J & k: Partial lockdown to be imposed in Srinagar

A sudden spike in the COVID-19 cases and significant spike in the death rate has forced the Srinagar district administration to to re-impose strict restrictions in maximum parts of the district from Sunday midnight. Lockdown will be re-imposed in various areas of the district Sunday midnight adding that the relaxations will be given area-wise after […]

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PM Modi announces extension of scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, the scheme to provide free ration to the poor during the COVID-19 pandemic, till the end of November. In his address to the nation, Modi emphasised that provision of food to those in need during lockdown has been the […]

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to undergo COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set to get himself tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after he complained of feeling unwell this morning. Notably, the Chief Minister has been suffering from a fever and sore throat since yesterday. According to reports, the Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor complained of fever and […]

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Health Ministry releases SOPs for restaurants

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday released the standard operating procedure (SOPs) for malls, restaurants and hotels as they plan to open these establishments under relaxed guidelines from June 8.  The SOPs include measures like allowing only asymptomatic staff and guests inside the premises and proper crowd management. SOPs on preventive measures to contain spread […]

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Karnataka government bans travellers from 5 states

Karnataka has requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to reduce the number of incoming flights from five states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan – to contain the spiralling coronavirus infection in the state. The Karnataka government issued a clarification this evening, after earlier reports said that the state has asked for a […]

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FIR filed against Cong interim chief Sonia Gandhi

A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi for her “misleading tweets” made from party~s official twitter handle INCIndia on May 11 about PM CARES fund in Shimoga, Karnataka. The FIR was filed against Gandhi based on a complaint made by an advocate, KV Praveen, from Karnataka`s Shivamogga district […]

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Govt sets limit on airfares as airlines gear up

airlines As domestic flight operations resume on Monday, the government has set limits on airfares, categorising them into seven bands as per the flight durations, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The limits would be in place till August 24, said Puri at a press conference in Delhi. The domestic civil aviation […]

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PM gave us a headline and a blank page

page After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a Rs 20 lakh crore package for the labourers, farmers, honest taxpayers, MSMEs and cottage industry without going into the exact details, former finance minister P Chidambaram said that Modi gave India a ‘headline and a blank page’ which naturally elicited a ‘blank’ reaction from him. […]

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Modi holds video conference with heads of Indian

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a video conference with the heads of all of India’s Embassies and High Commissions across the globe. The conference was the first such event for Indian Missions worldwide. Aimed at discussing the responses to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference was convened at 5 PM in the evening.Noting that […]

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