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Prevent migration, set up portal within 24 hrs: SC to Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked the Centre on Tuesday to prevent migration of people due to coronavirus and set up within 24 hours a portal for disseminating real time information on the pandemic to counter the panic being spread through fake news. “Panic will destroy more lives than the virus”, the top court said and asked the Centre to …

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Salary cuts upto 60% for CM, ministers, officials in M’rashtra

Mumbai: Salaries of ministers, other elected representatives as well as government officials in Maharashtra for March will be slashed by upto 60 per cent in view of the economic impact of coronavirus lockdown, it was announced on Tuesday. A Government Resolution (GR) issued subsequently said that remaining salary would be paid at a later point. Elected representatives including the chief …

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Lata Mangeshkar, Kareena, Priyanka pledge donations

Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, actors Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, among others on Tuesday pledged money to various relief funds aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Whether in cash or kind, more and more personalities from the Indian entertainment industry are coming forward to offer support during the COVID-19 outbreak. Mangeshkar announced …

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Central government says no community transmission yet

PTI New Delhi Fighting the COVID-19 crisis on a war footing, the government on Monday reported 92 new confirmed cases of infection and at least four deaths across India but maintained it was still in the local transmission stage. The Supreme Court, however, cautioned that fear and panic are becoming a bigger problem. The government also said there was no …

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Staying at home is the only option: coronavirus survivor

PTI Ahmedabad A 34-year-old woman, who has recovered from COVID-19, now regrets her decision to travel abroad which resulted in her contracting the infection, and has urged people to remain indoors to check the spread of the deadly virus. The woman, a resident of Ambawadi locality in Ahmedabad, was discharged from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital here on Sunday after she …

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Robots may soon help India combat COVID-19

PTI New Delhi Stepping in where humans should not, robots are being used for jobs such as sanitising hospitals and delivering food and medicines in many parts of the world and perhaps soon in India where experiments are underway to increase their role in combating COVID-19. As health workers, researchers and governments struggle to contain the spread of the pandemic …

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People in Delhi show COVID-19 symptoms after religious meet

PTI New Delhi The Delhi Police on Monday cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin where several people showed symptoms of coronavirus after taking part in a religious gathering a few days ago, an official said. The gathering of around 200 people was organised without permission from authorities, police said. “After we learnt that such an event was organised, we …

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Army dismisses as fake messages of imposition of Emergency

PTI New Delhi The Indian Army on Monday dismissed as “fake” certain messages circulating on social media about likely imposition of Emergency in the country next month to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Army officials also said no effort is being initiated to rope in services of retired personnel, the National Cadet Corps and the volunteers enrolled under the National …

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