 bps points reduction in benchmark repo rate by the central bank during the year.
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[l] at 7/9/20 7:09am
He hinted that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may further cut interest rates as a monetary policy tool to perk up demand.
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[l] at 7/9/20 6:11am
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel and chose its members, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual meeting with representatives of WHO's 194 member states, which was webcast.

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