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Cyclone Nisarga Likely To Cross Close To Mumbai By June 3, Predicts IMD

India Meterological Department (IMD) on Monday (June 1) said that the well-marked low-pressure area over the south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area concentrated into a depression on Monday morning.

Locusts invade Maharashtra, alert in Mathura and Delhi as swarm expands area

More parts of India are under locust attack now. The migratory pests have invaded eastern Maharashtra where four to five villages have come under attack from the locusts.

UK court orders Anil Ambani to pay USD 717mn to Chinese banks

A spokesperson for Anil Ambani said the matter pertains to an alleged personal guarantee for a corporate loan availed by Reliance Communications Limited (RCom) in 2012 for global refinancing.

It Is for the governments to take necessary action to monitor migrants movement: SC

Supreme Court of India has said it is impossible for courts to monitor or stop the movement of migrant workers across the country and it is for the government to take necessary action in this regard.

In India, 72% of outstanding bank credit in red zones

Nearly 72 per cent of outstanding bank credit and 62 per cent of deposits are in the red zone districts and any delay in restarting of economic activity could put pressure on the lenders' balance sheet and asset quality, says a report.

Farm package to boost rural economy, benefit FMCG companies

For the past few months, the surge in agribusiness and rural sales has been the driving factor of the future growth potential of FMCG businesses in India. Rural contributes 35-40 percent of overall sales value. About 65 percent of Indians live in villages and small towns.

Relief to Govt. Employees. Provident Fund Relaxations Extended.

India Government has announced that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, if any salaried individual requires funds out of his or her provident fund (PF), they can do so. This relaxation has been extended by another 3 months.

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Indian Railways to begin passenger train services!

IRCTC ticket bookings to open soon...
Covid-19 lockdown: The bookings for special trains that will travel to major stations, with selective stoppages, will start from 4 PM onwards on May 11.

India records biggest spike in Corona cases. Restrictions to relax.

With 1,752 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded its highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the country’s tally to 23,452. 

Many actors and Bollywood celebrities participate in protests against CAA , NCR

Many from the film fraternity including actors Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadha, veteran screenwriter Javed Akhtar, filmmakers Reema Kagti, Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap, and Hollywood actor John Cusack expressed solidarity with the students against the police action amid protests against the contentious Act.

Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 clears Rajya Sabha test with 125 votes for, 105 against it

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 with 125 members voting for it and 105 voting against it. The bill seeks to fast-track citizenship to persecuted minorities coming to India from three neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan excluding Muslims.

Indefinite curfew in Guwahati, Mobile, internet services cut

Curfew was imposed in Guwahati for an indefinite period and mobile internet services was suspended in 10 districts in Assam as protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) continued to rock the state on a day the legislation was introduced in the Rajya Sabha.

Fadnavis resigns as chief Minister of after 80 hours, dramma ends

 Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis handed over his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday evening, a sharp contrast to the quiet oath ceremony held at Raj Bhavan less than 80 hours earlier that had marked the beginning of his short-lived second term.