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State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass on Monday said that adhering to the norms of social distancing, two party workers will visit a household and in the month of June, the party plans to connect 50 lakh families in Assam.
In a letter written to the magistrates on Monday, the DDMA has asked them to identify on "top priority" indoor air conditioned rooms, preferably large multi purpose halls, banquet halls, indoor stadiums, for putting up extra beds for Covid-19 patients.
Sangma held series of meetings with district administration and health department officials during his visit to South Garo Hills, North Garo Hills and West Garo Hills respectively.
Terming it the first such endeavour to find out permanent solution of flood under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Assam chief minister said that the Authority is working to formulate a long-term solution to deal with flood and erosion.
The partnership between FICCI FLO and Women on Wings (whose goal is to create jobs in rural India) will also play a critical role amidst the social and economic unrest brought by Covid-19. In view of a big migrant population moving back to their small towns and villages, the partnership is an effort to address the unique challenge of creating more employment opportunities in rural India.
The State has been reporting a new record high for the last couple of days. On Sunday, the State reported 1,149 cases. As many as 11 people succumbed to the infection bringing the tally of those who have died to 184 on Monday, 413 patients were discharged taking the total recoveries in the State to 13,170.
Global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service on Monday downgraded India’s sovereign rating to the lowest investment grade, saying the country’s policymaking institutions would be challenged in enacting and implementing policies which mitigate the risks of a sustained period of low growth, significant further deterioration in the government fiscal position.
Airlines have been allowed to keep middle seats occupied too if flights have high passenger loads. Passenger seated on the middle seat will need to be given a wrap-around gown in addition to face mask and shield. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Sunday issued an order which among other things, mandates trying to keep the seat between two passengers vacant.
With a larger proportion of Covid-19 patients getting cured, the case fatality rate, or the percentage of deaths of the total cases, has declined steadily to 2.83% from 3.3% around 45 days ago, even as the health ministry recorded the biggest single-day spike so far with 230 new deaths and 8,392 fresh cases till 8am on Monday. The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 5,394 in the country.
With President Donald Trump announcing that the US will be "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is set to become the biggest funder of the organisation. A private foundation becoming the biggest funder, and hence the biggest influence, on a United Nations agency would be a first.
A Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar order that on Friday delisted over 1,000 products sold at central police forces canteens after classifying them as “purely imported”, was withdrawn after the home ministry found many of the delisted items to be Made-in-India.
The government on Monday said the Rs 5,000 crore micro-lending scheme for street vendors, will allow fruit and vegetable sellers, pakoda walas, barbers, cobblers, laundry service providers and pan shops – seen as a key political constituency – to avail of loans up to Rs 10,000. The PM Svanidhi scheme will give loans to street vendors who were in business before the lockdown at nominal rates.
Coronavirus tally in India surges to 1,92,630, and death toll has rose to 5,600 on Monday. On the first day of India’s unlocking phase, the number of fresh infections dipped slightly to 7,573, while the death toll remained above 200 for the fourth straight day. Stay here for all live updates
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Bengaluru, May 31: Former WWE champion John Cena has once again taken to social media in his unique way. Cena has several times shared a Bollywood personality's photograph on his profile. He has previously posted pictures of Irrfan Khan, Rishi
Bengaluru, May 31: The Karnataka government on Sunday lifted restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods as it laid the roadmap for easing lockdown in a phased manner outside the containment zones. The state government has issued
Sources revealing the details of Sunday's operation said the official who nabbed Abid asked him to 'finish eating Samosa fast, your time is up'.
The Special Micro-Credit Facility Scheme - PM SVANidhi- PM Street Vendor's AtmaNirbharNidhi, launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to provide affordable loans to street vendors.
Earlier on May 30, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured people of the national capital that his government is making every possible effort to reduce fatalities due to coronavirus infection.
The two officials of Pakistani High Commission, Abdi Hussain Abid (42) and Tahir Khan (44) were nabbed in a restaurant in Delhi's Karol Bagh while trying to source sensitive document on a specific tip.
The two Pak HC officials were caught by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police from central Delhi's Karol Bagh on Sunday.
Describing India-Australia ties at "historic highs", Australian high commissioner said it is "crucial for like-minded democracies to work together".
Shah Rukh Khan and Meer Foundation took to their Twitter pages and gave an update on the toddler from the heart-wrenching viral video who tried to wake his dead mother.
Since the International Cricket Council (ICC) said that players would not be able to use saliva on the cricket ball, many cricketers came ahead to ask for alternate means or methods to help.
Between 1947 and 1964, the CAGR for Japan's GDP per capita was 7.9%, for the former USSR, it was 4.4% and for India, an abysmal 1.68%. That is not surprising, given Nehru's love for regressive socialist policies, under the veneer of a supposedly progressive persona.
In an order, the government, however, stated that women employees with children below five years of age, persons with co-morbidities and pregnant women need not attend office.
The Mizoram CM's letters to Deb and Home Minister Amit Shah followed a recent demonstration by the members of an NGO of the Mizos against the Bru resettlement in Jampui Hills.
OMC officials said that samples from all 280 post-graduate students residing in the hostels on the college campus will be collected and sent for testing.
With another western disturbance expected to have an impact on the weather in northwest India in the first week of June, a heatwave is not likely to return to Delhi-NCR before June 8, IMD said.
Police said P Anand, who was working in a pharmaceutical company in Parawada, had brought the surgical spirit and threw a party for his friends. Believing that the spirit will give them intoxication, they all consumed it.
The sheling prompted a befitting reply from the Indian side, officials said, adding the Pakistani troopers carried out attacks on forward posts with guided missiles.
The policeman attached to Ulhasnagar division had died on May 27, but his swab report came positive on May 30, the officer said.
'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.
Hundreds of thousands of Indian students who planned to study abroad are now unsure of their next steps.
With so many children stuck at home, how do you keep them happy and yourself sane during the lockdown?
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"We are pleased to announce that Dr Vivek Lall will assume the position of Chief Executive at General Atomics Global Corporation, effective immediately," GA said in a statement emailed to on Sunday. General Atomics (GA) is one of the world's leading privately held nuclear and defense company.
“People of Indian origin overseas are an energetic and robust community and it is appreciated that they came forward to help their Indian brothers and sisters with food, shelter, counselling and in several other ways,” he said at a webinar dialogue on economic engagement between India and its diaspora organised by the PIO Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Dr Joshi, who is a master inventor with more than 250 patented inventions in the US, works at the IBM Thomson Watson Research Center in New York. He was presented with the prestigious annual award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association early this month during a virtual awards ceremony.
Prompted by the lack of adequate ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, Devesh Ranjan, a professor and associate chair in the prestigious Georgia Tech's George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and his wife Kumuda Ranjan, a practising family physician in Atlanta, developed the emergency ventilator from concept to prototype in just about three weeks-time.
The novel coronavirus has hard-hit New York and the state's economic health has deteriorated, and it faces a difficult and painful recovery without significant help from the federal government, according to the Voice of America. New York State currently has 361,515 coronavirus cases and 23,282 deaths.
Congresswoman from Seattle Pramila Jayapal and former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy have been named co-chairs of the Health Care Task Force. The unity task force is a result of Senator Bernie Sanders' endorsement of the Biden campaign.
Alice Wells, the outgoing Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, however, said presently visas are not being processed due to the pandemic. Over 200,000 Indian students study in various American universities and they constitute the second largest group of foreign students in the US after China.
Participating in a virtual panel discussion with Indian-Americans on COVID-19, organised jointly by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) and the Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BAJNA) on Sunday, Muraleedharan was flooded with queries over the OCI (overseas citizen of India) card issue.
The Tribal Development Department’s ambitious scheme of admitting selected tribal students to renowned schools across the State from Class I and II in
‘In COVID-19 times, especially when Maharashtra has emerged as the State with the highest number of cases, differentially treating bail petitions by political prisoners is gross injustice’
As China projects its power across Asia, and along the disputed India-China border in the Himalayas, India is feeling surrounded. Both sides insist they don’t want a war, but thousands of troops have been sent.
Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse.
A 15-year-old migrant girl pedaled hundreds of miles to bring her injured father back to their home village. India’s cycling federation has taken notice.
The worst damage was reported in the Indian state of West Bengal, home to the metropolis Kolkata and many small, coastal villages.
On Wednesday, the storm made landfall on India’s eastern coast with wind speeds between 100 and 115 miles per hour.
Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as Cyclone Amphan approaches, one of the region’s most powerful storms in decades.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the fight against coronavirus pandemic needs "discipline and harmony" just like the way it is needed in music.
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over racial inequality that have engulfed the nation's major cities, as officials extended curfews in hopes of...
New York's mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday declared a city curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, as anti-racism protests grip the United States with regular outbreaks of violence and looting.
An autopsy arranged by the US family of George Floyd shows he was suffocated by a policeman, rather than dying from pre-existing heart problems as claimed by the official ruling, their lawyer...
With an eye on next year's assembly polls, the BJP reconstituted its West Bengal unit on Monday, inducting more than a dozen new faces including turncoats and dropping Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's...
Inter-state travel restrictions were lifted from Monday, but people coming from Maharashtra to Karnataka would be subjected to several conditions, including seven days institutional quarantine, in...
The government on Monday limited its export ban on alcohol-based hand sanitisers only to those in containers with dispenser pumps.