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Woman killed in elephant attack in Chhattisgarh

Korba: A 35-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district, a forest department official said on Tuesday. The incident took place around Monday midnight in Tihaipara Lamna village under Kendai forest range. The victim, Aarti Bai, and her husband, natives of Pali town in the district, had come to their relatives place in the …

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3-day darshan rehearsal begins at Tirupati shrine

PTI Tirupati Ahead of allowing devotees’ entry from June 11 after a nearly 80 day long COVID-19 lockdown ban, a three day trial run of darshan began at Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala here on Monday with staff and others attached to it following strict protective measures. About 6,000 employees were permitted into the over 2000- year-old hill temple complex …

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China says need to implement consensus reached between 2 countries’ leaders

PTI Beijing China and India have agreed to work to maintain peace along the LAC and resolve the border standoff through talks while implementing the consensus reached between the two countries’ leadership that “differences” do not escalate into “disputes”, a top Chinese official said on Monday. The remarks of China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying came two days after a …

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Politicians cutting across party lines wish Kejriwal speedy recovery

PTI New Delhi Cutting across party lines, politicians on Monday wished a speedy recovery to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has quarantined himself after feeling unwell and will undergo the COVID-19 test. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh wished him a speedy recovery and said Kejriwal will undergo the COVID-19 test on Tuesday. “Chief Minister of …

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PSBs sanction Rs 17,705 cr collateral free loans for MSMEs

New Delhi: Public sector banks (PSB) have so far sanctioned Rs 17,705.64 crore worth of loans under the 100 per cent government guaranteed Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme. The scheme is part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat economic package. As per the government, banks would provide collateral-freeloans to the eligible MSMEs loans upto Rs 3 lakh crore in total in a …

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92 new COVID-19 cases in Assam, tally increases to 2,565

Guwahati: Assam reported 92 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total number of infections in the state to 2,565, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Of the fresh cases, 39 are from Hojai, 24 from Dhubri, 10 from Nagaon, seven from Golaghat, six from Majuli, five from Lakhimpur and one case was from Dhemaji district, he said. The number …

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Hotels, banquet halls to remain shut, borders to open: Kejriwal

New Delhi: A day before relaxations under ‘Unlock 1’ were set to begin, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that place of worship, malls and restaurants will open in the national capital but hotels and banquet halls will remain closed. Addressing a press conference here, he said: “Places of worship, malls, restaurant shall open in Delhi as per …

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NGT takes cognisance of elephant death in Kerala

New Delhi: Taking cognisance of the death of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala’s Silent Valley Forest, the National Green Tribunal has formed a committee and directed it to submit an action-taken report in the matter. The elephant fell victim to an act of human cruelty after a pineapple filled with powerful crackers offered allegedly by locals exploded in her …

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Two-wheeler segment may see double digit sales dip this fiscal: HMSI

New Delhi: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) expects two-wheeler sales to remain in the slow lane this fiscal, with the coronavirus lockdown having already taken its toll on dispatches in the first quarter, a senior company official said. The company, however, remains optimistic on the long-term growth prospects of the domestic two-wheeler industry. It has gathered from a survey …

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