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New Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 2115 hours: NATION DEL40 DL-HOSPITAL-MALAYALAM-2NDLD ORDER Delhi govt hospital revokes order barring nurses from talking in Malayalam at work New Delhi: In the face of criticism over a circular asking the nursing employees not to speak in Malayalam at work, the Delhi government-run G B Pant hospital on Sunday revoked the order and said strict action will be taken in the matter.

DEL39 MONSOON Monsoon covers the entire northeast: IMD New Delhi: Advancing further, the Southwest Monsoon covered the northeast region, nearly four days after its normal date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

DEL42 LOCKDOWN-LD STATES More states announce easing of COVID-induced curbs from Monday New Delhi/Chandigarh/Mumbai: Haryana and Sikkim were the latest to extend lockdown from Monday but have eased the curbs like several other states including Maharashtra that have announced cautious steps towards restarting or scaling up activities after over a month following a decline in COVID cases.

DEL38 CENTRAL VISTA-TREES Central Vista area to get 1,753 new trees as transplant, revamp to raise green cover New Delhi: As many as 1,753 new trees will be transplanted and 2,000 tree saplings planted in the Central Vista area under the government's ambitious redevelopment plan, which will increase the overall green cover there, official sources said Sunday.

DEL37 MOE-STATES-PERFORMANCE-INDEX 5 states, UTs get highest grade in education ministry’s Performance Grading Index 2019-20 New Delhi: Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala occupy the highest grade A++ in 2019-20 in the field of school education according to the Performance Grading Index (PGI) released on Sunday by the education ministry.

DEL34 BJP-MEETING BJP to train one lakh health volunteers to perform essential medical services New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday concluded a review of the relief work done by its workers in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 and said in the coming days, it will train one lakh health volunteers across the country to operate medical devices and perform other essential medical services.

DEL33 DL-KEJRIWAL-LD RATION Doorstep ration delivery scheme should be implemented across India in view of COVID-19: Kejriwal New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the doorstep ration delivery scheme by his government was stalled by the Centre and appealed to him to allow its implementation in the national interest.

DEL41 UP-BJP-2NDLD RADHA MOHAN No Cabinet expansion in UP now, no rift between CM & PM: Radha Mohan Lucknow: BJP national vice-president Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday dismissed the possibility of an imminent Cabinet reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh and shot down the speculation over a “rift” between Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

DEL32 RAIL-PANDEMIC-TICKETLESS TRAVEL Amid COVID curbs, 27 lakh caught without ticket on trains in 2020-21; cases down to 25 pc of 2019-20 New Delhi: Despite severe restrictions on entry at railway stations without confirmed tickets in view of the coronavirus pandemic, over 27 lakh people were caught travelling on trains ticketless in the last fiscal, an RTI query has revealed. By Ananya Sengupta CAL10 AS-MZ-BORDER TENSION Tension along Assam-Mizoram border as 2 houses burned down Hailakandi/Aizawl: Two abandoned houses along the Mizoram-Assam border have been burned down by unidentified persons, fuelling tension along the volatile inter-state border, police said on Sunday.

LEGAL LGD2 DL-COURT-RIOTS-HANDCUFFS They are not gangsters: Court rejects plea to produce Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi in handcuffs New Delhi: A court here turned down a plea of Delhi Police to produce former JNU student Umar Khalid and activist Khalid Saifi in handcuffs before trial courts, noting that “they are not gangsters”.

FOREIGN FGN19 NEPAL-SC-LD POLITICS New Constitutional Bench formed to hear petitions against House dissolution in Nepal Kathmandu: A new Constitutional Bench of the Nepal Supreme Court was formed on Sunday to hear a bunch of petitions against the May 22 dissolution of the House of Representatives after differences among justices over its composition delayed the crucial hearing. By Shirish B Pradhan FGN18 UK-G7-LD VACCINES Boris Johnson to set end-2022 target to vaccinate world at G7 Summit London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on fellow G7 leaders to make concrete commitments to vaccinate the entire world against coronavirus by the end of 2022 at the Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall, Downing Street has said. By Aditi Khanna SPORTS SPD6 SPO-ATH-MILKHA Milkha Singh showing 'continuous improvement' in COVID fight, wife battling it 'bravely' Chandigarh: Indian sprint icon Milkha Singh is showing 'continuous improvement' as he battles COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit of PGIMER hospital, the facility's spokesperson said on Sunday.

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