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Free grain

New Delhi, Jul 8 : Looking at the pressing need of the time to support the poor and the needy, the Central Government on Wednesday approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana under which additional food grain will be provided to the ..

Bribery scam rocks National Sports University Ex-CMD of HSCL, another of Imphal firm booked

NEW DELHI, Jul 7 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against Moyukh Bhaduri, a former CMD of Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited (HSCL) and others for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 crore for the construction of National Sports University, Manipur, officials said Tuesday.The HSCL comes under Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.Bhaduri allegedly received the bribe from a private company which was awarded the tender for the building the Sports University in 2015.Prime ..

Delhi crosses 1 lakh-mark

New Delhi, Jul 6 Covid-19 cases in Delhi on Monday crossed 1-lakh mark on Monday with 1,379 fresh cases and 48 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.Earlier today, the Central Government said that the average number of samples being tested per day for COVI..

Freshwater fish named after MU Prof

MANGALURU, Jun 30 A team of scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Modern College, Pune, and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Pune, has described a new genus and species of freshwater fish from the Western Ghats.This new species has been named as Waikhomia Hira. Waikhomia is in honour of Professor Vishwanath Waikhom of Manipur University and hira means diamond and refers to the small symmetrical, rhomboidal ..

PM assures free ration for poor till November end

NEW DELHI, Jun  30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) for another five months, which he said would cost the Government Rs 90,000 crore. This means free ration for 80 crore people for five more months till November endIn his first televised address to the Nation in nearly 50 days amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, PM Modi also said the process of implementing ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme was on.Increased ..

Unlock 2: More flights, trains, but no schools and colleges till Jul 31

New Delhi, Jun 30 The Centre on Monday issued guidelines for Unlock Phase II, beginning from July 1, with relaxations in night curfew, provision for more domestic flights and trains, and clearance for more than five people in a shop.However, schools, coll..

Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok

New Delhi, Jun 29 As tensions along the border continue, the Government of India has decided to ban Chinese apps diverting data and those with privacy issues.Government has announced a ban on 59 such Chinese apps, including Tik Tok. Government has decided..

Tally nears 5.5 lakh

NEW DELHI, Jun 29With fresh 19, 459 cases being reported in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of coronavirus cases inched towards 5.5 lakh mark on Monday. The death toll, on the other hand, reached 16,475 after fresh 380 fatalities in a day. Of the t..

‘Recovery rate exceeds active cases by over 1 lakh’

New Delhi, Jun 28The gap between recoveries and active cases of Covid-19 has crossed 1,00,000, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday as coronavirus cases in India mounted to 5,28,859 and the death toll rose to 16,095. The recovered cases have exceeded ..

Tremor jolts Manipur

New Delhi, Jun 28 Two earthquakes were reported in the country on Sunday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported.The first earthquake struck near Diglipur, in Andaman and Nicobar islands at 8:56 am at a depth of 45 kilometre, the NCS said. It w..

5.08 lakh total cases in India now Over 18,000 covid-19 cases in 24 hrs

New Delhi, Jun 27Six days after it recorded four lakh infections, India's COVID-19 tally raced past five lakh today with the highest single-day jump of 18,552 cases, according to Union Health Ministry data. 384 COVID-19 deaths were also reported during the period, taking the total number of casualties due to the virus to 15,685. The number of active cases stands at 1,97,387, while 2,95,880 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated figure at 8 am. On Friday, India ..

Record recoveries in India, highest new cases in 24 hours

NEW DELHI, Jun 26 The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 4,90,401 after 17,296 new cases were reported in 24 hours. This is the highest number of new cases reported in 24 hours. According to Health Ministry's numbers released today morni..

No COVID-19 death in 4 States

New Delhi, Jun 26At least four States in India haven't recorded a single death due to COVID-19 so far, the Government said today. These are Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim. According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of recoveries at 5,715 ex..

Scrap final year exams : UGC panel

New Delhi, Jun 25A day after the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has been advised to revisit guidelines for intermediate and Terminal Semester examinations, the UGC panel on Thursday recommended scrapping the final year examinations for all colleges and universities. A formal announcement about the decision will be made in a few days.The decision was taken after a large number of education institutions expressed their inability to conduct ..

Indian, Chinese commanders hold parleys

NEW DELHI, Jun 22 Indian and Chinese military commanders held a second round of talks to ease tensions at their contested border on Monday, as the public mood hardened in India for a military and economic riposte to China following the worst clash in over..

Rajya Sabha election NDA wins 10 of 19 seats, inches closer to majority mark in Upper House

NEW DELHI, Jun 20The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Demo-cratic Alliance (NDA) headed towards a majority in the Rajya Sabha as the ruling alliance won 10 out of the 19 seats that went to polls on Friday. The BJP had already bagged three of the five uncontested seats of which the results were declared earlier. The BJP on Friday won three seats in Gujarat, two in Madhya Pradesh and one each in Manipur, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Mizoram. The BJP has already bagged two seats in Karnataka and ..

Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug after DCGI nod, Rs 103 per tablet

MUMBAI, Jun 20Drug firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Saturday said it has launched antiviral drug Favipiravir, under the brand name FabiFlu, for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 at a price of about Rs 103 per tablet. The drug will be available as a 200 mg tablet at a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs 3,500 for a strip of 34 tablets, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said. FabiFlu is the first oral favi-piravir-approved medication in India for the treatment of COVID-19, it said in a statement.I..

COVID-19: India crosses 4 lakh mark

New Delhi, Jun 20India crossed 4 lakh novel coronavirus cases today on a day the country reported over 14,000 cases, in its steepest one-day jump. The total number of cases is now 4,00,412 and the number of deaths linked to the contagion is over 13,000. I..

Nobody entered our borders : PM Modi

New Delhi, Jun 19No one entered Indian territory, nor were Indian posts taken over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted in an all-party meeting this evening to discuss the Ladakh clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. "20 jawans did die, but they taught a lesson to those who had their eyes on India," PM Modi said."Our forces will do whatever it takes to protect the country. Today we have the capability that no one can think of eyeing even an inch of our territory," said the PM.Congress president ..

RS results trickle in

New Delhi, Jun 19Voting was held today for 19 vacant Rajya Sabha seats in eight States. With counting on, results for the Rajya Sabha election are now trickling in. Results so far have come in for Madhya Pradesh (BJP 2, Congress 1), Rajasthan (Congress 2,..

NE folks protest against China in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Jun 19 A group of people from North East India protested against China in southwest Delhi on Friday over the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in a violent border clash in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley, police said. Around 20 members of Voice of N..

Tally rises to 3.8 lakhs

NEW DELHI, Jun 19 : The COVID-19 pandemic in India grew by the highest number yet again when over 13,000 fresh cases were detected across the country in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra and Delhi recorded the biggest jump in cases on Thursday. Uttar Pradesh..

20 Indian soliders killed in clash with China Modi strikes tough pose, calls all party meet on June 19

New Delhi, Jun 17Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today he wanted to assure the Nation that the sacrifice of Indian soldiers killed in a clash with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh would not go in vain and India, while peace-loving, is capable of giving a fitting reply if provoked. "No one should be in any doubt. India wants peace but when provoked, it is capable of giving a fitting reply, be it any situation," PM Modi warned in a strong message to China after the border fight on Monday ..

India’s fight against Covid ‘effective’ : PM Modi

New Delhi, Jun 16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asserted that the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus has been “effective” and that India is one of the countries that has had the lowest number of casualties.In his opening remarks at a meeting with chief ministers and Lt Governors of 21 states and union territories, PM Modi said, “For us the death of even 1 Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least ..

Army officer, 2 others killed in clash with China's PLA; casualties on both sides

New Delhi, Jun 16 The Indian army suffered multiple casualties, including that of an officer, in a “violent face off” with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday night in eastern Ladakh, the army said in a statement. It a..

NE accounts for half the districts reporting first cases in last 3 weeks

New Delhi, Jun 13 Almost 80 per cent of the districts that reported their first COVID-19 case in the last three weeks were in north-eastern and eastern States, the Cabinet secretary’s presentation to State Governments on Thursday said.Calling it a “significant spread”, the presentation said that of the 98 districts that reported their first infection in the past three weeks, more than half (53) were from north-eastern States — seven of them, barring Assam. One-fourth of these ..

PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation

DELHI, Jun 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to meet Chief Ministers over two days next week, met senior Ministers and officials on Saturday evening to review country’s preparedness in fighting coronavirus.The meeting also took stoc..

Nepal House clears new map

New Delhi, Jun 13Nepal’s lower House on Saturday cleared a consti-tutional amendment Bill to reflect its new map in the National emblem, a move that is seen to virtually make the boundary row a perma-nent irritant in relations between Kathmandu and New Delhi. The Bill was supported by all the 258 lawmakers present.The passage of the Bill, which consolidates Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s standing within and without the ruling Communist Party of Nepal, came on a day hundreds of protesters ..

India surpasses UK, now fourth worst-hit country

NEW DELHI, Jun 12 India on Thursday went past the United Kingdom in terms of coronavirus cases to become the fourth worst-hit country with a caseload of 2,97, 205, according to the Worldometer.India has registered over 9,500 cases for the seventh day in a row, while the one-day casualty figure crossed the 300-mark for the first time on Thursday.India is now at the fourth spot, only behind the US (20,76,495 cases), Brazil (7,87,489) and Russia (5,02,436), as per Worldometer figures.The Union Health ..

All NE States to have e-office: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Jun 12Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday the e-office project, to be implemented in all North Eastern states, will fulfil the vision of “minimum Government, maximum governance” and boost transparency and citizen-centric delivery mechanism.Addressing a webinar attended by Chief Ministers and Information Technology Ministers of the North Eastern region, Singh said computerisation of Government work is a cardinal pillar of ''Digital India'' and 55 Central Government Ministries ..

Covid-19 Recoveries exceed active cases

New Delhi, Jun 10 The number of recovered Covid-19 patients has exceeded the total active cases in India for the first time on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. India reported close to 10,000 new instances of the infection in the las..

With 51,100 cases, Mumbai crosses Wuhan

MUMBAI, Jun 10 (NDTV and LiveMint)Mumbai, the country's financial, art and entertainment capital, crossed 51,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday – around 700 more than China's Wuhan, where the global pandemic first surfaced in December. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wuhan is 50,333, including 3,869 fatalities. Maharashtra, the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, meanwhile, stands at 90,000 cases, way ahead of the 84,000-plus cases in China.The State's s total of 90,787 includes ..

Unlock 1 : Shopping malls, hotels and restaurants to reopen today

New Delhi, Jun 7 Monday (June 8) will almost bring an end to the stringent restrictions imposed by the Centre to control the spread of the coronavirus disease. After the Central Government’s recent order, malls, restaurants and religious places will reopen after a gap of more than 70 days.The Centre had on May 30 said that ‘Unlock 1’ will be initiated in the country from June 8 under which the Nationwide Covid-19 lockdown that was clamped on March 25 will be relaxed to a great extent. ..

At 85,975 cases, Maharashtra surpasses China

MUMBAI, Jun 7 Maharashtra on Sunday reported a significant spike in new covid-19 cases at 3007, taking the State's tally to 85975. This means Maharashtra has surpassed China in coronavirus positive cases.Active cases however, are at 43591 and total patients discharged so far are 39314.Of the total cases Mumbai's tally was at 48,774. Active cases in Mumbai are at 25940. The city's death toll stood at 1638.After Mumbai, Thane reported most number of cases at 13014 with active cases at 7846 and total ..

Tally surges beyond 190,500

New Delhi, Jun 1More than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 230 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours pushing India’s tally to 190,535 on Monday, the first day of the Centre’s move for a phased unlocking of public a..

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 worldometer.info.The 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 ..