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The government also on Thursday formally launched a facility for instant allotment of permanent account number PAN. ( Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
An Islamic State militant flag lies in a tent encampment after U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters took control of Baghouz, Syria. (AP)
An Islamic State militant flag lies in a tent encampment after U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters took control of Baghouz, Syria. (AP)

Islamic State calls covid-19 God's punishment for foes

  • The SITE Intelligence Group monitoring website said the tape looked authentic
  • Islamic State has struggled to regroup and develop new strategy since the killing of Baghdadi

US President Donald Trump holds up a front page of the New York Post as he speaks to reporters while discussing an executive order on social media companies in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US (Photo: Reuters)
US President Donald Trump holds up a front page of the New York Post as he speaks to reporters while discussing an executive order on social media companies in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US (Photo: Reuters)

Donald Trump says he’s signing order to limit Twitter’s legal protections

  • The social media companies 'will not be able to keep their liability shield' under the order, Trump told reporters at the White House.
  • US President is raged after fact checks added to two of his tweets

The officials said Trump has not yet signed off on what would be a presidential proclamation to implement the rule. (AP)
The officials said Trump has not yet signed off on what would be a presidential proclamation to implement the rule. (AP)

Chinese graduate students may be next hit by US-China tensions

  • The proposal to revoke the visas is not directly related to the dispute over Hong Kong, nor is it tied to US criticism of China for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak
  • President Donald Trump is currently considering a months-old proposal to revoke the visas of Chinese students

An Air India flight carrying 334 passengers leaves Chicago for India (PTI)
MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava. (Mint)
A doctor wearing a protective gear takes a swab from a woman to test for coronavirus disease (Photo: Reuters)
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US President Donald Trump (AP)
US President Donald Trump (AP)

Trump singles out Twitter employee for fact-checking his tweets

  • Trump directed his 80 million Twitter followers to 'tell that to your hater,' and included the Twitter handle of an employee who runs Twitter’s site integrity team
  • A Twitter spokesperson also said the decision to label Trump’s tweets was made by a number of high ranking executives on Twitter’s policy and legal teams

Huge swarms of locusts sitting on the trees (ANI)
Local demand within Kerala is heavily reliant on two sources, remittances and tourism, but both sectors have been hit hard. (AP)
Local demand within Kerala is heavily reliant on two sources, remittances and tourism, but both sectors have been hit hard. (AP)

Kochi is waking up to the trouble with winning solo against the coronavirus

  • Even in a state like Kerala where very few items are produced locally, inter-linkage of businesses are hard to ignore
  • Local demand, within Kerala, is heavily reliant on two sources, remittances and tourism, which contribute 35,000 cr annually to state exchequer, but both sectors have been hit hard

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The clarifications are expected to boost flows in India as fund managers will be closer to the deal ecosystem. (Photo: Mint)
The clarifications are expected to boost flows in India as fund managers will be closer to the deal ecosystem. (Photo: Mint)

Govt makes onshore management of offshore funds easier

  • The finance ministry on Wednesday amended the income tax rules making it easier for offshore funds to relocate fund management to India
  • This was done to ensure that more fund management is done in India without adverse tax implications

The top court directed that the receiving state shall provide transport, health screening and other facilities. (HT)
A doctor conducts a swab test for coronavirus (AP)
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Vijay Keshav Gokhale, a 1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), was India’s envoy to China. He is at present secretary (economic relations) in the ministry of external affairs. Photo: HT
Vijay Keshav Gokhale, a 1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), was India’s envoy to China. He is at present secretary (economic relations) in the ministry of external affairs. Photo: HT

India slams Pakistan for statement on commencement of Ram temple

'India is a nation served by the rule of law and which guarantees equal rights to all faiths. Pakistan’s Foreign Office may take the time out and read their own constitution to realize the difference,' Indian foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said

The fundamental difference between the different kinds of recovery is the time it takes for economic activity to normalize
The fundamental difference between the different kinds of recovery is the time it takes for economic activity to normalize

What will India's recovery be like? Three letters hold key

There is growing concern about India’s slowing economy, which has weakened further due to the covid-19 pandemic. Some experts worry recovery will be slow; others say normalization could be swift as curbs are lifted. Mint explains the different kinds of economic recovery

Passengers following the social distancing guidelines walk in a queue at the Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru (Photo: PTI)
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