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Assam govt decides to provide Rs 1000 each to 2.78 Lakh construction workers

31st March 2020

The Assam government has decided to provide 1 thousand rupees each to 2.78 lakh construction workers who had to suffer due to lockdown. This was decided in a meeting held in Guwahati last night in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and other ministers. The meeting also decided to give free rice to around […]

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India’s Highways Filled With Poor Families Walking Home

30th March 2020

In small groups and large crowds, through inner-city lanes and down interstate highways, hundreds of thousands of India’s poorest are slowly making a desperate journey on foot back to their villages in a mass exodus unseen since the days immediately after India’s independence in 1947. For many, it’s a matter of life and death. Prime […]

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Tamil Nadu Couple Marries At Temple Doorstep Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

30th March 2020

Madurai: The wedding rituals of a couple were performed at the doorsteps of Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple here as it remain closed during the lockdown. Seventeen more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Tamil Nadu, taking the count of coronavirus positive cases in the state to 67, Tamil Nadu Health Department said today. “17 new COVID-19 positive […]

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Lockdown Failed, Says Bihar Minister, Blames Delhi, UP Governments

30th March 2020

Lockdown against coronavirus has “failed’ in Bihar due to Arvind Kejriwal and Yogi Adityanath governments’ move to ferry thousands of migrant labourers into the state, Bihar’s irrigation  minister Sanjay Jha has told NDTV.  A day after the Centre ordered the states to implement lockdown and compulsory 14-day quarantine for incoming migrants, Mr Jha – who […]

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Big Cat Seen In Posh Chandigarh Locality, Residents Told To Stay Indoors

30th March 2020

Chandigarh: A leopard-like animal was spotted in Chandigarh’s Sector 5 residential area on Monday morning, following which police made announcements in the area asking people to stay indoors. Even though the police said the animal was a leopard, wildlife activists are not sure about the claim. “After the leopard was spotted, we made announcements asking people […]

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Google to Donate $800 Million to Help Healthcare Systems Already Strained Globally

30th March 2020

Alphabet Inc will donate more than $800 million (645 million pounds) in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and in ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said. The company is working with Magid Glove and Safety to produce 2 million to 3 million face […]

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WhatsApp reduces status video time limit to 15 seconds in India

30th March 2020

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the Status video limit from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to cut strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown in the country as millions of people have started sharing videos in Status. India has over 400 million WhatsApp users. The facebook-owned messaging platform is asking users to […]

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COVID-19: NF Railway starts converting train coaches into isolation wards in Guwahati

30th March 2020

Guwahati: The Indian Railways is converting train coaches into isolation wards to prepare for a fight against coronavirus to meet the increasing demand for beds. As part of this initiative, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has started converting coaches into isolation wards at the Coach Maintenance Depot in Kamakhya and Guwahati after consulting medical professionals […]

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“Stay, Will Pay Your Rent”: Arvind Kejriwal To Migrants Amid Lockdown

29th March 2020

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has again appealed to migrant labourers to stay wherever they are instead of making it back to their states, pointing to the risk of infection spreading to villages, where it has not reached yet. Promising all possible help, including paying their rents if they are unable to do so, […]

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Coronavirus Cases In India Cross 1,000-Mark, 27 Dead: Health Ministry

29th March 2020

New Delhi: The government today asked states to ensure the 21-day lockdown, asking them to help curb the exodus of migrant workers from cities, as the overall number of COVID-19 positive people crossed the 1000 mark. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who declared a 21-day lockdown last week, warned against violation of the restrictions, saying those doing […]

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