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Seven more test positive in Kerala, 27 under treatment

Of the seven, four came from Maharashtra and one each from Chennai and Kuwait. An 11-year-old child from Wayanad also has turned positive, he said.

KSRTC opens inter-state booking for approved passengers

"For providing inter-state transport facility to Seva Sindhu e-pass holders, KSRTC has opened helpline numbers with effect from Monday," a KSRTC spokesperson told IANS.

Health Ministry denies any religion-based mapping of Covid-19

Responding to a query on several media reports indicating religion-based mapping of the disease, Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said: "Any news which says this (religion based mapping) is incorrect. It is very irresponsible news; the Supreme Court has already said that no fake news should be published, and news should be published after checking facts. We (through the news) should not spread fear. We should fight this disease with unity. I request that nobody should encourage non-factual news."

Telangana CM urges PM not to restart train services

He made the request during the video conference the Prime Minister had with the Chief Ministers of all the states.

Heavy traffic crashes IRCTC website, booking to restart at 6 p m

Just when the IRCTC was supposed to start functioning after an unprecedented hold on train movement in the country due to the pandemic, users started facing difficulty in booking reservations or even logging in.

In a first, SC single judge bench to hear bail, transfer cases

In the backdrop of growing pendency of cases, the decision of the apex court assumes significance, as for the first time since its inception a single judge bench will hear transfer petitions and special leave petitions arising out of bail orders with respect to offences punishable up to seven years imprisonment. Till now, the Supreme Court had a minimum of two judges hearing any case.

Passengers need to arrive 90 minutes before train departure, says RPF DG

Railway Protection Force (RPF) Director General (DG) Arun Kumar told IANS, "The RPF is making adequate arrangements in view of the resumption of the gradual train services amid the Covid-19 pandemic."

Economic activities resume in Colombo

Police said although a curfew would continue in Colombo and on the outskirt of Gampaha, the public could re-start work in order to get the economy back on track, reports Xinhua news agency.

Labourers cannot be subjected to exploitation, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress former President Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday, "Many states have amended the labour laws, we are fighting together against corona, but this suppressing fundamental rights, insecure workplaces and could not be an excuse to exploit and suppress the voice of the labourers. There cannot be compromised on the basic principles."

Inflammatory Speech case: Sharjeel pleas HC for default bail

The plea filed through a legal team headed by advocate Bhavook Chauhan sought court's direction to release Imam on default bail under section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Thackeray, others file papers for Maharashtra MLC polls

A host of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) leaders, including Nationalist Congress Party's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, state Congress President and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and senior Shiv Sena leaders were present.

Kerala mulls online sale of liquor

Bevco supremo, Sparjan Kumar has approached the State-run Start-up Mission to identify the apt IT service provider who will be able to come with a full proof virtual IT solution, so as to commence the online sale of liquor and beer.

Crowds flock in Dhaka as Bangladesh government eases restrictions

On Sunday, cars, trucks, rickshaws, auto-rickshaws small passenger carriers poured onto the streets of the capital, causing traffic congestion in many parts, bdnews24 reported.

India records over 4K Covid cases in a day, tally touches 67,152

Of the total cases, 44,029 are active and 2,206 are fatalities so far while at least 20,916 people have recovered from the disease.

Protests resume in Iraq despite formation of new government

On Sunday, hundreds of protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the anti-government protests that first erupted in October 2019 and were interrupted over the past few months amid coronavirus restrictions, reports Efe news.

Sensex jumps 500 points, trades over 32,000-mark

The surge in the domestic market was in line with the Asian indices. Market sentiments have been boosted on hopes of reopening of the global economies.

Zomato extends Gold memberships across countries by 4 more months

In March, Zomato extended Gold memberships by two months, acknowledging that dining out plans would be affected in COVID-19 pandemic, hoping things would get better quickly.

Shanghai Disneyland reopens with controlled capacity

This is the first Disneyland theme park in the world that has reopened amid the ongoing pandemic, reports Xinhua news agency.

No fish ‘prasadam’ this year in Hyderabad due to Covid-19

The Bathini Goud family of Hyderabad on Sunday announced that the event, held in the first week of June every year, will not be organised this time.

Los Angeles eases stay-at-home order amid pandemic

While some residents have shown their desires to speed up the reopening steps for the local economy, others still believe the lockdown should be eased more carefully, Xinhua news agency reported.

Air India flies 326 returnees to Bengaluru from London

The flight was over 101 minutes behind schedule, as it flew via New Delhi where it took off at 2.23 a.m.

UK PM unveils ‘conditional plan’ for next-phase COVID-19 response

The Prime Minister also said people who could not work from home should return to the workplace - but avoid public transport.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 280,000

As of Monday morning, the global death toll stood at 282,719, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) said in its latest update.

Haryana allows 34,375 industries to resume operations

For this, the work of granting online permission was underway.

Air India flight with 326 Indians from London reaches Delhi

The flight landed at the national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport around 12.30 a.m. on early Monday night.