K'taka shelters labourers in relief camps to halt migration (IANS Special)
  • K'taka shelters labourers in relief camps to halt migration (IANS Special)(22:24)
    By Fakir Balaji
    Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) Enforcing the 21-day lockdown strictly for containing coronavirus spread, Karnataka sheltered hundreds of workers, including daily wagers and construction labourers in relief camps across the state to prevent reverse migration, an official said on Wednesday.
Tripura to give financial aid to 8,882 government teachers
  • Tripura to give financial aid to 8,882 government teachers(22:20)
    Agartala, April 1 (IANS) The BJP-led Tripura government to give a lump-sum financial aid of Rs 35,000 to 8,882 government school teachers, who lost their jobs from Wednesday following court verdicts, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced.
Stay off roads, Karnataka DGP warns motorists
  • Stay off roads, Karnataka DGP warns motorists(20:35)
    Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood, here on Wednesday, warned motorists to stay off roads until the end of lockdown on April 14. "This is not an April Fool's prank. Use of two- and four-wheelers are banned till April 14," he tweeted.
Rs 5 lakh ex gratia announced for LPG vendor
  • Rs 5 lakh ex gratia announced for LPG vendor(19:34)
    Gurugram, April 1 (IANS) To continue the uninterrupted supply of the domestic cooking gas cylinders during the lockdown, oil companies have announced Rs 5,00,000 ex gratia for delivery staff.
Delhi Police launch COVID patrol squad
  • Delhi Police launch COVID patrol squad(18:29)
    By Sanjiv Kumar Singh Chauhan
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi Police has launched a 'COVID Patrol' squad to make people aware of the coronavirus, its prevention and to ensure enforcement of the lockdown in the national capital.
Karnataka to bail out farmers, growers hit by lockdown
  • Karnataka to bail out farmers, growers hit by lockdown(17:56)
    Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) In the backdrop of a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread, the Karnataka government has decided to bail out farmers and growers suffering losses due to steep fall in demand and transport bottlenecks, an official said on Wednesday.
467 shelters set up in Haryana to house migrants: CM
  • 467 shelters set up in Haryana to house migrants: CM(17:18)
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that 467 relief shelters to house and feed 70,000 persons had been set up in the northern state in the wake of exodus of migrant labourers amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare.
Jaipur's walled city sealed, SDRF to make flag marches in area
  • Jaipur's walled city sealed, SDRF to make flag marches in area(23:14)
    Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) : After clamping curfew in the walled city three days back, the Jaipur administration from Tuesday evening totally sealed it in wake of 12 coronavirus positive patients being reported from the area, making it another Covid-19 hotspot after Bhilwara which has reported 27 cases out of total 93 cases in the state.
IRCTC serves over 30,000 meals to needy at 20 places
  • IRCTC serves over 30,000 meals to needy at 20 places(21:36)
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), here on Tuesday, provided over 30,000 meals to the needy at 20 places across the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Delhi aims to feed 12 lakh people daily from Wednesday: Kejriwal
Soren inaugurates CM kitchen in Ranchi to feed poor
  • Soren inaugurates CM kitchen in Ranchi to feed poor(19:48)
    Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) Inaugurating a CM Kitchen in the state capital, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said that his government was committed to ensure that no one went without food during the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare.
COVID-19: NTA extends last dates for entrance test forms
Don't drink alcohol to cope with lockdown: Ministry
  • Don't drink alcohol to cope with lockdown: Ministry(15:49)
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Far from giving you relief, using tobacco and alcohol during the lockdown period may make things worse and even reduce your immunity, the Health Ministry warned on Tuesday.
Validity of DLs, documents linked to MV Act extended
  • Validity of DLs, documents linked to MV Act extended(13:44)
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Considering the problems being faced by people amid lockdown, the government has announced to extend till June end the validity of all driving licences and other documents related to Motor Vehicle Act expiring on February 1 and June 30.
Cong MLAs in Uttarakhand contribute Rs 15 lakh each
  • Cong MLAs in Uttarakhand contribute Rs 15 lakh each(13:10)
    Dehradun, March 31 (IANS) Eleven Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand have contributed Rs 15 lakh each from their MLA funds to help the needy and buy medical equipment in their respective constituencies to fight coronavirus amid the nationwide lockdown.
UP Vidhan Sabha to remain shut down till April 14
Don't send industrial staff on forced leave: Haryana Deputy CM
  • Don't send industrial staff on forced leave: Haryana Deputy CM(12:56)
    Gurugram, March 31 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has appealed to industrialists, entrepreneurs and other businessmen in the state not to not send their employees on forced leave amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus crisis.
Bihar seals inter-state borders
  • Bihar seals inter-state borders(12:00)
    Patna, March 31 (IANS) Bihar has sealed all its inter-state borders amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus crisis.
Punjab CM apprises Bihar counterpart on migrants
  • Punjab CM apprises Bihar counterpart on migrants(11:20)
    Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday talked to his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar on phone, apprising him about the welfare of migrants from his state.
Pregnant woman walks 200 km to her home in UP
  • Pregnant woman walks 200 km to her home in UP(09:18)
    Jalaun (UP), March 31 (IANS) A pregnant woman and her husband, working as daily wagers at a construction site in Noida for five years, have walked over 200 km to reach their village Aunta in Rath area of Jalaun district.
Get close again in the time of COVID-19
  • Get close again in the time of COVID-19(08:58)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Finally got over the excitement of working from home, binge watching even mediocre series on OTT platforms? Is playing chef and cleaning the house getting on the nerves now? Well, its time to reconnect with things that make you feel alive -- again.
Kerala warns those misguiding migrant labourers
  • Kerala warns those misguiding migrant labourers(23:28)
    Kochi, March 30 (IANS) Migrant labourers presently accommodated at a camp at Perumbavoor near here raised a banner of protest on Monday and Kerala authorities said that anyone who are misguiding them would be strongly dealt with.
Railway starts providing bulk cooked food to needy across India
  • Railway starts providing bulk cooked food to needy across India(23:01)
    Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) Indian Railways has started providing bulk cooked food to various categories of needy people from 25 locations across India hosting base kitchens of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), officials said on Monday.
Kerala orders for liquor on medical prescription
  • Kerala orders for liquor on medical prescription(22:01)
    Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Brushing aside strong opposition from medical bodies, the Kerala government on Monday night ordered for supply of liquor to those showing withdrawal symptoms if they got certificates from government doctors.