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COVID-19: India records highest-single day spike with 601 cases

New Delhi, Apr 4In its biggest daily rise, the number of Covid-19 cases in the country increased by 601 in the last 24 hours. During its daily briefing, the Health Ministry said of the total cases, 30 per cent of the Covid-19 cases (1,023 cases) are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation that took place last month in capital’s Nizamuddin West area.However, according to the State-wise data, six fresh deaths were reported — three from Maharashtra, two from Delhi and one from Gujarat. ..

PM Narendra Modi to hold all-party meet on April 8

New Delhi, Apr 4 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meeting on April 8 to discuss the situation arising out of the coronavirus.This is the first meeting of Modi with political parties on the outbreak of the deadly virus and comes days after the country has been put under a preventive lockdown.A letter from Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that floor leaders of the parties which has more than five members in Parliament would be invited to participate in the meeting. ..

Switch off all lights and light lamps at 9 pm on Apr 5, says PM Modi

NEW DELHI, Apr 3Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, addressing the Nation, said that the Nation is united in the fight against coronavirus. To illustrate this, on April 5 at 9 pm, he asked that the citizens switch off all lights for nine minutes and light up lamps or torch or cellphone flash-lights.However, ensure that you maintain social distancing while lighting up lamps, he added.Last month, the Prime Minister had addressed the Nation twice — on March 19 and March 24.The Prime Minister ..

COVID-19 positive cases in India rise to 2032, toll climbs to 58

NEW DELHI, Apr 2The number of coronavirus (or  COVID-19) cases in India has soared to 2,032. The death toll, meanwhile, has risen to 58. 148 people have recovered so far.Meanwhile, 34 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in India. As per the ministry’s updated data, nine fresh deaths were reported — four from Maharashtra, three from Madhya Pradesh and one each from Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.One death each was reported in Gujarat and Chandigarh due to COVID-19 today even ..

Book lockdown violators under IPC, DMA: Home Secy to States

NEW DELHI, Apr 2: The Union Government on Thursday directed States and Union Territories to book under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Disaster Management Act, 2005 people who violate lockdown rules or make false claims.In a letter to..

COVID-19: Total cases rise to 1963, death toll touches 55

NEW DELHI, Apr 1With 376 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the total cases to 1963 and the death toll touching 55, the Health Ministry on Wednesday said the spike does not represent a "national trend" and was primarily due to travel by those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the National capital."During the last 24 hours, 376 new confirmed cases and three new deaths have been reported. 132 persons have been cured/discharged from hospitals ..

IJU expresses concern over Govt's censorship attempt

NEW  DELHI,  Apr 1:  The  Indian  Journalists  Union (IJU) has expressed grave  concern  over  attempts by  the  Union  Government  to  resort  to backdoor censorship  of medi..

Coronavirus: 10 deaths linked to Nizamuddin meet

NEW DELHI, Mar 31In a sudden outbreak and detection of multiple coro-navirus cases, the Delhi- based headquarters of Tab-lighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin West has turned into a hotspot, alarming health authorities. It had hosted a congregation this month which was attended by followers from abroad and India. Nine Indians who attended – six in Telengana and one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and J&K – have died of the disease.At least one foreign national, a Filipino, has  died and 19 ..

India tally crosses 1400, death toll hits 48

NEW DELHI, Mar 31Tuesday began with news of three more COVID-19 deaths from Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and West BengalThe number of confirmed cases are increasing by the day with more than 1400 people testing positive so far.The Government has identified 16 coronavirus hotspots in the country. They are: Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin in Delhi, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod in Kerala, Noida and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Bhilwara and Jaipur in Rajasthan, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, ..

COVID-19 death toll touches 30, positive cases near 1,200

New Delhi, Mar 30The number of novel coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 1,190 after over 50 fresh cases were recorded on Monday morning. The death toll due to COVID-19, meanwhile, has touched 30.The total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 1,190 at 3 pm on Monday, while 110 people have been either cured or discharged and deaths in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, taking the death toll to 30.Maharashtra, the worst hit, has reported the most deaths (seven) so far, followed ..

No plan to extend 21-day lockdown, says Govt

New Delhi, Mar 30The Government has said that reports claiming that the 21-day lockdown period will be extended are “baseless”. The lockdown was imposed to check the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.“There are rumours and media rep..

Limited community transmission has begun in India: Health Ministry

New Delhi, Mar 30Limited community trans-mission of the COVID-19 disease has begun in India, a Union Health Ministry document has said, admitting for the first time the country is entering that phase of the outbreak when the source of a patient’s infection cannot be traced and isolated.India has reported 1,190 cases and 30 deaths due to the Sars-Cov-2 virus, which causes the deadly infection, till Monday morning.A document detailing the standard operating procedure (SOP), released by the Ministry ..

Mizoram CM seeks Modi’s intervention over racial attacks on NE people

New Delhi, Mar 30Raising concerns over alleged incidents of racial discrimination against people of the Northeast in some States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interven..

Centre orders closure of State borders to stop migrants' exodus Lockdown violaters to be subjected to 14-day quarantine

New Delhi, Mar 29The Centre on Sunday asked State Governments and Union Territory adminis-trations to effectively seal State and district borders to stop movement of migrant workers during the nation-wide lockdown and warned that those violating the curb will be sent to 14-day quarantine.During a video conference with Chief Secretaries and DGPs, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asked them to ensure that there is no movement of people across cities or on highways as ..

Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge past 1,000 as India enters day 5 of lockdown

New Delhi, Mar 29Figures furnished by the Ministry of Family and Health Welfare reveal that the Government has iden-tified 1,091 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus across the country as of 10 am on March 29, 2020. This number is inclusive of 86 COVID-19 patients who have been treated or discharged in addition to an Italian tourist who decided to return home after under-going treatment for the infection in India.The figure also includes 25 individuals who died after testing positive for the infection. ..

Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges

New Delhi, Mar 28The number of Covid-19 cases continued to surge worldwide and had crossed 600,000 with as many as 27,862 deaths till Saturday morning. Italy has the highest number of deaths at 9,134, followed by Spain (5,138) and China (3,174). Meanwhile..

Govt says report on COVID-19 stage 3 misleading

NEW DELHI, Mar 28The Government on Satur-day denied a report which said that the coronavirus panemic is rapidly expan-ding its footprint in India and may have entered stage three, or community transmission. The denial comes after a report in Quint cited the convenor of the task force for COVID-19 hospitals, Dr Girdhar Gyani as saying, “Yes, we are calling it Stage 3. Officially we may not call it – but it is the beginning of Stage 3."Dr Girdhar, on Saturday, clarified to the ANI, "Luckily, ..

Coronavirus: Death toll hits 20; cases cross 700 in India

NEW DELHI, Mar 27Seven deaths from COVID-19 infections were reported from across the country on Thursday, the highest single-day count so far, taking the toll from the disease to 20, even as States registered 71 new cases, including four in Delhi.  The total number of coronavirus cases thus far in India crossed the 700 mark, ending the day at 727, according to reports from states.The Health Ministry confirmed six new COVID-19 deaths, which included some already reported by TOI. The total number ..

Prez, VP deliberate COVID-19 challenges with Governors

NEW DELHI, Mar 27: President Ram Nath Kovind along with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu held a video-conference with all Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of all States and Union Territories to find ways to complement the efforts of the C..

MHA issues advisory

NEW DELHI, Mar 27: The Union Home Secretary has written to all States/UTs to take immediate steps to provide adequate support, including food and shelter, to migrant agricultural labou-rers, industrial workers and other unorganized sector workers during t..

Coronavirus death toll in India rises to 16

New Delhi, Mar 26The overall death toll in the country from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 16 on Thursday as Jammu and Kashmir reported its first death, while two more died in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The total number of cases has crossed the 650-mark.While the Union Health Ministry put the number of deaths at 13 till 10:15am, officials of the three States have confirmed the deaths were due to Coronavirus. A 73-year-old from Bhilwara, Rajasthan, also died on Thursday after testing positive for ..

FM unveils Rs 1.7 lakh crore package for poor amid COVID-19 crisis

New Delhi, Mar 27To address the immediate economic distress in the wake of the lockdown prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and ensure food and cash reaches the margi-nalised segments of society, the Government announced a Rs 1,70,000 crore package, under a new scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana (PMGKBY), on Thursday.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, at a press conference in the capital, announced a series of measures, which focused on additional food transfers at no cost, additional ..

Maharashtra suspends publication of newspapers, to recommence from April 1

Mumbai, Mar 26: In a big development, the Maharashtra Government has permitted the printing and distribution of newspapers from April 1, 2020. This decision was taken in a meeting of State Industries Minister Subhash Desai with the newspaper publishers an..

Census 2021 postponed

NEW DELHI, Mar 26: Owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the first phase of Census 2021 and updating of NPR, which was to begin on various dates decided by the State/UT Governments beginning from April 1 this year and various related field activitie..

Offices to remain closed

New Delhi, Mar 26: In compliance of the order issued on March 24 by the MHA, the Ministry of HRD has directed that all its offices and autonomous institutions & subordinate offices to remain closed for a period of 3 weeks. However, all officers and st..

EC defers Rajya Sabha polls

New Delhi, Mar 24The Election Commission of India (ECI) said on Tuesday it was postponing the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for March 26 in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak to “prevent a health hazard”.Elections were to be..

Forced to vacate houses: Doctors

New Delhi, Mar 24: Resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi on Tuesday approa-ched Home Minister Amit Shah for his intervention after reports that some landlords were forcing out doctors and medical personnel staying in their h..

Coronavirus death toll rises to 10 in India

NEW DELHI, Mar 24Coronavirus cases crossed 500 and one more death from the infection reported taking the toll to ten, as the Centre on Tuesday asked the States and Union Territories to clamp curfew wherever necessary in the wake of people defying lockdown orders in several parts of the country.As 32 States and Union territories announced complete lockdown till March 31 to deal with the pandemic, authorities are tak- ing a serious view of people continuing to venture out despite the lockdown considering ..

India may have 97k-1.3mn Covid-19 infections by mid-May

New Delhi, Mar 24India might end up with 97,000 to 1.3 million coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections by mid-May, according to a statistical analysis of current trends and the country’s demographics that raises the possibility of the country bein..

Racial abuse of NE people: NEFIS submits memo to MHA

NEW DELHI, Mar 24Taking serious note of the increasing cases of racial abuse against North East people amidst novel coro-navirus, the North-East For- um for International Soli-darity (NEFIS) has submitted a memorandum to Union Minister of Home Affairs for..

BJP Govt wins confidence motion in MP

Bhopal, Mar 24Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who took oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on Monday, won a confidence motion in the State Assembly and thus proved the BJP Govern-ment’s majority in the House. No one from the Opposition Congress was present..

No domestic flights from Wednesday

New Delhi, Mar 23No domestic flights will operate from Wednesday, the Government announced today in a massive step in India's fight to check the spread of coronavirus.Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination before 11.59 pm on T..

India's 8th COVID-19 death in Bengal

Kolkata, Mar 23 The eighth coronavirus-linked death in the country took place in Kolkata today. The patient, a 57-year-old, had no history of foreign travel, said sources in the private hospital where he was admitted - injecting concern about the chain of..

Delhi lockdown till Mar 31

New Delhi, Mar 22A lockdown will be imposed in Delhi till March 31, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday, announcing unprecedented curbs amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that has infected 27 people in the city-State.All private offices will remain closed but employees — both permanent and contractual — will be considered on duty, Kejriwal said. Companies will have to provide them salary, he said at a press conference also attended by Lieutenant Governor ..

Maoists kill 17 SF men in Ch'garh

Raipur, Mar 22In one of the biggest setbacks for security forces in Chhattisgarh, Maoists killed 17 troopers in an encounter in Sukma, police said Sunday.Police have found the bodies of the 17 jawans of State police in Minpa jungles of Sukma where a fierc..

India reports 7th COVID-19 death

Patna/Mumbai, Mar 22 Three coronavirus deaths were reported from Maharashtra's Mumbai,  Bihar and Gujarat today, which takes the total number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in India to seven.In Bihar, a 38-year-old man who had recently traveled to Qata..

COVID-19 cases in India rise to 283

NEW DELHI, Mar 21The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 283 on Saturday, according to Health Ministry data.Of them, 39 are foreign nationals and Maharashtra is worst hit with 63 confirmed cases. Kerala has the second highest number of cases at 40."A..

7 years later, Nirbhaya's killers hanged

New Delhi, Mar 20Seven years after a young medical student was gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus in Delhi, a crime that shocked India, four of her killers were hanged at 5.30 am on Friday. The pre-dawn execution took place less than two hours after ..

Brief profile of the 4 men hanged for the gang rape

New Delhi, Mar 20Here is a look at who the rapists/killers were :Mukesh Singh (33) : He was the cleaner of the bus and had hit the woman and her friend with an iron rod on board the bus.Mukesh Singh had said in an interview from jail for a BBC documentary aired in 2015 that women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of molesters.Akshay Thakur (33) : Thakur was a school dropout from Aurangabad district of Bihar. He was married and has a young son. The youngest ..

COVID-19 cases jump to 223, including 32 foreigners

New Delhi, Mar 20The number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country has risen to 223, including 32 foreign Nationals, it was revealed today. At least 50 fresh cases were reported today, making it the largest single-day jump since the outbreak began weeks ago. At least four deaths have been linked to the virus. This evening the Health Ministry urged people to follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a "janata" curfew on Sunday, saying "a day's cooperation will help break the chain of transmission". ..

Coronavirus doesn't discriminate, need lockdown : 51 Entrepreneurs' note to PM

New Delhi, Mar 19A group of venture capitalists and start-ups have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take decisive action and "impose strict lock-downs and impose Section 144 (to ban large gatherings) across key cities this week" to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.In a detailed Powerpoint presentation tweeted Tuesday evening, Abhiraj Singh Bhal, the co-founder of Urban Company (formerly Urban Clap), pointed out that countries that had "acted early and strongly (South Korea, Singapore ..

Modi calls for Janata Curfew on Sunday

New Delhi, Mar 19 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Nation on the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, announced a 'Janata (public) Curfew' on Sunday (March 22). In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, which has affected over 180 in India, PM Narendra Modi requested all the citizens to abide by the 'Janata Curfew' on March 22 from 7 am till 9 pm.During the Janata Curfew, people are requested to avoid public spaces and stay home for 14 hours in the view of coronavirus outbreak ..

Called corona NE folks racially profiled at Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 19 People from the North Eastern States of India living in Delhi have alleged that they are being racially targeted and are being labelled as "corona". This comes at a time when India is grappling with the rapidly spreading coronavirus outb..

Work from home for B and C employees

NEW DELHI, Mar 19 The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Thursday issued guidelines recommending work from home facilities to be given to Group B and C employees of the Central Government."Heads of Department (HoDs) may ensure that 5..

Coronavirus claims 4th life

Press Trust of IndiaChandigarh, Mar 19: The sample of a 72-year-old man, who returned from Germany via Italy a fortnight ago and died at a hospital in Punjab's Nawanshahr district after severe chest pain, has tested positive for novel coronavirus, senior ..

Coronavirus in India Confirmed Covid-19 cases climb to 155

New Delhi, Mar 18 The total number of reported novel coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 155, with 12 fresh cases reported from various parts of the country on Wednesday.The total cases in India include 25 foreign Nationals and the three persons who died in Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra. As coronavirus cases continue to rise in India, over 5,700 people, who had come in contact with positive cases, continue to be under rigorous surveillance, the Government has said.Maharashtra has 43 cases, ..

India's death toll at 3 as another COVID-19 patient dies in Mumbai

India TV News DeskMumbai, Mar 17 : The death toll due to coronavirus outbreak rose to 3 in India after a 64-year-old woman passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday. The fatality was reported from Mumbai's Kasturba hospital, where the woman was receiving treatment for COVID-19. Two new positive cases of novel coronavirus were reported from Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh earlier today, which took the total number of cases to 127 in India. Delhi has so far reported 7 positive cases while Uttar Pradesh has recorded ..

Don't call us coronavirus: NE students

New Delhi, Mar 17 The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has created a lot of panic among people. But amid this, cases of racism and discrimination have also come forward, like people passing problematic comments towards citizens from North East States.Recently a video of students, living in a small village in Punjab called Chunni Kalan, also went viral on social media because of the same reason. The students took to Facebook to post a video explaining how after the virus outbreak, people have been ..

Coronavirus cases rise to 114 in India

New Delhi, Mar 16A total of 114 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across India with four more testing positive for the virus on Monday, the Health Ministry has said. According to reports, the fresh cases emerge from Maharashtra, Kerala, Ladakh and Odisha. Ladakh had previously reported three cases.India has reported two coronavirus deaths - one in Delhi and another one in Karnataka. So far, 13 patients have successfully recovered.Sunday recorded the highest single-day increase in the number ..

Coronavirus cases in India touch 107

New Delhi, Mar 15The number of positive coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 107, including foreign nationals, even as the Central and State Governments ramped up efforts to fight the highly contagious disease. Two persons have died of the disease in Delhi and Karnataka.At 31, Maharashtra reported the most number of coronavirus positive cases, followed by Kerala at 22 and Uttar Pradesh at 11. Out of the 107 cases, 17 are foreign nationals.India has already decla-red coronavirus a disaster, ..

Minimum chance of COVID-19 in NE: AIIMS Director

NORTH DELHI, Mar 15: The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Director, Dr Randeep Guleria on Saturday said there is a minimum chance that COVID-19 or coronavirus could make its entry into Northeast.The statement assumes significance at a time w..

Coronavirus: India reports 2nd death, positive cases rise to 84

New Delhi, Mar 14The number of positive Covid-19 cases in India now stands at 84, the Health Ministry informed on Saturday.More than 4000 people who came in contact with the 84 coronavirus positive people are under surveillance.Seven people who had tested positive for corona-virus, including one from Rajasthan, one from Delhi and five from Uttar Pradesh, were discharged after treatment, the Health Ministry said.The health ministry also informed that an Air India flight will be sent to Milan on Saturday ..

Maximum from Delhi-NCR with 19

New Delhi, Mar 8With fresh cases of coronavirus arising on Sunday, the maximum number of confirmed coronavirus cases has been reported from the National Capital Region - as many as 19.A Delhi resident, who had a travel history to Italy was the first one to test positive from the region. The largest chunk of those who tested positive for the virus in Delhi/NCR comes from a group of Italian Nationals who were confirmed for the virus at ITBP’s quarantine facility in Chhawla, Delhi last week. As ..

Total 40 infected in India TN reports second case of COVID-19

New Delhi, Mar 8A second person has tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, according to reports on Sunday.“A person has been identified positive with coronavirus and is under surveillance here at a hospital. We are tracing contact history. F..

Law Ministry notifies panel for delimitation in State, 4 others

New Delhi, Mar 7The Law Ministry on Friday notified the delimitation commission for Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Naga-land. The three-member commission will be headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai.Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has no- minated Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as his representative on the commission. The third member will be the Election Commissioner of the State or Union Territory concerned.Delimitation is the ..

Positive cases in India rise to 31

NEW DELHI, Mar 6A person from Delhi with a recent travel history to Thailand and Malaysia has tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the total number of such cases in India to 31.Officials said the person, a resident of Delhi's Uttam Nagar, had tra..

Govt exempts employees from biometric attendance

New Delhi, Mar 6 All Central Government employees were on Friday exempted from marking attendance through Aadhaar-based biometric system as a preventive measure to check the spread of the coronavirus, according to a Personnel Ministry order.The Government..

4th death warrant in Nirbhaya case 4 convicts to be hanged on March 20

New Delhi, Mar 5The four convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case will be hanged at 5.30 am on March 20, a Delhi Court ordered on Thursday. This is the fourth death warrant to be issued by the Court in the case.The order came a day after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Gupta; with this, all the four convicts have exhausted all the legal options available to them.The Tihar Jail authorities had filed a petition on Wednesday for issuing a fresh death warrant to the four convicts ..

Coronavirus outbreak in India Cases rise to 29, Health Minister says 27,000 people under surveillance

Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mar 4 With 23 more novel coronavirus cases confirmed in the country on Wednesday, taking the total number of infections to 28 so far, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Government was proactively engaged in dealing with COVID-19 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was monitoring situation daily.Giving a breakdown of the number of cases, Union Health Minister Harsh Vadhan said, “A total of 28 COVID-19 cases have been detected in India so far. Among ..

CBSE notifies

NEW DELHI, Mar 4: Following several inquiries from students and parents in view of the current situation related to coronavirus and permitting face masks and sanitizers at examination centres, the Secretary of CBSE has notified that  face masks and s..

6th coronavirus case confirmed in India Italian tests positive in Jaipur, NIV report of wife awaited

Jaipur, Mar 3 A new coronavirus case has been confirmed in India, taking the overall count to six in the country. The latest case has been reported in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The patient, an Italian tourist, tested positive for novel coranavirus on Tuesday, Un..

Soon, a train connecting India to Bhutan... Another to connect NE India to Bangladesh

Times Travel NEW DELHI, Mar 3 : Yes, you read that correct! Very soon, Indian and Bhutan will be possible on train wheels ! The Railway Board has commissioned a survey to establish the Mujnai-Nyoenpaling line to provide a cross-border rail link between India and Bhutan.Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was in Bhutan for the Bhutan-India Start-up Summit 2020. As per reports, a team from Indian Railways will visit Bhutan and have a word with the State Mining Corporation in Bhutan. This meeting ..

21 Italian tourists, 3 Indians sent to ITBP quarantine centre in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Mar 3 Twenty-one Italian tourists and three Indian tour operators have been sent to an ITBP quarantine facility in Delhi on Tuesday for suspected coronavirus exposure, official sources said.Health Ministry sources said these foreigners, 13 wome..

PM Modi hints at quitting social media

New Delhi, Mar 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among the most followed world leaders online, Monday hinted at quitting various social media platforms.The Prime Minister on Monday evening tweeted: “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media a..

Nirbhaya Case Convicts won't be hanged today : Dehi Judge

New Delhi, Mar 2 Four men convicted in the rape and fatal assault on a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi in 2012 won't be hanged tomorrow as scheduled, a Judge in Delhi said today.With the mercy petition of one of the convicts still pending with President Ram Nath Kovind, the rapists have not exhausted all their legal options, the Judge ruled.For weeks, Akshay Thakur, 31, Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Sharma, 26, and Mukesh Singh, 32, have been filing staggered petitions challenging their death sentence ..

2 new cases of COVID-19 detected at Delhi, Telangana

New Delhi, Mar 2Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a press conference, held on Monday, said that two positive cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed with one in Delhi and the other in Telangana. While one of the affected individuals has travel history from Italy, the second recently returned from Dubai. This takes the total number of positive Coronavirus cases in India to five, with three patients being discharged after treatment in Kerala earlier this year.Addressing questions about safety ..

2 more bodies found in Northeast Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 1 The Delhi Police on Sunday recovered two unidentified bodies from the Eastern Yamuna Canal in Gokalpuri. This is the same Yamuna canal that runs through riot-affected areas such as Jaffrabad, Yamuna Vihar, and Chand Bagh among others.Delh..

Delimitation in 4 NE States after a delay of 12 years

New Delhi, Feb 29The Government on Friday cancelled its earlier notifi-cations which deferred deli- mitation in Assam, Naga- land, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh due to security issues, saying the exercise could be carried out "now" as the previous circumstances cease to exist.The ''order'' issued by the Legislative Department of the Law Ministry said "it appears that the circumstances that led to the defer- ring of the delimitation exercise" in Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland "have ..

India, Myanmar sign 10 pacts

New Delhi, Feb 27India and Myanmar on Thursday exchanged 10 agreements, four of which focus on construction of water supply systems, dis-tribution of electricity by solar power, as well as construction of roads and schools in Rakhine State, located on the western coast of the South Asian country.The deals were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar President U Win Myint at the Hyderabad House today.Last month, India had extended relief assistance including noodles, toor ..

Delhi violence: Death toll rises to 38

New Delhi, Feb 27The death toll in the northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law rose to 38 on Thursday.34 people in total have died at GTB hospital, one in Jag Pravesh hospital and 3 in Lok Nayak hospital. Delhi Police head Const..