Monday, May 25, 2020

Centre trying to put the cart before the horse: Kerala FM Issac
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Saturday slammed the Centre which is now planning to implement a calamity cess on GST above 5 per cent and he termed these as policies similar to putting the cart before the horse. ... read..

DMK will not be cowed down by falses cases: Stalin
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Saturday condemned the arrest of the party's Organising Secretary and MP R.S.Bharathi, saying that DMK will not be cowed down by false cases. ... read..

Barber shops, salons reopen in Lucknow
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 5:11:46 PM IST
Barbar shops and salons have reopened in Lucknow, after the district administration gave them the permission to operate on May 21. ... read..

21 more BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 5:11:41 PM IST
As many as 21 more Border Security Force (BSF) personnel tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. ... read..

Nitish should persuade Centre to grant special status to Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav
Patna (Bihar) | May 23, 2020 5:11:40 PM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday called upon Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to persuade the central government to grant special status to Bihar. ... read..

DMK MP RS Bharathi arrested for derogatory remarks against judges, Dalits
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 4:45:07 PM IST
Rajya Sabha MP and DMK Organising Secretary R.S.Bharathi was arrested on Saturday morning from his residence here, on charges of making derogatory statements against the judges and Dalits. ... read..

Ladakh celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr today
Ladakh | May 23, 2020 4:41:51 PM IST
Ladakh is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday with the moon being sighted in Kargil. ... read..

53 new COVID-19 cases in Assam, state tally reaches 319
Guwahati (Assam) | May 23, 2020 4:41:49 PM IST
After 53 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state went up to 319, said state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday. ... read..

Mayawati slams Congress, says displaying plight of migrants is "drama"
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 4:41:48 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday again lashed out at Congress for not doing enough to help the migrant labourers during coronavirus lockdown, saying, the videos shared by the party displaying the plight of migrants is more of a "drama" than ... read..

Tourism will revive soon in Goa, COVID-19 not a long-term threat to the industry: Satya Pal Malik
Panaji (Goa) | May 23, 2020 4:41:46 PM IST
Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that the tourism industry will revive soon in the state and added that the coronavirus situation does not pose a long-term threat to it. ... read..

Around 13,54,000 people returned to UP by Shramik Special trains, says Awanish Awasthi
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 4:41:43 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi on Saturday informed that around 13,54,000 people in more than 1,018 Shramik Special trains have returned to the state amid coronavirus lockdown. ... read..

After de-containment, shops reopen in Delhi's Bengali Market
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 4:41:40 PM IST
With relaxations given in the fourth phase of lockdown, shops have started to open in New Delhi's Bengali market, the area which was earlier declared a containment zone, has been de-contained. ... read..

Haleem industry staring at huge losses due to COVID-imposed lockdown
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 4:41:39 PM IST
About an estimated two lakh workers who work in the Haleem industry are bearing the brunt with eateries in Hyderabad announcing a decision not to serve Haleem, this Ramzan. ... read..

Will try to start international passenger flights by August : Hardeep Singh Puri
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 4:11:56 PM IST
Several days after the government announced the resumption of some domestic commercial flights from May 25, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said that his ministry will try to start some percentage of international passenger fl ... read..

Scorching heat no obstacle to go to Bihar during this lockdown
By Suchitra Kalyan Mohanty

New Delhi | May 23, 2020 4:11:53 PM IST
A long queue of more than two km long formed as hungry and thirsty migrants stood at Lajpat Nagar police station with the scorching sun overhead, wanting to return to their respective villages in Bihar as coronavius lockdown continues. ... read..

Amroha's 'Dholak' making industry facing hardships due to COVID-19 lockdown
General News | May 23, 2020 4:11:47 PM IST
'Dholak' making industry of Amroha is experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 induced nationwide lockdown. ... read..

Baby Liyana to celebrate her first Eid-ul-Fitr in new dress, home-delivered in hot spot via video shopping
General News | May 23, 2020 4:11:45 PM IST
The cherubic smile of baby Liyana wearing her new red dress along with the joy in the faces of her parents told a story of a warm gesture from the Kerala State government-run online delivery team that fetched new clothes for the child in containment zone ... read..

Delhi Airport authorities make special arrangements to resume operations from March 25
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 4:11:44 PM IST
As domestic flight operations are set to resume from May 25, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) authorities have made several arrangements to ensure the safety of passengers in view of coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

UP govt suspended key labour laws, are they not human? Asks Owaisi
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 4:11:42 PM IST
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government and stated that they have "suspended 35 of the 38 labour-related laws". He said that this is "injustice to labourers." ... read..

Due to COVID lockdown water tank of Shettyhalli wildlife has rejuvenated, says environmentalist Ajay Kumar
Shivamogga (Karnataka) | May 23, 2020 4:11:38 PM IST
Calling COVID-19 a "boon in disguise" for nature, environmentalist Ajay Kumar Sharma urged the state government on Friday to make the best of time and restore the water tank with the help of the local labourers, here at Vajpayee Layout near Shettihalli Wi ... read..

Daily internet use can lead to social isolation among older people: Study
Washington D.C. | May 23, 2020 4:11:37 PM IST
Older adults who go online once a week or once a month are less likely to be socially isolated in comparison to those who are daily internet users, according to a study published in the journal Ageing and Society. ... read..

With no commuters, Tamil Nadu auto drivers still struggle to survive despite relaxations
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) | May 23, 2020 3:41:54 PM IST
Despite the ease in restrictions in the fourth phase of lockdown, auto drivers in Rameswaram are still finding it difficult to survive as they have to wait for an entire day for a single commuter. ... read..

Study shows that six-feet social distancing may not be enough
Washington D.C. | May 23, 2020 3:41:52 PM IST
The current social distancing guideline of 6 feet maybe insufficient according to a recent study as saliva droplets can travel 18 feet in five seconds at low wind speeds. ... read..

At Calicut market, Eid shopping a subdued affair
Kozhikode (Kerala) | May 23, 2020 3:41:44 PM IST
In the COVID-19 era, the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is a subdued one in the commercial area of Kozhikode with shopkeepers awaiting buyers amid COVID-19 restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus. ... read..

Dominant body posture may help boost self-confidence in children
Washington D.C. | May 23, 2020 3:41:41 PM IST
While maintaining a good posture is associated with reduced low back pain, fewer headaches and many other health benefits -- a recent study has pointed out to its added benefits for children. The study advocates that a dominant body posture may help them ... read..

Mumbai cop welcomed by neighbours after recovering from COVID-19
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 23, 2020 3:41:38 PM IST
Assistant Police Inspector Kiran Pawa who recovered from COVID-19 came home to his home in Mumbai to showers of flower petals from her neighbours. ... read..

Congress targets Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani over 'inefficient ventilator Dhaman-1'
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 3:41:37 PM IST
Congress on Saturday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for inaugurating and promoting ventilator 'Dhaman-1', which is reported to be "mechanised Ambu-bag and inefficient" in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. ... read..

Naomi Osaka becomes world's highest-paid female athlete
London | Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world, topping American great Serena Williams. ... read..

VHP delegation meets Haryana CM over 'anti-Hindu activities in Mewat'
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 3:11:46 PM IST
A high-level delegation of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) along with various social and religious organisations of Haryana, led by VHP central Joint General Secretary, Surendra Jain, met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday in connection with ... read..

Yogi Adityanath holds meeting with 'COVID-19 management Team-11'
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 3:11:43 PM IST
Amid the nationwide lockdown, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday held a meeting with the officers of the 'COVID-19 management Team-11' here. ... read..

COVID-19 infected doctor in Himachal's Kangra recovers
Kangra (Himachal) | May 23, 2020 3:11:42 PM IST
The doctor at Tanda Medical College in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh who was earlier tested COVID-19 positive, was reported negative on Saturday, said CMO Kangra Dr Gurdarshan Gupta. ... read..

Decisions based on coin flips to change status quo make people happier: Study
Washington DC | May 23, 2020 3:11:40 PM IST
Tossing a coin to make a major life decision, after all, is not a bad choice as a new study indicates. ... read..

Delhi HC disposes of plea to ensure people aren't denied essential commodities for not having Aarogya Setu app
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 3:11:37 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has disposed of a petition seeking direction to the Centre to ensure that any private establishment does not deny access to essential and non-essential commodities to individuals who do not have a downloaded Aarogya Setu app. ... read..

Opened J-K Raj Bhavan for all, resolved 93,000 complaints before moving to Goa: Satya Pal Malik
Panaji (Goa) | May 23, 2020 3:11:45 PM IST
Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that he had opened the Jammu and Kashmir Raj Bhavan for everyone during his tenure as the Governor and resolved 93,000 complaints of the common people before coming to the coastal State. ... read..

BJP demands capping of MRP of N95 masks, action against hoarders
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 23, 2020 2:41:46 PM IST
Former BJP MP Kirti Somaiya has written a letter to Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope alleging black marketing and hoarding of masks by many traders and manufacturers and demanded to cap MRP of N95 masks. ... read..

DMK MP RS Bharathi arrested for hate speech, granted bail
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 23, 2020 2:41:44 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP, RS Bharathi who was arrested on Saturday for his alleged hate speech against members of Scheduled Caste has been granted interim bail, his advocate said. ... read..

591 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Delhi, tally reaches 12,910
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:41:41 PM IST
As many as 591 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 12,910, including 6,412 active cases, said the Delhi Health Department. ... read..

Political intervention in TTD Board spoiling holiness, spirituality of decisions: Lanka Dinakar
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 2:41:39 PM IST
BJP leader Lanka Dinakar on Saturday said that the political intervention in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board is spoiling the holiness and spirituality in the decisions of the temple's board. ... read..

Painting a film, like Rima Das
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
Delicate lives at their most profound. No overt metaphysical questions, just rhythmic existence leaving enough room for interpretation. Stories, mostly wrapped under a thin disguise. What she manages to say loudly is always with the silences and abandon o ... read..

Nawazuddin: Personal life experience reflects in my 'Ghoomketu' act
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
National Award-winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui collaborates once again with Anurag Kashyap in the new digital film "Ghoomketu", but this time the equation is more than just actor-filmmaker. Although Nawaz stars in the comic drama and Anurag's banner has ... read..

66 private liquor shops re-open in Delhi today
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:11:50 PM IST
Delhi government's Excise Department has allowed 66 private liquor shops to open in the national capital on Saturday, but asked owners to follow the odd-even guideline. ... read..

Goa is corona free so domestic tourists will visit coastal state, says Satya Pal Malik
Panaji (Goa) | May 23, 2020 2:11:49 PM IST
Expressing confidence that tourists will return to the coastal state, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that Goa is free from Coronavirus so domestic tourists will visit the state. ... read..

Opposition leaders have lost credibility: Rajya Sabha MP Shiv Pratap Shukla
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:11:47 PM IST
Former Minister of State for Finance and Rajya Sabha MP Shiv Pratap Shukla has slammed the Opposition leaders on their meeting held on Friday via video conferencing under the leadership of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, and said that the opposit ... read..

Rajasthan CM condemns arrest of Ajay Lalu, urges PM to intervene
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | May 23, 2020 2:11:42 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday condemned the arrest of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Lalu for allegedly flouting lockdown rules. ... read..

20 new cases reported in Uttarakhand, state tally at 173
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 23, 2020 2:11:41 PM IST
Twenty new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Uttarakhand in the last 16 hours, according to the Uttarakhand State Control Room for COVID-19. ... read..

Private schools obligated to provide equipments, internet to EWS students for online study: DoE tells Delhi HC
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:11:36 PM IST
The Delhi government's Directorate of Education has submitted before Delhi High Court that it is the obligation of the private unaided schools to provide desktop/ laptop/ smartphone/ high-speed internet to economically weaker section (EWS) or disadvantged ... read..

University of Hyderabad extends last date to apply for admissions to June 30
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 1:41:44 PM IST
The University of Hyderabad has extended till June 30, 2020, the last date to apply for admissions for the academic year 2020-21 in view of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. ... read..

COVID-19 fallout: Bihar to keep migrants coming from 11 cities into quarantine centres
Patna (Bihar) | May 23, 2020 1:41:43 PM IST
Bihar government on Saturday rolled out a notification stating that migrants coming from eleven cities will be kept in quarantine camps in order to halt the spread of coronavirus. ... read..

Food or water? Coronavirus adds to dilemma of parched Rajasthani villagers
Barmer (Rajasthan) | May 23, 2020 1:41:41 PM IST
Rajasthan is one such state that has been battling water crisis for several decades, expecting its rural population to "wash hands with soap frequently" when they do not have access to safe drinking water in the first place, is nothing but a mockery of th ... read..

47 new COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 1:41:40 PM IST
As many as 47 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,561. ... read..

Pune doctor with kidney, heart-ailment succumbs to COVID-19 infection
Pune (Maharashtra) | May 23, 2020 1:41:38 PM IST
A 56-year-old doctor, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune on Friday, City health officials said on Saturday. ... read..

In Vadodara, people associated with marriage industry incur losses due to lockdown
Vadodara (Gujarat) | May 23, 2020 1:11:45 PM IST
The COVID-19 -induced lockdown has hit many sectors of the economy and the marriage industry, with a turnover worth crores, has taken a hit. ... read..

Samsung India partners with Facebook to take its offline retailers online
Gurugram (Haryana) | May 23, 2020 1:11:44 PM IST
Samsung India has joined hands with social media giant Facebook to train offline retailers to go digital on platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp. ... read..

Passengers arriving to Karnataka from 6 states to undergo institutional quarantine, says DGP
Karnataka | May 23, 2020 1:11:42 PM IST
Two days before the resumption of domestic air travel, Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) on Saturday said that the passengers arriving from six states with the highest COVID-19 tally would be required to undergo a seven-day "institutional quarant ... read..

Free meals in Delhi slums: A woman who feeds poor with her own money
By Deepti Jain

New Delhi | May 23, 2020 1:11:41 PM IST
From the past few weeks due to countrywide lockdown owing to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, a large number of the poor, migrant labourers who cannot afford a decent meal, lined up in neat rows at Himmatgarh area of New Delhi. Every person, including t ... read..

No train should be sent to West Bengal till May 26: State Chief Secy to Railway Board
Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 23, 2020 12:41:40 PM IST
West Bengal has written to the Railway Ministry requesting it not to send special trains to the state till May 26. ... read..

Assam records 7 new COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 266
Guwahati (Assam) | May 23, 2020 12:41:37 PM IST
With seven persons testing positive for COVID-19 in Assam on Saturday, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 266, said state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. ... read..

Nitish Bharadwaj: Ved Vyas was first anthropologist to establish evolution
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 12:15:07 PM IST
Actor Nitish Bharadwaj says his show "Vishnu Puran" brings out theories and principles that give a deep insight into ancient Indian knowledge pool. ... read..

Odisha reports 80 more COVID-19 cases, total crosses 1,200 mark
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 23, 2020 12:11:46 PM IST
Eighty more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Odisha on Saturday, taking the total in the state to 1,269, informed the state health department. ... read..

Hunar Haat to reopen from Sept 25 with theme of 'local to gobal', says Naqvi
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 12:11:44 PM IST
Hunar Haat, where an opportunity is given to artisans/craftsmen from across the country to showcase and market their handmade and indigenous products, would reopen with a theme of 'local for global' from September 25, said Minority Affairs Minister Mukhta ... read..

3 more test COVID-19 positive in Uttarakhand
Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) | May 23, 2020 12:11:37 PM IST
Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, as per information provided by DP Joshi, CMO Uttarkashi. ... read..

48 more cases in Rajasthan, tally reaches 6,542
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | May 23, 2020 11:41:44 AM IST
With 48 new cases of coronavirus reported in Rajasthan, the total count for confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 6,542 in the state, said an official on Saturday. ... read..

Belagavi-Bengaluru tri-weekly special train chugs off with 99 passengers
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 23, 2020 11:41:39 AM IST
The Belagavi-Bengaluru Tri-weekly Superfast Express began its run from Belgavi at 8 am on Saturday morning, as per information provided by the South Western Railway, Karnataka. ... read..

Bus catches fire on Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway, all passengers rescued
Kheda (Gujarat) | May 23, 2020 11:41:38 AM IST
A bus carrying 25 passengers caught fire on Ahmedabad-Vadodara expressway near the Makwa village of Gurajat, in the early hours of Saturday. ... read..

Haryana's flower famers demand relief package for losses incurred amid lockdown
Jhajjar (Haryana) | May 23, 2020 11:11:48 AM IST
The flower farmers of Haryana's Jhajjar district have appealed to the government for a relief package after facing huge losses due to the ongoing lockdown. ... read..

Total 1,15,364 samples tested for COVID-19 in last 24 hrs: ICMR
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 11:11:47 AM IST
A total of 1,15,364 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in the country, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday. ... read..

Beautiful feat of endurance and love: Ivanka Trump praises Bihar girl cycling over 1,200 km home with injured father
Darbhanga (Bihar) | May 23, 2020 11:11:42 AM IST
Fifteen-year-old Jyoti Kumari, who cycled with her wounded father from Gurugram in Haryana to Darbhanga in Bihar covering over 1,200 km over 7 days, has proved to the world that "where there is a will there's a way". ... read..

Maharashtra Home Minister warns of strict action against cybercriminals
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 23, 2020 11:11:38 AM IST
Maharashtra has decided to take strict action against cybercriminals in a bid to curb fake and objectionable messages on social media. ... read..

DMK Rajya Sabha MP RS Bharathi arrested in Chennai over hate speech
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 23, 2020 10:41:40 AM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP, RS Bharathi, has been arrested by Chennai Police for his alleged hate speech against members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) community. ... read..

Migrant workers depart for Rajasthan from Andhra's Anantapuram in Shramik train
Anantapuram (Andhra Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 10:41:38 AM IST
Migrant workers from Rajasthan, stuck in Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh, were sent to their native state in a Shramik special train. ... read..

Army chief visits Ladakh to review LAC situation
General News | May 23, 2020 10:41:37 AM IST
At a time when there is stand-off at three locations in the Ladakh sector with Chinese troops, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane visited Leh to review the ongoing situation with the field commanders here. The top military field Commanders in Leh including the No ... read..

Delhi's air quality in 'moderate' category; overall AQI clocks at 162
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 10:11:40 AM IST
With the easing of lockdown restrictions and the commencement of vehicular movement in the capital and nearby regions, the pollution level in Delhi docked in the higher end of the 'moderate' category with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 162 at 9 am ... read..

Institutional quarantine for arriving passengers in J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2020 10:11:37 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday issued guidelines for screening and institutional quarantine of passengers coming from outside the Union Territory by all modes of transport, including air, train to mitigate the possibility of spread of COVID- ... read..

UP Cancer survivor defeats corona; discharged from hospital in 7 days
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 9:41:42 AM IST
What can be termed as a "ray of hope" in the battle against COVID-19, a 66-year-old cancer survivor here in Lucknow recovered from the virus within a week after being admitted to the KGMU hospital and has been discharged from the hospital. ... read..

Civic body demolishes historic Three Lanterns Pillar in Vizianagaram
Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 9:41:39 AM IST
Vizianagaram Municipal Administration has demolished a historic Three Lanterns Pillar here on Friday. ... read..

With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 1,25,101
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 9:41:37 AM IST
India witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,654 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,25,101, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam likely to receive rainfall: IMD
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 9:11:40 AM IST
India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that heavy rainfall is likely to batter Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and other North-Eastern states for the next few days. ... read..

Eid like no other, COVID-19 dampens festivities in Old Delhi
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 9:11:38 AM IST
On the occasion of Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the ongoing holy month of Ramzan, a select group of people offered namaz at Delhi's Jama Masjid ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, while adhering to social distancing following relaxations in the fourth phase of the ... read..

National Green Tribunal officer tests COVID-19 positive; office sealed
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 8:41:47 AM IST
An officer posted in the General Administration section of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) office here has tested COVID-19 positive. ... read..

Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport readies for resuming domestic flights from May 25
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 23, 2020 8:41:44 AM IST
Preparations are at full swing in Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport to resume domestic flight services from May 25 amid the lockdown in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Civil Aviation Ministry to contain COVID-19 spread. ... read..

FIR registered after around 150 people participate in procession to bury cow carcass
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 8:41:41 AM IST
An FIR has been registered after around 150 people flouted the nationwide lockdown rules to participate in a procession to bury a cow carcass in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, police said. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi to share migrant labourers' 'incredible story of grit, determination and survival' on his YouTube channel
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 8:41:37 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will share his recent interaction with migrant labourers in Delhi's Sukdev Vihar on his YouTube channel from 9 am on Saturday. ... read..

4 new COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, state tally at 172
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 8:11:37 AM IST
Four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, as per information provided by Jivanand Chauhan, CMO Mandi. ... read..

Two Iran-return persons test COVID-19 positive in Kargil
Kargil (Ladakh) | May 23, 2020 7:11:44 AM IST
Two residents of Kargil who had returned from Iran and are under institutional quarantine have tested positive for COVID-19. ... read..

15 injured after bus carrying migrant labourers overturns in UP's Prayagraj
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 7:11:43 AM IST
At least 15 people were injured after a bus carrying around 30 migrant labourers overturned in Nawabganj area late on Friday night. ... read..

People throng to shops ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in J-K's Poonch
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2020 7:11:41 AM IST
People made purchases at garment and footwear shops ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, in Poonch on Friday. ... read..

Unisex salon in Surat restricts 'walk-in' entries, equips staff with PPE kits
Surat (Gujarat) | May 23, 2020 7:11:40 AM IST
A unisex salon in Surat is giving services to customers following the norms of social distancing and taking other necessary precautions to keep coronavirus infection at bay. Further, entry is strictly based on prior appointment and 'walk-ins' are not allo ... read..

Alert in Agra over locust invasion
Agra (Rajasthan) | May 23, 2020 7:11:37 AM IST
The Agra administration on Friday has issued an alert to farmers over a likely locust attack in the district. A swarm of locusts is headed towards the area from Karauli in Rajasthan, said an official. ... read..

Delhi: Unruly crowd robs street vendor of mangoes worth thousands
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
In a sickening act of inhumanity, a handful of passer-byes in the national capital ruthlessly pounced upon unattended crates of mangoes belonging to a street vendor. ... read..

BJP's Swamy to drag UN official to court over Muslim 'comment' row
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
What started off as a war of words is about to result in a legal suit. BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has announced that he will be prosecuting United Nations Under Secretary General Adama Dieng for defamation after Dieng accused Swamy of an anti-Muslim hate sp ... read..

Manipur govt sets up 2 dedicated COVID-19 quarantine centres for transgenders
Imphal (Manipur) | May 23, 2020 6:11:41 AM IST
The Manipur government has set up two dedicated COVID-19 quarantine centres for the people of the transgender community in the state. ... read..

People with valid air, rail tickets do not need pass for movement: Gautam Buddh Nagar police
Gautam Buddh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 6:11:39 AM IST
Gautam Buddh Nagar police has clarified that people People with confirmed flight/rail e-tickets will not have to carry any other pass for going to their destined airport or railway station. ... read..

Sikkim to reopen schools, colleges from June 15
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 23, 2020 5:41:40 AM IST
Schools and colleges in the state will reopen from June 15, Sikkim Education Minister KN Lepcha announced on Friday. ... read..

14 new containment zones in Delhi, total 92
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 5:41:38 AM IST
Fourteen new areas were added to the list of containment zones in Delhi on Friday taking the total number of such zones to 92 in the national capital. ... read..

Centre needs to strengthen locust warning system: Rajasthan CM
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Locust attacks in Rajasthan have turned severe after three decades and hence there is a need to strengthen the Locust Warning Organisation, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Friday. ... read..

Muslims in Telangana offer 'Juma-tul-Vida' prayers at home
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Muslims in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana offered 'Juma-tul-Vida' or last Friday of Ramzan prayers at their homes in view of the ongoing ban on religious congregations due to Covid-19 lockdown. ... read..

Opposition meet was 'politics of negativity,' says Javadekar
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
The ruling BJP on Friday lashed out at the Congress and other opposition parties which met in the national capital today, accusing them of "doing politics even in the time of corona pandemic". ... read..

NIA files charge sheet against 3 in Lucknow FICN case
Lucknow | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filed a charge sheet against three persons on charge of hatching a conspiracy to circulate high-quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) after procuring them from West Bengal. ... read..

NIA charge-sheets Bengal-based man in fake notes case
Lucknow | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filed a charge sheet against a West Bengal resident in Lucknow Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case. ... read..

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