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Tamil Nadu to continue free Covid ration for family cardholders in June

The state government has announced the doubling of rice entitlement of all rice-drawing ration cardholders in the state for the next three months, to mitigate lockdown hardships. The government has set aside around Rs 219 crore towards the provision of tur dal, edible oil and sugar, free of cost, to all ration card holders in June.

27 May 2020 2:43 pm
Covid-19 deaths could top 18,000 in India, says public health expert

The country is still in the ascending limb of the epidemic, said Prof D Prabhakaran, Director, Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC).

27 May 2020 1:37 pm
Man who sold his goats for airline tickets will finally fly home

IndiGo, Indias biggest airline, has agreed to help a migrant labourer and two others fly home from Mumbai after an earlier flight he paid for by selling family livestock was canceled.

27 May 2020 12:26 pm
Brace for more extreme weather events: Experts

India should brace for more extreme weather events as the adverse impact of global warming is increasing, as seen by the recent cyclone, which was one of the most fierce storms to strike the eastern coast, and swarms of locusts that are ravaging vegetation.

27 May 2020 9:31 am
Rana Kapoor used three family-owned companies to divert funds: ED

The allegedly diverted sum of Rs 5,050 crore is proceeds of crime, according to ED, which is probing money-laundering charges against Kapoor and his family members.

27 May 2020 8:09 am
Show strong leadership to tackle COVID-19: Devendra Fadnavis to Maharashtra CM

Responding to a question on allegations that Raj Bhavan has become a centre of politics, Devendra Fadnavis said he had the right to submit a memorandum to the governor by virtue of being the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly.

26 May 2020 7:19 pm
UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs completion of migrant workers' skill-mapping in 15 days

At a meeting with senior state officials to review the lockdown situation, the chief minister said the skill-mapping, which is in progress, should be completed in 15 days and the data should be prepared, an official spokesperson said.

26 May 2020 5:45 pm
Government finalising draft bill to set up all-India judicial service

Before the draft is taken to the Union Cabinet, the broad features of the proposed all-India service will be shared with the higher judiciary to seek its views, sources in the government said.

26 May 2020 4:33 pm
Lockdown is India's 'success', Rahul Gandhi making 'wrong' statements: BJP

BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the Modi government's decision to impose the lockdown has ensured that India suffered much less than countries like the US, France and Spain.

26 May 2020 4:31 pm
BJP leaders trying to destabilise Maharashtra government: Congress

The Congress is one of the constituents in the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Other partner is Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

26 May 2020 3:27 pm
Sleuths seek information on Indiabulls I-T raids from Rana Kapoor

Yes Bank cofounder Rana Kapoor was arrested in March by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case for alleged fraud caused to Yes Bank.

26 May 2020 7:03 am
Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hits Manipur, tremors felt in other northeastern states

According to the preliminary reports, no damages to property have been reported till the filing of this report.

25 May 2020 8:46 pm
UP govt to set up a commission for employment of migrant labourers

With over 23 lakh workers and migrants having returned to the state till Sunday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that a Migration Commission be set up. Adityanath also directed officials that migrant workers be given insurance so that their life is secured. The chief minister suggested that a scheme be launched to ensure their job security.

25 May 2020 12:45 pm
How Pakistans anti-India rant in OIC was vetoed by UAE with Saudi support

According to sources, Pakistans move was backed by Turkey as part of Ankara's strategy to oppose Saudi-UAE dominance in the OIC. However, Malaysia which had earlier joined ranks with Turkey and formed an alliance of sorts to oppose the traditional influence of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the OIC did not back Pakistan with same vigour as in the past.

25 May 2020 11:31 am
Gujarat High Court points to Pathetic State of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital

The figures on record would indicate that out of 625 deaths in Gujarat, 570 have been recorded in the Ahmedabad City till May 20, 2020.

24 May 2020 11:43 pm
Rajya Sabha secretariat plans swearing-in of new MPs after May 31

With domestic airline services set to resume from Monday, the Rajya Sabha secretariat is considering swearing-in of the newly-elected MPs after May 31.

24 May 2020 11:40 pm
Bihar parties go big on digital outreach

It was a good experience for me after getting connected with people through Facebook. Users sought details about ration distribution. I replied to their questions, said Arun Manjhi, president of JDUs Patna district unit.

24 May 2020 11:35 pm
State govt is fighting COVID-19 and flood simultaneously: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

With BJP led government in Assam completing four years in office, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that state government is fighting against COVID-19 and flood and erosion simultaneously.

24 May 2020 10:27 pm
Need more time to resume Mumbai airport operations: Maharashtra CM

A day ahead of partial resumption of domestic flight services in the country amidst the lockdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday sought more time from the Civil Aviation Ministry for restarting the operations at the Mumbai international airport.

24 May 2020 5:29 pm
Twin challenges that are complicating Mumbai's covid battle

A look at the number of beds available in the city may hold some clues to what might have gone haywire.

23 May 2020 11:01 pm
Assam won't allow buses from other states if they don't follow social distancing norms

Assam witnessed spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases, on Saturday 70 new cases were detected taking the overall COVID tally to 329.

23 May 2020 6:40 pm
India continues to support Mauritius to contain Covid

Mauritius Minister for Health, Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal received the consignment. The shipment, in addition, also includes around 10 tonnes of Ayurvedic medicines. An Indian Medical Assistance Team has also arrived on board INS Kesari to work with the Mauritius health authorities through mutual sharing of experience & expertise.

23 May 2020 6:30 pm
PM Modi applies Rs 1,500 crore balm to cyclone-scarred Bengal, Odisha

The prime minister undertook an aerial survey of the vast swamp that many districts have turned into, after the cyclone dumped copious rain on Wednesday and the accompanying winds flattened homes, bludgeoned massive trees to the ground like matchsticks, and plunged city after city into darkness.

22 May 2020 8:20 pm
Maharashtra could soon have an AYUSH policy for COVID-19

Maharashtra is among the last states to have an official policy on using traditional medicines among the methods to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to improve the immunity of its citizens.

22 May 2020 9:37 am
14-day quarantine a must: Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Asserting that out 191 positive cases at least 112 had come from outside or had travel history, Sarma said, Large of cases are imported ones basically from people coming from West and South India and some percentage from West Bengal. However as the people are coming from outside cases will increase in future.

22 May 2020 12:24 am
Assam prepares database of skilled and experienced migrants returnees to engage them in industries

Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary held a Video Conferencing discussion with the General Managers (GMs) of District Industries and Commerce Centres (DICC) of all the District. The Minister discussed the benefits of Atmanirbhar Bharat package announced by the Government of India.

21 May 2020 8:41 pm
Karnataka Police files FIR against Sonia Gandhi for tweet on Narendra Modi

Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Pradesh Congress president DK Shivakumar have urged chief minister BS Yediyurappa to quash the FIR and suspend the police officer forthwith. The advocate, a BJP activist, has filed the complaint with a political motive, they said.

21 May 2020 7:24 pm
Lockdown, Day 58: Back to business, but not usual

While Corporate India is taking a dip in its revenues by over 25 percent during the covid lockdown, normalcy in business might take an year to return.

21 May 2020 4:42 pm
Cyclone Amphan: Road clearance, restoration work underway in WB

NDRF Director-General SN Pradhan on Thursday shared on Twitter photographs of restoration work by NDRF personnel at various locations in West Bengal, including North 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Howrah, Kolkata and South 24 Parganas.

21 May 2020 8:30 am