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Beekeeping will help achieve goal of doubling farmers' income: Tomar
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday beekeeping will be an important factor in achieving the goal of doubling farmers' income. ... read..


Telangana police piecing together info about man deported from US
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Telangana police are piecing together information about an engineering graduate from Hyderabad, Mohammad Ibrahim Zubair, who was convicted in the United States for terror financing of Al-Qaeda and deported to India three days ago. ... read..


Evacuation flights from Male, Doha land in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Evacuation planes from Male in Maldives and Doha in Qatar landed here with returnees from Karnataka after they were stranded for two months due to suspension of international flights since March 23 and extended lockdown, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi expresses grief over deaths in Pak air crash
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed his grief over the lives lost in Pakistan air crash. ... read..


Spurt in COVID-19 cases as violations galore lockdown 4.0: Medical Superintendent, SPM Civil Hospital Lucknow
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 4:41:38 AM IST
The Medical Superintendent of Syama Prasad Mukherjee (Civil) Hospital Dr Ashutosh Kumar Dubey here on Friday said that COVID-19 cases are on the rise due to violation of lockdown. ... read..


Chhattisgarh reports 40 more cases of COVID-19 on Friday
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | May 23, 2020 4:41:37 AM IST
Forty more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh on Friday, taking the number of active cases in the state to 110 according to the State Health Department. ... read..


Consider infusing Rs 500 cr in Amrapali projects: SC to govt
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to consider infusing Rs 500 crore loan immediately into the stalled housing projects of Amrapali Group, and also consider waiver of GST to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore. ... read..


Centre should not indulge in showmanship or one-upmanship: Opposition
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Leaders of 22 like-minded parties met on Friday to exchange views on the extraordinary situation in the country arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The parties put forth 11 demands and agreed that the economy has collapsed and all sections of society ar ... read..


Pent-up demand: Healthy booking demand witnessed for flight tickets (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi/Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Air passengers gave an overwhelming response to the re-commencement of passenger flight services from Monday (May 25), as healthy demand was witnessed for tickets on all metro routes. ... read..


Under PM-KISAN, over Rs 19,100 crore released during lockdown: Govt
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
The Centre has released an amount of Rs 19,100.77 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme during the lockdown period after March 24 till date and around 9.55 crore farmer families have been benefitted under this scheme so far, ... read..


Post-COVID India will gain esteem in world arena: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said post-COVID India will emerge more confident and gain esteem in the world arena. ... read..


Covid's alternate reality which targets its own country (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Political leaders and celebrities are pushing stories of alternate reality at a fierce speed in India -- and targeting their own country in the process. They are openly resorting to fake news not just about the origin and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic b ... read..


Delhi buses' ridership reaches over 3.5 lakh
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
With more and more buses out on rodas, the ridership of the DTC and cluster buses in the national capital has reached more than 3.5 lakh on Thursday, the Transport Department said on Friday. ... read..


Cyclone Amphan: High on symbolism, PM tweets in Bengali, Odia
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
When it comes to symbolism, very few can match Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. After returning from a hectic day-long stocktaking and meetings with top officials to gauge the extent of damage cyclone Amphan had caused in West Bengal and Odisha, Modi ... read..


2G mobile internet restored in Srinagar
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
After being suspended for four days, 2G mobile internet was restored in Srinagar on Friday evening. ... read..


Delhi HC concern over criminalization of politics
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday while refusing to stay the conviction of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda expressed its concern over the increasing criminalization of politics. ... read..


'TN jail superintendent hit-man': Iran mission moves SC to protect citizens (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
A prison superintendent in Tamil Nadu has been allegedly termed as the "hit-man of the jail department" by the Iranian Consulate General, which said it was forced to move the Supreme Court to rescue its two citizens, lodged in jail in a Narcotic Drugs and ... read..


Koshyari objects as Maha minister seeks cancellation of varsity exams
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday took strong exception to Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant's communication to the UGC to recommend cancellation of final-year examinations for university students in the state. ... read..


J&K govt to notify over 10,000 posts for Accelerated Recruitment for Domiciles
Jammu | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
J&K Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Friday emphasized simplification of recruitment procedures and maintaining transparency to ensure faster and flawless recruitment. ... read..


Covid's alternate reality which targets its own country
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Political leaders and celebrities are pushing stories of alternate reality at a fierce speed in India -- and targeting their own country in the process. They are openly resorting to fake news not just about the origin and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic b ... read..


Missing Jaipur man found in Nizamuddin Markaz
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
A Jaipur-based man named Piyush Singh who went missing on March 20 was found from Delhis Nizamuddin Markaz recently where his name was registered as Mohammad Ali in the Tablighi Jamaat list, officials said. ... read..


Congress ropes in Prashant Kishor for Madhya Pradesh bypolls
Gwalior | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Congress has roped in political strategist Prashant Kishor to lend edge to its by-election campaign in Madhya Pradesh. The state will witness by-polls to 24 seats in the next four months due to the rebellion by former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scind ... read..


Indore reports 83 more COVID-19 cases, district tally 2,933
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 3:41:38 AM IST
Eighty-three more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 2933, according to the officials. ... read..


Man's body found hanging in public toilet in Mumbai's Gundavali
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 23, 2020 3:41:36 AM IST
A man's body was found hanging in a public toilet in Gundavali in Andheri East on Friday. ... read..


Andhra CM releases first instalment of ReStart package for MSME sector
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 3:11:38 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday released the first instalment worth Rs 450 crore out of the total Rs 1,110 crore ReStart package for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. ... read..


Maharashtra: MSRTC resumes bus operations after two months
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 23, 2020 2:41:38 AM IST
Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation resumed bus services after two months on Friday following the lockdown relaxations. ... read..


Kerala Muslims to celebrate Eid on Sunday
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Muslims across Kerala will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday, clerics from the community said on Friday. ... read..


Andhra High Court sets aside IPS officer's suspension
Amaravati | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
In a setback to the YSR Congress Party government, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday set aside the suspension of senior police officer A.B. Venkateswara Rao. ... read..


'Provide migrants legally mandated access to basic facilities'
Udaipur | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Legally mandated access to basic facilities as an entitlement for migrant labourers is among the main recommendations of a study by the Ajeevika Bureau to address the problems migrant labourers will face in a post Covid scenario. ... read..


By Hamza Ameer
Islamabad | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
At least three of the nearly 100 people aboard a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi, survived as it crashed minutes before landing at the Jinnah International Airport on Friday. ... read..


On May 30, as Modi 2.0 completes a year, a course on 'good governance'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Good governance being the Modi government's unofficial tag line, a think tank associated with the the BJP is all set to launch a five-day online course on the subject. ... read..


Migrants stuck at border, UP Police deny entry, Delhi Police refuse to let them go back
By Ankur Sharma

New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:12:24 AM IST
A flyover at NH 24 at Delhi-Ghaziabad border has become a trap for workers since Friday morning, who are trying to reach their native places in Bihar as well as in Uttar Pradesh. They have reached here from Haryana and parts of Delhi, but don't know how t ... read..


Two women deliver babies on way to their native states during lockdown
Indore/Balangir (Madhya Pradesh/Odisha) | May 23, 2020 2:12:22 AM IST
With thousands of migrant labourers rushing to reach their native states, two women have given birth to babies during their journey. ... read..


We aim to get foreign investments into State, says Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane
Panaji (Goa) | May 23, 2020 2:12:21 AM IST
Goa aims to get foreign investments, transforming the definition of ease of doing business, said the state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday. ... read..


Temple Pujas to go online in Karnataka for devotees till lockdown ends: State Minister
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 23, 2020 2:12:18 AM IST
Karnataka Muzrai Minister Kota Srinivas Poojari said that poojas conducted at temples across the state would soon go online for devotees as temples cannot be opened till lockdown ends. ... read..


699 Sharmik special trains carrying 10.15 lakh migrant labourers ran from Gujarat
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | May 23, 2020 2:12:17 AM IST
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday announced that the state government along with Indian Railways ran 699 shramik special trains ferrying 10.15 lakh migrant workers till May 21. ... read..


NIA files second charge sheet in fake currency case
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:12:15 AM IST
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a second supplementary charge sheet against Jiyaul Haq, a resident of West Bengal, in connection with a case related to the seizure of fake Indian currency notes by Special Task Force (STF), Uttar Pradesh, on ... read..


Arrangements in place for conducting remaining SSLC, other exams in Kerala: CM
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | May 23, 2020 2:12:12 AM IST
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced that all arrangements are in place for conducting the remaining SSLC, Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary examinations in Kerala from May 26-30. ... read..


Centre promoting beekeeping to double farmers income: Tomar
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:12:09 AM IST
The Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said the Central government is promoting Beekeeping as part of its aim to double farmers' income. ... read..


J-K to notify 10,000 posts for recruitment
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 23, 2020 2:12:08 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday said that it is set to notify 10,000 posts for accelerated recruitment of domiciles. ... read..


PM Modi, Nadda condole demise of former MP Nepal Singh
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:12:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief JP Nadda on Friday offered their condolences on the death of former MP and senior leader Nepal Singh. ... read..


Eid ul- Fitr: Shops selling essential items will be allowed to open till 9 pm, says Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | May 23, 2020 2:12:05 AM IST
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that shops selling essential items will be allowed to open till 9 pm depending on the Eid ul- Fitr moon sighting. ... read..


11 test pilots, 2 test engineers graduate from AFTPS in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 23, 2020 2:12:03 AM IST
Eleven Test Pilots and two Flight Test Engineers of the 42nd Flight Test Course graduated from the Air Force Test Pilots School (AFTPS), here on Friday. ... read..


Telangana reports 62 new COVID-19 cases
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 2:12:00 AM IST
Sixty-two new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday in Telangana, taking the total number of positive cases in the State to 1,761. ... read..


Shops to sell liquor in sealed bottles in all areas excluding containment zones in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 23, 2020 2:11:58 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has allowed the liquor shops to sell liquor in sealed bottles in all the areas excluding the containment zone amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown. ... read..


Man held for stealing APSRTC bus in Andhra
Anantapuram (Andhra Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 2:11:57 AM IST
Dharmavaram town police in Anantapuram district arrested a man on Friday for stealing a bus belonging to Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). ... read..


Welcome financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to Odisha: BJD leader
By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:11:53 AM IST
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) vice president and Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Prasanna Acharya on Friday welcomed Rs 500 crore financial assistance for Odisha to deal with the damage caused by super cyclone Amphan. ... read..


BJP spokespersons interviewing ministers about work done in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:11:51 AM IST
In an initiative to reach out to the people on social media about the work done by the government in the fight against coronavirus, BJP spokespersons are interviewing union ministers and it is being beamed on social media platforms of the party. ... read..


Uttar Pradesh reports 232 COVID-19 positive cases, tally reaches 5,735
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 2:11:50 AM IST
With 232 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday in Uttar Pradesh, the state tally has reached 5,735 on Friday. ... read..


SC issues guidelines concerning Lawyers Chamber Blocks
New Delhi | May 23, 2020 2:11:48 AM IST
In view of coronavirus outbreak and the countrywide lockdown which is in the fourth phase with some relaxations, the Supreme Court has issued a circular which said that all Lawyers Chamber Blocks in the SC's premises will be open for entry of only member ... read..


AI repatriation flight from Dubai with 180 passengers lands in Kochi
Kochi (Kerala) | May 23, 2020 2:11:43 AM IST
An Air India Express special flight from Dubai reached Cochin International Airport with 180 passengers on Friday. ... read..


Journalist alleges harassment for reporting violation of lockdown norms by MLA in Telangana
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 23, 2020 2:11:42 AM IST
A journalist working with Telugu news channel has alleged harassment by local MLA here in Narayankhed for reporting a violation of coronavirus lockdown norms by the latter at his birthday celebration party. ... read..


Snow leopard cub reintroduced in Himachal wild, experts anxious
Shimla | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh on Friday claimed that they have "successfully" reintroduced the six-month snow leopard in the wild in the Spiti Valley, some 350 km from Shimla, after 16 days of captivity. ... read..


COVID-19: 138 new cases take Karnataka tally to 1,743 (Ld)
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka registered 138 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, raising the state's tally to 1,743, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Lockdown has not yielded results: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Speaking in the opposition meeting attended by 22 parties, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the COVID-19 lockdown has not yielded results. ... read..


Fast-track pending pension cases, orders Delhi Minister
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Delhi Cabinet Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Friday directed for fast resolution of pending pension cases, while presiding over a review meeting on ongoing welfare schemes with officials of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Social Welfare Departments ... read..


Film shootings in Telangana to resume in phased manner
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday announced that the film shootings, post-production works, which were stopped due to the lockdown, would be resumed in a phased manner. ... read..


Blast, blaze rip through Pune chemical factory, no casualty
Pune | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
A deafening blast followed by a massive fire broke out at a chemical plant in Kurkurmbh MIDC complex in Daundhere on Friday morning but the fire has been brought under control now, officials said. ... read..


Maha war against COVID-19 degenerates into political row
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Sporting blacks face masks, bands and jackets, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched the Maharashtra Bachao' agitation, carrying banners and posters criticizing the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) for its failure to handle the Covid-19 pa ... read..


Opposition meet condoles cyclone deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
An Opposition meeting convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday was attended by 22 parties. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackarey, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, NCP leader Sharad Pawar and DMK's M.K. Stalin were also present i ... read..


Need comprehensive programme against Covid-19 spread: Stalin
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Friday said there should be an comprehensive and integrated programme to prevent the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


No respite from heatwave in coming days, say experts
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The national capital is already in the grip of the heat wave and top scientists believe that it is an indirect impact of Super Cyclone Amphan. ... read..


Telangana Class 10 exams to be held from June 8
Hyderabad | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
With the Telangana High Court showing green light for conducting Class 10 exams after the first week of June, the state education authorities on Friday announced the exam schedule. ... read..


Special flight with 143 stranded Afghan nationals departs from Pune airport
Pune (Maharashtra) | May 22, 2020 11:41:55 PM IST
A special Kam Air flight departed from Pune airport here on Friday afternoon with 143 nationals from Afghanistan who were stranded in India due to the lockdown. ... read..


Opposition parties target government, raise 11 demands including direct cash transfer to deal with coronavrius situation
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 11:41:54 PM IST
Congress and leaders of 21 other opposition parties on Friday targeted the BJP-led government over its handling of COVID-19 situation, saying "economy has collapsed and all sections of society face acute distress" and raised 11 demands including direct ca ... read..


Haryana records 37 new COVID-19 cases
Chandigarh (Haryana) | May 22, 2020 11:41:52 PM IST
With 37 new cases reported on Friday, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Haryana stands at 1,067, as per the state's Health Department. ... read..


29 new COVID-19 cases in Assam, 26 from Sarusajai quarantine centre
Guwahati (Assam) | May 22, 2020 11:41:51 PM IST
29 new coronavirus cases were reported in Assam on Friday including 26 from Sarusajai quarantine centre, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday. ... read..


FIR against Sonia Gandhi over Cong's tweets on PM-CARES Fund
Patna (Bihar) | May 22, 2020 11:41:49 PM IST
An FIR has been filed against Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi over her party's tweet regarding the PM-CARES Fund. ... read..


Cyclone Amphan: IAF continues to be in high state of preparedness for relief operations
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 11:41:48 PM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) continues to be on a high state of preparedness for undertaking relief operations in the eastern parts of the country in the wake of cyclone Amphan. ... read..


CM Rawat chairs first meet of 'Uttarakhand Chardham Devsthanam Management Board'
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 22, 2020 11:41:46 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat chaired the first meeting of 'Uttarakhand Chardham Devsthanam Management Board' in Dehradun on Friday. ... read..


Film shootings, post-production to begin in a phased manner, says Telangana CM
Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 22, 2020 11:41:45 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday said that the film shootings, post-production works, which were stopped due to the nationwide lockdown, would resume in a phased manner. ... read..


Chandigarh's COVID-19 cases count stands at 219
Chandigarh | May 22, 2020 11:41:43 PM IST
The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the Union Territory (UT) was 219 on Friday. ... read..


40 new cases of COVID-19 in J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2020 11:41:41 PM IST
Forty new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the total count of cases in the Union Territory (UT) to 1,489. ... read..


Domestic airports across India get ready to serve amid Covid-19 outbreak
Chennai, (Tamil Nadu) | May 22, 2020 11:41:40 PM IST
The Airports Authority of India is geared up handle operations as flight services, suspended as a part of nationwide coronavirus lockdown, are set to resume after two months on May 25. ... read..


Punjab announces stimulus package for real estate sector
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 22, 2020 11:41:38 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced relief measures for the real estate sector amid COVID-19 pandemic including a six-month extension in the permissible period of construction of plots/projects for all allottees, whether priv ... read..


PM Modi takes aerial survey of cyclone Amphan-affected Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted an aerial survey in coastal districts of Odisha to take stock of the damage caused by cyclone Amphan. ... read..


Entering office amid global crisis: Harsh Vardhan takes charge of WHO top body
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Soon after taking charge as chairman of the WHO's 34-member Executive Board on Friday, India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, "I am aware I am entering this office at a time of global crisis on account of this pandemic." ... read..


Madhya Pradesh CM inaugurates 'Shram Siddhi Abhiyan' to provide jobs to labourers
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 11:11:53 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday interacted with labourers and Sarpanchs of different districts via video conference after inaugurating 'Shram Siddhi Abhiyan' under which jobs will be provided to labourers. ... read..


Facebook allows permanent work from home for many employees
Washington D.C. | May 22, 2020 11:11:52 PM IST
Through a live-streamed town hall, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that many of the employees of the tech giant will be allowed to work from home even after COVID-19 crisis. ... read..


15 new COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | May 22, 2020 11:11:50 PM IST
Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Jharkhand on Friday, taking the total tally of cases to 323 so far in the state. ... read..


Rajasthan reports 267 new COVID-19 cases
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | May 22, 2020 11:11:45 PM IST
Rajasthan on Friday added 267 new cases to its COVID-19 count. ... read..


5 residents of Gautam Buddha Nagar district test COVID-19 positive
Gautam Buddha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 11:11:43 PM IST
As many as five people in Gautam Buddha Nagar district have tested positive of coronavirus on Friday. ... read..


88 meter-long FOB gets operational for commuters in Delhi's Samaypur Badli area
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 11:11:42 PM IST
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday said that an 88 meter-long foot overbridge constructed to connect Samaypur Badli Metro station with Badli railway station and Samaypur village has now been opened for public movement. ... read..


2G mobile internet services restored in Srinagar after it was snapped due to Nawa Kadal encounter
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 22, 2020 11:11:40 PM IST
2G mobile internet services were restored in Srinagar on Friday after they were snapped on May 19 due to a gunfight in Nawa Kadal area of old Srinagar city. ... read..


363 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat in last 24 hours
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | May 22, 2020 11:11:39 PM IST
Gujarat reported 363 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, State Health Department said on Friday. ... read..


Maharashtra reports highest rise of 2,940 COVID-19 cases in a day
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 22, 2020 11:11:37 PM IST
Maharashtra reported its highest rise of COVID-19 cases in a single day with 2,940 new cases on Friday, taking the total number of positive cases in the State to 44,582. ... read..


Rival camps in Raj Cong maintain 'social distancing' in COVID-19 times
Jaipur | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Congress factionalism stands out in the open yet again in Rajasthan amid the COVID-19 crisis as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp seems to be maintaining a 'healthy social distancing' with the rival camp led by Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot. ... read..


Bhima Koregaon: HC seeks NIA response on Navlakha's plea
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the National Investigation Agency over a petition filed by Bhima Koregaon case accused and activist Gautam Navlakha seeking interim bail citing his old age and medical ailments. ... read..


Urgent action needed to safeguard biodiversity: UN report
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, the latest edition of UN's The State of the World's Forests released on Friday said. ... read..


Govt has abandoned any pretence of being democratic: Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The opposition meet convened by Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has begun to take stock on the Covid-19 situation and the migrant crisis. ... read..


Ivory Coast drug peddler arrested in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
A drug peddler from Ivory Coast in Africa has been arrested in the city, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Govt launches five initiatives on International Day of Biodiversity
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
In a virtual celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, Union Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched five key initiatives towards conservation of biodiversity. ... read..


Over 18.24 lakh migrant workers have returned to UP, says Addl Chief Secretary
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 10:41:46 PM IST
Over 18.24 lakh migrant labourers have returned to the State from other States during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, said Awanish Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday. ... read..


Air India repatriation flight from US lands at Delhi; 100 passengers deboard at Chandigarh
Chandigarh | May 22, 2020 10:41:43 PM IST
An Air India repatriation flight from US' John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport carrying 327 passengers and one infant landed in India on Friday morning. While 227 passengers deboarded in Delhi, the remaining 100 arrived here at Chandigarh Internati ... read..


Pac-Man will be playable on Twitch soon
California | May 22, 2020 10:41:39 PM IST
Bandai Namco and Amazon Games on Friday announced that Pac-Man will be a playable game on Twitch starting this June. ... read..


Confession in churches set to go hi-tech, if technology developed by Christ College of Engineering is adopted
Thrissur (Kerala) | May 22, 2020 10:41:37 PM IST
Christ College of Engineering, Irinjalakuda, has developed a technology to aid churches to carry out the religious practice of confession with mandatory social distancing as per COVID-19 guidelines. ... read..


SC orders re-opening of lawyers' offices on odd-even scheme basis
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
In good news for advocates, the Supreme Court has allowed advocates to access their offices on the premises between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on alternate weeks, based on odd-even scheme. ... read..


Lack of consensus in MoD grounds Navy's acquisition of 111 copters for now
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
With Ministry of Defence unable to decide on who would be the Indian partner -- a private company or a Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) -- Indian Navy's acquisition of 111 helicopters under the strategic partnership model remains grounded for now. ... read..


After 5 months, Shaheen Bagh showrooms open but no customers
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Showrooms in Shaheen Bagh have finally opened after five months of a lockdown, adhering to the odd-even formula prescribed by the state government. Shaheen Bagh was closed since December 15 midnight when protests against the CAA began and continued till ... read..


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