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Free food for poor till November-end, announces PM Modi

30 Jun 2020

Free food for poor till November-end, announces PM Modi

In his short address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana will be extended till November-end.

Mumbai: 2 Taj Hotels received calls threatening 26/11-like attack

30 Jun 2020

Mumbai: 2 Taj Hotels received calls threatening 26/11-like attack

A caller threatened to blow up two Taj Hotels in Mumbai — the Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba and Taj Lands End in Bandra — after which security was tightened.

Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Cops allegedly harassed judicial team

30 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Cops allegedly harassed judicial team

A magistrate appointed by the Madras High Court to probe the deaths of a father-son duo in police custody in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin was allegedly harassed by cops, IE reported on Tuesday.

Visakhapatnam: Gas leak at pharma plant claims two lives

30 Jun 2020

Visakhapatnam: Gas leak at pharma plant claims two lives

In a terrible piece of news, two workers died and four were hospitalized after harmful gas leaked from a factory in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam around midnight on Monday. The incident was reported from the Sainor Life Sciences pharmaceutical company.

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

30 Jun 2020

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

The rules of the world, like maintaining a respectable distance, minimizing social contact, and wearing masks, don't fit the bill for sex workers, whose livelihoods depend on physical touch.

Unlock 2.0 guidelines released: What's allowed and what's not

29 Jun 2020

Unlock 2.0 guidelines released: What's allowed and what's not

The central government on Monday unveiled guidelines for the second phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown, called 'Unlock 2.0'.

As coronavirus cases rise, Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

29 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

The Maharashtra government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till July 31. The ongoing restrictions were supposed to last until June 30.

Delhi is setting up plasma bank for treating COVID-19 patients

29 Jun 2020

Delhi is setting up plasma bank for treating COVID-19 patients

In light of a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections, Delhi is moving to set up a plasma bank.

Removed my ventilator: Coronavirus patient's last heartbreaking message to father

29 Jun 2020

Removed my ventilator: Coronavirus patient's last heartbreaking message to father

A 34-year-old man in Hyderabad, Telangana, succumbed to COVID-19 disease last week. In a heartbreaking video (his last) that he sent to his father, he said he couldn't breathe as hospital authorities allegedly removed his ventilator support.

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

29 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

The easing of coronavirus-induced lockdown led to a worrying rise in cases prompting few states to toy with the idea of re-imposing some curbs.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

India on Sunday reported over 19,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 5.49 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 16,490 with nearly 400 more fatalities.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown will not be lifted after June 30

28 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown will not be lifted after June 30

The coronavirus lockdown in Maharashtra will not be lifted after June 30, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday.

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

28 Jun 2020

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

28 Jun 2020

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 66th episode of his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.

LAC dispute: India deploys air defense systems in Ladakh

28 Jun 2020

LAC dispute: India deploys air defense systems in Ladakh

Amid heightened tensions along the India-China border in Eastern Ladakh, India has reportedly deployed air defense weapon systems in the region.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.29 lakh after record spike

28 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.29 lakh after record spike

On Saturday, India detected roughly 20,000 new coronavirus infections—the biggest single-day spike yet.

Lockdown: These regions have imposed restrictions beyond June 30

27 Jun 2020

Lockdown: These regions have imposed restrictions beyond June 30

India looks forward to the second phase of easing lockdown restrictions, dubbed 'Unlock 2.0', even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. On Saturday, India reported a record spike in daily new cases, taking the total number of cases past 5 lakh.

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

Till mid-May, India had reported a little over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases. The tally has now surpassed 5 lakh, i.e., in just a period of 39 days, India has added 4 lakh cases.

Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday that his office would be temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The CM's office will now remain shut for two days for sanitization.

Government approves use of dexamethasone for moderate, severe COVID-19 cases

27 Jun 2020

Government approves use of dexamethasone for moderate, severe COVID-19 cases

The government on Saturday allowed the use of dexamethasone, a low-cost steroid drug, for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

As COVID-19 outbreak worsens, DTU students seek to cancel exams

27 Jun 2020

As COVID-19 outbreak worsens, DTU students seek to cancel exams

Two days after two central boards canceled the examinations for students of Classes X and XII, students of the Delhi Technological University (DTU) seek cancellation of their online end-term exams.

Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, residents share visuals

27 Jun 2020

Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, residents share visuals

After weeks, crop-destroying locusts are back in North India, this time to launch an attack on Gurugram, Haryana, just next to Delhi.

Delhi to start serological survey for COVID-19 today: Details here

27 Jun 2020

Delhi to start serological survey for COVID-19 today: Details here

Health officials in Delhi are set to begin a serological survey to determine the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital and how many people might be immune to the disease.

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

27 Jun 2020

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

It's been almost two months that Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Eastern Ladakh. During this period, a violent clash ensued in Galwan Valley too.

Tamil Nadu: Father, son die in police custody, outrage follows

27 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu: Father, son die in police custody, outrage follows

In Tamil Nadu, the punishment for violating the coronavirus-induced lockdown is, shockingly, death, like the heart-wrenching story of one P Jayaraj and his son J Bennix has shown.

CRPF jawan martyred, minor killed in terror attack in Anantnag

26 Jun 2020

CRPF jawan martyred, minor killed in terror attack in Anantnag

In a tragic piece of news, a jawan of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was martyred and a six-year-old boy was killed after terrorists attacked security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, police said on Friday.

Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks

26 Jun 2020

Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks

Some parts of Gurugram, Haryana, will be locked down for two weeks to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases, a report in The Times of India said on Friday.

Delhi is now India's coronavirus capital: What all went wrong

26 Jun 2020

Delhi is now India's coronavirus capital: What all went wrong

In numerous media interactions and interviews, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated Delhi won't become New York, the global epicenter of coronavirus, or Mumbai for that matter, where the largest number of cases of COVID-19 were concentrated in India.

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

26 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

In what qualifies as India's strongest statement since the face-off at the Galwan Valley, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday China's conduct along the border defied all mutually agreed norms.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.91 lakh after another record spike

26 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.91 lakh after another record spike

India on Thursday reported roughly 18,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record single-day spike.

Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12

25 Jun 2020

Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12

The Indian Railways on Thursday decided to cancel all regular time-tabled passenger train services, including Mail/Express, passenger, and suburban trains, till August 12.

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

25 Jun 2020

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday reversed an order mandating clinical assessment of COVID-positive patients at state-run care centers.

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

25 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

Five states across India will be the first to receive Hetero Healthcare's COVID-19 drug, COVIFOR, the first generic brand of the experimental drug remdesivir.

CBSE Class 10 exams canceled; Class 12's can happen later

25 Jun 2020

CBSE Class 10 exams canceled; Class 12's can happen later

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, pending Class 10 and 12 examinations have been canceled, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed the Supreme Court through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday.

Coronavirus impact: No face-to-face classes at IIT-Bombay in 2020

25 Jun 2020

Coronavirus impact: No face-to-face classes at IIT-Bombay in 2020

With teaching methods being redrawn in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, IIT-Bombay has become the first major institute in the country to scrap face-to-face classes for this year.

Women don't sleep after being raped: Karnataka HC

25 Jun 2020

Women don't sleep after being raped: Karnataka HC

It is unbecoming of an Indian woman to sleep after being raped, the Karnataka High Court said on Monday as it handed over a pre-arrest bail to the accused.

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

25 Jun 2020

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

The Radha Soami Satsang Beas complex in Chattarpur is being turned into a COVID-19 facility, the largest one in Delhi, to deal with the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.72 lakh after record spike

25 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.72 lakh after record spike

India on Wednesday reported nearly 17,000 new coronavirus infections, marking the nation's biggest single-day spike yet.

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

24 Jun 2020

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

Amid heightened tensions regarding the border situation in Eastern Ladakh, India and China on Wednesday agreed to sincerely implement disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

24 Jun 2020

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

A matrimonial website has removed a skin color filter from its platform after facing criticism online.