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No plans to extend lockdown: Centre

No plans to extend lockdown: Centre

New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday said he was 'surprised' at reports suggestive of an extension in the 21-day nationwide lockdown period.  The top bureaucrat dismissed the speculation, saying that there were no such plans to do the same.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Su...

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Covid-19: Eight more test positive in TN; tally goes to 50

Covid-19: Eight more test positive in TN; tally goes to 50

Chennai: Eight people, including a 10-month-old boy, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases in the state to 50, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said on Sunday.The eight from Erode district were contacts of two Thailand nationals, who have already tested posi...

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Muslims cremate Hindu neighbour during lockdown

Muslims cremate Hindu neighbour during lockdown

Bulandshahr (UP): In a heart-warming gesture, a group of Muslim youth came together to perform the last rites of a Hindu man who died on Saturday.The incident took place in Anand Vihar area and the matter came to light when the family posted a thanksgiving on the social media.Ravi Shankar, 73, was b...

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Companies should provide food, shelter for outside workers: TN CM

Companies should provide food, shelter for outside workers: TN CM

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami ordered companies employing workers from other states tocontinue to provide food, shelter and medical facilities to them.He also ordered the District Collectors to ensure that the companies comply with the order.In case the labourers from other state...

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N-E states intensify war against spread of corona

N-E states intensify war against spread of corona

Guwahati: With two positive coronavirus cases found last week, the northeastern states on Sunday further stepped up their efforts to reach out to people and maintain the supply of essentials.Several northeastern states have asked the Central government to sanction allocation of rice, fuel and cookin...

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Telangana to give Rs 500, rice to every migrant worker

Telangana to give Rs 500, rice to every migrant worker

Hyderabad: The government of Telangana on Sunday announced that it will provide 12 kg rice and Rs 500 cash to each of the 3.5 lakh migrant labourers from other states.Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said the government was ready to spend any amount to ensure that nobody in the state starves.Add...

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Poultry industry reeling under corona impact

Poultry industry reeling under corona impact

New Delhi: First the rumours that consumption of chicken can cause coronavirus, and now the lockdown. The poultry industry across the country is reeling under a double whammy.People involved in poultry business say they are not even able to procure feed and other essentials for poultry to keep them ...

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Home-quarantined youth in TN bites, kills woman

Home-quarantined youth in TN bites, kills woman

Chennai: In a bizarre case in Theni district in Tamil Nadu, a 32-year-old Sri Lanka-returned youth who was home quarantined killed an elderly woman two street away by biting her on Friday, police said.According to police, the woman who was admitted to a hospital on Friday died on Saturday.Speaking t...

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COVID-19: India's total corona count reaches 909

COVID-19: India's total corona count reaches 909

New Delhi: Amid growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus in India came more worrying news on Saturday: the country's total corona-affected patient count, including those who have been cured, has crossed 900. The number now stands at 909.In the morning on Saturday, the count stood at 873, acc...

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Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, first since Covid-19 lockdown

Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, first since Covid-19 lockdown

New Delhi: For the first time since India went into the lockdown mode in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday.Taking to Twitter, he sought ideas for the Sunday's Radio programme, "On the 29th (March), this m...

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