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Government decodes TDS/TCS rate reduction, leaves many out

Also, the TDS has not been reduced on salary income, cash withdrawal of over Rs 1 crore from bank accounts and foreign remittances, according to a top Finance Ministry official, here on Thursday.

‘Pathetic’ that migrants offered 5 kg grains, 1 kg gram, says Congress

The government has announced migrants who neither come under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) nor are state card beneficiaries in states will be benefited.

BSNL staffer who tried to enter Sabarimala terminated

Reacting to her termination, Fathima said she would seek legal recourse.

COVID-19: 26 more test positive in Kerala, total active cases 64

"Of the 26 new cases, seven came from abroad, and seven from within the country," Vijayan told the media here.

Vijay Mallya can now be extradited in 28 days

The former parliamentarian, who ran India's largest spirits company, United Spirits, and founded the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, faces charges of fraud and money laundering worth $1.3 billion. He left India in March 2016 under the pretext of personal reasons.

‘One nation, one ration card’ for migrants, says Nirmala Sitharaman

During the press brief, the Finance Minister said, "Technology systems will be used to enable migrants to access Public Distribution System (ration) from any fair price shop in India by March 2021 -- one nation, one ration card."

Japan lifts COVID-19 emergency for 39 of 47 prefectures

"Japan will lift a state of emergency for 39 of the country's 47 prefectures ahead of its planned expiration at the end of the month, as the spread of the novel coronavirus in these areas has been kept in check," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced.

Gmail accounts get Google Meet integration in India

Google Meet is completely free and anyone with an email address can sign up and get started.

5 Congress lawmakers asked to go for isolation in Kerala

When the news surfaced, the Congress accused the ruling CPI-M of playing politics during the coronavirus times.

Bangladesh plans to extend COVID-19 lockdown to May 30

Speaking to bdnews24 about the plans on Wednesday, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said citizens would to be ordered to spend the Eid-ul-Fitr days in their own areas.

Release 3,300 Jamaatis from quarantine centre, says plea in HC

The petition filed by one Sabha Quadri through advocate Shahid Ali sought the court's directions to the Centre, Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor on the guideline pertaining to a 14-day quarantine of suspected coronavirus patients and to constitute a high-level committee to enquire as to whether continuous confinement of people is violative of the Indian Constitution.

Tamil Nadu to house incoming train passengers at quarantine centres

Speaking to IANS on the condition of anonymity, the official said the train passengers will be taken care of by the Corporation like it does in the case of passengers flying in from overseas.

Netanyahu announces success in forming new government

In a letter to President Rivlin on Wednesday, Netanyahu informed them that he has "succeeded in forming a government", which he will present to Parliament on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Mallya pleads Indian govt to accept loan repayment, close case

In a tweet, the embattled liquor baron alleged that his offer of 100 per cent payback to a consortium of public sector banks is being constantly ignored.

Bookings for regular trains till June 30 cancelled, Specials to ply

Regular train services, including Mail, Express, Passenger, and Suburban have been cancelled, said a notification issued by Director, Passenger Marketing, Railway Board.

Public transport as per central guidelines, says Kerala Minister

Speaking to the media here, Saseendran said the various modalities of running public transport vehicles (buses) will depend on the Centre.

8 Migrant workers die in accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment. The incident took place in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

New York: 102 kids diagnosed with rare syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19

A five-year-old in New York City, a seven-year-old in Westchester County and a teenager in Suffolk County have died of the syndrome, which displays various symptoms including persistent fever, severe abdominal pain, bloodshot eyes and skin rash, Cuomo was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Xinhua news agency.

Equity indices fall tracking decline in Asian markets

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange also plunged over 100 points to trade below the 9,300 mark.

Australian health authorities probe McDonald’s COVID-19 cluster

So far half of the confirmed cases were employees of the restaurant and the other half household contacts of the workers, reports Xinhua news agency.

Punjab, Haryana procure 185 lakh tonne wheat

The wheat procurement in Punjab is almost double than its neighbouring Haryana.

India COVID-19 tally crosses 78K mark, 2,549 fatalities

Of the total cases, 49,219 are active and 2,549 are fatalities so far while at least 26,234 people have recovered from the disease.

Washington, DC extends stay-at-home order to June 8

"We're not there yet and not quite ready to begin that phased new opening," Bowser said at a news briefing, Xinhua reported.

Major markets sealed in Karachi, Rawalpindi

In Karachi, the authorities sealed major markets in Saddar and other downtown areas as shopkeepers were neither wearing masks nor using a hand sanitiser.

All 75 UP districts are now corona infected

The state, till Wednesday night, had reported 3,758 Corona positive cases out of which, 2,514 cases have been reported from nine districts, namely, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Saharanpur, Firozabad, Ghaziabad and Moradabad. The number of deaths due to the deadly virus stands at 87.

Global COVID-19 cases surge over 4.3million

As of Thursday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 4,347,015, while the death toll increased to 297,197, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.