Migrant workers come out on road in Mumbai, say want to travel back home

Migrant workers come out on road in Mumbai, say want to travel back home

MUMBAI: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced extension of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown till May 3, a large number of migrant workers who earn daily wages came out on road in Mumbai on Tuesday demanding transport arrangements to go back to their native places. Daily wage workers have been rendered jobless ever since the lockdown […]

Pakistan clerics warn government against ban on religious congregations amidst coronavirus outbreak

Pakistan clerics warn government against ban on religious congregations amidst coronavirus outbreak

ISLAMABAD: A group of over 50 senior clerics in Pakistan has warned the government against the ban on religious congregations amidst the coronavirus outbreak and said the authorities should instead abide by religious norms and allow more worshippers in mosques to seek forgiveness from Allah. The government has banned prayer congregations of more than five […]

Transmission chain broken if no case is reported for 28 days from an area: Health Ministry

Transmission chain broken if no case is reported for 28 days from an area: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that if no Covid-19 case is reported for 28 days from a specific area, only then we can say that we have been successful in breaking the chain of transmission of the dreaded virus. In response to a query on the logic behind extending the nationwide […]

Gautam Navlakha surrenders before NIA in Bhima Koregaon case

Gautam Navlakha surrenders before NIA in Bhima Koregaon case

NEW DELHI: Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday in Delhi after the Supreme Court had refused to extend his plea in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said. Navlakha, who has been accused under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for alleged involvement in the […]

Will not gag press, implead PCI as party to the case : SC to Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind

Will not gag press, implead PCI as party to the case : SC to Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass any interim order on the plea of a Muslim body seeking to restrain a section of media from allegedly spreading bigotry and communal hatred by linking the spread of coronavirus with the recent Nizamuddin Markaz incident, saying it would “not gag the press”. The apex […]

Sonia writes to PM: Seeks 10 kg grains for NFSA beneficiaries, other vulnerable people till September

Sonia writes to PM: Seeks 10 kg grains for NFSA beneficiaries, other vulnerable people till September

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday asked the government to provide 10 kg grains per person to beneficiaries of National Food Security Act till September this year. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she also demanded that 10 kg grains per person be provided free of cost for 6 months to […]

Ramzan advisory issued amid lockdown

LUCKNOW: With the beginning of Ramzan just about 10 days away, Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, the chairperson of the Islamic Centre of India and the Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah has issued an advisory to people on how to observe Ramzan during the lockdown. In his appeal, the Sunni cleric, who is a member of […]

Home Ministry asks states/UTs to take welfare measures for migrant workers hit by COVID-19 lockdown

Home Ministry asks states/UTs to take welfare measures for migrant workers hit by COVID-19 lockdown

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked all states and Union Territories to take welfare measures, including food, shelter, medicine, mobile and video call facilities, for migrant labourers living in various relief camps across the country. In a communication to the state governments and Union Territory (UT) administrations, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) highlighted the […]

909 coronavirus cases, 34 deaths reported in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

909 coronavirus cases, 34 deaths reported in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: As many as 909 COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of such cases to 8,356 in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday, while asserting that the government is “extra prepared” if there is an exponential rise in the number […]

Lockdown extension meaningful if COVID-19 testing is intensified: Akhilesh

Lockdown extension meaningful if COVID-19 testing is intensified: Akhilesh

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said that the extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be meaningful only if COVID-19 testing is intensified and people get access to essential items. “The demand to extend the lockdown will be meaningful only if COVID-19 testing is intensified, health workers get protection and the public […]