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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s move is aimed to provide ration to poor people without access to the public distribution system.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

MP CM announces Re 1 per kg wheat, rice and salt to 37 lakh poor, opposition calls it vote politics

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Polls for as many as 27 vacant seats in the Madhya Pradesh assembly are likely to be held later this year.
Devotees carry Idol of lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(HT PHOTO)
Devotees carry Idol of lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(HT PHOTO)

Public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi or Muharram barred in Delhi due to Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 03:46 PM IST
Immersion of idols are accompanied by long religious processions during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Long processions are also taken out during Muharram celebrations.
Police confirmed the incident and said the nursing student received injuries after jumping from the first floor of the hostel.(HT Photo/Representative)
Police confirmed the incident and said the nursing student received injuries after jumping from the first floor of the hostel.(HT Photo/Representative)

‘Forced to work in Covid-19 ward’, nursing student jumps off hostel building in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 11:27 PM IST
Police has registered a complaint against the medical college’s principal.
Only Baltal route is likely to be made operational for the devotees headed to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath this year.(PTI Photo)
Only Baltal route is likely to be made operational for the devotees headed to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath this year.(PTI Photo)

Amarnath Yatra: Only 2,000 pilgrims likely to be allowed per day starting July 21

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 07:02 PM IST
An official decision on the resumption of Amarnath Yatra has not been made yet.

Coronavirus Update: India’s Covid-19 cases jump to 3373 by Sunday afternoon

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Maharashtra is the only state in India to have reported more than 700 Covid-19 infections so far
Remaining CBSE examinations to be rescheduled for after March 31 due to Covid 19 threat(PTI Photo)
Remaining CBSE examinations to be rescheduled for after March 31 due to Covid 19 threat(PTI Photo)

Coronavirus Update: Govt asks for rescheduling CBSE examinations after March

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Ministry of Human resource development has said that the examinations should be rescheduled after the end of March.
Uttarakhand has ordered state government employees to work from home for eight days to deal with COVID 19 threat.(PTI Photo)
Uttarakhand has ordered state government employees to work from home for eight days to deal with COVID 19 threat.(PTI Photo)

Coronavirus Update: Uttarkhand 1st state to order staff to work from home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Due to coronavirus threat, the Central government had asked private firms to let employees work from home to ensure social distancing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Saarc nations assistance through money, technology and manpower to fight Covid 19(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Saarc nations assistance through money, technology and manpower to fight Covid 19(ANI Photo)

Coronavirus SAARC video conference: PM Modi offers $10 million aid to fight Covid 19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Prime minister Modi had also offered assistance through a rapid response team of medical professionals that could rush to the aide of an emergency situation in any of the member states when and if required.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Saarc videoconference on coronavirus today(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Saarc videoconference on coronavirus today(PTI Photo)

Five things to know about the COVID 19 Saarc video conference

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will represent India for the conference, which will also be attended by seven other member states of the south Asian grouping including at least two heads of states
India also announced restrictions on international passenger traffic through its land check posts on Saturday(HT Photo/Biplov Bhuyan)
India also announced restrictions on international passenger traffic through its land check posts on Saturday(HT Photo/Biplov Bhuyan)

Coronavirus latest update: Covid 19 declared a disaster tops the Saturday roundup

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The coronavirus has so far taken over 5,500 lives globally and spread to more than 100 countries, where close to 150,000 people are now infected. Europe has been named the new epicentre of the disease by the WHO.
Indian students were tested at Indian embassy in Rome by a team of Indian medical professionals.(Courtesy- Twitter/@IndiainItaly)
Indian students were tested at Indian embassy in Rome by a team of Indian medical professionals.(Courtesy- Twitter/@IndiainItaly)

Coronavirus Update – Over 200 Indian students from Italy to land in Delhi on Sunday morning

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The rescued Indians, mostly students have been tested for the disease but will be quarantined as per the prevention protocol after their arrival.
Centre declared coronavirus a national disaster in order to support funding for fighting the disease(HT Photo Sanjeev Verma)
Centre declared coronavirus a national disaster in order to support funding for fighting the disease(HT Photo Sanjeev Verma)

Coronavirus Update: Rs 4 lakh relief for deceased missing from modified central notification

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:18 AM IST
The modified order is silent on compensation and doesn’t mention the cost of hospitalization for Covid -19 patients as separate sub heads. However, it was not clear if the assistance has been withdrawn.
Indian medical team tested Indian students at the embass in Rome to facilitate their evacuation from coronavirus hotbed, Italy.(Twitter:@IndiainItaly)
Indian medical team tested Indian students at the embass in Rome to facilitate their evacuation from coronavirus hotbed, Italy.(Twitter:@IndiainItaly)

Coronavirus Update- Flight to evacuate Indians from new Covid 19 epicentre, Italy, departs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Close to 1.6 lakh Indians live and work in Italy apart from around 3,800 students who study there in various universities. So far 83 Indians from Italy have already arrived in the country.
Third batch of Indians stranded in Iran will arrive home at Saturday midnight(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Third batch of Indians stranded in Iran will arrive home at Saturday midnight(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

Coronavirus Update: Third batch of Indians from Iran to arrive at midnight in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Iran is the worst coronavirus affected country in the Middle East with over 600 reported deaths and close to 13 thousand confirmed infections.
China reported 11 new infections of the coronavirus, , including 4 in Wuhan, on March 14, and for the first time since the start of the epidemic the majority of them were imported cases from overseas.(AFP Photo)
China reported 11 new infections of the coronavirus, , including 4 in Wuhan, on March 14, and for the first time since the start of the epidemic the majority of them were imported cases from overseas.(AFP Photo)

Coronavirus lockdown and emergency averted 7 lakh cases in China: Study

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 04:13 PM IST
The study named, ‘The Impact of Transmission Control Measures in the first 50 Days of the Epidemic,’ was compiled by more than 20 scientists from institutes in China, the US and the UK.
Masks and sanitisers have been brought under essential commodities by the central government(HT Photo/Raj k Raj)
Masks and sanitisers have been brought under essential commodities by the central government(HT Photo/Raj k Raj)

Coronavirus update: Face masks and sanitisers declared essential items

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 08:41 PM IST
Government includes certain product among the essential commodities from time to time to regulate its production, supply and distribution in order to ensure its availability at fair prices.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has opposed holding I League football matches in Kolkata in empty stadiums.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has opposed holding I League football matches in Kolkata in empty stadiums.(ANI Photo)

Coronavirus scare: Mamata wants I league matches postponed due to covid 19

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The West Bengal chief minister made the suggestion during a meeting with representatives of sports organizations and clubs in the state secretariat on Friday.
Delhi IIT asked students to vacate hostels in the view of the coronavirus threat(Hindustan Times Photo)
Delhi IIT asked students to vacate hostels in the view of the coronavirus threat(Hindustan Times Photo)

Coronavirus fear makes IIT Delhi shut down hostels, JNU, Jamia suspend classes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 05:55 PM IST
IIT Delhi had announced the suspension of classes and examinations until March 31 on Thursday. It has also suspended all board events including inter-hostel events till March 31.
Samples of an elderly couple suspected of carrying coronavirus has been sent to NIV pune for confirmation.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Samples of an elderly couple suspected of carrying coronavirus has been sent to NIV pune for confirmation.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Two test positive for coronavirus in prelim test in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Five people have so far been diagnosed with coronavirus in Maharashtra and the nation-wide figure is 60.
Wuhan city has been under a lockdown since January 23 as China scrambled to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed over 3,100 and infected nearly 81,000 in the country.(REUTERS)
Wuhan city has been under a lockdown since January 23 as China scrambled to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed over 3,100 and infected nearly 81,000 in the country.(REUTERS)

Key firms in Wuhan allowed to resume work as number of new coronavirus cases fall

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 02:07 PM IST
The decision came a day after President Xi Jinping paid his first visit to the capital of Hubei province since it was placed under lockdown in late January after the novel coronavirus outbreak became a national emergency.
The cancellations have been focused on states hardest hit by Covid-19 cases, including California, New York and Washington state.(Getty Images)
The cancellations have been focused on states hardest hit by Covid-19 cases, including California, New York and Washington state.(Getty Images)

US varsities suspend regular classes, switch to online teaching amid coronavirus scare

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 01:30 PM IST
On Tuesday, Harvard University in Cambridge asked its students not to return to campus after its spring break, which begins on Saturday and said it would move to virtual teaching by March 23 as coronavirus cases continue to mount.
Italian couple had made their wedding arrangements one year in advance and were heartbroken by turn of events.(HT Photo)
Italian couple had made their wedding arrangements one year in advance and were heartbroken by turn of events.(HT Photo)

Coronavirus, officials, spoil Italian couple’s Indian wedding dream

Hindustan Times, Bikaner | By Aparnesh Goswami
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 05:40 PM IST
The Italian couple and the rest of the wedding party landed in Jaipur on March 3 and were headed to Bikaner on March 5 after shopping for the wedding when asked to return to Delhi. They had to leave the country and the wedding was cancelled. It was all due to an official error, it turned out later.
Three more cases of coronavirus have been detected in India on Sunday(HT Photo/ Vipin Kumar)
Three more cases of coronavirus have been detected in India on Sunday(HT Photo/ Vipin Kumar)

Three more test positive in India for coronavirus, total confirmed cases 34

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Out of the three confirmed fresh cases, two were reported from the Union Territory of Ladakh and one was reported from the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Japan has objected to India announcing visa restrictions for its nationals due to coronavirus threat(HT Photo/Burhaan Kinu)
Japan has objected to India announcing visa restrictions for its nationals due to coronavirus threat(HT Photo/Burhaan Kinu)

Coronavirus in India- Japan concerned at visa restrictions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Japan is also understood to have argued the restrictions would affect the work of Japanese managers in decision-making role and experts and engineers working on Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.
The plan would more than triple the $2.5 billion amount outlined by the White House 10 days ago.(AP)
The plan would more than triple the $2.5 billion amount outlined by the White House 10 days ago.(AP)

Donald Trump set to sign $8.3B bill to combat coronavirus outbreak

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The Senate passed the measure Thursday to help tackle the outbreak in hopes of reassuring a fearful public and accelerating the government’s response to coronavirus.
Iran canceled Friday prayers across its major cities as coronavirus death toll crosses 120 in the country.(REUTERS)
Iran canceled Friday prayers across its major cities as coronavirus death toll crosses 120 in the country.(REUTERS)

Iran warns it could use ‘force’ to halt travel amid coronavirus

Tehran | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:29 PM IST
Iran on Thursday announced it would put checkpoints in place to limit travel between major cities, hoping to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
By the end of Thursday, Hubei reported 29 of the 30 new deaths and 126 of the 143 new infections reported from across China.(REUTERS Photo)
By the end of Thursday, Hubei reported 29 of the 30 new deaths and 126 of the 143 new infections reported from across China.(REUTERS Photo)

Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan could see zero cases by March-end

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Two new areas of worry are emerging in China – new cases coming in from abroad and recovered patients relapsing.
A woman wearing a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, walks past The Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, walks past The Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympics Museum in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS)

Tokyo 2020 drops children from Olympic torch events as coronavirus precaution

Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori Mori rebuffed speculation that the Games might be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Experts have criticized Japanese bureaucrats’ handling of the onboard quarantine, as ultimately about 700 people were infected and six have died in what was at the time the largest concentration of coronavirus cases outside China.(AP)
Experts have criticized Japanese bureaucrats’ handling of the onboard quarantine, as ultimately about 700 people were infected and six have died in what was at the time the largest concentration of coronavirus cases outside China.(AP)

Cruise ship passengers ‘in limbo’ off San Francisco awaiting coronavirus tests

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Like the Diamond Princess, the liner held in quarantine off Japan last month, the Grand Princess is owned by a unit of Carnival Corp, the world’s largest cruise operator.
People are seen wearing protective masks following multiple positive cases of coronavirus in the country.(HT File Photo)
People are seen wearing protective masks following multiple positive cases of coronavirus in the country.(HT File Photo)

Coronavirus UP helpline flooded with queries on clothes to wear to questions on partying

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 12:47 PM IST
The worry is so much that questions such as “what should I wear while going to the market” and “till when will coronavirus exist” have flooded the call centre.
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