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Explaining, an official said, "Local buses will start plying with limited capacity in non-hotspot zones". Autos and taxis will also be allowed, with restrictions on the number of passengers. Most of these will be allowed to ply within the districts in non-containment zones, he said. New Delhi: The projection of "normalcy on ground" will be the focus of Lockdown 4.0, which...
The PM CARES Fund, formed by the cabinet on March 27, is managed by a trust with PM Modi as its chairperson and senior cabinet members as trustees. New Delhi: Rs 3,100 crore from the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations or PM-CARES Fund will be used to fight the coronavirus crisis, the government announced on Wednesday, amid...
PM Modi had hinted in yesterday's meeting that the lockdown would continue, but with far less restrictions. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today, a day after his six-hour meeting with Chief Ministers on the road ahead after May 17, when the nationwide coronavirus lockdown is due to end. This will be his third...
Booking for Indian Railways passenger services will open from 4 pm today and will only be available through the IRCTC website. New Delhi: Indian Railways plans to restart passenger trains in a phased manner from Tuesday, five days before the end of the national lockdown to break the coronavirus chain of transmission, according to a statement released on Sunday. Ticket bookings will be...
Coronavirus Kerala: One of the infected individuals is being treated in Kozhikode, while the second is receiving treatment in Kochi, the government said Thiruvananthapuram: Two Indians, who were among the 363 brought back from Abu Dhabi and Dubai via special Air India flights that landed in Kerala on Thursday, have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said...
Visakhapatnam LG polymers gas leakage: At least three surrounding villages were evacuated and officials went house-to-house, breaking in to pull out unconscious victims. New Delhi: Eleven people, including two young children, were killed and over 1,000 are sick after gas leaked overnight at a chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh's Vishakhapatnam. Up to 25 are critical, said the National Disaster Response Force,...
On Monday, the central government announced plans to begin a massive repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad, dubbed the "Vande Bharat Mission." Thiruvananthapuram:  Two special flights with 363 Indians from Abu Dhabi and Dubai landed in Kerala on Thursday as part of India's massive operation to bring back some of the hundreds of thousands of citizens stuck abroad due to coronavirus...
Uddhav Thackeray, who did not contest last year's Maharashtra election, needs to be a member of the state legislative council to secure his post. New Delhi:  Uddhav Thackeray, who has less than a month to meet a basic requirement of his job as Chief Minister - become a member of the Maharashtra legislature - may just have caught a break. 24 hours...