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    Baseless: Govt on claims Lockdown21 will be extended

    New Delhi | Debunking viral reports on social media that claimed government will extend the 21-day lockdown, the Centre on Monday denied them as 'baseless'. "There are rumours and media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless," the Press Information...

    • 14 min ago
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    Kerala Police makes first arrest of migrant over protests

    Thiruvananthapuram | Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his displeasure against the protest by migrant labourers in the Kottayam district and said those behind it would "be brought to book", the police registered the first arrest of a migrant labourer hailing from West Bengal. Ahead of the arrest the district collector announced prohibitory orders under...

    • an hour ago
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    20 new positive cases in Kerala, 181 under treatment

    Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Sunday said on Sunday, 20 new cases of coronavirus positive cases were registered in the state, taking the total number of positive cases under treatment in various districts to 181. "Of the 20, 18 came from abroad -- eight from Kannur, seven from Kasargode and one each from Thiruvanathapuram, Ernakulam and Thrissur. Two, who...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    When fear of losing to hunger defeated fear of coronavirus

    New Delhi | Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a nationwide lockdown in a battle against deadly coronavirus, a sea of migrant workers reached Anand Vihar Interstate Bus Terminal hoping to reach back to their hometowns. Many of these workers had travelled on foot for several kilometeres after the transportation throughout the capital city was discontinued owing to the...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Rahul expresses Cong's solidarity with govt in COVID-19 fight

    New Delhi | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday expressed his party's solidarity with the government in the time of crisis and also suggested measures to overcome the panic and insulate the economy. "The number of poor, who are daily wagers, is simply too large to shut down all economic activities. The consequences of...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Germany to airlift 150 people from Kerala on Tuesday

    Thiruvananthapuram | Come Tuesday, about 150 people mostly German nationals who have been stuck in Kerala due to the 21-day lockdown, will be flown out on a chartered flight arranged by the German government. A source in the know of things told IANS, that it was earlier planned for Saturday, but for some reason it did not happen. "Now they have been asked to be ready to fly out from here...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Migrant labourers in Kerala want to go home, stage protest

    Thiruvananthapuram | In violation of the lockdown in force in Kerala, over a thousand migrant labourers hailing from various states on Sunday gathered at Payipadu near Changnacherry in Kottayam district and demanded that they be sent back home. A few hours after they had staged a protest, police in large numbers chased them away. Since Sunday morning, hundreds of migrant labourers were...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus: Total tally stands at 979 in India

    New Delhi | The total number of positive coronavirus people in India so far, reached up to 979 on Sunday. Of this at least 867 are active coronavirus cases, 86 people have cured and discharged from hospitals while 25 people succumbed from the highly infectious COVID-19 disease. The data was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at 10 a.m. "District wise details are...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Kerala CM unhappy with Karnataka on border closure

    Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that with the Karnataka government closing its interstate borders, the free movement of Kerala vehicles carrying essential commodities is being restricted. "Despite appeals, there is no clarity. The Karnataka Chief Minister appears to be busy, as we are yet to get through to him. Today we informed Union Minister...

    • 2 days ago
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    After hectic parleys Karnataka opens borders with Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram | After two days of hectic parleys at the highest level, on Saturday, Karnataka finally relented and opened three border routes which are entry to Kerala for vehicles carrying essential commodities. Since Thursday night Karnataka had closed the routes, fearing the spread of Covid-19 to their state, as Kerala had the highest number of positive cases in the country and over...

    • 2 days ago

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