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India Lockdown 4.0: What's Allowed, What's Prohibited? Check Here Now

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday extended the nationwide lockdown for two more weeks till May 31 to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country. The ministry has issued revised guidelines to be implemented from Monday and shall remain in force till May 31. Here are the activities that are […]

India will see peak of Covid-19 cases in June-July: AIIMS director

New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria on Thursday said that India may witness the peak of COVID-19 cases in June or July. Speaking to media persons, Guleria said, “The answer of when will be the peak of cases of COVID-19 in India depends upon modelling data. National and international […]

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Lockdown Cannot Be Lifted In One Go: PM Modi

New Delhi: Likening the situation in the country to a social emergency , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made it clear that the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 cannot be lifted in one go on April 14, asserting that the priority of his government is to “save each and every life”. […]

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Johnson & Johnson plans to start human trial of COVID-19 vaccine by Sept

Mumbai: US-based global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson on Monday announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate, adding that it expects to initiate testing of the vaccine in humans at the latest by September this year. The first batches of a COVID-19 vaccine could be available for emergency use authorisation in early 2021, […]

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COVID-19 Positive Cases In India Rise To 415, Govt Warns Of Legal Action Against Lockdown Violators

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The cases seem to be rising rapidly. While Monday morning, the total number of active coronavirus positive cases in India was 359, including the foreign nationals, as day progressed the Union Health Ministry said the total positive cases has reached 415, after 19 fresh cases were reported. According to data available on Health […]

COVID-19 Death Toll In India Reaches 4, While Global Toll Exceeds 9,000

New Delhi: With one more death reported from Punjab , India’s death toll due to novel coronavirus had reached four. The earlier three deaths were reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The death reported from Punjab was of an elderly man who had travel history of Germany and Italy. The 79-year-old man died at a […]

Coronavirus Scare: Indian Railways Cancels 85 Trains

Mumbai: In a significant decision to help contain the spread of coronavirus, the Indian Railways on Tuesday cancelled 85 trains due to low occupancy in different zones from March 18 to April 1. The Central Railway on Tuesday announced cancellations of 23 long-distance trains including the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express and most trains on the Pune […]

1 Crore Families Benefiting From Jan Aushadhi Centres: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there were more than 6,000 Jan Aushadhi Centres across the country and over one crore families are benefiting from the cheaper medicines from the stores. “More than 6,000 Jan Aushadhi Centres have been opened across the country… over one crore families are taking benefits of the […]

12 Dead In SUV-Tractor Head-On Collision In Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur: At least 12 people died and four were critically injured in a head-on collision between an SUV and a tractor in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district early on Saturday, an official said. The accident occurred on National Highway 28 in Kanti area, around 80 km north of Patna, when the speeding vehicle carrying 14 people rammed […]

Two Indian-American Doctors Seek To Arrest Tsunami Of Cancer In India

Washington: Two eminent Indian-American doctors, known for their pioneering research and treatment of cancer patients, are seeking to arrest what they describe as “tsunami” of the deadly disease that has now engulfed India through a massive effort of early detection and health education. Dattatreyudu Nori, an internationally acclaimed oncologist, who has treated several top Indian […]

Privatising BPCL: Govt Seeks Global Bidders With $10 Bn Networth

New Delhi: The Union government has issued a Global Invite for Expression of Interest for disinvestment in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) from prospective bidders with a minimum net worth of $10 billion as of Saturday. The EoI submissions can be made till May 2, whereas investor queries will be entertained till April 4. Another […]

Akshay Kumar Owns Rs 5-Crore Villa In Goa

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who is one of the highest paid actors in India, has a lavish villa in Goa. He often visits the beach state to spend quality time with his family. According to gqindia.com, the house, which is located on a white sand beach, was bought by the “Kesari” actor a decade […]

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Most Popular Leader On FB, PM Modi Mulls Social Media Exit

New Delhi: World’s most followed leader on Facebook and the third most followed leader on Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left everyone surprised as he announced that he was thinking to “give up social media accounts”. “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will […]

Nirbhaya Case: Convicts' Hanging On March 3 Put Off

New Delhi: A court here on Monday again deferred the execution of the four convicts in Nirbhaya rape and murder case, slated for Tuesday, till further orders. “Despite stiff resistance from the victim’s side, I am of the opinion that any condemned convict must not meet his Creator with a grievance in his bosom that […]

Bezos' prediction about India rests squarely on us: Murthy

New Delhi: Praising Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for his comment that 21st century will be India’s century, software major Infosys founder Narayana Murthy on Wednesday said the responsibility of making that prediction come true rests squarely on our shoulders. “Nearly 85 per cent of India’s business output comes from the unorganized sector, about 10 per […]