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Existence of NDRF doesn’t bar creation of PM CARES for voluntary donations: Centre tells SC

A petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation says that NDRF has not been utilised by the authorities and the PM CARES Fund has been set up instead.

Legacy of police brutality in India, and PTI’s ‘anti-national’ interview

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Congress questions BJP over donations from Chinese firms to PM CARES Fund

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi also asked why PM Modi has not termed China 'an aggressor', hours after prime minister's Mann Ki Baat address.​
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Rajasthan govt drags Centre to court for excluding Chief Minister’s Relief Fund from CSR

The central government circular frustrates the efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Rajasthan's Congress govt submitted in SC.
A Covid-19 hospital at Saket in Thane

Govt says 1,340 ‘Made in India’ ventilators funded through PM CARES delivered to states

The prominent recipients include Maharashtra (275), Delhi (275), Gujarat (175), Bihar (100), Karnataka (90), Rajasthan (75).
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SC seeks Centre’s response on plea seeking transfer of funds from PM CARES to NDRF

The petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest and Litigation also called for a development of a national plan of action against Covid-19.
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48,000 ventilators in 70 years, 50,000 with PM CARES: Govt, BJP on how fund is being used

Officials quoted study by researchers affiliated to Washington-based Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy and Princeton University to say 47,481 ventilators are available in India.
Punjab civil secretariat in Chandigarh

This 1987-batch IAS officer is the front-runner for Punjab chief secretary’s post

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | PTI

Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to financially assist each migrant worker with Rs 10,000

West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted that a portion of PM CARES could be used to assist migrant labourers facing economic hardship due to Covid-19 crisis.

What Trump learnt from Delhi riots, and ‘masked territory’ of PM CARES

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.