New Zealand to vote on legalising marijuana and euthanasia

AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND): New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during an election on Saturday: whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia. A…

Will Koshyari write to Goa CM for reopening of temples? Awhad

THANE: Amid the row over Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari’s letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray seeking to reopen of places of worship, state minister Jitendra Awhad has asked if the…

Darul Uloom Deoband cancels annual exams

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has cancelled its annual examination due to the coronavirus lockdown, its vice-chancellor said on Wednesday. Students will be promoted on the basis of their…

9 cr people have downloaded Aarogya Setu app: Govt

NEW DELHI: Close to nine crore users have downloaded the Aarogya Setu mobile application and it has been made mandatory that government and private sector employees use it to bolster efforts…

Coronavirus India Latest Updates: Government decides to operate 64 flights to evacuate stranded Indians abroad; Total cases at 49,391 with 1694 casualties

NEW DELHI: Highlights: With 111 new deaths since Tuesday evening, the death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,694 on Wednesday The total number of cases soared to…

COVID-19 death toll touches 1,694; cases rise to 49,391

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,694 and the number of cases climbed to 49,391 in the country on Wednesday, registering an increase of 126 deaths and…

Lockdown extended in Telangana till May 29

HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday announced the extension of the lockdown in the state till May 29 but with relaxations in rural and municipal areas. Rao,…

JeM militant arrested in J-K’s Pulwama

SRINAGAR: A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was arrested and arms and ammunition seized from his possession in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday. A JeM militant was arrested…

Spl train carrying 1200 migrant workers leaves from Panvel

MUMBAI:  A Shramik Special train carrying nearly 1,200 migrant workers left from neighboring Navi Mumbai for Rewa in Madhya Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday, the Central Railway said.…

Major Anuj Sood killed in Handwara encounter cremated

CHANDIGARH:  The mortal remains of Major Anuj Sood, who was killed in an anti-terror operation in north Kashmir, were consigned to flames with full military honours here on Tuesday. He…

Coronavirus India Latest Updates: As lockdown restrictions are slowly relaxed, spike in numbers observed; Total cases at 46,433 with 1568 casualties

NEW DELHI: Highlights: • The death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,568 on Monday. • Total numbers of infections jumped to 46,433 including the 12.726 people who…

India should put in large enough stimulus package to revive demand: Abhijit Banerjee

NEW DELHI: India should come out with a large enough stimulus package to revive demand, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Tuesday, asserting that putting cash in the hands of people…

AP govt hikes liquor prices by another 50 per cent

AMARAVATHI: The Andhra Pradesh government has enhanced prices of liquor by another 50 percent on Tuesday, only a day after imposing a 25 per cent hike as shops were reopened in…

Special train with 1,200 migrant workers departs to Bihar from T’gana

HYDERABAD: A special train carrying about 1,200 migrant workers left for Khagaria in Bihar from Ghatkesar near here on Tuesday. “The Shramik Special Train left for Khagaria in Bihar this morning.…

State units will work out modalities with rlys, chief secys to pay train fare of migrants: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday termed historic party president Sonia Gandhi’s decision asking PCCs to bear the cost of the train fare of migrant workers returning home, and said its…

State-run liquor shops in Delhi to operate from 9 am to 6.30 pm

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has issued an order allowing state-run liquor shops to operate from 9 am to 6.30 pm in the city, and directed deployment of marshals at these…

Army, paramilitary staff to be quarantined on return to C’garh

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh health department has asked personnel of the paramilitary forces and Army to remain quarantined for 14 days after their return to the state on completion of training or…

JK govt declares entire Kashmir valley, 2 district of Jammu in red zone

JAMMU:  The Jammu and Kashmir administration has declared the entire Kashmir valley and three districts of the Jammu region as “red zone” based on the overall assessment of the coronavirus…

Jharkhand govt not to implement lockdown relaxations for now

RANCHI: The Jharkhand government will not implement any of the relaxations granted by the Centre from Monday and has decided to extend the “total” lockdown in the state for two…

Coronavirus India Latest Updates: Government pushes for graded lockdown exit; Total cases at 42,533 with 1373 casualties

NEW DELHI: The total number of COVID-19 cases in India surged to 42533 on Monday. So far, 1373 persons have succumbed to the virus, whereas 11707 persons have recovered and…