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The order from the home ministry asked the states to appoint nodal bodies and draw up protocols for the migrants' movement. New Delhi: Migrant labourers, students, pilgrims or tourists who do not have symptoms of coronavirus can return to their home states now, the Centre has said, issuing a set of guidelines nearly five weeks after the announcement of the countrywide...
The comment came after the USCIRF recommended India as a "Country of Particular Concern" on religious freedom for the first time since 2004. New Delhi:  Minorities are under increasing assault in India, a bipartisan US commission mandated to monitor religious freedom globally said on Tuesday, placing it in a list of 14 nations including Pakistan, China and North Korea for the...
The measures came as Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said many who work in Delhi and stay in Haryana have become "corona-carriers". New Delhi:  Haryana will tighten its borders with Delhi, clamping down on travel to its satellite cities of Gurgaon and Faridabad, after a number of recent coronavirus cases were traced to the national capital, authorities said. At least two...
COVID-19 Recovery: There are 80 districts now where no new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 14 days. New Delhi:  India registered 1,752 new coronavirus cases on Friday - its biggest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic - taking the total to 23,452. The number of deaths rose to 723 with 37 more people dying from COVID-19...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also insisted that the UN health agency had declared a global emergency in good time on January 30 for countries to prepare and plan their response. Geneva, Switzerland: COVID-19 will stalk the planet for a long time to come, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that most countries were still in the early stages of tackling the...
Dearness Allowance (DA) hike: The decision will impact over 54 lakh government employees and 65 lakh pensioners. New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the union cabinet on Wednesday to review India's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The cabinet may also clear a proposal to not increase the dearness allowance for government employees and pensioners, sources said. Last...
Coronavirus India: The revised FDI rule seeks to curb "opportunistic takeovers or acquisitions of Indian companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic", the ministry said New Delhi:  Companies in any country that shares a border with India will have to approach the government for investing in India and not go via the automatic route, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said in a...
Lockdown Guidelines: The inter-state transport of goods, essential and non-essential, will be allowed after April 20. New Delhi: Some industries in rural areas will be allowed to reopen after April 20 to reduce hardships for millions because of a prolonged lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, the government said today, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide...
PM Modi in his speech said some essential activities would be allowed in areas which showed improvement after April 20. New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended till May 3 the current lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus in India and said the restrictions could be reviewed for the least affected parts of the country on April 20. "After taking into account...
The 21-day nationwide "curfew-like" lockdown, announced in the Prime Minister's first address on March 14, has hit the nation hard. New Delhi:  Red, orange and green - the colour code for traffic lights will now be used on the country's map to COVID-19 and virus-free zones, and therefore people's movement. After a meeting with at least 13 Chief Ministers yesterday, Prime...