Coronavirus Outbreak: More and more people out of cash, only heartless govt will do nothing, says P Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday urged the government to transfer cash and distribute free foodgrain to the poor, saying only a heartless government will not do anything.
Coronavirus Outbreak: With rise in COVID-19 cases and no state cabinet, Madhya Pradesh struggles to cope with pandemic
As India grapples to contain the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government in Madhya Pradesh is finding itself in a tight spot in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is currently running as a one-man show with the chief minister at the forefront of the crisis due to the lack of cabinet in the state.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Nurses in AIIMS Raipur look after 3-month-old baby boy after mother, family test positive for COVID-19
With the mother and two other family members of a three-month-old baby boy infected with the novel coronavirus and undergoing treatment at AIIMS Raipur, the four nurses are now giving motherly care to the infant.
TMC leader Sougata Roy accuses Narendra Modi of failing to provide a roadmap for economic revival despite lockdown extension
TMC leader Sougata Roy said the country was waiting for the Prime Minister to talk about a roadmap and an outlook on how the economy would be revived and how the unorganised and agricultural sectors would be helped
WHO lauds India's 'tough and timely' actions against coronavirus pandemic, says lockdown will help arrest spread of infections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of current lockdown till 3 May
Maharashtra extends lockdown till 30 April; Uddhav Thackeray says restrictions will be lifted as soon as chain of transmission breaks
In a live webcast, Thackeray said the lockdown, which was supposed to end on 14 April, will be extended till 30 April in view of the lack of any other options.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Consensus among states to extend lockdown, says Narendra Modi during interaction with CMs, terms next 3-4 weeks critical
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there seems to be a consensus among states on the extension of lockdown by another two weeks while emphasising that the next three-four weeks will be critical to determine impact of steps taken till now to curb spread of the novel coronavirus
Coronavirus Outbreak: Maharashtra mortality rate higher than national, global averages, says report; over three-fourth of state's COVID-19 dead are male
According to a report by Maharashtra Medical Education and Drug Department, dated 11 April, reveals that not only does Maharashtra account for nearly a fifth of the national burden of COVID-19 cases with the highest nationwide tally but also has the highest mortality rate.
After Nizamuddin fiasco, several mosques in Assam ban Tablighi Jamaat activities; say group's 'superstitious ways' impossible to follow in 21st Century
The worry over the missing Tablighi members has left the society divided and hate mongers in the social media went on overdrive to take the tension to a whole new level.
Coronavirus Outbreak: 71-yr-old from Puducherry with no travel history dies in Kerala; cause of transmission yet to be ascertained
The deceased, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, hailed from neighbouring Mahe, an enclave of Puducherry, Kannur District Medical Officer Dr K Narayana Naik told PTI.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Migrant workers in Surat resort to violence fearing lockdown extension, demand return to home states
Migrant workers in Surat resorted to violence on the streets on Friday allegedly fearing extension of lockdown
Coronavirus Outbreak: Narendra Modi to hold video-conference with CMs today; decision on extending lockdown to be taken during meet
According to an official statement, Narendra Modi said states, district administrations and experts have suggested extension of the lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre to take final call on lockdown extension today; a look at states who back decision
Many experts and state governments have urged the Centre for the lockdown period to be extended beyond 14 April in view of the continued rise in confirmed cases in the country. Odisha has already announced a lockdown extension till 30 April.
After Odisha, Punjab becomes second state to extend curfew till 30 April; PM to take final call on national lockdown tomorrow
The decision was taken at a meeting of the council of ministers in Chandigarh
Coronavirus Outbreak: Home in lockdown, Indians googling from how many cases to when COVID-19 will end; rest of world searching on loneliness
As India's coronavirus cases rise to 6,412 amid the lockdown across the country, it is worth looking back at what Indians, confined to their homes since 24 March, and the rest of the people around the world, have been searching for online since December 2019, when news of the virus first began emerging from China's Wuhan.
Coronavirus Outbreak: ICMR study suggests containment in 36 districts, says 40% of cases have no contact history with COVID-19 patient or international travel
An ICMR study said that about 40 percent of COVID-19 cases with severe acute respiratory infection did not have any history of contact with a positive patient or international travel, and they were reported from 36 districts of 15 states.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Telangana woman rides scooter 1,400 km for over three days to bring back stranded son from Andhra Pradesh
Razia Begum (48) from Telangana set out on the arduous journey on Monday morning armed with local police permission, rode solo to Nellore and returned with her younger son on Wednesday evening, showing an endurance level even seasoned rallyists would find hard to match.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Supreme Court asks Centre, J&K govt to respond within one week on plea seeking to restore 4G services in UT
The Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday to respond to a plea seeking directions to them to restore 4G internet in the Union Territory in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Aligarh chief mufti asks Muslims not to visit graveyards, mosques on Shab-e Barat due to lockdown
Mufti Khalid Hamid said in view of the pandemic this practice of offering prayers in mosques for the departed souls 'should not be followed in the present circumstances'
Coronavirus Outbreak: Invoke stringent law against those hoarding, black marketing essentials, Centre tells states and Union Territories
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the MHA has allowed manufacture or production, transport and other related supply-chain activities in respect of essential goods like foodstuff, medicines and medical equipment during 21-day lockdown