Railway units make sanitisers, masks for Covid-19 fight

Railway units make sanitisers, masks for Covid-19 fight

🕔20:22, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  The Indian Railways has geared up production units to supply sanitisers to help the country fight Covid-19. According to Railway Ministry officials, the railways diesel shed at Asansol in West Bengal and the diesel locomotive shed

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Union HRD Minister donates one month’s salary to PM fund

Union HRD Minister donates one month’s salary to PM fund

🕔20:21, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ here on Thursday donated his one month salary to the Prime Minister Relief Fund to help battle the coronavirus crisis. “In these times of crisis and to

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Covid-19 relief package touches every weaker section: Shah

Covid-19 relief package touches every weaker section: Shah

🕔20:20, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26 Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Thursday lauded the first Rs 170,000 crore Covid-19 relief package announced to protect the weaker sections of society, saying it reflected the Narendra Modi government’s sensitivity. Shah’s remark came after

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Malay King, Queen under quarantine after staff test COVID-19 positive

Malay King, Queen under quarantine after staff test COVID-19 positive

🕔20:19, 26.Mar 2020

Kuala Lumpur, March 26  Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and his wife Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah will undergo a 14-day quarantine after several palace employees were tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the national palace said on Thursday.

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RE projects to get extension of time: MNRE Secretary

RE projects to get extension of time: MNRE Secretary

🕔18:19, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26 Renewable Energy projects under implementation will be given extension of time considering period of lockdown and time required for re-mobilisation of work force, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Secretary Anand Kumar said. Kumar made

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RE projects to get extension of time: MNRE Secretary

RE projects to get extension of time: MNRE Secretary

🕔16:47, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  Renewable Energy projects under implementation will be given extension of time considering period of lockdown and time required for re-mobilisation of work force, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Secretary Anand Kumar said. Kumar made

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Centre to pay 24% EPF money for pvt firms, staff for 3 months

Centre to pay 24% EPF money for pvt firms, staff for 3 months

🕔16:46, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  In a major relief for certain private sector companies and their staff, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced that the government will make 24 per cent contribution to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), 12

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Online services for essential goods to be allowed: Kejriwal

Online services for essential goods to be allowed: Kejriwal

🕔16:45, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that all the shops, factories and online services associated with essential services can operate 24 hours all week, and no additional license was required for it. He said e-commerce

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MGNREGA wage hiked by Rs 20/day, farmers to get Rs 2k each in April

MGNREGA wage hiked by Rs 20/day, farmers to get Rs 2k each in April

🕔16:44, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced an increase of Rs 20 in the MGNREGA rural employment scheme with effect from April 1. The decision would benefit around 13.62 crore families across the country, Sitharaman said

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Karnataka grocers, supermarkets to operate 24×7

Karnataka grocers, supermarkets to operate 24×7

🕔15:30, 26.Mar 2020

Bengaluru, March 26  Grocers and supermarkets can stay open 24 hours a day for business across Karnataka despite the lockdown, a top official said on Thursday. “For the convenience of citizens, grocery shops and supermarkets selling food articles can be

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Rs 50 lakh medical insurance for doctors, paramedics, nurses

Rs 50 lakh medical insurance for doctors, paramedics, nurses

🕔15:26, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced that doctors, paramedics, nurses, ‘Asha’ workers, cleaning workers involved in the fight against coronavirus pandemic and treating affected patients would be extended medical insurance cover of Rs 50

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Covid-19-linked demand squeeze pushes IOC to cut crude processing

Covid-19-linked demand squeeze pushes IOC to cut crude processing

🕔14:46, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  In the wake of substantial reduction in demand for petroleum products post the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, country’s largest public sector refiner Indian Oil Corporation has reduced crude processing at most of its refineries by

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WB-IMF ask creditors to suspend debt of poor countries amid Covid-19 pandemic

WB-IMF ask creditors to suspend debt of poor countries amid Covid-19 pandemic

🕔14:43, 26.Mar 2020

Washington, March 26  Washington-based World Bank Group together with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on all its official bilateral creditors to suspend debt repayments of poor countries that receive loans from its concessionary window and help them tackle

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Control room setup to monitor delivery of essential services

Control room setup to monitor delivery of essential services

🕔14:41, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  The Centre has set up a control room to monitor the status of transportation along with delivery of goods, manufacturing and essential commodities to the public. Accordingly, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

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CII suggests 10-point action plan to boost exports

CII suggests 10-point action plan to boost exports

🕔14:39, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  The Conferederation of Indian Industry (CII) has suggested a 10-point action plan to provide the much needed boost to exports that has been hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic and closing of borders and restriction on people’s

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SpiceJet to operate special Delhi-Jodhpur flight

SpiceJet to operate special Delhi-Jodhpur flight

🕔14:36, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will operate a special flight from Delhi to Jodhpur on March 29 to facilitate transportation of 142 Indian passengers evacuated from Covid-19-hit Iran to a government quarantine facility. According to the airline,

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Rs 170,000 cr relief package for weaker sections in Covid-19 shadow

Rs 170,000 cr relief package for weaker sections in Covid-19 shadow

🕔14:34, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26 The Centre on Thursday announced a Rs 170,000 crore relief package to protect the weaker sections of the society from the economic fallout of Covid-19. Announcing the the measures of relief package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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India allows plane to fly out German citizens home

India allows plane to fly out German citizens home

🕔14:34, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 26  Indian authorities on Thursday allowed a special flight of Lufthansa airlines to fly to Delhi and later evacuate German citizens stuck in the wake of countrywide lockdown. Under special circumstances, a Lufthansa A380 aircraft from Frankfurt

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Grofers user gets delivery slot for April 13, no slots on Bigbasket

Grofers user gets delivery slot for April 13, no slots on Bigbasket

🕔14:33, 26.Mar 2020

New Delhi/Noida, March 26  Day 2 of COVID-19 lockdown was no different for people who tried to book online delivery of essential items like groceries, milk and vegetables at Bigbasket, Grofers and other online platforms. To one user’s amusement, he

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Pakistan coronavirus cases rise to 1,041

Pakistan coronavirus cases rise to 1,041

🕔14:28, 26.Mar 2020

Islamabad, March 26  The number of confirmed cases in Pakistan has increased to 1,041 as of Thursday, while the death toll was recorded at eight, according to authorities. The cases were reported in Sindh 414; Balochistan 115; Punjab 296; Khyber

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