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Amid corona crisis, people shower flowers on Nagpur cops

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 7 (IANS) It was almost like attending a wedding procession for Nagpur Police personnel, officials said here on Tuesday. A team of tough officers led by Deputy Commissio...

GTech lends support to COVID-19 relief activities in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) The Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body of Information Technology (IT) companies in Kerala, on Tuesday lent a helping hand to the COVID-19 reli...

JK Rowling shares breathing techniques to recover from Covid-19

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Amid the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, acclaimed author J.K. Rowling has shared a post on her Twitter account, showing techniques she used to o...

Bhilwara model to be applied across Rajasthan: Minister

Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) The rise in coronavirus cases in the state would be controlled on the basis of the Bhilwara model, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said, here on Tuesday. The state go...

SGPC, DSGMC to get rice, wheat at PDS rates

Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said the Centre has allowed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Shiromani Gurdwara Ma...

UP's Covid-19 cases surge past 300 mark; 50 pc from Jamaat

Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh crossed the 300 mark on Monday. The state's tally now stands at 305, where 159 coronavirus positive cases are linked to the...

Railways attended 1.25 lakh calls on its helplines in 10 days

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Indian railways has attended over 1.25 lakh calls from its newly formed Railway Control Office during the first 10 days of the 21-day nationwide lockdown amid the corona...

Gujarat Police hunt for Tablighi member, register case

Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) The Gujarat Police said on Monday that it was looking for a Tablighi Jamaat member suspected to be coronavirus positive but who had gone into hiding since the nationwide l...

Hyderabad zoo on alert to protect animals from Covid-19

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) With a tiger at a New York Zoo testing positive for Covid-19, the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP), one of the largest zoos in the country, here on Monday, sounded an alert. T...

Kerala HC helps pet owner buy cat food

Kochi, April 6 (IANS) A cat owner on Monday got help from the Kerala High Court to go out of and buy food for his pets, after the police refused his application. The court also said it would pass a g...

States deploy NCC cadets to fight Covid-19 pandemic

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The civil and the police administration had started deploying senior division NCC cadets in the fight against coronavirus pandemic, said the Ministry of Defence, here on Mon...

Animals in Lucknow Zoo face lockdown blues

Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) It is not only humans who are facing the hardships during the national lockdown. Animals too are facing problems, mainly food. The carnivorous inmates of the Nawab Wajid Al...

Telangana DGP denies reports about Covid-19 test

Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The Telangana police chief on Sunday denied reports that he ordered all police officers to undergo Covid-19 test. Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy clarified t...

Eight corona deaths in Mumbai, 103 new cases

Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Eight persons died due to Covid-19 in Mumbai while the number of positive cases in the city increased by 103 to touch 433 here on Sunday, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporati...

Turmoil in Howrah over burial of Covid-19 suspect

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A stretch close to the AJC Bose Botanic Garden, Shibpur, became volatile after locals clashed with the police over the burial of a Covid-19 suspect. Police said some people...

8 cases up Covid-19 patients under treatment in Kerala to 256

Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Eight new cases on Sunday have taken the total number coronavirus positive people under treatment in Kerala to 256. According to Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shai...

Earth's crust is shaking less as people stay home

London, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 lockdowns globally have not only made air breathable or rivers clean but have also resulted in the way our Earth moves, as researchers now report a drop in seism...

Switch off lights, be marked, warns TMC leader; BJP seeks action

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) In what can be termed as an ugly turn of politis over '9 baje, 9 minute' event, a member of the West Bengal child's rights body and a known "TMC intellectual" Prasun Bhoumic...

Karnataka BJP MP slams Tablighis for 'spreading' COVID-19

Bengaluru, April 4 (IANS) Alarmed over the growing number of Tablighi Jamaat returnees testing COVID-19 positive, Shobha Karandlaje, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Karnataka, on Saturday accuse...

Bagalkot death takes Karnataka COVID-19 toll to 4

Bagalkot (Karnataka), April 4 (IANS) A 75-year-old COVID-19 patient died here, taking the toll to 4 in the state, the police said, here on Saturday. "The patient died in the district hospital here on...