As Indian and Chinese troops remain engaged in a tense border standoff, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asserted that the government will not allow India''s pride to be hurt under any circumstances even as he said bilateral talks were on at military and diplomatic levels to resolve the row.
According to the Union Health Ministry A record single-day jump of 8,380 new patients in the last 24 hours has taken India's coronavirus tally to nearly 1.82 lakh cases.
The number of total deaths linked to the highly infectious illness crossed the 5,000-mark after 193 patients died yesterday, according to official data.
This is the first time that the number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 8,000-mark in a single day.
The country - ninth worst hit due to the pandemic - has been registering record spikes for the last three days.
The centre has extended the coronavirus lockdown in containment zones till June 30 but The Govt has announced that Malls, hotels, restaurants and places of worship can open on June 8 except in areas with the most number of coronavirus cases.
All activities banned earlier will open up in phases, the home ministry said in new guidelines on Saturday.
There will be no restrictions on the movement of people or goods within states and between states and significantly, interstate passes will no longer be needed.
US President Donald Trump has said that he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries including Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to join an expanded summit in the fall.