Pondy CM concerned over continued breach of lockdown

Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday expressed concern over what he called a large-scale violation of lockdown being enforced to stem the spread of COVID-19. Addressing reporters here, he…

Karnataka reports 7 more coronavirus cases, total 83

Bengaluru: even new cases of coronavirus were reported in Karnataka, taking the tally in the state to 83 on Sunday, the Health Department said. This included three deaths and discharge…

No shortage of testing kits, masks in Karnataka: CM

Bengaluru: There was no shortage of masks and testing kits for detecting coronavirus cases in Karnataka and the government would import them if a need arose, Chief Minister B S…

SpiceJet pilot tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: SpiceJet said on Sunday that one of its pilots who did not fly any international flight in March has tested positive for the coronavirus. “One of our colleagues, a…

Centre asks states to seal state, district borders to stop exodus of migrants

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday asked state governments and Union Territory administrations to effectively seal state and district borders to stop movements of migrant workers during the lockdown, officials…

‘Will take care of migrant labourers, don’t leave Maha’

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday assured that his government will take care of all migrant labourers and provide them basic necessities like food and water. The ‘Shiv Bhojan’…

Coronavirus: Help students stuck in Ireland, Pawar to Centre

Mumbai: NCP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Pawar on Sunday sought the Centre’s intervention to rescue several Indian students stranded in Ireland due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and…

275 Iran-returned Indians reach Jodhpur for quarantine

Jaipur/New Delhi: A batch of 275 Indians, who were recently evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, arrived in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur from Delhi for quarantine on Sunday morning, an official said. He said a…

COVID-19: Rahane donates Rs 10 lakh

Mumbai: India’s Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has donated Rs 10 lakh to the Maharastra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This was confirmed to…

Kejriwal appeals to migrant workers not to leave for native places

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday appealed to migrant workers not to leave for their native places during the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the interest of the country.…

12 new COVID-19 cases in Maha; state tally goes up to 193

Mumbai: The total number of OVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has gone up to 193 with 12 more people testing positive for coronavirus, a health official said on Sunday. Out of the…

Woman created India’s first COVID-19 testing kit during last stage of pregnancy

Mumbai: Virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale led from the front to create India’s first coronavirus testing kit even when she was in the last stage of her pregnancy. Bhosale’s efforts paid the…

Odisha gears up to tackle coronavirus pandemic: Officials

Bhubaneswar: Amid fear of community spread of the coronavirus looming large following a man with no history of traveling abroad testing positive for COVID-19 in the state, the Odisha government…

Five new COVID-19 cases in MP; state tally rises to 39

Indore: The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 39 on Sunday morning with five more persons testing positive for coronavirus, officials said. The five new patients include…

Kerala reports its first COVID-19 death

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported its first COVID-19 death on Saturday after a 69-year-old man being treated for the virus died at Ernakulam Medical College Hospital. The man, hailing from Chullikkal in Ernakulam,…

Newspaper vendors be allowed to distribute papers from 4-9 am: Delhi Police

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday said newspaper vendors would be allowed to distribute papers from 4 am to 9 am. The order by Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava…

No house rent from migrant labourers, workers for one month: Noida admin

Noida (UP): The Noida administration passed an order on Saturday, asking landlords to collect rent from their worker-tenants only after a month, amid reports of migrants undertaking the journey to reach…

COVID-19: Maha tally now 159 as six more test positive

Mumbai: With six more persons testing positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, the total number of such cases in the state has gone up to 159, officials said on Saturday. Of…

Five quakes between 3 and 4.3 magnitude in HP’s Chamba

Shimla: Five quakes of magnitude between 3 and 4.3 struck Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district on Friday, officials said. The quakes were recorded between 5.11 pm to 8.43 pm, Shimla Meteorological Centre…

COVID-19: More than 2,500 people placed under home quarantine in Nagaland

Kohima: Over 2,500 people have recently returned from other parts of the country and placed under home quarantine in Nagaland, where no person has so far tested positive for COVID-19, officials…