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Heritage monuments managed by ASI to reopen for public from July 6

All monuments, including the world-renowned Taj Mahal and Delhi’s Red Fort, will be reopened to the public from Monday for the first time since the country went into lockdown in March to fight the spread of coronavirus. Over 3,400 monuments were shut down by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on March 17, days before...

India’s COVID-19 case tally touches 74,281, death toll at 2,415

Over 3,500 fresh cases of coronavirus have been reported in India during the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that the addition of the 3,525 fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 74,281 till 8 am on Wednesday. According to the ministry, the total cases included 47,480 active...

Sabarmati Jail introduces e-meetings for prisoners amid lockdown

At a time when the lockdown has crippled movement of people across the country, the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad has adopted technology to make sure that convicts and under-trials lodged in prison are able to meet their relatives. The jail administration has arranged facilities for e-meetings so that the prisoners can meet their family...

Maharashtra: 80% coronavirus cases asymptomatic, says CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said “80 per cent patients of coronavirus in the state are asymptomatic”. Maharashtra currently has 7,628 cases, the highest in the country. A chunk of them are from Mumbai, the country’s financial capital. “The next three or four months are going to be very important,” he said, referring...

Major relief: MHA allows conditional opening of shops, malls to remain shut

In a major relief to the public at large, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in its latest order issued on Friday night, permitted the shops providing non-essential goods and services to open from Saturday (April 25) onwards. With the latest order from the government, the registered neighbourhood and stand-alone shops have been permitted to...

Export units in cities can resume operations amid lockdown: Gujarat government

The Gujarat government on Thursday said export-oriented industrial units located in cities across the state can resume operations if they have received export orders. But, the industrial units situated in coronavirus containment zones will not get such relief, secretary in the chief minister’s office, Ashwani Kumar, said. The export units need to take permission from...

152 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 24-hour in Ahmedabad; Gujarat’s tally nearing 2,000-mark

Gujarat has reported 201 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 1,939. After 10 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Sunday, eight fresh deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the state’s death...

India’s coronavirus case tally crosses 17k-mark, death toll rises to 543

The Union Health Ministry has informed that the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has surpassed the 17,000-mark on Monday, with the death toll due to the deadly virus approaching the 550-mark. As per the data made available by the ministry, India’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 543 with 36 fatalities in the...

States can’t “dilute” lockdown guidelines issued by Centre: MHA

The Union government has made it clear that states and union territories cannot “dilute” its guidelines on the nationwide lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus. The Centre said states cannot allow their own activities during this period, but they can be stricter if they want. In a letter to states and union territories, the...

Gujarat reports highest surge of 367 COVID-19 cases in 24-hours, 239 from Ahmedabad; death toll rises to 63

Gujarat has reported its highest surge in the number of COVID-19 cases with 367 fresh cases reported in the past 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus tally to 1,743. After 12 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Saturday, 10 fresh deaths were again...

Maharashtra CM assures migrants to make arrangements for their return once lockdown ends

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday assured migrant labourers in the state that his government would ensure that they are sent home once the lockdown is lifted. “I give you my word that the Maharashtra government will take you to your homes, the day this crisis ends. I believe that when you go back...

Gujarat reports highest surge of 280 COVID-19 cases in 24-hours, 239 from Ahmedabad; death toll rises to 53

Gujarat has reported its highest surge in the number of COVID-19 cases with 280 fresh cases reported in the past 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Saturday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 1,376. After five more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Friday, 12 fresh deaths...