Daily briefing: Tensions with two neighbours, metro hubs will soon be buzzing, and more

Written by Leela Prasad
, Liu Chuen Chen
| New Delhi |

Updated: May 21, 2020 9:29:25 am

A look at the top news today, May 21, 2020.

Dear Reader,

Our skies will soon be buzzing with activity again as the Ministry of Home Affairs amended its lockdown 4.0 guidelines to allow domestic air travel from May 25. Several countries with low Covid-19 caseloads have already been preparing the ground for a travel bubble. In India, however, connecting cities would be a challenge considering most of them are in red zones and airlines may not find it viable to fly between green zones given the weak demand.

Not one to be left behind, the Railways is also increasing its passenger train operations from June 1. The list of 100 trains include seventeen Jan Shatabdis, five Durontos and a number of traditionally popular mail and express trains to various parts of India. However, tickets can only be booked online, leaving passengers at the mercy of the IRCTC website.

There is no Doklam-like standoff yet but officials in New Delhi described the situation at Sino-Indian border as “delicately poised” and “very sensitive”. The Indian Express has learnt that there has been movement of troops to eastern Ladakh following the continuing objections of the Chinese to the…

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