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Little Theatre’s virtual attempt ends in success

Children take part in 10-day online camp and put up a great show at the end

State govt. issues data security guidelines

Sprinklr scandal and High Court observation prompt move

Curtains come down on school exams

Valuation of answer scripts will begin on Monday

Seven AI staff among 58 new cases

Total number of active COVID-19 cases in the State touches 624

2 more cases in capital, 6 grama panchayats containment zones

Existing lockdown relaxations will not be applicable

Private lab testing only for certain categories

The Department of Health and Family Welfare has now clarified that only pregnant women, children below the age of 10, those aged above 80, and termina

Most new cases from Bengaluru

After reporting a relatively low number of COVID-19 cases over the past few days, a total of 33 new cases were reported in Bengaluru Urban on Saturday

PAC plans to move privilege motion against Speaker

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the State Legislature is planning to move a privilege motion against Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri

Don’t scrap free power facility for farmers: Shiromani Akali Dal

Amarinder denies any such move, says Akalis are resorting to petty politics.

CM’s call to join cleanliness drive

Local bodies, residents’ associations should take part in the campaign

COVID-19 curbs: HC initiates suo motu PIL to address issues when trial courts resume work

The Karnataka High Court has initiated a suo motu case to address legal and technical issues that will crop up when trial courts resume partial functi

People will remember first year of 2nd Modi government as ‘zero’: Trinamool Congress

Mocking the BJP government, Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha party leader Derek O’Brien said it is good at “writing slogans, making advertisements and boasting about own self”.

UDF stir against paid quarantine for expats

Govt. failed to honour commitment: Chennithala

Rajya Sabha says ‘no’ to joining panel meeting through videoconference

‘It is most unfortunate’, says Home Affairs panel chairman Anand Sharma.

Four more COVID-19 cases reported in Haveri district

Haveri district recorded four more COVID-19 cases on Saturday. All four persons, from Ranebennur taluk, have a travel history to Maharashtra.Conseque

Now, it is raining melodies every night on Facebook!

Playback association’s effort to raise funds for struggling musicians

Decision on reopening Mysuru tourist spots soon: Minister

State govt. awaiting Centre’s decision on lockdown

18 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Yadgir district

As many as 18 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Yagdir district on Saturday. This puts the total number of cases at 241. Nine patients have been

Democratic, liberal ethos undermined in Modi government: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

A thriving economy under UPA destroyed by the NDA, says Rajasthan Chief Minister

Varsities ready for staggered reopening from June 15

Await govt. nod on resuming classes with priority for the final year students in tune with strict social distancing norms

Cong. blames Modi’s ‘promotion of personality cult’ for economic failures

The State Congress has blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “promotion of personality cult” for “disastrous economic failures” such as high unemploym

Peers pitch in for laid-off IT employees

Job portal opened exclusively for those who have lost jobs

No approval for coal mining in sanctuary: Assam

Gauhati High Court registers PIL challenging National Board of Wildlife’s nod

Clarity sought on ex-gratia for war veterans

Is the Centre’s proposal to pay ex-gratia for Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs) and Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who participated

Coronavirus | 28% of 40,184 COVID-19 cases in India till April 30 asymptomatic, says study

According to the study published in the IJMR, of the 28.1% asymptomatic patients, 25.3% were direct and high-risk contacts of the positive cases, while 2.8% were health-care workers in contact with confirmed cases without adequate protection.

Railways to run special trains from tomorrow

Services to be offered between Thiruvananthapuram Central–Ernakulam Junction and Tiruchchirappalli–Nagercoil

Coronavirus lockdown | MHA releases new guidelines for phased reopening

No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for inter-State and intra-State movement of persons.

Shramik Express leaves Ballari with 1,318 labourers for West Bengal

As many as 1,273 migrant labourers stranded in different parts of Ballari district thanks to prolonged COVID-19 lockdown left for their native places

e-auction sees fall in prices

Experts say slump is no indicator to any trend, as demand for cardamom is still strong

Coronavirus | CRPF forms committee to plan better social-distancing in barracks, toilets used by jawans

Officials said the committee is headed by an Additional Director General posted in the CRPF headquarters and all the zonal commanders have been asked to send in their ideas and inputs.

Hundreds of job aspirants flout physical-distancing norms

People gather to attend interview at District General Hospital in Kottayam

DMK failed to protect OBC candidates’ interests: Dhinakaran

The AMMK leader wants Stalin to find an ‘appropriate retribution’ for the omission

Officials told to create awareness against locust menace

Deputy Commissioner M.V. Venkatesh has urged the officials concerned to be prepared for controlling and eradicating locusts, if they enter the distric

Bidar reports fourth death and 10 new cases of COVID-19

A 47-year-old COVID-19-infected woman, P-2783, died in Bidar on Thursday, taking the toll in the district to four. As per the evening media bulletin r

Haryana BJP to propagate Modi government accomplishments through personal and digital campaigns

Wishes and aspirations of common people fulfilled after many decades, it says.

New Chief Postmaster General takes charge

Sharda Sampath assumed office as the Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Bengaluru, on Wednesday.According to a release issued by Department o

Jammu, Srinagar to have CAT Benches; Personnel Ministry modifies its order

The move comes nearly a month after the Ministry in its April 29 order had extended the CAT’s Chandigarh Bench’s jurisdiction to the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and Union Territories of Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

PM shares ‘Vikas Yatra’ of his second-term in office with people

The document is divided into 15 heads ranging from ease of doing business, ease of living, to eliminating corruption and the country’s fight against coronavirus.

DMK not doing any real service during pandemic: Revenue Minister

The party was only looking to stay relevant, says Udayakumar

Migrant workers ferried in buses to Bengaluru, Belagavi railway stations

The district administrations in Dharwad and Gadag on Saturday made arrangements to ferry migrant workers to Bengaluru and Belagavi railway stations so

Elections for five non-permanent members of UNSC next month, India assured of seat

Election for the five non-permanent members of the 15-nation council for the 2021-22 term was originally scheduled on June 17.

Chennai police chief greets staff cured of COVID-19

A.K.Viswanathan says warm reception will give personnel a boost

We need to acquire immunity without totally leaving it in nature’s hands, says Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan will be in conversation with Kerala’s Health Minister K.K. Shailaja Teacher on Sunday morning, along with other experts, and says the conversation will discuss the new normal in a post COVID-19 society

Provide relief in electricity charges for food processing industry during lockdown: Harsimrat Kaur Badal to CMs

Ms. Badal said that due to coronavirus-related restrictions several units had to face extended lockdowns with unsold inventories and mounting fixed cost.

First Bell for online classes in State schools from June 1

Sessions to be made available through KITE Victers channel and other mechanisms for all classes except class 11

‘We need to acquire immunity without totally leaving it to Nature’s hands’: Kamal Haasan

Actor-politician talks to us ahead of his conversation with Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja Teacher, to cut through the misinformation spread via social media about the pandemic

School Education expert committee given extension for submission of report to government

The committee had been formed to examine academic and teaching issues arising due to the COVID-19 situation in Tamil Nadu, and has been given a week’s extension for the submission of its report

Assam woman arrested after showing off stolen jewellery via Tik-Tok

She had faked her identity while working as a maid

Andhra Panchayat Raj Ordinance is actuated by fraud: High Court

Bench says the objectionable part of the law was the appointment of Justice (retd.) V. Kanagaraj as the State Election Commissioner (SEC)

This studio in Kerala capital provides facilities to host performances for live streaming

Cameo Light Studio in Thiruvananthapuram will be hosting a series of performances, many of which will be streamed online

Officials from other districts coming to Chennai for COVID-19 prevention

Civic bodies in Tiruchi, Thanjavur draw up list of persons to be sent for deputation work

Skymet announces arrival of monsoon over Kerala, IMD differs

Skymet Weather CEO Jatin Singh said all conditions such as rainfall, Outwave Longwave Radiation (OLR) value and wind speed have been met to declare the arrival of the southwest monsoon over Kerala

List procedure for migrant workers to become eligible to leave Maharashtra: Bombay HC to State

A division bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice KK Tated was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations (PIL) filed by Center of Indian Trade Unions and others

Glass alcohol bottle surgically removed from man’s anal cavity in Nagapattinam

Doctors at Nagapattinam District Headquarters Hospital said the man had inserted an empty bottle into his anal cavity, when inebriated

13 more test positive in Hassan

Thirteen more people tested positive to COVID-19 in Hassan on Saturday, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 157 in the district. Among t

Schoolgirl set ablaze case: accused detained under Goondas Act

Collector A. Annadurai on Saturday invoked the provisions of the Goondas Act against two former AIADMK functionaries G. Murugan, 52 and K. Kaliyaperum

Tamil Nadu government permits television industry to film with 60 members on set

The initial norms had specified only 20 persons would be allowed on sets, but a decision was taken on Saturday, following a representation made by the Film Employees Federation of South India and the Tamil television industry

Srijan scam: ED attaches assets worth ₹14.32 crore

The money laundering probe has revealed that 2003-04 onwards, funds to the tune of ₹557 crore were siphoned off from the government accounts after being illegally transferred to the bank accounts of SMVSSL-Bhagalpur.

Cooperative societies, banks to give soft loans to small vendors, says Tamil Nadu Minister

Minister Sellur K. Raju said ₹50,000 would be given as personal loans with a low interest rate, and this could be repaid in 350 days

Year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain: Congress on Modi govt anniversary

The Congress on Saturday described the first year of the Modi government as a "year of disappointment, disastrous management and diabolical pain".Cong

Migrant children at risk of dropping out of school after moving back to hometowns: experts

Child rights NGOs have expressed concern over migrant children dropping out due to closure of schools

COVID-19 patient undergoing treatment dies in Namakkal

Officials said the 49-year-old was a truck driver who had recently returned from Andhra Pradesh

Three Indian companies get licence to manufacture NASA’s ventilators for COVID-19 patients

The three Indian companies are Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bharat Forge Ltd and Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd

Results of class 12 exams in July, says Tamil Nadu School Education Minister

Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan also said that the reopening of schools in the current situation is not possible

Total fine imposed on lockdown violators in Tamil Nadu touches ₹8.84 crore

Over 5 lakh violations have been reported across the State, police said

Shivraj Singh Chouhan orders analysis of each COVID-19 death in M.P.

State’s Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Mohammad Suleman, revealed that the COVID- 19 mortality rate of Madhya Pradesh stands at 4.3%, which is more than the national average

No total lockdown tomorrow in Karnataka

Buses to run till 7 p.m., shops to remain open

Grasshoppers mistaken for locusts across T.N.

With locusts decimating crops in many parts of India, the common grasshopper is being mistaken to be part of the swarm across Tamil Nadu.In fact, in K

Tribal body Sumi Hoho appeals to Nagaland Governor to put delimitation exercise on hold

It says it can be done after the peace process with extremist groups is concluded.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch

The Pakistan Army resorted to intense firing on forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Saturday, a defence

State-run West Bengal varsities recommend continued suspension of classes till June 30

The vice-chancellors of State universities in West Bengal took a resolution in this regard

Seven injured in Odisha accident

Bus carrying migrant workers from Kerala to West Bengal overturns

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 67 live updates | Punjab extends lockdown till June 30

Centre to arrange for special trains to facilitate return of labourers to workplaces

Self-reliance doesn’t mean return to licence quota raj: Nadda

The PM has given a new direction to the country’s democracy, says BJP chief Nadda

Two militants killed in Kulgam encounter

The security forces got a tip off about the presence of militants in Wanpora area

State registers eighth death, 62 more test positive

56 are imported cases, one through contact

PM Modi's letter lists Art 370 abrogation, Ram temple settlement among key achievements of 2nd term

Here is the full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s letter to the nation.

One year of Narendra Modi 2.0 | We will decide our present and future, PM tells nation

In a letter addressed to all Indians, Mr. Modi recaps the many decisions taken by his second successive government in its first year

ED attaches assets worth ₹385.44 cr. in chopper deal, MBIL cases

He was deported from the United Arab Emirates on January 31, 2019, for his role in the AgustaWestland chopper case and arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Labour Ministry launches online skills training course

The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment said on Friday that it had started free online career skills training through its National Career Service

GDP numbers a telling commentary of BJP’s economic management, says Congress

Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in denial mode.

Temple looted in Palghar, priests attacked

A group of three persons attacked the temple’s head priest and his assistant and decamped with valuables worth ₹6,800,

Plea in SC against detention of Saifuddin Soz

The petition, filed by his wife, said he had been under detention since August 5, 2019 when the special rights given to Kashmiri people under Article 370 were removed

Bengal govt. to recruit more workers

“This workforce increase will ensure that public services are uninterrupted and unhindered,” Mamata Banerjee said.

West Bengal releases ₹6,250 cr. for Amphan damage

Death toll in the cyclone increases to 96

Coronavirus | BJP performs Yajna to get rid of virus

MP Pratima Bhowmik, BJP general secretary Papia Datta and other leaders took part in the yajna.

DGCA warns pilots of locust risks

It says there is a need to avoid flying through a swarm

Assam MLA granted bail in sedition case

District officials said he is likely to be released on Saturday after the bail order is received.

Rajasthan rolls out job plan for migrant workers

Family food survey launched to ensure food security

‘Cut cigarette taxes to pre-GST levels’

This will help to bring market share of smuggled foreign brands: FAIFA

Haryana on alert to tackle locust attack

Tractor-mounted sprayers are being activated and a response team has been constituted.

Coronavirus lockdown | West Bengal announces easing of lockdown restrictions from June 1

Relaxations come at a time when the number of COVID-19 cases in the State is rising

Won’t participate in J&K Delimitation Commission: NC

LS Speaker had nominated 3 of its MPs, including Farooq Abdullah, to the panel

Coronavirus | Monkeys snatch blood samples in Meerut

A video showing one of the monkeys sitting on a tree and fiddling with one of the sample kits was widely shared on social media.

T.N. cadre IAS officer appointed as Additional Secretary in PMO

S. Gopalakrishnan has been shifted from Ministry of Electronics and IT

Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away

Family members denied that he died of coronavirus while a hospital spokesman said “details of the deceased cannot be disclosed as it is a private matter.”

CMC diagnostic centre gets an upgrade

Medical centre to commences operation from June 1