Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Karnataka wants hourly selfies to prove home quarantine compliance
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
All persons in home quarantine across Karnataka should send hourly selfie to the state government on a dedicated mobile app to prove their isolation compliance, state Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar said on Monday. ... read..


Bengal set to requisition private hospitals to tackle Covid-19
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The West Bengal government on Monday said it has decided to set up one nodal hospital in each of the 22 districts and also requisition private health facilities for treatment of Covid-19 patients ... read..


Indian Navy manufactures multi-feed oxygen cylinder for Covid-19 patients
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
To cater to the requirement of oxygen supply for multiple patients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, personnel from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam has designed an innovative 'portable multi-feed oxygen manifold (MOM)' using a six-way radial header fitte ... read..


Woman dies due to COVID-19 in Indore, death toll in MP rises to 4
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | March 31, 2020 4:41:31 AM IST
A woman lost her life in Indore on Monday night due to coronavirus infection taking the total number of deaths due to the virus to four in the state. ... read..


Covid-19:1605 cases registered for lockdown violations in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | March 31, 2020 4:41:29 AM IST
A total of 1605 cases have been registered in Odisha in the last 6 days, for different violations related to the lockdown due to COVID-19. ... read..


HP govt develops mobile app to track quarantined persons
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 31, 2020 4:41:27 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh government has developed a mobile application to track and monitor the people who are quarantined for COVID-19. ... read..


By Arul Louis
United Nations | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
An Indian who was an assistant secretary-general dealing with the UN pension fund investments has resigned suddenly, according to a spokesperson. ... read..


Indian UN Assistant Secretary-General quits suddenly
United Nations | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
An Indian UN Assistant Secretary General, dealing with the UN pension fund investments, has resigned suddenly, according to a spokesperson. ... read..


COVID-19: 5 more positive cases in Karnataka, total 88
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka reported five more coronavirus positive cases, raising the total in the southern state to 88, an official said on Monday. ... read..


Delhi govt to provide ration to non-ration card holders
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that the government is exploring the option of providing ration to non-ration card holders as well amid the lockdown in the city in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. ... read..


B Tech student awareness video on COVID 19 goes viral
Kothagudem (Telangana) | March 31, 2020 4:11:30 AM IST
To spread the message of staying at home amid the coronavirus lockdown, an engineering student here has made a video that has gone viral. ... read..


Villagers provide financial help to pani puri seller in Andhra Pradesh
Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) | March 31, 2020 4:11:28 AM IST
In the face of the lockdown imposed due to COVID-19, some people from Movva village of the district joined hands and extended financial help to a pani puri seller, who is from Uttar Pradesh but is now settled in Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


7 of Kerala family test negative after treatment
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Five members of a family and their two close relatives who faced public anger and criticism for three weeks after testing coronavirus positive had now tested negative and stood discharged, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said on Monday. ... read..


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


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


Those without curfew passes will be quarantined: Delhi L-G
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday said if anyone is found on the roads without a curfew pass, they would be picked up and sent to the nearest shelter to be quarantined. ... read..


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


Punjab reports third Covid-19 death (Lead)
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
One more person died from Covid-19 in Punjab on Monday, taking the toll to three. The 42-year-old patient from Ludhiana was diagnosed positive after death, doctors said. ... read..


3 private labs to test Covid-19 suspects in Haryana
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Haryana government has designated three private laboratories in the Gurugram district for Covid-19 testing, whereas the number of coronavirus positive cases has not increased from 10 in the last six days. ... read..


1,000 people put on quarantine in Samba
Jammu | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Close to a 1,000 people, mostly Kashmiris, have been brought to the Radha Swami Satsang centre in Samba, which has been converted into a quarantine centre in the wake of the corona virus outbreak in Jammu region. ... read..


Darul Uloom Deoband offers building to UP govt for setting up isolation ward
Saharanpur | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Well-known Islamic seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has offered one of its buildings to the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for setting up an isolation ward for coronavirus patients. ... read..


Two more deaths in Maha, positive cases rocket to 259 (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Coronavirus claimed two more victims in Maharashtra, one in Mumbai and another in Pune, taking the total deaths to 10, even as the number of positive cases zoomed to 259 on Monday, officials said. ... read..


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


Sweetmeat shops to open for four hours in Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Bengalis can relish their favourite rosogolla, sandesh and mishti doi (sweet yoghurt) from Tuesday with the West Bengal government permitting sweetmeat shops to remain open for four hours daily during the lockdown period. ... read..


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


COVID-19: Dhaba owners in Murthal extend support to lockdown, despite losses
Sonipat (Haryana) | March 31, 2020 3:11:34 AM IST
The nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus has also affected the informal sector, especially the dhabas.Murthal's dhabas, famous for their taste, are telling a similar picture of the lockdown. ... read..


11 more test positive in J&K, tally rises to 49 (Second Lead)
Jammu/Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
Eleven more tested positive for Covid-19 in J&K on Monday evening, taking the tally of infected persons in the Union Territory to 49. ... read..


Fortis discharges 3 Covid-19 patients
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
The Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) here on Monday discharged three Covid-19 patients, two of which were siblings with travel history to the United Kingdom. ... read..


CBI files charge-sheet against 12 in HP scholarship scam
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on Monday said it had filed a charge-sheet against 12 people, including then Superintendent, in the case of alleged irregularities in Himachal Pradesh's pre-matric and post-matric scholarship schemes. ... read..


Goa CM assures on grocery, medicine shortages
Panaji | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
To fight food shortage, the Goa government, here on Monday, allowed restaurants to operate kitchens for the home-delivery of food. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also said steps were being taken to address the medicine shortage caused by the 21-day nationwi ... read..


1,400 held in Odisha for lockdown violations
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
Around 1,400 people had been arrested for violation of Covid-19 lockdown guidelines, Odisha Police DG Abhay said here on Monday. ... read..


Criticise PM, bear coronavirus consequences: Maha BJP leader
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra faced flak when one of its leaders made a statement suggesting that if anyone criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then they should face the consequences of COVID-19. ... read..


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


Over 62k poor families in Chhattisgarh get food, ration
Raipur | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, as many as 62,172 poor families in urban and rural areas of Chhattisgarh are getting free food and ration, official sources said on Monday. ... read..


Irrespective of religion, all Mumbai Covid-19 victims to be cremated
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Not willing to risk infections even after death, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on Monday decided to compulsorily cremate all victims of COVID-19 irrespective of their religion. ... read..


Uttarakhand BJP MLA starts 'Modi Kitchens'
Mussoorie | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi from Mussoorie in Uttarakhand has started four 'Modi Kitchens' to feed the families of labourers and daily wagers affected by the nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


Help industry amid Covid-19 crisis: Punjab CM urged
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), here on Monday, requested Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to help industry by waiving all fixed power charges till the resolution of the coronavirus crisis. ... read..


Kashmir's first Covid-19 patient recovers completely
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Kashmir's first Covid-19 patient has successfully been treated and is now free of any viral infection, doctors said on Monday ... read..


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


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


Noida DM applies for 'leave' after an earful from Yogi
Gautam Budhh Nagar | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
District Magistrate BN Singh on Monday applied for three-month earned leave on personal grounds and expressed his wish not to continue in the coveted post. ... read..


Covid-19 toll across world crosses 35,000
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The death toll around the world due to coronavirus crossed 35,000 on Monday evening, with Italy heading the list of 35,097 deaths with 10,779, while the number of cumulative cases rose to 737,929, with US leading with 143,055 of them, as per data from the ... read..


Lucknow DP, CP inspect shelter homes for migrant workers
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | March 31, 2020 1:42:02 AM IST
As hundreds of migrant workers continue to cross state borders to reach their homes amid the countrywide lockdown, District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash, and Sujeet Pandey, Police Commissioner, visited the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan to review the arrangemen ... read..


Airtel extends pre-paid validity for customers till April 17
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:42:01 AM IST
Bharti Airtel on Monday extended the pre-paid pack validity for over 80 million customers till April 17. The company will also credit an additional Rs 10 of talk time in the pre-paid accounts amid coronavirus lockdown. ... read..


U'khand govt orders private hospitals to keep their OPD facilities open
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 31, 2020 1:41:59 AM IST
The Uttarakhand government announced that private hospitals and nursing homes will keep their OPD facilities open as government hospitals have been reserved for the coronavirus patients. ... read..


GoM to review COVID-19 situation in India on Tuesday
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:58 AM IST
A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting led by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will on Tuesday review the situation over the first week of lockdown and may take additional measures in connection with the fight against COVID-19. ... read..


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


Person distributes 4.5 tonne vegetables during lockdown
Srikalahasti (Andhra Pradesh) | March 31, 2020 1:41:55 AM IST
A person in Srikalahasti town in Andhra Pradesh came forward to help the needy during lockdown due to coronavirus in the country. ... read..


FAR for investment by non-residents in government securities
New Delhi | March 31, 2020 1:41:53 AM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday issued a circular to implement the Union Budget 2020-21 proposal to fully open up the government securities for non-resident investors. ... read..


Sale of petroleum has come down to 15 % due to lockdown, says BPCL officer
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 31, 2020 1:41:52 AM IST
In the wake of lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak the sale of petroleum products has come down to 15 per cent, said M Somasundaram, a senior official of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) said on Monday. ... read..


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


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

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


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

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


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


6 Telangana persons who attended religious prayer in Delhi die due to COVID-19
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 31, 2020 1:41:41 AM IST
Six persons from Telangana who attended a religious prayer meeting from March 13-15 at Markaz in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi, have died of coronavirus, Telangana Chief Minister's office (CMO) said on Monday. ... read..


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


54,600 MT of boiled rice dispatched to South India: FCI Telangana
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 31, 2020 1:41:39 AM IST
Around 54,600 MT of boiled rice and 13,000 MT of raw rice has been dispatched to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka since the announcement of 21-day countrywide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Telanga ... read..


Combating COVID-19: Andhra Pradesh to track cell phones of those in home quarantine to ensure compliance
Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) | March 31, 2020 1:41:35 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh government is using unique tools developed by the State Disaster Management Authority with the help of other agencies to track each person in home quarantine and to track the travel history of positive cases of coronavirus. ... read..


Minister appeals UP sugar mills to launch sanitisation programme of public offices
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | March 31, 2020 1:41:34 AM IST
Sugar Industry and Cane Development Minister of Uttar Pradesh appealed to all sugar mills of the State to launch a sanitisation programme in all public offices to prevent the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


Kerala senior citizen couple discharged after getting treated from COVID-19
Kottayam (Kerala) | March 31, 2020 1:41:29 AM IST
A 91-year-old and 88-year-old senior citizen couple were discharged from the isolation ward of government medical college after getting treated from COVID-19 on Monday. ... read..


32 fresh cases take Kerala Covid-19 tally to 213
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan saidm, hare on Monday, 32 more people tested Covid-19 positive, taking the state's tally to 213. ... read..


Help open Karnataka-Kerala border for emergencies, SC urged
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court has been moved, seeking a direction to the Karnataka government to open the borders with Kerala, particularly the Kasargod-Mangalore border at Talappadi, to allow movement of ambulances, trucks and non-essential items to Kerala. ... read..


UP CM reads Noida officials the riot act on corona fight
Gautam Budhh Nagar | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday gave a dressing down to senior district officials on the efforts made to tackle the coronavirus spread amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown. ... read..


24 including 17 foreigners hiding in mosque quarantined
Ranchi | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Ranchi police on Monday raided a mosque here, where 24 people including 17 foreigners were hiding. ... read..


CWC meet, via video conferencing, on Covid-19 strategy this week
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
The Congress Working Committee will be meeting on April 2 to discuss the issue of pandemic due to coronovirus and formalise strategy on the government's response as the party has maintained that more should be done to help the people in distress. ... read..


Covid-19: Spurt in cases in Indore
Indore | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Coronavirus trouble returned to haunt Indore after Sunday's breather as seven out of eight patients who tested positive by Monday noon in Madhya Pradesh were from the city. The state now has 47 Covid-19 positive cases. ... read..


Good samaritans come to the rescue of needy in Tripura
Agartala | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
While scientists, doctors, health workers, senior officials are busy fighting the novel COVID-19, a small trader, a poverty stricken woman and two sisters in Tripura donned the hats of good samaritans to help those struggling to meet their basic needs ami ... read..


ITAT resolves to donate one-day salary to PM's relief fund
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Officers and staff of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) have resolved to contribute one day's salary to PM CARES Fund in order to help the Central government contain coronavirus outbreak in the country. ... read..


Facebook pledges USD 100 million to support news industry
California | March 30, 2020 11:41:57 PM IST
Facebook announced that it will provide more financial support for the news industry working during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Uttarakhand to provide insurance cover to 68457 persons in fight against COVID 19
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | March 30, 2020 11:41:56 PM IST
Uttarakhand government will provide life insurance of Rs 4 lakh to each of 68457 personnel who are in the frontline in the battle against COVID-19 in the state, a press statement from Chief Minister Office's said on Monday. ... read..


'Good quality personal protection kit is necessary for medical staff treating COVID-19 patients'
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:53 PM IST
Good quality personal protection kit is necessary for the doctors and nurses who are treating the coronavirus patients, said Dr Ravi Mallik, former secretary of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), on Monday. ... read..


Active Case Finding Campaign will start on April 1: Himachal CM
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 30, 2020 11:41:50 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said that Active Case Finding Campaign would be launched in the State to provide information regarding symptoms of COVID-19 to the people at their doorsteps. ... read..


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


AP CM holds meeting via video conference to review COVID-19 situation
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | March 30, 2020 11:41:45 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday held a high-level review meeting with officials via video conference and instructed them to take adequate measures in medicare, tracking patients of coronavirus and their contacts, besides ensur ... read..


One ventilator can be used by multiple COVID-19 patients: DRDO Chairman
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:44 PM IST
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy on Monday said that a mechanism has been developed with which one ventilator can be used by multiple COVID-19 patients. ... read..


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


Coimbatore's fish market closed after social distancing norm violated
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | March 30, 2020 11:41:41 PM IST
Days after violating social distancing norms, all shops at a fish market in here were closed on Monday after strict instructions were given by the police and corporation officials. ... read..


Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for any coronavirus-related death of LPG supply chain staff
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:39 PM IST
Oil marketing companies Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum on Monday announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 5 lakh in case of coronavirus-related death of any liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) delivery boy or other personnel involved in the sup ... read..


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


COVID-19: Kam Air flight brings back 35 Indians from Kabul
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:36 PM IST
A Kam Air flight from Kabul landed at the Delhi airport on Monday afternoon at 2:40 pm with 35 Indians onboard. They will be kept in quarantine for 14-days at Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp. ... read..


COVID-19: More than 6500 hospital beds of Railways to be made available as per medical specifications
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:35 PM IST
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Indian Railways is making an all out effort to supplement the health care efforts of the Central government. The Railways has modified passenger coaches as isolation coaches and equipped the existing Railway hospitals ... read..


Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi donates Rs 1 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:41:32 PM IST
Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court, Rakesh Dwivedi, has donated Rs 1 crore to PM-CARES Fund. ... read..


Those under home quarantine in K'taka directed to send selfies in every 1 hour
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 30, 2020 11:41:30 PM IST
Persons under home quarantine are directed to send their selfies to the Karnataka government in every one hour, failing which they will be shifted to the state quarantine centres, said Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday. ... read..


COVID-19: Andhra Pradesh Guv pledges one-month salary to PM-CARES Fund
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | March 30, 2020 11:41:29 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan on Monday pledged his one-month salary to the PM-CARES Fund and Rs 1 lakh to the State Relief Fund as contributions for the fight against COVID-19, which has affected more than 1000 people in the country. ... read..


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


20 stuck tourists return to Malaysia from Amritsar
Chandigarh | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Stuck in India amid the nationawide lockdown due to the coronavirus scare, 20 Malaysian tourists on Monday boarded a special flight back home from the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar in Punjab. ... read..


Combatting COVID-19: BJP MP donates Rs 1 cr from MPLAD fund
New Delhi | March 30, 2020 11:11:45 PM IST
BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Monday gave a consent letter for contributing Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development) funds as part of the efforts to fight COVID-19. ... read..


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


COVID 19: GHMC intensifies disinfectant spraying in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 30, 2020 11:11:42 PM IST
In the wake of coronavirus threat, GHMC's (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) Disaster Response Force has taken up extensive disinfectant spraying at public places across Hyderabad city. ... read..


Telangana CM announces plans for state paddy policy aimed to include all stakeholders
Hyderabad (Telangana) | March 30, 2020 11:11:39 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced plans for comprehensive state paddy policy with an aim to include all stakeholders including rice mills owners in state's development. ... read..


11 test positive for COVID-19 in J-K, tally climbs to 49
General News | March 30, 2020 11:11:37 PM IST
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to 49 after 11 more people were tested positive in the Union Territory on Monday, the officials said. ... read..


Odisha govt sets up 252 temporary camps for people stranded in state
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | March 30, 2020 11:11:36 PM IST
Odisha government has set up 252 temporary camps in the state for 18,000 people stranded here and a 24x7 helpline number is functioning to facilitate these people in the view of coronavirus. ... read..


COVID-19 positive patient dies in WB, Mamata says investigation will be done
Siliguri (West Bengal) | March 30, 2020 11:11:34 PM IST
A 54-year-old woman from Kalimpong, who tested positive for COVID-19 at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri, passed away on Monday morning. ... read..


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


Odisha Assembly passes Appropriation Bill amid countrywide lockdown
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | March 30, 2020 11:11:29 PM IST
Amid the countrywide lockdown, the Odisha Assembly on Monday passed the Appropriation Bill, 2020, allowing the State government to spend Rs 1.55 lakh crore from its consolidated fund for the fiscal year 2020-21. ... read..


COVID-19: Govt gets cracking to procure ventilators, masks, coveralls
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The government is placing orders with companies for supply of ventilators and Agva Healthcare and Bharat Electronics will supply 40,000 ventilators used for coronavirus patients. ... read..


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


Tenor Placido Domingo in hospital with Covid-19 complications
New York | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Veteran Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, who had announced he was coronavirus positive last week, has been hospitalised in Mexico's Acapulco after complications, reports said on Monday. ... read..


Returning migrants pose huge challenge to Bihar govt
Patna | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The migrant labourers returning to Bihar has posed a big challenge to the state government -- to keep them in 14-day isolation to contain coronavirus spread. ... read..


IIT Hyderabad moots bag valve mask as alternative to ventilators
Hyderabad | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Director Prof. B.S. Murty has mooted the idea of using a 'bag valve mask' as an alternative to ventilators to meet any surge in demand, both in India and other countries, to treat COVID-19 patients. ... read..


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