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Guidelines for international arrivals, 14-day quarantine must

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS): The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has come up with guidelines for international arrivals into India through air, sea and land routes, whereby it has said that every person entering India will have to undergo a...

24 May 2020

Lockdown relaxation is the time to be extra cautious, say doctors

Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS): With the increased movement of people on roads and other public places following relaxation of lockdown norms by the Central and state governments, one must be extra cautious to avoid being contracted by the deadly coronavir...

24 May 2020

3367 stranded citizens evacuated till date

Our CorrespondentKohima, May 23 (EMN): A total of 3367 stranded Nagaland citizens have arrived in the state till date, according to an update received from the control room of Empowered Committee in Dimapur on Saturday evening. On Saturday, as of 6 p...

23 May 2020

Future actions to stimulate economy will depend on how Covid crisis pans out — FM

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI): A day after the RBI projected economic contraction in 2020-21, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said future fiscal policy actions to stimulate the economy will depend on how Covid-19 pandemic pans out. The gove...

23 May 2020

India might allow int’l flights ops from July — Minister

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): International flight operations from India might commence from July depending upon the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday. The statement assumes...

23 May 2020

First Covid-19 vaccine human trial finds it is safe, induces immune response

Beijing, May 23 (PTI): The first Covid-19 vaccine to reach phase I clinical trial is safe, well-tolerated, and capable of generating an immune response against the novel coronavirus in humans, says a new research published in The Lancet journal. Acco...

23 May 2020

Naga woman on way to Nagaland from Haryana, passes away

Our ReportersDimapur, May 23 (EMN): A 22-year-old Naga woman passed away on May 22 while on way from Gurugram in Haryana to Dimapur on a special train for citizens returning to Nagaland. The train is reportedly scheduled to reach Dimapur on May 24. T...

23 May 2020

Nationwide lockdown will no longer help in covid-19 fight, says Virologist Shahid Jameel

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI): The nationwide lockdown will no longer help India in its fight against Covid-19, and in its place community-driven containment, isolation and quarantine strategies have to be brought into play, leading virologist Shahid Jamee...

23 May 2020

BJP’s Swamy to drag UN official to court over Muslim ‘comment’ row

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): What started off as a war of words is about to result in a legal suit. BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has announced that he will be prosecuting United Nations Under Secretary General Adama Dieng for defamation after Dieng accused ...

23 May 2020

India’s Covid tally crosses 1.25 lakh mark, 3,720 deaths

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): As Lockdown-4 brought in easing of restrictions across the country, India crossed the 1.25 lakh mark coronavirus cases with the total number rising to 1,25,101, the Union Health Ministry data revealed on Saturday. Of the tot...

23 May 2020

Covid-19: Another nationwide single-day record spike

New Delhi, May 22 (PTI): The nationwide tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases rose by a single-day record of over 6,000 on Friday to move closer to 1.2 lakh with a large number of people testing positive in across states, even as the government asserted ...

23 May 2020

Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman

New Delhi, May 22 (PTI): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who is at the forefront of India’s battle against Covid-19 pandemic, took charge as the chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board on Friday, officials said. Vardhan, who succeede...

22 May 2020

PM Modi announces INR 1,000 cr interim relief for cyclone-hit Bengal

Basirhat (WB), May 22 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an advance assistance of INR 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Friday, ravaged by a cyclone that claimed at least 77 lives and pulverised several southern districts, includi...

22 May 2020

CISCE board to conduct pending class 10, 12 exams from July 1-14

New Delhi, May 22 (PTI): The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Friday announced it will conduct pending class 10 and 12 exams, which were postponed due to the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown, from July 1 to 14....

22 May 2020

Covid-19 hits Zee Media, employee testing to be completed on Saturday

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS): Zee Media is reeling under the Covid-19 crisis, after 28 employees tested positive earlier this week, and its office, newsroom and studios were sealed for sanitisation. Currently, the media house is conducting mass testing o...

22 May 2020

Tamil Nadu not for resumption of flight service from May 25

Chennai, May 22 (PTI): With the spike in Coronavirus cases weighing heavily upon it, the Tamil Nadu government is not in favour of restarting domestic air services connecting cities in the state till this month-end and might take up the matter with t...

22 May 2020

India sees biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 with 6,088 cases

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS): As Lockdown 4.0 brought in a slew of ease from restrictions across the country, India on Friday broke its own 24-hour record adding 6,088 new Covid-19 cases in a single day as the total number of the novel Coronavirus cases...

22 May 2020

Heatwave in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan till Monday

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS): The India Meteorological Department on Friday forecast heatwave condition for Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan till Monday while a day less in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana. The department also stated that the heat wave...

22 May 2020

Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 3,435; cases climb to 1,12,359

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI): The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 3,435 and the number of cases to 1,12,359 in the country on Thursday, registering an increase of 132 deaths and 5,609 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry. ...

21 May 2020

Govt. comes out with guidelines for domestic air travel; decides to cap fares

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI): About a third of operations will be allowed under strict norms when domestic flight services restart on Monday after a two-month hiatus and all the airlines will have to adhere to the upper and lower limits of fares prescribe...

21 May 2020

Mamata says 72 killed in cyclone, urges PM to visit state

Kolkata, May 21 (IANS): A day after severe cyclonic storm Amphan wreaked havoc in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly and North and South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that at least 72 people have lost the...

21 May 2020

Yediyurappa chides minister for verbally abusing woman

Bengaluru, May 21 (PTI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday openly reprimanded his senior cabinet colleague J C Madhuswamy for verbally abusing a woman representing a farmers’ organisation, saying his behaviour is “unbec...

21 May 2020

Emergency Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by Jan-Feb 2021: Former ICMR chief

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS): Against the backdrop of leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech partnering with Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia to develop a new vaccine candidate for Covid-19 invented at Jefferson, it seems the emergency vaccine f...

21 May 2020

Coronavirus ‘bomb’ blasts in UP, 95 Barabanki cases in 24 hours

Lucknow, May 21 (IANS): A sudden spurt in the coronavirus positive cases has been reported in Uttar Pradesh even as the state relaxes the lockdown rules. In Barabanki district, a whopping 95 positive cases were reported on Wednesday night. Of these, ...

21 May 2020

Gandhi siblings pay tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi

Our ReporterDimapur, May 21 (EMN): All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday paid tributes to her father, the former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi by tweeting an emotional post on his 29th death an...

21 May 2020
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