India’s Covid19 death toll climbs to 68, over 2,900 cases reported

India’s Covid19 death toll climbs to 68, over 2,900 cases reported

NEW DELHI: The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 2,902 on Saturday while the death toll rose to 68, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,650, while 183 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, it said. As […]

Nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, contacts quarantined across country: Health Ministry

Nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, contacts quarantined across country: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: Nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts have been quarantined across the country so far, a home ministry official said on Saturday. During the daily briefing, Punya Salila Srivastava, a joint secretary in the Union Home Ministry, told reporters that the Union government undertook “massive efforts” in coordination with states to trace […]

Coronavirus deaths in India rise to 56, cases at 2,301

Coronavirus deaths in India rise to 56, cases at 2,301

NEW DELHI: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,301 in the country on Friday while the death toll rose to 56, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,088, while 156 people were either cured or discharged and one migrated to another country, the ministry stated. The […]

Countrymen showed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during lockdown: PM Modi

Countrymen showed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during lockdown: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the countrymen for showing “unprecedented discipline” and “sense of service” by following the COVID-19 lockdown. “My dear countrymen, this is the 9th day of nationwide lockdown against corona global epidemic today. During this time, all of you showed precedented discipline and a sense of service. That’s […]

About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, primary contacts quarantined in country: MHA

About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members, primary contacts quarantined in country: MHA

NEW DELHI: About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their primary contacts have been quarantined till now across the country in view of the coronavirus infection, a senior home ministry official said on Thursday. Punya Salila Srivastava, a joint secretary in the Union Home Ministry, told reporters during a daily briefing that out of about 2,000 […]

‘Domestic violence cases on the rise since lockdown’

‘Domestic violence cases on the rise since lockdown’

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women has received over 250 complaints since the country-wide lockdown was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus out of which 69 were cases of domestic violence, which it said has been increasing since then. Since the lockdown was imposed, a total of 257 complaints related to various offences […]

Govt under-funding fight against coronavirus: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday alleged that the government is “under-funding” the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and asked the Modi dispensation to announce that it will fund the battle with Rs 5-6 lakh crore. In a series of tweets, he said it is the ninth day since the miserly FAP(financial […]

Govt not to consider lockdown period to review suspension orders, other ‘diverse’ works

Govt not to consider lockdown period to review suspension orders, other ‘diverse’ works

NEW DELHI: The Centre will not consider the lockdown period for diverse purposes, including review of a suspension order before its expiry and accepting voluntary retirement notices by government officials, according to a personnel ministry order. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the nationwide lockdown last week to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus […]

India to blacklist foreigners who attended religious event for flouting visa rules

India to blacklist foreigners who attended religious event for flouting visa rules

NEW DELHI: India is likely to blacklist about 300 foreigners who came from 16 countries, including Malaysia and Thailand, on tourist visas but attended an Islamic congregation at Nizamuddin here that has become a key source for the spread of coronavirus in the country, officials said on Tuesday. These foreigners were among around 8,000 people […]

SC asks Centre for status report on steps to prevent migration of workers

SC asks Centre for status report on steps to prevent migration of workers

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale migration of labourers from cities to their native villages amid the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent lockdown across the country. The top court observed that the migration of labourers out […]