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States to designate certain hospitals to only treat Covid-19 patients, says Health Ministry

According to the Health Ministry, the total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 341 Sunday, including 41 foreign nationals.

Anand Mahindra offers resorts as COVID-19 hospitals, donates 100% of salary to set up fund

Industrialist says Mahindra Group will get its manufacturing units to make ventilators, amid fears that India could be in ‘Stage 3’ of coronavirus spread.

CAA protest organiser Tabrez tests positive for COVID-19, being treated at LNJP Hospital

Jahangirpuri anti-CAA protest was one of many taking place across the national capital, and has now been called off. Tabrez says he visited it twice recently.

Delhi government to mark all homes with persons advised home quarantine for COVID-19

Markings aimed only at cautioning others, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. He appealed to the people to not stigmatize such families.

Time to be strong & united as Covid-19 cases double in less than a week, says Kejriwal

25 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Delhi so far and five people have died

Paramilitary forces suspend movement of personnel till 5 April in wake of coronavirus

Union home ministry has asked all the forces to ensure that no one travels for routine duties, goes on leave or comes back from leave to join duty till 5 April.

Hospitals to conduct ‘mock drills’ to deal with COVID-19 during Sunday’s janata curfew

Health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal announced Saturday that 1000 hospitals were trained through video conferencing to conduct these drills.

Passenger trains cancelled till 31 March due to COVID-19, buses & metros also suspended

High-level committee chaired by Cabinet Secretary asks states to lock down districts where coronavirus cases have been detected, allow only essential services.

Punjab orders complete lockdown to fight coronavirus, Karnataka seals its borders

Punjab’s decision comes after its number of COVID-19 cases spiked from 3 to 13 Saturday, while Karnataka is worried about community transmission.

Trump pushing for hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment, but scientists say more evidence is needed

A French study shows promising results for hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus, and when used with azithromycin, it significantly reduced viral load.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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