Even as normal life continues to be disrupted by the spread of COVID-19, the world is slowly realizing the indelible impact the virus has had on jobs, businesses, children and social life.
Kolkata/IBNS: Senior CPI-M trade union leader Shyamal Chakraborty, who was battling Covid-19 for the past seven days, died at a private hospital in Kolkata following two massive cardiac arrests at around 1:50 pm on Thursday. He was 78.
Jammu/UNI: Jammu District Magistrate on Wednesday prohibited the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities in the territorial limits of the district till further orders.
Ayodhya/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday ended his Bhoomi Pujan (ground breaking) ceremony speech of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi (building of a Ram temple) in Ayodhya with a message for all Indians to wear mask and maintain social distance by following the discipline and modesty of Lord Ram in the time of coronavirus.
Mumbai/IBNS: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday said it has secured slots at the London Heathrow airport to operate flights under the bubble arrangement between India and UK, the airline said in a filing with Bombay Stock Exchange.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal government on Monday changed the dates of its bi-weekly lockdown for the third time to contain the spread of Covid-19, officials said.
New Delhi/IBNS: Congress MP and the son of former Union Finance Minister Karti Chidambaram has tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Guwahati/IBNS: In view of the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Mon district administration in Nagaland has extended total lockdown for seven days from Monday.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Home Ministry has issued a new set of guidelines for international passengers flying to India, applicable from Aug 8, Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted on Sunday.
Bengaluru/IBNS: After Home Minister Amit Shah, another top BJP leader and Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa has tested Covid-19 positive on Sunday.
Lucknow/IBNS: Uttar Pradesh Minister Kamal Rani Varun, who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19, succumbed to the virus in Lucknow on Sunday. She was 62.
Guwahati/IBNS: As the state has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases and many patients in hospitals are in critical condition, Assam police brought a ray of hope for the sick as 67 police personnel, cured of the infection, donated their plasma.
Kolkata/IBNS: With highest single-day spike of 2589 infections and 48 deaths, West Bengal's Covid-19 tally has jumped to 72,777, including 20,631 active cases, 1629 fatalities and 50,517 discharges, reports said on Saturday.
Patna/IBNS: NDA ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan has written a letter to the Election Commission requesting to defer the Bihar assembly elections due this year, citing dangers polls can pose to voters and contestants amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hyderabad/IBNS: Nine people have died in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district in the last two days after allegedly consuming alcohol-based hand sanitiser, media reports said.