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Schools will first resume senior classes on 1 September

State governments can tweak the time table of re-opening schools in the period 1 September — 14 November, following the Centre’s guidelines

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BMC exempts Bihar IPS Vinay Tiwari from quarantine

The BMC authorities have exempted Bihar-cadre IPS officer Vinay Tiwari from mandatory 14-day home quarantine by allowing him to return to Patna before Saturday. The decision was taken following a letter from the Bihar Police to facilitate Tiwari’s return to Patna for resuming his duty. Bihar Police’s letter came in the backdrop of the Nitish […]

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Business

Facebook staff to WFH until July 2021, get $ 1,000

Facebook also said that the company will continue reopening offices in a restricted capacity where government guidance permits

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Economy

Gujarat tries harder to woo companies fleeing China

Gujarat stands first in terms of the number of industrial entrepreneurship MoUs, with 51% share of IEMs filed in India value-wise in 2019: CM

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Railways’ loss due to COVID

The total loss of earnings over Western Railway on account of #COVID19, has been approximately Rs 1,959 crore, which includes Rs 291 crore for suburban section and Rs 1,668 crore for non-suburban, the said zone of the Indian Railways said today.

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Flight operations to be suspended in Kolkata during lockdown

Flight operations at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport have been suspended on days that West Bengal would observe a sporadic seven-day lockdown in August, airport officials said on Thursday. The Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal government has imposed seven-day lockdown restrictions – mostly on weekends – in August in a bid to contain the spread […]

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India

Maharashtra begins another phase of lockdown following nationwide Unlock 3

Of India’s 15,31,669 COVID-19 cases, including 34,193 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat reported the highest number of cases

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कोरोनावायरस, श्रम का शिकंजा और सिसकता बचपन

कोरोनावायरस से इस वर्ष 6 करोड़ बच्चे गरीबी में धकेले जाएंगे; एक बड़ी संख्या बाल मजदूर बन जाएंगी; कल हम पूरी पीढ़ी की बर्बादी के दोषी कहलायेंगे

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India

West Bengal to observe 2-day total lockdown every week

Some areas in West Bengal recorded community transmission of COVID, home secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said, announcing the latest lockdowns

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World

12 Bangladeshis stranded at border for 6 days

The BGB is “delaying” the identity confirmation of their 12 citizens stranded at the IB in Tripura for the last 6 days, BSF said on Thursday