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Parliament’s monsoon session likely to be curtailed, may end by

NEW DELHI: The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament is likely to be curtailed and may end by the middle of next week in view of the threat of the COVID-19 spread among parliamentarians, official sources said on Saturday. At a meeting of the business advisory committee of Lok Sabha, which has floor leaders of all […]Read More

Rajya Sabha: Opposition slams government on lockdown, Covid deaths

New Delhi: The opposition slammed the government in the Rajya Sabha during a discussion on the Covid-19 pandemic and the fightback against it, finding fault with the sudden lockdown in March, the Centre’s inability to pays GST dues to the states, the insufficient stimulus package and the manner in which migrant labourers issue was handled. […]Read More

SC to organise workshop to enable staff to cope with

The Supreme Court is organising an interactive workshop on Tuesday to ensure overall wellness and to create awareness amongst its officers, Registry officials, advocates and litigants to enable them to deal with the strain, fear and anxieties induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The apex court, which on Monday issued a press note in this regard, […]Read More

Global human rights bodies urge UN chief to appoint special

NEW DELHI: Nearly 300 top human rights bodies from across the world have written a joint letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet seeking action against China for gross rights violation through an international mechanism and appointment of special envoy. “We, the undersigned organizations, join together to […]Read More

JEE-main result declared; 24 candidates score 100 percentile

NEW DELHI: The result for JEE-Mains was announced on Friday with 24 students scoring 100 percentile in the engineering entrance exam which was postponed twice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Telangana has maximum 100 percentile scorers at 8, Delhi is at the second spot with 5 hundred percentile scorers followed by Rajasthan (4), […]Read More

Continue virtual courts in post-Covid period as digital justice is

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice in its report submitted on Friday recommended continuation of virtual courts for identified categories of cases even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The panel chaired by senior BJP leader Bhupender Yadav submitted its report to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. Asserting that a […]Read More

Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, Pink Line to resume services from

NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro’s Blue Line and Pink Line are set to resume operations on Wednesday after being closed for 171 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said. On Monday, the Delhi Metro had resumed services on its Yellow Line, with curtailed operations and a slew of measures for safety of passengers and employees. […]Read More

Amendments to Disaster Management Act may retain NEC led by

NEW DELHI: The National Executive Committee (NEC), which is responsible for drafting India’s lockdown and unlock guidelines to manage the Covid-19 pandemic, may be retained under a proposed amendment to the Disaster Management (DM) Act, 2005, officials aware of the matter said. The proposal to amend the Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 is […]Read More

India suggests three-point proposal for global movement of citizens amid

New Delhi: The G20 Foreign Ministers held an extraordinary meeting to discuss enhancing international cooperation to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic as well as strengthening preparedness for future pandemics amid India’s three-point proposal for global movement of citizens. The ministers and representatives of international organizations discussed the importance of coordinating precautionary measures on […]Read More

JEE Mains held amid stringent precautions

New Delhi: The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains for admission to engineering colleges began on Tuesday amid stringent precautions and social distancing measures in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Staggered entry and exit for candidates, sanitisers at the gate, distribution of masks and maintaining social distancing as candidates queued up, were among the scenes witnessed at the […]Read More