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Rs 40k crore additional allocation for MGNREGA to boost employment: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her fifth and the last tranche of the coronavirus economic package, announced an additional allocation Rs 40,000 crores for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme to ensure that migrants do not face unemployment amid the nationwide lockdown. She said the budget estimate for MNREGA was Rs...

Maharashtra extends lockdown till May 31

With the cases of coronavirus and deaths due to it rising rapidly, the Maharashtra government on Sunday decided to extend the lockdown, which was valid till May 17, until May 31. Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta has issued an order notifying an extension of the lockdown. “The calibrated phase-wise relaxation/lifting of lockdown orders will be notified...

Madhya Pradesh declares nine districts as Covid19 free

The state government in Madhya Pradesh has declared nine districts as Covid19 free. All the nine had earlier reported cases of coronavirus. Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Health, Mohammed Suleman was quoted by the media stating that the nine districts of Barwani, Agar-Malwa, Shajapur, Sheopur, Alirajpur, Harda, Shahdol, Tikamgarh and Betul- have become coronavirus-free. He...

24 migrant Labourers killed in a collision in UP; PM, CM and Ex-CM expressed their condolence

The lockdown is turning worst for migrant workers day by day. Many workers are traveling back to their villages by road, by rail and many paddling in search of safe shelter at their natives. There are many reports of migrant laborers dying continuously on roads since the lockdown has started. The latest news has come...

US to donate ventilators to India, Trump says

The United States will donate ventilators to India to help it fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump said on Friday. He also added that both the nations were cooperating in developing a vaccine for the disease. “I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India....

With 103 deaths, 3,970 new cases India’s Covid19 tally touches 85,940, fatalities at 2,752

The country recorded 103 deaths due to Covid19 in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 2,752, data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed. India also recorded 3,970 new Covid19 cases. With this the total number of cases stands at 85,940, including 53,035 active cases, 30,153 cured/discharged/migrated cases...

Plea on migrants: SC says can’t stop people from walking

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition that said that the Centre be asked to provide food and water to migrants who are on the move. The Apex Court said that it is difficult for the court to monitor who is walking and not walking. It said that the state needs to decide and...

Former FM Chidambaram asks Sitharaman, Gadkari to settle their accounts first

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday asked BJP’s Nirmala Sitharaman and Nitin Gadkari to settle their own accounts first. The tweet came as a jibe at the solutions the two ministers have proposed for the problems faced by MSMEs in the country. “Minister Gadkari says that governments and PSUs owe Rs 5 lakh crore...

Third tranche of financial package focuses on agriculture: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the third tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package focussing on agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry, and allied activities. The Centre will immediately create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm gate infrastructure for small and medium farmers, most of whom are marginalised. “Financing...

Ensure migrants don’t travel by foot, bike: Yogi tells babus

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday asked state officials to ensure that no migrant migrant worker travels on foot or bike or in any unsafe mode in Uttar Pradesh. Media reports said that the directive came as several incidents of migrants losing their lives in road accidents while returning home was being reported. Adityanath has...