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An AAI worker sanitizing the MBB Airport premises even as passenger flight service remains suspended, in Agartala on Thursday. – Photo: Correspondent
COVID-19: After awareness videos, Tendulkar now donates Rs 50 lakh
NEW DELHI, March 27: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has come forward and decided to donate Rs 50 lakh to join hands with the Indian government in helping fight the battle against the coronavirus outbreak that has seen the world come to a standstill. ...

Anti-malarial drug currently only remedy for COVID-19: Experts
NEW DELHI, March 27: The health experts in India staunchly believe that hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, is currently the only remedy against the novel coronavirus, while also pointing towards its underlying side effects. ...

Woman in MP walks 30 km to get her ill son treated
CHITRAKOOT (Madhya Pradesh), March 27: In Madhya Pradesh's Chitrakoot, a woman walked 30 km carrying her one-year-old sick child to a hospital after she could not find any transport due to the nationwide lockdown. ...

Rs 1.7 lakh cr stimulus to help poor hit by lockdown
NEW DELHI, March 26 - The government on Thursday announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore stimulus that included free foodgrain and cooking gas to poor for three months, and cash doles to women and poor senior citizens as it looked to ease the economic impact o ...

IJU seeks package for newspaper industry
NEW DELHI, March 26 - Expressing concern and distress over reports that the circulation network of newspapers was disrupted in several parts of the country, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) demanded that the media, particularly small and medium new ...

Coronavirus cases in India touch 694, death toll 16
NEW DELHI, March 26 - There has been no solid evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in India as yet and the infection appears to be relatively stabilising considering the rate at which it is increasing, the health ministry said on Thursday. ...

I-cards for newspaper hawkers in Guwahati
GUWAHATI, March 26 - The Guwahati Press Club (GPC) has decided to issue temporary identity cards to all the newspaper hawkers based in Guwahati. The decision has been taken by the GPC in view of the problem faced by the hawkers while distributing dai ...

Drones used to enforce lockdown
NEW DELHI, March 26 - Drones were deployed to warn people against breaching restrictions and more booked for the violations on the second day of the three-week coronavirus lockdown on Thursday, as Central and state authorities ramped up measures to e ...

State govt takes steps to streamline supply
GUWAHATI, March 26 - The 21-day lockdown entered the second day today, with the State government announcing fresh measures to further streamline the supply of essential commodities and ensuring social distancing at the same time. ...

Centre allows private firms to produce masks, coveralls
GUWAHATI, March 26 - As the entire country is facing shortage of masks and body coveralls used by the medical professionals, the Government of India has decided to allow a number of private firms to produce it after testing the capability of the firm ...

Assam people stranded at Howrah now home-bound
KOLKATA, March 26 - Hundreds of people, stranded in transit at the Howrah station here owing to suspension of passenger train services during lockdown, have been transported by bus by the West Bengal government on way to their respective destinations ...

Sonia supports lockdown
NEW DELHI, March 26 - Congress chief Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, supporting the lockdown announced in view of the coronavirus outbreak, while suggesting steps like protecting doctors and seeking deferment of loan r ...

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