Sunday, May 17, 2020

Lockdown extended till May 31

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New Delhi: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday asked Ministries/Departments of the Governement of India, State Governments and State Authorities to proceed with the lockdown matches May 31 to forestall the spread of COVD-19 in the nation. 

The NDMA coordinated the National Executive Committee (NEC) to give changes in the rules as vital, keeping in view with the need to open up financial exercises while containing the spread of COVID-19. 

Maharashtra, Telangana and Punjab have just declared the augmentation of the lockdown till May 31. 

Executive Narendra Modi on Tuesday had reported that the cross country Covid lockdown will be stretched out to a fourth stage with "very surprising" rules, which will be declared before the current one terminating on May 17. 

The cross country lockdown that the Prime Minister had first reported on March 24 was scheduled to end on May 17. Modi had on March 24 declared the cross country lockdown for 21 days. On May 14, he exttended the lockdown time frame to about fourteen days past 4 May, with certain relaxations. The Central government as of late declared Rs 20 lakh crore boost bundle to battle COVID-19. 

By: ANI.

Afghan President Ghani and rival Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival, former Chilef Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah. (Photo: ANI)

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his adversary Abdullah marked a force sharing arrangement to end a months-in length political impasse that has hampered progress towards harmony, Ghani's representative said on Sunday. 

"The Political Agreement between President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah has recently been marked," representative Sediq Sediqqi said on Twitter, adding that Abdullah would lead the chamber for harmony talks and his colleagues would be remembered for bureau. 

Abdullah had contested the consequences of September's official political decision. Recently, he declared the development of an equal government, sabotaging Ghani's organization similarly as the United States was attempting to propel a harmony cycle with the Taliban to end Afghanistan's 19-year war. 

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Vande Bharat's Phase 2: Third Air India Express flight from Oman to depart for Trivandrum today

Indian nationals queue at Muscat Airport to board third Air India Express flight for Trivandrum. (Photo ANI)

Muscat: A third flight Air India IX 554, conveying earnest clinical cases, laborers, abandoned guests and individuals having family crises, will withdraw from Oman on Sunday evening for Trivandrum, Kerala. 

"Third departure from Oman under #VandeBharatMission, IX 554 planned to leave for Trivandrum today. Travelers incorporate dire clinical cases, laborers, abandoned guests and individuals having family crises," the Embassy of India said on Twitter. 

Anjali, a 8-month pregnant lady who is getting back from Muscat, Oman to India on the unique bringing home flight, stated, "I might want to thank the public authority of India for stretching out assistance to us right now." 

The staged clearing is being done under the Government of India's 'Vande Bharat' mission which glagged off its second stage from May 16. To encourage the arrival of abandoned Indian nationals in Oman, the Indian government has chosen to work seven more unique trips to Huderabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Delhi, Kannur, Kochi and Gaya on May 18,20,21,22 and 22. 

Under the subsequent stage, a sum of 149 flights, including feeder flights, is relied upon to work to bring back abandoned Indians from 40 nations. 

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'Not even pretending to be in charge': Obama criticises US leadership's handling of COVID-19

Former US President Barack Obama. (Photo: ANI)

Washington D.C.: Former US president Barack Obama on Saturday censured the country's authority for screwing up their treatment of the Covid pandemic, blaming them in twin initiation addresses for not "in any event, imagining" to be in control and posing some unacceptable inquiries. The remarks arrived in a discourse to secondary school alumni of 74 truly dark schools and colleges over the United States. Obama didn't specify his replacement, President Trump, by name. In any case, the remarks repeated analysis of the Trump organization that Obama leveled a month ago in a video support of previous VP Joe Biden, The Washington Post revealed. 

Obama said then that the pandemic had demonstrated that "having pioneers who are educated and legitimate and look to unite individuals" matters, the media announced. "More than anything, this pandemic has completely, at last torn back the drapery on the possibility that so a considerable lot of the people in control understand what they're doing," Obama told school and college graduates on Saturday. 

"A great deal of them aren't in any event, claiming to be in control," he added. In the discourse to secondary school understudies, he went further by adding it has uncovered not just that numerous grown-ups come up short on the correct answers, they are not in any event, posing the correct inquiries. 

"Do what you believe is correct," Obama told the understudies. "Doing what feels better, what's advantageous, what's simple - that is the way young children think. Lamentably, a ton of supposed adults, incorporating some with extravagant titles and significant positions, actually imagine that way - which is the reason things are so messed up," he focused on further. 

Obama likewise referenced racial, sex and monetary disparity in the two locations, saying the current financial and wellbeing emergencies had uncovered much about the nation. Hours after the fact, he showed up in a program for graduating secondary school seniors broadcast by the significant TV stations. 

After to a great extent evading the spotlight throughout the previous three years, Obama has vowed to play a more unmistakable public function in the coming a long time as a mission substitute for Biden. Trump has likewise looked to hoist Obama back into the public discussion by featuring the job his organization played in inspecting unfamiliar knowledge blocks after the 2016 political decision that got Trump's future public security counselor talking by telephone with the Russian diplomat. Obama has declined to react straightforwardly to those assaults from Trump, posting a tweet rather Thursday with a solitary word: "Vote." 

On June 6, the previous president is by and by planned to convey a third location to graduating understudies over the world in another simulcast occasion, joined by previous first woman Michelle Obama for a worldwide virtual initiation festivity. 

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Ronaldo is a king, says Rohit Sharma

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: "Cristiano Ronaldo is the king," said opening batsman Rohit Sharma when he was found out if he is an enthusiast of the Portuguese star or not. Rohit was doing a Facebook live talk with Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal and it was then that the two players opened up about their affection for Real Madrid and Ronaldo. 

The Indian opening batsman has been very vocal about his help for La Liga side Real Madrid and a year ago, Rohit likewise proceeded to see the 'El Clasico' among Madrid and Barcelona a year ago. When gotten some information about Ronaldo, Rohit answered: "Indeed, obviously. Who doesn't adore Ronaldo? He is the ruler. What he has finished with his profession is just remarkable. You need to commend whatever he has accomplished in his profession". 

"It is difficult in view of the foundation that he came from. He had an extremely harsh time toward the beginning. I like every one of these individuals who struggle in their vocation toward the beginning, and towards the end, they have proceeded to make it large out of whatever open doors they had," he added. Prior, the Indian captain Virat Kohli had additionally picked Ronaldo over Argentine Lionel Messi during an Instagram live visit with previous England captain Kevin Pietersen. 

Ronaldo is the main player to win the Champions League multiple times. He last won the Champions League in 2018 as he helped Real Madrid guarantee the title. 

Ronaldo, be that as it may, presently plays for the Serie A club Juventus. The Portuguese striker has likewise figured out how to win five Ballon d'Or. 

In his vocation up until this point, Ronaldo has won three Premier League titles, two La Liga titles, one Serie A, five Champions League. He previously stood out as truly newsworthy in 2003 after Manchester United marked him on. He got the most noteworthy sum for a youngster by then. 

The striker right now has 99 worldwide objectives to his name and he would hope to go past 109 objectives of Iran's Ali Daei. On the off chance that he arrives at the accomplishment, he will end up being the top worldwide scorer ever. 

On the off chance that Ronaldo figures out how to arrive at the highest point of the objective scoring outlines this year in Serie A, he will end up being the main part in history to have been top objective scorer in the English (Premier League), Spanish (La Liga) and Italian (Serie A) associations. 

By: ANI.

Odisha increases VAT on petrol, diesel from today

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Bhubneswar: The Odisha government has expanded the pace of Value Added Tax (VAT) on petroleum and diesel with impact from Sunday. 

The VAT rate for petroleum has been climbed from 26 percent with impact from May 17, expanding the cost by Rs 3.11 per liter. While the VAT rate on diesel has been climbed from 26 percent to 28 percent, expanding the cost by Rs 1.03 per liter. 

With this, the cost of petroleum and diesel in Bhubaneswar will currently be Rs 71.69 and Rs 67.73, separately, accourding to an assertion by the state government. 

With this expansion, the Odisha government will gather VAT of Rs16.60 per liter of petroleum and Rs 14.34 per liter of diesel. 

Prior, the state administrations of Assam, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Karnataka, among others, have expanded VAT on oil based goods. 

By: ANI.

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