UP govt asks Priyanka Gandhi to provide buses to DMs of Gzb, Noida

Lucknow, May 19 The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to provide buses for carrying migrants to the district magistrates of Ghaziabad and Noida, as the war of words over the issue seemed to be subsiding. In a letter written to Vadra’s private secretary, UP’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said, “As […]

Govt implements cut in EPF contribution to 10 pc for May, Jun, July

New Delhi: The Ministry of Labour & Employment has implemented the decision to cut employees’ provident fund (EPF) contributions to 10 per cent from the existing 12 per cent for three months till July. This would increase 4.3 crore organised sector employees’ take home pay and reduce the liability of 6.5 lakh employees reeling under liquidity […]

COVID-19: 55-year-old dies at SKIMS, J&K toll 17

Srinagar: A 55-year-old man, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital here on Tuesday, taking the coronavirus death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 17, officials said. The man from Rafiabad Baramulla district in north Kashmir died at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) hospital this morning, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Soura, Dr […]

COVID-19: Legislation introduced in Congress to bring back US companies from China

Washington:  An influential US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in Congress to provide incentives to American companies to move back their manufacturing units from China in view of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed over 90,000 people in the country. The Bring American Companies Home Act, introduced by Congressman Mark Green, seeks to cover the […]

Pak Army shells areas along LoC in Rajouri

Jammu, May 19  The Pakistan Army on Tuesday shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, a defence spokesperson said. This is second ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army in the last 12 hours along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts. […]

COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139; death toll touches 3,163

New Delhi, May 19  The number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union Health Ministry. A total of 134 deaths and 4,970 COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours since […]

Shrine board formulating SOPs for Vaishno Devi yatra

Jammu: The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is in the process of formulating SoPs that will be followed once pilgrimage to the cave shrine in Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir resumes. The yatra will resume only when directions from the Union Home ministry are issued. The pilgrimage to the shrine in Reasi […]

States, UTs cannot dilute lockdown guidelines: MHA

States, UTs cannot dilute lockdown guidelines: MHA

NEW DELHI: The home ministry has said no state or Union territory will dilute the guidelines issued for the nationwide lockdown that was extended yesterday till May 31. In a communication to the chief secretaries of the states and Union territories, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla said the guidelines for the fourth phase of the […]