A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a "COVID-19" party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger people.
Citing “good public response” to its first weekend lockdown, UP on Sunday decided to continue with the concept of a stop-start shutdown for two days each week till it gets a grip on the spread of Covid-19. In J&K, parts of the Valley went into complete lockdown following a surge in coronavirus deaths in Srinagar over the past two weeks.
Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries living in states that are yet to fix Covid-19 treatment charges in private hospitals will pay as per the rates prescribed by the Delhi government until their states fix their own charges.
The government is looking at a comprehensive revamp of state-run transport behemoth Indian Railways and has ordered a fresh mandate for a high powered panel of secretaries to fast-track innovative financing for its projects, monetising assets of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation, corporatisation of productions units and monetisation of existing assets.
Union minister Sanjeev Balyan has made an appeal to the Uttar Pradesh government to bring a law and bar those having more than two children from contesting panchayat polls in the state. Several states, like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, have brought their own laws restricting people with more than two children from contesting local body elections.
The last three months have been tumultuous for businesses, but leadership hiring has remained relatively unaffected. Industry estimates reveal that more than 200 executives have been placed in the last three months, a period which witnessed industries virtually shutting factories in the early part, with demand coming down to zero.
Iran and China have quietly drafted a sweeping economic and security partnership that would clear the way for billions of dollars of Chinese investments in energy and other sectors, undercutting the Trump administration’s efforts to isolate the Iranian government because of its nuclear and military ambitions.
India plans to push the Chinese side for an exchange of maps in the western sector after the process of disengagement and de-escalation is complete and Indian troops go back to their old patrolling posts. Government officials said this would clarify each other’s claim lines and actual control, which would make management and patrolling protocols easier.
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (46) and her daughter Aaradhya (8) tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, a day after her superstar father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and actor husband Abhishek were hospitalised with the infection.
The world’s costliest fungus — Ophiocordyceps sinensis — also known as Himalayan Viagra, which sells in international markets for upwards of Rs 20 lakh per kg, has entered the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species.
Citing that many states and over 200 universities had already completed their terminal semester/final year examinations, the Centre has told states that assessment for the final year students have to be conducted in the long-term interest of the students.
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who has declared an open revolt against the Congress with the support of 30 MLAs that could bring down the Ashok Gehlot government, is likely to meet...
As the Rajasthan Congress drama stoked the barely-forgotten memories of government collapse in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, worry lines deepened in party ranks over concerns that the organisation was in the grip of a serious crisis that has not really abated since the Lok Sabah rout while the leadership remained indifferent and in a state of denial.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s ‘strike’ against Sachin Pilot has left the younger leader seething, who sees being asked to join a police investigation into an alleged BJP plot to topple the government as a provocative act intended to corner him by insinuating his role in the events.
Drawing on her tried-and-tested social engineering formula, BSP chief and four-time Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati on Sunday said the Brahmin community should not have to pay for the misdeeds of slain gangster Vikas Dubey just because he was one of their own.
A day after setting up an SIT to probe slain gangster Vikas Dubey’s alleged nexus with politicians and bureaucrats, the UP government on Sunday instituted a judicial inquiry by a retired high court judge into the July 10 “encounter” in which he was killed while being brought to Kanpur from Ujjain in a police convoy.
Starting a new norm of police seeking protection from police, an arrested sub-inspector on Sunday moved the Supreme Court apprehending danger from encounter specialists in UP Police, who killed gangster Vikas Dubey and five of his associates within a week of the killing of eight policemen in Bikru village on July 3.
A woman constable's transfer for stopping a Gujarat MLA's son and his two friends - who were driving around in Surat during curfew hours on Wednesday - has triggered a massive controversy, with the...
The leadership tussle between Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and deputy CM Sachin Pilot is headed for a showdown with Pilot claiming that the state government no longer enjoys a majority even as the Congress legislature party was scheduled to meet on Monday morning.
The number of active Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 3 lakh mark on Sunday even as fresh infections during the day surged to another new peak, crossing 29,000 for the first time. After staying over 500 for the past two days, the daily death toll came down slightly to 492.