Lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims by spl trains

Lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims by spl trains

New Delhi, The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday allowed the use of trains for ferrying people stranded due to the nationwide lockdown to their respective states, an official said Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the MHA Punya Salila Srivastava said stranded people such as migrant workers, tourists, pilgrims and students can […]

First special train ferrying migrants reaches Jharkhand

New Delhi/Ranchi, The first special train ferrying over 1,200 stranded migrant labourers from Telangana to Jharkhand reached its destination Hatia Friday night, from where the state government would take them to their respective districts in sanitised buses, following COVID-19 protocols. The train starting from Lingampally in Telangana to Hatia is the first one run by […]

Joe Biden gets backing of key Latina activist Dolores Huerta

Washington,  Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta on Friday endorsed Joe Biden for president, giving him the backing of one of the nation’s most prominent Latino leaders. The endorsement comes as the campaign says it’s ramping up Latino outreach, expanding some of the efforts it launched in key states during the primary in an […]

Senior govt doctor, another man die of COVID-19 in Bengal

Senior govt doctor, another man die of COVID-19 in Bengal

Kolkata,  A senior government doctor involved in the fight against COVID-19 and a 34-year-old man, both diagnosed with the diease, died at a hospital here on Sunday, sources at the facility said. The 60-year-old doctor, posted as assistant director health services (equipment and stores), was initially admitted to Beliaghata Infectious Diseases hospital and later shifted […]

Coronavirus cases cross 3000-mark in Singapore, foreign workers worst-affected

Coronavirus cases cross 3000-mark in Singapore, foreign workers worst-affected

Singapore, Coronavirus cases in Singapore crossed the 13,000-mark on Sunday after 931 positive cases were confirmed with majority of them continued to be foreign workers, including Indian nationals, living in dormitories. The vast majority of the news cases are work permit holders residing in dormitories for foreign workers, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in […]

Have cut transmission, minimised spread, increased COVID-19 doubling time during lockdown: Govt

Have cut transmission, minimised spread, increased COVID-19 doubling time during lockdown: Govt

New Delhi, The government said on Thursday that it has been able to “cut coronavirus transmission”, minimise its spread and increase the doubling time of COVID-19 cases in the country during the 30-day period of the nationwide lockdown. While asserting that the growth of coronavirus cases in the country has been more or less linear […]

Jaishankar, Pompeo talk over phone; discuss cooperation to contain COVID-19

Jaishankar, Pompeo talk over phone; discuss cooperation to contain COVID-19

Washington,  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo on Thursday spoke over phone and discussed bilateral and international cooperation to contain and mitigate the novel coronavirus. “Spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs @DrSJaishankar today on positive steps that the United States and #India are taking to contain and mitigate #COVID19,” […]

2 FIRs lodged against Arnab Goswami in Punjab

  Batala/Fazilka,  Two FIRs were lodged against senior journalist Arnab Goswami on Thursday for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and targeting a particular community during a debate on a TV show, police said. The FIRs were registered at Batala and Abohar (Fazilka) police stations based on complaints filed by Congress workers […]

52 fresh cases of coronavirus in Rajasthan

52 fresh cases of coronavirus in Rajasthan

  Jaipur,  Rajasthan recorded 52 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s virus tally to 1,628, an official said. The state has so far seen 25 deaths due to the virus, with Jaipur accounting for 13 deaths. “52 fresh cases have been reported in nine districts of the state, including 34 in Jaipur,” Additional […]