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19 Apr 2021Delhi
Woman, son arrested for cheating person in Delhi
A 45-year-old woman and her son were arrested for allegedly cheating women by engaging with them in conversations and stealing their jewelry, police said on Monday.
19 Apr 2021Coronavirus
How is India Inc. stepping up to defeat coronavirus?
With India reeling under a deadly coronavirus wave, several companies are expanding their resources to do their bit in the battle against the disease.
18 Apr 2021COVID-19
COVID-19: What leads to a false negative RT-PCR test?
India is presently in the middle of a dreadful second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as lakhs of fresh cases are being reported daily.
18 Apr 2021COVID-19
India's COVID-19 surge: Could 'double mutant' variant be blamed?
India is now reporting more coronavirus infections than any other nation, yet it continues to see a daily record rise in cases.
17 Apr 2021Kumbh Mela
Kumbh pilgrims will distribute coronavirus as 'prasad,' says Mumbai Mayor
Mumbai's Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Saturday criticized those visiting the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand, saying they will bring coronavirus as prasad to their respective states.
17 Apr 2021Delhi Jal Board
Delhi: Water supply likely to remain affected in some parts
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Saturday said water supply in parts of the capital is likely to remain affected for a week due to the reduced availability of raw water from the Upper Ganga Canal.
17 Apr 2021Noida
Do not go outdoors unnecessarily: Noida COVID-19 officer to residents
Noting that the COVID-19 second wave is emerging out to be more severe than the first one, Gautam Buddh Nagar's COVID-19 nodal officer Narendra Bhooshan, on Friday, asked residents to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
17 Apr 2021Maharashtra
COVID-19 deluge: 2.34 lakh new cases recorded, over 1,300 die
India set yet another grim record as 2,34,692 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the highest-ever daily surge since the pandemic began.
17 Apr 2021COVID-19
COVID-19: List of states that have imposed restrictions
Amid an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases across India, several states and Union Territories have imposed partial lockdowns and night curfews to contain the spread of the pandemic.
16 Apr 2021Mumbai
HC permits Jain temples to home deliver food for devotees
The Bombay High Court on Friday permitted 58 Mumbai Jain temples and three in Pune and Nashik to home deliver special food consumed by the community while fasting during the annual nine-day Ayambil Oli Tap.
16 Apr 2021Indian Railways
No state has asked to stop train services: Railway Chairman
No state has asked the railways to stop any train service yet, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said on Friday, adding that wherever the states have raised concerns about containment zones, passengers have undergone random tests and checks at the destinations.
16 Apr 2021Anil Baijal
Set up helplines informing about availability of hospital beds: Baijal
In the wake of an exponential rise in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed officers to set up helplines that inform the availability of beds in hospitals besides establishing help desks to assist patients and attendants, an official said.
16 Apr 2021Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
PSUs asked to dedicate separate hospital wards for COVID-19 management
To augment hospital infrastructure for the management of severe cases of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry has advised all central ministries to ask hospitals under their control or PSUs to set up dedicated hospital wards or separate blocks within hospitals for COVID-19 care.
16 Apr 2021Rainfall
IMD predicts a normal monsoon this year
The Southwest monsoon, which brings more than 75 percent of rainfall to the country, is expected to be normal this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
16 Apr 2021Narendra Modi
States, Opposition leaders urge Centre to start free foodgrain scheme
Amid a raging second wave of coronavirus, at least three state governments and several Opposition leaders have urged the federal government to start a free foodgrain scheme, similar to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), which began last year when the pandemic first unsettled India.
15 Apr 2021Delhi High Court
Saudi Arabia: Grave of Hindu man buried as Muslim located
The Saudi Arabian government has located the grave of a Hindu man who was buried there as per Muslim rights and is considering repatriation of the remains, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Thursday.
15 Apr 2021Coronavirus
Delhi: Crematoriums, graveyards struggle as coronavirus deaths rise
The crematoriums and graveyards in Delhi are working overtime to conduct the last rites of those who died of coronavirus-linked complications.
15 Apr 2021Karnataka
India logs 2+ lakh coronavirus cases; doubling in 10 days
India added more than two lakh coronavirus cases to its tally, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. Worryingly, the daily case count is doubling in 10 days.
14 Apr 2021S-400 Missile
Russia-India committed to S-400 missile deal: Russian envoy
Russia and India are committed to adhering to timeline and other obligations under the S-400 missile deal, Russian ambassador Nikolay Kudashev said on Wednesday amid apprehensions of possible US sanctions against New Delhi over procurement of the weapons systems.
14 Apr 2021Ministry Of Home Affairs
Government lifts restrictions on e-visas for 156 countries, excluding China
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has lifted restrictions on e-visas, allowing nationals from 156 countries to avail e-medical visa, e-business visa, e-medical attendant visa, and e-conference visa, according to reports.
14 Apr 2021YouTube
Congress launches YouTube channel 'INC TV' to combat "partisan" media
The Congress party today launched its own YouTube channel called INC TV on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.
14 Apr 2021Madhya Pradesh
Is Madhya Pradesh under-reporting its COVID-19 death toll?
Even as the dreadful second wave of COVID-19 continues unabated across India, the Madhya Pradesh government is allegedly under-reporting its daily death toll.
14 Apr 2021Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Can house helps go to work amid fresh restrictions?
In the wake of the stricter curbs imposed by the Maharashtra government on Tuesday, one of the biggest concerns for residents is whether house helps would be allowed to work during the period.
13 Apr 2021Prince Harry
Punjab woman moves court claiming Prince Harry promised marriage
UK's Prince Harry escaped legal action in India after the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently dismissed a petition filed against him by a woman advocate from Punjab.
13 Apr 2021Madhya Pradesh
MP: People test themselves for COVID-19, gardener collects samples
In an instance of utter negligence amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, a gardener at a government hospital in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh was allegedly assigned to collect samples for COVID-19 tests.
13 Apr 2021Chhattisgarh
COVID-19: Bodies pile up at government hospitals in Chhattisgarh
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the country, dead bodies of coronavirus patients are piling up at a worrying speed at various government hospitals in Chhattisgarh, one of the worst-hit states, reports said.
13 Apr 2021Coronavirus
India to get limited doses of Sputnik V by April-end
Sputnik V, the Russia-made coronavirus vaccine, will be manufactured in India by five pharmaceutical firms. It is estimated that 850 million doses will be produced yearly.
12 Apr 2021IIM-Calcutta
COVID-19: 61 students test positive at IIM-Calcutta, isolated on campus
As many as 61 students at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta have tested positive for the coronavirus since April 2 and are currently in isolation on the campus, reports said today.
12 Apr 2021Rainfall
Several parts of India likely to receive rainfall soon: IMD
Several parts of the country are likely to receive rainfall in next five days due to different cyclonic circulations, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
12 Apr 2021Kerala
From night guard to IIM professor: Ranjith Ramachandran's inspiring story
From working as a night watchman to being employed as a professor at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), it has been a phenomenal journey for 28-year-old Ranjith Ramachandran.
12 Apr 2021Maharashtra
COVID-19: Central inspection teams flag issues in worst-hit states
The central inspection teams sent to three of the worst-hit states in the current wave of COVID-19 - Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh - have flagged various problems they are facing.
10 Apr 2021West Bengal
In poll-bound Bengal, daily COVID-19 cases rise by 15 times
As the country grapples with a dreadful second wave of the coronavirus, West Bengal has seen its daily number of cases increasing by as much as 15 times in the last 30 days.
10 Apr 2021Mumbai
Mumbai: Two Russians held for performing stunts at sea link
Two Russian nationals were arrested for allegedly performing stunts at Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sea Link, police said on Saturday.
10 Apr 2021West Bengal
Violence erupts in Bengal, 4 shot dead; EC seeks report
Four people were reportedly shot dead on Saturday when security personnel opened fire after being attacked in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as the state went to polls in its fourth phase of the ongoing Assembly elections.
10 Apr 2021Women Safety
Woman fails 'virginity test,' faces divorce order from 'jaat panchayat'
Two sisters were subjected to divorce orders by a local panchayat after one of them failed to clear a "virginity test" post their marriage late last year in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, reports said on Saturday.
09 Apr 2021India
India raises concerns after US Navy's operation near Lakshadweep
India has relayed its concerns to the United States through diplomatic channels as the US Navy conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the Indian Ocean region.
09 Apr 2021Rajasthan
Rajasthan government announces measures to stop child marriages
The government of Rajasthan has issued an order listing out several measures to curb the practice of child marriages in the state.
09 Apr 2021Johnson & Johnson
J&J set to begin India trial of its single-shot vaccine
US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is in talks with the Indian government to soon begin clinical trials of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in the country, the company said on Friday.
09 Apr 2021Delhi
Delhi: Two who threatened and robbed people using monkeys held
Two men were arrested for allegedly using monkeys to threaten, rob people in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar area, police said on Friday.
09 Apr 2021Madhya Pradesh
MP: Health worker transporting COVID-19 patient stops at juice shop
In an incident highlighting the shocking callousness toward the raging coronavirus pandemic, a health worker dressed in a PPE suit stopped an ambulance carrying a COVID-19 patient to order some sugarcane juice in Madhya Pradesh, NDTV reported.