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West Bengal mulling over reopening of schools, colleges shut due to COVID-19

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal is mulling over the reopening of all educational institutions, which were shut due to COVID-19 second wave, after the vacation for Bengali festival Durga Puja ends, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday.

UAE eases travel restrictions for Indians and travellers of five other countries

Dubai/IBNS: United Arab Emirates will lift restrictions on the entry of passengers from India and five other countries, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday, according to media reports

Maharashtra relaxes Covid restrictions in some districts; malls, gyms to reopen

Mumbai/IBNS: The Maharashtra government on Monday relaxed the restrictions put in place to curb the COVID spread and allowed shopping malls, gymnasiums and salons to reopen for functioning.

India taking up issue of normalising travel of citizens with concerned countries: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India is taking up the issue of normalising foreign travel of its citizens with various countries in view of the improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Kerala COVID-19 situation 'worrying': Congress MP Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala's Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi, Friday termed the rising cases of COVID-19 in the southern state as "worrying".

President Kovind attends Kashmir varsity convocation, focuses on climate change

Srinagar/IBNS: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said that climate change is the most critical challenge before humanity, adding that global warming is making its impact everywhere.

COVID-19: West Bengal movie theatres get nod to reopen with 50% seating capacity

Kolkata/IBNS: Besides extending the ongoing anti-Covid-19 restrictions with existing relaxations till Aug 15, the West Bengal government on Thursday night announced that cinema halls in the state will be allowed to open with 50 per cent of its seating capacity from Saturday (July 31).

Bengal extends anti-COVID-19 restrictions till Aug 15, allows indoor govt programmes

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal Government on Thursday extended the state-wide anti-COVID-19 restrictions till Aug 15 with all the existing relaxations.

Kerala under complete weekend lockdown due to COVID-19 spike

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: The south Indian state of Kerala is going into complete lockdown this weekend amid the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Amarinder Singh urges PM Modi to reopen Kartarpur corridor as Covid situation 'improves'

Chandigarh/UNI: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor, in view of the improvement in the Covid situation, to facilitate people to visit the historic shrine in Pakistan.

I am nobody alone, Opposition should unite to defeat Modi: Mamata after meeting Sonia, Rahul

New Delhi/IBNS: Snubbing her national political ambition, if at all any, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday once again appealed to all opposition forces to unite to oust the Modi government in 2024 polls, meeting Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi and top leader Rahul Gandhi here.

Jaishankar-Blinken meet: Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan, tackling COVID-19 on table for talks

New Delhi/UNI: Peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and a lasting solution to the Afghanistan issue will be on the table of talks as well as tackling the Coronavirus pandemic, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday in opening remarks during his meeting with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken here.

Delhi Metro, public buses to run at full capacity, theaters at 50 pc as state govt eases Covid restrictions

Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi government has allowed Delhi Metro and public buses to run at full capacity while cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes can reopen at 50 per cent capacity starting Monday.

COVID-19: Indian Railways' Oxygen Express to transport 200 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to Bangladesh in 10 containers

New Delhi: Indian Railways' Oxygen Express is set to embark on its journey to Bangladesh.

India records 39,097 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 39,097 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.