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  • Facing stigma, people in Korauna village want a name change
    SITAPUR, March 30 (IANS): Located about 90 kilometres from Lucknow, this tiny hamlet is in deep distress.   Almost overnight, the village and its residents have become the object of ridicule by outsiders and all because of its name - Korauna -…
  • Leopard spotted in Chandigarh amid lockdown
    Leopard spotted in Chandigarh amid lockdown
    With the prevailing eerie silence in Chandigarh owing to the curfew to limit the spread of coronavirus, a leopard from the nearby Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary entered the city in the wee hours of Monday and was spotted in a plush Sector. (IANS Photo…
  • Kerala Police makes first arrest of migrant over protests
    Kerala Police makes first arrest of migrant over protests
    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (IANS File Photo)   THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 30 (IANS): Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his displeasure against the protest by migrant labourers in the Kottayam district and…
  • No plan to extend 21-day lockdown: Govt
    No plan to extend 21-day lockdown: Govt
    New Delhi, March 30 (PTI): The government on Monday said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown which came intro force on Tuesday midnight.   The Press Information Bureau of the ministry of information and broadcasting tweeted, saying…
  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 29 in India, 1,071 total cases
    COVID-19 death toll rises to 29 in India, 1,071 total cases
    A migrant worker walks to her native village during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic , at NH 24 near Akshardham in Delhi on March 29. (Photo:PTI)   New Delhi, March 30 (PTI): The number of COVID-19 cases climbed…
  • Empowered groups to ensure implementation of COVID-19 activities
    Empowered groups to ensure implementation of COVID-19 activities
    New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday constituted 11 empowered groups for planning and ensuring implementation of Covid-19 response activities. Each group will be handled by a group of senior government officials who have been empowered…
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    COVID-19: Confirmed cases cross 1,000-mark, 27 dead so far in India
     Rajesh Babu, a police officer, wearing a helmet depicting coronavirus, requests a commuter to stay at home during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Chennai on March 28. (Reuters Photo)  …
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    Govt relaxes rules on supply of hygiene products, newspapers
    The newspaper delivery supply chain is also allowed under print media. (Reuters File Photo)   New Delhi, March 29 (IANS): A fresh Home Ministry guideline on Sunday gave relaxation in interstate movement of grocery items such as hygiene products…
  • Please forgive me: PM Modi on lockdown
    Please forgive me: PM Modi on lockdown
    New Delhi, March 29 (ANI): Addressing the 63rd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked for the forgiveness of all countrymen, and especially the poor, for the nationwide lockdown in the country in…
  • COVID-19 death toll soars to 25, total cases 979
    COVID-19 death toll soars to 25, total cases 979
    Fire brigade personnel spray disinfectants during a nationwide lockdown in Nadia, West Bengal. Photograph: PTI Photo   New Delhi, March 29 (PTI): The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 979 in India on Sunday with the death toll rising to 25,…
  • Over 200 Iran evacuees reach Army facility in Rajasthan
    New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A batch of 275 people evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Iran on Sunday, were taken to the Army Wellness Facility set up at the Jodhpur Military Station in Rajasthan, a defence official said. Prior to this, a batch of 277…
  • No fuel crisis in India; enough to last lockdown
    No fuel crisis in India; enough to last lockdown
    New Delhi, March 29 (PTI) India, the world's third largest energy consumer, has enough petrol, diesel and cooking gas in stocks to last way beyond the three-week nationwide lockdown as all plants and supply locations are fully operational, Indian…
  • COVID-19: India's total corona count reaches 909
    COVID-19: India's total corona count reaches 909
    New Delhi, March 28 (IANS): Amid growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus in India came more worrying news on Saturday: the country's total corona-affected patient count, including those who have been cured, has crossed 900. The number now…
  • Centre to states, UTs: Provide shelter, food to homeless
    Centre to states, UTs: Provide shelter, food to homeless
    Ministry of Home Affairs. (IANS File Photo)   NEW DELHI, MARCH 28 (IANS): Mass exodus of migrant workers employed in the informal sector is emerging as a big issue amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued…
  • Sacked Infy techie sent to 7-day police custody for Covid-19 prank
    BENGALURU, MARCH 28 (IANS): A sacked techie of software major Infosys was arrested for allegedly posting a prank tweet to spread coronavirus, a police officer said on Saturday.   "The accused -- Mujeeb Mohammed -- was arrested on Friday evening…
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