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Coronavirus | West Bengal ropes in Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee to raise awareness

During his recent visit to the State to meet his mother in January 2020 the Nobel laureate had expressed his desire to work for the State.

Coronavirus | Odisha releases 80 prisoners on parole

The State has 90 jails with a capacity to accommodate 18,012 inmates. The authorities are trying to bring down the number of inmates by 2,000.

Coronavirus | Haryana arranges facilities for migrants

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said checkpoints should be set up at each district to stop labourers movement and they can be further encouraged to stay in ‘safe camps’ which have been specially set up for them.

Coronavirus | Inured to lockdowns, but Valley hit hardest by latest one

Kashmir is now in its ninth day of a new lockdown. If the COVID-19 crisis does not subside by May, around 11,789 tonnes of cherry may be buried in the Valley’s orchards.

Café owner drives around Matunga with a blaring siren

Police officials said inquiries were initiated into the matter after the video was brought to their notice by several Twitter users and Ali Koolar, the driver, was brought to the police station subsequently.

Palakkad, Malappuram record one positive case each

People in quarantine treble in Palakkad as returnees from other States are put under observation

CPCRI hands over PCR machines for faster COVID-19 testing

The machines will help test 48 samples a day

Coronavirus | Despite U.P. CM’s appeal, migrant workers throng Lucknow’s bus stands

Without work or money, they see little point in staying put.

Labourers in camps down to one meal a day as supplies deplete

Many of them are out of work for over a week now and are running out of money and rations; there is severe water scarcity at most of the camps

Coronavirus lockdown | Ration shops are closed in Maharashtra, says AAP

Party volunteers inspect PDS outlets in different cities

SPB sings Kaikini’s song on COVID-19

Multilingual singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam has uploaded on social media a Kannada song, penned by poet Jayant Kaikini, to create awareness about the CO

Hospital ship ‘Patanjali’ to treat COVID-19 patients

On a day when three new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Uttara Kannada district, the Indian Naval Hospital Ship ‘Patanjali’ at Karwar on Saturday

7-month-old baby in Mumbai tests positive

A seven-month-old baby was among the 33 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the State, taking the total count of cases to 186 on Saturday. Mum

Karnataka migrant workers returning home killed in road accident

Eight die as mango-laden lorry rams into truck in Shamshabad

Sort out confusion on ‘essentials’, Pawar writes to PM

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Pawar on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to sort out c

Archdiocese to help the poor

The Archdiocese of Bengaluru has come up with an action plan to help out the poor and underprivileged during the lockdown. In a press release, Archbis

Kerala’s tribal people take the road to literacy

A literacy programme, in compliance with UNESCO literacy criteria, for tribal communities hopes to turn Kerala’s Wayanad and Attappady regions fully literate.

Youth dies in Maharashtra's Melghat as doctors suspect COVID-19, shunt him from one hospital to another

25-year-old Migrant worker had rheumatic heart disease; could have been treated in Melghat; lack of testing facilities in tribal area is a concern.

ZP, civic schools to shelter migrant workers

COVID-19 patients to get free treatment under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule scheme

Nitish upset with States sending back migrants

‘Ferrying them in buses will defeat the very purpose of lockdown’

COVID-19: Ministers not on same page on community transmission

Karjol says disease has reached third stage, Sriramulu differs; 17 new positive cases reported

Coronavirus | With over 180 fresh cases in 24 hours, India shifts focus to hotspots

No change in testing strategy, says ICMR; Kerala reports first death in Ernakulam.

Police seize 6,571 vehicles in just five days across A.P.

73,844 cases booked under Epidemic Diseases and MV Acts

20 quarantined at Hindupur test negative

Twenty out of the 30 persons quarantined in the Hindupur Government Hospital have tested negative for COVID-19 much to the relief of their family memb

Warden suspended for ‘instigating’ people

He reportedly made villagers oppose the setting up of a shelter for labourers

APSRTC deploys buses for relief measures

Transport of essentials, staff, quarantined people being taken care of

Civic body to deliver vegetables to homes

Volunteers roped in for the task

Chittoor police mount vigil on inter-State borders

1,500 fishermen belonging to Andhra Pradesh sent back to Karnataka

Dairy industry in Telangana facing a piquant situation

People are not allowing the delivery boys into their premises

Cash, rice given to dead boy’s family

Family members of the 11-year-old boy Deva, who died due to lack of medical care due to lockdown on Wednesday night, have been given ₹2,500 cash, 50

Ensure workers get ₹10,000: CITU

CITU State vice president D. Govinda Rao on Saturday urged the Union and State governments to see to it that workers in the unorganised sector get ₹

Village volunteers’ system helped track foreign returnees : Balineni

‘All 14 persons with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 tested negative’

Expert committee set up to tackle COVID-19

An expert committee comprising 19 members has been constituted to track the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), develop treatment protocols

Stricken labourers in Kerala scramble to return to T.N.

100 stopped at border so far; many fled govt. shelters, fearing further restrictions due to COVID-19 threat

COVID-19 cases climb to 42 in State; Chennai accounts for 17

Of the four fresh cases, one does not have a travel history to an affected country

Growing health infrastructure to combat COVID-19

Existing hospitals being converted into special facilities

A business that’s no longer blooming

Flowers left to wilt as farmers are unable to transport them to markets amid lockdown

Ensure free movement of labour, demands farmers’ association

Labour shortage will lead to crop loss, they say

Couple discharged post recovery

The Kottayam-based couple who had recovered from COVID-19 disease after undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital here (MCH) wer

First crop harvest back in full swing

Paddy harvesting, procurement, related activities on the list of essential services

First positive case from Vizag tests negative after treatment

The patient with a travel history to Saudi Arabia was admitted to hospital on March 17

Call to use online learning platforms

Details on KSHEC website

Directorate of Public Health urges people to donate equipment, materials

The Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has requested residents of all districts in the State to donate materials and medical equipm

Transport travails for paramedics

Hospital superintendents seek police help for arranging vehicles but to no avail

COVID-19’s gut connection

In the wake of the present the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a much-needed increase in awareness among the general public of the importance of han

When the day’s labour goes down the drain

Toddy tappers have to pour away the yield as shops are shut due to lockdown

Welfare pensions bring cheer to many amid gloom

2,22,000-odd beneficiaries in Thrissur district to get pension

Kabul gurdwara attacker left a wide footprint

He did small jobs in Bengaluru, Malaysia, Saudi and Dubai before joining IS

State’s first victim buried as per protocol

The 69-year-old man had earlier undergone a bypass surgery and had co-morbid conditions

State entering crucial phase of COVID-19 surveillance

Challenge is to spot new cases outside the pool of the quarantined as these would be the first indication of a community spread

Chennithala seeks help for the aged, sick

Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday urged the government to assist aged and sick persons living alone in their homes. He said the

CM says do not disrupt newspaper distribution

Distribution of newspapers an essential service

Pinarayi vexed with Karnataka’s ‘no’ to removing roadblocks

Talks with Gowda make little headway, Kerala may seek PM’s intervention

Coronavirus | Amid the exodus, a plea for food, medicine, transport

200 eminent citizens write to Centre to help out workers

Coronavirus | Lockdown was ill-planned, say Opposition parties

Situation of workers alarming, say Rahul, Yechury

Tribes, ignorant of COVID-19, briefed on perils

Collector, MLA carry 15-kg kits to settlement, ask people not to venture out

Stranded Keralites in U.K. seek help to return home

15 marine engineers went there for study last month

Strict curbs on Holy Week observance

Circulars issued by Churches asks faithful to abide by govt.-imposed restrictions

CM: liquor allowed on doctor’s prescription

Fixed quota of legal alcohol from Excise Department

Guidelines for alcohol-use disorders

Most cases of withdrawal symptoms should be managed at primary health centres

First coronavirus casualty in Telangana reported, eight new cases

No red zones in and around Hyderabad, says Eatala Rajender

Medical stocks down

Distributors depend on courier service as well as transport service for getting supplies

Vairamudi Utsav postponed

‘Sri Vairamudi Brahmotsav’ has been postponed for an indefinite period, said a communiqué issued by Mandya Deputy Commissioner M.V. Venkatesh on Satur

With five more cases, Gauribidanur shuts down

Five more COVID-19 positive cases being reported from Gauribidanur in Chickballapur district has set alarm bells ringing. The State government has loc

Coronavirus | Centre tells States to set up camps for migrant workers

Disaster response funds can be used for shelters

Active surveillance in areas with positive cases

Worried over the spread of COVID-19 in clusters, the Health Department has been identifying areas that fall within three-km radius of the residence of

Some drugs increase vulnerability to COVID-19: expert

‘ACE inhibitors should be discontinued for three or four weeks for heart patients’

Citizens urged to cooperate with survey teams

Junior doctors engaged to keep vigil on people in home quarantine

Fever Hospital renovated

COVID-19 patient temporarily shifted to under-repairs ward, explains doctor

Charity comes to the fore during times of distress

NGOs donate food packets, masks and sanitisers to the needy

DLSA provides food, transport for migrant labourers

They were walking all the way from Hyderabad to reach their native places in Narayanakhed, Nizamabad and Maharashtra

Coronavirus | Centre plans classes in distance mode

Lessons of classes 9 to 12 to be broadcast on TV, radio channels from next week

Coronavirus | Seven flights transport medical supplies

While all these airlines carried cargo in the belly of their planes, discussions are on between the government and different airlines to allow freight to be carried inside passenger cabins as is being done by many international carriers in other parts of the world

State registers first COVID-19 death

Six more new positive cases reported

Manipur MLA Shyamkumar disqualified

He joined BJP after winning 2017 election on Congress ticket

Coronavirus | Telangana reports first death

Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender said that the 74-year-old man went to a masjid in Delhi.

Maintain social distance: Minister

Gangula Kamalakar inspects temporary vegetable market at the RTC bus stand

Coronavirus | Armed forces can set up special kitchens: Adm. Ramdas writes to Modi

He added that it was essential to ensure that a lack of access to food did not allow more people to become “vulnerable by lowered immunity because of lack of nutrition at this critical juncture’

Dearth of liquor makes many happy at home

A number of addicts turn up at hospital with withdrawal symptoms, says doctor

Villages strictly follow lock down

Villagers ensure availability of goods and essentials

One dies in house collapse

Labourer dies while undergoing treatment

Economic census thrown out of gear

In several districts, including Bengaluru urban and rural, the survey is yet to start

Seven home-quarantine violators sent to centre

Foreign returnees found violating norms

Govt. committed to protect sericulture, grape growers: Ministers

The COVID-19 crisis-struck grape and sericulture growers all over Karnataka were on Saturday assured of measures to safeguard their produce by the Sta

EFLU postpones entrance exams

In line with guidelines of Central government

Rabi procurement at doorstep, assures Jagadish Reddy

Officials told to make necessary arrangements

Coronavirus lockdown | Human rights bodies ask police to ensure marginalised are not mistreated

“For these people, a state machinery has become a larger threat than the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Amensty International India executive director Avinash Kumar.

Lockdown effect: Young farmer dumps tonnes of tomato in lake

In video message to elected representatives, he explains plight of farmers

SP apologises for ‘misbehaviour’ of personnel

Kaushal promises action on erring staff

Singareni workers pledge one day’s salary to CMRF

CPI wants lockdown in UG mines; coal production only to meet power plants’ needs

Jammalamadugu panics over COVID-19 suspect in Nossam

7 villages in Peddamudiyam mandal declared as ‘red zone’

Lockdown violators forced to do squats

CM warns of action against Kannur DPC

Farmers urged not to panic

Harvested crop would be procured at the village itself, say ministers

State intensifies vigil after HC directions

Interim measures to be in force for a month

Drones help Karimnagar police effectively enforce lockdown

Aerial view helps police observe activity in every nook and corner of the town

Coronavirus | Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot writes to PM Modi; seeks ₹1 lakh crore grant to States

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan says the Centre should direct the Reserve Bank of India to provide the grant amount as an interest-free advance.

Vehicle dealers heave a sigh of relief

Extension of deadline to sell and register Bharat Stage-IV vehicles

Lockdown leads to blood shortage, people urged to donate blood

With the suspension of blood donation camps, in view of the lockdown, the health authorities are reportedly facing a shortage of blood, especially in