Coronavirus Cases Cross 600 As India Starts 21-Day Lockdown: 10 Points

India lockdown: Centre released guidelines that fair price shops will remain open New Delhi: The world’s largest shutdown began today with concerns about essential supplies and services after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week lockdown to fight the coronavirus. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India went up to 606, including 10 deaths, […]

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Amid Reports Of Imminent Release, Mehbooba Mufti Tweets Concern

Mehbooba Mufti has been under detention since August last year. New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister  Mehbooba Mufti  is hearing “reports” of her imminent release, her daughter Iltija Mufti has tweeted a day after the release of another key leader from the state, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Both leaders were put under […]

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UK Tells Couples To “Make Your Choice”: Move In Together Or Stay Apart

The government’s advice is based on the fact that if one person gets the virus, others may get too London: As Britons adapt to a coronavirus lockdown, one of the country’s top doctors had this advice for non-cohabiting couples: now may be the time to test the strength of your relationship. Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]

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“Deeply Anguished” Says Health Minister About Ostracism Of Doctors

Doctors not carriers of COVID-19, all precautions are taken, the health minister tweeted. New Delhi: Union health minister Dr Harshvardhan expressed his anguish today over reports of medical and paramedical personnel being targeted in their localities as carriers of coronavirus. Asking people not to panic, he said all precautions are being taken to ensure that […]

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“Want To Go Home”: Boy Weeps At Deserted Delhi Bus Station Amid Lockdown

The boy works at a construction site and has been stranded after Delhi locked down New Delhi: A weeping boy, unable to get a ride to Bihar, his home, was among scores of disappointed migrants at Delhi’s main interstate bus terminal where operations have stopped because of the coronavirus lockdown. “I want to go home,” […]

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“We Had Time To Prepare”: Rahul Gandhi On Coronavirus Crisis

Coronavirus: Rahul Gandhi said the country could have been prepared to avoid such a situation. New Delhi: Top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he is “feeling sad” about the coronavirus crisis in the country and that India could have been prepared to avoid such a situation. “I am feeling sad, because this was completely […]

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Manipur Woman Who Returned From UK Has Coronavirus, 1st In North-East

Imphal: Manipur has reported its first case of coronavirus with a 23-year-old woman who returned from the United Kingdom testing positive. She is a student in the UK. This is the first case in the northeast. While the patient has been put under isolation at a hospital, her family members too have been quarantined. The […]

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2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponement Inevitable: IOC Official

I think the one-year postponement is the most feasible, it gives you time to organise: Dick Pound Los Angeles: Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official Dick Pound said Monday a postponement of this year’s Tokyo Olympics is now inevitable as the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC said on Sunday the body would […]

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“Himalayan Blunder” If March 31 Deadline Stays: Tax Officers’ Bodies

Employees have expressed inability to complete the tasks with states going into lockdown. New Delhi: Not extending the March 31 fiscal deadline will lead to a “Himalayan blunder” of endangering lives of taxmen, Income Tax employees have warned the government as extraordinary measures are being taken nationwide to check the spread of coronavirus. Two employee […]

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No Domestic Flights From Wednesday, Says Centre Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination before 11.59 pm on Tuesday. New Delhi: No domestic flights will operate from Wednesday, the government announced today in a massive step in India’s fight to check the spread of coronavirus. Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination […]

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