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Government reserves jobs in J&K for domiciles; amends April 1 order after angry reaction

On Wednesday, while laying down the rules for domiciles, the government had reserved jobs up to group 4 only.

Combating Covid-19: Centre releases Rs 17,287 crore to states

The Centre has released Rs 11,092 crore as the first instalment in FY21 to State Disaster Response Mitigation Fund of 28 states.

Odisha announces complete shutdown in Cuttack, Bhadrak, Bhubaneswar for 48 hours to fight COVID-19

Odisha shutdown: During the shutdown, all shops including groceries and vegetables will be shut while a restricted number of medicine stores will remain open.

PM Modi thanks MHA employees for pledging contribution to PM-CARES fund

The total contribution from the MHA stands at Rs 89 crore.

‘Will not switch off lights’: Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad on PM Modi’s appeal

In his 9 AM video message to the nation, PM Modi urged people to switch off lights of their homes at 9 pm for nine minutes on April 5 and light up lamps, candles and mobile flashlights to display the nation's collective spirit to defeat coronavirus.

‘Professional PIL shops’ must be locked down during COVID-19 pandemic: Centre to SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the government has done an exemplary work in containing the spread of COVID-19 to the minimum number possible.

Gathering of migrant workers, Tablighi Jamaat meet setback to efforts to combat coronavirus: President Ram Nath Kovind

In a video-conference with the Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of states/union territories, the president emphasized the need to ensure that no one remains hungry during the nationwide lockdown, enforced to check the spread of the virus.

PM Modi’s ‘light a candle’ appeal will boost morale of people amid lockdown: JP Nadda

BJP president JP Nadda asked party workers to take PM Modi's appeal to the masses. The PM has urged the countrymen to turn off lights at their homes and light candles, lamps or turn on mobile phone torches at 9 pm on Sunday for nine minutes.

‘Diya of superstition’: Congress slams PM Modi for light address amid coronavirus crisis

Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi urged the people to switch off the lights in their houses and light diyas, torches to progress towards light and hope amid darkness spread by the COVID-19.

Motivate religious leaders to ask their followers not to hold congregations: Venkaiah Naidu tells Governors

On harvesting season, Venkaiah Naidu urged Governors to advise the state agencies to ensure smooth movement of farm machinery so that the farmers do not face any hardship.

‘Stand with India’: BJP slams Congress’ criticism of PM Modi’s ‘light a candle’ appeal amid coronavirus gloom

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to display the country's collective resolve to defeat coronavirus.

After Ghaziabad incident, UP not to depute women officials at centres housing Tablighi Jamaat members

The six Tablighi Jamaat attendees are among 132 who have been tracked down by the authorities in Ghaziabad. All of them had attended a religious gathering in Nizamuddin of Delhi last month.

Delhi health secretary writes to police chief seeking adequate security at COVID-19 facilities

During an interaction over a video link with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, a senior doctor had also said that the patients brought from the Nizamuddin Markaz were "not cooperating" with the medical staff.

MHA cracks the whip! Four Americans, 9 Britishers among 960 foreign Tablighi Jamaat activists blacklisted, visas cancelled

The foreign Jamaat members, who are currently in different parts of the country, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19, also include 379 Indonesians, 110 Bangladeshi, 63 Myanmarese and 33 Sri Lankan citizens.

Yogi Adityanath government to invoke NSA against those attacking police personnel enforcing lockdown in UP

The order comes following reports that locals in many towns and villages of Uttar Pradesh have indulged in violent activities and attacked the cops enforcing the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

‘Can light lantern too’: RJD’s Tej Pratap Yadav on PM Modi’s Sunday task amid lockdown

Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation and requested the people to end the darkness and uncertainty emanating from the coronavirus crisis by progressing towards light and certainty.

Coronavirus: 6 Tablighi Jamaat members booked under NSA for misbehaving with Ghaziabad hospital staff

Covid19: Six members of Tablighi Jamaat have been booked the stringent National Security Act after allegations of misbehaviour with nurses and hospital staff at a hospital in Ghaziabad.

Delhi riots: Jamia PhD scholar arrested for hatching conspiracy to provoke communal clashes

Delhi violence: The arrest of Haider has come over a month after the deadly violence in which over 50 lost their lives and over 400 people were injured.

‘Photo-op Prime Minister’: Shashi Tharoor slams PM Modi’s ‘no vision, feel-good’ video address

Shashi Tharoor said he listened to the "pradhan showman" and went on to add that it was just a feel-good moment curated by the photo-op Prime Minister.

Coronavirus: FIR against 6 Tablighi Jamaat members in Ghaziabad for misbehaving with hospital staff

Ghaziabad: The FIR was filed at midnight against six members of Tablighi Jamaat who attended the Nizamuddin event for creating problems for nurses and health staff at the hospital.