News Wrap: May 25, 2020 - India restarts domestic flights amid confusion and more

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Muslim devotees offer a special prayer at the Jama Masjid Khairuddin to start the Eid-al-Fitr festival in Amritsar on May 25, 2020. (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images)

Chaos reigns as India resumes domestic passenger flights

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has allowed flight operations to resume in the country as of Monday, 25 May, with airports across various states reopening after a two-month suspension due to the nationwide lockdown. However, a lot of passengers across several airports have complained that their flights have been cancelled without prior notice, according to reports. Read More

COVID-19: India among 10 worst-hit nations

India recorded 6,977 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,38,845 and the death toll to 4,021, pushing the country to the 10th spot on the list of worst-hit nations, just below Turkey. Read More

Pilot of crashed Pakistan plane ignored three altitude warnings: Report

The pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)'s crashed plane ignored three warnings from the air traffic controllers about the aircraft's altitude and speed before the landing, saying he was satisfied and would handle the situation, according to a report on Monday. Read More

Two districts in Himachal extend lockdown till June 30

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

Centre releases relief funds for cyclone-hit Bengal

The Centre has released Rs 1,000 crore to the West Bengal government, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and a team of the Union government will visit the state soon to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan. Read More

IMD warns of severe heat wave in north India this week

The heatwave warning comes at a time when lakhs of migrant workers are walking back to their home states amid the Coronavirus lockdown and several were seen crossing the Yamuna river in Delhi at night to escape the daytime heat. Read More

Lockdown should not be withdrawn abruptly: agree or disagree?

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that it was wrong to ‘impose a lockdown suddenly’ and also to withdraw it abruptly. ‘We cannot end it abruptly. If we do it like the manner in which it was invoked, it may lead to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases,’ he said.  Have your say

ICC releases cricket safety guidelines amid coronavirus pandemic

The ICC has given out guidelines as cricket moves towards resumption after being halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The international body in its ‘ICC Back to Cricket Guidelines has made it clear that it is important to ensure there is no compromise on the health of individuals or the community and government guidelines are strictly adhered to. Read More

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