Maha sees record 116 deaths, 2,682 more cases

Maha sees record 116 deaths, 2,682 more cases

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Maharashtra, which is the worst coronavirus-affected State in the country, notched another dubious feat on Friday, as a record 116 people died of pandemic and 2,682 others tested positive, taking the total number deaths to 2,098 and infected cases jumped to 62,228 in the State. The corornavirus displayed its ferocious face...

No respite from domestic returnees in Karnataka

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | IANS | Bengaluru

There is no respite from domestic returnees with respect to Covid-19 in Karnataka. As many as 92 per cent of the 178 cases in the past 19 hours were returnees, mostly from Maharashtra, raising the State's tally to 2,711, an official said on Friday. “New cases reported from Thursday 5 p.m....

Uncertainty over Amarnath yatra as cases rise in J&K

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

While the Jammu & Kashmir Government is still contemplating whether to allow pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine for a shorter duration in the second week of July this year, the total number of coronavirus cases are spiraling up without showing any declining trend, especially in Kashmir valley. The Government, which...

TN crosses 20K mark, 874 more afflicted

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Kumar Chellappan | KOCHI

With 874 persons testing positive on Friday, the number of persons afflicted with coronavirus in Tamil Nadu reached 20,246. The only consolation for the authorities is the number of patients discharged from various hospitals in the State. Friday saw 765 persons getting cured and discharged from hospitals and this made...

Mathura admin readying for possible locust attack

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Mathura

Insecticides and pesticides will be sprayed on crops and vegetation to prevent a probable attack of desert locusts in the district, an official said on Friday. Nearly 1,500 spray vehicles have been earmarked for the purpose, District Magistrate Sarvagya Ram Mishra said. India is currently battling the worst desert locust invasion in...

Uttarakhand sees biggest single-day spike of 216 cases, total now 716

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Dehradun

Uttarakhand reported the biggest single-day spike of 216 cases on Friday, taking the total number in the state to 716. Out of the 13 districts in the state, 11 have reported fresh cases with Nainital registering the maximum number of 85 cases, followed by Dehradun where 72 new cases were detected. Almora...

Respect collegium system but can’t act as post office: Law Min

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday asserted that he respects the Supreme Court collegium system but the ministry would not act as a post office and will exercise its role as a stakeholder. Prasad was delivering the concluding speech during the Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon Memorial Lecture Series organized...

‘Pinjra Tod' activist Narwal arrested, booked under UAPA

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The Delhi Police's Special Cell on Friday arrested 'Pinjra Tod' activist Natasha Narwal and booked her under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged conspiracy in the northeast Delhi riots in February, police said. Narwal, along with another JNU student Devangana Kalita have already been arrested in another case, being...

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