127 new COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka; state’s tally rises to 1373

127 new COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka; state’s tally rises to 1373

The nationwide tally of Covid-19 cases crossed one lakh mark on Tuesday with more people testing positive for the deadly virus in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and other states, even as a much-relaxed fourth phase of the lockdown began with several relaxations. The death toll due to Covid-19 crossed the 3,000-mark too. 127 more COVID-19 cases reported in the state from 5 pm yesterday till 12 pm today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1373, including 802 active cases, 530 discharged & 41…
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West Bengal to issue notification on modalities of lockdown

West Bengal to issue notification on modalities of lockdown

The West Bengal government will on Monday evening come out with a notification on the modalities of the fourth phase of the lockdown in the state, a top official said. The Centre on Sunday extended the coronavirus lockdown for two more weeks till May 31, with the fourth phase providing more relaxations outside the containment zones including inter-state movement of buses with mutual consent of states that is expected to be of immediate relief for thousands of migrant workers on the roads. "The MHA in its order…
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Buses, autos, cabs to start from May 19, says Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa

Buses, autos, cabs to start from May 19, says Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa

Easing lockdown restrictions significantly, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced Monday that public transport services outside COVID-19 containment zones will start operations from Tuesday.  “To facilitate easy movements of citizens, services of the BMTC, KSRTC, NEKRTC and NWKRTC will start from Tuesday morning, except in containment zones. Even private buses can ply,” Yediyurappa said, after discussing the Centre's Lockdown 4.0 guidelin... “The only condition is that only 30 people should travel in one bus so as to ensure social distancing,” the CM said.  He also clarified…
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India crosses 1 lakh COVID-19 cases; 366 cases in 24 hours take Gujarat’s total to 11,746

India crosses 1 lakh COVID-19 cases; 366 cases in 24 hours take Gujarat’s total to 11,746

As India enters its fourth phase of lockdown on Monday (May 18, 2020) the new guidelines issued by the government will remain in force till May 31 with states/UTs and district authorities taking the call on classifying and mapping red, orange, green, containment and buffer zones. The fresh guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA  has permitted the movement of public transport both within the state and between other states with mutual consent more than 50 days since the imposition of the nationwide lockdown to curb…
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Taliban refuses to back Pakistan, says Kashmir internal matter of India after fake tweets attributed to it

Taliban refuses to back Pakistan, says Kashmir internal matter of India after fake tweets attributed to it

Taliban on Monday (May 17, 2020) clarified that Kashmir is India's internal matter and they don't support any Pakistani style "Ghazwa-E-Hind" or Holy war against India, after fake tweets attributed to the group circulated on social media. In a tweet, Suhail Shaheen spokesperson Taliban Political Office, Doha, said, "The statement that has been circulated in certain media regarding India does not belong to Islamic emirate. The policy of Islamic Emirate regarding neighbour states is very obvious that we don't interfere in the domestic issues of them." Fake…
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CBSE datesheet for class 10th, 12th board exams 2020 released — Check it here

CBSE datesheet for class 10th, 12th board exams 2020 released — Check it here

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Monday (May 18) announced the datesheet for pending Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 2020 class 10 and 12th board examinations. "Dear students of class 12th of #CBSE Board here is the date sheet for your board exams. All the best," tweeted Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.  As per the latest notification, the CBSE exams for the pending subjects will be held between July 1st to July 15th.  The CBSE class 12 Home Science has been scheduled for…
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MHA says states can’t dilute Lockdown 4.0 guidelines

MHA says states can’t dilute Lockdown 4.0 guidelines

The home ministry has said no state or Union Territory will dilute the guidelines issued for the nationwide lockdown that will continue till May 31. In a communication to the chief secretaries of the states and Union territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown were issued after taking the views of the states, following a video-conference held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief ministers on May 11. "As emphasised in my earlier letters, I would like to…
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India’s COVID-19 death count rises by 120, record jump of nearly 5,000 new cases

India’s COVID-19 death count rises by 120, record jump of nearly 5,000 new cases

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 90,927 Sunday morning, registering an increase of 120 fatalities and a record jump of 4,987 new cases in 24 hours, since 8 AM Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 53,946, while 34,108 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. "Thus, around 37.51 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said Three states…
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Aatmanirbhar package, says its only 1.6% of GDP, not 10%

Aatmanirbhar package, says its only 1.6% of GDP, not 10%

Hours after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fifth and final tranche of the stimulus package in New Delhi on Sunday (May 17, 2020), senior Congress leader Anand Sharma questioned the government's Aatmanirbhar Bharat package claiming the announcments are worth Rs 3.22 lakh cr and not Rs 20 lakh crore as earlier announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sharma also pointed out that Rs 3.22 lakh crore is only 1.6% of India's GDP not 10% and posed a challenge to the government to disprove him. "I'm questioning…
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Economic package 5th and final tranche – Highlights

Economic package 5th and final tranche – Highlights

Following are the highlights of the fifth and final tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore comprehensive economic package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to tide over the COVID-19 crisis: * Additional Rs 40,000 cr allocation for MGNREGS to provide employment boost * Public expenditure on health to be increased * Ramp up health centres in rural and urban areas for any future pandemics * Suspension of fresh initiation of insolvency proceedings up to 1 year * Threshold to initiate insolvency proceedings raised to Rs 1…
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