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Pandemic: China, Responsibility and Accountability

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: Veteran CITU leader Shyamal Chakraborty passes away battling COVID-19

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.

COVID: Jammu DM orders night time restrictions on non-essential activities

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.

Keep six feet distance, wear mask if you respect Ram: Modi concludes Ayodhya speech with corona message

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. 

SpiceJet secures slots in London's Heathrow Airport to operate flights under the India-UK bilateral air services pact

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.

West Bengal Govt further changes its bi-weekly lockdown calendar

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.

Congress MP Karti Chidambram tests positive for Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress MP and the son of former Union Finance Minister Karti Chidambaram has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Total lockdown in Nagaland’s Mon district extended for 7 days

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.

Indian govt issues new guidelines for inbound international flyers; Covid negative passengers exempted from quarantine

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.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests Covid+

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.

UP Minister Kamal Rani Varun dies due to COVID-19

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.

Assam: 67 COVID-19 cured police personnel donate plasma

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.

COVID-19: West Bengal reports highest one-day spike of 2589 cases, 48 deaths

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.

Postpone Bihar elections amid Covid, Nitish Kumar ally Chirag Paswan writes to election commission

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.

9 people die in Andhra Pradesh after consuming hand sanitiser

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.