Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Indian PM stresses on ramping up supply of medical equipment, protective gear

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (4) chaired a meeting of the various empowered groups set up to respond to the coronavirus threat, and...

Modi’s ‘lights off’ call rattles power grid operators

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to citizens to switch off lights and light lamps across India on Sunday to mark the coronavirus fight is generating a...

India might need to extend lockdown, hints minister as death toll crosses 80

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in South Asia neared 6,000 on Saturday (4), even as authorities in some cities tightened restrictions on...

High Commission lauds Indians ‘staying put’ in UK, warns against ‘mischievous’ info

THE Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Ruchi Ghanashyam, issued another warning on Friday (4) for Indians stranded in the country amid the lockdown...

UK set to start repatriation flights from India, Nepal next week

REPATRIATION flights for UK nationals stranded in India will start next week. The acting British High Commissioner in New Delhi, Jan Thompson, said: “Special charter...

Good Samaritans pitch in to feed the hungry amid India’s lockdown

Indian businessman Shishpal Singh was still stirring vegetables and rice at his Mumbai apartment block when migrant workers laid off in the coronavirus lockdown...

Australian PM Scott Morrison leaves foreign students in the lurch

Australia, one of the most preferred destinations for Indian students, on Friday (3) refused to offer any economic support to international students who were...

Modi urges sports stars via video call to spread awareness, ‘boost morale’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (3) discussed the the rapidly-growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic with India's top athletes, including cricket icon Virat...

Over 30,000 retired doctors join India’s battle against Covid-19

More than 30,000 doctors, including those who retired from government and armed forces' service, and private physicians have volunteered to help the Indian government...

Nearly 650 new Covid-19 cases linked to Islamic gathering as India’s death toll crosses...

As many as 647 COVID-19 positive cases found in 14 states in the last two days are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, the...