Rlys makes installing Aarogya Setu mobile app ‘mandatory’ for travel

Rlys makes installing Aarogya Setu mobile app ‘mandatory’ for travel

New Delhi: The Indian Railways, which had on Monday “advised” the passengers availing the special trains that started operating on Tuesday to install the government’s Aarogya Setu mobile application, hasnow made it “mandatory” to do so. While the guidelines issued by the railways for the 15 pairs of special trains running between Delhi and major […]

Commendable that India has been able to keep COVID-19 cases very low compared to other nations: WHO

Commendable that India has been able to keep COVID-19 cases very low compared to other nations: WHO

NEW DELHI: World Health Organisation’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday commended India for keeping the coronavirus cases and deaths very low compared to other countries and said it will play an important role in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19. She said the whole world has to be prepared for the ongoing transmission […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,206; cases climb to 67,152

COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,206; cases climb to 67,152

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,206 and the number of cases climbed to 67,152 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 97 deaths and a record jump of 4,213 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry The number of active COVID-19 cases stood […]

‘COVID-19 fight can’t be excuse to exploit workers’: Rahul Gandhi

‘COVID-19 fight can’t be excuse to exploit workers’: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said many states were amending labour laws, but the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic cannot be an excuse to exploit workers, suppress their voice and crush their human rights. He said there cannot be any compromise on the basic principles by allowing unsafe workplaces. “Many states […]

Defence ministry ready to deal with visible, invisible enemies of India: Rajnath Singh

Defence ministry ready to deal with visible, invisible enemies of India: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said his ministry is committed to destroying all the enemies of the nation including those visible on the borders or invisible ones like the coronavirus. Speaking at an online conference organised to mark National Technology Day, Singh also said India must become self-reliant in military manufacturing and […]

Make modest opening of road, air transport to start economic activity post lockdown: Chidambaram

Make modest opening of road, air transport to start economic activity post lockdown: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday urged the government to allow operation of road and air transport, saying it was the only way economic and commercial activities can effectively resume. He also welcomed the government’s decision to start select inter-state train services. The government has decided to start train services from May […]

Make sure migrants return home in special trains: Centre to states

NEW DELHI: The Centre has said it has noted with great concern that migrant workers continue to walk on roads and railway tracks to return to their native places and asked states to ensure that they travel home on the special trains being run for them from various parts of the country. In a letter […]

Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 2,109; cases climb to 62,939

Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 2,109; cases climb to 62,939

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 2,109 and the number of cases climbed to 62,939 in the country on Sunday, registering an increase of 128 deaths and 3,277 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 41,472, while 19,357 […]

States, UTs ban smokeless tobacco products, spitting to curb spread of COVID-19

States, UTs ban smokeless tobacco products, spitting to curb spread of COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Over 25 states and union territories, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Delhi, have banned the use of smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places in view of COVID-19, official sources in the Union health ministry said. The ministry had on April 1 asked all states to prohibit the use and […]

Despite Covid, hopeful that Monsoon Session could be held on time: LS Speaker

Despite Covid, hopeful that Monsoon Session could be held on time: LS Speaker

NEW DELHI: The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which normally begins in the last week of June or in the first week of July, may still be held on time, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Sunday, amid concerns that the coronavirus pandemic may delay its start. Last year, the Monsoon Session ran between June […]