Modi extends lockdown till May 3 to contain spread of virus

Modi extends lockdown till May 3 to contain spread of virus

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the current lockdown will be extended till May 3, saying it is very necessary to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. India may have paid a big economic price, but there can be no alternative to saving human lives, said the […]

Lot of talk, where is the roadmap: Congress asks PM Modi

Poor left to fend for themselves: Chidambaram after PM speech on lockdown extension

Lot of talk, where is the roadmap: Congress asks PM Modi

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday termed as rhetoric and hollow on specifics the prime minister’s address to the nation, saying there was no mention of a financial package or concrete steps to revive the economy. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked where is the country’s roadmap to fight coronavirus. He said leadership does not […]

Migrant workers come out on road in Mumbai, say want to travel back home

Migrant workers come out on road in Mumbai, say want to travel back home

MUMBAI: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced extension of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown till May 3, a large number of migrant workers who earn daily wages came out on road in Mumbai on Tuesday demanding transport arrangements to go back to their native places. Daily wage workers have been rendered jobless ever since the lockdown […]

Pakistan clerics warn government against ban on religious congregations amidst coronavirus outbreak

Pakistan clerics warn government against ban on religious congregations amidst coronavirus outbreak

ISLAMABAD: A group of over 50 senior clerics in Pakistan has warned the government against the ban on religious congregations amidst the coronavirus outbreak and said the authorities should instead abide by religious norms and allow more worshippers in mosques to seek forgiveness from Allah. The government has banned prayer congregations of more than five […]

Gautam Navlakha surrenders before NIA in Bhima Koregaon case

Gautam Navlakha surrenders before NIA in Bhima Koregaon case

NEW DELHI: Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday in Delhi after the Supreme Court had refused to extend his plea in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said. Navlakha, who has been accused under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for alleged involvement in the […]

AIFF conducts online seminars on coaching methodologies

NEW DELHI: With the country under lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has conducted three online seminars in an effort to reflect on the methodologies applied in its coaching courses and chart out further improvements. The online seminars conducted by AIFF head of Coach Education, Savio Madeira on […]

Gautam Navlakha surrenders before NIA in Bhima Koregaon case

New Delhi:  Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday here after the Supreme Court had rejected his plea seeking extension of time in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said. Navlakha, who has been accused under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged involvement in the […]

PM failed to address economic concerns: Sena-NCP

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and NCP said Prime Minister Narendra Modis address to the nation on Tuesday lacked substance as he did not suggest ways to strengthen the economy or a relief package for the poor and those worst hit by the lockdown. Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande also took a dig at the prime […]

No measures for poor, economy: Cong on Modi’s lockdown extension

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday termed as rhetoric and hollow on specifics the prime minister’s address to the nation, saying there was no mention of a financial package or concrete steps to revive the economy. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked where is the country’s roadmap to fight coronavirus. He said leadership does not […]

US approves sale of anti-ship missiles, torpedoes worth USD 155 million to India

Washington: The Trump administration has notified the Congress of its determination to sell Harpoon air-launched anti-ship missiles and Mark 54 lightweight torpedoes worth USD 155 million to India to enhance its deterrent capabilities against “regional threats” and to bolster its homeland defence. The US recognised India as a “Major Defence Partner” in 2016. This designation […]