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    The prime minister said he did not wish to criticise any state but in November, when he had entreated the states to reduce VAT, some heeded his request, some did not. He made the same plea to all states again on Wednesday.

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    It may be noted that the state health department has issued strict Covid-19 standard protocol after signs of a slight increase in Covid-19 cases came up in the state. Tamil Nadu has also made masks compulsory and those who found without it would be charged fined Rs 500.
    The seventh edition of the conference, hosted by the external affairs ministry in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

    Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), one of the ruling Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) constituent parties, briefed Baglay here on Thursday, on the eve of a crucial meeting being hosted by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to discuss the formation of an all-party government to address the economic crisis.

    In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Western allies have called for India to speak out against the war. India, which is the world's biggest buyer of Russia's weapons and imports its oil, abstained in a United Nations vote condemning the invasion and has not imposed sanctions on Moscow.

    Some of the blame can be attributed to the switch from physical mode to online hearing following the pandemic. Hearings have been plagued by connectivity issues and it has slowed down pace of work in all courts in the last two years.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-21 01:24:00 )