Shillong/UNI: Night curfew, which had been in force in Meghalaya since the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus, was lifted from Friday with the rate of daily infection in the state on a steady decline.
New Delhi: India recorded 58,077 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Friday.
New Delhi/IBNS: The government on Thursday revised its COVID-19 guidelines for international arrivals, removing the category of 'at risk' countries, which was introduced in the wake of the Omicron variant's spread, and also recommending self-monitoring of 14 days for any symptoms against the current seven days of home quarantine.
Kolkata/IBNS: The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, that forced the classroom learning to a halt, has widened the learning gap among school students in the eastern state of West Bengal, a recent survey said.
New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday relaunched a blistering attack on the Congress on the issue of democracy and patted his own back for the way his government managed COVID-19 as well as the economy amid the pandemic.
Delhi/UNI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath were engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the former alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "blatantly lying" in Parliament on Monday regarding the exodus of migrant workers from the national capital following 2020 nationwide anti-COVID lockdown.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday targeted the Congress party on the floor of the Lok Sabha and said it was trying to score political brownie points even at the time of COVID-19.
Guwahati/IBNS: Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said the state government will withdraw all COVID-19 related curbs from the state from Feb 15 as the COVID-19 situation has improved in the state.
Covid-19 cases in India continue to rise albeit now at a slower pace in the Omicron led third wave. Yet we need to be extra careful as many people are contracting the virus while traveling – by rail, bus or air. The current guidelines and rules on preventing the spread of this deadly epidemic are focused around masking, hand-washing and social distancing. Decision makers and civic authorities seem to have completely ignored travellers who test positive during their sojourns out of their home town.
Lucknow/IBNS: A week ahead of the beginning of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday claimed his government has accomplished works, which were not done in decades, in just five years, media reports said.
New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar responding to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday on loss of wages of Indians working abroad,especially in the Gulf nations, said the data of pending salaries was not yet available, however, the matter has been taken up on priority with the Gulf countries.
New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking postponement of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination 2022 due to COVID-19.
Mumbai/UNI: Following sharp decline in the number of coronavirus cases in the state, the Maharashtra government lifted the COVID-19 related restrictions in the state on Tuesday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Schools for classes eighth to 12th standard, colleges and universities will reopen with the decline in COVID-19 cases in West Bengal on Feb 3, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday amid sporadic protests against the closure of educational institutions.
Bhopal/UNI: Local parliamentarian Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has become infected with the novel coronavirus.