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Nepali PM asked to resign by party members, he blames India for it

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli once again on Tuesday accused India of fueling unrest against him after his own party made fresh demands for his resignations in a standing committee meeting of the ruling Communist Party. Local Nepalese media reported that party’s co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other senior leaders asked Oli to quit...

India viewing coronavirus crisis as opportunity: PM Modi to Morrison

A process of comprehensive reforms covering almost all areas has been initiated in India as it is viewing the coronavirus crisis as an “opportunity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday at an online summit with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison. In his opening remarks, Modi also pitched for a coordinated and collaborative approach to...

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi hails people’s war against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the “people-driven war” in India against the coronavirus disease, and said it will be discussed in the future. He said this during his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’. “Suggestions and phone calls for this edition of Mann ki Baat are many times higher than the usual. Encompassing...

Pakistan using ISI’s system to track COVID-19 cases: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has disclosed that his government was using a system, originally meant to track down terrorists by the spy agency ISI, to trace the suspected coronavirus cases in the country, as the number of the COVID-19 patients rose to 10,982. “It (tracking system) was originally (meant to trace) terrorists but we’re...

COVID-19: India needs to be self-reliant, says PM Modi

On the occasion of the National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with several sarpanchs via video conferencing and highlighted the need for villages, districts, and cities in India to be self-reliant. “The coronavirus pandemic has taught us the biggest lesson that we have to become self-dependent. Otherwise, we won’t be...

India extends lockdown till May 3

The 21-day nationwide lockdown that was supposed to end today (April 14) has been extended till May 3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation declared the extension and sought the support of citizens in India’s battle against the deadly virus. He announced that the lockdown will be enforced more strongly during...

PM Modi holds meeting with chief ministers on lockdown extension

As India battles the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a video conference with chief ministers primarily to take their feedback on whether the 21-nation-wide lockdown be extended beyond April 14 to stem the tide of the infections. The Central government is understood to have also obtained views on the issue from...

COVID-19: No change in British PM’s condition post shifting to ICU

There has been no change in Boris Johnson’s condition, two sources close to him said on Tuesday after the British Prime Minister was taken into intensive care following  a deterioration in his coronavirus symptoms. Johnson was given oxygen on Monday and taken to an intensive care unit at a central London hospital in what Downing...
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in India touch 4,281, death toll at 111

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in India touch 4,281, death toll at 111

The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 4,000-mark with the death toll surging past 110 on Monday. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 4,281 cases with an increase of 704 cases in the last 24-hour ending at 6 pm on Monday....

It’s a long war against coronavirus, urge people not to get tired or take rest: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it will be a long war against coronavirus and urged the citizens to not be tired or take rest as they have to emerge victorious. “I state it with full responsibility that this is a long war against the coronavirus pandemic. But we do not have to get...

647 coronavirus cases reported in India in last 2 days linked to Tablighi Jamaat meet

Nearly 650 coronavirus cases reported over the last two days are linked to the religious gathering of the Islamic sect Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi, the government said on Friday. “647 coronavirus positive cases found in the last two days are linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation,” a Health Ministry official said. These cases are spread across...

UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) Boris Johnson on Friday announced that he has developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson used the mirco-blogging platform Twitter to announce the same. He, however, clarified that he will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed...