Coronavirus COVID-19

President Ram Nath Kovind approves Ordinance on salary cut for MPs, effective from 1st April 2020

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla accepted the recommendations of the Joint Committee and the cut becomes effective from April 1.

Apr 08, 2020, 00:56 AM IST

CM Mamata Banerjee identifies 7 coronavirus COVID-19 hotspots in West Bengal

She said that her government has identified seven COVID-19 hotspots in the state and was taking necessary measures to break the cycle of transmission, adding that the death toll in the state has risen to five, while the number of active cases stands at 69. 

Apr 08, 2020, 00:28 AM IST

Indian Railways uses contactless thermal measuring system to detect COVID-19 suspects in Bhusawal

In this technology, Gupta said, when you stand in front of the camera, your thermal image appears on the screen through the Flir E40 camera and your screening is done.

Apr 08, 2020, 00:05 AM IST

Nizamuddin Markaz attendees of Tablighi Jamaat asked to present them at nearest hospital in Assam

The Assam Police stated that "They may also call on Helpline no. 104 for informing the authorities of their presence and condition.”

Apr 07, 2020, 22:33 PM IST

President Donald Trump flays WHO for being 'China-centric' as New York registers 731 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Last week, President Trump had said that he sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the sale of Hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the US to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in his country. 

Apr 07, 2020, 21:49 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records 69 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases; 63 returned from Tablighi Jamaat event

Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami launched district wise helpline numbers to help farmers sell their produce, sort out transport, pass and storage issues. He also waived off cold storage fees for fruits and vegetables till 30th April, ahead of mango harvest.

Apr 07, 2020, 21:07 PM IST

Odisha reports first coronavirus COVID-19 death from Bhubaneswar

The Odisha government has launched aggressive contact tracing of coronavirus patients in different districts of the state.

Apr 07, 2020, 20:19 PM IST

EMI moratorium: Beware! Fraudsters may siphon money from your bank account

The RBI provided this facility to defer EMI payment but online fraudsters are active to cheat people amid the lockdown. 

Apr 07, 2020, 18:42 PM IST

Government intensifies efforts to fight coronavirus COVID-19 as toll reaches 111; MPLAD funds worth Rs 7,900 crore diverted

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the President, the Vice President, governors of states have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility while addressing a press conference to inform about the cabinet decision.

Apr 06, 2020, 23:59 PM IST

Darknet sellers offer coronavirus-related gear for bitcoin: Researchers

Darknet markets are e-commerce sites designed to lie beyond the reach of regular search engines. They are popular with criminals, as buyers and sellers are largely untraceable and payment is made anonymously in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

Apr 06, 2020, 22:38 PM IST

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao urges PM Modi to extend lockdown to contain coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Telangana CM said, " I'm requesting the PM to talk to all CMs and take a call to extend the nationwide lockdown up to the first week of June, otherwise we cannot control coronavirus pandemic. 

Apr 06, 2020, 21:01 PM IST

Maoists in Odisha announce ceasefire over coronavirus COVID-19, urge govt to send medical aid to remote areas

The outlawed CPI (Maoist) have announced a unilateral ceasefire in Odisha in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and urged the state government to send medical teams to assist people living in forests and other remote areas.

Apr 06, 2020, 20:26 PM IST

ISI conspired to thwart PM Modi's appeal to switch off light by spreading false news of grid failure: Intelligence Agencies

Indian security agencies have ascertained the roots of false reports of power grid failure on social media in Pakistan.

Apr 06, 2020, 20:04 PM IST

693 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hours, says Health Ministry

Lav Aggarwal said that 76 per cent cases have been reported in males and 24 per cent in females, adding that the number of people who came in contact with Tablighi Jamaat members is with about 25,500.

Apr 06, 2020, 19:06 PM IST

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee forms coronavirus COVID-19 advisory panel with Nobel laureate Dr Abhijit Bandopadhyay in it

"Due to lockdown there is no revenue, we don't know how long we have to stay like this," the chief minister said, adding "We have to plan for future."

Apr 06, 2020, 18:06 PM IST

Lockdown may continue in India's coronavirus COVID-19 hotspots: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

Dr Guleria said that coronavirus cases have increased in the hotspot and the need of the hour is to confine it to these places only and efforts should be taken contain the deadly virus from growing in other parts of the country.

Apr 06, 2020, 16:48 PM IST

Delhi Airport records highest online traffic on its social media amid Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Delhi Airport recorded the highest engagement levels and use of proactive communication through its social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the period 15th to 31st March 2020.

Apr 06, 2020, 15:26 PM IST

Bione launches rapid COVID-19 at-home screening test kit after ICMR approval

Bione is well-equipped to supply 20,000 kits per week and intends to build its manufacturing facilities in the coming months to sufficiently cater to the high demand.

Apr 03, 2020, 22:33 PM IST

Jalandhar residents enjoy beauty of snowy mountains amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Residents of Jalandhar are nowadays able to see white snowy mountains amid blue sky due to the closure of trains, factories in the city. 

Apr 03, 2020, 21:56 PM IST

Investor wealth tumbles Rs 4.82 lakh cr in two days as market fall amid COVID-19 outbreak

Selling in markets led to a decline in market capitalisation of the BSE-listed companies which tumbled Rs 4,82,033.63 crore to Rs 1,08,66,722.96 crore in two days.

Apr 03, 2020, 21:21 PM IST