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Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul        Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south        Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town        NIA to probe gold smuggling case, ex-Consulate woman employee moves HC for anticipatory bail        Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark        Holder wins early battle with Stokes as Windies take control        Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September        We have asked every state to adopt one sport: Rijiju        Rupee slips 9 paise to 75.02 against USD        ICICI Bank to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore to bolster capital base        Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen        Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225        Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez        Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action        CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia        301 test positive in Kerala,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,000 mark        Dhoni turns 39, wishes pour in from all corners        New era for cricket as England-West Indies series begins        India''s COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Govt        Rahul asks why no mention of Galwan Valley in MEA statement on talks        
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Main News
Free foodgrain scheme extended till November-end: PM
 
New Delhi: In a pro-poor announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, extended the free foodgrain scheme to 80 crore poor families to avail the five kg free foodgrains till November-end. In a televised address to the nation, Mr Modi said the Government will keep providing free foodgrains to the poor section of the society, due to the increased need during the festivals. He said the Government will incur an additional expenditure of Rs 90,000 crore to provide five kg rice or wheat and one kg gram every month to the poor, pointing out that the free distribution of foodgrains to 80 crore people in India could feed 2.5 times the US population, 12 times the UK population and, twice the European Union''s population.

In his sixth address to the nation since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Prime Minister said under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, the Centre announced a package of Rs 1.75 lakh crore. In the past three months, Rs 31,000 crore was deposited in bank accounts of 20 crore poor families. Also, Rs 18,000 crore was deposited in bank accounts of more than nine crore farmers, he added. ''''Simultaneously, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan was quickly launched to provide employment of labourers in rural areas. The Government is spending Rs 50,000 crore on this scheme,'''' Mr Modi added. He also urged the citizens not to let their guard down as restrictions were being lifted across the country.

He said nobody is above the law and rules must be followed by everyone, in order to beat the virus. ''''A timely lockdown and other decisions helped saved lakhs of lives in the country,'''' he added.


NIA to probe gold smuggling case, ex-Consulate woman employee moves HC for anticipatory bail
301 test positive in Kerala,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,000 mark
Kerala IT Secretary removed as CM''s Secretary
Cong, BJP allege IT dept employee involved in gold seizure, unaware of appointment, says CM
Record 24,850 COVID-19 cases in single day in India
In highest single-day spike, nearly 23k test positive for COVID; death toll rises to 18,655 in India
PM reaches Ladakh on surprise visit, interacts with troops
India crosses nine million COVID-19 tests
More meetings expected to defuse border tension between India and China
UDF ousts Kerala Congress (M)-Jose K Mani faction over panchayat prez post issue
COVID-19: India adds nearly 20,000 cases, highest single-day spike
Constitution our guiding light, says PM Modi at Mar Thoma church event
India's records highest single-day COVID-19 spike with over 18,000 cases; death toll rises to 15,685
India registers over 17,000 COVID-19 daily cases for first time; death toll crosses 15,000-mark
Kerala reports 100-plus coronavirus cases for 7th straight day
Kerala''s COVID-19 tally exceeds 3,600; sees 152 cases
Kerala grants country-specific relief in COVID-19 negative result norm for returning home
Coronavirus cases in India climb to 4,40,215, nearly 11,000 recoveries in single day
China admits its commanding officer killed in Galwan clash: Reports
Armed forces told to forcefully deal with Chinese aggression along LAC; Field commanders can use firearms in rare cases
KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark
 Thiruvananthapuram: With COVID19 cases continuing to spiral, Kerala on Thursday recorded the biggest  
Kerala reports 272 fresh cases; 68 infected through contact
Will take appropriate decision at appropriate time:Jose K Mani
Kerala reports 131 new COVID cases, 75 recoveries, 2,112 patients under treatment
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul
 Seoul: The Mayor of this South Korean capital was found dead at Bugaksan mountain here on Thursday,
Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south
Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen
Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225
NATIONAL NEWS
Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town
 Ujjain: History-sheeter Vikas Dubey ? the prime accused for whom Uttar Pradesh Police had launched a
Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez
Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action
CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia
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