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Indigenous tests kits likely to be available in 2 weeks: IGIB Director
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Anurag Aggarwal, claimed on Monday that indigenous tests kits for diagnosis of COVID-19 are likely to be available in the next two weeks. ... read..


 
Indian hockey teams ready to focus on Olympics in 2021
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announcing that July 23 to August 8 next year will be the new dates for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Hockey India along with both Indian men and women's team coaches and support staff are already revie ... read..


 
Delhi government orders FIR against Nizamuddin Maulana
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi government on Monday has directed the police to register an FIR against Maulana Saad Kandalwi of Nizamuddin Markaz after several cases of suspected coronavirus were found in the Nizamuddin area. ... read..


 
Tourism Minister sanitises road in Bhopal
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Amid the lockdown when even Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded efforts of sanitisation workers in fighting Covid-19, Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel visited Bhopal to encourage them. ... read..


 
Railways on track to ensure essential items' supply
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Railways is working round the clock to ensure supply of essential items during the nationwide lockdown, announced to combat the coronavirus infection. ... read..


 
MCA's new scheme to reduce companies/LLPs' compliance burden
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
As part of the government's efforts to provide relief to law-abiding companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) in the wake of Covid-19, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, has introduced the "Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020" and revised the "L ... read..


 
Wendy's emerges saviour; provides food for needy
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Food chain Wendy's has come out as a saviour for the needy who are not getting food while the lockdown is in place in the national capital due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. ... read..


 
Hire private vehicles for health officials: Delhi to hospitals
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi government has asked city hospitals to hire private vehicles as per requirement for providing transportation to health officials till April 14, due to lack of public transport amid the national lockdown. ... read..


 
Modi asks envoys to identify countries for procuring medical equipment
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked all envoys of India across the world, during an unprecedented video-conference, to identify countries for procurement of medical equipment and ensure smooth international trade for essential supplies through th ... read..


 
Delhi converts 11 schools into night shelters for migrants
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi government has converted 11 schools into night shelters to enable the board and lodging of migrant workers rendered without work amidst the countrywide lockdown. ... read..


 
UK mission in India asks its citizens to send details for evacuation amid coronavirus lockdown
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 3:11:28 AM IST
The United Kingdom's mission here on Tuesday asked its nationals stranded in India amid coronavirus lockdown to send their details as London announced worldwide flight package to evacuate British people from different countries. ... read..


 
'All Delhi students up to Class 8 to be promoted to next standard'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday that all students of the national capital up to Class VIII will be promoted to the next standard under the no detention policy of the Right to Education Act. ... read..


 
SAI employees contribute Rs 76 lakh to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, people from all walks of life are trying their best to help fellow citizens to fight the pandemic and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) employees have now contributed Rs 76 lakh to PM CAR ... read..


 
5,000 coaches to be converted into isolation wards: Railways
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Indian Railways on Monday said it will convert 5,000 rail coaches into isolation wards to combat the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


 
Postpone application dates, HRD Minister to leading institutes
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Amidst the Covid-19 shutdown, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Monday advised the National Testing Agency to postpone the last date of application for entrance in leading institutes like JNU and others. ... read..


 
Shipping lines asked to waive charges to give relief to importers
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
To give relief to the importers and to maintain supply chains, the Director General of Shipping has issued an advisory to waive container detention charges on import shipments as a one-time measure to deal with the disruptions arising out of the Covid-19 ... read..


 
Risking health, several NGOs take to the streets to feed the poor, jobless
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
At a time when thousands of labourers and daily wage workers are either migrating to their hometowns or have been left jobless due to the prolonged nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) ... read..


 
IOA, NSFs welcome new dates for Tokyo Olympics
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) along with the National Sports Federations (NSF) expressed their happiness with the newly announced revised dates for the Tokyo Olympics. ... read..


 
Premium payment period for Postal Life Insurance, Rural Postal Life Insurance extended up to April 30
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:56 AM IST
In wake of nationwide lockdown in the backdrop of coronavirus outbreak, the Directorate of Postal Life Insurance (PLI) on Monday extended the premium payment period for Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance up to April 30. ... read..


 
IBBI amends CIRP regulations to provide relief amid lockdown
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:49 AM IST
To address the difficulty faced by the lockdown due to COVID-19, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) amended the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) regulations to provide relief in the corporate insolvency resolution process. ... read..


 
India expands its capacity for PPE kits, 12 domestic firms meet the norms
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:47 AM IST
The central government is expanding its capacity to meet the demands of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to meet the challenge posed by COVID19 and at least 12 Indian companies have also qualified the set parameters to manufacture personal protect ... read..


 
Delhi Police rescue an Assamese woman stuck due to lockdown
By Ravi Jalhotra

New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:46 AM IST
The Delhi Police have rescued a woman, who got stuck in the city due to the lockdown. ... read..


 
Delhi govt to ask police to register FIR against Maulana of Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:44 AM IST
The Delhi government will ask the police to register an FIR against the Maulana of Markaz in Nizamuddin area as some people have shown symptoms of coronavirus after taking part in a religious gathering there. ... read..


 
Delhi govt turns 11 schools into night shelters
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:40 AM IST
The Delhi government on Monday said that it has converted 11 schools into night shelters, in a bid accommodate the migrant workers who are leaving Delhi towards their homes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, amid the three-week nationwide lockdown imposed to pre ... read..


 
'No more Oly qualifiers until fair access can be guaranteed'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that no remaining qualification events for Tokyo Olympics will be held till fair access and preparations can be guaranteed for all athletes. The IOC said so in a letter to all National Olympic Councils ( ... read..


 
Safety instructions for air cargo operations issued
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Centre on Monday issued safety guidelines for air cargo operations amid the outbreak of Covid-19. ... read..


 
Migrant exodus under control, states to enforce lockdown: MHA
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
A day after its move to curb the movement of lakhs of migrant workers across states in an exodus prompted by a 21-day nationwide lockdown to mitigate COVID-19 spread, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday announced that the situation is under control and ... read..


 
RBI extends Fixed Rate Reverse Repo, MSF window
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:51 PM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday extended the Fixed Rate Reverse Repo and Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) window to provide eligible market participants with greater flexibility in their liquidity management. ... read..


 
Efforts underway to provide food, accommodation to riot victims: Delhi govt tells HC
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:47 PM IST
The AAP government on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that officials are making all efforts to help the riot victims in the north-east district in the national capital by providing them food and medicine amid the nationwide lockdown. ... read..


 
400 people were part of religious gathering in Nizamuddin, says Delhi Police official
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:42 PM IST
Around 400 people were part of the religious gathering at Markaz building in Nizamuddin amid the coronavirus lockdown, said a senior Delhi Police official on Monday. ... read..


 
RS Prasad reviews performance of essential services under DoT, Department of Post
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:38 PM IST
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday held a review meeting regarding performance of essential services under Department of Telecom and Department of Post with heads of circles from all States via video conferencing. ... read..


 
'Unfortunate' that Kabul gurdwara attack took place, says Hardeep Puri
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:33 PM IST
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said it was "very unfortunate" that the Kabul gurdwara attack took place when the prayers were going on in the context of coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


 
India not at community transmission level, says Health Ministry
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Coronavirus outbreak in India is, technically, still in local transmission stage, and there has been no community transmission so far, the Union Health Ministry announced on Monday. ... read..


 
New India Assurance initiates risk coverage for health workers
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Public sector insurance company New India Assurance on Monday announced the commencement of the risk coverage of Rs 50 lakh per healthcare personnel in treating coronavirus positive patients. ... read..


 
Two Tablighi Jammat participants die of suspected coronavirus
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Two persons have died of suspected COVID-19 in Delhi's Nizamuddin area from a group of people who had come from various parts of the country and abroad to take part in Tablighi Jammat, a religious gathering of the Muslim community. ... read..


 
Call will be taken as and when situation demands: Govt official on lockdown extension
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:11:43 PM IST
There is no assessment on the extension of lockdown in the country in view of coronavirus and a call will be taken as per situation, Director General of Press Information Bureau K S Dhatiwal said on Monday. ... read..


 
Notices served for holding religious gathering in Nizamuddin: Delhi Police
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:11:30 PM IST
South Eastern District DCP RP Meena on Monday said that notices have been served for holding a religious gathering in Nizamuddin during the coronavirus lockdown and the matter will be examined further. ... read..


 
Sharath Kamal was hoping Tokyo Olympics to take place 'little bit' earlier
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:11:27 PM IST
After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the new schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Indian table tennis player Sharath Kamal said that he was hoping the event to take place a 'little bit' earlier. ... read..


 
DTC to allow only essential services providers in buses
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), here on Monday, said only those who were involved in providing essential services would be allowed to travel in its buses. ... read..


 
Centre asks auto companies to manufacture ventilators
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Centre has asked automobile companies to manufacture ventilators to tide over any shortages in treating Covid-19 patients. ... read..


 
Centre asks auto cos to manufacture ventilators
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Centre has asked automobile companies to manufacture ventilators to tide over any shortages in treating COVID-19 patients. ... read..


 
Automobile manufacturers working to produce ventilators: Health Ministry
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 10:41:42 PM IST
Health Ministry officials said on Monday that automobile manufacturers such as Maruti, Tata and Mahindra and Mahindra were being involved in the production of ventilators as part of preparations to cope up with COVID 19. ... read..


 
All possible help being provided to Indian citizens abroad, Centre tells Delhi HC
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 10:41:37 PM IST
The Central government on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that all possible help with regards to accommodation, food and medical aid is being provided to all citizens of India who are abroad and who get in touch with the respective Consulates and Emb ... read..


 
Karan Johar shares video of 'high tea' with mom, daughter
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 10:41:36 PM IST
Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday shared some insights into his family time. The director shared an adorable video of 'high tea' along with daughter Roohi Johar and mom Hiroo Johar while they stay indoors amid the countrywide COVID-19 lockdown. ... read..


 
Centre extends crop loan interest benefits till May 31
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 10:41:29 PM IST
In view of the situation arising out of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the Centre has extended the benefit of 2 per cent interest subvention (IS) to banks and 3 per cent prompt repayment incentive (PRI) to all farmers till May 31 for all crop loans upt ... read..


 
No retrenchment for 6 months across sectors, demands Cong
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Amid the loss of business due to the nationwide lockdown to thwart the COVID-19 spread, the Congress has demanded that the government should bring a law that there should be no retrenchment of employees in the next six months, which should be applicable t ... read..


 
No movement except for essential services: Delhi LG
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has directed DMs and DCPs to ensure there is no movement of people except for availing essential services in the national capital during the 21-day lockdown. ... read..


 
Banks branches remain open, ATMs filled up: FM
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Banks are ensuring that their branches remain open and ATMs (automated teller machines) functional with adequate cash amid the nationwide lockdown, according to the Union Finance Minister, here on Monday. ... read..


 
Kota students are my family, responsibility: LS Speaker
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, here on Monday, assured all help to the outstation students studying at coaching centres in the Kota-Bundi area, his parliamentary constituency in Rajasthan, where they stuck amid the countrywide lockdown. ... read..


 
If Dhoni plays, he should for India: Irfan Pathan
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Former India skipper M.S. Dhonis future has been the topic of discussion after the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. While some pundits believe it is the end of the road as far as Dhonis India dreams ... read..


 
Ensure paychecks, cash flow to avoid mega financial crisis: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
As global recession seems inevitable with demand shock becoming much larger than the initial supply shock, governments must ensure that workers get paychecks and firms receive enough cash flows to avoid bankruptcy, else the present health crisis will turn ... read..


 
Rohit has best cricketing brain among current players: Jaffer
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Star Indian opener Rohit Sharma has the best cricketing brain among modern-day players, believes former India opener Wasim Jaffer. ... read..


 
Dalai Lama applauds India's efforts on tackling pandemic
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed admiration and gratitude for the steps taken by the Indian government to meet the challenges arising out of the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


 
Taapsee shares her first NYC experience in throwback picture
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 10:11:33 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu on Monday shared a throwback picture from her first trip to New York City and penned her experience of the "first-ever minus degree temperature" while she strolled in the Big Apple. The 32-year-old actor took to Instagram and shared a pictur ... read..


 
129 shelters lodge 29,328 migrants in Haryana
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Haryana has so far set 129 relief and shelter homes in different districts and provided board and lodging to 29,328 migrants at present amid the 21-day lockdown in the country, official sources said on Monday. ... read..


 
FY21 GDP growth revised downwards to 3.6%: India Ratings
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
India Ratings and Research has revised its FY21 gross domestic product (GDP) growth for India down to 3.6% from 5.5%. ... read..


 
45% of Indians do not back up their data, files: Survey
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Nearly half of Indians do not back up because they think their data or files are not important enough and most of those who back up their data, do it once a month, a survey said on Monday. ... read..


 
Dhoni was focused on getting ready for IPL: Balaji
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
The outbreak of the coronavirus saw the Chennai Super Kings training camp being called off and skipper M.S. Dhoni returning home from Chennai. But CSK bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji said that the former India skipper looked very intense during his trai ... read..


 
Global smartphone sales declines 14% in February: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, market demand is fragile but global smartphone sales in February declined only 14 per cent compared to last year, thus showing some resilience, a new report has said. ... read..


 
India still in local transmission stage of COVID19: Health Ministry
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 9:11:44 PM IST
India is in "local transmission stage" of coronavirus and the total number of confirmed cases at 1071, Health Ministry said on Monday. ... read..


 
Vicky Kaushal observes sunset with mom, shares adorable quarantine picture
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 9:11:39 PM IST
Actor Vicky Kaushal is spending some 'memorable moments' with family amid quarantine. The actor on Monday shared an adorable picture with his mom as they observe the sunset as they stay indoors amid the countrywide COVID-19 lockdown. ... read..


 
AWWA gives 1000 lunch packets for Delhi migrant workers
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 9:11:36 PM IST
The Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) on Monday gave 1000 lunches to the representatives of Delhi government, who will distribute these food packets among migrant labourers. ... read..


 
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