- Lockdown's been a nightmare for outstation patients(16:30)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A 78-year-old cancer patient who was struck in Delhi due to the lockdown after he came here for treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will finally return home after months of waiting.
- Cash handout to poor, workers if situation evolves: FinMin sources(15:10)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government may consider direct cash transfers to the poor and migrant labourers if the current crisis deepens and a situation evolves where this exercise emerges as the best solution, a top Finance Ministry source said on Friday.
- Extended crematorium hours: Govt on steps taken to dispose COVID-19 bodies(13:24)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court expressed anguish over the backlog in disposing COVID-19 bodies that has come up owing to non-functioning of CNG furnaces at the crematoriums in Delhi, the AAP government informed that it has extended the working hours of crematoriums.
- Govt must come clean on border tension with China: Rahul Gandhi(11:55)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Amid reports of growing tension with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the government's silence on this issue and demanded that the government should come clean on it.
- Raj Bhavan in Bhopal declared containment zone(23:23)
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) The Governor's House in Bhopal has been declared a containment zone after a peon and cleaner and four other family members residing on the sprawling premises tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on Thursday.
- 'Speak Up India' emerged as biggest digital protest: Congress(20:42)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The 'Speak Up India' campaign, launched by the Congress to highlight the Central government's "gross failure" in tackling the problems amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, has seen 57 lakh people post live videos, which have reached up to 10 crore people, as per party estimates, a Congress leader said on Thursday.
- Fuel prices may rise by Rs 5/litre after daily revision restarts(14:15)
By Subhash Narayan
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Be ready to face up to Rs 4-5 per litre increase in the pump price of petrol and diesel next month with public sector oil marketing companies bracing up to restart daily price revision of the two petroleum products after the lockdown is lifted in June.
- UP man, wife killed for not paying house rent(09:32)
Azamgarh (UP), May 28 (IANS) An auto parts dealer and his wife were shot by the son of their landlord in Atlas Tank locality under the City Kotwali police circle in Azamgarh district on Monday night.
- Expat stuck in India, family runs out of money in Sharjah(13:42)
Sharjah, May 27 (IANS) An Indian family here has run out of money as their sole breadwinner has been stranded in India due to COVID-19 flight suspension. Sephali Panigrahi, who lives in Al Nahda with her two daughters aged 17 and 12 years, said they are facing an acute financial crisis, Gulf news reported.
- After row over paid quarantine, Kerala mulls changes(13:06)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The row that began on Tuesday when Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that with the number of Covid-19 cases witnessing an upswing with arrival of Keralaites from abroad, and they will now have to pay for the quarantine, intensified on Wednesday with more top leaders coming against it.
- Lockdown is not the goal: Harvard Prof to Rahul(11:28)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his series of talks on Covid-19 pandemic interacted with Professor Ashish Jha of Harvard University who said that "lockdown is not a goal" but a time to separate infected persons from non-infected ones, when you can't test aggressively. He said the lockdown has psychological impact too on the people.
- Amid privacy concerns, Centre makes Aarogya Setu app open source(21:48)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a bid to allay the privacy concerns regarding the Aarogya Setu app, the Centre on Tuesday announced it was making the mobile application open source, allowing researchers, experts and developers to understand how it works and the personal data processed through it.