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India Election 2019

  • Party of Economic Democracy to field candidates in by-elections 30 Mar 2020 12:35 Officials of the new Party of Economic Democracy upon receiving registration certificate on Thursday last week. [Courtesy] The race to fill Msambweni and Kahawa Wendani Ward seats intensified after a newly registered Party of Economic Democracy (PED) vowed …
  • The Latest: Spain tops China in number of virus infections 30 Mar 2020 10:08 Photo: Bernat Armangue, AP Spanish Royal Guard soldiers during disinfection work at a hospital to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Spain and Italy demanded more European help as they fight still-surging …
  • Nagamootoo wants int’l inquiry into foreign interference in Guyana’s 2020 Elections 30 Mar 2020 06:14 Mar 30, 2020 News 0 Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has said that he hopes there will be support for an international inquiry into foreign interference in Guyana’s 2020 general and regional elections. He made these and other comments in the most recent …
  • US crude oil prices touch 18 year record low 30 Mar 2020 05:02 NEW DELHI : The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) plus’ brinkmanship over crude oil production amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in the US crude oil prices touching the sub $20 per barrel mark. The record low US …
  • BJP concerned at mass reverse migration to UP, Bihar and MP 30 Mar 2020 04:49 New Delhi: The mass gathering of migrants from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in the national capital on Saturday and their attempt to walk hundreds of miles to reach their native place has posed a serious challenge, feel several BJP leaders. …
  • Bangladesh: “Mujib Borso”, Coronavirus and Real Mujib 30 Mar 2020 04:46 by R. Chowdhury 28 March 2020 “A lie will add to your troubles, subtract from your energy, multiply your difficulties and divide your effectiveness.”—Thomas Jefferson. Bangladesh under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is celebrating a year-long, Taka 400 Crore …
  • Spain sees record virus deaths as world hunkers down for long haul 30 Mar 2020 02:32 NANCY (France): Nurses take care of four people infected with novel coronavirus as a high-speed train transfers 24 patients from a hard-hit eastern region to western France on Sunday.—AFP • Minister in Germany commits suicide over worries of economic …
  • Violating anti defection law Late but welcome 30 Mar 2020 00:58 Violating anti-defection law : Late but welcome - The Sangai Express Editorial :: March 30 2020 - Violating the spirit and content of the anti-defection law. This is what Th Shyamkumar did the moment he decided to jump fence and sup with the BJP led …
  • Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 756 in one day: Live updates 29 Mar 2020 22:52 Italy reported 756 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday taking the total number of fatalities to 10,779 as it continues to pay the heaviest price in the world from the contagion. Spain's health ministry announced 838 new coronavirus deaths, marking the …
  • Coronavirus Live Updates: State and City Leader Clamor for Medical Supplies as U.S. Cases Top 135,000 29 Mar 2020 19:42 New York City has a one-week supply of medical supplies to care for any New Yorker who is sick, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday, as the number of cases in the city crossed 33,700, which was more than half the total in the state. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo …
  • Record virus deaths in Spain as world hunkers down for long haul 29 Mar 2020 13:18 Spain reported a national daily record of 838 coronavirus deaths on Sunday in a fresh warning to the world that long-term lockdowns may be needed to halt the deadly march of a disease that has claimed more than 31,000 lives. A deluge of patients are …
  • DAVID NDII - Thoughts on a Pandemic, Geoeconomics and Africa's Urban Sociology - The Elephant 29 Mar 2020 09:30 The global coronavirus pandemic has triggered worldwide panic as the numbers of victims explode and economies implode, as physical movement and social interactions wither in lockdowns, as apocalyptic projections of its destructive reach soar, and as …
  • PM to update nation on COVID-19 as cases fall 29 Mar 2020 07:36 Prime Minister Scott Morrison is updating on Australia’s battle against the coroanvirus after meeting with the National Cabinet, and state and territory leaders. It’s believed the national canvas meeting canvased a number of issues including rent relief …
  • The ballot cruiser: 26-year old Supriya Paul on Josh Talks and more 29 Mar 2020 07:30 There is no room for ignorance in the India of 26-year-old Supriya Paul, co-founder of Josh Talks. The vernacular video platform brings success stories from across India as inspiring examples to effect change through information. Last month, Supriya and …
  • Our very survival depends on establishment of a new system of governance 29 Mar 2020 07:05 Dear Editor, If the events that followed the March 2nd General and Regional Elections, coupled with the present COVID-19 outbreak, do not motivate us as Guyanese to pull together for what may be the very survival of our people and nation-state, then I …
  • Covid-19: Time to enhance social capital through voluntary compliance 29 Mar 2020 00:50 Besides diabolic bioweapon potential of Wuhan virus, replete with semi-fictional narratives, other connected issues have also got highlighted. Comprehensive national power, aggregating hard power comprising military might and economic leverages; combined …
  • Here’s Why Californians Are Getting Reamed At The Gas Pump Despite Rock-Bottom Oil Prices 29 Mar 2020 00:42 Gas prices are falling all over the United States, with some areas enjoying close to $1-per-gallon gasoline, as oil prices and coronavirus are delivering a one-two punch.  Californians are not getting as much relief at the pump as some Kentuckians and …
  • Aussie hospitals to shut as Spain records worst day for deaths 28 Mar 2020 23:38 Australian private and Catholic hospitals are about to be closed and their staff stood down, putting 100,000 workers out of a job, just as the hospital system is about to buckle under the weight of coronavirus admissions. The catastrophe is the result of a …
  • Immigrant who fought White Australia policy for right to vote leaves lasting legacy 28 Mar 2020 21:17 Posted March 29, 2020 07:49:54 Siva Singh, a Punjabi Sikh, discovered how deeply racism was entrenched in Australia in 1915, when he appeared in court at Benalla in north-east Victoria. The small, dark-skinned man with a distinctive pink turban had voted …
  • Power, equality, nationalism: how the pandemic will reshape the world 28 Mar 2020 16:11 The global impact of the coronavirus pandemic poses a fundamental question: is this one of those historic moments when the world changes permanently, when the balance of political and economic power shifts decisively, and when, for most people, in most …
  • Mishal Husain: 'The adrenaline can be overwhelming' 28 Mar 2020 15:14 As a child I was nurtured, but also pushed. My education and life chances were the most important things to my parents. That gave me a tremendous sense of: what am I going to do with my life? How am I going to use this life I’ve been given? Some of the …
  • Asia virus latest: China epicentre starts to reopen, security talks off 28 Mar 2020 15:00 Staff members move barriers in front of a railway station of Wuhan on the first day of inbound train services resumed following the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Wuhan of Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, …
  • What to expect from PM Modi's Dhaka visit? columnist, Asia News & Top Stories 28 Mar 2020 13:54 DHAKA (THE DAILY STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - On Mar 5, India's External Affairs Ministry made it clear that the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh for the "Mujib Borsho" celebration is on. Not that any clarity was required …
  • Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan Then and Now: Politics Of An Epic Kind 28 Mar 2020 13:28 In a country where politics and religion are inseparable, even seemingly harmless entertainment that draws its content from religious texts can have a potent impact on the political landscape. Ramanand Sagar’s televised version of the Hindu epic, Ramayan – …
  • Asia virus latest: People return to China epicentre, security talks off 28 Mar 2020 12:15 Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Wuhan eases travel rules - Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near …
  • Covid-19 crisis may leave us vulnerable to surveillance 28 Mar 2020 10:45 Who is to stop governments from continuing to use surveillance technologies even after the pandemic is brought under control? By late March, it became clear that China, the country that reported the first animal-to-human transfer of the novel coronavirus …
  • Coronavirus Australia live news: 3,400 cases of Covid-19 with median age of 48 – as it happened 28 Mar 2020 09:23 4.40am EDT 04:40 Summary With that, we’ll be leaving the blog for tonight. We’ll be back tomorrow to pick it all up again. Today: Australia’s total cases of Covid-19 have risen to 3,400. The median age is 48, and 67% are linked to travel. A 91-year-old …
  • Looking beyond Tsaiu2019s big election win - East Asia Forum 28 Mar 2020 08:19 Author: Gerrit van der Wees, George Mason University and George Washington University President Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) momentous election victory on 11 January 2020 represents a significant turning point for Taiwan. It …
  • India under coronavirus lockdown, Home Minister mum: Kapil Sibal takes digs at Amit Shah 28 Mar 2020 06:40 By IANS NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been keeping mum while the country is going through an unprecedented lockdown and migrants are struggling. "While: 1) A locked down in our homes; …
  • Asia- Indiau2019s Bangladesh challenge - IPS Journal 28 Mar 2020 01:26 India-Bangladesh relations are presently at an important juncture. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Dhaka on 17 March, subsequently cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak, had provoked protests in Bangladesh. This reflects …
  • A socialist, anti-colonial revolution in America would mean the death of global imperialism 28 Mar 2020 01:03 Envision a future where the territory now called the United States, along with the other countries in the hemisphere that exist as a result of colonialism, have been converted into a great swath of nations which are once again controlled by the indigenous …
  • The new world disorder 28 Mar 2020 00:07 The WHO’s response to the outbreak, with its indulgence of the official Chinese line for far too long, is an important case in point. (AP photo) It is unfortunate that the coronavirus pandemic should have plagued the international community at its weakest …
  • Sourav Ganguly is BCCI’s man in ICC board meeting 27 Mar 2020 23:37 Sourav Ganguly became the BCCI’s representative at the ICC Board. Sourav Ganguly became the BCCI’s representative at the ICC Board, as the global body held its Board meeting via teleconference on Friday. Ganguly’s induction into the ICC Board came on …
  • Former Union minister, Samajwadi Party​ founding member Beni Prasad Verma dies 27 Mar 2020 20:13 By PTI LUCKNOW:  Former Union minister and Samajwadi Party founding member Beni Prasad Verma died here on Friday. He was 79. The Rajya Sabha member was not keeping well for past few days and admitted to a private hospital in Lucknow, where he died around 7 …
  • Two Catalysts Which Have Changed India And US For Good 27 Mar 2020 20:09 What will the world look like after the Coronavirus induced shutdown? I am not in possession of a crystal for global survey but I can activate my intuition on the basis of two stories I have covered. I was in the US for the 2016 Presidential elections and …
  • J&K Initiatives – Proceeding towards the avowed goals 27 Mar 2020 17:55 Release of former Chief Minister of the and NC leader Omar Abdullah is one more important step towards fulfilling avowed objective of the centre the ultimate destination being restoration of statehood to J&K, the path of which would go through many …
  • ICC, BCCI to head into arbitration over money due to India 27 Mar 2020 17:36 MUMBAI: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, on Friday, attended his first board meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) as India's representative. The meeting was held via a teleconference due to the Covid-19 outbreak that has put all global …
  • SARS-CoV-2 as our crystal ball – The future is already here, it just not evenly distributed 27 Mar 2020 11:39 The future is already here, it just not evenly distributed My social media feed is full of people desperately wondering why governments have responded to the spread of CoViD19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a reasonably urgent and coordinated manner …
  • Guyanese need to comply with what may seem stringent measures to battle COVID-19 27 Mar 2020 09:06 Dear Editor, Today, Guyanese are faced with two extremely harmful conditions. One, the Corona virus and second, our man-made virus, as a result of the 2020 General & Regional Elections. The first, is universal and not of our own making, notwithstanding …
  • If we need to do more, we will: PM Lee says economic challenge from COVID-19 very grave, but Government doing all it can 27 Mar 2020 08:03 SINGAPORE: On Friday (Mar 28), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about what lies ahead for Singapore amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He also addressed questions from the media in a doorstop interview.  The following is an excerpt from the interview …
  • After 'amavasya' tweet, Big B claims corona spre... 27 Mar 2020 07:28 MUMBAI: Mega star Amitabh Bachchan has shared a video in which he cites Chinese experts to claim that coronavirus spreads through flies but the Health Ministry says the virus does not transmit through flies. In his tweet numbered 3481, Bachchan wrote, …
  • Migration is helping Africa in many ways 27 Mar 2020 06:00 Mar 26th 2020 “WHAT’S NIGERIA’S second city?” asks Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an irrepressible economist and former finance minister of Nigeria, before chuckling: “London!” She is exaggerating (about 200,000 people who were born in Nigeria live in Britain) but …
  • PM’s call for relief for poor nations getting global support: FO 27 Mar 2020 05:01 ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday said Pakistan’s call for economic relief for struggling economies, lifting sanctions on Iran and alleviating suffering of Kashmiris in view of the raging Covid-19 pandemic was gaining resonance and becoming a …
  • 2023: Is e-voting INEC’s game-changer? 27 Mar 2020 04:20 FELIX NWANERI writes on plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt the electronic voting system believed to be capable of building the confidence of voters in the electoral process if properly implemented   The quest by …
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Gandhi family: How did they turn from friends to foes? 27 Mar 2020 04:14 'Khaike Paan Banaras Wala' song was shot after 'Don' was completed: Amitabh Bachchan The Bachchan – Gandhi family's friendship has made as much noise as much as their fall-out. From having each other's back to turning a blind eye …
  • Covid-19 scare: Depositors withdraw Rs 53,000 crore cash in 15 days 27 Mar 2020 02:41 Mumbai: Indians have been withdrawing cash from banks this month to prepare themselves for likely emergencies, with the Covid-19-induced shutdown in the last week of the month putting the spotlight on access to essential goods for billion-plus consumers. …
  • A privilege training under Banerjee: I.M. Vijayan 27 Mar 2020 01:15 He may have quit professional football a decade and a half ago, but I.M. Vijayan’s romance with the beautiful game continues. At the age of 50, he still makes occasional appearances for Kerala Police and plays in the hugely popular seven-a-side tournament. …
  • Why PM want Leishemba to be Rajya Sabha MP #1 :: Dr. Khomdon Lisam 27 Mar 2020 01:14 Why do Prime Minister of India want Leishemba Sanajaoba to be Rajya Sabha MP of Mamipur - Part 1 - Dr. Khomdon Lisam * In the early morning of 12 March, 2020 , I was thrilled to see the news headline entitled " Ningthou Sanajaoba has been given BJP …
  • Media & Entertainment sector grew 9% in 2019: FICCI-EY report 26 Mar 2020 19:54 MUMBAI: The Indian media and entertainment (M&E) industry grew by a modest 9% in 2019 to reach Rs 1.82 lakh crore, the latest FICCI-EY report on the sector showed. While the economy felt effects of a slowdown in the second half of 2019, the M&E …
  • Huawei ban: Full timeline of security concerns as it launches P40 Pro 26 Mar 2020 17:33 Huawei's phones were at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, but you can't buy them in the US. Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei is the world's No. 1 telecom supplier and No. 2 phone manufacturer, but it's a pariah in countries like the US. For more than a year, …
  • Hack the vote: terrifying film shows how vulnerable US elections are 26 Mar 2020 14:38 Even as much of America grinds to a halt, coronavirus has yet to derail the date of the 2020 election. Which introduces a perhaps underestimated terror, as explained in one of the more deceptively scary documentaries to drop in recent weeks: the vulnerable …
  • Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality 26 Mar 2020 10:37 French economist Thomas Piketty poses during a photo session in Paris on September 10, 2019. (Photo by Joel Saget / AFP / via Getty Images / Courtesy of Harvard University Press) EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThe Nation believes that helping readers …
  • In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture 26 Mar 2020 10:14 * Europe tries to learn from Asia, testing its privacy rules Poland first with quarantine app, some say it works poorly * Use of data should be proportionate - privacy expert * Right to life trumps right to data - Slovak minister * Low-tech solutions may …
  • Mumbai local train shutdown warning to Section 144- Maharashtra fights to stop coronavirus 26 Mar 2020 00:31 Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray urged the residents to avoid non-essentials travels across the state. He also warned that complete suspension of Mumbai's lifeline — the local train services— may be inevitable if people do not avoid …
  • Rajya Sabha elections to 18 seats postponed 25 Mar 2020 01:34 New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has postponed Rajya Sabha elections to 18 seats scheduled on Thursday following the Covid-19 outbreak and precautionary lockdown across the country. Fresh date of polls and counting will be announced later, EC …
  • The idea of India is of one land embracing many 24 Mar 2020 21:49 I recently delivered a speech on 'Law and the Idea of India' and it was in many ways a fitting theme given the current state of our nation. But the 'idea of India' has become a highly contested concept these days. The idea of India-though …
  • Coronavirus: Election Commission postpones Rajya Sabha elections 24 Mar 2020 21:48 The EC will review the situation and announce fresh dates later. (File Photo) The Election Commission on Tuesday postponed elections to 18 Rajya Sabha seats scheduled on March 26 in view of the lockdown imposed across India due to coronavirus. “The …
  • New tax deadlines, easier business rules in India's coronavirus fight 24 Mar 2020 11:31 Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman government today relaxed a number of tax compliance rules for individuals and firms and also raised the threshold of triggering insolvency cases to Rs 1 crore from Rs 1 lakh. The government will also announce a fiscal …
  • Saving India's grand old party 24 Mar 2020 04:36 Saving India’s grand old party In March 2017, the Indian National Congress was poised to win a record fourth term in the state of Manipur. While it had taken a drubbing at the polls, it was still the single largest party in the legislature of sixty with …
  • India trials 14-hour lockdown to tackle COVID-19 24 Mar 2020 03:28 India, with its 1.3 billion population, is struggling to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infection or COVID-19. COVID-19 has been confirmed in 378,601 individuals worldwide, and there are now 16,505 deaths worldwide attributed to this pandemic that …
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan back as Madhya Pradesh CM for record fourth time 23 Mar 2020 21:39 Bhopal: Just 15 months after losing power, BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan was back as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on Monday night for a record fourth term and immediately faces the daunting task of stemming the spread of the coronavirus. The 61-year- …
  • Biggest crash ever makes India worst performing market in the world 23 Mar 2020 17:47 The Nifty50 index saw its sharpest one-day fall on Monday, crashing 13 per cent as the virtual shutdown of the economy to contain the spread of coronavirus spooked investors. The selloff was so severe that it shaved off a record Rs 14 trillion of market …
  • Business, transport suspended in India during 14-hour lockdown for coronavirus 22 Mar 2020 10:02 MUMBAI (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of Indians stayed indoors on Sunday, heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to self-isolate as authorities battled to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic. A view of deserted roads along …
  • India goes under 14-hour lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread 22 Mar 2020 08:42 MUMBAI: Hundreds of millions of Indians stayed indoors on Sunday (Mar 22), heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to citizens to self-isolate as authorities battled to contain the fast-spreading COVID-19 epidemic. At least 324 people have so far …
  • Covid-19: India starts 14-hour curfew to curb... 22 Mar 2020 04:04 India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday, March 22, to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have contracted the disease. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address to the nation last …
  • Stocking up on toilet paper? For India's impoverished slum-dwellers, that's not an option 21 Mar 2020 19:45 Posted March 22, 2020 05:00:20 In the dry season, Usha's tin roof traps the heat inside her shack until she feels like she is baking. There is no ventilation and until recently, she didn't even have a fan. When it rains, her house fills with water …
  • Number Game: Sneaking a peek at Rajya Sabha elections 21 Mar 2020 17:53 With 37 Rajya Sabha vacancies filled up unopposed and a tough fight expected for the remaining 18 seats, here is a look at how parties do the math to score a win Rajya Sabha elections are usually a planned affair that rarely goes off the script, except for …
  • Coronavirus cases rise to 283 in India; sees highest rise in a day 21 Mar 2020 15:28 The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 283 on Saturday with 60 persons testing positive as several states went into battle mode to contain the pandemic, announcing partial shutdowns and imposing restrictions on people's movement and …
  • Coronavirus Cases In India Rise From 236 To 258, Highest In Maharashtra 21 Mar 2020 08:30 Coronavirus: Twenty-three people have recovered from the disease so far in India. New Delhi: Coronavirus cases in India rose to 258 on Saturday after 35 people tested positive in the global pandemic in various parts of the country, the Health Ministry said …
  • BTC elections postponed 21 Mar 2020 07:45 NET News Desk While the entire world is under the grip of the deadly Corona virus, it has disrupted the normal life affecting every sphere including elections which calls for mass gathering. The BTC election which was slated to be held on April 4 has been …
  • I'm a youth leader of India, you are a Patel leader of North Gujarat: Mevani to Dy CM 20 Mar 2020 16:59 Written by Parimal Dhabi | Gandhinagar | Updated: March 20, 2020 9:51:24 pm Jignesh Mevani was the only member from the Opposition present in the House as all Congress MLAs are currently camping in Jaipur, owing to fear of poaching by the ruling BJP …
  • India's majoritarian turn will not damage its ties with the US 20 Mar 2020 08:36 Since its re-election last year, Narendra Modi's BJP-led government has sought to accelerate India's transition from a state erected on secular principles to one governed by Hindu nationalism. In August last year, it removed whatever remained of …
  • India says vital that Guyana’s electoral processes ‘credible and fair’ 20 Mar 2020 07:25 India yesterday said that it is crucial that Guyana’s electoral processes are credible and fair. It was New Delhi’s first comment on the elections maelstrom here and was delivered by spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar. He said …
  • Quarantine stamps: Why India is marking people with ink that can’t be washed off 20 Mar 2020 06:13 MAHARASHTRA, India (KRON) – Some states in India have started stamping the hands of people flying into the country from abroad with unwashable ink to prevent community spread of the coronavirus. The ink, which wears off over time, states the date until …
  • Pakistan asks India to lift blockade of valley to curb spread of coronavirus 20 Mar 2020 03:47 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday again called on India to lift communication blockade on occupied Jammu and Kashmir and ensure supplies of essential commodities in the valley to contain the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the suffering of Kashmiris. “We …
  • Coronavirus: India bans incoming international flights 20 Mar 2020 02:39 Issued on: 19/03/2020 - 15:59Modified: 19/03/2020 - 16:06 India banned incoming international flights on Thursday, restricted public gatherings and blocked roads to seal Kashmir after the insurgency-torn region reported its first …
  • Covid-19 Updates: Modi sets up economic task force 20 Mar 2020 00:50 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates The number of cases of the new coronavirus reported in Europe has surpassed 100,000, according to an AFP tally at 1700 GMT on Thursday. Europe has at least 100,470 recorded infections, including 4,752 deaths, …
  • Rajini lauds govt, demands compensation for affected families 19 Mar 2020 22:13 While appreciating the efforts for its efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, superstar Rajinikanth today requested it to provide compensation to the families whose livelihood are affected by the outbreak of the pandemic. “The precautionary efforts …
  • India's Modi wants citizens to impose curfew on Mar 22 to prevent spread of coronavirus 19 Mar 2020 21:36 In a late night address to the nation on Thursday, Modi said people should leave "their homes only if essential" and he asked the nation to self-observe an all-day curfew on Sunday. Modi's plea came shortly after India said it plans to halt …
  • India underscores importance of credible, transparent electoral process 19 Mar 2020 18:59 India on Thursday said it is closely following the developments related to elections in Guyana and asserted that it is important that the nation’s electoral processes are “credible and transparent”. This is according to Mr Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of …
  • India to halt international flights; Modi urges citizens to stay home as virus spreads 19 Mar 2020 17:54 NEW DELHI/COLOMBO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to citizens to stay home and avoid panic buying, even as India outlined plans to halt all international flights and rushed to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the country. FILE …
  • Sri Lanka elections postponed over coronavirus pandemic 19 Mar 2020 17:07 COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will not be in a position to conduct parliamentary elections in the country as scheduled on April 25 due to the coronavirus outbreak, Mahinda Deshapriya, the chairperson of the country’s election commission, said on Wednesday. Sri Lanka …
  • Coronavirus latest: India's Modi urges entire country to self-impose curfew 19 Mar 2020 16:19 The European Central Bank (ECB) is launching a €750 billion ($820 billion) emergency bond-buying scheme German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country is facing its biggest challenge since World War II Global cases of COVID-19 have gone past the 200,000 …
  • India bans incoming flights to rein in coronavirus, seals off Kashmir 19 Mar 2020 13:59 SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India banned incoming international flights on Thursday, restricted public gatherings and blocked roads to seal Kashmir after the insurgency-torn region reported its first coronavirus infection. Commuters are stopped by …
  • COVID19: Cases spike in India, local spread feared 19 Mar 2020 09:26 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Sri Lanka to delay elections Sri Lanka earlier this week banned all incoming flights for two weeks, and imposed a curfew in some areas to rein in the spread of the disease, and will now postpone their …
  • Assam- Ex-CM Mahanta against ILP in state 19 Mar 2020 04:21 Dispur: Former Assam CM Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Sunday said he does not support the inner-line permit in the state. His statement comes after several organizations in the state resumed to demanding ILP to get rid of the ‘ill effects’ of CAA after Centre …
  • Kamal gets relief from court, alleges harassment by cops 19 Mar 2020 00:12 The Madras High Court has exempted Kamal Haasan from being present at EVP Film City at Chembarambakkam to reconstruct the scene of a crane accident at the spot during the shooting for the movie Indian-2, which led to the death of three crew members on …
  • Russia spreading fake news about coronavirus to worsen crisis in US, Europe, says EU 18 Mar 2020 20:06 Brussels: They did it with the 2016 US elections and allegedly with Brexit, and now Russian players are meddling in the West’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. The European Union on Wednesday said Russia was putting lives at risk with a “ …
  • BJP using money, muscle power in Rajya Sabha elections : Nawab Malik 18 Mar 2020 15:56 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 18 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Wednesday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party is using 'money' and 'muscle' power in Rajya Sabha elections. " …
  • How India ticked all the boxes as favourite World Doctor 18 Mar 2020 12:59 By LEON LIDIGU More by this Author For about three months in 2019, Veronica Mwakatumbula, 25, endured poor health and often struggled to breathe while her fever remained high. Not much came out of the hospital visits she made in Dar es Salaam. A distant …
  • Drama near resort hosting MP Congress MLAs, Diggy taken to preventive custody 18 Mar 2020 11:45 Bengaluru: High drama prevailed in Bengaluru, hours before Supreme Court took up hearing of Vote of Confidence by Madhya Pradesh government, when Bengaluru police detaining former MP Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and others. Singh, who landed in Bengaluru …
  • Apex Court postpones polls in AP, but lifts model code, giving relief to CM Jagan 18 Mar 2020 11:44 Vijayawada: In a win-win development for the Andhra Pradesh state government and the State Election Commission (SEC), the Supreme Court verdict upheld the decision to postpone local body elections in the state but lifted the Model Code of Conduct with …
  • MP Congress in SC seeks deferment of trust vote till by-polls, says heavens won't fall if govt continues 18 Mar 2020 10:13 NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh Congress Party sought in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the trust vote in the state assembly be deferred till by-polls for the vacant seats are concluded, saying "heavens are not going to fall" if its government led …
  • Members of India's Congress Party Held as BJP Scouts for Legislators to Take Power in Key State 18 Mar 2020 08:04 Asia & Pacific 06:22 GMT 18.03.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): The state government in India’s Madhya Pradesh headed by Congress's Kamalnath hangs in the balance after a prominent member of the party Jyotiraditya Scindia broke away with 22 …
  • Live: MP Congress tells SC its MLAs were 'abducted' 18 Mar 2020 07:34 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Earlier Digvijaya Singh tweeted: I demand that we must be allowed to meet our MLAs , who are in BJP’s captivity. I announce my Hunger Strike, till we are allowed to meet our MLAs. We live in democracy, not …
  • Govt Presents Rs 1 Lakh Crore Budget For J&K UT 18 Mar 2020 06:16 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 9Shares Representational Pic NEW DELHI – The Centre on Tuesday presented Rs 1-lakh crore Budget for Jammu and Kashmir for 2020-21, and said the “highest ever” allocations reflect its commitment to make the Union Territory “a …
  • SEC to CS: Polls were deferred after considering situation across India 18 Mar 2020 03:47 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: A day after Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan summoned him to know the reasons for the postponement of local elections and a letter shot off by Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney stating that situation related to COVID-19 is …
  • Coronavirus impact: Maharashtra is facing the worst public health crisis 18 Mar 2020 03:26 By: Krishna Kumar Mumbai: The Maharashtra government, facing one of its worst ever public health crisis in recent history in the form of the Covid-19 outbreak, is considering drastic measures like complete stoppage of local suburban train and buses …
  • Former Air India CMD appointed chairman of AP Tourism Development Corporation 17 Mar 2020 14:14 Image Source : PTI  Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday appointed former CMD of Air India Ashwani Lohani as the Chairman of the AP Tourism Development Corporation, assigning him the rank of a Cabinet minister. The …
  • Coronavirus claims third victim in India as total cases rise to 137 17 Mar 2020 13:08 Indian health workers spray disinfectants as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in a residential area in Jammu, India, Saturday, March 14, 2020. (AP Photo) Coronavirus (COVID-19) India updates: Even as India tightens the lockdown and advocates social …