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Two persons under watch in Mumbai for coronavirus

PTI Mumbai Two persons who returned from China have been kept under observation at a Mumbai hospital for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus which has infected a large number of people in the neighbouring country, officials said on Friday. As many as 1,789 passengers underwent thermal screening at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj international airport here for the coronavirus since …

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Cannot issue blanket order against invoking NSA on anti-CAA protestors: SC

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court Friday said it cannot issue blanket orders restraining authorities from invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against people protesting the enactment of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). NSA cannot be allowed to be misused, the top court said but added that there cannot be a general command, as public properties are being burnt during …

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Kerala nurse tests positive for coronavirus in Saudi

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: A nurse from Kerala working in Saudi Arabia has tested positive for coronavirus. Thirty other nurses, all of them from Kerala, have been quarantined and kept under observation at the hospital. According to reports, the nurse was working at the Al Hayat National Hospital in Saudi Arabia. The incident came to light when one of the nurses reached …

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India’s clear message to Trump: no role for third party on Kashmir issue

New Delhi: Ahead of a possible India visit of US President Donald Trump, who again offered to “help” in resolving the Kashmir issue, New Delhi on Thursday categorically ruled out any role for a third party, asserting that any issue between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally. India’s reiteration on the Kashmir issue came after Trump while addressing the …

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Anti-superstition law notified in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Over two years after it was passed by the Karnataka legislature, the B S Yediyurappa-led Bharatiya Janata Party government has finally notified the much-hyped anti-superstition law that aims to prevent and eradicate “inhuman evil practices”. Interestingly, the BJP, which was then in the opposition, had expressed strong reservations about the bill, piloted by the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government and passed …

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Mumbai to remain open 24×7 from January 27

Mumbai: Mumbai, known as the city that never sleeps, will now officially remain open round-the-clock with the Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday approving its ‘Mumbai 24 hours’ policy allowing malls, multiplexes and shops to function day and night from next Monday. In the first phase, shops, eateries and theatres in malls and mill compounds situated in non-residential areas will be allowed …

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SC says no stay on CAA without hearing Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court made it clear on Wednesday that it would not stay the operation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre and said that a five-judge Constitution bench would decide its validity. Seeking response of the central government in four weeks on a batch of pleas challenging the CAA, the top court also restrained high …

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Mumbai to enter 24×7 era from Jan 27

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved the much- anticipated proposal to kickstart ‘Mumbai 24×7’ from the midnight of January 26-27, cabinet  ministers Anil Deshmukh and Aditya Thackeray announced here. Addressing a joint press conference, the two ministers said  the programme to let  establishments be always open will be implemented in designated malls, mills and multiplexes  around the city in …

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Kashmir tangle: India ignores Trump’s mediation offer

New Delhi: India on Wednesday ignored US President Donald Trump’s yet  another attempt to offer mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir. Trump on Tuesday at World Economic Forum summit in Davos had revealed  that he and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan were “working together on some borders” and  discussing the Kashmir issue. “We’re working together on some borders, and we’re talking …

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Wife, children pitch in to ensure hat-trick for Kejriwal

New Delhi: It was in October 2019 that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s  daughter Harshita took leave from her job and decided to campaign for her father. Now, wife  Sunita and son Pulkit have also hit the streets to campaign for the AAP national convener who is  eyeing a hat-trick in elections. Kejriwal is contesting for the third time from …

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