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UGC questions Maharashtra, Delhi’s decision to cancel exams

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has questioned the decision of the Delhi and Maharashtra governments to cancel the final year exams of state universities amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UGC on Monday contended before the Supreme Court that the action of the state governments was in contravention of rules. The Supreme Court was hearing a...

COVID-19: India records almost 50k cases in a day

49,931 fresh cases of novel coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours Total case count crosses 14.35 lakh 708 deaths reported in last 24 hours India’s death toll touches 32,771 The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that nearly 50,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours...

COVID-19: India tally crosses 13 lakh

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 13 lakh mark on Saturday morning.  The country reported 48,916 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry data showed. India also saw 757 new fatalities due to the disease taking the COVID-19 death toll to 31,358. The total number of coronavirus cases reported in the country now stands at...

India records 34,884 new COVID-19 cases, 671 deaths in 24 hours

COVID1-9 cases in India touched 10,38,716 on Saturday as the country recorded 34,884 new cases in the last 24 hours. Of the total number of cases, 3,58,692 are active cases. This is a record single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. India crossed the 10 lakh mark within three days of it touching the...

82 Bangladeshis who attended Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi secure bail

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to 82 Bangladeshi nationals who were chargesheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the national capital for allegedly violating visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. Chief metropolitan magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted the...

Delhi LG inaugurates largest COVID-19 care centre in Delhi

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID-19 care centre which is dubbed to be the ‘largest’ of its kind in the world. The centre in Chhatarpur has been set up for treatment of mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and those who cannot afford home isolation. The centre that is...

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts Delhi, NCR region

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck Rajasthan and tremors were felt in parts of north India including Delhi-NCR, media quoted the the National Centre for Seismology as saying, According to the NCS, the quake occurred at 7 p.m. at a depth of 35 kilometres below ground near Alwar district in Rajasthan on Friday. There were...

Crime branch busts sex racket being run from home in Satellite, three arrested

The Mahil Crime Branch in the city has blown the lid off an alleged sex trade being carreid out by a husband-wife duo in the city. The cops have arrested the main accused as well as two others. One of the accused is absconding.  Media reports said that the modus operandi included bringing women of...

Now, Delhi won’t have 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Delhi will not have 5.5 lakh cases by July end, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday. Amit Shah added that he disagrees with Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that the national capital will see nearly 5.5 lakh cases by the end of July as the Central government has stressed on the preventive...

Delhi govt calls emergency meeting as locust swarms enter Gurugram 

After COVID-19, it is the locust that has got the Delhi government worried. The state called an emergency meeting of development secretary, divisional commissioner, agriculture director and district magistrates on Saturday after swarms of locusts were reported from several areas in Gurugram. Environment minister Gopal Rai was quoted by the media as saying that they...

Serological survey begins in Delhi today, will throw light on spread of disease in capital

Officials in Delhi have begun the task of determining the spread of COVID-19 cases in the state through a serological survey as it continues to record more numbers. Delhi stands second in the country in total number of COVID-19 cases and has overtaken Mumbai in number of cases as well. The serological survey is expected...

Cong leader Abhishek Singhvi, wife tests positive for COVID-19

Congress leader and party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi has tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi, media reports said on Saturday. The leader has quarantined himself in Delhi. Media reports said he only has mild symptoms like fever. His wife has also tested positive and has isolated herself at her home. Media reports said that after the...