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Coronavirus: Modi announces 'PM CARES Fund', urges people to donate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the creation of an assistance and emergency situation relief fund where people can contribute and help in the government's fight against coronavirus. The Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emer

Treat with urgency pleas against payment of full wages during lockdown, SC tells Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to «treat with urgency» the issue raised in the pleas challenging home ministry's March 29 notification asking private establishments to pay full wages to workers during the Covid-19 lockdown, saying l
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Treat with urgency pleas against payment of full wages during lockdown, SC tells Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to «treat with urgency» the issue raised in the pleas challenging home ministry's March 29 notification asking private establishments to pay full wages to workers during the Covid-19 lockdown, saying lot of people are affected by it.

Tourism ministry extends validity of approval, classification of hotels till June end

New Delhi, May 26 () The tourism ministry on Tuesday said it was extending the validity period of approvals and classification of hotels and other accommodation units till June 30.
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Tourism ministry extends validity of approval, classification of hotels till June end

New Delhi, May 26 () The tourism ministry on Tuesday said it was extending the validity period of approvals and classification of hotels and other accommodation units till June 30.

Govt finalising draft bill to set up all-India judicial service

Before the draft is taken to the Union Cabinet, the broad features of the proposed all-India service will be shared with the higher judiciary to seek its views, sources in the government said.
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Govt finalising draft bill to set up all-India judicial service

Before the draft is taken to the Union Cabinet, the broad features of the proposed all-India service will be shared with the higher judiciary to seek its views, sources in the government said.

Prakash Javadekar attacks Rahul Gandhi for calling lockdown a failed attempt

«When we imposed the lockdown, Congress made a hue and cry about it and now that we are relaxing it they are criticising it yet again. Many countries including Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy and China witnessed the damage done to them by the spread of th
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Prakash Javadekar attacks Rahul Gandhi for calling lockdown a failed attempt

«When we imposed the lockdown, Congress made a hue and cry about it and now that we are relaxing it they are criticising it yet again. Many countries including Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy and China witnessed the damage done to them by the spread of this virus. Comparing that damage with that witnessed by India, we sustained lesser damage,» Javadekar said.

Adityanath remark on migrant workers misleading, anti-Dalit: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of targeting Dalits by saying that a large proportion of migrant workers returning home to the state are infected with coronavirus.
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Adityanath remark on migrant workers misleading, anti-Dalit: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of targeting Dalits by saying that a large proportion of migrant workers returning home to the state are infected with coronavirus.

145 Shramik Special trains planned for Maharashta, state gave info on only 41 trains so far: Railways

As the feud between the Maharashtra government and the Railways refuses to die down, the national transporter on Tuesday accused the state of not providing information about passengers as a result of which many Shramik Special trains could not be operationali
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145 Shramik Special trains planned for Maharashta, state gave info on only 41 trains so far: Railways

As the feud between the Maharashtra government and the Railways refuses to die down, the national transporter on Tuesday accused the state of not providing information about passengers as a result of which many Shramik Special trains could not be operationalised.

UP is not private property of your govt: D K Shivakumar to Yogi Adityanath

As the feud between the Maharashtra government and the Railways refuses to die down, the national transporter on Tuesday accused the state of not providing information about passengers as a result of which many Shramik Special trains could not be operationali
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UP is not private property of your govt: D K Shivakumar to Yogi Adityanath

As the feud between the Maharashtra government and the Railways refuses to die down, the national transporter on Tuesday accused the state of not providing information about passengers as a result of which many Shramik Special trains could not be operationalised.

West Bengal govt makes mandatory for Air travelers to submit self-declaration form

West Bengal Government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for domestic air travel keeping in mind the safety of passengers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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West Bengal govt makes mandatory for Air travelers to submit self-declaration form

West Bengal Government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for domestic air travel keeping in mind the safety of passengers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19: Air India evacuates 115 stranded Indians from Israel

Some 115 Indians, including out of work and broke caregivers, students and pregnant women, were all smiles as they boarded an Air India flight here on Tuesday and left for India after being stranded in Israel for more than two months due to the Covid-19 lockd
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Covid-19: Air India evacuates 115 stranded Indians from Israel

Some 115 Indians, including out of work and broke caregivers, students and pregnant women, were all smiles as they boarded an Air India flight here on Tuesday and left for India after being stranded in Israel for more than two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The flight also carried a Nepalese national married to an Indian and 5 Israeli diplomats posted in Delhi.

Union minister Gowda skips quarantine in Bengaluru

D V Sadananda Gowda, who flew from Delhi to Bengaluru on Monday, courted controversy by not going into quarantine as mandated by the Karnataka government.
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Union minister Gowda skips quarantine in Bengaluru

D V Sadananda Gowda, who flew from Delhi to Bengaluru on Monday, courted controversy by not going into quarantine as mandated by the Karnataka government.

BJP MPs 'attend' Taiwan event, irk China

Asking India to refrain from interfering in its «internal» affairs, the Chinese have taken umbrage at BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan's «virtual participation» in the swearing-in ceremony of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on
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BJP MPs 'attend' Taiwan event, irk China

Asking India to refrain from interfering in its «internal» affairs, the Chinese have taken umbrage at BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan's «virtual participation» in the swearing-in ceremony of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday. Even as the Indian government did not take part in the event officially, presence of the two MPs had irked Chinese authorities.

SC reluctantly allows use of middle seats on evacuation flights

The Supreme Court on Monday reluctantly permitted Air India to fill middle seats till June 6 in its non-scheduled international flights engaged to fly out stranded foreigners to their countries and bring back Indians stuck abroad. The Bombay High Court had ba
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SC reluctantly allows use of middle seats on evacuation flights

The Supreme Court on Monday reluctantly permitted Air India to fill middle seats till June 6 in its non-scheduled international flights engaged to fly out stranded foreigners to their countries and bring back Indians stuck abroad. The Bombay High Court had barred Air India from utilising middle seats, saying it was not in sync with social distancing norms enforced by the govt during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Migrants account for 60% of active Covid cases in UP

Uttar Pradesh's Covid-19 cases crossed the 6,500-mark, with 229 fresh cases being reported in the past 24 hours. The state also recorded eight deaths, taking the total number of Covid-19 casualties to 169. ​As per the state government's report, samples of 5
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Migrants account for 60% of active Covid cases in UP

Uttar Pradesh's Covid-19 cases crossed the 6,500-mark, with 229 fresh cases being reported in the past 24 hours. The state also recorded eight deaths, taking the total number of Covid-19 casualties to 169. ​As per the state government's report, samples of 54,849 people who have come from other states have been collected on the basis of Asha workers' screening. Out of them 1,663 have been found positive.

After UP, Rajasthan reverts to 8-hr factory shifts

Human resources experts, trade unions and civil society groups have lauded the Rajasthan government’s decision on Sunday to revert to 8-hour shifts in all registered factories in the state instead of 12-hour duty as mandated earlier to make up for the loss
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After UP, Rajasthan reverts to 8-hr factory shifts

Human resources experts, trade unions and civil society groups have lauded the Rajasthan government’s decision on Sunday to revert to 8-hour shifts in all registered factories in the state instead of 12-hour duty as mandated earlier to make up for the loss of labour-hours due to the Covid-induced lockdown. The decision of the state's Congress govt comes after AICC accused the Centre of diluting labour laws.

India-China standoff: Political-diplomatic talks seen as only way out

The immediate provocation for the PLA incursions 1-3 km into Indian territory this time was to object against the construction of small feeder link roads in certain 'finger areas' (mountainous spurs). Some analysts have read the Chinese moves in the context o
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India-China standoff: Political-diplomatic talks seen as only way out

The immediate provocation for the PLA incursions 1-3 km into Indian territory this time was to object against the construction of small feeder link roads in certain 'finger areas' (mountainous spurs). Some analysts have read the Chinese moves in the context of India's recent decisions to scrutinise Chinese investments and may be a warning not to be proactive in supporting calls for an investigation into the origin of coronavirus.

As migrants go home, ICMR ramps up testing

Taking cognisance of the expected surge in Covid-19 cases due to influx of migrant workers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working to scale up testing facilities and capacities. Tes
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As migrants go home, ICMR ramps up testing

Taking cognisance of the expected surge in Covid-19 cases due to influx of migrant workers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working to scale up testing facilities and capacities. Testing capacity - already increased to 1.4 lakh samples per day - is now being further raised to 2 lakh samples per day, the council said.

Covid-19: India sees over 6,000 new cases, 150 deaths

India recorded more than 6,000 fresh Covid-19 infections for the fourth day running on Monday. With the addition of 6,087 cases, India's Covid-19 count surged to over 1.42 lakh, as per data collated from state governments. A cross the country, 150 virus-relat
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Covid-19: India sees over 6,000 new cases, 150 deaths

India recorded more than 6,000 fresh Covid-19 infections for the fourth day running on Monday. With the addition of 6,087 cases, India's Covid-19 count surged to over 1.42 lakh, as per data collated from state governments. A cross the country, 150 virus-related deaths were reported, with Maharashtra recording 60 deaths (38 in Mumbai alone), Gujarat 30, Delhi 15 and Madhya Pradesh 10.

Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

Dust and thunderstorms are likely over several parts of north India on May 29-30, bringing the much-needed relief from the intense heatwave, the IMD said.Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of UtP have been experiencing blistering heat for days with t
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Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

Dust and thunderstorms are likely over several parts of north India on May 29-30, bringing the much-needed relief from the intense heatwave, the IMD said.Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of UtP have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius in some places.

'Have to ensure medicine supply across country': Sadananda Gowda on why he skipped quarantine

After facing flak from the opposition for skipping quarantine rules to contain Covid-19 spread, Union minister Sadananda Gowda on Monday said there are certain exemption clauses for those who hold certain responsible posts.
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'Have to ensure medicine supply across country': Sadananda Gowda on why he skipped quarantine

After facing flak from the opposition for skipping quarantine rules to contain Covid-19 spread, Union minister Sadananda Gowda on Monday said there are certain exemption clauses for those who hold certain responsible posts.

Nagaland no longer green state, reports 3 Covid-19 cases

Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, tested positive for Covid-19 and they are now undergoing treatment at two hospitals in Dimapur and Kohima, said commissioner and secretary of health and family welfare department, Menukhol John. Their condition is stabl
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Nagaland no longer green state, reports 3 Covid-19 cases

Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, tested positive for Covid-19 and they are now undergoing treatment at two hospitals in Dimapur and Kohima, said commissioner and secretary of health and family welfare department, Menukhol John. Their condition is stable but Nagaland is no longer a green state, he said.

Why 5 lakh J&K employees must go to Chandigarh for service disputes, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to explain why it forced five lakh employees of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to travel hundreds of kilometres to go before an ill-equipped pendency plagued Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for adju
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Why 5 lakh J&K employees must go to Chandigarh for service disputes, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to explain why it forced five lakh employees of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to travel hundreds of kilometres to go before an ill-equipped pendency plagued Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for adjudication of their service disputes and not set up a tribunal in J&K itself.

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