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Alternate medicine manufacturers claiming Covid-19 cure could face year in jail

The AYUSH ministry has told drug regulators to penalise manufacturers claiming to have a cure for Covid-19 as govt cracks down on fake news on the virus.
A file photo of NCC parade at by SD cadets at IIT Bombay. | Photo: Commons

Modi govt to rope in NCC cadets aged 18 and above to help in fight against coronavirus

The NCC will mobilise its senior division volunteer cadets to be employed in small cohesive groups of 8-20 to assist the civil infrastructure.
File photo of Prateek Hajela | ANI

IAS officer who conducted Assam NRC removed as MP health commissioner for ‘negligence’

Prateek Hajela is a 1995-batch IAS officer who courted controversy after the exclusion of nearly 40 lakh people from Assam's NRC list.
Medics conduct a door-to-door thermal screening of residents in Mumbai | PTI File Photo

Govt identifies vets, AYUSH and retired Army doctors to be trained to tackle Covid-19 cases

The PMO is readying personnel and processes to augment the country's preparedness to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Police stops lockdown violators in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi Police will now track quarantined patients through mobile location, says Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal says his govt received feedback about quarantined individuals stepping out, and said strict action would be taken against violators.
Indian Railways (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Railways has spent almost Rs 920 crore to stop Covid-19 spread amid huge losses

Health ministry is set to reimburse the railways ministry its expenditure on Covid-19-related activities, after a Union Cabinet takes a decision in this regard.
Groups of migrants walk towards the Delhi-Ghaziabad border

Kejriwal’s minister’s complaint led to Modi govt action against top Delhi civil servants

Modi govt Sunday took action against 4 officers — 3 IAS and one DANICS — for their alleged role in the surge of migrants at a Delhi bus terminal Saturday. 
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with police and administration officials at his residence Tuesday (representational image) | Photo: UP Information & Public Relations Department

UP puts 18 districts on alert to trace people who attended Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat event

State administration inspects Markazi Masjid in Lucknow’s Kaiserbagh-Aminabad area and takes 6 foreigners for Covid-19 testing.
Only employees engaged in 'essential services' are allowed to be on the roads during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown in India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Only home ministry can issue lockdown orders, says govt, tells other ministries to stop

The message was conveyed to ministries and departments through a letter written by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt’s Covid-19 package not enough, people need food security: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot says people should stay wherever they are, and that it’s up to the states where they’re living to provide them a security net.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.