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Cyclone Amphan: Centre sends 5 Army columns to help Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 24, 2020 9:11:48 AM IST
The Central Government on Saturday sent five columns of Indian Army to help Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to restore infrastructure in Kolkata. ... read..


COVID-19: Doctors at Delhi's RML hospital protest against Centre's move to cancel 14-day quarantine
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 9:11:42 AM IST
A group of resident doctors at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the national capital on Saturday organised a candlelight vigil outside their hostel to protest against the government's decision to stop putting them under 14-day quarantine at dedicated facilit ... read..


Severe heat wave warning issued for Rajasthan
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 9:11:40 AM IST
India Meteorological Department predicted that 'severe heatwave' condition is likely to prevail over Rajasthan on Sunday. ... read..


TRS MLA, Ibrahimpatnam ACP and CI booked under SC/ST Act as BJP MPP alleges assault
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 24, 2020 8:41:45 AM IST
TRS MLA Manchireddy Kishan Reddy, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ibrahimpatnam Yadagiri Reddy and CI Ibrahimpatnam Guruva Reddy have been booked under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act allegedly for attacking and abusin ... read..


Two brothers voluntarily quarantined in Sultanpur after returning from Delhi
Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 8:41:44 AM IST
Two brothers who returned from Delhi amid the lockdown have quarantined themselves as a precautionary measure to halt the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


Shiv Sena MP writes to DM, demands free COVID-19 test for Thane prison police staff
Thane (Maharashtra) | May 24, 2020 8:41:42 AM IST
Shiv Sena Member of Parliament from Thane Rajan Vichare has written a letter to District Magistrate Rajesh Narvekar urging for police staff at Thane prison to be provided with the facility of free COVID-19 testing. ... read..


Kerala: Schools being sanitised ahead of class 10th and 12th examinations
Wayanad (Kerala) | May 24, 2020 8:41:40 AM IST
Ahead of class 10th and 12th examinations, the schools in Kerala's Wayanad district are being sanitised as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus. ... read..


Madhya Pradesh's corona recovery rate reaches 51 pc, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 8:41:39 AM IST
The recovery rate for corona patients has reached 51 per cent in Madhya Pradesh, said State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. ... read..


South Western Railway ferries 1.9 lakh passengers in Shramik special trains
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 24, 2020 8:41:37 AM IST
The South Western Railway (SWR) has run 135 Shramik special trains carrying 1.90 lakh migrant workers, students and families, to return to their home towns in different parts of the country after the relaxation of lockdown norms, it said in a statement. ... read..


Employee at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant tests positive for COVID-19
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 8:11:38 AM IST
An employee of leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited's Manesar plant tested positive for COVID-19 on May 22, 2020. ... read..


Process of granting emergency parole to convicts is underway: Tihar Jail
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 8:11:37 AM IST
The process of granting emergency parole to convicts is underway to contain the spread of coronavirus, as per information provided by a Tihar Jail official. ... read..


First COVID wellness centre inaugurated in Kathua
Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 24, 2020 7:11:47 AM IST
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kathua, O.P Bhagat, on Saturday inaugurated first COVID Wellness Centre of the district, established in the premises of University campus building. ... read..


TDP leader alleges fake cases being filed against party cadre in Andhra Pradesh
Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 7:11:41 AM IST
Penamaluru former MLA and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Bode Prasad held a protest in front of Vuyyuru police station alleging that fake cases are being filed against TDP activists. ... read..


Raipur's women SHG making designer masks, sanitiser for combating COVID-19
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | May 24, 2020 7:11:39 AM IST
Under the 'Bihan' scheme of Chhattisgarh government, a women Self Help Group (SHG) at Serkhedi village in Raipur district is making designer masks and sanitiser for combating COVID-19. It is also a source of their livelihood. ... read..


Carcass of giant sperm whale found in Odisha's Kendrapara
Kendrapara (Odisha) | May 24, 2020 7:11:38 AM IST
Carcass of a sperm whale was found in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara here on Saturday. ... read..


Two Telangana MLAs booked under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2020 6:45:06 AM IST
Two Telangana MLAs belonging to ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and its friendly party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) were on Saturday booked under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 in two sepa ... read..


People throng markets in Doda, Imphal for Eid shopping flouting social distancing norms
Doda (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 24, 2020 6:11:40 AM IST
Social distancing norms were flouted as people thronged markets for the purchases here on Saturday ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. ... read..


Imphal Airport authorities taking measures to ensure social distancing
Imphal (Manipur) | May 24, 2020 5:41:40 AM IST
Keeping in view the resumption of domestic flight services from May 25, Imphal International Airport authorities are taking all measures to ensure social distancing among passengers so as to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. ... read..


Patna's Mahavir temple to allow devotees in specified time slots based on their names
Patna (Bihar) | May 24, 2020 5:41:38 AM IST
Devotees will be allowed to visit Patna's Mahavir temple during specified time slots based on the alphabetical order in their names so as to ensure the strict compliance of the norms of social distancing, once the temple reopens after the coronavirus lock ... read..


NIA catches key man in trafficking of Bangla girls
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Almost a year after an investigation began into a racket involving trafficking of Bangladeshi girls in various cities of India for sexual exploitations, the NIA finally got a breakthrough on Saturday in the case and arrested a key member of the gang from ... read..


People reaching state to choose between paid COVID-test and home quarantine: Goa govt
Panaji (Goa) | May 24, 2020 5:11:37 AM IST
The Goa government on Saturday said that the people coming to the state by air, rail or road route will have the option to either undergo a paid COVID-19 test at the entry point or undergo a 14-day home quarantine. ... read..


User privacy, security taken extremely seriously: Zoom
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:45:06 AM IST
Soon after the Supreme Court sought the response of the Central government over a petition seeking a ban on Zoom, the video calling app claimed that it "takes user privacy, security, and trust extremely seriously." ... read..


Migrants on 'Ram bharose' journey as IR re-routes trains (2nd Ld)
Mumbai | Sunday, 2020 4:45:06 AM IST
The woes of thousands of migrants returning to their home states seems to have multiplied as the Indian Railways abruptly changed the routes of several special trains which left Maharashtra and Gujarat in the past couple of days, according to sources here ... read..


21 of 73 people who arrived from USA test positive for COVID-19 in Haryana's Panchkula
Panchkula (Haryana) | May 24, 2020 4:41:39 AM IST
A total of 21 out of 73 people who arrived from the USA on May 19 have tested positive for COVID19, according to officials. ... read..


Two Pinjra Tod members arrested for Delhi riots
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Two members belonging to Pinjra Tod, a far-Left women rights group, were arrested on Saturday for their involvement in the north-east Delhi riots early this year, police said. ... read..


Rain, thunderstorm cause extensive damage in AP's Krishna district
Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 4:11:44 AM IST
Heavy rain with lightning and thunderstorms in the Krishna district on Saturday caused extensive damages to the roads and interrupted power supply. ... read..


Assam reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, state tally rises to 346
Guwahati (Assam) | May 24, 2020 4:11:39 AM IST
Seventeen more COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed in Assam on Saturday taking the total cases in the state to 346, said Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. ... read..


COVID-19 tally in MP's Indore crosses 3,000
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 4:11:38 AM IST
Seventy-five more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on Saturday, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 3008. ... read..


Naidu seeks permission from Andhra DGP to visit Visakhapatnam to meet gas leak victims
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 24, 2020 4:11:37 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu has written a letter to Andhra Pradesh DGP Gautam Sawang seeking permission to visit Visakhapatnam to interact with gas leak victims on Monday. ... read..


Telangana gets India's first mobile ICU for Covid-19 patients
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
A charity organisation has developed a mobile intensive care unit equipped with two ventilators and three beds in a bus for Covid-19 patients. ... read..


Palghar lynching: SP shunted
Mumbai | Sunday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
In the continuing fallout of the April 16 lynching incident in which two Sadhus were killed by a mob, the state government on Saturday shunted out Palghar Superintendent Police Guarav Singh and replaced him with senior IPS officer, D.T. Shinde. ... read..


2 strategically vital bridges inaugurated in Arunachal
Itanagar | Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
To help faster movement of people and armed forces to the India-China border, two strategically important bridges were inaugurated on Saturday in Arunachal Pradesh. ... read..


Maha ATS arrests man for making threat call to kill UP CM in bomb blast
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 24, 2020 3:41:41 AM IST
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested a 25-year-old man accused of making a threat call to kill Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath in a bomb blast. ... read..


3300 J-K residents stranded in Maharashtra sent back by Shramik Special Trains in last 10 days
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 24, 2020 3:41:39 AM IST
Around 600 stranded persons from Jammu and Kashmir including 200 students, left for Udhampur Railway Station from Bandra Terminus, Mumbai on Saturday by the 4th and last Special Shramik Train, according to Department of Information and Public Relations, G ... read..


Map row: Delhi govt official suspended, Sikkim writes to Kejriwal govt
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday announced suspension of an employee responsible for showing Sikkim as an 'independent nation,' but the map row escalated: the Sikkim government has now written to the Delhi Chief Secretary objecting to the ... read..


Cyclone Amphan: Odisha sends 500-member team to assist Bengal
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
The Odisha government has sent a team of 500 members to assist West Bengal in post-cyclone restoration work, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


Delhi sizzles at 46.2 degree Celsius, severe heatwave to continue
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
The national capital on Saturday witnessed maximum temperature of 46.2 degree Celsius the highest this season -- with the weather office predicting severe heatwave in the coming days. ... read..


'Home quarantine protocol': Raj migrants stay on cots & huts (Ld)
Jaipur | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
At a time when stories of migrants flouting the quarantine guidelines are pouring in from different parts of the country, in Dungarpur, a small town in Rajasthan, returnees are opting to stay under the open sky on their charpais (cots) or in hutments duri ... read..


Home quarantine mandatory for those entering state by domestic flights: Kerala govt
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | May 24, 2020 3:11:36 AM IST
Taking stringent measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, Kerala government on Saturday made it mandatory for all people coming from other states to Kerala by domestic flights to remain under home quarantine for 14 days from the date of arrival. ... read..


Odisha set for next level of industrial growth: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday Odisha was ready for the next level of industrial development in the post Covid-19 scenario. ... read..


'This made my Eid', says Delhi mango seller overwhelmed by donations from people after loot
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:41:41 AM IST
Overwhelmed by the donations that poured in from the society for his help, Phool Mia, the fruit seller in north Delhi's Jagatpuri area whose mangoes were looted by the ordinary people, said that those who helped him have made his "Eid" and have shown that ... read..


Fire at Delhi COVID-designated hospital, 8 evacuated (Ld)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A fire broke out at Cygnus Orthocare Hospital, a COVID-designated hospital, in the national capital on Saturday evening. The fire broke out at the Operation Theatre and recovery room of the hospital on the third floor. ... read..


Man shoots self in fit of rage, wife also hurt in Gurugram
Gurugram | Sunday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A heated argument between husband and wife led to the 34-year-old man shooting himself in their SUV near the Rampura flyover around 10 p.m. on Friday, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


UP government paves way for sale of liquors in malls
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 2:12:27 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday approved 'UP Excise (Settlement of Licenses for Premium Retail Vends of Foreign Liquor) Rules, 2020', paving the way for the sale of certain categories of liquors in malls in the state. ... read..


Happy that almost 50 PC migrant workers opted to stay back: Punjab CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 24, 2020 2:12:23 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that close to 50 per cent migrant labourers have opted to stay back and he was 'equally happy' that they did so. ... read..


Karnataka issues guidelines for quarantine
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 24, 2020 2:12:22 AM IST
Two days before the resumption of domestic air travel, Karnataka government has issued detailed guidelines for the persons coming from 'high prevalence states' amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown. ... read..


DGP sanctions Rs 1.90 crore special welfare relief for NoKs of personnel who died in harness
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 24, 2020 2:12:20 AM IST
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Saturday sanctioned Rs 1.90 crore as Special Welfare Relief in favour of dependents and legal heirs of ten Police personnel who passed away in harness. ... read..


Shops in Haryana to open from 9 am to 6 pm
Ambala (Haryana) | May 24, 2020 2:12:19 AM IST
Haryana government on Saturday released Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), saying that shops would open between 9 am and 6 pm. ... read..


BLR Airport all set to welcome passengers to a contactless experience
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 24, 2020 2:12:16 AM IST
In an effort to protect passengers and staff from the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has introduced a parking-to-boarding contactless journey at the airport. ... read..


Tourism to be promoted in a phased manner, says Karnataka Minister
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 24, 2020 2:12:14 AM IST
Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi said that coronavirus lockdown has severely marred the tourism industry in the state and the government will revive it in a phased manner. ... read..


Dattatreya Shinde named new SP of Palghar
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 24, 2020 2:12:13 AM IST
The Maharashtra government has appointed Dattatreya Shinde as the new Superintendent of Police (SP) for Palghar district replacing Gaurav Singh, who was sent on compulsory leave, following the lynching of three persons on April 16. ... read..


Indian Army assist stranded commuters on NH-44 after landslide in Ramban
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 24, 2020 2:12:11 AM IST
Indian Army on Saturday assisted a large number of stranded commuters on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44) in Ramban district after it was blocked due to heavy landslide. ... read..


COVID-19 can't be eliminated, we have to live with it: Andhra CM
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 2:12:07 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday said that COVID-19 cannot be eliminated and we have to accept the reality and get used to live with it by taking adequate precautions to prevent the infection. ... read..


KVIC launches stylish three layered Khadi silk face mask
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:12:06 AM IST
In order to help people fight COVID-19 pandemic and to keep infection at bay, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Saturday launched Khadi-Silk face masks made up of hand-woven fabric that provides extra comfort to the users. ... read..


People in West Bengal protest demanding restoration of power, water supply
Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 24, 2020 2:12:04 AM IST
People in West Bengal on Saturday took to streets demanding restoration of power and water supplies, which had been affected during super cyclone Amphan. The cyclone has claimed 86 lives. ... read..


Delhi L-G suspends officer for making incorrect reference to Sikkim in ad
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:12:03 AM IST
Delhi Lt Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Saturday said that a senior officer of the Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with immediate effect for publishing an advertisement, which disrespects the territorial integrity of India. ... read..


Central Water Commission gives nod to C'garh's Bodhghat irrigation project
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | May 24, 2020 2:12:01 AM IST
The Central Water Commission (CWC) on Saturday gave its in-principle consent to carry out the work of Bodhghat multipurpose irrigation project, one of the ambitious irrigation projects in Chhattisgarh but pending for 40 years. ... read..


Andhra minister holds press meet on one year of party's thumping victory in elections
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 2:12:00 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Minister Botsa Satyanarayana held a press meet on the occasion of one year of party's thumping victory in state Assembly elections on Saturday. ... read..


AAP MLA provides ration to woman providing free meals to needy in slum area
By Deepti Jain

New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:11:58 AM IST
AAP MLA Dilip Pandey has provided ration stock to a 35-year-old woman who has been providing food to hundreds of jobless migrant workers and poor from her own pocket. ... read..


One person who came from Maharashtra to Goa tests positive for COVID-19
Panaji (Goa) | May 24, 2020 2:11:57 AM IST
One passenger who came to Goa from Maharashtra by road has tested COVID-19 positive on Saturday, taking the total number of active cases to 39 in the state. ... read..


Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on May 25, all should follow guidelines on COVID-19: Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:11:55 AM IST
Eid-Ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on May 25, and the people are urged to take all COVID-19 related precautions and maintain social distancing, said Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Saturday. ... read..


Goa to soon outline SOPs for people entering state via flights
Panaji (Goa) | May 24, 2020 2:11:54 AM IST
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said that the state will soon outline its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for people entering the state via flights. ... read..


73-year-old woman wins battle against coronavirus in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 24, 2020 2:11:52 AM IST
A 73-year-old woman who was tested positive of deadly COVID-19 got fully cured and was subsequently discharged from the multispeciality hospital and sent to home quarantine on May 20. ... read..


Justice Sikri e-inaugurates Indian Dispute Resolution Centre
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:11:51 AM IST
Former Supreme Court Judge Justice AK Sikri, who is International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court, on Friday e-inaugurated Indian Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC). ... read..


No change in previous order of no air travel in Maharashtra yet: State officials
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 24, 2020 2:11:46 AM IST
Maharashtra government officials on Saturday said that there is no change in its previous order of "no air travel" in the state yet. ... read..


UP bans corona patients from keeping mobile phones inside isolation wards of COVID-19 hospitals
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 2:11:44 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh government has banned patients admitted in dedicated L-2 and L-3 COVID hospitals to take mobile phones along with them in the isolation wards so as to check the spread of coronavirus infection. ... read..


UP Cabinet paves way for sale of foreign liquor in malls
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 24, 2020 2:11:43 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday approved 'UP Excise (Settlement of Licenses for Premium Retail Vends of Foreign Liquor) Rules, 2020', paving the way for the sale of certain categories of liquors in malls in the state. ... read..


Shops near Delhi's Jama Masjid await customers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr
New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:11:39 AM IST
The shops in the area around Delhi's Jama Masjid are awaiting customers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr with the place missing its usual festival buzz and hustle-bustle due to the situation created by the threat of coronavirus. ... read..


AIMIM MLA Ahmed Balala booked under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 24, 2020 2:11:37 AM IST
BJP National SC Morcha secretary Bangaru Shruthi on Saturday filed an FIR against AIMIM Malakpet legislator Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala under SC/ST atrocities act for using "derogatory words" against her. ... read..


Himachal implements finance panel recommendations
Shimla | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to implement recommendations of 15th Central Finance Commission in the state. ... read..


Eid in the shadow of lockdown: Quiet, subdued
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The fragrance of 'sewain', the giggle of little ones running amok in the house, the stain on the new 'kurta' caused by spilling mutton 'rogan josh' -- all these trademark moments of Eid are bound to get subdued this Eid, as people continue to struggle aga ... read..


Thackeray lauds corona warriors
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, here on Saturday, praised the Covid-19 pandemic warriors for waging a 'war without arms' against the invisible virus for the safety of people. ... read..


2,600 more Shramik trains in next 10 days: Railways
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Indian Railways has operated over 2,600 Shramik Special trains and transported over 45 lakh people across the country since May 1, and it plans to operate 2,600 more trains in the next 10 days, said Chairman Railway Board V.K. Yadav on Saturday. ... read..


Tirumala temple to auction 23 properties in Tamil Nadu
Tirupati | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Reeling under a financial crisis due to ongoing lockdown, authorities of the world's richest temple at Tirumala have decided to auction 23 properties donated by devotees in Tamil Nadu. ... read..


Odisha govt allows home delivery of liquor
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Odisha government has allowed home delivery of liquor from Sunday. However, it would cost a bit higher than the maximum retail price, as the state government has introduced a special Covid fee on sale of liquor. ... read..


Migrants waiting for medical screening sprayed with disinfectant in Delhi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Some migrant workers in south Delhi waiting for medical screening were sprayed with disinfectant by the civic body much against the Central government advice against such a step. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) later admitted its mistake. ... read..


UP Govt using lockdown to target political opponents: Jitin Prasada
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 11:42:03 PM IST
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Saturday accused the Yogi Adityanath government of "using lockdown as a political tool against opponents" and said that the party will not be bogged down by the arrest of Uttar Pradesh unit chief ... read..


DRDO research centre develops non-contact AI based attendance system
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 11:42:02 PM IST
COVID-19 pandemic has presently made it unsafe to use contact based biometric verification for attendance marking systems. To circumvent this problem, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), DRDO, has successfully developed AI based Attendance Application (AINA) wh ... read..


Scientists study differences in cannabis consumption
Washington D.C. | May 23, 2020 11:42:00 PM IST
Men and women have different approaches when it comes to cannabis cravings and a recent study has underscored these differences. ... read..


Chandigarh airport all set to resume operations with 13 domestic flights
Chandigarh | May 23, 2020 11:41:59 PM IST
After a gap of two months, the Chandigarh International Airport is all set for the operations of flight form May 25 with 13 domestic flights in a phased manner. ... read..


Forest fire breaks out in Uttarakhand
Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand) | May 23, 2020 11:41:57 PM IST
A forest fire broke out in Srinagar of Pauri Garhwal district here on Saturday. ... read..


Close to 3,300 J-K residents evacuated from Maharashtra through 4 Shramik Special trains
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2020 11:41:56 PM IST
Amid the nationwide lockdown, close to 3300 Jammu and Kashmir residents, including 1200 students, have been sent back from Maharashtra through four Shramik Special trains in the past 10 days. ... read..


No plans to introduce calamity cess on GST: Finance Ministry sources
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 11:41:54 PM IST
There are no plans to impose calamity cess on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to tide over the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown imposed to prevent its spread, Finance Ministry sources said on Saturday. ... read..


44 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chhattisgarh
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | May 23, 2020 11:41:53 PM IST
Forty-four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state on Saturday. ... read..


Active COVID-19 count of Goa hits 39
Panaji (Goa) | May 23, 2020 11:41:51 PM IST
One more person on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of active cases to 39 in the State, Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said. ... read..


With 80 new cases, J-K COVID-19 count reaches 1,569
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2020 11:41:50 PM IST
Eighty new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the count to 1,569, according to the administration of the Union Territory. ... read..


J-K sends over 13,000 stranded migrant workers to native states
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2020 11:41:46 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Government has so far sent back 13,120 migrant workers stranded in different parts of the Union Territory in special trains from Katra. ... read..


Indian Army denies reports about patrol being detained by Chinese in Ladakh
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 11:41:43 PM IST
The Indian Army on Saturday denied reports that suggested that an Army patrolling party was detained by Chinese soldiers in the Eastern Ladakh sector. ... read..


C'garh CM urges Railway Minister to operate trains with protective measures
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | May 23, 2020 11:41:41 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday wrote a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, urging him to take effective measures and precautions before resuming more trains. ... read..


396 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, state count reaches 13,669
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | May 23, 2020 11:41:37 PM IST
Gujarat reported 396 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the total count of coronavirus cases to 13,669. ... read..


First Punjabi theatre actress Uma Gurbaksh dies at 93
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Uma Gurbaksh Singh (93), the first Punjabi theatre actress and daughter of novelist Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari, passed away in Amritsar on Saturday after prolonged illness, her family members said. She was cremated in her hometown. ... read..


LendingKart axes 200 after securing Rs 319 cr fresh funding
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Financial technology company Lendingkart Technologies, which raised over Rs 319 crore in Series D round of funding this week, has reportedly laid off nearly 200 employees (30 per cent of workforce) in the Covid-19 times. ... read..


Those coming to Punjab will undergo 14-day mandatory home quarantine: CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 23, 2020 11:11:43 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that all those coming to the State through any means -- domestic flights, trains or buses -- would have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for 14 days. ... read..


With 201 new cases, Madhya Pradesh's COVID-19 count reaches 6,371
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 11:11:41 PM IST
With 201 new COVID-19 cases, the count in Madhya Pradesh reached 6,371 on Saturday, according to the state government. ... read..


Messages on social media about indefinite curfew fake: Himachal govt
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 11:11:40 PM IST
State Information and Public Relations Department said that messages circulating on social media about the state government imposing curfew for an indefinite period are incorrect. ... read..


Hyderabad: NIA arrests key accused in cross-border human trafficking racket case
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 11:11:38 PM IST
National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested Abdul Salam, a key accused in human trafficking from Bangladesh to multiple cities across India, including Hyderabad, for sexual exploitation. ... read..


52 new cases of COVID-19 in Telangana
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 11:11:37 PM IST
Fifty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 1813. ... read..


Delhi earns over Rs 110 crore from 'corona fee' on liquor
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
In just 15 days of imposing the 'special corona fee' on liquor, the Delhi government has earned over Rs 110 crore from the cess and is expecting even more in the coming days with the opening up of more shops. ... read..


LAC troops deployment up as India, China take diplomatic route
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Increased tension between China and India along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has forced both the countries militaries to increase deployment of men in thousands and assets at forward locations within their respective territories. ... read..


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