PM Modi’s announces extension of India’s free ration scheme for over 80 crore citizens, China responds to India’s app ban and more in today’s news wrap.
India free ration scheme for over 80 crore citizens extended till November end
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the extension till November of a free foodgrain distribution scheme that has been catering to over 80 crore (800 million) poor Indians amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
‘Strongly concerned’: China reacts to India’s app ban
A day after the Indian government announced a ban on 59 Chinese-owned apps, China on Tuesday, 30 June, said it is "strongly concerned" and "firmly opposed to such action". The country also urged India to change "discriminatory practices, maintain the momentum of China-India economic and trade cooperation." Read More
Imran Khan blames India for Karachi terror attack
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament on Tuesday he had no doubt that India was behind an attack on the stock exchange building in the southern city of Karachi. Four gunmen armed with grenades attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday, killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed the attackers. Read More
India, China begin another round of military talks
The third round of Corps Commander-level talks between Indian and Chinese militaries has begun in an attempt to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ladakh and finalise modalities for disengagement of troops from the sensitive region. Read More
TN custodial death: Proof available to register murder case against cops - HC
There is enough evidence of assault on the bodies of Jayaraj and his son Bennix, the Madras High Court said on Tuesday, adding that the prima facie proofs can lead to registration of murder case against police officers. Read More
Twitter in overdrive after PM Modi’s address to the nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation and announced that poor would get free foodgrain till November. He also spoke about the need to be prudent amid the spiralling coronavirus cases. Here is how Twitter reacted to his address. See Reactions
BJP says ‘Make in India’ but buys from China: What do you think?
Following Govt’s ban on Chinese apps, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi posted a data chart showing that imports from the neighbouring country had increased after 2014. "Facts don't lie. BJP says: Make in India. BJP does: Buy from China," Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Have your say
AP tourism worker assaults colleague who asked him to wear a mask
In an appalling incident in Nellore, the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department’s Deputy Manager C Bhaskar assaulted Usharani, a woman colleague, in the office with a thick wooden stick. The incident was caught on CCTV camera, and Bhaskar has been suspended, an official from the Tourism Department told TNM. Read More
Why do I get trolled for expressing my opinion?
I am no social media influencer, but once in a while, when some topic interests me or excites me or angers me, I like to share my thoughts on social media. But it seems to me like no matter what I share or express, there are trolls just waiting to pounce on me and fill my timeline with hate speech. I have been verbally bashed, even to the point of bring warned of death. What’s your advice?
Mumbai’s Taj hotel gets bomb threat call ‘from Pakistan’
Mumbai's Taj Colaba and Taj Lands End in Bandra received threat calls on Tuesday, following which security has been beefed up in the area. According to officials, the call is said to be made from Pakistan at around 12.30 am. It threatened to blow up the hotel. The statement of the staffer who received the call will be recorded. Read More