Cases in India rise above 1.8 lakh

NEW DELHI, May 31 As the fourth phase of the lockdown ends in India from today and a phased exit begins from June 1, the total coronavirus cases in India has increased to 182,143 while the death toll has gone up to 5,164, according to figures released tod..

Lockdown in containment zones extended till June 30 : MHA

New Delhi, May 30 The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday announced that the Nationwide lockdown in Covid-19 containment zones has been extended till June 30.In Manipur the containment areas are the quarantine centres from where inmates have tested positive for the virus, one building at Dewlahland where a returnee spent some days with the family members before testing positive for the virus,  one college at Chandel, Family Welfare Training Centre etc.The State Government is likely to issue ..

Lockdown 5.0 : 13 cities may see stricter rules, more monitoring

New Delhi, May 30 India’s exit strategy from the fourth phase of the lockdown scheduled to end on Sunday could see new guidelines and comparatively stricter ones for 13 cities, which account for about 70% of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases,..

PM Narendra Modi's letter to Nation Achievements, challenges faced by Govt in one year listed

New Delhi, May 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote an open letter to the citizens of the country on Saturday, the day he completes one year of the second term in office. PM Modi listed out some of the key achievements of his Government like the abrogation of Article 370, settlement of the Ram Temple issue, criminalisation of Triple Talaq and the amendment to the Citizenship Act.Asserting that when he was elected for the second term in 2019, he had shown the dream to every citizen of taking India ..

4971 dead

NEW DELHI, May 30 : India recorded the highest overnight spike in both COVID-19 cases and deaths on Saturday morning with 7,964 fresh cases and 265 new casualties registered within a 24 hour period.The total confirmed cases in the country now stand at 1,7..

Lockdown 5.0 guidelines ? What is likely to open, remain closed ?

New Delhi, May 29As the month of May draws to a close, India is looking to enter phase five of its Nationwide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The country first imposed restrictions on movement of people and sale of non-essential items on..

1st & 2nd year students to be promoted based on internal marks: HRD Minister Universities to conduct final year exams

NEW DELHI, May 29 Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday conducted the Live 'Webinar' with over 45,000 Higher Education Institutes and their heads. Various professors have extended their thanks and welcomed the HRD Minister on to this event.Dr Nishank said that the exams will be held for final year students of universities across the country, others will be promoted based on their internal marks and previous year’s result.Moreover, the Universities will declare the result for ..

COVID-19 : Assam's tally stands at 880

NEW DELHI, May 29 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Assam surged to 880 after 24 new cases were reported on Friday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Of the total cases, currently, 770 affected persons are receiving treatment in the State, whi..

Media downsizing, closure concern IJU

New Delhi, May 29 The Indian Journalists Union has expressed serious concern over the rise in downsizing or shutting down of newspapers during COVID-19 and journalists being laid off. The latest in the series is English daily Sakal Times, based in Pune, M..

India surpasses China toll

New Delhi, May 29 India on Friday surpassed the Covid-19 death toll of China, where the outbreak was first reported in December last year. India recorded 175 deaths from coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours (between Thursday and Friday).According to U..

Amit Shah meets PM Modi, briefs on States’ suggestions on lockdown

New Delhi, May 29With two days left for the fourth phase of the Nationwide coronavirus lockdown to end, Home Minister Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed him about the views of all Chief Ministers on the road ahead.During the meeting, ..

Migrants not to be charged for train, bus travel, States to provide food : SC

NEW DELHI, May 28The Supreme Court on Thursday said that stranded migrant workers will not be charged for travel either by train or buses and directed the States to bear the expenses. The State Government will also provide them food and water at stations and bus terminals, while the Railways will ensure meals for all during the journey.India’s total count of cases has risen to 1,58,333 after 6,566 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. ..

COVID-19: Death toll in US crosses 1 lakh mark

New Delhi, May 28  The death toll from the novel coronavirus in the US has crossed one lakh, the highest for any country in the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe by upending life and disrupting economic activity. The wave of deaths, one-third of which has come from the world’s financial capital of New York and neighbouring New Jersey and Connecticut, has had a devastating impact on American economy which has now gone into recession with an unprecedented over ..

IndiGo crew grounded after 1 tests positive

NEW DELHI, May 27 IndiGo on Tuesday said its crew has been grounded for 14 days after a passenger on Chennai-Coimbatore flight tested positive for coronavirus. The airline said passengers on the flight, which operated on Monday, have been notified."We received confirmation from the Coimbatore airport doctor that a passenger who travelled on 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on 25th May evening, has tested positive for Covid-19," said the airline in a statement. He is currently quarantined at ..

CBSE exams

NEW DELHI, May 27 : The Central Board of Secondary Education has notified that it will be holding examinations of remaining subjects from July 1 to July 15. Taking into consideration the fact that many students will not be at the station from where they a..

Centre issues guidelines for passengers on air travel ‘States can have their own quarantine, isolation protocol’

New Delhi, May 24The Ministry of Health and Family Affairs Welfare on Sunday issued a comprehensive list of guidelines for passengers undertaking domestic travel via flights, trains or through inter-State bus services amid Covid-19 lockdown. This comes in the wake of resumption of domestic air services from Monday and with 100 pair of trains resuming service on June 1. The release stated that various State governments will be able to “develop their own quarantine and isolation protocols as per ..

DU mulls open text book online exams Many departments raise concerns

NEW DELHI, May 23The faculty members of the Delhi University’s Department of History have joined the chorus against the administration’s decision to conduct online open book exams in case the situation due to the coronavirus outbreak doesnR..

COVID-19 cases reach 1.18 lakh; biggest spike in last 24 hrs

NEW DELHI, May 22 The COVID-19 pandemic in India grew by the highest number yet on Friday when as many as 6,088 cases were detected across the country. The total number of coronavirus patients in India increased to 118,447. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi registered record number of COVID-19 cases on Thursday.The death toll from the virus touched 3,583. As many as 150 coronavirus patients succumbed to death in last 24 hours. Maharashtra confirmed 64 deaths on Thursday — one of the highest ..

Lockdown saved 37,000-78,000 lives : Govt

New Delhi, May 22 As per Boston Consulting Group's model, the lockdown saved between 1.2-2.1 lakh lives and number of Covid-19 cases averted is between 36-70 lakh, said Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on Friday. In a series ..

Domestic flights from May 25, Govt regulates domestic airfares

ET Now DigitalNew Delhi, May 21: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri addressing a press conference on Thursday (May 21) said that the Government has regulated airfares for the next three months as there is huge pent up demand because of the lockdown and airlines will be running one-third of the approved summer schedule flights on the metro-metro routes.On Wednesday the Civil Aviation Ministry had announced that domestic flights will resume in a calibrated manner from May 25. Quoting ..

Only one check-in bag allowed, elderly, pregnant women advised to avoid travel

New Delhi, May 21About a third of operations will be allowed when domestic flights resume next week, the Government said on Wednesday, announcing a gradual reboot of air travel that was halted two months ago on account of the lockdown imposed to stop the ..

From 100 to 1 lakh Covid-19 cases How India compares to other Nations

NEW DELHI, May 19  The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1 lakh mark on Tuesday, nearly four months after the country reported its first Covid-19 infection. However, compared to some of the severely-affected Nations, India's Covid-19 growth rate has been much slower.It took 64 days for the number of coronavirus cases to rise from 100 to 100,000 in India, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Family Welfare and Health and data shows that India, which ..

COVID-19 cases across the country Total tally crosses one lakh

NEW DELHI, May 18The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 100293 and as expected has crossed one lakh. The total number of active cases is currently 56,316, while 36,823 patients have recovered and been discharged. The novel coronavirus has claimed 3,029 lives in India so far, with Maharashtra being the worst-hit State in the country due to high population density in its hotspots.With this rise in the confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has ..

Lockdown extended till May 31, MHA issues new guidelines

NEW DELHI, May 17 As India entered the 54th day of coronavirus-induced lockdown, the Centre has extended it by two more weeks until May 31 with several relaxations. Earlier in the day, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu joined Punjab in extending the lockdown. Karnataka, on the other hand, has extended it only for two more days.The new guidelines have allowed salons, barbershops, shopping complexes and markets to open from May 18. However, domestic flights, schools, colleges and hotels will continue to remain ..

Rs 15000 Cr for States: FM Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 17Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that the Government has taken a number of steps in the healthcare sector to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.“Rs 15000 crore have been announced for States, essential items, testi..

Coronavirus numbers explained Signs of second wave as India overtakes China

Pune, May 16It might still be early days, but several States seems to be experiencing a second wave of novel Coronavirus outbreak. States like Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa had either stopped reporting new cases, or were reporting very few. In the last couple of days, however, there has been a noticeable rise in these States.For over a month, Goa did not have a single case. All the seven people, found infected in the last week of March, had recovered and gone back home. In the last two days, ..

COVID-19 cases cross 78,000 mark in India

NEW DELHI, May 14  Covid-19 cases in India have crossed the 78,000-mark today and death toll due to COVID-19 is over 2500. So far, there are 49,219 coronavirus active cases in the country. While 26,234 coronavirus positive patients have been cured or discharged, one has migrated, as per details shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 2,549 patients have died. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the Nation on Tuesday had said that the lockdown will be extended ..

Coronavirus may never go away, warns WHO

New Delhi, May 14Coronavirus may never go away and populations around the world will have to learn to live with it, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday.Michael Ryan, Director WHO Health Emergencies Program, said that the coronavirus may b..

Atma Nirbhar Bharat is to build self reliant India : Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 13Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a press conference to share details of the Rs 20 lakh crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to tackle the impact of coronavirus on the economy as the country has been under a lockdown since March 25, has said, "Beginning today, for the next few days, I will be coming here and present to you in detail, the package the PM announced yesterday. Our explanation will span over the next few days," the Finance Minister ..

Cases rise to 74,281

NEW DELHI, May 13 : Total coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 74,000-mark while COVID 19 death toll is over 2400 in the country. As per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India now ar..

COVID-19 fall out NE girls subjected to racial slur in Bengaluru

BENGALURU, May 13 It was a night of horror for six women from North East India who were residing at an apartment in Anepalya, Koramangala.Their neighbour knocked on their door, forced himself into into the apartment and walked around accusing them of..

Lockdown 4.0 to be in new form, can’t let lives revolve around virus : Modi New rules for lockdown 4.0 to come before May 18

New Delhi, May 12 Addressing the Nation five days before the third phase of the Nationwide lockdown is slated to be lifted on May 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said there will be new rules and the fourth phase of the lockdown will be in a new form. “Scientists say that the novel coronavirus will be a part of our lives for a very long time. But we can’t let our lives remain confined around it. We will wear masks and maintain social distancing but we will not let it (the virus) ..

COVID-19 cases in India top 70,000

NEW DELHI, May 12 India's COVID-19 count crossed the grim milestone of 70,000 today. The States continued to record over 3,500 fresh coronavirus cases even on Monday. The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 70,756, according to Ministry o..

Coronavirus lockdown: Modi’s fifth meeting with Chief Ministers held Lockdown likely to be extended beyond May 17

NEW DELHI, May 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a fresh round of consultation with Chief Ministers on ways to strengthen the COVID-19 containment strategy and stepping up of economic activities in a calibrated manner as the 54-day Nationw..

PM Modi to hold fifth meeting with CMs on Monday Post lockdown strategy to be discussed

New Delhi, May 10As India enters last week of the third phase of the lockdown, which is sche- duled to end on May 17, PM Narendra Modi will hold another meeting with State Chief Ministers via video-conference on Monday after- noon at 3 pm. This will be his fifth meeting with CMs to discuss post-lockdown strategy.Although Covid-19 cases are doubling at a faster pace at present, the general sentiment in the Government appears to be against rolling back the relaxations towards a gradual un-lockdown.As ..

Testing capacity for COVID-19 scaled up to 95,000 per day: Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI, May 9The testing capacity for COVID-19 has been scaled up to around 95,000 tests per day and a total of 15,25,631 tests have been conducted so far across 332 Government and 121 private laboratories, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday.The Minister, who reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the Northeastern States along with the measures taken for its containment and management, also stressed on the need to take concrete action to check the use of non-smoking tobacco and prohibiting ..

COVID-19 cases in India nears 60,000

NEW DELHI, May 9India's COVID-19 count inched towards 60,000-mark today as the States recorded over 3,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day. The total number of coronavirus patients in the country rose to 59,662. Maharashtra continued to add over 1,000 cases to the tally even on Friday.The number of COVID-19 related deaths in India increased to 1,981. As many as 95 people succumbed to death in last 24 hours. Maharashtra also witnessed the biggest spike in single-day death toll. At least ..

CBSE Class 10,12 exams: Evaluation of answer sheets from today

NEW DELHI, May 9The HRD Minister has re-cently updated that 3000 schools have been turned into evaluation centres for CBSE Board Exams 2020 and the process will be beginning tomorrow that is on May 10, 2020. The results would thus be available soon on the..

Confusion over Delhi's COVID-19 toll Govt data, hospital figures do not match

NEW DELHI, May 9Confusion prevailed over the number of deaths due to coronavirus in the National capital, with data from four hospitals showing that 92 people succumbed to the infection as against 68 fatalities reported by the Delhi Government.The toll of..

Train runs over 16 migrant workers

Pune, May 8Sixteen migrant workers were mowed down by an empty freight train in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district in the early hours of Friday. While 14 of them died on the spot, two of them later succumbed to injuries.The workers, who were walking ..

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 56,000

NEW DELHI, May 8  As the coronavirus cases in India toouched 56,342, the States added over 3,000 coronavirus cases for second straight day on Thursday, (Contd P 7) taking India's COVID-19 count to over 55,000. As many as 3,390 people tested positive ..

Vizag gas leak 11 dead, Rs 1 Cr compensation announced

NEW DELHI, May 7At least 11 persons are dead and hundreds sick after gas leaked from the LG Polymers plant at Gopalapatnam on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam. Workers were preparing for the reopening of the plant today when gas started leaking in the early..

COVID-19 cases surging across India crosses 50k mark, breaches 3600 cases per day

NEW DELHI, May 7India went past two grim Covid-19 milestones on Wednesday – crossing the 50,000 mark overall and breaching the 3,000-figure in its daily tally for the first time. With 3,602 new patients – the biggest in a day since the outbrea..

AIYF condemns hike in petrol and diesel price

NEW DELHI, May 7 The All India Youth Federation (AIYF) has strongly condemned the Government's decision to impose excise duty hike in price of petrol by Rs 10 and diesel by Rs 13 by, said a press release issued by AIYF...

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine developed : Italian firm

New Delhi, May 6An Italian medical firm has claimed to have developed a vaccine that neutralises the novel coronavirus in human cells. According to tests carried out at Rome’s infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital, the vaccine has antibodies generated in mice that work on human cells, Italian news agency ANSA reported.Tests conducted on mice by a team of scientists at Italian medical firm Takis showed they developed antibodies after a single vaccination that can block the virus from infecting ..

ASF kills thousands of pigs in Assam

New Delhi, May 6 Assam has reported the first instance of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country in Assam where the disease has killed around 2,900 pigs across 306 villages of the State.Assam’s Animal Husbandry Minister Atul Bora has said, despite..

CPI members stand in protest

NEW DELHI, May 6 As part of its call to hold a nationwide protest against the Central Government's negligence towards migrant workers, the members of Communist Party of India (CPI) observed a 'Stand-in Protest' in Delhi in front of the central party headquarters, Ajoy Bhavan today...

195 deaths, 3900 new coronavirus cases India records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI, May 5 With 3,900 new cases of coronavirus infection and 195 deaths, India on Tuesday registered the highest single-day jump in numbers of COVID-19 cases as well as fatalities in the past 24 hours. ''With 3,900 COVID-19 cases and 195 deaths in the last 24 hours, the country has recorded the largest single-day spike till now in both categories,'' the Health Ministry said. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has reached 46,433, including 1,568 deaths, according to the ..

3 new species of horned frogs discovered in NE India

Bengaluru May 5 Three new species of horned frogs have been discovered from the forests of North East India-Horned frogs, named so after the fleshy, horn-like projection on their upper eyelids, are found in the forests of North East India. In 2018, a group of researchers from Ireland, UK and India had discovered four species of horned frogs in the region. In a new study, the same group of researchers have now added three more species to this list, taking the total count of horned frog species in North ..

COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI, May 4 : Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 42,533. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 1,373. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.Globally, there have been over 35.1 lakh confirmed cases ..

From Ukl village to UK : A Brit woman's journey during lockdown

NEW DELHI, May 3 A British holidaymaker was forced to make an epic 1,700-mile road trip across India to get home after becoming stranded during the coronavirus lockdown.Corinne Henderson, 30, was nearing the end of a three-week trip to visit her friend’s family in a remote hilltop village when the Indian Government ordered a total shutdown on March 25.After Ms Henderson had endured more than four weeks in a house with no running water, the Foreign Office masterminded an astonishing five-day ..

Cases near 40,000

NEW DELHI, May 3 : The tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in India is approaching 40,000, with a record 2,644 new cases detected in the last 24 hours. The death toll from Covid-19 has gone up to to 1,301 after 83 coronavirus-linked deaths were reported ..

Migrant workers anxious

CHENNAI, May 3 Rinsophy from Manipur who worked in a fitness centre in Chennai claimed she was paid only half her salary in March and did not receive April’s salary. “With no money, I moved into a shelter. My employers are still unclear about ..

SRM AP faculty designs a cost-effective shield

Amaravati, May 3: Dr. Panchagunula Jayaprakash, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has designed a face shield embedded with 3D printing technology. ..

Red, Orange, Green Zone for lockdown : Manipur in Green Zone

New Delhi, May 2  733 districts of India will be broadly divided into Red Zones, Orange Zones and Green ZonesThis zone classification is dynamic and will be revised every week.Containment areas within Red and Orange Zones will have additional restric..

7 NE States in Green Zone

NEW DELHI, May 2 : Assam : Assam currently has zero Red Zone districts, three Orange Zone districts and 30 Green Zone districtsArunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh currently has zero Red Zone districts, zero Orange Zone districts and 25 Green Zone distri..

Here is what all is permitted in the Green Zones and what is not

All activities are permitted except those prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the zonal division. Buses can operate with up to 50 per cent seating capacity and bus depots can operate with up to 50 per cent capacity.All goods traffic is perm..

Girl mesmerises with Neil Young's Heart of Gold

New Delhi, May 2An absolutely fantastic video of a little girl singing a song by Neil Young during a function is doing the rounds of the internet. S Horyaowon Pheirei is from Kachai village in Manipur's Ukhrul district and her rendition of Neil Young's song has gone viral on the internet.Pheirei's video was shared on Facebook by a page called OK North East on April 30. The clip shows Pheirei, dressed in a shirt and skirt, playing the guitar on stage while performing her rendition of Heart of Gold. ..

Cycling federation eyes to shift camp to Manipur

NEW DELHI, May 2Due to the National capital turning into a COVID-19 hotspot, certain sports federations are thinking of not having any camp or other activity here. The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is planning to shift the National camp to a safer zone, with Manipur being a likely option. However, this will not be a permanent move as the facilities at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium are far superior compared to the rest of the country.The CFI has held numerous discussions since February regarding ..

'Physical distancing' instead of 'social distancing' urges Centre

NEW DELHI, Apr 30 Amid the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, the Centre has urged its Ministries to use the term physical distancing instead of social distancing, according to sources on Wednesday. The sources said that the call was made as social distancing conveys a message of maintaining distance from society whereas the aim of social distancing is to keep a distance from each other. The decision was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message to maintain a distance of 2 yards, added the sources.The ..

Movement of stranded people with riders okayed

NEW DELHI, Apr 29Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In a..

Death toll crosses 1000 mark

New Delhi, Apr 29The total number of novel coronavirus cases climbed to 31,787 on Wednesday while Covid-19 deaths in India crossed the 1,000-mark.According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 71 deaths in the last 24 hours, ..

Jiri-Imp rail line achieves significant milestone

NEW DELHI, Apr 28 Declared as a National project, the Jiribam-Imphal railway line project completed the launching of all its girders on a 555 m long and 100 m tall rail bridge over Makru river in Manipur, the Ministry of Railways tweeted. It is to note that this project has been one of the major works undertaken by Indian Railways as it will connect Manipur to the rest of the country via the Indian Railways network. Informing about the recent completion of the girder bridge, the Government said that ..

IJU hails incentives for journalists

New Delhi, Apr 28The Indian Journalists Union has welcomed the decision of the Governments of Assam and Odisha to provide life insurance coverage to journalists and Government of Uttar Pradesh for its directive against termination of service or salary cut..

Cases near 30,000 mark, death toll at 937

NEW DELHI, Apr 28 As India observes the last week of the 40-day Nationwide lockdown, which is scheduled to end on May 3, 2020, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 29,974 today after adding 1,594 fresh Covid-19 patients in th..

Defence Minister reviews

NEW DELHI, Apr 28: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed contribution of Defence Public Sector Undertaking Units (DPSUs) and Ordinance Factory Board (OFB) to fight COVID-19 and their operational plans through video conference in New Delhi today...

Any exit from lockdown will be graded, hints PM Modi

New Delhi, Apr 27 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told the Chief Ministers that while the lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak had yielded “positive results” and that the country had managed to “save thousands of lives in the past one and a half months” the danger of the virus was far from over and “constant vigilance is of paramount importance”.The signal to the States, many of whom had asked for an extension of the lockdown, was clear -- that any exit ..

Cases rise to 27892 in India, 872 deaths

NEW DELHI, Apr 27As India entered the final week of the 40-day lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the total cases in the country reached 27892, including 6184 cured/discharged/migrated and 872 deaths. In past 24 hours, 1,396 new cases of coronavi..

Odisha announces Rs 15 lakh ex-gratia for journalists

Bhubaneswar, Apr 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced an ex gratia of Rs 15 lakh to the kin of a working journalist who dies of coronavirus infection while performing his or her duty."The journalists are sincerely carrying ou..

Graded exit strategy from lockdown likely to feature in... Modi's crucial meet with CMs today

New Delhi, Apr 26Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers via video conference on Monday morning on the way ahead in the fight against the novel coronavirus, amid indications that the discussions could also focus on a graded exit from the ongoing lockdown.This will be the third video conference of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers after the spread of the Covid-19 in the country.Sources in the Government indicated that besides discussing the way forward in dealing with ..