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Union Home Ministry
India  /  Published 02.08.20

Covid-19 gets to leaders; Shah, Purohit test positive

In Uttar Pradesh, Kamal Rani Varun, the only woman cabinet minister in the state, died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Lucknow on Sunday. She was 62. The technical education minister, who tested positive...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.06.20

How many migrant labourers?

Twenty-six lakh people with 99 lakh mouths.No, it’s not a tale from the government’s beloved mythological texts but a logical inference from the migrant counts carried out by two of its arms.A lab...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.06.20

Disposable menus, no cinemas

Restaurants should introduce disposable menus, devotees visiting religious places should not touch the deities or holy books and mall visitors may stand only on alternate steps — one person on each...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.05.20

Unlock 1 to lift mall shutters

“Unlock 1” will begin from Monday, confining the lockdown to Covid containment zones, educational institutions, congregation platforms and mass transport systems in the country.Malls, hotels and r...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.05.20

Union home ministry team ready to visit Bengal to inspect Covid-19 situation, HC told

The Union home ministry told Calcutta High Court on Tuesday that one of its teams was prepared to visit Bengal to inspect the Covid-19 situation in the state.Hearing a writ petition alleging the misma...
By PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.04.20

Migrants lobbed to states’ court

Thirty-six days after announcing at four hours’ notice a total lockdown of the country that left millions of migrant workers stranded without money or food in cities far from their homes, the Centre...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.04.20

First Covid-19 death in paramilitary forces

An assistant sub-inspector with the CRPF who had tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago died on Tuesday, sources said, as the country’s biggest central paramilitary force reported its first vic...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Morning-after shop clarity

Restaurants cannot open now, liquor cannot be sold, and barber shops and salons would also remain closed, the Centre clarified on Saturday after issuing a convoluted notification on Friday night on fr...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.20

From Iron Man to Lockdown Model

For the second time in successive crises, Union home minister Amit Shah has made himself conspicuous by his absence.The home minister was rarely sighted at the controls during February’s carnage in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.04.20

1,076 new cases, 32 deaths in 24 hours

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 452 with 32 fatalities reported since Thursday evening, while the number of cases saw a jump of 1,076 to go up to 13,835 cases on Friday, according ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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