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Coronavirus-positive woman returns from UK, flees Delhi, reaches Andhra Pradesh

24 Dec 2020

Coronavirus-positive woman returns from UK, flees Delhi, reaches Andhra Pradesh

Defying the rules set by the Indian government, an Anglo-Indian woman traveled to Andhra Pradesh from Delhi, where she was to remain in an isolation center.

As COVID-19 curbs ease, Mumbai Metro to resume from Monday

14 Oct 2020

As COVID-19 curbs ease, Mumbai Metro to resume from Monday

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines to gradually reopen from the coronavirus lockdown under its 'Mission Begin Again'.

No festivities in containment zones: SOPs for festive season released

06 Oct 2020

No festivities in containment zones: SOPs for festive season released

Ahead of the festive season in October in India, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 during festivities.

50% occupancy, staggered show-timings: SOPs for re-opening cinema halls released

06 Oct 2020

50% occupancy, staggered show-timings: SOPs for re-opening cinema halls released

Shut since March as a part of coronavirus-linked restrictions, cinema halls across India will re-open from October 15. And, on Tuesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the same.

Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut

14 Sep 2020

Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut

Paying heed to the request of fitness studio owners, the Delhi government on Sunday allowed gyms and yoga centers in the national capital to resume operations from Monday while following coronavirus-induced precautions.

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

11 Sep 2020

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.

Schools can reopen from September-21, Centre releases dos and dont's

09 Sep 2020

Schools can reopen from September-21, Centre releases dos and dont's

Months after they were shut in view of the coronavirus pandemic, schools have been allowed to open from September 21, only on a voluntary basis, by the Centre on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

Metro services restarted in select parts of India today, as part of Unlock 4.0, months after they were shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IPL 2020: All members of CSK test negative for COVID-19

01 Sep 2020

IPL 2020: All members of CSK test negative for COVID-19

The Chennai Super Kings camp received a positive news on Tuesday, as all the franchise members have tested negative for COVID-19.

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

26 Aug 2020

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."

Gayle will be a part of KXIP's core group: Rahul

26 Aug 2020

Gayle will be a part of KXIP's core group: Rahul

Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul has stated that the opening batsman Chris Gayle will remain a part of the team's core group for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.

It's official! IPL 2020 to start from September 19

02 Aug 2020

It's official! IPL 2020 to start from September 19

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be held from September 19 to November 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals plan to host camp in city

31 Jul 2020

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals plan to host camp in city

Delhi Capitals are planning to host a camp for its Indian players from August 15 in the national capital.

IPL 2020: Governing Council set to meet on August 2

28 Jul 2020

IPL 2020: Governing Council set to meet on August 2

The IPL Governing Council will meet on August 2 to finalize the schedule and other key arrangements for the tournament.

SAI forms inquiry committee to investigate boxers' alleged quarantine violation

11 Jul 2020

SAI forms inquiry committee to investigate boxers' alleged quarantine violation

The Sports Authority of India (SAI), on Saturday, formed an inquiry committee after three boxers allegedly violated the COVID-19 quarantine norms at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala.

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'.

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.

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

19 Jun 2020

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

TV-shoots to resume from May 4? Producers could approach government

20 Apr 2020

TV-shoots to resume from May 4? Producers could approach government

Indian television viewers don't have anything new to watch since shoots have been stalled due to coronavirus.

Class X, XII students, beware! CBSE gets strict about attendance

31 Jul 2019

Class X, XII students, beware! CBSE gets strict about attendance

As if students didn't dread Boards enough already, cases of short attendance will now be reported to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which will then take the final call on whether or not the students get to appear for the exams.

EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

21 Jan 2019

EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.

Cash in ATMs won't be replenished after 9pm from 2019

19 Aug 2018

Cash in ATMs won't be replenished after 9pm from 2019

The Home Ministry has announced a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pertaining to ATM cash replenishment and transportation of cash via cash vans.

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

12 Aug 2018

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.

High-level India-Bangladesh meet next month on developing national waterways

18 Mar 2018

High-level India-Bangladesh meet next month on developing national waterways

The proposed high-level meeting on the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between India and Bangladesh next month is expected to finalize its Standard Operating Procedures (SoP), an official said.

Mumbai airport main runway operations resume after 26 hours

22 Sep 2017

Mumbai airport main runway operations resume after 26 hours

Flight operations at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport gradually resumed a day after a SpiceJet flight overshot the main runway 27, which remained non-operational for 26 hours.

Jammu & Kashmir: Banks stop cash transactions following robberies

07 May 2017

Jammu & Kashmir: Banks stop cash transactions following robberies

Following militant attacks and robberies on banks in South Kashmir, cash transactions at nearly 40 bank branches were stopped in sensitive areas of Pulwama and Shopian districts.