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Delhi corona patient count 49; 2nd death reported
NEW DELHI: With nine new coronavirus cases and one death in the last 24 hours, the total number of people tested positive in Delhi has reached 49 on Saturday.
Delhi deploys 570 buses to drop migrants to border
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Saturday said 570 buses have been deployed to drop migrants to the Uttar Pradesh border, expecting the Yogi Adityanath government to press buses in the neighbouring state.
Tata Trusts, Tata Sons announce Rs 1,500 cr to fight COVID-19
MUMBAI: In one of the biggest gestures of corporate benevolence, Tata Sons and Tata Trusts on Saturday jointly announced an amount of Rs 1,500 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world.
Mohali Administration starts priority services for senior citizens
MOHALI: District Administration SAS Nagar in collaboration with Mohali Industry Association has started priority delivery services of essentials to senior citizens of the district, informed Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan.
Delhi will feed 2 lakh people, four lakh by Saturday: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Amid reports of hundreds of people forced to go without food during the nationwide lockdown, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said lunch and dinner would now be served to two lakh people in Delhi daily, and to four lakh by Saturday.
Shops factories associated with essential services can operate 24x7 in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and the 21-day lockdown to combat the pandemic Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting on Thursday with the senior officials.
COVID-19: After Samsung, Apple temporarily shuts production in India
NEW DELHI: With the Indian government imposing a nationwide 21-day lockdown to combat COVID-19, leading tech giant Apple's manufacturing partners have temporarily shut manufacturing in India till further notice from the government.
Corona cases cross 560 mark in India
NEW DELHI: A total of 562 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported in India so far, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.
India's PM Narender Modi announced country wide lock down for three weeks

CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narender Modi today while addressing the nation announced country wide 21 day long lock down to break the cycle of Corona Virus.

Scientists in 2007 warned China was a 'time bomb' for COVID-19
NEW DELHI: As the world battles growing new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has killed over 14,500 people, a study that appeared 12 years back then claimed that the situation in China was a "time bomb" for a dangerous virus outbreak.
Chouhan sworn in as Madhya Pradesh CM
BHOPAL: Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as the 32nd Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at 9 pm on Monday.
Active coronavirus cases reach 415, death toll at 8
NEW DELHI: The total number of active coronavirus positive cases in India reached 415 on Monday, including the foreign nationals, the Union Health Ministry said.
Delhi lockdown: People in Outer Delhi just don't care
NEW DELHI: The lockdown declared by the Delhi government following the coronavirus scare has no meaning for people in Outer Delhi as they are violating the norms in areas such as Nangloi, Paschim Vihar, Vikaspuri, Mundka, Peeragadhi, Janakpuri and Tilaknagar without any fear.
Be prepared to see surge in COVID-19 cases, must not panic: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases across the country has doubled in less than a week, warning that "we should be prepared to see a surge in cases, but we must not panic.
324 COVID-19 cases in India
NEW DELHI: The total number of positive coronavirus cases in India has reached 324 on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said.
AI brings back 263 Indians from Rome
NEW DELHI: National passenger carrier Air India on Sunday brought back 263 Indians from Rome.
SOS to govt from 100 Indians stuck in Amsterdam
NEW DELHI: A day before all international flights are to be banned into Indian airspace amid the ongoing crisis due to coronavirus outbreak, 100 Indian nationals, returning from the US, have urged the government to rescue them.
Coronavirus cases rise to 283 across the nation
NEW DELHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has reached 283, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
215 Italy evacuees test negative for COVID-19
NEW DELHI: A total of 215 evacuess who were brought to the ITBP Chhawla Quarantine Facility from Italy on March 15, have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, an official said on Saturday.
After seven years, Nirbhaya finally gets justice

NEW DELHI: The hangings for which the entire nation waited with bated breath finally took place at 5.

Covid-19 scare: Strict restrictions enforced across Srinagar
SRINAGAR: Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary on Thursday took the decision to impose strict restrictions across the district in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the region.
Corvid-19 threat, Punjab shuts down all public, private transport, hotels, restaurants, marriage palaces

CHANDIGARH: Taking strict measures to stop spread of Corona Virus Punjab Government from Friday midnight (today night) decided to shit down all public and private transport upto March 31.

Employee of Technical Education department gets promotion after 20 year with the intervention of SC Commission
CHANDIGARH:An employee of the Technical Education Department gets departmental promotion after 20 years of his service that too with the intervention of the Punjab State Scheduled Casts’ Commission.
Digvijaya approaches K'taka HC to meet rebel MLAs

BENGALURU:Senior Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday petitioned the Karnataka High Court for its permission to meet the 16 rebel Congress legislators staying at a resort in the city's northern suburb, an official said.

Himachal bans public gathering amid COVID-19 fear

SHIMLA:As a precautionary measure to prevent spread of coronavirus, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday announced to impose a ban indefinitely on social, cultural, sports, political, religious, academic, family mass gatherings across the state.

Soldiers in contact with COVID-19 positive jawan quarantined
NEW DELHI:The Indian Army has placed its soldiers, who came in contact with a 34-year-old trooper from Leh infected with coronavirus, in quarantine and under observation, defence sources said on Wednesday.
Southern Railway cancels trains due to poor occupancy
CHENNAI:The Southern Railway has cancelled several trains due to poor occupancy consequent to the out break of coronavirus.
Trump becomes presumptive 2020 presidential nominee: RNC
WASHINGTON:The Republican National Committee has said that sitting US President Donald Trump has become the party's presumptive nominee for the 2020 presidential race after his victory in the Florida primary.
Rahul says India will pay heavy price for govt's inability
NEW DELHI:Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said quick and aggressive action was required to tackle coronavirus, warning India will pay "extremely heavy price" for the Centre's inability to act decisively.
Dog who was declared coronavirus-free dies in Hong Kong
HONG KONG:World's first animal -- a Pomeranian dog who was declared coronavirus free after being quarantined at a government facility and sent home after testing negative -- has died although it is not clear whether COVID-19 killed the animal.
Challenges inspired us to fight: Yogi Adityanath
LUCKNOW: On the completion of three years of the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that the challenges faced by the state in these three years gave us inspiration to fight.
4 jumping quarantine deboarded from Maha train
MUMBAI:In a huge scare, four passengers who allegedly jumped 'quarantine' to travel from Mumbai to Surat, were deboarded from the Mumbai-Delhi Garib Rath train here on Wednesday, Western Railway officials sources said.
Army to screen its troops daily during morning parade
NEW DELHI:Amid coronavirus threat across the country, the Indian Army has decided to screen all its troops daily during morning parade and has cancelled all mass gatherings, the Army said on Wednesday.
Constitute rapid response team to stop COVID-19: Goyal
NEW DELHI:Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday directed to constitute rapid response team comprising six Executive Directors from Railway Board to coordinate the efforts of the Indian Railways across all zones.
SC asks BJP if MP rebel MLAs exercised choice freely?
NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the BJP how could the court be sure that the 16 rebel Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh, staying at a resort in Bengaluru, had exercised their choice to tender their resignations from the state Assembly freely?

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Punjab CM appeals to religious organisations to gatherings under 50 to check corona spread
CHANDIGARH:Holds series of reveiw meetings,announces door to door awareness campaign in state from tomorrow
Even as the state government geared up to launch a door-to-door awareness campaign from tomorrow, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to religious organisations and Dera heads to keep gatherings under 50 in support of the government’s efforts to check the spread of the Coronvirus.
Hustle gone, corona chokes Delhi's shopping spirit
NEW DELHI:On a spring afternoon in Delhi, when one expects hustle and bustle in shopping hot spots like Dilli Haat, Sarojini Nagar, Connaught Place and malls like Select City walk, there is only defeaning silence.
Indian tourists stuck in Uzbekistan seek evacuation

MUMBAI:Over four dozen Indian tourists, including at least 39 from Maharashtra and dozen-odd from Gujarat, on Wednesday sought the help of Maharashtra Minister Jayant Patil for their evacuation from Uzbekistan.

No inciting slogans, violence at JNU gate on Jan 5: Govt

NEW DELHI:The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said no chanting of inciting slogans, violence and assault were noticed at the North Gate of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on January 5 when a mob of masked people barged into the campus.

Two more test positive in Ladakh, COVID-19 cases reach 8

SRINAGAR: The number of COVID-19 patients in Ladakh rose to eight on Wednesday, after two more patients tested positive for the dreaded virus.

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