If I feel like sleeping, I will do that: Mamata on PM's call to light candles
  • If I feel like sleeping, I will do that: Mamata on PM's call to light candles(19:03)
    Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to the citizens to light a candle or diya at 9 p.m. on April 5 to show solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described it as a ‘personal matter', saying those agreed with the PM should follow his direction, "but if I feel I will sleep, I will do that".
SBI gives staggered withdrawal plan to Jan Dhan accounts
  • SBI gives staggered withdrawal plan to Jan Dhan accounts(12:55)
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The State Bank of India has decided to allow withdrawals from Jan Dhan accounts only in a staggered manner to prevent rush of account holders looking for cash during the difficult period of Covid-19 induced lockdown.
Utter Nonsense: Cong on Modi's 9 mins-9 pm coronavirus appeal
  • Utter Nonsense: Cong on Modi's 9 mins-9 pm coronavirus appeal(11:59)
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Reacting strongly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal on Friday to the people to light lamps, torches, candles or even use mobile phone's flashlights for 9 minutes at 9 p.m. on April 5 to mark India's fight against COVID-19, Congress has called it as an "utter nonsense".
IANS, reporting 24x7
  • IANS, reporting 24x7(18:50)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Late last month, the New York-based India Abroad shut down its print edition, bringing an end to a storied 50-year run. Unfortunately, some amateur media watchers have confused this with the closure of IANS, or the Indo-Asian News Service.
Now, Covid-19 cases roost in Mumbai's Dharavi slum
  • Now, Covid-19 cases roost in Mumbai's Dharavi slum(15:48)
    By Quaid Najmi
    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The worst nightmare of Mumbaikars came true when at least two Covid-19 positive cases have been reported from Dharavi, Asia's biggest slum, nestling in the belly of Mumbai, here on Thursday.
SC praises Centre for evacuating 750 Shia pilgrims from Iran
  • SC praises Centre for evacuating 750 Shia pilgrims from Iran(13:42)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court has praised the Centre for bringing back 750 Indian Shia pilgrims stranded at Qom, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, and asked to evacuate "at an appropriate stage" 250 more of them, who have tested positive for the virus.
Covid crisis brings Rahul back to CWC after long gap
  • Covid crisis brings Rahul back to CWC after long gap(12:33)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) After demitting his office as Congress President in June and attending last CWC in August when Sonia Gandhi was choseen as interim President, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday returned to the Congress Working Committee meet to attend the crucial discussion on the Covid-19 situation.
RSS, VHP helping with corona relief work
  • RSS, VHP helping with corona relief work(09:39)
    Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will now help the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in checking the spread of coronavirus.
FIR lodged against Editor of The Wire for derogatory remarks against UP CM (Ld)
Big boost to online doctor consultation during lockdown
  • Big boost to online doctor consultation during lockdown(16:56)
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry had on March 27 urged people to take advantage of telemedicine services during the ongoing lockdown. Since then, the online doctor consultation has shown a big boost of approximately 60 per cent.
80,000 litres of milk thrown in drain in Kerala
  • 80,000 litres of milk thrown in drain in Kerala(15:11)
    Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu stopping all incoming supplies of milk from the northern districts of Kerala, in Palakkad district on Wednesday around 80,000 litres of milk was poured into the drain by farmers.
Doval visits Nizamuddin to take stock of evacuation
  • Doval visits Nizamuddin to take stock of evacuation(12:57)
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) When the Delhi Police early on Wednessday was evacuating the people from the Nizamuddin Markaz, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited the area to take stock of the situation.
Andhra Dy-CM denies Markaz visit, warns of legal action
Over 3,000 jailbirds released in Bengal to negate Covid-19 threat
Kanika tests COVID-19 positive for 5th time (Ld)
Tourism Minister, son volunteer to sanitise Bhopal streets (Lead)
  • Tourism Minister, son volunteer to sanitise Bhopal streets (Lead)(00:56)
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid lockdown when even Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded efforts for sanitation workers to tackle the COVID-19 scare, the Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel along with his son reached Bhopal to voluntarily sanitise the streets.