Home minister asks authorities to prevent hoarding and black marketing of goods

Home minister asks authorities to prevent hoarding and black marketing of goods

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed the authorities to take appropriate steps in coordination with state governments to prevent hoarding and black marketing of commodities during the 21-day lockdown in the country to contain the spread of coronavirus, the ministry said on Tuesday. The directives were issued after a detailed review of […]

Assam MLA held for comments on Covid-19 quarantine centres

Assam MLA held for comments on Covid-19 quarantine centres

GUWAHATI: An opposition MLA in Assam was arrested on Tuesday for “controversial comments about the situations of quarantine facilities and hospitals for coronavirus patients” in the state, police said. According to the police, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam had said that the conditions in the quarantine facilities are “worse than in […]

One lakh tests will be conducted in Delhi’s Covid19 hotspots: Kejriwal

One lakh tests will be conducted in Delhi’s Covid19 hotspots: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday a five-point action plan to contain the spread of coronavirus in the national capital and said one lakh random rapid COVID-19 tests will be conducted in the city’s hotspot areas. Addressing a press conference via video link, he said the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai […]

UN estimates loss of 195M full-time jobs

Geneva:  UN’s labour organisation estimates the equivalent of 195 million full-time jobs could be lost in the second quarter alone from the COVID-19 outbreak, with businesses and plants shuttered worldwide. The projection from the International Labor Organization is based on an emerging impact of the virus, and it amounts to a big increase from its […]

Battle against coronavirus to be long, India’s efforts have set example to world: PM

Battle against coronavirus to be long, India’s efforts have set example to world: PM

NEW DELHI: India’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic will be a long one, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while asking people to feel neither tired nor defeated and expressing confidence the country will emerge victorious in its fight. Addressing BJP workers on the party’s 40th foundation day, Modi also responded to the Opposition’s […]

Trump sends $2.9 million aid, awaits hydroxychloroquine supply from India

Trump sends $2.9 million aid, awaits hydroxychloroquine supply from India

NEW DELHI: The Donald Trump administration has provided $2.9 million to aid India”s fight against the coronavirus disease. In an official statement issued by US Embassy in New Delhi on Monday, the US government said that the pandemic financial support was granted to India through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The relief is […]

India learnt to live without politics, religion during lockdown: Scientist

India learnt to live without politics, religion during lockdown: Scientist

BENGALURU: “The country has learnt to live without politics and religion,” says eminent scientist G Madhavan Nair on the lockdown imposed across the nation to curb the spread of COVID-19. “This is a great achievement,” observed the former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation. He said this trend should be continued after every election, […]

1,445 cases liked to Tablighi Jamaat event

Total cases rise to 4,067, death toll 109

NEW DELHI: Out of the total 4,067 cases of coronavirus in the country, at least 1,445 have been found to be linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, the Union health ministry on Monday. The ministry’’s updated data came a day after it said the rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India accelerated […]

Mamata accuses BJP IT cell of spreading fake news on Bengal corona cases

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the BJP’s IT cell for allegedly spreading fake news against the state’s health department over Covid-19 cases and asked it to refrain from ‘petty politics’ in the time of crisis. Her comments came in the backdrop of BJPs IT cell chief Amit Malviyas tweet […]

PM Modi speaks to Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, other political leaders over coronavirus situation

PM Modi speaks to Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, other political leaders over coronavirus situation

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to several leaders, including his predecessor Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former president Pranab Mukherjee, on the situation arising out of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sources said that Modi also called up various leaders, including Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi […]