India


COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,075; cases 33,050 Thursday, April 30th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,075 after 66 more fatalities and the number of cases climbed to 33,050 in the country on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 23,651, while 8,324 people have..

Read Full Story »

Indian Govt. allows movement of stranded people with conditions Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla..

Read Full Story »

Senior govt doctor, another man die of COVID-19 in Bengal Sunday, April 26th, 2020

KOLKOTA, (PTI):- A senior government doctor involved in the fight against COVID-19 and a 34-year-old man, both diagnosed with the diease, died at a hospital here on Sunday, sources at the facility said. The 60-year-old doctor, posted as assistant director health services (equipment and stores),..

Read Full Story »

India’s Modi warns against complacency vs virus

BANGKOK (AP):— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned the country’s 1.3 billion people against any complacency in the fight against the coronavirus. On a Sunday radio talk show, Modi said that people will have to change their habits by sticking to social distancing, wearing masks..

Read Full Story »

India reopens stores as virus restrictions ease elsewhere Saturday, April 25th, 2020

By ASHOK SHARMA and JOHN LEICESTER, NEW DELHI (AP):— A tentative easing around the world of coronavirus lockdowns gathered pace Saturday with the reopening in India of neighborhood stores that many of the country’s 1.3 billion people rely on for everything from cold drinks to mobile phone data..

Read Full Story »

Death toll due to COVID-19 touches 652; cases rise to 19,984 Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

NEW DELHI:- The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 652 and the number of cases to 19,984 in the country on Wednesday, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases is 15,474, while 3,869 people have been cured and discharged, and one patient has migrated, the ministry..

Read Full Story »

Centre objects to Kerala easing lockdown restrictions Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The Centre has come down heavily on the Kerala government for its decision to allow opening of restaurants, bus travel in cities and opening of MSME industries in urban areas, saying it amounts to dilution of lockdown guidelines and also a Supreme Court observation. However, the..

Read Full Story »

1,211 people stranded in Pathankot sent home in Jammu, Kashmir Monday, April 20th, 2020

JAMMU, (PTI):- As many as 1,211 people who were quarantined in Punjab's Pathankot district for 21 days were sent home in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, a senior official said. The people were handed over to the Kathua administration at Lakhanpur, said Kathua District Magistrate O..

Read Full Story »

Sleep at last for Varanasi’s keepers of cremation fires Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

VARANASI, INDIA, (AFP):- The stench of smouldering funeral pyres usually hangs heavy by the Ganges river in Varanasi, the mystical Indian city where Hindus believe being cremated will free them from the cycle of rebirth. But because of a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the 200 to 300 bodies from..

Read Full Story »

India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world covering 1.3 billion people, will be extended until May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The move comes despite complaints from millions of poor, a vast underclass who have been left almost completely..

Read Full Story »