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In a joint digital press conference with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia said the students of government schools will be promoted under the 'no detention policy'.
Senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, on Monday announced he would give Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
NMDC has already rolled out various preventive measures at the headquarters, plants and offices to protect the employees and their families against the spread of killer virus. NMDC which has operations in the remote parts of the country has also implemented steps to fight the virus in the villages and hamlets adjacent to its facilities and townships.
Earlier in the day, the govt stressed that there was no plan to extend the lockdown beyond 21 days. The number of positive cases in India crossed 1,070, with 29 reported casualties.
Addressing organisations involved in social work via video conferencing here, Modi said they can play a huge role in arranging basic necessities for the poor and can also dedicate their medical facilities and volunteers to serve patients and the needy.
The lieutenant governor also directed DMs and DCPs that anyone found roaming without e-pass or valid reason during the lockdown, imposed to check the spread of coronavirus, would be sent to district shelters set up by the administration.
The funds would be utilised for procuring ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medicines for the states reporting maximum number of positive cases, it said. The company said it will be working closely with various state governments including Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, among others.
The govt today said there is no plan to extend the lockdown beyond 21 days, and trashed media reports hinting at such a possibility. Meanwhile, the number of positive cases in India has crossed 1,050, and the death toll stands at 29. Stay with TOI for the latest developments.
Union ministry of health and family welfare on Monday said that India is in "local transmission and limited community transmission" phase of COVID-19. "This SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) is applicable to the current phase of COVID-19 pandemic in India (local transmission and limited community transmission), wherein as per the plan of action, all suspect cases are admitted to isolation facilities," a statement from the ministry said.
Amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government has set up 262 relief camps for migrant labourers where they will be provided food and shelter, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday.
Ninety-two new cases and four deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in India since Sunday, the health ministry said on Monday while reiterating that there has been no community transmission of the virus as of now. Joint Secretary Luv Aggarwal underlined the importance of social distancing saying even one person's carelessness can lead to Covid-19 spread.
Air India crew, which has been operating evacuation flights to corona hotspots like Wuhan, Japan and Europe, has complained of poor quality personal protective equipment (PPE). Crew members say there have been occasions when hazmat suits have got ruptured on these flights.
The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23, 2020, to Aug 8, 2021, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. The Paralympics will be held from Aug 24 to Sept 5. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were due to open on July 24 and run for 16 days. This is the first peace-time postponement of the Games.
At a time when thousands of migrant workers around the country are struggling to make ends meet and have no shelter due to the 21 day lockdown, former Indian football captain and one of the biggest sports stars India has produced, Bhaichung Bhutia has come forward to help.
In the Chinese city of Wuhan, the wet market that spawned the pandemic which has brought the world to its knees now slumbers quietly behind a tidy-looking blue-and-white partition. But there are ample clues that something toxic once lurked inside the Huanan Seafood Market — police tape, chest-high barriers and staff in head-to-toe hazmat suits lugging equipment.
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Madrid, March 30: Real Madrid's Karim Benzema said "don't confuse Formula One with karting" as the exiled French striker dismissed comparisons to countryman Olivier Giroud. Benzema has not played for France since October 2015 - head coach Didier Deschamps refusing
Hyderabad, TELANGANA -- On March 27 Telangana announced its first COVID-19related death; but the patient had no recent history of foreign travel, nodocumented contact with someone who had travelled abroad, and no establishedexposure to anyone known to be carrying the virus.
When the Zee News team asked a shopkeeper why is he selling it at this price, he said that he himself is getting goods at higher prices from outside.
Arvind Kejriwal also stated that those who don't have ration cards will also be given ration by the Delhi government, adding "stay home as an act of patriotism and don't pay attention to rumours."
It has been clearly stated by the Ministry of Health that if even one per cent of people in the country did not follow the lockdown, then the 99 per cent effort will go in vain.
Amid reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is planning to declare emergency in mid-April to tackle the coronavirus menace, the Indian Army on Monday (March 30) clarified that this is absolutely fak
Amid the rising coronavirus cases in different parts of the country, the Centre has asked several automobile manufactures to manufacture ventilators in order to be used at hospitals treating coronavirus patients.
The fire broke out at the 16th floor of the apartment. More than 10 fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot.
John Krasinki launched a YouTube show titled Some Good News with his The Office co-star Steve Carell as a guest.
Since PM Narendra Modi announced the creation of the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund and appealed to all the countrymen to show their support, many sports personalities have come forward to show help contribute to the cause.
With the prospect of the huge requirement of PPEs arising in the near future, the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are leading the efforts to promote their manufacturing in the country.
The man was brought to the hospital with 35 per cent burn injuries. The patient suffered burn injuries on his face, neck, front of chest , abdomen and both hands, the doctors said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said exams of up to class 8 could not be held due to the recent violence in northeast Delhi, followed by the coronavirus outbreak.
These people have been sent to isolation wards at Khel Gaon in Ranchi. Of the 17 foreigners, eight belong to Malaysia, three Britain, two West Indies, two Gambia, one each from Holland and Bangladesh.
The move follows the constitution of 11 empowered groups by the Centre on Sunday, including one on "public grievances and suggestions, to identify problem areas and provide effective solutions to check the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, the Bengaluru-headquartered defence PSUs employees have pledged their one day salary amounting to Rs. 6.25 crore.
Insurance is one of things that play into the minds of the people during any disease, let alone a pandemic. Today we look at a few points on insurance in these testing times.
PM Modi said the social workers can play a huge role in arranging basic necessities for the poor and can also dedicate their medical facilities and volunteers to serve patients and the needy.
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.
A religious preacher in the northern state of Punjab who died of Covid-19 may have infected hundreds.
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Three Indian nationals were among the 42 new coronavirus cases reported in Singapore on Sunday, taking the total number of infections in the country to 844, according to the Ministry of Health.
Indian-American hoteliers have come forward to rescue the stranded Indian students in the US following implementation of lockdown measures in the country in response to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic, offering them free accommodation and free meals.
Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) from across the US has pledged over 2000+ rooms for stranded Indian students in the US as the campuses across the country are closed and stringent travel restrictions are in place.
The patient, being treated by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, had underlying health conditions. It appears the virus was acquired in the UK and full contact tracing has begun."
In California, incumbents Dr Ami Bera and Ro Khanna registered an easy win in their respective seventh and 17th Congressional Districts. Both are from the Democratic party. Bera, the longest-serving Indian-American in the US House of Representatives, is seeking his fifth consecutive term.
Khan was unveiled as among six women to be honoured with blue plaques during the course of 2020, in an effort to address a gender imbalance as only 14 per cent figure of around 950 London blue plaques celebrate women in the UK capital so far. Major Indian figures to be honoured with Blue Plaques in London include Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and BR Ambedkar.
In a tweet on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence announced the appointment of Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Robert Wilkie, Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, to the task force.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal also said an insurance cover of ?10 lakh will be extended to those who have been aiding the government in the fight against COVID-19.
All people in home quarantine in Karnataka have been asked to send selfies with their GPS coordinates every one hour to the government of Karnataka. T
Among the stranded people from the State is a group of 35 persons, mostly women, who had gone on a pilgrimage to West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, and were caught in U.P. when the lockdown was imposed.
The sudden shutdown of businesses has upended the lives of millions of migrant laborers in Indian cities. More than a dozen migrants have died, and anger is rising.
The seafarers who deliver gas, food and medicine are being forced to keep working. They cannot leave the ship: ‘We want to go home.’
With four hours’ notice, India’s prime minister announced that no one could leave home for 21 days — the most severe step taken anywhere in the war against the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges Indians to stay home at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hindus usually try to gather at Ayodhya.
Twenty years ago, India let Masood Azhar go. Now he and his jihadist group may be one of the greatest obstacles to resolving the crisis in Kashmir.
Fears are growing about what happens if community transmission takes off in the crowded areas of the world’s second-most-populous nation.
More evidence has emerged that the Indian police took part in violence against Muslims or stood aside during fighting in the capital last month.
Covid-19: The government last week announced withdrawal of up to 75 per cent of the amount standing to member's credit in the employee provident fund.
After announcing SD as the default video quality, YouTube now seems to have limited the video quality on its mobile application to a maximum of 480p.
Baichung Bhutia offered his unfinished house in Gangtok as shelter for migrant workers and also said he was trying to provide basic ration for them amid the lockdown.
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