In Maharashtra’s Mission Begin Again, lockdown extended to June 30; markets, shops to open from June 5

In Maharashtra’s Mission Begin Again, lockdown extended to June 30; markets, shops to open from June 5

Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Sunday (May 31, 2020) released new COVID-19 lockdown relaxation guidelines in order to restart activities in the state after the coronavirus outbreak restricted people inside their homes. The State government has called it the “Mission Begin Again” which will be implemented in a phased manner for the non-COVID-19 containment zones. The…

Covid-19: India now seventh worst-hit country in the world

Covid-19: India now seventh worst-hit country in the world

India is now the seventh worst hit country by the Covid-19 pandemic with a tally of 1,82,143 cases including 5,164 casualties, according to the World health Organisation coronavirus tracker.On Sunday, the total number of Covid-19 cases across the world stood at 5,934,936 including 367,166 deaths, the WHO said.Despite India’s surging numbers it can take solace…

PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat: Poor hit hardest by lockdown

PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat: Poor hit hardest by lockdown

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2020 2:40:33 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said that the poor and the labourers have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus outbreak and their pain cannot be explained in words. (File photo)Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said that the poor have been…

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi Buried With Full State Honours

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi Buried With Full State Honours

Ajit Jogi, a bureaucrat-turned-politician, died in Raipur on Friday (File)Bilaspur: Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi was buried in a cemetery in GaurelaPendra-Marwahi (GPM) district with full state honours at around 8pm on Saturday amid prayers by bishops and pastors, an official said.Jogi, a bureaucrat-turned-politician and the state’s first CM, died in Raipur on Friday…

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 68 live updates | Over 60 lakh COVID-19 cases detected worldwide

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 68 live updates | Over 60 lakh COVID-19 cases detected worldwide

Malls, restaurants, religious places are among those that will be allowed to function in all areas except containment zones from June 8, according to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. All kinds of social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religious congregations would, however, remain suspended.Here is a list of State Helpline numbers.…

Coronavirus | CSIR chief flays hydroxychloroquine trial suspension

Coronavirus | CSIR chief flays hydroxychloroquine trial suspension

The head of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) — India’s largest chain of industrial laboratories — and two other scientists have castigated an influential study published in the Lancet, which purported to show hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a prominent antimalarial, as being unhelpful and harmful to coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.The letter signed by Shekhar Mande,…

You may say I’m a dreamer

You may say I’m a dreamer

Imagine the following story taking place in one of our larger States. Say the State is one that has traditionally prospered over the decades, having managed some things really well: advanced infrastructure; ease of doing business; absence of crazily rampant corruption among politicians and bureaucrats; an enviable work culture and ‘business sense’ produced by a…

Fourth estate and the fifth column

Fourth estate and the fifth column

Some readers ask how my columns about the larger information ecology and about social media are linked to the journalism of this newspaper. When the government fails to deliver, it invents multiple means to deflect the attention of the citizens from scrutinising its functions. The deflections may vary from waging a full-fledged war to demonising…

India, China talking though diplomatic, military channels to resolve Ladakh standoff: Rajnath Singh

India, China talking though diplomatic, military channels to resolve Ladakh standoff: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: India and China are talking through diplomatic and military channels to resolve the ongoing troop confrontation in eastern Ladakh, said defence minister Rajnath Singh, adding even the major 73-day Doklam face-off in 2017 had also been defused through bilateral dialogue. But the minister, in an interview to a television channel, deflected a question…

With its oppn endorsing PM Oli’s map ‘update’ plan, Nepal’s ties with India set to worsen

With its oppn endorsing PM Oli’s map ‘update’ plan, Nepal’s ties with India set to worsen

NEW DELHI: With Nepal’s chief opposition party Nepali Congress endorsing Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s constitutional amendment, the move to “update” Nepal’s map to include Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani in the national emblem is likely to go through with the required two-thirds majority, a development that will worsen the crisis in India-Nepal relations. If…

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Confirmed cases in Odisha climb to 1,819 as 96 more test positive; toll stands at seven

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Confirmed cases in Odisha climb to 1,819 as 96 more test positive; toll stands at seven

Auto Refresh Feeds Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates:  Ninety-six more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 1,819, a health department official said.  Lockdown has been extended in West Bengal till June 15 with further relaxations, conditions, according to a order issued by the state government. In light of the…

Punjab extends lockdown till June 30

Punjab extends lockdown till June 30

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. File photo Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 30 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a four-week extension in the lockdown in Punjab, till June 30, with certain more relaxations, subject to the guidelines of the central government. Though experts have advised against opening of the hospitality industry…

PM Modi wishes Kashmiri Pandits on Jyeshtha Ashtami

PM Modi wishes Kashmiri Pandits on Jyeshtha Ashtami

Home / India News / PM Modi wishes Kashmiri Pandits on Jyeshtha Ashtami In Jammu and Kashmir, Jyestha Ashtami is celebrated at the shrine of Khir Bhawani in Tullamula in honour of their patron goddess Ragnya Devi. india Updated: May 30, 2020 17:36 IST New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the…

Unlock 1.0: What’s open and from when

Unlock 1.0: What’s open and from when

NEW DELHI: The ministry of home affairs on Saturday issued fresh guidelines to reopen the country in a phased manner as the fourth phase of lockdown draws to an end on May 31. However, the lockdown will continue in the containment zones till June 30 where only essential activities will be allowed: Here is what…

MHA guidelines on phased reopening: Full text

MHA guidelines on phased reopening: Full text

NEW DELHI: The nationwide lockdown has been extended in the containment zones till June 30, the ministry of home affairs said on Saturday. The MHA has also issued phase-wise guidelines on re-opening of activities after the phase four of lockdown ends on May 31. According to the guidelines, religious places, hotels and malls will be…

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

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

K.C. Venugopal. File   The Congress on Saturday described the first year of the Modi government as a “year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain”.Congress leader K.C. Venugopal said the six years of the Modi dispensation have seen fraying of bonds of empathy, fraternity and brotherhood with increase in acts of communal and sectarian…

Court seeks report on Varavara Rao’s health

Court seeks report on Varavara Rao’s health

Varavara Rao   A special lockdown court has ordered the Superintendent of JJ Hospital to report about the health condition of 81-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao.The court presided by Judge D.E. Kothalikar gave the order on Saturday. The order came after Mr. Rao’s wife P. Hemalatha moved court seeking for the medical reports of her husband.Mr.…

Two militants killed in Kulgam encounter

Two militants killed in Kulgam encounter

Peerzada Ashiq Srinagar, May 30, 2020 09:03 IST Updated: May 30, 2020 10:32 IST Army jawan stand guardin Kulgam District in south Kashmir. File photo.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad Peerzada Ashiq Srinagar, May 30, 2020 09:03 IST Updated: May 30, 2020 10:32 IST The security forces got a tip off about the presence…

Awful silence: On India-China standoff

Awful silence: On India-China standoff

May 30, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 30, 2020 01:06 IST May 30, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 30, 2020 01:06 IST India must publicly clarify the seriousness of the situation with China along the LAC Nearly a month after the first skirmishes on the LAC between Indian and Chinese soldiers were reported, the situation…

States show variations in testing contacts, says study

States show variations in testing contacts, says study

States that are grappling with the highest burden of COVID-19 are those that least tested the contacts of persons who were confirmed positive, suggests data from an analysis of nearly 1,00,000 individuals tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and published by a core group of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientists and independent epidemiologists leading…

GDP growth slows to a 11-year low of 4.2%

GDP growth slows to a 11-year low of 4.2%

Economic growth slowed to an 11-year low of 4.2% in 2019-20, according to data released by the National Statistical Office on Friday.In the final quarter of the year, that is, January-March, the growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell to 3.1%, reflecting the impact of the first week of the COVID-19 lockdown which began…

Coronavirus lockdown | Centre likely to retain limited role and allow States have more say after May 31

Coronavirus lockdown | Centre likely to retain limited role and allow States have more say after May 31

The government is all set to announce Lockdown 5.0 for two weeks, with strict implementation in 13 cities that have recorded 70% of the total COVID-19 cases. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will issue revised guidelines soon, a senior government official said.India coronavirus lockdown Day 66 updates | Helpline numbersUnion Home Minister Amit Shah met…

DGCA issues circular on locust impact on flying

MUMBAI: Flights should be avoided through any known locust swarm, said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a circular issued on Friday. Pilots are required to share information of locust swarm they spot in the course of flight. “Generally locus are fond at lower levels and therefore pose a threat to aircraft the…

Ajit Jogi, Chhattisgarh’s first CM, passes away

Ajit Jogi, Chhattisgarh’s first CM, passes away

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, 74, died on Friday after being hospitalised in Raipur following a heart attack. His death was announced on Twitter by his son Amit Jogi. The former bureaucrat-turned-politician, who was the incumbent MLA from the Marwahi seat, was the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh after it was carved out of Madhya…

How important is Hong Kong to China as a free finance hub?

How important is Hong Kong to China as a free finance hub?

Bankers and investors fear China’s push to impose national security laws on Hong Kong threaten the city’s future as an international financial centre. If it gets to that stage, Beijing’s move will come at a cost for China’s economy.WHY DOES CHINA NEED HONG KONG AS IT IS?China still has extensive capital controls and often intervenes…

No train or bus fares for migrants, orders SC

No train or bus fares for migrants, orders SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that stranded migrant workers will not be charged train or bus fares for their journey back home to their villages.The fare would be pooled between the State from where their journey originated and the destination State. Shelter, food and water would be provided by the originating State at notified…

Entire country heard cries of migrants but not govt: Sonia Gandhi

Entire country heard cries of migrants but not govt: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the entire country has heard the cries of pain of migrants “except the government” and urged the Centre to unlock its coffers to help those affected by the coronavirus-induced lockdown. LIVE: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s message to the people & the BJP govt. #SpeakUpIndia https://t.co/OqpYFaU6AD—…

“Leave Our Employees Out Of It”: Twitter CEO Hits Back At Trump

“Leave Our Employees Out Of It”: Twitter CEO Hits Back At Trump

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey said “more transparency from us is critical…”New Delhi: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today reinforced his stance on pointing out “incorrect or disputed information about elections globally”, a day after US President Donald Trump threatened to shutter social media over Twitter’s actions on his posts.Mr Dorsey appealed to “leave our employees out of…

Punjab to take call on curbs on May 30

Punjab to take call on curbs on May 30

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 27 The state government will decide on the future course of action with respect to the lockdown on May 30. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will chair a review meeting with departments on the Covid situation on May 30, and announce the government’s decision on lifting or extending the lockdown.…

US passes dire milestone of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths

US passes dire milestone of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths

WASHINGTON: Unthinkable just four months ago, the United States on Wednesday surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, as the pandemic tightened its grip on Latin America. With the European Union unveiling a massive recovery plan to step up its emergence from the crisis, the catastrophic US figure was a reminder of the devastation…

The swarm: On locust attack

The swarm: On locust attack

May 28, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 28, 2020 01:05 IST May 28, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 28, 2020 01:05 IST The locusts in western parts add a new dimension to other disasters facing India Just last week, eastern India was battered by one of the most powerful cyclones in decades and now, even…

India should pull out forces from Kalapani: Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

India should pull out forces from Kalapani: Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

India should withdraw security forces from the Kalapani region and restore status quo, Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Wednesday.Also read: Nepal approves new map including Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura amidst border row with IndiaHe said a solution to the border dispute should be found urgently, even as Indian sources confirmed that they were…

How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days

How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days

WUHAN: In Wuhan, medical workers armed with coronavirus test swabs scoured construction sites and markets to look for itinerant workers while others made house calls to reach older residents and people with disabilities. Officials aired announcements over loudspeakers urging people to sign up for their own good. These are the front lines of an unprecedented…

Hours before taking up migrant workers issue, Supreme Court got stinging letter from senior lawyers

Hours before taking up migrant workers issue, Supreme Court got stinging letter from senior lawyers

Hours before taking suo motu cognisance of “certain lapses” in government measures dealing with migrant workers, the Supreme Court received a stinging letter from 10 senior lawyers each from Delhi and Mumbai that was critical of its “self-effacing deference” to the government, “unwillingness” and “apparent indifference” in the face of the “enormous humanitarian crisis”.The senior…

Air Force Operationalises 2nd Squadron Of Home-Made Tejas Combat Aircraft

Air Force Operationalises 2nd Squadron Of Home-Made Tejas Combat Aircraft

LCA Tejas is the “lightest and smallest” in its group of 4th generation supersonic combat aircraftCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu: The Indian Air Force has operationalised its No.18 Squadron, the “Flying Bullets”, at Sulur near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, equipping it with the fourth generation Mk1 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas.The indigenous tailless compound delta wing aircraft…

At least 20 zones in city are no longer in the red

At least 20 zones in city are no longer in the red

Restrictions in containment zones lifted over last month At least 20 places in Bengaluru, which were identified as “containment zones” to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the neighbourhood, have been freed from all restrictions over the last month, as zero Covid-19 positive cases were detected here over the period. The number of such zones,…

North India globe’s hottest region on Tuesday

North India globe’s hottest region on Tuesday

NEW DELHI: As super-hot winds continued to pump into the region from the northwest ever since cyclone Amphan hit Bengal, severe heat wave conditions gripped many parts of north India on Tuesday, with Delhi experiencing its hottest day in May in 18 years. North India (along with south-east Pakistan) was the warmest region of the…

Coronavirus | No WHO bar on India testing HCQ as a preventive drug, says WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan

Coronavirus | No WHO bar on India testing HCQ as a preventive drug, says WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) moratorium on testing hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the controversial anti-malarial drug, for treating COVID-19, which was announced on Monday, doesn’t imply that India should pause testing the drug as a preventive, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, WHO, told The Hindu in an email. However, she stressed that India ought to be doing…

Oil price pickle: On fuel duty hike

Oil price pickle: On fuel duty hike

May 27, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 27, 2020 01:05 IST May 27, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 27, 2020 01:05 IST The increased duty on fuel can fund welfare, but arbitrary methods will have implications Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s recent remark that the Centre is taking a ‘cautious and conscious approach’ of ensuring…

The common factor: On China in U.S. politics

The common factor: On China in U.S. politics

May 27, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 27, 2020 01:11 IST May 27, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 27, 2020 01:11 IST China is now a dominant subject in U.S. politics as the election draws closer President Donald Trump is entering deeper into a political quagmire on three related fronts: America’s death toll from COVID-19…

North India globe’s hottest region on Tuesday

North India globe’s hottest region on Tuesday

NEW DELHI: As super-hot winds continued to pump into the region from the northwest ever since cyclone Amphan hit Bengal, severe heat wave conditions gripped many parts of north India on Tuesday, with Delhi experiencing its hottest day in May in 18 years. North India (along with south-east Pakistan) was the warmest region of the…

As US toll nears 1,00,000, Trump, allies berate Beijing

As US toll nears 1,00,000, Trump, allies berate Beijing

WASHINGTON: Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States is poised to tick over 100,000 on Tuesday even as President Donald Trump congratulated himself for “great reviews on our handling of Covid-19” amid a bitter partisan political battle over his administration’s approach to the crisis and rising tensions with China. The US President has…

Crime Patrol actress Preksha Mehta commits suicide; posts a cryptic last message on her social media

Crime Patrol actress Preksha Mehta commits suicide; posts a cryptic last message on her social media

Crime Patrol actress Preksha Mehta commits suicide; posts a cryptic last message on her social media Share this on: FacebookTwitterPintrestBy – TIMESOFINDIA.COMUpdated: May 26, 2020, 18:30 ISTfacebooktwitterincomCrime Patrol actress Preksha Mehta (25) committed suicide at her residence in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The actress, who had appeared in several shows including Meri Durga and Laal Ishq,…

Analysis | Can the Congress form a new class of voters?

Analysis | Can the Congress form a new class of voters?

Long before the rest of India learnt about the ‘Gujarat model of development’, migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were meant to be the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s brand ambassadors.While the Hindi heartland States failed to offer ‘rozi roti’ (daily bread), Gujarat under Mr. Modi filled that vacuum.In a leading business paper, Swaminathan…

CM Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar, Sena says Maha govt strong

CM Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar, Sena says Maha govt strong

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with NCP president Sharad Pawar here, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday while asserting that the state government is “strong”. The two leaders met for about one-and-a-half hours late Monday evening, Raut said while dismissing speculations about the Thackeray-led government’s stability. The Sena…

India’s Covid-19 tally over 1.45 lakh, death toll at 4,167

India’s Covid-19 tally over 1.45 lakh, death toll at 4,167

India reported 145,380 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 6,535 new infections were reported between Monday and Tuesday morning, the Union health ministry said.The health ministry data at 8am showed that 146 people, down from 154 fatalities on Monday morning, also died after contracting Covid-19. So far, 4,167 people have succumbed to the disease.…

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 63 live updates | The purpose of the lockdown has failed, says Rahul Gandhi

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 63 live updates | The purpose of the lockdown has failed, says Rahul Gandhi

The SSLC and vocational higher secondary education (VHSE) examinations will resume in Kerala today amid unprecedented arrangements against the backdrop of the COVID-19 threat. The higher secondary education (HSE) examinations are slated to begin on Wednesday. Around 13.74 lakh students are expected to appear for these examinations.The Hindu has brought out a multi-language e-book on…

2.4 lakh Tirupati laddus sold in Andhra Pradesh on day-one

2.4 lakh Tirupati laddus sold in Andhra Pradesh on day-one

Home / Andhra Pradesh / 2.4 lakh Tirupati laddus sold in Andhra Pradesh on day-one About 2.4 lakh ‘Tirupati laddus’ of the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala near here were sold on the first day of sales at subsidised price in headquarters of 12 districts in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, a temple official…

As migrants go home, ICMR ramps up testing

As migrants go home, ICMR ramps up testing

NEW DELHI: Taking cognisance of the expected surge in Covid-19 cases due to influx of migrant workers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working to scale up testing facilities and capacities. Testing capacity – already increased to 1.4 lakh samples per day -…

India-China standoff: Political-diplomatic talks seen as only way out

India-China standoff: Political-diplomatic talks seen as only way out

NEW DELHI: Direct top-level politico-diplomatic intervention is now likely to de-escalate the almost month-long military confrontation between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh, which has seen both sides continuing to pump in additional troops and build fortifications for the long haul in the region. There are an estimated 1,200-1,500 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers…

Govt body for uniformity in boards evaluation likely

Govt body for uniformity in boards evaluation likely

TOI TimesPointsHOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQsDAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completedLifetime0Expired0Redeemed0* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of creditNews / Govt body for uniformity in boards evaluation likelyThe HRD ministry is ready with a proposal to set up a National Assessment Centre (NAC) as an overarching body to get various school boards to set uniform standards…

Early take-off: On resumption of air travel

Early take-off: On resumption of air travel

May 26, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 25, 2020 23:53 IST May 26, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 25, 2020 23:53 IST With no consensus on health monitoring of passengers among States, travel remains risky Even after long negotiations with States, and with a truncated schedule, the Centre has found it difficult to relaunch domestic…

Deliberations on to resolve LAC tensions

Deliberations on to resolve LAC tensions

Deliberations are continuing on a daily basis between military commanders of India and China on the ground in addition to other channels of communication to resolve the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), official sources said on Monday.Tensions continue at various places along the LAC with both sides digging in with reinforcements and…

Need to adopt AI aggressively to ensure inclusive development in corona-hit world: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Need to adopt AI aggressively to ensure inclusive development in corona-hit world: Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI: Emphasising that the government’s Aarogya Setu app protects individual user’s privacy, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday that the coronavirus-hit world needs to adopt technology and artificial intelligence even more strongly and the efforts are required in areas such as agriculture, healthcare, education and innovation. Speaking at the global…

Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

NEW DELHI: Dust and thunderstorms are likely over several parts of north India on May 29-30, bringing the much-needed relief from the intense heatwave, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius…

Chinese troops come inside Indian territory in eastern Ladakh: Report

Chinese troops come inside Indian territory in eastern Ladakh: Report

The Chinese troops have “come in” about three kilometres inside Indian territory South East of the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, ThePrint has reported.Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.Contrary to inputs of a large number of Chinese troops positioned at Galwan Valley, their presence is within the Chinese Claim Line (CCL), the report further…

After wreaking havoc in Rajastan and MP, locusts attack UP

After wreaking havoc in Rajastan and MP, locusts attack UP

Desert locusts feed on plants. (AP)BIJNOR/JAIPUR/INDORE: Leaving a trail of crop destruction in 18 districts of Rajasthan and a dozen districts of Madhya Pradesh, an army of desert locusts has reached Jhansi and Agra in Uttar Pradesh, prompting the government to declare a state-wide alert. The crop-eating pests had first entered Rajasthan from Pakistan in…

International flights likely to restart by July

International flights likely to restart by July

New Delhi: As airports round the country are getting ready for the resumption of domestic flights from Monday, there is a strong possibility that international flights will resume by July. Union minister for civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said Saturday that if the novel coronavirus infection rates are within control, then the government will consider…

Danger in the air: On PIA flight crash

Danger in the air: On PIA flight crash

May 25, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 24, 2020 23:16 IST May 25, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: May 24, 2020 23:16 IST The PIA crash is a reminder that the aviation industry provides little margin for error From a “we are comfortable now, established on ILS 25L” that soon led to a repeated declaration of…

COVID-19 cases: India now in top 10

COVID-19 cases: India now in top 10

India on Sunday reported the highest single-day spike so far of 7,097 COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 1,38,526, according to reports from the State Health Departments. The number of active cases stood at 76,902, while 57,605 people have recovered. The death toll crossed 4,000, with 150 new fatalities.COVID-19 | Interactive map of confirmed…

Coronavirus lockdown | Many States follow Centre’s flight rules

Coronavirus lockdown | Many States follow Centre’s flight rules

Many States are simply following the Union Health Ministry’s guidelines for arriving air passengers, but Karnataka will require travellers boarding from such “high-risk States” as Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine on arrival in Bengaluru.Click here to read the domestic travel guidelinesClick here to read…

SOPs revised for flights to bring Indians home

SOPs revised for flights to bring Indians home

NEW DELHI: The Union home ministry on Sunday revised its standard operating procedures for special flights ferrying Indian nationals stranded abroad as also persons stranded in India who wish to travel abroad. For international arrivals and quarantine arrangements, guidelines issued by the ministry of health and family welfare on Sunday will be applicable. As per…

2,749 Khelo India athletes given Rs 30,000 each: SAI

2,749 Khelo India athletes given Rs 30,000 each: SAI

TOI TimesPointsHOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQsDAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completedLifetime0Expired0Redeemed0* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of creditNEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Sunday said that it has deposited Rs 30,000 each as out of pocket allowance in accounts of 2,749 Khelo India athletes, adding up to Rs 8.25 crore in all.…

Indian Army dismisses reports claiming detention of its soldiers by Chinese forces

Indian Army dismisses reports claiming detention of its soldiers by Chinese forces

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: May 24, 2020, 14:32 ISTRepresentative imageNEW DELHI: Indian Army on Sunday strongly rejected media reports which claimed that its soldiers were briefly detained by the Chinese forces in Ladakh. The army also said that such “unsubstantiated reports” hurt country’s national interests. “There has been no detention of Indian soldiers at the borders.…

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 61 live updates | Record 6,767 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 61 live updates | Record 6,767 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, says Health Ministry

India must gear for at least two more months of COVID-19, a summary of a meeting on Saturday involving top officials from the Health Ministry suggests.About 70% of India’s cases are emerging from 11 “municipal areas” in seven States: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan, the Ministry said in a statement.The Hindu has…

During lockdown, MoEFCC panels cleared or discussed 30 projects in biodiverse forests

During lockdown, MoEFCC panels cleared or discussed 30 projects in biodiverse forests

Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh has a decidedly other-worldly feel. “Yeh kaunsi duniya hai,” my colleague exclaimed as we climbed the towering mountains — home to the endemic goat-antelope Mishmi takin, the ‘bright-eyed’ butterfly Callerebia dibangensis, and the Mishmi wren-babbler. I had read about the cultural practices of the Idu Mishmi community in the valley…

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India registers 6,767 new infections, 147 deaths in past 24 hours; total cases now at 1.31 lakh, 3,867 fatalities

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India registers 6,767 new infections, 147 deaths in past 24 hours; total cases now at 1.31 lakh, 3,867 fatalities

Auto Refresh Feeds Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST updates: The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 1,31,868, according to the latest update from the Union Health Ministry. The toll in the country is now at 3,867. The reported active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 73,560, as many as 54,441 COVID-19 patients have been…

Centre’s Plan For Resuming Flights Runs Into Turbulence In States

Centre’s Plan For Resuming Flights Runs Into Turbulence In States

Coronavirus lockdown: The centre has said flights can resume from Monday. (AFP)HighlightsSome states have red-flagged centre’s plan to restart passenger flights Maharashtra not keen on accepting influx of people Tamil Nadu asks Civil Aviation Ministry to delay plans till May 31New Delhi: A day before domestic flights are set to resume across the country, there…

All domestic flights from Delhi will be operating from Terminal 3

All domestic flights from Delhi will be operating from Terminal 3

All the domestic flights flying from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, will operated from Terminal 3, the airport officials said. The Centre allowed domestic flight services to resume from Monday. India suspended flight operations on May 25, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The deadly coronavirus will change the way you fly — at…