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Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve
India

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve

Staying the course would lead to a steady reduction in cases, while any departure in terms of slackening safety protocols would disturb this trend, the professor who chaired a panel of experts that worked on India’s COVID-19 “supermodel”, warns

Narendra Modi to address nation today at 6 pm; when and where to watch livestream of PM's speech
India

Narendra Modi to address nation today at 6 pm; when and where to watch livestream of PM's speech

This will be the prime minister's seventh address to the nation since he announced a country-wide lockdown in March to curtail the spread of COVID-19

Western Railway to run 12 pairs of special trains during upcoming festival season
India

Western Railway to run 12 pairs of special trains during upcoming festival season

Of these 12 pairs of special trains, five pairs will run from Bandra Terminus, two pairs each from Indore and Udhna and one pair each from Okha, Porbandar and Gandhidham stations

'Common man's Diwali in your hands': SC sets 2 Nov deadline for Centre to implement interest waiver
Business

'Common man's Diwali in your hands': SC sets 2 Nov deadline for Centre to implement interest waiver

The court said the Central Government should implement 'as soon as possible' interest waiver on loans of up to Rs 2 crore under the RBI moratorium scheme in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan believes India can get COVID-19 spread under control by Diwali
India

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan believes India can get COVID-19 spread under control by Diwali

He said that the country is conducting about one million tests per day which is way ahead of the target.

Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh's 83 to release in theatres on Diwali, Christmas respectively
Entertainment

Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh's 83 to release in theatres on Diwali, Christmas respectively

A Reliance Entertainment spokesperson said the company hopes situation would revert to normal by the festival season

Bank holidays 2020: Banks will remain closed for 10 days this month; here is the list of major bank holidays this year
Business

Bank holidays 2020: Banks will remain closed for 10 days this month; here is the list of major bank holidays this year

The month of April has nine bank holidays of which annual closing of banks (1 April) Good Friday (10 April) and Dr BR Ambedkar Jayanti (14 April) are prominent ones.

Massive success of Bigil and Kaithi at Tamil Nadu box office may have resulted in a lull period post Diwali
Entertainment

Massive success of Bigil and Kaithi at Tamil Nadu box office may have resulted in a lull period post Diwali

After Bigil and Kaithi, none of the expected biggies like Action, Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, Sangathamizhan, and Adithya Varma lived up to the expectations at the box office.

Consumer demand muted during Diwali festival; GDP growth may fall to 5.8% in current fiscal: Report
Business

Consumer demand muted during Diwali festival; GDP growth may fall to 5.8% in current fiscal: Report

Despite efforts mounted by the government, demand has been "muted" during the festive time, and this leads to a 0.30 percent cut in FY20 GDP growth forecast to 5.8 percent, a foreign brokerage said on Monday

Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible
India

Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible

What is more alarming is the fact that choking of Delhi post-Diwali is an annual phenomenon while the Union environment ministry and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana, who should have ensured to take care of their bit, have again been found napping.

Air Quality Index Delhi: Odd-Even kicks off in National Capital; pollution levels remain in 'severe' category with AQI at 437
India

Air Quality Index Delhi: Odd-Even kicks off in National Capital; pollution levels remain in 'severe' category with AQI at 437

The air pollution crisis in Delhi and neighbouring National Capital Region (NCR) continued on Monday, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 437, according to Central Pollution Control Board's 9 am bulletin

Air Quality Index Delhi: Pollution in several areas of NCR escalates to 'severe plus' category; average AQI in October less than 2018, says report
India

Air Quality Index Delhi: Pollution in several areas of NCR escalates to 'severe plus' category; average AQI in October less than 2018, says report

Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring NCR region escalated to hazardous levels and visibility dropped significantly after a thick blanket of smog engulfed several parts of the city on Sunday

Air Quality Index Delhi: Pollution levels in NCR still in 'severe' category despite light rainfall on Sunday morning; overall AQI docks at 466, reports CPCB
India

Air Quality Index Delhi: Pollution levels in NCR still in 'severe' category despite light rainfall on Sunday morning; overall AQI docks at 466, reports CPCB

Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring cities stood at an overall air quality index (AQI) of 466 on Sunday according to Central Pollution Control Board's 7 am weather bulletin

Manohar Lal Khattar requests Prakash Javadekar to call meeting of CMs of Delhi, neighbouring states on pollution
India

Manohar Lal Khattar requests Prakash Javadekar to call meeting of CMs of Delhi, neighbouring states on pollution

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday requested Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to convene a meeting of CMs of Delhi and neighbouring states to prepare a joint strategy to address the air pollution problem in Delhi-NCR

Delhi's pollution level drops marginally with light increase in wind speed, but air quality remains in 'severe' category; overall AQI docks at 407
India

Delhi's pollution level drops marginally with light increase in wind speed, but air quality remains in 'severe' category; overall AQI docks at 407

Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring cities dropped marginally on Saturday with a slight increase in the wind speed, a day after the region recorded its worst air quality forcing authorities to shut schools, ban all construction activities

Authorities declare public emergency as Delhi-NCR's air quality drops to 'severe+' level; schools to remain shut till Tuesday
India

Authorities declare public emergency as Delhi-NCR's air quality drops to 'severe+' level; schools to remain shut till Tuesday

The Delhi government decided to shut all schools till 5 November after a Supreme Court-mandated panel declared a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR region in the wake of the rising level of pollution

Share of stubble burning to Delhi's pollution rises to 46%, highest this year, says SAFAR; air quality remains severe at 484 AQI
India

Share of stubble burning to Delhi's pollution rises to 46%, highest this year, says SAFAR; air quality remains severe at 484 AQI

The share of stubble burning from the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana in Delhi's pollution rose to 46 percent on Friday, the highest this year, government agency SAFAR said as the air quality in the national capital nose-dived further

EPCA declares public health emergency in Delhi-NCR region, bans all construction activities till 5 November
India

EPCA declares public health emergency in Delhi-NCR region, bans all construction activities till 5 November

A Supreme Court mandated panel on Friday declared a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR region and banned construction activity till 5 November

Delhi's air quality drops to 'emergency' category for first time since January, increases overnight by 50 points; overall AQI at 459
India

Delhi's air quality drops to 'emergency' category for first time since January, increases overnight by 50 points; overall AQI at 459

The blanket of haze over Delhi thickened on Friday morning with the national capital's pollution levels increasing overnight by around 50 points, taking the overall air quality index to 459

Delhi, adjoining areas gasp for breath as Punjab, Haryana govts fail to prevent stubble burning; environmentalists decry apathy
India

Delhi, adjoining areas gasp for breath as Punjab, Haryana govts fail to prevent stubble burning; environmentalists decry apathy

The thick, smoky haze hanging over the National Capital Region has led to a sudden rise in cases of respiratory illness, breathing difficulty, itchy throats and watery eyes.