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Coronavirus | Odisha government announces complete shutdown for 48 hours in three cities

The objective is to prevent community transmission of COVID-19

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Liquor bottles looted at two places in Mandya

Liquor bottles worth several lakhs of rupees have been looted at two places in the district.The looters targeted a wine store at Chikka Mandya on the

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Surveyed 1.28 crore households for identifying COVID-19 cases, officials tell A.P. CM

With emphasis on testing, Vizag facility to be operational by April 06, and another private one in a week taking capacity to 900 per day

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7.32 lakh card holders in Mysuru to get two months’ ration at doorstep

1,011 fair price shops to deliver rice, wheat and other essentials to the beneficiaries in view of lockdown

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UP govt. imposes NSA against 6 Tablighi members for misbehaving with nurses

Nurses had accused them of inappropriate behaviour.

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Quarantined migrants attack officials in Bihar villages; run away from centres

Government officials, police, doctors and paramedics face the ire of villagers in the State

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COVID-19 suspect escapes from Ongole Govt. Hospital

The patient, who was put under observation insisted that he be tested for the viral disease

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Impact of COVID lockdown?

A farmer’s body was found hanging from a tree in his farm in Avarolli village near Khanapur in Belagavi district on Friday. Kallappa Balekundri, 54, w

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COVID-19 | Plea in SC seeks minimum wages for migrant workers

The court expressed concern over their plight and asks Centre to respond by April 7.

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Create awareness about COVID-19 among minority community: CM

Yediyurappa holds meeting with legislators and leaders of the community

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75-year-old man tests positive in Bagalkot

High alert sounded; area around patient’s house cordoned off; he has no travel history

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Four American, nine British nationals among blacklisted Tablighi Jamaat members

Four Americans, nine British and six Chinese nationals were among the 960 foreign Tablighi Jamaat activists who were blacklisted and their tourist vis

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18 Tamil Nadu districts now have designated hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients

The government has directed that patients should be referred to these hospitals as soon as laboratory results confirm that they have tested positive for COVID-19

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Mysuru: Jamaat attendees’ lab reports likely today

62 from the city had attended the Nizamuddin event; 30 had been quarantine so far and swab samples of ten had been sent for the tests

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Forest Department personnel douse Srisailam forest fire

Atmakur Divisional Forest Officer said it was a creeping fire and not much damage was done to the large tree cover

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First COVID death confirmed in Andhra Pradesh

He was suspected to have contracted the disease from his son who had returned from Delhi on March 17 and subsequently tested COVID positive.

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Ghaziabad police file FIR against six who attended Tablighi congregation

The nurses at the MMG district hospital accused them of ‘inappropriate behaviour’

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Jammu BJP raises concerns over new J&K domicile rule with national leadership, Amit Shah

Only the lower level jobs will be reserved for locals and the higher level jobs will be open for all, the party unit says

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Private clinical establishments to face action if they close down essential services

Establishments providing such services should not close down, and should offer medical services for their regular clients, a letter from the government has said

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First COVID-19 death reported from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh

The 55-year-old contacted it from his son with a travel history to New Delhi on March 17

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24 linked to Nizamuddin congregation identified

As many as 24 persons linked to Tablighi Jamaat Nizamuddin congregation have been identified in the district so far.They were identified based on the

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Modi’s address was disappointing, say leaders of Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh

It did not touch upon measures being taken for migrant labourers, they said

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Villupuram MP ensures timely help to Tamil Nadu workers in Maharashtra

Over 1,500 migrant workers from Villupuram district have been stranded in Maharashtra due to the lockdown

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COVID-19 | IAS officer tasked with procuring drugs, equipment in Madhya Pradesh tests positive

Seven residents of Indore test positive, taking city count to 89

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Stalin distributes aid to conservancy workers, autorickshaw drivers

At his constituency, Kolathur, the DMK leader gave food, sanitisers and masks to migrants as well as clothes, bedsheets, and toiletries

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Coronavirus: another new case detected in Karnataka; total 125 now

Another new COVID-19 case has been detected iin Karnataka on Friday morning taking the total number of cases to 125. This includes three deaths and 1

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Ban on private vehicles yields results in Mangaluru

Traffic police carry out checks; Central Market wears deserted look

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Restaurant owners in Haryana seek support from government

They say industry is facing a massive negative economic impact due to COVID-19

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COVID-19: Himachal woman dies in Chandigarh hospital, HP death toll rises to two

A woman from Baddi in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district has died due to COVID-19 at the PGIMER in Chandigarh, a senior official said on Friday. The w

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PM-CARES | Centre sends conflicting signals on foreign donations

Centre is indicating that foreign funds would be accepted only from individuals and foundations and account details for foreign donations are unavailable for now

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Closure of schools due to COVID-19 may lead to online child sexual abuse, warns IJM

Advocacy group has advised parental vigilance against sexual predators

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Burglars strike at two TASMAC outlets in Neyveli

They made away with Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth ₹2.30 lakhs on Thursday night

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Coronavirus: Cases, casualties rise, Bengal govt. drags its feet on updating numbers

The government highlights active cases instead of total infections

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54 contract workers of govt hospital sacked for obstructing COVID-19 work

A report stated that the 54 contract workers abstained from work on April 2.

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A.P. reports 12 new COVID-19 cases in as many hours

The number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh continued to rise as 12 persons tested positive in as many hours since 10 p.m. Thursday night.With this

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Coronavirus | Companies cannot force leave without pay, say experts

The employer may treat it as leave without pay if an employee refuses to work from home, says legal expert.

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PM’s message: Symbolism is important, but serious thought to ideas and measures is equally important, says Chidambaram

Just a feel-good moment curated by India’s Photo-Op Prime Minister, tweets Congress leader Shashi Tharoor

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Activists question Assam govt’s detention of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi

They release a statement in the wake of Supreme Court’s directive to decongest jails over COVID-19

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ICMR recommends antibody test for speedy detection of COVID-19 cases

The Health Ministry has identified 20 existing and 22 potential COVID-19 hotpsots across the country.

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Coronavirus: Students to take global exams TOEFL, GRE at home

The tests had been suspended across the globe following coronavirus outbreak.

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Born during lockdown, Raipur twins named ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’

Mother justifies decision, says the pandemic made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits.

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Karnataka moves SC against Kerala HC order to lift border curbs

Kerala High Court had told the State to lift road blockade

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PM Modi urges people to light candles, mobile torches for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on April 5

In his address to the nation, Prime Minister calls for demonstration of collective will to fight coronavirus

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24 Indian expatriates test positive for Covid-19 in Kuwait

PM Modi speaks to his Kuwaiti counterpart; Covid 19 cases in Kuwait at 317

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Coronavirus | Switch off all lights and light lamps at 9 pm on April 5, says PM Modi

Last month, the Prime Minister had addressed the nation twice — on March 19 and March 24.

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Dharwad COVID-19 patientshows health improvement

His recent test result has turned out to be negative

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 10 live updates | Cases rise to 172 in Uttar Pradesh

Worldwide, the number of coronavirus infections has hit 1 million, with more than 50,000 deaths, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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Morning digest: Coronavirus cases worldwide hit 1 million, Dharavi emerges as COVID-19 hotspot, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day

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With no help from companies, migrant workers out in the cold

Daily wagers who migrated to cities facing misery

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Coronavirus | Woman doctor, policeman test positive in Indore

All the 13 doctors who came in primary contact with her have been quarantined

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Increase number of testing kits: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

He was passing the instructions during a review meeting for COVID-19. The State has so far recorded 121 positive cases of COVID-19.

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Bail, sentence suspension not matters of urgency during lockdown: Rajasthan HC

Judge says release of an accused or convict at the cost of breaching the lockdown order, risking the lives of many, cannot be considered an urgent matter

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Coronavirus | Rajya Sabha members’ oath taking put off

A new Member is not entitled to sit, participate and vote in the House or in a Committee until he has taken the oath.

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Coronavirus | Siwan doctor who wanted to rope in quacks to combat pandemic suspended

No civil surgeon in his right sense can issue such a letter which has undermined the efforts of State government in battling virus, says Bihar Principal Health Secretary

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Coronavirus | Air India to bring personal protective equipment from Shanghai, Hong Kong

The flights are being operated on commercial basis following demands from pharmaceutical firms and their intermediaries

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Coronavirus | West Bengal Chief Secretary differs with doctors on deaths

Awaiting results in the case of four deaths as they suffered from co-morbidities, says official

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National Commission for Women records a rise in complaints since the start of lockdown

The total complaints from women rose from 116 in the first week of March to 257 in the final week, in addition to increased complaints of police apathy.

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Coronavirus | Geo-fencing app will be used to locate quarantine violators

The government has tested an application that triggers e-mails and SMS alerts to an authorised government agency if a person has jumped quarantine or escaped from isolation, based on the person’s mobile phone’s cell tower location.

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Coronavirus | Don’t communalise fight against pandemic, says CPI(M)

Not only Tablighi Jamaat but also all big gatherings that had taken place in many parts of the country after the March 13 order went out to prohibit assembly of over 200 people must be investigated, the party said.

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Mylab ties up with SII, AP Globale to ramp up testing kit production

City-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions, which recently became the first indigenous manufacturer to secure commercial appro

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National Security Act invoked against four Indore residents for ‘attacking’ healthcare workers

Attack on paramedical staff and doctors, who are risking their lives to save people’s lives, will not be tolerated at any cost, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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Coronavirus | World Bank approves $1 billion emergency funds for India to tackle pandemic

The Washington-based development lender has also approved $200 million for Pakistan, $100 million for Afghanistan, $7.3 million for Maldives and $128.6 million for Sri Lanka.

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Minister seeks MEA aid for Telugu students in U.K.

Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh on Thursday said the government was trying to ensure safety of Telugu students stranded in the United Kingdom. In

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Coronavirus | Number of cases in India doubles in five days

Health Ministry confirms that it was looking at tweaking the testing protocol, with a rapid anti-body test in hotspots, where those indicating a positive would be sent for confirmation, and others would be quarantined.

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Rama Narayanam festivities streamed online

Sri Rama Navami festival was celebrated in a traditional manner at the historic Ramateertham temple of Nellimarla and the Rama Narayanam temple which

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Many quarantined at Haj Bhavan had nothing to do with Tablighi meet

List prepared based on mobile numbers traced in Nizamuddin West vicinity during the event

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Govt. issues home isolation guidelines

Clearly defines foreign returnee, their contacts, symptomatic persons

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Five more named as members of task force

Panel’s strength now stands at 25

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Policemen assaulted in U.P. village

They had gone to enforce lockdown; five persons arrested

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Migrant workers stranded at the border

95 people spent two nights on the road before being given temporary shelter

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T.N. count touches 309 as 75 more people test positive

Among the confirmed cases, 264 had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event

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Incentives announced for COVID-19 drugs, equipment

Package for those who begin production before July 31

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47,691 cases booked so far

The number of violations touched 47,691 in the State since the curfew which was promulgated to prevent Covid-19 outbreak entered ninth day on Thursda

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Coronavirus | How T.N. handled Delhi Tablighi Jamaat event fallout

Has Tamil Nadu really got the lid on what it perceived as a big threat to its efforts to control the pandemic? With 1,103 people who attended the Tabl

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11.63% cardholders get cash on Day One

Violation of physical distance norms seen in some places

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PIL plea in HC for doorstep delivery

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court for doorstep distribution of cash relief of ₹1,000 granted by the State

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‘Sops aimed at self- sufficiency’

The special package rolled out on Thursday for MSMEs to manufacture medical equipment is to ensure that the State becomes self-sufficient, a senior In

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Pandemic turns tea a bitter brew for plantations

Many growers abandon leavesfor want of buyers

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45 coaches to be turned into isolation units for State

Work taken up by Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram divisions

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Forest Department to the rescue of tribespeople

It buys products made by the tribes

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MP distributes masks to Asha workers

V.K. Sreekandan, MP, distributed 6,000 medical masks to 2,700 Asha workers in the district by spending his one month’s salary. Mr. Sreekandan said he

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One virus death in Rajasthan

13 new cases, including two who attended Tabligh meet

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No migrants issue in Punjab: CM

‘Industry directed to absorb stranded labourers in the State’

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Haryana Roadways bus driver allegedly beaten by U.P. police

He was taking migrants to Gorakhpur on govt. orders

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Pandemic may be last nail in Assam industrial town’s coffin

Confusion with Bangladesh’s Noakhali made British rename Naukhola as Jagiroad, 60 km from Guwahati

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Mysuru barbers ready to offer ‘home service’

They are awaiting police clearance

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AMU circular over Tablighi Jamaat issue

As a countrywide search for persons who participated in the congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi is on, Aligarh Muslim University has issued a cir

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COVID-19 count in M.P. breaches 100 mark, two deaths reported

Three more from same house in Indore test positive, toll goes up to 8 in the State

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Russian, French nationals to be flown out on April 4

Ural Airline, Air India to operate flights

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The long and gruelling road did not take them home

Five workers in a garment unit in Bengaluru have reached Vijayapura after travelling for five days, but Aligarh is far away

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Now, trawling ban stares in the face of lockdown-battered fishers

With decline in revenue, they look for a relief package from Union and State governments

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RINIL stares at highest-ever loss since inception

‘Slowdown, sluggish market and COVID-19 impact have cast shadow on its performance’

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New route opened after road collapses

Road connecting Illikkal, Thiruvarppu collapses into river

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Testing facilities in State woefully inadequate: Naidu

Do not suppress facts on the COVID situation, he tells Jagan

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High vigil imperative, says Sudhakaran

Eight from Alappuzha who attended Nizamuddin meet under observation

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Ex-Minister’s house could be made isolation ward

Son of V.P.P. Namboodiri hands over key to authorities

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Second positive case of COVID-19 reported in Tiruvannamalai

As workers of Public Health Department have sanitised streets in the area covering 10 wards under Cheyyar municipality and several other villages unde

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VPT posts impressive growth in 2019-20 financial year

It surpasses JNPT and stands third among major ports

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Deve Gowda and Siddaramaiah oppose closing of borders

Some Opposition leaders in Karnataka have condemned the decision of the BJP government in Karnataka in denying access to people from Kerala who arrive

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Karnataka to urge Centre not to take hasty decision on Kerala HC order

The court had asked Union government to lift blockade of National Highways on inter-State borders

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