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06 May 2020Instagram
14-year-old commits suicide, link to 'Boys Locker Room' being probed
The alleged suicide of a 14-year-old in Gurugram on Tuesday has prompted police to probe his connection to the 'Bois Locker Room' chat, which snowballed into a huge controversy raising concerns about the way young men are being raised.
06 May 2020Telangana
Coronavirus: KCR extends lockdown in Telangana till May 29
The countrywide lockdown necessitated due to coronavirus is scheduled to end on May 17, but Telangana has become the first state to extend it till May 29.
05 May 2020Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
No board exams for CBSE Class 10 students: HRD Minister
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not be conducting any board exams for Class-10 students for their pending papers, announced Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday.
05 May 2020Border Security Force (BSF)
Delhi: 24 test positive for coronavirus at Army's RR Hospital
In a worrying series of events, 24 people, including serving personnel, tested positive for coronavirus at Delhi's Army RR Hospital, HT reported on Tuesday.
05 May 2020India
Babies born of surrogacy 'stuck' due to countrywide lockdown
With the nationwide lockdown, which was necessitated to keep a check on the spread of coronavirus, babies born of surrogacy are stuck in Gujarat as their biological parents can't travel to take them home.
05 May 2020Ministry Of External Affairs
COVID-19: 64 flights to evacuate 14,800 Indians from abroad
In the biggest overseas evacuation since Independence, the Centre plans to bring thousands of Indians, who have been stuck in various countries, home.
05 May 2020NEET
Fresh dates of JEE, JEE (Advanced), and NEET announced
On Tuesday, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced dates of all major entrance exams, a day after it was hinted that tests will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05 May 2020Hindustan Times
India gears up to develop key COVID-19 drug: Details here
The US recently approved Remdesivir, a key antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences, for emergency use on COVID-19 patients.
05 May 2020Twitter
#BoysLockerRoom: 15-year-old arrested; obscene chat glorifying rape being investigated
The Delhi Police launched an investigation into an obscene private Instagram group, where minor boys of some posh Delhi schools discussed girls' body parts and made plans to rape them.
05 May 2020Assam
African Swine Fever kills 2,800 pigs in Assam
At a time when Assam, much like the rest of the world, has dedicated its healthcare infrastructure towards fighting the battle against coronavirus, the African Swine Fever has jolted the state.
05 May 2020Ministry Of Home Affairs
'Special corona fee' makes liquor 70% costlier in Delhi
In what clearly looks like an attempt to generate more revenue, the Delhi government, run by Aam Aadmi Party, announced late last night it would be levying a special 70% "corona tax" on MRP of alcohol from Tuesday.
05 May 2020Gujarat
Coronavirus: India's death-toll nears 1,500; Maharashtra records 1,567 new cases
As of Monday, India reported over 46,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Meanwhile, the nationwide death toll rose to 1,491, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.
04 May 2020JEE
JEE Main, NEET new exam dates to be announced tomorrow
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will reportedly announce the dates of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Tuesday.
04 May 2020Terror Attack
J&K: Another terrorist attack in Handwara; 3 CRPF jawans martyred
At least three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans have been killed and seven others injured in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara on Monday.
04 May 2020Coronavirus
Indians stranded abroad to be brought back in phased manner
The central government on Monday said it will start bringing back Indians stranded abroad in a phased manner from May 7.
04 May 2020Indian Railways
Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre
Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.
04 May 2020Twitter
#BoysLockerRoom: Delhi teens casually talk about raping girls; shock Twitter
An Instagram group chat titled "Bois Locker Room" has kicked up a storm on social media after it was revealed that its participants, mostly boys as young as 16 and 17, discuss raping underage girls and objectify them in their conversations.
04 May 2020Gujarat
Surat: Migrant workers' protest turns violent; police lob teargas shells
A clash broke out between migrant workers and police officials in Gujarat's Surat on Monday.
04 May 2020Karnataka
Social distancing in shreds outside liquor shops across the country
In scenes that should scare one and all, norms of social distancing went for a toss on Monday morning when liquor shops across the nation opened for the first time after more than 40 days.
04 May 2020Mumbai
Mumbai: Doctor sexually assaults 44-year-old male COVID-19 patient
In a shocking incident, a 34-year-old doctor has been accused of sexually assaulting a 44-year-old male coronavirus patient in Mumbai's Wockhardt Hospital on May 1. The accused has now been sacked by the posh medical facility.
04 May 2020Ministry Of Home Affairs
Lockdown 3.0 begins: Know what's allowed and what's not
The coronavirus necessitated lockdown, which started pan-India on March 25, entered its second extension today. The extension, announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs last week, will remain in place till May 17.
04 May 2020Tamil Nadu
Coronavirus: 1,388 dead in India; 7 states record biggest spikes
On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1,388 in India. Meanwhile, the total number of infections crossed 42,000.
03 May 2020India Today
Coronavirus: CRPF headquarters in Delhi sealed after staff tests positive
The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Delhi have been sealed for sanitization after a staff tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
03 May 2020Air India
Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay
The Centre on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers via buses. Two days later, special trains were also allowed to ferry the workers.
03 May 2020Yogi Adityanath
Hiding illness a crime, says Yogi Adityanath on Tablighi Jamaat
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday blamed the Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamaat for the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
03 May 2020Indian Army
Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'
As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.
03 May 2020Jammu And Kashmir
Colonel, Major among 5 security personnel martyred in Handwara encounter
Four Indian Army personnel and a police sub-inspector got martyred in an encounter in Handwara, Jammu and Kashmir.
03 May 2020Tamil Nadu
Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300
India on Saturday reported over 39,000 cases of COVID-19 while the death toll crossed 1,300.
18 migrants traveling to Lucknow inside cement-mixer caught in Indore
On Saturday, 18 migrant workers were caught as they were traveling to Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) hidden inside a cement mixer.
02 May 2020Delhi Police
Sedition charge against Delhi Minorities panel chief over 'provocative' post
Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson Zafarul Islam Khan has been booked under sedition charges over a controversial social media post. Khan has been accused of promoting enmity between religious groups.
02 May 2020PTI
Coronavirus: 122 CRPF troopers from single battalion in Delhi infected
On Friday, 12 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) tested positive for COVID-19.
02 May 2020Ministry Of Home Affairs
Liquor stores to open, industry plans 'contactless' sales
Last evening, Ministry of Home Affairs announced that the nationwide lockdown has been extended for two weeks from May 4, but it gave relaxations in various sectors.
Uttar Pradesh: Migrant workers scramble for bananas in Prayagraj
In a scene that should collectively shame all, desperate migrant workers were seen scrambling for bananas in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj from behind iron gates.
Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike
On Friday, India reported a total of 37,256 cases of COVID-19, including 1,221 deaths, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.
01 May 2020Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks
The government on Friday assured that it has enough supply of medical supplies to arm frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.
01 May 2020Ministry Of Home Affairs
Lockdown extended by two more weeks from May 4
The lockdown in India has been further extended by two more weeks, according to a Ministry of Home Affairs order issued on Friday. The lockdown will now last until May 17.
01 May 2020Rajasthan
Home Ministry allows 'Shramik Special' trains to ferry migrant workers
The Centre on Friday allowed the use of special trains to ferry stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims, and others.
01 May 2020India
With curbs, India could control new coronavirus cases by May-21
A paper by Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy has claimed India might make considerable gains in the next couple of weeks in the battle against coronavirus, and could potentially put a lid on new cases by May 21.
01 May 2020Madhya Pradesh
List of districts designated as red zones after May 3
The Union Health Ministry has decided to segregate the 733 districts in India into three categories of red, orange, and green zones as the "lockdown 2.0" nears its scheduled end.
01 May 2020Jharkhand
In one-off special train, migrants travel from Telangana to Jharkhand
Today, nearly 40 days after coronavirus-linked lockdown started, a special train was arranged from Telangana to ferry migrant workers to Jharkhand on a special request of the former's state government.