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Covid wake-up call: Health infrastructure only 1 per cent of Smart City projects

May 25, 2020 3:37:20 am

These 69 projects, located in 55 of the 100 smart cities being developed, will cost an estimated Rs 2112.06 crore — about 1 per cent of the total Mission investment of Rs 205,018 crore.

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Last 10 days, positivity curve begins to steepen

May 25, 2020 3:20:58 am

The latest trends come as India ramps up testing from under 30,000 daily in mid-April to over 1 lakh tests now. More than 6000 new cases have been reported for the last four days in a row.

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Has visited civil hospital 5 times, says Nitin Patel

May 25, 2020 3:17:15 am

While hearing a public interest litigation on Covid-related issues, a division bench of the high court had described Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, the biggest Covid-19 facility of the government, as worse than dungeon.

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Gujarat: Premature baby presumed dead and buried alive, dies hours after rescue

May 25, 2020 3:14:06 am

At the Community Health Centre (CHC) of Garbada taluka, the staff was quick to recognise her. The baby weighing around 850 grams was delivered in the 24th week of pregnancy at the CHC on Friday evening to a couple from Dhanpur taluka in Dahod.

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Domestic flights begin today, 11 states and J&K will quarantine

May 25, 2020 3:12:38 am

The government informed airlines about the “cautiousness” of state governments in allowing people flying into their borders in large numbers. Airlines were asked to display all state-specific information on their websites besides other information necessary for passengers to know ahead of flying.

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‘Took unbiased steps… not answerable to any political party’: MP Guv Lalji Tandon

May 25, 2020 2:37:39 am

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon speaks to Milind Ghatwai on the fall of the previous government and the Raj Bhavan’s role in the Covid-19 crisis.

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Maharashtra: Katkari tribal youths bring benefits of Giloy to doorsteps in Shahpur

May 25, 2020 2:19:00 am

The initiative began when Sunil Pawar, a youth from Katkari community, and his team of 10-12 friends — who facilitated various work of Katkari tribals at revenue offices in Shahpur — decided to start an enterprise of selling Giloy in local markets.

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Indigo cancels flight last minute, leaves students stranded

May 25, 2020 3:21:27 am

In the video circulated, several disgruntled passengers can be seen outside the booking counter with luggage, without any measures for social distancing being followed.

Justice Chandrachud: ‘Irrespective of curbs, courts’ duty to protect rights of citizens’

May 25, 2020 1:46:52 am

It is the duty of courts to ensure accountability and protect rights of citizens, Supreme Court judge Justice D Y Chandrachud said.

Maharashtra seeks 50 doctors, 100 nurses from Kerala

May 25, 2020 1:42:49 am

In a letter sent by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) to Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja on Saturday, the government has asked for recruitment of these doctors and nurses on a “temporary basis”.

People landing at IGIA without symptoms don’t need quarantine: Govt

May 25, 2020 1:41:32 am

“Those having mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation or isolation in the Covid care centre (both public and private facilities) as appropriate and tested as per ICMR protocol available,” the guidelines state.

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Ashok Chavan is second minister in Uddhav cabinet to test positive

May 25, 2020 1:35:51 am

Chavan is currently admitted at a hospital in Nanded. His condition is stable, sources said, adding that he was reportedly under home quarantine for the last few days.

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Domestic flight operations resume today; Maharashtra tally crosses 50,000

May 25, 2020 1:33:31 am

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Live Updates: According to the latest updates by Home Ministry, the total number of Coronavirus cases in India stood at 1,31,868 and toll at 3,867.

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After Gujarat HC rap, Dy CM Nitin Patel defends pandemic handling

May 25, 2020 1:31:48 am

Nitin Patel defended the administration and—in particular—himself, saying he had taken a risk by visiting several hospitals to take stock despite his age.

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In Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari wants Raj Bhavan independent

May 25, 2020 1:26:54 am

In a letter to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Koshyari has said Raj Bhavan be made an independent establishment on the lines of the judiciary and the legislative secretariat.

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Norms for foreign arrivals: 14-day quarantine, Aarogya Setu app

May 25, 2020 1:19:12 am

The guidelines do not mention mandatory quarantine unlike for international travellers—they say states can develop their own protocol on quarantine and isolation as per their assessment.

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Yogi Adityanath: States will have to seek nod before employing UP workers

May 25, 2020 12:39:45 am

The Chief Minister said that the government will carry out skill mapping of the migrant workers and will stand by them wherever they go, be it other states or countries.

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After failed bid with viper, Kerala man kills wife with cobra: police

May 25, 2020 12:47:48 am

Police on Sunday arrested Sooraj, 27, a native of Adoor and Santosh, 47, a snake handler, on charges of killing Sooraj’s wife Uthra, 25, a native of Kollam.

A Festival in transit: For Muslim migrant workers, 2020’s Eid is spent in thoughts of home

May 24, 2020 11:37:44 pm

"The quarantine is mandatory and I do not mind it. I feel I should have left earlier, so that I could complete my quarantine and embrace my family on Eid. Every Eid I have been with them, this is the first time I am not with them."

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India lockdown diary, Day 61: Subdued Eid celebrations, Kerala police stops migrants trying to cycle to Assam; and more

May 24, 2020 11:33:16 pm

Here is a curated list of some interesting stories from across the country on Day 61 of the nationwide lockdown.