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China has no legal authority to enact security law for Hong Kong — HK Bar Association

Beijing/Hong Kong, May 25 (PTI): China’s proposed new security law to firm up its control over Hong Kong could run into problems in courts, the city’s Bar Association has warned, stressing that Beijing has no legal authority to enact its ...

25 May 2020

Centre prioritises power, water, phones for cyclone-battered West Bengal

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) held another meeting on Monday, the fourth such meeting for helping West Bengal after parts of the state were battered by cyclone Amphan that claimed an estimated 85 lives. The...

25 May 2020

Crashed PIA plane’s pilot ignored 3 warnings to lower altitude — Report

Karachi, May 25 (PTI): The pilot of the crashed Pakistan International Airlines plane ignored three warnings from the air traffic controllers about the aircraft’s altitude and speed before the landing, according to media reports on Monday. The ...

25 May 2020

Samples of 31 persons who travelled with Covid-19 positive man in Arunachal test negative

Itanagar, May 25 (PTI): Swab samples of 31 persons out of 60, who had travelled with a Covid-19 positive man from Delhi in buses, have tested negative in Arunachal Pradesh, a senior health official said on Monday. The result of 26 samples is awaited ...

25 May 2020

30,700 people of five Assam districts affected by flood

Guwahati, May 25 (PTI): Over 30,700 people in five districts of Assam were affected by flood that displaced nearly 9,000 people in Goalpara district and damaged standing crops, according to an official report said on Monday. A total of 127 villages i...

25 May 2020

Muted Eid celebration in Assam due to Covid-19 outbreak

Guwahati, May 25 (PTI): Assam transport commissioner Adil Khan had never thought that there would be an Eid-ul-Fitr festival without any celebration and feast! But it has happened this time. With flights resuming from Monday, Khan had to leave his ho...

25 May 2020

It Begins Now

It was on December 31 2019 that the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China reported clusters of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province and the novel coronavirus was consequently identified. After almost five months of the virus detection, today on May ...

25 May 2020

India now among top 10 worst-hit by Covid-19

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): With around 7,000 new cases in a day, India’s tally of novel Coronavirus cases surpassed that of Iran’s as it recorded 1,38,845 till Monday. With this, India entered the Top 10 worst-hit countries by the Coronavi...

25 May 2020

Arunachal Pradesh records second Covid-19 case

Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, May 25: A student from Arunachal Pradesh, who had returned from New Delhi, has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the state’s second such case. Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu broke the news via so...

25 May 2020

Nagaland will test all returnees, says Chief Secretary Temjen Toy

We have to learn how to live with Covid-19 by taking precautions Our CorrespondentKohima, May 25 (EMN): Samples of all citizens returning to Nagaland within the quarantine period will be mandatorily tested, said Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy. ...

25 May 2020

Must worry about citizens’ health, instead of airlines — SC to Centre

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday said there cannot be two norms — six feet social distance outside and shoulder to shoulder travel on flights, and that “the government should worry about the health of citizens than th...

25 May 2020

Surveillance activities, contact tracing intensified in Nagaland, says Health minister

Our Reporter Dimapur, May 25 (EMN): The minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, has said that the district surveillance units have intensified surveillance activities and contact tracing started at 7 am on Monday after Nagaland registe...

25 May 2020

Nagaland: Special trains from Bengaluru, Delhi and other places in line

Our CorrespondentKohima, May 25 (EMN): After the first special train carrying stranded citizens of Nagaland reached the state from Chennai, the next Nagaland government-arranged train will be from Bengaluru, revealed Chief Secretary Temjen Toy. The s...

25 May 2020

Maharashtra Minister Ashok Chavan tests Covid-19 positive

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS): Maharashtra PWD Minister Ashok Chavan is reported to have tested Covid-19 positive, party sources said here late on Sunday. The former chief minister’s condition has been described as asymptomatic and he is under treatmen...

25 May 2020

Nagaland has spent INR 88 cr. in fight against Covid-19

Our CorrespondentKohima, May 25 (EMN): Nagaland state has spent about INR 88 crore in preparation and fight against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) so far, according to an official. Chief Secretary of Nagaland Temjen Toy said that the state governme...

25 May 2020

Manipur Covid-19 update: Cases rise to 34 after 2 more test positive

Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, May 25 (EMN): Two more new active Covid-19 cases have been detected in Manipur, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 34, out of which 30 are active. An update from Dr. Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Addi...

25 May 2020

Nagaland records first Covid-19 case as 3 Chennai returnees test positive

Our CorrespondentKohima, May 25 (EMN): Nagaland has reported its first Covid-19 case after three stranded citizens, who returned from Chennai (Shramik Express) recently, were tested positive for the virus on Monday morning. Confirming this at a press...

25 May 2020

India resumes passenger flight services

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): After many anxious moments India resumed civil passenger flight services on Monday, exactly two-months after it had suspended these operations due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Accordingly, IndiGo operated its Delhi-Pune serv...

25 May 2020

Clipped: Flights to Dimapur cancelled till May 27

Our Reporter Dimapur, May 25 (EMN): All scheduled flights to Dimapur have been cancelled till May 27 from Kolkata due to cyclone Amphan, according to Dimapur Airport authorities. Speaking to Eastern Mirror, the director of Dimapur Airport, Mughavi Zh...

25 May 2020

Over 6k Covid-19 cases for 4th consecutive day, total tally 1.38 lakh

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): India witnessed a spike of more than 6,000 cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) for the fourth consecutive day and also recorded 154 fresh fatalities in 24 hours, country’s tally climbed to 1,38,845 with 4,021 peo...

25 May 2020

180 arrested, tear gas fired in fresh HK protests

Hong Kong, May 25 (IANS): Police fired multiple rounds of tears gas and attested some 180 people as thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against China’s planned national security law for the city, it was reported on Monday. Dur...

25 May 2020

Centre releases guidelines for domestic and international travel

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): The Health Ministry has issued guidelines for domestic travel by air, trains and roads which includes that symptomatic passengers will monitor their health for 14 days while those with symptoms will be screened at the neares...

25 May 2020

Indians from the North East region victims of racial and regional prejudice

New Delhi, May 24 (IANSlife): With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus and the exponential rise in the number of cases, people from the North Eastern states of India, besides being affected by the pandemic, have also been hit by racial profiling a...

25 May 2020

Eid excitement running low in Assam

Guwahati, May 24 (PTI): With Eid excitement running low due to Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing lockdown, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi appealed to the people not to come out for gatherings but offer namaz from their homes. Wishing people on this auspici...

24 May 2020

Four new Covid-19 cases in Assam; tally rises to 350

Guwahati, May 24 (PTI): A day after Assam recorded the highest of 87 Covid-19 cases on a single day, four fresh cases have been reported in the state on Sunday, a senior minister said. With this there are total 350 Covid-19 positive cases in the stat...

24 May 2020
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