Fri, May 07, 2021

  • Making it clear again that lockdown will not be imposed in Telangana, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday said such a move would bring life to a standstill and would lead to total collapse...
    Lockdown will lead to collapse of economy, says Telangana CM
    Chairing the first meeting following his recovery from Covid-19, he said that he took this decision after examining the situation in the states where the lockdown was imposed and where the positive cases have not come down as well as taking into account past experiences.  There is no use imposing lockdown. Since Telangana is the most happening state in the country, 25 to 30 lakh workers from other states are working here. We have seen how their lives were adversely impacted by the lockdown we imposed during the first wave. If they are dislocated, they will not come back, he said.  Moreover, there is bumper yield of paddy in the state. Paddy is stocked in 6,144 procurement centres in the state and they are weighing it. Purchasing paddy is not a simple process. There are lakhs of people involved in the process. What will happen to the...
  • Pandemic Pain: India’s COVID crisis could happen anywhere Pandemic Pain: India’s COVID crisis could happen anywhere

    It will be a while before it’s fully understood why India has been so swiftly and so disastrously engulfed by the coronavirus. But there is one thing for sure: India’s problem is now the world’s...

  • Terror hideout busted in JK's Doda Terror hideout busted in JK's Doda

    Security forces busted a terror hideout on Thursday evening in J&K's Doda district recovering RDX filled pipe bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

  • JD-U MP slams BJP Bihar chief for 'politics over lockdown' JD-U MP slams BJP Bihar chief for 'politics over lockdown'

    The tension between the two major constituents of Bihar's ruling alliance intensified on Thursday, with Janata Dal-United MP Lalan Singh, who is considered close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,...

  • Choice of the Electorate: What it takes to defeat Narendra Modi Choice of the Electorate: What it takes to defeat Narendra Modi

    West Bengal’s voters have successfully demonstrated that they won’t put up with misogyny and divisive politics

  • 75 pc beds in B'luru medical colleges reserved for Covid-hit: Minister 75 pc beds in B'luru medical colleges reserved for Covid-hit: Minister

    With state-run and private hospitals in Bengaluru facing shortage of beds for Covid patients, a dozen private medical colleges across the city have reserved 6,034 beds in hospitals attached to them,...

  • Karnataka mulling complete lockdown post May 12 Karnataka mulling complete lockdown post May 12

    Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Thursday that the state is likely to adopt more stringent measures to check the spread of the Covid pandemic, and in all probability, it may opt for a...

  • Govt's 'zero' strategy pushing country towards lockdown: Rahul Gandhi Govt's 'zero' strategy pushing country towards lockdown: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Central government for having no strategy to deal with the alarming Covid situation in the country, besides demanding a financial package for...

  • 22 engineers died of Covid, over 500 infected: Bihar Association 22 engineers died of Covid, over 500 infected: Bihar Association

    The second wave of coronavirus is not only taking lives of frontline warriors but several other key government officials as well, with the Bihar Engineering Service Association (BESA) claiming 22...

  • SC rejects EC plea, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in court proceedings, we are  staunch proponent  of media freedom SC rejects EC plea, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in court proceedings, we are staunch proponent of media freedom

    Holding that citizens have a right to know what transpires in judicial proceedings, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the plea by the Election Commission(EC) that the media be restrained from...