Congress will pay for rail travel of every needy migrant worker: Sonia

Congress will pay for rail travel of every needy migrant worker: Sonia

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday said its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers and labourers stranded at their workplaces due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and seeking to return home. Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a statement announced the party’s decision and said this would be the Congress’ […]

India covid death toll hits 1,306, cases touch 40,263

India covid death toll hits 1,306, cases touch 40,263

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,306 and the number of cases climbed to 40,263 in the country on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 28,046, while 10,632 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. The total number […]

Post ICJ, India tried to persuade Pak through back channel to release Jadhav: Salve

Post ICJ, India tried to persuade Pak through back channel to release Jadhav: Salve

NEW DELHI: India had hoped it might be able to persuade Pakistan through “back channel” to release retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in 2017, senior advocate Harish Salve has said. Salve was the lead counsel for India in […]

A salute to corona warriors: IAF jets shower petals on covid hospitals

A salute to corona warriors: IAF jets shower petals on covid hospitals

NEW DELHI: A fleet of military jets on Sunday carried out a spectacular fly-past over the national capital as part of a nationwide exercise to express gratitude to lakhs of doctors, paramedics, sanitation staff and other front-line workers engaged in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The military jets, including Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29 and Jaguar, flew over […]

Pune hospital gets ICMR nod for plasma therapy on critical covid19 Patients

Pune hospital gets ICMR nod for plasma therapy on critical covid19 Patients

PUNE: The state-run Sassoon General Hospital in Maharashtra’s Pune city has received the Indian Council of Medical Research’s nod to apply plasma therapy on critical COVID-19 patients, a senior health official said on Sunday. Technically called “convalescent-plasma therapy”, the treatment aims at using the immune power gained by a recovered person to treat a sick […]

CRPF headquarters in Delhi sealed after two staff members test positive for COVID-19

NEW DELHI: The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here has been sealed after a personal staff of a senior officer and a bus driver of the paramilitary tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Sunday. The five-storeyed building is located inside the Central Government Offices (CGO) complex on Lodhi Road. A personal […]

Covid-19: Centre lists red, green zone districts for week after May 3

Covid-19: Centre lists red, green zone districts for week after May 3

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the end of the extended lockdown, the Union Health Ministry has listed 130 districts in the country in red zone, 284 in orange zone and 319 in green zone on the basis of incidence of cases of Covid-19, doubling rate, extent of testing and surveillance feedback. This classification of districts is […]

Covid-19 toll rises to 1,147; cases 35,043

Covid-19 toll rises to 1,147; cases 35,043

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,147 with 72 more fatalities and the number of cases climbed to 35,043 in the country on Friday, according to the Union health ministry. The active Covid-19 cases stood at 25,007, while 8,888 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated. The […]

MHA allows movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims by spl trains

MHA allows movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims by spl trains

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday allowed the use of trains for ferrying people stranded due to the nationwide lockdown to their respective states, an official said Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the MHA Punya Salila Srivastava said stranded people such as migrant workers, tourists, pilgrims and students […]

Anti-Muslim incidents bound to attract negative attention abroad; need to change domestic reality: Tharoor

Anti-Muslim incidents bound to attract negative attention abroad; need to change domestic reality: Tharoor

NEW DELHI: Asserting that incidents and comments against Muslims were bound to attract negative reactions abroad, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it is more important to change the domestic reality than do damage control, while referring to India’s criticism in the Arab states over alleged “Islamophobia”. What matters is not what the […]