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Schools to reopen in some States from Monday

New Delhi, Sep 12Some States have allowed schools to reopen partially from Monday after a gap of more than five months as the coronavirus pandemic forced authorities to shut educational institutes across the country to contain the spread of the viral dise..

Mizoram, Sikkim & Arunachal in top 10 ‘happy’ States Free library in Ukl village park

New Delhi, Sep 20 Mizoram, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh have been ranked among India’s top 10 happy States in a Nationwide survey measuring happiness.Mizoram has topped the rankings, followed by Punjab and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in the lis..

Tally crosses 54 lakh mark with 92,605 cases in a day

NEW DELHI, Sep 20With a single-day spike of 92,605 new covid-19 positive cases, India has reported total 54,00,620 cases, said the Union Health Ministry in a bulletin.With this latest spike, the count of covid-19 cases stands at 54,00,620 of which, there ..

NE to be business destination of India post COVID-19: Jitendra

NEW DELHI, Sep 19 DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said that North Eastern Region will be one of the favourite business destinations of India post-COVID-19 and Bamboo is going to be the key pillar of the economic activities.“Many business houses are looking at the North Eastern Region to exploit its vast agro-farming resources and we should not miss this opportunity,” said Dr Singh on the occasion of the World Bamboo Day.He was addressing two separate Webinars organized by the Cane ..

India's single-day recoveries exceed fresh cases as record 95,880 recuperate

NEW DELHI, Sep 19India's single-day recovery outstripped the number of new infections as nearly 96,000 people recuperated from the novel coronavirus, even as the total caseload went past 53 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Satu..

NE UGs

New Delhi, Sep 19 : The insurgents' groups active across India's North East States and at the Indo-Myanmar border are taking advantage of the large scale of unemployment caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and are conspiring to recruit more youth ..

COVID-19 tally in India past 52 lakh, recovery rate at 78.86 pc

New Delhi, Sep 18  India's COVID-19 tally raced past 52 lakh with 96,424 people testing positive in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 41,12,551 on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.The c..

3 vaccines at clinical trial stage in India

New Delhi, Sep 15The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday three vaccine candidates against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are in the clinical stage of trials in India and one of them will soon begin Phase 3 trials after getting cl..

First day of Parliament's Monsoon session 24 LS MPs test positive for COVID-19

New Delhi, Sep 14 Twenty-four members of the Lok Sabha tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the first day of Parliament’s Monsoon session, Secretariat officials told Hindustan Times on Monday. Junior Railways Minister Suresh Angadi, the BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde, Parvesh Sahib Singh, Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Kaushal Kishore were among the 24 MPs who have contracted the viral disease.The COVID-19 positive Lok Sabha members have informed the Secretariat ..

Tally crosses 48-lakh mark with 92,071 new cases

New Delhi, Sep 14 The coronavirus cases in India crossed the 48-lakh mark on Monday (September 14, 2020) with 92,071 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.With this latest spike, the coronavirus cases across the country stand at 48,46,428. As per the Health Ministry, there are 9,86,598 active cases while 37,80,108 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated.The country in the last 24 hours reported 1,136 deaths due to the deadly virus taking ..

India's cases cross 47 lakh, 94,372 new cases in a day

New Delhi, Sep 13A single-day spike of 94,372 cases has pushed India's coronavirus tally to 47,54,356, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The death count has risen to 78,586 with 1,114 more fatalities in 24 hours. And 37,02,595 patients h..

India records one day jump of 97,570 cases

New Delhi, Sep 12India's coronavirus tally surged to 46,59,984 as it recorded the biggest single-day spike in cases with 97,570 new patients in the last 24 hours, the Government data showed this morning. More than 36 lakh patients have recovered so far; about 9.58 lakh cases - 20.56 per cent of the total cases - are active. India reported a record 81,533 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. 1,201 Covid-linked deaths have been registered since yesterday, taking the number ..

Drug cartel with link to Manipur busted

NEW DELHI, Sep 12 An international narcotic drug cartel was busted by the Delhi Police on Friday (September 12) with the seizure of 23 kilograms of fine quality heroin worth over Rs 90 crore. Five key members of the cartel were arrested including the king..

Centre moving amendment to Election Act to allow delimitation in four NE States

New Delhi, Sep 11The Centre is preparing to move an amendment to the Representation of People’e Act, 1950 in the upcoming Parliament session to ensure sound legal footing for delimitation of Constituencies in four North Eastern States. An amendment is proposed to Section 8A of the Representation of People’e Act, 1950 to allow the recently constituted Delimitation Commission to redraw the boundaries of Constituencies in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. The above ..

India sees record one day surge with 96,551 cases

New Delhi, Sep 11India saw a record single-day surge in coronavirus cases and the fatalities linked to the highly infectious disease with 96,551 new infections and 1,209 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, taking the tally past 45 lakh, the Government..

Centre asks States, UTs to test all symptomatic -ve cases of RAT

New Delhi, Sep 10With a view to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to compulsorily test all symptomatic negative cases of rapid antigen tests through RT-PCR tests in order to ensure no positive cases are missed.When contacted a source from the State Health Department said that Manipur has been following this practise for long and explained that symptomatic persons found negative ..

China claims ArP, says it doesn’t ‘abduct own citizens’

Ghy/N DELHI, Sep 8 China on Monday denied having any knowledge on the five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh who were allegedly abducted by the People’s Liberation Army.“China’s position on the east sector of the China-India boundary, or Zangnan (the southern part of China’s Xizang), is consistent and clear. The Chinese Government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’. I’m not aware of the situation you mentioned,” Chinese Foreign ..

1,133 record Covid deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi, Sep 8India added 75,809 coronavirus infections and 1,133 virus-related deaths in 24 hours, Health Ministry data this morning showed. Though the daily cases saw a decline -- India was reporting over 90,000 cases for two consecutive days, the cou..

India overtakes Brazil, now second

New Delhi, Sep 6As India witnessed a record single-day surge of 90,632 today, it overtook Brazil as the second most-affected country in the world after the United States.India now has a total of 41,23,811 cases, more than Brazil which has 40,57,753 confir..

Test all in containment zones using RAT : ICMR

New Delhi, Sep 5All people living in containment zones should be tested using rapid antigen testing (RAT) kits, especially in the cities that are badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak, top medical body - the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - has stressed in its new advisory. It has also recommended "testing on demand" for "all individuals undertaking travel to other countries or Indian States mandating a negative COVID-19 test at the point of entry". The States, however, can use their ..

Another more than 80 thousand cases in 24 Hrs

New Delhi, Sep 4A single-day spike of 83,341 cases has pushed India's coronavirus tally past the 39-lakh mark, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The total number of cases now stand at 39,36,347. The country witnessed 1,096 Covid-related deaths..

83,883 cases surge in 24 hrs

New Delhi, Sep 3A record surge of 83,883 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours took India's Covid tally past 38-lakh mark, just 1.5 lakh behind Brazil, the world's second most affected Nation, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. In ..

78,357 cases recorded in last 24 hours, total cases cross 37 lakh

New Delhi, Sep 2A single-day spike of 78,357 cases has pushed India's coronavirus tally to 37,69,523, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The death count has risen to 66,333 with 1,045 more fatalities. 29,01,908 patients have recovered from the infection in the country, pushing the recovery rate to 76.98 per cent. Maharashtra remains the State hit hardest by the pandemic, with 8,08,306 COVID-19 cases, including 24,903 deaths. Maharashtra is followed by three southern States - Andhra ..

India bans 118 more mobile apps including PUBG

New Delhi, Sep 2 India on Wednesday banned more than 100 mobile applications including the hugely popular mobile gaming app PUBG, after banning 59 Chinese apps in the first round earlier this year. The apps were banned citing concerns of data security after fresh tensions between India and China in the border area in eastern Ladakh.A total of 118 apps have been banned by the Ministry of Information and Technology, according to an official statement. The banned mobile applications are prejudicial to ..

Centre raises sports disciplines for direct recruitment in Govt jobs

New Delhi, Sep 1The Centre has included 20 more sports disciplines like tug-of-war, mallakhamb and para-sports among others for direct recruitment of meri-torious sportspersons in Group C level Government posts, the Personnel Ministry said in an order issued on Tuesday.The move comes following a proposal from the Department of Sports for inclusion of some more disciplines in the list of 43 sports for recruitment of sportspersons to any Group C post in ministries/departments of Government of India.“It ..

India sees nearly 70,000 new cases

New Delhi, Sep 1After seeing around 80,000 coronavirus cases daily for the past few days, there has been a slight decline in the daily records. On Tuesday morning, the Government said India has seen 69,921 new corona-virus cases, which took the country..

Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.65/litre

New Delhi, Sep 1: Petrol has become costlier by Rs 1.65 per litre over the last fortnight as fuel retailers have raised its rate to Rs 82.08 since August 15. The prices of diesel have remained unchanged over the last month at Rs 73.56 a litre.Initially, r..

India is becoming the world's new virus epicentre

NEW DELHI, Aug 31India is fast becoming the world's new virus epicenter, setting a record for the biggest single-day rise in cases as experts predict that it'll soon pass Brazil -- and ultimately the U.S. -- as the worst outbreak globally.As many as 78,761 new cases were added Sunday, the most any country has ever reported in one day, while 971 deaths were reported on Monday, pushing the Asian country past Mexico for the third-highest number of deaths worldwide. At the current trajectory, India's ..

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

NEW DELHI, Aug 31Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, confirm-ed his son Abhijit. He was 84.Taking to Twitter, Abhijit wrote, "With a heavy heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of doctors of RR Hospital & prayers, duas & prarthanas from people throughout India ! I thank all of you".Mukherjee, a Congress stalwart, was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated ..

Naga pact soon as Govt believes it can bypass NSCN(IM)

NEW DELHI, Aug 30The long-pending Naga framework agreement is set to be formalised soon irrespective of whether or not National Socialist Council of Nagaland leader Th Muivah is part of the peace deal as the Centre feels it has adequate backing of other armed groups and the influential Nagaland Gaon Bura Federation.Muivah's insistence on Nagaland getting a "flag and constitution" has held up the formal end of the political discussions, which have not concluded despite a ceasefire agreement signed ..

JSCC urges Govt to abort mining plan

IMPHAL, Aug 30The Joint Students’ Co-ordination Committee (JSCC) which consists of AMSU, MSF, KSA and SUK has demanded the Govern-ment to stop its plan to mine minerals in Manipur without consent of the people.The JSCC also demanded annulment  of all MoUs signed between the State Government and various mining companies without consultation and consent of the people.According to a press release issued by JSCC, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) estimates around 20 million metric tonnes ..

Census, National Population Register unlikely in 2020

NEW DELHI, Aug 30The first phase of the Census and the exercise to update the National Population Register (NPR), scheduled for this year but deferred due to the coronavirus outbreak, may be delayed by a year as there is no sign of slowdown of the pandemic.The Indian census is one of the largest administrative and statistical exercises in the world, with the involvement of more than 30 lakh officials who would visit each household across the length and breadth of the country."Census is not an essential ..

Delimitation panel to visit 4 NE States, J&K

NEW DELHI, Aug 30The Delimitation Commi-ssion, set up to redraw the constituencies of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Aruna-chal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, will visit the north-eastern states and the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir after preparing a "broad framework" of the delimitation exercise, officials said.The commission will also seek views and inputs of its "associate members" -- a group of Lok Sabha Members and MLAs -- after drawing up the broad framework."First the broad framework has ..

Unlock 4.0: Full list of guidelines and rules Sports & cultural events allowed; schools remain shut

New Delhi, August 29The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines today for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. In Unlock 4, which will come into effect from September 1, 2020, the process of phased re-open..

India's COVID-19 tally goes past 34 lakh

NEW DELHI, Aug 29India's COVID-19 tally raced past 34 lakh with a single-day spike of 76,472 cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 26,48,998, pushing the recovery rate to 76.47 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 34,63,972, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 62,550 with 1,021 people succumbing to it in a span of 24 hours, the ministry's data showed.The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.81 ..

India adds 77,000 new cases

New Delhi, Aug 28 India has once again recorded a massive spike in new coronavirus cases. While a day earlier the country saw over 75,000 new coronavirus cases, over the past 24 hours, India saw an even bigger spike of 77,266 new Covid-19 cases. The total..

India records over 75,000 cases

New Delhi, Aug 27 :  India on Thursday registered its highest-ever spike of the coronavirus disease cases. According to Union Health Ministry update, the country recorded 75,760 new cases of Covid-19, which pushed the Nationwide tally to over 3.31 mi..

North-East crucial for India's post-COVID economy: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Press Trust of IndiaNEW DELHI, Aug 27 : Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the North East is crucial for India's post-COVID economy and the agro products of the region will play an important role in the economic resurgence of the entire count..

Naga peace talks Ravi not in latest round

New Delhi, Aug 25Some “progress” is being made in coming to an understanding between the Government and NSCN-IM in the latest round of informal Naga peace talks, sources in the militant outfit said.These, however, are informal talks, and official deliberations – with the Government – will follow after this round.Officials of the Intelligence Bureau have been engaging with the NSCN-IM after relations between R N Ravi, the Centre’s interlocutor for the peace talks and also ..

COVID-19 vaccine in India.. By end of 2020 if everything goes well: Dr Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI, Aug 23Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday (August 22, 2020) expressed that if everything goes well, India would get its first COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020.Dr Harsh Vardhan was addressing the media after inaugurating a 10- bedded hospital at NDRF 8th Battalion Centre in Ghaziabad and said, "Everyone across the world is trying to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Over 26 vaccine candidates around the world have reached the clinical trial phases. In India, the work is currently ..

Lift all restrictions on inter-State movement of people, cargo: Centre tells States

New Delhi, Aug 22Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to Chief Secretaries of all States explaining that there should be no restrictions on inter-State and intra-State move- ment of people and goods. His letter mentions that any such restriction would amount to a violation of guidelines issued earlier by the Ministry of Home Affairs during the Unlock phases.The Home Secretary’s letter to States says that local level restrictions on inter and intra-State movement of people and goods are ..

Integration of Naga areas is utopian idea "Delay in Naga peace process suits NSCN(IM) chief Muivah"

New Delhi, Aug 22While the controversy of a fall-out between the National Socialist Council of Naga-land (Isak-Muivah) and interlocutor RN Ravi has further delayed the 23-year-old peace process, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta said this suits NSCN(I-M) chief Thuingaleng Muivah.Decoding the “mess in the peace process in Nagaland today” in episode 555 of ‘Cut the Clutter’, Gupta said, “If a settlement is reached, it is the end of the story for Muivah. And ..

India's COVID tally nears 30 lakh

NEW DELHI, Aug 22India's COVID-19 tally neared the three million mark after 69,878 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.With this latest spike, India's coronavirus cases stand a..

Bihar flood situation grim, 83.62 lakh people affected

PATNA, aug 22The flood situation in Bihar remained critical on Saturday as nearly 70,000 more people were affected by the calamity, raising the number of marooned people to 83,62,451 in 16 districts of the state, a Disaster Management Department bulletin said.Flood water entered in 11 fresh panchayat areas since Friday and the number of affected panchayats is now 1,333 in 130 blocks.Flood-related deaths remained unchanged at 27, the bulletin said.The highest 11 casualties were registered in Darbhanga ..

With 68,898 new cases, India’s tally surges past 2.9 million

New Delhi, Aug 21 India recorded 68,898 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) disease and 983 deaths in a single day, taking the country’s tally past 2.9 million, Union Health Ministry data showed on Friday.This is the third day in a row that the daily Covid-19 cases in the country have been more than 64,000--it was 64,531 on Wednesday and a record 69,652 on Thursday. The number of active cases stands at 692,028 across the country and the death toll at 54,899, the Health Ministry’s ..

India records nearly 70,000 new cases in 24 hrs

New Delhi, Aug 20India has recorded nearly 70,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, which is the biggest single-day spike so far. According to the Health Ministry update on Thursday morning, India saw 69,651 new cases over the past 24 hours.With the nearly 70,000 new cases, India’s coronavirus tally now stands at 28,36,925. Apart from the case spike, 977 deaths were also recorded on Wednesday, taking the Covid-19 death toll to 53,866.Among the 28 lakh coronavirus cases, India now has ..

Talks with NSCN-IM back on track : Sarma

GHY|N DELHI, Aug 19The convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma, has said that the peace parleys between NSCN-IM and the Government of India are back on track. However, the NSCN-IM has asserted that it will not sign any agreement that affects the freedom of future generations of Nagas.NSCN-IM declared that any organisation or individual toeing interlocutor RN Ravi’s line is to be classified as anti-Naga. Ravi is also the Governor of Nagaland.When asked if Nagaland ..

Don't forsake peace process : Deve Gowda

NEW DELHI, Aug 17 Taking serious note of reports in the media that the ongoing peace talks between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India has run into rough water, former Prime Minister and currently Rajya Sabha MP, HD Deve Gowda today said that the pr..

India records 67,000 new cases

NEW DELHI, Aug 13India on Thursday registered highest single-day spike of 66,999 cases and reported 942 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.The country's coronavirus tally touched 23,96,638 including 6,53,62..

Manipur connection to Chinese hawala

NEW DELHI, Aug 12Chinese National Luo Sang, who took a fake identity 'Charlie Peng' in India, was arrested last night in a raid by the Income Tax Department under charges of money laundering and representing fake Chinese companies in hawala transactions. In light of the investigations by the I-T Department into the cases of Chinese involvement in money laundering, some new interesting facts have come to light.As it turns out, Sang, who went by the moniker 'Charlie Peng' to conduct his shady money ..

Trilateral highway : SC allows Centre to continue work

New Delhi, Aug 11 The Supreme Court today allowed the Government of India to continue with its construction in the Trilateral Highway Connectivity Project between India, Myanmar and Thailand. The Court clarified that owing to the importance of the project..

11 dead, 30 injured in fire at COVID facility

Hyderabad, Aug 9Eleven people were killed and at least 30 rescued after a massive fire broke out at a COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada on Sunday morning.The hotel leased by a private hospital to treat the coronavirus infected had "violated" safety rules, according to Fire Safety Director Jairam Naik."The alarm bell didn't ring at the time of the accident and there was a delay in opening the back door. Investigation has been initiated and there will be action on hotel management after ..

Record 64,399 new COVID-19 cases; 861 deaths in India

NEW DELHI, Aug 9With a highest single-day spike of 64,399 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 21 lakh on Sunday, while the death toll climbed to 43,379 with 861 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said.The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking recovery rate to 68.78 per cent. The case fatality rate has dropped 2.01 per cent, according to the ministry data.There are 6,28,747 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), ..

India’s tally in August highest in world so far

NEW DELHI, Aug 8India is emerging as the biggest COVID-19 hotspot in the world in August. The country has so far recorded the most number of fresh cases this month, slightly more than the US and substantially higher than infections reported in Brazil. India has the world’s third highest death toll from the virus in the first six days of August.The pandemic continued to surge on Friday, with fresh infections in the country crossing 60,000 for the second straight day and fatalities shooting up ..

196 doctors dead

New Delhi, Aug 8: A total of 196 doctors in the country, majority of them being general practitioners, have died due to COVID-19 so far, said the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday, requesting the Prime Minister for his attention on the issue."A..

15 dead including both pilots as plane skids off

N Delhi/Thi'ram, Aug 7At least 15 people were killed after an Air India Express plane with 190 on board from Dubai skidded off the runway and broke in two while landing at Kerala's Kozhikode on Friday amid heavy rain, the police said.Among those killed were the two pilots of Flight IX-1344, authorities said. Four people are still stuck inside, the Kerala Police chief said.Most on board have been evacuated and at least 50 injured, including 15 in serious condition, have been taken to hospital, authorities ..

Centre engages NSCN-IM in the last leg of peace talks

New Delhi, Aug 7 The Centre on Friday resumed negotiations with the NSCN (IM) leadership as part of the last leg of talks for Naga peace, as the efforts are on to resolve the three contentious issues — flag, constitution and territory — and ink a “final settlement” before Independence Day.The sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the talks between the senior officials and the NSCN-IM leaders, led by its 86-year-old general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, are being ..

COVID-19 package Centre releases Rs 890 crore as 2nd tranche

New Delhi, Aug 6The Centre has released Rs 890.32 crore as the second instalment of the Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness package to 22 States and Union Territories, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The amount of financial as..

PM performs ‘bhoomi pujan' for Ram temple at Ayodhya

AYODHYA, Aug 5 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the ‘bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's ‘mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power.RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were among those who attended the event at the site where a large number of devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born.The guest list, including religious ..

Amit Shah tests positive, tweets moving to hospital

NEW DELHI, Aug 2 Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted on Sunday afternoon that he has tested positive for coronavirus, adding that he is “fine” but getting hospitalised as advised by doctors.“On getting the initial symptoms of corona, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors,” tweeted Shah.The Home Minister also requested those who had come in contact to isolate themselves and ..

Highest single-day Covid deaths, recoveries in India

NEW DELHI, Aug 2 The daily death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic in India crossed 800 for the first time, with 848 fatalities being reported on Saturday, 322 of these in Maharashtra alone, even as the country recorded nearly 56,000 fresh cases, the second..

India records over 57,000 cases, testing nears 2 crore mark

NEW DELHI, Aug 1Total COVID-19 positive cases in the country stand at 16,95,988 including 5,65,103 active cases, 10,94,374 cured/discharged/migrated and 36,511 deaths, the Health Ministry said.With 57,117 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India's COVID-19 tally neared 17 lakh mark today, while the recoveries jumped to 10,94,374. The country's death toll rose to 36,511 with 764 fatalities being recorded in a day. The fatality from COVID currently stands at 2.18% in India as compared ..

Former SP leader, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passes away at 64

New Delhi, Aug 1Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passed away after a prolonged illness on Saturday, according to reports. He was 64.He had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months.Defence Minister ..

Chinese PLA link behind Chandel ambush ?

New Delhi, Jul 31There is a People's Liberation Army in India. The name is uncannily identical to the Communist Party of China's (CPC) military that recently tried to change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China, leadi..

Unlock 3 from August 1 What reopens, what remains shut

NEW DELHI, Jul 29 The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued new guidelines for 'Unlock 3' for opening up of more activities in areas outside of the containment zones.Unlock 3 will come into effect from August 1.What's allowed* Restrictions on movem..

5 lakhs tested in a day

NEW DELHI, Jul 27 : With 49,931 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India's COVID-19 tally crossed 14 lakh mark today, while the recoveries jumped to 9,17,568. The country's death toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in a d..

India's first covid vaccine Covaxin update 'Encouraging' results seen in trials

NEW DELHI, Jul 26The results from the first part of phase-1 trial of Covaxin, India's first indigenous covid vaccine candidate, are "encouraging", said Principal Investigator of the vaccine trial team at PGI Rohtak. The human trial of the first part of phase-1 of the vaccine candidate was over on Saturday at Post-Graduate Institute (PGI) of Medical Sciences, Rohtak. Human trials of Covaxin had started PGI Rohtak on July 17, with three volunteers getting Covaxin on that day.Covaxin has been developed ..

Nearly 50 thousand cases reported

New Delhi, Jul 26 Delhi recorded a 44 per cent decline in the number of Covid deaths in early July as compared to early June, the Delhi Government said Sunday. The city recorded 605 deaths due to the disease between July 1 and 12 while 1,089 fatalities we..

KNP casualties

NEW DELHI, Jul 26 : A total of 129 animal casualties have been reported at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Bokakhat here due to drowning and other reasons, according to the Assam Government.“129 animal casualties reported at Kaziranga N..

PM notes NE skills

NEW DELHI, Jul 26 (PIB) : During his 67th Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the artisans of Tripura, Manipur and Assam have started crafting high quality water bottles and tiffin-boxes using bamboos, which grow abundantly in t..