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 […]

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 […]