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Telangana House adopts resolution against CAA, NRC

Hyderabad: The Telangana legislative assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Population Register and  the National Register of Citizens, terming it as an attempt to alter non-religious nature of  Indian citizenship. The resolution urged the Centre to amend CAA by removing all references to any religion or to  any foreign country.  The House …

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PM suggests SAARC fund to tackle coronavirus

New Delhi: The SAARC nations on Sunday vowed to jointly combat coronavirus as Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed an emergency fund with an initial offer of $10 million from India and asserted that the region can best respond to the pandemic by coming together, and not growing apart. The underlying message of the videoconference was unitedly taking on the virus, …

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Paramilitary forces asked to keep quarantine camps ready

Hyderabad: All paramilitary forces, including the CRPF, the ITBP, and the BSF, have been advised to keep ready quarantine camps for COVID-19 suspects as a preparatory measure, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said here on Sunday. As of now, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is operating a camp which can house about 500 people near Delhi for …

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Mumbai cops invoke section 144 to ban group tours

Mumbai: In the wake of coronavirus scare, the Mumbai police on Sunday invoked section 144 of the CrPC to prohibit tour operators from conducting any kind of group tours to foreign or domestic destinations till March 31, an official said. If any tour operator is found flouting the order, action will be taken against him under IPC 188 (disobedience to …

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Training module to be developed to spread awareness at district level

New Delhi: A training module will be developed and distributed in districts across the country to raise awareness about the recently amended POCSO Act to have the necessary understanding on prevention of and response to child sexual abuse, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Smriti Irani said. The WCD ministry will get assistance from the Bureau of Police Research and …

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COVID-19 cases climb to 84 in India

PTI New Delhi Amid a controversy over the cremation of the 68-year-old woman who died in Delhi after being infected with the novel coronavirus, the Union health ministry has begun working on framing guidelines for handling the bodies of those who die of the disease. Though it is unlikely that coronavirus infection could spread from handling of a body, the …

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US couple traced from Kochi airport, placed under isolation

PTI Alappuzha (Kerala) An American couple, who allegedly gave the slip to police after being admitted to the coronavirus isolation ward of the medical college hospital here following complaints of fever and cough, was traced to Kochi airport and placed under observation. The two were traced late Friday night and admitted to the Kalamassery medical college hospital isolation ward, police …

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34 contacts of man died of Covid-19 quarantined in Hyderabad

IANS Hyderabad Health authorities in Telangana on Friday identified and placed 34 persons under home quarantine. These people had come in contact with a man from Karnataka who died of coronavirus on Tuesday.  A day after it was confirmed that Mohammad Hussein Siddiqui (76), a resident of Kalaburgi in Karnataka died of COVID-19, the health department of Telangana said it …

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Case against 35 persons over showing black flags to Scindia

PTI Bhopal Police on Saturday registered a case against around 35 unidentified persons in connection with the incident in which BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia was shown black flags in the city, an official said. Congress workers had waved black flags at Scindia in Kamla Park area of Bhopal, when he was on his way to the airport on Friday evening. …

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Cong slams govt over hike in excise duty on petroleum, diesel

PTI New Delhi The Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over the hike in excise duty on petrol and diesel and demanded that the benefit of reduced international crude oil prices should be passed on to the people. Congress’ senior spokesperson Ajay Maken said the government should reduce the rates of petrol, diesel, and LPG by at least …

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