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Will need $3 billion of infusion in 3-6 months to manage crisis: Sri lanka FM
- Sri Lanka finance minister says seeking additional $500 million credit line from India for fuel
- Sri lanka will need to raise taxes and fuel prices within 6 months
Goa CM inducts three more MLAs
Goa CM Pramod Sawant inducts three more MLAs – Sudin Dhavalikar (MGP), Nilkant Halarnkar and Subhash Faldesai (both BJP) – as ministers; cabinet strength rises to 12.
India’s forex reserves slump by $11.17 billion; steepest fall ever
- According to the RBI’s weekly statistical supplement, India’s forex reserves slumped by $11.173 billion to $606.475 billion for the week ended April 1. This is the highest decline in the country’s forex reserves ever.
- This is the fourth consecutive week of decline in the country’s forex reserves
- India’s forex reserves had declined by $2.03 billion to $617.648 billion during the week ended March 25.
- The forex reserves have declined by over $26 billion in the past four weeks for which the official data is available.
Twitter handle of UP CM’s office hacked for nearly 30 minutes
“The account was hacked for around 29 minutes in the night. The hackers posted around 400-500 tweets, and the account was suspended on grounds of unnatural activity,” a senior official said.
Former JK minister Babu Singh arrested
Former JK minister Babu Singh wanted in Hawala racket case linked to subversive activities arrested from Kathua district: Police.
Fire at Piyali Market in Assam
Several shops were gutted in a massive fire at Piyali Market in Lanka under Hojai district last night. No casualties were reported in the incident
Pakistan parliament adjourns before planned ouster vote on PM Khan
Pakistan’s parliament adjourned on Saturday, delaying a no-confidence motion that could oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, days after his allies blocked a similar measure.
ED attaches assets worth 57.45 crores under PMLA in bank fraud case
Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally attached assets worth Rs. 57.45 Crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in the bank fraud case against M/s. Atlas Jewelery Private Limited, MM Ramachandran, Indira Ramachandran & Other
Pak House adjourned till 12:30
Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser adjourns the House proceedings till 1230pm local time.
Sanjay Raut’s statement to be recorded today
Mumbai’s Colaba Police will record the statement of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today, in connection with the phone tapping case
There should also be a discussion on the issue of “international conspiracy” today: Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser
Voting on no-trust motion can shift to next week
Voting on no-trust motion can shift to next week, Federal Minister for Information and Law Fawad Chaudhry, reports Pakistan’s Geo News
Members arrive at Parliament in Pakistan
Members of the National Assembly have started to arrive at Parliament House ahead of the no-trust vote following the Supreme Court order: Pak media
India logs 1,150 new cases
1,150 new cases in India today; Active caseload stands at 11,365
Alwar records maximum temperature today
Rajasthan’s Alwar records the maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius today, says India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Fresh round of sanctions
EU introduces fresh round of sanctions against Russia
‘Relationships with India important’
Biden believes ties with India is one of most important relationships: White House
NCB Kolkata recovers psychotropic substances
Narcotics Control Bureau, Kolkata has recovered a large number of psychotropic substances in a three-day operation, arrests four persons
Fuel prices unchanged for third straight day
- For India’s fuel consumers, reprieve continues for the third straight day as petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged. Since March 22, fuel prices have seen a Rs 10 a liter jump after 14 revisions.
- Petrol in Delhi retails at Rs 105.41 per liter, while diesel is Rs 95.87 per liter to Rs 96.67. In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices per liter stand at Rs 120.51 and Rs 104.77 respectively.
LeT commander Nisar Dar slain
LeT commander Nisar Dar killed in Sirhama Anantnag encounter; Search still going on: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar
MHA declares Hafiz Talha Saeed a designated terrorist
MHA issues a notification declaring Hafiz Talha Saeed, son of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a senior leader of Lashkar-e-Ta… https://t.co/ieUw4EQYio
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China reports 1,350 new confirmed COVID cases
China reported 1,350 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 8, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday, compared with 1,576 a day earlier.
Domestic capital procurement budget
Defense Ministry earmarks 25 pc of domestic capital procurement budget for private industry
Fire breaks in Azad Market, Delhi
Fire breaks out in five shops in Azad market area. Fire tenders reached the spot. Dousing operation underway.
Protecting animals from heat
An NGO in Bhubaneswar has made special arrangements to protect animals from rising temperature
Zelensky hails visit of senior European officials to Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday hailed the visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to kyiv as a signal of support for Ukraine, the state-run Ukrinform news agency reported
Property tax hike
Tamil Nadu BJP leaders protest near Collector Office, in Chennai against the State Government over property tax hike
Zelenskyy: Train station strike was war crime
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country’s security service has intercepted communications of Russian troops that provide evidence of war crimes.
Missile kills at least 52 at crowded Ukrainian train station
A missile hit a train station in eastern Ukraine where thousands had gathered Friday, killing at least 52 and wounding dozens more in an attack on a crowd of mostly women and children trying to flee a new, looming Russian offensive, Ukrainian authorities said.
UP CMO’s Twitter account restored
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Office’s Twitter account restored after it was briefly hacked.
Third dose for adults
Vaccination in terms of third doses is being used across the world to reduce the chances of contracting the infection and it could be the reason behind extending the precautionary dose to all adults: Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, Head of research cell at IMA, Kochi
Encounter going on in two districts of south Kashmir
LeT terrorist trapped in Anantnag and JeM terrorists in Kulgam: IGP Kashmir