Govt likely to allow flight operations in staggered manner post lockdown

Govt likely to allow flight operations in staggered manner post lockdown

NEW DELHI: The government is likely to allow domestic and international flight operations in India in a staggered manner after the 21-day lockdown is lifted on April 14 midnight, officials said on Sunday. The aviation sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Air Deccan became the latest casualty of the crisis […]

Yogi Adityanath says lockdown in UP will be lifted on April 15

Yogi Adityanath says lockdown in UP will be lifted on April 15

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday the lockdown imposed to arrest the spread of novel coronavirus will be lifted on April 15 and asserted that a mechanism should be evolved to ensure crowding doesn’t take place, else all efforts will go in vain. Holding discussion with Members of Parliament from the […]

Lighting lamps alone won’t help win war against Covid-19: Congress

Lighting lamps alone won’t help win war against Covid-19: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday said lighting lamps alone will not help win the war against coronavirus and demanded answers from the government on the safety of health workers in the “absence” of adequate protective gear. The party also said lifting of lockdown should not be done in an unplanned manner as its implementation. […]

Pregnant woman loses child in Rajasthan as doctors refuse treatment over her religion

JAIPUR: A 32-year-old woman in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district lost her baby after doctors at a government hospital allegedly turned her away on learning that she was a Muslim. The woman’s husband, Irfan Khan, alleged that his wife had to deliver their child in an ambulance after the doctors refused to treat her. Meanwhile, a probe […]

India’s Covid19 death toll climbs to 68, over 2,900 cases reported

India’s Covid19 death toll climbs to 68, over 2,900 cases reported

NEW DELHI: The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 2,902 on Saturday while the death toll rose to 68, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,650, while 183 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, it said. As […]

Nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, contacts quarantined across country: Health Ministry

Nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, contacts quarantined across country: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: Nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts have been quarantined across the country so far, a home ministry official said on Saturday. During the daily briefing, Punya Salila Srivastava, a joint secretary in the Union Home Ministry, told reporters that the Union government undertook “massive efforts” in coordination with states to trace […]

Coronavirus deaths in India rise to 56, cases at 2,301

Coronavirus deaths in India rise to 56, cases at 2,301

NEW DELHI: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,301 in the country on Friday while the death toll rose to 56, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,088, while 156 people were either cured or discharged and one migrated to another country, the ministry stated. The […]

Countrymen showed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during lockdown: PM Modi

Countrymen showed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during lockdown: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the countrymen for showing “unprecedented discipline” and “sense of service” by following the COVID-19 lockdown. “My dear countrymen, this is the 9th day of nationwide lockdown against corona global epidemic today. During this time, all of you showed precedented discipline and a sense of service. That’s […]

About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, primary contacts quarantined in country: MHA

About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, primary contacts quarantined in country: MHA

NEW DELHI: About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their primary contacts have been quarantined till now across the country in view of the coronavirus infection, a senior home ministry official said on Thursday. Punya Salila Srivastava, a joint secretary in the Union Home Ministry, told reporters during a daily briefing that out of about 2,000 […]

‘Domestic violence cases on the rise since lockdown’

‘Domestic violence cases on the rise since lockdown’

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women has received over 250 complaints since the country-wide lockdown was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus out of which 69 were cases of domestic violence, which it said has been increasing since then. Since the lockdown was imposed, a total of 257 complaints related to various offences […]