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The road transport and highways ministry has increased four-fold the allocation for maintenance of border roads managed by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) from Rs 30 crore to Rs 120 crore for this year.
India now has the third highest Covid-19 caseload in the world after overtaking Russia on Sunday, even as new infections in the country rose to another record high of nearly 25,000 during the day. India also recorded 421 new deaths from the virus, taking the toll to over 2,300 in the five days of this month alone.
Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists who were killed in an encounter on Saturday were found to be carrying coronavirus according to their test reports which came in on Sunday. The terrorists, identified as Ali Bhai alias Abu Okasha and Hilal Ahmad, were killed in an operation in Arrah in Kulgam district.
While all major historical monuments across the nation are set to open on Monday, Taj Mahal and other world famous monuments in Agra will not reopen till further orders, as they fall in the buffer zone areas outside the containment zone.
“Pakistan obviously wants to fish even more in troubled waters- it wants to push as many terrorists as possible across the LoC, under with the cover of cross-border firings, at a time when our attention is diverted towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China,” said a senior officer. Intelligence reports suggest 280 to 300 heavily-armed terrorists are waiting for an opportune time to infiltrate into Kashmir.
Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh called on Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday, hours after the state government revoked the home department's order for transfer of 10 DCPs in the city. The developments have once again triggered talks about the lack of coordination between Shiv Sena and NCP, two of the three constituents of the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) govt.