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Coronavirus: Large-scale Spanish study finds only 5% people developed antibodies

06 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Large-scale Spanish study finds only 5% people developed antibodies

A large-scale study in Spain has found that only 5% of the population has developed antibodies against COVID-19.

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

30 Jun 2020

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.

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 revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

24 Jun 2020

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

Delhi, burdened with a surge of coronavirus cases, revised its strategy against the disease after a series of meetings between Home Minister Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the state.

CBSE's decision on scrapping pending Class XII exams likely tomorrow

23 Jun 2020

CBSE's decision on scrapping pending Class XII exams likely tomorrow

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the scrapping of the pending Class XII examinations will be taken by Wednesday evening.

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

22 Jun 2020

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

14 Jun 2020

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

Country can't have dissatisfied soldiers: Supreme Court on doctors' woes

12 Jun 2020

Country can't have dissatisfied soldiers: Supreme Court on doctors' woes

On reports that doctors haven't received salaries for months, the Supreme Court on Friday said the country can't afford to have "dissatisfied soldiers" in the raging war against coronavirus.

Medical-infrastructure could soon collapse in Maharashtra, UP, Delhi, TN, Gujarat

12 Jun 2020

Medical-infrastructure could soon collapse in Maharashtra, UP, Delhi, TN, Gujarat

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in India, the Centre has warned that five most-affected states — Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Gujarat — could soon fall short of ICU beds and ventilators, both necessary to defeat COVID-19.

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

10 Jun 2020

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

Days after Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overturned the directive of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi pertaining to reservation of beds in select hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the decision will be respected.

Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

08 Jun 2020

Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

More than two months after they were shut, religious places, malls, restaurants, and hotels, reopened today as India took small steps towards unlocking.

As malls, restaurants reopen, here's what you need to know

07 Jun 2020

As malls, restaurants reopen, here's what you need to know

Monday onwards, India will roll back several lockdown restrictions as part of its plan to "unlock" the nation.

SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to frame border-policy

04 Jun 2020

SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to frame border-policy

With traffic snarls being reported on a daily basis from Delhi/NCR, the Supreme Court on Thursday stepped in, asking all three states — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana, to decide on a common policy for movement within a week.

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

02 Jun 2020

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

The Centre on Tuesday said that it is wrong to compare the absolute number of coronavirus infections in India to other countries owing to the nation's large population.

71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways

29 May 2020

71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways

After reports emerged that several Shramik Special trains got lost midway, the Indian Railways on Friday said 71 trains had to be diverted.

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

28 May 2020

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

Waking up to the massive humanitarian crisis being played out on Indian roads, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that states, where the migrant workers are staying, should provide them food, shelter, and other basic amenities.

Waiting for PM's order: Yediyurappa after announcing religious places' re-opening

27 May 2020

Waiting for PM's order: Yediyurappa after announcing religious places' re-opening

Hours after he announced that religious places will be re-opened in Karnataka after May 31, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa took a U-turn of sorts, saying he will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directions.

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

27 May 2020

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.

Maharashtra lockdown may not end on May 31, says Thackeray

24 May 2020

Maharashtra lockdown may not end on May 31, says Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the lockdown may not be lifted on May 31 as the "multiplication of the virus" is picking up.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.

States could've done much better: NITI Aayog CEO on migrant-crisis

23 May 2020

States could've done much better: NITI Aayog CEO on migrant-crisis

Amitabh Kant, CEO of government's policy think tank NITI Aayog, absolved the Centre of the migrant crisis and said states could have done "much better".

No entry for Delhi's vehicles in Noida; government's advisory overturned

19 May 2020

No entry for Delhi's vehicles in Noida; government's advisory overturned

The administration of Noida stopped the entry of vehicles from Delhi on Tuesday, hours after the Uttar Pradesh government allowed it.

Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

16 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

Twenty four migrant workers were killed in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Saturday, when the truck they were traveling in collided with another in Auraiya, some 200 kilometer away from the state capital Lucknow.

Lockdown 4.0: Relaxations or restrictions, what's on states' minds?

15 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0: Relaxations or restrictions, what's on states' minds?

A third extension of the nationwide lockdown, that started on March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus, is all but certain.

Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states

15 May 2020

Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states

On Thursday, India recorded a spike of 3,900 cases, taking the national tally to 82,000. The death toll also rose to 2,648.

Forget free tickets, migrants allegedly charged more for special trains

09 May 2020

Forget free tickets, migrants allegedly charged more for special trains

Even after the Centre clarified that migrant workers will not be charged for special trains facilitating inter-state transport, workers in Uttar Pradesh had a different story to tell.

Coronavirus not deadly, fight shouldn't be restricted to PMO: Rahul

08 May 2020

Coronavirus not deadly, fight shouldn't be restricted to PMO: Rahul

On Friday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed the press giving plenty of suggestions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Centre on how to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: India's total cases cross 50,000-mark; over 1,700 dead

07 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's total cases cross 50,000-mark; over 1,700 dead

The total number of coronavirus infections in India has surged past 50,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Wednesday.

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

06 May 2020

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

The Centre on Wednesday wrote to the West Bengal government asking it to allow the movement of goods traffic through border crossings between India and Bangladesh.

Coronavirus: KCR extends lockdown in Telangana till May 29

06 May 2020

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.

Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre

04 May 2020

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.

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

03 May 2020

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.

18 migrants traveling to Lucknow inside cement-mixer caught in Indore

02 May 2020

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.

Home Ministry allows 'Shramik Special' trains to ferry migrant workers

01 May 2020

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.

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

01 May 2020

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.

In one-off special train, migrants travel from Telangana to Jharkhand

01 May 2020

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.

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

30 Apr 2020

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Central Vista project which aims to build a new Parliament building among other central government offices.

Movement of stranded migrant workers, students allowed under these conditions

29 Apr 2020

Movement of stranded migrant workers, students allowed under these conditions

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday allowed the movement of persons stranded in different parts of the country amid the lockdown.

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

28 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

27 Apr 2020

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.