No new tax in UP to offset economic impact of COVID: Yogi

No new tax in UP to offset economic impact of COVID: Yogi

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | PTI | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Sunday said the state government does not intend to impose any new tax to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. Replying to a specific question during a virtual press conference, Adityanath said, "We have started our economic activities, and it is moving...

Tamil Nadu extends coronavirus lockdown till June 30, allows partial resumption of public transport

Tamil Nadu extends coronavirus lockdown till June 30, allows partial resumption of public transport

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | PTI | Chennai

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced extension of the ongoing lockdown till June 30, albeit with more relaxations that included partially opening up public transport and allowing more employees at the workplace. Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the curbs on religious places, inter-state bus transport, and Metro and suburban rails...

Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in south Kashmir

Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in south Kashmir

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | PTI | Srinagar

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Poshkreeri area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir during the night following information about the presence of militants, a police official said. He said as...

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 8,380 cases; death toll climbs to 5,164

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 8,380 cases; death toll climbs to 5,164

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

India registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 8,380 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,82,143, while the death toll rose to 5,164, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood to 89,995, while 86,983...

A novel partnership

A novel partnership

Sunday, 31 May 2020 | Miniya Chatterji

During the pandemic that has hurt most the vulnerable pockets of the population, we need solutions that cater to scale and affordability, says Miniya Chatterji, as she shares the first hand experience of the work being carried out by her and her team in the battle against Covid-19. Chatterji has...

Punjab extends lockdown till June 30

Punjab extends lockdown till June 30

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a four-week extension of the coronavirus lockdown till June 30. Though experts have advised against opening of hospitality services and shopping malls in the state, the chief minister said his government will take into account the Centre's guidelines for lockdown 5.0. The Centre on...

Hospitality services, malls to open from June 8; containment zones to remain in lockdown

Hospitality services, malls to open from June 8; containment zones to remain in lockdown

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The countrywide lockdown in containment zones has been extended till June 30, while hospitality services, hotels and shopping malls will be allowed to open from June 8, the Union home ministry said on Saturday. Termed 'Unlock 1', the Centre on Saturday issued fresh guidelines relaxing the nationwide lockdown, the fourth phase...

Talks at military, diplomatic levels on to resolve Ladakh standoff: Rajnath

Talks at military, diplomatic levels on to resolve Ladakh standoff: Rajnath

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

As Indian and Chinese troops remain engaged in a tense border standoff, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asserted that the government will not allow India's pride to be hurt under any circumstances even as he said bilateral talks were on at military and diplomatic levels to resolve the row. Singh...

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