India COVID-19

West Bengal not to participate in PM Narendra Modi's meeting with chief ministers amid surge in COVID-19 cases

The PM is expected to seek suggestions from the chief ministers and draw up a common strategy in deciding the future course of action to deal with the strategy.  

Jun 16, 2020, 12:24 PM IST

Online application submission dates of exams extended, says National Testing Agency

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank asserted that the step was taken in view of many requests received from the students and the hardships faced by them due to the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic.

Jun 16, 2020, 10:09 AM IST

India surpasses Italy, becomes sixth-worst COVID-19-hit nation with over 2.36 lakh cases

India is now the sixth-worst affected nation in terms of coronavirus infection after the United States, Brazil, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Jun 06, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

India's 70% coronavirus COVID-19 cases from 11 municipal areas; recovery rate of patients rises to 41.39%

These areas are in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Rajasthan.

May 24, 2020, 00:07 AM IST

Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provides sehri and iftari to nearly 400 quarantined Muslims

The officials and staff of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, who oversee the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra, has been providing Sehri and Iftari to nearly 400 Muslim people observing Ramazan and living in the quarantine centres built for them.

May 23, 2020, 22:44 PM IST

Maharashtra maintains suspense over air travel in state amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown till May 31

The total number of cases in the state rose to 47,190 and the death toll stood at 1,577 on Saturday evening.

May 23, 2020, 21:14 PM IST

Sikkim reports first coronavirus COVID-19 case as Delhi returnee tests positive

The sample of the student was sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for testing.

May 23, 2020, 20:02 PM IST

Indian Railways to operationalise 2600 more shramik special trains in next 10 days

In a major decision, the Ministry of Railways took the initiative which is expected to benefit 36 lakh stranded passengers across the country.

May 23, 2020, 18:06 PM IST

Delhi Airport set to resume flight operations after two months, takes measures to provide safe environment to passengers

Installation of automatic hand sanitizer at various places, putting floor markers, allocation of entry gates and check-in islands for departure passengers has been done to encourage compliance of social distancing norms and minimize human contact at the airport. 

May 23, 2020, 17:26 PM IST

Northern Railway opens reservation counters at more than 137 major stations for booking tickets

The locations were made operational on May 22 and passengers can book their tickets on any of them. 

May 23, 2020, 16:40 PM IST

India aims to start international flights by mid-June or July amid COVID-19 pandemic

Speaking to reporters Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri asserted that India will try to start a good percentage of international flights before August, if not the entire civil aviation.

May 23, 2020, 15:54 PM IST

Nizamuddin Markaz case: Delhi Police sends notice to 816 foreign Tablighi Jamaatis

All these foreign Tablighi Jamaatis are residing in quarantine centres.

May 23, 2020, 00:52 AM IST

Indian Railways revises several conditions for 15 pair of special trains: Check here

As per the new norms, the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of these trains will be increased from 7 days to 30 days. There will not be any tatkal booking for these trains.

May 22, 2020, 21:07 PM IST

Sikkim to reopen its educational institutions from June 15

All colleges will have regular classes. Social distancing norms will be followed.

May 22, 2020, 19:45 PM IST

India lockdown stopped coronavirus COVID-19 cases from ballooning to 36-70 lakhs, claims Centre citing different models

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation citing the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) model, also said that the lockdown has saved between 1.2-2.1 lakh lives.

May 22, 2020, 18:23 PM IST

SpiceJet set to resume operations from May 25, airline will fly average of 204 flights daily

The airline will fly to 41 domestic destinations operating an average of 204 daily and 1431 weekly flights. SpiceJet will be operating flights on all its UDAN routes.

May 22, 2020, 17:35 PM IST

Auto and cycle rickshaws to return to roads in Tamil Nadu; no relaxation for Chennai

The services would resume in all parts of the state, but not in Chennai. 

May 22, 2020, 15:44 PM IST

Maharashtra caps charges at all hospitals till August 31

For the coronavirus isolation ward, the maximum charge per day has been capped at Rs 4,000+PPE cost.

May 21, 2020, 23:23 PM IST

Indian Railways gives nod to re-opening of reservation counters

It may be noted that running of the Shramik special trains will continue to be handled by local state governments as per the existing protocols.

May 21, 2020, 23:08 PM IST

Centre caps domestic flight fares, minimum ticket price at 2000 and maximum at 18600

The first such band will consist of flights that are of less than 40 minutes duration. The lower and the upper fare limits for the first band is Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.

May 21, 2020, 22:06 PM IST