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LIVE: Govt allows import of 20 lakh MT each of crude soybean, sunflower oil

This is for a period of 2 years at nil rate of customs duty and Agricultural Infrastructure and Development Cess

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Live news updates: The progress on Quad initiatives aimed at fostering peace, prosperity and stability in the Indo-Pacific region will be discussed during the Leaders' Summit here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the US, Japan and Australia also exchanging views about developments in the region and global issues of mutual interest. The Quad cooperation is anchored in the shared values of democracy, international law, and rules-based international order and a vision for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.

A district court here will decide Tuesday whether to hear first the Hindu petitioners' plea to invite objections to the Gyanvapi mosque survey report or the Muslim side's case that the writ is not maintainable. The court of District Judge A K Vishevesh on Monday heard pleas of both sides after the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex case was transferred to it by the Supreme Court, said District Government Counsel Rana Sanjeev Singh. A fresh plea seeking permission to worship the "Shivling" claimed to have been found on the Gyanvapi mosque premises during a videography survey ordered by a lower court was also filed.

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Govt allows import of 20 lakh MT each of crude soybean oil and sunflower oil

7:37 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs for Delhi from Tokyo airport

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US says China and Russia bomber drill shows depth of their alignment

A joint strategic bomber exercise by Russia and China in East Asia on Tuesday shows the depth of the two countries' alignment, a senior US administration official said.
Russia's defense ministry earlier confirmed the joint patrol, which it said lasted 13 hours over the Japanese and East China seas and involved Russian Tu-95 and Chinese Xian H-6 strategic bombers.
Planes from the Japanese and South Korean air force shadowed the Russian and Chinese jets for part of the exercise, Russia said.
The move marks the first joint military exercise by China and Russia since Moscow invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to the U.S. official, and it comes at the tail end of U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the region.
5:32 PM

Police constable shot dead in Srinagar

A police constable was shot dead by terrorists in the Soura area of the city on Tuesday, officials said here.
"Terrorists fired upon Constable Saifullah Qadri at his home in the Anchar locality of Soura," they said.
The officials said Qadri was rushed to the SKIMS hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.
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We are proud of Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal

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EAM S Jaishankar meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tokyo

External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tokyo. 
"Continued our conversation on the Ukraine conflict, its knock-on effects and important regional issues. Will work together to take forward the Quad understandings," says EAM.
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Ultimately a nation would only respect if you possess Hard power: Lt Gen RP Kalita

A couple of things stand out clearly from the Russia-Ukraine war. First of them is the importance of Hard power. Ultimately a nation would only respect if you possess Hard power: Lt Gen RP Kalita, GoC-in-C of the India Army's Eastern Command
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Quad summit update

11:47 AM

Qutub Minar row

ASI filed an affidavit in Saket Court in an interim application related to restoration of temples in Qutub Minar complex. ASI opposes the plea and says Qutub Minar is a monument and no one can claim fundamental right over such a structure and no right to worship can be granted at this place. There is no provision under AMASR Act 1958 under which worship can be started at any living monument. Hon'ble High court of Delhi has clearly mentioned in its order dated 27/01/1999, states Archaeological Survey of India.
11:25 AM

President Kovind to visit MP from May 27 to 29

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Madhya Pradesh from May 27 to 29 during which he will lay the foundation stone of some health institutions and address a conference, a state official said on Tuesday. Kovind will arrive in Bhopal on May 27. The next day, he would take part in the foundation stone laying ceremony of some new health institutions in the state capital, he said. On May 29, the president will go to Ujjain to address participants of the All-India Ayurveda Conference at the Kalidas Academy there, the official said.
10:41 AM

UNGA resolution calls for efforts to mitigate food security crisis

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution that calls for international efforts to mitigate the current food security crisis. The resolution calls on the international community to urgently support countries affected by the food security crisis through coordinated actions, including the provision of emergency food supplies, food programmes, financial support, and increased and diversified agricultural production, reports Xinhua news agency. It calls for the promotion of a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization.
10:40 AM

Local train services on Mumbai's harbour line disrupted due to power issue; office-goers face delays

Local train services on the harbour line in Mumbai were disrupted on Tuesday morning due to power issues, according to a Central Railway official.
Following the disruption, a number of passengers, mostly office-goers, complained that trains on the harbour line, which provides connectivity to Navi Mumbai and western suburbs with south Mumbai, were running late by at least 15-20 minutes during the morning rush hour.
10:28 AM

India logs 1,675 Covid cases in a day, 31 deaths

India's COVID-19 case tally rose by 1,675 to reach 43,140,068, while the number of active infections increased marginally to 14,841, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll has climbed to 524,490 with 31 fatalities reported from Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Active cases, which rose by nine in a day, comprised 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was 98.75 per cent, the health ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.41 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.49 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 42,600,737, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent.

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Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is in Karachi, says his sister Haseena Parkar

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is in Karachi, Pakistan - his sister Haseena Parkar's son Alishah Parkar tells ED; also tells ED that his family & he aren't in contact with Dawood & that Dawood's wife Mehajabin contacts his wife & sisters during festivals.
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I encourage our students to apply for the Quad Fellowship programme: PM Modi

I encourage our students to apply for the Quad Fellowship programme and join the next generation of STEM leaders and innovators building a better future for humanity: PM Narendra Modi

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First Published: May 24 2022 | 7:27 AM IST

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