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Record 6,977 new COVID-19 cases in India in last 24 hours; death toll climbs to 4,021

  New Delhi:  India on Monday posted its biggest single-day jump in cases of COVID-19, overtaking Iran to become one of the 10 worst-hit nations, even as the government allowed domestic air travel to restart.   The country registered biggest single day spike of COVID-19 cases for...

Guidelines for international arrivals issued; 14-day quarantine compulsory

  New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Sunday issued guidelines for international arrivals, saying that before boarding, all travellers shall give an undertaking that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.   The guidelines come a day after Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said India...

ICMR's new advisory expands use of HCQ but cautions against false security

  New Delhi: After some promising results on the efficacy of prophylactic use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) against coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, the central government on Friday revised the advisory on the use of hydroxychloroquine as prophylactic for Covid-19 infections, expanding the use of the medicine for asymptomatic...

Major Indian states seek delay in restarting flights as coronavirus cases rise

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Three large Indian states have sought to delay the planned opening of their airports on Monday as new cases of the novel coronavirus jumped by a record, complicating the federal government’s plan to resume flights after a two-month lockdown.India registered 6,767 new cases...

Record 6,767 new COVID-19 cases in India in last 24 hours; death toll climbs to 3,867

New Delhi: COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1,31,868, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 3,867 after...

After rush to exit India in March & Apr, FPIs invest Rs 9k cr in May so far

  New Delhi: Reversing their selling trend, foreign investors have infused over Rs 9,000 crore into the Indian equity markets in May so far amid attractive valuations of stocks and a mega block deal involving HUL.   Experts believe foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) will keep a close...

Finance Ministry Not Considering Calamity Cess on GST

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is not considering imposition of calamity cess on the GST as businesses are grappling with low sales and declining demand, sources said.Reports had earlier said that the central government is considering a calamity cess on the Goods and Services Tax,...

Will try to restart international flights before August: Aviation Minister

  New Delhi: India will try to restart a good percentage of international passenger flights before August, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday, three days after announcing resumption of domestic flights from May 25.   All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in...

Spike in cyber crimes amidst lockdown: Maha home minister

Mumbai: Noting "spike" in cyber crimes in Maharashtra amidst the coronavirus-induced lockdown, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday warned of a stricter action against those involved in such acts.   The minister also said that the Maharashtra Cyber Department has so far registered 410 offences...