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    The Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led regime constituted a fresh six-member committee, comprising three ministers and an equal number of senior officials, to examine the CPS even as government employees and teachers stepped up their agitation demanding that the scheme be abolished forthwith.

    While active cases increased by 643 in a day and comprised 0.04 per cent of the total infections, the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.58 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.59 per cent, the government said. Amid Hindu Mahapanchayat, Haridwar district administration on April 27 is on alert mode after a strong reprimand from Supreme Court in Roorkee. The Hindu Mahapanchayat is called by the saints and the ... The national weather forecasting agency on Sunday said that the heatwave conditions in isolated parts over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, south Uttar Pradesh, Kutch and East Rajasthan are very likely to abate after May 1. online gambling in india An earthquake of moderate intensity hit Daspalla town in Odisha's Nayagarh district on Friday, officials said. Sources in Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) office said the earthquake was of 3.5 magnitude. "When the rules-based order was under challenge in Asia, the advice we got from Europe was 'do more trade'. At least we're not giving you that advice," Jaishankar said at a Town Hall event at the Raisina Dialogue, India's premier geo-political and geo-economic dialogue. "In terms of Afghanistan, please show me which part of the rules-based order justified what the world did there," he said while interacting with his counterparts from Europe. Earlier on Saturday, police arrested Navneet Rana and Member of Legislative Assembly Ravi Rana. The police officials took them to Khar Police Station. Students and staff should not be allowed to enter school premises without thermal scanning, the Delhi government said on Friday in a set of COVID-19 guidelines issued for schools. It also said that pa... The court also observed that the victim, her family members and all witnesses in the case must be given security. Considering the progress of the investigation, the court might consider CBI investigation at a later stage. The National Security Council Secretariat, which comes under the Prime Minister’s Office, just concluded its maiden 10-day incident-response exercise, NCX India, for government officials and critical-sector organisations., Channi's nephew Bhupinder Singh alias Honey was arrested in this case by the agency days before the February 20 Punjab Assembly polls. A charge sheet was filed against him and others named in the case early this month.
    India saw a jump of nearly 90% in daily Covid cases on Monday compared to Sunday with 2,183 fresh infections being registered, according to health ministry data. This is the first time in almost a month that the country registered more than 2,000 cases in a day.
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    India produces 4 million tonnes (mt) of tur pulses, 2.5 mt of urad and 2.2 mt of moong beans. Tur takes 150 days to harvest while urad and moong beans take 100 days and 70 days, respectively, for harvesting. The early onset of summer season and the heatwave have impacted the wheat crop in the country. Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have reported a 10-35% fall in yield on account of the heatwave. This may mar the government's target of exporting 10 million tonnes of wheat in 2022-23.

    "Due to the rising fuel prices, auto/taxi unions have been demanding revision of fares. @ArvindKejriwal govt. understands their concerns. A committee shall soon be constituted by transport Dept for this purpose, which shall furnish its recommendations in a time-bound manner," he said.

    ​​​The vaccine doses were handed over to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul in Bangkok by India's Ambassador to Thailand Suchitra Durai, Australian envoy Allan McKinnon, Japan's Nashida Kazuya and US Charge d'Affaires James Wayman, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-27 04:58:04 )