Monday, May 25, 2020

Chandigarh Hotel Association Chairman hopes hotels would open soon, seeks government help
Chandigarh | May 22, 2020 10:11:39 PM IST
Hoping that hotels will be allowed to open soon, Manmohan S Kohli, Chairman of Chandigarh Hotel Association, on Friday said that somebody has to pay the bill for the loss people associated with hotel services have suffered during the coronavirus-induced l ... read..

Govt expands Hydroxychloroquine as prophylactic for healthcare, other frontline workers
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | May 22, 2020 10:11:38 PM IST
After some promising results on the efficacy of prophylactic use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) against COVID-19 infection, the Central government has expanded the use of the medicine as prophylaxis to healthcare and other frontline workers deployed in non-C ... read..

SC seeks Centre response on Zoom ban for breaching privacy, security issues
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking a ban on Zoom, the popular software application, until formulation of an appropriate legislation. ... read..

'Import ban won't stop forces from procuring niche tech'
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Appreciating the self-reliant policy of the government and increase in Foreign Direct Investment in defence sector, Indian Army Vice Chief Lieutenant General S.K. Saini said on Friday that import ban list will not restrict armed forces from procuring nich ... read..

US formally announces onset of Cold War with China
New Delhi/Washington | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
With its new vision document on China, the US has formally announced the onset of its Cold War with the Asian giant, accusing it of exploiting rule-based world order and re-shaping international system in favour of Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ideology ... read..

5 migrants killed in separate incidents in UP
Mirzapur (UP) | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Five migrants were killed in two separate incidents on Friday in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

Bodies of 9 migrant labourers found in a well in Warangal
Warangal (Telangana) | May 22, 2020 9:41:46 PM IST
In a shocking incident, bodies of nine migrant workers, including six of a family, were found in a well at Gorrekunta area in the outskirts of Warangal city. Of the nine bodies, four were found on May 21. ... read..

Higher fibre saves lives, but food processing may remove benefits
Otago | May 22, 2020 9:41:44 PM IST
Eating more fibre can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, says a study conducted by Otago researchers. ... read..

COVID-19 positive doctor passes away in Indore
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 9:41:43 PM IST
A doctor who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away here on Thursday, said Indore Nodal officer Dr Amit Malakar. ... read..

100-year-old COVID-19 patient in Indore recovers
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 9:41:40 PM IST
A 100-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus, has recovered in Indore. ... read..

Centre revises advisory for use of Hydroxychloroquine as prophylactic for COVID-19 infection
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 9:41:38 PM IST
The Central government has revised the advisory on the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylactic for COVID-19 infection, expanding the use of the medicine for asymptomatic healthcare and frontline workers deployed in non-COVID and COVID areas. ... read..

COVID-19 hits Zee Media, employee testing to be completed on Saturday
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Zee Media is reeling under the COVID-19 crisis, after 28 employees tested positive earlier this week, and its office, newsroom and studios were sealed for sanitisation. Currently, the media house is conducting mass testing of its employees, which is sched ... read..

Hizbul regroups in Kashmir, plans attacks in 10 days: Intel
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Days after incurring huge set back in the Kashmir Valley with security forces eliminating its top commanders regularly, intelligence agencies have inputs that Hizbul Mujahideen is regrouping and it plans to strike back within 10 days carrying out multiple ... read..

Two days after marriage, Assam nurse rejoins Covid-19 duty
Guwahati | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Two days after her wedding, Assam government nurse Oli Barman rejoined duty to take care of COVID-19 patients in Nalbari district hospital, earning kudos from all quarters in the western region of the state. "Actually I wanted to join duty on Tuesday, a d ... read..

India's coronavirus cases rise by 6,088 to over 1.18 lakh, recovery rate nears 41%
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 9:11:48 PM IST
India on Friday saw the biggest rise in COVID-19 cases at 6,088 with the total number of cases rising to 1,18,447 and the recovery rate now nearly 41 per cent. ... read..

One new COVID-19 case reported in Punjab; state tally rises to 2,029
Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 22, 2020 9:11:47 PM IST
The total number of positive coronavirus cases in Punjab stand at 2,029 after one new patient tested positive for COVID-19, as per the state health department on Friday. ... read..

Centre delays decision to ban use of PoP in idol making for one year
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | May 22, 2020 9:11:44 PM IST
In a much respite to the artisans, the decision to ban the use of plaster of Paris (PoP) to make Ganapati and Durga idols has been delayed for a year. ... read..

Migrant worker self immolates at quarantine centre in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, hospitalised
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) | May 22, 2020 9:11:41 PM IST
A migrant worker, who was quarantined at a centre here in Gaighat Block, tried to immolate himself and is now hospitalised, said District Magistrate (DM) Chandrashekhar Singh on Friday. ... read..

HP's Hamirpur district reports 14 new corona cases
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 9:11:39 PM IST
Fourteen cases of COVID-19 were reported from Hamirpur district on Friday, taking the total count of cases in the State to 166. ... read..

Kerala reports highest rise of 42 COVID-19 cases in a day
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | May 22, 2020 9:11:38 PM IST
Kerala reported its highest rise of COVID-19 cases in a single day with 42 new cases on Friday of which 23 returned from other states and 17 from abroad. ... read..

PM says country stands with Bengal, announces Rs 1K cr aid (Ld)
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
After conducting an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 1,000 crore relief package for the state, saying the nation stood with Bengal in this hour of crisis. ... read..

Kejriwal extends support to Bengal, Odisha
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday extended support to Odisha and West Bengal in the wake of the destruction caused by cyclone Amphan. ... read..

Opposition parties urge Central govt to immediately declare cyclone Amphan a national calamity
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 8:41:41 PM IST
Opposition parties on Friday urged the Central government to immediately declare cyclone Amphan as a national calamity and substantially help the states in facing the impact of this disaster. ... read..

Congress releases list of shortcomings in documents of UPSRTC buses sent to Kota
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 8:41:39 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) on Friday listed the shortcomings in the buses that were sent by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government to bring back its students from Kota in Rajasthan. ... read..

COVID-19 cases in ITBP rises to 105
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 8:41:36 PM IST
With one more person testing coronavirus positive in the last 24 hours, the total number of positive cases in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has mounted to 105, said ITBP in an official statement. ... read..

Crocodiles may shed real tears for food at Chennai reptile zoo
Chennai | Friday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Hit by COVID-19 lockdown since March 16 and revenue sources drying up, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) and Center for Herpetology, that maintains the popular crocodile park near here, is crowd sourcing for funds, said a top official. ... read..

Andhra HC orders CBI probe in doctor's manhandling by police
Amaravati | Friday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged manhandling of a government doctor by police in Visakhapatnam last week. ... read..

Bengaluru cop booked for bribe during lockdown
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Karnataka Police Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered an FIR against a senior police officer for allegedly taking bribe from cigarette distributors during the lockdown, an official said on Friday. ... read..

Everybody must work together in crisis, says Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 22, 2020 8:11:45 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that both central government and state government should work together in the times of crisis. ... read..

Examine how AIIMS night shelter is being managed, take corrective measures: HC directs Delhi chief secy
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 8:11:42 PM IST
Taking note of 22 coronavirus case in rain baseras at AIIMS, Delhi High Court on Friday directed Delhi Chief Secretary to examine the position with regard to the manner in which the night shelter at AIIMS is being managed by DUSIB, and to undertake all co ... read..

5 more CRPF personnel in Delhi test positive for COVID-19
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 8:11:41 PM IST
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday reported five new positive cases of coronavirus in Delhi. ... read..

Madras HC dismisses plea seeking permission to hold Ramzan prayers in mosques
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | May 22, 2020 8:11:39 PM IST
The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking permission to hold Ramzan prayers in mosques from 9 am to 11 pm on the occasion of Ramzan festival. ... read..

India has capacity to manufacture 5 lakh diagnostic kits daily in next 6-8 weeks: Dr VK Paul
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 8:11:38 PM IST
India has the capacity of manufacturing 5 lakh diagnostic kits daily in the next 6-8 weeks, said Dr VK Paul, Chairman, Empowered Group 1, on Friday, while stating that the manufacturing has already begun. ... read..

Modi conducts aerial survey of cyclone-hit Bengal, announces Rs 1K cr aid
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
West Bengal on Friday didn't see two political adversaries, but leaders working together. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Bengal to take stock of the trail of destruction left behind by severe cyclonic storm Amphan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerje ... read..

Centre failed to chalk out a well-defined policy for migrants: Pilot
Jaipur | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Friday launched a scathing attack on the central government accusing it of having failed to chalk out a decent policy to relieve migrants' distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

8 migrants among 9 bodies recovered from Telangana well
Hyderabad | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
In a shocking incident, nine bodies including eight of migrants were found in a well near Warangal town in Telangana, police said on Friday. ... read..

Assam reports 6 new COVID-19 cases
Guwahati (Assam) | May 22, 2020 7:41:45 PM IST
After six more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 222, said state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday. ... read..

FICCI welcomes RBI's move to cut repo rate, extension of loan repayment moratorium
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 7:41:44 PM IST
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Secretary-General Dilip Chenoy on Friday lauded the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to slash the repo rate and reverse repo rate and extension of the loan repayment moratorium. ... read..

786 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 22, 2020 7:41:42 PM IST
With 786 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, the total number of positive coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu has risen to 14,753, said the Health Department in a bulletin. ... read..

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in PIA plane crash in Karachi
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 7:41:40 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed condolences over the loss of lives in a plane crash in Karachi and wished speedy recovery to those injured. ... read..

Karnataka to bear travel costs for migrant workers
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 22, 2020 7:41:39 PM IST
Karnataka government led by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced to bear the cost of travel of migrant labourers and stranded persons to their respective States via Sharmik trains up to May 31. ... read..

Karnataka's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,743
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 22, 2020 7:41:37 PM IST
With 138 new COVID-19 cases reported from Thursday 5 pm to Friday 5 pm, the total number of coronavirus cases have risen to 1,743 in Karnataka, said the state health department in a bulletin. ... read..

HC advises RS to consider permanent passes to freelance journos
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Delhi High Court has advised the Rajya Sabha Media Advisory Committee (MAC) to consider giving permanent passes to freelance journalists for the coverage of the parliamentary proceedings. ... read..

Congress reiterates CBI probe into controversial Sprinklr deal
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
A day after the Pinarayi Vijayan government in an affidavit informed the Kerala High Court, that US-based PR and marketing firm -- Sprinklr will have no more role in COVID-19 data analysis, the Congress on Friday reiterated its demand for a CBI probe into ... read..

118 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bihar
Patna (Bihar) | May 22, 2020 7:11:46 PM IST
With 118 new cases, Bihar's tally of positive coronavirus cases stands at 2,105, as of Friday, said the state health ministry. ... read..

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces Rs 500 cr financial assistance for Odisha
Bhubaneswar | May 22, 2020 7:11:45 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced financial assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha after conducting an aerial survey of the areas hit by cyclone Amphan. ... read..

Sonia attacks BJP-led government, says Rs 20-lakh crore package a cruel joke, no exit strategy from lockdown
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 7:11:43 PM IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday made a strong attack on the BJP-led government over its handling of the situation created by coronavirus, saying it has no exit strategy from lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement Rs 20 lakh crore ... read..

Delhi HC seeks reply from Centre, police on plea demanding action against cops over 'attack' on JMI students
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 7:11:42 PM IST
Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Central government and Delhi Police to file their replies on a petition demanding action against cops for allegedly attacking the students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University on December 15 last year. ... read..

NCW takes cognizance of sexual harassment complaint against Faridabad hospital doctor
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 7:11:40 PM IST
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognizance of sexual harassment complaints against a doctor at a Faridabad hospital and sought a detailed action taken report from the hospital administration. ... read..

2 militant associates arrested by J&K police
Srinagar | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two militant associates of the proscribed outfit Ansar Gazwat uL Hind (AuGH) and the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) from Tral and Awantipora in South Kashmir Friday, police said. ... read..

BJP protests Maha govt failure to tackle pandemic
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a 'Maharashtra bachao' agitation sporting black bands, carrying banners and posters criticizing the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) of failure to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, here on Friday. ... read..

Yogi govt plans to plant 25 crore saplings this year
Lucknow | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh plans to plant 25 crore trees in July this year, creating yet another world record of sorts. ... read..

Threat to Yogi: FIR registered
Lucknow | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
An FIR has been registered against an unidentified person who threatened to blow up Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. In a message sent to Dial 112 service through WhatsApp, the man claimed "Adityanath is a threat" to one particular community. ... read..

No migrant should walk to his native place: KCR
Hyderabad | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has directed officials "to ensure that no migrant worker undergoes the unfortunate situation of walking back to his native place". ... read..

TN ordinance to acquire Jayalalithaa's residence temporarily
Chennai | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said an ordinance was promulgated to take temporary possession of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence 'Veda Nilayam' located here. ... read..

Mumbai Police Head Constable dies of COVID-19
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 22, 2020 6:41:50 PM IST
A Head Constable from Vile Parle Police Station passed away due to COVID-19, informed the Maharashtra Police on Friday. ... read..

24 new COVID-19 cases reported in BSF
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:41:49 PM IST
24 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the Border Security Force in the last 24 hours. With this the number of active cases in the force has risen to 108, said the BSF in a bulletin. ... read..

MHA allows travel of certain categories of OCI cardholders
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:41:46 PM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has allowed travel of certain categories of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders to India. ... read..

WhatsApp testing new feature that helps to add contacts via QR codes
Washington D.C. | May 22, 2020 6:41:44 PM IST
Instant messaging service WhatsApp's latest beta version lets you add contacts by scanning their QR codes. ... read..

Lockdown put a brake on spread of coronavirus, says Empowered Group 1 chairman Dr Paul
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:41:39 PM IST
The growth rate of COVID-19 cases has seen a steady fall from April 3 as the lockdown was able to put a brake on the spread of the coronavirus in the country, said Dr VK Paul, Chairman, Empowered Group 1, on Friday. ... read..

Indian Army's oldest gunner, WW-II veteran bids adieu
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Indian Army oldest artillery man Major (retd) Gurdial Singh Jallanwalia, who fought four wars, including World War II and two wars against Pakistan, has passed away. He was 103. ... read..

Odisha CM assures support to Amphan ravaged Bengal
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday assured all possible assistance to West Bengal, which has been ravaged by cyclone Amphan. ... read..

No death due to COVID-19 in Delhi is missed in count: Satyendar Jain
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:11:41 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday dismissed reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data and said that no deaths caused due to coronavirus in the national capital are missed in the count. ... read..

Prakash Javadekar launches NBA-UNDP India's Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:11:39 PM IST
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar launched NBA-UNDP India's Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme and addressed the virtual celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity on Friday. ... read..

Government cites various statistical models, says averted between 1.4 million-2.9 million cases due to lockdown
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:11:38 PM IST
India has averted between 1.4 million-2.9 million COVID-19 cases on average due to lockdown, the government said on Friday citing various estimates based on statistical models. ... read..

CISCE announces dates for remaining exams for Classes 10 and 12
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 6:11:36 PM IST
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) board has announced that the examinations for the remaining subjects/papers of class 10th will be held from July 2 to July 12, 2020. ... read..

Ex-DMK General Secretary Duraisamy joins TN BJP
Chennai | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
A day after he was removed as DMK's Deputy General Secretary, V.P. Duraisamy on Friday joined Tamil Nadu BJP. ... read..

Pune's Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum goes virtual (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
The nationwide lockdown being imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic has been keeping a large number of people indoors, but as they say humans have a never-ending spirit and their innovative ideas are mightier than the problem, so, keeping in ... read..

83K J&K people brought home amid lockdown
Jammu | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Since COVID-19 lockdown started in the country, J&K government has so far brought back 83,000 home from different parts of the country. ... read..

Delhi HC dismisses ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda's plea seeking stay on conviction to contest election
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 5:41:52 PM IST
Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda seeking a stay on his conviction order in a coal block allocation case, so that he can contest elections. ... read..

Use mid-day meal food grains to feed people in quarantine centres: Bihar govt to schools
Patna (Bihar) | May 22, 2020 5:41:50 PM IST
The Bihar Education Department has written a letter to all District Magistrates and District Education Officers stating that the food grains in schools meant for the mid-day meal scheme are to be used for preparing food for people housed in the quarantine ... read..

Don't politicise a pandemic situation: Naqvi to Congress
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 5:41:47 PM IST
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday alleged that the Congress leaders are trying to politicise the coronavirus pandemic when they should rather "try to rebuild confidence among people". ... read..

27,55,714 COVID-19 tests done so far: ICMR
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 5:11:47 PM IST
A total of 27,55,714 COVID-19 tests have been done so far in the country, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) head scientist Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar here on Friday. ... read..

Railway reservation opens for public
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 5:11:46 PM IST
Railway reservation is open for public in all classes of 230 trains connecting various stations in the country, said the Ministry of Railways on Friday. ... read..

Gujarat boy, who lost hands, leg in accident, scores 92 pc marks in Class XII exams
Vadodara (Gujarat) | May 22, 2020 5:11:44 PM IST
Shivam Solanki, who lost his arms and a leg in an accident at the age of 12, has scored 92 per cent marks in the state board exams for the science stream of Class XII. ... read..

44 village panchayats in Maharashtra join hands to auction tendu leaves, bring higher income to tribal villagers
Gondia (Maharashtra) | May 22, 2020 5:11:41 PM IST
Forty-four village panchayats joined hands to auction tendu leaves in Deori taluka of Gondia district, resulting in a higher margin for the tribals engaged in the task of plucking leaves. ... read..

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews pipeline projects worth approximately Rs 8000-crore, pitches for Aatmanirbhar Bharat
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 5:11:40 PM IST
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday reviewed pipeline projects worth approximately Rs 8000-crore, under various stages of implementation and called for complete indigenisation in these projects. ... read..

In a country of 1.35 billion people, India has only 0.1 million cases of COVID-19: Dr Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 5:11:38 PM IST
In a country of 1.35 billion people, there are only 0.1 million cases of COVID-19, said Union Health and Family Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday. ... read..

Girl seeks justice for sister on Twitter
Lucknow | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The family of a young woman who died by hanging -- allegedly a murder for dowry -- has now taken to the social media to ensure justice for the deceased. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi 'disturbed' over Amphan mayhem
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's to West Bengal and Odisha for taking the stock of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too expressed his concern over the loss of lives. ... read..

Amphan: PM enroute to Bengal, Odisha for aerial survey
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for Kolkata to take stock of the devastation left behind by Super Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Odisha. The cyclone left scores of people dead and devastated various coastal cities and towns after it made la ... read..

Bombay HC adjourns hearing on plea seeking CBI probe in Palghar lynching case for 2 weeks
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 22, 2020 4:41:49 PM IST
Bombay High Court on Friday adjourned for two weeks hearing on a petition seeking CBI investigation in the Palghar mob lynching case, in which two sadhus and their driver were killed. ... read..

216 COVID-19 cases reported in Assam so far
Guwahati (Assam) | May 22, 2020 4:41:44 PM IST
With two persons testing positive for COVID-19 in Assam on Friday, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 216, says state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. ... read..

Harsh Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 4:41:43 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday took charge as chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board. ... read..

PM Modi received by Odisha CM and Governor on arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 22, 2020 4:41:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday received by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor Ganeshi Lal on arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport. ... read..

Bhima Koregaon case: Delhi HC notice to NIA on Gautam Navlakha's plea seeking interim bail
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 4:41:37 PM IST
Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on a plea filed by activist Gautam Navlakha, who is facing probe for his alleged role in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, seeking interim bail on medical grounds. ... read..

Shops inside Gorakhnath temple to go
Gorakhpur | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Setting an example of sorts, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has allowed demolition of shops in the Gorakhnath temple here, of which he is the head priest. ... read..

Karnataka Congress delegation urges Chief Election Officer to guide State govt to conduct local body elections
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 22, 2020 4:11:55 PM IST
Karnataka Congress delegation met Chief Election Commissioner, Dr B Basavaraju in Bengaluru, urging him to guide Karnataka Government to conduct local body elections and not to allow State government to nominate their party men to the local bodies. ... read..

Import ban list won't restrict procurement of niche technologies from abroad: Army Vice Chief
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 4:11:52 PM IST
At a time when the Centre is issuing a list of defence items that can't be imported, Army Vice Chief Lt Gen SK Saini on Friday said the import ban list would not restrict forces from procuring niche technologies from abroad. ... read..

5 new COVID-19 cases in Uttarakhand; state tally rises to 151
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 22, 2020 4:11:49 PM IST
With five new cases of COVID-19 reported in Uttarakhand on Friday, the total coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 151, said the state health department in its bulletin. ... read..

Shops reopen in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh after nearly 5 months
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 4:11:46 PM IST
After a gap of nearly five months, shops reopened in Shaheen Bagh here on Friday, following the relaxations in the fourth phase of COVID-19 lockdown. ... read..

Heat wave in UP, Rajasthan till Monday
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department on Friday forecast heat wave condition for Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan till Monday while a day less in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana. ... read..

Man paraded in village with garland of shoes for molesting woman
Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
A 65-year-old was socially shamed after he allegedly molested a woman who is his neighbour. ... read..

Artefacts at temple site validate faith, claim Ayodhya saints
Ayodhya/Lucknow | Friday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The 'unearthing' of ancient religious artefacts from the Ram temple site in Ayodhya is being seen as a 'validation of the faith of millions of Hindus who believe that Ram was born here' by the saints in Ayodhya. ... read..

Four members of migrant family found dead in well in Telangana
Warangal (Telangana) | May 22, 2020 3:41:52 PM IST
Four members of a migrant family from West Bengal were found dead in a well at Gorrekunta village in Esugundam mandal in Warangal Rural district, police said. ... read..

Association of Medical Consultants, Mumbai opposes BMC's directions for physical examination before COVID-19 swab tests
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 22, 2020 3:41:51 PM IST
Association of Medical Consultants in Mumbai has opposed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) circular directing private practitioners not to recommend COVID-19 swab tests to anyone without physical examination. ... read..

Two Amritsar hospitals empanelled with ECHS found indulging in 'fund misappropriation'
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 3:41:49 PM IST
In an effort to curb corruption, defence authorities have detected "gross misappropriation of funds" in two hospitals empanelled with the military veterans' medical scheme. ... read..

Tax refunds worth Rs 26,242 crore to tax assesses since April 1: CBDT
New Delhi | May 22, 2020 3:41:48 PM IST
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued tax refunds worth Rs. 26,242 crore to 16,84,298 tax assesses since 1st April to 21st May 2020. ... read..

Several women get together to celebrate 'Vat Savitri Puja' in Prayagraj
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 3:41:42 PM IST
In an annual ritual, several women performed the 'Vat Savitri Puja' in Prayagraj on Thursday. ... read..

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