October 23, 2020 08:32 (IST)
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New farm laws: Supreme Court asks Centre to file reply

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a reply from the Centre on petitions challenging the new farm-related laws.

Unlock 5: States to decide on reopening schools after Oct 15, cinemas permitted with 50 pct seating

New Delhi/IBNS: States and union territories can decide on reopening schools and colleges after Oct 15 in a graded manner, the Centre on Wednesday announced in a detailed guideline for further relaxing of coronavirus-related restrictions in the country.

Glossy statements about humanitarian work are nothing but a ploy: Centre on Amnesty International

New Delhi/IBNS: Hours after Amnesty International declared to halt its India operations citing an alleged witch-hunt by the Indian government, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday evening claimed that all the "glossy statements about humanitarian work are nothing but a ploy to divert attention" from their 'illegal activities'.

IMA slams govt for not keeping tab on corona mortality of doctors, health workers

New Delhi/IBNS:  The Indian Medical Association (IMA), the top body of medical practitioners in the country, on Wednesday slammed the government for not maintaining the statistics of total number of doctors and health care workers infected by Covid-19 and the tally of how many of them sacrificed their life due to the pandemic.

No re-imposition of lockdown from Sept 25, Centre clarifies

New Delhi/IBNS: The government has denied reports that another lockdown has been recommended from Sept 28 to stem the massive spike in the coronavirus cases.

Centre releases SOP for resuming media production, directs minimum physical contact

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Sunday released a set of guidelines for resuming work in the media production industry amid the coronavirus pandemic which necessitates 'minimal physical contact', PPEs for hairstylists and make-up artists among others.

Violence has reduced considerably in Kashmir: Activist from Valley in London webinar a year after scrapping Article 370

London: Kashmiri activist Javaid Trali has said he feels violence has considerably reduced in the Valley ever since the Indian government scrapped Article 370 which had given special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Centre directs states to enforce Unlock 2.0 guidelines strictly

New Delhi/UNI:  Soon after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the new guidelines for Unlock 2.0 on June 29, the Centre asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to enforce guidelines in letter and spirit.

India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links including the very popular TikTok and UC Browser in the wake of the deadly faceoff with China in Ladakh on June 15 which left 20 Indian soldiers martyred.

Centre asks BSNL to not use Chinese equipment for 4G upgrade: Reports

New Delhi/IBNS: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has decided to not use Chinese equipment in upgrading the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) service to 4G.

Centre clarifies on restrictions for night traffic movements under Unlock 1.0

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: The Centre on Friday clarified that the restriction imposed under the new guidelines during 'Unlock 1.0' for movement of people between 9 PM to 5 AM was not applicable to the persons travelling to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and flights.

SC seeks Centre's response on capping COVID-19 treatment cost in pvt hospitals

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed response from the Central government on a PIL for capping the cost of treatment of COVID-19 patients in private hospitals.

Mayawati asks Centre to take up Nepal issue seriously

Lucknow/UNI: Asking both the Centre and the State governments to be more cautious on 'unlock 1.0' due to rise in the number of Coronavirus cases in the country, Bahujan Samaj Party chief, Mayawati on Monday showed her concern over Nepal.

Assam government asks centre to extend lockdown by two more weeks

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam government has urged the Centre to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown by two more weeks.

Arvind Kejriwal govt sends its proposal to Centre over lockdown 4.0

New Delhi/UNI:  The Delhi government has sent a proposal to the Centre in view of the relaxations in lockdown post May 17, which are based on the suggestions and inputs from the public.