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India’s fight against COVID-19 example of cooperative federalism: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India’s fight against COVID-19 is a fine example of cooperative federalism in which the Centre and the states are working together to contain the spread of the deadly virus. In his opening remarks at a meeting with chief ministers and Lt Governors of 21 states and union territories,...

US donates 100 ventilators to India

The US government on Tuesday donated the first shipment of 100 state-of-the-art ventilators valued at almost $1.2 million to India to assist in its fight against COVID-19. The donation is part of President Donald Trump’s offer of critical supplies in response to India’s urgent needs, the US embassy said in a statement. The ventilators, made...

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide at his home in Mumbai

Bolywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput commited suicide at his home in Mumbai. The actor who was 34-years-old was found hanging at his home in Bandra on Sunday morning. Singh who was a household name with his lead role in TV serial Pavitra Rishta had debuted in Bollywood with Kai Po Che which was based on...

Bad News: Petrol, diesel prices increased for seventh straight day

Petrol price on Saturday was hiked by 59 paise per litre and diesel by 58 paise as oil companies for the seventh day in a row adjusted retail rates in line with costs since ending an 82-day hiatus in rate revision. Petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs 75.16 per litre from Rs 74.57,...

3 LeT terrorists arrested with heroine worth Rs 100 cr & Rs 1.34 cr cash

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a narco-terror module with the arrest of three over ground members of Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Lashkar-e Toiba (LeT) in possession of 21 kilograms of narcotic substance and Rs 1.34 crore cash. Police said the operation was carried out following the receipt of reliable information by...

India’s fundamentals demand a much better rating, says CEA K Subramanian

India’s fundamentals demand a much better rating, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian said on Thursday after Moody’s downgraded the country’s rating and S&P retained it at the lowest investment grade. India’s ability and willingness to repay debt is the gold standard, he said making a case for rating upgrade. He took comfort in rating...

Delhi MCD puts COVID-19 death at 2,098, double the toll claimed by Delhi govt

An official of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has pegged the death toll due to COVID-19 at 2,098 in the national capital. This is twice the official figure reported by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. Media agencies quoted Jai Prakash, Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation...

Man dies, body ferried in garbage van as workers fear COVID-19

A video of a body being carried in a garbage van over fears of COVID-19 has gone viral. The 42-year-old man who died on the road was dumped in the back of a garbage van and taken to the police station in Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. The video shows the man being picked up by...

India and China “easing” the situation along borders

China on Wednesday said that Indian and Chinese troops have started implementing the “positive consensus” reached by the senior military officials of the two countries on June 6 aimed at “easing” the situation along the borders. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson’s remarks came a day after officials in New Delhi suggested that armies of India...

Bihar man wills half his property to two elephants for saving his life

A man in Bihar has willed away half of his property to two elephants after one of them foiled an attempt on his life by a criminal who threatened him with a pistol. Akhtar Imam, chief manager of the Asian Elephant Rehabilitation and Wildlife Animal Trust (AERAWAT), said he has been with the elephants since...

Hospital sealed for tying 80-year-old patient to bed for non-payment of bill

A Madhya Pradesh-based hospital where an elderly patient was allegedly tied to a bed and not allowed to go home due to non-payment of bills has been sealed, officials said on Monday. Police have also registered an FIR against the management of the City Hospital located in Shajapur district, they said. After reports in a...

Arvind Kejriwal shows COVID-19 symptoms, undergoes self-isolation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unwell and will undergo coronavirus test. Kejriwal has been experiencing fever since Sunday along with a sore throat. He has complained of fever and sore throat, raising concerns of coronavirus infection. Kejriwal will now undergo tests to check if he has contracted COVID-19. The Delhi CM has cancelled all...