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 […]

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 […]