Tag: Union Territories

Covid: It is expected that all 18-plus beneficiaries will be vaccinated by Dec 2021, says govt

The pace of COVID-19 vaccination across India is amongst the fastest in the world and in view of the evolving nature of the pandemic, it...

Kashmir: Businesses demand phased opening from June

The business community in Kashmir has demanded phased opening of markets from June stating that the continuous lockdown due to Covid19 has pushed the population...

NCP calls for ‘one nation, one policy’ to tackle Covid-19 | India News

MUMBAI: The ruling NCP and Congress in Maharashtra on Monday hit out at the Centre over its handling of the Covid-19 situation in the country...

Foreign Covid aid received up to May 5 allocated to states, UTs: Centre | India News

NEW DELHI: The health ministry on Thursday said as many as 1,841 oxygen concentrators, 1,814 oxygen cylinders, nine oxygen generation plants and more than 2.8...

Cabinet Secy chairs meeting on COVID-19 status; situation in 11 states, UTs matter of ‘serious concern’

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday chaired a meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country in which it was pointed out that eleven states...

View: How to battle a pandemic? Valuable lessons from India

In late March 2020, there was a notable prediction by Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, on India’s ongoing Covid-19...

No proposal at present to revisit coverage of people under NFSA: Food Secy

Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey on Friday said the government has no proposal at present to revisit the coverage of people benefiting from the National Food...

NGT directs Ministry of Jal Shakti to devise a mechanism to control river pollution

The National green tribunal has directed the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) to devise an appropriate mechanism for more effective monitoring of steps for control...

Mid-day meal scheme should be restarted once schools reopen, says Director of UN WFP India

NEW DELHI: Noting that the mid-day meal scheme represents the lifeline for millions of school children in the country, the UN WFP India has said...

Pregnant, lactating women should not be administered COVID-19 vaccine at this time: Health ministry

New Delhi: Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines is not permitted and pregnant and lactating women should not be administered the shots as they have not been...

75m Indians above 60 suffer from chronic disease: Survey | India News

NEW DELHI: About 75 million people above 60 in India suffer from some chronic disease, shows the first part (2017-18) of the world’s largest study...

14 more UK returnees test positive for new strain of coronavirus; total 20 | India News

NEW DELHI: Twenty people who returned to India from the United Kingdom have tested positive for the new UK variant genome of SARS-CoV-2 so far,...

4 NE states have higher Covid rate than national average | India News

GUWAHATI: Four northeastern states — Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland — have registered a higher Covid positivity rate than the national average of 6.15%....

Centre eases curbs on ministries’ expenditure

New Delhi: The Centre has eased restrictions on government expenditure imposed due to lockdown related slowdown. “The quarterly expenditure plan for the third quarter of...

Amendments to Disaster Management Act may retain NEC led by Union Home Secy

NEW DELHI: The National Executive Committee (NEC), which is responsible for drafting India’s lockdown and unlock guidelines to manage the Covid-19 pandemic, may be retained...

Parole, furlough not absolute right; not to be given to terrorists, hardened criminals: MHA

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Friday the release of prisoners on parole and furlough is not an absolute right and...

Migrant workers: Supreme Court expresses displeasure over non-filing of affidavit by states

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over non-filing of affidavits by Maharashtra and Delhi on implementation of three enactments which are aimed...

Over a year after Gupkar declaration, parties in Kashmir resolve to fight for special status

SRINAGAR: Political parties in Kashmir on Saturday unanimously resolved to fight for restoration of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir as it existed pre-August...

13 districts with high COVID-19 mortality told to address low testing, ensure timely hospitalisation

Thirteen districts in eight states and Union Territories reporting COVID-19 mortality higher than the national average were advised by the Centre on Saturday to address...

Coronavirus: Rapid spread in Bihar, Odisha cause of worry | India News

NEW DELHI: Bihar and Odisha are among the five states with the fastest growth of Covid cases and that’s a cause for serious concern because...

Migrant workers issue: SC asks states & UTs to file affidavits giving details of records maintained | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday directed the states and Union Territories (UTs) to file affidavits within three weeks giving details of the “mode and...

India needs additional spending of 6.2% of GDP to meet development goals: Report | India News

NEW DELHI: A joint study by government think tank NITI Aayog and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated that India needs to increase its...

migrant workers: 4 crore migrant workers in India; 75 lakh return home so far: MHA

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday said around four crore migrant labourers are engaged in various works in different parts of the country and so...

covid hotspots in india: In a fortnight, number of COVID-19 hotspot districts decreases to 129 from 170

The number of COVID-19 hotspot districts in India as on Wednesday morning has come down to 129 from 170 a fortnight ago, but in the...

US, others to speed up evacuations after go-ahead from Ministry of Home Affairs

NEW DELHI: Countries including the US will evacuate their citizens – tourists, professionals, businessmen, families and others – stranded in India since international flights were...