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Top news of the day: Economic package is a mix of supply-side and demand-side measures, says Dharmendra Pradhan; No Eid sweets exchanged by BSF with Pakistan, and more

A worker sprays disinfectant on the bags of passengers as they arrive at Jammu airport for domstic travel, during the nationwide lockdown, in Jammu on May 25, 2020.

A worker sprays disinfectant on the bags of passengers as they arrive at Jammu airport for domstic travel, during the nationwide lockdown, in Jammu on May 25, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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ILO to PM Modi: ‘send clear message’ on changes in labour laws

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has informed trade unions of India that its Director-General has expressed concern and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “send a clear message” to the Central and State governments to uphold international labour laws after the recent dilution of laws by some States.

Coronavirus | Lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur, Solan

Hamirpur and Solan districts in Himachal Pradesh will continue with the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown for a month after the current nationwide phase ends on May 31. The district magistrates of Hamirpur and Solan issued orders on Monday extending the curfew in their areas up to June 30.

Economic package is a mix of supply-side and demand-side measures: Dharmendra Pradhan

The oil industry is faced with an extraordinary situation. Our government’s view is to take a cautious and conscious approach of a balance in price, save it and use it for welfare, says Petroleum Minister.

Also read: Economic stimulus package | Details of ₹20-lakh-crore package announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in five tranches

No Eid sweets exchanged by BSF with Pakistan; done with Bangladesh

The customary exchange of Eid sweets between the Border Security Force (BSF) and its Pakistani counterpart, Pakistan Rangers, did not not place along the India-Pakistan border on Monday, officials said.

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 62 live updates | May 25, 2020

With all domestic (air/ rail/ inter-State bus) travel to resume, the Health Ministry issued new guidelines for inter-State travel and international arrivals, stating that only COVID-asymptomatic domestic passengers/ international arrivals will be permitted with the advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days.

Also read: COVID-19 | Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India | The Hindu’s e-book on COVID-19 now available for download in multiple Indian languages | COVID-19 | State-wise tracker for coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates

Supreme Court allows Air India to fly with middle seats filled in scheduled aircrafts

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Centre and national carrier Air India to keep operating its scheduled flights with the middle seats filled for the next ten days while observing that the government should be more worried about the health of citizens rather than the health of commercial airlines.

Coronavirus | CREDAI writes to PM, seeks immediate relief for realty sector

Realtors’ apex body Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate relief measures to tide over the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Indian Army chief has hurt Gurkha sentiments: Nepal Defence Minister

The Indian Army chief’s comments on the Kalapani dispute had hurt the sentiments of Nepali Gurkhas who have a long tradition of sacrifice for India, Nepal’s Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel said on Monday.

Confusion reigns in Telangana airport as flights get cancelled

Chaos and confusion prevailed in the GMR Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in the early-morning hours of May 25 with many domestic flights getting cancelled even as passengers arrived.

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COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control: Kejriwal

The Coronavirus outbreak in the capital is “under control” a week after lockdown restrictions were eased in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Monday.

Suzuki Motor resumes production at Gujarat plant

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on May 25 said Suzuki Motor Gujarat has resumed manufacturing operations after having suspended work for over two months due to coronavirus lockdown.

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