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Domestic violence cases on the rise amid lockdown, maximum cases from UP: NCW

The National Commission for Women has received over 250 complaints since the country-wide lockdown was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus, out of which 69 are cases of domestic violence which indicates an alarming rise in such cases, its chairperson Rekha Sharma said on Thursday. Since March 24, a total of 257 complaints related...

Hunt on for Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad in UP, Delhi

While more and more coronavirus cases in the country are being traced to a religious gathering in Delhi of the Islamic missionary sect Tablighi Jamaat, a hunt is on for its leader Maulana Saad, last seen on March 28. Close to 400 COVID-19 cases are estimated to be linked to the gathering last month at...
SC asks Centre to file status report on mass exodus of migrants amid lockdown

SC asks Centre to file status report on mass exodus of migrants amid lockdown

Hearing two petitions seeking relief for thousands of migrant workers who are forced to leave for hometown amid the lockdown, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Monday said the fear and panic over the coronavirus pandemic is bigger than the virus itself. “We don’t want to deal with the things government is already...

Shocking: Disinfectant sprayed on migrants after their return to UP

At a time when thousands of migrants across the country are trying to return to their hometowns amid nationwide lockdown over coronavirus or COVID-19, a shocking video has emerged from Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district, about 270 km from Lucknow, that shows a batch of migrants being sprayed by disinfectants. In the video, some men in...

COVID-19:  India’s total tally touches 1,071, death toll cross 30

The Ministry of Health has informed that the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the country has increased to 1,071 till 10.30 am on Monday. The figure was 979 till 10 am on Sunday and 873 till 9.30 am on Saturday. The figure is expected to rise rapidly as fresh cases of the deadly...
Mandatory 14-day quarantine for migrants returning to UP, Bihar

Mandatory 14-day quarantine for migrants returning to UP, Bihar

A 14-day quarantine in state-run camps is mandatory for lakhs of migrant labourers who are returning to their hometowns in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in special buses amid a nationwide lockdown over coronavirus. Thousands desperate to return home had crowded bus stations in Delhi on Saturday after over 500 buses were arranged for them by...

Coronavirus cases in India touch 979, death toll reaches 26

The Ministry of Health has informed that the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the country has increased to 979 till 10 am on Sunday. The figure was 909 till 5.45 pm and 873 till 9.30 am on Saturday and 724 till 9.30 am on Friday. It is expected to rise rapidly as fresh...

Coronavirus cases in India reach 606, 10 deaths reported

The Ministry of Health has informed that the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the country has increased to 606 till 6.45 pm on Wednesday. The figure was 562 till 9.15 am and it is expected to rise rapidly as fresh cases of the deadly virus are being reported from across the country. A...

Coronavirus curfew: UP govt to give Rs1,000 to labourers, construction workers

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday said an amount of Rs 1,000 will be given to 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 lakh construction workers across the state via direct benefit transfer “Rs 1000 each will be given to 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 lakh construction workers via direct benefit transfer to...

Coronavirus update: 137 cases & 3 deaths in India, virus enters new territories

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday informed that 137 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported across the country, with the highest number of 36 cases reported from Maharashtra. Notably, the western state also registered the death of a 64-year-old man due to the deadly virus on Tuesday taking the total death toll in the...

Agra DM registers FIR against man for hiding coronavirus positive status of daughter

The woman, who lives in Agra Cantonment railway colony, had recently travelled to Italy for her honeymoon. After the couple returned, her husband tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengaluru, while she returned to her family in Agra A case was registered on Sunday against the father of a woman who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19)...
Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing rape victim’s father

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing rape victim’s father

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering the father of a teen girl he raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao in 2017. His brother and co-accused, Atul Singh Sengar, has been handed a similar term. A Delhi court also ordered the brothers to pay Rs10 lakh each...