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Chhattisgarh’s anti-Naxal fight is hit as Modi govt has cut 65% funds, says minister

Chhattisgarh minister Tamradhwaj Sahu says state is India’s worst-hit by Naxalism, but Modi govt has cut police modernisation budget to Rs 20 cr in 2020-21 from Rs 56 cr 7 years ago.
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Home ministry sets up panel to coordinate probe against 3 trusts linked to Gandhi family

A special director in ED will head the team to probe alleged violation by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust & Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
Delhi Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a Covid-19 hotspot, during the on 16 April 2020 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Unlock 2.0 guidelines out — schools to remain shut, flight & train services to be expanded

Metro services, cinema halls & gyms will continue to remain closed. Also, large congregations will stay suspended. The guidelines will be applicable from 1 July.
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SC asks Centre to clarify visa status of 2,500 foreigners blacklisted due to Tablighi links

The top court asked to place on record whether individual notices were issued with regard to cancellation of visas of the foreign nationals.
NDRF personnel removing uprooted trees after the landfall of Cyclone Nisarga in Raigad Wednesday. | Photo: ANI

Finance ministry paves way for individual contributions to NDRF, 15 years after Act was passed

Amid row over PM-CARES, the finance ministry has issued a memorandum outlining the procedure by which a person or institution can contribute to the NDRF.
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Panel recommends fixing cost of Covid isolation beds, ICU in Delhi private hospitals: MHA

The committee, under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog member V K Paul, was set up by Home Minister Amit Shah to provide relief to the common man in the national capital.
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Dilemma of the Indian middle class — dependent on ‘didis’ but can’t welcome them too soon

Indian middle class fears for their safety during the Covid crisis but that is in conflict with their dependence on domestic workers.
Migrant workers aboard the first special train, which began its journey from Telangana to Jharkhand Friday morning | Photo: ANI

Home ministry allows special trains to take stranded workers, tourists, students home

A few hours after the first special train left Telangana’s Lingampalli for Jharkhand’s Hatia, MHA announces more such services to help stranded people.
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Govt silent over report India tried to influence Canadian leaders through an ‘Indian editor, A.B.’

The report claimed that an editor-in-chief of an unnamed Indian newspaper, was being used for espionage and to sway Canadian politicians into supporting Indian government interests.

Home ministry adviser, CRPF DG in quarantine after indirect contact with Covid-19 patient

The CRPF’s chief medical officer tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday, and many officers who came in indirect contact with him have self-quarantined.

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Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
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Reliance, Maruti biggest losers as Sensex drops for fourth straight day amid gloomy outlook

BSE Sensex loses 0.8% while NSE Nifty 50 Index drops 0.9%. A gauge of IT firms rises 0.9%, but 16 out of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE drop.


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China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?