Rajasthan Lockdown: All govt, private offices to start functioning with full strength from June 1

JAIPUR:  The Rajasthan government on Sunday allowed government and private sector organizations to function with the full strength of their employees, while providing for the continued closure of religious places,…

Lockdown: CISCE allows class 10,12 students to change exam centre, appear for boards later

NEW DELHI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has allowed students to appear for the pending board exams from the city they are in at present and…

Light to moderate rainfall in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Light to moderate rainfall triggered by Western Disturbances continued to lash parts of Rajasthan for the second consecutive day, with Ajmer recording a maximum of 52.5 mm precipitation in the…

Delhi govt seeks Rs 5,000 crore from Centre to pay employees’ salaries: Sisodia

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has demanded Rs 5,000 crore assistance from the Centre to be able to pay salaries to its employees, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.…

Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Poshkreeri area of…

COVID-19: Bodies to be sent to mortuaries within 2 hrs

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government’s health department has announced additional guidelines for disposal of bodies of those who die of COVID-19 or suspected to have died of it at hospitals, directing…

DU to hold mock tests to make students accustomed to online open-book exams

NEW DELHI: The Delhi University on Saturday released a list of measures to be taken by various colleges for conducting online open-book examinations for final year students from July 1.…

Over 21 lakh migrant labourers have returned to UP: Official

LUCKNOW: More than 21 lakh migrant labourers have returned to Uttar Pradesh from different parts of the country on over 1,500 special trains so far, a senior state government official said…

Year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain: Cong on Modi govt anniversary

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday described the first year of the Modi government as a “year of disappointment, disastrous management, and diabolical pain”. Congress leader KC Venugopal said the…

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 265 deaths, 7,964 cases

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,971 and the number of cases climbed to 1,73,763 in the country registering a record single-day spike of 265 deaths and…

Pak violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch

JAMMU: The Pakistan Army resorted to intense firing on forwarding areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Saturday, a defense spokesperson said. The intense…

96 more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha; count rises to 1,819

BHUBANESHWAR: As many as 96 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 1,819, a health department official said. The fresh cases were reported…

7 hurt as bus carrying migrants from Kerala to Bengal overturns in Odisha

BALASORE(ODISHA): At least seven people were injured when a bus carrying West Bengal-bound migrants, who were stuck in Kerala due to the nationwide lockdown, overturned in Odisha’s Balasore district on Saturday,…

PM lists Art 370 abrogation, CAA, Ram temple settlement among key achievements of 2nd term

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday listed abrogation of Article 370, settlement of the Ram Temple issue, criminalization of Triple Talaq and the amendment to the Citizenship Act…

Tough, big decisions marked Modi 2.0 first year: Nadda

NEW DELHI: The first year of the Modi government’s second term is full of historic achievements, top BJP leaders said on Saturday, with party president J P Nadda asserting that it…

Modi 2.0 first year full of historic achievements: Shah

NEW DELHI: The first year of the Modi government’s second term is full of historic achievements, top BJP leaders said on Saturday, with party president J P Nadda asserting that it…

Have doubled capacity of crematoria: Civic Bodies

NEW DELHI: Keeping in view the rising number of coronavirus cases in Delhi, the three civic bodies have doubled their capacity to dispose of bodies of COVID-19 victims and have…

Chhattisgarh’s 1st chief minister Ajit Jogi dead

RAIPUR: Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi died here on Friday after a prolonged illness, doctors said. Jogi, 74, was battling for life at a private hospital in Raipur for the…

ED official contracts COVID-19 infection

NEW DELHI: A junior-rank officer of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has tested positive for coronavirus infection, officials said on Friday. The official is an upper division clerk who works at the…

Deve Gowda mourns Veerendra Kumar’s death

BENGALURU: Former prime minister H D Dev Gowda mourned the demise of Rajya Sabha member and Managing Director of leading Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi M P Veerendra Kumar, hailing him as a…