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Indians stranded abroad to pay for return, 14-day quarantine

Priority will be given to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers and labourers who have been laid off, short-term visa holders faced with the expiry of visas, persons with medical emergencies, pregnant women, elderly, those required to return to India due to death of family members, and students.

Youth Congress files complaint against Republic TV in Palghar lynching incident

It alleged violation of programme code, uplinking & downlinking guidelines and advisory dated February 25 issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

3 Indian naval ships to rescue those stranded in Gulf

Two left for the Maldives and one for Dubai. These three ships can bring around 2,000 people while maintaining social distancing. Amphibious transport dock INS Jalaswa and warfare vessel INS Magar set sails for the Maldives and INS Shardul attached to Southern Naval Command sailed for Dubai.

Coronavirus: Total tally stands at 46,711 in India

In an evening update, the Health Ministry said of the total cases, 31,967 are active cases, and 1,583 have succumbed to the disease.

Gave money for migrants’ tickets but Kerala authorities refused, says Congress

State Congress President Mullapally Ramachandran said: "On Monday, he was belittling us. But today, in five districts, our party office-bearers approached authorities with cheques for Rs 10 lakh each to buy train tickets for migrant labourers wishing to return to their native states, but the money was not accepted."

Free PDS rations in TN in June also, migrant to be sent back, says...

In an address to the state's people, Palaniswami said ration cardholders were given free rice, sugar, pulses and oil in April and May.

Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM on Kerala diaspora’s return

"In the first five days, 2,280 passengers will arrive at Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram airports. While the Centre has listed only 80,000 people, 4.42 lakh people have registered with our system. Of this, 1,69,136 are in the category who have to return immediately," said Vijayan after the daily Covid-19 review meeting, here on Tuesday.

Wipro to convert Pune IT campus into Covid-19 hospital

The transformation of the Hinjewadi IT Campus is expected to be completed by May 30 and the hospital will revert to its original status as an IT facility after one year.

Kerala reports 3 new corona cases after 2 days

In the state in all 502 positive cases was there and at present, there are 37 under treatment.

45 ITBP personnel test Covid-19 positive, 167 quarantined

These personnel belong to two companies that are deputed for internal security and law and order duty with the Delhi Police. While 43 belong to the 22 Battalion, based at Tigri on Delhi's outskirt, two men to the 50 Battalion.

Ronaldo returns to Italy as Serie A moves towards resumption

As per media reports in Italy, the star forward landed in Turin airport late last night in his private jet from the Portuguese island of Madeira. The 35-year old will now spend two weeks in quarantine.

Free access to ZEE5’s premium content under Airtel Thanks till July 12

The special offer for Airtel Thanks customers will be available from May 4, 2020, to July 12, 2020, Airtel said in a statement. Airtel Thanks customers will be able to access the entire catalogue of ZEE5 premium content without having to pay any subscription charges, it added.

Bangladesh shopping malls to reopen ahead of Eid

The shops will be allowed to operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily while the shoppers and sellers will have to maintain physical distance and follow other hygiene rules, the Cabinet Division said on Monday.

JEE-Main from July 18, NEET on July 26

JEE Advanced is expected to be held in August, the dates of which are yet to be decided.

Kerala HC refuses to stay new salary deferment ordinance

State Finance Minister Thomas Issac welcomed the court's decision and said those who went to the court failed to see the rationale behind our decision and it was meant to create fissures in the society.

Special train leaves Hyderabad with 1,250 workers to Bihar

The train chugged out at 3.05 a.m. from the Ghatkesar railway station near Hyderabad for Khagaria in Bihar.

Give money directly to people to revive economy, Abhijeet Banerjee tells Rahul Gandhi

Speaking about the migrants, in particular, Banerjee said: "One of the ideas that was mooted in the last years of the UPA but also embraced by the current government was the idea that the Aadhaar would be made national and therefore would be used for Public Distribution System and other things. Aadhaar-based claims on PDS would make one eligible wherever they are. That would have been wonderful to have right now."

Diesel turns costlier by Rs 7.10 in Delhi, petrol price also up

The Delhi government in an order dated May 4 announced to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol to 30 per cent from the existing 27 per cent while 30 per cent on diesel from the existing 16.75 per cent.

New Zealand extends state of emergency for 6th time

The initial declaration was made on March 25, and the seven-day declaration can be extended as many times as necessary, reports Xinhua news agency.

Realme resumes online smartphones sales, receives huge orders

Complying with the Centre's guidelines that allow delivery of non-essential items in the green and orange zones in the country, Realme said it has commenced online orders of its products, starting May 4.

French carmaker PSA to resume production

"The gradual and secured restart of production will take place in the coming weeks with the first wave of partial reopening of industrial activity between May 4 and 11, taking into account the commercial context," said the group in a statement on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Spanish football clubs to return to training this week

Professional players from LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank -- the first and second divisions of professional football in Spain -- will start training alone following medical tests carried out by club staff.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 250,000

As of Tuesday morning, the global death toll stood at 251,510, the university's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Pakistan formally applies for G20 debt relief

The formal requests were sent to individual countries on May 1 under the G20 COVID-19 Debt Service Suspension Initiative, a senior official of the Economic Affairs Ministry confirmed to The Express Tribune on Monday.

COVID cases cross 46K mark, toll over 1,500 in India

Of the total cases, 32,138 are active, 12,726 people have recovered, and 1,568 have succumbed to the disease.

28 airports in Thailand reopen for business

Some airlines have already taken to the skies since May 1, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

Fight against COVID-19 depends on equal protection of everyone, says WHO DG

Speaking at the opening of the European Union (EU) COVID-19 online pledging conference Monday afternoon, the WHO chief said it will be unacceptable that some people in the world are protected while others remain exposed to the virus, Xinhua news agency reported.

Iraq implements odd-even traffic restriction to curb COVID-19

A statement by the office of caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday said that the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety, headed by Abdul Mahdi, decided to implement the traffic restriction system as of Tuesday in accordance with instructions to be issued later by the Ministry of Interior, Xinhua news agency reported.

Telangana CM urged not to give relaxations in Hyderabad, surroundings

At a review meeting, the officials said there was a need to further tighten the lockdown in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchel and Vikarabad districts.

Mallya appeals to UK Supreme Court as last ditch effort to prevent extradition to...

The application came after a gap of almost two weeks after the London High Court on April 20 rejected a similar application and ordered his extradition to India to face enforcement authorities there in connection with a Rs 9,000 crore bank fraud and money laundering case involving his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.