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    The prime minister said he did not wish to criticise any state but in November, when he had entreated the states to reduce VAT, some heeded his request, some did not. He made the same plea to all states again on Wednesday.

    Modi was speaking after dedicating to the nation a 200-bed K K Patel Mutli-speciality Hospital in Bhuj in Gujarat via video-conferencing. The hospital has been built by the Leuva Patel community. “The goal of having at least one medical college in every district and ensuring that medical education was in reach of everyone will result in the country getting a record numbers of doctors after 10 years,” the PM said. The top court is hearing a petition filed by journalist Qurban Ali and former Patna High Court judge and senior advocate Anjana Prakash, who have also sought a direction for an "independent, credible and impartial investigation" by an SIT into the incidents of hate speeches against the Muslim community. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has claimed that names of highly placed individuals and bureaucrats surfaced during its investigation into the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper scandal. However, the same could not be prosecuted so far on account of lack of “sufficient prosecutable evidence” in absence of full execution of Letters Rogatory (LRs) sent to foreign shores. Fireball Keno Sweepstakes Slot in indian "Shri Vinay Kwatra assumed charge as Foreign Secretary today morning. #TeamMEA wishes Foreign Secretary Kwatra a productive and successful tenure ahead," MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted on Sunday. During the phone call last Friday, the Prime Minister reiterated Vietnam’s importance as an important pillar of India’s Act East Policy and Indo-Pacific Vision and had in depth dialogue on the South China Sea situation where China is upping the ante. The Prime Minister also requested for greater facilitation of market access for India’s pharma and agri-products in Vietnam. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Global AYUSH Investment and Innovation Summit, named World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as "Tulsi Bhai". Modi said... Admitting that collection of a fine for not wearing a mask was relaxed earlier (as new cases were waning in Tamil Nadu), Radhakrishnan said these days people were not seen wearing a face-mask while in public. The petition contended that this was equivalent to the state government acting as the judge, jury and the executioner. Technically, the courts are expected to decide criminality before any property can be attached. In UP and MP, the state governments have been peremptorily razing buildings as part of punitive action against suspected rioters without following procedure under law. The Earthquake was felt at 06:56 hours at 1176 km kilometres North of Pangin, Arunachal Pradesh., The government cited specific instances of "hyberbolic" statements by news anchors and "scandalous headlines/taglines" while reporting on the Ukraine-Russia conflict and disrupting the investigation process into the "incidents" in north-west Delhi by airing "unverified CCTV footages".
    In a blunt rebuttal to the US menacing New Delhi with sanctions threat over its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar on Wednesday said CAATSA, the US domestic law that enjoins sanctions for such transactions with American adversaries, was for Washington to sort out.
    "Only 34 per cent of parents surveyed were in favour of running full schedule physical classes. Another 34 per cent suggested shorter duration of school with no indoor lunch and snack break. Twenty-nine per cent parents were very clear that physical classes should be shut if district TPR is above 5 per cent.

    With 24,165 new coronavirus tests conducted since the previous evening, the number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra rose to 8,02,12,310.

    The joint advisory issued by UGC and AICTE comes within a month of the higher education regulator warning Indian students planning to pursue higher studies in China, saying it does not recognise "degree courses done only in online mode without prior approval".

    India has cleared overflight request for Japanese SDF aircraft carrying humanitarian cargo for Ukraine. "This was processed and approved as per established norms," according to MEA spokesperson.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-22 06:04:43 )