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Killing of Indian soldiers ‘barbaric’, China has broken past agreements, says ex-NSA Menon

In an interview to ThePrint, former Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon says US not a declining power & that India should work with it.
A wanted poster issued by UP Police against Vikas Dubey, the gangster who allegedly got 8 police personnel killed in an ambush last week | ANI

UP govt constitutes one-member commission to probe Kanpur ambush and Vikas Dubey encounter

UP Governor Anandiben Patel has appointed retired Allahabad High Court judge Shashi Kant Agarwal to probe the incidents and submit a report within two months.
Indian Railways | Representational image | Photo: ANI

CCTV monitoring, powerless water coolers — Railways to launch 20 innovations by employees

In 2018, the Railways launched a dedicated portal to solicit the good ideas attempted by its employees across zones, aiming to implement some of them across its network.
Jammu-Srinagar highway wears a deserted look during the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus | PTI

Authorities order partial lockdown in Srinagar; over 60 containment zones designated.

Srinagar has witnessed a spike in the number of coronavirus cases over the past week. The total number of positive cases stands at 1,611.
Varavara Rao

Elgar Parishad-accused activist Varavara Rao’s health deteriorating in jail, says family

The family Sunday said the poet-activist is 'hallucinating and is in a delirious state' and urged the authorities concerned to provide him better medical aid.
Sharad Pawar addresses the media in New Delhi

From Nehru to Modi, India’s foreign policy towards China hasn’t changed, Sharad Pawar says

In an interview to Saamana, Sharad Pawar says China is a bigger threat to India than Pakistan, and that China has distanced every neighbouring country from India.
Private vehicles being checked at the Noida-Delhi border Monday, after the lockdown imposed in many parts of India due to COVID-19 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

UP govt announces complete lockdown on weekends to curb spread of Covid-19

While markets and offices will remain closed on these days, banks will remain open, said officials.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with daughter Aaradhya | Instagram | aishwaryaraibachchan_arb

Aishwarya Rai, daughter Aaradhya test positive for Covid-19

Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan took to social media Saturday night to confirm that they are Covid positive, while Jaya Bachchan tested negative.

Home Minister Amit Shah says India in ‘good position’ to fight Covid-19 pandemic

Speaking at a CRPF officers' training academy campus, Shah said the world has seen India fight a successful battle against the disease under the leadership of PM Modi.
The site near Kanpur where gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter Friday | Photo: ANI

Constable who was in car transporting gangster Vikas Dubey tests positive for Covid-19

The cop has now been admitted to an isolation ward, Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Medical College principal said. Contact-tracing of the constable is underway.

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Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

Defence

Representational image of social media apps | Alexander Bahena | Pixabay

Army officer challenges social media ban in HC, calls it ‘arbitrary, unconstitutional’

Lt Col P.K. Choudhary, who filed plea in Delhi HC, sought withdrawal of new policy on the grounds that it was 'arbitrary executive action'. Hearing is likely Tuesday.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.