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Modi govt transfers MHA’s media wing officers after ‘CAA wasn’t mentioned’ as an achievement

The Modi govt was irked over a series of errors by the MHA’s media wing, but not mentioning the CAA in the list of achievements may have been a ‘tipping point’.
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NIA cites use of ‘comrade’ and ‘Lal Salam’ on Facebook to substantiate UAPA, sedition charges

NIA has filed charge sheet against Assam-based RTI activist Akhil Gogoi, his aide Bittoo Sonowal, and Manas Konwar & Dhirjya Konwar.
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces resolve to contest 2022 Assembly elections

The Chief Minister said that he had initially termed 2017 polls as his last election, on the persuasion of his party colleagues, he changed his decision.
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Govt issues draft rules for manufacturing, using drones, includes DGCA nod

The draft rules stated that only Nano class drones will be allowed to operate in India & a 'qualified remote pilot' will be permitted to operate heavier drones.
Health workers collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests in New Delhi | PTI

Five employees of Union health ministry test positive for coronavirus in last 7 days

In view of these developments, the ministry issued a memorandum stating initiation of major and comprehensive disinfection and sanitisation of office premises on 6-7 June.
The elephant that died at Mannarkad | Facebook

Pregnant elephant hadn’t eaten for 2 weeks due to major oral wound, says post-mortem report

Preliminary report stated that drowning followed by inhalation of water and then lung failure was the immediate cause of death of the wild elephant in Kerala.
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Less social media and news, play more Snakes & Ladders: Govt’s de-stress guide for students

The HRD ministry released a list of suggestions along with the alternate academic calendar to help students cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pets can be taken out for walks during lockdown, Maharashtra govt tells HC

The state govt's directive followed a circular issued by AWBI stating that owners should be allowed to take animals for walks and prohibiting it would amount to animal cruelty.

Tirumala’s Lord Balaji temple to reopen on 11 June, only 6,000 devotees a day allowed

The temple, which is opening after over 80 days, will follow social distancing norms including six feet distance between people and mandatory face mask.

Sacred Games creator Vikramaditya Motwane to now tell Tihar tales with ‘Black Warrant’ series

'Black Warrant' is the memoir of Tihar Jail’s longest-serving superintendent Sunil Gupta and has been co-written by journalist Sunetra Choudhury.

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China’s on India’s side in Pangong, Hot Springs. ‘Difference in perception’ line suits it

China has, over the years, specialised in salami slicing. In Sept 2017, then Army chief Bipin Rawat had cautioned that China was silently taking over territory.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.