Gaurav Sharma

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Cricket crazy, who bleeds blue. MS Dhoni is god for Dilli da munda. Doesn't realise he has a mic on or not, and starts speaking about sports everywhere. Has a huge crush on Smriti Mandhana. 😉

CSIR-IIIM & Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to develop RT-LAMP based test for Coronavirus

As part of COVID-19 mitigation mission of Country, CSIR has strategized its R&D to develop, integrate, scale-up, and deploy necessary technological interventions for combating Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Considering the multifarious problems created by coronavirus, which require interventions, the....Read More

Supreme Court takes suo moto cognizance of problems and miseries of migrant labourers

Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo moto cognizance of the "problems" and "miseries" of migrant labourers amid the coronavirus lockdown and noted that there have been certain lapses on part of the Centre and State governments in providing help. A....Read More

India-China face-off in Ladakh: PM Narendra Modi meets NSA Ajit Doval, CDS General Bipin Rawat

India-China face-off in Ladakh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and the three Service Chiefs to review the ongoing tension at India-China border in....Read More

Lockdown 4.0: Rajasthan government allows taxis and autos to operate in red zones, except containment areas

The Rajasthan Government has allowed taxis and auto-rickshaws to operate in railway stations, airports, and hospitals located in red zones, except in containment zones. "There are 40,000 auto-rickshaws in Jaipur, and they were non-functional during the lockdown phase. As per....Read More

Lockdown 4.0: Over 17 lakh people return to Uttar Pradesh, says UP government; Jammu and Kashmir brings back 94,000 stranded

  Around 17 lakh people have returned to Uttar Pradesh in more than 1265 trains, UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said on Tuesday. "Around 17,00,728 people in more than 1265 trains have returned to the state of Uttar....Read More

AirAsia Jaipur-Hyderabad flight makes emergency landing due to technical issue

An Air Asia flight from Jaipur to Hyderabad with 70 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Hyderabad Airport on Tuesday due to technical issue. "AirAsia India aircraft VT-IXC operating as i51543 from Jaipur to Hyderabad on 26th May....Read More

Lockdown 4.0: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya calls Rahul Gandhi’s statement irresponsible

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya on Tuesday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks that the government had underestimated the scale of the battle against coronavirus and said Gandhi was making irresponsible comments to which....Read More

Covid-19 recovery rate in India at 41.61 %, fatality rate among lowest in world, says Health Ministry

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said that the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in India has been improving considerably while the fatality rate is among the lowest in the world. "A total of 60,490 patients....Read More

Former cricketer Rahul Dravid says bio-bubble plan is unrealistic over talks of resumption of cricket amid coronavirus

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid believes that the idea of building a bio-secure environment around teams so that the game can resume is not a viable solution. The Pakistan Cricket Board recently held a meeting with the officials of England....Read More

Covid-19: Delhi Police file 20 charge-sheets against 82 foreigners in Tablighi Jamaat case

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Tuesday filed 20 charge-sheets against 82 foreign nationals in a Saket district court in connection with the congregation at Markaz Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin area of the national capital. The charge-sheets were filed....Read More

Salman Khan keeps his promise, releases a new song Bhai Bhai for his fans on Eid

Treating all his fans this Eid, superstar Salman Khan has the best Eidi to offer. After releasing two songs earlier, the actor releases third song, titled ‘Bhai Bhai’ on this special occasion. Salman Khan’s films have been regularly releasing on....Read More

Covid-19: India sees record 6,977 cases today, total count crosses 1.38 lakh

India saw its highest spike of 6,977 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the total number of cases went over 1.38 lakh on Monday with Maharashtra accounting for over 50,000 cases. The total number of deaths due to....Read More

Misuse of students’ fund: DUSU President Akshit Dahiya meets Delhi govt. funded College Union & Society representatives via video conference

The Delhi University Students’ Union has always sought to be credible , responsible and student-friendly through standing against the notion of injustice and putting forth the best interests of the student community. DUSU henceforth held a meeting with the college....Read More

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy allocates Rs 100 crore for lawyers’ welfare

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed the officials to transfer the Rs 100 crore allocated to lawyers’ welfare to their Corpus Fund. The maintenance of the Corpus Fund should be left with the lawyers, he said. Already we....Read More

UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s decision on other states needing UP govt nod to employ its migrant workers is harmful, hurried, says BSP

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for saying that any state seeking to employ migrant workers from UP will need to seek his government's permission. Sudhindra Bhadoria questioned Yogi Adityanath saying,....Read More

Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh reports 273, Uttarakhand reports 15 new cases in last 24 hours

As many as 273 more people tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, said Amit Mohan Prasad, Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary. "With 273 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of active cases have spiked....Read More

National Health Authority plans to empanel ICMR accredited laboratories for Covid-19 testing

The National Health Authority (NHA) is in the process to empanel ICMR accredited laboratories on the board to enable COVID-19 testing facility for Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) beneficiaries. The global pandemic of coronavirus has shattered the....Read More

Covid-19: Petition filed in Delhi HC seeks coronavirus relief materials to Aadhaar, voter ID card holders too

A petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the Centre and Delhi government to provide relief materials and food grains to the holders of Aadhar card and voter ID card in view of the coronavirus-induced....Read More

Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: BSEB matric result releasing on May 26 @ biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in

Bihar Board Class 10 result @biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is all set to release the Class 10 board examination result 2020. The BSEB is scheduled to share the Class 10 result on May 26, 2020 at 12:30....Read More

HDFC profit falls 22% to Rs 2,233 crore in March quarter

Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) on Monday reported 22 per cent fall in net profit at Rs 2,233 crore for the January to March quarter. The home loan lender had reported a profit of Rs 2,862 crore in the corresponding....Read More

Delhi sizzles at 45 degrees celsius, rain expected after 4 days, says India Meteorological Department

The national capital has been reeling under the effect of heat wave conditions this past week and as per information provided by India Meteorological Department (IMD), mercury levels touched 45 degrees Celsius on Monday. People could be seen drinking water....Read More

Lockdown 4.0: 103 Indians arrive in Kochi from San Francisco in Vande Bharat special flight

A special repatriation flight carrying 103 Indian nationals, including four infants and four pregnant women, arrived in Kochi from San Francisco, United States, on Monday morning under the 'Vande Bharat' Mission. India launched the second phase of 'Vande Bharat Mission'....Read More

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu holds review meet to discuss drinking water, irrigation problems in Andhra Pradesh’s Udayagiri

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday held a meeting and discussed various possible ways in which drinking water and irrigation needs of the drought-prone Udayagiri area in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district can be met. Present in the meeting were....Read More

COVID-19: With highest ever single-day spike of 6,767 cases, India’s coronavirus total shoots to 1,31,868

With the highest ever single-day spike of 6,767 cases, India's COVID-19 zoomed to 1,31,868 on Sunday, as per the details shared by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). There were 54,440 recoveries today as against 51,783 from....Read More

Kolkata, Bagdogra airports to operate from May 28, says Airports Authority of India

The domestic flight operations at Kolkata Airport and Bagdogra Aiport in West Bengal will resume from May 28, with a reduced schedule amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, said the Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials here on Sunday. "As West Bengal....Read More

Railways say 37 lakh passengers travelled in over 2,800 Shramik special trains

Indian Railway has run over 2,813 Shramik Special trains carrying over 37 lakh passengers, till 10 am on Saturday, informed Ministry of Railways. In a press statement, Ministry of Railways said that nearly 60 per cent trains originated from Gujarat,....Read More

Nanded Sadhu murder case: Maharashtra Police arrests accused, deny any communal angle

Police have arrested the accused in connection with the murder of a sadhu in Nanded's Umri, said Vijay Kumar Magar, Superintendent of Police (SP) on Sunday. "The accused in the sadhu's murder case has been arrested. There is a criminal....Read More

COVID-19: Tamil Nadu makes registration mandatory for incoming passengers, followed by home quarantine

Tamil Nadu government on Sunday made it mandatory for incoming passengers to register themselves in TNePass portal as part of their standard operating procedure (SOP). Passengers will also have undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine even if asymptomatic. The domestic air....Read More

Temperature to soar to 47 degrees celsius in Rajasthan’s Churu, says India Meteorological Department

Rajasthan's Churu region to hit 47 degrees Celsius a day before 'Nautapa', the nine hottest days of the season on Sunday, predicts India Metrological Department. Despite the relaxation of market opening in the fourth phase of nationwide Lockdown, the busy....Read More

COVID-19 cases in Central Armed Police Forces near 1,200 mark, recovery rate over 60 %

The number of COVID-19 positive cases among Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel have almost doubled in the last 15 days, with the count reaching 1,180. However, the high recovery rate has come as a respite for the paramilitary. Adding....Read More

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray says need more time to restore air travel, state likely to extend lockdown beyond May 31

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said he has sought more time from the Civil Aviation Ministry to resume domestic air travel in the state and added that he cannot ensure if lockdown will be over by May 31....Read More

COVID-19: Andhra Pradesh reports 66 new cases, total count spikes to 2,627

Sixty-six more people have tested positive of coronavirus, taking the total count in Andhra Pradesh to 2,627 on Sunday. "In the last 24 hours, 11,357 samples were tested in the State, of which 66 people were tested positive of COVID-19.....Read More

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan turns 75, PM Narendra Modi, CM Arvind Kejriwal, actors Kamal Hassan, Mohan Lal extend wishes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended birthday wishes to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. "Birthday wishes to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan Ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long life," Prime Minister....Read More

Nepal deploys Army unit to construct Darchula-Tinkar Road Project

The Nepal Army has deployed a 'section plus' unit near Ghantibagar of Darchula district for the construction of 87 kilometres section of the road under the Mahakali corridor or the Darchula-Tinkar Road Project. The government had last month decided to....Read More

COVID-19: Delhi Health Minister Dr Satyendar Jain says no relaxation in containment zones

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said that the Delhi government has barricaded the containment zones and no relaxation has been given in these areas. "Whatever containment zones are there, we are barricading it and no relaxation from the....Read More

Salman Khan’s Ready film co-star Mohit Baghel passes away

Salman Khan's 'Ready' co-star Mohit Baghel passed away on Saturday. The 27-year-old was suffering from cancer. Balaji Motion pictures extended their condolences on Twitter, saying: "The news of Mohit's demise comes as a deep shock to us. He was one....Read More

AIIMS Pulmonology department head Dr Jitendra Nath Pande dies of COVID-19

Head of Delhi's All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Pulmonology department, Dr Jitendra Nath Pande passed away today. He was 78. Reports said AIIMS senior doctor succumbed of COVID-19 aka coronavirus. Dr Pande was treating coronavirus patients for weeks....Read More

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy orderds to fill vacant posts in hospitals

Moving ahead with the control measures of COVID-19, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to increase the isolation wards and medical facilities in the COVID hospitals alongside filling up the vacancies of health care professionals and medical....Read More

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy launches restart package for MSMEs

Chief Minister Of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has given the much needed boost to MSMEs with the launch of Rs 1 110 crore restart package and releasing Rs 450 crores as first installment which would benefit nearly 98,000....Read More

Case filed against Daati Maharaj for offering prayers at Delhi temple amid lockdown

A case has been registered against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj for allegedly violating lockdown guidelines by offering prayers at Shani Dham temple in Asola area here, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Thakur said on Saturday. According to the police,....Read More

West Bengal government calls for Army support for restoration of infra and essential services

The West Bengal government has called for Army support, while NDRF and SDRF teams are already working, for the restoration of infrastructure and essential services after Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the state. "Government of West Bengal mobilises maximum strength....Read More

PM Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19 impact with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the phone, regarding COVID-19 pandemic and its likely health and economic impact in the region. Prime Minister Modi assured President Rajapaksa that India would continue to....Read More

Home Ministry says over 35 lakh migrants used 2,600 Shramik Special trains to get back home

Over 2,600 Shramik Special trains have run till date and more than 35 lakh migrants have used these trains to reach their respective destinations, said Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), here on Saturday. "More than....Read More

RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav says CM Nitish Kumar should persuade Centre to grant special status to Bihar

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday called upon Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to persuade the central government to grant special status to Bihar. Yadav accused the NDA government in Bihar of "failing" to ensure the development of....Read More

COVID-19: 21 more BSF personnel test positive

As many as 21 more Border Security Force (BSF) personnel tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. "BSF has recorded 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. All of them are under treatment in designated COVID-19 health....Read More

UP additional chief secretary Awanish Awasthi says 13,54,000 people returned to UP by Shramik Special trains

Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi on Saturday informed that around 13,54,000 people in more than 1,018 Shramik Special trains have returned to the state amid coronavirus lockdown. "Around 13,54,000 people in more than 1,018 Shramik Special trains....Read More

BSP chief Mayawati slams Congress, says displaying plight of migrants is drama

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday again lashed out at Congress for not doing enough to help the migrant labourers during coronavirus lockdown, saying, the videos shared by the party displaying the plight of migrants is more of a....Read More

Delhi Airport authorities make special arrangements to resume operations from May 25

As domestic flight operations are set to resume from May 25, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) authorities have made several arrangements to ensure the safety of passengers in view of coronavirus pandemic. All the flights will be operating from....Read More

Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 500 cr financial assistance for Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced financial assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha after conducting an aerial survey of the areas hit by cyclone Amphan. "For the immediate need, the Government of India announces Rs 500 crore for....Read More

Sonia Gandhi at Opposition meet says Prime Minister’s COVID-19 relief package is a cruel joke

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi meet other top leaders of the Opposition via video conferencing on Friday to discuss the ongoing crisis due to COVID-19 outbreak. Discussing the issue with Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and....Read More

Home Ministry allows travel of certain categories of OCI cardholders

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has allowed travel of certain categories of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders to India. An office memorandum (OM) from the MHA on Friday with the subject line -- 'Visa and Travel restrictions in....Read More

Mumbai Police Head Constable dies of COVID-19, 24 new cases detected in BSF

A Head Constable from Vile Parle Police Station passed away due to COVID-19, informed the Maharashtra Police on Friday. "HC Arun Phadtare from Vile Parle Police Station, Mumbai, lost his life to coronavirus. May his soul rest in peace," informed....Read More

Pakistan PM Imran Khan mourns PIA Karachi crash

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed shock over the plane crash in Karachi and assured that an immediate inquiry will be instituted. "Shocked and saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has....Read More

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says in a country of 1.35 billion people, COVID-19 infected only 0.1 million people

In a country of 1.35 billion people, there are only 0.1 million cases of COVID-19, said Union Health and Family Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday. "Today we have a mortality of 3 per cent only. In a country of....Read More

Railway reservation opens for public

Railway reservation is open for public in all classes of 230 trains connecting various stations in the country, said the Ministry of Railways on Friday. Bookings are available online as well as through railway reservation counters. Since yesterday, more than....Read More

Bhima Koregaon case: Delhi High Court issues notice to NIA on Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking interim bail

Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on a plea filed by activist Gautam Navlakha, who is facing probe for his alleged role in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, seeking interim bail on....Read More

PIA aircraft with 90 passengers crashes in Karachi’s residential area

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft with 90 passengers on board crashed in a residential area near the Karachi airport on Friday. PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and added that the flight -- A-320 -- was carrying 90....Read More

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan pitches for making Atmanirbhar Bharat a cornerstone in pipeline projects, reviews projects worth Rs 8000 crore

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan pitches for making Atmanirbhar Bharat a cornerstone in pipeline projects, reviews projects worth Rs 8000 crore Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today reviewed pipeline projects worth approx. Rs. 8000 Cr....Read More

ABVP reaches out to students over educational issues amid lockdown, to submit memorandum to PM Modi

Over 87,000 volunteers of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) reached out to over 8.68 lakh students through phone on May 11 and 12 amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus and discussed various challenges facing the education....Read More

Strict law for environment, pollution check after Vizag tragedy

Andhra Pradesh Government is contemplating to bring in State Environment Improvement Act to check pollution and safeguard environment which also imposes hefty penalties for violations. During a review meeting here on Wednesday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy stressed on....Read More

UP CM Yogi Adityanath orders to increase beds in COVID-19 hospitals to 1 lakh by month-end

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday directed the concerned officials in the state to increase the number of beds in COVID-19 hospitals to one lakh by the end of this month. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting....Read More

2 Naxals killed in encounter in Dantewada

Two Naxals were killed in an encounter in Dantewada on Thursday, police said. "Today afternoon at around 1430 hrs, there was an exchange of fire between Dantewada District Reserve Guard (DRG), and Naxals near Neelawada (along the southern side of....Read More

India likely play T20I series with South Africa in August

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday confirmed that the cricketing body is in discussion with Cricket South Africa (CSA) to play a three-match T20I series. "Discussion are on but as of now, nothing has been....Read More

Cyclone Amphan claims 72 lives, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urges PM Narendra Modi to visit state

Seventy-two people have died in West Bengal due to cyclone Amphan, which struck the State on May 20, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday. Urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the State to review the situation, Banerjee said....Read More

FIR lodged against Sonia Gandhi for tweets on PM CARES Fund

An FIR has been registered against Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district of Karnataka over tweets on May 11 by the party's official handle about PM-CARES fund. The FIR, registered under Sections 153 (wantonly giving....Read More

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri says more than 20,000 citizens brought back under Vande Bharat mission

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said that upwards of 20 thousand Indian citizens have been brought back to the country under the Vande Bharat mission so far and the number will rise further in the coming days.....Read More

Airline stocks gain as air travel resumes from next week

The final hour of trading on bourses erased some intraday gains on Thursday but benchmark indices managed to close in the green led by gains in auto and FMCG stocks. The BSE S&P Sensex closed 114 points or 0.37 per....Read More

Indian Railways to run 200 trains from June 1, bookings start tomorrow

Indian Railways will start booking online tickets for 200 regular passenger trains, which will run June 1 onwards, through Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation's (IRCTC) website @ irctc.co.in. The reservation for train tickets will start at 10 am tomorrow.....Read More

BJP asks state units to file report on aid provided to migrant labourers, needy amid COVID-19 crisis

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday directed its all State units to file a detailed report on the aid provided to those in need including migrant labourers in view of COVID-19 crisis within seven days. "It has been directed....Read More

Bharat Biotech, Thomas Jefferson University pursue a promising vaccine candidate against COVID-19

Vaccine innovators Bharat Biotech and Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia have signed an exclusive deal to develop a new vaccine candidate for COVID-19 invented at Jefferson. The novel vaccine was developed using an existing deactivated rabies vaccine as a vehicle....Read More

Domestic civil aviation operations to restart from Monday, says Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday announced that domestic civil aviation operations will resume in a calibrated manner from May 25 onwards. The minister said that all airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations....Read More

Cyclone Amphan: Power supply cut off in North and South 24 Parganas of West Bengal

Power supply has been cut off in North and South 24 Parganas of West Bengal as per Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's orders in view of the super cyclone. Mamata had directed the control room to cut off the power supply....Read More

Covid effect: Google Meet crosses 50 million downloads

Video communication service Google Meet passed 50 million downloads on the Play Store recently. According to Mashable, touched 5 million installs in March, and soon passed 10 million downloads in 20 days. Due to the social distancing measures caused by....Read More

Tejashwi Yadav slams Bihar govt over lack of coronavirus testing, poor quarantine facilities

Leader of Opposition in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, has slammed the Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, stating there aren't enough testing centres in the state and that quarantine facilities for migrant workers reaching the state are very poor.....Read More

Coronavirus outbreak: Shanghai International Film Festival canceled

The Shanghai International Film Festival, which was scheduled to take place in June, has been postponed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. According to Variety, the organisers of the film festival on Wednesday said that they were not able to....Read More

Coronavirus: Pat Cummins wants artificial substance to shine cricket ball

As ICC's Cricket Committee recommended to ban saliva to make the cricket ball shine, Australian pacer Pat Cummins has suggested that bowlers should be allowed to use artificial substances. Shining the ball is a major thing for bowlers in trying....Read More

Health Ministry says 7.9 people per lakh population affected by COVID-19 in India, recovery rate 39.62%

Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday said that 7.9 people per lakh population of India has got affected due to COVID-19 and the recovery rate is 39.62 per cent. "If the total population of the world is taken....Read More

Congress MLA Aditi Singh suspended from party’s women’s wing

Congress MLA from Raebareli Aditi Singh has been suspended from the position of General Secretary of the women's wing of the party, which has initiated anti-disciplinary action against her, sources said here on Wednesday. "MLA Aditi Singh has been suspended....Read More

Cyclone Amphan: More than 5 lakh people in West Bengal, over 1.5 lakh in Odisha evacuated

More than 5 lakh people have been evacuated in West Bengal and 1,58,640 people in Odisha in view of cyclone Amhpan, said SN Pradhan, chief of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Wednesday. 'Landfall has started. We are keeping a....Read More

Priyanka Gandhi video message: Congress leader requests UP CM Yogi Adityanath to leave politics behind, allow movement of 1000 buses, says Congress is keen to help migrant workers

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in a video message, requested Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow 1000 buses arranged by the grand old party to help migrant workers to get back homes. The statement came half-an-hour before the....Read More

Mayawati lashes out at BJP, Congress for politics over migrant workers

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday slammed both the BJP and the Congress for allegedly playing "disgusting" politics over the migrant's issue even as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic. She further claimed that her political outfit is supporting affected migrants....Read More

Railways to run 200 non-AC trains daily from June 1, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced that Indian Railways will start 200 non-AC trains daily from June 1 in addition to Shramik Special trains. "Indian Railways will run 200 non-AC trains daily as per the time table from June....Read More

Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says 3 lakh people evacuated to relief camps till now

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that around 3 lakh people have been evacuated and kept in relief camps till now in wake of cyclone Amphan. "The Amphan cyclone is severe than Aila. I appeal to all of you,....Read More

Heavy traffic at ITO, Yamuna Bridge area in Delhi today

Heavy traffic congestion was seen at ITO and Yamuna bridge areas on Tuesday. Several cars, two-wheelers, auto-rickshaws and a few buses were seen one the roads as people began going to their workplaces in the national capital during the fourth....Read More

Sonia Gandhi calls meeting of opposition parties on May 22 to discuss coronavirus crisis, difficulties of migrant workers

Sonia Gandhi calls meeting of opposition parties on May 22 to discuss coronavirus crisis, difficulties of migrant workers Congress President Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of opposition parties on May 22 on the coronavirus crisis and the large movement....Read More

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju says sporting activities will start now, MHA guidelines will be followed

Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports in India on Tuesday said that sporting activities will start in the country now and all the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs will be followed. His remarks....Read More

Indian Meteorological Department says Cyclone Amphan to cross West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts on May 20, extensive damage expected

Cyclone Amphan will cross West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts by Wednesday night with a very devastating windspeed which is expected to cause large scale and extensive damage to structures, India Meteorological Department (IMD) chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said today. "Amphan is....Read More

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy reviews Nadu-Nedu initiative development work, YS Vidya Kanuka scheme to launch on August 3

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officers to complete the first phase of development works in schools under the Nadu-Nedu initiative by the end of July and prepare for launch of YSR Vidya Kanuka on August 3 when....Read More

COVID-19: Home Ministry says India’s case mortality per lakh population is 0.2 compared to 4.1 for the world

The Health Ministry said on Tuesday that India has relatively low death figures of COVID-19 cases due to timely case identification and clinical management and the mortality rate is about 0.2 per lakh population compared to 4.1 per lakh population....Read More

Delhi High Court issues notice to Facebook, Twitter, Google for removal of social media groups like bois locker room

Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Central government, Facebook, Google and Twitter on an application seeking the removal of groups like 'Bois locker room' from social media platforms to protect children. A division bench of Justice RS....Read More

Srinagar encounter: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman’s son among 2 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in valley today

Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Junaid Ashraf Khan, son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammed Ashraf Khan, was among two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces at Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday. The other terrorist killed has been identified as Tariq....Read More

Coronavirus: Civil hospital doctors stage protest against inferior quality of masks in Ludhiana

Doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of Civil Hospital on Tuesday staged a protest against the alleged inferior quality of PPE kits and N95 masks provided to them. Doctors have alleged that some of the staff members have tested positive for....Read More

Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal says Rahul Dravid kept him going before selection into national team

Indian batsman Mayank Agarwal has revealed that the words spoken by Rahul Dravid kept him going when he was not being picked in the Indian side. Agarwal revealed that he had score heaps of runs, but he was not selected....Read More

Lockdown 4.0: Delhi Police says no buses from Anand Vihar bus terminal to UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand; hundreds of migrants stuck at bus stand

Delhi Police DCP East Jasmeet Singh on Tuesday clarified that no buses will run from the capital's Anand Vihar Bus station for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand amid the coronavirus lockdown. Singh also urged the citizens not to gather at....Read More

Lockdown 4.0: PM Narendra Modi seeks suggestions from states, lockdown likely to be extended beyond May 17

After a marathon meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers from across the country, reports suggested that countrywide lockdown can be extended beyond May 17. Reports said that PM Narendra Modi has asked for suggestions from states for....Read More

Administrator turned actor Abhishek Singh is being a good Samaritan; helps his Delhi Crime season 2 unit during lockdown

The most celebrated young IAS officers of our country, Abhishek Singh took us by surprise when the announcement of him turning into an actor with Delhi Crime season two was made. Now, the administrator turned actor is also extending his....Read More

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana seek Central aid; CM KCR opposes running of trains, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy wants relaxations of lockdown rules

Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekhar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to revive the passenger train services, which were stopped as part of preventive measures to contain spread of coronavirus in the country.  CM suggested that loans....Read More

PM’s meet with CMs: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel demands Rs 30,000 cr for relief, welfare schemes

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday made five key demands including financial assistance of Rs 30,000 crore for relief and welfare schemes in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. In a series of tweets, Chief Minister Baghel, who earlier participated....Read More

IRCTC special trains: Indian Railways online train ticket bookings start @ irctc.co.in, know train timings, schedule

IRCTC special trains: Indian Railways online train ticket bookings have been started on IRCTC's (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Cooperation) website @ irctc.co.in today at 6pm. The 15 pair of trains will be run to help migrant workers to reach....Read More

PM’s meet with CMs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says world praising India’s success in handling COVID-19 pandemic

In the fifth video conference meeting with Chief Ministers on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there is "global recognition for India's success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic." He stated that the Government of India appreciates the efforts made....Read More