Entry of all foreign tourists banned in Kashmir as precautionary measure amid Coronavirus outbreak

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By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 00:01

This Zee News live blog brings to you the latest news on all genres including politics, business, world, sports and entertainment from across India and the world. 

17 March 2020, 22:47 PM

Rates of platform tickets have been increased to Rs 50 in Lucknow, Charbagh railway stations amid coronavirus outbreak. 
 

17 March 2020, 22:20 PM

The entry of all foreign tourists in Kashmir has been banned as a precautionary measure amid coronavirus outbreak. District Magistrate, Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary gave this information and said, "Entry of all foreign tourists in Kashmir has been banned as a precautionary measure."

17 March 2020, 22:09 PM

The first confirmed case of Coronavirus has been reported in Kolkata.

17 March 2020, 21:37 PM

The price of platform tickets in five Karnataka railway stations has been increased to Rs 50 from Rs 10 effective from March 18 to limit the movement of people on platforms. The five stations are--KSR Bengaluru, Bengaluru Cantonment, Yesvantpur, Yelahanka and Krishnarajapuram Railway Stations. The hike will remain in effect till March 31.

17 March 2020, 21:32 PM

IndiGo announced on Tuesday that as aviation regulator DGCA has restricted international traffic from Turkey and Malaysia, it will be cancelling its flights on Delhi-Istanbul route and Chennai-Kuala Lumpur route from March 18 to March 31. "These are purely temporary and precautionary measures. We understand that these measures will cause inconvenience to our customers and we will be refunding the full amount to the impacted passengers," the airline stated in a press release. The airline has already cancelled flights between Bangalore-Kuala Lumpur until March 31, 2020, and Delhi-Kuala Lumpur until April 30, 2020.

17 March 2020, 21:21 PM

South Eastern Railway decided to cancel as many as nine trains due to low occupancy in view of the coronavirus epidemic, said a statement. The statement said, "Due to poor patronization for the cause of coronavirus precaution, it has been decided to cancel the following trains as per the schedule stated under." 

17 March 2020, 20:40 PM

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease, the Delhi Police has made a fervent appeal to the public not to assemble at any place for protest, dharna, rally, entertainment or any other purpose, whether in close space or outside till March 31, 2020. An order to this effect is being issued. It added that it will not issue any No Objection Certificate or permission with respect to such gatherings. No license/permission will be issued for public entertainment activities. All members of the public are appealed to cooperate in containing the spread of the virus.

17 March 2020, 20:29 PM

Government of India deputes 30 officers of Joint Secretary and above level, to assist state Governments in effective management of COVID-19: Ministry of Home Affairs

17 March 2020, 20:28 PM

In Puducherry, we are closing the educational institutions, cinema halls, malls as a precautionary measure for Coronavirus: V Narayanasamy

17 March 2020, 20:24 PM

In a bid to curb profiteering, the government has issued an ultimatum to companies manufacturing and importing protective and surgery masks, gloves, sanitizers. It has asked them to provide cost, sales and rest of the details within 24 hours failing which will lead to fines and legal action.

17 March 2020, 20:14 PM

The Sri Lanka government has decided to suspend all flights arriving in the country with effect from March 18 midnight for a period of two weeks. It has also announced the continuous search for persons who arrived in Sri Lanka from high-risk countries and are not in quarantine, through public awareness. Essential services, economic and trade activities will continue without disrupting the daily lives of the public. Speedy action will be taken against those who spread fake news and incite or instill undue fear in public. It also asked the people to minimize social gatherings, celebrations, large-scale meetings etc. Arrangements have been made to evacuate 300 pilgrims currently touring in India.

17 March 2020, 19:30 PM

The price of platform tickets have been raised to Rs 50 from Rs 10 for 12 stations in Bihar and will come into effect from March 19 midnight. The stations are--Patna, Danapur, Pataliputra, Rajendra Nagar, Patna Sahib, Bakhtiarpur, Barh, Arrah, Mokama, Jehanabad, Bihar Sharif, and Rajgir. The rest of the stations will sell platform tickets at the rate of Rs 10.

17 March 2020, 19:10 PM

The Bureau of Immigration, GoI issues a 24×7 helpline to answer queries regarding Visa and travel restrictions, as well as to facilitate foreigners in India in availing consular services: MHA

17 March 2020, 18:32 PM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that the movement of local trains and buses will continue in the state, even as the total number of cases in the state rose to 41 due to Coronavirus. After holding a cabinet meeting, he appealed the people to remain indoors and avoid coming out unless it is necessary.

17 March 2020, 17:46 PM

Number of coronavirus cases in India rises to 137, according to Health Ministry

17 March 2020, 16:56 PM

Central railways cancel 23 trains to contain the effects of coronavirus and non-occupancy of trains. 

Here's the list:

1) 11007 Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express from 19.3.2020 to 31.3.2020
2) 11008 Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express from 18.3.2020 to 30.3.2020
3) 11201 LTT-Ajni Express on 23.3.2020 and 30.3.2020
4) 11202 Ajni-LTT Express on 20.3.2020 and 27.3.2020
5) 11205 LTT-Nizamabad Express on 21.3.2020 and 28.3.2020
6) 11206 Nizamabad-LTT Express on 22.3.2020 and 29.3.2020
7) 22135/22136 Nagpur-Rewa Express on 25.3.2020
8) 11401 Mumbai-Nagpur Nandigram Express from 23.3.2020 to 1.4.2020
9) 11402 Nagpur-Mumbai Nandigram Express from 22.3.2020 to 31.3.2020
10) 11417 Pune-Nagpur Express on 26.3.2020 and 2.4.2020
11) 11418 Nagpur-Pune Express on 20.3.2020 and 27.3.2020
12) 22139 Pune-Ajni Express on 21.3.2020 and 28.3.2020
13) 22140 Ajni-Pune Express on 22.3.2020 and 29.3.2020
14) 12117/12118 LTT-Manmad Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020
15) 12125 Mumbai-Pune Pragati Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020
16) 12126 Pune-Mumbai Pragati Express from 19.3.2020 to 1.4.2020
17) 22111 Bhusaval-Nagpur Express from 18.3.2020 to 29.3.2020
18) 22112 Nagpur-Bhusaval Express from 19.3.2020 to 30.3.2020
19) 11307/11308 Kalaburagi-Secunderabad Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020
20) 12262 Howrah-Mumbai Duranto Express on 24.3.2020 and 31.3.2020
21) 12261 Mumbai-Howrah Duranto Express on 25.3.2020 and 1.4.2020
22) 22221 CSMT-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express on 20, 23, 27 and 30.3.2020
23) 22222 Nizamuddin-CSMT Rajdhani Express on 21, 24, 26 and 31.3.2020

17 March 2020, 16:42 PM

Puducherry reports its first confirmed COVID-19 case; 68-year old woman tests positive in Mahe region: Health Department official. 

17 March 2020, 16:40 PM

Central railways increase the price of platform tickets from Rs 10 to Rs 50 amid coronavirus outbreak. 

17 March 2020, 16:37 PM

Bihar government brings new regulations to deal coronavirus emergency. The regulation says that if positive cases are found in the state, the geographical area will be sealed barring the entry and exit of the population from the containment area. 

17 March 2020, 16:10 PM

The entry of visitors in government offices restricted as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus. 

17 March 2020, 16:08 PM

As per official order all gyms, recreation centres, creches located in government buildings asked to be closed. 

17 March 2020, 15:52 PM

Rates of platform tickets being increased at several places including 135 railway stations in Maharashtra to avoid public gathering during the coronavirus emergency. 

17 March 2020, 15:50 PM

The National Museum in Delhi and Sarnath Stupa in Varanasi  to remain closed till March 31 as ASI monuments shut for public amid coronavirus scare. 

17 March 2020, 14:27 PM

Maharashtra civic elections postponed amid fear of coronavirus.

17 March 2020, 14:11 PM

Maharashtra: Devotees gather in huge numbers at Shirdi Saibaba Temple to participate in the last 'aarti' as the temple will close from 3pm today, in the wake of Coronavirus.

17 March 2020, 14:10 PM

Maharashtra: Devotees gather in huge numbers at Shirdi Saibaba Temple to participate in the last 'aarti' as the temple will close from 3pm today, in the wake of Coronavirus.

17 March 2020, 14:04 PM

Tehsil day and Janta Darshan also closed till April 2.

17 March 2020, 14:04 PM

Uttar Pradesh govt holds Cabinet meets, appeals all religious leaders of the state to avoid visiting crowded places like temple, mosque, gurudwara etc.

17 March 2020, 13:59 PM

All schools, colleges, multiplexes, malls in Uttar Pradesh to remain shut till April 2

17 March 2020, 13:52 PM

All religious leaders of Uttar Pradesh also asked to avoid visiting crowded at places like temple, mosque, gurudwara etc to avoid Coronavirus scare. 

17 March 2020, 13:39 PM

Noida Authority's Chief Executive Officer Ritu Maheshwari bans all programs to be held at community centers located in all sectors of Noida and villages in view of the Caronavirus. All these community centers organize wedding, birthday party and other family programs.

17 March 2020, 13:37 PM

In order to control the congestion at the railway station, the Railway Ministry is planning to hike the platform tickets at many railway stations from Rs 10 to Rs 50.

17 March 2020, 13:36 PM

Shani Shingnapur temple to shut from 7 pm onwards from today until further orders in view of Coronavirus outbreak.

17 March 2020, 13:34 PM

Delhi Police will reach Shaheen Bagh picket site at around 2 pm today. Some nearby residential people have appealed to the police to end the protest due to spread of Coronavirus outbreak. The police is likely to appeal to the protesters to clear the picket site at Shaheen Bagh.

17 March 2020, 13:24 PM

Union Minister of Kerala V Muraleedharan tests negative of Coronavirus, will continue to be in self-quarantine in Trivandrum.

17 March 2020, 13:13 PM

Coronavirus cases in India: 

17 March 2020, 13:07 PM

Coronavirus scare: Maharashtra government has instructed private companies of the state to implement 'Work From Home' system.

17 March 2020, 13:06 PM

Union Minister Muraleedharan tests negative for coronavirus.

17 March 2020, 12:17 PM

Maharashtra: All shops in Pune have been shut down for three days on the call of Federation Of Association Of Pune due to Coronavirus. Total 39 positive cases have been reported in the state.

17 March 2020, 12:03 PM

Rahul Gandhi: When you ask a question, you're allowed a supplementary. It's okay for Speaker to hurt me, I understand he doesn't want me to speak. I'm an MP, I have certain rights, he can take it away. Today entire Tamil people wanted to ask a supplementary about Tamil language.

17 March 2020, 12:02 PM

All National camps to be postponed except for those where athletes training for Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

17 March 2020, 12:02 PM

Total number of confirmed COVID2019 cases stands at 126, according to Ministry of Family and Health Welfare.

17 March 2020, 12:00 PM

Nirbhaya case: Death row convict moves Delhi court seeking quashing of death penalty, claims he was not in Delhi on day of crime

17 March 2020, 11:48 AM

The Supreme Court to hear on March 18 plea of former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking immediate floor test in state assembly. The court also issued notice to Speaker, CM Kamal Nath and Governor Lalji Tandon on plea filed by the BJP seeking a floor test in the assembly within 12 hours.

17 March 2020, 11:43 AM

Supreme Court to hear on March 18 plea of former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking immediate floor test in state assembly.

17 March 2020, 11:22 AM

64 year old patient of Coronavirus dies in Mumbai. This is the first death in Mumbai and third in India.

17 March 2020, 10:51 AM

Haryana: Police arrested a 28-year-old boxing coach yesterday from Sonipat for allegedly sexually assaulting his 19-year-old student while travelling on a train.

17 March 2020, 10:51 AM

Delhi: The annual Budget of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Union will be presented in the Lok Sabha today; Budget copies brought to the Parliament

17 March 2020, 10:51 AM

As a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus, for the the next two weeks no visitor or family members will be allowed to meet prisoners in the prisons across Tamil Nadu. Monitoring rooms have been set up inside the prisons to screen all new prisoners to the jail.