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SC asks govt: What steps taken to stop exodus of workers?
on 2020-03-31 at 06:23
Fight misinformation spread: PM to activists
on 2020-03-31 at 06:22
Omar’s message even in grief earns Modi’s applause
on 2020-03-31 at 06:20
Tipplers pour into deaddiction centres in Hyd
on 2020-03-31 at 06:18
Will back any move to ensure no sackings in pvt cos: Cong
on 2020-03-31 at 06:14
Preachers came on tourist visa, face legal action
on 2020-03-31 at 06:10
No plan to extend 21-day lockdown: Govt
on 2020-03-31 at 06:06
Army dismisses rumours about plan to impose emergency
on 2020-03-31 at 06:02
6 corona deaths in T’gana in 3 days, all linked to Delhi religious meet
on 2020-03-31 at 06:00
‘A selfie an hr’ diktat for the quarantined
on 2020-03-31 at 05:56
TN stares at major corona crisis as 10 Tablighi delegates test +ve
on 2020-03-31 at 05:53
New high: 11 more deaths, 157 new cases
on 2020-03-31 at 05:20
Both the number of deaths due to Covid-19 as well as new cases reported across the country surged to a new single-day high on Monday, with 11 people succumbing to the infection and 157 fresh cases reported from the states.
Bodies of all victims to be cremated, says Mumbai civic body
on 2020-03-31 at 04:56
A circular issued by BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi on Monday saying bodies of all dead Covid-19 positive patients must be cremated irrespective of religion stirred up a controversy in the city, with many protesting against the guidelines. The circular was amended later in the evening by the BMC chief’s office to say burials would be allowed if “the burial grounds are large enough.”
Centre: 21 lakh PPE kits ordered, 60,000 supplied to hospitals
on 2020-03-31 at 04:42
The health ministry on Monday said it has placed orders for 21 lakh personal protection equipment (PPEs) coveralls for medical staff dealing with Covid-19 patients with 11 domestic manufacturers, whereas around 60,000 PPE kits have already been procured and supplied to hospitals and healthcare workers across the country.
AI to operate 9 charters to fly back Germans
on 2020-03-31 at 04:21
Air India will from Tuesday operate nine charter flights from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to Frankfurt on its wide-body aircraft to fly Germans back home over next few days. These aircraft will fly back from Germany to India as ferry flights (with no passengers)
‘India still in local transmission stage’
on 2020-03-31 at 04:14
Covid-19 outbreak in India remains in ‘local transmission’ stage and any evidence of ‘community transmission’ will be shared with the public so that the level of alertness can be increased, the government said seeking to put at rest speculations about a wider spread of the virus.
Govt: Lockdown working, but need to be on our toes
on 2020-03-31 at 04:00
India has witnessed a slower rate of progression in Covid-19 cases as compared to several other countries, even developed nations, indicating that the national lockdown and other measures are having a positive effect even though there is no scope for any laxity in enforcing social distancing, the government said on Monday.
Migrant workers returning to UP ‘sanitised’ with bleach, health min blames ‘over-zealous’ officials, probe on
on 2020-03-31 at 03:34
Several batches of migrant workers, including women and children, who arrived in UP from Delhi/NCR in government-run buses over the weekend were made to squat on a road in Bareilly district and sprayed with sodium hypochlorite — a bleaching agent which authorities later admitted was “unfit for use on humans” — in a bid to sanitise them.
States taking over star hotels across India
on 2020-03-31 at 03:14
In their battle against Covid-19 pandemic, state governments have started taking over private hotels, including multi-star facilities, so that they can be converted into special wards for patients in the worst affected cities across the country.
Assam doctor’s death raises questions
on 2020-03-31 at 03:04
UK Mission In India Gets Ready To Evacuate Britons Stuck Amid Lockdown
on 2020-03-30 at 23:47
The United Kingdom mission in New Delhi on Tuesday asked its nationals stranded in India amid coronavirus lockdown to send their details as London announced worldwide flight package to evacuate…
Coronavirus | Global lockdown tightens as deaths mount
by AFP on 2020-03-30 at 22:58
World leaders — several of whom have been stricken or forced into isolation — are still grappling for ways to deal with a crisis that will have economic and social shockwaves unseen since World War II.
Coronavirus | New York State surpasses 1,000 deaths
by AP on 2020-03-30 at 22:44
The total number of State-wide deaths isn’t expected to be released until Monday, but with at least 250 additional deaths recorded outside the city as of Sunday morning, the State’s total fatalities was at least 1,026.
Coronavirus | Great Pyramid of Giza lights up in solidarity against pandemic
by AFP on 2020-03-30 at 22:40
Egypt has so far registered 656 COVID-19 cases, including 41 deaths and 150 reported recoveries.
Coronavirus | Albanian healthcare personnel help badly-hit Italian city of Brescia
by AFP on 2020-03-30 at 22:22
Italy has recorded a world-leading 11,591 deaths, more than half of them in the Lombardy region.
Coronavirus | Amazon, Instacart workers protest over safety
by AFP on 2020-03-30 at 22:08
A separate group of workers at the Amazon-owned grocery chain Whole Foods meanwhile called for a one-day stoppage or “sickout” on Tuesday to press demands for improved health measures.
Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital Sanaa
by AFP on 2020-03-30 at 21:52
The Huthi-run Al-Masirah television reported at least 19 air strikes on a number of targets in Sanaa, including military bases and a military academy.
Over Rs 600 Crore Deposited In Bank Accounts Of 27.15 Lakh UP Workers
on 2020-03-30 at 21:20
In a big relief to workers under the rural employment scheme (MNREGA) in Uttar Pradesh during the nation-wide lockdown, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that Rs 611 crore has been…
Coronavirus | Five members of U.S. Congress test positive
by Reuters on 2020-03-30 at 20:21
An estimated 230 House members returned to Washington to pass the $2.2 trillion Economic Relief Bill despite the health risks of travelling and gathering at the Capitol.
Automobile Manufacturers Asked To Make Ventilators: Health Ministry
on 2020-03-30 at 19:52
The centre has asked automobile manufacturers to use their facilities to make ventilators in order to increase the availability of such machines in view of rise in the COVID-19 cases, officials said…
COVID-19: Maharashtra Announces 8% Cut In Electricity Tariff For 5 Years
on 2020-03-30 at 18:42
The Maharashtra government on Monday announced an average of 8 per cent electricity tariff cut for the next five years to help businesses and people tide over the COVID-19 crisis.
Coronavirus | Opposition urges Sri Lankan govt. to reconvene Parliament
by Meera Srinivasan on 2020-03-30 at 18:04
‘President can’t approve funds to fight COVID-19 after April 30’
“Miserly, Inadequate”: P Chidambaram On Government’s Economic Package For Poor
on 2020-03-30 at 17:56
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today termed “miserly and inadequate” the government’s economic package for the poor in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and urged it to announce a “bold”…
Greek resistance hero Glezos passes away
by AFP on 2020-03-30 at 17:54
He remained an activist even in old age
6 Who Attended Delhi Mosque Congregation Die Of COVID-19 In Telangana
on 2020-03-30 at 17:52
Six people who attended a congregation at a mosque in Delhi’s Nizamuddin have died in Telangana after testing positive for coronavirus. A cleric at the event had died after in Srinagar last week.
COVID-19: Maldives Parliament meets online, discusses strategies
by Meera Srinivasan on 2020-03-30 at 17:49
Govt. to support sectors like fishing that can ‘bounce back’
227 New Coronavirus Cases In India, Sharpest Spike In A Single Day
on 2020-03-30 at 17:39
Less than a week into the 21-day lockdown, the country saw the sharpest spike in coronavirus cases — 227 people tested positive over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,251, health ministry data…
Interview | ‘Testing and mass quarantines helped Wuhan defeat virus’
by Ananth Krishnan on 2020-03-30 at 17:39
Doctor from the city explains how China battled COVID-19
In Home Quarantine, Migrant Worker Hangs Himself In Chhattisgarh: Police
on 2020-03-30 at 17:35
A 35-year-old man placed in home quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak after he returned to his native Dhamtari district in Chhattisgarh from Tamil Nadu allegedly committed suicide on Monday,…
UP Cops Donate Blood To Save Elderly Man’s Life Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
on 2020-03-30 at 17:23
In these times of crisis when the police are overstressed to meet with the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, four policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow saved the life of an elderly man by…
“Fake News”: Government Says Financial Year Not Being Extended
on 2020-03-30 at 17:08
The financial year has not been extended till June this year in view of the coronavirus outbreak, the Finance Ministry said on Monday, refuting media reports.
Coronavirus India lockdown day 6 live updates | Global death toll tops 35,000
by The Hindu Net Desk on 2020-03-30 at 16:53
According to WHO’s March 29 update, globally, 30,105 have died and 638,146 tested positive
Telangana Announces Big Salary Cuts Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
on 2020-03-30 at 16:39
The Telangana government decided to impose big salary cuts ranging from 10 per cent to 75 per cent for its executive, political representatives and employees, as the country completed six days of the…
Robbers Hit Home Of J&K Family Under Coronavirus Quarantine
on 2020-03-30 at 16:32
The house of a coronavirus positive patient in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir was allegedly robbed during the night as the entire family was in quarantine, police said on Monday.
Van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid
by AP on 2020-03-30 at 16:31
Thieves smashed a glass door to get into the museum in the Netherlands
With 25 Cases Today, Delhi Coronavirus Numbers Rise To 97
on 2020-03-30 at 15:30
With a sharp jump of 25 in the past 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has risen to 97, the government informed today. Two people have died so far in the national capital because of…
“We Used Soap, Water,” Says Kerala After Questions Over UP’s Bleach Spray
on 2020-03-30 at 15:09
Following outrage over authorities in Uttar Pradesh spraying a group of migrant workers with bleach amid the coronavirus pandemic, fire department officials in Kerala have said that they used a jet of…
Haryana Man Sets Himself On Fire Cleaning Kitchen With Alcohol Sanitiser
on 2020-03-30 at 15:03
A man from Haryana suffered 35 per cent burn injuries when he accidentally came in contact with fire in his kitchen while cleaning household items with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, doctors said.
Coronavirus | Israeli PM Netanyahu enters quarantine after aide tested positive
by PTI on 2020-03-30 at 15:01
Mr. Neyanyahu’s office said the step was a precaution and is being taken even before the epidemiological investigation has been concluded.
Mumbai Civic Body’s “Only Cremation” Order For COVID-19 Deaths Withdrawn
on 2020-03-30 at 14:20
Those Who Died Of Coronavirus Will Be Cremated: Mumbai Civic Body BMC
Staying At Home Is The Only Option: Coronavirus Survivor
on 2020-03-30 at 14:03
A 34-year-old woman, who has recovered from COVID-19, now regrets her decision to travel abroad which resulted in her contracting the infection, and has urged people to remain indoors to check the…
P Chidambaram To Give Rs 1 Crore To Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
on 2020-03-30 at 13:56
Senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, on Monday announced he would give Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund here…