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Manipur Speaker finally disqualifies minister for defection
Imphal, March 28 (IANS) Amid the country's all-out fight against the spread of the COVID-19, the Manipur Speaker on Saturday disqualified a senior state minister as a member of the 60-member house.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
'Aggressive testing led to discovery of more positive cases in J&K'
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Appealing people not to panic because of the spurt in positive Covid-19 cases, J&K Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Saturday that aggressive testing has led to the discovery of more number of cases.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Azad urges Shah to help stranded J&K students, labourers
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Amid countrywide lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, here on Saturday, raised with Union Home Minister Amit Shah the issue of students and labourers from Jammu and Kashmir stranded across the country.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP to feed 30 lakh poor families in Bengal during lockdown
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to feed 30 lakh poor families in West Bengal daily during the lockdown, called to prevent spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
After hectic parleys Karnataka opens borders with Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) After two days of hectic parleys at the highest level, on Saturday, Karnataka finally relented and opened three border routes which are entry to Kerala for vehicles carrying essential commodities.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Endangered animals sighted in Mexican Caribbean
Mexico City, March 28 (IANS) Endangered animals such as jaguars, leatherback turtles, great curassow birds and crocodiles have been sighted in the urban areas and even in hotels of Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean region that have been empty of people following restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Puma found roaming Chilean capital during COVID-19 curfew
Santiago, March 28 (IANS) A puma was found roaming the empty streets of the Chilean capital city of Santiago amid a curfew imposed by the government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
'Kamal Haasan home quarantine notice, needling by govt'
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Hours after the 'home quarantine' notice was stuck outside the actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's old residence, the Greater Chennai Corporation removed the same saying it was done by mistake.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Aus announces stricter isolation rules as COVID-19 cases top 3,300
Canberra, March 28 (IANS) Australia on Saturday announced stricter isolation rules as the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 3,378.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Omar shares meme seeking essential services status for barbers
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah has shared a meme on quarantine which says barbers should be included in essential services unless the society wants more bearded men like Omar.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
COVID-19 infected sailors on US carrier quarantined in Guam
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Lou Leon Guerrero, the Governor of Guam, has confirmed that a group of American Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt infected with the novel coronavirus have been quarantined on the US island territory.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 cancelled over COVID-19 pandemic
Singapore, March 28 (IANS) The Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
India under lockdown, Home Minister mum: Sibal
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been keeping mum while the country is going through an unprecedented lockdown and migrants are struggling.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Air New Zealand crewmembers test COVID-19 positive
Wellington, March 28 (IANS) Air New Zealand said on Saturday that eight crew members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US Navy hospital ship docks at LA port for COVID-19 relief
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) A US Navy hospital ship has docked at the Port of Los Angeles to aid California's COVID-19 response as the number of new confirmed cases continued to surge.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trudeau announces increase in wage subsidy for businesses
Ottawa, March 28 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an increase, from 10 per cent to 75 per cent, in the wage subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics
If Indians can be evacuated from abroad, why not assist those stranded here: Ahmed Patel
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Friday raised questions over the migration of the workers walking on their feet to their home towns in far off places and asked the government if it can evacuate Indian citizens stranded in foreign countries, why not assist those stranded in the country.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN relaxes some restrictions, tightens others
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palanniswami on Friday announced several new measures amid the lockdown, relaxing some restrictions and tightening some stipulations announced earlier.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kejriwal addresses C-40 leaders, commits to contain COVID-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday represented India and the national capital in a global meet organised by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, to discuss strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic, saying the city cannot afford to lose a single life to COVID-19 or from starvation.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitharaman lauds RBI rate cut, says need quick transmission
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) After the RBI Governor announced an emergency rate cut on Friday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lauded the move and stressed the need for lower cost of retail loans and that reduced interest rate needs quick transmission.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Odisha CM announces Rs 2,200-cr package for the poor
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a relief package of Rs 2,200 crore for the weaker sections of society in view of the lockdown to fight COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
DD National to retelcast 'Ramayana' from Saturday
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday announced that Doordarshan will retelecast iconic show 'Ramayana' from Saturday on public demand.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Philippines cancels annual joint military exercise with US
Manila, March 27 (IANS) The Philippines has cancelled its biggest annual joint military exercise with the US this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a high-ranking official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Every person arriving in Aus to be quarantined from Sunday
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced that every person who arrives in the country from Sunday onwards will be forced into a 14-day quarantine period as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Facing flak, BJP-ruled Haryana, HP shut liquor shops
Chandigarh/Shimla, March 27 (IANS) After public criticism and the media flak, the Chief Ministers of Haryana and Himachal pradesh decided to shut the liquor vends from Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Yogi govt arranges transport for stranded migrant workers
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) After the intervention of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the state government has started arranging for buses to ferry people who are coming in from other states and are stranded on the border districts.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vadra spends time with family amid lockdown
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In the wake of a 21-day nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband Robert Vadra has shared a Facebook post on how he is using time positively with some fun-filled activities and a memorable family time.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afghan economy can't withstand US aid cut, COVID-19 impact
Kabul, March 27 (IANS) The Afghan economy cannot withstand the $1 billion aid cut by the US and the financial pressures originating coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Punjab to release 6,000 prisoners
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) With a view to decongest prisons in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab is going to release nearly 6,000 prisoners from jails across the state, Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
High-speed internet ban to continue in J&K
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) The J&K government on Thursday decided to continue the ban on high-speed internet across the Union Territory.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Be more humane, Punjab CM tells police
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Taking cognizance of reports of excesses against residents for the enforcement of the curfew in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed Punjab Police to be more humane and sensitive in dealing with violations.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mamata composes song on coronavirus
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has penned a song alerting people of the state about the cornonavirus pandemic, assuring them of their ultimate victory in fighting the disease amidst the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nadda channelises BJP's energy to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Amid Covid-19 epidemic and the 21-day nationwide lockdown, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief J.P. Nadda continues to interact with the party leaders through audio or video link, to keep an eye on the situation.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't evict residents: Telangana to hostel, PG places
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Telangana government said here on Thursday it had stopped issuing 'no objection certificates' (NOC) to people trying to leave the state.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid-19 relief package touches every weaker section: Shah
New Delhi, March (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Thursday lauded the first Rs 170,000 crore Covid-19 relief package announced to protect the weaker sections of society, saying it reflected the Narendra Modi government's sensitivity.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait
Taipei, March 26 (IANS) Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a US Navy ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait, marking the third such passage this year, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
3,700 arrested for violating curfew in SL
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) At least 3,700 persons were arrested on charges of violating the islandwide police curfew currently in effect in Sri Lanka as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, a senior officer sais here on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Govt should help workers in informal sector: Congress
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Amid people walking to their native places after the unprecedented nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, the Congress on Thursday demanded that the Centre help the informal sector workers who were not registered anywhere.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SL starts program to deliver essential goods to homes
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) To encourage physical distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sri Lnkan government hs started a special programe to deliver essential goods including medicines and food items, to homes, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Christchurch mosque attack accused pleads guilty to all charges (Ld)
Christchurch, March 26 (IANS) The man accused of the 2019 Christchurch mosque attack on Thursday pleaded guilty to all the 92 charges he was facing, becoming New Zealands first convicted terrorist.
2020-03-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Taliban to visit Bagram jail to identity prisoners for release
New Delhi/Kabul, March 25 (IANS) A delegation of Taliban will visit the Bagram Jail to identify and verify their prisoners to be released in accordance with the US-Taliban peace agreement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, India,Politics,Terrorism
Taliban to visit Bagram jail to identity prisoners for release
New Delhi/Kabul, March 25 (IANS) A delegation of Taliban will visit the Bagram Jail to identify and verify their prisoners to be released in accordance with the US-Taliban peace agreement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, India,Politics,Terrorism
Cabinet approves MoU between Railways, Germany
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding signed between India and Germany for technological cooperation in the railway sector.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Feed 9 poor families for 21 days, don't harass doctors, says Modi
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing 21-day-long lockdown with the people of his Los Sabha constituency Varanasi on Wednesday, through a video conferencing. He hoped that the 'war against Corona' can be won in the next 21 days.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISIS claims responsibility for massacre of 27 Sikhs in Kabul (3rd Ld)
New Delhi/Kabul, March 25 (IANS) The Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) has claimed responsibility for the terror attack on a Gurudwara in central Kabul in which at least 27 members of the Sikh community were killed on Wednesday.
2020-03-25
Category: International, India,Politics,Terrorism
CCEA clears 22 km-long rail flyover between Aligarh-Harduaganj
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved the construction of 22 km-long railway flyover between Aligarh-Harduaganj in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 1,285 crore to remove bottlencek.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong for mass testing, financial aid to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who raised the alarm over Covid-19 in February here on Wednesday suggested a dual strategy to tackle the pandemic and its impact.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt keeping vigil to ensure essential goods availability: Paswan
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday that the central government is keeping a vigil on the availability of all essential commodities in the market.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi wishes Kashmiris on Navroz
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday, greeted the people of Kashmir on the occasion of Navroz, and said that the whole world was going through difficult times.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sack ministers jeopardising medical staff's health: Congress
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Congress has demanded sacking of ministers responsible for jeopardising the health of medical staff engaged in treating coronavirus patients.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics