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Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28: IMD

PTI New Delhi Dust and thunderstorms are likely over several parts of north India on May 29-30, bringing the much-needed relief from the intense heatwave, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius in some places. The …

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5-year-old boy flies back home alone after 2 months

IANS Bengaluru A 5-year-old boy flew back to the city alone on Monday after being stuck in Delhi for two months with his grandparents. The boy had gone to Delhi around three months ago, but was stuck there for the past two months as domestic flight services were suspended due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown. “Welcome home, Vihaan (Sharma)! Bengaluru …

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TV stars in crisis after 2 months of lockdown

PTI Mumbai Television (TV) actors are reeling under the impact of the two-month lockdown, many combating financial stress and mental health issues, including depression and suicidal thoughts, as the wait for dues now continues beyond the 90-day industry norm and shootings are suspended or cancelled. “I am so scared for all of us,” TV actor Zaan Khan said. He said …

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Tens of thousands without power in Australia after Cyclone Mangga

REUTERS Melbourne Wild weather downed trees and left tens of thousands of people without power in Western Australia, as emergency services began cleaning up in Perth on Monday after some of the worst weather in a decade. Wind speeds of up to 132 km/hour (82 mph) were registered at Cape Leeuwin, one of the state’s most south-westerly points early on …

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Domestic flights resume today amid confusion over rules

Corona cases in the country cross 6,000 for the third consecutive day on Sunday, surging to a record single-day spike of 6,767 infections New Delhi: Indian skies will open up for domestic passenger flights from Monday after a gap of two months amid confusion over what quarantine rules may apply to the travellers but there will be minimum air services …

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France says no delay in supply of Rafale jets

New Delhi: There will be no delay in delivery of 36 Rafale jets to India as the timeline finalised for the supply of the fighter jets will be strictly respected, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has said. France is reeling under swelling cases of coronavirus infection and there were apprehensions that the delivery of Rafale jets could be delayed due to …

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‘Ramp up health infrastructure to prepare for next 2 months’

New Delhi: Health infrastructure should be ramped up to ensure preparedness for the next two months in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has conveyed to authorities of 11 municipal areas that have accounted for 70 per cent of the country’s coronavirus case load. Eleven municipal areas from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and …

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IMD issues ‘red alert’ for several parts of north India

New Delhi: With temperatures surpassing the 45 degrees Celsius-mark across several parts in north India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a ‘red’ warning for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the next two days. The IMD has also issued an orange warning for heat wave for east Uttar Pradesh, said Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD’s …

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Sex on false promise of marriage not rape: Orissa HC

Cuttack: In a significant observation, a judge of the Orissa High Court has observed that indulgence in sexual intercourse on false promise of marriage does not amount to rape. Justice S K Panigrahi also raised questions about whether rape laws should be used to regulate intimate relationships, especially in cases where women enter into a relationship by choice. Justice Panigrahi …

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Protests continue in cyclone-hit Kolkata amid water, power crises

Kolkata: Angry residents continued to stage protests in various parts of Kolkata on Sunday, demanding immediate restoration of water and power supply lines snapped by cyclone ‘Amphan’, even as the state government said services have been reinstated in several areas. From blocking roads with branches of uprooted trees to placing barricades to restrict the movement of vehicles, the protests during …

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