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Mizoram to extend lockdown for two weeks : Minister

Aizawl, May 30: In view of the surge in coronavirus cases in neighbouring states and the return of stranded people, the Mizoram government will extend the ongoing lockdown for another two weeks to curtail the spread of the pandemic, state Health Minister R Lalthangliana said on Saturday. The government is however yet to issue the order and the guidelines for the new phase of lockdown, he told PTI. Mizoram as of now is COVID-19 free state after its lone patient, who tested positive on March 24, have recovered and was...

EU urges Trump to rethink cutting funding to WHO

Washington, May 30: The European Union on Saturday urged US President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to cut American funding for the World Health Organisation amid global criticism of the move, as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere served as a reminder the global pandemic is far from contained. Trump on Friday charged that the WHO didn't respond adequately to the pandemic, accusing the UN agency of being under China's total control. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday urged Trump to reconsider, saying that actions...

DDCC decides to send returnees completing 14 days institutional quarantine to respective districts

Dimapur, May 30: While appreciating the decision of the state Government to test all returnees and their test results confirmed before sending them to their respective districts, the Dimapur District Core Committee (DDCC) on Covid-19, in a meeting held today, expressed that it is facing difficulties since the state has only one BSL-3 Lab at Kohima and the testing of all returnees is going to take a long time as it has a limited capacity. Observing that it would not be possible to test all the returnees who are not...

Rajnath talks tough with China, says this is not India of 1962

New Delhi, May 30: Asserting that it’s not the India of 1962 which could be arm-twisted, Defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that talks are being held with China at military and diplomatic levels to resolve stand-off between the armies of two countries in Ladakh sector. To a question whether anyone can arm twist India now like in 1962 (China-India war), the defence minister said: “No one can even think of that (of arm twisting India). India has a capable and decisive leadership. We will never let India bow...

Year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain: Cong on Modi govt anniversary

New Delhi, May 30: The Congress on Saturday described the first year of the Modi government 2.0 as a "year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain" and said it has been insensitive to the sufferings of the poor due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing lockdown. The opposition party also accused the government of sidestepping Parliament and rendering grassroots elected bodies non-functional under the garb of centralised handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress leader K C Venugopal said the six years of the Modi dispensation have seen fraying...
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